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by Jeff Clayton
Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2011- Saturday 29th January
Replies: 229
Views: 22612

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2011- Saturday 29th January

Ryan Taylor wrote: Edit: On the condition that we don't kick footballs at my head. ;)
I'm gonna buy Madame Poire-fils some chocolate eclairs. ;)
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Carol Vorderman's It All Counts
Replies: 31
Views: 2462

Re: Carol Vorderman's It All Counts

I won't be buying her book. I find it difficult to believe her words about warmth for people. I tried striking up some perfectly normal conversation with her off-camera, and got a grunt in response.
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 18533

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Mini-me? ;)

Yes mate that's fine.
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 18533

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Alrighty.

Rachel and Tom, thanks very much and you should now each have a message from me with some further details.

And I still can't believe you're all overlooking the obvious about my co-host..!!
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: What is your favourite Format?
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: What is your favourite Format?

14 - for variety. If I wanted to play letters all the time, I'd be a Scrabbler :P
by Jeff Clayton
Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2011- Saturday 29th January
Replies: 229
Views: 22612

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2011- Saturday 29th January

Let's get this gig up to 60.

Come on, the French do waaay better than us :P
by Jeff Clayton
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 18533

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Hi Rachel

I can assure you there will be a whole range of abilities attending, and you would be very welcome to come along.

Whereabouts would you be travelling from? And, out of interest, what would you say your "level" is...?

Cheers
Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Playing apterous in real life
Replies: 22
Views: 3305

Re: Playing apterous in real life

TRANSFORMING TRAVEL (bus/rail operator First)
= SALT 'N VINEGAR FOR MR T.
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 18533

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Just a note to advise that there are now only four places left.
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Ascension
Replies: 32
Views: 2546

Re: Ascension

It's making me start with the awning.
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Ascension
Replies: 32
Views: 2546

Re: Ascension

David O'Donnell wrote:...I am not sure what our version of jihad is called...
Drumcree?
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 18533

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Martin - Thanks for your confirmation earlier today. Most contenders over the last couple of years travelled to and from Leicester in the same day, but the Stoneycroft is a reasonably priced hotel in a decent area and those who stayed in July gave it the thumbs up. Mark - Will pencil you in; have se...
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 18533

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Karen Pearson wrote:
Jeff Clayton wrote:We have a co-host for CoLei.

She be female and she be from Southend!
It's Mary Jo, isn't it?

She may not be Rachel but she's every bit as lovely!

Nope - Mary Jo will be playing!
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 18533

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

We have a co-host for CoLei.

She be female and she be from Southend!
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 18533

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Depends if the cards come out right dunnit!!
by Jeff Clayton
Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Bill
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: The Bill

The guy who played DCI Jim Carver passed me by at Paddington station the other week. But it took four minutes for me to make the transition from "I recognise that face from The Bill..." to "Hey, that was the guy who played DCI Jim Carver." Might've looked a bit daft going over to shake his hand. "Hi...
by Jeff Clayton
Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 18533

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Yessir - "Bristol fashion" as the old skool may term it!
by Jeff Clayton
Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Des chiffres et une lettre de plus !
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: Des chiffres et une lettre de plus !

I asked a friend what he thought, being a tournament regular (and indeed longstanding host of the Le Havre annual event) and he said that after the initial furore and concerns that gameplay and performance among the keenest would be thrown into disarray, people have now settled down and seem to be e...
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Des chiffres et une lettre de plus !
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Des chiffres et une lettre de plus !

Buongiorno.

It has come to my attention that the French parent of this game has moved to ten letters. Did it in April, apparently.

That is all.

What do you think?
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 18533

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Hi guys I thought it might be helpful to update you on progress, with just eight weeks to go now. The list of entrants now stands at 18 and comprises: Matt Bayfield Kirk Bevins Mary Jo Clayton Lee Fisher Stewart Gordon Jack Hurst Josh Hurst Karen Pearson Lloyd Pettet Richard Priest James Robinson Su...
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 12998

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

*Bump*

and

The photos from the day (kindly taken by herself) are now on F4c3book.

Cheers
Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C4C Logo Contest
Replies: 35
Views: 3325

Re: C4C Logo Contest

Suspect Charlie would be in line for a letter from the offices of Channel 4 for using the logo, despite utterances everywhere else that there is no affiliation or officialness.
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Des Chiffres et Des Lettres
Replies: 57
Views: 3909

Re: Des Chiffres et Des Lettres

From watching the programme, Dmitry.

Edited 0 times.

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 12998

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Thanks very much to everyone for a great day last Saturday, and congratulations to Richard on pulling through in a superb final. Kirk has reviewed his three games and I can write up the other four in due course. A tip of the hat also to Karen as Chiffres/Lettres hostess, Ryan for his impersonation o...
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Des Chiffres et Des Lettres
Replies: 57
Views: 3909

Re: Des Chiffres et Des Lettres

The duels are rounds 7 and 8 of 14 - one either side of the commercial break: NLLNLLD | DNLLNLL Given that contestants typically score healthy points in the letters (just as on Countdown), and you can get 9 points in each of the four numbers games, the duels are really just bonus rounds for a few ex...
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The "new look" WWTBAM
Replies: 56
Views: 5086

Re: The "new look" WWTBAM

I enjoyed it. A good pace to keep up with, rather than having to wait for the show to catch up with everyone else. My plus points for attention to detail are the new screen in the background that shows the clock / phone-a-friends' faces / prize total, the music during the clock, and the new purple b...
by Jeff Clayton
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 18533

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Or just lash us a tenner at Luton station the next time I'm travelling through to London.

Alright mate, will pencil you in. Cheers.
by Jeff Clayton
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 12998

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Anna and Junaid can no longer make it due to unforeseen respective gubbins each.

Kirk vs Ben alllrighty.

Kirk, mum has specifically asked not to be paired against you! And as a newbie, I think she should have her say on who she'd like to play!

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 12998

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Right then y'all - one last note from me before Saturday. Doors open at 09:00 when we can begin setting everything up in plenty of time - and get some practice in for good measure. We need to get the first game going no later than 11:00 please, but any sooner will be a bonus. The list of entrants to...
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 12998

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

One for our delightful Karen here. Would you want to be known as Madame Poire-fils (Pear-son, hah geddit) for your hosting stint on Saturday?
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 18533

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Just to let you chaps and chapesses know that you can now book advance rail tickets for Saturday 16th October - so get in there!!
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Special: Micheal Harris vs Lesley Hines (26/07/10)
Replies: 28
Views: 1870

Re: Special: Michael Harris vs Lesley Hines (26/07/10)

Dinos Sfyris wrote: PS Will Rihanna be at COLEI on Saturday?
I thought you were booking her??
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 12998

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

If there will be four of you arriving at/by 10:23 then the taxi will work out cheaper.

Parking is good, either at the hotel or in the quiet street where it is located.

If any of you want to familiarise yourselves with the environs, have a look on Google Street View.

Cheers
Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 12998

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Ryan - could you give me a shout on the mobile when you see this message, as I need to run through some 15-to-1 stuff with you. Ta!
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 12998

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

We'll aim for a 5pm finish then, and if any of you need a taxi for a quick getaway then we can get that booked, before winding down / photos / closing up and retiring to the pub. If you can all get to Leicester in good time in the morning please, as we'll need to kick off by about 11am to run everyt...
by Jeff Clayton
Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 12998

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Yes mate we can sort that, provided of course Jack's happy aswell?

Any particular reason??
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Truly Dumb Designs.
Replies: 35
Views: 10372

Re: Truly Dumb Designs.

Craig Beevers wrote:Coventry.
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 12998

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Latest headcount stands at 14: Matt Bayfield - to play Jeff in DCeDL exhibition game. Kirk Bevins Mike Brown Mary Jo Clayton - requested to play. Derek Hazell Jack Hurst Junaid Mubeen - to co-host a game(s). Karen Pearson - requested to play first round game vs Rich Priest; to host Jeff vs Matt DCeD...
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C4C Logo Contest
Replies: 35
Views: 3325

Re: C4C Logo Contest

Charlie Reams wrote:The winner of the contest will be announced at 23:59 on 31 July.
The tension during the day in Leicester will be immense ;) I'll flick something over to you.

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Australian Countdown!
Replies: 56
Views: 7955

Re: Australian Countdown!

^^ (Y)
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The IT Crowd - Channel4- Friday 10pm
Replies: 59
Views: 5129

Re: The IT Crowd - Channel4- Friday 10pm

Sorry DOD, gallows humour. Comes from working in the industry. Don't read too deeply into internet posts.
by Jeff Clayton
Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The IT Crowd - Channel4- Friday 10pm
Replies: 59
Views: 5129

Re: The IT Crowd - Channel4- Friday 10pm

Risen to the bait. What a fucking star you are.
by Jeff Clayton
Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 12998

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Thanks Ryan, will add your name. I've started compiling some questions and you're welcome to lob a few my way aswell; quite happy to host it but equally I can do the buzz/ping noises from the laptop if you want to be WGS. Jeff PS all FYI: 11am-ish start for this event, same as last October, but this...
by Jeff Clayton
Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 18533

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Indeed, Ryan, my Sunday name.

Tom - Doors will open at 9am for a 10am start, and we should finish 5-5:30pm.

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The IT Crowd - Channel4- Friday 10pm
Replies: 59
Views: 5129

Re: The IT Crowd - Channel4- Friday 10pm

I bow to Jon's greater understanding of what Countdown's executive producer wants from the show, and if indeed the steer is supposed to be away from nerdiness, then this is another in a long sequence of poor showcases. We always look forward to awareness being generated - best recent examples are ch...
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 12998

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

4 weeks to go people - I just want to take a check on my list of confirmed entrants: Matt Bayfield Kirk Bevins Mike Brown Mary Jo Clayton Jack Hurst Junaid Mubeen - requested to co-host a game(s) Karen Pearson - requested first round game vs Richard Priest Richard Priest - requested first round game...
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Skype Games?
Replies: 6
Views: 1514

Re: Skype Games?

Conference call Countdown!!!!!!!
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: FAO 6th Form College aged girls.
Replies: 31
Views: 2496

Re: FAO 6th Form College aged girls.

Heather Badcock wrote:You can try to ball me, but don't 6 small me.
Ooh game on.
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 12998

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

I'd also be up for that Ryan - great stuff.

Feel free to launch some questions my way if you want to aswell.

Cheers
Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Summer Open 2010 Week 2
Replies: 43
Views: 4497

Re: Apterous Summer Open 2010 Week 2

FAO Miriam - I'd be grateful if you could get in touch as to your availability for our U1200 game. Please check your PM inbox.

Thanks
Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 12998

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Splendid - thank you darling. Two more!
by Jeff Clayton
Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 12998

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Question or nominate...

Another random idea for an interlude event between Countdown matches - anyone (or rather, any three) fancy a 15-to-1 final with 40 questions?

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Summer Open 2010 Week 1
Replies: 69
Views: 6065

Re: Apterous Summer Open 2010 Week 1

I am so looking forward to that.
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Des Chiffres et Des Lettres
Replies: 57
Views: 3909

Re: Des Chiffres et Des Lettres

Ah bah oui..........

Mikey - did you realise your ambition of March 2008?

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Five years on
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Re: Five years on

How time flies. No doubt he would be proud of the continued success of both show and game.

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 12998

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Legend.

Not keen on parrots.

Cheers
Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 12998

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Current list of participants:

Matt Bayfield
Kirk Bevins
Mike Brown
Jack Hurst
Junaid Mubeen
Karen Pearson
Rich Priest
Ben Wilson
Anna Woodward


Jeff