The Jeff Bird Cup (aka the RMTC Christmas Breakfast Tournament) was played with joyous expressions of pre-Covid gusto on Friday 18th December. The kitchen being closed there was no traditional cooked breakfast and the usual people were blamed.
There was much laughter, cunning and the clever use of the Hark – a half bisque for non-Christmas Tournament players. The Hark (half bisque) alternated each game and allowed the holders to add a fault to one served by their opponents, or to cancel a chase about to be played for. The apparent demise of the half bisque in other tournaments was lamented.
Lisa Galbraith and Rob Perry scored the top two number of games – thus disqualifying themselves, leaving Julie Davies, with the third highest number of games won, a very happy winner. Well done Julie. The inscription on the base of the cup (thank you Lord Albert) was read:
“From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.”