25 Club Newsletter No 6, December 30 2019

Firstly, a Happy New Year to all 25 Club members and a big thank you from Llandovery RFC for your continued support of the club in 2019.

I am sure that we shall see the Drovers climb up the Indigo Premiership table in 2020 and perhaps win a third Welsh Cup at the Millennium Stadium on Sunday April 19!

1) TWO WINNERS OF THE FIRST/LAST TRY COMPETITION

The sixth home game of the competition – Llandovery v Carmarthen Quins – saw two winners. The first Llandovery try was scored by No 5 Joe Powell and earned Derek Jones £50. There was no second try so by the rules of the competition Paul Adams (Club member 25 – no second try ) got his second £50 of the season. The next round will be at the Llandovery v Ebbw Vale game on Jan 11 2020

2) BUFFET

25 Club members and guests enjoyed an excellent pre match all inclusive buffet before the Llandovery v Carmarthen Quins game. It was extremely well attended with a number of new members and guests turning up to the Red Room. There will be another all inclusive buffet before the game against Llanelli on Saturday March 28. Please mark in your diary. A date for the all inclusive Gala Dinner has yet to be decided but Friday April 10 2020 is currently in mind. Watch this space for confirmation.

3) BETTING ODDS

Bookmakers gave the Quins a + 8 handicap start on Saturday so the draw meant those who backed Llandovery did not have a good day. Anyone canny enough to back the draw would have have had odds of 20/1!. Bookmakers Paddy Power and Betfair Sportsbook, are offering both match and handicap odds on Indigo Premiership games.

4) 10% DISCOUNT

NEW!

Both the West End Cafe and Oz’s now offer all 25 Club members a discount of 10% on food and beverage purchased at the cafe. Claim your 10% on production of your membership card. Many thanks to both Mark Vince and Ismail Ozdemir for their support of the Club

5) LIST OF MEMBERS (and their numbers) WITH MONEY WON SO FAR AFTER ROUND 6

25 Club members and shirt numbers (as drawn on Sep 20 2019)

Winners so far

PAUL ADAMS 25 (no try) (£100) ROBIN BARLOW 22 DAVID BOORER 4

NIGEL CLARKE 18 JAMES COURT 17 DOUG DAVIES 24 (penalty try) £50

EIRIAN DAVIES 1 (£50) GERI DAVIES 7 KATHRYN DAVIES 15

STUART DOEL 23 MICKEY GOUGH 8 (£50) JOHN HERRING 19

ROB HUNT 9 (£50) DAN JONES 3 DEREK JONES 5 (£50)

ISMAIL OZDEMIR 14 HOWARD POTTER 12 PHIL RATCLIFFE 20

MARTIN REES 13 ROB SALT 16 DAI THOMAS 6 (£50)

HUW S THOMAS 10 STEVE THOMAS 21 MARK VINCE 2 (£100)

TONY WILLIAMS 11 (£50)

Money paid out so far – £550 as at 29/12/2019

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19