Gossip from the 2009 CLA Game Fair

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

We had an amazing three days at the CLA Game Fair this year and were delighted to meet so many of you at the show.

The highlight for us was the Saturday, the show’s busiest day.  Despite some dubious weather reports, the sun shone throughout and we had an action-packed day on the stand, with lots of members (past, present and future) coming to say hello and every spare corner of the stand taken up by people for our wine tasting in the afternoon.  Our lunch in the Members Enclosure and the clay shooting session on the Clay Line also went really well.

However, the main event for us was our tongue-in-cheek dating show in the Game Fair Theatre at 4.30pm.  Presented by Apprentice finalist Claire Young, the show saw 10 country-minded contestants vying for the attention of our male and female ‘pickers’…as usual there was plenty of cheeky banter!

Dating Show 1
Jo and Claire question the boys
Dating Show 3
Jo meets Matt

The pickers were asked to choose one person to accompany them on a date and the two couples were then whisked off for a romantic picnic in Belvoir Castle’s stunning rose garden.

Millie and Simon

One of the nicest things was that, over the three days, we counted more than 30 couples who came up to us to say that they had met each other on the site or at one of our events.  We all work really hard so it makes our day when we get to see people happily matched up.

Charles & Sophie
Charles & Sophie Charles and Sophie met on the site in October 2008 and came to say hi - we think they make a great couple!

***UPDATE – Charles and Sophie have since announced their engagement – check out our Success Stories page to read more about it***

If you are still waiting to meet the right person, you’ll be pleased to know that more than 600 people have registered on the site in the last week alone so why not head over to the Newest Members section (under the Search tab) and say hello!