Every year the league organises a golf day, a five a side football competition and a quiz night, below is a list of winners…
LOCC 5 A Side Football Challenge
This event is held in early May and is open to all clubs who wish to submit a team or teams.
The trophy was first presented in 1991 and is sponsored by RAO Fishmongers. After 1992 there was a rather large void of seventeen years until the competition was started again in 2009.
1991 City of London Club
1992 Caledonian Club
2010 Garrick Club
2011 Institute of Directors
2012 The Sloane Club
2013 Royal Air Force Club.
2014 Tony Allen’s Old Boys
2015 The Sloane Club
Craft Guild of Chefs Quiz Night
On Monday 14th January 2013, the LCC were invited to bring our own extremely successful and yet to be beaten team along to the inagural Craft of Guild of Chefs Quiz night staged at the Crown Moran Hotel Cricklewood.
Although some of our first team regulars were unavailble due to work commitments and we were unable field a full team of five, the stalwarts, Tony Allen, Ken Milne and I made the decision to bring on an impact player in the shape of Don Irwin who is probably answering some of the best questions of his career.
The room was filled with teams full of ambition but The Lady Boys had seen it all before and just focussed on their own game and knew that had all the answers inside of them to match all of the questions. The quiz Master John Retallick was not in the mood to give any easy points despite barracking and heckling from the the roar of the greasepaint and the smell of the crowd.
At the exhausting midway break the lady boys were in the lead. Steve Scuffell, Head Chef of the Crown Moran Hotel treated us to to a Buffet on the hotel’s (inside) balcony of Irish Stew or Boiled bacon, mashed spuds and cabbage.
OMG how do you get up and still answer questions afer that? Well we did and although it was tough and at times we just wanted to slip down to the bar and drink Guiness sitting by the fire we knew we had a reputation to uphold.
The second period of questions were as tough and varied as the first half but the team had a group hug which renergised us and we were determined not to back off from the challenge.
As the results were announced all of the teams held a group hush of anticipation, the third, and the second and finally the First, The Lady Boys on Tour had pulled it off yet again!! Don collected the prize a bottle of Pommery Champagne and our name will be engraved on the shield.
The boys were drained, exhausted, but euphoric, they had won again, but this time it was an even sweeter as it was an away victory.
Our thanks for a well organised event which can only go from strength to strength are to the CGC team headed by John Retallick very ably supported by his young assistant Duncan Holloway, the lovely Franciska and Dennis M.
The League of Club Chefs Quiz Night
The annual LOCC quiz night took place on Monday 15th October at The RAF Club.
Aiming for a hat trick of wins were The Ladyboy Lovers, a team made up of Chris Watts, Steve Reid, Roger Evans, Tony Allen and Ken Milne. The hat trick was succesfully pulled off (no ladyboy puns please) but how much googling was going on is anybody’s guess, but well done lads.
Runners up were We Hate Crabs a team made up of Craft Guild members.
So if you want to take the trophy off The Ladyboy Lovers watch this space for the next quiz night and get a team in.
League of Club Chefs Golf Open
An annual competition open to all club chefs, suppliers and invited guests.
The format is a Stableford competition played to a full handicap over 18 holes. The first event was held in 2011 and proved very popular so it was agreed to make it a yearly event. The league hold a fund raising raffle at the end of the day with prizes being donated by the clubs and suppliers, all monies raised go to charity. It is a fun day and the golf is not taken too seriously and there is good banter and a great atmosphere before, during and after the golf.
If you are interested in playing in the golf open then please contact Steve Tuck at email@example.com
Austin Lodge Golf Club, May 28th 2011
1st Dick Francis 37
2nd John Hurley 35
3rd Ian Overall 34
4th Lee Oliver 32
Nearest the Pin hole 3 Dick Francis
Longest Drive hole 11 John Hurley
Hacker Chris Gladman 9
Hever Castle Golf Club, May 19th 2012
1st Steve Nichol 37
2nd Alex Roberts 36
3rd Steve Tuck 34
4th John Hurley 34
Nearest the Pin hole 3 Stephen Carter
Longest Drive hole 16 Terry Tinturn
Hacker J. Warner 10
Hever Castle Golf Club May 18th 2013
1st Andrew Sharp 38
2nd Duncan Hepburn 36
3rd Lee Vitali 34
4th Steve Gosnel 33
Nearest the Pin hole 3 Steve Gosnel
Longest Drive hole 16 Steve Nichol
Hacker Barry Jones 6
Hever Castle Golf Club May 24th 2014
1st Steve Tuck 35
2nd Steve Nichol 34
3rd James Stanley 34
4th Rick Roche 34
Nearest the pin hole 3 Anthony Kyriacou
Longest Drive hole 16 Anthony Kyriacou
Hacker Paul Tocher 12