COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

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COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Ben Wilson » Sat May 26, 2018 8:33 pm

This has to be the earliest I've ever posted a COLIN thread but I felt the need to confirm the dates if nothing else.

So, here we go:

Dates: 19-20 January 2019
Venue (Saturday): The Ark, Moor Lane, North Hykeham
Itinerary (Saturday): Doors open at 10am, round 1 draw is done at 11:30am, round 1 starts at 11:50am, all done and off to the pub by 6pm
Pub (Saturday and Sunday): The Fox and Hounds, in all likelihood
Shane (Saturday): Probably not, sadly. :(
Venue (Sunday): The Memorial Hall, Newark Road, North Hykeham
Itinerary (Sunday): Round 1 draw done at 11am, games start shortly afterward, everyoneEspecially Jen shows up shortly after that, all done by 2:30pm.
Entry fee: £12 for the Saturday, £8 for the Sunday, or £16 for both days
How to pay: By Paypal to hulla.mahulla@btopenworld.com or by cheque to my home address (available upon request)
Prizes: As tacky as ever
Free stuff: As crappy as ever
Lee's crossword: As impenetrable as ever
Format: The same as ever, 3 rounds of Edinburgh-style play followed by a final on the Saturday, 2 rounds and a final on the Sunday.
Winner: Probably Jack again
Pretty much everything else: As you were for the last few years.

I should do more co-event announcements in bullet point format.

Confirmed entrants (as of 14/01/2019):

COLIN XV (47)

Jennifer Steadman
Dylan Taylor
Graeme Cole
Tim Down
Jack Worsley
Zarte Siempre
Cathy Summerside
Thomas Cappleman
George Armstrong
Bradley Horrocks
Sara Lawson
James Robinson
Jeff Clayton
Matt Hamer
Lauren Hamer
Jim Bentley
Paul Worsley
Callum Todd
Adam Dexter
Ashwin Abinashi
Eddy Byrne
Stewart Gordon
Richard Priest
Dan McColm
Gevin Chapwell
Chris Marshall
Hazel Drury
Mike Springett
Dinos Sfyris
Simpatico Jones
Mark Mills
Tracey Mills
Jonathan De Souza
Mark Tournoff
Mike Brown
Matt Morrison
Heather Badcock
James Laverty
Jon O'Neill
Zubair Patel
Jonathan Wynn
Rob Foster
Dave Ryan
Suzy Turner
Anthony Endsor
Callum Pickering
Fred Whibley

The Hangover (31)

Jennifer Steadman
Dylan Taylor
Graeme Cole
Tim Down
Jack Worsley
Zarte Siempre
Thomas Cappleman
George Armstrong
Bradley Horrocks
Sara Lawson
Jeff Clayton
Matt Hamer
Lauren Hamer
Paul Worsley
Callum Todd
Adam Dexter
Eddy Byrne
Stewart Gordon
Richard Priest
Dan McColm
Gevin Chapwell
Hazel Drury
Mike Springett
Simpatico Jones
Mark Mills
Tracey Mills
James Laverty
Jonathan Wynn
Dave Ryan
Suzy Turner
Fred Whibley

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by DJ Marky Mark » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:00 pm

We in Canwick on the hill premier inn and £128 all in for me and Tracey which includes a full buffet breakfast...
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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:20 pm

£76 on the Travelodge (just marking it now as obviously Ben's link is dynamic and will show current prices)

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:21 pm

DJ Marky Mark wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:00 pm
We in Canwick on the hill premier inn and £128 all in for me and Tracey which includes a full buffet breakfast...
Extraordinary.

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Ben Wilson » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:58 am

Hangover venue has been confirmed and is (surprise surprise) the Memorial Hall again. I had discovered a venue that was about a three minute walk* from my house but they don't do room bookings, despite the fact that they have in the past. Oh well. Prices will be announced once I work out costs which will be by MK at the very latest.

*I once Googled the driving time and it was something silly like 39 seconds.

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Ben Wilson » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:48 am

The formal announcement of COLIN has been delayed as there is no a doubt over whether we can have the Ark on the weekend in question. But fear not! I'm already looking at potential other venues. :-)

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:31 am

Apropos of not much, has Colin ever been held in Lincoln rather than Hykeham?

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Ben Wilson » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:35 am

Matt Morrison wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:31 am
Apropos of not much, has Colin ever been held in Lincoln rather than Hykeham?
The first two were, which is IMHO enough to establish COLIN as a legacy name.

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Ben Wilson » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:15 pm

...And we're live. :) The Ark has been confirmed for the Saturday and I've got my costings all worked out so get your cash to me asap to guarantee a place at what will undoubtedly be the most first co-event of 2019!

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Zarte Siempre » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:27 pm

Pleased to hear this!

And also bumping it because Gevin knocked the thread down by wittering about jogging.
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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:52 am

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:27 pm
Pleased to hear this!

And also bumping it because Gevin knocked the thread down by wittering about jogging.
But it's in the stickied announcements section at the top!

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Zarte Siempre » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:57 am

No-one pays attention to the stickies, it's all about the most recent posting.
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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:56 am

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:57 am
No-one pays attention to the stickies, it's all about the most recent posting.
Which bit are you looking at though? In the events section it's not even listed at all other than in the announcements bit. Whereas if you go to active topics it had been knocked down by hundreds of threads, not just the jogging!

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Zarte Siempre » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:03 am

The front page. I come on and check the most recent things. Very rare I go digging in the subsections. This is the age of quick browsing.
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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Cathy Summerside » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:29 pm

Count me in for the Saturday event. Anyway, who says Hykeham isn't Lincoln? It's close enough. And Cohyk, albeit a lovely name, isn't quite as catchy as Colin. Will pay by PayPal later. Got to get practising, So far behind on watching the programmes that I'm only up to the episode where Bob Lunt went out.

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Ben Wilson » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:00 pm

Travelodge prices are still £76. The price for COLIN is also still £16 for both nights, which includes a freebie whether you like it or not in the shape of this year's puzzle magazine. If you're interested in contributing a puzzle to the magazine, let me know and space will be saved for it.

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Thomas Carey » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:39 pm

any of you lovely experienced brave travelodge warriors able to get discount codes or something? i know there's the big one on right now but it only goes up to december so who fucking cares amirite,,,,, yeah anyway is there gonna be summat like that coming up in the near future for january? i'm ready to pounce. i'm ready to fukcing leap on this ,-- thank you kindly everybody xx77]

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Ben Wilson » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:56 pm

Travelodge is now up to £81 for the two nights. Will be premiering the 'not a mug or a calendar this year' prize in short order. Entries now at 16/14 for Saturday and Sunday, last year they were 17/16 by December the 9th so now would be a good time to make me actually feel positive about the event. And obviously I'll also be taking entry fees at Birmingham. :)

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:54 am

Travelodge Black Friday code 25OFF will give you Travelodge for £60.75

Exclusive 15% cashback on Quidco takes it down to £51.64 (not sure how long this rate is on as it's extraordinarily high)
Use the £2.50 today-only Quidco offer for £49.14

That's pretty fucking good.

If you're not a Quidco member, feel free to use my referral code so we both get £5 each: https://www.quidco.com/raf/3682766/

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by JimBentley » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:00 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:54 am
Travelodge Black Friday code 25OFF will give you Travelodge for £60.75

Exclusive 15% cashback on Quidco takes it down to £51.64 (not sure how long this rate is on as it's extraordinarily high)
Use the £2.50 today-only Quidco offer for £49.14

That's pretty fucking good.

If you're not a Quidco member, feel free to use my referral code so we both get £5 each: https://www.quidco.com/raf/3682766/
This is the best price I've seen for a while (but I only check occasionally, might have missed some). Just over £30 a night is pretty good (not as good as the £12 a night from 2011 but not bad). Yeah, think I might do this.

As for Quidco, I'm always wary of businesses like that. You don't get something for nothing, after all, it's always taken from somebody else's income. It's why I don't use things like Just Eat since the guy in the kebab shop told me how that whole thing works. They pretty much have to sign up to it because so many people use it now, but it takes a massive chunk of their profits. I'd sooner just go direct. Maybe Quidco doesn't work that way and my concern is misplaced. Convince me otherwise!

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:51 pm

The only effort I am willing to go to to convince you otherwise would be to show you the amount of money I've earned, and I feel like that is just playing into your hands.

I guess we're not talking about corner kebab shops here, we're talking about big companies willing to put aside a couple of percentage points in order to win business from the competition. I'm more than fine with that.

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Jennifer Steadman » Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:54 pm

One month to go ✨
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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Richard Priest » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:21 pm

If anyone needs a lift and can get to Stoke train station on Sat morning I can meet you there, or pick you up somewhere between Stoke and Lincoln. Subject to being 16 or over :)

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Ben Wilson » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:03 pm

30 now for the main event and 24 for the hangover! Just 16 days to go- plenty of spaces left...

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Ben Wilson » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:22 pm

Ben Wilson wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:03 pm
30 now for the main event and 24 for the hangover! Just 16 days to go- plenty of spaces left...
...And a drop-out reminds me why I don't usually make 'milestone number of entrants' posts like this. :(

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Ben Wilson » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:41 pm

8 entries in the last 2 days bring us up to 37 overall! :-D

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:18 pm

Not financially viable for me this year I’m afraid.
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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by DJ Marky Mark » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:45 pm

Ben Wilson wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:41 pm
8 entries in the last 2 days bring us up to 37 overall! :-D
It always happens after the Millsies sign up :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by James Laverty » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:10 pm

Have two spare beds for Travelodge if anyone wants them. £37 for both nights, message me if interested
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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Ben Wilson » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:12 pm

Time for the usual outrage that are the provisional seedings. :-) I've used the same 'algorithm' to determine seedings as I did last year, hence why it looks like there may be a few anomalies in there. But it all makes sense, honest.

1 Jack Worsley
2 Dylan Taylor
3 Thomas Cappleman
4 Dan McColm
5 Matt Hamer
6 Simpatico Jones
7 Jon O'Neill
8 Zarte Siempre
9 Callum Todd
10 Jennifer Steadman
11 James Robinson
12 Rob Foster
13 Jonathan Wynn
14 Graeme Cole
15 Eddy Byrne
16 Bradley Horrocks
17 Jeff Clayton
18 Dinos Sfyris
19 Mark Tournoff
20 Cathy Summerside
21 George Armstrong
22 Sara Lawson
23 Ashwin Abinashi
24 Hazel Drury
25 Jonathan De Souza
26 Dave Ryan
27 Suzy Turner
28 Paul Worsley
29 Richard Priest
30 Tracey Mills
31 Mike Brown
32 Lauren Hamer
33 Zubair Patel
34 Tim Down
35 Matt Morrison
36 Chris Marshall
37 Stewart Gordon
38 Heather Badcock
39 Gevin Chapwell
40 James Laverty
41 Adam Dexter
42 Jim Bentley
43 Mike Springett
44 Mark Mills

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:41 pm

Mike Springett beat me to it in the Facebook discussion, but obviously there will be a parkrun happening as well on this weekend.

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Tim Down » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:14 am

Ben Wilson wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:12 pm
Time for the usual outrage that are the provisional seedings. :-) I've used the same 'algorithm' to determine seedings as I did last year, hence why it looks like there may be a few anomalies in there. But it all makes sense, honest.

1 Jack Worsley
[snip]
28 Tim Down
[snip]
38 Mark Mills
No outrage - it's your event and you can do what you like - but at least *some* indication of how to avoid being in pot 3 next year would be nice.

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Bradley Horrocks » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:56 am

Assuming sign-ups stayed at 38 and Prune was #39, we could have a death group consisting of Jack Worsley, Hazel Drury and Tim Down. Many other deathlike combinations available.
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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:23 am

Tim Down wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:14 am
Ben Wilson wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:12 pm
Time for the usual outrage that are the provisional seedings. :-) I've used the same 'algorithm' to determine seedings as I did last year, hence why it looks like there may be a few anomalies in there. But it all makes sense, honest.

1 Jack Worsley
[snip]
28 Tim Down
[snip]
38 Mark Mills
No outrage - it's your event and you can do what you like - but at least *some* indication of how to avoid being in pot 3 next year would be nice.
Do the Lincoln parkrun this time. It worked for - oh no it didn't.

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Ben Wilson » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:50 am

Seedings are based on averages of finishing positions from the previous 5 events (which all had more or less the same number of participants). Slightly worse news is that most prospective unconfirmed sign-ups are likely to slot in in the top 12.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:34 am

Ben Wilson wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:50 am
Seedings are based on averages of finishing positions from the previous 5 events (which all had more or less the same number of participants). Slightly worse news is that most prospective unconfirmed sign-ups are likely to slot in in the top 12.
And you put new players in the middle don't you?

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Post by Ben Wilson » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:51 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:34 am
Ben Wilson wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:50 am
Seedings are based on averages of finishing positions from the previous 5 events (which all had more or less the same number of participants). Slightly worse news is that most prospective unconfirmed sign-ups are likely to slot in in the top 12.
And you put new players in the middle don't you?
Yep. Mark T was placed at the head of that bunch as he'd attended COLIN events prior and always finished in the top half.

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Post by Tim Down » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:19 pm

Ben Wilson wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:50 am
Seedings are based on averages of finishing positions from the previous 5 events (which all had more or less the same number of participants). Slightly worse news is that most prospective unconfirmed sign-ups are likely to slot in in the top 12.
Great, thanks. As I suspected, what I need to do boils down to "do better at COLIN", although that becomes slightly harder when starting in pot 3, making low seeding self-perpetuating.

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Ben Wilson » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:50 pm

Tim Down wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:19 pm
Ben Wilson wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:50 am
Seedings are based on averages of finishing positions from the previous 5 events (which all had more or less the same number of participants). Slightly worse news is that most prospective unconfirmed sign-ups are likely to slot in in the top 12.
Great, thanks. As I suspected, what I need to do boils down to "do better at COLIN", although that becomes slightly harder when starting in pot 3, making low seeding self-perpetuating.
It's all down to the luck of the draw, and last year you definitely didn't seem to have any, drawing Jen in round 2 and Giles in round 3.

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:27 pm

Ben Wilson wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:51 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:34 am
Ben Wilson wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:50 am
Seedings are based on averages of finishing positions from the previous 5 events (which all had more or less the same number of participants). Slightly worse news is that most prospective unconfirmed sign-ups are likely to slot in in the top 12.
And you put new players in the middle don't you?
Yep. Mark T was placed at the head of that bunch as he'd attended COLIN events prior and always finished in the top half.
I do think it's slightly crazy to put new players in the middle by the way, but I suppose it all adds to the fun!

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by James Laverty » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:18 pm

What's the situation with game sets this year? Can bring mine if needed
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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by James Robinson » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:46 pm

James Laverty wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:18 pm
What's the situation with game sets this year? Can bring mine if needed
And the even bigger question...., is the dartboard at the Fox & Hounds still the evil Lincoln style one :!: :!: :?: :?:
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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Graeme Cole » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:27 am

James Robinson wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:46 pm
James Laverty wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:18 pm
What's the situation with game sets this year? Can bring mine if needed
And the even bigger question...., is the dartboard at the Fox & Hounds still the evil Lincoln style one :!: :!: :?: :?:
Yes, personally I prefer the Bristol style dartboard.

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Ben Wilson » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:40 am

Graeme Cole wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:27 am
James Robinson wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:46 pm
James Laverty wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:18 pm
What's the situation with game sets this year? Can bring mine if needed
And the even bigger question...., is the dartboard at the Fox & Hounds still the evil Lincoln style one :!: :!: :?: :?:
Yes, personally I prefer the Bristol style dartboard.
Charlie, please fix likes.

I've been buying game sets over the summer so have about 15 to hand. This should be enough but I wouldn't say no if someone wants to bring theirs along just in case. As always, apterous will be the word authority, and if you could also use apterous to verify max games on the day I'd be grateful.

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:59 am

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:41 pm
Mike Springett beat me to it in the Facebook discussion, but obviously there will be a parkrun happening as well on this weekend.
Just like to let everyone know there will be a parkrun happening over the weekend for Colin 2020 too. And Colin 2022.

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Thomas Cappleman » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:05 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:59 am
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:41 pm
Mike Springett beat me to it in the Facebook discussion, but obviously there will be a parkrun happening as well on this weekend.
Just like to let everyone know there will be a parkrun happening over the weekend for Colin 2020 too. And Colin 2022.
2021 however will controversially take place midweek, so no parkrun available.

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Ben Wilson » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:00 pm

Thomas Cappleman wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:05 pm
Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:59 am
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:41 pm
Mike Springett beat me to it in the Facebook discussion, but obviously there will be a parkrun happening as well on this weekend.
Just like to let everyone know there will be a parkrun happening over the weekend for Colin 2020 too. And Colin 2022.
2021 however will controversially take place midweek, so no parkrun available.
Don't tempt me.

More on the seedings: there's another very strong player whose name isn't on the list yet but who will almost certainly enter and will almost certainly end up in pot C. There's a spare COLIN XIII hangover mug for anyone who guesses who. :-)

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Matt Bayfield » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:35 pm

Ben Wilson wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:00 pm
More on the seedings: there's another very strong player whose name isn't on the list yet but who will almost certainly enter and will almost certainly end up in pot C. There's a spare COLIN XIII hangover mug for anyone who guesses who. :-)
Tom Carey.

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:59 pm

Dale Levell.

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Thomas Carey » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:19 am

Matt Bayfield wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:35 pm
Ben Wilson wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:00 pm
More on the seedings: there's another very strong player whose name isn't on the list yet but who will almost certainly enter and will almost certainly end up in pot C. There's a spare COLIN XIII hangover mug for anyone who guesses who. :-)
Tom Carey.
as if I got beaten to myself :( enjoy your mug
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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Adam Dexter » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:56 am

Is there a prize for doing well based on your seeding? I could claim to have been playing the long game if so.
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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Ben Wilson » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:10 pm

Adam Dexter wrote:
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Is there a prize for doing well based on your seeding? I could claim to have been playing the long game if so.
Yes. there will be two 'overachiever' prizes at the main event and one or two at the hangover as well. :)

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Ben Wilson » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:17 pm

Up to 45 now with the addition of COLIN I veteran Anthony Endsor! We are actually in danger of maybe needing some more sets...

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by James Laverty » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:31 pm

Ben Wilson wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Up to 45 now with the addition of COLIN I veteran Anthony Endsor! We are actually in danger of maybe needing some more sets...
But will he turn up on time?
Definitely not Jamie McNeill or Schrodinger's Cat....

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Jennifer Steadman » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:22 pm

Ben Wilson wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Up to 45 now with the addition of COLIN I veteran Anthony Endsor! We are actually in danger of maybe needing some more sets...
Judging by Anthony's sense of direction, you might want to post a set to the capital of Nebraska.
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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Graeme Cole » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:16 pm

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:22 pm
Ben Wilson wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Up to 45 now with the addition of COLIN I veteran Anthony Endsor! We are actually in danger of maybe needing some more sets...
Judging by Anthony's sense of direction, you might want to post a set to the capital of Nebraska.
:o

It happened! It finally happened! Someone found a use for knowing the US state capitals!

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:53 pm

Graeme Cole wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:16 pm
Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:22 pm
Ben Wilson wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Up to 45 now with the addition of COLIN I veteran Anthony Endsor! We are actually in danger of maybe needing some more sets...
Judging by Anthony's sense of direction, you might want to post a set to the capital of Nebraska.
:o

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I think you guys are being a bit harsh. He should make it to Hykeham station OK. But then he'll give up and go home.

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by James Laverty » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:38 pm

Just a heads up guys. Northern Trains are on strike on Saturday, so if you've booked a train between Sheffield and Lincoln for that morning, you may want to look for alternative means of travel (as far as I know East Midlands Trains, who run the only train that stops at Hykeham station itself, is unaffected).

Can someone repost this onto the facebook event page as well please, for some reason, my facebook doesn't let me post on public event pages.
Definitely not Jamie McNeill or Schrodinger's Cat....

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Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Post by George Armstrong » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:19 pm

James Laverty wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:38 pm
Just a heads up guys. Northern Trains are on strike on Saturday, so if you've booked a train between Sheffield and Lincoln for that morning, you may want to look for alternative means of travel (as far as I know East Midlands Trains, who run the only train that stops at Hykeham station itself, is unaffected).

Can someone repost this onto the facebook event page as well please, for some reason, my facebook doesn't let me post on public event pages.
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