Who will be the Last Team Standing?

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Who will be the Last Team Standing? – Oddicombe Beach, 8 September, Midday.

This superb summer is simply ideal for what’s coming next on Oddicombe Beach.  Back for a third year running is the increasingly popular Last Team Standing competition at Oddicombe.  Great fun to take part in and a joy to watch.

Saturday 8 September will see teams of up to 8 people be given a designated area of Oddicombe Beach on which to create a mound or fortress and one hour in which to do so.  Once the hour is up, teams are given a little break before the whistle blows and it’s time to mount their mounds.  Then, clinging on and hoping for the best is the order of the day.  As the tide comes in it soon becomes clear which designs are best suited to deal with the incoming water and which leave a bit to be desired.

Nicky Allen, one of the event organisers, said “We love Last Team Standing.  It’s great fun and we are thrilled with how many people have come along and enjoyed the day in the past.  I think the spectators have been inspired, too, because we have quite a number of new teams already signed up and raring to go.”

Last year’s winners from Datel Electrical will be back in an attempt to retain their title but are keeping quiet about plans for this year’s structure.

Nicky added “We have such a great atmosphere at this event.  With fierce competition and quite a lot of good, old-fashioned larking about.  But, don’t worry, we keep a very strict eye on all our competitors to make sure no-one’s given any unfair advantage.  Some of the teams think they can get away with all sorts but we’re on to them and penalties will be given if needs be!”

There is a cost of £10 per team to enter, to raise funds for Babbacombe Cliff Railway, but spectating is, of course, free.  With a trophy and prizes sponsored by Bays Brewery, the fun kicks off at midday.

With music and live commentary all afternoon, this fun, family-friendly event is an ideal way to round off the summer entertainment on Oddicombe.
To enter a team e-mail info@babbacombecliffrailway.co.uk or visit the website. 

For more on the events, and all the goings-on down on Oddicombe Beach visit the websites at www.babbacombecliffrailway.co.uk and www.oddicombebeach.co.uk