Its with sadness & a heavy heart I have to inform that Our Mate and long standing Aussie Aussie Aussie! Club Member "DFLOP" - Darren Bruce, passed away in March this year at just 43 years old.
After a long battle with his heart, many operations and bypasses his ticker finally gave way at his home Queensland Australia..
Dflop joined WGT in mid 2010 and a founding member of Aussie Aussie Aussie! who
progressed up through the ranks, a mentor to many always with cheer in his manner and a
friendly and joking guy.
An avid fisherman, he lived at Hervey Bay QLD and always had great stories to tell of his fishing exploits there!
" i just love
bouncing plastics and blades around the rocky bombies on the run out
tide . I get myself everything from Coral trout , sweet lip , blue tusk
fish , cod , snapper , Grunter , jewies the ocasional barra and
Deefs fav fish, Coral Trout Blue Parrot fish (Tusk Fish)
He became one of the clubs first Captains - he helped design the current Aussie Club patch we use today and named "the beer swilling kangaroo".
Aussie Aussie Aussies! first Tour Legend in October 2012 only a few weeks after WGT created the new Tour Legend tier!
Dflop never used measurements or calculated wind speeds or anything; he used to say; "all that maths and stuff confuses me, i just walk up and hit it!"
Dflop created such club tournaments as "Ball Breaker" " Sausage Dog Cup" & of course his very own "DFLOPS SWEEPSTAKES"
in which his generosity paid out more than 5,000 credits each month -
The DFLOPS SWEEPSTAKES still hold the record for having the most club members in a tourney with 86 members participating, with an overall club participation of 75% at the time!
his gentle, easy-going nature, Dflop was a card, a larrikin, a "true
blue" "Dinky Di" Aussie & a great friend of many in WGT …
But he wasn’t merely our friend: he was also part
of our clubs 'family' and we shall forever sadly miss him.
have some great memories of the guy and I for one am better off for
I loved the way he was so enthusiastic to "Kick some ar$e" when we had a CC v CC game on!
Saying " Lets eat this mob for breakfast!"
In honour of his memory Dflop will always hold his patch here as a Founding Member & Captain of Aussie Aussie Aussie!
R.I.P Darren, sure was good to know you!
23/12/1971 - 9/03/2015
Please leave a message on Dflops wall to honour his memory.
Shrude... .. . :(