We had an excellent day at the São Fernando GC. Thanks to Debbie’s kind offices, we were warmly welcomed by the Club for the latest Legion match - we also competed for the Simson Nisbet Challenge Cup, which was revived on the same occasion last year. Legionnaires were again joined by some distinguished lady members of the Club, who helped swell the ranks and allowed the Scots and the English to field impressive teams.
In the Legion competition for the Captain’s Cup, Tom Simmonds (on home ground) with 33 Stableford points was narrowly pipped by a former Captain, Derek Barnes (with 34 points). Congratulations to Derek. The longest drive competition was won by Andrew Macdonald, with Brian Fulford achieving the nearest the pin accolade. The female winner of the latter competition was Beth Buney. The much sought-after Abacaxi Prize was shared by two players. Ivan again went close to receiving the Prize for complaining about the early start, but the plaudits went to Debbie for being so frustrated with her game that she requested the Prize, and David Warren for hitting a (very) short drive on the longest drive hole.
Re. Simson Nisbet Challenge Cup: The Scots managed to overturn last year’s defeat, romping home by a considerable margin on the aggregate Stableford scores. John McNaughton, Captain of the St Andrews Society, duly received the Cup to loud and joyful acclaim.
It was a lovely day.
THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION – SÃO PAULO BRANCH
Our main Churrasco was held on Saturday, 29th September 2018.
There were nearly 90 guests attending the event which was great given that the Caledonian Ball took place on the same day. Some of us even managed to attend both events and were able to carry on until the wee hours of the following morning!
Once again we held the Churrasco at St Pauls School with their kind permission, including use of the school car park which has a capacity for up to 70 cars.
We would like to thank the whole team from the school who were involved in the organisation and with the very professional operation on the day.
We thank all the people behind the scenes who made this event a success with their effort, support and time.
We greatly appreciate the donations we received for both the RBL ladies stall and raffle that add a special touch to the event, and of course we really need to especially thank all the people who joined us on the day.
The raffle was a success and we had some very interesting prizes such as a voucher for a Weekend for 4 in a detached fully equipped and serviced house in Ilhabela and the basket prizes that always attract attention that were kindly donated by the Legion Ladies committee, St Nicholas School and the British College of Brazil.