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World Masters Accreditation

I picked up my accreditation for the World Masters last night. I queued for about 2 hours. There are over 26,000 entrants to the World Masters. They all have to pick up their accreditation over a period of a few days. This would be one of those IT projects where the technical part is actually quite straight forward. The complex part would be the actual implementation. The sheer volume to transactions that need to be processed in such a short time is enormous. Every entrant needs to have photo identification. Many, like me, submitted a photo online weeks ago. But a significant number needed to have their photos taken whilst picking up their accreditation. Imagine trying to do this WITHOUT digital photography? Despite the queue, they seemed to me to have a pretty good setup. Tomorrow is the first game. Kick off at 10:15am at Valentine Sports Complex (VSP1) against Woolworths United Seniors.

2009 World Masters

The 2009 World Masters starts at the end of this week ( http://www.2009worldmasters.com/ ). I have joined up with West Pymble FC and will be competing in the Over 40’s Competitive division. There are 4 pools. We are in pool 1. The first 2 teams from each pool go through to the finals. The first final is played on Friday 16th. The draw works well for us as we have a bye on the 15th. Giving us a day’s rest before the finals start (assuming of course we get that far). 10/10/2009 10:15 AM VSP 1 Woolworths United Seniors v West Pymble FC 11/10/2009 11:30 AM VSP 1 Dunrooten United v West Pymble FC 12/10/2009 04:30 PM VSP 2 West Pymble FC v Dunbar Rovers 14/10/2009 04:30 PM VSP 5 West Pymble FC v BUM FC 15/10/2009 West Pymble FC v Bye