Thursday, 15 March 2012

Tropical beats at the Amersham Arms

In my old age I think I might be getting a bit out of touch. When Simon told me he's a DJ that plays tropical beats I immediately thought of this 1980's advert.

I'm not entirely sure what that says about me.

It turns out there's more to tropical beats than that. Apparently rabbits are involved as well. I'm confused.

Simon says:

I've attached a flyer for my night @ The Amersham Arms and here's a link to the facebook event:!/events/250224815068190

Grateful if you could circulate to the dodgers!

Thanks man!

See you there.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Cup Final Training Regime announced

Hi Future Champs,

We're finally in a Cup Final! It's time to get serious.

I've bigged up our achievements so much in the last 24 hours that Brockley Central are on the verge of calling a press conference. They think we're in the final of the Dodgeball World Cup.

Here's a training video for you all to watch.

Please think of the evil Russian communist training camp as being very much what Los Dogatadors are up to as you read this.

Despite their hi-tech training methods and unsubtle spying methods we can still beat them. We just need it to snow in Brockley in the next fortnight. If it does..... I'll see you on the top of Hillyfields for some sledging.
Drinks afterwards at the Jam Circus.


Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Teams for Wednesday 7th March

The Awful Dodgers

  1. Lucy Arnold
  2. Steven Barrett
  3. Alexandra Bono
  4. Brandon Davis
  5. Jill Hawker
  6. Alastair Hegarty
  7. John Murray
  8. Andy Davies (Southern)
  9. ??

The Really Awful Dodgers.
  1. Xavier Carroll
  2. Andy Davies (Northern)
  3. Mitch Fernandez
  4. David Jackson
  5. Rachel Morris
  6. Kathleen Murphy Carroll
  7. Simon Obee
  8. Sarah Slocombe
  9. Steff Williams

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Leap Year Tournament Entry Wednesday 29th February (Meet Bar Kick 1830)

That's it kids.

I've mixed the teams up.

Logger's Leap
  1. Phil Brockington (paid)
  2. Sean Broughton (paid)
  3. Will Cheverton
  4. Ali Clark
  5. David Chandler
  6. Rachel Morris
  7. John Murray
  8. Simon Obee
  9. Steff Williams
Brockley Do(d)gging Society
  1. Alexandra Bono
  2. Xavier Carroll
  3. Emma Dalby Bowler (paid)
  4. Andy Davis (1)
  5. Andy Davies (2)
  6. David Jackson
  7. Kathleen Murphy
  8. Friend of Andy Davies (2 - MALE)
  9. Friend of Andy Davies (2 - Female)

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Team Confirmation for Wednesday 22nd February (Meet bar Kick 1830)

The Awful Dodgers

  1. Lucy Arnold
  2. Steven Barrett
  3. Phil Brockington
  4. Sean Broughton
  5. Brandon Davis
  6. Kellen Graham
  7. Jill Hawker
  8. Alastair Hegarty
  9. John Murray
Fixtures (4 games)

v The Artful Dodgers
v Los Dogatadors
v The Really Awful Dodgers
v The Artful Dodgers

The Really Awful Dodgers

  1. Xavier Carroll
  2. David Chandler
  3. Andy Davies (Northern)
  4. Andy Davies (Souuthern)
  5. Dave Jackson
  6. Kathleen Murphy
  7. Sarah Slocombe
  8. Zak (Brandon's mate)
  9. Girl TBC
Fixtures (3 games)

v Dodge Monkeys
v The Awful Dodgers
v The Artful Dodgers

Monday, 13 February 2012

Team for Wednesday 15th February: The Really Awful Dodgers (Meet Bar Kick 1830)

A full team this week,. No problems!...(apart from establishing what "I'll play if I'm needed" actually means. Some of you are too polite!)

See you at 1830 Bar Kick

The Really Awful Dodgers

  1. Xavier Carroll
  2. Will Cheverton
  3. Ali Clark
  4. Andy Davis (Northern)
  5. David Jackson
  6. Rachael Morris
  7. Kathleen Murphy Carroll
  8. Tom Stubbs
  9. Steff Williams
Reserve: Steve Barrett


v Dodge Monkeys
v The Artful Dodgers
v Team merdeboite

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Vinoteca Private Dining Night

Suggested Date: Saturday 24th March 2012

The following people have shown as being interested. Please feel free to add yourself to the list:

Those in bold have given me my word that they are definately attending since I announced the date. Apologies for those who ahve told me they are definately going but I've forgotten!

Date: Saturday 24th March
Time: 2000
Venue: Vinoteca, St.John Street, Farringdon, EC1M 4AA
Cost: £50 per head for head and wine (although I'm sure that as soon as they realise how much we drink they might impose a limit!)


Salt-Baked Celeriac, Pickled Red Onion, Jerusalem Artichoke & Aioli
Foie Gras & Duck Liver Parfait, William Pear & Hazelnut
Devonshire Crab Salad, Quinoa, Corriander & English Raddish
Selection of Spanish Cured Meats, Almond & Olives
* * * * *
Slow-Roasted Scottish Beef Rib with Potato Gratin, Watercress, Bearniase & Horseraddish Sauces
* * * * *
Hot & Cold Chocolate Mousse

Potential attendees (minimum 10)

  • Steve Barrett
  • Ali Clark
  • Fred Pearce
  • Meg MacDonald
  • Mitch Fernandez
  • Jillian Hawker
  • Alastair Hegarty
  • Rachael Morris
  • Kathleen Murphy
  • Xavier Carroll
  • Andrew Davies (Brockley)
  • Alexandra Bono
  • Lucy Arnold

  • Poker Night 25th February

    Confirmed so far:
    Maximum table of 10:

    1. Steve Barrett
    2. Mitch Fernandez
    3. Ali Clark
    4. Fred Pearce
    5. Will Cheverton
    6. John Murray
    7. Dave Chandler
    8. Rachel Morris
    9. Meg McDonald
    10. ????

    Wow!!!! Any more and I we could even attempt a multi-table tournament!!!!

    Monday, 6 February 2012

    Team Confirmation for Wednesday 8th February (Meet Bar Kick 1830)

    "A poor old lady fell over in the snow outside my house today. Well, I assume she was poor as she only had 21p in her purse"
    Brrrr its has been cold this week and the defeat against Dodge Monkey's with their weekly ringers left us feeling mugged. The Really Awful Dodger's will be feeling like they've had their pockets picked again this week as I've had to borrow Alastair and Jill for the Awful Dodgers.

    Two new players go straight into the first team so hopefully that even things up.
    This weeks team selection has been a lot easier owing to everyone's rapid responses. If you could play but aren't in the side. You snooze you lose!

    Double Derby Day this week as both teams line-up against each other twice. Exciting stuff.

     The Awful Dodgers - 4 matches: £9 match fee
    1. Steven Barrett
    2. Alexandra Bono
    3. Phil Brockington (debut)
    4. Sean Broughton
    5. Brandon Davis
    6. Jill Hawker
    7. Alastair Hegarty
    8. Fred Pearce
    9. Lucy from the Jam Circus (debut)

    v The Really Awful Dodgers
    v Cojones
    v Scared Hitless
    v The Really Awful Dodgers (Cup)


    The Really Awful Dodgers - 3 matches £8 match fee

    1. Xavier Carroll
    2. David Chandler
    3. Andrew Davies
    4. Michael Fernandez
    5. David Jackson
    6. Simon Obee
    7. Rachel Morris
    8. Kathleen Murphy
    9. Sarah Slocombe

    v The Awful Dodgers
    v Scared Hitless
    v Los Dogatadors
    v The Awful Dodgers (Cup)
     Everyoneplay nice!

    Sunday, 5 February 2012

    Next Season and Team Socials

    Firstly....its not that great of a secret now but I've come to the decision that I'm stepping aside as the all powerful 'Dear Leader' of the Awful Dodgers next season.
    The main reason being that due to circumstances away from Dodgeball I won't be able to guarantee my services financially or 'organisationally' beyond the end of May.
    I really don't want the team and friendships to collapse so that's why I've given you plenty of notice to allow someone to take over the reins.

    Please e-mail me if you are interested. It would be good to sort it out soon as it won't be long before the registration opens for next season. Traditionally there is an early bird discount for teams that pay in advance that helps keep costs down for everyone involved.

    The best idea might be for 2 people to run the show. Each looking after each team and sharing in a nice way when one team is short of players.
    I've loved every minute of running the teams and for as long as I'm in London I'll enthusiastically offer my services as a player a recruiter.

    That doesn't mean my work is done just yet! There's a few opportunities for socials looming!

    Look at the new easier to understand e-mail news format. Brought to you by 'boxes'
    1. Team Meal at Vinoteca....
    I'm not the only one moving on. In his continuing bid to become the Canadian Delia Smith John will shortly be leaving Vinoteca to further his rise to the top of London's restaurant scene.
    Before he leaves John has suggested we have a team meal in the restaurant's private dining room.
    John and his team will pull out all the stops. The room takes about 30 people and for food AND WINE he's estimated we could do it for £50 a head.

    This is usually way above my budget....I'd have to be a pretty sure thing to be spending this kind of cash on a dare that's foe sure...but as a one off I'm all over this!
    Initially this will be open to players old and new...with the invite being extended to Dodgeball WAGs and whatever the male equivalent is whenever we have an idea of numbers.
    Date to be confirmed but we don't have too much time to play with. Shall we aim for an evening near the end of March?
    2. Dodgeball Tournaments
    There's 2 coming up
    See below - I'm sure we can manage at least one team in each - also a good chance to get new players involved.
    Weds 29 Feb: London, Shoreditch: LEAP YEAR TOURNEY
    To celebrate the Leap Year this is our annual once a year tournament that we hold every 4 years! We have room for ten teams and this will be a sellout (all of our tourneys seem to be!) so please do get registered fast. Fancy dress is highly encouraged, and there is an open theme for this event.

    Venue: Powerleague, Old Street
    Time: 7.10 – 9.30pm
    Theme – Open
    Max Teams: 10
    Team Places Remaining (registration opened on 27 Jan): 8
    Cost: £60 per team, £15 for individuals (we’ll sort you a team)

    Sat 17 March: London, Canary Wharf: ST PADDY’S DAY TOURNEYLast year’s St Paddy’s tournament is etched into dodgeball history in this VIDEO FOOTAGE, and here is your chance to be involved this year! The dress theme is St Paddy’s (we are so inventive aren’t we!) and there will be Guinness-a-plenty flowing including a ‘downing a pint of Guinness’ competition. Not one to miss…

    Venue: Play On Sports, Canary Wharf
    Time: 2 – 6pm
    Theme – St Patrick’s Day, of course!
    Max Teams: 16
    Team Places Remaining (registration opened on 27 Jan): 15
    Cost: £60 per team, £15 for individuals (we’ll sort you a team)

    3. Poker Night at Chez Barrett/Clark and Chandler
    We're overdue an opportunity to give all our money to some Cambridge Maths. grads.
    Can I propose a date of Saturday 25th February 2012.
    We'll aim for 10 players and keep it low stakes and fast moving like last time.
    2 x £5 tournaments and the a £5 cash game with one £5 re-buy.
    Non-dodgeballers welcome.
    4. Anyone want to be on a pilot for a game show?
    Running a 'club' sometimes presents some weird and wonderful opportunities. I received an e-mail today inviting us to apply to be a team on a 'not to air' ITV game show pilot from a TV production company.
    ITV....uurrrggghhh....I reckon we should hang out for the BBC! We're classier than that.
    E-mail me if you want a shot at stardom.

    Tuesday, 24 January 2012

    Teams for 25th January:

    Hi people,

    Sorry I've been a bit slack this week.

    Based on people who have got back to me the teams are:

    The Awful Dodgers
    1. Steven Barrett
    2. Alexandra Bono
    3. Sean Broughton
    4. Brandon Davis
    5. Steph Foster
    6. John Murray
    7. Fred Pearce
    8. TBC
    9. TBC

    v Dodge Monkeys
    v The Artful Dodgers
    v Cojones

    The Really Awful Dodgers
    1. Ali Clark
    2. Andy Davies
    3. David Jackson
    4. Jill Hawker
    5. Alastair Hegarty
    6. Kathleen Murphy
    7. Xavier
    8. Steff Williams
    9. TBC
    v Cojones
    v Los Dogatadors
    v The Artful Dodgers

    Monday, 9 January 2012

    New Season..New Players

    Hi Kids,

    At present the fixture list still hasn't been published. What I do know is that both teams are playing and that a couple iof you can only make certain start times. therefore we'll have to mix the teams about.

    So far I've got.

    The Awful Dodgers: Start time 1900

    • Steven Barrett
    • Alexandra Bono
    • Will Cheverton
    • Richard Djaelani
    • Steph Foster (debut)
    • John Murray
    • Sarah Tessier
    • Tom Stubbs (early) or Brandon Davis (late)
    • TBA

    v Team Merdeboite
    v Los Dodgatators
    v The Really Awful Dodgers

    The Really Awful Dodgers: Start Time: 1915
    • Ali Clark
    • Andy Davies (doubtful)
    • Alastair Hegarty
    • Kathleen Murphy
    • Xavier Mince Pie Champ
    • Simon Obee
    • Sarah Slocombe (debut)
    • Steff Williams
    • Tom Stubbs (early) or Brandon Davis (late)

    v Cojones
    v Scared Hitless
    v The Awful Dodgers