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Schedule: Week Of 17 November 2008

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Next week’s sessions are as follows:

  • Monday, 17 November 2008, 9 to 10 pm, The Premier Pitch (Turf City).
  • Tuesday, 18 November 2008, 9 to 10 pm, The Cage (Kallang).
  • Wednesday, 19 November 2008, 9 to 10 pm, The Cage (Kallang).
  • Thursday, 20 November 2008, 9 to 10 pm, Sports Planet @ East Coast.

10 for each session. Confirmations by the end of Thursday please. If numbers are high, we can consider going up to 12 for Monday at The Premier Pitch and Thursday at East Coast. The Cage pitch feels too crowded with 12. If necessary, the priority system will apply.

As always, all confirmations or any subsequent withdrawal as a comment below please. After you confirm, your confirmation should appear as a comment below.

Please specify both the day (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) and the venue (The Premier Pitch, Sports Planet @ East Coast or The Cage) in your confirmation.

Thanks.

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  1. Ian
    Wed 12 November 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Monday (The Premier Pitch) and Wednesday (The Cage) for me please

  2. Edardy
    Wed 12 November 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Gonna stick to one night next week. I’ll go where the beer is. Wednesday at the Cage please!

  3. Wed 12 November 2008 at 2:44 pm

    “Game on” for Monday at The Premier Pitch and Thursday at East Coast. Yaseen also in for Monday.

  4. Santi
    Wed 12 November 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Monday for me.

  5. Andy M
    Wed 12 November 2008 at 3:26 pm

    thursday for me please

  6. Ladi
    Wed 12 November 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Tuesday and Thursday pls

    Ladi

  7. kumar
    Wed 12 November 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Monday and Wednesday for me please, if possible

  8. Mark C
    Wed 12 November 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Please include me in Monday night’s session @ Premier Pitch. Thanks!

  9. Mark L
    Wed 12 November 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Monday for me please- Thanks!

  10. Sushil George
    Wed 12 November 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Pls include me plus 1 for Monday @ Turf City (total 2). Have a visiting colleague from Barcelona, who wants to show me how to play soccer.

    Pls also include me for Wed @ the cage & Thur @ East Coast.

    Thanks

  11. Reza
    Wed 12 November 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Monday for me please at Turf City.

  12. Dirk
    Thu 13 November 2008 at 11:09 am

    I would like to play Wed @ The Cage! Someone has to cater the beer for Edardy 😉

  13. John
    Thu 13 November 2008 at 11:16 am

    I’m also in for next Wednesday at the Cage please.

    John

  14. George
    Thu 13 November 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Monday for me please. Tks

  15. shank77
    Thu 13 November 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Hi there Guys,

    Monday @ the Pitch and Wednesday @ the Cage for me.

    Cheers.

  16. Bobby
    Thu 13 November 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Tues @ the Cage & Thurs @ East Coast for me pls.

  17. Llion
    Thu 13 November 2008 at 3:52 pm

    weds or thurs pls

  18. Philipp
    Thu 13 November 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Wednesday at the cage please! Thanks!

  19. Sam Awyong
    Thu 13 November 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Wednesday at the cage for me. Thanks.

  20. Benjamin Yeo
    Fri 14 November 2008 at 1:32 am

    Put me in for Wed nite @ The Cage.

    Thx.

  21. Andy N
    Fri 14 November 2008 at 9:38 am

    Tuesday night please. I’ll spend the weekend dusting off my boots.

    Andy

  22. kumar
    Fri 14 November 2008 at 9:57 am

    Hi Rajiv,

    Would like to switch from Wed to Thurs. Many thanks

  23. rajiv
    Fri 14 November 2008 at 9:58 am

    Confirmations so far for next week:

    • Monday, 17 November 2008, 9 to 10 pm, The Premier Pitch (Turf City) – Ian, Tom, Yassem, Santi, Kumar, Mark C, Mark L, Sushil, visitor from Barcelona, Reza, George, Shankar (12). Full. Unfortunately, there is no availability of the bigger pitch (which can take up to 16) on Monday until 1 December 2008. The two captains, Tom and Mark L, will select the line ups, and post them below. They might want to wait until Monday afternoon, in case there are any changes in personnel in the interval. Colours: Black, Red.

    • Tuesday, 18 November 2008, 9 to 10 pm, The Cage (Kallang) – Ladi, Bobby, JJ, Andy N, me (5). 5 more. Colours: Red, White.

    • Wednesday, 19 November 2008, 9 to 10 pm, The Cage (Kallang) – Ian, Edardy, Dirk, John, Shankar, Philipp, Sam, Benjamin, Llion (9). Colours: White, Black. Llion, I’ve put you down for Wednesday for now, so that there’s no risk of you having to play in red!

    • Thursday, 20 November 2008, 9 to 10 pm, Sports Planet @ East Coast – Tom, Sushil, Andy M, Ladi, Bobby, Kumar, me (7). 3 more. Colours: Black, Red.

    Further confirmations as soon as possible please.

  24. andy pidden
    Fri 14 November 2008 at 10:06 am

    wednesday at cage for me pls. andy p

  25. Manuel Mark L
    Fri 14 November 2008 at 10:15 am

    Tom, can you pick your team for Monday? i am so out of it that i dont think it would be fair for me to name a team… i think you can do a better job balancing the 2 teams? If i looked at the names and tried to mantain some consistency in the 2 teams from last week (well more the Black team), it MAY look like this?

    Monday, 17 November 2008, 9 to 10 pm, The Premier Pitch (Turf City) –

    Ian, Mark C, Mark L, visitor from Barcelona, Reza, George (RED)

    Tom, Yassem, Santi, Sushil, Shankar, Kumar (BLACK)

    Would it make sense to the Black Team? More likely, would the RED team be able to stand a chance.. given its a re-hashed new team with George and Mark C the only consistent ones from last week? Leave it to you Tom.

  26. Clive
    Fri 14 November 2008 at 10:18 am

    Would love to play on Monday if anyone drops out, please call xxxx 6289.

    Must have missed a sign up email – sorry

    Cheers, Clive

  27. Manuel Mark L
    Fri 14 November 2008 at 10:23 am

    Clives on Standby for Monday Tom.

  28. rajiv
    Fri 14 November 2008 at 10:30 am

    Clive, didn’t you get Wednesday’s “Extra”? And are you sure you want to have your mobile number on the blog? I’ve edited it for now. If anyone pulls out, you’ll be the first in. Tom or I will let you know.

    Anyone down for Monday who can switch to Tuesday or Thursday, please do so.

    Mark, like I said, might be worth waiting until Monday afternoon to finalize the line-ups. Tom will most likely call you to do it over the phone.

  29. Andy C
    Fri 14 November 2008 at 10:35 am

    Rajiv,

    Please put me down for Tuesday & Thursday.

    Thanks

  30. Gilbert
    Fri 14 November 2008 at 10:42 am

    Thursday @ East Coast please. Tks

  31. Clive
    Fri 14 November 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Rajiv,

    Thanks for the edit, just desperate for a game.

    Cheers, Clive

  32. rajiv
    Fri 14 November 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Kumar has agreed to switch to Tuesday, so the revised confirmations for Monday, 17 November 2008, 9 to 10 pm, The Premier Pitch (Turf City) – Ian, Tom, Yassem, Santi, Mark C, Mark L, Sushil, visitor from Barcelona, Reza, George, Shankar, Clive (12). Full. As Clive is higher than Mark L in the new rankings (which will be posted over the weekend), the two captains are now Clive and Tom. Mark, you’re spared.

    Colours: Black, Red.

    Tom, will you be contacting Clive sometime by Monday aftrenoon to finalize the line ups, based on the alternative method for the Premier Pitch?

  33. Yuchi
    Sat 15 November 2008 at 12:44 pm

    tues @ the cage

    Thanks.

  34. Sat 15 November 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Sorry, I’ve been abroad so missed the communication about teams. I’ll call Clive on Monday to sort it out. Jiv, who gets to choose first?

    @Manuel: you’ve been spared this time but one day soon you’ll be captain again. Muahahahahah. Muah hahahah.

  35. rajiv
    Sat 15 November 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Sorry, I’ve been abroad ….

    Yup, you did say you might have to travel, and the blog has been quieter than usual!

    Clive is the higher ranked player, so you get to pick first Tom. The latest top 10 will be posted later this weekend (although the Excel and Word files are already available for download).

    Personally, I’d leave the line ups until Monday afternoon, to allow for any late withdrawals/additions (those coming straight from work should bring both colours), but I’ll leave that to you and Clive.

    And you might want to explain to Manuel on Monday how the selection process works.

  36. rajiv
    Sat 15 November 2008 at 2:42 pm

    The confirmations for the rest of the week are as follows:

    • Tuesday, 18 November 2008, 9 to 10 pm, The Cage (Kallang) – Ladi, Bobby, JJ, Andy N, Andy C, Kumar, Bret, Reza, Yuchi, me (10). FULL. Colours: Red, White.

    • Wednesday, 19 November 2008, 9 to 10 pm, The Cage (Kallang) – Ian, Edardy, Dirk, John, Shankar, Philipp, Sam, Benjamin, Llion, Andy P (10). FULL. Colours: White, Black.

    • Thursday, 20 November 2008, 9 to 10 pm, Sports Planet @ East Coast – Tom, Sushil, Andy M, Ladi, Bobby, Kumar, Andy C, Gilbert, Bret, me (10). FULL. Colours: Black, Red.

    I think this is the first time since we started having more than one session a week that all the places for the following week have been filled by Saturday. Four sessions at that.

    The line ups will be put up below and sent out by e-mail in the afternoon before the session. If you’re coming straight from work, bring both colours, and you can always change into the other after the session.

    If anyone would like to make themselves available in the event of a withdrawal, add a comment below stating which date/venue you’d like to be in reserve for. For any late withdrawals (ie, on the day of the session itself), please SMS me in addition to adding a comment below.

    Thanks.

  37. rajiv
    Mon 17 November 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Tom called me to say that Clive’s tied up, and is in any event not familiar enough with the players to pick the teams for tonight, so I’ll use the ranking method for tonight.

    Confirmed for tonight, 9 to 10 pm, at The Premier Pitch – Ian (13), Tom (7), Yassem (24), Santi (14), Mark C (23), Manuel (Mark L) (8), Sushil (29), visitor from Barcelona (-), Reza (15), George (10), Shankar (19), Clive (5). Line ups:

    • Blacks: Clive *, George, Ian, Shankar, Mark C, visitor from Barcelona.
    • Reds: Tom *, Manuel, Santi, Reza, Yassem, Sushil.

    Clive and Tom are the team co-ordinators who can appoint either themselves or anyone else in the team to be captain, to decide player positions, and enhance communication within the team.

    Please be there by 8.50 pm, and use any waiting time to warm up.

    Reza, as you haven’t been to the Premier Pitch before, you’ll find a location map in the links to the right of this page.

    Sushil, I trust your colleague will be coming with you?

  38. Mon 17 November 2008 at 2:41 pm

    (*) indicates “Happily married”

  39. rajiv
    Mon 17 November 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Tom, I expected you to have something to say about “tied up”.

  40. Mon 17 November 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Shankar dropped me a text message. He is out of action tonight. Anyone care to take his place?

  41. Clive
    Mon 17 November 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Kumar – thanks for switcing to Tuesday and giving me a run out.

    * = Happily married and a keen eye for quality.

    Tom/Jiv, Thank you for sorting the teams out. Let us hope that the man from Barcelona is Messi.

    Cheers, Clive

  42. rajiv
    Mon 17 November 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Tom, unfortunately not everyone checks the blog as often as we do, so to find a replacement at short notice, I tend to SMS two categories of participants:

    • Those who frequently come in or confirm at a late stage. For Monday nights – Kin, Sze Kuan, Damian, Look Liew, Desmond.

    • Those who haven’t played for a while. For Monday nights – Marc H, Amit, Ber Luen, Clement, Darius, Michael.

    Rajesh may have recovered from his injury.

    If you would like me to, I’ll SMS them for tonight. Also, would you prefer the replacement to come straight in for Shankar, or re-jig the line-ups to keep strictly to the ranking method?

    Despite his protestations that he will only next play at Bukit Timah campus, you might like to try Teik as well.

    And I still haven’t figured out why Heath and Glenn are so reluctant to be added to the Contact List.

  43. Mon 17 November 2008 at 3:45 pm

    All this SMS around is so 20th century, and it’s such a bloody hassle.

    Anyways, I’ve told my team-mates and discussed tactics, so can we just insert new player to Clive’s team?

  44. rajiv
    Mon 17 November 2008 at 3:49 pm

    I try to avoid SMSes as well, but when we’re one or two short on the day itself, the use of SMSes usually fill the places up fairly quickly.

    Ok, the replacement will go straight into Clive’s side.

  45. rajiv
    Mon 17 November 2008 at 4:08 pm

    See what I mean, just sent out an SMS to several of those named above, and Sze Kuan is in. Revised line ups:

    • Blacks: Clive *, George, Ian, Mark C, Sze Kuan, visitor from Barcelona.
    • Reds: Tom *, Manuel, Santi, Reza, Yassem, Sushil.

  46. rajseran
    Mon 17 November 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Ooops guess i am late for tonight

  47. Mon 17 November 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Great. Thanks, Jiv.

    @Clive: I hear that the Catalan chap is quite handy.

    PS: The losing team buys drinks for the winning team.

  48. Ladi
    Mon 17 November 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Hi Rajiv, I have to cancel tomorrow’s session. Just got back from a weekend trip and doubt i will be able to play. Sorry to have to do this to you again. But i am ok for Thursday…

    Ladi

  49. Andy M
    Mon 17 November 2008 at 7:38 pm

    i should be OK to play tomorrow. If someone else wants to play im happy to be a reserve

  50. Sushil George
    Tue 18 November 2008 at 12:03 am

    Sorry all as once again I tried to play before fully recovering on my ankle. I will have to bow out of Thur session and may take a break for abt 3-4 weeks.

    Sorry for the trouble.

    Thanks
    Sushil George

  51. bret
    Tue 18 November 2008 at 11:19 am

    Hi Rajiv

    I failed a late fitness test n am down with a worsening flu n won’t be able to make today game

    Am really sorry

    Regards

    Bret

  52. rajiv
    Tue 18 November 2008 at 11:29 am

    Ok Bret.

    Andy M, looks like you’re needed – I’m not twisting your arm though!

    We still need one more. I’ve SMSed the usual suspects (late confirmees, those who haven’t played for a while), but none of them have confirmed yet.

    Bret, I hope you’ll be ok for Thursday. You’ll need to get a few more games under your belt to have any chance of moving up the rankings!

  53. Tue 18 November 2008 at 12:18 pm

    @Sushil: it was the extra weight you were carrying that put unnecessary stress on your ankles. I wonder if there is a weight bearing calculation that we could use to determine safety limits etc.?

  54. Manuel Mark L
    Tue 18 November 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Hee Hee. Tom, so “rude” you are.. if there were weight stress limit testing.. then i would be out of the game for a long long time.. if not forever!

  55. Andy M
    Tue 18 November 2008 at 2:36 pm

    No problem i will be there. If there is an uneven number do you want me to drop out later. I’m not far from the pitch, but haven’t played there before

  56. rajiv
    Tue 18 November 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Darius has agreed to play tonight, and he’s bringing a friend, so, unless anyone else pulls out, you’re spared Andy M. Next time we’re both down to play at The Cage, I can give you a lift from the east, so don’t worry about having to find the place.

    Revised confirmations for tonight (18 Nov), 9 to 10 pm, The Cage (Kallang) – Bobby (18), JJ (44), Andy N (-), Andy C (26), Kumar (1), Reza (15), Yuchi (12), Darius (-), Darius’s friend (-), me (21). Colours: Red, White.

    Line ups will be out in an hour or two, but based on the rankings, I’m sure you can work it out already, although Darius has asked if he and his friend can be on the same team.

  57. rajiv
    Tue 18 November 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Line ups for tonight at The Cage, 9 to 10 pm:

    Reds: Kumar, Bobby *, me, JJ, Andy N
    Whites: Yuchi, Reza *, Andy C, Darius, Darius’s friend

    Bobby and Reza are the team co-ordinators who can appoint either themselves or anyone else in the team to be captain, to decide player positions, and enhance communication within the team.

    Please be there by 8.45 pm, and use any waiting time to warm up.

    Darius, you’ve played at The Cage before right? Is your friend coming with you?

  58. Philipp
    Wed 19 November 2008 at 11:34 am

    Dear Wednesday Guys,

    sad news!
    Dirk and I won’t bring beer this night 🙂
    We are not allowed to drink this week due to the dragon boat race this weekend.
    Next week again!
    See you later at the Cage.
    Cheers,
    Philipp

    PS: Btw, if you like to have a look at the race, it is Saturday and Sunday at Boat Quay. Look out for the German Dragons tent!

  59. Manuel Mark L
    Wed 19 November 2008 at 12:04 pm

    German Dragons belongs to wat bank? Or just a collection of Germans rowing? 😛

  60. Philipp
    Wed 19 November 2008 at 1:45 pm

    🙂
    No bank!!
    Just a few Germans and 80% Singaporeans, French, American….

  61. shank77
    Wed 19 November 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Sorry guys,

    I am still feeling very poorly with the flu. I have to pull out from today’s session as well.

    Shankar

  62. rajiv
    Wed 19 November 2008 at 3:08 pm

    JJ has come in for Sushil for tomorrow night at Sports Planet @ East Coast, so we still have 10 for tomorrow, but Shankar is out for tonight at The Cage, so we need one more for tonight. I hope someone comes in soon, otherwise, I’ll have to start SMSing again!

    Line ups for tonight will be posted once we’re back up to 10.

  63. Wed 19 November 2008 at 3:11 pm

    @Philipp: who died and gave the naming rights to the Germans? 🙂

  64. Philipp
    Wed 19 November 2008 at 4:13 pm

    @redseason: Sorry, I don’t get it 🙂
    Who else are the German Dragons supposed to be other than us???

  65. Wed 19 November 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Oh, sorry, I thought the team was named “The German Dragons”. Ooops.

  66. Philipp
    Wed 19 November 2008 at 4:53 pm

    ??
    Yes, they are: German Dragons Singapore…. 🙂

  67. Man. Mark L
    Wed 19 November 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Ha Ha Ha. Tom.. go check out this site… Must have been started by some Germans who are here in Sillypore and wanted to dragon boat and meet some other expats and local SPG chicks…. KeKeKe. 😛

    http://www.germandragons.sg/

    We welcome everyone, from the novice who is keen to try paddling for the first time to the seasoned expert rower. Come join us, meet other people from all walks of life, get in shape and expand your circle of friends.

    Join the German Dragons Singapore!

    @ Phillip.. Jokes aside. Will see you guys at the Regatta this weekend…

  68. rajiv
    Wed 19 November 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Well, no one else is available, so looks like I’ll have to play tonight.

    Confirmed for tonight (19 Nov), 9 to 10 pm, The Cage (Kallang) – 10: Ian (13), Edardy (17), Dirk (6), John (35), Philipp (25), Sam (2), Benjamin (41), Llion (34), Andy P (37), me (21). Line ups:

    • White: Sam, Edardy *, me, John, Andy P
    • Black: Dirk *, Ian, Philipp, Llion, Benjamin

    Edardy and Dirk are the team co-ordinators who can appoint either themselves or anyone else in the team to be captain, to decide player positions, and enhance communication within the team.

    Please be there by 8.45 pm, and use any waiting time to warm up.

  69. rajiv
    Thu 20 November 2008 at 8:46 am

    Ronak’s colleague, Mike A, replied shortly after my post above to say he’d like to play, so I thought he could take my place last night at The Cage.

    I’d left an older ball at Shan’s office at The Cage on Tuesday night, but as I had already included myself in the line ups, I thought I’d go down and do the usual admin stuff (payment, balls).

    However, Benjamin SMSed me at 8.25 pm to say he was still stuck in a meeting, so I played, and Mike A took Benjamin’s place.

  70. rajiv
    Thu 20 November 2008 at 9:09 am

    Bret SMSed yesterday to say he’s out of tonight’s session. As after this week, Llion is out until the new year, he is seeking special dispensation from the missus to play an extra session tonight (having already played last night).

    Assuming he gets permission, we have the following for tonight (20 Nov) at Sports Planet @ East Coast, 9 to 10 pm – Tom (7), Andy M (9), Ladi (31), Bobby (18), Kumar (1), Andy C (26), Gilbert (4), JJ (44), Llion (34), me (21). Colours: Black, Red. Line ups will be put up in the aftrnoon, but if you want to, you can work them out yourselves beforehand.

  71. rajiv
    Thu 20 November 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Llion’s got permission, and assuming no one else withdraws, the line ups are as follows:

    • Black: Kumar, Andy M *, Bobby, Ladi, Llion
    • Red: Gilbert *, Tom, me, Andy C, JJ

    Tom, JJ will need a red bib.

    Andy M and Gilbert are the team co-ordinators who can appoint either themselves or anyone else in the team to be captain, to decide player positions, and enhance communication within the team.

    Please be there by 8.45 pm, and use any waiting time to warm up.

  72. Thu 20 November 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Llion is out until the new year, he is seeking special dispensation from the missus to play an extra session tonight (having already played last night).

    This will live long in future “Meet the Player, Meet the Man” questions.

  1. Thu 20 November 2008 at 9:01 am

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