Celebrating Years Of Resch's Enhanced Euchre Excellence

And Making Euchre Great Again, One Trick At A Time

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Needing to win the final trick and leading an off suit 7, the euchre rascal's cry is, "Get around little doggie!"






Beercoin's listed price is underpinned by the cost of a schooner (425ml) of Resch's served in the public bar of The Entrance Hotel during the World Series of Golf (1 schooner = 1 Beercoin).  In the 12 months to May 2019, Beercoin's market capitalisation rose 4.5% to $1,035.  Hover or tap Beercoin image to enlarge.


September 8, 2019.  It came down to match 192, Penrith vs Newcastle, the last game of the season to determine the outcome in Fatcat's annual NRL Tipping Competition, "A Competition With A Difference".  Charbel Hatem's epic 19 point final round saw him jump from 8th place to equal first with Peter Escott and they split $3,500.

Marc Taylor finished 3rd ($1,000) 3 points behind the winning duo and 1 point ahead of BJ Malone and last year's winner Chris Ryan ($500 each).

Rounds 17-25 segment winners were Shaun Froggatt (overall 135pts) and Marc Taylor (handicap 53pts).  The inaugural Gilling Legacy "winner" was Annie Mustow who redeemed her $80 entry fee after a thoroughly underwhelming debut season.

The 6 tipsters who gained entry - through a combination of skill and good fortune - to the competition's $250 lucky door prize, The Finals Series, are Charbel Hatem, Peter Escott, Mark Young, Michael Blaser, Connie Spence and John Hermsen.


August 27, 2019.  World Series XXXII will be played Monday, May 18 through Friday, May 22.  The first and most important piece in the planning jigsaw, Shelly Beach, has been locked in for Friday's Championship Round.

And following the shocking revelations of money laundering and human trafficking revealed in the Federal Parliament in recent weeks, the club is officially distancing itself from junket operator Blue Sheedy who has aligned his business activities with the popular week-long sporting and cultural festival.

Of particular concern for authorities is the allegation an illegal casino has been operating from inside his rented luxurious waterfront apartment.  The media-shy entrepreneur has been accused of luring drunken and weary high-rollers back to his apartment with the promise of "wine, men and song" plus a few tasty morsels like cheese and crackers, chocolate bullets and salted peanuts.

Sheedy, presently on his annual winter caravan junket meeting other like-minded high rollers around Far North Queensland, was contacted but declined to comment as he was in the middle of a winner take all poker game with indigenous elder, Auntie Nookie, for a Coles $30 food voucher.


August 5, 2019.  The club received news this morning of the sudden death of UK-based tipster and past ESG&EC member Gary Phillips.  Gaz suffered a heart attack during a social cricket match and was unable to be revived.

Gary Phillips

This is a very recent photo of Gaz (middle) borrowed from the Pudsey St Lawrence Cricket Club website.  He's with brother-in-law John McGovern (hat), his niece Frances and sister, Lyn McGovern.

Our deepest condolences to Tracy and Liam on the loss of a loving husband and father and to all his family and friends.

Vale Gaz - a great friend to many on these shores.


July 25, 2019.  President Love has confirmed dates for the 2019 Match Play CHampionship.

The tournament will start on Sunday, November 10 (the first weekend after the Melbourne Cup) with the Don Lane Invitational Qualifier and run for three consecutive Sundays, concluding with The Championship Match on Sunday, November 24.  Each Sunday has a noon tee-time.

The President is aware the Bong Bong Cup is on the Friday prior to the final and is prepared to make reasonable allowances for any member of the Bong Bong 6 who reaches the semi-finals.


May 20, 2019.  ESG&EC officials have been questioned by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) investigators over the befoulment of Budgewoi Lake last Thursday.  Even at this early stage, the situation has been described by authorities as a looming ecological disaster.

The EPA has identified an area just out of bounds on the 14th hole of Toukley golf course as the sole source of the contamination, a spot where human stool types 6 and 7 were found in abundance, along with a few soiled baby wipes and some discarded imodium packaging.

EPA cleanup

Investigators surmise there maybe some interlaced toilets sheets yet to be uncovered in the surrounding areas although they remain perplexed as to why any individual would attempt to smuggle used toilet paper from the heavily polluted scene.

story continues in Part 2 ...


May 20, 2019.  A despondent EPA spokesman said, "What we are truly struggling with is the absolute indifference shown towards this pristine waterway and it's marine life.  Can you believe it?  Not more than a 100 metres away from where we stand is an on course toilet !"

Hazmat team setting up hydrojet

Earlier the same day, police cordoned off a 10 metre exclusion zone around the mens toilet next to the Toukley pro shop after the discovery of a bubbling faecal time bomb.  After using industrial fans to disperse the sickening fumes, a fully-kitted Hazmat team (pictured) was eventually able to enter the crapper to decontaminate and breakdown the human waste through a combination of chemical retardant and 30 or so flushes from a high pressure hydrojet power washer.

Authorities contacted the club after reports suggested our members were playing a turd round that day but they've since been assured it was just a regular Day 3 of the World Series.  The club is fully co-operating as the search for the culprit, one very sick hombre indeed, continues.


May 19, 2019.  The club has released it's latest audited post-tournament accounts.

Balance Pre World Series - $1,924.85 (included $200 deposit with Shelly Beach for 2019)

WS Revenue - $7,390 (16 players + 2 tourists)
WS Expenses - $6,460.03 (course costs 3032, golf extras - ids, balls, shirts 1106.13, milestones 100, prizemoney 1450, hospitality - tues lunch, wed lunch, fri bar tab, beercoins 771.90)

Tournament Profit - $929.97

Balance Post World Series - $2,854.82 (includes $200 deposit with Shelly Beach for 2020)

Davidson Love III
Club President & Auditor


Davidson Love III

May 17, 2019.  After a near 25 year drought, Club President Davidson Love III (pictured) has now strung together 3 World Series of Golf victories (2013, 2014 and 2019) in his past 6 starts.

Love finished on 6pts with wins in Monday's teams match play (paired with Notah Kelly) and Tuesday's stableford aggregate (partnered with Hunter Meehan) and seconds in the individual stableford (29pts) and stroke events (net 82).

Shire resident Hunter Meehan showed a welcome return to form with only his second podium finish in the past 15 starts.  Meehan's results were a 2 & 1 loss in the teams match play (Rich Kent), a win in the stableford aggreagte (Love), a fourth and fifth in the individual events to finish on 13pts.

Brookvale Oval NRL interchange official Peard Fulke rounded out the placings on 16pts after a win in the teams match play (Romero), a fourth in the stableford aggregate (Strange), and a third and eighth in the individual events.


November 26, 2018.  The club has released it's latest audited post-tournament accounts.

Balance Pre Match Play - $3,138.85

MP Revenue - $1,190 (17 players)
MP Expenses - $2,404 (green fees 978, prizemoney 700, milestones 200, hospitality 526)

Tournament Loss - $1,214

Balance Post Match Play - $1,924.85 (includes $200 deposit with Shelly Beach for 2019)

Davidson Love III
Club President & Auditor


Kenny Crenshaw

November 25, 2018.  Kenny Crenshaw (pictured) won his second match play title after defeating Notah Kelly 5 & 4 in The Pinnacle's championship match.  The final never reached any great heights after Crenshaw cruised to a lead of 4 up after only 7 holes.

So complete and one-sided was the victory, former President Seve Hemosteros left the presentation area early to attend the Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory soccer match.  "It couldn't be any worse than the crap served up today," opined the harsh critic of the club's playing standard.

Crenshaw's win comes on the back of a remarkable run - this was his third consecutive final.  He played off 9 when he lost to Grantief Goosen (2015), 6 when he lost to Java Haas (2017) and 3 in this year's final.  His 2019 handicap, +2, reflects that success.

All but (one).
One point away from winning the game.
(go) Alone.
The maker has such a strong hand he chooses to play the hand without his partner (same as shooting).
Spades or clubs.
A Jack of the same colour as trumps.  If hearts are trumps, the Jack of hearts is the right bower (highest card) and the Jack of diamonds is the left bower (second highest card).
When you are four points away from winning the game (same as springboard).
An opportunity to pass or make trumps.
Cut throat.
A game of euchre with only three players.  Whoever calls trumps plays alone against the other two.
Deck (of cards).
The Queens Slipper playing cards.
Euchre deck.
32 cards from the Queens Slipper pack - aces to sevens.
When you lead a small card hoping to catch a big one.
The five cards dealt to a player is their hand.  Also refers to five played tricks e.g. who won the last hand?
Helping hand.
A hand that is not quite strong enough to make trumps but it can assist a partner or hurt an opponent.
The card played to start the trick.
Left bare.
The left bower is the only trump in the hand.
Left kicker.
The hand contains two trumps, the left bower and one other.
Loner (hand).
Hand so strong you play it alone.
Make (trumps).
You nominate the trump suit.
Win all five tricks.
Mugs away.
The losers are given the first deal in a new game.
Off suit.
Any suit that is not trumps.
Order up.
The dealer is ordered to pick-up the turn-up card and that suit becomes trumps.
Forgo the opportunity to make trumps.
Queens Slipper.
A premium brand playing card.
Hearts or diamonds.
Fail to follow suit when able - the cardinal sin of euchre.
(same as alone).
Passing, despite having a strong hand, with the expectation that if an opponent calls trumps you are a strong chance to euchre them.  If your partner calls trumps, you can assist in getting a point or possibly a march.
(same as bridge).
Take it up.
The dealer can take up the turn-up or be ordered by his opponents to take it up.
Three-handed (euchre).
(same as cut throat)
The cards that are played on a single lead.
The suit that ranks above the others.
Turn down.
When the dealer passes in the first round, he turns down the turn-up card.
Turn you down (and go alone).
In the first round, if the dealer's partner wants to make the turn-up suit trumps, he must turn the dealer down and play the hand alone.
Turn-up (card).
After all players receive their five cards, the dealer exposes the next card in the deck, the turn-up card.