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Wimbledon Ballot: who's been successful?

vodka007
02-07-2008, 12:53 PM
I have been successful and have got a pair of tickets for the second Monday for Centre Court, I'm well happy.

Just wondered whether anyone else has also been successful like myself?

rhinooooo
02-07-2008, 12:56 PM
Just got a successful letter back. However, I've been given two tickets for the second Tuesday on Centre Court. That's women's QF day. £130.Not interested at all.

Will most likely attempt to get the groundpass tickets for a couple days in the first week as there will be plenty of great players on the outer courts, who I'd much rather see.

Puschkin
02-07-2008, 01:02 PM
Just got a successful letter back. However, I've been given two tickets for the second Tuesday on Centre Court. That's women's QF day. £130.Not interested at all.


If there is similar rain like last year, you might end up with totally differernt matches for that Tuesday. ;)

Iván
02-07-2008, 01:23 PM
It will rain.

Goonergal
02-07-2008, 01:33 PM
A pair of tickets for the second Thursday on Court 1, so I pray for rain for some matches to be bumped on there :lol:

adee-gee
02-07-2008, 01:39 PM
Just got a successful letter back. However, I've been given two tickets for the second Tuesday on Centre Court. That's women's QF day. £130.Not interested at all.

Will most likely attempt to get the groundpass tickets for a couple days in the first week as there will be plenty of great players on the outer courts, who I'd much rather see.
A bit of advice, if you don't want them, don't try to sell them on ebay :o

I sold tickets for the women's final last year and have only just settled it with Wimbledon's solicitors who were threatening to sue me :retard:

decrepitude
02-07-2008, 01:58 PM
First Saturday, Court 1. :banana:

Should have some good matches.

rhinooooo
02-07-2008, 02:26 PM
If there is similar rain like last year, you might end up with totally differernt matches for that Tuesday. ;)

:) Yep, I was thinking of that but I don't want to end up spending £130 and then hoping that there's rain. Not interested in the WTA matches at all. I think first week I'll be able to see alot of the mens matches on the outer courts, and there's a chance of getting centre court tickets if you arrive early. So, I'll probably do that. Alot of the players I want to see will probably not be on the show courts.

rhinooooo
02-07-2008, 02:28 PM
A bit of advice, if you don't want them, don't try to sell them on ebay :o

I sold tickets for the women's final last year and have only just settled it with Wimbledon's solicitors who were threatening to sue me :retard:

Yeah, the organisers are pretty mental when it comes to that. I'm just not gonna buy the tickets offered.

What happened with you? Did they threaten to recoup the money from your sale? How did you settle it?

theDreamer
02-07-2008, 02:30 PM
A bit of advice, if you don't want them, don't try to sell them on ebay :o

I sold tickets for the women's final last year and have only just settled it with Wimbledon's solicitors who were threatening to sue me :retard:

funny:) The first thing I thought of was for him to sell them on ebay if he doesn't want them. :lol:

btw, how does getting tickets for wimbledon actually work - do you get given tickets
for random days based on what's available?

adee-gee
02-07-2008, 02:35 PM
Yeah, the organisers are pretty mental when it comes to that. I'm just not gonna buy the tickets offered.

What happened with you? Did they threaten to recoup the money from your sale? How did you settle it?
Eventually I had to pay back all the money I made plus a bit more. They had opened up a court case with me and all the others who had sold tickets on ebay, and as I didn't have much of a defence, I had to settle before it got to court.

I'd got £850 for the women's final tickets :(

Or Levy
02-07-2008, 02:42 PM
So, if I want to buy final tickets, for example - I can't no matter how much I agree to pay?

jazar
02-07-2008, 02:44 PM
i'll get some comps for a few days and queue on other days.

Adler
02-07-2008, 02:52 PM
adee-gee, this is some serious shit you're writing about. Was there any legal norm in the regulations forbidding to do so? Or did you know you're doing sth illegal?

rhinooooo
02-07-2008, 03:10 PM
funny:) The first thing I thought of was for him to sell them on ebay if he doesn't want them. :lol:

btw, how does getting tickets for wimbledon actually work - do you get given tickets
for random days based on what's available?

;)Yep, first thing I thought of too. Until you read all the terms on the letter they send you which is very explicit in forbidding selling on tickets.

The process is quite a long one. You basically send an application form to Wimbledon to enter into a ballot for tickets. By February, the people who got chosen in the ballot get sent a letter stating that two tickets have been allocated for you. The rubbish thing is they specify the date and court. So, I ended up being given Tuesday of the 2nd week which is WTA Quarter Finals. If I want the tickets, I just send the letter back with the cheque for payment. I think it's a poor process.

rhinooooo
02-07-2008, 03:12 PM
Eventually I had to pay back all the money I made plus a bit more. They had opened up a court case with me and all the others who had sold tickets on ebay, and as I didn't have much of a defence, I had to settle before it got to court.

I'd got £850 for the women's final tickets :(


Ouch. They sound pretty hardcore.

adee-gee
02-07-2008, 03:16 PM
So, if I want to buy final tickets, for example - I can't no matter how much I agree to pay?
You can pay like £3,000 to go through one of these legal ticket agencies.
adee-gee, this is some serious shit you're writing about. Was there any legal norm in the regulations forbidding to do so? Or did you know you're doing sth illegal?
Well I knew you're not supposed to, but I didn't think they'd take it so far. I mean, it's not like I was the only one doing it, there were over 100 tickets on there.

If they didn't have such a fucked up ticketing method they might not get so many problems :shrug:
Ouch. They sound pretty hardcore.
They are, and very persistant :o

CooCooCachoo
02-07-2008, 03:23 PM
Just go to qualies at Roehampton. It's free and much nicer.

LeChuck
02-07-2008, 03:25 PM
During the first week I'm going to queue up and get a groundpass for the outside courts, like I did last year.

rhinooooo
02-07-2008, 03:31 PM
You can pay like £3,000 to go through one of these legal ticket agencies.




Yep, and this is why they're all a bunch of bastards. It's the same with football, you get a huge amount of ticket agencies buying in bulk and selling for extortionate prices. More often than not, the people who end up getting these tickets aren't fans.

vodka007
02-07-2008, 06:58 PM
Im prob gunna go during the 1st week and queue up

MrExcel
02-07-2008, 08:20 PM
Haven't heard anything yet :(

I think they usually send out the offer letters in batches throughout February, so I'm still hoping for something

danton
02-07-2008, 10:55 PM
My Dad got Second Wed Centre court Mens qtrs tickets so that should be good - he's not really into tennis so I get him to do the ballot for me. He'll probably come though as he hasn't been to wimbledon and I guess going to centre court is on some 1001 things to do before you die list somewhere.

I haven't received anything yet - I didn't last year either. :-(

I hope they do tickets online the day before as they did last time. I got to see both finals and although womens was rubbish at least there was the Gasquet Fed match on before and the mens final was a cracker.

rhinooooo
02-07-2008, 11:15 PM
My Dad got Second Wed Centre court Mens qtrs tickets so that should be good - he's not really into tennis so I get him to do the ballot for me. He'll probably come though as he hasn't been to wimbledon and I guess going to centre court is on some 1001 things to do before you die list somewhere.

I haven't received anything yet - I didn't last year either. :-(

I hope they do tickets online the day before as they did last time. I got to see both finals and although womens was rubbish at least there was the Gasquet Fed match on before and the mens final was a cracker.

Just wondering - were you able to get good seats, and if you don't mind saying, how much were they?

savesthedizzle
02-07-2008, 11:57 PM
I had a good time queueing last year :) I wouldn't mind doing it again if I go in a year or two again :p

danton
02-08-2008, 01:12 AM
Just wondering - were you able to get good seats, and if you don't mind saying, how much were they?

They were the back five rows. I think because of the roof installation they were not expecting to have those seats in time but as they did they made them available online.

They were full price plus £5 booking fee. So I think £80 +BF for Womens and £85 + BF for mens.

Puschkin
02-08-2008, 07:42 AM
Anyone outside the UK already???

The Pro
02-08-2008, 11:41 AM
I FORGOT ALL ABOUT THE BALLOT. :sad:

I missed out last year. :awww:

vodka007
02-08-2008, 07:04 PM
ive got 2 tickets for the second Monday on centre court, and I have also applied for French Open tickets for the 1st Monday and Tuesday on court philippe chatriere. Im also hoping to go to US Open, wil be awesome!!

Mobes
02-12-2008, 05:18 PM
Does anyone know if they post them out in any sort of order??? At least one person in my area has had there's already (second friday court one) but i've had nothing as yet :( but last year i got mine about 2 weeks before she got hers!?

jimbojames365
05-24-2013, 07:34 PM
This competition seems a good idea for anyone who did not get tickets in the wimbledon ballot:

Win tickets to Wimbledon 2013 at Stevegtennis.com (http://www.stevegtennis.com/shop/win-tickets-to-wimbledon-2013)

Anyone know any other Wimbledon comps?