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by Ben Wilson
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Private Messages
Replies: 0
Views: 273

Private Messages

Hi everyone I've recently had a spate of reports from users complaining about receiving multiple unsolicited private messages, often with titles like 'please read' but containing little to no actual content. If you receive any private messages like this, please don't hesitate to report them to the a...
by Ben Wilson
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tory Leadership
Replies: 20
Views: 1430

Re: Tory Leadership

Goodbye, Ashton.

Edit to say: the abusive posts in this thread have also been shitcanned.
by Ben Wilson
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5354

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

Ashton Hancock wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:07 pm
Ben Wilson wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:06 pm
I really should lock this thread but it's getting too funny. :-D
Don’t Ben we are having a laugh it is a real event
Ashton, you don't exactly have a great track record when it comes to credibility.
by Ben Wilson
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5354

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

I really should lock this thread but it's getting too funny. :-D
by Ben Wilson
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Missile Guidance
Replies: 10
Views: 1115

Re: Missile Guidance

relevant link.

(I have no problem with this though).
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2436

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

Okay, NOW this thread has outstayed its welcome.
by Ben Wilson
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2436

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

This thread has outlived its usefulness.
by Ben Wilson
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 643

Re: Advice

I strongly recommend attending some first to get a feel for how it's done.
by Ben Wilson
Tue May 28, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 614
Views: 162873

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night's dream starts with me and Mark Deeks walking home from London, having missed a train that was running uncontrollably up and down a length of track. This displeases Mark, who smashes a beer bottle and threatens to cut everyone he sees. Eventually, we end up indoors (in my dreams, every ti...
by Ben Wilson
Wed May 22, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 85)
Replies: 20
Views: 1050

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 85)

Ashton Hancock wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 8:10 am
Also those messages last Wednesday was not me I had my account hacked and it is someone on my street according to Ben Wilson.
I didn't say that at all. Ashton, please keep your posts on-topic.
by Ben Wilson
Fri May 03, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 23
Views: 8700

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

If you extend 'my place' to include 'driveway and pavement outside house' you can include Callum Todd as of this year's COLIN hangover. If you include 'road outside house' you can also include whoever Callum was giving a lift home to (which I can't remember off the top of my head).
by Ben Wilson
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 614
Views: 162873

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Fun little one last night. I'm at a railway station somewhere in the UK, but a strange one where the platforms are both open and elevated about 30 feet above the concourse so I can see my train (all 35 odd carriages of it) pull in and immediately leave without me. However, James Robinson then arrive...
by Ben Wilson
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: RIP Pete Cashmore
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Re: RIP Pete Cashmore

Awful news. :'-( I had the pleasure of meeting Pete for the first time (after first communicating by email in something like 2004) at Co:Brum a few years ago and he every bit as cool as I expected him to be. RIP Pete. :(
by Ben Wilson
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 70
Views: 17701

Re: How much do you weigh?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:54 am
Conor wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:19 pm
I weigh 11st. Trying to get it down to 10 by COLIN.
Is that why you didn't come this year?
Or this year. :evil:

I'm down to 12st 12lb now after a quick peak around the 13 and a half stone area. Done virtually no exercise and eaten more junk food than usual so god knows how.
by Ben Wilson
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 614
Views: 162873

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night's one was a bit different even by my standards. It started with me helping some friends move into their new home, before driving home over some photographs of James Robinson and Oliver Garner. Along the way I pass a random Countdown meet-up on Hykeham Road (sort of here-ish ), and by 'on'...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 614
Views: 162873

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Brief dream last night- me, Graeme and TCap trying to manoeuvre a Smart car into a parking space about the size of a coffee table. From the outside of the car, naturally.
by Ben Wilson
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 614
Views: 162873

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

In last night's dream, I was, shock horror, organising a COLIN, and getting in a total flap as Graeme announced he had to go home early (in fairness this would send people into a flap even if they weren't organising the event). The final table was Rob Foster, Dylan Taylor and Rhys Benjamin (though I...
by Ben Wilson
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see get a second or third chance on Countdown ?
Replies: 38
Views: 7803

Re: Who would you like to see get a second or third chance on Countdown ?

Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:26 pm
Ben Wilson wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:21 pm
there are plenty of top players who haven't got around to their first chances yet *cough* MB *cough* RF *cough*
Weird way to spell MM and TB. (Seriously have no idea who you mean though.)
Either that's a weird way of spelling TP or I have no idea who you mean by the second one lol.
by Ben Wilson
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who would you like to see get a second or third chance on Countdown ?
Replies: 38
Views: 7803

Re: Who would you like to see get a second or third chance on Countdown ?

Austin Shin is the first name that comes to mind, he could easily be up there as a top player if he applied himself on apterous. That said though there are plenty of top players who haven't got around to their first chances yet *cough* MB *cough* RF *cough*
by Ben Wilson
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Isn't it time for James Robinson to get another go on Countdown ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1887

Re: Isn't it time for James Robinson to get another go on Countdown ?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:36 pm
James Robinson wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:46 pm
Well, I certainly wouldn't decline an invite, and it has been 10 years since the last time...

But, I have a feeling that "you know who" might have other ideas.... :roll: :roll:
Voldemort?
Similar 'hairstyle' if nothing else.
by Ben Wilson
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV & Hangover results
Replies: 6
Views: 1848

COLIN XV & Hangover results

Another year has passed, I've sweated buckets of nervous sweat and COLIN has been and gone. 51 people played on Saturday and 33 on Sunday, amazing numbers for a city in the middle of nowhere on a cold weekend in January. At the main event, prizes were given out in the form of t-shirts with amusing s...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Goatdown event 2020 - a survey
Replies: 10
Views: 2899

Re: Goatdown event 2020 - a survey

I've seriously thought about doing a Goatdown event before (either in place of a CoNot one year or at the COLIN Hangover) so I can definitely get behind this idea.
by Ben Wilson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 27996

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Up to 45 now with the addition of COLIN I veteran Anthony Endsor! We are actually in danger of maybe needing some more sets...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 27996

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Adam Dexter wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:56 am
Is there a prize for doing well based on your seeding? I could claim to have been playing the long game if so.
Yes. there will be two 'overachiever' prizes at the main event and one or two at the hangover as well. :)
by Ben Wilson
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 27996

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Mike Springett beat me to it in the Facebook discussion, but obviously there will be a parkrun happening as well on this weekend. Just like to let everyone know there will be a parkrun happening over the weekend for Colin 2020 too. And Colin 2022. 2021 however will controversially take place midwee...
by Ben Wilson
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 27996

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

What's the situation with game sets this year? Can bring mine if needed And the even bigger question...., is the dartboard at the Fox & Hounds still the evil Lincoln style one :!: :!: :?: :?: Yes, personally I prefer the Bristol style dartboard. Charlie, please fix likes. I've been buying game sets...
by Ben Wilson
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 27996

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Seedings are based on averages of finishing positions from the previous 5 events (which all had more or less the same number of participants). Slightly worse news is that most prospective unconfirmed sign-ups are likely to slot in in the top 12. Great, thanks. As I suspected, what I need to do boil...
by Ben Wilson
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 27996

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Seedings are based on averages of finishing positions from the previous 5 events (which all had more or less the same number of participants). Slightly worse news is that most prospective unconfirmed sign-ups are likely to slot in in the top 12. And you put new players in the middle don't you? Yep....
by Ben Wilson
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 27996

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Seedings are based on averages of finishing positions from the previous 5 events (which all had more or less the same number of participants). Slightly worse news is that most prospective unconfirmed sign-ups are likely to slot in in the top 12.
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 27996

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Time for the usual outrage that are the provisional seedings. :-) I've used the same 'algorithm' to determine seedings as I did last year, hence why it looks like there may be a few anomalies in there. But it all makes sense, honest. 1 Jack Worsley 2 Dylan Taylor 3 Thomas Cappleman 4 Dan McColm 5 Ma...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 27996

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

8 entries in the last 2 days bring us up to 37 overall! :-D
by Ben Wilson
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 27996

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Ben Wilson wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:03 pm
30 now for the main event and 24 for the hangover! Just 16 days to go- plenty of spaces left...
...And a drop-out reminds me why I don't usually make 'milestone number of entrants' posts like this. :(
by Ben Wilson
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 27996

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

30 now for the main event and 24 for the hangover! Just 16 days to go- plenty of spaces left...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!
Replies: 19
Views: 5732

Re: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:41 pm
I think it would be good to have tournament wins as one of the columns.
FWIW the COLIN stat file has this as one of the columns though obviously it doesn't include the people who've won events but haven't been to COLIN. Yet.
by Ben Wilson
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations - a ranking
Replies: 32
Views: 5354

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

I agree with Marc about the toffee pennies in Quality Street but the hard chewy caramels in Roses are usually my favourites. I don't mind it putting up a bit of a fight but if it takes out a tooth, then I don't consider it to be a 'sweet'.
by Ben Wilson
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations - a ranking
Replies: 32
Views: 5354

Re: Celebrations - a ranking

1. Malteasers (obviously)
2. Galaxy ('normal' chocolate is ridiculously underrated)
3. Twix
4. Milky Way
5. Bounty (despite coconut being my favourite food)
6. Galaxy Caramel
7. Mars
DQ Snickers (allergic)
by Ben Wilson
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 614
Views: 162873

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night I was leaving a co-event and saying goodbye to Dan McColm, Andy Platt and Conor Travers, all of whom insisted on hugs. As I was going to give Conor his, he leaned back on his chair and accidentally squashed the feet of Paul Howe, who was at the same place as the co-event for unrelated rea...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 70
Views: 17701

Re: How much do you weigh?

I've dropped to 13st even since my last weighing (in March), still a bit overweight.
by Ben Wilson
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Birmingham Open & FOCAL Finals - Saturday 24th November 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 7969

Re: Birmingham Open & FOCAL Finals - Saturday 24th November 2018

Congratulations to Jonathan Wynn, FOCAL champion 2018! :D A well-deserved win after a hard-fought final. FULL RESULTS Round 1 FOCAL Finals Zarte Siempre 60 - 46 Tracey Mills Bradley Horrocks 51 - 55 Tom Cappleman Graeme Cole 43 - 50 Tim Down James Robinson 47 - 58 Jonathan Wynn CoBrum Karen Pearson ...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Birmingham Open & FOCAL Finals - Saturday 24th November 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 7969

Re: Birmingham Open & FOCAL Finals - Saturday 24th November 2018

The standsings after 7 games are thus: Standings Players are ranked by wins, then points. FOCAL Finals Played Wins Draws Points Spread 1st/2nd 1 Tom Cappleman 7 6 0 408 +24 4/3 2 Jonathan Wynn 7 5 0 424 +50 4/3 3 Zarte Siempre 7 4 0 440 +43 4/3 4 Tim Down 7 4 0 392 -19 3/4 5 James Robinson 7 3 0 407...
by Ben Wilson
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 614
Views: 162873

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night's dream was a short one- Jono randomly showed up at my workplace and I basically kept badgering him to join me and Mark Deeks on an only connect team with the theme of 'countdowners with nine letters in their names'.
by Ben Wilson
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 27996

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Travelodge is now up to £81 for the two nights. Will be premiering the 'not a mug or a calendar this year' prize in short order. Entries now at 16/14 for Saturday and Sunday, last year they were 17/16 by December the 9th so now would be a good time to make me actually feel positive about the event. ...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you randomly encounter who share names with Countdowners but aren't actually the Countdowner, just a namesake
Replies: 11
Views: 3767

Re: People you randomly encounter who share names with Countdowners but aren't actually the Countdowner, just a namesake

Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:21 pm
Now, come on. Have you or have you just been Googling people off of Countdown's names?
Searching Wikipedia usually yields better results. Or unexpected ones, such as the top search result for 'Matt Bayfield'. Also, on that topic...
by Ben Wilson
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 614
Views: 162873

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night's dreams started with CoNot VI, which was under threat from a saboteur leaving the wrong kind of cakes out for people to nibble on. Fortunately, this was quickly resolved, resulting in a final between Jen and Robbo (I woke up before I found out who was won). Next dream was explicitly bill...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 27996

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Travelodge prices are still £76. The price for COLIN is also still £16 for both nights, which includes a freebie whether you like it or not in the shape of this year's puzzle magazine. If you're interested in contributing a puzzle to the magazine, let me know and space will be saved for it.
by Ben Wilson
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many UK cities have you been to?
Replies: 43
Views: 6784

Re: How many UK cities have you been to?

Countdown in Nottingham is never a definite 'no' for the next year, just a 'very unlikely unless someone else wants to pick up the baton'.

Also I'm up to 31 now thanks to CoCam earlier in the year. :-D
by Ben Wilson
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 614
Views: 162873

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night I dreamed I was assigned to work in Skegness for some reason, and I showed up at about 7am in my sleepwear and wrapped in a bedsheet (hey, they say 'dress for the job you want, not the job you have', right?). I enter a nearby pub to discover that my mum is now its owner and Tom Carey is a...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: How to host an event (for dummies)?
Replies: 28
Views: 9626

Re: How to host an event (for dummies)?

Do you even need to have a third person for Edinburgh-style? I don't see why that's a necessity and why it can't be done between two? Technically you don't but you'd need to draw each round separately, and the event would only be as fast as your slowest table. This has been known to be a hassle at ...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: How to host an event (for dummies)?
Replies: 28
Views: 9626

Re: How to host an event (for dummies)?

Most important things to consider when organising an event, in descending order- -Venue -Means of playing the game -Refreshments -Promotion of the event -Prizes -Other things like freebies -Format of the day (related to means of playing the game but much less relevant) (Technically you could also in...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 427
Views: 101385

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Safe, an 8-part miniseries on Netflix starring Michael C. 'Dexter' Hall doing a passable English accent. Highly recommended (the show, the accent less so).
by Ben Wilson
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 614
Views: 162873

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Double whammy last night. In the first, I'm taking a friend's trousers to be altered at a tailor's shop, the owner of whom is very unhappy to see me as it means he has to do work rather than playing darts, which is apparently more important to him. Long story short, I become persona non grata at eve...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 614
Views: 162873

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I'm getting worse and worse at remembering details from dreams but last night I definitely remember being trapped in the Oval Office toilet having to deal with the aftermath of a truly apocalyptic poo when James Robinson dropped in and started telling be about an absolutely amazing thing that happen...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 614
Views: 162873

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Had a brilliant one that I can hardly remember anything about other than Jen was trying to stuff Graeme into a wardrobe and I got the impression the reason was benevolent.
by Ben Wilson
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How often do you go to the toilet?
Replies: 18
Views: 3951

Re: How often do you go to the toilet?

Probably 8 times a day. Yesterday my bladder went from empty to bursting in 40 minutes flat, which doesn't seem normal to me.
by Ben Wilson
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 27996

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

...And we're live. :) The Ark has been confirmed for the Saturday and I've got my costings all worked out so get your cash to me asap to guarantee a place at what will undoubtedly be the most first co-event of 2019!
by Ben Wilson
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 27996

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Matt Morrison wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:31 am
Apropos of not much, has Colin ever been held in Lincoln rather than Hykeham?
The first two were, which is IMHO enough to establish COLIN as a legacy name.
by Ben Wilson
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 27996

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

The formal announcement of COLIN has been delayed as there is no a doubt over whether we can have the Ark on the weekend in question. But fear not! I'm already looking at potential other venues. :-)
by Ben Wilson
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 614
Views: 162873

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Two unusual ones last night. In the first one, I'm walking through Lincoln when I bump into a friend I went to university in Nottingham with but who lived in Lincoln. He talks at me for a while (he always was a bit of an enthusiast when it came to talking), then I remember that I still have a ticket...
by Ben Wilson
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Why don't you like Tournament Scrabble
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

Re: Why don't you like Tournament Scrabble

Also my spies tell me that co events are much more fun and nothing like the A level exam level of seriousness at a countdown tournament . I haven't played a scrabble tournament in six years and this is the main reason why. Jen wrote it much more succinctly in point 4 of her post- co-events are much...