CLOBBY (CLOBYOSH) – A Card Game
Have you ever wanted to play the game of CLOBBY. If so we would like to welcome you to our CLOBBY Club. We meet at The Warren three to four times a year in the afternoon, depending upon the demand and availability of players.
The game historically was predominantly played by Traffic Patrols, generally from the East and South East areas, and seems to have faded into obscurity which is a shame for those who still want to keep the game alive and also enjoy the social side of playing a game or two of cards with friends. That is of course provided you can still shuffle the cards and remember your name!!
Brian organises the whole event and will need to have your email address to be able to invite you along. It is beneficial to have some understanding of the game, which is basically a variation of whist, but please don’t let that put you off and give it a try. The more the merrier! If you have never played before you are still very welcome to join us.
You won’t find many references in books as to how the game is played. There is a set of rules available below and a reference can be found on ‘Google’, but to learn the game you need to play it, and as with us all who attend the Clobby afternoons, we learnt the hard way, by making mistakes and parting with our hard-earned cash.
A small entrance fee of £5 is charged, the total of which is divided up for a small prize at the end for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd (and beyond) winners
There are about 22 names currently on the list of frequent players who are primarily ex Traffic Patrols who have an ‘infrequent craving‘ for a few games of Clobby at an organised drive. Fortunately, the game can be played around any amount of participants.
We are a very informal and friendly group and invariably, as the sessions tend to exceed beyond the 4hr. mark, we like to take a break at some stage to enjoy a much-needed ploughman’s meal to re-charge our batteries. The food is usually pre-ordered and paid for on the day. If you prefer, bar meals are available instead.
Brian has, in the past, made attempts to keep the game alive by placing details in various publications, and a flyer on the Warren notice board, and we’ve even been mentioned in the LPP magazine, and although there have been a few new welcome faces, it would be nice to increase the group.
Please click on the link below for Brian’s contact details and to see a copy of the rules which show the sequence of how to play. These can be made available to anyone who shows an interest.
We look forward to welcoming some new faces.