who's won what?

by Fringe   May 29, 2009  

As ive just mentioned in the friday Schwag grab post, i won a joke book when i was 10, and thats it..So in true friday pub question stylee. Who's won what?

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I won our primary school's version of the 1974 general election. I was the Liberal candidate, but although I trounced my Labour and Conservative opponents it proved to be a false dawn for liberalism nationally.

They still have paid my, very reasonable, expenses either.

Apart from that nothing… oh wait a minute I won a Cresta Bear signet ring also in 1974 - something of a golden year on the winning things front compo victories have been a bit thin on the ground since.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4140 posts]
29th May 2009 - 20:16

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wow thats very impressive!............. have you still got the ring? ebay maybe?

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posted by Fringe [1081 posts]
29th May 2009 - 20:25

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Sadly no. It was very impressive in the flesh, as it were, the special wrinkle was that the signet-type bit was a minature picture frame and you got a sheet of mini-pics of celebrities of the day… minor celebrities so minor that the only one I can remember was Ben Murphy who played Kid Curry in Alias Smith & Jones, he wasn't even the cool one - which, when you think about it, is quite a trick for someone who's the fastest gun in the west.

There's was probably a pic of the Cresta Bear too. To win you needed to know the words to the song he sang in the commercial… while lots of other more useful information has fallen out of my head in the last 35 years I still know the words to that song.

There aren't many of them mind.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4140 posts]
29th May 2009 - 20:44

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Hey look what I found…

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4140 posts]
29th May 2009 - 20:50

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I was mountain bike bog snorkelling world champion in 1998, 1999 and 2000. I haven't participated since so technically i'm undefeated Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7378 posts]
29th May 2009 - 21:02

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I won a new mobile phone in the raffle at the last regional BMX race at Hayes. It's a nice phone with lots of good features and was a timely win, seeing as how my old one was knackered. It was a hotly contested raffle. One disappointed loser offered me a cash sum for the phone. I declined.

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posted by OldRidgeback [2199 posts]
29th May 2009 - 22:02

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I won a nice steel coffee mug.. on here. Wink

Bog snorkling... I used to ride out with an American girl who was the Ladies World Champ. Can't remember her name. Confused

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posted by DaveP [467 posts]
30th May 2009 - 22:50

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did you put some of that Magnus Backstedt coffee into it? (proper cycling coffee that.)

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posted by Fringe [1081 posts]
31st May 2009 - 7:00

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DaveP wrote:
I won a nice steel coffee mug.. on here. Wink
Confused

How's the cup performing? Does your coffee go cold quicker? Thinking

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4140 posts]
1st June 2009 - 10:19

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I once won a pond.

posted by Mynydd.Mawr [28 posts]
1st June 2009 - 23:14

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Do tell? Surprise

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4140 posts]
1st June 2009 - 23:17

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It's actually much less interesting than my throwaway statement implies: when I was a little'un (adults don't generally have the time or inclination to bother with this kind of competition) I sent away a section from some gardening magazine, couple of weeks later I got a letter, and then a pond liner and load of plants turned up! (I'm guessing I was the only one who entered!).

Currently hoping to win the rather nice jersey up for grabs on this site.... He hinted..... Tactfully.......

posted by Mynydd.Mawr [28 posts]
1st June 2009 - 23:34

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I won the Cervelo rider cards in one of the Friday schwag grabs - very pleased with that, and wondering how to frame/display them currently.

I've also won a signed Manchester City shirt (gave that to my father in law, as he's a much bigger fan than me), and a Foska "Lion of Flanders" jersey.

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"Tant que je respire, j'attaque!"

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posted by John_the_Monkey [420 posts]
2nd June 2009 - 8:53

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Mynydd.Mawr wrote:
It's actually much less interesting than my throwaway statement implies: when I was a little'un (adults don't generally have the time or inclination to bother with this kind of competition) I sent away a section from some gardening magazine, couple of weeks later I got a letter, and then a pond liner and load of plants turned up! (I'm guessing I was the only one who entered!).

Currently hoping to win the rather nice jersey up for grabs on this site.... He hinted..... Tactfully.......

Did you build it? My daughter is always asking me to dig one… it's on the list of things I've got to do.

Speaking from experience I would say magazine competitions are well worth entering, unless it's a bike mag giving away a bike - they get loads, anything else though and you're in with a chance

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4140 posts]
2nd June 2009 - 9:19

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As a kid I won 500 cigarettes in a scout raffle. Those were different times. I've never smoked and nor did anyone in the family at the time. I think my parents traded the cigarettes for something else.

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posted by OldRidgeback [2199 posts]
2nd June 2009 - 10:29

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strange kinda prize for a scout raffle!, maybe they thought you too young for the bottle of scotch.

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posted by Fringe [1081 posts]
2nd June 2009 - 12:00

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How long ago was this scout raffle? Smile

I once won a weekend in a 'holiday chalet' (static caravan) in mid wales in a raffle at a church bazaar. It rained all weekend.

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posted by Barry Fry-up [187 posts]
2nd June 2009 - 12:03

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This was in the 70s.

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posted by OldRidgeback [2199 posts]
2nd June 2009 - 14:07

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Proud winner of the 'Bath Fireworks Poster Competition 1995' - My Mum and Dad drove me back from a holiday in Dorset especially to go to the prize ceremony. I got a box of posh crayons (which i never used) and a trophy with my name engraved on it (which they spelled wrong). Plain Face

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posted by Oli [102 posts]
2nd June 2009 - 14:38

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Won my class at 1978(?) Irish Orienteering Championships. Still have the trophy.

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posted by Blackhound [444 posts]
2nd June 2009 - 20:29

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I did indeed build it (with the help of a very wiry uncle (bloody hard work digging ponds, and you need a skip for the amazing amount of mud that comes out). Mum filled it in last year while I was out of the country!

posted by Mynydd.Mawr [28 posts]
2nd June 2009 - 23:48

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