Search found 1335 matches

by Mike Brown
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 27th May
Replies: 8
Views: 3585

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 27th May

A bit late, but awesome event, Mike! I just wanted to mention that there was some controversy over some of the conundrums, because the answers were a verb + S, and there was some debate over whether they are allowed or whether it's only plurals that end in S that can't be conundrums. My understandi...
by Mike Brown
Mon May 29, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 27th May
Replies: 8
Views: 3585

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 27th May

Graeme Cole wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 9:52 pm
Many thanks to Mike for putting the event together.
And many thanks again for making it technically fabulous. :)
by Mike Brown
Tue May 02, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 27th May
Replies: 8
Views: 3585

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 27th May

Stephen R wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 1:04 pm
I've talked myself into it again. Making an early birthday weekend of it, and I'll join in the parkrun too. See if I can go a bit faster this year.
Great news, Stephen. Good to have the reigning champ back!
by Mike Brown
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 4231

Re: COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017

Count me in, Tony. :)
by Mike Brown
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 27th May
Replies: 8
Views: 3585

Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 27th May

Hi all, It's finally time (eight days later than last year!) for me to announce the third Countdown in King's Lynn (or Co:KL for short), which once more will form part of the FOCAL calendar of events. For those of you who are still not aware (even after last year), King's Lynn is a town on the Wash ...
by Mike Brown
Thu May 26, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 28th May
Replies: 38
Views: 3394

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 28th May

Robert Foster wrote:Paid up, see you there :)
Great news, Rob. Good to have both of last year's finalists back for a second time! :)
by Mike Brown
Wed May 25, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 28th May
Replies: 38
Views: 3394

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 28th May

Prizes for this weekend... form an orderly queue!

Image
by Mike Brown
Wed May 25, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 28th May
Replies: 38
Views: 3394

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 28th May

Now up to 12. Entrants (about to be) added to the first post.
by Mike Brown
Wed May 25, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 28th May
Replies: 38
Views: 3394

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 28th May

Now up to 11. :) Anyone want to make it twelve? (Is there a 'hopeful' emoji?)
by Mike Brown
Sat May 21, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 28th May
Replies: 38
Views: 3394

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 28th May

We're now in double figures, which is nice - but can we get higher by the end of the week? Conundrums now prepared, picking up trophies early next week, cakes hopefully being baked on Friday! Went to see the venue on Friday for a quick recce - getting excited now. Thanks to all those who have alread...
by Mike Brown
Thu May 12, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 28th May
Replies: 38
Views: 3394

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 28th May

I'm definitely coming to this now. Not sure where I'm staying yet though. I want to go to the parkrun but I also quite like the all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Premier Inn, but it's far away. Great stuff. If you fancy Parkrun, i guess 'Spoons is a good bet or maybe Russett House, where Jayne staye...
by Mike Brown
Thu May 12, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 28th May
Replies: 38
Views: 3394

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 28th May

Graeme Cole wrote:In and paid.
Excellent news. :)
by Mike Brown
Wed May 11, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 28th May
Replies: 38
Views: 3394

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 28th May

Jonathan Wynn wrote:Very likely to be in for this I think-anyone staying for the Saturday night? Will probs try and book the Wetherspoon's(who knows-maybe even successfully this time :)? Is it the default pub?
Would be great to have you along, Jonathan. :)
by Mike Brown
Tue May 10, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 28th May
Replies: 38
Views: 3394

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 28th May

Hi all, just a quick update. Now got the prizes bought and the trophies on order (picture coming soon!) - all we need now are more players! So far, there are only five confirmed players (James, Heather, Phyl, Alan and Jeff) and I expect I'll be playing, which makes six, but hopefully we can muster a...
by Mike Brown
Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 28th May
Replies: 38
Views: 3394

Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL) - Saturday 28th May

Hi all, It's finally time for me to announce the second Countdown in King's Lynn (or Co:KL for short), which will be the fourth tournament in the FOCAL calendar (or the fifth if you count COLIN as two). For those of you who are still not aware, King's Lynn is a town on the Wash in the west of Norfol...
by Mike Brown
Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May
Replies: 49
Views: 4110

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May

Graeme wrote: Is that because it was wrong on the scoresheet, or because I typed it in wrong? (It's reasonably likely to be the latter. I have put scores the wrong way round before (despite it being my own software, and on one occasion the game in question being one I'd won) but in the past there h...
by Mike Brown
Tue May 26, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May
Replies: 49
Views: 4110

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May

Looks like I might have to do something next year, then... :)
by Mike Brown
Mon May 25, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May
Replies: 49
Views: 4110

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May

Thanks again to everyone who came and helped to make it a success. Will certainly be looking to repeat the event next year as long as there's enough interest.
by Mike Brown
Fri May 22, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May
Replies: 49
Views: 4110

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tony Atkins wrote:I won't be coming now - decided it is too far for a day trip and I got my May fix of CO events in Glasgow.
(Actually I'm scared of coming second last again...)
The standard method is to go to Co:KL.
Especially if you want to be in with a chance of winning the Kl bookmark. :)
by Mike Brown
Fri May 22, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May
Replies: 49
Views: 4110

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May

Tony Atkins wrote:I won't be coming now - decided it is too far for a day trip and I got my May fix of CO events in Glasgow.
(Actually I'm scared of coming second last again...)
Sorry to hear that, Tony, maybe next year?? :)
by Mike Brown
Fri May 22, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May
Replies: 49
Views: 4110

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May

Barring any last minute entrants, we are now at 13. I hope that isn't an omen. :)
by Mike Brown
Tue May 19, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May
Replies: 49
Views: 4110

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May

James Robinson wrote:Looking great there, Mike. How many we got to now??
Now 11 definites plus around 4 maybes. :)
by Mike Brown
Tue May 19, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May
Replies: 49
Views: 4110

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May

A sneak preview of Saturday's prizes:

Image
by Mike Brown
Mon May 11, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co.Dublin who would be interested?
Replies: 15
Views: 1440

Re: Co.Dublin who would be interested?

I'd also be interested. Sounds good. :)
by Mike Brown
Sun May 10, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May
Replies: 49
Views: 4110

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May

Venue checked out, playing materials (hopefully) sorted, conundrums ready, prizes bought, trophies on order, cakes being made... can I tempt anyone else to come along?? :)
by Mike Brown
Sun May 10, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May
Replies: 49
Views: 4110

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May

Jonathan Wynn wrote:May just be in for this, Mike. What's the deadline for payment?
There isn't really a deadline as such, but the more I have an idea of numbers the better. Hope you can make it. :)
by Mike Brown
Fri May 08, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 8th May 2015 (Special S45)
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: Friday 8th May 2015 (Special S45)

Well spotted, James. A different special to the one in my planner and noted as a repeat in the TV guides. Thanks to you (and 4OD) I managed to watch it. :)
by Mike Brown
Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May
Replies: 49
Views: 4110

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May

James Robinson wrote:
Mike Brown wrote:Great to have the three of you on board. :)
How many we up to now, Mike :? :?:
Think it's 9 and about 5 maybes! :)
by Mike Brown
Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May
Replies: 49
Views: 4110

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May

Great to have the three of you on board. :)
by Mike Brown
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May
Replies: 49
Views: 4110

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May

James Robinson wrote:I can bring a couple of packs along. Mike. ;) :) :D
Thanks James, much appreciated. :)
by Mike Brown
Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May
Replies: 49
Views: 4110

Re: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May

Got very few definites for this so far, but quite a few maybes. If you're interested, please sign up soon! Another plea - if you're coming and are able to bring sets of cards (letters and numbers) from the board game (don't need number generators) it would be much appreciated. Have some, but probabl...
by Mike Brown
Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015
Replies: 38
Views: 5458

Re: COREA15 - Saturday 11th April 2015

Also hoping to be there. :)
by Mike Brown
Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May
Replies: 49
Views: 4110

Countdown in King's Lynn (Co:KL): Saturday 23rd May

As those who attended COLIN will already be aware, I'm pleased to announce yet another new event on the Countdown tournament calendar: Countdown in King's Lynn or Co:KL for short. For those of you who don't know, King's Lynn is a town on the Wash in the west of Norfolk. (For those of you who don't k...
by Mike Brown
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: A change to Co:Events for 2016?
Replies: 39
Views: 2603

Re: A change to Co:Events for 2016?

Sadly it looks like Edinburgh is not a goer for this year but I'll gladly put forward King's Lynn for next year if that's acceptable. Hoping to announce the 2015 event for KL shortly.
by Mike Brown
Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November
Replies: 82
Views: 9534

Re: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November

Thanks to everyone for coming and making it such a memorable event. So glad that it went ahead after having my doubts earlier in the year that it would. Going to a Co-event always reminds me why it's worth going to the time and trouble of travelling round the country to meet up and play Countdown wi...
by Mike Brown
Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November
Replies: 82
Views: 9534

Re: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November

Would have thought somewhere near to the station would be good on Friday. If the pub is anywhere near the station of the same name I'm not sure that would be a good choice as I assume most travellers would either be arriving at or staying close to Waverley. Saturday's venue can probably be discussed...
by Mike Brown
Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November
Replies: 82
Views: 9534

Re: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November

Just a note for anyone who hasn't been before. If you're travelling by car or if the gate to the bowling club isn't open on Cluny Gardens, the club can be accessed from Midmar Drive, where there is some parking available. Postcode for satnav fans is EH10 6BT.
by Mike Brown
Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November
Replies: 82
Views: 9534

Re: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November

David Barnard wrote:Hi Mike, did you receive the £15 for me and my mum? (she's not playing, just eating and watching)
Yes David, received with thanks. :)
by Mike Brown
Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November
Replies: 82
Views: 9534

Re: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November

Thanks for all your input guys re word adjudication. I think the best approach will be to use a combination of ODE3 (hard copy edition) and Lexplorer's word list. For the final it would be good to hook up with ODO if we can and if anyone wants to use ODO during the games it's fine by me, but I'd sug...
by Mike Brown
Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November
Replies: 82
Views: 9534

Re: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November

With the change to the use of ODO, does anyone have any thoughts on what we should use (and what will be practical to use) as the word arbiter on the day? What is the plan for CoHud and what was used at CoMultiLon? Would people be happy with the dictionary or Lexplorer? I was thinking it might be ni...
by Mike Brown
Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November
Replies: 82
Views: 9534

Re: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November

Paul can no longer make it, I'm afraid but I take it you received my payment (via his account). Look forward to seeing everyone there. :D Sorry your dad can't make it, Jack, but yes, received your PayPal payment with no problems. Hi Mike, me and my Mum will certainly be going, just got to wait unti...
by Mike Brown
Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November
Replies: 82
Views: 9534

Re: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November

Jack Worsley wrote:Paul can no longer make it, I'm afraid but I take it you received my payment (via his account). Look forward to seeing everyone there. :D
Sorry your dad can't make it, Jack, but yes, received your PayPal payment with no problems.
by Mike Brown
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November
Replies: 82
Views: 9534

Re: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November

Adam Dexter wrote:Have you received ours (£20)?
Yes Adam, received OK.

There are now 7 places remaining. For the record, people who've expressed an interest but not paid (unless I've screwed up) are: Dan McColm, Jen Steadman, Ian Volante, Callum Todd, Paul Worsley, David Barnard.
by Mike Brown
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November
Replies: 82
Views: 9534

Re: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November

With five and a half weeks to go we now have 25 attendees (12 of which are from the club), which is great news. The room is limited to 36 so if you're thinking of coming along and haven't booked yet please send me your payment soon to avoid disappointment! There are a number of people above who have...
by Mike Brown
Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Gino Corr RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 1488

Re: Gino Corr RIP

:( A Countdown legend.
by Mike Brown
Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO Bristol???? who is interested
Replies: 25
Views: 3281

Re: CO Bristol???? who is interested

Also interested. :)
by Mike Brown
Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November
Replies: 82
Views: 9534

CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November

It's time to dust off your bagpipes once more as Countdown in Edinburgh returns for its third appearance on the tournament calendar. Bookings are now being taken for CoEdi3, making November a bumper month for Countdown competition addicts. Apologies to those who can't stretch to two tourneys in a mo...
by Mike Brown
Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Edinburgh 2 - Sat 2nd November
Replies: 83
Views: 17418

Re: Countdown in Edinburgh 2 - Sat 2nd November

Yes, thanks to everyone for coming and making it special. Great pub afterwards too. Even the fisherman with his inflatable catch (and his photo of his record-breaking tadpole fish) was great. Hope to see everyone next year!
by Mike Brown
Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Edinburgh 2 - Sat 2nd November
Replies: 83
Views: 17418

Re: Countdown in Edinburgh 2 - Sat 2nd November

Jennifer Steadman wrote:Where are folk meeting up on Friday?
Arriving at Waverley at 1722. I'll pm you my mobile no.
by Mike Brown
Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Edinburgh 2 - Sat 2nd November
Replies: 83
Views: 17418

Re: Countdown in Edinburgh 2 - Sat 2nd November

We're now at 24 (25 if Ian turns up!).
by Mike Brown
Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Edinburgh 2 - Sat 2nd November
Replies: 83
Views: 17418

Re: Countdown in Edinburgh 2 - Sat 2nd November

Numbers now stand at 23. Please note revised opening time of 11 a.m.; first round still kicks off at midday.
by Mike Brown
Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Edinburgh 2 - Sat 2nd November
Replies: 83
Views: 17418

Re: Countdown in Edinburgh 2 - Sat 2nd November

Jon O'Neill wrote:My train tickets and accommodation are booked... I'm pumped!
Don't forget your entry fee. ;)
by Mike Brown
Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Edinburgh 2 - Sat 2nd November
Replies: 83
Views: 17418

Re: Countdown in Edinburgh 2 - Sat 2nd November

Hi Mike, was great to meet you the other day. Can I do what I did with CoLeam and say 'probably in' but leave entry til very late? You certainly can, Jonathan. From memory, the venue can only hold about 36 max, but we're nowhere there that at present, so you should be fine. A week before the date w...
by Mike Brown
Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Edinburgh 2 - Sat 2nd November
Replies: 83
Views: 17418

Re: Countdown in Edinburgh 2 - Sat 2nd November

Mark Deeks wrote:Can't go, Mike. Sorry.
A nation sighs.
by Mike Brown
Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Edinburgh 2 - Sat 2nd November
Replies: 83
Views: 17418

Re: Countdown in Edinburgh 2 - Sat 2nd November

Another two now paid up and some more verbal yeses at Co:Leam, so things are starting to look promising. Get your entry in now to avoid disappointment!
by Mike Brown
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Edinburgh 2 - Sat 2nd November
Replies: 83
Views: 17418

Re: Countdown in Edinburgh 2 - Sat 2nd November

James Robinson wrote:
Mike Brown wrote:And another entry received! :)
How many is that we're at now then, Mike :?:
Scotland 9 The Rest 6
by Mike Brown
Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Edinburgh 2 - Sat 2nd November
Replies: 83
Views: 17418

Re: Countdown in Edinburgh 2 - Sat 2nd November

And another entry received! :)