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Sven Vath
11 Oct 12 01:54
Date Joined: 25 Feb 09
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Anyone going to this on 10th november at stamford bridge?
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Report chipfire227 October 11, 2012 11:38 AM BST
Didnt get an invite this year, presumably Master Status no longer merits an invitation, though no doubt there will be folk there again who dont even play on the site, lapping up the free booze my rake paid for. Laugh
Report Bruce Willis October 11, 2012 1:20 PM BST
Its for master and grand master level it said in the invite...
Report chipfire227 October 11, 2012 2:12 PM BST
I been at Master Level for about 2 years. Laugh
Report Bruce Willis October 11, 2012 3:34 PM BST
email communications ticked?

Did it not pop up in the little bubble in account section ?
Report Mrs.Keith.A October 11, 2012 7:12 PM BST
in, subject to a pass
Report chipfire227 October 11, 2012 8:28 PM BST
Nah Bruce, was the same last year. There was mugs like me paying a minimum of 4k per year rake to justify their invites, sat next to blokes who didnt even have a Betfair poker login, but get to play because they are mates with staff. This year didnt even get the invite despite having between 17,000  and 20,000 player points for the last 12 months.

Good luck to any of the regs genuinely entitled to a seat because they play on this crap week in week out though, you deserve some financial reward for sticking with it. Laugh
Report Mrs.Keith.A October 11, 2012 9:13 PM BST
Any idea what time it starts?
Report gnashersblackpool October 11, 2012 9:31 PM BST
mid afternoon usually. 2pm/3pm area. mayb they havent done all the invites yet, hoping mine is lost  in the post.
Report Bruce Willis October 11, 2012 9:49 PM BST
You can have my place chip, once I get the confirmation I'll see if I can transfer it.
Report DANGERO October 12, 2012 8:47 AM BST
I'm going
Report chipfire227 October 12, 2012 7:07 PM BST
Thanks for the offer Bruce, its much appreciated, but it would cost me minimum £150 for hotel and transport, and I'd probably get better value just spending the money on a buy in up here. You should get yourself there, the one last year was decent.
Report lawslaw October 13, 2012 1:10 PM BST
Hotel on site is only around £400-£480 for 2 nights and an extra £48 for brekkie.....

Makes sense to have a freeroll which many people may have to stay 1/2 nights to attend in one of the most expensive areas on the planet.
Report chipfire227 October 13, 2012 2:13 PM BST
Its very much a game for Southern based players. Last years at Tower Bridge started at one o clock I think, which for us Notherners meant either a very early train and straight to the game or 2 nights ( Friday and Saturday ) in a hotel.

You can sometimes get a cheaper deal if you book well in advance, but its still expensive. I cashed last year and ended up slightly out of pocket, though it was an enjoyable day.
Report chipfire227 October 13, 2012 9:20 PM BST
I'm on the list apparently gnash I was told today, but never got an invite, so might be worth you chasing them up.

Train alone will cost me over £100 booking this near the date, so deffo non starter for me.
Report gnashersblackpool October 13, 2012 11:02 PM BST
cheers for heads up chip.

weekend of 10th november clashes with gkupt week here in blackpool [ 10th is a 100 quid f/out which will get 200 to 250 runners] so i would think it b very ulikely i would go anyway to be honest. also there were 3 dates  last yr ,
Report gnashersblackpool October 13, 2012 11:02 PM BST
also my play on poker probably doesn't warrant an invite anyway.
Report chipfire227 October 14, 2012 12:08 AM BST
You must have been on Masters status at some point between Aug 2011 and Aug 2012 which I believe is the entry criteria ?

Agree though that for the money involved for transport and hotel, it makes more sense to buy into something up here.
Report Dooberama October 14, 2012 12:30 AM BST
No invite for me this year.  Dropped out of master status :(  Wasn't more than 12 months ago.
Report chipfire227 October 14, 2012 2:12 PM BST
Might be worth firing off an email Doobs. I specifically asked on behalf of another player last year what the qualifying criteria was and deffo got told you only had to reach Masters status during the 12 month eligibility period, not maintain it for the full 12 months.

Like I said I didnt get an invite but Im on the list of people who should have had one.
Report Bruce Willis October 18, 2012 9:31 PM BST
Got an invite going spare if anyone wants it PM or whatever and i'll see if it can be transferred.
Report chipfire227 October 19, 2012 6:46 PM BST
I got my invite today. Laugh
Report Dooberama October 19, 2012 10:08 PM BST
Got an invite today.

Will need to do some balancing and a late reg if I am going to make it I think.
Report mcfool October 22, 2012 6:34 PM BST
I got my invite,pity your not going gnashers , would have been good to see you there m8.
Report chipfire227 October 23, 2012 8:59 PM BST
Spoke to someone today who reckons they have around 60 confirmed entries so looks like good value again.

Gnashers they also reckon theres a good chance of a Northern Invitational for all of us who cant make it down to this one,to be held  in the New Year, so fingers crossed.
Report gnashersblackpool October 23, 2012 10:04 PM BST
cheers chip for info. gl to all that play.
Report Dooberama October 27, 2012 4:14 PM BST
Got a pass out.  Going to crush Keith A heads up.
Report Mrs.Keith.A October 28, 2012 1:06 PM GMT
as if!
Report Wonky November 3, 2012 8:56 PM GMT
in... where we stopping?
Report Mrs.Keith.A November 3, 2012 10:24 PM GMT
going home!
Report Wonky November 3, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
pffft Keith ur such wus... Variance ... where u stopping?
Report Sven Vath November 4, 2012 3:14 PM GMT
Not even looked yet, guess it will be expensive if its close to chelsea!

Guess I should pick somewhere where I cant get the hotels mixed up ;)
Report Wonky November 4, 2012 9:05 PM GMT
Just had a look and there's half decent 4star within 2/3 tube stops for about £130-£160 a night... the hotel at Stamford bridge is coming up at £350 a night !! :O   from last time it's best to leave it till a few days before and get a "top secret hotel" on last minute.. will take a look Tue/Wed and post on here if theres anywhere decent.
Report Wonky November 4, 2012 9:11 PM GMT
while im on has anyone had a confirmation back since they said "yes i want to come"
Report Dooberama November 5, 2012 2:12 AM GMT
Yep, got a confirmation email.

Probably not staying in London.
Report Wonky November 7, 2012 8:03 PM GMT
Weeeee what a difference a week makes... Millennium & Copthorne Hotels at Chelsea FC now reduced to £129 from £350. 

If anyone wants to > hotels > london... then sort by closest to Chelsea FC.   The closest hotel to chelsea should be the top secret hotel with the description "Fabulous Rates In Trendy Chelsea - 4* - London.  A modern and luxurious 4 star hotel which has recently undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment..." .. should be top of the list.  Or you can pay £216 for the same hotel named up front!?!?!?

Booked in ... roll on the weekend, it's been a while since i had a pass out to pass out :D
Report Sven Vath November 8, 2012 12:39 PM GMT
Good spot, booked the same :)
Report southlodge November 9, 2012 10:48 AM GMT
any good gay bars near by?ConfusedDevil
Report Wonky November 9, 2012 8:04 PM GMT
Dunno about gay bars

Any one up for meeting up for lunch bout 12ish?
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