COHUD 2017 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Saturday 7th October 2017

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COHUD 2017 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Saturday 7th October 2017

Post by James Robinson » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:06 pm

YEAH, WE'RE BACK BABY!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

I'm back with yet another edition of Countdown In Huddersfield (COHUD), and back by popular demand, Callum Todd is on hand to co-host with me for the second year in a row, plus with COHUD Pointless inbetween the action, it's a fun day out for all. ;) :) :D

We are heading back to Huddersfield once again, and as we have been since 2014, we'll be using PPG Canalside, the Huddersfield Town A.F.C. training complex just up the Leeds Road from the stadium, at HD2 1YJ. It is a fully modern, up-to-date facility and ready to cope with the hustle and bustle of a CO-event. (For a look yourselves, go here: http://www.canalsidesports.com/)

Presented by James Robinson and Callum Todd, using the "Bristol" classroom format and playing along with big screen virtual studio graphics:

**UPDATE - CHANGE OF FORMAT!!!**

Based on the successful introduction in Bournemouth, and with the blessing of Jeff Clayton, we are introducing a new groups-of-four setup to decide who plays who in the heats, much like the early stages of the Euro and World Cup football competitions.

Assuming we get 32 entrants, players will be drawn at random into eight groups to play three heats matches. This means players will know at the start who they will be up against in the heats.

These will be 15-round matches, as per the current television format (10L 4N 1C).

At the end of the three heats, everyone goes into groups of eight for the quarter-finals, in order of number of wins, total points scored and +/- points difference. The winner from each heats group goes into Division A, the runner-up into Division B, third place into C and fourth place into D.

From here, everybody is seeded within their divisions to play a 10-round quarter-final (6L 3N 1C), 10-round semi-final and 14-round final (8L 4N 2C). This will be done in Swiss format, so everybody will get to play right until the end of the day.

The two finalists in Group A will sit out the mainstream final, to play the tournament’s showpiece Grand Final at around 5pm. So if you don’t make the top two, why not recharge your glass, sit back and enjoy!

COHUD 2017 will take place on Saturday 7 October -- doors open at 9am for a prompt 10am start, finishing at around 6pm. The admission price is set at £15 and includes a hot buffet lunch. The cash bar will be available too.

As per usual, payments are available:
- By PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/JRTerrier7/15);
- By phone (0781 775 0544);
- By cheque (address available on request).

We look forward to having you join us up in West Yorkshire!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:

Confirmed Attendees (7):
Tom Carey
Nathan Pace
Ian Peek
Andrew Alden
Zarte Siempre
Paul Talmey
Phil Jarvis

Interested Attendees (37):
Adam Curran
Amar Chotai
Andrew Sullivan
Andy Platt
Anthony Endsor
Bradley Horrocks
Cammy Lovatt
Chris Marshall
Ciaran McCarthy
Craig Tranter
Daniel Stevanato
Dave Benson
Dave Bill
Eddy Byrne
Eoin Jackson
Jack Worsley
Jason Turner
Jeff Clayton
Jen Steadman
Joe McGonigle
Katherine Webb
Mark Davies
Mark Mills
Matt Morrison
Matty Artell
Mike Brown
Mike Springett
Nicky Owens
Paul Worsley
Richard Heald
Richard Judd
Richard Priest
Robin McKay
Sean Fletcher
Tom Rowell
Tracey Mills
Usman Mirza
Last edited by James Robinson on Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:49 pm, edited 8 times in total.
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Re: COHUD 2017 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Saturday 7th October 2017

Post by Andrew Alden » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:01 pm

....Having literally just returned from Media City in Manchester recording Countdown I found your post purely by accident but coupled to the fact I live just outside Huddersfield then this event has come as a rather pleasant if somewhat spooky coincidence!

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Re: COHUD 2017 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Saturday 7th October 2017

Post by James Robinson » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:10 pm

Andrew Alden wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:01 pm
....Having literally just returned from Media City in Manchester recording Countdown I found your post purely by accident but coupled to the fact I live just outside Huddersfield then this event has come as a rather pleasant if somewhat spooky coincidence!
Well, that's brilliant, Andrew.

We love having as many people with us as possible, and if you could attend, that would certainly make me happy.
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Re: COHUD 2017 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Saturday 7th October 2017

Post by James Laverty » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:28 am

Poo, first year I'll have to miss CoHud since I started coming to events
Definitely not Jamie McNeill or Schrodinger's Cat....

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Re: COHUD 2017 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Saturday 7th October 2017

Post by James Robinson » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:43 am

Been a while since I've updated, but our 4th entry is Andrew Alden, who appeared in the show earlier this week.

Nice to get a CO-event debutante. ;) :) :D
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Re: COHUD 2017 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Saturday 7th October 2017

Post by James Robinson » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:04 pm

While moving up to 7 entrants, thanks to Paul Talmey and Phil Jarvis, I've decided to "borrow" the Bournemouth format of a group stage before the usual "finals stage". More info up top...
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