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Stormers fans left fuming

2010-05-18 14:22

Stormers fans in search of tickets for Saturday's Super 14 semifinal showdown with the Waratahs were left fuming on Tuesday morning after the Computicket system crashed, according to a report on rugby365.com.

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Irate fans called into radio stations and posted messages on social networking site Twitter, complaining that they had been unable to buy tickets for the Stormers' crunch match against the 'Tahs at Newlands Stadium.

Eyewitness News reported that dozens of fans had been unable to secure tickets after standing in queues for several hours.

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  • Stormer4Life - 2010-05-18 14:29

    Computicket is pathetic. I am lucky that i managed to get tickets, but only because i started queued half an hour before tickets went on sale. Exactly the same thing happened with the Bulls-WP semi last year and it is unacceptable that in all that time they have not adjusted their system to handle something of this nature again

  • HV - 2010-05-18 14:39

    Haha. Got eight tickets this morning at 8.57. Just before it crashed. Eat your heart out!!!!!

  • Donald Jackson - 2010-05-18 14:40

    I tried since 9am to get tickets online, eventually at 10am I went to the Checkers only to stand in the queue for 30 minutes with nobody being served. I then had to go to work. While at work I checked +- every 15 minutes to see if their site was functioning. It's now 2:40pm in the after noon and still no joy. Total waste of my time and just shows what amateurs Computicket are, not to have foreseen this.

  • BBBF - 2010-05-18 14:41

    Why waste your money - going to loose anyway !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • STORMER POEPOL - 2010-05-18 14:42

    ja nee stormers niks gewoond nie,slaan seker onder mekaar vuis vir n tieket,en saterdag skree hulle weer saam,peopolle se baas,, bulls 2 keer jul baas

  • Unabashed Dutchman - 2010-05-18 14:43

    Hahahahahaha, that's what happens when a team should never have been in the semis. The free ride and piggy-backing with the Bulls is over and the Stormbarians' supporters will be spared the humiliation of being there when their team gets thumped by the Tahs.

  • Jakes - 2010-05-18 14:45

    It must have been the fault of theBulls fans, buying up all the Orlando tickets that crashed the system. Sorry Stormers, hope it is up soon. Give the Tah's GAS!!! Go Bulls, you are allways on top!!!!

  • Lion - 2010-05-18 14:45

    Somehow I find that I can bear the discomfort of the typical Stormers fan with great fortitude! Suffer you arrogants twats! Imagine that, not even being there to see your team get its @rse handed to it! Whahahaha

  • The Voice of Reason - 2010-05-18 14:46

    I always said that the Computicket system was fragile. I do hope that this can be sorted out though. I remember all the people complaining the FIFA's ticketing system sucked and that Computicket were better. Events like this is why I don't believe that Computicket could do it.

  • Bulls fan forever - 2010-05-18 14:47

    ha ha ha...and Orlando Stadium is already sold out !!!!

  • HPD - 2010-05-18 14:47

    I was twice told by a lady at the Newlands office to dial a number to make a booking telephonically. I held on for +- 95 minutes when someone eventually answered the phone only to tell me sorry they don't do telephonic bookings and that I had to go and stand in the queue. I hope someone sorts out that ticket department because everyone makes up their own rules whenever they feel like it. It is pathetic and a disgrace to waste supporters time and money for nothing. I still don’t have any tickets!

  • Byron - 2010-05-18 14:50

    Justice! Serves them right for being such loudmouthed, arrogant, judgemental @ssholes! Sharks forever!!! (I hope the Bulls kick @ss again this year, esp some smelly Capie @ss)

  • ARNO - 2010-05-18 14:53

    Stood an hour in a line waiting - without success. Then went home and tried Internet - no success.Finally resorted to old technology and phoned in to Computicket - it worked. Got my tickets.

  • HW - 2010-05-18 14:56

    Computicket = Epic Fail. Na 3 ure in die ry sit ek met Fo*ol kaartjies. Nou ja dit sal my leer om my kaartjies van nou af by Nuweland self te koop!!! Sal ma volgene Maandagaand da gan slaap viri final tussen die Saders en die Stormers!! Hulle gan di Bulle trap in Soweto!! STORMERS VIR EWIG!!

  • Johan - 2010-05-18 14:57

    Computicket is PATHETIC !!! the same happened yesterday when I wanted to buy tickets for the Orlando game. Don't even think that it is better today, when I went in to Checkers to buy tickets for the parking and busses from Nasrec to Orlando, they said tickets were still "on hold". It was supposed to be available at 13:00. PLEASE can we use somebody else next time... The people at the Blue Bulls office weren't very helpful or sympathetic either !!!

  • Ryan and Neil - 2010-05-18 14:59

    We got our tic-kets ! Na na na na na !

  • Blou trein - 2010-05-18 15:08

    STORMERS FANS LEFT CRYING Die hoof opskrif op die Argus Maandag die 31st Mei nadat die BULLE klaar is met julle.

  • alsofrustratedfromCapeTown - 2010-05-18 15:14

    I was on the phone line to Computicket from exactly 09h00 to 09h18 when I got to speak to an assistant, and I eventually gave up at 11h00. The assistant confirmed that in that whole time, nobody in her office of 24 assistants had managed to secure one transaction. She assured me that it was not Computicket but they were forced to use the Newlands computer server, and that is where the problem is/was. I experienced the same problem when trying for the Bulls game. To this time now (15h13), from 09h00 when booking opened, I have been unable to get into the Computicket web site.

  • alsofrustratedfromCapeTown - 2010-05-18 15:15

    I was on the phone line to Computicket from exactly 09h00 to 09h18 when I got to speak to an assistant, and I eventually gave up at 11h00. The assistant confirmed that in that whole time, nobody in her office of 24 assistants had managed to secure one transaction. She assured me that it was not Computicket but they were forced to use the Newlands computer server, and that is where the problem is/was. I experienced the same problem when trying for the Bulls game. To this time now (15h13), from 09h00 when booking opened, I have been unable to get into the Computicket web site.

  • dee - 2010-05-18 15:17

    I waited at computicket for 3 hours but eventually got tickets.

  • storm - 2010-05-18 15:18

    ag, shame!

  • Ryno - 2010-05-18 15:20

    I think this is a big f-UP - we waited for 3 hours at CompuTicket at Tygervally only to hear that only about 6 tickets was issued from 9:00 to 11:00 --- I am very sorry but I dont want to pay = R250 per ticket for a 80 min game and wait 180 min for the tickets! Please conputicket - get your site up to date with technilogy - and stop waiting money / time on displaying adds / and pictures and JAVA aps...while trying to issues 48 000 tickets in 3 hours. I say -- if your site get slow -- got to a fast console (text based) system and let the ppl add contact details and for a list of users you can phone back to issues the tickets via your call centre ... At least then you have a list of the ppl who wants to buy tickets and the ppl can get the tickets ... if not via the Web or Computicket outlet....then via your call centre staff. If you want more help with this idea / design please contact me at rynovanrooyen@gmail.com Stormers will take the Super 14

  • Alan - 2010-05-18 15:28

    No worries for the Stormers fans - the main game is the Bulls/Crusaders crunch, and they can catch that on TV. It will give them an idea of what they or the Waratahs will be up against the next week. Be afraid, be very afraid!

  • Victory Ticket - 2010-05-18 15:33

    It is time the rugby grounds allocate tickets to independant ticket agents who can sell the tickets for a small mark up or get a percentage of the sale just like computicket does. It will be plain selling(sailing) i tell you

  • dill - 2010-05-18 15:34

    Computicket is full OF S### so sick of waiting and waiting only to be told hours later out system is down Educate your staff you guys suck!

  • Mark - 2010-05-18 15:36

    @Byron Typical Arrogant sharks supporter you are. What happened to you guys again in the Super 14. Wait I can see that big L above your head. LOSER!!!!!

  • Reg - 2010-05-18 15:36

    F^&*k Computicket. I am trying since 13:00 when sales were supposed to open for bus tickets to travel to Soweto coming Saturday. The system is either overloaded or it is loading for 30 minutes at a time, eventually throwing me off. Shame on Computicket. I dont know why sports unions still bother to engage them in bookings. They cannot manage!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shark - 2010-05-18 15:36

    Does your season ticket give you access to semi/final at Newlands or Loftus?

  • Sarah - 2010-05-18 15:37

    I hear its is because the Waratahs bought it all....

  • Don - 2010-05-18 15:38

    Bunch of sour @rse Bulls losers!!!!...Gonna get your Blue @rses kicked again by the Stormer CHAMPS........Bulls = Computicket = Poofters!!!!!

  • HabanaMagic - 2010-05-18 15:38

    Somehow, i had a hunch this would happen.hehehe! I got mine on bidorbuy. Cant wait for the game! Going to be awesome.

  • Stormer - 2010-05-18 15:43

    @Blou trein - kyk maar eers of die Bulle die finaal haal voor jy te arrogant raak!!! It may just be that the Bulls supporters are crying on Monday, 24 May because they lost to the Crusaders - will probably be blamed on Dickinson right???

  • STORMER SUX !!!!! - 2010-05-18 15:43

    THE SYSTEM CRASHED BECAUSE THEY WERE SELLING TICKETS FOR A SH!T TEAM.STORMERS CAN ONLY BUY THERE PLAYERS. THEY WILL PROBABLY BUT FRANCOIS STEYN NEXT. GO WARATAHS !!!!!

  • Not at fault - 2010-05-18 15:43

    This is not a problem with Computickets website or systems, it is a fault based on Newlands server/systems. So how could Computicket have foreseen this problem.

  • Silver Fox - 2010-05-18 15:46

    @HW.... Kom Reg ou daar is net een span "vir ewig" kyk na hulle vlag "Sharks Forever" Moet net nie wingat raak nie of het jy vergeet wat die Sharks met julle gemaak het. Sê dankie Bulls "B" span dat ons nog in die semi-finals speel.

  • Pieter (Sommige Stormers is Brommers) - 2010-05-18 15:47

    Ag nee julle Stormers brom alweer as julle nie vinnig genoeg julle kaartjies kry nie, wie wil in elk geval na 'n verloorwedstryd gaan kyk. Geen wonder julle koppe is so deur die wind gewaai nie, as julle nie paar uur kan wag vir kaartjies nie, hoe erg moes dit nie wees om vir meer as 'n dekade te wag om in 'n semi Superrugby te speel nie. Julle is 'n klom dronk papsak kartonne wat water getrek het. Ek wens aardverwarming wil nog vinniger plaasvind sodat net Tafelberg sy kop bo die water kan uitsteek sodat ek vandaar in die see kan hengel sonder die klomp Stormer Brommer maaiers wat mens alewig lastig val.

  • Abi - 2010-05-18 15:48

    Die berig is oor fans wat sukkel oor kaartjies maar intussen word daar modder en beledigings gegooi deur Bull/Shark ondersteuners. Geen wonder die mense (toeriste) dink ons bly ini wildernes. Geniet jul rugby want God het ons nie eenders geskape. Ons almal kan van dieselfde dinge hou. Mnr Blou Bull gaan jy oog toemaak as alle mans in die land agter jou vrou hardloop. Vra maar net, want ek gaan nie daarvan hou as al wat vrou agter my man is. RESPEKTEER MEKAAR EN WEES LIEF VIR JOU NAASTE.

  • duke - 2010-05-18 15:48

    I see the sardine supporters are still crying in their cane. We mad the semi and that is what counts. If you want to support a non SA team the do so you sick clown

  • duke - 2010-05-18 15:51

    I see the sardine supporters are still crying in their cane. We mad the semi and that is what counts. If you want to support a non SA team the do so you sick clown

  • Stormerboy - 2010-05-18 15:53

    It's not so much Computicket, but rather the Newlands ticket system which is cr@p. The same thing happened at last years game between Bulls-WP because the same Newlands ticket system handled the ticket issuing. Computicket is merely a middle man between you the buyer and Newlands the seller. Did anyone have problems buying tickets for the Bulls semi ? I wonder why ...

  • Ricko - 2010-05-18 15:53

    Ag toemaar ne

  • Nick Armstrong - 2010-05-18 15:53

    @ Ryno - good call mate! One problem though - your suggestions are wayyyyyyyyyy to HG for the useless incompetents at Computicket. I blame the Union too - why are they still using the useless tossers...???!!! Is there no competition?? This has happened before - and all Computicket do is offer an apology - until the next time there's a mass demand for tickets. F#ck it - watch the game with mates at home on TV - or go to a pub for a festive atmosphere... :)

  • @Lion - 2010-05-18 15:55

    I won't say anything rude.....your name says it all. Lion...haha! You know better than anyone how it feels when your team gets its arse handed to it.....13 times in a row......Lion......Whahahahahaha!!!Whaha!! I can't stop....Whahahahahaaha!!!!!

  • Nick - 2010-05-18 15:56

    Bull supporters! Orlando wasn't sold out...half the tickets were given to the previously disadvantage!

  • geoff. - 2010-05-18 16:04

    Why waste time and money on the stormers , the final will be Bulls and Waratahs, despite the fact that the Bulls have that anusbrain as a Ref.

  • lk - 2010-05-18 16:13

    Die Blou-bul kommentaar is erg genoeg. Wens die lot wil leer spel, Hul spelling lyk soos hul supporters !! Die Kiwi's het 'n goeie beskrywing van hul in een van vanoggend se artikels gegee....skande !!Plaas die 2 provinsies mekaar ondersteun....

  • Richard - 2010-05-18 16:14

    The Stormers must have lots of money to give the sale of the tickets to Computicket,why didnt they do the sales themselves or is their staff incapable of selling tickets to a semi final and need an outside company to do it at a cost of what persentage

  • lk - 2010-05-18 16:17

    Die Blou-bul kommentaar is erg genoeg. Wens die lot wil leer spel, Hul spelling lyk soos hul supporters !! Die Kiwi's het 'n goeie beskrywing van hul in een van vanoggend se artikels gegee....skande !!Plaas die 2 provinsies mekaar ondersteun....

  • Anti-bull @ Nick - 2010-05-18 16:25

    Top comment Nick, I think most of the Bulls supporters are from previously disadvantaged backgrounds. One needs to only look at the like of their fat ugly beer bellies, their super sexy wives who could give Mike Tyson a klap and you have to feel for them. Bakkies is their god, all 4 brain cells to lead the dumb ass mass of blue hysterical idiots. Go the Crusaders.

  • lk - 2010-05-18 16:34

    WELL SAID Anti-Bull@Nick...your comment says it all !!

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