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Six Nations Championship 2018

Centred right to left: Ireland's Mick Galway and Templeton's Justin Kelly. 
Just some of the Irishmen working hard at Twickenham on St Patrick's Day.

 

As the 124th edition of the tournament commenced, with the bonus point system still in swing, all eyes were on the team who could not only dominate the Six Nations Table but also attain the Triple Crown and Grand Slam, ensuring them an additional 3 bonus points.

Ireland had denied England the Grand Slam and Triple Crown last year. Tensions rise in the wait to see if England could go all the way this year as defending champions.

Few would have missed out on the action this year. 

At Templeton Events, we always have a Director present at all times to ensure everything is set up correctly prior to the arrival of you and your party, and to ensure the day continues to run smoothly throughout. Towards the end of the event, we ensure that nothing has been accidentally misplaced or left behind and return it safely to its rightful owner. We also provide personalised table placecards so you can plan in advance where you would like guests to sit during your lunch. Templeton Events offers consistency from one event to the next.


The results of this year’s 2018 tournament were as follows:

1. Ireland – 5W 0L – 26 points - Grand Slam and Triple Crown Winners

2. Wales – 3W 2L – 15 points

3. Scotland – 3W 2L – 13 points

4. France – 2W 3L – 11 points

5. England – 2W 3L – 10 points

6. Italy – 0W 5L – 1 point

Top try scorer this year was awarded to Ireland’s 21-year-old Jacob Stockdale, scoring 7 tries in total,
followed by Italy’s Minozzi and England’s May, who scored 4 tries each.

 

Here’s how [most of] the tournament unfolded: 

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Six Nations Championship 2017


Manu Tuilagi not playing for England at the France match at Twickenham due to injury - chatting with Templeton's Robin Mays. 

2017 Six Nations Championship was certainly a notable one
For the 123rd edition of the tournament, the 2017 Six Nations Championship was certainly a notable one. For the first time in the Six Nations, this year saw the introduction of the bonus point system in which a team scoring four or more tries in a match were awarded an additional league table point. In addition to this, a winner of a Grand Slam (all five matches) would be awarded three bonus points as so to ensure a clear Championship win. 

England had won the Grand Slam and the Triple Crown last year in 2016 – could they muster up the same strength and determination and do it again?

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Japanese Food for Dummies

 

1. Make your way over to a quality Japanese restaurant or if you're in London try Kiku.

Kiku restaurant is a contemporary Japanese restaurant on Half Moon Street in Mayfair known across London as one of the most authentic of its kind. The design of the restaurant is minimalist and dignified, a clear reflection of Japanese culture. The rooms are long and narrow, plainly furnished with light wood with rattan screens that stop it being monotonous. As we entered, the staff greeted us with a friendly welcome, allowing us to change our booking and sit at the counter for a unique view of the food preparation.

For the first few visits to Japanese restaurants, it is good to go to the more high end examples as you will be looked after very well and likely to feel comfortable about the experience. Soon you will be a natural. Being more relaxed you will enjoy the atmosphere, the subtlety of the flavours and begin to experiment with the more unusual menu choices for example sea urchin (Japanese word "Uni" pronounced oo-nee).

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Greenray Group Team Event, Edinburgh

St Georges day was spent in a sunny Edinburgh for a large contingent of the Greenray Group and their partners.

We hope you enjoy our short film of the event.

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Close to you - What's it all about?

Bacharach Reimagined...

Effortlessly Cool...

A seriously fun evening with Templeton Events...

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What’s the point of Sports Hospitality anyway?

Let’s be honest about things; when a client or a supplier accepts an invitation to spend the day with you at a major sporting event, they are not coming primarily for the pleasure of your company. That is not to say that they do not enjoy your company, but would they leave their family or their workplace to spend a day with you under different, less entertaining circumstances?

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Royal Ascot - Dress Code


 

So another Royal Ascot comes to an end, and not just any Royal Ascot, but one held in the Diamond Jubilee year of Her Majesty The Queen.

 

In many ways, it was arguably the best Royal Ascot ever - not just because of the above, but with the performances of Frankel and Black Caviar, Frankie winning the Gold Cup, and a Royal winner to boot (all of which I am sure you have already witnessed or read about), the racing managed to overshadow the fashion. And it is the latter that I would like to briefly touch upon...

 

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The art of giving back

Is the Art of Giving Back is Good Business Practice... 

Honest and trusting relationships with our clients...
I’m a firm believer in what goes around, comes around. We’ve always tried our best to practise good business karma, and I believe that it has helped us enormously in forging honest and trusting relationships with our clients.

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Wimbledon - Surprise and Certitude

An almost equal measure...

As usual, Wimbledon this year mixed surprises and inevitability in almost equal measure. In the Men’s Championship, Rafa Nadal went out early to the dreadlocked Dustin Brown, although this should not really have been such a shock as Brown had beaten him last year in Germany.

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Royal Ascot - it's horses for courses...

The Fourth Day...

Royal Ascot, Friday 19th June 2015

Friday was the day when Jockey Ryan Moore secured a record-breaking ninth winner at Royal Ascot on Aloft in the Queen's Vase, beating the existing modern day record of eight winners held by Pat Eddery and Lester Piggott.

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Some thoughts from the 2013 championship


 
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In the year that King Edward VIII abdicated, 1936, Fred Perry achieved his third consecutive victory at Wimbledon. Seventy-seven years later, in 2013 Andy Murray from Dunblane raised his game and beat the world No.1, Serbian Novak Djokovic in straight sets. Don't misunderstand me when I say straight sets - yes it was straight sets, however it was a tough battle in which Djokovic was not willing to hand victory over easily - methinks he'll be back... Of course Virginia Wade won the Wimbledon Ladies' final in 1977 - a fact that I have not heard in the recent media explosion. Thank you to Iain for the gentle reminder.

On day one we watched Spaniard Rafael Nadal play Belgian Steve Darcis. The crowd watched on in disbelief as Darcis won in straight sets 7-6, 7-6, 6-4.

Day two was a little more predictable with defending champion Serena Williams winning comfortably over the world No.92 Mandy Minella from Luxembourg 6-1, 6-3. Djokovic saw off Germany's Florian Mayer in just under two hours, beating him 6-3, 7-5, 6-4.

Day three was another day with tales of the unexpected. Maria Sharapova, who was a victim to loss of traction on the grass and seemed to struggle with an injury, lost to 131st-ranked Portuguese Michelle Larcher de Brito, 6-3, 6-4. Defending champion Roger Federer went out against Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6. This was probably the most unexpected result of the tournament. Thankfully Andy Murray defeated Taiwanese Lu Yen-hsun 6-3, 6-3, 7-5.

Day four and Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro battled against Canadian Jesse Levine with some incredibly long rallies, but much like a well oiled machine, Del Potro fought hard and won 6-2, 7-6, 6-3. Bizarrely, Serena Williams v Caroline Garcia was a match that showed a number of surprising mistakes by the American World No.1 - this was an indication of what going to happen later in the tournament.

Day five saw breaks in the rain bringing caution to the game as the grass surface was not getting easier to play on. Spaniards David Ferrer and Roberto Bautista Agut fought hard, making it difficult to believe that there was a 56 place difference in their world rankings, with Ferrer at No.4 and Agut at No.60. Ferrer finally took victory  6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 7-5. Andy Murray played Tommy Robredo under the roof on Centre Court and got through to the next round in straight sets.

Day six, the final day of week one, included Frenchman Richard Gasquet v Australian Bernard Tomic with Tomic getting through 7-6, 5-7, 7-5, 7-6. German Sabine Lisicki v Australian Samantha Stosur was a tight match with just small margins making the difference, but the German made it through to the second week 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.

Day seven saw Novak Djokovic beat German Tommy Haas for a place in the quarter-finals 6-1, 6-4, 7-6. Another big surprise as Sabine Lisicki overcame the World No.1 and sixteen time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams to end her thirty-four match winning streak 6-2, 1-6, 6-4. World No.2 Andy Murray, in the form of his life, took on World No.26 Russian Mikhail Youzhny with some sublime tennis and Murray did enough to earn his place in the quarter-finals 6-4, 7-6, 6-1.

Day eight and the Ladies' quarter-finals were upon us and it wasn't just the weather hotting up. German Sabine Lisicki played Estonian Kaia Kanepi and won 6-3, 6-3. On Number One Court Marion Bartoli of France played American Sloane Stephens. Play was delayed by rain but Bartoli went on to win 6-4, 7-5. Belgian Kirsten Flipkens beat Czech Petra Kvitova 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final.

Day nine. The Men's quarter-finals. Andy Murray faced Spaniard Fernando Verdasco and a couple of dropped sets brought some concern but Murray prevailed and a late comeback sealed his place in the semi-final 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5. World No.8 Juan Martin Del Potro got past David Ferrer in spite of a leg injury 6-2, 6-4, 7-6. Poland's Jerzy Janowicz beat his compatriot Lukasz Kubot 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 and of course Djokovic beat Czech Tomas Berdych 7-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Day ten. Ladies' semi-finals. Sabine Lisicki beat Agnieszka Radwanska to get her place in the final 6-4, 2-6, 9-7. It was best described as a nail biting match but real value for tennis fans. Marion Bartoli beat Kirsten Flipkens in straight sets 6-1, 6-2. Bartoli was buzzing and demonstrated command despite an attempted fight back. Bartoli's place in the final was secured.

Day eleven. Men's semi-finals. Juan Martin Del Potro v Novak Djokovic was a show to savour. A close affair but Djokovic pushed harder to get his place in the final. 7-5, 4-6, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3. A magnificent marathon match lasting 4 hours and 42 minutes. In a very close match Murray was victorious in his semi-final contest against the 6ft 8" Pole Jerzy Janowicz in four thrilling sets 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.

Day twelve and darling of Centre Court Sabine Lisicki went into the Ladies' Final as favorite but hadn't counted on the onslaught that was soon to follow. Marion Bartoli had yet to drop a set in the championships. The pressure of playing in the final appeared to be taking its toll on Lisicki. Bartoli won the first set in just 30 minutes in spite of Lisicki's valiant fight back in the second set, Bartoli went on to win in straight sets 6-1,6-4.

Day thirteen. The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships Men's Final. Andy Murray v Novak Djokovic. Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond were amongst the celebrities in the Royal Box, this was a tense affair with an atmosphere that only a final at Wimbledon can create. With Murray in the final, it seemed like everyone had butterflies and yet there was an underlying feeling of optimism, a feeling that this was the time, the 77 year wait was about to end. No matter where in the world you are from, even if you are a Serb, no one could begrudge Britain this long awaited precious stone in her crown. "C'mon Andy!" repeated everywhere a million and more times. Andy took the opening game to massive applause. Murray climbed back time and time again. Once he had the second set the dream was turning into reality - he was about to do it. He won the third set and it seemed like no one, neither Andy nor any of his supporters, could quite believe it. 6-4, 7-5, 6-4.

An incredible effort and a just reward. Andy Murray - Wimbledon Champion 2013.


Templeton at Wimbledon

This year Templeton were delighted to offer the pinnacle of official hospitality facilities at both the Fairway Village and the Lakeview restaurant at Wimbledon Park Golf Club.


Wimbledon Typical Itinerary

10.30 am  Facility opens for morning coffee

11.00 am  Complimentary bar opens, Champagne & Pimms reception

11.30 am  *  Luncheon served with fine wines 

1.00 pm  *  Play is scheduled to commence on Centre Court and No.1 Court

4.15 pm  Afternoon Tea is served

5.45 pm  Afternoon Tea service ends

7.30 pm  Bar closes

8.00 pm  Facility closes

* Commencement of Play on the Show Courts
Play is scheduled to commence at 1.00pm on all days, except on the last two days (scheduled for Ladies' & Mens' Finals) when play is scheduled to commence at 2.00pm - as such lunch will be served at 12.00pm on the last two days. Please note however that rain delays may necessitate play to commence earlier on some days, and if you wish to have an earlier lunch then please ask on arrival.

Debenture Tickets

Your reserved tickets for Centre Court or No.1 Court include debenture lounge badges.

VIP Security Pass

The enclosed VIP Security Pass will provide access into the Club House of the Wimbledon Park Golf Club. The pass should be readily produced when access is required.

Dress Code

Dress is smart, comfortable, casual wear. Jeans would be inappropriate.

Complimentary Transfers

The All England Club is a short stroll from the Club House, however for the benefit of guests we are pleased to provide golf buggy transfers throughout the day. The transfers take little more than 2 minutes.

Pass-outs

When you exit the All England Club to return to the Golf Club during the day pleas ensure you obtain a pass-out wristband.
To re-enter the grounds you will require your ticket and the appropriate wristband. Pass-out wristbands are available at most gates.
(At some gates a Hand-Stamp may be used instead of a wristband).

Afternoon Tea & Closing Time

Afternoon tea service ends at 5.45pm, after this time only beverages will be available.
The Wimbledon Lakeview Restaurant and Golf Club closes at 8.00pm.
Please ensure that you collect any personal belongings before this time.


The Wimbledon Lakeview Restaurant offers first-class catering by Michelin Star chef Angela Hartnett, overlooking the beautiful golf course & lake, and across to the All England Club.

Wimbledon Lakeview Restaurant

Typical MENU

Starter

Roasted Pollack
Celeriac and Baby Gem, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and Chilli

Main

Beef Rib Eye
Rocket, Watercress, Horseradish Cream and Confit Potato

Dessert

Chocolate & Almond Tart
Salted Caramel Cream

Cheese

Daily Selection of Four Cheeses from La Fromagerie
Homemade Chutneys, Walnut and Raisin Bread

Coffee

Faire-trade Filter Coffee and Tisanes
Homemade Biscotti

Afternoon Tea

Daily Selection of Finger Sandwiches
Kentish Strawberries with Fresh Pouring Cream
Fruit Scones with Strawberry Preserve
and Cornish Clotted Cream

Daily Selection of Cakes

Fairway Village

Typical Menu

Starter

Parma Ham, Peach and Feta Cheese Salad
Herb oil

Severn and Wye Oak
Smoked Salmon
Watercress and crème fraîche

Fricassee of Wild Mushrooms
on a Thyme Baked Puff Pastry
A soft boiled quails egg and truffle dressing

Main Course
Char-grilled Sirloin Steak
Thyme and garlic roasted portobello mushroom
with buttered spinach, French fries and a
Bèarnaise sauce

Baked Cod
Torbay crab and butternut squash risotto, samphire
and a chive sauce

Pan-fried Halloumi
Honeyed tomato, baby spinach
and new potato salad

Seafood Tastng Plate (served cold)
Hot smoked salmon with guacamole
and red pepper dressing
Lobster with potato salad and garden leaves,
prawns and apple and fennel salad
Chilli crab in mouli on a mango salsa

Dessert

Hazelnut and Chocolate Praline
Brandy snap and chocolate mousse

Raspberry and Strawberry Eton Mess

Lemon and Ginger Cheesecake
Lemongrass sauce


White Wines

Brancott Estate
Sauvignon Blanc 2012
A complex array of white-fleshed stone
fruit, grapefruit and currant leaf dominates
with hints of lemongrass and red capsicum.

Riva Leone
Gavi 2011
Delicate with intense fruity and lemony
notes. Clean and fresh with a long lingering,
citrusy finish.

Red Wines

Brancott Estate
Pinot Noir 2011
The deep garnet red colour reflects the
depth of fragrance. Ripe, dark red berry and
stone fruit aromas are highlighted with
complex, spicy oak highlights and savoury
nuances.

Chateau Bonnet Reserve
Bordeaux Rouge 2008
Stylish, bursting with attractive red berry and
cherry notes together with some elegant
smokey flavours. It is ample and smooth.

Rosé

La Maglia Rosa
Pinot Grigio Blush 2010
This Pinot Grigio has a bit of sweetness to
make it soft and very easy-drinking. It also
has subtle flavours of raspberry
and strawberry.

 

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