dust had barely settled from the last week's Mini Pong 'OFF' when
at 17:00 Thursday
call came round that it was time to flex those muscles! That's
right, it was arm wrestling time - a sport that has been around
since the day humans figured they had arms.
For those of you who
haven't indulged in this ancient sport, it isn't complicated. You
don't need any equipment and the simple aim is to try and pin down
the arm of your opponent. It's a sport that's all about brute
strength, good leverage and quick instincts - qualities that shone
through from all noble contestants.
The stage was set in the
orange room; 'the theatre of dreams'. It's just you, your
guns/miniguns and your opponent. There was a good turn out and
a lively crowd with some dangerous heckles for topless wrestling
(thankfully not enforced).
Over the course of the
tournament we saw many different wrestling techniques. One bout
that sticks in all our minds was the epic stand-off between Rebecca
'the tinker' Taylor and Georgia 'the hitman'
Hart. A battle that resembled a scene from Friends where Spudnik
and the big pink bunny had a stand-off to remember. Both
contestants shared their percentage of possession, but in the
interest of work deadlines, something had to give. The give was
'the tinker's right bicep and 'the hitman' walked
away a delighted yet exhausted victor.
There were many rounds
to follow, but two people in particular were causing a stir amongst
the crowd. The undefeated Sammy 'the height' Jamieson and
Steven 'the wrist' Miller. Before long it was time
for the final bout. Sammy a 6' 3" (high) PR professional from
Octopus vs. Steve a 6' 3" (wide) designer from
Both contestants had
taken their seats and the crowd was chanting. The count down begun,
3, 2, 1.... and it was over. A disappointed crowd, who were
expecting more, didn't get the value they were after. The victor,
"the wrist", had these words to say after the
tournament:"I'm just so
pleased to get Loudhouse, Windsor its first of many wins. Its good
to get our team onto the podium, and more importantly, these
chocolate medals are rather tasty".
Watch this space for the
next 'off' update!