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Post by TheGroover » Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:30 pm

Jester wrote:I
Why am I excited about this? Well beacuase amongst other things on the evening of Sunday 4 July the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain will be playing and I have wanted to see them live for ages. http://www.beamfest.org.uk/art_4th_ukulele.html
Hope there will be some other folks who with to join me?
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The UOoGB are brilliant - somebody go with Jester! They are incredibly talented and incredibly funny. A fantastic night out....
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Post by Charlie Mead » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:13 pm

Midsummer Day Update.....

Yes, it is the longest day...

Sad to say numbers are dropping as Steve pointed out. We are down to 127 and there may be more to go as a number of players have still not paid.

However, this is still the largest event in the UK for some time and it will still be the best. Please encourage anyone who has not contacted me to let me know they are coming to confirm their spot. Re-registratin will open after friday for those that have not managed to pay.

Forecast is for HOT weather.....bring the sun cream!
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Post by West » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:00 pm

Charlie Mead wrote:Forecast is for HOT weather.....bring the sun cream!
Village; I know you're not going (boo!!) but any chance of a good ol' event weather build up thread as per the last couple of tour events? :D
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Post by james » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:10 pm

Ok my brother the long lost Oliver Luton is returning to disc golf for the open and we were wondering if there was anyone going through bristol (train station pick up) at around 6-7pm to give him a lift?! :P
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Post by james » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:10 pm

on the thursday*
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Post by West » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:07 am

james wrote:on the thursday*
No Bristol to Crewkerne train? :)
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Post by mat cutler » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:14 pm

you have to go via salisbury to get to crewkerne on the train, but you can get the weymouth train from bristol which hasa request stop at maiden newton.

I'm coming down friday morning and could give him a lift then but can't put anyone up thursday evening as I have a full house with other people staying!

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Post by james » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:32 pm

mat cutler wrote:I'm coming down friday morning and could give him a lift then but can't put anyone up thursday evening as I have a full house with other people staying!
cheers mate we will get back to you soon as :)
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Post by Charlie Mead » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:17 am

Dave Feldberg arrives Tuesday 22.45 at Heathrow. Is anyone living in London able to do any of the following:

a) meet him at Heathrow
b) offer him a bed for the night
c) give him a lift to Beaminster on Weds (or v late Tuesday eve?)
d) point him to the right train from London Weds morning?

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Post by james » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:11 pm

Ok is anyone going through Bristol at around3-4pm on Friday who could give Oli a lift?
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Post by Charlie Mead » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:33 pm

John M has taken care of Dave F. James and I and John are at Whitcombe to start the final push. Big party in Beaminster tomorrow night. All up and running and waiting for arrivals to help and play.

Looking forward to seeing you all.
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Whitcombe 2010 British Open

Post by pope » Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:08 pm

Hey People,

Whitcombe is looking stunningly lovely, green and lush. Anyone who is half thinking about going or backed out (note some people could not even be bothered to email Charlie) should make a final effort to get involved. Even if you come just for the day.

Charlie has put in a super human effort, as have many other people, to make this the most professionally run event in the UK, it all looks reaaallly good. It will be great weekend, this is your sport, make the effort and escape normality. Life is about taking part not watching TV.

See you all soon, safe trips and avoid the a303, if it looks bad, go through salisbury and take a30 via Dorchester, Salisbury to Beaminister this way is 56 miles and takes 1hr 20 mins.

John Massey

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Post by West » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:03 am

4 days of work to go; stupid amount of work to do before I go; very long day planned today to try and nail most of it ... here goes!

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Post by JesseD » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:45 am

just a thought,,,, anyone think they can throw a roc, to the knoll? on a slight roll curve?

or even attempt it?

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Re: Whitcombe 2010 British Open

Post by Mr.Scary » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:18 pm

pope wrote:Hey People,

Whitcombe is looking stunningly lovely, green and lush. Anyone who is half thinking about going or backed out (note some people could not even be bothered to email Charlie) should make a final effort to get involved. Even if you come just for the day.

Charlie has put in a super human effort, as have many other people, to make this the most professionally run event in the UK, it all looks reaaallly good. It will be great weekend, this is your sport, make the effort and escape normality. Life is about taking part not watching TV.

See you all soon, safe trips and avoid the a303, if it looks bad, go through salisbury and take a30 via Dorchester, Salisbury to Beaminister this way is 56 miles and takes 1hr 20 mins.

John Massey

If my maths aren't wrong I think there may be 10-15 spots on the AM/Women Ancient Course that could be filled. And that would only be filed for foursomes not fivesomes.

I looked at the 303 and there is a lot of road works but this link says vehicles are still moving around 50-60mph.

http://www.frixo.com/a303-west.asp

Am I missing something here?
Please tell me as we're driving down Friday.

:cheers:
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Post by Tim » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:45 pm

Hey,

I've emailed Charlie re my attendance, or should i say non-attendance but am still showing up on the registered list, damn shame i can't make it, anyone want to baby sit for me?

Have fun everyone, i'm sure it will all run extremely smoothly with Charlie at the helm.

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Post by bruce » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:35 pm

Anyone likely to be in the Crewkerne station area about 10.50 or so Friday morning? I can always get a cab, but thought someone might be passing...
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Re: Whitcombe 2010 British Open

Post by Village » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:19 pm

Dagorhir wrote:
pope wrote:Hey People,

Whitcombe is looking stunningly lovely, green and lush. Anyone who is half thinking about going or backed out (note some people could not even be bothered to email Charlie) should make a final effort to get involved. Even if you come just for the day.

Charlie has put in a super human effort, as have many other people, to make this the most professionally run event in the UK, it all looks reaaallly good. It will be great weekend, this is your sport, make the effort and escape normality. Life is about taking part not watching TV.

See you all soon, safe trips and avoid the a303, if it looks bad, go through salisbury and take a30 via Dorchester, Salisbury to Beaminister this way is 56 miles and takes 1hr 20 mins.

John Massey

If my maths aren't wrong I think there may be 10-15 spots on the AM/Women Ancient Course that could be filled. And that would only be filed for foursomes not fivesomes.

I looked at the 303 and there is a lot of road works but this link says vehicles are still moving around 50-60mph.

http://www.frixo.com/a303-west.asp

Am I missing something here?
Please tell me as we're driving down Friday.

:cheers:
from bitter experience I can say that the A303 is a nightmare waiting to happen, and that's before they add a load of roadworks into the mix!

Unless you're travelling in the middle of the day (1100hrs - 1500hrs) there is plenty of potential for hold-ups.

avoid at all costs on a Friday!

having said all that, it can be fine........

just the luck of the draw
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Re: Whitcombe 2010 British Open

Post by West » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:25 pm

Village wrote:
Dagorhir wrote:
pope wrote:Hey People,

Whitcombe is looking stunningly lovely, green and lush. Anyone who is half thinking about going or backed out (note some people could not even be bothered to email Charlie) should make a final effort to get involved. Even if you come just for the day.

Charlie has put in a super human effort, as have many other people, to make this the most professionally run event in the UK, it all looks reaaallly good. It will be great weekend, this is your sport, make the effort and escape normality. Life is about taking part not watching TV.

See you all soon, safe trips and avoid the a303, if it looks bad, go through salisbury and take a30 via Dorchester, Salisbury to Beaminister this way is 56 miles and takes 1hr 20 mins.

John Massey

If my maths aren't wrong I think there may be 10-15 spots on the AM/Women Ancient Course that could be filled. And that would only be filed for foursomes not fivesomes.

I looked at the 303 and there is a lot of road works but this link says vehicles are still moving around 50-60mph.

http://www.frixo.com/a303-west.asp

Am I missing something here?
Please tell me as we're driving down Friday.

:cheers:
from bitter experience I can say that the A303 is a nightmare waiting to happen, and that's before they add a load of roadworks into the mix!

Unless you're travelling in the middle of the day (1100hrs - 1500hrs) there is plenty of potential for hold-ups.

avoid at all costs on a Friday!

having said all that, it can be fine........

just the luck of the draw
There's also speed cameras.

It goes slow as its one of those stupid roads which can't make its mind up whether its a by-pass or not ... switching between double and single lanes.

I'd suggest the m4 and then cut off after Swindon at some point might be an option from the east side of the country :)
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Re: Whitcombe 2010 British Open

Post by Mr.Scary » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:31 pm

West wrote:
Village wrote:
Dagorhir wrote:
If my maths aren't wrong I think there may be 10-15 spots on the AM/Women Ancient Course that could be filled. And that would only be filed for foursomes not fivesomes.

I looked at the 303 and there is a lot of road works but this link says vehicles are still moving around 50-60mph.

http://www.frixo.com/a303-west.asp

Am I missing something here?
Please tell me as we're driving down Friday.

:cheers:
from bitter experience I can say that the A303 is a nightmare waiting to happen, and that's before they add a load of roadworks into the mix!

Unless you're travelling in the middle of the day (1100hrs - 1500hrs) there is plenty of potential for hold-ups.

avoid at all costs on a Friday!

having said all that, it can be fine........

just the luck of the draw
There's also speed cameras.

It goes slow as its one of those stupid roads which can't make its mind up whether its a by-pass or not ... switching between double and single lanes.

I'd suggest the m4 and then cut off after Swindon at some point might be an option from the east side of the country :)

Thanks guys.
We're coming from so far away that changing routes means only 20 minutes difference so we'll go East to Peterbourgh and down through Birmingham, etc, etc, on the M5.

Thanks!!!
:D
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