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« Reply #75 on: February 12, 2015, 05:36:19 PM »

There would be no blonde in 2015 if it wasn't for DTD sponsoring the place.  Central location in the uk.  Seems pretty obvious place to have it.
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« Reply #76 on: February 12, 2015, 05:42:51 PM »

because it has to be an event combined with non members or a festival that doesnt cater to all.

at dtd there would without doubt be more people participating, but somewhere like newcastle/leeds/sheffield/somewhere that isnt north Cheesy would be a more "hardcore" version of a blonde bash, but like I said perhaps "unofficial" would be better and official would be better at DTD.
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« Reply #77 on: February 12, 2015, 05:45:59 PM »

the very aim is that it caters for all

from rob's post

"One of the challenging issues in scheduling a Blondebash is getting the support of the full cross section of members, Blonde have members that are happy to flick in £10K for a High Roller, to those that grind the pennyrolls to get their shot at a big score, it is a very diverse community, so this time round, I am going to try and put something together that involves EVERYONE, a "Blondepoker weekend festival", that will include a High Roller, Main and a Mini, all with GTD prizepools exclusive to Blondepoker Members - so that noone on Blondepoker is excluded from participating, whatever their poker bankroll."

can't get much more inclusive than that

the feedback (which is welcome) is that a lot of people like the "old" blondebash of small comp and lots of stuff around that, but what i was navel gazing about earlier is how could we get that to work for DTD too.

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« Reply #78 on: February 12, 2015, 06:05:46 PM »

The Blondepoker weekend festival would undoubtedly be fantastic and if it can be arranged then hats off to Rob and DTD.

Unfortunately Rob has used the word 'challenging' where 'impossible' would be more appropriate.

There just aren't enough Blondes to make this happen on the sort of scale it needs to be at to work in a place like DTD.

If 100 people turn up for this I'll be impressed and that number could easily be catered for alongside the regular XXL Friday/Saturday comps.

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« Reply #79 on: February 12, 2015, 06:16:56 PM »

any type of poker with most not knowing what's going on (myself included!!!!)


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« Reply #80 on: February 12, 2015, 06:29:05 PM »

It's hard to imagine something as challenging to get right.

Pretty sure if 100 people had shown up a few years back at a bash it would have been a success in most venues. Also pretty sure that 100 people echoing around DTD is not good for anybody.

Literally zero chance I would travel up for a 100 person £30 comp however much 'fun' might be arranged around it. Obv no great loss but I'd be surprised if there wasn't a lot of people in my category. Also think this point means that irrespective of expressions of enthusiasm and interest, the end result would be a disappointment in numbers.

I love alcohol fuelled poker and much prefer a chatty/fun environment but a massive personal preference is that the poker is serious, irrespective of what is going on around the table.

The festival idea with a range of comps, (nice to have something like a DC or HORSE comp in there) - open to all, so it caters for the local members too, sounds like the best idea to me on a first thinking/reading type basis. Busy room, decent poker and plenty of oppos for fun outside of poker and away from the venue. Having fun is a pretty organic thing anyway - hard to organise 'fun'.

If loads of non-blondes attended and then signed up as members, post the event then that would be a bonus.

Long time since I attended my first one of these, I aint exactly ballin out of control (though of course I am rich) but woulda thought a £100 comp is much like a £30 one 8-9 years ago.

Good luck with pleasing everybody on this :-)


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« Reply #81 on: February 12, 2015, 06:31:32 PM »

the very aim is that it caters for all

from rob's post

"One of the challenging issues in scheduling a Blondebash is getting the support of the full cross section of members, Blonde have members that are happy to flick in £10K for a High Roller, to those that grind the pennyrolls to get their shot at a big score, it is a very diverse community, so this time round, I am going to try and put something together that involves EVERYONE, a "Blondepoker weekend festival", that will include a High Roller, Main and a Mini, all with GTD prizepools exclusive to Blondepoker Members - so that noone on Blondepoker is excluded from participating, whatever their poker bankroll."

can't get much more inclusive than that

the feedback (which is welcome) is that a lot of people like the "old" blondebash of small comp and lots of stuff around that, but what i was navel gazing about earlier is how could we get that to work for DTD too.



If it can't be worked financially to have it at DTD as it would be more profitable for them to go ahead and just run there normal weekend then why not have it elsewhere ? Then the DTD staff don't have to do anything and instead Rob, Simon as well as quite a few of there staff who are members on here could join in the fun without any work involved for them.

If it's going to be a £500 a £100 and a £50 comp across the weekend I feel it would just be like any other festival at DTD and may as well just put a thread up saying lets have a ton of blonde's come to UKPC, UKIPT, the Monthly 500 wkend as everyone's going to make the effort to be there.
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« Reply #82 on: February 12, 2015, 07:03:37 PM »

The Blondepoker weekend festival would undoubtedly be fantastic and if it can be arranged then hats off to Rob and DTD.

Unfortunately Rob has used the word 'challenging' where 'impossible' would be more appropriate.

There just aren't enough Blondes to make this happen on the sort of scale it needs to be at to work in a place like DTD.

If 100 people turn up for this I'll be impressed and that number could easily be catered for alongside the regular XXL Friday/Saturday comps.



Sadly this post sums up my thoughts.

Blonde is less suited to making this work that even was 3 years(?) ago at DTD, when I think most agreed that the turnout was more than a little disappointing.

If Rob, Tighty and others can make this work, it really will be one of DTD's finest accomplishments.
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« Reply #83 on: February 12, 2015, 07:09:27 PM »

i dont see why a blonde poker festival weekend wont work out well, anyone can sign up to blondepoker to take part in 1 or all the events

the hardcore bB fans who like me are more into the social aspects can pick and choose what to play

the hardcore poker grinders and grind the whole weekend

main event needs to be above £30 inflation et etc would mean a minimum of £50 but £75 like apat or even £100 work in today's environment
plenty of cheap sats to give people a chance to win a seat or even a package
"karaoke" on a friday would still happen but there will be an option for thosewho want to play poker
"quiz" on a sunday can happen in DTD around a sunday lunch with a poker comp to start after

festival open to all that sign up to blonde would be my prefered option
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« Reply #84 on: February 12, 2015, 07:14:44 PM »

Think we can see one of the reasons why there hasn't been a bash for so long. Rob comes along and announces he wants to do something for the blondes and we get a load of people saying 'no lets have it somewhere else' or 'we need team comps and Tighty sng's' (if I remember correctly we weren't allowed these at DTD).

Times have changed, It isn't going to be anywhere else for a few of the reasons you have all heard:

1. DTD = blonde these days.
2. No other venue would really be interested, there is no way blonde could go to a venue anymore and guarantee 100+ attendees.

Matt is correct if there is a 100 that turn up for this I would be very impressed. So a separate event maybe kicking off before the normal evening game purely for 'blondes' would make sense. Those busting then have the choice of playing another MTT/some cash or just going drinking. If you can get a HU comp allowed then great the rest can be organised by members (football, quizzes etc).

Just my tuppence, would like to make it along but depends on when it falls really.
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« Reply #85 on: February 12, 2015, 07:27:56 PM »

Think we can see one of the reasons why there hasn't been a bash for so long. Rob comes along and announces he wants to do something for the blondes and we get a load of people saying 'no lets have it somewhere else' or 'we need team comps and Tighty sng's' (if I remember correctly we weren't allowed these at DTD).

Times have changed, It isn't going to be anywhere else for a few of the reasons you have all heard:

1. DTD = blonde these days.
2. No other venue would really be interested, there is no way blonde could go to a venue anymore and guarantee 100+ attendees.

Matt is correct if there is a 100 that turn up for this I would be very impressed. So a separate event maybe kicking off before the normal evening game purely for 'blondes' would make sense. Those busting then have the choice of playing another MTT/some cash or just going drinking. If you can get a HU comp allowed then great the rest can be organised by members (football, quizzes etc).

Just my tuppence, would like to make it along but depends on when it falls really.

i actually like this a blonde main event working alongside a weekend schedule blondes who bust can play the other event if they choose
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« Reply #86 on: February 12, 2015, 07:30:58 PM »

Robs op here did use the phrase "exclusive for blonde members".  I think there's several here who are assuming rob hadn't thought it through and I'm sure he will understand the challenge of getting numbers.  For me DTD is the obvious place to hold it and tbh I'm a bit embarrassed that folks are suggesting it be elsewhere in a thread that Rob started by offering his venue, it's appalling.  

I think the festival idea is something different for a blonde bash that hasn't occurred before and could be a lot of fun. A full weekend gives plenty of time for lots of non poker things to happen and suggestions for those are being welcomed.

Also, a festival type weekend is a great way to get new members, got to register to play, even if there's only one or some events that new members are elegible to play.  At the end of the day, blonde needs new members and a nights piss up in a random town ain't going to get 1.
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« Reply #87 on: February 12, 2015, 07:33:47 PM »

Running a blonde bash at DTD alongside a regular xxl or similar schedule seems perfect to me.
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« Reply #88 on: February 12, 2015, 07:38:30 PM »

Basically I think people just want a big home game where they can do what they want and commandeer a few tables and decks of cards for their own games of whatever floats their boats.

I remember at Leeds a few years back there was a crowd of maybe 12 people managed to gather round a table playing dealers choice where the dealer literally made up whatever rules he/she wanted. We were playing for pennies and having an absolute blast!!

Along comes Mr casino floor man insisting that the cash comes off the table to be replaced by chips and that every hand must be raked. 2 minutes later the game breaks and we're at the bar.

It's not about serious poker it's about fun and unless DTD can relax the rules a bit (maybe with a few tables away from the main card room......) it's not quite going to work.

DTD are not going to make money out of this event that's a 100% certainty. What they may gain is a hell of a lot of good will and a reputation for being able to have fun without the requirement of winning a £5k package to St Kitts.......
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« Reply #89 on: February 12, 2015, 07:42:20 PM »

Love Blonde forum, love DTD. Love the fact this year will try to accomodate all bank rolls, which selfishly suits my low end budget.

I would love to work a way to come along. Not a prolific poster or contributor to blondr (or the poker scene!) but something like this can only be a good thing for all
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