Inter-Livery Competition News
Would any tennis playing Liverymen who would like to represent the Company in the Inter Livery Tennis tournament please log on as a member and click here for the full details. Inter Livery events are great fun and you are urged to let the office know if you would like to represent the company at skiing, shooting, sailing, tennis, real tennis, croquet, bridge, etc so that when the office is notified of the competitions it can assist with putting teams together.
Liveryman David Hudson reports:
Peter Bonner and I played in the Inter-Livery bridge tournament on Monday, 5 March, to defend our trophy of last year. We didn't get so much luck this year or maybe we didn't play as well but either way we came a creditable 12th. Freeman Maureen and Peter Singer came 27th and Liveryman Robert Sanger and Past Master John Waterlow came 51st. That was out of 56 pairs so we were well represented with three pairs playing for Stationers Comapny. The winning pair came from the Playing Card Makers which was perhaps a fitting result as that company runs the event which was held at Drapers' Hall.
We congratulate them all.
On Tuesday, 17 October the Stationers’ Company tentatively dipped its toe in yet another Inter-Livery sport. The Clerk joined with the Clerk of the Brewers’ Company in the inaugural Psigma Inter-Livery Real Tennis handicap doubles competition. We are grateful to Mr Richard Dalzell for his comprehensive write-up of the day’s play which you can read here. HRH the Earl of Wessex attended and at the black-tie dinner which rounded off the day Prince Edward’s Equerry spoke about Prince Edward's plan to play three sets of tennis on every one of the 50 or so real tennis courts worldwide during 2018, with the aim of raising £2m to support more young people in participating in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
These Inter-Livery events are great fun and usually centre on a sport. There is an element of competition but the most important thing is the taking part and making sure that the Stationers’ Company is seen at the heart of City Livery Company activities – looking outwards and joining in! Please let us know of any sports or activities you undertake and at which you would be prepared to represent the Company. In the Photo you can see the Clerk with his partner Colonel Michael O'Dwyer OBE.
On 6 March the Company fielded three teams in the Inter-Livery Bridge Tournament run by the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards.
All three teams fared well and Liveryman Peter Bonner and David Hudson especially so as they won the tournament! In the photo above they can be see receiving their prizes from Alderman and Sheriff Peter Estlin. From L-R Peter Bonner, David Hudson and Peter Estlin. Our congratulations go to Peter and David.
The other teams were Past Master John Waterlow and Liveryman Robert Sanger who improved on their placing from last year coming 29th and Freeman Maureen Singer and her husband Chris who came 35th. It is great to see Stationers taking part in more and more Inter-Livery events and we thank all those that do as they are raising the profile of the Company at the same time as having fun. Look out for news of other Inter-Livery events and contact Deborah Rea in the office if you are interested in getting involved.