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2 hours ago, The Dog's Dangly Bits said:

Now there's a surprise.   

As the self appointed spokesman for Rob can you clarify were they expenses or not for the Pool trip ?  the man himself obviously can't remember.

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3 hours ago, Mr Helmut Fromage said:

As the self appointed spokesman for Rob can you clarify were they expenses or not for the Pool trip ?  the man himself obviously can't remember.

As the self appointed Hilda Ogden of MF, why not ask him yourself...

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21 minutes ago, Neil Down said:

As the self appointed Hilda Ogden of MF, why not ask him yourself...

Some people may hold the opinion that my question has done just that....

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22 hours ago, thesultanofsheight said:

Because he promised Skelly if he got it right the DFE would have the world rights to pool? As you say though why would they fund it? It was pretty much a holiday to watch a pool competition and have a chat with the organizers so why should the taxpayer (via the Department) fund it? Which is ironic really as one of the versions of reality Callister has offered above is that it was paid for on his expenses so in that case they did!

I thought that would be up to Creegen if the island gets the world rights to pool. He is the Minister in charge of sports.      

Would be nice to know if Creegen has been invovled or will it be another DfE fiasco.                                                                   

It will end up DfE funding for the  first year then passing on to DESC saying don't worry it is only  Half a million Pounds a

year to hold the event, out of your budget.                                                                                                                                         

But don't worry the return to the island economy is  uncountable from the advertising, the seven people who come to play

in it and their two mates spend on island.  

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There will be a couple of hundred players I expect.  Plus others.  Don't forget it is part of a professional and amateur tour with a points system etc plus prize money.  They travel round the country and are usually well attended.

I don't think it is costing enormous amounts of money either in terms of what support Government provides to it.

It's good to get involved in these things.  Professional snooker tour events have happened in Gibraltar.   No reason for the IOM not to get involved in events.  Darts event here is now of the main events on the BDO calendar.

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2 hours ago, Holte End said:

I thought that would be up to Creegen if the island gets the world rights to pool. He is the Minister in charge of sports.      

Of course ...... it’s easy to forget Cregeen! 

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1 hour ago, thesultanofsheight said:

Of course ...... it’s easy to forget Cregeen! 

I wish we fucking could.

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Joking aside, it is best  not to fall into the trap of denigrating any and all MHKs, good or bad.

I don't know  Cregeen but at the Arbory requis meeting, he spoke very well, professionally and not with prepared answers as the questions were ad hoc.

There must be some intelligence there even if it's the last  thing we  want to admit???

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