We delayed the May newsletter so we could give a small recap on the Bulldogs Rugby Tournament. 
我们之所以把五月份的实事通讯推迟一些,就是为了给斗牛犬橄榄球赛做个小总结。

The day started early for the pub and the tournament organisers (Woody & Gareth actually started the day before). And a band of motley volunteers determined to do their best to make the day a success.
当天,酒吧工作人员和举办橄榄球赛的负责人早早便开始筹备了(尤其是负责人Woody Gareth 已于头一天就开始筹备了)还有一帮志愿者为了能让这场比赛成功举办而各自竭尽所能。

9am First thing to do was set up the 300sq/m inflatable pub which proved to be a challenge to say the least.and lots of lessons were learned in the process.
早上9点钟的首要任务就是把300㎡的充气酒吧架设起来,然而当时也证明了要架设起这个充气酒吧是一个挑战,架设过程中也学到很多教训。

11am Once we eventually got control of the situation setting up the bar area and kitchens were second nature.
11点钟我们终于把酒吧架设好了,紧接着就开始架设厨房。

11:15am and we were already serving cold soft drinks and wine whilst the beer coolers were desperately trying to fight the elements to get the coils cold enough (by midday the feel like factor was hitting 40*C 104*F) which made the pub an awesome place of refuge.
十一点一刻钟,正当啤酒机在高温下拼命地制冷时我们已经开始供应冷饮和葡萄酒(正午时分感觉温度已高达40℃),这使得充气酒吧成为了最佳的避暑胜地。

By 12pm we were serving beer and food.
中午12点我们已经开始供应啤酒跟食物。

Over the next 5 hours we served 553 meals and 1,000+ drinks.
在接下来的5个小时里我们供应了553份食物和一千多份饮品。

The kids rugby set off first with a lot of excited parents screaming their children on to victory. And the Bulldog pups went on to win 2 of their 3 games. 
孩子们开始比赛时,许多家长兴奋地高呼,为孩子们呐喊助威,最终,斗牛犬小小队在3场比赛中取得两场胜利的好成绩。

Next up was the women’s rugby and the Bulldogs women’s section and this was the first tournament they have entered and for some players the first contact rugby they have ever played.
They played two games winning both times to be the champs of the day.
接下来是斗牛犬女子组对其它女子组,这是斗牛犬女子组第一次参加比赛,有的队员甚至是第一次接触橄榄球。她们打了两场而且两场都获胜,可以说是当天的最强冠军组。

Finally the men’s rugby tournament had teams from Guangzhou Rams, Shenzhen Dragon’s, FoShan Sharks, Kowloon Dragons (HK), USRC Tigers (HK) and SCAU (South China Agricultural University) and the Dongguan Bulldogs.
最后,男子橄榄球比赛中有来自广州的Rams队,深圳的Dragon’s队,佛山的Sharks队,香港的Kowloon Dragons队,香港的USRC Tigers队,华南农业大学的SCAU队以及东莞的Bulldogs队。

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The Bulldogs came through top of the group to meet the Shenzhen Dragons in the final. The Bulldogs scored early with a great driving try with the Dragons equalising before half time. The Dragons took the lead with a fortuitous break away try and the Bulldogs equalising at the end of the second half.
东莞的Bulldogs队劈荆斩将,最终与深圳的Dragon’s队对决,前半场东莞的Bulldogs队与Dragon’s队水平相当,不分伯仲。偶然间,Dragon’s队争取到夺分的机会而领先Bulldogs队,但是在最后关头,Bulldogs队又拼尽全力拉回比分。

Unfortunately due to a rule change (ironically proposed by the Bulldogs) the Dragons won due to the position of where they scored their tries (this is due to no posts to kick through) so instead of sudden death the Dragons walked of with the trophy and the Bulldogs will wait for the inevitable day when they win their first trophy.
不幸的是,由于比赛规则的改变(讽刺的是该规则是东莞的Bulldogs队提出的),深圳的Dragon’s队赢得了比赛。

In all it was a great day and we thank all whom attended. The Food & Drink revenue through pre-sold tickets and purchases on the day generated over ¥45,000 which the pub donated entirely to the Dongguan Bulldogs Rugby Club! This helped pay for the ambulance services, medics on the day, and still had plenty left over which will be used to buy balls and help equip local schools that have an interest in rugby for their students and enhance the DG Bulldogs children’s rugby programme. 
无论如何,那是一个美好的一天,很感激那些出席观看、助阵以及对此活动给予支持的各界人士。食物&饮品所募集资金(包括预售票及当日售得票)总共为人民币四万五千余,酒吧已将此集资全权捐赠给东莞的Bulldogs队。这一款项用于支付当天的救护车服务,医药费及医务人员,还有大量剩余,剩余款项将用来买橄榄球和给东莞喜欢橄榄球的学校购买有关设备以及作为东莞斗牛犬小小队的经费。

For One for the Road it was a particularly nice moment to see the success of the Bulldogs as the pub only started the rugby in Dongguan 2 years prior. We never imagined contact would start so quickly and this is down the the exhaustive efforts from Woody Woodward and also Gareth Russell there are also other key figures within the driving momentum of the club and would recommend the actual formation of a committee to help guide the club in the future.
对于路上一杯,看到斗牛犬如此成功是极其美好的时刻,因为酒吧两年前才开始这一运动项目,我们不曾想到这一队伍会成长得如此之快、如此庞大。而这一切都要归功于Woody WoodwardGareth Russel,当然还有其他为该俱乐部增加动力、给予指导与帮助的委员会们都是促进这一情形的关键人物。

The pub would also like to mention the awesome efforts put out by Adam & Joss Crase for their video and photography, Pete Small for his awesome DJ-ing skills at the ground and Jason Koranda for his slip and slides and other water sports activity equipment which helped to keep a lot of children occupied between and after the games. 
酒吧还要提一提及其努力、及其尽心尽力操控无人机的摄影师Adam & Joss Crase,还有DJ Pete Small带来的炫酷音乐,以及Jason Koranda在这样炎热的天气里给孩子们带来的水上运动设备。

And finally I would like to thank all 11 staff members and my wife for the tireless effort on the day serving everyone. They were so busy they didn’t even have time to eat for themselves and stayed 2+ hours after everyone had left to pack everything up and load it on trucks to bring back to the pub and a further one hour to off load and put back into our storage. One for the Road is very lucky to have such a dedicated group of individuals who are as solid as a team as any of those that were on the field that day.
最后我想要感谢所有11名工作人员和我的太太整天不懈努力的为大家服务。他们忙得热火朝天,没有时间吃饭。在活动结束,大家都离开后花了两个多小时才努力把所有东西打包,搬运到货车上,运回酒吧之后又花了一个多钟再把东西搬下车放回到仓库内。路上一杯很庆幸有这样一个工作团队,他们好比那天运动场上的运动员们那样精诚团结。