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Re: UK Championships 2008 | Birmingham | Discussion

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:57 am
by Robert
Noodlebug wrote:the diplomatic powers of Robert


:lol:

Can people not interested or having difficulty attending a 2-dayer please explain why? And what, if anything, can be done to mitigate it?

Re: UK Championships 2008 | Birmingham | Discussion

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:46 am
by Jon G
yeah, i don't really get why leaving on sat morning & getting back sunday afternoon is such a problem. we've all got a lot on but it's only one night. what's SO pressing on sunday morning?

then again, what do i know about your private lives.

Re: UK Championships 2008 | Birmingham | Discussion

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:35 pm
by Robert
Birmingham really is pretty central. I don't see anyone I know of having to travel for more than 1.5 hours to get there or back.

Re: UK Championships 2008 | Birmingham | Discussion

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:25 pm
by Noodlebug
Yes, it's not like anyone is flying up from Heathrow...

What would it take to get your brother to come Jon?

Re: UK Championships 2008 | Birmingham | Discussion

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:39 pm
by Robert
Yes, as much as I would like to have a chance, Ben Greenaway should attend (win) this in his home town.

Re: UK Championships 2008 | Birmingham | Discussion

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:52 pm
by Jon G
what, are you flying up or am i just being dense? i recommend the M40, it's nice & quiet and you might even see some red kites! (around the chilterns)

hopefully ben'll come. he ain't played much lately but if he turned up i'd make him odds on favourite, closely followed by rob & me. i think there'll be a few dark horses though.

any chance of wanie coming or has he truly disappeared into oblivion?

Re: UK Championships 2008 | Birmingham | Discussion

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:57 pm
by Noodlebug
If waynie turns up I'll eat my joystick!

No I'm not flying, just trying to be topical :oops:

Re: UK Championships 2008 | Birmingham | Discussion

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:48 pm
by GingerPete
Whats all this Birmingham UK Champs talk then?!

I am in, time to start practicing. Been a bit slack of late but i started a new web dev job on tuesday so no more self employeed eat up all your time rubbish anymore :)

Re: UK Championships 2008 | Birmingham | Discussion

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:50 pm
by Noodlebug
Why don't you come and practice at KOOHL on Sunday? :8o:

Re: UK Championships 2008 | Birmingham | Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:19 pm
by Steve1977
Yes, I'v sent GingerPete a txt. This will be the last tournament I host before the UK Champs - it'l have KO2 players who are not elite, so people a fine chance to practice IMHO. Come on Pete!

Re: UK Championships 2008 | Birmingham | Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:41 pm
by GingerPete
Hi steve

Sorry I cannot get there on sunday I am playing golf late morning, and meeting some old mates in the evening.

Re: UK Championships 2008 | Birmingham | Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:09 pm
by Steve1977
no probs mate :)

Re: UK Championships 2008 | Birmingham | Discussion

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:34 pm
by gdh82
Slight hitch with the Five-a-side footy!!!

Tried to book this today but the latest saturday slot is 430-530 ! :( This is due to the closing time of the leisure centre, and saturday is there's early closing day! :roll:

I'd suggest we've got two options:

1) Play footy Sat 430-530, and consider starting slightly earlier so tournament action would be between 10/10.30-4pm
or
2) Play footy Sun 930-1030, and keep tourney action between 11-4pm

What your preferences ? Any other ideas ? Another idea altogether might be to drop the footy plans and play tenpin bowling instead on the saturday evening ? I'll go with the majority...