COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

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COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

Post by Tony Atkins » Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:00 pm

We are running the second COREA (Countdown in Reading) on the Saturday of Easter weekend, 30th March 2013, in Woodley in Reading.

Full details at http://www.kisekigo.com/corea13

We will be again raising money for charity and planning lots of Easter fun.

*** Stop press - we will be playing the new (yet unseen at a CO event) format - LLNLLNLLNLLLLNC ***
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Re: COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

Post by kieranbray » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:09 pm

Haha, I was hoping to finally get to a Co-event next year, but it definitely won't be this one... as it falls on my 18th birthday! :| 8-)

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Re: COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

Post by Tom » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:21 pm

I'll put my name down Tony as mentioned to you the other day I live in Reading and Woodley is only a 10 minute drive for me.
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Re: COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

Post by Tony Atkins » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:32 pm

Thanks Tom - I will have to put up the player's list. Others have promised to come too.

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Re: COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

Post by James Robinson » Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:54 pm

I'll definitely be returning to defend my title. ;) :) :D

Only trouble is that I'll be rushing around a bit, as I'll be returning from holiday in Lanzarote on the 28th, then will have to come down the following day, so I can get myself prepared. 8-)

Also sacrificing seeing Huddersfield Town v Hull City too, not that the result will be in doubt. :D
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Re: COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

Post by Tony Atkins » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:05 pm

So far we are expecting last year's winner James Robinson, Heather and Phyl Styles, Tom Hargreaves,
Thomas Cappleman, Catriona Cappleman, Jayne Wisnieski, Malcolm Major and more

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:16 pm

I would say you can put me down as a probably, Tony :)

Need to check a few things first, but should be there.
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Re: COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

Post by Kirk Bevins » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:33 pm

Sorry, I can't make it as it coincides with darts.

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Post by James Robinson » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:00 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:Sorry, I can't make it as it coincides with darts.
YES, got a chance of winning again. :D :P
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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:52 pm

This doesn't clash with a Tonbridge home fixture this year, so I may well be in attendance.
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Re: COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

Post by Jonathan Wynn » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:28 am

As I only live up the road in Oxford, I might just pop down for this. What's the deadline for entry?

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Re: COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

Post by Jonathan Wynn » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:54 am

Oh and one more thing actually. I know it may not sound like a big deal, but do you use the blue and white tiles at co events? I find it easier to spot with them and never write anything down.

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Post by James Robinson » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:14 pm

Jonathan Wynn wrote:Oh and one more thing actually. I know it may not sound like a big deal, but do you use the blue and white tiles at co events? I find it easier to spot with them and never write anything down.

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If memory serves, it was white on blue last year, Jonathan. 8-)

But, it would be great to see you at this event. ;) :) :D
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Re: COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

Post by Tom » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:25 pm

Jon.[/quote]
If memory serves, it was white on blue last year, Jonathan. 8-)

Blue and white army!!
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Re: COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

Post by Jonathan Wynn » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:31 pm

Okey dokes, that's me sent my name through. Looking forward to my first co event. Best get practicing in the meantime :)

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:56 pm

Is anyone driving to this from near me (Kings Cross)

Trying to get myself around London in my wheels would be a nightmare =/
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Re: COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

Post by Johnny Canuck » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:34 am

Isn't there one more L in the format (LLNLLNLLNLLLLNC)?
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Re: COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

Post by Adam Dexter » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:04 pm

Hey. I think I could make this one, provided I have the day off work :)

Travelling from Worcester, and buses seem to be in operation from Didcot Parkway, so wondered if anyone was driving from that area? Otherwise, I can get into Reading station for 10am. Will that allow enough time to get over to Woodley? I went to the uni last Weds in Reading.. is Woodley on the way? I think I may have seen it.

Look forward to seeing you all there :)
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Re: COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

Post by Tony Atkins » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:13 pm

I have replied to Zarte and Adam, but if lifts turn up that may help them.

For those who do get the replacement bus to Reading station, there is a 14 bus from near the station at 10:20
which should get there in time.

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Re: COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

Post by Adam Dexter » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:23 pm

Thanks for the message Tony. Bit confused about the last bit re: Thursday evening. Isn't the event on a Saturday?
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Post by Zarte Siempre » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:58 am

Tony, I've not received a message from you, unless I'm looking in the wrong place, it's not come through...
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Re: COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

Post by Tony Atkins » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:43 pm

COREA features in the March edition of Xn magazine - a free magazine distributed through churches in the Reading area.
Also mentions about when I was on my show and included a photo from same. Anyone an autograph? If so come along on 30th March!

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Post by Tony Atkins » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:44 pm

Zarte Siempre wrote:Tony, I've not received a message from you, unless I'm looking in the wrong place, it's not come through...
As forum mails often get lost in spam traps, like mine to Zarte, then please email me with queries and not leave messages here.

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Post by Hywel Morgan » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:13 am

James Robinson wrote:I'll definitely be returning to defend my title. ;) :) :D

Only trouble is that I'll be rushing around a bit, as I'll be returning from holiday in Lanzarote on the 28th, then will have to come down the following day, so I can get myself prepared. 8-)

Also sacrificing seeing Huddersfield Town v Hull City too, not that the result will be in doubt. :D
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Re: COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:15 am

I'm sort of considering this, but I'll have to decide, based on factors such us public transport.

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Post by Mark Deeks » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:23 pm

Hi Tony. Put me down as an "almost definite." Thanks!
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Re: COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

Post by Tony Atkins » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:48 pm

Looks like more than last year's 26 players, if all the possibles come. One of them needs a lift from central London
and another is offering lifts from the north-west, so I have added a new wanted/offered section on the web page.
Please check it out or email me with more.

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Post by Andy Platt » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:20 pm

I was hoping to at least think about it, but I'm scheduled in to work the whole weekend. :(

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Post by Adam Dexter » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:06 pm

I think I'm being especially blind.. where's the wanted/offered section? I've looked all through and can't see it :/
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Re: COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

Post by Tony Atkins » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:53 pm

Adam Dexter wrote:I think I'm being especially blind.. where's the wanted/offered section? I've looked all through and can't see it :/
Take the patch off your eye - it's just above the photo of the venue.

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Post by Lisa Hermann » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:37 pm

My Mum has just told me about the XN magazine article and reminded me. I am sad to say that last year's Fighting Spirit winner, my son Ollie, will not be defending his title, but that leaves the way open for me to inherit it.... I'll be there.

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Re: COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

Post by Tom » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:30 pm

If anybody coming into Reading wants a lift to the event please let me know. I have to go through Reading town centre to get to Woodley anyway so I'm happy to give anyone a lift over who needs it.

Just make sure you arrive into Reading in plenty of time as traffic there is usually horrendous!
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Post by Jack Worsley » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:12 am

Definitely coming, along with my dad Paul. I saw we were on your list but not sure if it was an absolute definite.

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:44 pm

Not sure if I can fit this in now due to uni work (9000 words to write over Easter! :( ) and other commitments over the holiday. If I'm not there, hope everything goes well!
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:26 pm

I was only a maybe anyway, but I'm going to have to pull out of this. I was looking at transport, and I won't be able to get there by the standard method. Sorry.

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Post by Andy Platt » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:11 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:I was only a maybe anyway, but I'm going to have to pull out of this. I was looking at transport, and I won't be able to get there by the standard method. Sorry.
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Post by JackHurst » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:00 am

I know its a long shot, but I only just spotted this. Anybody passing through leicester on their way?

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Post by Tony Atkins » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:18 am

34 players on the list - up from 26 last year.

I hope to broadcast the final live on apterous from 17:00.

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Re: COREA Saturday 30th March 2013

Post by szodiac » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:09 am

Many thanks Tony for a great tournament. Loved the 'Pirates' theme from Matt and the guys/gals - wish we'd have known beforehand as we have a large Jolly Roger flag we could have brought.

Jessica's and my FaceBook pictures from the tournament are now up @ https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 9ed3590f5a

Hope to see you all next year.

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Post by Jack Worsley » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:13 am

Cheers Tony, had a great time and will be hoping to come next year if there's another one. Thanks for organising!

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:01 pm

Glad I went in the end - I had a blast. It's not every day you can say you went to a Countdown tournament dressed as a pirate and ended up with an inflatable parrot down your top, which is a shame because it was awesome. Cheers to Tony for getting into the pirate spirit/not kicking us out for being lairy/organising the whole thing, and also to Matt Bayfield for coming up with the pirate idea and some genius pirate-themed shout-outs ("ARRRRRRR" every time 'R' came out in the selection, "X MARKS THE SPOT!" when X came out, "ONE LARRRRRRGE", etc). Well done to Mark and Giles for making the final (although damn you both because I didn't want either of you to lose! :( ) - some great spots by Mark and a ludicrous conundrum solve by Giles. Zarte wins, though - he predicted that Mark was going to win after he nearly didn't end up going.

Also: MARCUS CAME TO A CO EVENT!! The day we never thought would come :D
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Post by James Robinson » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:25 pm

Many thanks again, Tony.

Yet another fantastic event, especially thanks to the "Apto-Pirates"!!! Never again will the letter "R" be just a normal letter in the alphabet. :P :lol:

Nice to see so many familiar faces and some new ones too, including Rob Gibney, Jonathan Wynn and especially my good mate, Marcus Hares. ;) :) :D

Am very happy with 4th place, although a tad disappointed at how I lost my game to Thomas Cappleman, taking nothing away from his achievement, but that's how events go sometimes.

And well done to Deeksy for winning again, and to Giles for making the final. Hopefully, a nice appetiser to what we'll see on the show on Wednesday. ;)

Well, time for me to take a back seat, as it's COHUD2 next at the beginning of July. 8-) 8-) 8-)

Look forward to seeing you all there. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:
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Post by LaurenHamer » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:27 pm

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