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'.['lie members of the Anderson Bay and £t. Kilda Clubs gathered in ttrong foice at tin.- hitter's club room last night for the purpose of playing ;» f«i\v games, and also for the distribution of prizes wo->. during the oast season. After about an hour's pUvy adjournment was made, to the supper rooms, whoro ample justice was done to the good things provided by th« St. Kilda Club. Mr L. J- Edwards (captain) expressed the pleasure it gave the members of his club to have the Bay players with them, and returned thanks for the enjoyment thereby afforded, -and stated that ho looked forward hopefully to next season The, President (Mr S. S. Myers) of the Bay Club, in responding, returned thanks for the hospitality shown, and expressed the hope that for the opening of next season's play a gathering representative of all the clubs would take place. 'l'he Otago Cluo was too strong for them to tackle with any hope of winning, but with the top uotchers out, or handicapped in some way, a close contest would result. Tho Bay Club captain (Mr J. K. Fairbairn), in calling on Mr Myers to present the prizes won, referred in eulogistic terms to tho interest taken by their president in the club's welfare. The prize for the championship, a handsome marble clock, was his gift. It was a- challenge trophy, and had to be won twice in succession or three times at intervals before it could become the property of the winner'. In presenting the winner (Captain Fairbairn) with the prize, the President, stated tluit it was due largely to the recipient's efforts that the season had been so successful, and it was fitting' he should be the first winner of the club championship. Mr D. Scott won the handicap tourney, and was presented with a silver-mounted nine. Mr F. Cam«r«n_

I who was second in both the championship and tho handicap tourney, wan Mr Tonkinson's priise— v, foiifitain pen. The winner of the St. Kilda Club'a i tourney was Mr A. Henderson, and he was presented by Captain Edwards with a Hold medal as a prize. For second place L. Edwards and L. Lawrence tied. The latter left with the Expeditionary Force, the prize-tiikers having returned thanks, Captain Fairbairn presented Master Sydney GUI with a pbeket book jis a reward for the progress ho had mado in the game during the season. The-woi-k of the secretaries of both clubs was highly spoken of, and votes of thanks were accorded them for their work. A. special voet of thanks, carried with musical honors, was accorded to Mr Myers for thr> keen interest he took not only in draughts but also in sport generally. A vote of thanks was also accorded to the Press, after which the pinning of the. National Anthem brought a pleasant evening to a close. Secretary J. S Shanks, of the St. Kildn Club, .was the recipient of a handsome gold medal as a trophy for winning the club's 1912-1913 to turner.

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DRAUGHTS, Issue 15631, 23 October 1914

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DRAUGHTS Issue 15631, 23 October 1914

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