The Club's Real Ale Weekend was once again heralded a huge fundraising success, helping to meet the Club's travel commitments at all age groups.
The event was well supported, with over 115 folk at the Friday night quiz, 50 odd at the Saturday internationals and over 60 on Sunday for the Scotland match. The ales proved to be popular, and although not achieving the targeted 20 casks, the sales were similar to RAW2013, but the turnover was higher no doubt in part to the good numbers who stayed out to listed to Douglas Montgomery's "Rocker" band on the Saturday night, and Craig Rendall, Jamie Anderson, etc on Sunday evening.
The rugby was the only down-side: the Currie Cup 10s had to be postponed due to Westray ferry cancellations; and Scotland were poor against Ireland (particularly in the second half). Depending on your point of view England succumbed to a late French try; and Italy were robbed in Cardiff. Roll on round 2.
The matches will be live at the Club - Saturday at least - and there are still a few ales on!!!
Quiz Champs Again
RAW2013 quiz champs retain their title: Graham Garson, Ronald and Donna Ritch, and Erik and Audrey Knight retained their quiz crown at RAW2014 albeit their victory margin was reduce to 1 point! The team named "The Only Way is Down" (reference to their precarious position and the Yazz 80s classic - shows their age!) achieved 38/38 in the two picture rounds to help see off the competition
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