In support of Variety, The Children's Charity

Thursday 26th May 2015

The oldest Marriott hotel in the world played host to this year’s Bingo Association Charity Golf day on 26th May.  The Breadsall Priory near Derby dates back to the thirteenth century and boasts two excellent golf courses, with The Priory course providing the challenge for the 65 competitors at this year’s event.  As was the case last year, The Bingo Association’s nominated charity, Variety, was the beneficiary of the day’s fundraising efforts.

The picturesque venue and moving the event from September to May proved popular, as did the dry weather.  The course proved a tough test, with the average score just under 25 points (equivalent to 11 over handicap).  The top prize for BA Members, The Maygay Trophy, was won by last year’s runner-up, Darrel Stoten of Mecca Bingo.  A loyal supporter of the BA Golf Day, Darrel regained the trophy that he won 13 years ago in 2003.

Golf Day 2016 - Best Member 1
Darrel Stoten receives the Maygay Trophy from Chris Wrigley,
of sponsor, Gala Bingo

Shaun Gibson of Carlton Bingo came second, just one point behind Darrel’s winning total of 38 points.

Golf Day 2016 - Best Member 2
Shaun Gibson of Carlton, receives his prize from Miles Baron, Chief Executuve, The Bingo Association

The Sail Salver for the winning guest went to Keiran Simmonds, a guest of Mecca Bingo with a fantastic total of 40 points.

Golf Day 2016 - Best Guest
Keiran Simmonds, presented with the Sail Salver by Alastair Stewart, Business Development Manger, National Bingo Game Association

Having both individual winners in their team made Mecca Bingo (Tony Lister, Paul Swendell, Keiran Simmonds and Darrel Stoten) unbeatable in the team competition, winning the Nesfield Cup with 90 points, 6 points clear of Praesepe in 2nd place.

Golf Day 2016 - Best Team
Team Mecca, receiving the Nesfield Cup, presented by Ian Creer, of sponsor ECM Systems

Additional Prize winners on the day were:

Best Front 9 Winner:

Golf Day 2016 - Best Front 9
Jason Stiborski of Praesepe receives The Jarglen Jug from Brian Fraser, of sponsor Club 3000 Bingo

Best Back 9 Winner:

Golf Day 2016 - Best Back 9
Chris Wrigley receives The Secretary's Cup from Tony Lister, of sponsor Mecca Bingo

Longest Drive Winner:

Golf Day 2016 - Longest Drive
David Sherwin of AMG Leiasue receives his prize from Amos Mataba, of sponsor Praesepe

Nearest The Pin - Hole 2 Winner:

Golf Day 2016 - Nearest Pin - Hole 2
Ray Campbell of Ivy Link receives his prize, sponsored by his own Ivy Link, form Jason Batup

Nearest The Pin - Hole 6 Winner: 

Golf Day 2016 - Nearest Pin - Hole 6
Praesepe’s Amos Mataba relieves his prize from Pete Fagg, of sponsor NRM

Nearest The Pin - Hole 14 Winner:

Golf Day 2016 - Nearest Pin - Hole 14
Steve Hughes (Mecca) receives his from Nick Aaron, of sponsor Poppleston Allen

Nearest The Pin - Hole 17 Winner:

Golf Day 2016 - Nearest Pin - Hole 17
Steve Foreman of Gala receives his prize from Mark Jepp, of sponsor Majestic Bingo

As well as the prize sponsors, Association Chief Executive Miles Baron thanked the event sponsors, Syndicate, Shipley Creative and Carlsberg for their valued support of the day, which is on track to eclipse last year’s total raised for Variety of £3,000.


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