On this day in 1972 Henry Carrington beat Reg Ableforth and Anson Kibbles in the longest ever three way game of Sloigs on record. The game lasted 37 years in total and Carrington’s victory was not only shocking because he was a novice player of Sloigs but because he died twenty years before the game’s conclusion. Carrington’s death went unnoticed in part due to the fact that Sloigs is traditionally played in freezer rooms, because the Clurbs have to be kept below freezing point, and because he was always a quiet, thoughtful type who would take a long time to make his moves it was suspected that he was engaging in psychological warfare with his opponents by not moving for twenty years.
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The Monster of Mount George
True aficionados of Sloigs will be familiar with the official anthem of the sport which has been used to open all official games since 1987: