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CharlieF
23-03-2009, 09:17 PM
Hi All
As of today I have a total of 39 entries for each day of the National Indoor Finals event at York on 4/5 April 2009. Clearly if entries stay at this level we will need to cancel the event as the club will lose money as will the caterers for the meeting.
Obviously no-one wants to do this so if you intend going please let your Regional Rep know as soon as possible.
A final decision as to whether the event runs or not will be taken on Monday next and the result posted on oOple.
Regards
Charlie Fraser
Sec. BRCA 1/10th Off-Road Section.

col300
24-03-2009, 07:04 AM
Is everyone aware that 2009 Lipo's are permitted?

Jamie B4
24-03-2009, 08:11 AM
Think its all about the timing, cost etc. more than the batteries. York is expensive to stay at and with the credit crunch people are a bit more careful

Mike Hudson
24-03-2009, 08:13 AM
hope this isn't going to be the story with regionals and nationals too??? :thumbdown::(:yawn:

_sleigh_
24-03-2009, 08:45 AM
Think its all about the timing, cost etc. more than the batteries. York is expensive to stay at and with the credit crunch people are a bit more careful

I'm NOT going to disagree that the "credit crunch" will have a little to do with it, but why is it expensive to stay at York?

DaveG28
24-03-2009, 11:10 AM
I'm worried it may affect nationals too! :thumbdown:

Chrislong
24-03-2009, 11:21 AM
I can't make it due to money issues.

Can I suggest though for people to car share, and hotel room share. It may be obvious, but it is a way of seriously cutting the costs.

Does it clash with something else, such as an 1/8th meeting?

Could it be held on just Sunday and have 2 classes on one day?

millzy
24-03-2009, 11:22 AM
i really hope not

all the effrot thats being put in from all the clubs this year i would hope to see a good turn out

timmy121
24-03-2009, 11:45 AM
i could problely do it if is just a one dayer, don't sound a bad idea to me

Medders
24-03-2009, 11:58 AM
York can be relatively expensive cos its a trap for tourists, but there are plenty of cheap places relatively close.

The credit crunch is definately biting, I know cos I've been bit. Probably won't do the far north east regionals this year if I don't get another job soon :(

MattADH
24-03-2009, 12:05 PM
Does it clash with something else, such as an 1/8th meeting?




Unfortunately it does clash with the first round of the BRCA 1:8 Off-Road Nationals at Frankley so there will be a few missing...

DaveG28
24-03-2009, 12:26 PM
Unfortunately it does clash with the first round of the BRCA 1:8 Off-Road Nationals at Frankley so there will be a few missing...

I thought these things were always set not to clash? I'm guessing a lot of people will be doing that then! Shame really! As others have said maybe a oneday meeting? What's the minimum needed to do the meeting?

P.S. That's not having a dig about it clashing, there must be loads of factors go into setting the dates so am not having a go!

Mike Hudson
24-03-2009, 12:31 PM
I reckon it could be done in one day, no reason why not, taking worksop for an example with the amount of drivers they have in a days meeting and finish at a reasonable time still, obviously the indoor finals would take abit longer as there will be a proper drivers briefing with rules, cautions and apointed referees etc and races may not get underway till abit later on

Chrislong
24-03-2009, 12:33 PM
It may just be the Indoor Finals which clashed, as compared to other events it is arranged with relatively short notice with little choices due to what has already been pre-arranged. With so many racers now doing both classes id imagine the 1/8th and 1/10th nationals don't clash.

matdodd
24-03-2009, 01:00 PM
With lots off people loosing there jobs & short of cash Yorks a big expense when you take hotels & everything in to account.
Maybe a one day event may be the way to go this year :eh?:

Hulk
24-03-2009, 01:06 PM
Where can i book in for this event?

Is 2wd on the sat?

timmy121
24-03-2009, 01:07 PM
just pm northy 2wd is normal saturday

ashleyb4
24-03-2009, 01:26 PM
I would be there but sainsburys wont let me have that weekend off as it is the easter weekend.

A

jono83
24-03-2009, 01:29 PM
are you contracted to work ash?

stuartw
24-03-2009, 01:34 PM
I would be there but sainsburys wont let me have that weekend off as it is the easter weekend.

A

Strange. I thought Easter Sunday was April 12th.

Jonesy
24-03-2009, 03:03 PM
Strange. I thought Easter Sunday was April 12th.


I think you are 100% right there Mr Whyman!! :p

Ash, I'd get on to sainsbury's if I were you, they could be losing alot of money on this one......

stuartw
24-03-2009, 03:07 PM
I think you are 100% right there Mr Whyman!! :p

Ash, I'd get on to sainsbury's if I were you, they could be losing alot of money on this one......

OR
is it because Ash lives in a different world to the rest of us??? :thumbsup:

super__dan
25-03-2009, 06:07 PM
Charlie,

I'm as keen as anyone for the indoor finals (booked in and paid G a month ago ;) ) so I'm hoping this can be resolved. However will there be a cutoff date when a decision is made if the event is to go ahead? A week before say?

Medders
25-03-2009, 06:18 PM
Did you read the first post Dan :eh?::lol:

CharlieF
26-03-2009, 12:53 PM
Hi Dan.
Graham is away on holiday so entries may be stacking up on his doormat hence the wait until Monday before any decision is made. If there is no change in the entry level the York guys are considering a one day event on the Sunday with both classes running on the same day. This may be a good fallback position but the decision will be made either way on Monday.
Regards.

David Church
26-03-2009, 01:48 PM
OR
is it because Ash lives in a different world to the rest of us??? :thumbsup:

:D:D:D

Charlie, How many entries are needed for this event to take place???

super__dan
26-03-2009, 07:34 PM
Did you read the first post Dan :eh?::lol:

My bad.

Thanks for clarifying though Charlie!

CharlieF
26-03-2009, 09:52 PM
Hi David.
As this is a club financed event I dont know the answer to your question but things didn't look favourable to local officials at the current level of entries.
Regards

Danny McGee
26-03-2009, 09:56 PM
Hi David.
As this is a club financed event I dont know the answer to your question but things didn't look favourable to local officials at the current level of entries.
Regards

i wanna go, i just havent sent my entry in yet :)

I have it in the envelope just need the stamp :)

chris68nufc
26-03-2009, 09:56 PM
Would be a big shame not to run the event as its normally the last indoor big event before the outdoor starts. Im sure everything is being done to get as many entries as possible.

_sleigh_
26-03-2009, 11:56 PM
I sense a large wasted hotel bill !!!!

Hmmmm, oh how I wish for 20/20 vision. The Players looks like it might get my attention now!!

Darren Boyle
27-03-2009, 01:05 AM
The trouble is with the Players this weekend and the IF then so close behind, have the two meetings not affected each other???

I think it is safe to say that the Worksop lads are not thrilled at the entry that they have recieved so far (I understand that it has picked up in the last few days with the change of plans etc) but I got the distinct impression when they first spoke to us about it that if 180 racers rolled up just for a sunday then they were expecting even more for a "bigger" meeting, which has not been the case.

Then of course the Finals are on at York straight after and then is two "large" "all weekend meetings" so close just a bit too much for everyone to handle especially in the tough times that many people are experiencing financially at the moment. There is of course only so much time of work etc people can book off.

The finals have always been at the end of the traditional indoor season (March/early April) maybe "IF" we are are to have these BIG one off style meetings we should try to locate them either around the time that the Petit took place (January - which was fairly well attended) or even "kick off" the winter season with a"biggie" in October time each year???

Just my thoughts......