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Old 06-21-2011, 08:38 PM   #166
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Default Re: Bring on the Grass Season!!! :D

Richard is 1st on court 12 tomorrow. On the forecast it says it will be raining tomorrow but if it does hopefully Richard can finish his match before it arrives which gives him advantage by playing 1st.

It looks like I will be missing the match due to my cricket match!

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Old 06-21-2011, 08:42 PM   #167
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Is it televised or will it have to be a stream? :/
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Is it televised or will it have to be a stream? :/
It will defiantly be available televised but it's if they will. Hopefully they put it Interactive in the UK.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:50 PM   #169
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Cool also Cloudy how did you get tickets in such short notice and how much did you pay for them? I really want to go!
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thanks for the pics and story. however i am not sure what the heck the "him knocking up " means i had an english friend who laughed about how americans thought of the words knocking up.
As in them warming up before the match. Didn't even think of any connotations when I typed that one. American english is random.


A week off work and ticketmaster the day before (need the week off as you won't always be lucky with tickets on the day you want to go they sell very fast) and being able to arrange to travel to London for short notice is the only way that you can get really short notice tickets without queuing. I paid centre prices which is just under £60 but you can get court 3 tickets for cheaper than that.
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Well I'm in school and can easily get time off which isn't a problem, and can easily afford the ticket prices as well, I might have to try this! How many are available on ticket master each day? Or does it not say
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No idea but if you don't try straight away that they go on you won't get them. Ticketmaster says the times they are available. Otherwise you need to queue.
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You weren't next to me.

I had a kid one side and a girl with really short brown hair the other side. I had a bright pink jumper on.

I think i was the opposite end of the court to you by the sound of it. Were you sat opposite Richard's coach or at the other end?

Are you queueing?

I can't do the queue because that would mean going up over night and I have no cat sitters lol.

I'm going to try for tickets friday. I was debating tomorrow and did get tickets on ticketmaster but I decided friday was a better day to try so rejected them. I can stay overnight then too which means I don't have to rush back. I had to miss all but the first set of Andy's match yesterday to get my train which was gutting. If not I'll try saturday.
I didn't see his coach at all so can't say for sure.

Yeah, I queued. Had no idea you could get tickets via ticketmaster. Always done it the hard way but it's bearable if you've got something to do whilst waiting for the queue to move.

It's quite likely I go on Friday too so might meet you then. I'll rep you my mobile number so we can keep in touch. Would be a big pity to miss the opportunity to meet up if you're going.
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I didn't see his coach at all so can't say for sure.

Yeah, I queued. Had no idea you could get tickets via ticketmaster. Always done it the hard way but it's bearable if you've got something to do whilst waiting for the queue to move.

It's quite likely I go on Friday too so might meet you then. I'll rep you my mobile number so we can keep in touch. Would be a big pity to miss the opportunity to meet up if you're going.
Ok fab. I will try to get tickets for whatever day Richard plays his round 3. So should be friday might be sat depending on the weather. Will depend on ticketmaster though. I've done the queue before a few times but can't see me doing that without spending 2 nights in London and I can't do that. Hopefully see you there.
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Thanks for the info one last question, there's the tickets that they say are reserved and ones that say you pick up... Are the ones you pick up ones you have to queue for? And which ones did you get? Many thanks!
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Thanks for the info one last question, there's the tickets that they say are reserved and ones that say you pick up... Are the ones you pick up ones you have to queue for? And which ones did you get? Many thanks!
the ones that are sold first are returns. So you could be any where on the court. They are where people have returned tickets and are very limited in number. You reserve them and then pick up at wimby. They are allocated on collection though or were last year so the earlier you get there the better the seats you get. You go through one gate to collect them so a slight queue but nothing like as long as the wimby queue. The ones that you get the day before are back rows on court 3 and centre. There are more of those but obviously the seats aren't as good. You pay by credit card, rock up to gate 7, you have to show ID and credit card at the gate and they stick your card in a machine and print off your ticket. Simples.

I've done both before.
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Just briefly between two trips: good luck, Richard. You have to get to the second week, so that I finally will be able to watch you on grass.
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As in them warming up before the match. Didn't even think of any connotations when I typed that one. American english is random.
Didn't even realise that that connotation was specifically American
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I have a question! Roughly when does balloting (no direct ticket sales right?) open every year? I'm considering going next year
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