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.co.mk4 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 4th August 2018

Post by Zarte Siempre » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:13 pm

It's back - whose turn will it be this year to be the Don of Milton Keynes? Oh, and as usual, we're doing something that's going to divide the room... so PLEASE READ:

Who: I will once again be joined by Innis and Jason the sound guy. Additionally, if for health reasons, additional help is needed - we have 2 very kind volunteers who will either get to play or to help on the day if we need them. Both of these people have been given free entry to play too, in the event we don't need them to help host.

When: Doors will open at 10:30am on Saturday 4th August for an 11am draw, and an 11:15am start

Where: We're back in the New Queen Vic - our home for many years. We filled it before, we want to fill it again. There are 52 places available for what has become one of the biggest, and most anticipated events on the calendar and you won't want to miss it.

What: You will get 8 9-round games in a familiar format to other years, but this year there is one little change. We're a little annoyed with having to resort to increasingly nasty conundrums to thwart the higher echelons of the room, so to level the playing field a little bit, MK4 will be the first ever event to feature TEN-LETTER CONUNDRUMS. But these conundrums will be real, and workoutable words - no more horror shows, we swear. We will also be running a side-event to be announced at a later date, and we are still the only event with its own sound man!

Why: Well, because you'll get the chance to win plenty of FOCAL points, and also some cool prizes. The night out after is always a blast, and well, frankly we think we put on a pretty good show, so come and have some fun.

How much: We're going to drop the price by a quid this year and have it back to a round 15. Additionally, those of you who entered last year and enter again, can have an extra quid off. Enter this year, and you'll get a quid off next year's entry fee too. It's just a little thank you to our regular attendees. To pay up, please send your money via PayPal to innis_carson@hotmail.co.uk - other options can be made available on request.

How: Some of you will be wondering how I'm doing an upstairs event, and it's a fair question. My kind co-hosts are thinking up a way to carry me up and down from the venue, and aside from that I should be OK. IF this isn't possible, then I will be based remotely, but nearby, and in a position to use various means to heckle you. Don't worry, this will have my stamp all over it whatever happens.

Other Stuff: The venue is in Wolverton, which is one train stop on from Milton Keynes Central. There isn’t very much in Wolverton though, and people tend to go out on the Friday and Saturday in Milton Keynes itself, so if you’re planning on booking a hotel, I would advise doing so in the centre. There are several options, although Travelodge and Jury’s Inn tend to be the 2 that come out on top most often. Milton Keynes Central travels directly to and from lots of places, including London, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh.

Food options are abundant both in MK and in Wolverton, however as our venue is a pub that has its own café – that is probably the most convenient – however order in advance, because they have a habit of being understaffed and making people wait.

There are a few parking options located in the immediate vicinity, or you can park in the Tesco car park, which stupidly haven’t put any rules in place about it. I would maybe condone buying at least a scratchcard from them though, so they don’t become inclined to put said rules in place for next year.

Any questions, just ask – otherwise, bring it on!

* = First MK
** = First co-event
# = Dinner place requested
## = Dinner place paid for

Currently part of our organising team (2):

Mark Davies
Mark Mills

Confirmed Entrants (52) - (Question Marks represent people without video announcements yet - just avoiding surprise ruining. Non-hyperlinked players signed up after video deadline)


Tim Down #
Jen Steadman #
Anoush Khachik #
Steve Anderson * #
Sam Prouse #
Sara Lawson #
Sarah Bladon #
Ben Wilson
Tracey Mills #
Adam Curran
Sean Fletcher #
Sandie Simonis
James Robinson ##
Zubair Patel ##
Jamie McNeill ##
Graeme Cole #
Bradley Horrocks #
Mauro and Jessica Pratesi
Chris Hawkins *
Simon Fenton and Adam Barton
Ashwin Abinashi *
Rob Foster
David Hilton * ##
Jacob Coventry-Peters **
Toby Pereira/Gevin Chapwell /##
Paul Talmey
Mark Murray ##
Iain Sime *
Jonathan De Souza *
Amar Chotai
Eddy Byrne #
Andy Platt #
Luke Johnson-Davies **
Richard Priest
Stephen Read
Callum Todd
Jonathan Wynn #
Chris Marshall #
Matthew Tassier #
Lynne Cumberland #
Matty Artell #
Jill Thwaites **
Dave Ryan #
Suzy Turner #
Conrad Teixeira * #
James Wilson ##
Mike Brown
Anthony Endsor #
Stephen Fuller
Adam Thwaites **
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Re: .co.mk4 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 4th August 2018

Post by DJ Marky Mark » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:56 pm

If you making it to level the playing field with conundrums, I am much better with 3 letter words.. :lol: :lol:
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Re: .co.mk4 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 4th August 2018

Post by Zarte Siempre » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:33 pm

We're into double figures. Please make it double double figures. Or 2 lots of double figures. Double*2 figures. Oh I dunno. Just make it more people.
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Re: .co.mk4 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 4th August 2018

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:59 pm

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:33 pm
We're into double figures. Please make it double double figures. Or 2 lots of double figures. Double*2 figures. Oh I dunno. Just make it more people.
Are you after 20 people or 1000?

I'm probably coming by the way - almost certainly in fact.

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Re: .co.mk4 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 4th August 2018

Post by Zarte Siempre » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:53 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:59 pm
Zarte Siempre wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:33 pm
We're into double figures. Please make it double double figures. Or 2 lots of double figures. Double*2 figures. Oh I dunno. Just make it more people.
Are you after 20 people or 1000?

I'm probably coming by the way - almost certainly in fact.
Well I mean I'm after 52. But I was trying to encourage 20 immediately.
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Re: .co.mk4 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 4th August 2018

Post by Zarte Siempre » Sat May 05, 2018 12:51 pm

25% full. Come on now, speed it up a bit! :P
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Re: .co.mk4 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 4th August 2018

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat May 05, 2018 6:23 pm

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 12:51 pm
25% full. Come on now, speed it up a bit! :P
That's pretty good going for something that's so far away it's other side of the heat death of the universe.

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Re: .co.mk4 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 4th August 2018

Post by Zarte Siempre » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:02 pm

Ohhhhhh, we're halfway there.
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Post by Zarte Siempre » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:17 am

Two out of three, ain't bad.
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Post by Zarte Siempre » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:11 am

Just 8 places left!
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Post by Zarte Siempre » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:14 pm

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:04 pm

Who else is considering doing a parkrun before this? Because I've done the Milton Keynes one a couple of times before, I thought I might try the Linford Wood parkrun instead this time. They're quite close together.

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:04 pm

A single place has become available. Please pay your entry fee if you'd like to grab it.
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Re: .co.mk4 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - 4th August 2018

Post by Zarte Siempre » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:37 am

STANDINGS

Players are ranked by wins, then points.
Draws count as half a win.


P W D Pts
1 Callum Todd 8 8 0 562
2 Tim Down 8 7 0 455
3 Jen Steadman 8 6 0 535
4 Jonathan Wynn 8 6 0 513
5 Rob Foster 8 6 0 510
6 Matthew Tassier 8 6 0 444
7 Jessica Pratesi 8 6 0 414
8 Luke Johnson-Davies 8 5 1 478
9 James Robinson 8 5 0 491
10 Bradley Horrocks 8 5 0 472
10 Jamie McNeill 8 5 0 472
12 Zubair Patel 8 5 0 443
13 Conrad Teixeira 8 5 0 415
14 Graeme Cole 8 5 0 409
15 Chris Hawkins 8 5 0 403
16 Tracey Mills 8 5 0 385
17 Jacob Coventry-Peters 8 5 0 348
18 Eddy Byrne 8 4 0 492
19 Mark Murray 8 4 0 475
20 Jonathan De Souza 8 4 0 410
21 Andy Platt 8 4 0 394
21 Matty Artell 8 4 0 394
23 Dave Ryan 8 4 0 387
24 Chris Marshall 8 4 0 384
25 Gevin Chapwell 8 4 0 367
26 Paul Talmey 8 4 0 347
27 Adam Curran 8 4 0 343
28 Sarah Bladon 8 4 0 341
29 Iain Sime 8 4 0 339
30 Anthony Endsor 8 4 0 318
31 Stephen Read 8 3 1 461
32 Mike Brown 8 3 0 430
33 Sandie Simonis 8 3 0 384
34 Suzy Turner 8 3 0 361
35 Sam Prouse 8 3 0 358
36 James Wilson 8 3 0 333
37 Ashwin Abinashi 8 3 0 328
38 Amar Chotai 8 3 0 298
39 Lynne Cumberland 8 3 0 282
40 Sara Lawson 8 3 0 259
41 Steve Anderson 8 2 0 365
42 David Hilton 8 2 0 315
43 Jill Thwaites 8 2 0 308
44 Philippa MacFarlane 8 2 0 288
45 Mauro Pratesi 8 2 0 259
46 Adam Thwaites 8 2 0 243
47 Adam Barton 8 2 0 199
48 Simon Fenton 8 0 0 115


RESULTS

Round 1

Table 1
Jen Steadman 53 - 39 Tracey Mills
Adam Barton 57 - 33 Adam Thwaites
Jen Steadman 68 - 17 Adam Barton
Tracey Mills 55 - 14 Adam Thwaites
Tracey Mills 67 - 11 Adam Barton
Adam Thwaites 31 - 68 Jen Steadman

Table 2
Tim Down 68 - 51 Amar Chotai
Jonathan De Souza 66 - 38 Ashwin Abinashi
Tim Down 59 - 56 Jonathan De Souza
Amar Chotai 53 - 48 Ashwin Abinashi
Amar Chotai 29 - 54 Jonathan De Souza
Ashwin Abinashi 19 - 48 Tim Down

Table 3
Zubair Patel 67 - 45 Dave Ryan
Anthony Endsor 0 - 54 Conrad Teixeira
Zubair Patel 55 - 0 Anthony Endsor
Dave Ryan 41 - 46 Conrad Teixeira
Dave Ryan 57 - 37 Anthony Endsor
Conrad Teixeira 41 - 64 Zubair Patel

Table 4
Gevin Chapwell 65 - 28 James Wilson
Simon Fenton 0 - 56 Jacob Coventry-Peters
Gevin Chapwell 57 - 16 Simon Fenton
James Wilson 56 - 49 Jacob Coventry-Peters
James Wilson 50 - 10 Simon Fenton
Jacob Coventry-Peters 36 - 52 Gevin Chapwell

Table 5
Mark Murray 59 - 61 Bradley Horrocks
Sara Lawson 36 - 68 Luke Johnson-Davies
Mark Murray 58 - 12 Sara Lawson
Bradley Horrocks 49 - 54 Luke Johnson-Davies
Bradley Horrocks 59 - 38 Sara Lawson
Luke Johnson-Davies 58 - 68 Mark Murray

Table 6
Matthew Tassier 62 - 59 Jonathan Wynn
Paul Talmey 60 - 57 Mike Brown
Matthew Tassier 45 - 28 Paul Talmey
Jonathan Wynn 66 - 49 Mike Brown
Jonathan Wynn 69 - 32 Paul Talmey
Mike Brown 54 - 59 Matthew Tassier

Table 7
Graeme Cole 68 - 39 Jessica Pratesi
Adam Curran 60 - 41 Jill Thwaites
Graeme Cole 57 - 36 Adam Curran
Jessica Pratesi 57 - 40 Jill Thwaites
Jessica Pratesi 55 - 33 Adam Curran
Jill Thwaites 29 - 53 Graeme Cole

Table 8
Matty Artell 68 - 50 Chris Marshall
Lynne Cumberland 39 - 64 Iain Sime
Matty Artell 53 - 21 Lynne Cumberland
Chris Marshall 49 - 41 Iain Sime
Chris Marshall 52 - 41 Lynne Cumberland
Iain Sime 38 - 61 Matty Artell

Table 9
Eddy Byrne 63 - 42 Sandie Simonis
Sarah Bladon 56 - 50 Steve Anderson
Eddy Byrne 60 - 13 Sarah Bladon
Sandie Simonis 56 - 41 Steve Anderson
Sandie Simonis 52 - 62 Sarah Bladon
Steve Anderson 57 - 68 Eddy Byrne

Table 10
Rob Foster 62 - 50 Andy Platt
Sam Prouse 66 - 49 David Hilton
Rob Foster 62 - 47 Sam Prouse
Andy Platt 62 - 48 David Hilton
Andy Platt 43 - 53 Sam Prouse
David Hilton 42 - 58 Rob Foster

Table 11
Callum Todd 70 - 52 James Robinson
Mauro Pratesi 48 - 43 Philippa MacFarlane
Callum Todd 69 - 17 Mauro Pratesi
James Robinson 58 - 29 Philippa MacFarlane
James Robinson 69 - 29 Mauro Pratesi
Philippa MacFarlane 31 - 67 Callum Todd

Table 12
Stephen Read 70 - 60 Jamie McNeill
Suzy Turner 47 - 70 Chris Hawkins
Stephen Read 50 - 51 Suzy Turner
Jamie McNeill 62 - 39 Chris Hawkins
Jamie McNeill 49 - 36 Suzy Turner
Chris Hawkins 37 - 64 Stephen Read

Round 2
Eddy Byrne 59 - 95 Callum Todd
Jen Steadman 84 - 57 Zubair Patel
Matty Artell 42 - 92 Rob Foster
Tim Down 71 - 41 Graeme Cole
Matthew Tassier 62 - 30 Gevin Chapwell
Jonathan Wynn 84 - 76 Mark Murray
Luke Johnson-Davies 74 - 74 Stephen Read
Jonathan De Souza 54 - 75 James Robinson
Bradley Horrocks 73 - 65 Jamie McNeill
Sam Prouse 42 - 62 Tracey Mills
Chris Marshall 41 - 64 Jessica Pratesi
Conrad Teixeira 66 - 41 James Wilson
Sarah Bladon 29 - 67 Andy Platt
Chris Hawkins 67 - 47 Sandie Simonis
Iain Sime 15 - 60 Dave Ryan
Jacob Coventry-Peters 29 - 49 Suzy Turner
Adam Curran 47 - 30 Amar Chotai
Mauro Pratesi 26 - 60 Paul Talmey
Adam Barton 12 - 76 Mike Brown
David Hilton 19 - 49 Steve Anderson
Ashwin Abinashi 42 - 44 Jill Thwaites
Philippa MacFarlane 41 - 44 Lynne Cumberland
Adam Thwaites 27 - 36 Sara Lawson
Anthony Endsor 62 - 17 Simon Fenton

Round 3
Rob Foster 50 - 55 Callum Todd
Tim Down 69 - 52 Jen Steadman
James Robinson 52 - 63 Matthew Tassier
Eddy Byrne 60 - 63 Jonathan Wynn
Zubair Patel 42 - 63 Bradley Horrocks
Tracey Mills 46 - 32 Matty Artell
Graeme Cole 58 - 45 Conrad Teixeira
Jessica Pratesi 57 - 36 Gevin Chapwell
Stephen Read 46 - 47 Mark Murray
Luke Johnson-Davies 53 - 70 Jamie McNeill
Jonathan De Souza 34 - 39 Andy Platt
Chris Hawkins 53 - 35 Sam Prouse
Dave Ryan 59 - 41 Chris Marshall
Suzy Turner 47 - 55 Paul Talmey
James Wilson 39 - 50 Adam Curran
Mike Brown 40 - 30 Sarah Bladon
Sandie Simonis 44 - 60 Jacob Coventry-Peters
Steve Anderson 41 - 47 Amar Chotai
Jill Thwaites 35 - 39 Iain Sime
Lynne Cumberland 37 - 23 Sara Lawson
Anthony Endsor 59 - 39 Mauro Pratesi
David Hilton 54 - 13 Adam Barton
Philippa MacFarlane 26 - 47 Ashwin Abinashi
Simon Fenton 15 - 46 Adam Thwaites

Round 4
Callum Todd 69 - 43 Tim Down
Jen Steadman 70 - 60 Matthew Tassier
Rob Foster 40 - 57 Jonathan Wynn
Bradley Horrocks 67 - 34 Graeme Cole
Jessica Pratesi 60 - 32 Tracey Mills
Mark Murray 76 - 65 Eddy Byrne
Jamie McNeill 33 - 82 James Robinson
Chris Hawkins 33 - 71 Zubair Patel
Andy Platt 47 - 35 Dave Ryan
Conrad Teixeira 41 - 61 Matty Artell
Paul Talmey 27 - 62 Gevin Chapwell
Adam Curran 24 - 66 Luke Johnson-Davies
Mike Brown 70 - 64 Stephen Read
Sam Prouse 40 - 32 Jonathan De Souza
Suzy Turner 62 - 47 Chris Marshall
Amar Chotai 21 - 33 Jacob Coventry-Peters
Iain Sime 54 - 30 James Wilson
Lynne Cumberland 24 - 56 Sarah Bladon
Sandie Simonis 57 - 45 Anthony Endsor
Steve Anderson 54 - 24 Jill Thwaites
Ashwin Abinashi 50 - 37 David Hilton
Mauro Pratesi 29 - 37 Adam Thwaites
Sara Lawson 47 - 26 Adam Barton
Simon Fenton 6 - 54 Philippa MacFarlane

Round 5
Callum Todd 61 - 59 Jonathan Wynn
Jen Steadman 68 - 58 Bradley Horrocks
Matthew Tassier 40 - 47 Tim Down
James Robinson 39 - 51 Jessica Pratesi
Mark Murray 44 - 67 Rob Foster
Zubair Patel 52 - 44 Matty Artell
Graeme Cole 67 - 46 Andy Platt
Gevin Chapwell 46 - 49 Tracey Mills
Luke Johnson-Davies 53 - 44 Eddy Byrne
Jamie McNeill 64 - 41 Mike Brown
Dave Ryan 41 - 50 Chris Hawkins
Suzy Turner 44 - 55 Conrad Teixeira
Jacob Coventry-Peters 44 - 41 Sam Prouse
Paul Talmey 38 - 51 Iain Sime
Sarah Bladon 50 - 35 Adam Curran
Stephen Read 46 - 52 Sandie Simonis
Jonathan De Souza 67 - 34 Steve Anderson
Ashwin Abinashi 38 - 49 James Wilson
Adam Thwaites 27 - 66 Chris Marshall
Amar Chotai 40 - 30 Lynne Cumberland
Sara Lawson 35 - 63 Anthony Endsor
Philippa MacFarlane 35 - 44 David Hilton
Jill Thwaites 43 - 49 Mauro Pratesi
Adam Barton 41 - 30 Simon Fenton

Round 6
Callum Todd 76 - 72 Jen Steadman
Jessica Pratesi 31 - 50 Tim Down
Jonathan Wynn 56 - 42 Bradley Horrocks
Rob Foster 79 - 35 Zubair Patel
Matthew Tassier 53 - 31 Graeme Cole
Tracey Mills 35 - 52 Luke Johnson-Davies
Mark Murray 47 - 64 James Robinson
Matty Artell 33 - 69 Jamie McNeill
Andy Platt 40 - 54 Chris Hawkins
Conrad Teixeira 67 - 19 Gevin Chapwell
Jacob Coventry-Peters 41 - 37 Iain Sime
Sarah Bladon 45 - 47 Jonathan De Souza
Mike Brown 43 - 73 Eddy Byrne
Chris Marshall 38 - 34 Sandie Simonis
Dave Ryan 49 - 25 Suzy Turner
Adam Curran 58 - 34 Sam Prouse
James Wilson 40 - 47 Paul Talmey
Anthony Endsor 52 - 27 Amar Chotai
Steve Anderson 39 - 47 Stephen Read
Mauro Pratesi 22 - 46 Ashwin Abinashi
Sara Lawson 32 - 22 David Hilton
Lynne Cumberland 46 - 28 Adam Thwaites
Adam Barton 22 - 29 Philippa MacFarlane
Jill Thwaites 52 - 21 Simon Fenton

Final

Tim Down 54 - 60 Callum Todd
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