The Newgate Bowling Club was the theatre of sporting dreams as 29 men descended for the annual Pensioners versus Tablers games night on Tuesday 20th March.
11 pensioners were rounded up, driven to a a dark wood and given a 20 minute head start…
Of course we’re only joking, the sports were Jenga, Dominoes, Putting, Connect 4 and Carpet Bowls and Arbroath Round Table had an unbeaten 5 year run to defend.
Before the games commenced, we treated the pensioners to a slap up 3 course meal (ingredients generously donated by Barry Watt of Morrison’s Supermarket and cooked by Ian and Bev Wren) and a free limitless bar all night.
The free limitless bar was all part of ARTs strategy to win because getting 11 old boys three sheets to the wind before playing games that require good hand/eye co-ordination there was always going to be one team that retained their unbeaten run.
Arbroath Round Table 4 – Pensioners 1
After the games there was a free raffle with every pensioner taking home a bag of swag from the highly desirable prize table, featuring such prizes as Tennents Super, bottles of wine, boxes of chocolates and tins of fruit cocktail!!
*webmasters note – fruit cocktail lads?? Seriously??
Chairman Ian Lorimer said
“The annual OAP games night is a highlight on our calendar of events and we always look forward to it. A great night is always had and it was actually how I first decided I would get involved in Round Table a few years ago as I had such a good time.”
Photos from the evening
Pensioners consider their options…
Gus, playing for the pensioners, thinks sticking his tongue out will help him
James has a look of confidence about him
Dave gets his ‘Tiger’ on
It’s a tight end as the sporting elite look on
Jenga is all about body position
Gregor gets set to bowl straight into the stick again