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 (4)

Jennifer Steadman
Dylan Taylor
Graeme Cole
Tim Down

The Hangover (3)

Dylan Taylor
Graeme Cole
Tim Down

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

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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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