CO-MSO 2018

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Tony Atkins
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CO-MSO 2018

Post by Tony Atkins » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:00 am

Like 2017, there will be a Countdown event at the 2018 Mind Sports Olympiad.
For details of all events at MSO see
This is held in London at the end of August and there is a slot on the second Sunday
for a Countdown event. Top three places will get the gold/silver/bronze medals
and there would be junior medals too if enough juniors play and do well enough.

5 round swiss, followed by a final and 3rd place play-off, using the Bristol System where the same letters/numbers are used across each match-up in a round. Apterous dictionary to be used. This is based on the ODO which is currently used in the show.

So confirmed for Sunday 26th August 2017 from 10:15 to 18:00 at
JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET.
This is a modern Jewish Community Centre - please note food and knives etc may not be brought on site.

Entry fee £15 - book at
CO MSO - Sunday 26th August in London

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Re: CO-MSO 2018

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:36 am

Tony Atkins wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:00 am
This is a modern Jewish Community Centre - please note food and knives etc may not be brought on site.
In that case, I think I prefer the old-fashioned ones. Also, the underlying situation has never been satisfactorily addressed.

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Re: CO-MSO 2018

Post by James Robinson » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:07 pm

After having missed this last year, I'm so glad that I've already signed up this year.

After Town beat Cardiff on the Saturday, I'll be heading down ready for the tournament. ;) :) :D 8-)
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Re: CO-MSO 2018

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:24 pm

I do believe you can play Scrabble too

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Re: CO-MSO 2018

Post by JackHurst » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:30 pm


The event page you linked to is either missing a date or has it somewhere that is not very visible ob a mobile.

I think the summary of the event could be rewritten to be more accessible to people who don't already go to co-events. Would they know what apterous dictionary or "Bristol style" mean? I feel like the same information could be conveyed without using alienating terms.

Do you know if it can be updated so that they're more likely to get more sign ups?


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