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Who's going?

savesthedizzle
04-29-2006, 06:33 PM
I have ground passes for the first 4 days!

Who else is going?

See you all there :) :wavey:

Jimnik
04-30-2006, 02:38 AM
I'm a member so I'm going every day. (I get in for free) :wavey:

This is my first year as a member so I can't wait. :D

I'll be arriving very early so you'll probably see me sitting behind the photographers in the front row of the members' pavilion.

savesthedizzle
04-30-2006, 01:00 PM
I'm a member so I'm going every day. (I get in for free) :wavey:

This is my first year as a member so I can't wait. :D

I'll be arriving very early so you'll probably see me sitting behind the photographers in the front row of the members' pavilion.


Ahhhh very cool :) :yeah:

revolution
04-30-2006, 04:35 PM
I may go yet- I'm not sure how to go about booking though....

savesthedizzle
04-30-2006, 05:31 PM
I may go yet- I'm not sure how to go about booking though....


You can get tickets through the website or you can call :) I got mine through the website no problem. They called us because somehow my mom didn't enter her first name, but I spoke to someone and everything was pretty easy.

joeb_uk
04-30-2006, 05:52 PM
I am hoping to go along as a photographer, if I dont recieve a pass, I will buy a few grounds passes for 3/4 days, and come along like last year! No point buying a centre court ticket for this event. I can make everyday, I may come to the qualies (but that depends if I go so surbiton instead on that day). Also not sure if to go on the second saturday/sunday as I have eastbourne qualies :D Hard choices to be made.

Hopefully though I will be able to buy a grounds pass for the days I want to go, I know last year they sold out for a few days very quickly! But seeing as I dont know if I will be going as a photographer, I dont want to waste my money and then end up losing it.

joeb_uk
04-30-2006, 05:59 PM
I'm a member so I'm going every day. (I get in for free) :wavey:

This is my first year as a member so I can't wait. :D

I'll be arriving very early so you'll probably see me sitting behind the photographers in the front row of the members' pavilion.

I havent been on centre court :sad: I only had grounds passes last year. What is the position like for photographers there? Is it close to the court? Or a way back?

savesthedizzle
04-30-2006, 06:17 PM
Oh also, I emailed the tournament and they never got back to me... but have any of you gone to the qualifying before? What's the deal there? Do you need to get tickets in advance or can you just kind of wander in?

joeb_uk
04-30-2006, 06:21 PM
Yes its free, and hardly anyone turns up! Last year I went, and there was no one around when play was due to start :lol: Saturday, sunday is both free

PS I am not sure what time play starts on the week, on the outside courts? Last year was 11.30, not sure if its 11 this year?

I have just found out, that trains from eastbourne to london have been changed so it means most likely if play starts at 11am, for either surbiton/queens I will not arrive on time. Maybe 30 minutes late, which is a total pain in the ass considering how busy queens gets. You have to often arrive an hour early on court 1, to get a damn seat :sad: I will have no hope if I am turning up late. I just hope I get a pass.

Jimnik
04-30-2006, 08:31 PM
I havent been on centre court :sad: I only had grounds passes last year. What is the position like for photographers there? Is it close to the court? Or a way back?
It's right next to the court.

When I came as a guest last year, there were photographers sitting between me and the players. I was sitting at the front of the members pavilion, just behind where the players sit at the change of ends. It's also where the players walk on and off the court, just behind the umpire's chair.

savesthedizzle
04-30-2006, 08:42 PM
Yes its free, and hardly anyone turns up! Last year I went, and there was no one around when play was due to start :lol: Saturday, sunday is both free



Excellent :) Thanks!

revolution
04-30-2006, 08:45 PM
Quallies weekend is free? What's the nearest train stop?

Liverpool Lime Street-London Euston train takes 2 1/2 hours.

Then where do I go from there?

joeb_uk
04-30-2006, 09:09 PM
Quallies weekend is free? What's the nearest train stop?

Liverpool Lime Street-London Euston train takes 2 1/2 hours.

Then where do I go from there?

You need to go to barons court tube station, its a 30 second walk from queens club. Its a 25 minute tube journey, only zone 1 and 2 luckily, so you dont have to pay for 3-4 zones.

ae wowww
04-30-2006, 09:30 PM
I don't bother with public transport for this event anymore ;) Although all the drivers reckon they are in their twenties and looking fit :lol: They don't even qualify as MILFs!

joeb_uk
04-30-2006, 10:16 PM
I don't bother with public transport for this event anymore ;) Although all the drivers reckon they are in their twenties and looking fit :lol: They don't even qualify as MILFs!

I think I would rather go on the train, than be driven around by those terrible hired women drivers :tape: But, if jim is staying with you again I guess you will get the escort again :D Mind due, those women need to cut back on the makeup dont they, god their face is shining because of it :lol:

ae wowww
05-01-2006, 07:05 AM
I think I would rather go on the train, than be driven around by those terrible hired women drivers :tape: But, if jim is staying with you again I guess you will get the escort again :D Mind due, those women need to cut back on the makeup dont they, god their face is shining because of it :lol:

:lol: Too true - a bunch of dogs!

joeb_uk
05-01-2006, 11:13 AM
:lol: Too true - a bunch of dogs!

I wonder if you will get pestered by the car spotting 70 year old in army gear again this year :lol: That guy is a classic, waiting by the cars for players to come and sign autographs, doesnt watch any of the tennis! Mind due, I bet coocoo is alot worse :lol: Have you seen coocoo in action andy?

LeCoach
05-01-2006, 12:08 PM
I was lucky enough to go to Queen's in 04. I thought it was an awesome event. Great courts and players and this really unique English feel. Saw those drivers you guys are talking about. Pretty funny. At first some of them look quite cute but then you get up close and realise.....wonder if they come on to the players.

joeb_uk
05-01-2006, 12:18 PM
I was lucky enough to go to Queen's in 04. I thought it was an awesome event. Great courts and players and this really unique English feel. Saw those drivers you guys are talking about. Pretty funny. At first some of them look quite cute but then you get up close and realise.....wonder if they come on to the players.

:lol: Yeah, I must say I like queens also. Quite a compact place, but a relatively high standard/quality tournament (entry list comes out tomorrow, but it has many top 10 players committed already). I had heard lots of negative comments before I went, but personally I dont see much wrong with the event. Apart from eastbourne, queens has the best grasscourts in england I think.

The qualies event is good too, the draw is as strong as surbitons main draw the few days before :lol: and its free entry too of course.

PinkFeatherBoa
05-01-2006, 04:38 PM
I shall be attending Queens (as usual) for the whole week, minus Mon and Semis Sat.

ae wowww
05-01-2006, 06:18 PM
I wonder if you will get pestered by the car spotting 70 year old in army gear again this year :lol: That guy is a classic, waiting by the cars for players to come and sign autographs, doesnt watch any of the tennis! Mind due, I bet coocoo is alot worse :lol: Have you seen coocoo in action andy?

:lol::haha:

savesthedizzle
05-02-2006, 12:03 PM
Great fucking news!


Dear Mr Bateman,

Thank you for your e-mail.

Gates open at 11am daily. Monday to Friday play starts on all Courts at

12.30pm.

Kind regards,


12.30 :eek: Its an hour later than last year lol, I had expected them to be earlier! Its even later than I wanted, but I am a happy person now :cool:


:yeah:

joeb_uk
05-02-2006, 04:03 PM
Of course, good news always followed by terrible news and then entry list couldnt be any worse for me :haha:

Only about 2 players on the list who I like alot :sad: Oh well, at least if I dont get a pass I wont be missing out on much and probably will only go for a day or two.

Matty
05-08-2006, 01:13 PM
I have got a ground pass for the opening day :)
It will be my first visit to queens,hopefully I can get a lift up with my dad as he works in Hayes and than I can get the tube from Hounslow.

Lina
05-08-2006, 03:11 PM
I'm there on the qualifiers weekend, ground pass on the tuesday, ground pass friday and centre court on sunday.
=)

joeb_uk
05-08-2006, 03:56 PM
I'm there on the qualifiers weekend, ground pass on the tuesday, ground pass friday and centre court on sunday.
=)

Eowyn?

Lina
05-08-2006, 03:59 PM
watt?

joeb_uk
05-08-2006, 04:04 PM
watt?
You sound just like the poster eowyn, seems its not them though.

Lina
05-08-2006, 05:12 PM
oh. right XD

ae wowww
05-08-2006, 08:44 PM
I'll be boosting it up at Queeeeens!

Lina
05-08-2006, 10:58 PM
33 days to go! Whoo! =]

MissFairy
05-14-2006, 12:12 PM
EEE! I'm so excited. I love Queens. I got tickets for Sunday but i can't go any other days because i have exams. Boo.

Lina
05-14-2006, 03:29 PM
I'm going days between my exams and the day after one of my earlier exams. I really should revise instead but it's Queen's!

MissFairy
05-14-2006, 03:38 PM
Hahaha my reasoning exactly. I shouldn't go at all really since i have an exam the following day but WHO CARES. :p

joeb_uk
05-14-2006, 05:50 PM
I'm going days between my exams and the day after one of my earlier exams. I really should revise instead but it's Queen's!

Haha, I did the same last year. I went to surbiton/queens the days I didnt have exams, but I did shite in my exams to be honest. Passed most of them, but didnt get great scores, so this year I am gonna hold off going to surbiton until my exams are finished! Luckily, because of the way the week has fallen compared to last year, my exams finish mid surbiton week and not mid queens week like last year.

Mind due, I cant really revise more than 2 hours or so a day so even if I was at home, I doubt I would have done much more than the few hours I did on the train each day :lol:

Aleksa's Laydee
05-15-2006, 05:39 PM
im going...mon and probs tues wahooooooooooo

joeb_uk
05-15-2006, 07:25 PM
Hahaha my reasoning exactly. I shouldn't go at all really since i have an exam the following day but WHO CARES. :p

Anyone know what has happened to that poster eowyn? She will surely be there again?

ae wowww
05-16-2006, 01:34 PM
Anyone know what has happened to that poster eowyn? She will surely be there again?

:tape:

Aleksa's Laydee
05-16-2006, 03:57 PM
Hahaha my reasoning exactly. I shouldn't go at all really since i have an exam the following day but WHO CARES. :p

i did that last year and the year before and was fine :)

joeb_uk
05-16-2006, 05:13 PM
:tape:
No chance of a boost then mate?

MissFairy
05-17-2006, 07:38 PM
Anyone know what has happened to that poster eowyn? She will surely be there again?
I texted her the other day but i didn't hear back? :shrug: I think she must be busy with work and stuff. But i think she's working there again this year (:

Siobhan :rocker2: for putting Queens before exams. That is the natural order ;)

ae wowww
05-18-2006, 09:15 PM
23 Days!

vault123
05-19-2006, 07:36 PM
I have got a centre court ticket for monday. I would really love to see hewitt. But I will probly miss him as usual as he always gets a pass for mondays.

Aleksa's Laydee
05-19-2006, 07:44 PM
Siobhan :rocker2: for putting Queens before exams. That is the natural order ;)
:banana: :yeah:

joeb_uk
05-19-2006, 08:28 PM
Sad news for all fans, the grounds passes are even sold out for the first three days :eek: the thursday and friday is also very limited with the matches on outside courts, so its only possible to really get tickets on the day now!

savesthedizzle
05-19-2006, 09:28 PM
Sad news for all fans, the grounds passes are even sold out for the first three days :eek: the thursday and friday is also very limited with the matches on outside courts, so its only possible to really get tickets on the day now!


I'm glad I already have mine then. :o

Aleksa's Laydee
05-19-2006, 10:01 PM
I'm glad I already have mine then. :o


me too ;)

joeb_uk
05-19-2006, 10:31 PM
I'm glad I already have mine then. :o

Indeed, I have tryed applying for a pass for a website. If I fail to get a pass, I will not be coming. Because of the fact that tickets are sold out :sad: and even if I did want to queue on the day (the trains are now running an hour later compared to last year, so I wouldnt arrive in time to queue). Anyway thats irrelevant, I would never queue for tickets. I just have to hope I get accredited.

savesthedizzle
05-19-2006, 10:34 PM
Indeed, I have tryed applying for a pass for a website. If I fail to get a pass, I will not be coming. Because of the fact that tickets are sold out :sad: and even if I did want to queue on the day (the trains are now running an hour later compared to last year, so I wouldnt arrive in time to queue). Anyway thats irrelevant, I would never queue for tickets. I just have to hope I get accredited.


Good luck with that!!

ianbez7
05-20-2006, 03:05 PM
I have got a ticket for the final but can't make it so if anyone wants it let me know! :sad:

joeb_uk
06-04-2006, 04:18 PM
Strange news about the qualies on saturday and sunday:

Wristbands will be given out on entry to the Queen's Club from around 1
0am.
Matches are also scheduled to start around this time.

Please note that in the event of rain, if matches are moved to indoor
courts spectators will not be admitted.


Where are the indoor courts anyway? I thought they only had astro turf courts and grass courts outside :shrug:

joeb_uk
06-04-2006, 04:23 PM
Also it seems major problems with the tube during queens week, you are unable to go on the tube to barons court from victoria. This is pathetic, it means it will be impossible to get there.


Just checked and it seems only the saturday and sunday are effected. There is no service running on either of those days. Not even a bus, or another tube.


barons court (queens tube station) is shut :( so I cant get there what a stupid week to do maintenance and not provide transport.

Aleksa's Laydee
06-04-2006, 04:47 PM
Strange news about the qualies on saturday and sunday:

Wristbands will be given out on entry to the Queen's Club from around 1
0am.
Matches are also scheduled to start around this time.

Please note that in the event of rain, if matches are moved to indoor
courts spectators will not be admitted.


Where are the indoor courts anyway? I thought they only had astro turf courts and grass courts outside :shrug:


theres about 2/3 indoor hard courts and i think clay but i havent seen those, boggo showed me the hard ones where they train in the winter :)

joeb_uk
06-04-2006, 04:51 PM
theres about 2/3 indoor hard courts and i think clay but i havent seen those, boggo showed me the hard ones where they train in the winter :)

Ahhh ok, I wonder if they allow people with players pass, press pass etc in there.

I know even the players and coaches use the tube :lol: I saw paul annacone on the tube last year. I wonder what they will do about getting there :haha:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-04-2006, 04:59 PM
Ahhh ok, I wonder if they allow people with players pass, press pass etc in there.

I know even the players and coaches use the tube :lol: I saw paul annacone on the tube last year. I wonder what they will do about getting there :haha:


:haha: who knows

probably yeah to you top question but im only guessing!

ozfan44
06-05-2006, 12:40 PM
My mate Jack is going to be working in one of the bars!

So if you go to get a drink and get served by a fair-headed aussie short arse ask him if his name is Jack and tell him Ricardo said he had to give you a free drink!

True Story!

Enjoy the tennis guys!

ae wowww
06-05-2006, 07:12 PM
Ahhh ok, I wonder if they allow people with players pass, press pass etc in there.

I know even the players and coaches use the tube :lol: I saw paul annacone on the tube last year. I wonder what they will do about getting there :haha:

Many players do, they will just have to get off at the stop before and cars will no doubt collect them.

The indoor courts are near the player lounge - which when the tournament is not on, is more indoor courts. The shale courts and astro are more visible of course.

Chris Seahorse
06-06-2006, 07:37 PM
For those going during the qualifying weekend, it isn't that far from Hammersmith to Queens Club. I'd say no more than a 20 minute walk, perhaps a bit less. And there are buses in the area too. I live in Shepherds Bush and while it would be easier to get there by tube I should be able to walk it in 40 minutes. While I agree the amount of weekend closures on the Underground at the moment is pretty pathetic, walking can be a good way of getting around too.

joeb_uk
06-06-2006, 08:27 PM
For those going during the qualifying weekend, it isn't that far from Hammersmith to Queens Club. I'd say no more than a 20 minute walk, perhaps a bit less. And there are buses in the area too. I live in Shepherds Bush and while it would be easier to get there by tube I should be able to walk it in 40 minutes. While I agree the amount of weekend closures on the Underground at the moment is pretty pathetic, walking can be a good way of getting around too.

Hey chris, thanks for the information. I will consider this. Has barons court been closed many times recently? I will still probably go to surbiton instead I think, probably too much of a pain.

joeb_uk
06-06-2006, 08:36 PM
Had a look chris, and see its about 37 minutes on the tube from victoria. Double the time :D

But, according to google, its only 0.9 miles away from queens club (hammersmith) so should only be a 10 minute walk or so? Route seems simple too:

1. 1. Head south from Butterwick - go 106 ft
2. 2. Bear right at Talgarth Road - go 0.1 mi
3. 3. Turn left at Fulham Palace Road - go 0.5 mi
4. 4. Turn left at Greyhound Road - go 0.4 mi


Will have to make a choice I guess on friday, but thanks again for the info! Always nice to have locals knowing the drill :yeah:

Chris Seahorse
06-07-2006, 01:11 AM
Had a look chris, and see its about 37 minutes on the tube from victoria. Double the time :D

But, according to google, its only 0.9 miles away from queens club (hammersmith) so should only be a 10 minute walk or so? Route seems simple too:

1. 1. Head south from Butterwick - go 106 ft
2. 2. Bear right at Talgarth Road - go 0.1 mi
3. 3. Turn left at Fulham Palace Road - go 0.5 mi
4. 4. Turn left at Greyhound Road - go 0.4 mi


Will have to make a choice I guess on friday, but thanks again for the info! Always nice to have locals knowing the drill :yeah:

And West Kensington station is even closer. But I'm not sure if that one is also closed. But if it's just Baron's Court that's closed then West Ken is very near indeed.

Allstar
06-07-2006, 01:53 PM
Right im planning to go next week.

Choice between Monday, Tuesday or Friday. Which does everyone think is the best day to go? Im guessing Tueday? just wondering what matches will be on Friday on court 1?

Dont have tickets so planning to queue and intend to get seats for court 1. If so what time do you think I need to arrive to get seats for court 1?

Thanks

Chris Seahorse
06-07-2006, 05:07 PM
Right im planning to go next week.

Choice between Monday, Tuesday or Friday. Which does everyone think is the best day to go? Im guessing Tueday? just wondering what matches will be on Friday on court 1?

Dont have tickets so planning to queue and intend to get seats for court 1. If so what time do you think I need to arrive to get seats for court 1?

Thanks

If you don't have centre court tickets then I would definately go Monday or Tuesday. There will be alot more matches going on the outside courts those days.

Allstar
06-08-2006, 06:22 PM
If you don't have centre court tickets then I would definately go Monday or Tuesday. There will be alot more matches going on the outside courts those days.

K thanks.

Anyone what time ill need to get there to queue to ensure court 1 seats?

joeb_uk
06-09-2006, 03:55 PM
Well allstar, having a grounds pass at queens is useless really :sad: Last year, I arrived about 30 minutes before ancic-gasquet, and I queued to get onto court for 2 hours. :mad: I had only got in, after the match was done. Its only good if you plan to go on the other courts apart from court 1 (there are a few other courts used alot during the first few days so you will be ok), as on court 1 you wont get a seat if you leave for the toilet :help:

Queens sell too many tickets for the size of the grounds.

Allstar
06-09-2006, 06:01 PM
Well allstar, having a grounds pass at queens is useless really :sad: Last year, I arrived about 30 minutes before ancic-gasquet, and I queued to get onto court for 2 hours. :mad: I had only got in, after the match was done. Its only good if you plan to go on the other courts apart from court 1 (there are a few other courts used alot during the first few days so you will be ok), as on court 1 you wont get a seat if you leave for the toilet :help:

Queens sell too many tickets for the size of the grounds.

Ok, what time do the gates open? What time do you suggest getting there?

Aleksa's Laydee
06-09-2006, 06:07 PM
Well allstar, having a grounds pass at queens is useless really :sad: Last year, I arrived about 30 minutes before ancic-gasquet, and I queued to get onto court for 2 hours. :mad: I had only got in, after the match was done. Its only good if you plan to go on the other courts apart from court 1 (there are a few other courts used alot during the first few days so you will be ok), as on court 1 you wont get a seat if you leave for the toilet :help:

Queens sell too many tickets for the size of the grounds.

i got in after queuing for about 30 mins for that match!

joeb_uk
06-09-2006, 06:22 PM
Ok, what time do the gates open? What time do you suggest getting there?

I am not sure, because this year they have changed the start of play. Play starts at 12.30 this year, and I am not sure what time the gates open? I am not going, so havent had any of that info :(

Dupuis2006
06-09-2006, 06:25 PM
My Mom is going on Monday!

Allstar
06-09-2006, 07:14 PM
I am not sure, because this year they have changed the start of play. Play starts at 12.30 this year, and I am not sure what time the gates open? I am not going, so havent had any of that info :(

K no worries. Had a look on the website and the gates open at 11am. Anyone got any ideas on how long the queue is to get it and what time people start queing?

Lina
06-10-2006, 07:58 AM
I'm going right now for the qualifiers!! Woo. =]

flip_fan
06-12-2006, 05:14 AM
I'm going right now for the qualifiers!! Woo. =]

any reports/pics from queens?