2015 Zone 1 Challenge- 29th May 2015

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Re: 2015 Zone 1 Challenge- 29th May 2015

Post by tangy » 20 May 2015, 20:11

nozzacook wrote:Tangy where are we meeting post Z1.
Doing my usual scouting round Central London pubs... still TBA (Friday evenings is always a difficult one).
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Re: 2015 Zone 1 Challenge- 29th May 2015

Post by RobbieM » 20 May 2015, 22:27

Right, the social is in the diary for myself and Guy Barry - assuming a pub can be found! I'll probably try and come to the draw and first station too (like last year).
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Re: 2015 Zone 1 Challenge- 29th May 2015

Post by tractakid » 21 May 2015, 01:45

My train won't get into London much before 12:30, GuyBarry!
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Re: 2015 Zone 1 Challenge- 29th May 2015

Post by The Orange One » 21 May 2015, 11:55

Suppose we shall have to text you the starting station then.
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Re: 2015 Zone 1 Challenge- 29th May 2015

Post by tangy » 21 May 2015, 21:59

The pub:

Do we want to stick to one of our regular pubs in Zone 1 (of which none will reserve a Friday night- busiest night, obviously). So would be a free for all with Joe public thus no guarantee of all of us being grouped together.

Or would you be willing to come to a pub in Leyton (just 10 minutes from Walthamstow Central) where I could reserve the function room- the manager is phoning me back tomorrow to arrange. For those who attended the 2014 Tube Olympics Biathlon, it is the same pub as we used for the final of that event.

Your thoughts please.
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Re: 2015 Zone 1 Challenge- 29th May 2015

Post by mrredrunner100 » 22 May 2015, 01:25

I believe tom is planning to come, I have added it as a +1 next to me, he's checking tommrow
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tangy wrote:The pub:

Do we want to stick to one of our regular pubs in Zone 1 (of which none will reserve a Friday night- busiest night, obviously). So would be a free for all with Joe public thus no guarantee of all of us being grouped together.

Or would you be willing to come to a pub in Leyton (just 10 minutes from Walthamstow Central) where I could reserve the function room- the manager is phoning me back tomorrow to arrange. For those who attended the 2014 Tube Olympics Biathlon, it is the same pub as we used for the final of that event.

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Re: 2015 Zone 1 Challenge- 29th May 2015

Post by GuyBarry » 22 May 2015, 07:58

Speaking entirely for myself, I'd rather go somewhere central, since I have to leave Victoria at 8pm. However I appreciate that I'm not the most important person attending.
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Re: 2015 Zone 1 Challenge- 29th May 2015

Post by tractakid » 22 May 2015, 09:21

Big fan of the Leyton idea.
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Re: 2015 Zone 1 Challenge- 29th May 2015

Post by greatkingrat » 22 May 2015, 10:13

Either option is fine with me.
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Re: 2015 Zone 1 Challenge- 29th May 2015

Post by Going Underground » 22 May 2015, 12:46

I vote for the pub in Leyton, its very easy to get to and only 30 mins from Central London allowing walk / Viccie line and it's awesome with darts and bar billiards :D
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Re: 2015 Zone 1 Challenge- 29th May 2015

Post by nozzacook » 22 May 2015, 14:15

Happy to go to Leyton. Especially if we can book room and dartboard.
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Re: 2015 Zone 1 Challenge- 29th May 2015

Post by leamfarrar » 22 May 2015, 17:56

I'm happy for anywhere, as I'm staying in Paddington from Thursday evening until Sunday for this and the R15 on the next day...
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Re: 2015 Zone 1 Challenge- 29th May 2015

Post by Going Underground » 22 May 2015, 19:36

nozzacook wrote:Happy to go to Leyton. Especially if we can book room and dartboard.
Yes good point if you can try and book dartboard as well Tangy from say 6pm ish?
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Re: 2015 Zone 1 Challenge- 29th May 2015

Post by tangy » 22 May 2015, 22:17

Thankyou for your responses, there is a majority in favour of the pub in Leyton therefore that is where we are going. Booking has been confirmed.

So, once you have completed your Zone 1 attempt please head to William IV, 816 High Road Leyton, E10 6AE. We will be in the rear section, walk past the main bar and through the doorway (area with bar billiards table in). Food is served until 2100, but please do not overwhelm the chef by ordering all at once (pub request). Dartboard is in main bar area.

The nearest stations are Walthamstow Central and Leyton Midland Road, both a short (about 5 minute) bus ride away, numerous buses from either station. Bus routes 69 or 97 are the best routes to get to the pub (bus stop C at Walthamstow Central, opposite the entrance if coming from Midland Road station). The pub is virtually opposite Leyton Bakers Arms branch of Tesco, full directions will be provided with your entry card at the meet up point if required.

I know the pub is in zone 3, but it is only 30 minutes to get back to KX or Liverpool St via Walthamstow Central, so isn't too much of a diversion.

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Re: 2015 Zone 1 Challenge- 29th May 2015

Post by The Orange One » 26 May 2015, 15:29

My project supervisor has just scheduled a meeting from 11 to 12. I'll have to miss the draw; can someone send me the starting station so I can meet you all there?
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