Just to keep you in the loop…
Andrew has very kindly offered his services to do the Simul. (quite a feat!)
2. I am in touch with ‘Mrs. Dave’ Toft regarding the Gala Dinner Dance, and…..
This took place last weekend, you may have seen Peter waving the ‘Flag of Camelot’ in the Parade on Look North (or then again, I might just be making that bit up)
The next one is tentatively pencilled in for Sunday, July 14th 2019
I would like us to enter the Festival in some way or other, both as a means of a dry run for the Golden Anniversary, and as a means of further embedding us in to the Woodseats’ consciousness.
I am thinking…
A 30 player simul.
Schedule the Crabb Shield (which will almost certainly be held at the Red Lion) to coincide with the Festival weekend.
A 30 player ‘Woodseats vs. The rest’ match
No Gala dinner dance scheduled, but possibly a curry wouldn’t go amiss?
Going back to the Golden Anniversary, a word about the cost. Obviously we should think about offering Pam some recompense for room hire etc. I also thought that we could donate £50 first prize and £50 for other prizes to the One-Day tournament. I also wondered about subsidising the Gala Dinner Dance, perhaps £5 or £10 per person, up to a maximum of £200?? What do you all think?
These things are all very tentative and also a long way away, which gives us time to plan and prepare (but don’t fall into the trap of thinking that two years is a long time, look what happened with Brexit!!)
Finally, the biggest challenge is to locate and track down all the old B&J/Cross Scythes/Woodeats members! Peter suggested I should make a list, I’m already doing it.
It’s a massive undertaking, but not out of our reach. Please give whatever help in doing all these things that you can, and don’t be shy in suggesting new ideas.
The main reason behind all this, is of course, to attract as many new members as possible. Links with libraries, links with local schools, all of these couldn’t be a bad idea.