Old Ruthinian Association

Old Ruthinian Association - All Events

Events 2018


Lent Term begins

January 8th Monday

U18 & U14 v. St. David's College Llandudno

January 17th Wednesday

Away - 2.30 pm

U18 & U14 v. St. David's College Llandudno

January 23rd Wednesday

Big Side - 2.30 pm

Committee Meeting

January 31st Thursday

School - 6.00 pm


U18 v. Concord College Shrewsbury

February 7th Wednesday

Away - 2:30pm


U14 v. Kingsmead School Hoylake Wirral

March 7th Wednesday

Away - 2.30 pm

Committee Meeting

March 8th Thursday

School - 6.00 pm

U18 v. Abbeygate College Chester

March 21st Wednesday

Away - 2:30pm

Liverpool Luncheon

March 23rd Friday

The Artists Club, 5 Eberle Street, Liverpool L2 2AG
Cost £32.50 (3 courses plus ½ bottle wine)
12.15 pm for 1.30pm
Contact: Peter Bennett 01606 882150 / 07976 255 202 or email p.bennett49@hotmail.com

Lent Term ends

March 28th Wednesday


Trinity Term begins

April 16th Monday

U18 v. Concord College Shrewsbury

April 18th Wednesday

Big Side - 2:30pm



May 20th Sunday

Grafton Morrish Trophy Northern Qualifying Group
Fixby Hall G.C. Huddersfield
T/O 12 noon.
Contact: John Sharples 07785 503292 or 01978 855886


Prize Giving

June 1st Friday

Marquee on Big Side – 2.00 pm
Distinguished Guest: The Rt Hon Baroness Manningham-Buller

O.R. Summer Reunion Dinner

June 1st Friday

Springs Spa Restaurant, Llanrhaeadr, LL16 4NL

The cost for the 3 course Dinner will be £32.50 per person.
Wives/Partners Welcome.
Tickets Limited to 40.

Contact: Barry Mason : 01772 335898 / 07940703198
or email jbmason7269@hotmail.co.uk

Trinity Term Ends

June 22nd Friday


The John Sharples Invitation Golf Day

July 6th Friday

Vale of Llangollen Golf Club - 1:00 pm
Golf followed by Dinner
Contact: John Sharples on 07785 503292


Chester Luncheon

August 31st Friday

You are invited to the Old Ruthinian Association Chester Lunch on Friday 31 August at The Architect, 54 Nicholas Street, CHESTER, CHI 2NX.

A three course lunch will be served from 1.30 - places are limited to 40.
Wives, husbands and partners are welcome.

The Architect is a wonderful Georgian town house named in honour of the well known architect Thomas Harrison who lived and worked there. He designed many well known Chester buildings including much of Chester Castle and the iconic Grosvenor Bridge. It is situated within the city walls and overlooks the famous Roodee race course.

Car parking at The Architect is very limited but there are plenty of car parks close by. Chester rail station is a short taxi ride or a 15 minute stroll through the beautiful and historic city of Chester.

Covers are £32.50 per person.

Reply to: Peter Bennett, 59 Norley Road, Cuddington, NORTHWICH, CW8 2JY.

Email p.bennett49@hotmail.com or phone 01606 882150 / 07976 255202.

Cheques made payable to Peter Bennett or by electronic transfer to:
sort code 55-61-31 account no. 24457116, marked ORA LUNCH.

The Architect is open from 11.00am. Please arrive early so you can chat and mingle.



Michaelmas Term begins

September 17th Monday

Committee Meeting

September 20th Thursday

School - 6.00 pm



October 5th Friday

Welsh Public Schools Old Boys Golf Tournament
Vale of Llangollen Golf Club
Organised by The Old Ruthinian Golf Society.
Contact: John Sharples on 07785 503292 / 01978 855886
or Peter Bennett on 01606 882150 / 07976 255202


October 6th - 8th Saturday to Monday

Grafton Morrish Finals Day
Hunstanton & Brancaster Golf Clubs
T/O 10 am.
Practice Day 5th October.
Contact: John Sharples on 07785 503292

Committee Meeting

October 11th Thursday

School 6.00 pm


School Remembrance Service

November 9th Friday

St Peter's Church - 10.30 am

O.R. Reunion Weekend

November 10th Saturday

Golf - The Giles Machin Memorial Trophy
There will be a Champagne breakfast at 10.30 am followed by 9 holes of golf.
Come and enjoy the beauty and fun of the Ruthin Pwllglas golf club with your friends.
Please contact either Peter Bennett on 07976 255202 or John Sharples on 07785 503292.

Netball (for the ladies)
Come along and play for the ORA netball team against the school. The game will take place in The Hewer Sports Hall at 1.30 pm.
Please contact Donna Taylor- Cook on email: chunkytuk@yahoo.co.uk

The ORs will be playing against Ruthin Rugby Club VETS XV on Big Side kick off at 2.15 pm
Please contact Robert Manley on 077717 763288.

This is a now a very popular event and attracts many ORs. The OR XI will be playing the School 1st XI on Grahams Close with a 2.45 pm kick off.
All those interested please contact Ben Welsby on 07827 445861 or benwelsby@btinternet.com

Tea and AGM
As usual the school will be serving refreshments after the sports events at 4.15 pm in Big School.The AGM will follow.
Please advise of your intention to attend the AGM and tea to Cathy Hughes at school on 01824 702543 or hughesc@ruthinschool.co.uk

Ruthin Dinner

November 10th Saturday

This year's dinner will be held, as usual, at Ruthin Castle, 7.00 for 7.30pm

Dress - Black tie.

The last day for receipt of tickets will be Monday 5th November 2018.

Contact: Barry Mason : 01772 335898 / 07940703198
or email jbmason7269@hotmail.co.uk

Wreath laying at the Ruthin War Memorial

November 11th Sunday

This event will take place at the War Memorial in Wynnstay Road on at 10.30 am.
The wreath, in memory of all the Old Ruthinians who gave the ultimate sacrifice, will be laid by our President Stephen Sington. Coffee will be served at Ruthin Castle Hotel after this event.


Carol Service

December 13th Thursday

St. Peter's Church, 6.30pm

Michaelmas Term ends

December 14th Friday