ESH held their annual Spoof Challenge last night and where better to escape the grim autumnal weather than downstairs at Mulligans.
ESH held their annual Spoof Challenge last night and where better to escape the grim autumnal weather than downstairs at Mulligans. A gathering of some 60 or so retail warehouse specialists sought shelter from the wind and the rain for the annual quest to find the market’s biggest Spoofer. Last years’ champion Mark Powell dealt easily with ESH’s rookie spoofer Dan Howie but then failed to get any further. As the Guinness flowed and the competition progressed some of the spoofers seemed to forget the basics and played into their opponents hands.
After several hours, and even more pints, it was time for the finals. In the plate David Hobden beat Mark Phelps in a match that was a lot closer than the 3-0 scoreline would suggest. Then all eyes turned to the main final between Will Robertson, sporting a fine moustache and Paul Morris, recent winner of the world spoofing championships. In a tightly fought contest Will thought he had victory but celebrated too early and under the ‘no gloating’ rule he was penalized a point so it came down to sudden death – and a victory for Paul Morris of Fletcher King.
After the presentations more Guinness flowed and there will be some sore heads in the West End on Friday morning. (Nov 2010)