COLIN XVI- Countdown in Lincoln, 25-26 January 2020

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COLIN XVI- Countdown in Lincoln, 25-26 January 2020

Post by Ben Wilson » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:57 pm

COLIN is turning sixteen!

The world's oldest co-event is back yet again. Once again, we'll be in North Hykeham at the Ark on the Saturday and the Memorial Hall on the Sunday (and the Fox and Hounds at all other times) to play some Countdown and kick off the fifth season of FOCAL. As with the venues, the format is unchanged from last year (and every year since 2014, for that matter)- 3 rounds of Edinburgh-style play followed by a final on the Saturday, 2 rounds and a final on the Sunday (so unchanged in fact that that was copied and pasted from last year's announcement). The winner on the Saturday takes away the COLIN spoon for another year. Plenty of prizes will be on offer for everyone, though, with new badges ordered for Saturday that literally everyone entering has the chance of winning and a special quiz I've devised that everyone can play throughout the day. And, of course, plenty of freebies for everyone as well, including the tenth edition of the COLIN puzzle magazine and a couple of other things I'm working on. :)

The event kicks off at 11:30am on the Saturday with games starting at 11:50am, and we'll be all done by 6pm. On the Sunday, we start at 11am with the aim of being done by 2:30pm so everyone can get their trains/flights home.

The cost? £12 for the Saturday, £8 for the Sunday or £16 for both days combined. Payable by paypal to hulla.mahulla@btopenworld.com or by cheque to my home address (available upon request). And here are the links for Facebooky goodness- https://www.facebook.com/events/1307045482836337/ for the Saturday and https://www.facebook.com/events/1600107640124355/ for the Sunday. :)

Click here for the obligatory Travelodge details.

Directions from the station(s) to the venue(s):

Hykeham Station to the Ark
Hykeham Station to the Memorial Hall

See you all in January!

Confirmed entrants (as of 29/08/2019):

COLIN XVI (7)

Bradley Horrocks
Dylan Taylor
Fiona Titcombe
Tracey Mills
Mark Mills
Jack Worsley
Matt Hamer

The Hangover (7)

Bradley Horrocks
Dylan Taylor
Fiona Titcombe
Tracey Mills
Mark Mills
Jack Worsley
Matt Hamer

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Re: COLIN XVI- Countdown in Lincoln, 25-26 January 2020

Post by Ben Wilson » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:12 pm

24 hours in and we're already up to three entries including the first COLIN debutant of the event- series 80 octochamp Fiona Titcombe!

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Re: COLIN XVI- Countdown in Lincoln, 25-26 January 2020

Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:55 am

Haven't really been paying attention to the Travelodge prices, has anyone else? £52 at the moment which seems highly reasonable.

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Re: COLIN XVI- Countdown in Lincoln, 25-26 January 2020

Post by Fiona T » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:56 pm

That was for 2 nights. Wouldn't let me use my £5 off voucher with it though! :D

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