The 2015 Ikeys Black Tie Dinner was held at Kelvin Grove on Thursday 10 September to celebrate another great season .It was attended by 280 UCT old boys and friends of the club, who enjoyed Ikeys entertainment at its best while celebrating many reunions in a relaxed atmosphere.
Notable reunions were 2001/2002, 2005 and 2007 Trojan reunion tables.
The pre-drinks session went on for longer than was planned as old friendships were renewed and lots of catching up was done. Eventually everybody had to be chased into the main dining area to start the formal program.
UCT’s MC Anton Taylor was back in great form and guided the entertaining event with his trademark humor, mostly at the expense of the False Bay table and John Dobson. The Bay Table and its familiar faces had the last laugh having beaten the Ikeys the week before and Dobbo was able to respond in like as the guest speaker.
Guest Speaker: John “Dobbo” Dobson
Dobbo spoke in his usual, zany, humorous way, sharing funny anecdotes about Ikey, Western Province and Springbok Rugby, which had the audience in stitches. A number of people in the audience were also targets for his wit, in particular Rob Wagner CEO of WP Rugby and former Boks Hanyani Shimange and Robbie Fleck.
The players who were due to leave to compete at the World University Rugby Cup in England were wished good luck for the tournament and were given a huge round of applause.
At last it was the famous “Heads or Tails” game, expertly conducted by the Anton Taylor that had the guests on their feet.
More magic in 2016
Thanks again to all the sponsors and contributors to the event. A big thank you also goes to all the guests who made the dinner so memorable.
Thanks to Kelvin Grove for being fantastic hosts, Zevenwacht for sponsoring table wine and South African Breweries for sponsoring drinks! A special thanks you to our club sponsors FNB, Personal Trust, Steinhoff International, Puma, Sports Science Institute and the companies that joined us with corporate tables; Burger and Wallace, Peninsula Beverages, Interwill, Incledon Engineering, Civils 2000, Accelerate Sport, Personal Trust, Search
Partners Int., Targe Capital and Investec.