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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    HKRFU ballot fails to stop touts getting Sevens tickets

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... The problem of Hong Kong Sevens tickets being sold on unofficial websites and falling into the hands of touts is still dogging the event as this year's tournament kicks off today. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union made 4,000 tickets available for sale via a public ballot this year. The union believed this method was the fairest way to distribute the tickets. Applicants had ...

  2. News - Sport - HONG KONG SEVENS

    Teens show nerve to undercut Sevens tout; Hong Kong fall to Fijian verve

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... was "buying or selling a ticket - a-huh-huh". It was a novel approach to attracting customers and one which fitted perfectly with the party atmosphere at Hong Kong Stadium. A different tout even got a taste of his own medicine when he tried to sell a ticket for the day's action to a fan for HK$500, only to be undercut by a group of 14-year-old Hong Kong expatriate girls who ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    A little objectivity never hurt anyone

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... special this event is. Who knows what sort of compromises you made to get one of those cherished tickets. And speaking of tickets, I also think it's a wonderful thing that we have so many pasty ticket touts with cockney accents dotting the route into the stadium. Almost 16 years after the handover, this place is still generating business opportunities for British passport holders ...

  4. Comment - Blogs - HONG KONG SEVENS

    Someone else's party

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 03:32pm by Jason Y Ng

    ... but a tourist trap designed by businesses to promote air travel and boost hotel occupancy. With all the money visitors splurge on tickets, food, accommodation and official merchandise, the Hong Kong Sevens is easily the biggest weekend in terms of tourism dollars. How many tickets a given client receives and whether he ends up on the stand or in an upper-level executive suite depends ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    Let the Sevens madness begin! Sound advice for taxi passengers

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 03:14pm by Robby Nimmo

    ... said this, never tip your cabbie with your Sevens ticket. You will wake up to regret it. Consider life for the cabbies in Sevens week. Imagine walking in their shoes – or driving in their seat, ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - HONG KONG SEVENS

    Hong Kong Sevens Live Blog- Day 3

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 10:26am by James Porteous

    ... caught up with what I missed this morning. Here's the results from the pre-qualifier QFs. All the winners get a ticket to the final qualifying competition in London where they will compete ...



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