Friday, June 04, 1999 3:14 PM EST
Eventing fans used the Windsor International Horse Trials website to check out all the latest news and results from the world-famous equestrian event which took place over the bank holiday weekend.
The official website (found at www.windsor-horse-trials.co.uk) was specially designed for the
Windsor International Horse Trials by Town Pages UK Ltd, based in
Alton, Hampshire, England which operates an Internet-based interactive
service in the UK.
Armed with a laptop, modem and a mobile telephone, equestrian
consultant Paul Harris collated the results as they came through and
regularly uploaded the data to Townpages' server using File Transfer
The latest news from Windsor was then available on any
Internet-connected PC anywhere in the world - or through Townpages
network of free-access public touch-screen kiosks.
Townpages managing director Andrew Lyndon-Skeggs commented: "The
Windsor website offers a real-time results service for an international
"We are very active in the equestrian world and plan to cover polo
and dressage events," added Mr Lyndon-Skeggs. "We are also looking to
include many other sports in the Townpages' service."
Townpages sponsored the tenth fence at Windsor and
exhibited one of its innovative free-access kiosks to showcase the
Windsor International Horse Trials site and the company's range of
other national and local information services.
Townpages also ran a photo competition, inviting people to capture
the spirit of Windsor on film. More than 400 disposable cameras were
distributed free of charge, with an invitation to return the developed
pictures to Townpages for inclusion in the competition. The snapper of
the winning photo will receive a GBP 100 prize and - together with the
nine best runners-up - will see their handiwork displayed on the
official Windsor Horse Trials website, as well as on Townpages at
www.townpages.co.uk. - ends -
Notes for editors:
The Company operates Townpages, an interactive service providing
comprehensive, up-to-date locally focused information about specific
towns and cities in the United Kingdom in a graphically pleasing
format. On May 5th 1999, the Company consummated the initial public
offering of its securities in the United States for gross proceeds of
"Safe Harbor" statement under the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995:
This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to
risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the impact of
competitive products and pricing, product demand and market acceptance,
reliance on key strategic alliances, fluctuations in operating results
and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
TownPages' website can be found at www.townpages.co.uk
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