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Re: Wimbledon tickets - is it possible? « Reply #30 on: March 15, 2006, 05:57 AM »
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Not just because of the DVC, I would love to go to Roland Garros, but it will never beat Wimbly....
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Re: Wimbledon tickets - is it possible? « Reply #31 on: March 15, 2006, 09:25 AM »
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hummm 23 hours queing ? so what do i do ? take a tent and stuff ?
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Re: Wimbledon tickets - is it possible? « Reply #32 on: March 15, 2006, 09:46 AM »
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Trip booked today Smile
Provisionally booked to leave on 27 June which is the day after uni exam period ends, but hopefully when the exam dates come out in a few weeks I'll be able to change to a week or even 2 earlier. Going with my Dad although he is leaving a couple of weeks earlier than me at the moment. Although knowing my luck I'll have an exam on the 26th so won't be able to change. Last year I had all my exams in the first week of exams and everyone else was still going for 2 or 3 weeks after me so really hope I get a similar timetable this time round.
Anyway, can't wait. First time back home since 1999.
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Re: Wimbledon tickets - is it possible? « Reply #33 on: March 15, 2006, 07:26 PM »
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Very Happy Very Happy That's great!! You're really lucky to get a chance to travel like that... especially to see Wimbledon!! w00t
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Re: Wimbledon tickets - is it possible? « Reply #34 on: March 15, 2006, 07:31 PM »
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Thanks for all the Wimbledon info people! I was really looking forward to going this year, for the middle weekend. But while i haven't been in school my friends, who i'm in a DofE group with, have signed me up to do that weekend - i was not best pleased, so i think i'll have to skip some school  Wink ranting

But anyway - i'll live, cause i'm going to RG, with my best friend, my bf and his brother!! 'Tis going to be fantabulous!! Very Happy (If i can raise the funds though!)
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Re: Wimbledon tickets - is it possible? « Reply #35 on: March 16, 2006, 10:55 AM »
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Very Happy Very Happy That's great!! You're really lucky to get a chance to travel like that... especially to see Wimbledon!! w00t

Yeah Smile
although probably won't go to wimbledon, don't fancy the over night camping, but I'll see. main things will be visiting some family I haven't seen for years, and then theres watching the world cup and wimbledon at decent hours rather than staying up all night.
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Re: Wimbledon tickets - is it possible? « Reply #36 on: March 16, 2006, 12:52 PM »
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Yeah Smile
although probably won't go to wimbledon, don't fancy the over night camping, but I'll see. main things will be visiting some family I haven't seen for years, and then theres watching the world cup and wimbledon at decent hours rather than staying up all night.

Ahh well im sure you'll have a GREAT time.. London's nice at that time of year! And of course you'll have bags of time to relax and watch good ol' Wimbly and Sue Barker in action! Wink

Thanks for all the Wimbledon info people! I was really looking forward to going this year, for the middle weekend. But while i haven't been in school my friends, who i'm in a DofE group with, have signed me up to do that weekend - i was not best pleased, so i think i'll have to skip some school  Wink ranting

But anyway - i'll live, cause i'm going to RG, with my best friend, my bf and his brother!! 'Tis going to be fantabulous!! Very Happy (If i can raise the funds though!)

Heh! Good luck with your D of E. Im doing mine in April and May so im very clear of RG and Wimbledon!
AND YOU ARE GOING TO ROLAND GARROS.. PHWAORR!! Annie, you're sooo lucky!! Very Happy Always been a dream of mine to go there.  Whistle
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Re: Wimbledon tickets - is it possible? « Reply #37 on: March 16, 2006, 04:38 PM »
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OOOH MMMYYY GOOOODDD
You are soooo lucky!!! I can't believe it!!!
Give me all the details?
I'm going to Roland Garros so we can trade information Wink
You are so damn lucky... Wauw...
Sorry, only seen this now. Wow, Roland Garros! We'll trade photo's  Wink
Have you ever been before? I went last year and it's really fun! Everything is soo red. We only had tickets for the outer courts, but one of my friends is very assertive (and good at french!) so we managed to see lots of showcourt matches! It's an unbelievable atmosphere! We watched one really late match on court susanne lenglen and it was canas against mathieu... Everybody was so behind mathieu, me and my friends felt sorry for canas, so we supported him, even though we did get a few angry looks!
What day are you going and outer courts or show courts?
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Re: Wimbledon tickets - is it possible? « Reply #38 on: March 16, 2006, 05:33 PM »
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yeahhh just found out my local bus company has got a trip going... u get tickets for Court number 1 on the 8th of july, and although its only the junors and vetrins i may get 2 see John and some up coming tallent . and hay its Wimbleodn .... im sooo happy
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Re: Wimbledon tickets - is it possible? « Reply #39 on: March 16, 2006, 06:10 PM »
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Yeah Smile
although probably won't go to wimbledon, don't fancy the over night camping, but I'll see.
Give it a go Smile Tis really fun, and there's absolutely loads of people that do it!

hummm 23 hours queing ? so what do i do ? take a tent and stuff ?

Yes just take a tent. They have left-luggage points outside the grounds so you can go and put your stuff in there before you go in (but make sure someone that's with you stays in the queue else obviously you'll lose your place!)

What happened last year was we were just on the grass in Wimbledon Park for most of the day... had a picknick and stuff  :P... then just before it went dark they moved everyone onto the pavement just outside Court1 where we set up tent. There's loadsa Pizza places and stuff that do delivery so you can always get some food delivered. Also lots of people take throw-away BBQs and stuff which is nice.

In terms of time queueing... it depends year on year and which day you go. Obviously if you queue up for 23 hrs like we did then you're guaranteeing yourself Centre Court tickets... but you could probably only queue up for 10 hrs or less and still get tickets. It just depends.We always like to go extra early just to make sure. Court 1 tickets are much easier to get and you'd still see some great matches... particulary the  first week when there's hardly any difference between the line-up on Centre Court and Court 1. Some days are more popular than others though... e.g. you'd have to queue up for much longer to get Centre Court tickets on the middle Saturday because more people seem to go as it's the weekend. If you're in the area the whole week then it's prob better to try for another day. Also like I said it depends year to year, but if you're prepared to camp out for the night then I'd say the very worst you could expect is to get Court 1 tickets.

And yes the stewards are lovely Smile
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Re: Wimbledon tickets - is it possible? « Reply #40 on: March 16, 2006, 06:16 PM »
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awww thank u sooo much for that tennis_player.. i may do that .. may b not this yr as im only 16 and i dont think my mum wpuld like me and my frind 2 camp out at this age... but if u read my list messag i av found a trip in my local paper... 2 watch the vetrins and juniors on court 1. whihc will b goood. plus if murray is playin i could always go on murrayfield/henamns hill 2 whatch it..... thank u , i will keep that info
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Re: Wimbledon tickets - is it possible? « Reply #41 on: March 16, 2006, 06:28 PM »
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Thanks for the info Tennis-Player! I'm going to camp as well this year, but I'm not sure which day. I've got exams during the first week of Wimbledon, but I really hope they'll be finished by Thursday, so I can leave that afternoon and queue for Friday. If my exams go on longer, I'll have to go on the middle Saturday, but I'll only be able to leave Brussels at about midday, then drivve to Calais, take the ferry to Docer, and drive to Wimbledon! Think If I'd arrive at about six or seven in the evening, do you think I'd be in time for center court tickets? I really hope so, as I want to see Tim and he always plays on center!
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Re: Wimbledon tickets - is it possible? « Reply #42 on: March 16, 2006, 06:39 PM »
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Sorry, only seen this now. Wow, Roland Garros! We'll trade photo's  Wink
Have you ever been before? I went last year and it's really fun! Everything is soo red. We only had tickets for the outer courts, but one of my friends is very assertive (and good at french!) so we managed to see lots of showcourt matches! It's an unbelievable atmosphere! We watched one really late match on court susanne lenglen and it was canas against mathieu... Everybody was so behind mathieu, me and my friends felt sorry for canas, so we supported him, even though we did get a few angry looks!
What day are you going and outer courts or show courts?
No prob.
Yep, my first time... And we are soo going to trade photos Wink
I've never been to a Grandslam before... But we are having a lot of trouble paying because it's only possible by American Express and Visa and we have neither of those. It'll be my parents, sister and a friend so 5 of us, we need to get two cheques at the bank or something, it's weird.
We'll be going for 4th or 3rd round, showcourts. Hopefully we'll get tickets!
That must have been amazing!!! It's good you supported him Smile I also always feel sorry for the outsider.
I hope you have fun at Wimbledon (as if you wouldn't) What Grandslams have you seen already?
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Re: Wimbledon tickets - is it possible? « Reply #43 on: March 16, 2006, 06:47 PM »
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Thanks for the info Tennis-Player! I'm going to camp as well this year, but I'm not sure which day. I've got exams during the first week of Wimbledon, but I really hope they'll be finished by Thursday, so I can leave that afternoon and queue for Friday. If my exams go on longer, I'll have to go on the middle Saturday, but I'll only be able to leave Brussels at about midday, then drivve to Calais, take the ferry to Docer, and drive to Wimbledon! Think If I'd arrive at about six or seven in the evening, do you think I'd be in time for center court tickets? I really hope so, as I want to see Tim and he always plays on center!

Siz or seven... hmmm I can't really say because it depends so much. If you were queueing for the Friday rather than the Saturday then I'd say you'd have more of a chance... but then again you might well be ok for Saturday at that time.... it really just varies so much.

As an example the first year we went we got there at about 8 or 9 in the evening and we only got a ground pass BUT I know people who've turned up at that time other years and have got into Centre Court. The only thing I can say is get there as early as possible. Don't be embarrassed if you're the first there like we were last year.... you will get more attention though  Wink

I'd think you'd deff get show court tickets at that time.

Big piece of advice here... car parking is an absolutely nightmare around Wimbledon. You can't park anywhere within a radius of a couple of miles from the club... they block off lots of streets during the Championships. What we do... and I'd advise everyone to do this... is to park at a railway station somewhere and then catch the train to Wimbledon, then a tube to Southfields. The nearest tube station is Southfields NOT Wimbledon.... that confuses quite a few people.

Aynthing else you wanna know just ask Smile
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Re: Wimbledon tickets - is it possible? « Reply #44 on: March 16, 2006, 07:24 PM »
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Ok, thanks for that info! I'll try and get there as early as possible, but I doubt I'll be first in the queue! Wow, you're really lucky that you've been so many times! Talking about Wimbledon on here has got me really excited, can't wait for it to arrive!
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