Despite the gloom smiling faces dominated at Prize Evening on Friday 13th March.
But who had the biggest grin? Terry Rymer, as in days of old, was mentioned many times.
The captain himself showed that his form is holding up despite the burdens of office.
Keith Burns worked hard to crack his face along with everyone else’s
Bryan (Bank of Ginger) Sinden, fingers still green from the printing press, was happy with the turnout despite the gloomy news.
But it was Don Johnson who had the widest smile having come away with six trophies and two runner-up prizes.
Here are the rest of the runners and riders in pictures