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The Annual Curry Cook-off

for the ‘Del Mar Hoods Curry Cup’

Live music – The Beachwood Rugby Band




Teams participate in creating their ‘perfect’ curry dish – no restrictions on ingredients.


The winners and runners up to be adjudicated by 3 independent judges. The winner’s to receive the Dan Dworsky Curry Cup floating trophy as well as a cash prize. Runner’s up are also in line to receive prizes.


As the venue is booked for the entire day, teams can set up in the morning and create their masterpieces at the venue. The competition will be stiff this year with many new teams in the running.



This year’s event to be held as a fundraiser for the KwaZulu Old Crocs tour to Ireland in September 2010. A percentage of proceeds to go to youth rugby clubs.


Based on last year’s turnout, it’s going to continue the proud history of excellent food and cheer.


This event is open to everyone, we are aiming to have as many families and friends participate in grand fashion in a reserved area of San Dieguito park.


Feel free to forward this invite to others who would be interested in participating or attending.


During the day we will be showing top class rugby games and arranging touch rugby and other games for the kids or you can just relax under the trees with the family listening to good music enjoying fine fare.






Saturday June 26th, Morning ‘til Sunset (the venue is booked for the whole day)


The curry tasting will officially take place between 1 and 2pm.






San Dieguito Park, Del Mar: Area One at the Upper Entrance. Please be advised there is a daily parking fee of $3 per vehicle.


Address- 1628 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Del Mar, CA 92014


Map Link - http://www.co.san-diego.ca.us/parks/picnic/sandieguito_map.html






As this year’s event is a fundraiser the following entrance fees will apply:


$10 per adult and kids for free – entrance fee will include free sample tasting of the curries entered in the competition, as well as free helpings to Oscar Dike’s famous curry, and a hotdog and cooldrink for the kids.


There will be beers, cooldrinks and hotdogs.






During the day we will be holding an auction for some rugby & other sport memorabilia. Plus there will be a raffle held for various other prizes that have been generously donated.




SOME OF THE PARTICPANT TEAM CAPTAINS (so far we have 10 registered teams)




Theo Expats Team 1


Theo Expats Team 2


Theo Expats Team 3


Pingo’s – Bruce Tremearne & Craig Humphreys


Krishna’s Corner – Krishna & Mark Abelkop


Somali Pirate Green Goat Curry – Ed Petersen


Curry & Nice – Tania Odies


Alan Pickering & Friends


Chopper’s Team


Charles Rubin’s Team




Awaiting confirmation from the following teams:






Graham (SA Deli)


Dwarsky reserves – Jeff Jones & Peter Sertic






Phil Sheard


Bosbefok Team




There’s plenty of space for more teams guys & girls!!!




Feel free to forward this invite to others who would be interested in participating or attending.


Should you want to enter your own team please contact me or Oscar Dike at yahoo.com"]oscar_dike[at]yahoo.com or sbcglobal.net"]glenrhawkins[at]sbcglobal.net






Form a team, appoint a captain and select a team name. Once you’ve done this, send your details to either Oscar or Glen, so we can add your team to the roster. The teams decide on their menus etc. Some teams may want to enjoy getting together the night before to prepare. Teams are able to set up at the venue during the morning as well (need to bring your own heating/cooking means).


Should you not want to form a team of your own, you’re more than welcome to join an existing team, or alternatively just come along to enjoy the day as a taster.


To enable as many people as possible to taste your curry we suggest each team makes 2 pots. Suggest each team also provides a pot of rice.


Teams look after their ingredients costs.


Please note, there are no cooking facilities at the venue, so if any cooking is to be done, teams should provide means to do so themselves.


Team cooking/presentation areas will be demarcated, and at this stage, its 1st come 1st serve. Each team to bring their own paraphernalia, ie shade, tables chairs, etc.


The organizers will be providing eating utensils and sample bowls with which to taste the curries on offer.


Please contact Oscar or Glen right away with your preference of participation so we can establish the number of people attending.


There will be 2 scoring mechanisms for the curries.


1. The curries will be tasted by all attendees and score tallied on a board to conclude who the ‘peoples’ master curry team victor will be….just as last year.


2. The 3 invited judges will make the final adjudication.




NB- For non-participants and non-curry eaters, bring our own BBQ goodies, including picnic utensils for your family. A bag of BBQ coal would help.


Tables and BBQ areas are provided for, but bring your own ground coverings if you plan to sit under the trees.









Please contact Oscar [at] yahoo.com"]oscar_dike[at]yahoo.com or Glen [at] sbcglobal.com"]glenrhawkins[at]sbcglobal.com for more info.


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