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    Poole 2018

    Hope to see plenty of familiar faces at tomorrow evenings REF social. Anyone who wonders about refereeing or fancies a look at what they ACTUALLY do at every meeting should not miss this one of a kind event! Please see the thread 'INSIDE THE REFEREE'S BOX' in the discussion section next door...
  2. No, nothing to do with cricket! Poole Riders Eqpt Fund host a unique evening on Wednesday night at the Stadium Champs Bar. SCB Co-ordinator, Neil Vatcher will be bringing a simulated Referee's Seminar to Wimborne Road giving what organisers describe as the most comprehensive insight into the duties of a speedway referee before, during and after a meeting. Christina Turnbull will also be attending to share some experiences and talk about the job description. The highlight of the evening may well be when the audience, as a whole, gets the chance to be the judge and vote on a selection of racing incidents on the big screen. After each race a slow motion replay will help everyone decide if their decision was correct. Presenter, Nigel Leahy, says it is sure to produce plenty of discussion and is one of the most dynamic and intriguing events that the R.E.F. Have staged. For anyone who would like to know just what the Referee's job entails, from the pitfalls to the pressure, it's a must see event. We are so grateful to Neil and Christina for giving up their time to take part and to Tony Steele for assisting in assembling some of the races. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 show, priced at £5 with a reduction to £4 for R.E.F. members.
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    2018 Celebration of Speedway

    Well Done Haguey.. great footage nicely put together there!
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    Poole 2018

    Sorry to hear this news. Starman bleeds Poole Speedway and I echo "has a heart of gold" I'm so pleased to see the united front of wellwishers here. Get well soon Mike.
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    Autographs

    I used to be one of the kids who would try to collect as many autographs as possible after the meetings at Poole in the sixties. These days I no longer try, but I have a 1967 BSPA handbook that comes out at any opportunity to get the signatures of the now 'veterans' that are in it. I remember an amusing moment in the pits a few years ago when Greg Hancock signed for the Pirates late in the season. On his first night in blue and white, he was being mobbed for autographs with a HUGE crowd all around him like a swarm! Meanwhile, as that was going on, I spotted little Norman Strachan in a quieter corner whereupon out came the handbook. I can remember smiling to myself as he duly obliged with a look of surprise. Norman is a weekly visitor to Wimborne Road and we always exchange a few words. I am proud to say I watched him many times in his days as a pirate.
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    Cycle Speedway Bit On Bbc News

    Thanks for sharing the link Poppetman (Martyn?) A great feature and they seemed genuine in their enthusiasm to promote the sport. They pretty much covered all the bases in the time too. Well done The Beeb and Coventry CSC.
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    Cycle Speedway Bit On Bbc News

    Good to hear but totally missed it Anyone able to describe or even link to a copy? Well done to whoever made it happen.
  8. Great line up and GP format with 23 races Chris Holder and Jason Doyle confirmed with more names coming. For sponsorship enquiries starting at £200 please mail for more details mmxevents@yahoo.com
  9. Taking place on Friday 24th March at Poole. - 7.30pm Darcy Ward Foundation members have been given a first look at this event via their Feb newsletter. Watch for more news very soon.
  10. Mmnnn interesting.... I see Poole on the tour dates 1st February
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    Jenny Smith's Headshave For Darcy

    Steve, I think Re-Run filmed it and I know Dave Fairbrother took quite a few shots. Look out on the Darcy Ward Foundation site as the news page should be updated when pics are available. With regard to an interval slot we had to respect the importance of the meeting and that Chris had kindly agreed to do the trimming. I'm not sure he ( or Matt) would have appreciated him setting to during the interval! Actually it took quite a bit longer than we had anticipated too.... All thanks to Jenny for going through with it .. All her own idea too.. Totals will be revealed soon...
  12. Hi All just wanted to draw attention to loyal Poole fan Jenny Smith who is going to have her head shaved, to raise funds for The Darcy Ward Foundation, tomorrow night after the Pirates' meeting with the Aces and in front of fans. All being well, Chris Holder has agreed to wield the clippers too! If you would like to sponsor Jenny please visit her just giving page below.... any amount would be much appreciated! https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ShaveForDarcy or, alternatively, if you are attending the match, there will be opportunities to donate at the stadium tomorrow night. The Darcy Ward Foundation will also be selling merchandise in the Glass stand and anyone wishing to sign up for membership to the DWF may do so in person during the meeting. It will be cash only on the night however, as member badges will be issued to Annual Members 'on the spot'. More details about the HEADSHAVE4DARCY here..... http://darcywardfoundation.com/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=22
  13. Just a note to interested folks that there have been a number of race jackets belonging to Barry Briggs already sold on EBay. He is selling his collection and there is currently a great example of this on EBay. Check out "Briggo Collection" by description to find a specially commissioned Wembley Lions Race Jacket signed by Thirteen World Champions at the Wembley Banquet of Champions that took place at the closure of the Empire Stadium. autographs include Briggs, Mauger, Fundin, Moore, Olsen, Collins Hancock amongst others Check it out!
  14. I would love to see Eric Broadbelt scraping the kick boards at Wimborne Road again. He was 100% all racer often succeeding but, on occasions, would crash trying! He was the first real thriller that I recall ...and I went week after week to watch him strut his stuff. A lovely guy who I have had the priviledge to meet several times since.
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    An Evening With Barry Briggs

    Briggo was fantastic last night. He spoke for over two hours and then took questions from the room. It was standing room only, with over 140 people in attendance including Reg Luckhurst and Alf Hagon who each had a few words to say too. The presentation included some video clips as well as over 150 photographs from Barry's collection as he chatted informally about speedway and other insightful life stories. (And, yes, those dirt deflectors were on the agenda too!), The evening was very much a pilot but, in answer to Tyretrax above, a mini tour could be a future consideration. Thanks to Astra Grass Track club for organising the event and to all those who attended.
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