Mayoress presents the Prizes
The Mayor and Mayoress, Alderman and Mrs. W. J. Hacking, were the guests of the Rye British Legion Club on the occasion of the club’s 1966 Prize Presentation held at their Headquarters in Eagle Road, The Mayoress, speaking to the many members and friends present for this important event, spoke of the pleasure it gave her to attend and present the many trophies and prizes, “This is the first opportunity I have had of visiting your club and I would like to say how very impressed I am with the comforts which you have achieved. When I look around and see how nice it all is, it is no surprise to learn that your membership is as high as it has ever been.” The Mayoress made mention of the efforts of the hard working committee and conscientious officials. She went on to pay tribute to Mr. Henshaw who is in his fifth presidential year, “I am sure a great deal of the success of this club is due to his untiring interest and leadership.”
The Mayoress also mentioned the entertainments secretary, Mr. Small, who organised the evening and is responsible for all the sports competitions throughout the winter, and finally wished every success to members for the coming sporting season.
Biggest prize winner of the evening was P. Brann, he took the awards for Bar Billiards and Rings and filled the runner-up spot for Dominoes, Darts and Chalks.
The coveted Woolger Cup for Billiards was claimed by A. B. Trill, he also took second place award in the other Billiards competition. The full list of winners Cribbage—J. Earl, runner-up F. Huckstepp; Billiards—L. Fuggle, runner-up A. B. Trill; Snooker—L. Bourne, runner-up L. Fuggle Bar Billiards—P. Brann, runner-up A. Brann Dominoes—C. White, runner-up P. Brann ; Darts—
D. C. Sewett, runner-up P. Brann; Rings—P. Brann, runner-up B. Booth; Chalks—A. Paine, runner-up P. Brann; Billiards (Woolger Cup)— A. B. Trill, runner-up A. S. Pope.
The Star Brewery Cup was also won by P. Brann.
“Rye’s Own” May 1966
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