Countdown Bristol 2017

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Countdown Bristol 2017

Post by Mark Murray » Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:36 pm

I am delighted to announce that CO BRIS (Bristol) 2017 is definitely happening and has been confirmed for Saturday 18th February 2017

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 seven 9r games, in the traditional classroom setup:

Instead of the planned divisional format, it will now be a swiss tournament style 9 rounder format with everyone playing 7 games.
This does mean an increase of games from the original format (from 6 to 7), though it does mean removal of divisions and removal of the 15 rounder heat matchesl
The grand final will still be played out as a 15 rounder showpiece
Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd

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.)

There will also be a raffle with all proceeds going directly to FOCAL 2017. Appreciate any donated prizes/unwanted xmas presents etc

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 (markmurray97@hotmail.com- Please ensure when sending money by paypal that paying family/friends otherwise the full amount will not come through)
- By phone (07527 907065);
- By cheque (address available on request).
We have capacity for 40 contestants ; spectators are also welcome. Numbers were near the capacity this year so please book early to avoid disappointment
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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: there are a lot of hotels around central Bristol, but parking can be an issue. The ones below are just some of the hotels in Bristol, but there are a few more
- Travelodge Anchor Road: - hotel parking £7.50 for 24 hours.
- Hotel Mercure: (on-street parking can cost approx £4; secured NCP £15/24hrs).
- Hotel Ibis: £10/24hrs parking at nearby car park.
- Premier Inn: (no onsite parking)
- Novotel, Holiday Inn
Following the popularity of Zazabazaar over the last couple of years, we will go for a meal there too. Payments for this can either be made in advance (paypal markmurray97@hotmail.com Please ensure when sending money by paypal that paying family/friends otherwise the full amount will not come through)
http://www.zazabazaar.com/
Happy to answer 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!
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Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

Post by Euan Slatter » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:21 am

Suggestion: If you don't want to use Park & Ride, Trenchard Street car park is about 5 mins walk away.
COUNTDOWN or THE TUBE? Which is better? There's only one way to find out....

Call it a draw :)

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Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

Post by Euan Slatter » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:06 pm

Btw, what the other way? As it says Payments for this can either be made in advance (paypal markmurray97@hotmail.com Please ensure when sending money by paypal that paying family/friends otherwise the full amount will not come through), and the either suggests there is an alternative! I would just like to know as I am 90% sure I'll be coming to this!
COUNTDOWN or THE TUBE? Which is better? There's only one way to find out....

Call it a draw :)

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Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

Post by Euan Slatter » Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:39 pm

Euan Slatter wrote:Btw, what the other way? As it says Payments for this can either be made in advance (paypal markmurray97@hotmail.com Please ensure when sending money by paypal that paying family/friends otherwise the full amount will not come through), and the either suggests there is an alternative! I would just like to know as I am 90% sure I'll be coming to this!
COUNTDOWN or THE TUBE? Which is better? There's only one way to find out....

Call it a draw :)

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Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

Post by Matt Morrison » Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:12 pm

Ban pls

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Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

Post by Thomas Carey » Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:59 pm

Can I just apologise on behalf of myself and the Krol siblings for all the stupid adolescent shite we shat onto this beautiful forum around 2011

Rhys was our age around then too, but he's different
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Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

Post by Mark Murray » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:25 am

Euan Slatter wrote:
Euan Slatter wrote:Btw, what the other way? As it says Payments for this can either be made in advance (paypal markmurray97@hotmail.com Please ensure when sending money by paypal that paying family/friends otherwise the full amount will not come through), and the either suggests there is an alternative! I would just like to know as I am 90% sure I'll be coming to this!
Admission costs just £15pp and you can secure your place now:
- By PayPal (markmurray97@hotmail.com- Please ensure when sending money by paypal that paying family/friends otherwise the full amount will not come through)

Following the popularity of Zazabazaar over the last couple of years, we will go for a meal there too. Payments for this can either be made in advance (paypal markmurray97@hotmail.com Please ensure when sending money by paypal that paying family/friends otherwise the full amount will not come through)

The "alternative" wording only refers to the option of Zsa Zsa Bazaar . Although, If you don't have paypal, I am open to accepting a bank transfer for the admission fee.

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Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

Post by Euan Slatter » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:36 am

Mark Murray wrote:
Euan Slatter wrote:
Euan Slatter wrote:Btw, what the other way? As it says Payments for this can either be made in advance (paypal markmurray97@hotmail.com Please ensure when sending money by paypal that paying family/friends otherwise the full amount will not come through), and the either suggests there is an alternative! I would just like to know as I am 90% sure I'll be coming to this!
Admission costs just £15pp and you can secure your place now:
- By PayPal (markmurray97@hotmail.com- Please ensure when sending money by paypal that paying family/friends otherwise the full amount will not come through)

Following the popularity of Zazabazaar over the last couple of years, we will go for a meal there too. Payments for this can either be made in advance (paypal markmurray97@hotmail.com Please ensure when sending money by paypal that paying family/friends otherwise the full amount will not come through)

The "alternative" wording only refers to the option of Zsa Zsa Bazaar . Although, If you don't have paypal, I am open to accepting a bank transfer for the admission fee.
Oh, i understand now! Thanks!
COUNTDOWN or THE TUBE? Which is better? There's only one way to find out....

Call it a draw :)

Robins Till I Die

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Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

Post by Mark Murray » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:27 pm

Paid Attendees Za Za Bazaar Meal
Mark (Paid)
Jeff (Paid)


Margaret Marshall No
Paul Talmey Yes (paid)
Zarte Siempre Yes
Karen Pearson No
Gevin C Yes (paid)
Matt Morrison Yes (paid)
Heather Badcock Yes (paid)
Jon O Neill Yes (Paid)
Sean Fletcher Yes (Paid)
Jamie Illett-Jones No
Jayne Wisniewski No
David Barnard No
Mike Brown Yes (Paid)
Ann Dibben No
David Hilton No
Martin Taylor No
Jonathan Wynn No
Thomas Cappleman Yes (Paid)
Thomas Wade No
Graeme Cole Yes
Dan McColm Yes
Eddy Byrne yes (Paid)
Heather Styles No
Lauren Hamer Yes (Paid)
The Void No
Tim Down No
Giles Hutchings No

Non attendees going to meal

Mark Deeks Maybe
Peter Clarke Yes (Paid)
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Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

Post by Euan Slatter » Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:06 pm

No offence, but "Zsa Zsa" is irritating me. There are no Ss, it's just Za Za!
COUNTDOWN or THE TUBE? Which is better? There's only one way to find out....

Call it a draw :)

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Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

Post by Mark Murray » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:36 pm

Euan Slatter wrote:No offence, but "Zsa Zsa" is irritating me. There are no Ss, it's just Za Za!

okayyyyyy

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Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

Post by Mark Murray » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:09 am

Please send payments when you can (by paypal) £15 to markmurray97@hotmail.com

I am also taking payments for those of you who do want to attend the meal at Za Za bazaar and pay in advance

http://www.zazabazaar.com

Will be great to see the confirmation of numbers boosted :)

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Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

Post by Zarte Siempre » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:45 pm

Just to confirm, am I OK to cover the ZaZa actually on the day, or will there be a cut off point? Having some Paypal issues atm, so just want to make sure I'm not gonna have problems at any point :)
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Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

Post by Mark Murray » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:58 pm

Zarte Siempre wrote:Just to confirm, am I OK to cover the ZaZa actually on the day, or will there be a cut off point? Having some Paypal issues atm, so just want to make sure I'm not gonna have problems at any point :)
No that's fine . As long as I know the final numbers on who will be dining at least 24 hours in advance, I can collect remaining payments on the day.

The option to pay in advance is to make life easier for both people that want to get the payment out of the way and for me with not having to worry about collecting so much money on the day)
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Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

Post by Mark Deeks » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:04 pm

My current plan is to not play at the event, but do that thing where I turn up late and then am around for the evening, with said evening to include the buffet. Will you hate me if I do this?
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Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

Post by Mark Murray » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:09 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:My current plan is to not play at the event, but do that thing where I turn up late and then am around for the evening, with said evening to include the buffet. Will you hate me if I do this?
I don't know if charm works on you to make you change your mind to play on the day, but here goes. "how could anyone possibly hate you?!"

Seriously tho, if you do decide to come for the meal, let me know at least 24 hours in advance and if you want it pay the meal to me by PayPal or on day, that's fine

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Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

Post by Mark Deeks » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:29 pm

I might just get my own buffet and sit at a different table to you all, throwing bits at you and flicking the Vs. Haven't decided yet.
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Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

Post by Mark Murray » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:39 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:I might just get my own buffet and sit at a different table to you all, throwing bits at you and flicking the Vs. Haven't decided yet.
You can try, but I have it on good authority from the establishment that you will be politely asked to leave :lol:

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Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

Post by Mark Deeks » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:43 pm

You'll never take me alive, Murray. Anyway, so yeah, that's my plan.
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Re: Countdown Bristol 2017

Post by Mark Murray » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:41 pm

Instead of the planned divisional format, it will now be a swiss tournament style 9 rounder format with everyone playing 7 games.
This does mean an increase of games from the original format (from 6 to 7), though it does mean removal of divisions and removal of the 15 rounder heat matchesl
The grand final will still be played out as a 15 rounder showpiece
Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd

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