CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)

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CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)

Post by Jennifer Steadman » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:55 am

-WHAT?-
With more than 70 Co-events under the community’s belt, you may have thought you’d seen and done everything… until now. Prepare for glitter, tiaras, #FashionWatch2k17 and aubergine emojis. And that’s just on me.

But for those of you with a less glittery constitution, fear not: all the normal Countdown stuff will take precedence. Everyone will play 6 games of 9 rounds, Lincoln style, after which the top 2 players will play each other in the 15-round grand final. There will be prizes – not just for the top 3, but for other achievements throughout the day, plus spot prizes. Not to mention all the FOCAL points you can pick up! And hopefully there’ll be lots of Countdowners, both new faces and old, who you can play against, socialise with and befriend. (For an idea of what Co-events are like, please have a look at http://www.focalcountdown.co.uk - there are plenty of pictures to see and reports/experiences available to read, plus FAQs and further resources!)

-WHERE?-
This will all be happening in London (as you may have gathered from the event title), making it the first Countdown tournament held there since 2014, and FOCAL's first ever event there. Whether you think our capital city is a historic, multicultural, creative and vibrant metropolis or a shithole full of shit twats who have a cereal café and pay £6 for a slice of toast, it’s kind of a big deal.

Specifically, it’ll be taking place in central London at a pub named The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker, just five minutes’ walk from Angel tube station on the Northern Line, or within 45 minutes’ walk of most major London terminus stations - including King's Cross, Euston, London Bridge and Liverpool Street - if you’re feeling brave. The venue does very reasonably priced food (menu here: http://www.theblacksmithandthetoffeemaker.co.uk/food)

-WHEN?-
Doors will open at 11.30am with the draw being made at midday, which gives you plenty of time to travel up on the day, or have a lie-in if you’re nearby. We’ll be vacating the room at 6pm – the plan is to move into the main bar area afterwards.

-HOW MUCH?-
To ensure you can put more cash towards having a good time, entry is just £8. Send the money via PayPal to jennifer.steadman@rocketmail.com, or email focalcountdown@gmail.com to arrange alternative payment. (But PayPal would be easier.)

-STAYING OVER-
If you want to make a weekend of it – and you should, because it means more pub time with the Countdown #lads and #ladettes, and you get an opportunity to see all the good stuff London has to offer outside of the usual tourist traps! – you may notice that London accommodation is frighteningly expensive! Here are some websites where you may find a cheaper bed for the night.

- AIRBNB: Rent someone’s room or flat – but hurry, London’s a popular destination! http://tinyurl.com/colonairbnb
- COUCHSURFING: If you’re feeling brave, sign up and get the chance to stay on someone’s couch for free. Hosts get reviewed by guests, so you can stay safe by picking someone with good reviews! https://www.couchsurfing.com/
- HOSTELWORLD: Hire a dorm bed for the night if you’re a heavy sleeper and don’t mind sharing your space. http://tinyurl.com/colonhostels
- EASYHOTEL: Their no-frills rooms in Old Street are a steal, and it’s just 15 minutes’ walk from the venue. http://www.easyhotel.com/
- TRAVELODGE: There are several within walking distance of the venue, from as little as £25 a night (if you share with 2 people). https://www.travelodge.co.uk/

There are plenty of sites offering cheap hotel rooms online too.

-WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?-
Yes (only the women’s toilet is big enough for a wheelchair, but the venue is fine with men in wheelchairs using it).

-SIGN UP NOW!-
There are more exciting developments to be announced in due course… Get signing up sooner rather than later so you don’t miss out on the pure jazz of CO:LON:17!! xoxo


Confirmed attendees (72):
Zarte Siempre
Thomas Cappleman
Matty Artell
Paul Talmey
Aidan Linge
Graeme Cole
Caroline Steadman*
Peter Steggle
Matt Rowbotham
Matt Morrison
Heather Badcock
Giles Hutchings
Gevin Chapwell
Leah King*
Emily Muir*
Conor Travers
Vikash Shah*
Martin Hurst
Ann Dibben
Phil Makepeace
Tom Carey
Lauren Hamer
Ryan Taylor
Michelle Nevitt
James Laverty
Adam Dexter
James Wilson
David Hilton
James Robinson
Tim Down
Mark Murray
Matthew Tassier
Lynne Cumberland
Norm Ahmad*
Sarah Bladon*
Jules Clarke*
Michael Pfeffer*
Phil Quelch*
James Smaldon*
Sara Lawson*
Mike Springett
James Rowan
Eddy Byrne
Amar Chotai*
Tim Springett*
Ben Wilson
Sandie Simonis
Chris Marshall
Dan McColm
Mike Brown
Jonathan Wynn
Tom Chafer-Cook
Berkan Chelikhan*
Stewart Gordon
Jonathan de Souza*
Rob Foster
Stephen Read
Eleni Bohacek*
Joe Tsoi*
George Ford
Amy Godel*
Richard Priest
Luke McBride*
Bob de Caux*
Anthony Endsor
Hugh Binnie
Ravi Sheth*
Richard Judd
Joe Oliva*
Marcus Hares
Oliver Garner
Imogen Birt*

* = first time player
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Re: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)

Post by Jennifer Steadman » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:23 pm

Amazing response so far... 12 sign-ups in 3 days! People are keen, so if you're sure you're coming, don't delay - pay up sooner rather than later to ensure you don't miss out on the fun. You can be refunded at a later date if something even more pressing crops up. (It won't.)
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Re: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:47 pm

You might have said somewhere already, but is there a specific cap on numbers?

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:14 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:You might have said somewhere already, but is there a specific cap on numbers?
I have not. At the moment, I'm going to tentatively say it's 45. (So, like, it's over a quarter full already.) But I'm looking into the possibility of hiring their smaller second room as well to fit another 15-20 in. I don't know if 65 is likely, but it's not unrealistic.

Really I need to go back to the venue and have a proper fiddle with the furniture to see what's comfortably possible. (The owners said it tends to be quiet on a Saturday afternoon, so if it's desperately snug in the main room, I doubt it would be an issue for people to spill over into the main pub area - they don't have a TV in there that will be distracting players, nor loud music as far as I remember.)
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Re: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)

Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:16 am

What does it have out of the usual Co-event joys; quiz machine, pool table, darts board?

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Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:16 am

Have you scouted out any awesome after party pubs?

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Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:16 am

So excited.

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:34 am

Matt Morrison wrote:What does it have out of the usual Co-event joys; quiz machine, pool table, darts board?
From memory it has none, although I could be wrong. Ideally I would've loved to have had those things, but London is hideous for finding a good, affordable venue. I looked for several months for a viable venue (capable of holding 40 people or more), and barely anywhere was less than £1000 for hire or minimum spend, unless it was super hard to get to in south London or way out in zone 4 or whatever. The board games cafe quoted me £7000 for hire. So when I found a venue which is more or less free (aside from an early opening charge), very centrally located, offers affordable food and is pretty much accessible, that was that.

However, you have just given me an idea, so watch this space.
Matt Morrison wrote:Have you scouted out any awesome after party pubs?
Not yet, but one of my non-Countdown friends who's planning to come along lives about 20 minutes' walk away, so I'll ask her for some recommendations.
Matt Morrison wrote:So excited.
:D 8-)
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Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:16 pm

Cool! Yeah, the Countdown venue itself doesn't need any of those things - events themselves always benefit from these things overall, but that's what you go looking for afterwards. It's nice to take in a few different locations. As you say, not so easy in London these days (particularly with the pool table I think) but we'll see.

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:34 pm

Jennifer Steadman wrote:At the moment, I'm going to tentatively say it's 45.
1/3 full now... If you definitely want to be there and will definitely be free that day, sign up now to avoid disappointment later!
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Post by Heather Styles » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:16 am

I'm probably not coming to the event, but I might be around afterwards. Either way, the Old China Hand (the after pub for Comultilon) is very near the venue and has ping pong, darts and board games. Just a thought.

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:33 am

Heather Styles wrote:Either way, the Old China Hand (the after pub for Comultilon) is very near the venue and has ping pong, darts and board games. Just a thought.
Oh yeah, I remember it. Will bear that in mind, cheers!
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Re: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:25 pm

I'm not going to be able to do my local parkrun and get here in time, so I've decided that, as long as the trains are running properly, I might get into London early and do a parkrun nearby. My research leads me to believe that the nearest parkrun to CO:LON is the Highbury Fields one. It seems slightly mental because it's five laps though. It's about 1.5 miles from the venue, which would mean that there would be more than enough time to get there (if you finish running at about 9:30 that gives you two hours until the doors even open), so if people want to do a parkrun, it doesn't have to be this one.

Edit - And if the trains are playing up, I normally have to get a replacement bus into Newbury Park before getting the Central Line into London proper. The Valentines parkrun is quite near to Newbury Park station, so I might do that one.

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:27 am

Capacity for the definitely-booked room is 42; capacity for the potential second room is 30. Potential capacity of 72... but only if there's sufficient interest. I've got a month to make the decision about booking the second room. Let me know if you're interested, even if you're not sure yet if you can definitely attend, and invite others along too! :)
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Post by Matt Morrison » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:59 pm

Jono and Jon please.

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Re: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:43 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:25 pm
I'm not going to be able to do my local parkrun and get here in time, so I've decided that, as long as the trains are running properly, I might get into London early and do a parkrun nearby. My research leads me to believe that the nearest parkrun to CO:LON is the Highbury Fields one. It seems slightly mental because it's five laps though. It's about 1.5 miles from the venue, which would mean that there would be more than enough time to get there (if you finish running at about 9:30 that gives you two hours until the doors even open), so if people want to do a parkrun, it doesn't have to be this one.

Edit - And if the trains are playing up, I normally have to get a replacement bus into Newbury Park before getting the Central Line into London proper. The Valentines parkrun is quite near to Newbury Park station, so I might do that one.
I was sure I just posted this, but it looks like I don't have to put up with replacement buses, so I can probably do any of the central-ish London parkruns.

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:25 am

30 entries so far! There's room for 72 of you - if you know you're going, why wait to sign up? 8-) xoxo
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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:10 pm

First room = filled. 30 spaces left. With over 2 months to go, it genuinely looks like this could 'sell out' - so if you don't want to miss out on a place, please don't procrastinate on signing up!

edit: .....*29 spaces left
edit 2: ........*28 spaces left
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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:17 am

CO:LON is now *full*. If you would like to be put on the standby list, please message me and I'll add you to it in case anyone drops out on or before the day, but please don't send me any entry fees!
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Post by Vikash Shah » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:29 pm

Sorry if this is a bit off-topic but I'm just a little excited about CO:LON having recognised several of the names on the competitors list from watching the show! I'm a newbie and armchair (well, wheelchair) enthusiast, Vikash Shah (aka Vik). The pub can give the cleaners the day off, because you will all be wiping the floor with me, but I'm sure it'll be fun. I have not even looked at this forum for about 5 years so I'm very out of touch! But hello to everyone!

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:29 pm

Vikash Shah wrote:
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:29 pm
Sorry if this is a bit off-topic but I'm just a little excited about CO:LON having recognised several of the names on the competitors list from watching the show! I'm a newbie and armchair (well, wheelchair) enthusiast, Vikash Shah (aka Vik). The pub can give the cleaners the day off, because you will all be wiping the floor with me, but I'm sure it'll be fun. I have not even looked at this forum for about 5 years so I'm very out of touch! But hello to everyone!
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Post by Richard Priest » Tue May 02, 2017 7:12 am

I'll be arriving in Euston at around 10.43, anyone likely to be there around the same time to head to the venue together?

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue May 02, 2017 2:41 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:25 pm
I'm not going to be able to do my local parkrun and get here in time, so I've decided that, as long as the trains are running properly, I might get into London early and do a parkrun nearby. My research leads me to believe that the nearest parkrun to CO:LON is the Highbury Fields one. It seems slightly mental because it's five laps though. It's about 1.5 miles from the venue, which would mean that there would be more than enough time to get there (if you finish running at about 9:30 that gives you two hours until the doors even open), so if people want to do a parkrun, it doesn't have to be this one.

Edit - And if the trains are playing up, I normally have to get a replacement bus into Newbury Park before getting the Central Line into London proper. The Valentines parkrun is quite near to Newbury Park station, so I might do that one.
As an update to this, it now seems that the Highbury Fields parkrun is definitely the one to do. If you're coming, remember your barcode etc., and if you haven't already, you can register here. There will be loads of time between the run and CO:LON starting, so I suggest that we have breakfast somewhere in between. There's a Wetherspoons near the parkrun (The White Swan), and also one nearer the CO:LON venue (The Angel). Either should work or some other option, and we can fight about it on the day.

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Post by Mark Deeks » Tue May 02, 2017 3:24 pm

Vikash Shah wrote:
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The pub can give the cleaners the day off, because you will all be wiping the floor with me
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Post by James Laverty » Tue May 02, 2017 4:55 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 2:41 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:25 pm
I'm not going to be able to do my local parkrun and get here in time, so I've decided that, as long as the trains are running properly, I might get into London early and do a parkrun nearby. My research leads me to believe that the nearest parkrun to CO:LON is the Highbury Fields one. It seems slightly mental because it's five laps though. It's about 1.5 miles from the venue, which would mean that there would be more than enough time to get there (if you finish running at about 9:30 that gives you two hours until the doors even open), so if people want to do a parkrun, it doesn't have to be this one.

Edit - And if the trains are playing up, I normally have to get a replacement bus into Newbury Park before getting the Central Line into London proper. The Valentines parkrun is quite near to Newbury Park station, so I might do that one.
As an update to this, it now seems that the Highbury Fields parkrun is definitely the one to do. If you're coming, remember your barcode etc., and if you haven't already, you can register here. There will be loads of time between the run and CO:LON starting, so I suggest that we have breakfast somewhere in between. There's a Wetherspoons near the parkrun (The White Swan), and also one nearer the CO:LON venue (The Angel). Either should work or some other option, and we can fight about it on the day.
Sounds good, Highbury Fields is just one tube stop away from where I'm staying so will join you for that. Might skip breaky as I think I have breakfast included in my stay
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue May 02, 2017 5:20 pm

James Laverty wrote:
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Sounds good, Highbury Fields is just one tube stop away from where I'm staying so will join you for that. Might skip breaky as I think I have breakfast included in my stay
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Post by Graeme Cole » Sun May 07, 2017 10:52 am

Oliver Garner beat Rob Foster 65-62 on the crucial conundrum BUMPROBES to become CO:LON 2017 champion.

Here's the rest of the copy-pasta....

STANDINGS

Players are ranked by wins, then points.

Code: Select all

                         P   W  Pts
  1 Rob Foster           6   6  378 
  2 Oliver Garner        6   6  360 
  3 Conor Travers        6   5  392 
  4 Dan McColm           6   5  352 
  4 Giles Hutchings      6   5  352 
  6 Tom Carey            6   5  351 
  7 Ben Wilson           6   5  344 
  8 James Rowan          6   5  319 
  8 Martin Hurst         6   5  319 
 10 Zarte Siempre        6   4  375 
 11 Stephen Read         6   4  369 
 12 Graeme Cole          6   4  345 
 12 Tom Chafer-Cook      6   4  345 
 14 Hugh Binnie          6   4  335 
 15 Mark Murray          6   4  334 
 16 Ryan Taylor          6   4  333 
 17 Phil Makepeace       6   4  325 
 18 Tom Cappleman        6   4  320 
 19 Michelle Nevitt      6   4  313 
 20 Adam Dexter          6   4  311 
 21 Heather Badcock      6   4  306 
 22 James Robinson       6   4  301 
 23 Stewart Gordon       6   4  292 
 24 Gevin Chapwell       6   4  273 
 25 Anthony Endsor       6   4  269 
 26 Sandie Simonis       6   4  240 
 27 Eddy Byrne           6   3  349 
 28 Jonathan Wynn        6   3  335 
 29 Lauren Hamer         6   3  332 
 30 Matty Artell         6   3  320 
 31 Matt Morrison        6   3  312 
 32 Ann Dibben           6   3  306 
 33 Aidan Linge          6   3  285 
 34 Matthew Tassier      6   3  279 
 35 Joe Oliva            6   3  270 
 36 James Wilson         6   3  262 
 37 David Hilton         6   3  251 
 38 Caroline Steadman    6   3  239 
 39 Vikash Shah          6   3  232 
 40 Amy Godel            6   3  228 
 41 Matt Rowbotham       6   3  199 
 42 Sara Lawson          6   3  163 
 43 James Laverty        6   2  319 
 44 Peter Steggle        6   2  310 
 45 Chris Marshall       6   2  309 
 46 Tim Down             6   2  308 
 47 Norm Ahmad           6   2  296 
 48 Bob de Caux          6   2  290 
 49 Mike Brown           6   2  279 
 50 Berkan Chelikhan     6   2  267 
 51 Jonathan de Souza    6   2  262 
 52 Paul Talmey          6   2  257 
 53 Mike Springett       6   2  256 
 54 Sarah Bladon         6   2  254 
 55 Leah King            6   2  232 
 56 Lynne Cumberland     6   2  215 
 57 Richard Judd         6   2  186 
 58 James Smaldon        6   2  154 
 59 Jules Clarke         6   2  135 
 60 Phil Quelch          6   2  134 
 61 Luke McBride         6   2  123 
 62 Tim Springett        6   1  220 
 63 Amar Chotai          6   1  207 
 64 Emily Muir           6   1  155 
 65 Imogen Birt          6   1  148 
 66 Eleni Bohacek        6   1  141 
 67 Joe Tsoi             6   1  126 
 68 James Uffindell      6   0  235 
 69 Apterous Prune       6   0    0 
RESULTS

Round 1

Table 1
Sandie Simonis 26 - 7 Phil Quelch
Phil Quelch 7 - 68 Zarte Siempre
Zarte Siempre 68 - 27 Sandie Simonis

Table 2
Amar Chotai 34 - 73 Tom Chafer-Cook
Tom Chafer-Cook 63 - 25 Sarah Bladon
Sarah Bladon 46 - 28 Amar Chotai

Table 3
Conor Travers 63 - 15 Richard Judd
Richard Judd 27 - 57 Michelle Nevitt
Michelle Nevitt 28 - 58 Conor Travers

Table 4
Eddy Byrne 60 -*70 Lauren Hamer
Lauren Hamer 44 - 26 Jules Clarke
Jules Clarke 10 - 67 Eddy Byrne

Table 5
James Rowan 57 - 47 Jonathan de Souza
Jonathan de Souza 30 - 39 David Hilton
David Hilton 35 - 40 James Rowan

Table 6
Ann Dibben 68 - 13 Matt Rowbotham
Matt Rowbotham 23 - 58 Ben Wilson
Ben Wilson 53 - 45 Ann Dibben

Table 7
Giles Hutchings 53 - 60 Tom Carey
Tom Carey 78 - 46 Mike Brown
Mike Brown 54 -*64 Giles Hutchings

Table 8
Vikash Shah 32 - 65 Jonathan Wynn
Jonathan Wynn 54 - 27 Tim Springett
Tim Springett 35 - 36 Vikash Shah

Table 9
Rob Foster 61 - 53 James Laverty
James Laverty 50 - 49 Peter Steggle
Peter Steggle 54 - 58 Rob Foster

Table 10
Martin Hurst 50 - 33 Leah King
Leah King 56 - 45 James Uffindell
James Uffindell 36 - 46 Martin Hurst

Table 11
Adam Dexter 33 - 34 Anthony Endsor
Anthony Endsor 51 - 46 Norm Ahmad
Norm Ahmad 63 - 46 Adam Dexter

Table 12
Joe Tsoi 12 - 47 Caroline Steadman
Caroline Steadman 29 - 33 James Wilson
James Wilson 58 - 13 Joe Tsoi

Table 13
James Robinson 34 - 68 Ryan Taylor
Ryan Taylor 63 - 58 Bob de Caux
Bob de Caux 37 - 61 James Robinson

Table 14
Mark Murray 71 - 47 Matt Morrison
Matt Morrison 59 - 17 Emily Muir
Emily Muir 17 - 62 Mark Murray

Table 15
Oliver Garner 60 - 31 Eleni Bohacek
Eleni Bohacek 11 - 60 Phil Makepeace
Phil Makepeace 35 - 61 Oliver Garner

Table 16
Sara Lawson 19 - 64 Berkan Chelikhan
Berkan Chelikhan 36 - 53 Gevin Chapwell
Gevin Chapwell 60 - 30 Sara Lawson

Table 17
Amy Godel 48 - 33 Joe Oliva
Joe Oliva 31 - 69 Tom Cappleman
Tom Cappleman 52 - 28 Amy Godel

Table 18
Hugh Binnie 46 - 56 Matthew Tassier
Matthew Tassier 42 - 31 Mike Springett
Mike Springett 54 - 57 Hugh Binnie

Table 19
Dan McColm 53 - 60 Graeme Cole
Graeme Cole 68*- 58 Stephen Read
Stephen Read 53 - 62 Dan McColm

Table 20
Matty Artell 72 - 18 Luke McBride
Luke McBride 16 - 35 Lynne Cumberland
Lynne Cumberland 43 - 44 Matty Artell

Table 21
James Smaldon 15 - 54 Chris Marshall
Chris Marshall 48 - 34 Imogen Birt
Imogen Birt 24 - 41 James Smaldon

Table 22
Aidan Linge 45 - 59 Tim Down
Tim Down 62 - 19 Heather Badcock
Heather Badcock 48 - 41 Aidan Linge

Table 23
Paul Talmey 48 - 0 Apterous Prune
Apterous Prune 0 - 61 Stewart Gordon
Stewart Gordon 45 - 29 Paul Talmey

Round 2

Table 1
Tom Chafer-Cook 48 - 57 Zarte Siempre
Zarte Siempre 62 - 45 Tom Carey
Tom Carey 61 - 58 Tom Chafer-Cook

Table 2
Ryan Taylor 49 - 83 Conor Travers
Conor Travers 61 - 46 Mark Murray
Mark Murray 56 - 28 Ryan Taylor

Table 3
Tim Down 46 - 56 Tom Cappleman
Tom Cappleman 43 - 47 Oliver Garner
Oliver Garner 60 - 53 Tim Down

Table 4
Rob Foster 67 - 50 Graeme Cole
Graeme Cole 68 - 58 Jonathan Wynn
Jonathan Wynn 42 - 63 Rob Foster

Table 5
Gevin Chapwell 40 - 60 Ben Wilson
Ben Wilson 60 - 50 Matty Artell
Matty Artell 35 - 36 Gevin Chapwell

Table 6
Lauren Hamer 74 - 64 Chris Marshall
Chris Marshall 32 - 48 Stewart Gordon
Stewart Gordon 83*- 73 Lauren Hamer

Table 7
James Rowan 72 - 48 Martin Hurst
Martin Hurst 49 - 41 Matthew Tassier
Matthew Tassier 45 - 53 James Rowan

Table 8
Anthony Endsor 36 - 63 Eddy Byrne
Eddy Byrne 66 - 29 James Wilson
James Wilson 43 - 51 Anthony Endsor

Table 9
Ann Dibben 54 - 38 Norm Ahmad
Norm Ahmad 40 - 60 Dan McColm
Dan McColm 71 - 44 Ann Dibben

Table 10
Matt Morrison 46 - 64 Hugh Binnie
Hugh Binnie 49 - 55 Giles Hutchings
Giles Hutchings 57 - 53 Matt Morrison

Table 11
Berkan Chelikhan 34 - 68 James Robinson
James Robinson 59 - 47 James Laverty
James Laverty 62 - 41 Berkan Chelikhan

Table 12
Leah King 21 - 68 Michelle Nevitt
Michelle Nevitt 44 - 52 Phil Makepeace
Phil Makepeace 68 - 37 Leah King

Table 13
Paul Talmey 48 - 60 Amy Godel
Amy Godel 39 - 37 Lynne Cumberland
Lynne Cumberland 16 - 67 Paul Talmey

Table 14
David Hilton 57 - 47 Sarah Bladon
Sarah Bladon 59 - 29 Caroline Steadman
Caroline Steadman 28 - 62 David Hilton

Table 15
Heather Badcock 64 - 12 James Smaldon
James Smaldon 22 - 48 Vikash Shah
Vikash Shah 47 - 45 Heather Badcock

Table 16
Stephen Read 71 - 29 Peter Steggle
Peter Steggle 48 - 51 Sandie Simonis
Sandie Simonis 35 - 63 Stephen Read

Table 17
Bob de Caux 41 - 54 Aidan Linge
Aidan Linge 55 - 35 Mike Brown
Mike Brown 41 - 62 Bob de Caux

Table 18
James Uffindell 28 - 54 Adam Dexter
Adam Dexter 50 - 45 Mike Springett
Mike Springett 52 - 29 James Uffindell

Table 19
Joe Oliva 42 - 41 Amar Chotai
Amar Chotai 25 - 57 Jonathan de Souza
Jonathan de Souza 52 - 44 Joe Oliva

Table 20
Imogen Birt 20 - 26 Sara Lawson
Sara Lawson 47 - 38 Tim Springett
Tim Springett 48 - 7 Imogen Birt

Table 21
Richard Judd 34 - 10 Jules Clarke
Jules Clarke 16 - 26 Eleni Bohacek
Eleni Bohacek 27 - 43 Richard Judd

Table 22
Emily Muir 35 - 36 Luke McBride
Luke McBride 4 - 37 Matt Rowbotham
Matt Rowbotham 33 - 37 Emily Muir

Table 23
Phil Quelch 45 - 0 Apterous Prune
Apterous Prune 0 - 45 Joe Tsoi
Joe Tsoi 6 - 30 Phil Quelch

Round 3

Table 1
Zarte Siempre 63 - 66 Rob Foster
Rob Foster 63 - 60 Conor Travers
Conor Travers 67 - 57 Zarte Siempre

Table 2
Oliver Garner 72 - 25 Stewart Gordon
Stewart Gordon 40 - 71 Ben Wilson
Ben Wilson 42 - 60 Oliver Garner

Table 3
Eddy Byrne 48 - 51 Dan McColm
Dan McColm 55 - 44 James Rowan
James Rowan 53 - 45 Eddy Byrne

Table 4
Tom Carey 52 - 39 Graeme Cole
Graeme Cole 70 - 50 Lauren Hamer
Lauren Hamer 31 - 55 Tom Carey

Table 5
James Robinson 47 - 41 Tom Cappleman
Tom Cappleman 59 - 45 Mark Murray
Mark Murray 54 - 32 James Robinson

Table 6
Phil Makepeace 65 - 27 David Hilton
David Hilton 31 - 64 Giles Hutchings
Giles Hutchings 69 - 45 Phil Makepeace

Table 7
Gevin Chapwell 51 - 25 Amy Godel
Amy Godel 28 - 71 Martin Hurst
Martin Hurst 55 - 33 Gevin Chapwell

Table 8
Vikash Shah 39 - 64 Stephen Read
Stephen Read 60 - 49 Anthony Endsor
Anthony Endsor 48 - 30 Vikash Shah

Table 9
Tim Down 59 - 69 Jonathan Wynn
Jonathan Wynn 47 - 61 Tom Chafer-Cook
Tom Chafer-Cook 42 - 29 Tim Down

Table 10
James Laverty 50 - 52 Ann Dibben
Ann Dibben 43 - 49 Hugh Binnie
Hugh Binnie 70 - 57 James Laverty

Table 11
Matty Artell 71 - 59 Chris Marshall
Chris Marshall 52 - 70 Ryan Taylor
Ryan Taylor 55 - 48 Matty Artell

Table 12
Aidan Linge 58 - 40 Paul Talmey
Paul Talmey 25 - 70 Michelle Nevitt
Michelle Nevitt 46 - 32 Aidan Linge

Table 13
Matthew Tassier 43 - 66 Adam Dexter
Adam Dexter 62 - 41 Jonathan de Souza
Jonathan de Souza 35 - 52 Matthew Tassier

Table 14
Heather Badcock 67 - 57 James Wilson
James Wilson 42 - 32 Sarah Bladon
Sarah Bladon 45 - 63 Heather Badcock

Table 15
Sara Lawson 41 - 40 Richard Judd
Richard Judd 27 - 39 Sandie Simonis
Sandie Simonis 62 - 0 Sara Lawson

Table 16
Matt Morrison 61 - 42 Bob de Caux
Bob de Caux 50 - 19 Phil Quelch
Phil Quelch 26 - 46 Matt Morrison

Table 17
Mike Springett 44 - 42 Berkan Chelikhan
Berkan Chelikhan 50 - 49 Norm Ahmad
Norm Ahmad 60 - 30 Mike Springett

Table 18
Tim Springett 42 - 56 Leah King
Leah King 29 - 61 Joe Oliva
Joe Oliva 59 - 30 Tim Springett

Table 19
Lynne Cumberland 42 - 33 Emily Muir
Emily Muir 16 - 56 Caroline Steadman
Caroline Steadman 50 - 42 Lynne Cumberland

Table 20
Eleni Bohacek 24 - 41 James Smaldon
James Smaldon 23 - 37 Matt Rowbotham
Matt Rowbotham 56 - 22 Eleni Bohacek

Table 21
Luke McBride 5 - 64 Peter Steggle
Peter Steggle 66 - 21 Joe Tsoi
Joe Tsoi 29 - 44 Luke McBride

Table 22
James Uffindell 47 - 54 Amar Chotai
Amar Chotai 25 - 47 Mike Brown
Mike Brown 56 - 50 James Uffindell

Table 23
Jules Clarke 35 - 0 Apterous Prune
Apterous Prune 0 - 27 Imogen Birt
Imogen Birt 36 - 38 Jules Clarke

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Re: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun May 07, 2017 1:58 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 5:20 pm
James Laverty wrote:
Tue May 02, 2017 4:55 pm
Sounds good, Highbury Fields is just one tube stop away from where I'm staying so will join you for that. Might skip breaky as I think I have breakfast included in my stay
Two breakfasts. Yum.
This happened. Nice work, James.

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Re: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)

Post by Jennifer Steadman » Mon May 08, 2017 7:26 pm

(Reposting from the FB event page for those that don't have Facebook!)

After 2 days of recuperation, it's finally time for me to write a self-indulgent post-event THANK YOU message.

I'm incredibly touched and humbled by how many of you supported CO:LON (and brought your friends along!), and by all the kind words afterwards. It was wonderful to see so many people - my closest friends, people I've known for over a decade, people I'd never met previously, and even my mum Caroline (2nd best debutant, yay!) - playing Countdown and getting to know each other. Thank you to all of you not only for turning up, but for being friendly and supportive to each other: several new players have had the highest praise for the community and how welcome it made them feel. Many have also said they'd like to come to future events - that above all makes it feel like a success!

Just to reiterate: the biggest thanks in the world go to Graeme, Ross and Rebecca - all of you were instrumental to the unexpectedly smooth running of the day. Thank you also to Mark for human megaphone duties, Caroline for helping shift stuff up to London, and James and Lauren for hosting the final. Congratulations again to first-time Co-event champion Oliver and gracious runner-up Robert for being the only 2 unbeaten players after the heats.

Also shoutouts for all the new players who took a leap of faith to get into this weird world - especially to my non-Countdowny friends Sara, Emily, Leah, Imogen and Eleni. I didn't actually expect any of you to come along, so thank you for doing so, because it meant a lot - I hope you all enjoyed it! <3

Now get your bums onto the FOCAL website and sign up to one of our upcoming tournaments in King's Lynn (27th May), Waterford (17th June), Bournemouth (29th July), Milton Keynes (12th Aug), Huddersfield (7th Oct), Dublin (21st Oct), Glasgow (4th/5th Nov) and Birmingham (2nd Dec)!

Oh, and probably see you next year for round 2 🍆
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Re: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)

Post by Vikash Shah » Mon May 08, 2017 8:36 pm

Once again, great work Jen, but I am still here today wondering if there really is such a thing as a GASHBAGEL and what one would actually do with one.

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