Wauchope Blues host Anzac Day two-up at Hastings Hotel

The Wauchope Blues and friends came to the Hastings Hotel for two-up on the afternoon of Anzac Day.

Nicole Moody from the rugby league club said the hotel's new owners had cleared a space in the car park and fenced it off which gave them a lot more room to play the traditional betting game.

"They've done a good job, and they are our major sponsor, so we are glad that lots of people are turning up," she said.

Fellow club member Lorraine Markezic said they were also having a gold coin donation towards Legacy, the charity providing services to Australian families suffering financially and socially after the death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service.

Lots of money was changing hands, as bets were placed on the spinners. The game was brought over to Australia by the English and Irish, originally called pitch and toss. It was a popular pastime with soldiers during WWI.

The aim of the game is for the spinner to throw three heads in a row. In the event that the spinner throws tails, the spinner shall lose the total of the moneys in the centre and the right to spin.

If you throw a tail you're out of the ring. If you throw three heads there is a way to keep betting against the house to win the pot

Ringmaster Rod Franklin kept order, while Ged Roods collected the bets, and although it's only played once a year, the tradition is going strong in Wauchope.

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