News


NENE

Posted 5y 10mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Sam
Hello all, Calling all intrepid paddlers beleaguered by exams, the end is nigh! And if you were wondering what to do with yourself after those pesky exams are finished then fret no longer. On Wednesday Week 9 (17th June) we are hiring out the Nene Whitewater Centre exclusively for 2 hours. We will be meeting outside the sports centre at 8:30 and will be home in plenty of time for the outdoor circle/BBQ and POP! At only ┬ú10 itÔÇÖs a steal! Sign up will go live on the website on Monday (today) noon(ish).

SURF TRIP

Posted 5y 10mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Sam
Hello all, The time- end of week 9. The place- Newgale Beach, Pembrokeshire (Wales). Yes, IÔÇÖm talking about Warwick Canoe Surf Trip 2015. A delightful weekend of barbecuing, camping and generally chilling on the beach. Oh, and a bit of surf kayaking as well! We will be taking two minibuses, so you have choices for when you want to join/leave us (both buses will meet outside the sports centre): ┬À Morning Bus- Leaving at 9:00 Friday (19th June) ┬À Evening Bus- Leaving at 6:00 Friday (19th June) ┬À Sunday Bus- Returning Sunday evening (21st June) ┬À Monday Bus- Returning Monday daytime (22nd June) Transport will cost ┬ú20 to be paid in advance and camping is ┬ú5pppn (please bring cash!). There will be four sign ups going live on Monday (Today) noon(ish). Please SIGN UP FOR ONE BUS EACH WAY (Otherwise we will assume you are making your own travel arrangements!) As a memento of this trip (and the year as a whole) donÔÇÖt forget to get your hands on a surf trip t-shirt! (http://www.warwicksu.com/shop/product/10100040/)

Surf Trip T-shirts

Posted 5y 10mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Freja

It may seem like summer is a long way off while you're in the midst of revision (unless you're lucky enough to have already finished), but actually it's not so far off now. And with the end of term comes surf trip, and with that surf trip t-shirts! This year they cost just £10, and the sizes are S(34/36"), M(38/40"), L(42/44") and XL(46/48"). To buy your t-shirt, just follow the payment link below by Wednesday 3rd June.

http://www.warwicksu.com/shop/product/10100040/

Freya xx

Thursday Cancelled

Posted 5y 10mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Sam

Hello all,

Just wanted to let everyone know that as a club we are running an event on the Piazza as a part of National Canoeing Week. We've managed to get hold of an ergo machine (like a rowing machine but for kayaking) and this looks to be great fun with everyone welcome to come along and give it a go, so bring your friends!

Unfortunately this piazza paddling extravaganza clashes with our usual Thursday 15:00-16:00 pool session so for this week it has been cancelled.

Sam

Ironman Help

Posted 5y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Emma
I received this email and wasn't sure if anyone was up for earning a bit of money after exams are done. 
The club wont be going however if you can get yourselves there then you can use the club boats if needed.
Don't want anyone getting too bored after exams! 


Hi there,

 

Apologies for the email out of the blue, I hope you donÔÇÖt mind me getting in touch.

 

As you may have seen in the press, Ironman is coming to Chasewater Country Park, Staffordshire later this year on Sun 14th June.

 

IÔÇÖm responsible for the swim section of the ultra-distance triathlon and am currently in the process of recruiting safety kayakers to join our safety team for the event and wondered if any of your club members may be interested in getting involved?

 

We pay ┬ú45 per kayaker for the event ÔÇô which can either be paid to the individual directly or back into the club coffers (if youÔÇÖd like to use it as an opportunity to raise funds for the club) - whichever youÔÇÖd prefer.

 

I wonder if you could forward this onto your members and ask, if theyÔÇÖre interested in getting involved, to register for the event online here:┬áhttp://registration.swim-safety.co.uk/index.php?id=imukstaffs15

 

It is an early start at Chasewater (briefing at 05:00) but is all done and dusted by 09:00. Accommodation (or camping) and BBQ is available and on offer for the Saturday evening if anyone would like to come over and stay on-site.

 

Any help you could offer in terms of recruitment would be greatly appreciated. If you have any other questions or queries please do let me know.

 

Regards

Handover Social 7/5/15

Posted 5y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Jefff
Reminder that we will be meeting at The Benjamin Satchwell in Leam on Thursday 7th.

If you plan on having a meal, meet at 19:00.  If you just want to join in on the drinking side, meet at 20:30.

Cheers,

Alan and Jeff

Warwick RAGE! League 2015 Trash talk page

Posted 5y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Jold Git

OFFICIAL TRASH TALK PAGE!

Here are the RAGE! teams!

Team1 Andrew ÔÇÿProject CHLOEÔÇÖ McClough, The Jevon Adams, Samuel ÔÇÿPaedoÔÇÖ Davies, Christlock Holmes, Hazza Pearce, Jennie ÔÇÖ10,000,000ÔÇÖ Stanford

Team2 Matthew ÔÇÿByrneÔÇÖ Bryce, MADison McClougvin, Flerminater Heitz, Hadyn Lucky Parker, Oliver ÔÇÿThe TorrentÔÇÖ Tarrant, Sam ÔÇÿprobably Chaz, maybe DaveÔÇÖ Hennem

Team3 Jamie ÔÇÿ3ÔÇÖ Anderson, Anjasaurus Rex Humpert, eRich An-dragon, MArkenstone Hadley, Jeff ÔÇÿLike the wolfÔÇÖ Howells, Lozza ÔÇÿno pains; noÔÇÖ Gaines

Team4 Gabriel ÔÇÿKonquerorÔÇÖ Kempski, Matt ÔÇÿBabyfaceÔÇÖ Clough, Emma #Beaney4Beanies, Charlie ÔÇÿSheenÔÇÖ Perera, Philip ÔÇÿShooterÔÇÖ Scholten, Thom ÔÇÿLook LeftÔÇÖ Millward

 

Tuesday 28th April at normal polo time (8-10pm) will see the glorious combatations between Team1 Vs Team2 followed by Team3 Vs Team4


There will be a short preliminary half, operating a first come first served basis, beforehand.

RAGE! Fantasy Teams 2015 - Official Forum

Posted 5y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Jold Git
Hi all, Here are the RAGE! teams! Team1 Andrew ÔÇÿProject CHLOEÔÇÖ McClough, The Jevon Adams, Samuel ÔÇÿPaedoÔÇÖ Davies, Christlock Holmes, Hazza Pearce, Jennie ÔÇÖ10,000,000ÔÇÖ Stanford Team2 Matthew ÔÇÿByrneÔÇÖ Bryce, MADison McClougvin, Flerminater Heitz, Hadyn Lucky Parker, Oliver ÔÇÿThe TorrentÔÇÖ Tarrant, Sam ÔÇÿprobably Chaz, maybe DaveÔÇÖ Hennem Team3 Jamie ÔÇÿ3ÔÇÖ Anderson, Anjasaurus Rex Humpert, eRich An-dragon, MArkenstone Hadley, Jeff ÔÇÿLike the wolfÔÇÖ Howells, Lozza ÔÇÿno pains; noÔÇÖ Gaines Team4 Gabriel ÔÇÿKonquerorÔÇÖ Kempski, Matt ÔÇÿBabyfaceÔÇÖ Clough, Emma #Beaney4Beanies, Charlie ÔÇÿSheenÔÇÖ Perera, Philip ÔÇÿShooterÔÇÖ Scholten, Thom ÔÇÿLook LeftÔÇÖ Millward Tuesday 28th April at normal polo time (8-10pm) will see the glorious combatations between Team1 Vs Team2 followed by Team3 Vs Team4 There will be a short preliminary half game, operating a first come first served basis, beforehand. And now, drumroll please, the grand part youÔÇÖve all been waiting for; the battle of wit, arithmetic, nerves and sheer luck. Set to be the proving ground of both polo coaches and venture capitalists of the future. You donÔÇÖt need to be a competitor to have a flutter, all are welcome. This seasonÔÇÖs hottest polo tournament, The Warwick RAGE! League is shaping up to be the biggest tournament ever. Take your time, follow your instinct, get in there quickly with your best entry or, hold back, scrutinise otherÔÇÖs entries first ÔÇô the choice is yours. You are welcome to enter as many times as you like. Player Values (in millions) Andrew ÔÇÿChloeÔÇÖ Clough - £9.77 Matthew ÔÇÿBryceÔÇÖ Byrne - £9.46 Jamie Anderson - £8.21 Gabriel Kempski - £8.13 Matt ÔÇÿbabyÔÇÖ Clough - £8.04 Anja Humpert - £8.00 Madison McClough - £7.54 Jevon Adams - £7.25 Erich Andrag - £6.63 Samuel ÔÇÿPaedoÔÇÖ Davies - £5.92 Florian Heits - £5.63 Haydyn Luke Parker - £5.50 Charlie Perera - £5.42 Mark Hadley - £5.08 Philip Scholten - £4.88 Emma Beaney - £4.83 Chris Holmes - £4.50 Harriet Pearce - £4.35 Rob ÔÇÿJeffÔÇÖ Howells - £4.33 Oliver Tarrant - £4.08 Thomas Millward - £4.04 Jennie Stanford - £3.50 Lauren Gaines - £3.15 Samuel Hennem - £3.04 Entry Fee per team : £2 (No limit on the amount of entries per person) Rules ÔÇó Teams may not be the same as someone elseÔÇÖs - 1st post on the forum 1st served 
 ÔÇó Team value may not exceed £40 million
 ÔÇó Teams may not contain more than 3 players from the same RAGE! team
 ÔÇó Teams must include 7 players
ÔÇó Elect a team captain from your squad of 7 - Their score will be doubled 
ÔÇó All entries must be posted on this news thread by 18:00 Tuesday 28th (tomorrow, sorry) Teams will be input based on posts at this time. Up to that point you are free to edit/withdraw your team. Please do triple/quadruple check your team fits these rules!
 ÔÇó If a player withdraws from competition (the whole league, not just one week) due to injury then they will be replaced in any fantasy teams by a random player of the highest possible value not exceeding the value of the injured player. 
ÔÇó There will be 2 stats takers and refs per game chosen by the exec. Their decisions are final.


 Scoring 
Points are awarded as follows: 
 ÔÇó Goal 5 points
ÔÇó Assist 3 points (an assist is any piece of play that leads directly to a goal eg. Pass or GOOD breaking up of zone) ┬À Winning Possession 1 Point (intercepting a pass, winning a sprint to a loose ball, etc) ┬À Binning an OPPONENT 1 point (must be legal) 
ÔÇó Save 3 points for their first save and 2 points for every subsequent Save (any stopped shot on target) 
ÔÇó Man/woman of the match 5 points (as decided by tournament organisers/ exec, anyone I deem important enough to appoint this duty on the night)
 ÔÇó Green Card -1 point
 ÔÇó Yellow Card - 3 points
 ÔÇó Red Card - 10 points 
ÔÇó Appearance + 1 point 
 ÔÇó A players (real life) teams goal difference is added to their score (if they played in the match.) i.e. No appearance = 0 points regardless of the goal difference as they weren't responsible for it. Appearance and 3 - 2 victory = 1 (appearance) + 3 (goals for) - 2 (goals against) = 2. Appearance and 4 - 1 loss = 1 (appearance) + 1 (goals for) - (4 goals against) = -2

 Winnings
 Prizes (as a percentage of entry money) Top scorer etc. Will be taken from fantasy league entrants only. Most cards will come from anyone you have been warned - play fair boys and girls
 ÔÇó Winner of fantasy league - 40 %
 ÔÇó 2nd in fantasy league - 25% 
ÔÇó 3rd in fantasy league - 10% 
ÔÇó Last in fantasy league - 5%
 ÔÇó "The Glory Hog Award" (Top scorer) - 5% 
ÔÇó "The Team Player Award" (Top assister) - 5% 
ÔÇó "MVP" (Highest fantasy points) - 5 % 
 ÔÇó "The Wise Buy Award" (Best points/cost ratio) - 5% 
ÔÇó "The Naughty Boy Award" (Highest negative points for cards) - Paddle (dirty) Some ÔÇÿInterestingÔÇÖ Stats

 The total value is £141.28 million The mean player value is £5.89 million making Sam D the most average player in the club by mean.
 Closing Remark
As Henry Clay once said;
ÔÇ£Statistics are no replacement for judgementÔÇØ
 Choose wisely and may the best team manager win. polo loath, Jamie

BUCS Polo kit

Posted 5y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Bryce
Hello polo people, I will be making sure the boats and rest of the kit is ready to go to BUCS tomorrow from about 5.30 onwards. If you can drop down for a couple of hours it would be much appreciated - most of the work done will be checking and redoing bumpers and labelling kit. I'm picking paddles up at 5pm so if I'm not there when you arrive start getting boats out and checking they have bumpers and look at the paddles and decks to find which ones have a little "W" on the grab handle and which ones have a size aswell. Cheers, Bryce

RAGE! League Rankings URGENT

Posted 5y 11mth ago by Some Old Git
Posted by: Jold Git

Hi all you poloerÔÇÖs :)

The prodigious RAGE! League entrants have volunteered as tribute!
All members shall view and rank this band of couRAGEous polo players!


Anja Humpert

Jamie Anderson

Erich Andrag

Matt ÔÇÿBabyÔÇÖ Clough

Jevon Adams

Charlie Perera

Thomas Millward

Mark Hadley

Madison McClough

Oliver Tarrant

Andrew ÔÇÿChloeÔÇÖ McClough

Rob ÔÇÿJeffÔÇÖ Howells

Lauren Gaines

Florian Heitz

Jennie Stanford

Phillip Scholten

Gabriel Kempski

Matthew ÔÇÿBryceÔÇÖ Byrne

Harriet Pearce

Samuel ÔÇÿPaedoÔÇÖ Davies

Emma Beaney

Hadyn Luke Parker

Samuel Hennem

Chris Holmes


Cast your judgement upon these brave many.
Rank players from 1 to 10 inclusive with 1 being the worst and 10 the best. Men and women are obviously on the same scale. The rating should be based on how good the player is in general: things like passing, catching, play making, tactics, polo paddling tekkers, shooting, saving, etc.
Please dont be nice and give everyone high scores as that will skew the system. Also dont rank too low, you mean bastards.

Please send your rankings to j.anderson.2@warwick.ac.uk by midnight of Friday the 24th April!
This is essential to the smooth running of the RAGE! League so please be prompt with your ranking response :)

Yours in polo,
Jamie :)