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by Ben Wilson
Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 44
Views: 5359

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

I've found a lot of the time that the tense and prolonged effort to find a working emulator and actual ROM for some game I loved as a child has (perhaps unsurprisingly) never been quite justified by the actual playing of said game fifteen or so years down the line. Do you emulate games you used to ...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What computer games have you been playing lately?
Replies: 44
Views: 5359

Re: What computer games have you been playing lately?

Mostly Minecraft, I've also been playing Super Mario 64 a lot on my Nvidia Shield console. I play Final Fantasy XIV whenever I get the urge to log on to it, and I'll be getting Rock Band 4 for the Xbox One on Tuesday.
by Ben Wilson
Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Two recent dreams. The first one involved Jon Corby going on Strictly wearing a costume that looked like ill-fitting painters overalls, doing a dance to 'Crazy in Love' (I don't know exactly what dance it was). I don't know exactly what he scored, all I know is that the judges (one of whom may have ...
by Ben Wilson
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL 2016
Replies: 114
Views: 10097

Re: FOCAL 2016

Obviously, COLIN is proud to take its place as the first ever event of FOCAL. The hangover is proud to be the second ever event of FOCAL, or will be when its eyesight recovers from the night before.
by Ben Wilson
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 216
Views: 14460

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

My house is quickly turning into a box set museum. Last one I polished off was season 2 of the Blacklist (highly recommended), I'm currently on season 3 of Elementary and will start season 3 of Person of Interest once that's done.
by Ben Wilson
Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday September 29th 2015 (S73 P61)
Replies: 12
Views: 945

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday September 29th 2015 (S73 P61)

Graeme Cole wrote:Congratulations, Tom. I look forward to someone setting an even lower time in 2044.
Oh, is that when Rob Foster's going to finally apply for the show? :)

Congrats Tom- awesome run of shows and amazing total. The finals are going to be a must watch, as is CoC XV, whenever that will be.
by Ben Wilson
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who posts here?
Replies: 31
Views: 1318

Re: Who posts here?

Gavin Chipper wrote:Next worst is Ben Wilson on 68.65%
Do you REALLY want me to make the 'C4C/Apto/Countdown Erotic Dreams' subforum public? Because believe me, out of everyone on c4c, it'd probably be worst for you.
by Ben Wilson
Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 10395

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

One month after the last entry, Heather Styles brings entry figures to a magnificent seven for both events. Another magnificent forty-odd would be ideal, but every journey starts with a single step etc etc. More details about COLIN- specifically prizes- will be revealed soon, both here and on the Fa...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night's dream saw me at COLIN, which ws being held at the Cameron Toll Travelodge, which had somehow managed to transport itself from Edinburgh onto a street in the West of Lincoln. I can't remember much about the early part of the dream (or even if there was one), but it eventually became lunc...
by Ben Wilson
Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I was experimenting with waking dreams, which is where you’re awake but really tired, you keep your eyes open, focus on one topic and let your imagination do the rest. I was at my desk at work (yeah, yeah, I know), saw a 7 month old crème egg on my desk and thought ‘food’. Ultimately, the dream esca...
by Ben Wilson
Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Heather Styles wrote:dismembered members
:shock:
by Ben Wilson
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The red and white tiles story. Truth or sloblock?
Replies: 30
Views: 1809

Re: The red and white tiles story. Truth or sloblock?

I seem to recall reading about it in "Spreading the Word", which gives it some more credibility. Page 178 of my copy. It doesn't say the exact series number but does mention that it was 1989. Interesting. Does it match the story on the wiki, or is it a pre-exaggerated version? StW says that a few s...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The red and white tiles story. Truth or sloblock?
Replies: 30
Views: 1809

Re: The red and white tiles story. Truth or sloblock?

Conor wrote:I seem to recall reading about it in "Spreading the Word", which gives it some more credibility.
Page 178 of my copy. It doesn't say the exact series number but does mention that it was 1989.
by Ben Wilson
Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night's dream started off non-countdown related but eventually became 'revelant' so I'll jump in at that point. Basically, I find myself following an old work colleague into a barber's shop, noly to find several other work colleagues there. After getting my hair cut in a record time of 28 secon...
by Ben Wilson
Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The next Championship of Champions - now back on topic
Replies: 306
Views: 29495

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

MONDAY NOVEMBER 23RD 1. TOM CAPPLEMAN V GLENN WEBB 2. HEATHER STYLES V GILES HUTCHINGS 3. ANDY PLATT V DAVID BARNARD 4. DYLAN TAYLOR V TRACEY MILLS 5. GEORGE FORD V JEN STEADMAN TUESDAY NOVEMBER 24TH 6. CALLUM TODD V SAMIR PILICA 7. DAN MCCOLM V PAUL JAMES 8. ANTOINETTE RYAN V MARK MURRAY 9. Winner...
by Ben Wilson
Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Post a picture of your fridge
Replies: 28
Views: 1076

Re: Post a picture of your fridge

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COAEn79WoAAL-Hu.jpg As you can see, it's a bit feeble compared to the efforts so far. On the side are the Co:Lon fridge magnet and a collection of magnets I've got from 'mystery box' subscriptions (I think they both came from Nerd Block ), on the front are a couple of wo...
by Ben Wilson
Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday September 2nd 2015 (S73 P44)
Replies: 19
Views: 996

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday September 2nd 2015 (S73 P44)

Well done on a stonking run, Jon. :)

Also, that conundrum looked strangely familiar.
by Ben Wilson
Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

It wasn't present in tonight's dream so I'm assuming it all got resolved somehow. Last night's dream started out weirdly (even by my standards) in that I was a student at a sort-of steampunk version of Hogwarts (imagine Hogwarts if it were a battered old warehouse) and I got called to the headmaster...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Mark Deeks wrote:All seems plausible.
Not really, Lion bars contain peanuts and I have an intolerance toward them.
by Ben Wilson
Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

So last night I'm running through Lincoln on my way to a hospital where my ex-girlfriend has just gone into labour with a child that may or may not be mine, when I have the sudden need for a piss. As I make my way along the Brayford waterfront, it suddenly turns into a weird half-open air half-indoo...
by Ben Wilson
Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Rhys Benjamin wrote:Is it actually possible for anyone to have, like, a C4C/Apto/Countdown dream which doesn't go insane in it?
I guess it depends on people's imaginations, the more imaginative someone is, the more 'out there' their dreams are likely to be.
by Ben Wilson
Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I had a very quick one a while ago when I was running around Lincoln (I run a lot in my dreams, which is ironic as I'm grossly unfit in real life) and ran into a car park, where Gevin had a go at me as apparently running around a car park doesn't constitute proper park running.
by Ben Wilson
Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 10395

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Good news: Entries for both events are up to five.

Better news: I'll happily take entries at .co.mk this weekend.

Best news: The puzzle mag will include a crossword written by Lee Fisher.

:)
by Ben Wilson
Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 305
Views: 26898

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

21:48 Drugs cheat. Hey Ryan, if you want access to the really good stuff, you gotta hook up with me. I'll turn that 21:48 into 16:49 before you know it*. Now, I'm sure there are other trainers out there that are promising you the earth right now, but trust me - they are charlatans. They don't care ...
by Ben Wilson
Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 10395

COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Good evening c4cers It's back. The twelfth Countdown in Lincoln tournament will be taking place in North Hykeham on Saturday 30th January, and all are cordially invited to take part. If you've never attended COLIN- or any other co-event- before, the format is quite simple. All the players are divide...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Mark Deeks wrote:
Graeme Cole wrote:It's you, Mark.
I'm OK with that. I just want him to say it.
It's not you. You were in the dream, in fact you were playing Graeme in a game, but you were both fully clothed.
by Ben Wilson
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Series 4 Champion Brian Hudson
Replies: 14
Views: 1794

Re: Series 4 Champion Brian Hudson

I once met series 13 semi finalist Nita Marr at a Countdown Club event in Edinburgh in 2005. I'm not sure if that particular club still exists, but Nita ran it for a few years and it was well known in the Countdown world at the time. I think they used to have trips to the studio back in the Leeds r...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Mark Deeks wrote:Well, at least say who the other participant was whose penis didn't fall off.
That person's also a COLIN regular and I don't want to put any ideas in their head. Hell, they're bad enough being in MY head.
by Ben Wilson
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I won't say who was playing as both participants were naked, and at one point one of their penises fell off and started rolling along the floor. You have to say. If only because it'll mean I've no longer had the gayest dream in this thread. All I'll say is that this person was at COLIN this year, a...
by Ben Wilson
Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night's dream saw me attending an unofficial c of c XIV at my late grandmother's house. Jono was hosting the show, and would deal letters COLIN-style, but in a grid of 4x3 with 4 in each pile. I'm not sure how this was supposed to work. I won't say who was playing as both participants were nake...
by Ben Wilson
Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Codebreaker
Replies: 10
Views: 1001

Re: Codebreaker

I feel this is worthy of sharing.
by Ben Wilson
Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Codebreaker
Replies: 10
Views: 1001

Re: Codebreaker

http://kcollins.io/codebreaker/ This unfortunately has killed a lunch hour. I win most times, somehow? It doesn't seem to be very well programmed IMO, I've played twice and won both times, and it's (seemingly) made some very poor choices (e.g. establishing that the word ends in -ME and then trying ...
by Ben Wilson
Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I also had one a while back that I can't remember many details of, only that it took place at an outside co-event on a street called 'Bangin Close', and Mark Deeks, Adam Dexter, Zarte Siempre and Andy Platt were all present and enthralled with the road sign.
by Ben Wilson
Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night's one saw me in the audience- well, sort of standing around next to- a bizarre gameshow that sort-of combined Knightmare, Supermarket Sweep and the Chase. Basically, people were being asked general knowledge questions by a sort-of evil medieval monk in an evil version of Asda (not that re...
by Ben Wilson
Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Gavin Chipper wrote:If I wasn't wearing a tiara in the dream, I can't wear one in the reconstruction.
You might not have been in MY dream...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Jennifer Steadman wrote:A board game of Pacman would be absolutely epic. If someone finds one I'll happily play it with Z and Gev to make your dream reality (as long as one of them is wearing a tiara).
Congratulations, look what you made me do.
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 305
Views: 26898

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Jon Corby wrote:Huh? There'll be time for the Chef breakfast after the run, right? That's essential. I'm not doing it otherwise. Ben'll have to put back the start of COLIN otherwise.
Or you could always run faster.
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Last night's madness saw me in Manchester attending a co-event or doing some shopping, it was never made clear what- I was in a shopping centre and doing shopping, but I'd got it into my head somehow that I was actually at a co-event. After a while, I decide to briefly nip home for a bit (yes, all t...
by Ben Wilson
Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoNot IV results
Replies: 5
Views: 831

CoNot IV results

...And another Countdown in Nottingham has come to an end, and the perpetual trophy has a brand new name on it (to, um, add to the other three names that are technically brand new as they weren't on there this time two weeks ago... Anyway...) Two spot prizes were given out during the day- first was ...
by Ben Wilson
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015
Replies: 61
Views: 5455

Re: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015

(Dunno why everyone's staying over on the Friday when the whole point of the later start was to make it easier for people to travel up on the day of event itself :-/) Here are the seeings. Complaints/anger to the usual place. :) 1. Robert Foster 2. Jack Worsley 3. Dylan Taylor 4. Callum Todd 5. Zart...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015
Replies: 61
Views: 5455

Re: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015

Just over 3 days to go and Co-event veteran Dave Coulthurst has brought entry numbers up to the magical 25 figure, meaning that CoNot V is definitely a go for 2016... Just need to get CoNot IV out of the way first. :) Seedings for the event will go up tomorrow. The draw for the ascending phase will ...
by Ben Wilson
Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015
Replies: 61
Views: 5455

Re: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015

If you're hosting a game, don't be so intoxicated that you can no longer read the letters upside down and start calling out numbers during a letters round. Also, don't select 'four large' during a letters round due to tiredness, comment on this in a subsequent game and then do the exact same thing ...
by Ben Wilson
Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015
Replies: 61
Views: 5455

Re: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015

Brett Davids wrote:Also, for those interested in a double celebration that day, i believe it's also the date of Nottingham Pride.
Co-events are nothing if not steeped in tradition.
by Ben Wilson
Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015
Replies: 61
Views: 5455

Re: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015

Hosting a game is reasonably straight forward and if you get stuck, other players will help you out. The format for this event is new, so everyone's in the same boat but it should work out fine. Hope that helps. I always recommend that people who are new to co-events don't host the first game on th...
by Ben Wilson
Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015
Replies: 61
Views: 5455

Re: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015

Gavin Chipper wrote:Is it the standard method?
It is now.
by Ben Wilson
Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015
Replies: 61
Views: 5455

Re: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015

One concern I have about the new format is over how the declarations will work. As far as I see it, there are two options: A): The host asks each of the four players individually. B): The host says either "player one" or "player two" and they mention the length of their word to their opponent, with...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015
Replies: 61
Views: 5455

Re: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015

Gavin Chipper wrote:Google isn't very good with this place. What's the full postal address?
If you search for Westdale Lane Baptist Church, it's basically in the same location- 368 Westdale Lane, Mapperley, NG3 6ES.

Also- you've been there before.
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015
Replies: 61
Views: 5455

Re: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015

Ben Wilson wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:I'm probably going to come. And to Milton Keynes. Brace yourself for a double payment.
Braced.
Blackjack. :D Next entry sets a new CoNot attendance record!
by Ben Wilson
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015
Replies: 61
Views: 5455

Re: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015

Gavin Chipper wrote:I'm probably going to come. And to Milton Keynes. Brace yourself for a double payment.
Braced.
by Ben Wilson
Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015
Replies: 61
Views: 5455

Re: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015

The big 2-0: reached with 13 days to go, thanks to Andy Platt!

Still plenty of time to get your money to me: as always, if you want to come but you're having difficulty/would prefer not to use Paypal, let me know and I'll make sure we can come to an alternate arrangement.
by Ben Wilson
Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: what3words - mapping the world using three-word phrases
Replies: 10
Views: 786

Re: what3words - mapping the world using three-word phrases

Just fyi, the CoNot venue is curvy.slam.curvy :)

Awesome find. I'm going to be playing with this for a while, I can tell. :-D

PS The COLIN XII venue is putty.regarding.tadpoles and the hangover venue will, as always, be fizzy.enclosing.spot :)
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015
Replies: 61
Views: 5455

Re: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015

The Millses have brought out numbers to 18 for the event, so now's as good a time as any to talk about the crap prizes that will be on offer on the day. :) https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/p180x540/11046687_10152983723068999_2007101375612280060_n.jpg?oh=08744bb58a664b9ca067...
by Ben Wilson
Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

My latest one saw me watching a Senna-like documentary, ahead of the British Grand Prix, about the greatest Formula One driver who ever lived, who naturally happened to be Jim Bentley. In my desperation to deliver a Christmas/birthday card to Jim, I inherit a super-hotel in the coastal town of Seaha...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I'm suffering from really bad hayfever, which is at its worst in the early mornings, which is when I do most of my dreaming. This one starts with me and a few other apterites (including Dylan and Andy Platt) as the Avengers. I'm not sure exactly which Avengers we were, only we were attending a funct...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015
Replies: 61
Views: 5455

Re: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015

25 days to go and entries are up to 12 entries- the previous attendance record at CoNot was 21 for CoNot III in 2011, so we can smash that record, surely? I feel I should go into a bit more detail about the '5 to a table' system as it is a bit new. Basically, as stated in the first post, everyone wi...
by Ben Wilson
Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Heat and a high pollen count tend to play merry hell with my brain, so here goes... I'm at an open-air festival event, offering commentary on the happenings alongside James Robinson. After a load of Hells Angels ride past accompanied by Hulk Hogan, I quickly suss out that I'm probably at Wrestlemani...
by Ben Wilson
Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015
Replies: 61
Views: 5455

Re: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015

https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/1461878_10153121301873999_8951354443407992534_n.jpg?oh=637fcaede1b173d1fe60817922a68160&oe=55F16877 Here's the puzzle mag, folks. This (and 8 games of Countdown in some awesome company on a (hopefully) beautiful summer's day) can be all you...
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015
Replies: 61
Views: 5455

Re: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015

Up to 11 entrants now and still plenty of time left... I should be getting the CoNot puzzle mag back from the printers in the next couple of weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for a few sneak previews!
by Ben Wilson
Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 512
Views: 68558

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

A very quick one last night: Zarte was trying to persuade me that 'Gonna Make You a Star' by David Essex was the greatest blues song ever using a Wikipedia page that Jen had hacked.
by Ben Wilson
Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1259
Views: 99767

Re: Ask Graeme?

Awesome Graeme,

How many games have there been where both contestants got at least 10 maxes?* On a related note, which contestant has faced the most opponents to have achieved 10+ maxes? Just for fun, let's say including AMND excluding the 30BC.

*Obviously I'm only asking about 15 rounders.