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Sports & Entertainments Program - RMMV Winchester Castle - 9 December 1954

Front Cover, Tourist Class Sports & Entertainments Program on Board the RMMV Winchester Castle for Voyage 128, 9 December 1954.

Front Cover, Tourist Class Sports & Entertainments Program on Board the RMMV Winchester Castle for Voyage 128, 9 December 1954. GGA Image ID # 12b226640a

Voyage 128 Left Southampton 9th December 1954

An extensive program of sports, entertainment, and social events for voyage 128 of the RMS Winchester Castle of the Union-Castle Line. Tourist class passengers enjoyed a variety of activities including deck sports, movies, dog racing, dancing, ocean derby, and more. Rules for Tournament games -- Deck Tennis, Deck Quoits, Bucket Quoits, Table Tennis, and Contract Bridge were also provided.

Program of SPORTS and ENTERTAINMENTS

PRESIDENT

  • Captain G. W. D. Lloyd

Chairman

  • Captain R. Marsh

Hon. Secretary

  • Miss G. M. Connell

Hon. Treasurer

  • Mr. D. Mann

Committee

  • Miss D. Windsor
  • Mr. D. Williams
  • Rev. P. G. Cole

 

Program of Events

Sunday, 12th December
9.00 a.m.      Entries for Tournaments open
10.30  a.m.    Divine Service in First Class Lounge
Arrive and Depart Madeira
5.30 p.m.      Entries for Tournaments close

Monday, 13th December
9.00 a.m. Deck Tournaments Commence and Continue Daily
6.30 & 7.30 p.m. Collection for Sports Fund
8.30 p.m.      Cinema: “Happy Ever After”

Tuesday, 14th December
8.30 p.m.      Dog Racing followed by Dancing

 

Wednesday, 15th December
8.30 p.m.      Cinema: ‘‘Intruder’’

Thursday, 16th December
9.45 a.m.      Children’s Sports (*)
8.30p.m.       Tombola followed by Dancing

Friday, 17th December
10.00 a.m.    “Crossing the Line’’ Ceremony (*)
8.30 p.m.      Cinema: “Tilly’s Punctured Romance’’

Saturday. 18th December
2.45 p.m.      Children’s Cinema Show
8.45 p.m.      Adults Fancy Dress Dance with Buffet

Sunday, 19th December
10.30 a.m.    Divine Service in First Class Lounge
9.00 p.m.      Carol Service in First Class Lounge

Monday, 20th December
3.00 p.m.      Children’s' Fancy Dress & Xmas Party
8.30 p.m.      Ocean Derby

Tuesday, 21st December
8.45 p.m.      Presentation of Prizes followed by Gala Dance

Wednesday, 22nd December
8.30 p.m.      Cinema: “Hobson s Choice ”

Thursday, 23rd December
a.m. Arrive Cape Town

(*) Combined First and Tourist Class Entertainment

TOURNAMENTS

DECK TENNIS

  • Ladies’ Singles
  • Men’s Singles
  • Mixed Doubles

DECK QUOITS

  • Ladies' Singles
  • Men's Singles
  • Mixed Doubles

TABLE TENNIS

  • Ladies' Singles
  • Men's Singles

BUCKET QUOITS

  • Ladies' Singles
  • Men’s Singles
  • BRIDGE
  • CHESS
  • CANASTA
  • WHIST

Competitors are requested to wear Labels bearing their names in order to assist in locating each other

Rules for Tournaments

Deck Tennis

  • General Rules as in Lawn Tennis.
  • Service must pitch within the limits of the service courts.
  • A Twisting Service is counted as a fault
  • To receive, the striker must stand behind the half-way line until the Quoit has left the server’s hand
  • Net Quoits in play are good except when they fall within the neutral court, when serving they are treated as a let
  • A Quoit hitting the deck-head or awning spar, or which goes over the awning spar is a foul
  • The initial movement of the Quoit must be in an upward direction
  • The Quoit when caught must be returned immediately and not held
  • Game: One short set.
  • Finals: Best of three short sets

Deck Quoits

  • Serving or playing line;
  • Gentlemen must stand in or behind the center and within the larger circle.
  • Ladies play from “dead line”
  • The “dead line” is drawn about 3ft 6ins from the center of the inner circle and within the line of play
  • All Quoits must be pitched over the “dead line”
  • The Quoit or Quoits of one player that are lying nearer to the center of the ring than any of his opponents, score only
  • Any of the scoring player’s Quoits that arc entirely inside the inner ring score two points and any entirely inside the outer ring score one point
  • One Game: 21 points.
  • Final: Best of three games

Bucket Quoits

  • Toss for ends.
  • Ladies stand on line in front of Bucket, Gentlemen stand behind Bucket
  • Opponents pitch six Quoits alternately until each has pitched thirty times
  • The winner is the player who pitches the greater number in the Bucket.
  • One game only.
  • Finals: Best of three

Table Tennis

  • General rules laid down by T.T. A.
  • Change service every five points.
  • Change ends when first player reaches score of eleven.
  • Game 21 up.
  • One game only
  • Final:  Best of three     

Contract Bridge

  • Play three rubbers.
  • The side with the higher aggregate score at the end of three rubbers wins the match

Umpires if required should be appointed as mutually agreed between Competitors

 

Tourist Class Sports & Entertainments Program on Board the RMMV Winchester Castle for Voyage 128, 9 December 1954.

Tourist Class Sports & Entertainments Program on Board the RMMV Winchester Castle for Voyage 128, 9 December 1954. GGA Image ID # 12b263873e

Rules for Tournaments

Rules for Tournaments Printed on the Back Cover, Tourist Class Sports & Entertainments Program on Board the RMMV Winchester Castle for Voyage 128, 9 December 1954. GGA Image ID # 12b2736dc3

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