Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) 2019 - Saturday 8th June

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Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) 2019 - Saturday 8th June

Post by Mike Brown » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:50 pm

I'm pleased to finally 'officially' announce that Countdown in Cambridge is back for a second year on Saturday 8th June. Like last year and the events in King’s Lynn beforehand, this will be a Lincoln/Edinburgh-style tournament — everyone plays six 9-round games in groups of three, through three stages of competition, followed by a 15-round grand final between the top two players at the end of the day.

The event will once again take place in the fabulous auditorium of the St. Philip’s Church Centre (http://www.stphilipschurch.org.uk), postcode CB1 3AN, which is a wonderfully bright and airy space with plenty of room. It also has free wi-fi and three large TV screens which will be used to show the latest scores throughout the day.

We will have access to a kitchen — tea, coffee and soft drinks will be provided, as well as a few homemade cakes. Lunch is not provided, but there are plenty of places on Mill Road to grab something to eat, including a branch of the Co-Op and several coffee outlets.

Unfortunately, there isn’t much parking at the venue and the local streets tend to be full of residents’ cars. The Saturday parking tariff at nearby Cambridge Station has risen in the past year from a very reasonable £5 in 2018 to a rather less palatable £12.50 so it might be worth considering using one of the Park and Ride bus services or parking at Cambridge North for £3 and making the short journey by rail to the main station (£2.10 return without railcard)!

For those coming by train — very easy from London, taking around 60 minutes from King’s Cross — or parking their car at the station, the church is then a short walk away, taking around 14 minutes if you’re the little man on Google. The venue is fully accessible with the exception of the kitchen which is somewhat bijou!

Of course, another reason (if you needed one) to visit Cambridge is to do the tourist thing and go and look at all the fabulous college buildings, go punting, find the mathematical bridge and England’s answer to the Bridge of Sighs, visit the Botanical Gardens, climb the tower of the church that chimes like Big Ben (and get one of the best views of the city), spot the pub where the discovery of DNA was announced, and, well, I could go on, but if you’re interested you’ll be googling everything already, and this is about Countdown …

There isn’t anything formally planned for post-event food and drink, but the most likely post-event venue is the one used by most people last year - the popular Cambridge Blue on Gwydir Street, which does a nice line in pies and is a short walk from both the church (11 minutes) and the station (12 minutes).

The entrance fee for the day is only £10, which can be transferred to me through PayPal at mike@mjbrown.demon.co.uk. Those of you who would prefer to pay by cheque can do so — snail-mail address available on request.

The timetable for the day is likely to be:

10.30 Doors open
11.15 Welcome / Round 1 Draw announced.
11.30 Round 1
12.50 Lunch
13.50 Round 2
15.10 Break
15.25 Round 3
16.45 Break
17.05 Grand Final (15 rounds)
17.30 Prizegiving
18.00 End / down the pub!

Hope to see you there!

ENTRANTS:

1 Rachel Perkins
2 Jeff Clayton
3 Jonathan De Souza
4 Aidan Linge
5 Tom Cappleman
6 Graeme Cole
7 Ciaran McCarthy
8 Samuel Prouse
9 Stewart Gordon
10 Ben Wilson
11 Gevin Chapwell
12 Bradley Horrocks
13 Joe Harrison
14 Amar Chotai
15 Tim Hebbes
16 Rob Foster
17 Oli Garner
18 Fiona Titcombe
19 Dan Byrom

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Re: Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) 2019 - Saturday 8th June

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri May 24, 2019 7:29 pm

I've just seen that there's a new (new since last year anyway) parkrun that's much more reasonably placed than the actual "Cambridge" parkrun called Coldham's Common parkrun. Assuming I come to this (and I probably will), this is the parkrun I intend to do.

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Re: Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) 2019 - Saturday 8th June

Post by Graeme Cole » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:37 pm

I shook my laptop and this fell out.

STANDINGS

Players are ranked by wins, then points.

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                           P   W  Pts
  1 Rob Foster             6   6  373 
  2 Bradley Horrocks       6   5  359 
  3 Tom Carey              6   4  360 
  4 Tom Cappleman          6   4  345 
  5 Jonathan de Souza      6   4  315 
  6 Ben Wilson             6   4  310 
  7 Graeme Cole            6   4  303 
  7 Oli Garner             6   4  303 
  9 Jeff Clayton           6   3  331 
 10 Aidan Linge            6   3  315 
 11 Dan Byrom              6   3  313 
 12 Ciaran McCarthy        6   3  306 
 13 Joe Harrison           6   3  298 
 14 Gevin Chapwell         6   3  294 
 15 Stewart Gordon         6   2  330 
 16 Sam Prouse             6   2  286 
 17 Tim Hebbes             6   2  282 
 18 Fiona Titcombe         6   2  258 
 19 Amar Chotai            6   1  250 
 20 Rachel Perkins         6   1  122 
 21 Prunus Cantabrigius    6   0    0 

RESULTS

Round 1

Table 1
Jonathan de Souza 61 - 46 Stewart Gordon
Stewart Gordon 62 - 17 Rachel Perkins
Rachel Perkins 4 - 80 Jonathan de Souza

Table 2
Amar Chotai 55 - 71 Joe Harrison
Joe Harrison 63 - 53 Jeff Clayton
Jeff Clayton 65 - 36 Amar Chotai

Table 3
Rob Foster 74 - 30 Fiona Titcombe
Fiona Titcombe 53 - 44 Sam Prouse
Sam Prouse 16 - 64 Rob Foster

Table 4
Oli Garner 77 - 39 Graeme Cole
Graeme Cole 58 - 31 Tim Hebbes
Tim Hebbes 45 - 50 Oli Garner

Table 5
Bradley Horrocks 60 - 46 Tom Cappleman
Tom Cappleman 71 - 27 Ben Wilson
Ben Wilson 57 - 52 Bradley Horrocks

Table 6
Ciaran McCarthy 59*- 49 Gevin Chapwell
Gevin Chapwell 33 - 85 Tom Carey
Tom Carey 64 - 54 Ciaran McCarthy

Table 7
Aidan Linge 48 - 64 Dan Byrom
Dan Byrom 52 - 0 Prunus Cantabrigius
Prunus Cantabrigius 0 - 59 Aidan Linge

Round 2

Table 1
Jonathan de Souza 36 - 58 Rob Foster
Rob Foster 54 - 42 Tom Carey
Tom Carey 72 - 33 Jonathan de Souza

Table 2
Oli Garner 36 - 34 Dan Byrom
Dan Byrom 42 - 50 Joe Harrison
Joe Harrison 33 - 47 Oli Garner

Table 3
Tom Cappleman 60 - 58 Stewart Gordon
Stewart Gordon 38 - 59 Jeff Clayton
Jeff Clayton 38 - 56 Tom Cappleman

Table 4
Aidan Linge 68 - 48 Ciaran McCarthy
Ciaran McCarthy 35 - 54 Bradley Horrocks
Bradley Horrocks 65 - 43 Aidan Linge

Table 5
Ben Wilson 45 - 26 Fiona Titcombe
Fiona Titcombe 45 - 49 Graeme Cole
Graeme Cole 57 - 43 Ben Wilson

Table 6
Gevin Chapwell 45 - 62 Tim Hebbes
Tim Hebbes 69 - 27 Amar Chotai
Amar Chotai 40 - 47 Gevin Chapwell

Table 7
Rachel Perkins 44 - 0 Prunus Cantabrigius
Prunus Cantabrigius 0 - 64 Sam Prouse
Sam Prouse 61 - 16 Rachel Perkins

Round 3

Table 1
Oli Garner 43 - 48 Tom Cappleman
Tom Cappleman 64 - 73 Rob Foster
Rob Foster 60*- 50 Oli Garner

Table 2
Bradley Horrocks 71 - 43 Joe Harrison
Joe Harrison 38 - 61 Tom Carey
Tom Carey 36 - 57 Bradley Horrocks

Table 3
Aidan Linge 47 - 60 Jeff Clayton
Jeff Clayton 56 - 59 Graeme Cole
Graeme Cole 41 - 50 Aidan Linge

Table 4
Tim Hebbes 33 - 62 Dan Byrom
Dan Byrom 59 -*69 Jonathan de Souza
Jonathan de Souza 46 - 42 Tim Hebbes

Table 5
Ben Wilson 61 - 57 Stewart Gordon
Stewart Gordon 69 - 41 Sam Prouse
Sam Prouse 60 - 77 Ben Wilson

Table 6
Fiona Titcombe 64 - 20 Rachel Perkins
Rachel Perkins 21 - 57 Gevin Chapwell
Gevin Chapwell 63 - 40 Fiona Titcombe

Table 7
Amar Chotai 47 - 0 Prunus Cantabrigius
Prunus Cantabrigius 0 - 52 Ciaran McCarthy
Ciaran McCarthy 68 - 45 Amar Chotai

Final
Bradley Horrocks 68 - 98 Rob Foster

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Re: Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) 2019 - Saturday 8th June

Post by Mike Brown » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:00 pm

Thanks for posting this, Graeme. :)

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