CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Jon O'Neill » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:14 am

Rhys Benjamin wrote:Harrow
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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:02 pm

I need the next step up from playing an 8-year-old bro who strops out on every numbers game I beat him (e.g. Target is 951, I get 941, he gets 940) :roll:
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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Jeff Clayton » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:01 pm

There's a joke about Harrow and Chinese people........

Rhys - just sent you a message.

Rachel - also just sent you a message.

Look forward to hearing from you both.

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Lesley Hines » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:38 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:I need the next step up from playing an 8-year-old bro who strops out on every numbers game I beat him (e.g. Target is 951, I get 941, he gets 940) :roll:
Wow, and he's 8? That's pretty cool - tell him to come along, we'd love to meet him. :lol:
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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:38 pm

Lesley Hines wrote:
Rhys Benjamin wrote:I need the next step up from playing an 8-year-old bro who strops out on every numbers game I beat him (e.g. Target is 951, I get 941, he gets 940) :roll:
Wow, and he's 8? That's pretty cool - tell him to come along, we'd love to meet him. :lol:
No. He hates Countdown and I bribe him with chocolate. ;)

Edit: I think people think I'm coming. Still not a certainty. Will post when confirmed if I am coming or not.
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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Jeff Clayton » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:13 pm

Ten fine Bank of England smackeroonies entitles you to the privilege, young sir!

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:33 pm

Jeff Clayton wrote:Ten fine Bank of England smackeroonies entitles you to the privilege, young sir!
OK. My Dad's cheque is on it's way, Jeff.
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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:29 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Jeff Clayton wrote:Ten fine Bank of England smackeroonies entitles you to the privilege, young sir!
OK. My Dad's cheque is on it's way, Jeff.
My Dad has confirmed he'll send on Sat/Sun.

16 of the month is always unlucky (like today :roll: )
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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Jeff Clayton » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:53 pm

We are very nearly at capacity - some recent expressions of interest haven't materialised so there's still an opportunity!

Amie Bateen
Matt Bayfield
Simon Bell
Rhys Benjamin (tbc)
Kirk Bevins
Martin Bishop
Mary Jo Clayton
Lee Fisher
Stewart Gordon
Jack Hurst
Josh Hurst
Karen Pearson
Lloyd Pettet
Richard Priest
James Robinson
Tom Rowell (standby)
Sue Sanders
Dinos Sfyris
Ryan Taylor
Mark Tournoff
Conor Travers
Dave Wilkinson
Anna Woodward

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Jon O'Neill » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:51 am

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Jeff Clayton wrote:Ten fine Bank of England smackeroonies entitles you to the privilege, young sir!
OK. My Dad's cheque is on it's way, Jeff.
My Dad has confirmed he'll send on Sat/Sun.

16 of the month is always unlucky (like today :roll: )
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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by JackHurst » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:22 am

Jeff, Just so you know, I am unsure as to whether I will be able to attend or not. I do not know what the arrangements will be when I get to uni, so don't know if I will be able to miss a saturday to come to this.

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Kai Laddiman » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:02 pm

I want to go just to meet Conor, shame I can't :(
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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Jimmy Gough » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:07 pm

Kai Laddiman wrote:I want to go just to meet Conor, shame I can't :(
FYL

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by JackHurst » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:23 pm

Jimmy Gough wrote:
Kai Laddiman wrote:I want to go just to meet Conor, shame I can't :(
FYL
What does FYL mean?

Edit: No, I can't be arsed to google it, Jimmy should have to live with the consequences of using acronyms far too often.

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Jon O'Neill » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:14 pm

JackHurst wrote:
Jimmy Gough wrote:
Kai Laddiman wrote:I want to go just to meet Conor, shame I can't :(
FYL
What does FYL mean?

Edit: No, I can't be arsed to google it, I'm a cunt far too often.
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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Jeff Clayton » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:16 pm

Jono!

Don't fancy defending your champion's title then??

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Jon O'Neill » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:32 am

Jeff Clayton wrote:Jono!

Don't fancy defending your champion's title then??
My cousin's selfishly getting married on the 16th :-(

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:01 pm

SENT! :D

Yahoo!

oops......wrong choice of words....
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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Jeff Clayton » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:59 pm

Received!

And I've had another entrant in aswell. 23 players (plus Tom) now in.

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by James Robinson » Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:19 pm

Out of curiosity, how is everyone getting down to Leicester :?:

I've decided to do what I think is the sensible option and book the Friday night in the hotel itself. :idea:
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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by JackHurst » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:21 pm

James Robinson wrote:Out of curiosity, how is everyone getting down to Leicester :?:

I've decided to do what I think is the sensible option and book the Friday night in the hotel itself. :idea:
Train home on Friday, bus into Leicester on Saturday, then train home on either Saturday evening or in the daytime on Sunday.

I don't know why I just posted that information, because it us probably of no interest to anybody.

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Ryan Taylor » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:14 pm

JackHurst wrote: Train home on Friday, bus into Leicester on Saturday, then train home on either Saturday evening or in the daytime on Sunday.

I don't know why I just posted that information, because it us probably of no interest to anybody.
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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Jeff Clayton » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:45 pm

We could create a mystery entrant for CoLei called "The Predator" - y'know, like "The Stig", but not quite so introvert?

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:59 pm

Who's the co-host? My Mum (ahhhhh :o :o :o :o :o :o ) wants to be it (but she cant do ANY numbers games)

260
2 4 6 4 9 1

FB:-
RB: 260 ((6 x 4) + 2) x (9 + 1)



Simples.
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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Michael Wallace » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:02 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:Who's the co-host? My Mum (ahhhhh :o :o :o :o :o :o ) wants to be it (but she cant do ANY numbers games)

260
2 4 6 4 9 1

FB:-
RB: 260 ((6 x 4) + 2) x (9 + 1)
Is your mum called Floella? :o

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:16 pm

Michael Wallace wrote:
Rhys Benjamin wrote:Who's the co-host? My Mum (ahhhhh :o :o :o :o :o :o ) wants to be it (but she cant do ANY numbers games)

260
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RB: 260 ((6 x 4) + 2) x (9 + 1)
Is your mum called Floella? :o
Oh, no!

No relation whatsoever!
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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Matt Morrison » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:34 pm

I've touched Floella Benjamin.

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:40 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:I've touched Floella Benjamin.
Good for you.

Still haven't touched my Mum though.
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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by JimBentley » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:13 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:I've touched Floella Benjamin.
I would quite happily give five English pounds to charity if I got to touch Floella Benjamin. No fuck it, ten English pounds. I'm not going any higher than that though.

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Matt Morrison » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:17 pm

JimBentley wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:I've touched Floella Benjamin.
I would quite happily give five English pounds to charity if I got to touch Floella Benjamin. No fuck it, ten English pounds. I'm not going any higher than that though.
Awesome. I have a video of me touching her, maybe I could charge you 50p a go or something. I told her I loved her in Playschool.

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Ian Dent » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:33 pm

I was going to attend but things have changed.

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Jeff Clayton » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:34 pm

I can announce that we now have our 24 contenders (plus Tom) for CoLei3.

I will continue to accept entries for anyone who wants to be a spectator or a standby, at a nominal charge of £5.

Plenty going on behind the scenes and I will provide further details in good time, both on here and by email. If I don't have your email address (or you think I don't have it), please PM it to me to ensure emailingness.

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:59 pm

You haven't mentioned 2 contenders, please tell us whom they are.
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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Jeff Clayton » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:26 pm

One has since dropped out actually. I will post something towards the weekend though and send an email to all entrants.

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Jeff Clayton » Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:53 pm

Joining details have now been sent out to all entrants on their email addresses supplied - please nudge me if you haven't received this note.

The total number of entrants is actually still fluctuating so I won't post a full list just yet!

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Andy Wilson » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:43 pm

Have a savage weekend.

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by James Robinson » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:34 pm

JR has arrived and ready to play some stuff.

Unfortunately, my camera's gone nuts, so no picture as promised in today's spoiler thread, but probably just as well, as it makes me look like a very demented weirdo, probably 'cos I had to do it myself. :lol:
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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Ryan Taylor » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:48 pm

James Robinson wrote:JR has arrived and ready to play some stuff.

Unfortunately, my camera's gone nuts, so no picture as promised in today's spoiler thread, but probably just as well, as it makes me look like a very demented weirdo, probably 'cos I had to do it myself. :lol:
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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by JackHurst » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:05 am

You best all not have too much fun without me.

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Howard Somerset » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:50 am

Have a great time, all of you.

Look forward to hearing how it goes.

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by JackHurst » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:26 pm

Bayfield Vs Bevins is the final. I love both, so can't decide who I would rather win.

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Heather Badcock » Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:59 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:I've touched Floella Benjamin.
My heart literally just broke. You bastard.

Jim I'll give you ten English pounds if you touch me.

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by James Robinson » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:59 pm

Wahey, I've just got back form CoLeiii, which was an epic blast.

As Jack mentioned, it was Bevins vs Bayfield in the final, a very tight affair, which almost was opinched at the end by Matt, but it was Kirk who won 73-65.

I'll get my recaps from the day up as soon as possible.

Oh, and I came 3rd :!: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

And I happened to be the only person that day to beat a certain Mr. Bevins. 8-)

I'm never gonna forget that 1. :D
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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Kirk Bevins » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:22 pm

James Robinson wrote: And I happened to be the only person that day to beat a certain Mr. Bevins. 8-)

I'm never gonna forget that 1. :D
No, and neither am I and your hansfording :evil:

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Matt Bayfield » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:23 pm

The Division A grand final came down to a crucial conundrum... which was a word not in the list of 9060 Normal variant apterous conundrums (according to Lexplorer anyway), and that neither Kirk nor I thought we had heard of - though we both had good (but wrong) stabs at the answer! (Karen, and I believe others watching the final, had heard of the word, so it wasn't ultra-obscure. In fact, on reflection, it was a good choice by Jeff for a grand final conundrum... it certainly led to a tense finale.)

Anyhow, to say I hadn't ever seen the word before isn't entirely true... all I can claim is that my memory doesn't stretch as far back as May or last October! (Spoilers to the crucial conundrum if you follow the links btw.)

Well done to Kirk for finally winning a CoLei title after coming so close every previous time, and well done to the other prizewinners today (who I think were: Div B: Josh 1st, Amie 2nd; Div C: Stewart 1st, Anna 2nd).

Thank you to Jeff and Judi for hosting, as well as all who helped make CoLei3 a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable event for me. I hope some of you are still in the pub as I write ;-)

[Edited to correct what I think was an error in the list of prizewinners - I previously had Stewart and Anna round the other way.]
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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Josh Hurst » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:39 pm

Great event. I think the format this year worked really well. People seemed to be filtered into the correct divisions based on their abilities. My fave moment was James beating Kirk.... LOL! Well done to Matt for getting to the final too. Cheers again Jeff for running such a smooth event.

T'was also great to meet and play against some people I've met on apterous. Thanks for all being supportive to my disabled friend Chris too. It was a nice day out for him. And finally, James, it was like a Madonna concert with all of your costume changes. Can I be your backing dancer in future?

Looking forward to Lincoln already!

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by James Robinson » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:01 pm

Josh Hurst wrote:Great event.
Yeah, very impressive event. Well done, Jeff, for organising it. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)
Josh Hurst wrote:My fave moment was James beating Kirk.... LOL!
Mine too. :lol:
Josh Hurst wrote:And finally, James, it was like a Madonna concert with all of your costume changes. Can I be your backing dancer in future?
Yes. ;) (hopefully someone kept a photo log of my many changes, carrying on from where I left off at Co:Lon. :lol: )
Josh Hurst wrote:Looking forward to Lincoln already!
Me too. :D
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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Matt Bayfield » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:21 pm

CoLei3 in Figures

77: number of rounds played by all the entrants
22: number of entrants
21: number of seconds after incorrectly buzzing that Kirk thought he'd let slip another CoLei title
13: duration of manhug between James Robinson and Ryan Taylor, in seconds
6: number of prizewinners
6: combined number of different shirts worn by James Robinson and Dinos Sfyris (not all at the same time, I hasten to add)
4: number of crucial conundrums required to settle the first round match between Amie and Alex
3: number of absolutely cracking solutions to difficult numbers games produced by Martin Bishop in his final game
2: number of people to try on Ryan's glasses
2: number of Stewart Gordon's pens which ran out of ink during a crucial numbers game
2: number of people who got sausaged
0: number of valid nine-letter words offered in letters rounds

Feel free to correct or extend this list, particularly with pub-related shenanigans...

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Ryan Taylor » Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:11 pm

Hahah loving the CoLeiii by numbers Matt. Also, awesome performance today too, player of the day for me.

Really enjoyed today meeting old faces and new ones too. I got really excited when Rhys Benjamin/Robert Baxter was actually at the event and does indeed exist. I think this alone made the day for me.

Thanks to Jeff and his team for all the work that is put into it.

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Josh Hurst » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:39 am

Matt Bayfield wrote:CoLei3 in Figures 2: number of Stewart Gordon's pens which ran out of ink during a crucial numbers game
LIKE!

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Karen Pearson » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:58 am

Brilliant day! Thanks so much to Jeff, Judi and Bee for all your hard work. Up to the same high standard as usual! :)

It was great to see more women there; lovely to meet Amie and also Yvonne and great to see Anna and Mary Jo again.

Highlight for me was beating Conor on a round. Admittedly I wasn't actually playing against Conor in that game but it all counts as far as I'm concerned.

Lowlight was scoring a miserable 20 points against Amie! She reckons I let her win and oh how I wish that were the case!
Matt Bayfield wrote:CoLei3 in Figures

6: combined number of different shirts worn by James Robinson and Dinos Sfyris (not all at the same time, I hasten to add)
Dinos changed his shirt?? I think maybe the lunchtime wine had a detrimental effect because my powers of observation seem to have deserted me! Or maybe it was that I had sensory overload from James's lovely tangerine limited edition Terriers shirt!

Roll on CoLei 2011!

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by JimBentley » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:51 am

Heather Badcock wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:I've touched Floella Benjamin.
My heart literally just broke. You bastard.

Jim I'll give you ten English pounds if you touch me.
I will certainly do this if you and Matt come to COLIN in January. It could get a bit complicated though, especially if Matt brings his video of him touching Floella Benjamin, which I've agreed to watch for 50p a time. Also I've suddenly decided that I'll give you and Matt £7.50 each if you perform Touch My Bum by the Cheeky Girls, complete with dance routine. The money flow could get difficult to track. I might have to start a spreadsheet.

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Matt Bayfield » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:57 pm

Karen Pearson wrote:Dinos changed his shirt??
He certainly did. Dinos arrived in a resplendent sparkly number which he announced was the shinkiest shirt in his collection. But he didn't want to be the shinkiest man in the room so he changed after Round One into a blue shirt.

(Sorry, bit of a private joke, but those who were sitting near Dinos and I during our quarter-final, will get the reference!)

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Kirk Bevins » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:10 pm

Cheers Jeff for organising another great event and was great to see new people and old (and 'old' that I've not seen for a while, like Conor).

I feel like this is probably one of the hardest CO-events to win. With this format I could afford to lose in the first 3 games (which happened in one game) and still be put into the top division as a lower seed. After this it became knock-out so you can't afford to lose. If somebody else lost one game here they'd have no chance of winning the tournament so you have to make sure if you're gonna lose it's in the first 3 games only(!). Also the knock out stages are 9 rounders which are notoriously hard to win over good players which makes my win over Conor even sweeter, particularly since I went 7-0 down. Then the final is an old 14 rounder (8 letters 4 numbers 2 conundrums). Speedy conundrums are vital in most games, particularly 9 rounders, but to potentially lose 20 points and have less letters rounds to make up the losses the numbers play a vital part here I feel. Certainly my best CO-event win to date as I found it tough to come through. Here's to winning one and being undefeated though! :P

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Martin Bishop » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:52 pm

Matt Bayfield wrote:CoLei3 in Figures

77: number of rounds played by all the entrants
22: number of entrants
21: number of seconds after incorrectly buzzing that Kirk thought he'd let slip another CoLei title
13: duration of manhug between James Robinson and Ryan Taylor, in seconds
6: number of prizewinners
6: combined number of different shirts worn by James Robinson and Dinos Sfyris (not all at the same time, I hasten to add)
4: number of crucial conundrums required to settle the first round match between Amie and Alex
3: number of absolutely cracking solutions to difficult numbers games produced by Martin Bishop in his final game
2: number of people to try on Ryan's glasses
2: number of Stewart Gordon's pens which ran out of ink during a crucial numbers game
2: number of people who got sausaged
0: number of valid nine-letter words offered in letters rounds

Feel free to correct or extend this list, particularly with pub-related shenanigans...
0: number of trains home Conor managed to catch
3: number of hotels/hostels Conor was turned away from before returning to the Stoneycroft

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Richard Priest » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:10 pm

First time I've managed to get to a computer since but thanks for another great tournament Jeff.Very well organised and great fun :D Luck wasn't on my side - 3 defeats on the conundrum,2 of them when I was ahead :cry: - but it was nice to see everyone again and meet a few new faces too :) And of course very well done to Kirk, and Matt for making it an exciting final.

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Kirk Bevins » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:46 pm

Martin Bishop wrote:
0: number of trains home Conor managed to catch
3: number of hotels/hostels Conor was turned away from before returning to the Stoneycroft
wtf? What happened?

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Dinos Sfyris » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:22 pm

Matt Bayfield wrote:CoLei3 in Figures 2: number of Stewart Gordon's pens which ran out of ink during a crucial numbers game
Jeez I wish likes were working! :lol:

Cheers Jeff and Judi for a cracking day. Well done to Kirk and Matt for putting on a spectacular final. I almost had to borrow one of Karen's Tena lady pads (sorikaren!) You filled me with childlike EXCITEMENT and for that you guys are my heroes. Cheers as well to Ryan for the brandysnaps which I eventually found! It was cool to meet Rhys too and Matt's kid Morgan who remembered me as "The Yellow Guy" and turned out to be my morganite in mine and Matt's quarter final :twisted:

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Jeff Clayton » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:33 pm

Thanks very much to all of Saturday's contenders and I trust you enjoyed yourselves. I know that a few of you covered some chunky mileage - from as far north as York and as far south as Hove - and have had a chance to recuperate during Sunday.

As promised, the final standings were:

Group A
1 - Kirk Bevins
2 - Matt Bayfield
3 - James Robinson
4 - Conor Travers
5 - Dinos Sfyris
6 - Mark Tournoff
7 - Ryan Taylor
8 - Richard Priest

Group B
9 - Josh Hurst
10 - Amie Bateen
11 - Martin Bishop
12 - Lloyd Pettet
13 - Simon Bell
14 - Karen Pearson
15 - Alex Lacey
16 - Dave Wilkinson

Group C
17 - Stewart Gordon
18 - Anna Woodward
19 - Chris Blewitt
20 - Mary Jo Clayton
21 - Yvonne McKeon
22 - Rhys Benjamin

A fuller spreadsheet with stats and scores is available on request (jeffrey_clayton@hotmail.com) and has already been despatched to the inboxes of all attendees.

Do feel free to post your recaps - there is an emerging recaps thread on the forum - and any photos though it appears most of those are going live on VisageLivre et al.

Cheers to Kirk for his observations - I had thought a fair bit about formats and wanted a combination of max points in the heats, killer knockouts at the QF and SF and then all-round ability shining in the final. The A/B/C grouping setup came straight from Chiffres/Lettres tournaments though the order of play across the Channel is always much more rigid, so CoLei3 came to be a composite of some five years of tournament experiences in England and in France.

I hope people enjoyed (if that's the right word) the preset numbers in the QF/SF/F and that this took more games to the wire, and it was also good to see that the grand final numbers games didn't succumb to straightforward easy targets. And I think we'll be talking about that grand final for some time to come. Well earned prizes to both winner and runner-up and of course, to all of the other group winners and runners-up who took away prizes, enjoy them!

All being well, we can do it again next year??

Don't forget to sign up for the next tournament in January, hosted by Ben Wilson in Lincoln - details are available for CoLin7.

Merci!
Jeff

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Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Post by Karen Pearson » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:14 am

Dinos Sfyris wrote: I almost had to borrow one of Karen's Tena lady pads (sorikaren!)
You are so going to pay for that!

For the record, I am not THAT old yet - although it may seem like it to you young whipper-snappers!

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