Rolling dice and killing time
Eastport Peninsula ladies turn Chase the Ace waiting time into game night
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.”
Many thanks go out to the Eastport Peninsula ladies for welcoming Beacon reporter Adam Randell into their game… and taking all of his quarters.
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.