We use cookies to analyse traffic and for ad measurement purposes, including for personalizing ads. More Info Accept Cookies
Bingo Caller Nominated For The Real Welsh Legends Award
Harrison Score
Harrison Score

Bingo Caller Nominated For The Real Welsh Legends Award

A bingo caller has been nominated as one of 10 finalists for the Real Welsh Legends award.

As part of a campaign hosted by Welsh brewer and pub operator Brains. A hunt has been launched to find the best local legends at pubs across the country. Voting for the competition is now open to all Welsh residents, who can select their favourite candidate from the Brains website. Best act quickly though as voting closes at the end of July, with the final winner announced mid-August.

Bingo Caller Legend Derek Alexander

Derek Alexander, 72, is the resident bingo caller at a clubhouse in St Mary’s Well Bay Caravan Park, near Penarth, where he’s had a caravan for the past 12 years. He and nine other nominees have been carefully selected based on their fame and reputation in their local community.

When asked how he felt about his nomination, Derek said: “I was delighted when I found out I had been nominated as a Real Welsh Legend. I’ve been calling the bingo at the clubhouse for years, and I’ve always had my own style. When I call out number 59 all the ladies go ‘ooo’, and I usually say ‘I haven’t had women ooo at me for years’. It’s always good fun.”

Neighbor Rachel Williams, also from St Mary’s Well Bay Caravan Park, confirms that “Derek is a true legend to us at the caravan park. He puts a smile on everyone’s face on a Saturday when he calls the bingo, and is quick to tell a joke or two.”

As another benefit of this great award, every finalist including Derek is invited to star in Brain’s next advertising campaign. They also have the chance to win a series of prizes, such as having the local pub named after them, their own allocated seat at the bar and free beer for a year.

Plus, the 1st place winner will also receive two rugby tickets for a Wales home match in 2015 or 2016 (subject to availability). They will also have the chance to brew their very own beer in conjunction with Brains’ Head Brewer, and will be a minimum of one brew.

Bruce Newman, head of marketing at SA Brain & Co Ltd said: “Our Real Welsh Legends campaign was designed to discover the true legends that we know are in our pubs and local communities. We all know a person who is part of the furniture in your local pub or always has a joke to tell. We wanted to celebrate these legends and share their stories. The campaign has revealed that Wales really is home to some great legends. We wish Derek luck as well as the other shortlisted finalists and no doubt his local community will support him.”

Other nominees include John Parsons, 74, from Cardiff, who has been quizmaster at the Birchgrove pub for 26 years. Careful – he’s not afraid to crack the whip if he sees someone in the corner Googling answers! Then there is Andrew, 51, the local magician from Milford Haven. Known to the patrons as ‘Andy Mac’, he amazes fellow pub-goers with his disappearing coin tricks and card stunts.

Comments are closed.


*New players only. Valid until further notice. Min dep £10. 200% Bingo Bonus [BB] max £20 + 100% Game Bonus [GB] max £10. WR: 4x (dep+BB); 50x (dep+GB). WR vary by game. GB valid on selected games only. GB wins cap: £100 + initial bonus. UK: deposit balance can be withdrawn at any time. Country restrictions apply. 18+. Full T&C apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

*18+. New Customers Only. Opt in required. Available first 3 days, on first deposit. Min. £10 deposit. Max. bonus £150. Max. stake £5. 50x wagering applies. Max. conversion £1000. 50 Free spins at 10p a spin awarded once £20 cash is staked on selected games. Bonus and Free spins expire 7 days from issue. Eligibility, game restrictions and terms and conditions apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

*1st depositors only. Country restrictions apply. Min £10 deposit, get 300% Bingo Bonus [BB] (max £200) + 30 Free Spins [FS] on Fruit Blast. Must be claimed within 7 days. BB valid on specific rooms only. FS wins capped at £6 Games Bonus [GB]. Wagering requirements apply; 30x GB funds (vary by game) GB wins capped at £100, exc. PJP win. Wagering req. apply: 2x (deposit + BB funds); Country restrictions apply. T&Cs Apply *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

*18+ New customers. Deposit and spend £10 on Bingo tickets within 30 days of registering. Get 500 Bingo tickets for Heart Bonanza, 7 days expiry + 25 Free Spins on Heart Bonanza Slot Game, 7 days expiry. Click for T&Cs. | begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

*Terms and conditions apply. New customers only. Min £10 deposit. Max win from bonus money £100. Max stake with bonus active is £5 and 35x wagering on Slots only. 50 cash Free Spins released over 5 days. Expires 14 days after deposit. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

*18+ new players only. Maximum £50 bonus. Minimum deposit: £20. Deposit Bonus wins are capped at £500. Max bet with active bonus: £2. Wagering requirement 100% match deposit bonus: 30 times sum of deposit + bonus. Winnings from Free Spins are credited as Real Money without wagering requirement. Some games may not be played with an active bonus. Games may contribute differently when wagering a bonus. Deposit Bonus expires after 30 days if wagering requirement has not been met. Free Spins expire after 3 days. One bonus allowed per person, address, device, IP. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

*New members only, must opt in. Min £10 deposit & wager. 30 day expiry from deposit. Free Spins: on Double Bubble. Spins value: 20p each. Bingo: Advertised ticket value based on £1 tickets. Game availability & restrictions apply. 18+. **£10 lifetime deposit required. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

*New Players Only 18+. Minimum Deposit: £10. Maximum Offer: 100% Bonus up to £50 & 100 Spins on Starburst. Players will be credited with 20 Spins per day, across 5 days. Bonus & Spins winnings must be wagered 35x before withdrawal. Spins expire after 5 days. Promo Code: 100SPINS. Withdrawal & full T&Cs apply. Valid until 31/12/2022. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

*New members only, must opt in. Min £10 deposit & wager. 30 day expiry from deposit. 18+. Free Spins: on Secrets of the Phoenix Megaways. Spins value: 20p each. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

*New customers only. Min deposit £10. 25x wagering reqs. 10x max convertible. 20 free spins on Gonzo’s Quest Megaways only. 5x wagering on free spins. 10x max convertible. Valid for 7 days. T&Cs apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad