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Sports and Entertainments Program - RMS Edinburgh Castle - 17 June 1955

Front Cover, Sports and Entertainments Program for Voyage 43 of the RMS Edinburgh Castle, Beginning Sunday, 19 June 1955.

Front Cover, Sports and Entertainments Program for Voyage 43 of the RMS Edinburgh Castle, Beginning Sunday, 19 June 1955. GGA Image ID # 12b1d4dd4d

Colorful, elaborate events program for voyage 43 of the RMS Edinburgh Castle of the Union-Castle Line. Events listed include Whist (card game), movies, dancing, "Edinburgh Derby," concerts, Father Neptune ceremony, fancy dress ball, and a variety of deck sports tournaments.

Program of SPORTS and ENTERTAINMENTS

President:

  • Captain H. A. Deller

Chairman:

  • Mr. E. E. Gear

Hon, Treasurer & Secretary:

  • Mrs. B. Mitchell

Sports M. C’s.:

  • Miss J. Fraser
  • Mr. G. Leib
  • Mr. H. D. Shaper

Committee:

  • Miss J. F. Foster
  • Miss J. Murrell
  • Miss J. Penny
  • Mrs. I. Jones
  • Mr. G. Horwood
  • Mr. A. J. Gibb

 

Program of Events

Sunday, June 19

  • 6.00 pm        Tournament Entry Lists close

Informal Evening

 

Monday, June 20

  • 10.00 am      (*) Children's Sports, Cabin class deck
  • 4.30 pm        Whist Drive in the Smokeroom
  • 8.30 pm        Cinema: To Dorothy, A Son
  • 8.45 pm        Relayed Dance Music

Tuesday, June 21

  • 9.15 am        Tournaments commence and continue
  • 1.00 pm        ”Edinburgh Derby” Entry List closes
  • 4.00 pm        (*) Children's Cinema - Cabin cl. Lounge
  • 8.45 pm        Orchestra playing for Dancing

Wednesday, June 22

  • 8.30 pm        Cinema: Knock On Wood
  • 10.00 pm      Relayed Dance Music

Thursday, June 23

  • 10.00 am      (*) Father Neptune ceremony for children
  • 4.30 pm        (*) Children's Fancy Dress Tea Party
  • 8.45 pm        Dance and Cabaret

Friday, June 24

  • 10.00 am      Aquatic Sports and Water Carnival
  • 8.45 pm        ”EDINBURGH DERBY”

Saturday, June 25

  • 10.00 am      Sports for Sixteen to Sixty
  • 8.45 pm        FANCY DRESS BALL

Sunday, June 26

  • Informal Evening

Monday, June 27

  • Arrive / Sail Madeira
  • 8.30 pm        Cinema: Dial “M" For Murder
  • 8.45 pm        Relayed Dance Music

Tuesday, June 28

  • 9.30 am        Finals of all Tournaments
  • 6.00 pm        Prize Distribution in the Lounge
  • 8.45 pm        FAREWELL DANCE

Wednesday, June 29

  • 8.45. pm       Tombola in the Smokeroom
  • 9.30. pm       Relayed Dance Music

Thursday, June 30

  • Informal Evening

Friday, July 1

  • am Arrival at Southampton

(*) Combined 1st Class and Cabin Class
This Programme is subject to alteration at the discretion of the Sports Committee.

Tournaments & Games

  • 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    
  • Mixed Doubles

 

  • BRIDGE 
  • CANASTA         
  • CHESS
  • WHIST DRIVE
  • TOMBOLA

Competitors in the several events are requested to wear a label in their lapel
in order that opponents may more easily identify 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 3 ft. 6 ins. 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 are 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 he appointed as mutually agreed between Competitors

Sports and Entertainments Program for Voyage 43 of the RMS Edinburgh Castle, Beginning Sunday, 19 June 1955.

Sports and Entertainments Program for Voyage 43 of the RMS Edinburgh Castle, Beginning Sunday, 19 June 1955. GGA Image ID # 12b1d88a5d

Rules for Tournaments on the Back Cover, Sports and Entertainments Program for Voyage 43 of the RMS Edinburgh Castle

Rules for Tournaments on the Back Cover, Sports and Entertainments Program for Voyage 43 of the RMS Edinburgh Castle, Beginning Sunday, 19 June 1955. GGA Image ID # 12b20df8e5

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