After the feedback recieved from this years open. The Guernsey open will now be held at the fantastic Les Roquettes Hotel. The Hotel and bar are excelent. It also has a fantastic health suite. It is situated within walking distance of the main town and only a 5min walk to the very popular Doghouse.
We have managed to secure some rooms (well Gary Naftel did). The hotel are also willing to do some deals on people wishing to stay for a few days.
There will be some more details to follow on prices etc. i have though added a link to their website for you to review
Details of the special deal prices.... and how quickly they need to be booked (just in case the Ramblers try to take over again! ::))..... and confirmation of the date for the Open would all be very useful? ???
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Hopefully below is enough details. You will see that we have secured 31rooms. The Hotel though will realease these if they are not takken up.
I have been told that if you haggle the price may come down.
GBBA 1-30 Reservation No: 36462 - 36492 Arrive: Friday 29th April / Depart: 1st May 2011 (2 nights) 31 rooms (GBBA) Mixture of superior and standard rooms (on a first come basis)
Standard rooms will be at a cost of £45.00 per night per person based on two sharing bed and breakfast Superior rooms will be at a cost of £49.00 per night per person based on two sharing bed and breakfast Sole occupancy of standard rooms will be at a cost of £75.00 per night bed and breakfast Sole occupancy of superior rooms will be at a cost of £79.00 per night bed and breakfast
If any of your guests wish to stay either the Sunday or/and Monday we are happy to offer them a discounted rate of: Standard rooms will be at a cost of £27.50 per night per person based on two sharing bed and breakfast Superior rooms will be at a cost of £30.00 per night per person based on two sharing bed and breakfast Sole occupancy of standard rooms will be at a cost of £43.00 per night bed and breakfast Sole occupancy of superior rooms will be at a cost of £45.50 per night bed and breakfast PLEASE NOTE ABOVE DISCOUNTED RATE ONLY APPLIES WHEN FRIDAY AND SATURDAY HAVE BEEN TAKEN ALSO
Account Details: Guest to settle full account on departure
Please do not hesitate to contact me at the hotel
Michelle Lord Front Office Manageress ================================= Cancellation Policy: DEPOSITS ARE NON REFUNDABLE Up to 42 days prior arrival - Forfeit of deposit 29 to 41 days prior to arrival-30% of total cost of accommodation 15 to 28 days prior to arrival -50% of total cost of accommodation 2 to 7 days prior to arrival-75% of total cost of accommodation Less than 2 days prior to arrival 100% of total cost of accommodation
As you all know, Rocquettes Hotel will host the 2011 Guernsey Open. This is a promising venue considering the standard and facilities on offer. Indoor pool, gym, dining room or bar area and the rooms are a full notch up from previous experiences. This is a busy hotel / bar within easy walking distance of town for a bit of VAT free shopping.
We have booked the Johnson suite which is a single large room with its own bar, toilets and direct link into the main bar. There is plenty of room for the tables and spectators and this promises to create a fantastic atmosphere during the weekend.
Hope you all will consider joining us at the Rocquettes Hotel. We will obviously post more information closer to the date but early booking or confirmation of attendence will be helpful for our preparations.
In addition to the Guernsey Open being held on the Sunday, we are considering organisation of a pairs knockout competition during saturday. The pairs knockout would operate between 11am and have to be completed by 6pm for the Jersey V Guernsey match later that evening.
The idea of running a knockout competition is to make the trip more worth while for UK / Jersey players.
At the moment there is some concerns that a pairs knockout would not interest enough players therefore i would ask you to register your interest on this thread so we can guage the level of interest from players considering a weekend trip.
Gary, the ideal arrangement from the point of view of us mainlanders would be to have, besides the Open, the Guernsey v England International and your own 'Masters', a 'B' International.
This could not be fitted in last year for some reason.
I very much enjoyed the spectacle of the 'A' International last year, one of the Pairs matches in particular involving the Sainsbury brothers, which I scored.
So I would say that in a way, Mens Doubles is already catered for - as part of the International setup. But you could latch on to the idea of the 'World Championship Mixed Doubles' hosted in Guernsey as a) it would be plugging a gap in the rollcall of competitions, and b) as Ros says, provide an extra incentive to make it over to Guernsey in May. Margo and I would certainly be up for it.
Post by AEBBA Treasurer on Nov 11, 2010 22:05:57 GMT
Re possible World Mixed Pairs Doubles
We would love to enter but....
We are this year thinking of coming to Guernsey by boat on the chug chug from Portsmouth.(following yet again a horrendous flight for Mr Chris back from Jersey sitting on the runway for over an hour took its toll) and not fast-cat... but we could look at fastcat out and chug chug back. We also want to go to the races L'ancresse on the Monday and then back by boat late evening, as we would get back at 6.30am and then have to go to work and have only booked care provision so far for the Saturday to Monday. So it maybe to get a deal we have to do chug chug out and back. If we come out by Chug Chug Saturday we would get there 4pm and be available from 5pm at the earliest,which is too late and we understand why.
We are interested but will be dependent on timings.
Re possible World Mixed Pairs Doubles ... but we could look at fastcat out and chug chug back.
We are interested but will be dependent on timings.
That's your best bet, Chris. From memory we got a 9am Saturday sailing from Weymouth this year and the voyage (in brilliant sunshine) only took 2 and a quarter hours. So we were there by midday, plenty of time to chill out and relax, have dinner etc before going on to spectate the International in the evening.
For the passage back on the Monday there was a choice - Weymouth or Poole, and we chose Poole as it was an afternoon sailing rather than evening.
I know that living in Portsmouth it would make sense for you to journey from there, but if Mr Chris doesn't travel well he'd enjoy the HiSpeedCat better than the extended time on the chug-chug with its pitch and roll. ;)
Are there enough ladies going to make it a decent entry for a mixed pairs? With the main competition being 95% men, surely that would mean that most of them won't get a partner for a mixed pairs competition
I think a pairs competition would be more logical, not sure how it would work around the international which is every two years, but anything that add to what already is a cracking weekend would be great
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Have we sent our form? Can't keep up ... will do so if not. Thanks Chris
Not on the orgasnising committee, however I will check with Mat Ogier when I see him Tuesday. glad to hear you will be visiting our fair Isle, along with Tommo and Margo also confirmed. A warm Guernsey welcome will be extended to you as usual 8-) :D
From the point of view of the two Chrisses, it's a shame you are unable to make it in time for the first-ever Guernsey Pairs. Margo and I have a 5am sailing on the Hi-speed Catamaran from Weymouth, which only takes 2 hours. The ferry company allow you to 'mix and match' - if we wanted to we could come back on the chug-chug to Pompey. They might allow you to transfer sailings, which would then mean you could take part in the competition! ;) I know it sounds inconvenient having to get round to Weymouth when living in Pompey - but hey! we live two miles away from Gatwick!! :D
Hi All Below are the official entries for the GSY open so far.
Pairs Tony Jenner/? Alan Brackenridge/Jean Harry Barbet/ Chris Tupper Geoff Powell /Peter Soanes Ian Champion / Gary Naftel Mat Ogier / Paul Dyer Curt Driver / Mark Brewster Tony Willis / Jon Bamsey Steve Walker / Paul Laithwaite Clive / Margaret Thompson Keith Sheard / Ian Moss Steve Ahier / Graeme Le Monnier Maureen Norris / John De Gruchy Bob King / Nigel Ryall Kevin D'Avoine / Nigel Bisson Michael Phillips / James Pallow Darren Ogier / Paul Le Gallez
Dave Ingram Colleen Park Bob King Kevin D'Avoine Nigel Ryall Nigel Bisson John De Gruchy Tony Jenner Graeme Bisson Bob Le Moignan Alan Brackenridge Jean Brackenridge Harry Barbet Chris Tupper Mathew Ogier Ben Wilding Geoff Powell Peter Soanes Marianne French Ian Champion Paul Le Gallez Roy Le Page Darren Ogier Gary Naftel Tom Oliver Curt Driver Mark Brewster Tony Willis Paul Laithwaite Martin Friend Jon Bamsey Steve Walker clive Thompson Margerat Thompson Keith Sheard Ian Moss Graeme LE Monnier Stephen Ahier Michelle Baden Michael Phillips James Pallow