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CooCooCachoo
Dec 31st, 2005, 01:27 PM
Considering this is the first time in years that the Proximus Diamond Games are not held at the same time as the ABN/AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, I might pay this tournament a visit for the first time ever :cool: Tickets are way too expensive though :eek: But it would be fun to go to the qualifying event :D

Who of you is going?

:wavey:

Cersei
Jan 8th, 2006, 10:26 AM
I'm going. Don't know when yet though

kitb
Jan 8th, 2006, 12:35 PM
I'm going 4 Kim's first match !!!
So on Feb. 15th

And if Kim's number one at that moment, everybody in the crowd will be given a bottle of champagne.
That's what Bob Verbeeck promised, at least ... lol

butch
Jan 8th, 2006, 12:45 PM
I thought about going as well. But I'll be travelling from Dublin, so flight + hotel + the expensive tickets = expensive weekend. Still considering though

CooCooCachoo
Jan 8th, 2006, 01:29 PM
Does anyone who has already been there know if you can watch practice sessions of the top players during qualifying?

kitb
Jan 8th, 2006, 01:58 PM
Durin' the qualifications I dunno, but last year, I went on Tuesday and I saw Mary Pierce, Nadia Petrova and Nathalie Dechy practizin'.
So I guess it could happen...

CooCooCachoo
Jan 8th, 2006, 10:04 PM
On Court 1?

Is there even a Court 2? :lol:

Tati & Dani
Jan 9th, 2006, 08:57 AM
Does anyone who has already been there know if you can watch practice sessions of the top players during qualifying?

i only went to there during the tournament week not the qualifying week so i can't tell , but during the week you can see them practise

Tati & Dani
Jan 9th, 2006, 08:57 AM
i don't think im going , so far nobody of my fave players is going , so it's pretty boring tournament for me :p

maybe one session benesova ...

arn
Jan 9th, 2006, 09:53 AM
During the tournament you can watch the players practice on center or court 1 if you enter early enough before the sessions start. But the official practice courts are 10km further so the change of seeing a top player practice during the quallies (starts at 11am I think) is small to non-existent.

CooCooCachoo
Jan 9th, 2006, 12:12 PM
During the tournament you can watch the players practice on center or court 1 if you enter early enough before the sessions start. But the official practice courts are 10km further so the change of seeing a top player practice during the quallies (starts at 11am I think) is small to non-existent.

OK Thank you :)

But I think the same goes for Hasselt, where I saw some players (Clijsters, Farina Elia et al) practise during qualies.

SilK
Jan 11th, 2006, 11:00 AM
I think this tournament is way too expensive. :eek:

CooCooCachoo
Jan 11th, 2006, 11:40 AM
I think this tournament is way too expensive. :eek:

€15 for qualifying :lol:

But Rosmalen is more expensive ;)

arn
Jan 11th, 2006, 10:34 PM
Is Rosmalen more expensive? What do they charge there?

CooCooCachoo
Jan 12th, 2006, 08:08 AM
Is Rosmalen more expensive? What do they charge there?

Come to think of it, it's actually about the same price.

But Rosmalen doesn't offer such a good field, though it is ATP + WTA.

senia
Jan 12th, 2006, 10:02 AM
i'm going probably aswell :)

fleemke³
Jan 15th, 2006, 02:07 PM
Come to think of it, it's actually about the same price.

But Rosmalen doesn't offer such a good field, though it is ATP + WTA.


Ok but for Romalen you get a DAYticket in here in Antwerp it's a SESSIONticket ;)

I love rosmalen ... much better than Antwerp imo :)

Geoffry
Jan 16th, 2006, 07:18 PM
Lore and I will be going to the semi finals (afternoon) :)
Hoping to see Venus or Serena against Mauresmo

CooCooCachoo
Jan 17th, 2006, 07:36 AM
Ok but for Romalen you get a DAYticket in here in Antwerp it's a SESSIONticket ;)

I love rosmalen ... much better than Antwerp imo :)

I love Rosmalen too, but the ticket prices are a joke. It's so expensive :speakles: They can only get the rich and spoilt non-tennis fans to come :rolleyes:

Yasmine
Jan 17th, 2006, 05:55 PM
I was supposed to go but something really important that i can't miss came up that week :sad: so there are some tickets available I'm sure if you're interested Martijn;) (going with people from Kim's forum, have QF evening and final tickets)

butch
Jan 17th, 2006, 10:37 PM
I just bought ticket for the semi's (afternoon) and the finals! And my plane ticket. very excited!!!

CooCooCachoo
Jan 18th, 2006, 06:03 AM
I was supposed to go but something really important that i can't miss came up that week :sad: so there are some tickets available I'm sure if you're interested Martijn;) (going with people from Kim's forum, have QF evening and final tickets)

:hug: Yasmine. Poor you.

But I won't be buying your tickets ;) Can't really go on weekdays nor do I have the money for it. Moreover, I don't like it when only the higher ranked players are left, so the finald ays are not for me ;)

Varvagina
Jan 18th, 2006, 06:14 PM
I'm going to the evening semi final sessions !!! I wanted to go to the qualies but my dad doesn't really know much about tennis so we took the sf :D

CooCooCachoo
Jan 18th, 2006, 09:25 PM
I'm going to the evening semi final sessions !!! I wanted to go to the qualies but my dad doesn't really know much about tennis so we took the sf :D

The Qualifying Draw will still feature many Top 150 players :D

Varvagina
Jan 19th, 2006, 05:38 AM
The Qualifying Draw will still feature many Top 150 players :D


I know but my dad only knows the top 10 :lol: :lol:

CooCooCachoo
Jan 19th, 2006, 05:40 PM
I know but my dad only knows the top 10 :lol: :lol:

What better time to change that :lol:

Varvagina
Jan 19th, 2006, 05:56 PM
What better time to change that :lol:


Change my dad ?? don't think so :lol:

-sugi-
Jan 20th, 2006, 06:24 PM
I am thinking to go here for Qualifying Saturday, Sunday and also Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday but does anyone know if it is easy to meet the players of this tournament?

Yasmine
Jan 20th, 2006, 08:04 PM
Well there is a spare ticket for the evening of the QF there, if anyone is interested please PM me;)

-sugi-
Jan 23rd, 2006, 06:36 PM
My Tickets are booked :)

Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday, thank god for holidays :) :lol:

I go Saturday and Sunday on my own and Monday - Wednesday with some schoolfriends :)

Mathijs
Jan 23rd, 2006, 07:26 PM
My Tickets are booked :)

Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday, thank god for holidays :) :lol:

I go Saturday and Sunday on my own and Monday - Wednesday with some schoolfriends :)

Great!, if you see Iveta there, greet her from Mathijs her biggest fan from Holland okay?, tell her as well that i am proud of her and as well proud to be her fan :) Wish her all the best for the tournament as well ;)

-sugi-
Jan 23rd, 2006, 07:34 PM
Great!, if you see Iveta there, greet her from Mathijs her biggest fan from Holland okay?, tell her as well that i am proud of her and as well proud to be her fan :) Wish her all the best for the tournament as well ;)
sure :) I have never been to Antwerp before and don't know how hard it is to meet the players but I will try very hard to deliver the message :)

Mathijs
Jan 23rd, 2006, 07:38 PM
sure :) I have never been to Antwerp before and don't know how hard it is to meet the players but I will try very hard to deliver the message :)

Thanx, i hope you have the chance to see her, Iveta looks even more beautiful in real life, as i've seen her in Rosmalen, hope to go this year again, but not sure, Rosmalen could fall in my examperiod this year....

butch
Feb 3rd, 2006, 08:08 PM
I have tickets for the evening semi as well! Very excited!

roooobert
Feb 6th, 2006, 02:28 PM
Hi! I'm planning on going, but whats irritates me is that the day is devided into two sessions. I soo much want to see at least one of the williams play. I'm planning on going and see tennis on tuesday and wednesday but dont know what session to choose.

Do you have to order tickets early, or can you wait to see the scheudle?

I also have some more questions:) Is the arena in the centre of antwerp? If I go I'll probably live att new int. youth hotel something... Whats the cheapest way if you will go from charlerois to antwerp? Thanks a lot if someone can answer sosme of the questions!! It would be so fun to go, but a bit expensive.

arn
Feb 7th, 2006, 07:07 AM
Normally there are still free tickets on the days you want to go, so you can wait for the schedule (don't shoot me if I'm wrong :unsure: ;) ). Only the evening session of wednesday can be sold out because they are giving away free champaign ;)

The arena isn't in the center of Antwerp but you can get there easily by public transport.
-Take premetro 3 in the direction of Merksem and get of at 'sport'
-Take tram 12 in the direction of Deurne. The tram stops right before the arena
-Take bus 19 or 23.

arn
Feb 7th, 2006, 07:10 AM
What time do you arrive in Charleroi, because I know a girl who landed after the last train. She was stuck there till the next morning! Cheapest way to get in Antwerp is by train.

What you should do is this: Buy a 'bulk' ticket at the counter of the airport ticket desk. It costs €10. For this price you can take the bus to the station (line A) and take the train to the station of your choice (so Antwerp ;) )

Elleke
Feb 7th, 2006, 08:43 AM
I'm going saturday to see qualies, I'll be also there (probably) during the week, but I don't know yet which day..

Uranus
Feb 7th, 2006, 02:35 PM
Maybe I'll be there for the semifinals :d

roooobert
Feb 7th, 2006, 03:16 PM
What time do you arrive in Charleroi, because I know a girl who landed after the last train. She was stuck there till the next morning! Cheapest way to get in Antwerp is by train.

What you should do is this: Buy a 'bulk' ticket at the counter of the airport ticket desk. It costs €10. For this price you can take the bus to the station (line A) and take the train to the station of your choice (so Antwerp ;) )


thank you a lot for all that info!!!! very kind of you!! :angel: :wavey:

But unfortunatley I will probably not go, my friend changed his mind so I have to hope for venus to come to Stockholm instead :rolleyes:

But if I will go I have all the info I need, so again, thanks!!

arn
Feb 7th, 2006, 04:04 PM
thank you a lot for all that info!!!! very kind of you!! :angel: :wavey:

But unfortunatley I will probably not go, my friend changed his mind so I have to hope for venus to come to Stockholm instead :rolleyes:

But if I will go I have all the info I need, so again, thanks!!

You're welcome, I hope your dream of Venus coming to Stockholm will come through! :wavey:

ZeeKoei
Feb 9th, 2006, 12:57 PM
I will be there sundays qual's, and monday evening and tuesday evening
hope to see iveta and lena (twice) ;)

Wimanna
Feb 9th, 2006, 02:57 PM
Maybe sunday, depends on a possible cancellation of a motocross event :D

-sugi-
Feb 9th, 2006, 07:37 PM
just a question, what is the other court other than centre court like, I heard there was Centre Court and then another one Court 1 or 2, I can't remember what it was called but is it a big court? I know Centre Court is a big court :angel:

CooCooCachoo
Feb 9th, 2006, 07:39 PM
just a question, what is the other court other than centre court like, I heard there was Centre Court and then another one Court 1 or 2, I can't remember what it was called but is it a big court? I know Centre Court is a big court :angel:

What I have heard is that there is a Court 1 (Centre) and Court 2, that they are quite far apart, that players practise elsewhere and that Court 2 is extremely cold :lol:

Mathijs
Feb 9th, 2006, 07:56 PM
I will be there sundays qual's, and monday evening and tuesday evening
hope to see iveta and lena (twice) ;)

Hope you see them both :)

-sugi-
Feb 9th, 2006, 07:58 PM
What I have heard is that there is a Court 1 (Centre) and Court 2, that they are quite far apart, that players practise elsewhere and that Court 2 is extremely cold :lol:
ok thanks, I think I am understanding.


36 hours untill I will be there :)

I am so sad lol

arn
Feb 9th, 2006, 09:38 PM
Court 2 is a 5-min walk away, but you are always covered :)

-sugi-
Feb 9th, 2006, 09:41 PM
thankyou :) is it a big court do you know?

baico
Feb 10th, 2006, 04:10 PM
thankyou :) is it a big court do you know?

small ;) only +-300 people can sit and watch the game :)

-sugi-
Feb 10th, 2006, 04:13 PM
thanks, I think I found images of it on google, is this it?

http://www.veldemantent.be/images/nieuws/diamond1-gr.jpg

http://www.veldemantent.be/images/nieuws/diamond2-gr.jpg

baico
Feb 10th, 2006, 04:14 PM
yep, that's the B-court :)

-sugi-
Feb 10th, 2006, 05:11 PM
ok thanks for all your help

it looks a nice court

CooCooCachoo
Feb 10th, 2006, 08:09 PM
Small court, but nice I hope ;)

Wiggly
Feb 10th, 2006, 08:57 PM
Have fun watching tennis (and Iveta) :)

ZeeKoei
Feb 11th, 2006, 10:42 PM
ok thanks for all your help

it looks a nice court

it is very cosy because it is so little
if you see a guy with a Canon and a Greek flag when Lena plays 2morrow, say hi ;)

Cersei
Feb 11th, 2006, 10:57 PM
it is very cosy because it is so little
if you see a guy with a Canon and a Greek flag when Lena plays 2morrow, say hi ;)
i love your nickname :lol:

ZeeKoei
Feb 11th, 2006, 11:08 PM
i love your nickname :lol:

sssst :devil:

I love your location ;)