Bell Jar: The Legion sells Bell Jar paper tickets (Pull Tabs) from a vending machine to members. (Games such as "Summer Sevens" and "Quick Bucks".) The game involves peeling back tabs to see if three images match. If they do match, there is a cash prize. The "Win Big - Nevada Gold" vending machine accepts $1 - $20 bills (and does not give change. New $5 bills not accepted.) Games in play are for $1 per ticket and instant prizes ranging from $1 up to $205 rewards. You must be at least 18 years of age to play.
Members can also play various legal games of chance. The Fort Hill American Legion raises funds through this lawful charitable gambling to support the Post activities and to contribute to the Oxford community and other deserving programs.
Big Screen TV - watch the game or whatever's on, on not just one, but two big screen TVs (plus one more small screen)! You don't have to drink to enjoy this clubhouse, but if you do, this bar has a very diverse and excellent selection of spirits. Enjoy a frosty mug of Ale; relax with a Bordeaux; or get a smooth Cocktail. The bartenders aim to please and if they don't know how to mix your specialty, they'll look it up. Please drink responsibly or bring a DD (designated driver).
American Shuffleboard: Table shuffleboard (also known as indoor shuffleboard, slingers, shufflepuck, and quoits) is a game in which players push metal-and-plastic weighted pucks (also called weights, groat or quoits) with their hand down a long and smooth wooden table into a scoring area at the opposite end of the table. Rules of play are posted on the bulletin board behind players. The Post 376 Shuffleboard playfield is a hardwood solid butcher block that is 15" wide and 1.75" thick that's maintained with both silicone spray and powdered shuffleboard wax (aka shuffleboard sand or speed powder) to reduce tracking behind the pucks and keep them gliding smoothly. The table measures 22' in length, official regulation tournament length. Scoreboards are prominently displayed on the wall facing the game. Shuffleboard teams usually form in September for tournaments, but friends get together for small games throughout the year.
Dart Board (in cabinet) - available for play. To play darts, a player throws three darts per visit to the board with the goal of reducing a fixed score, commonly 501 or 301, to zero ("checking out"), with the final dart landing in either the bullseye or a double segment. There are no Post teams at this time but come and play any time the board is free.
Mondays - Free Pool Night - The high quality pool table has flag blue felt and the play is free on Mondays. Just put your name on the board. There are several variations of pool, but the objective of all of them is sinking your balls in the pockets, before your opponent can, using a cue stick. There are sanctioned Pool's Amateur Tour (TAP) League Tournaments that play at the Post. They offer 8, 9 & 10 Ball Teams and Doubles. If you would like to find out more about joining a Central NY TAP pool league team, ask the bartender if he/she has a schedule or contact Donavan at CNYTAP Pool: (607) 336-8458 or firstname.lastname@example.org . [http://www.tapleague.com/] Winners of tournaments could advance for a trip to a National Championship Event.
Pitch (card game) - Pitch is an American trick-taking card game derived from the English game of All Fours. Using a standard American deck of fifty-two cards, ace high, the game is played in teams, partners sitting across from each other. The game is played clockwise, and there is one round of bidding. It is very popular at the Post! On Wednesdays at 7 p.m. just come with a partner to play. Thursday nights, during Fall and Winter, the Gene Sullivan Pitch League Tournament plays. Tournament Sign Up: Pitch will run from September 8 through December 8, 2016 at 7 p.m. Banquet will be December 15, 2016. Play 2 matches per week at $2 a week plus .25 cents per up. Point money will be distributed at the banquet. (Sign up sheet is on the white board in the bar.)
Friday Night is Free Juke Box Night: On the wall, just past the bar, is a TouchTunes Maestro Gen 3 Digital Internet Jukebox. There are hundreds of thousands of fully licensed songs, including all the classics, the latest hits, and new discoveries to choose from and share. The machine will be set to play for free on Friday nights so come on in and enjoy your favorite songs. Even when you have to pay to play, the selections are endless - perfect for listening or dancing!
Karaoke with DJ Dennis - On the first and third Saturday nights monthly from 7 - 11 p.m., "DJ Dennis and the Five Minute Idols" comes to the Legion clubhouse to make everyone a singing star. Karaoke is a form of entertainment in which people take turns singing popular songs into a microphone over prerecorded backing tracks. Dennis has hundred of songs to choose from and he displays the lyrics on a video screen, along with a moving symbol to guide the singer. So come join everyone at the Oxford American Legion Post 376 for a great time!