Tour de Canberra - Thurs, 31st Jan to Tues, 5 Feb 2019

Either drive to Canberra departing Sydney by 7:30am Thurs, 31st Jan or catch the XPT (fare of $39.95 on the SOUTHERN XPLORER CLK631at 7:12am Thurs from Central Station Sydney that arrives 11:20am at Central Station Kingston ACT

Wives, consorts, partners, amigos welcome - see Attendance Table at bottom of page

 

            1.     Attending 2nd Cricket Test against Sri Lanka (Manuka Oval street map  -  Manuka Oval seating) - Friday, 1st Feb & Sunday, 3rd Feb 11am to 6pm 
                

2.   Golf

Two days of 18 holes golf - sporting prowess isn't a prerequisite:

*        Thurs, 31 Jan 2018 at Federal Golf Course  Red Hill from 1:30pm - $80 green fees, Club hire $45

*        Mon, 4th Feb 2018 at Capital Public Golf Course  Narrabundah  2km from CBD Par 69 Green Fee midweek $25, Club hire $30 or $15

3.    Sight-seeing/touristy thingos to gawk at - Saturday, 2nd Feb

 

4.    Precedent and committed attendees

  • Eight former cricketers/baseballers and hangers on attended the Adelaide Oval in Nov 2016 to watch the 1st Cricket Test against South Africa and play two rounds of golf

  • Ten from the above pedigree attended The Gabba in Nov 2017 to watch the 1st Cricket Test against the MCC and play two rounds of golf

  • There were no fights.  Everyone behaved themselves, although some of the jokes lacked adequate preparation and/or delivery.

5.    Attendees requiring hotel style accommodation

 

       See table down below.

 

6.    Three accommodation options - all close to Manuka Oval and City Hill, Canberra Central:

           A.     The Kurrajong Hotel, Dickson - 8 National Circuit, Barton   Regalist

*        in walking distance of Parliament House, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House and the National Gallery of Australia; and

*        moments from the area's well-known clubs and pubs, and

*        Capital Hill and National Portrait Gallery are a 20-minute walk away.

B.     Pinnacle Apartments  - 11 Ovens Street, Kingston - Pricy

C.     Forrest Hotel and Apartments  - 30 National Circuit, Forrest ACT -  Cheapest

 

7.    Tickets to Cricket

BankTeller has booked tickets with cricket.com.au via email groupbookings@cricket.com.au for $80 per ticket in the Gold sections in Bay 3 of Hawke Terrace - no alcohol allowed

 

          Thurs, 31 Jan Friday, 1 Feb Sat, 2 Feb Sunday, 3 Feb Monday, 4 Feb Tues, 5 Feb      
          1st night 2nd night 3rd night 4th night 5th night        

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1. Phil J aka BankTeller ClassicRoom 3   5

18 holes Golf

Gold ticket @ $80 Sight-seeing Gold ticket @ $80 18 holes Golf depart Tues morn 19/6 N/A $160
2. Anthony J. aka PreferredTennis ClassicRoom   Yes 4 18 holes Golf Gold ticket @ $80 Sight-seeing Gold ticket @ $80 18 holes Golf depart Tues morn 21/6 31/7 $160
3. Tony aka Shag ClassicRoom 1   5 Sight-seeing Gold ticket @ $80 Sight-seeing Gold ticket @ $80 Gold ticket @ $80 depart Tues morn 20/6   $240
4. Ted F. aka FastBowlerLongTimeAgo ClassicRoom     5 18 holes Golf Gold ticket @ $80 Sight-seeing Gold ticket @ $80 Gold ticket @ $80 depart Tues morn 22/6   $240
5. Pete aka Wag DoubleRoom   Yes 5 18 holes Golf Gold ticket @ $80 Sight-seeing Gold ticket @ $80   depart Tues morn 19/6   $160
6. Pete aka Moose Friends digs   Yes 5 18 holes Golf Gold ticket @ $80 Sight-seeing Sight-seeing 18 holes Golf depart Tues morn 19/6 7/8 $80
7. Geoff M. aka ReallyOldCricketPlayer ClassicRoom     3 arrive Fri. morn Gold ticket @ $80 Sight-seeing Gold ticket @ $80 depart Mon. morn   19/6 14/8 $160
8. Garry W. aka OldestCricketPlayerEver ClassicRoom   Yes 5 Sight-seeing Gold ticket @ $80 Sight-seeing Gold ticket @ $80 Gold ticket @ $80 depart Tues morn 20/6 5/8 $240
9. Don S. aka RetiredApproacingHisPrime ClassicRoom     5 18 holes Golf Gold ticket @ $80 Sight-seeing Gold ticket @ $80 18 holes Golf depart Tues morn 19/6 6/8 $160
10. Trevor aka GeelongStalwart Exec. Suite   Yes 4 arrive and relax Gold ticket @ $80 Sight-seeing Gold ticket @ $80 depart Mon. morn   21/6 12/8 $160
11. Nick P. aka UnabashedAtheist ClasicRoom     4   Gold ticket @ $80   Gold ticket @ $80 depart Mon. morn   21/6   $160
12. Gerry OC Family digs         Gold ticket @ $80   Gold ticket @ $80     19/6 17/7 $160
  ShareRooms 1 2                   $2,080
  DoubleRooms 4 8                    
  SingleRooms 4 4                    
  Exec. Suite 1 2                    
  Hotel guests   16