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Did you ever win a competition?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Roger49, May 9, 2017.

  1. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

    Jun 15, 2010
    I forgot when I started working at a music store Willie Dixon and I both registered for Fender acoustic when they first came out. We were employees but no one else registered. Well I won it and the owner gave it to me, I sold it to Willie for $5 , by the end of the day he had sold it for $60. He not only taught me blues, he taught me how to"sell hungry". I was 12.
  2. Pdnlegs

    Pdnlegs Country Gent

    May 28, 2016
    And yet someone wins it pretty regularly. So I keep buying them. Nothing crazy. A ticket or two a month.
  3. Dostegrar

    Dostegrar Country Gent

    Nov 5, 2013
    368 in the cookie jar. I guessed 367. FB_IMG_1494339025935.jpg
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  4. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    That is one competition my boys would love to enter!
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  5. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    I won the love and trust of my partner for life, and that's all that matters.
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  6. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    No, wait, I won a bottle of Cinzano in a raffle in the 80s. That was even better!
  7. JHowdy

    JHowdy Country Gent

    Nov 16, 2013
    I almost won a bicycle once in the 1970s in a funfair lottery. Our number was called on the lottery, on the day following our visit, but were weren't there to pick up the prize. After that I honestly don't recall winning anything worth mentioning. And probably not even anything not worth of mentioning. And I won't talk about women here.
  8. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny thats how your NGD , once a month , I have to have it 'cause it's killer , feels incredible , guess what UPS is delivering today , here it is photo threads started :D
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  9. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
    Nothing ofsubstance...a few small door prizes...a free ticket in the lotto max tinman, roll up the rim for a free coffee or bagel. The bottle of Appleton Estates rum won at Christmas was probably the apex of my luck...
  10. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    I got a Best overall Tattoo trophy before:D but i didn't do the tat, just had it.
  11. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
  12. fraz

    fraz Gretschie

    Nov 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    I am the 1970 NJ State Accordion Champion (8 year old competitors)
  13. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
  14. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
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  15. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    That is really cool....Tavo may try to remove that for himself
  16. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Country Gent

    Jul 5, 2014
    SE QLD
    I once won a bottle of rum.
    I don't drink rum.
  17. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    JC, I love you like the brother I never wanted, but you need to shape up.
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  18. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Haha,sorry i just can't stand it,it was a downer for my dad too as he loved it and played regularly up into his 30's.I did get to meet George Best and Pat Jennings through my dad.
    I also went on a school trip to Old Trafford back in the early 80's ,i think it was 82/83 ,met all the players during the training and then the match on Saturday,UTD won 1-0 to Spurs!
    Got to spend some time with Norman Whiteside who was a local Belfast guy,who just happened to know one of my teachers.
    I only went for the craic though ,and it was good fun.

    I was more into track and field ,running especially ,ya know ,the loneliness of the long distance runner and all that shizzle,i've always been a bit of a loner .

    I couldn't run the length of myself these days though.
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  19. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    That's a rum story - sorry, sorry...............
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  20. OHokie

    OHokie Electromatic

    Mar 26, 2016
    Won my grade school spelling bee competition at 9, competing against 12-year olds. Never won again, even when I was 12.

    Three years ago I won our office Biggest Loser competition, after performing a 4-pound weight cut the morning of the final weigh in.