Chap Olympiad » Events » Thank You From The Chap
The Chap Olympiad Committee wishes to extend a personal thanks to all the sponsors who made 7th and 8th July this year the spectacular event that it was. Firstly, the new Olympic Pipe, showcased during the opening ceremony on 7th July. This was a collaboration between Northern Briars and E.A. Carey, tobacconists and pipe manufacturers of distinction. The “Chap Olympiad Magnum” weighs over 10.5 ounces and measures ten inches from bowl to mouthpiece. The pipe has a 9mm filtration system (whatever that means – we just lit it and passed it around the contestants until it went out, hours later) and is made from top quality briar.
Secondly, we would like to thank Darcy Clothing in Lewes for the elaborate construction of two pairs of double trousers for Three-Trousered Limbo. These were stitched through the night and took a particularly long time because the original trousers were very high-waisted. Braces buttons also had to be moved to allow for double-Olympian entry. Darcy Clothing also provided the white gloves used by the butlers in Butler Racing, as well as the irons.
Thirdly, we would like to acknowledge the huge contribution of bar snacks and morale made by Tyrrells Potato Crisps, whose well-dressed butlers handed out delicious crisps to the contestants all day long, and who also allowed their products to be part of the most dangerous event of the entire weekend, Shouting at Foreigners.
Without the generous assistance of our sponsors, the Chap Olympiad would have been a trouserless, crispless event where the contestants had to share a Silk Cut during the opening ceremony.