Special event for former contestants?

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Tom
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Special event for former contestants?

Post by Tom » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:14 pm

Hi everyone,

How would people feel about the possibility of ever having an event of having as many former players as possible (plus any honorary guests) to meet formally as a celebration of the show? (Maybe for something like 2022 if and when the show reaches 40 years for example)

Having organised many events such as a Countdown reunion for players around my time, plus things like group holidays and various reunions, I thought I would put the idea out there.

This isn’t a serious idea yet as such, more to see what the reaction would be. If something like this was to happen, off the cuff I was thinking getting a venue booked, getting some catering on and maybe getting having a few speeches too.

Location would be open to suggestion, but off the cuff I would have in mind Manchester or Leeds as front runners.

Happy to listen to any suggestions and take any questions. Obviously the above would cost money and if people had in mind they would want to spend on any event regardless, feel free to say.

Over to you...
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Re: Special event for former contestants?

Post by Owen Carroll » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:57 pm

You mean like the 30th birthday championship? And if you're the second tallest then who's the tallest? Are you tom Chafer cook?

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Re: Special event for former contestants?

Post by Elliott Mellor » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:16 pm

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:57 pm
And if you're the second tallest then who's the tallest?
Richard Osman is. It's a little known fact that Richard Osman was on countdown and made the final, losing narrowly to a guy called Harry Peters. However this was never broadcast due to some controversy sadly.

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Re: Special event for former contestants?

Post by Owen Carroll » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:23 pm

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:16 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:57 pm
And if you're the second tallest then who's the tallest?
Richard Osman is. It's a little known fact that Richard Osman was on countdown and made the final, losing narrowly to a guy called Harry Peters. However this was never broadcast due to some controversy sadly.
The guy on pointless?

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Re: Special event for former contestants?

Post by Elliott Mellor » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:38 pm

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:23 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:16 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:57 pm
And if you're the second tallest then who's the tallest?
Richard Osman is. It's a little known fact that Richard Osman was on countdown and made the final, losing narrowly to a guy called Harry Peters. However this was never broadcast due to some controversy sadly.
The guy on pointless?
Yes

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Re: Special event for former contestants?

Post by Tom » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:50 pm

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:57 pm
You mean like the 30th birthday championship? And if you're the second tallest then who's the tallest? Are you tom Chafer cook?
Hi Owen,

Yes the idea would probably be like a milestone type event except no games. I’m not Tom Chafer-Cook I’m Tom Hargreaves; appeared in the 30th, did okay!

An off the cuff idea would be to get as many former players as possible and do something like have an evening event where you rent a room out and provide things like catering, a DJ and have some speeches.

A few people I am still in dialogue with have said it sounds like a good idea. Obviously very early days at present and only an idea. Just seeing what kind of feedback there is.
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Re: Special event for former contestants?

Post by Owen Carroll » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:02 pm

Tom wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:50 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:57 pm
You mean like the 30th birthday championship? And if you're the second tallest then who's the tallest? Are you tom Chafer cook?
Hi Owen,

Yes the idea would probably be like a milestone type event except no games. I’m not Tom Chafer-Cook I’m Tom Hargreaves; appeared in the 30th, did okay!

An off the cuff idea would be to get as many former players as possible and do something like have an evening event where you rent a room out and provide things like catering, a DJ and have some speeches.

A few people I am still in dialogue with have said it sounds like a good idea. Obviously very early days at present and only an idea. Just seeing what kind of feedback there is.
Oh well I'm into it. Obviously so far I can't be on it cause so far I've only applied to be on the show but it does sound like a good idea. And I'm a big fan if you tom. But unfortunately I haven't seen any of your episodes. Could you please send me a link to some?

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Re: Special event for former contestants?

Post by Owen Carroll » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:09 pm

Tom can I just say you were in a way inspiration for me to go onto the show.

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