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    Default Update for playing venues..

    OK, here's an update to the playing venue..

    Manchester BC get-together :
    Place : Sutton
    Date : July 31st
    Time : 5 or 6 pm til the club mgt. chucks us out..
    *Mark A, please make a reservation if you have time.

    London BC get-together :
    Place : Still to be determined. Was planning to play at the same club where 1984AllEngland plays but was told can only reserve 1 court
    Date : Aug. 4th
    Time : either 9-12 am or 2-5 pm
    *Anyone in London can help find and secure a club for the get-together?
    **please see this post as option : http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...94#post1924694

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    I will be at the MD SF in the AM so could only make the pm if it isn't too far to travel. (London that is)

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    OK, here's another quick update to the playing venue..

    Manchester BC get-together :
    Place : Sutton
    Date : July 31st
    Time : 5 or 6 pm til the club mgt. chucks us out..
    *Mark A, please make a reservation if you have time.

    London BC get-together :
    Place : Still to be determined. Was planning to play at the same club where 1984AllEngland plays but was told can only reserve 1 court
    Date : Aug. 4th
    Time : Since there are still matches and possibility of people going to watch, we will book for a late afternoon/early evening get-together instead. Possibly around 5 pm.
    *Anyone in London can help find and secure a club for the get-together?
    **please see this post as option : http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...94#post1924694[/QUOTE]

    Benwilluk, will you be willing to help out in reserving courts for a late afternoon session? If you already have a regular place to play, we can use that as well.Thx.

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    LOL - I live about an hour north east of London so you definitely would not want to all travel up here to play.

    2-5 would be a decent time without having too late a finish. as for courts in london i wouldn't really know where to start.

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    There are plenty of places to play in the North London area where I live, but in most cases you need to be a member to be able to book courts in advance. I will need to ask around to see if anyone has an annual membership card. Let me know how many people, courts, rough cost per person and I'll try and find out. Can't promise anything though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by R20190 View Post
    There are plenty of places to play in the North London area where I live, but in most cases you need to be a member to be able to book courts in advance. I will need to ask around to see if anyone has an annual membership card. Let me know how many people, courts, rough cost per person and I'll try and find out. Can't promise anything though!
    R20190, yes, please do your best in finding a place to play for the London based get-together as long as it's in and around London.>or you can see link to the post a few pages back for list of places to play.
    So far, i've received another info that we can book a hall with 4 courts for 3 hrs for 100 (incl. shuttles).
    For now, let's reserve for afternoon to late afternoon session just to accommodate those who are watching the morning matches that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctjcad View Post
    R20190, yes, please do your best in finding a place to play for the London based get-together as long as it's in and around London.>or you can see link to the post a few pages back for list of places to play.
    So far, i've received another info that we can book a hall with 4 courts for 3 hrs for 100 (incl. shuttles).
    For now, let's reserve for afternoon to late afternoon session just to accommodate those who are watching the morning matches that day.
    I'll make some enquiries. But how many numbers confirmed/unconfirmed do we have or do we anticipate?

    So just to recap, Sat 4 Aug 2012 from about 5pm. 4 courts for 3 hrs, around 100 with shuttles.

    Also, if I manage to get someone to book, they'd obviously want to know how they would get their money back - if, in the event that there is a low turn out and not enough people... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R20190 View Post
    I'll make some enquiries. But how many numbers confirmed/unconfirmed do we have or do we anticipate?

    So just to recap, Sat 4 Aug 2012 from about 5pm. 4 courts for 3 hrs, around 100 with shuttles.

    Also, if I manage to get someone to book, they'd obviously want to know how they would get their money back - if, in the event that there is a low turn out and not enough people... ?
    Appreciate the help, R20190!
    Yes, please go ahead with a reservation either between 4-5 pm for 3 hrs (originally we were thinking from 2 pm til 5 pm but looking to start later; we'll keep the 2pm to 5 pm slot as backup)....4 courts should be enough...We don't know how many people are confirmed to come but i feel there will be quite a bit of turnout esp. once the confirmation is passed around..worse comes to worst, if not enough people show up, we'll play some singles
    As for having someone to book, don't worry, it'll be covered & that person will get money back in case.
    Thanks!
    Last edited by ctjcad; 07-12-2012 at 10:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boggieeiggob View Post
    Depends what you mean by guide. Because like, I know my way around some bits of London, but I'm not a cab driver or anything so I don't know how to get to every single place, but anyway, probably. I'll see
    If you want I could help out, I know my way around London well, used to take my friends and relatives around when I was like 12...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fengwei View Post
    Boggieeiggob!

    I was your age during the 2008 Beijing Olympics get-togethers (now 20) and trust me when I tell you that being 16 years old doesn't matter a single bit. As long as you're motivated and willing to help out the BadmintonCentral community, there's no need for you to consider yourself of less use.

    Back then I wasn't at all familiar with the entire city, and that's completely alright. You learn a lot of things along the way; basic organizing skills, contacting people, being a guide, sharing in amazing experiences with all your new friends from all around the world.

    After all these years, I still cannot remind myself enough of the huge influence these people had on my life, and helping me picture my future. BC members like: Loh, Ctjcad, Hcyong, Syaoren_Style, and many others gave me tremendous life-advice (forgot most usernames, know them by name now). At 16, there is no better crowd to learn from than these people. I know I'll never forget what went on in Beijing that year, and how much these friendships mean to me.

    To tie this up: Age is irrelevant. It's all about dedication, kindness, honesty and commitment, characteristics everyone will appreciate and acknowledge. Take a leap of faith, be a bit gutsy, and show them what you're made of (at 16 ). I know they'll all agree with me.

    Fengwei
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    Thanks for saying that, it makes me feel more confident. As I am a bit conscience as I'm 15 but turning 16 this year
    I could offer my services...

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    I would've liked to come to a meet-up to play some badminton with you guys, but I'm afraid my Olympic schedule is just too busy
    I have 2-3 sports sessions every day so won't make it to any badminton court....If I had known it before, I would've made sure I was in Londen some days before & after the olympics as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew tze en View Post
    If you want I could help out, I know my way around London well, used to take my friends and relatives around when I was like 12...
    Quote Originally Posted by drew tze en View Post
    xie xie
    Thanks for saying that, it makes me feel more confident. As I am a bit conscience as I'm 15 but turning 16 this year
    I could offer my services...
    drew tze en, we welcome your help and volunteering as well..
    Would you also be willing to help in reserving a baddy hall for the BC get-together on Aug. 4th? just looking for back-ups and options. thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctjcad View Post
    drew tze en, we welcome your help and volunteering as well..
    Would you also be willing to help in reserving a baddy hall for the BC get-together on Aug. 4th? just looking for back-ups and options. thanks!
    sure.
    I think I know about another place, the sportsdock

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    I think this maybe perfect! I'm not sure if they are open during the 4th August as the centre is being used as a training centre for the olympics. I think this centre is good because there are 20 courts!!! 20!!
    I have been there to play a competition and it is east London near London City Airport.
    http://www.uel.ac.uk/sportsdock/badminton.htm



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    Quote Originally Posted by drew tze en View Post
    I think this maybe perfect! I'm not sure if they are open during the 4th August as the centre is being used as a training centre for the olympics. I think this centre is good because there are 20 courts!!! 20!!
    I have been there to play a competition and it is east London near London City Airport.
    http://www.uel.ac.uk/sportsdock/badminton.htm

    No mate, you really don't want to be anywhere near London Excel during the Olympics (unless you're a spectator). London Excel will be holding more sporting events than any other venue, 7 sports if I remember correctly!!

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    Hey all,

    My buddy and I are in London from July 29th to Aug 5th for the Olympics and would love to come and meet up. He'a a regular on this site and this is my first post under this account. We're both life long players and would love to see how we compare to you guys over in London and also have some fun!

    Please let me know when the venue has been decided. We'll be staying near Hyde Park.

    Cheers,
    Jack

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    R20190 & Drew tze en and other London-based BCer..

    Please help in inquiring for more infos @ these places~thanks! :
    - Harrow Leisure Centre (near Wembley, i suppose ?)
    - http://www.brent.gov.uk/sport.nsf/Fi...ng%20Brent.pdf

    *gamelessx25 (Jack), welcome on board! We'll be giving away free BC t-shirt, so if you're interested please contact jamesd20 and see more infos in this thread : http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ntral-T-shirts!!..

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