CO Bristol 28th February 2015

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CO Bristol 28th February 2015

Post by Mark Murray » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:08 pm

I am delighted to announce...............
THE RETURN of Co-Bristol! Yes a Bristol Co event!!

Bristol County Sports Club
40 Colston St, Bristol, Avon BS1 5AE
http://www.bristolcountysportsclub.co.uk
Location on Google Maps: http://tinyurl.com/ksaw8ss

Presented by Mark Murray and Jeff Clayton, everybody competes in six games, in the traditional classroom setup:

- Three heats matches using the current 15-round format -- opponents drawn at random;
- Then split into groups of eight for the latter stages:
- 9-round quarter final (#1 plays #8, #2 plays #7 etc);
- 9-round semi final;
- 14-round final.
- The grand final in Group A plays out as the tournament showpiece.

Doors open at 9am for a 10am start, with free tea & coffee available on arrival.

A buffet lunch will be provided at 12:30pm and light refreshments will be on sale from the bar throughout the day. (Please advise of dietary requirements, where necessary.)

The grand final starts at or just after 5pm, and we conclude with the prizegiving by 6pm -- prizes will be on offer for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in every group.

Admission costs just £15pp and you can secure your place now:
- By PayPal (jeffrey_clayton@hotmail.com / markmurray97@hotmail.com)
- By phone (Jeff: 07595 690 249 / Mark: 07527 907065);
- By cheque (address available on request).

We have capacity for 40 contestants; spectators are also welcome.

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The Club is in a prime city centre location:

- If you're travelling by train, get off at Temple Meads and high frequency bus routes 8 & 9 (up to every six minutes combined) depart from the station forecourt. These will drop you off at the Hippodrome just a short walk from the venue.
- If you're coming by car, you can avoid the cost of city centre parking with the Park & Ride buses from A4 Bath Road, A4 Portway and Long Ashton -- please check http://www.travelwest.info/parkandride for details including times of last buses back to the car park.

Accommodation: the following are prices researched for 28 February 2015 for a double room as at 28 September 2014, in hotels around the centre of Bristol:

- Travelodge Anchor Road: saver rate (non refundable) £35, flexible (refundable) £58 - hotel parking £7.50 for 24 hours.
- Hotel Mercure: £69 for 27 Feb, £83 for 28 Feb (on-street parking can cost approx £4; secured NCP £15/24hrs).
- Hotel Ibis: Saver rate £148, flexible rate 2 nights 158. £10/24hrs parking at nearby car park.
- Premier Inn: Double room £90 (no onsite parking)
- Novotel, Holiday Inn £109.

Will also look at getting a table near at a restaurant near the venue after the event if enough people are interested!!

Happy to field any questions, and if you need any help with planning your journey or your stay, send me a PM!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

:)
Mark Murray
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Re: CO Bristol 28th February 2015

Post by Mark Murray » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:21 pm

going (paid)
James Robinson
Jerry Humphries
Phil Wilson
Margaret Marshall
Sue Bowman
Sheila Hinett
Martin Taylor
Claire Cottle
Heather Styles
Maria Treadwell
Eddie Byrne
Joyce Phillips
Tony Atkins
Jayne Wisniewski
Emily Wisniewski
Tia Corkish
Adam Curran
Chris Marshall
Ciaran McCarthy
Giles Hutchings
John Vivian

Going ( to pay)
David Barnard
Tom Sharpe

Maybe
Kieran O Driscoll
Alan Young
Ben Wilson
Kevin Steede
Jennifer Steadman
Sean Fletcher
Jonathan Wynn
Mike Brown
Innis Carson
Zarte Sempre
Anthony Endsor
Mark Hanley
Pat Broderick
Conor Travers


Interested spectator

Fred Mumford

£15 will secure your place (maximum of 40 people). I will update this thread as and when people pay
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Re: CO Bristol 28th February 2015

Post by James Robinson » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:40 pm

Am in :!: :!: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Re: CO Bristol 28th February 2015

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:17 am

the week after half term :(

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Re: CO Bristol 28th February 2015

Post by Mark Murray » Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:30 pm

Great to have you on board as our first entrant James :) ..sorry about the date Matt :(

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Re: CO Bristol 28th February 2015

Post by James Laverty » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:56 pm

Sadly going to have to take my name off the interested list due to being unavailable that weekend :( :(
Definitely not Jamie McNeill or Schrodinger's Cat....

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Re: CO Bristol 28th February 2015

Post by Mark Murray » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:04 am

James Laverty wrote:Sadly going to have to take my name off the interested list due to being unavailable that weekend :( :(
Thats a shame James..if it is a success there might be more in the future..we'll see..


I have updated the thread with people now confirmed as going. There is a lot of interest in this event, which is brilliant, and so once people know they can commit to it, please send the £15 to ensure your place :)

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Re: CO Bristol 28th February 2015

Post by Anthony Endsor » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:49 pm

Put me down as a maybe please Mark :)

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Re: CO Bristol 28th February 2015

Post by Mark Murray » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:21 pm

will do Anthony ...hopefully see you there

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Re: CO Bristol 28th February 2015

Post by Mark Murray » Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:55 am

great to see the response so far to the event.. We have 8 definites now so far and if everyone who was a maybe could turn up, looking at nearly maximum capacity. I know it is a few months off but if you know you can make it, please pay ASAP..The deadline will be mid February at which point I will need to give final numbers for buffet

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Re: CO Bristol 28th February 2015

Post by David Barnard » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:24 pm

I will send the money on the payday after edinburgh

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Re: CO Bristol 28th February 2015

Post by Mark Murray » Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:28 am

great..thanks David :) look forward to seeing you there!

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Re: CO Bristol 28th February 2015

Post by Mark Murray » Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:25 pm

Heather Styles is the next confirmed for Bristol 28th Feb - will be great to see you there...

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Re: CO Bristol 28th February 2015

Post by Mark Murray » Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:09 am

With just over 7 weeks to go, we have 20 people signed up to Co Bris which is a great number. There are still a maximum of 20 more places left. The cut off date by which I will need final payments is February 10th as I will need to budget and let venue know of final numbers. If you are coming to this, please pay the £15 by this date.

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Re: CO Bristol 28th February 2015

Post by John Vivian » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:16 pm

I'm in! Will send payment through now.

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Re: CO Bristol 28th February 2015

Post by Mark Murray » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:39 pm

Great John .look forward to seeing you there!

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Re: CO Bristol 28th February 2015

Post by Mark Murray » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:25 pm

last few days where i need to know final numbers for Bristol ..

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Re: CO Bristol 28th February 2015

Post by Tony Atkins » Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:39 pm

Thank you Mark for hosting a great day! And to Jeff too for doing the techy stuff so well too.

Prizes:
Best Word: Martin Taylor for RESILIN
Best Number selection: Joyce Phillips for 6 small
Division C: 1st Philippa MacFarlane 2nd Margaret Marshall
Division B: 1st Tony Atkins 2nd Jerry Humphries
Division A: 1st David Barnard 2nd, James Robinson 3rd Jonathan Wynn
Recaps at http://www.c4countdown.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=10920
CO MSO - Sunday 26th August in London

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Re: CO Bristol 28th February 2015

Post by Joyce Phillips » Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:35 pm

Thanks Mark and Jeff for a great day. It was my first event and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The atmosphere was great and everything ran like clockwork.

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Re: CO Bristol 28th February 2015

Post by Chris Marshall » Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:14 pm

Just for top 10 completeness:-

4th Joyce Phillips
5th Eddy Byrne
(both great debuts)
6th Heather Styles
7th Jayne Wisniewski
8th John Vivian

Was a great day. Thanks Mark & Jeff.

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