SIGN-UPS SUSPENDED: Countdown in Edinburgh (CoEdi5) - Saturday 27th June 2020

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SIGN-UPS SUSPENDED: Countdown in Edinburgh (CoEdi5) - Saturday 27th June 2020

Post by Callum Todd » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:26 pm

Please note that due to uncertainty around public gatherings caused by the current Co-vid19 pandemic, sign-ups are currently suspended for this event until I can be certain it will be able to go ahead.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. In the meantime, please stay safe and be responsible.

Co:Edi is back! After its successful revival last year by Innis Carson and Zarte Siempre, who have now moved their February
event to Manchester, stewardship of the Scottish capital event has been handed over to former Co:Leeds host Callum Todd for 2020, proving that English colonialism is not yet dead.

Date: Saturday 27th June 2020
Venue: The New Melville Bridge Club, 1 Pinkhill (just off Corstorphine Road), Edinburgh, EH12 7BA
Admission: £12, payable via Paypal here
Start time: Doors open at 10am for an 11am start
Finish time: 6pm
Hosted by: Callum Todd
Games to be played: At least six (but hopefully eight), plus Grand Final
Wheelchair accessible?: Yes

The venue shall be the same as last year: the impressive New Melville Bridge Club, located just off Corstorphine Road, a good distance from both central Edinburgh and the airport. We give our thanks to Iain Sime for recommending the venue.

Games will be played in the style developed many years ago by the Edinburgh Countdown Club, traditionally known as 'Edinburgh-style', with players being drawn onto tables of three and playing a round-robin of 9 Rounder matches. Hence each player shall play two games per round. Usually events manage three rounds of play, but last year’s Edinburgh saw four! No promises can be made, but Callum hopes to repeat Innis and Zarte’s feat from 2019, so expect to play up to eight heat games.

There is a small bar within the club that should be serving hot drinks and light refreshments throughout the day.

If you want to take part in Co:Edi5, just send the £12 entry fee to Callum via PayPal here.

If you have any questions, just post them below, or send an e-mail to

We’ll see you in Edinburgh!

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