Some people say we are barking mad, and that is probably true of some individuals. But on January 29, 2011 next there will be 74 club members going to the dogs.
The reason for this is that our annual club dinner will take place at the Curraheen Park Laurels Restaurant and also the maximum number of places is 74. The package will comprise of a four course meal plus the excitement of a 'Night at the Dogs'. There will be table service for betting and drinks plus the club championship presentation will also take place on the night at the venue.
Because of the dog racing, people will need to be there by 7pm. Cost is €40 per person. COCs for this year's bun fight are Stephen Quinn and Adrian O'Connell and they are reminding people that it is first come (with money), first served.
Adrian can be contacted at 087 2541306 and Stephen at 087 2173289.
Will we now have to re-name the 'bun fight' the 'dog fight'. Hopefully not.
Remember: Places can only be guaranteed if paid in full beforehand.
Some say that a change is as good as a rest, and therefore this season's club annual Dinner (also known as the Bun Fight by some of the older generations), will be done a little differently.
Our first event of the New Year (hopefully not our only), will be the annual prizegiving dinner, and will take place on Saturday January 2, 2010.
Clerk of the Course will again be Trish Hogan and this year she has made some changes to the format.
The 2010 event will comprise of a Casino night, with a buffet and DJ, something that will be very different to the usual. The prizegiving for the 2009 club championship will also take place on the night.
And more good news, the tickets will be just €15 each. Venue will be the club HQ, the Commons Inn and you can book your tickets now with Trish at 086 1233742.
What does Casino Night mean
For those of us who are wondering just what a casino night is all about, the format for the event will be as follows:
When the guests arrive at an event they will be presented with casino chips that may be used at the variety of gaming tables. The chips are used to place bets on the tables, just like playing in a real casino. At the end of the night the person/persons with the highest number of chips wins a prize. The games are just for fun and no money is exchanged.
Blackjack is the most popular casino game, similar to pontoon or 21's. Blackjack offers the skillful (or lucky) player the best percentage return! The name of the game is to beat the croupier, so it's every man or woman for themselves!
Roulette is the best-known casino game and the easiest to play. Simply bet on the ball landing on red, green, odd or even, or bet with a series of numbers of your choice. Either way the spin of the wheel decides! Great fun and certainly the most glamorous of the casino games!
Three Card Poker is becoming one of the most popular new table games at Casino's worldwide. Three Card Poker is not only easy to play but it is a lot of fun! A quick and easy to learn form of Poker.
Texas Hold'em Poker is the game that is sweeping the nation. Hold'em is the new fun style of playing poker. Anyone can play this game and after a few hands you will feel the thrill of being a real poker professional.
The Cork Motor Club annual Dinner Dance or “Bun Fight” as it is affectionately known, has been moving around to different hotels over the recent years. And this year will see another new venue for the very popular event.
The Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday, January 3, 2009 and will be based at the Oriel House Hotel in Ballincollig and will feature the Cork Motor Club championship prizegiving. Also this year, the club will again play host to the 023 Tiles Southern 4 Rally Championship prizegiving. This should make for an excellent night, especially when the two prizegivings are been held together.
Start time is 7.30pm sharp due to the double prizegiving and the cost is €40 per ticket. Due to a change of venue from last year the numbers are restricted so early booking is advised if you don't want to miss the event.
Trish Hogan continues in the role of COC for the Bun Fight again this year and she has asked that anyone looking for tickets to contact the necessary numbers in plenty of time. A number of people were disappointed last year when they applied too late. And it makes for a lot of extra work for the organisers on the night. Don’t leave it too late this year.
The procedure for this year is as follows:
Cork Club Members to contact Trisha Hogan on 086 1233742 (6-9pm)
Southern Four Class winners to contact Caroline Kearney on 087 9301184 (6-9pm)
Tickets must be booked & paid for before December 15.
Accommodation rate at the Oriel Hotel: 99 euro per room; 65 euro per person sharing Bed & Breakfast.
Club members check out if you are in line for an award on the night by clicking on THIS LINK to the club championship details.
Southern Four Rally Championship competitors can check on their results here: http://www.southern4rallychampionship.com/