Man cave up for national award

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With a fully-stocked bar, pool table and dartboard, a South Kirby man’s dream games room could be in line for a national award.

The blokes-only bolthole of Glenn Scarrott’s has been shortlisted for the 2017 Games Room of the Year, along with nine other hopefuls across the UK.

Glenn Scarrott's blokes-only bolthole.

Glenn Scarrott's blokes-only bolthole.

Called ‘The Click’, Glenn has built his own bar, furnished with beer pumps, spirits and bar stools.

But his dedicated ‘man cave’ could be up against some tough competition with plenty of time and money spent on the other nine caves.

Other entries include a pub garden football pitch, a graffiti-covered homage to arcade gaming, a room dedicated to a sci-fi memorabilia and one packed with old arcade classic machines.

The competition is now in its third year, and is coordinated by Home Leisure Direct, a supplier of specialist games rooms equipment.

The winner will be determined by a public online vote.

Andy Beresford, managing director of Home Leisure Direct, said: “This has been our best year yet for entries and we’ve really struggled with the shortlisting process.

“There really have been some outstanding efforts, but we’ve managed to whittle it down to what we view as the best of the best and, as you can see, there’s an excellent selection on offer.

“The buzz around the offices when we see the entries coming in really is great and we’re delighted to share a glimpse of what we’ve been enjoying over the past few weeks.

“There is definitely a worthy winner in there somewhere, but as to who it is we couldn’t hazard a guess at this moment as the standard is just that high.

“Congratulations and thanks to all those who have entered so far.

“We can’t wait to see who comes out on the eventual top.”

Each of the finalists’ entries is available to view online, where the public is able to vote for their favourite games room.

The winner will pick up the £3,000 prize.

To cast a vote, log onto www.homeleisuredirect.com/games-room-vote/

Voting closes at midnight on Sunday, November 5.