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WARSUG Social Event

Post by Zebedee » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:00 pm

Good afternoon all!

The admin/mod team have been discussing a WARSUG social event behind the scenes, since it's been a while since we've had any kind of get-together as a group.

Tentatively, we're looking at going go-karting at Kart World, Belmont on Sunday 8th March at 5:00pm. The address is 8 Cowcher Place, Belmont (formerly Esther Street), off Abernethy Road. Google Maps link here.

If you're interested in a chance to meet other WARSUGers and have a bit of fun demonstrating your karting skills, then please let us know by replying in this thread ;)

Once we know how many people are likely to attend, we can go one of two ways - either just turn up and do the "arrive and drive", where we mix in with whoever else might be there (last Sunday it was fairly quiet at that time, maybe half a dozen or so other people that's all), or we can hire the venue for one of the package options.

If we go with "arrive and drive", then people can buy as many 20-lap sessions as they want to ($25/$45/$65 for 20/40/60 laps). If we want to hire the place out so we get exclusive use of the track, then we're going to need to organise things a bit more.

So ... who's interested? If you are, let us know below, and state your preference for exclusive hire, or arrive-and-drive...
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Re: WARSUG Social Event

Post by Zebedee » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:40 pm

Come on you wusses - 40 views and not a single response yet ;)

You don't want the mods and admins to declare themselves "champions" do you??? :P
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Re: WARSUG Social Event

Post by wizzard » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:05 pm

Rockit 2009... i'll be there instead

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Re: WARSUG Social Event

Post by Tyranus » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:31 pm

wizzard wrote:Rockit 2009... i'll be there instead
That's exactly what the Mods and Admins will be doing too! :D but without the working bit :P
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Re: WARSUG Social Event

Post by munchkin1981 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:03 pm

sorry i will be working aswell
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Re: WARSUG Social Event

Post by Toottoot » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:34 pm

wizzard wrote:Rockit 2009... i'll be there instead
Me too

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Re: WARSUG Social Event

Post by Nick » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:25 pm

Too late on a sunday evening for us country folk

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Re: WARSUG Social Event

Post by ricco1298 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:04 pm

Would be a good chance for new people like me to meet some west aussies, being a southern skip and all...
When do you need final numbers by?

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Re: WARSUG Social Event

Post by Tyranus » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:35 pm

Nick wrote:Too late on a sunday evening for us country folk
So does that mean you're coming Karting instead?
ricco1298 wrote:Would be a good chance for new people like me to meet some west aussies, being a southern skip and all...
When do you need final numbers by?

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Well it all has to be payed for 2 days prior if we are booking the place out. I would suggest that those coming can pay Doug before a week in advance and he can make the booking that way we don't pay for someone and they don't pitch, or if that does happen they've paid for themselves.
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Re: WARSUG Social Event

Post by Zebedee » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:40 am

Tyranus wrote:Well it all has to be payed for 2 days prior if we are booking the place out. I would suggest that those coming can pay Doug before a week in advance and he can make the booking that way we don't pay for someone and they don't pitch, or if that does happen they've paid for themselves.
If we go down the track (pun intended) of booking an exclusive session, then in my opinion the sooner the better so that someone else doesn't book that time before us...

But if there's only going to be a few of us, then we can always just take our chances and turn up :P Then people can pay for as many or as few sessions as they want...
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Re: WARSUG Social Event

Post by Nafenn » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:45 am

Zebedee wrote:
Tyranus wrote:Well it all has to be payed for 2 days prior if we are booking the place out. I would suggest that those coming can pay Doug before a week in advance and he can make the booking that way we don't pay for someone and they don't pitch, or if that does happen they've paid for themselves.
If we go down the track (pun intended) of booking an exclusive session, then in my opinion the sooner the better so that someone else doesn't book that time before us...

But if there's only going to be a few of us, then we can always just take our chances and turn up :P Then people can pay for as many or as few sessions as they want...
either way... I'm gonna go for a run in super elite :-p
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Re: WARSUG Social Event

Post by Helitak_670 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:00 am

I am working....

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Re: WARSUG Social Event

Post by ricco1298 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:37 pm

Count me in then. I will be the guy wearing a SACFS shirt probably, so you all know who I am. I am happy to arrive and drive or book a session, just let me know how much and who to catch up with and pay etc....
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Re: WARSUG Social Event

Post by BuddahFRS » Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:40 pm

i will see if i have zone championships for running on that weekend.

will let you know when i find out
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Re: WARSUG Social Event

Post by Zebedee » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:36 am

Aha, some interest!

The people who've said yes so far are: Auntys_Eyes, AO11912, Tyranus, gkoutlis, Nafenn, Zebedee, Numloxx, ricco1298, Ben
Possibilities are: BuddahFRS
Cheering from the sidelines: Meg (May get roped into camera duties ;) )

To make it viable for booking the track for an exclusive hire, I'd have said about fifteen or so people would be needed for the package option I'd originally thought looked the best. At the moment, we have nine, with a possible tenth. So unless there's a big jump in the number of people saying yes, then I suggest we either "arrive and drive" and everyone pays their own way, or we go for one of the smaller packages, e.g. "Le Mans".

That package works out to be about $75 per person, and for that we get:
* Short warm up
* 15 lap Heat – all drivers compete in sessions
* 25 lap Final – all drivers compete in sessions
* Trophy presentation

Max Time Allocation:
8–9 drivers - 45minutes plus arrival 15 minutes prior
10–18 drivers – 75 minutes plus arrival 15 minutes prior
If we take our chances and go with the "Arrive and Drive" option, then it costs $65 for three 20-lap races. The track is 300m long and depending on the class of kart you're driving, the lap times are between about 22 and 28 seconds ... ish. So one race would last for approximately 10 minutes, give or take a bit, giving a total on-track-time of around 30 minutes.

EDIT: Poll added but please only vote if you intend on turning up ;)
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