Local man takes the world (well, the North Coast) by Bingo
NORTHERN Rivers extrovert Daniel Salfield is spicing up bingo with an upbeat variation on the game in the form of Hit That Hit Musical Bingo.
From author to radio announcer, Mr Salfield says he uses humour and good vibes to ensure a night of fun, prizes and giveaways with musical bingo being hosted at Byron Bay, Lismore, Grafton, Macksville, Coffs Harbour, the Gold Coast, and Brisbane.
Mr Salfield kicked off Hit That Hit at Byron Bay's Beach Hotel this year in what he described as a "gamble" for the pub.
"It is safe to say the risk has been worth it," he wrote on the Common Ground blog in August. "The Beach Hotel took a gamble with a game never before played on Australian soil and each week since its debut in June the momentum has been building to where I can now see familiar faces re-appearing each week for another chance to daub and win."
Mr Salfield now says up to 300 people turn up to each of the Beach Hotel events.
The game is a test of players' musical knowledge, requiring to recognise and mark of songs on their bingo card as they are played. They get to call "bingo" and collect a prize once their card is filled.
Mr Salfield says the game is divided up into three 50-minute rounds and players can drop in (or out) on any one of them.
Locally, you can play Hit That Hit at the Byron Bay Beach Hotel on Mondays from 7pm to 10pm, and Mary G's in Lismore on Tuesdays from 8.30pm to 11.30pm. Tonight it's on at the Coolangatta Sands from 7pm to 10pm and at Coffs Harbour's Plantation Hotel from 7pm to 10pm.