News Letter 2

16th Intergulf 2015 – Bahrain

Oct 15 – 17, 2015

Newsletter Number 2

Newsletter 1 is on Web at http://bahrainhash.com/news-letter/

HHHi

We are days away from a great weekend.

To date we have 145 registered hashers for InterGulf.    There are a few who have yet to pay.  So please contact STTI on chris_irvine@yahoo.com to make arrangements if you haven’t already done so.  Those paying at registration, please do so in BD and please try to have correct money.  You may get a reminder email during the week.

Keep looking at the InterGulf page on http://bahrainhash.com/intergulf-hash-2015/

If you have any questions, please email

STTI – Chris_irvine@yahoo.com   or Rick O’Shay – shay_lyons@yahoo.com

At the Airport

Please check out your Bahrain visa requirements before coming in.  The British and Irish have an option for a single entry or multi entry, and there are conditions for the multi entry.   You pay for your visa at the immigration desk and they accept a wide variety of currencies.

http://www.bahrain.com/en/vp/visitor-information/Pages/Visa-Inforamtion.aspx#.VhZyRysauy0

There is duty free just past immigration just in case you think that the bucket of booze we will be giving you isn’t enough.  You can bring in one maybe 2 bottles of wine, spirits and a box of beer.   You may not have time to drink as we have lots of drink for you for the weekend.

Taxis

Bahrain now has Uber.  And it is quite cheap from the airport to Juffair with Uber – about 3-4 BD.  Speedy motors are another good choice (slightly dearer) 1768 2999 (ph).  A lot of you are arriving around the same time.   Head quickly to your hotel then to the British Club to make the most of free drinks.

Registration desk on Thursday

Opens 5 PM, Closes 7:45 PM.    Registration will be The British Club of Bahrain.  Building 41, Ahmed Ali Kanoo Avenue, Manama 337.   http://britishclubbahrain.com/contact-us/

Please come as soon as you can as you will have 2 free beers to drink (with vouchers).  

We have arranged for free entry and you should say that you are part of the Intergulf Hash.

Wear: hash gear if you like – It’s casual.

Goody Bag: You will get a goody bag at the registration and you should be able to wear this.  Included in your goody bag back pack is a vest, patch, lanyard ID, arm band and drinks vouchers for Friday night.

There will be a place to store your Luggage if you are late arriving, but you may find that getting it out later on could be a problem if you don’t make it back before midnight.

Please let us know if you won’t make the registration on Thursday.   You can register at the Back of the British Club on Friday at 1:30 (before bus goes to run site).

Haberdashery:  There will be haberdashery for sale on Thursday night.  See below for hash names and Earrings.  You are welcome to sell your haberdashery too.  Let us know if you need a table set up.

Pub Crawl Thursday

8PM start from British Club.  The Pub crawl will be around the Adliya and Um Al Hassam areas.   Trail will be marked from the front of the British Club.    But really it starts are registration with some free beers at the British Club – so get there early.

Money?  You will receive 5 drink vouchers (2 drink vouchers for the British Club and one drink voucher for each of the other 3 pubs we will visit).  These are only good for the night of the pub crawl.   Bring a few BD with you.  They will all be cheap bars with beers around 1.2 BD. Last pub has a band for a bit of dancing.

Food?  You will get a bit of food on route from the British Club to the first drink stop.

Run?  It is a pub Crawl, so no running.

Friday Hash

Buses to the Run site:   Buses will be collecting hasher and taking them to the run site which is in Alba Black Holes.  Below are leaving times.  Be there earlier please.

  • Saar area – will leave from Dilmun club car park at 13:30 ie leaves at 1:30 PM

Bring with you to the run:   You will be out all day and night. Bring everything that you need for the whole day and night.  We will go straight to the venue after the run and circle.    Bring swimmers for pool or beach swim if you like.    Buses will be around and are secure to leave things in.

Circle:   We welcome guest RAs to help with the circle.  Circle will be at the run site.  We will wrap the circle at 6:30 and get on the buses and head to the Yacht Club

Friday Dinner and Party

7 PM Party.   We will bus you from the Hash site, post circle, to the Bahrain Yacht Club.   There is a beach and a pool – so you can swim if you want to – bring your swimmers.

Buffet dinner will be served from 7:30 PM.  Drink as much beer, wine, softies and water as you can – its all included.  Dance the night away to some tunes of our DJ.

Hash Acts:  Please let us know if you want to put on a Hash act –  (be mindful that we are in a club and need to respect the locals so no nudity).  We have one from Saudi so far.

Hash Games:   we shall have a few arranged for you to play in case you don’t have enough to do

Leaving the Yacht Club   – Buses will take us back to where we came from between 11 -12 PM and you can continue to party the night away at the many great bars in Bahrain.   Bars rein!  Places start to close around 1 am.

Saturday hash and Brunch

10:30.    Bring your luggage to Ric’s Kountry Kitchen and leave it in a safe place before the run, brunch, airport.

11 AM.  The hangover hash will be in Juffair, somewhere near the Brunch site.   There will be a closing circle before moving on to brunch.

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2-6 PM – Brunch in Ric’s Kountry Kitchen.  https://www.facebook.com/ricskountrykitchenbahrain included is a food buffet and as much beer, wine, softies as you can drink.  Bring your dancing shoes as we’ll have some music playing to help the food go down and see if the drinks are working.

6 PM = go home or join us downstairs for more fun or to watch the Rugby.

On On to InterGulf

The Intergulf Hash Committee

Haberdashery for sale

Hash Necklace:  Available if you Pre-order to STTI – chris_Irvine@yahoo.com    2.5 BD or 3 BD depending on the number of letters.   Necklace

Earrings:

foot earing  onon earings onon stud earings

Stubby Holders, patches, socks, Dish Dashes – and lots more eg….

Beer coozy
BH3 patch