Last update and some important times for this year’s Masters.
Firstly some bad news. As per previous years we’ve overspent by about $500, due mainly to the airfares averaging $195 instead of the budgeted $150. So to offset this i’m going to have to hit all the “flyers” up for an extra $25. Other than that everything else is on track (I think).
So here goes with an rough itinerary;
11:30am Bus to airport leaves Bank Hotel Dungog (price not included $25)
1:30pm Final check-in time for Newcastle to Brisbane flight
2:00pm Newcastle to Brisbane flights departs
2:10pm Arrive in Brisbane (must be a super jet)
4:00pm Check in at Grand Hotel
4:30pm Depart for Masters registration and welcoming dinner 9those that aren’t there on Wednesday can register on the day they arrive)
11:30am Bus leaves for ground
1:00pm 1st game vs Dalby Diehard Legends
2:30pm 2nd game vs Norfolk Mutineers (I have heard on the grapevine that Brian’s going to take that guy out that was in the paper. A bit of jealously I think)
4:00pm Bus leaves ground for the Grand
7:00pm Dinner at a yet to be selected restaurant (pay for your own drinks)
8:30am Light training run (just joking – more like a check to make sure everyone’s still alive)
10:00am Bus leaves for ground
10:45am 3rd game vs Middlemount Panthers Old Boys
12:15pm 4th game vs St Doms Old Boys
2:00pm Bus leaves ground for the Grand
5:30pm Bus leaves Grand for Tullys place (venue of this year’s BBQ)
9:30am Bus leaves for ground
10:00am 5th game vs Jamberoo Greyroos
10:50am Bus leaves ground for Grand
11:30am Bus leaves Grand for races (I have 6 free entry’s and unless we cop a parking fine or have a crash we should be good to get everyone in $0)
6:00pm Bus from races back to ground for farewell dinner and prize draw
9:00am Checkout of Grand – meet in Foyer
9:15am Bus leaves for Brisbane airport
11:25am Brisbane to Newcastle flight departs
1:40pm Arrive in Newcastle (just what you want, a long flight home)
2:15pm Bus leaves Newcastle airport for Dungog
3:15pm Arrive at Bank Hotel Dungog (as long as we don’t stop at C/Town pub on the way home)
Well there it is, everything subject to change and nothing compulsory, but I do suggest that you make the flight times and try and get to the games.
If anyone’s wondering where the gear is, it’s going to up at the registration when we get there (I hope).
There’s not long now and to steal the lines form the immortal “Big Kev”;
I’M EXCITED and i’m sure everyone else is as well.