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asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
edited December 2014 in Commuting chat
Ticket ballot results are due out today. Anyone put in for them?

IBe got my fingers crossed but every game I picked is on the 'most over subscribed' list.
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Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
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Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX

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  • Put in for just over £4k's worth. The two big England pool games, the two possible England QFs, both semis and the final and the play off.

    Got nothing. Not a dicky bird.

    Oddly, more disappointed than relieved. From previous experience of summer and winter Olys, being at the events makes a big difference.
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  • jzedjzed Posts: 2,926
    Nothing. Not sure I've ever been successful in a rugby ballot.
  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    I put in for each England game, the quarters, semis and the final. I even ticked the box to move up a category if I failed at my selected category.

    I got nothing.
    Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,123 Lives Here
    Applied for lots of lesser games out of town for my son, he just wanted to go to a game. Also applied for a few at Twickenham thinking chances were slim. Got Wales v Australia at Twickenham. Very pleased with that.
  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,980
    My father in law is a big rugby fan and due to being a secretary of the village team, he always gets tickets.
    He got me and Mrs EKE tickets to my first, and so far only, game of rugby was England Vs New Zealand a few years ago (spoiler alert: we won).

    He has quite a few ticketsfor the RWC and I'm going to a couple I think. He shares the tickets around the family, so I'm not really sure which game(s) I'm going to. Not that bothered really. Its all just blokes tickling each other under the cover of the scrum and playing with silly shaped balls.
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  • In for £2,400 including some lesser supported games but got zilch.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,150
    Nope nothing here :(

    My Bloody sister has England-Wales tickets through her bf's club!! Grrrrrr
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • SketchleySketchley Posts: 4,235
    Having spent a fortune I have a lot of tickets; including all England games, both twickenham quarters, both semis, the final and the bronze final, plus several other non England games at Wembley, the Olympic park, Villa Park, Stadium MK and Brighton.

    The England game in Manchester and the Australia game came from England Rugby Travel with an overinflated coach ticket. Everything else came via harlequins members ballot.

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  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    Sketchley wrote:
    Having spent a fortune I have a lot of tickets; including all England games, both twickenham quarters, both semis, the final and the bronze final, plus several other non England games at Wembley, the Olympic park, Villa Park, Stadium MK and Brighton.

    The England game in Manchester and the Australia game came from England Rugby Travel with an overinflated coach ticket. Everything else came via harlequins members ballot.

    Happy but poor.

    How to become the most hated person on the forum in one post. 8)

    You are aware that there are several people on this forum who know where you live, where you work and your commute route between the two?
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,150
    Where's that dude on the BMX when you need him!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,980
    At least Sketchley really wants to go, I'm going to some games but I'm not actually that fussed.
    FCN 3: Raleigh Record Ace fixie-to be resurrected sometime in the future
    FCN 4: Planet X Schmaffenschmack 2- workhorse
    FCN 9: B Twin Vitamin - winter commuter/loan bike for trainees

    I'm hungry. I'm always hungry!
  • MonkeypumpMonkeypump Posts: 1,528
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    At least Sketchley really wants to go, I'm going to some games but I'm not actually that fussed.

    So why not donate them to someone who really wants them? :wink:
  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,980
    Monkeypump wrote:
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    At least Sketchley really wants to go, I'm going to some games but I'm not actually that fussed.

    So why not donate them to someone who really wants them? :wink:
    Nice try.
    I said I'm not that fussed, not that I didn't want to go. I can take it or leave it, but as I'll be going for free (other than forking out for a few beers) I'll take it.
    FCN 3: Raleigh Record Ace fixie-to be resurrected sometime in the future
    FCN 4: Planet X Schmaffenschmack 2- workhorse
    FCN 9: B Twin Vitamin - winter commuter/loan bike for trainees

    I'm hungry. I'm always hungry!
  • MonkeypumpMonkeypump Posts: 1,528
    Well, if you don't ask... eh?

    We actually got a few of our picks, so not too bad, although we didn't get England vs. Fiji. Would have been nice, as it's the opening ceremony and my birthday!
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,123 Lives Here
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    Monkeypump wrote:
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    At least Sketchley really wants to go, I'm going to some games but I'm not actually that fussed.

    So why not donate them to someone who really wants them? :wink:
    Nice try.
    I said I'm not that fussed, not that I didn't want to go. I can take it or leave it, but as I'll be going for free (other than forking out for a few beers) I'll take it.
    Also, you really should stay on the good side of the father in law.
  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,980
    Veronese68 wrote:
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    Monkeypump wrote:
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    At least Sketchley really wants to go, I'm going to some games but I'm not actually that fussed.

    So why not donate them to someone who really wants them? :wink:
    Nice try.
    I said I'm not that fussed, not that I didn't want to go. I can take it or leave it, but as I'll be going for free (other than forking out for a few beers) I'll take it.
    Also, you really should stay on the good side of the father in law.
    Yes, he is a generous whisky lover and a mean barbecue cook.
    FCN 3: Raleigh Record Ace fixie-to be resurrected sometime in the future
    FCN 4: Planet X Schmaffenschmack 2- workhorse
    FCN 9: B Twin Vitamin - winter commuter/loan bike for trainees

    I'm hungry. I'm always hungry!
  • clarkey catclarkey cat Posts: 3,641
    Got:

    France v Italy
    Wales v Fiji
    NZ v Georgia
    Sunday Twikkers QF (hopefully England v Scotland)
  • My lad plays mini rugby at a local club, I'm a member and coach so got a few via the club (2 group games, both QFs that England could be in and both SFs). Couldn't get any tickets to the final despite being in both ballots.
    Can't wait.
    Nobody told me we had a communication problem
  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    I didn't get any tickets, but I did get to see the cup yesterday and meet Bod.

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    Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
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