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Wagga Festivus 2013

Gearing up for the Wagga Festivus

Festivus will be celebrated in Wagga Wagga this year at the Thirsty Crow

Festivus is a holiday celebrated on the 23rd December, which fortunately for us is $5 pint night, so we don’t have to spend any more money than necessary.

The Festivus dinner, usually a plain meal, will not be served as the staff at the Thirsty Crow haven’t a clue about serving up a boring meal. Therefore some alcohol may be consumed whilst seated around the Festivus pole.

Come air your grievances around the Festivus pole

Come “air your grievances” around the Festivus pole

The customary tradition of “Airing of Grievances”, where we tell each other how they have disappointed us throughout the year will be take place. Craig “the brewer” Wealands will be awarding a prize for the best “grievance”. Any prize awarded will also be the first Festivus Miracle to occur in Wagga Wagga!

A $5 donation will be collected to support a local charity.

Be at the Thirsty Crow on Monday 23rd December 2013 commencing at 6pm to celebrate Festivus “with the rest of us”.

So Festivus came and went. A small group congregated around the Festivus pole at the Thirsty Crow to mark this auspicious occasion. No donation were made to the “Human Fund” as most couldn’t be bothered, a true reflection of the host (Craig the Brewer) triple booking himself and therefore unavailable for the “Feats of Strength”.

At least there was one grievance…

 

Happy Festivus… from the rest of us.

 

Croquet Fantasy Team – your chance to Win

Following on from the success of the 2013 World Championship Croquet Fantasy Team, Chris Clarke will be conducting another Croquet Fantasy Team competition for the upcoming World Championships in England.

The rules are simple, you have 8,000 fantasy dollars and you are required to purchase 6 players, without exceeding the “salary cap”. (we live in hope – Editor)Points will then be awarded based on their performance throughout the tournament.

And yes there is a prize – a beer mat.

Croquet Fantasy Tem prize

Prize for the BFS Croquet Fantasy Team winner
A Thirsty Crow-quet Beer Mat

Please select your team of exactly 6 players from the list below up to a total cost of F$8000, plus the estimated time of the best of 5 final – take a stab of somewhere between 3 – 10 hours.
Forward your entry to  chrisdclark at hotmail dot com  with BFS Croquet Fantasy Team in the title)

Player

Cost

 

Player

Cost

Bamford

3000

Hakes

900

Fulford

2500

Irwin

900

R. Fletcher

2500

D. Johnston

900

Beijderwellen

2200

Ormerod

900

Chapman

2000

Bulloch

800

Burch

1900

Giraud

800

Death

1900

Lawrence

800

Avery

1800

Tahurangi

800

Maugham

1800

Crashley

700

Mulliner

1800

French

700

Aiton

1600

Nicholls

700

Forster

1600

Smith

700

Clarke

1500

Walsh

700

Dawson

1500

Kibble

600

Evans

1500

Bent

600

I. Lines

1500

A. Lines

600

Beard

1400

Palmer

600

Hopgood

1400

Parish

600

Patel

1400

Winn

600

Chambers

1300

Berthouze

500

Hockey

1300

Bullen

500

Trimmer

1300

Edwards

500

Brown

1200

Filbee

500

Burridge

1200

Hurst

500

A. Johnston

1200

Louw

500

Bennett

1100

Magee

500

Carter

1100

McAdam

500

Cumming

1100

Morgan

500

M. Fletcher

1100

Morrison

500

Jones

1100

Riva

500

Mounfield

1100

Sharpe

500

Openshaw

1100

Usbeck

400

Wilkinson

1100

Wells

400

Goacher

1000

Mahdi

300

Grimsley

1000

Todorovich

300

Newcombe

1000

Yamada

300

Walters

1000

Bullen

500

Tibble

1000

Edwards

500

Farthing

900

Filbee

500

Higgins

900

Hurst

500

For hints, visit the Croquet Ranking website

Thirsty Crow hosting sporting champions

Wagga Wagga’s finest champions, past, present and “legends of their own lunch boxes” are celebrating their sporting championship status this afternoon at the Thirsty Crow.

Thirsty Crow’s brewer’s head

Head brewer Craig Wealands wasn’t known for his sporting prowess on the field, however he has honed his skills to providing all sporting champions the finest of ales to toast their achievements.
And he has a trophy to prove it.
So being the good sport that he is, Craig has “Sporting Ale” on tap for all sporting champions to enjoy.

Croquet Champion Jim Nicholls
enjoying a “Sporting Ale”

 So come on down to the Thirsty Crow to watch our finest footballers this weekend, bring your trophies, and embellish the great moments, both on and off the field (pool table or dart board), that has made Wagga Wagga Australia’s greatest city of good sports.
Given that Two Bird clubs, Hawks and Swans, are competing for the title, it is only fitting that I take my “Best part for a Canary played by a Budgie” trophy

“Canary played by a Budgie” trophy

Thirsty Crow’s brewer night (how to prepare for team practice)

Thirsty Crow brewer - Craig Wealands

Decisions, decisions…
Local brewer, Craig Wealands, invited me to join in the festivities of the Thirsty Crow’s inaugrual brewer night. Should I pass up the opportunity and get to team practice early and refereshed?? or should I attend and celebrate Wagga Wagga’s first Continue reading