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by Callum Todd
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 3875

Re: COREA17 - Saturday 15th April 2017

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:53 pm
Tony Atkins wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:18 pm
we will stay out this year.
Thomas Cappleman wrote:
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:53 pm
In please.
The decision has already been made, Thomas.
somebody make a brexit joke
by Callum Todd
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Leeds 2... This Time It's Psoralen (Saturday 1st April 2017)
Replies: 11
Views: 2939

Re: Co:Leeds 2... This Time It's Psoralen (Saturday 1st April 2017)

James Laverty wrote:Ugh, think I'm going to have to miss out on the fun :(
u wot? :( :(
by Callum Todd
Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Leeds 2... This Time It's Psoralen (Saturday 1st April 2017)
Replies: 11
Views: 2939

Co:Leeds 2... This Time It's Psoralen (Saturday 1st April 2017)

'Ey up. After a very successful maiden event last year, Co:Leeds is back… and this time it’s psoralen. The second edition of Leeds’ favourite* anagrams-and-arithmetic tournament will take place on Saturday 1st April, 2017. It’s gonna be proper dench. First, the key details: When? Saturday 1st April ...
by Callum Todd
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Exactly how official is a "CO-event" permitted to be...
Replies: 20
Views: 1410

Re: Exactly how official is a "CO-event" permitted to be...

PS Would there be a skype meal? Or would there just be a, say, 1/2 hour break in the thing? Something like this , presumably. What about for you Gev? Is there a vegetarian option on the internet menu? As for Co:Apterous: I very much considered it to be, and intended it as, an apterous tourney in th...
by Callum Todd
Sat May 07, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Callum's monthly pub quiz
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: Post-Co:Leeds Quiz

Mark James wrote:Yep, it's tough. Only got a pathetic 25.
You'd have come third out of six at my local then, and they were all in teams so for a solo effort that's pretty damn good. Even teams of 5 at Co:Leeds, with some good quizzers in attendance, scored between 35.5 and 43.5 so you're not far off.
by Callum Todd
Sun May 01, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Leeds 2016 results and recaps
Replies: 1
Views: 623

Co:Leeds 2016 results and recaps

This spreadsheetcontains all the scores and final standings from Co:Leeds 2016. Feel free to post your individual game recaps below if you have them. Thanks again for coming everyone; you were all brilliant.
by Callum Todd
Sun May 01, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Callum's monthly pub quiz
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Callum's monthly pub quiz

EDIT: I'm doing a quiz like this every month now. This is the first one I did, in April 2016, for Co:Leeds. Will post future ones monthly. Next one will take place 20th May so will post shortly after then.

Here's the quiz I did after Co:Leeds. I'm told it was quite difficult.

Questions

Answers
by Callum Todd
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Leeds 2016 - 30th April
Replies: 13
Views: 3148

Re: Co:Leeds 2016 - 30th April

Bump. Get fucking hype.
by Callum Todd
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: letters distribution.
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: letters distribution.

Thanks everyone, you've all been very helpful. Goddamn, Graeme is brilliant.
by Callum Todd
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: letters distribution.
Replies: 4
Views: 638

letters distribution.

yo. I'm looking to make some letter packs for Co:Leeds, does anyone know what letters distribution is used on apterous nowadays? That seems like a pretty nifty one. The one on the Countdown Page (http://www.thecountdownpage.com/letters.htm) looks alright but might be a tad out of date.
by Callum Todd
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Leeds 2016 - 30th April
Replies: 13
Views: 3148

Co:Leeds 2016 - 30th April

Hello folks, after months of preparation and unofficial blabbing to everyone, I'm pleased to be finally making a formal public announcement for what I believe is the first ever co event to be held in Leeds! I will now be accepting entries for Co:Leeds 2016, whichwill take place on Saturday 30th Apri...
by Callum Todd
Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 9047

Re: FOCAL 2016

Good to see it all up and running after all the work Zarte, Mark, and co. have put in. Glasgow's place of honour as the last opportunity to grab some qualifying points could make it even more interesting. Next year's co events should be all the better for this.
by Callum Todd
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 28216

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

Games 3 and 10 are gonna be whack.
by Callum Todd
Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 28216

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

Countdown Team wrote:http://www.oxforddictionaries.com - The live internet version on the day, so whatever is in, is in.
Thanks (y)
by Callum Todd
Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 28216

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

sorry if this question has been answered elsewhere, i'm a bit out of the loop with countdown stuff at the moment, but what dictionary will be in use for CoC? Will it be the ODO as of its recent update, the ODO from before the update, the old hard copy of ODE3, or something else?
by Callum Todd
Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday February 26th 2015 (S72 P39)
Replies: 10
Views: 843

Re: Spoilers for Thursday February 26th 2015 (S72 P39)

who was the guy with the hat on?
by Callum Todd
Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Co:Apterous 2 - A Co:event to be played on apterous - Sat 28th March
Replies: 0
Views: 803

Co:Apterous 2 - A Co:event to be played on apterous - Sat 28th March

I hereby announce a new Countdown event. Unlike all of the real ones though, run by real people, this one is going to be played virtually. The itinerary will be similar to that of a normal co:event, as this tourneys aims to be as true a representation of such an event as possible. The draw will be m...
by Callum Todd
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XI- Countdown in Lincoln, 24-25 January 2015
Replies: 133
Views: 13143

Re: COLIN XI- Countdown in Lincoln, 24-25 January 2015

Many thanks, Ben, and Ben's mum and everyone else involved. Once again, you've pulled off the best co-event ever. Also once again, Ben, you suggested that you were unsure whether you were going to do a Hangover event next year. In my view it's very much part of COLIN weekend now, and a very enjoyab...
by Callum Todd
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COHUD2014 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Sat 15 November 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 5689

Re: COHUD2014 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Sat 15 November

Big thanks to Jeff and James for another superb event, excellently planned out and run as always. Congratulations to Jack who was the deserving winner. Was great to meet a lot of new faces, in particular Mark Davies who attended the event at such short notice. Would be great to see you at future eve...
by Callum Todd
Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co-event spreadsheet and stats
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: Co-event spreadsheet and stats

Stewart Gordon told me that CoHud yesterday was his 21st co:event. Is that a record number of events attended, and if not, what is the record? (Sorry if I have mistaken this topic for an 'Ask Ben' thread).
by Callum Todd
Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: c4c Mo Bros and Sistas
Replies: 0
Views: 672

c4c Mo Bros and Sistas

So it's November tomorrow and there's the big annual charity campaign from MoBros going on. I'm sure most of you will be aware of it and what it entails, but for those of you that aren't: it's basically a charity campaign for male health issues, primarily prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and ment...
by Callum Todd
Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 14th October (Series 71, prelim 65)
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: Tuesday 14th October (Series 71, prelim 65)

Dan McColm wrote:I was looking for a final I in that round, but for SOLARISE - I might have seen FORESAILS later in the round though.
Ah okay. Well unlucky either way, that U made it tough. Great performance though.
by Callum Todd
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 14th October (Series 71, prelim 65)
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Tuesday 14th October (Series 71, prelim 65)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 14 October 2014. Apologies for my huge backlog of missing recaps, I'll aim to catch up on them as soon as possible. C1: Champion Dan McColm (4 wins, 433 points.) A high-ranking apterite tipped for great things on the show, he dispatched some very strong competition in for...
by Callum Todd
Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 475
Views: 62933

Re: Best ever contestants

my top 8 - jen steadman jen steadman jen steadman jen steadman jen steadman jen steadman jen steadman andy platt Bit weird. If you have an issue with the way in which I have represented my "Countdown Best ever contestants" ranking, please feel free to contact my HR lady; humanresourceslady@georgepr...
by Callum Todd
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday September 4th 2014 (S71 P40)
Replies: 23
Views: 1028

Re: Spoilers for Thursday September 4th 2014 (S71 P40)

Yeah all those bastards getting through to 7 wins with average performances...
by Callum Todd
Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 2nd September 2014 (Series 71 prelim 38)
Replies: 0
Views: 420

Tuesday 2nd September 2014 (Series 71 prelim 38)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 2 September 2014. C1: Champion David Stanford (5 wins, 415 points.) C2: Challenger Sara Thompson. DC: Susie Dent and Martin Lewis. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: S Q N C E I A S N R02: M S B O I E T W D R03: 100, 6, 7, 6, 2, 3. Target: 246. TTT: APEI...
by Callum Todd
Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 8th July - Series 71, Prelim 7
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Re: Tuesday 8th July - Series 71, Prelim 7

It was my understanding that the introduction of ODO brought in a new rule saying any words specified as 'US' or 'North American' were disallowed. I could be wrong though. Can anyone who has been on the show this series tell us what it says in the contestant guidelines about this?
by Callum Todd
Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 26th August - Series 71, prelim 33
Replies: 0
Views: 366

Tuesday 26th August - Series 71, prelim 33

Countdown recap for Tuesday 26 August 2014. C1: Champion Russ Thornton (1 win, 79 points.) C2: Challenger David Stanford. DC: Susie Dent and Angelica Bell. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: D G O M A R S E D R02: L I E V O R N Z S R03: 100, 2, 9, 8, 4, 9. Target: 422. TTT: THROWON...
by Callum Todd
Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 19th August - Series 71, prelim 31
Replies: 0
Views: 370

Tuesday 19th August - Series 71, prelim 31

Countdown recap for Tuesday 19 August 2014. Apologies for the hideous lateness of my recap; I'll aim to be much quicker in future. C1: Champion Mark Davies (7 wins, 746 points.) After a series of very impressive performances, with seven centuries from seven games, new forumite Mark is looking to bec...
by Callum Todd
Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday August 19th 2014 (S71 P31)
Replies: 12
Views: 897

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday August 19th 2014 (S71 P31)

Zarte Siempre wrote:Just like to say that Mark has been my favourite successful contestant for some time
You're just jealous that Tricia stole your place in Jason's heart :P
by Callum Todd
Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday August 15th 2014 (S71 P29)
Replies: 23
Views: 1180

Re: Spoilers for Friday August 15th 2014 (S71 P29)

It's a great feeling to get a 9 on the show - must be really great on the first round - mind you there are another two available - NARCOTISE and ACTIONERS. Quick way for 1st numbers (100-6)x(9+1), though I did it the standard way... What exactly do you mean by "standard way"/"standard method"? I ha...
by Callum Todd
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday August 14th 2014 (S71 P28)
Replies: 21
Views: 1100

Re: Spoilers for Thursday August 14th 2014 (S71 P28)

(7x5+2)x(25+1)=962, I think
by Callum Todd
Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 12th August - Series 71, Prelim 26
Replies: 0
Views: 410

Tuesday 12th August - Series 71, Prelim 26

Countdown recap for Tuesday 12 August 2014. C1: Champion Mark Davies (2 wins, 213 points.) He's been impressive so far, can he continue his good run? C2: Challenger John Cook. DC: Susie Dent and Gethin Jones. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: K D G A E O R U T R02: N X T I E S M O...
by Callum Todd
Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 199
Views: 29162

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

That's scary :shock:
by Callum Todd
Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday August 7th 2014 (S71 P23)
Replies: 32
Views: 1496

Re: Spoilers for Thursday August 7th 2014 (S71 P23)

Oh and I know this situation is all kind of my fault, but can we please not turn this thread into a big debate? If it must be had, have it somewhere else please.
by Callum Todd
Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday August 7th 2014 (S71 P23)
Replies: 32
Views: 1496

Re: Spoilers for Thursday August 7th 2014 (S71 P23)

I get what you mean about it not strictly being a "record", but when you consider the enormous disparity between gendered scores before Jen took Countdown history by storm, reducing the points gap between males and females by about 650%, and putting a female in at #3 in the list rather than somewher...
by Callum Todd
Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday August 7th 2014 (S71 P23)
Replies: 32
Views: 1496

Re: Spoilers for Thursday August 7th 2014 (S71 P23)

Congratulations to Tricia for a great octorun. Well done to Dave too who played well and kept her to her lowest score yet, and preserved Jen's record too! :)
by Callum Todd
Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 5th August - Series 71, Prelim 21
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: Tuesday 5th August - Series 71, Prelim 21

Matthew Tassier wrote:R8 is missing the Other Maxes, ENVOI, MOVIE and OVINE
Ah thank you, I'll fix that.
by Callum Todd
Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 5th August - Series 71, Prelim 21
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Tuesday 5th August - Series 71, Prelim 21

Countdown recap for Tuesday 5 August 2014. Apologies for the lateness of this recap; I've been a bit busy the past couple of days. I'll make sure it gets to you quicker next week :) C1: Champion Tricia Pay (5 wins, 539 points.) C2: Challenger Darren Measor. DC: Susie Dent and Bill Turnbull. RR: Rach...
by Callum Todd
Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November
Replies: 82
Views: 9383

Re: CoEdi 3 is go - Saturday 1st November

Will probably attend this. What hotel do people normally use for this event?
by Callum Todd
Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 28216

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

Hang on, will series 71 definitely be included in this then? I imagine filming will start very soon, if not immediately, after series 71 finishes so will it be possible to plan them in? If so, great, the more the merrier. But I assumed that wouldn't be the case. Would be good for Bradley, Jen, and D...
by Callum Todd
Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 28216

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

Gavin Chipper wrote:Excellent. Obviously we're now going to have to start saying who we think should be included.
Dave?
by Callum Todd
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 28216

Re: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic

There WILL be another C of C. Logistics yet to be worked out as we're not that far ahead, but likely on-screen in Jan 2015 for 3 weeks, so just 16 players and definitely excluding 30th birthday participants, for no other reason other than to give different people a chance to play again. Filming wou...
by Callum Todd
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoMultiLon
Replies: 50
Views: 10274

Re: CoMultiLon

Heather Styles wrote:Those who are might be/are coming to this event but aren't on Facebook, please let me know of any cake preferences. Popular choices so far include Chocolate, Lemon and, erm, Tiger :)
+1 for Tiger :)
by Callum Todd
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday July 28th 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1493

Re: Spoilers For Monday July 28th 2014

CECIL looked a bit laggy as it generated a target for the third numbers round. Perhaps it's on its way out :(
by Callum Todd
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday July 28th 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1493

Re: Spoilers For Monday July 28th 2014

AUTOPEN ODO word in round 4. Might be a darren.
by Callum Todd
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday July 28th 2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1493

Re: Spoilers For Monday July 28th 2014

RIBULOSE r2.
by Callum Todd
Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday July 24th 2014 (S71 P17)
Replies: 21
Views: 1251

Re: Spoilers for Thursday July 24th 2014 (S71 P17)

Rhys Benjamin wrote:Tricia, love, the '50s called. They said they finished 55 years ago.
That comment is both cuntish and arithmetically incorrect.
by Callum Todd
Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday July 23rd 2014 (S71 P16)
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday July 23rd 2014 (S71 P16)

Looks like this isn't Tricia's first appearance on the show: http://wiki.apterous.org/Tricia_Pay

Great performance from her today. Sad to see Jason go.
by Callum Todd
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 22nd July (Series 71, prelim 15)
Replies: 0
Views: 374

Tuesday 22nd July (Series 71, prelim 15)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 22 July 2014. C1: Champion Jason Turner (1 win, 109 points.) C2: Challenger Ben Wardropper. DC: Susie Dent and Anton du Beke. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: O E A L R S O N G R02: P M Z A E I L O T R03: 25, 100, 8, 6, 3, 7. Target: 200. TTT: BERYLRUM...
by Callum Todd
Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoMultiLon
Replies: 50
Views: 10274

Re: CoMultiLon

I'm considering staying in London on the Saturday night. What is the apto/c4c hotel of choice for this event?
by Callum Todd
Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday July 21st 2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1779

Re: Spoilers For Monday July 21st 2014

OSMUNDAS round 2
by Callum Todd
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday July 15th 2014 (S71 P10)
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday July 15th 2014 (S71 P10)

I have always thought 18 points is too big a reward for getting a 9 letter word,12 points would be fairer (I know it's a bit late to change it now!) I reckon Damen got lucky today, with DEVIATORS more or less winning it for him, I certainly would'nt be in any hurry to back him to be an octochamp, j...
by Callum Todd
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 94241

Re: Ask Graeme?

Very minor spoilers for today's Countdown episode so I don't think it's necessary to do a colour change but let me know if you think otherwise and I'll edit this post: In a round today, there was an amazing total of 17 seven-letter words available. Is that the flattest round in Countdown history? N...
by Callum Todd
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 15th July - Series 71, Prelim 10
Replies: 0
Views: 405

Tuesday 15th July - Series 71, Prelim 10

Countdown recap for Tuesday 15 July 2014. C1: Champion Ian Linton (2 wins, 196 points.) C2: Challenger "Lord" Damen Bramwell. DC: Susie Dent and Dan Walker. RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: G I F U N E S A Z R02: T W O N E R D O S R03: 4, 8, 8, 1, 5, 10. Target: 302. TTT: TENTRIE...
by Callum Todd
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 94241

Re: Ask Graeme?

Very minor spoilers for today's Countdown episode so I don't think it's necessary to do a colour change but let me know if you think otherwise and I'll edit this post:

In a round today, there was an amazing total of 17 seven-letter words available. Is that the flattest round in Countdown history?
by Callum Todd
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoStAl 2014 Recaps
Replies: 16
Views: 1376

Re: CoStAl 2014 Recaps

I've posted recaps above for the two of my three prelim games that I have sufficient notes for, and also for my quarter and semi finals. I could do a recap for the Grand Final too, but does JR or someone else want to reserve that right first?