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by Jeff Clayton
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Someone should organise a CO event that's not up..
Replies: 39
Views: 4334

Re: Someone should organise a CO event that's not up..

Good to see some momentum picking up across the board!
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Someone should organise a CO event that's not up..
Replies: 39
Views: 4334

Re: Someone should organise a CO event that's not up..

Look forward to you representing in the saarf Jimmy!
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Someone should organise a CO event that's not up..
Replies: 39
Views: 4334

Re: Someone should organise a CO event that's not up..

Ah come frum Essix an I live norf ov Watford Gap.

But Leicester is not in the north, e.g. we enjoy warm summers and don't have hills.

You might like to visit the next CoLei and see for yourself..? :)

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei thoughts for 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3161

Re: CoLei thoughts for 2010

Hands up who's got exams this summer?
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How autistic are you?
Replies: 107
Views: 9122

Re: How autistic are you?

32 :D
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: who is the 2009 Champion of Countdown
Replies: 32
Views: 1657

Re: who is the 2009 Champion of Countdown

Why not have a series every week, then have the two highest scoring contestants from that week play on the Friday to see who goes through to the end of the month finals, which would have the best four contestants from that month fighting it out to see who gets to play in the end of the quarter-year...
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown on Big Brother
Replies: 78
Views: 5750

Re: Countdown on Big Brother

...and a very able host of The People Versus. Superb show that was.

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Apology
Replies: 49
Views: 4307

Re: Apology

Derek, no.
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January
Replies: 204
Views: 17782

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January

Without trudging back through the posts, can we have a reminder on what the dealio is with lunch?

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Yorkshire Sayings
Replies: 24
Views: 3192

Re: Yorkshire Sayings

Eranu.
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Yorkshire Sayings
Replies: 24
Views: 3192

Re: Yorkshire Sayings

And that'll be have, not had.
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Xmas=Darts
Replies: 40
Views: 3184

Re: Xmas=Darts

by Jeff Clayton
Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Foreign dictionary Apterous
Replies: 43
Views: 4099

Re: Foreign dictionary Apterous

Ah oui, il est fort ce mec !
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Krypton Factor
Replies: 46
Views: 2430

Re: The Krypton Factor

1 vs 100 is excellent telly. The post-CoLei Varsity quiz machine sesh featuring 1 vs 100 was unduly hard.

Will make a note to tune in, Dinos - good stuff.


Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei thoughts for 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3161

Re: CoLei thoughts for 2010

*Bump*

Any further thoughts, anyone?

And what's your availability like in April? Asides revising for exams or washing your hair?


Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei thoughts for 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3161

Re: CoLei thoughts for 2010

I'm with you on that one, Michael!!
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:13 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei thoughts for 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3161

Re: CoLei thoughts for 2010

Re textcode, Kai, are you old enough to remember a series called Britain's Brainiest as hosted by Carol Vorderperson.......? I take it everyone is happy with the venue? A good range of feedback from everyone - thanks very much. If you want another October-Countdown-fest then I'm happy to do that and...
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:32 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: UK Citizenship Test
Replies: 83
Views: 4252

Re: UK Citizenship Test

The speed limit is indeed variable on French motorways depending on the weather - 130km/h normally, reduced to 110km/h in conditions represented by a white cloud with a black outline above an array of black forward slashes. The national speed limit sign in Britain differentiates between vehicle type...
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei thoughts for 2010
Replies: 35
Views: 3161

CoLei thoughts for 2010

Hi all

I've been toying with what to do for CoLei in 2010, but before I show my cards, have you people got any preferences or changes that you'd like to see?

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: UK Citizenship Test
Replies: 83
Views: 4252

Re: UK Citizenship Test

12. Rubbish. No excuses, your honour.

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009
Replies: 142
Views: 9391

Re: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009

Hi all Now then - here we go with the full results: Practice rounds R.1: K T N I E D O C M R.2: 100, 6, 8, 5, 7, 9. Target: 265 R.3: R I V V I G U N S (conundrum) SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER S...
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009
Replies: 142
Views: 9391

Re: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009

Many thanks for your kind words and thumbs up. I appreciate that some of you felt a little hard done by with the pairings - I take the comments on board and will aim to give the whole thing some more structure next time, provided of course you'll come back! Full results and photos from my camera (th...
by Jeff Clayton
Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009
Replies: 142
Views: 9391

Re: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009

Simon Myers is confirmed in - we now have 22 people taking part.

I have just sent an email and/or a PM out to all entrants - do contact me if you have any queries (if you haven't received anything).

Cheers
Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009
Replies: 142
Views: 9391

Re: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009

Whatever goes up must invariably also come down? Innis Carson and Lee Fisher have given up their places, so anyone who's still interested and not yet committed now has some breathing space. Junaid - will contact you as soon as the cheque arrives. Simon - do get in touch if you want in. Cheers y'all ...
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009
Replies: 142
Views: 9391

Re: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009

All Two further entries have been confirmed this evening and now just one place remains. Gerry Atkinson Paul Atkinson Matt Bayfield Kirk Bevins Mike Brown Innis Carson Darren Carter Lee Fisher Tony Graham Jack Hurst Josh Hurst Kai Laddiman Jon O'Neill Karen Pearson Richard Priest Charlie Reams Alec ...
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009
Replies: 142
Views: 9391

Re: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009

Hi everyone Not long to go now - and just the last three places remaining! _______ To answer everyone's questions in order: Kai - Sincere apologies. You should have been on the list and are now included on the revised list of entrants below. Do not worry - you are in. Darren - Yes, we all play with ...
by Jeff Clayton
Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009
Replies: 142
Views: 9391

Re: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009

Hi everyone - sorry for not having responded sooner. To those of you who have left me messages, I have now responded, and those who have confirmed their places on the day are highlighted below in the updated list of entrants: Gerry Atkinson Paul Atkinson Matt Bayfield Kirk Bevins Mike Brown Innis Ca...
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009
Replies: 142
Views: 9391

Re: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009

Kai Laddiman booked his place today (with thanks to mum Naomi).

Cheers
Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Un solveur pour "le compte est bon"
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Un solveur pour "le compte est bon"

All FYI - the below landed in my inbox earlier in the week; possibly of interest. Jeff ______________________ Bonjour à Tous, Un petit mot pour vous dire que j'ai réalisé un "solveur" (pour le compte est bon) pour le jeu des chiffres et des lettres. Vous le trouverez sur cette page : http://www.lang...
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009
Replies: 142
Views: 9391

Re: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009

Another two in the last hour or so:

Gerry Atkinson
Paul Atkinson
Matt Bayfield
Kirk Bevins
Mike Brown
Tony Graham
Jack Hurst
Josh Hurst
Karen Pearson
Richard Priest
Julie Taylor
Ben Wilson


Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009
Replies: 142
Views: 9391

Re: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009

No problem Charlie - have PM'd you with my address.

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009
Replies: 142
Views: 9391

Re: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009

Some further entries have been confirmed this evening, and the number of entrants now stands at ten: Gerry Atkinson Paul Atkinson Matt Bayfield Kirk Bevins Mike Brown Tony Graham Jack Hurst Josh Hurst Karen Pearson Richard Priest So we're now in double digits and the good news is we have more entran...
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009
Replies: 142
Views: 9391

Re: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009

Ok, thanks Darren.

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009
Replies: 142
Views: 9391

Re: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009

Just three weeks to go now and a reminder that you can still confirm your place in the tournament for £9 - either via PayPal ( jeffrey_clayton@hotmail.com ) or with a cheque (postal address on request). The updated list of players stands at seven, with: Matt Bayfield Kirk Bevins Mike Brown Jack Hurs...
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009
Replies: 142
Views: 9391

Re: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009

Ok Kirk, we'll keep an eye on the clock on the day. Thanks for letting me know and good luck in that final. I have been promised three more entries and cheques in the post via PM today; I will contact those individuals upon receipt of funds. To those of you still waiting for others to move first - a...
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009
Replies: 142
Views: 9391

Re: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009

10:30-17:00, Kirk - same as last year, give or take.

Dartygoatdown neither compulsory, nor compulsive.


Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009
Replies: 142
Views: 9391

Re: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009

Hi all Sorry for the absence - to answer your questions: * The close for payments will be the Friday evening before. That'll be the last time I'll check everything online before we go live on the Saturday. * The entrants thus far confirmed are: Matt Bayfield Kirk Bevins Mike Brown Karen Pearson Rich...
by Jeff Clayton
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009
Replies: 142
Views: 9391

Re: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009

Happy to announce that some entries have been confirmed online and through the post in recent days. Don't delay, people!!

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009
Replies: 142
Views: 9391

Re: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009

Kai - 10:30 til 17:00.
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009
Replies: 142
Views: 9391

Re: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009

Get people to repay you with wine, Karen!

jeffrey_clayton@hotmail.com is the address.

If you're not happy to transfer online, send me a private message and I'll provide you with my postal address.


TIA
Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009
Replies: 142
Views: 9391

CoLei2 - Saturday 10 October 2009

Ladies and gentlemen - CoLei2 is open for business. The second Countdown tournament in Leicester will take place at The Stoneycroft Hotel on Saturday 10 October, hosted by Jeff Clayton. * Join us for an action packed day of words and numbers. * Pit your wits against the clock - can you solve the Cou...
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Proposal to run another CoLei (Leicester)
Replies: 45
Views: 3173

Re: Proposal to run another CoLei (Leicester)

Sod's law, Junaid. Everyone else, put Saturday 10 October in your diaries. I'll set up a new thread with full details tomorrow but the event will run identical to last year (plus the other half of last year's room aswell, so we'll get windows / natural light / fresh air etc).

A demain
Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Proposal to run another CoLei (Leicester)
Replies: 45
Views: 3173

Re: Proposal to run another CoLei (Leicester)

Going to the hotel this afternoon to book it. Following requests, I am avoiding the weekends of 3/4 and 17/18 October, but otherwise, I may have something to announce later this evening...

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Celebrity Countdown - 1998
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Celebrity Countdown - 1998

A wee snippet has wormed its way onto that video sharing website which begins with those rather jazzy opening titles and theme.

I liked that theme! And still do now!!

Enjoy
Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: One for Kirk - name that rollercoaster
Replies: 11
Views: 637

One for Kirk - name that rollercoaster

Have a look (and a listen) to this - from the brilliant You Bet! in the mid-90s:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYDaLfhq-j4

Let us know how you do??


Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoBruss
Replies: 18
Views: 1460

Re: CoBruss

I like drinking beer. Strawberry beer is nice. It helps me to disengage.
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoRigRig
Replies: 12
Views: 1519

Re: CoRigRig

It might clash with CoBra, to be held in Brackenwood, a leafy suburb in north Leeds. Date to be kept secret.
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Proposal to run another CoLei (Leicester)
Replies: 45
Views: 3173

Re: Proposal to run another CoLei (Leicester)

A good point well raised, Dinos (with apologies for the late response - I've just returned from a week away). The wall at the back of our venue last year was actually a partition; there was another group in the other half of that room and they had the window end. So if you take the partition out, jo...
by Jeff Clayton
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Summer Open FINAL WEEK
Replies: 60
Views: 3946

Re: Apterous Summer Open FINAL WEEK

The de facto final in the U1200 between myself and Matthew Green played out on Tuesday evening, and the results are the following: MG 75- 82 JC : http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=96016 JC 60- 87 MG : http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=96045 MG 77 -61 JC : http://www.apterous.org/view...
by Jeff Clayton
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Proposal to run another CoLei (Leicester)
Replies: 45
Views: 3173

Re: Proposal to run another CoLei (Leicester)

Was it a rosé during the lunch break last year Karen..? Plenty opportunities for drinking - either in the bar at the hotel or, as per last year once the event finished, Varsity which is on the way to the rail station and city centre (among other bars indeed). The hotel does a full menu aswell, so ye...
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Proposal to run another CoLei (Leicester)
Replies: 45
Views: 3173

Re: Proposal to run another CoLei (Leicester)

Superb!!

Any more takers??
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Proposal to run another CoLei (Leicester)
Replies: 45
Views: 3173

Proposal to run another CoLei (Leicester)

Ladies and gents Having discussed the matter with some of the class of 2008, it is my intention to run another tournament in Leicester this year. I am aiming for late September / early October - supposedly a quieter time in the Countdown and Scrabble seasons, everyone's back off holiday and no stude...
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Summer Open Week 4
Replies: 72
Views: 4452

Re: Apterous Summer Open Week 4

U1200 result

Jeff Clayton 2 - 0 Lesley Hines

JC 89-77 LH: http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=95020
LH 81-82 JC: http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=95033

Very well played, Lesley - a tough cookie!


Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: "What is COLIN?" and other questions
Replies: 33
Views: 21299

Re: "What is COLIN?" and other questions

Actually there might be a COLEI 2009 in the offing...... early stages of planning but PM/message me if you'd be interested.

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Bristol 2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2651

Re: Countdown In Bristol 2009

Sorry to chiss on the pips - I will now not be able to attend.

Good luck to all taking part though if it does go ahead.


Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Summer Open Week 2
Replies: 53
Views: 3712

Re: Apterous Summer Open Week 2

U1200

Jeff Clayton 2-0 Daniel O'Dowd

89-73 http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=84383
98-96 http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=84393

Wod a good doo!!!

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Apterous Summer Open
Replies: 118
Views: 9306

Re: Apterous Summer Open

I'll have a go at the U1200 please.

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What's the best car you've ever had?
Replies: 31
Views: 4345

Re: What's the best car you've ever had?

For me, the one in which I learned to drive - a 1994 1.4 Citroen ZX. It lacked certain mod cons, such as a rev counter and power steering, but was very patient!

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Channel 4 puts archives online
Replies: 12
Views: 1179

Channel 4 puts archives online

Andy Duncan, CEO of Channel 4 was interviewed on Jeff Randall Live earlier this evening and mentioned a new online archive facility going live next month. The below article gives more detail. Will Countdown feature among the content...? Jeff _____ Channel 4 puts archives online Channel 4 is to becom...