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Co-organising

Post by Jeff Clayton » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:44 pm

Well I've enjoyed organising different types of tournaments over the last three years, Michael's corny pencils and badges may yet emerge as a staple feature of summers to come, and it's amazing to think that CoLin in 2011 will be the seventh gathering in Lincoln.

Has anyone else thought about taking the helm? What kind of event would you run?

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Re: Co-organising

Post by Innis Carson » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:07 pm

I've heard that following a suggestion from Mike Brown, the Edinburgh Countdown Club people are thinking of possibly running a CO-event in Edinburgh next year (CO-EDI?). Still just an idea at this stage though I think.

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Re: Co-organising

Post by James Robinson » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:29 am

I've always thought of hosting one.

I originally was planning hosting it in the Galpharm Stadium (that's the home of Huddersfield Town, in case you don't know), but Huddersfield isn't necessarily te best place to get to, so instead a thought was to hold it in Leeds, so as pun on words, I decided to call it CO-Hud-in-Lee (CO-Headingley :lol: )

The Edinburgh idea sounds cool though, I've only been to Scotland once and that was 20 years ago, when I was 2, so my memory of it is non-existent.
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Re: Co-organising

Post by Michael Wallace » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:07 pm

Jeff Clayton wrote:Michael's corny pencils and badges
Oi.

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Re: Co-organising

Post by JackHurst » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:54 pm

VARSITY COUNTDOWN (would be a bit one sided tho)

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Re: Co-organising

Post by David O'Donnell » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:29 pm

JackHurst wrote:VARSITY COUNTDOWN (would be a bit one sided tho)
QUB?

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Re: Co-organising

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:46 pm

On the back of Kai's tournament online I've had my own idea. I've submitted plans etc, but I'm not so sure...
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Re: Co-organising

Post by Jeff Clayton » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:03 pm

Michael Wallace wrote:
Jeff Clayton wrote:Michael's corny pencils and badges
Oi.
Startin'?

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Re: Co-organising

Post by Edward McCullagh » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:24 pm

CountFast would be unreal :)

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Re: Co-organising

Post by David O'Donnell » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:40 pm

Edward McCullagh wrote:CountFast would be unreal :)

You already have Holden and Gallen in the vicinity.

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Re: Co-organising

Post by Mike Brown » Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:39 pm

I have thought about it, but while COLIN is going strong in the vicinity, there's not much point. I'd rather put my efforts into trying to co-ordinate a CO-EDI with Nita, I think.

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Re: Co-organising

Post by Jeff Clayton » Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:38 pm

It would be good to get the land north of the wall on the circuit, along with others anywhere else of course. It does feel like Co-events are a bit East Midlands-centric. How did the Scrabble circuit get to be so big?

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Post by Kai Laddiman » Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:48 pm

CO-events are all up north. Bring on CoBrig!
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Post by Howard Somerset » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:26 pm

Kai Laddiman wrote:CO-events are all up north. Bring on CoBrig!
Leicester and Nottingham aren't in the north; they're in the midlands. :)

Lincoln's the only northern one I can think of.

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Re: Co-organising

Post by Kai Laddiman » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:29 pm

Howard Somerset wrote:
Kai Laddiman wrote:CO-events are all up north. Bring on CoBrig!
Leicester and Nottingham aren't in the north; they're in the midlands. :)

Lincoln's the only northern one I can think of.
Anything higher than Kent is northern.
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Re: Co-organising

Post by Ben Wilson » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:56 pm

Jeff Clayton wrote:How did the Scrabble circuit get to be so big?
It ironically started out with large unified tournaments held either in London or in central England.

http://www.absp.org.uk/results/resultsearly.html Here are the very earliest rated tournaments. The location of the oldest non-BMSC? Durham.

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Re: Co-organising

Post by Ryan Taylor » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:02 pm

Kai Laddiman wrote:CO-events are all up north. Bring on CoBrig!
CO-events are all down south. Bring on CoHull!

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Re: Co-organising

Post by Hugh Binnie » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:34 pm

JackHurst wrote:VARSITY COUNTDOWN (would be a bit one sided tho)
IAWTP on both counts.

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Re: Co-organising

Post by Jeff Clayton » Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:48 pm

Ryan Taylor wrote:Bring on CoHull!
That could stimulate the local economy massively.

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Re: Co-organising

Post by Matt Morrison » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:29 pm

Jeff Clayton wrote:
Ryan Taylor wrote:Bring on CoHull!
That could stimulate the local economy massively.
I guess there's always a first time for describing Ryan's penis as 'the local economy'.

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Re: Co-organising

Post by Jeff Clayton » Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:25 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Jeff Clayton wrote:
Ryan Taylor wrote:Bring on CoHull!
That could stimulate the local economy massively.
I guess there's always a first time for describing Ryan's penis as 'the local economy'.

That would be microeconomic theory.

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Re: Co-organising

Post by Ryan Taylor » Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:02 pm

rofl

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Re: Co-organising

Post by Andy Wilson » Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:57 pm

Edward McCullagh wrote:CountFast would be unreal :)
I'd go. Would anyone come to CorkDown?

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Re: Co-organising

Post by Andy Wilson » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:58 pm

What if there's free beer?

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Re: Co-organising

Post by Matt Morrison » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:20 pm

In.

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Re: Co-organising

Post by Andy Wilson » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:40 pm

Right well I can't guarantee the free beer but I'll definitely shout you a pint! In all seriousness though, I have already been on to Charlie about this and my vision would be of an apterous lan staged tournament, where games could be watched on a screen. I've got the perfect venue in mind where we could have a band playing afterwards or something (would be cool to have someone from here playing) and I think I'd be able to sort out enough computers on loan to enable it to happen. I also work at a youth hostel so I could arrange cheap, nice accomodation. I know not many people may be able to travel, but I would hope that if half a dozen or so of our Irish contingent were able to make it down and I could rope a dozen or so locals into practicing on apterous in advance, we could have a great Cork Down. If 5 or 6 people express a serious interest I'm more than willing to get the ball rolling. I suppose I should maybe start a topic on this later. Encourage me!

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Post by Jon O'Neill » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:00 pm

Andy Wilson wrote:Right well I can't guarantee the free beer but I'll definitely shout you a pint! In all seriousness though, I have already been on to Charlie about this and my vision would be of an apterous lan staged tournament, where games could be watched on a screen. I've got the perfect venue in mind where we could have a band playing afterwards or something (would be cool to have someone from here playing) and I think I'd be able to sort out enough computers on loan to enable it to happen. I also work at a youth hostel so I could arrange cheap, nice accomodation. I know not many people may be able to travel, but I would hope that if half a dozen or so of our Irish contingent were able to make it down and I could rope a dozen or so locals into practicing on apterous in advance, we could have a great Cork Down. If 5 or 6 people express a serious interest I'm more than willing to get the ball rolling. I suppose I should maybe start a topic on this later. Encourage me!
This would be sick, but it sounds very very ambitious. I couldn't express a serious interest in going to another country for Countdown.

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Re: Co-organising

Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:07 pm

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Andy Wilson wrote:Right well I can't guarantee the free beer but I'll definitely shout you a pint! In all seriousness though, I have already been on to Charlie about this and my vision would be of an apterous lan staged tournament, where games could be watched on a screen. I've got the perfect venue in mind where we could have a band playing afterwards or something (would be cool to have someone from here playing) and I think I'd be able to sort out enough computers on loan to enable it to happen. I also work at a youth hostel so I could arrange cheap, nice accomodation. I know not many people may be able to travel, but I would hope that if half a dozen or so of our Irish contingent were able to make it down and I could rope a dozen or so locals into practicing on apterous in advance, we could have a great Cork Down. If 5 or 6 people express a serious interest I'm more than willing to get the ball rolling. I suppose I should maybe start a topic on this later. Encourage me!
This would be sick, but it sounds very very ambitious. I couldn't express a serious interest in going to another country for Countdown.
Same. I'd absolutely love to get involved. But I'm just so skint at the moment, it would entirely depend on Ryanair being or not being cunts about the whole thing.

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Re: Co-organising

Post by Andy Wilson » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:52 am

Understandable. Flights could be very cheap (£6 return flights for January available there at the moment) and you wouldn't just be coming to another country for countdown, you'd be coming to another country because of countdown, for an awesome time! But yeah, it is pretty ambitious.

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Post by Kirk Bevins » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:10 pm

Andy Wilson wrote:Understandable. Flights could be very cheap (£6 return flights for January available there at the moment) and you wouldn't just be coming to another country for countdown, you'd be coming to another country because of countdown, for an awesome time! But yeah, it is pretty ambitious.
Add on the hidden taxes/charges and it's a lot dearer.

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Re: Co-organising

Post by Andy Wilson » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:34 pm

Aye aye - still, probably cheaper than a train from Leeds to Manchester though right?

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