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: TBC

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

And the Travelodge prices are still decent! Click here for the details.

Confirmed entrants (as of 16/08/2018):

COLIN XV (3)

Jennifer Steadman
Dylan Taylor
Graeme Cole

The Hangover (2)

Dylan Taylor
Graeme Cole

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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...
My Name is Mark Mills and am the one who has to put up with Tracey 24/7

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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.
Possibly the first contestant to accelerate with a mic clipped...

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