COLIN X Team Competition

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COLIN X Team Competition

Post by JackHurst » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:05 pm

With the kind permission of Ben, I will be running a small team competition at this years COLIN! It should be great fun and wont interfere with the main event too much.

There will be two teams, each of the same size (yet to be decided but hopefully as large as 10), both trying to eliminate each other.

Each player will play one head to head against a player from the other team, this game will be a 3 rounder with each player scoring a point for winning a round. The head to heads will have different round set ups to be as varied as possible (LLN, LNC, NNC, NNN...), and the loser of each head to head is eliminated. That is, if you win or tie your head to head you stay in the match.

After all head to heads are done, the surviving players go through to the conundrum finale. Each team agrees an order for their surviving players and then lines them up in that order. The two players at the front of the queue will face off in a conundrum, the winner (if nobody solves it they face another) of the conundrum goes to the back of their line UNSCATHED, but the loser goes to the back of their line with only 1 life remaining. The next two players will then face a conundrum and so on, with players being eliminated when they have lost two conundrums and the last team with one or more players remaining being declared the winners!

In terms of fitting this around the schedule of the main COLIN tourney, we will be looking to have the teams sorted before round 1 of COLIN, then we hope players will play their head to heads between rounds 1 and 2 or COLIN, with the final taking place between rounds 2 and 3 or COLIN.

Hopefully each team will be able to decide between themselves which head to head each player goes in, but should they not be able to reach a decision, captain's decision is final. Again in deciding the order of players for the finale, captain has final say.

Please express an interest in this thread if you would like to be included in the team tournament. Should it be oversubscribed, we will pick people at random to play.

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Re: COLIN X Team Competition

Post by Matt Morrison » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:26 pm

I think because of the conundrum format it's probably more interesting not to have shit players. If you disagree, I'd be interested for the sake of it sounding interesting.

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Re: COLIN X Team Competition

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:29 pm

Yeah, it's a bit conundrum-heavy. I'll think about it, but it also seems like a lot of Countdown to play as well. Let's not forget it's lunch after round 1.

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Re: COLIN X Team Competition

Post by JackHurst » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:25 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:I think because of the conundrum format it's probably more interesting not to have shit players. If you disagree, I'd be interested for the sake of it sounding interesting.
I do disagree. Its an advantage to have as many players as possible in tue final regardless of their ability. Plus the if an underdog knocked somebody out on a conundrum it would he great entertainment.

And @ gev, a 3 round game should take 5 mins tops so shouldnt really impact on lunch.

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Re: COLIN X Team Competition

Post by Jack Worsley » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:58 pm

I'm interested in this, count me in, please!

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Re: COLIN X Team Competition

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:02 am

JackHurst wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:I think because of the conundrum format it's probably more interesting not to have shit players. If you disagree, I'd be interested for the sake of it sounding interesting.
I do disagree. Its an advantage to have as many players as possible in tue final regardless of their ability. Plus the if an underdog knocked somebody out on a conundrum it would he great entertainment.
Yeah, on entertainment level it's probably 9/10 to have two shit players conundrumming because of the tension, especially if people around the room have already solved it.
And then 6/10 to have two good players conundrumming because the result is still up in the air but there is no way many people will get to appreciate the round before its over.
But to have shit player against good player is 1/10.

Unfortunately there can't really be a tactical element to picking the teams, as (though the info is thin) I assume this would be done secretly. Maybe it's better to have a coin tossed, and the losing team has to present their order before the second team chooses theirs?

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Re: COLIN X Team Competition

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:05 am

Oh, forgot that one team could outnumber the other, so maybe the team with more people in it has to choose first to try and redress the balance slightly? And just toss a coin if both teams have an equal number of survivors after the head-to-head round.

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Re: COLIN X Team Competition

Post by Callum Todd » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:32 am

I'm in :)
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Re: COLIN X Team Competition

Post by Thomas Carey » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:17 pm

In.
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Re: COLIN X Team Competition

Post by Kirk Bevins » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:37 pm

TLDR. I'll be in it but remind me of the rules on Saturday

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Re: COLIN X Team Competition

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:18 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:TLDR. I'll be in it but remind me of the rules on Saturday
should be banned in my opinion

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Re: COLIN X Team Competition

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:58 am

Matt Morrison wrote:
Kirk Bevins wrote:TLDR. I'll be in it but remind me of the rules on Saturday
should be banned in my opinion
Kirk in general?

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Re: COLIN X Team Competition

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:40 am

Don't be harsh Gevin. At this rate, who else is going to fight Dylan?

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Re: COLIN X Team Competition

Post by JackHurst » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:06 pm

Ok, interested so far:

1)Jack W
2)Callum T
3)Thomas C
4)Kirk B
5)Jeff C
6)Heather S
7)James R
8)Jane W
9)Phyl S
10)Dan M
11)Rob F

Maybes: Gev Matt M

9 more spaces to be filled!

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Re: COLIN X Team Competition

Post by JackHurst » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:12 pm

The first 15 to sign up have their place guaranteed, while the late entries will be put into a hat to pick the final 5. so 4 guaranteed places left!

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Re: COLIN X Team Competition

Post by Ryan Taylor » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:32 pm

Is there a prize?

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Re: COLIN X Team Competition

Post by JackHurst » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:42 pm

Yes but it will be a small prize seeing as though it's coming out of my own pocket.

Of course, there is always the pride of winning :)

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Post by Andy Platt » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:44 pm

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Re: COLIN X Team Competition

Post by Zarte Siempre » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:47 pm

JackHurst wrote:Yes but it will be a small prize seeing as though it's coming out of my own pocket.
You really ought to sew that hole up...
Possibly the first contestant to accelerate with a mic clipped...

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Re: COLIN X Team Competition

Post by JackHurst » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:11 pm

Zarte Siempre wrote:
JackHurst wrote:Yes but it will be a small prize seeing as though it's coming out of my own pocket.
You really ought to sew that hole up...
what?

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