Thursday CancelledPosted By: Sam On: Tue 26th May, 2015 2:44pm

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

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 Ironman HelpPosted By: Emma On: Wed 13th May, 2015 10:47am
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 don’t 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.

 

I’m 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 £45 per kayaker for the event – which can either be paid to the individual directly or back into the club coffers (if you’d like to use it as an opportunity to raise funds for the club) - whichever you’d prefer.

 

I wonder if you could forward this onto your members and ask, if they’re interested in getting involved, to register for the event online here: http://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

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 Handover Social 7/5/15Posted By: Jefff On: Wed 6th May, 2015 6:14pm
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
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 Warwick RAGE! League 2015 Trash talk pagePosted By: Jamie On: Mon 27th Apr, 2015 2:42pm

OFFICIAL TRASH TALK PAGE!

Here are the RAGE! teams!

Team1 Andrew ‘Project CHLOE’ McClough, The Jevon Adams, Samuel ‘Pedo’ Davies, Christlock Holmes, Hazza Pearce, Jennie ’10,000,000’ Stanford

Team2 Matthew ‘Byrne’ Bryce, MADison McClougvin, Flerminater Heitz, Hadyn Lucky Parker, Oliver ‘The Torrent’ Tarrant, Sam ‘probably Chaz, maybe Dave’ Hennem

Team3 Jamie ‘3’ Anderson, Anjasaurus Rex Humpert, eRich An-dragon, MArkenstone Hadley, Jeff ‘Like the wolf’ Howells, Lozza ‘no pains; no’ Gaines

Team4 Gabriel ‘Konqueror’ Kempski, Matt ‘Babyface’ Clough, Emma #Beaney4Beanies, Charlie ‘Sheen’ Perera, Philip ‘Shooter’ Scholten, Thom ‘Look Left’ 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.

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 RAGE! Fantasy Teams 2015 - Official ForumPosted By: Jamie On: Mon 27th Apr, 2015 2:38pm

Hi all,

Here are the RAGE! teams!

Team1 Andrew ‘Project CHLOE’ McClough, The Jevon Adams, Samuel ‘Pedo’ Davies, Christlock Holmes, Hazza Pearce, Jennie ’10,000,000’ Stanford

Team2 Matthew ‘Byrne’ Bryce, MADison McClougvin, Flerminater Heitz, Hadyn Lucky Parker, Oliver ‘The Torrent’ Tarrant, Sam ‘probably Chaz, maybe Dave’ Hennem

Team3 Jamie ‘3’ Anderson, Anjasaurus Rex Humpert, eRich An-dragon, MArkenstone Hadley, Jeff ‘Like the wolf’ Howells, Lozza ‘no pains; no’ Gaines

Team4 Gabriel ‘Konqueror’ Kempski, Matt ‘Babyface’ Clough, Emma #Beaney4Beanies, Charlie ‘Sheen’ Perera, Philip ‘Shooter’ Scholten, Thom ‘Look Left’ 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.



And now, drumroll please, the grand part you’ve 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 don’t need to be a competitor to have a flutter, all are welcome. This season’s 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 other’s entries first – the choice is yours. You are welcome to enter as many times as you like.

Player Values (in millions)

Andrew ‘Chloe’ Clough - £9.77

Matthew ‘Bryce’ Byrne - £9.46

Jamie Anderson - £8.21

Gabriel Kempski - £8.13

Matt ‘baby’ Clough - £8.04

Anja Humpert - £8.00

Madison McClough - £7.54

Jevon Adams - £7.25

Erich Andrag - £6.63

Samuel ‘Pedo’ 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 ‘Jeff’ 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

• Teams may not be the same as someone else’s - 1st post on the forum 1st served 


• Team value may not exceed £40 million
 • Teams may not contain more than 3 players from the same RAGE! team


• Teams must include 7 players
• Elect a team captain from your squad of 7 - Their score will be doubled


• 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!


• 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.


• There will be 2 stats takers and refs per game chosen by the exec. Their decisions are final.





Scoring


Points are awarded as follows: 


• Goal 5 points
• Assist 3 points (an assist is any piece of play that leads directly to a goal eg. Pass or GOOD breaking up of zone)

·         Winning Possession 1 Point (intercepting a pass, winning a sprint to a loose ball, etc)

·         Binning an OPPONENT 1 point (must be legal)


• Save 3 points points for their first save and 2 points for every subsequent Save (any stopped shot on target)


• 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)


• Green Card -1 point


• Yellow Card - 3 points


• Red Card - 10 points


• Appearance + 1 point 


• 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


• Winner of fantasy league - 40 %


• 2nd in fantasy league - 25%


• 3rd in fantasy league - 10%


• Last in fantasy league - 5%


• "The Glory Hog Award" (Top scorer) - 5%


• "The Team Player Award" (Top assister) - 5%


• "MVP" (Highest fantasy points) - 5 % 


• "The Wise Buy Award" (Best points/cost ratio) - 5%


• "The Naughty Boy Award" (Highest negative points for cards) - Paddle (dirty)


Some ‘Interesting’ 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;
“Statistics are no replacement for judgement”


Choose wisely and may the best team manager win.


polo loath, 
Jamie

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 BUCS Polo kitPosted By: Admiral Bryce On: Thu 23rd Apr, 2015 9:19am
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
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 RAGE! League Rankings URGENT Posted By: Jamie On: Wed 22nd Apr, 2015 12:53pm

Hi all you poloer’s :)

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 ‘Baby’ Clough

Jevon Adams

Charlie Perera

Thomas Millward

Mark Hadley

Madison McClough

Oliver Tarrant

Andrew ‘Chloe’ McClough

Rob ‘Jeff’ Howells

Lauren Gaines

Florian Heitz

Jennie Stanford

Phillip Scholten

Gabriel Kempski

Matthew ‘Bryce’ Byrne

Harriet Pearce

Samuel ‘Pedo’ 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 :)

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 ElectionsPosted By: Gabs On: Sun 5th Apr, 2015 6:27pm
Canoe and Canoe Polo elections will be happening on 30/04/15 (Thursday week 2) at the Robins' Well.

They will start at 7pm so please be on time. Dress code is formal so suit up!


If you want to run for something on the canoe exec then please email , letting me know which position you want to run for.

If you want to run for something on the polo exec then please email a.humpert@warwick.ac.uk, letting Anja know which position you want to run for.

More details on the positions can be found here: link .

If you are running for something then you'll need to come up with a good canoe themed song/poem/dance entertainment and think of joke. You will recite the song and joke on the night.

If you're thinking of running for either president then you'll need to submit a manifesto.
The deadline for submitting your manifesto is Saturday 18th April (last Saturday of Easter holidays) so that they can be sent out to the whole club in week 1 of term 3.


If you're still not sure whether you want to run for something or not, I would definitely urge you to! It's a great way to have your say in how the club is run and it looks great on your CV. The club needs an exec full of team players, people who are committed to the club and their exec position and who are generally not an arse!

Gabs
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 Warwick RAGE! League 2015Posted By: Jamie On: Tue 31st Mar, 2015 4:51pm

Hiya all Poloers,

After the BUCS event in the first weekend of term 3 (24th April) we will have little left to distract us from that living hell of studying our arses off to acheive.
We need a way to releive the stress and pressure.
Therefore I present to you the Annual Canoe Polo Warwick RAGE! League!
We sort out 4 teams based on how you rank each other as polo players so that the teams are as fair and equal as possible and this means that players of all abilities can play.
Then, each tuesday starting on the 28th April (week 2), each RAGE! team will play one game as part of the league, with the remaining pool time in the session being just for fun!
The winning RAGE! team at the end of the 6 weeks of matches will win street cred and a fabulous prize!

IF you would like to play in the RAGE! league, please sign up on the trips section of the website. Closing date will be tuesday 21st April.
 (It doesnt really matter if you cant make a couple of the weeks as there will be 6 weeks worth of matches, but dont sign up if you know that you will be away for the whole term. There will still be games for non-RAGE!-league players, just not as cool)

We will also be running a Fantasy Polo League!
You will be assigned a budget with which to purchase players to form a team from the people who sign up to the RAGE! League. The value of each player will be determined by the rankings you give each other for the RAGE! League. Players earn points for goals, saves, assists etc. during their RAGE! League games.  The cost of entering a team for the fantasy league is £2 and the managers of the teams coming 1st, 2nd and 3rd will receive 60%, 30%, 10% respectivly of the intake for the Fantasy Polo League. (dont worry about the Fantasy Polo League yet, more information will be emailed out on the Wednesday 22rd April)

So please sign up for the RAGE! League by 21st of April so that we have time to arrange teams and send out details for setting up fantasy league teams. We will start with the RAGE! league competition in Week 2 of next term (28th April). 

Jamjam <3


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Polo NewsHoliday poloPosted By: Anja On: Fri 13th Mar, 2015 1:53pm
Here the link for the doodle. Please keep it updated if you can. Expect all sessions to be on, unless you get an email telling you otherwise. link Important: Don't forgot to pack everything away by 7pm (sharp).
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 BALLSPosted By: Anja On: Mon 9th Mar, 2015 1:27pm
Ball order: We will soon order new club balls. If you would like to order one too, please post here. Balls are roughly 25 pounds each. You can either order size 5 (men) or size 4 (women).
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 Last Social of term!!Posted By: Lauren On: Fri 6th Mar, 2015 11:15am
Hi guys, Next Thursday 12th March we will be having our last social of term. This is traditionally a pre-tour social but obviously everyone is welcome. The plan will be to have a Spoons meal in Leam and then ultimately end up in Kelseys (as per)! Meet at 7:30pm in Benjamin Satchwell's (halway down the parade). I'm sure there will be a contingent of people coming from campus if you think you're likely to get lost!! See you then x
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 SCOTLAND TOUR!!Posted By: Lauren On: Wed 4th Feb, 2015 7:42pm

Hola amigos,

 It’s that time of the year again; Scotland Tour is upon us! From Sunday 15th March to Monday 23rd March (first week of Easter Holidays) Warwick Canoe Club will be heading up to Scotland for a week of serious paddling and hardcore Fun!

  Scotland Tour is our biggest and bestest trip of the year and for any keen kayaker out there one not to miss!

  We will spend the first half of the trip in a bunkhouse in Nethy Bridge and then will be moving on to a second bunkhouse near Fort William. Potential paddling includes: the Spene Gorge, the mighty Findhorn, the legendary Etive and many more besides.

  The trip will cost £220, which is a bargain for 8 days considering it includes accommodation, transport, all your kit for the week, a group meal one night and more!

 As if that wasn’t enough: We will also be ordering in kegs of ale to the first bunkhouse just to add to the fun (for all those ale drinkers out there). The idea is we keep a track of how many pints each person drinks and then they pay for them at the end of the week! Simple!

 To come on the trip you must have been on at least one other club trip beforehand. If you have yet to be lucky enough to go on a club trip speak to a member of the exec about your eligibility to come on the trip.

  In order to go on the trip you must sign up on the website. Sign ups will go live at 6pm sharp next Monday (9th February). This will be a popular one so I suggest being by a computer at this time ready to sign up!! (I’ve made it after most people finish lectures so hopefully everyone should be free).

  Once the sign up closes we will send a confirmation email to each lucky paddler that signed up soonest to confirm their place on the trip. If you get a confirmation email you are committed to paying for the trip. In the event that you can no longer go on the trip then email us ASAP and we will try and find someone to take your place. If you are unable to make the trip and you have yet to receive a confirmation email but you have signed up on the Warwick Canoe website then send us an email and we will remove your sign up.

  I hope you’re all as excited as I am!!

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