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COMA Play-ins

Post by Charlie Reams » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:58 pm

There are 7 vacancies in the Countdown Online Masters Tournament. If you'd like to appear as a wildcard in this exciting event, apply before 23:59 today. Given that there are currently only 9 applications, you have a good shot at qualifying without playing a single game, so apply apply apply!

Current applicants:-
Ian Volante
Innis Carson
Ian Dent
Oliver Garner
Dinos Sfyris
James Hurrell
Jimmy Gough
Kai Laddiman
Michael Wallace
Gary Male

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Post by Gary Male » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:15 pm

Sod it, I wasn't humiliated at CoLin (except by Jono) so I'll have a stab.

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Ian Dent » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:58 pm

Crikey.

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Neil Zussman » Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:25 pm

I may as well have a go please. Why not?

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Richard Priest » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:35 pm

Go on then, you've twisted my arm.

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Oliver Garner » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:32 pm

Will the draw be seeded at all? If so, how?

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Ben Pugh » Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:59 pm

I'd like to apply for a wildcard place.

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Post by Charlie Reams » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:13 pm

Here's the draw, conducted by pulling bits of chopped-up envelope out of a coffee mug:

Innis vs Gary
Michael vs Kai
Jimmy vs James
Ian Dent vs Dinos
Ian Volante vs Oliver
Neil vs Ben Pugh

Please play your qualifying games (a single 15-rounder) by 23:59 on Wednesday 11 March. Please post the result and a link to the game in this topic.

Lucky recipient of a bye into the tournament proper is Rich Priest.

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Post by Richard Priest » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:17 pm

Oooh thanks I was reading down the list of names then and thought for one horrible moment that I'd been banned for whatever reason :lol:

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Michael Wallace » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:33 pm

FIX

(Kai - when's good for you? I'm available pretty much whenever, although I'm going to Oxford for the weekend so if we're to play before then it would need to be tomorrow evening.)

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Post by Gary Male » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:09 pm

Pick an evening, Innis, and I should be able to fit a game in. Except Sunday or Monday.

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Post by Jimmy Gough » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:12 pm

I won't be leaving apterous till Sunday so any evening is good for me.

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Innis Carson » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:41 pm

I don't think I'm busy at all on Friday, is that good for you Gary?

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Post by Gary Male » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:51 pm

Innis Carson wrote:I don't think I'm busy at all on Friday, is that good for you Gary?
Perfect. Pick a time and I'll be there.

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Innis Carson » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:11 am

Great! I'll say 9pm and try and make sure I'm there for then.

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Post by Dinos Sfyris » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:25 pm

Epic win for me against Ian Dent, 113-29

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Ian Dent » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:38 pm

I didn't enjoy it.

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Kai Laddiman » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:50 am

Raccoon: I'll try and be on today, about 6pm. Will that do? If not, I'm free Saturday (mostly).
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Post by Michael Wallace » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:53 am

Kai Laddiman wrote:Raccoon: I'll try and be on today, about 6pm. Will that do? If not, I'm free Saturday (mostly).
I think I'm going to be on a coach then - the next earliest I could play would be Sunday evening, though any evening next week should be alright too.

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Post by Charlie Reams » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:30 pm

Oliver bt Ian Volante
Dinos bt Ian Dent
Innis bt Gary
Michael bt Kai
Rich bt Stitch

To play:
Jimmy vs James
Neil vs Ben Pugh

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Richard Priest » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:59 pm

Is this Sunday morning OK for you Jon? Let me know if not.

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Post by Jon Stitcher » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:11 pm

Hey Richard,

That should be fine, around 11am?

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Richard Priest » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:35 pm

11am should be fine Jon, thanks.

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Jimmy Gough » Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:14 pm

Hurrell, my chat's not working. Is this our COMA match now, yeah?

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Matthew Green » Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:26 pm

Only just seen this, if anyone pulls out then I'm available.
If I suddenly have a squirming baby on my lap it probably means that I should start paying it some attention and stop wasting my time messing around on a Countdown forum

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Neil Zussman » Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:36 pm

When's good for you Ben? Any time tomorrow (afternoon/ evening) should be fine, or Sunday morning, or there are a few other random times I can be online if we still haven't played it.

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Gary Male » Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:01 pm

http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=32005

Gary 60- Innis 113. That didn't go to plan.

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Michael Wallace » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:01 pm

Raccoon Boy 101 - 91 Kai

I should point out that Kai typoed both of the 4-large number games (which I appear to be hideously bad at at the moment). So in short I'm a lucky bastard (sorry Kai).

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Ben Wilson » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:24 pm

Can the remaining games be played by Wednesday night at the very latest, please? I want to get the tourney proper started by the 15th of March (bearing in mind it was originally slated to end a mere week later).

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Post by Jimmy Gough » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:27 pm

I tried speaking to James on apterous a short while ago and I got no repsonse. If he can give me a time I'll be there.

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Jimmy Gough » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:18 pm

http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=34180

An epic against James in a game of three thirds. James had typed the S in R16 so less than a second in it. Great stuff!!

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Post by Charlie Reams » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:25 pm

Jimmy Gough wrote:http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=34180

An epic against James in a game of three thirds. James had typed the S in R16 so less than a second in it. Great stuff!!
Classic, well done Jimmy. I think James earns the position of first reserve.

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Ben Pugh » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:06 pm

I beat Neil 97 - 90 a few minutes ago:

http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=34292

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Neil Zussman » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:08 pm

Ben Pugh wrote:I beat Neil 97 - 90 a few minutes ago:

http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=34292
Was just about to post this. Well done Ben. Stupid conundrum I've never heard of... :evil:

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Charlie Reams » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:44 pm

Well done chaps. To confirm, the final qualifiers for COMA 2009 are:-

Ben Pugh
Dinos Sfyris
Innis Carson
Jimmy Gough
Michael Wallace
Oliver Garner
Rich Priest

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by Ben Wilson » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:40 am

http://www.c4countdown.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1661

For full details of the first round draw and some extremely juicy games therein. :)

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Re: COMA Play-ins

Post by James Hurrell » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:50 pm

Well played Jimmy - just edged me out. Great game though, thought I was right out of it after the dodgy early rounds. I should learn to not play after work though ;-)

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