Rolling dice and killing time

East­port Penin­sula ladies turn Chase the Ace wait­ing time into game night

The Beacon (Gander) - - News - BY ADAM RANDELL

With her arm shoot­ing up in a vic­to­ri­ous man­ner, Lisa Dyke let out a bawl of de­light.

While she didn’t have the win­ning Chase the Ace ticket in East­port last week, a roll of the dice was cer­tainly in her fa­vor.

She was one of sev­eral East­port Penin­sula ladies, along with one from Clarenville, gath­ered in a cir­cle play­ing Left, Right and Cen­ter (L-R-C).

The three dice game – each marked with aL, R, C and sin­gle dots – is played with three quar­ters and each roll dic­tates what hap­pens to the player’s money.

For each of the three dice, if a L lands it means a quar­ter gets passed left, R to the right, C goes into the pot never to be re­trieved, and a dot means the player can hold onto their coin for an­other turn. When only one per­son is left hold­ing a quar­ter(s) they are de­clared the win­ner.

There wasn’t a roll with­out a laugh to be had as ev­ery­one was in high spir­its dur­ing their four-hour stretch wait­ing for the win­ning ticket to be drawn for the $33,781.75 ace.

With most of the ladies in the cir­cle hav­ing taken in Chase the Ace over its 52-week stretch, cards were the norm. But hav­ing to re­move the tables at the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion venue to make room for more par­tic­i­pants, L-R-C proved to be a more mo­bile friendly game.

They’ve been play­ing for the last two weeks.

“It’s a won­der­ful way to pass the time,” said Rolinda Jewi­son. “It would be aw­ful bor­ing sit­ting here wait­ing for four hours with noth­ing to do.”

Editor’s note:

Many thanks go out to the East­port Penin­sula ladies for wel­com­ing Bea­con re­porter Adam Randell into their game… and tak­ing all of his quar­ters.

ADAM RANDELL/TC ME­DIA

East­port Penin­sula’s Lisa Dyke was one of sev­eral ladies to take part in the Left-Right-Cen­tre dice game on April 4. It was the ladies way of pass­ing the time while wait­ing for the ace to be drawn in the Chase the Ace ticket lot­tery.

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