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Post by time please Tue 18 Jun 2013, 8:57 pm

Just wanted to pick any experienced queuers brains: I didn't apply for tickets in the ballot this year because didn't think would be in country, but now I am, I would really like to see TMF play in the flesh once more, so to speak, and preferably on the hallowed turf of Centre Court.  Was intending to queue for the opening day, but I really don't fancy starting on Sunday.  If I got to entrance 3 at about 4am on Monday morning, is it probable I would get CC tickets, or should I either go much earlier or forget all about it?

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Post by LuvSports! Tue 18 Jun 2013, 9:01 pm

first up apaz next monday may be iffy weather wise. tues-thurs look good.

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Post by Henman Bill Tue 18 Jun 2013, 9:30 pm

Sounds very risky to me. From one I have heard (I have seen several discussion threads where people post their experiences) 9pm the day before is a good chance to get on centre and 3pm the day before is a very good chance. 4am I wouldn't be too confident. I have never done it myself. It varies. I could be wrong.

Another option is if you see Federer is last on centre to get a grounds pass ticket by queing up that morning and then spend some hours in the queue for returned tickets just reading a book or something. He won't be last on Monday, but could happen on another day?

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Post by Henman Bill Tue 18 Jun 2013, 9:48 pm

Just googled it and on yahoo answers someone said in 2010 they got there at 12 noon on Sunday and only just got centre court. http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110623065227AAV3owp

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110623065227AAV3owp arrived at 11.45, got number 404 (Centre Court - just).

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Comment by Jimbo — June 16, 2013 @ 12:13 pm
Hi Sarah, I’ve queued for the first day for the last 3 years and got on centre court each time. There’s no need to be there on the saturday. As long as you join the queue by midday on Sunday you’ll be okay for centre court tickets. The queue is always smaller for the first 3 days of the tournament. Hope that helps!

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Post by LuvSports! Tue 18 Jun 2013, 10:17 pm

Im queuing up, but i have my cunning centre/no1 court plan.
My plan is so cunning I have just been appointed professor of cunning at Oxford University.

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Post by time please Tue 18 Jun 2013, 10:25 pm

Thanks for responses guys - obviously too optimistic. Don't really fancy being 'unwashed and somewhat slightly dazed' for a couple of days, so think it's sofa, hd and well stocked fridge for me, though the tip about returned tickets for another day is a good one - I haven't done that for years.

I wish you luck LS!

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Post by laverfan Tue 18 Jun 2013, 10:36 pm

TP.. you go girl. Go see TMF. I hope he plays 2014 and 2015.

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Post by bogbrush Tue 18 Jun 2013, 11:50 pm

Good luck tp, I think I agree with you though - that kind of queuing fortitude was something I might have done a long time ago!
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Post by time please Wed 19 Jun 2013, 4:58 pm

Absolutely!  Don't think it is possible to 'glamp' in the Wimbledon queue and nor is it to look human after that long in the elements unless you are 17!! Very Happy

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Post by hawkeye Wed 19 Jun 2013, 6:08 pm

I've managed to get Wimbledon tickets every year since 2009 but sadly this year I have none Sad   I even offered to be Federer's lucky charm by taking bogbrushes centre court tickets but he refused... So I intend to slum it this year and queue on the first day. I don't do camping so have no hope of getting on a show court but I reckon there should be some good matches on the outside courts at this time. Rain would be the spoiler.

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Post by Henman Bill Wed 19 Jun 2013, 8:07 pm

My tennis club did a draw, there were about 30 people in the draw, and only the third person  drawn out the hat took the final, so I had a 10% chance of the final. It was quite exciting, but in the end got 1st thursday on court 1, and will add the day before on a grounds pass. Hope everyone else had a godo time.

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Post by lydian Wed 19 Jun 2013, 9:29 pm

Enjoy HB, those ground passes are the best bit...going to watch the top players practice for me is actually better than watching the matches.
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Post by LuvSports! Wed 19 Jun 2013, 9:43 pm

Best thing is sneaking onto the show courts without a ticket!!! SUCH A RUSH!! Very Happy

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Post by LuvSports! Sun 23 Jun 2013, 11:25 am

I am staying over at a friends who lives 5mins away from the queue. 
What time should I get up and start queuing?
And if someone came down later could you let them into the queue with you, or is that too much?

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Post by The Special Juan Sun 23 Jun 2013, 12:03 pm

I have no idea about queuing but I saw a picture of people queuing to queue!!  As the "official" queue didn't open until today, people were queuing to get into that queue picard
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Post by YvonneT Sun 23 Jun 2013, 3:29 pm

The queue for Centre and Court 1 tickets closed this morning. Must be a good schedule on Monday or something Wink

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Post by Guest Mon 24 Jun 2013, 3:02 pm

Hmm you can slepp in the park overnight, but i was never much of a camper...

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