CO-MSO 25th August 2019

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CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Post by Tony Atkins » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:03 pm

Like 2017 and 2018, there will be a Countdown event at the 2019 Mind Sports Olympiad.
For details of all events at MSO see https://msoworld.com/events-woo-ev-products/
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 25th August 2019 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 (£13 for under-18s) - book at https://msoworld.com/product/countdown/
A 10% early bird discount will be applied to all entries prior to 30th June 2019.
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Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:47 pm

Can we have a list of who is going from this forum.
I may go if I have a chance 😃
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Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:13 pm

Tony Atkins wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:03 pm
This is a modern Jewish Community Centre - please note food and knives etc may not be brought on site.
The same as in 2017 and 2018 then. I have, however, heard rumours that from 2022 the centre will be old enough not to be considered modern any more, meaning that food and knives etc. may be brought on site. Just need to wait it out I suppose.

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Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:46 pm

what are the vegan options

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Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Post by Ashton Hancock » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:24 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:46 pm
what are the vegan options
Are you vegan
I am hosting a Co-Event on 31st August if you are free please come down to “The Centre” in Rotherham.My best friend is Dinos Sfyris who will be my co-host for this event

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Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:45 pm

Why does no-one bother with punctuation

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Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Post by Marc Meakin » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:08 am

Don't forget the free Mindsports T shirt
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Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Post by Ronan M Higginson » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:04 am

High chance I will probably attend :) . But I would like to see a list of who is going first before hand.

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Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Post by James Robinson » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:53 pm

I would love to attend, but the lack of trains has killed it for me, so will have to miss, unfortunately... :( :(
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Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Post by Ronan M Higginson » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:59 am

James Robinson wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:53 pm
I would love to attend, but the lack of trains has killed it for me, so will have to miss, unfortunately... :( :(
That is a shame, but understood.

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Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:56 pm

James Robinson wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:53 pm
I would love to attend, but the lack of trains has killed it for me, so will have to miss, unfortunately... :( :(
Doesn't the north send trains to London any more?

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Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Post by James Robinson » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:47 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:56 pm
James Robinson wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:53 pm
I would love to attend, but the lack of trains has killed it for me, so will have to miss, unfortunately... :( :(
Doesn't the north send trains to London any more?
Yeah, but King’s Cross is completely shut over the Bank Holiday weekend, so have no decent transportation access...🙄🙄🙄
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Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Post by Jonathan Wynn » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:38 am

Hi I'll be going to this. I spoke to Jonathan De Souza and he's going to0. T-Cap and Robbo can't make it, not sure about Ann of those who have been before that I know of.

Interestingly I spoke to quite a few people at MK who weren't aware of this event as they don't use the forum. Possibly worth a ticket on apterous?

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Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:56 am

Jonathan Wynn wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:38 am
Hi I'll be going to this. I spoke to Jonathan De Souza and he's going to0. T-Cap and Robbo can't make it, not sure about Ann of those who have been before that I know of.

Interestingly I spoke to quite a few people at MK who weren't aware of this event as they don't use the forum. Possibly worth a ticket on apterous?
And maybe a Facebook event thing as well. Having said that, would you want someone who doesn't use this forum at one of your events? The world outside this forum is full of weirdos - people who bring drinks and forks to events without checking first.

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Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Post by Ronan M Higginson » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:17 am

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:56 am
Jonathan Wynn wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:38 am
Hi I'll be going to this. I spoke to Jonathan De Souza and he's going to0. T-Cap and Robbo can't make it, not sure about Ann of those who have been before that I know of.

Interestingly I spoke to quite a few people at MK who weren't aware of this event as they don't use the forum. Possibly worth a ticket on apterous?
And maybe a Facebook event thing as well. Having said that, would you want someone who doesn't use this forum at one of your events? The world outside this forum is full of weirdos - people who bring drinks and forks to events without checking first.
Are you coming?

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Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:24 am

Ronan M Higginson wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:17 am
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:56 am
Jonathan Wynn wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:38 am
Hi I'll be going to this. I spoke to Jonathan De Souza and he's going to0. T-Cap and Robbo can't make it, not sure about Ann of those who have been before that I know of.

Interestingly I spoke to quite a few people at MK who weren't aware of this event as they don't use the forum. Possibly worth a ticket on apterous?
And maybe a Facebook event thing as well. Having said that, would you want someone who doesn't use this forum at one of your events? The world outside this forum is full of weirdos - people who bring drinks and forks to events without checking first.
Are you coming?
Unfortunately I can't make it - a disagreement about cutlery or something.

(But no, I'm not.)

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Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Post by Tony Atkins » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:14 pm

Congrats to young Ronan Higginson for winning his first Co event and taking the Gold medal!
He beat Jonathan De Souza in the final 107-103 after spotting the crucial connundrum from ABUTDOVER.
The bronze medal went to Jonathan Wynn who beat Martin Thomas in the play-off 103-66.
Recaps and full results will be provided in the next couple of weeks. 10 players took part.
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Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:17 pm

Tony Atkins wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:14 pm
Congrats to young Ronan Higginson for winning his first Co event and taking the Gold medal!
He beat Jonathan De Souza in the final 107-103 after spotting the crucial connundrum from ABUTDOVER.
The bronze medal went to Jonathan Wynn who beat Martin Thomas in the play-off 103-66.
Recaps and full results will be provided in the next couple of weeks. 10 players took part.
Interestingly, the player in 10th place was awarded the wooden spoon but was then immediately thrown out of the building.

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Re: CO-MSO 25th August 2019

Post by Tony Atkins » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:33 am

The points table for the five heats is at http://www.kisekigo.com/cd/mso19.pdf
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