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Batboys 2006 wrap / Batboys 2007 ?

Hi fellow Batboys

Just a quick note on Batboys 2006. Although our numbers were not great (probably less than 10 during the day I would guess) we had a damn fine time.

Dee made a comeback after being AWOL in the UK for many years. Scotty also made a return appearance after just being a lazy shit for a while.

Awesome to catch up with everyone again. Having the crawl in November was nice for a change – I certainly appreciated the warmer nights when I walked home from the Vic at 4am or whenever it was I woke up there ;) Just have to remember to pass out in a pub closer to my accommodation next time. Bloody long walk Keppel Street is.

After much planning and preparing I managed to leave my camera in Sydney so the only pics I have were on my phone which doesn’t have the best camera in it. I’ll try to get them online soon. I know some others were taking pics too so please get in touch with me about posting them.

I know Mark and I are keen to have another reunion this year if people are keen? Be great to see a few more faces but we seem to have fun regardless of who turns up. Probably around the same time – weather was nice, no clashes with Rugby etc. Did I mention the weather was nice?

Will try to post a date soon – you can subscribe to the RSS feed of this site to get the latest news etc. Otherwise keep in touch with Mark and we will post the info soon.

Just a quick note – Doug Griffin has surfaced in Hong Kong and has included his email in our contacts page. Contact him or myself about the rest of his info if you need it. Nice to hear from you Doug.

See you all soon.

Shine on.

Batboys XIV 2005 Wrap-up & photos

What another brilliant re-union !!

Another great year has come and gone – and only the more special for not having one last year cos Nesic was married or something (have we bled that joke dry yet?).

Got the photo’s online now at – no extra members this year :)

Friday night again was a big “night before” starting at the Park Hotel before moving on to the Eddy, Knicker and finally The Family.

Bloody big enough night in itself.

Starting at the Park was myself, Stewart Pearson and Nesic. We were joined at the Family by Burkey, Chipper, Milto and others.

EDIT: For photos from Friday night – see my moblog –

As has been the case the last few years, the day after the night before led a few of us to have a pretty slow start at the Park for Breakfast. Don’t think we even left for the Commerial until about 12noon. Joining the re-union that morning was Scott Green, Jono Phillips & Spud – a pretty small bunch this year.

But still – Pound For Pound….

After the Commercial was The Kings (in the process of being done up !!), Panorama, The Family, The Vic and the Tatts.

The Owen Brothers and Liz (Burkey’s wife’s (Anne) sister – recently back from UK) joined us at the Panorama as our token girl for the year. At the Tatts we found Tim Findlay and Biggles who were up for the Old Boys Re-Union.

From the Tatts is was back to the Park Hotel for a feed and watching the Rugby Test. We met our final Batboys of the day – Wombat and Sloth who had been playing during the day.

We never did get up to Mitchell on the day – bit lazy as we went round. Stewart Pearson did get his ass up there but the rest of us just never got there. Well done Stewart.

Overall I think we had about 15-16 Batboys back for the day – probably never more than 10 at any given time. But everyone agreed it was still a great day. Would be nice to see a few missing faces next year – Rob, Phil, Dougy, Chris etc. But if 10-15 people keep making the effort – I think we will be going for a while yet!

After the Rugby it was back to the Family where it was packed !! We bumped into some old friends – Pete and his brother Ben. Buggered if I can remember the other name now… Freddy (from Rafters) also turned up with his wife.

Some highlights from a fuzzy mind:

Nesic sleeping in his car the night before (think I forgot to mention the room number)
Great local band at the Family
Top breakfast at the Park – nice sit down job this year. Good work Spud.
Cranky bitch at the Commercial
Same blokes in the same position at the Kings
Jono not belting me for the photo from 2 years ago
Wombat getting dragged over the bar at the Park

Great weekend !! Looking forward to the next one – IN JANUARY / FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR !!! Stand by for more details of Batboys XIII – The Missing Crawl – Batboys take on Gotham City

Mick Quinn

Batboys XIV 2005 this weekend !!

Five more sleeps !!!

Just a bit of an update to let you know whats going on. All is set for this weekend.

Breakfast is at the Park Hotel about 8:30 – 9:00am. After that we are pretty much winging it as we go along.

If your looking for accommodation then you might look at the Park Hotel or the Knickerbocker. Both pretty good. I’ve done the last three Batboys at the Knicker but I’ll be staying at the Park this year. Save the walk in the morning !

I assume a few of us will be gathering Friday night somewhere. It usually ends up at the Eddy but might be at the Park again too.

Pretty much go with the flow once we get there but we won’t be too far from Eddy / Park / Ox I would imagine.

Mine and Nesic’s details are on the contact page if you need to get in touch.

I’ll be flying to Sydney Tuesday but should have internet access till Friday. Otherwise just call the mobile.

FIRE UP !!!! See you Friday night or Saturday…