Countdown Bristol 2018

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Mark Murray
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Countdown Bristol 2018

Post by Mark Murray » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:50 pm

CO BRIS (Bristol) IS BACK....24th February 2018
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,

The plan at the moment is for everybody to compete in 6 "9 rounder games", and will be in the traditional classroom setup:

The grand final will be played out as a 15 rounder showpiece
Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Doors open at 10am for a 11am start, with free tea & coffee available on arrival.
A buffet lunch will be provided at 13.00 and light refreshments will be on sale from the bar throughout the day. (Please advise of dietary requirements, where necessary.)

We will also have a raffle again this year with all proceeds going towards the FOCAL 2018 finals. any donations of prizes is very welcome

The intention is for the grand final to start at, or just after 5pm, with prizegiving concluded by 6pm

Admission costs £15pp (including buffet) and you can secure your place now
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- 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 cheque (address available on request).
We have capacity for 40 contestants ; spectators are also welcome. Please book as early as possible to avoid disappointment if we reach maximum capacity
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we will also be going for a meal later (last 2 years has been za za bazaar and the decision for where we go this time is in the hands of the co organisers poll currently). I will be also taking payments for whatever is decided, either in advance, or on the day. if paying on the day, I will need to know at least few days advance whether you intend to come for the meal

http://www.zazabazaar.com/


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


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 2018

Post by Mark Murray » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:23 pm

Attendees Meal
Zarte Yes
Giles No
Aidan Maybe yes (to pay)
Tom Fielding No
Margaret Marshall No
Chris Neale Maybe
Ashwin Abinashi No
Thomas Cappleman Yes
Adam Dexter Maybe
Gev Yes
Chris Marshall Yes
Sean Fletcher Yes
Jamie Illett-Jones Maybe
Martin Thomas No
Heather Phillips Yes
Jayne Wisniewski Maybe
Joyce Phillips No
Anthony Endsor Yes (to pay)
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Re: Countdown Bristol 2018

Post by Mark Murray » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:23 am

**** Start time now changed to 11 am following overwhelming feedback ***

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Re: Countdown Bristol 2018

Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:13 pm

I'd suggest editing the original post to include the new start time... just for those who'll check the OP as a reference point without regard for the comments beneath...
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Re: Countdown Bristol 2018

Post by Mark Murray » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:19 am

thanks Eoin (thought I had already done it)

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Re: Countdown Bristol 2018

Post by Adam Dexter » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:11 am

Any idea what time the meal is likely to finish? Last train home is 20:41 :/ obvs need enough time to get to Temple Meads so wonder if it's cutting it too fine?
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Re: Countdown Bristol 2018

Post by Thomas Cappleman » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:03 pm

Yes please for whatever food happens as well

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Re: Countdown Bristol 2018

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:43 pm

Mark Murray wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:50 pm
Doors open at 10am for a 11pm start
Maybe you've gone a bit too far?

I'm probably coming to this by the way. I'll come to Za Za Bazaar as well, even if you guys go somewhere else!

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Re: Countdown Bristol 2018

Post by Mark Murray » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:27 pm

Hey Meal will be booked at Za Za for 8pm to ensure enough time between finishing event and getting there to relax first. price will be £17.99 per person and this can also be paid by paypal to markmurray97@hotmail.com

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Re: Countdown Bristol 2018

Post by Thomas Cappleman » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:44 pm

Mark Murray wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:27 pm
Hey Meal will be booked at Za Za for 8pm to ensure enough time between finishing event and getting there to relax first. price will be £17.99 per person and this can also be paid by paypal to markmurray97@hotmail.com
Any chance of getting the booking any earlier? In the past it's felt like a long wait until dinner, then quite a rush for those of us having to travel afterwards.

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Re: Countdown Bristol 2018

Post by Mark Murray » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:52 am

The meal booking sittings is hourly. We can change it so it is a 7pm sitting . Again as we are due to finish by 6 , it could seem rushed to some people at that time . Happy to go with majority on who would be going for the meal

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Re: Countdown Bristol 2018

Post by Mark Murray » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:42 pm

Time for meal now amended to 7pm . Adam-this would also give you enough time if you got a taxi to leave for about 8 pm from restaurant to temple meads

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Re: Countdown Bristol 2018

Post by Thomas Cappleman » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:31 pm

Mark Murray wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:42 pm
Time for meal now amended to 7pm . Adam-this would also give you enough time if you got a taxi to leave for about 8 pm from restaurant to temple meads
Brilliant, thanks very much!

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Re: Countdown Bristol 2018

Post by Mark Murray » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:06 pm

Mark Murray wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:23 pm
Attendees Meal
Zarte Maybe
Giles Maybe
Aidan Maybe
Tom Fielding Maybe
Margaret Marshall No
Chris Neale Maybe
Ashwin Abinashi Maybe
Thomas Cappleman Yes
Adam Dexter Maybe
Gev Yes
Chris Marshall Yes
Sean Fletcher Yes
Jamie Illett-Jones Maybe
Martin Thomas Maybe
Heather phillips Yes
Jayne Wisniewski Maybe
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Re: Countdown Bristol 2018

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:16 pm

I've booked into the Lewins Mead Premier Inn for both Friday and Saturday. Decent location and £110 in total. Also, it's the top-ranked Bristol hotel on Tripadvisor!

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Re: Countdown Bristol 2018

Post by Anthony Endsor » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:13 pm

Mark Murray wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:42 pm
Time for meal now amended to 7pm . Adam-this would also give you enough time if you got a taxi to leave for about 8 pm from restaurant to temple meads
This would be really helpful for me as well, as a train leaves Temple Meads at 8.30pm for Manchester, so would save me having to stay over, thus vastly increasing my chances of attendance. :D

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