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ROAD RUNNING

Friday, 23rd October – Pirates Road Running Dinner/Dance and Awards Evening. If you haven’t booked your seat, why not??? This is going to be such a fun evening – full of laughs and awards. Not to mention the unveiling of the Comrades Board. I hope that everyone who can be there, will be.

Sunday, 25th October – President’s Handicap over the Pirates 21k route for the runners. As regards walkers, they will be doing the 16k route, which I think is a damn fine idea as, as David Case, said “It would be nice for people on a shorter route to still leave and finish in the same direction, as the best part of the handicap is wondering whether YOU have it right or the group behind or in front of you have it right”.

David has sent me the following link for the WALKING route (not running (well running and walking route)): http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/369743759/

At least we have a day to recover after the Awards Evening!!!

The basic rules behind this event are to start at whatever time you wish to start, with the intention of finishing as close to 09h30 as possible (on the 10h00 side – if you finish under 09h30, oops, automatic disqualification). Please wear club colours so we can stand out against the beautiful purple of the jacarandas and multiple colours of the bougainvilleas as we trudge, I mean gallop like gazelles around the Pirates half marathon course.

Tuesday, 27th October – last event in this year’s Camel Runners / Pathfinders Challenge – Club colours please. This will be followed by the section’s AGM in the Old Bones at 19h30 so please stay and have you say.

Wednesday, 28th October – Inter Club Time Trial Challenge, hosted by Chamber of Mines, at Marks Park. Again club colours will be required for this – mind you, they might be a bit yeuch from the previous night so maybe we can get away with just a Pirates t-shirt??? Distance – 5k – time 17h45.

TWO OCEANS

Online entries for the 2016 Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon are scheduled to open at 10h00 on Wednesday, 21 October 2015.

The 47th Ultra Marathon will take place on Easter Saturday, 26 March 2016.

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Join us this Saturday & Sunday for the semi- finals of the Rugby World Cup.

If you haven’t collected your membership card, please do so before tomorrow.

Non-members can buy early bird tickets for R80 pre-sale off our website or R100 per person on the day.

We have a big screen going up, ladies wine bar, gourmet food trucks and a dedicated play area for the kids with jumping castles and qualified child minders.

FIXTURES THIS WEEK

CURRIE CUP

Saturday 24th October
13h45 (CAT)
Lions VS Western Province

SEMI FINALS

Saturday 24th October
17h00 (CAT)
South Africa VS New Zealand

Sunday 18th October
18h00 (CAT)
Australia VS Argentina

CLUB DRAW

The pot moves up too R6100.00 and will be drawn on the 6th of November. We have a golf day on Friday the 30th October which is why we are moving it up a week.

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Pirates World Cup Rugby Superbru

The Pirates Superbru is underway. Here is the leaderboard so far:

  1. Steve Carlton
  2. Grant High
  3. Ken Rutherford
  4. Hennie Booysen
  5. David Case
  6. Greg Cleeve-Edwards
  7. Mike Griessel
  8. Brian Wright
  9. Russel Styer
  10. Shaun Venter
  11. Brad Thomas
  12. Nads Robertson
  13. Liam Del Carme
  14. Kieran Hope
  15. Non Welsford

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CRICKET

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MOVIE PREMIER AT PIRATES
Pirates is hosting the movie premier for ‘Die Snooukoninoin’ on the 28th October.
Book your tickets now through Webtickets.

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TENNIS

JUNIOR SOCIAL
Please note that due to Private School mid term break this weekend, there will beNO Junior social this coming Saturday morning 24 October. Private coaching will go ahead as per normal arrangements with TFL. Junior social will resume the following weekend, Sat 31 Oct.

Note: The Juniors will be playing their first league match at Pirates this Sunday afternoon from 13h30. Please support them!

 SUNDAY SOCIAL
This Sunday 25 October Pirates will be hosting both the A and C team mixed league matches. We will therefore not be able to accommodate any social tennis on Sunday morning whilst the matches are in play (from 08h30 to approximately 12h00).

Thank you for your co-operating and understanding in this regard.

To those going away for the mid-term break, travel safe, and to those playing league, good luck and make us proud!

PIRATES TENNIS WINE TASTING

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Date: Friday 30 October 2015

Time: 18h30 till late

Cost: R200 per person including a gourmet meal

Venue:  Pirates Tennis Club, 4 Cruden Bay Road, Greenside

A Fun Experience!
Pirates Tennis Club will be hosting a wine tasting evening which involves the tasting of 4 great red wines and 4 great white wines, all of different cultivars. Tasters will be given approximately half a glass of each wine to taste and score cards are provided which requires tasters to match the wines to the labels that will be displayed on a board.
Tasters are also encouraged to score each wine out of 10 and the scores will be tallied in order to ascertain which is rated as the best red and which is the best white. An order form will be provided where the wines can be bought at a discount of 10% to the normal retail price.
The tasting commences with the white wines and then a Thai Green Curry meal (prepared by The Kitchen Space pop up restaurant) is served followed by the red wines.
The evening involves the drinking of lots of wine and promises to be a TRULY GREAT evening .
The winner of the wine tasting will be awarded a fantastic bottle of Stellenzicht Cabernet 2006 which is worth approx R300.00.
Booking is essential so please confirm your seat by sending an sms to Peter Schleiss at 0833075592before 15 October 2015
This is a fund raising venture to help pay for a new roof so please bring your friends

Pirates Old Boys Tens Festival

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SPECIALS THIS WEEKEND

Buccaneer Ale is now back in stock!

Buy 2 Castle Lager Pints and receive one Castle Dumpie FREE

Double Klipdrift and Coke only R30 for Non-Members. Members R28.

RWC Green & Gold Shot – R17

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SAVE THE DATE

Fundraiser Golf Day:
Friday 30th October

Club Draw:
Friday 6th November

Summer Gourmet Food Festival:
Saturday 7th November