COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th-26th January 2014

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COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th-26th January 2014

Post by Ben Wilson » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:13 pm

Good morning c4c, apterous and other associated awesome websites

It's nowhere near the end of January, which can only mean one thing- the time has come to announce that COLIN- or Countdown in Lincoln for long- is open for business! Over the last nine years, COLIN has gone from humble beginnings in a dingy student union hall to being slightly less humble in a local church hall. This can mean only one thing- next year's COLIN, to be held on Saturday 25th January, will be the tenth.

And as it's the tenth, I thought to myself 'hey Neb, how can you improve on a format that's tried, true and has the popular vote on its side?' Well… You can't, really. As with the last two years, at COLIN, everybody will host three and play six nine-round games of Countdown (Edinburgh-style with three to a table, two people playing and one hosting), and the top two players will then play a final nine-round game to determine the overall champion.

There'll be prizes for the top six including trophies and free entry into COLIN 2015 (or COLIN XI if I stick with Roman Numerals) for the top three, two 'overachiever' prizes, various spot prizes, the usual. I've already begun gathering together prizes for the tourney and I've got some good, hard-to-find (but still a bit crap) stuff including books and board games, and I'll also add a few foody prizes closer to the time. I'm assuming people don't want to eat food that's been at the back of my cupboard for seven months, but you never know.

Entry into COLIN will be, as always, just £10. This gets you the six games, the COLIN goody bag (including the 2014 edition of the fabled COLIN puzzle magazine) and the chance to mingle with and compete against all your favourite apteforumites at the event and at the now-legendary afterparty.

As I said earlier, I've tried to think of ways to improve COLIN and, well, couldn't find any. However, this is the tenth COLIN and I have to do something special to mark it, so if I can't find a way to improve COLIN, what I can do is give the people more of it, so for the very first time there will be a second event, held the day after COLIN (Sunday 26th January) that I am dubbing the 'COLIN hangover' for reasons that will no doubt prove obvious on the day itself.

The hangover will be a shorter tournament than the main event- just 4 games and a final instead of 6 and a final- and game 1 will kick off at 10:45 with the event all done by 3pm to allow people to catch their trains home. There'll only be prizes for 1st, 2nd and the overachiever at the hangover, but entry to it will be a mere £7, or you can enter both events for the discounted price of £15. Those who won free entry to COLIN 2014 will also get free entry into the hangover.

If the Sunday event proves popular, it's a simple matter to make it a feature of all future COLINs.

The main COLIN tournament will take place at the Memorial Hall on Newark Road North Hykeham- its home since 2011- but I can't get the venue on Sundays so the hangover will take place at the Village Hall on Boundary Lane in South Hykeham.

To enter, simply send your Paypal payment to hulla.mahulla@btopenworld.com or pm/aptomail me for my home address to send cheques to.

See you all in January!

BJW

Paid up entries so far-

COLIN X (46)-

James Robinson
Mark Deeks
Graeme Cole
Dylan Taylor
Kirk Bevins
Jon Corby
Gevin Chapwell
Zarte Siempre
Callum Todd
Ryan Taylor
Michelle Nevitt
Alan Young
Ed McCullagh
Matt Bayfield
Lauren Hamer
Jennifer Steadman
Lee Fisher
Jack Hurst
Phyl Styles
Heather Styles
Alan Styles
Matt Morrison
Dan McColm
Jeff Clayton
Andy McGurn
Jack Worsley
Paul Worsley
Adam Dexter
Jon O'Neill
Andy Platt
Matt Conway
James Laverty
Mike Brown
Suzi Purcell
Richard Priest
Jayne Wisniewski
James Roper
David Barnard
Thomas Carey
Rob Foster
Dave Coulthurst
Stewart Gordon
Tracey Mills
Philip Jarvis
Dinos Sfyris
Rhys Benjamin

The hangover (24)-

James Robinson
Graeme Cole
Kirk Bevins
Jon Corby
Gevin Chapwell
Zarte Siempre
Callum Todd
Ryan Taylor
Michelle Nevitt
Alan Young
Ed McCullagh
Matt Bayfield
Lauren Hamer
Jennifer Steadman
Dan McColm
Gerard Fox
Jack Worsley
Paul Worsley
Adam Dexter
Jon O'Neill
James Laverty
Thomas Carey
Stewart Gordon
Dylan Taylor

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by James Robinson » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:08 pm

2 CO-EVENTS IN 2 DAYS!!! YOU'D HAVE TO BE OFF YOUR NUTS TO MISS THAT :!: :!: :!:

COUNT ME IN. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :geek: :ugeek:
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Jennifer Steadman » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:40 pm

(CoL)IN.
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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Mark Deeks » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:52 pm

I'll PayPal my entry fee to you immediately.

Oh no wait no I won't :D
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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Kirk Bevins » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:48 pm

I'm in as long as it doesn't clash with darts...I'll find out towards the end of this year. Sounds great!

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Anthony Endsor » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:01 pm

I'm in as long as it doesn't snow - AGAIN!!

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Jon Corby » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:01 am

Ben Wilson wrote:As I said earlier, I've tried to think of ways to improve COLIN and, well, couldn't find any.
Have PM'd you a list.



Oh, and in. Will pay soon...

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:43 pm

Us of course.

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Andy McGurn » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:53 pm

Definitely in for day one, maybe day 2 as well

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Zarte Siempre » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:08 pm

I wish so much that I could commit to this, but I really can't atm :(

Just gonna have to keep my fingers crossed.
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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Tracey Anne Mills » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:08 pm

COUNT ME IN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by James S Roper » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:38 pm

Life! I can post again!

I presume it was you that approved this account, so cheers, Ben. :)

I also intend to make the 25th, so even though it's early days, I'm a provisional :)

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by JackHurst » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:32 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Ben Wilson wrote:As I said earlier, I've tried to think of ways to improve COLIN and, well, couldn't find any.
Have PM'd you a list.



Oh, and in. Will pay soon...
If it's not on Jon's list, I think conundrums could be improved. The ones used at Cobliv for example were printed in colour on card which made them easier to reveal and easier to read.

I should be in if i'm still around in 6 months...

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:52 pm

Do the conundrums have difficulty ratings on at COLIN? I know they have done at some CO events. They shouldn't. Also some people fold them over to hide them and some don't, leading to inconsistencies. Best they're just not on there.

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Kirk Bevins » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:05 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:I'm in as long as it doesn't clash with darts...I'll find out towards the end of this year. Sounds great!
Well the 2014 provisional PDC calendar is out and looks like I'm free for these dates. Given that I assume I get free entry to COLIN 2014, I'll take the free entry to the hangover too. Is there a casino in Lincoln so it can be proper Hangover style?

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Ben Wilson » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:15 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Kirk Bevins wrote:I'm in as long as it doesn't clash with darts...I'll find out towards the end of this year. Sounds great!
Well the 2014 provisional PDC calendar is out and looks like I'm free for these dates. Given that I assume I get free entry to COLIN 2014, I'll take the free entry to the hangover too. Is there a casino in Lincoln so it can be proper Hangover style?
No, but you're welcome to bring along a roulette table. See you in January. :)

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Ben Wilson » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:23 pm

Afternoon all

Entries are slowly trickling in for next year's event, so now seems as good a time as any to reveal some of the spot prizes that'll be on offer throughout the day (that I, um, forgot to put in the first post).

First off, some of the old classics will return. Tuff luck will return for the third consecutive year, which as always will be given to the player on three or more losses with the lowest combined total losing margin for their 3 narrowest losses (it makes perfect sense, honestly).

Highest losing score will also put in a return. I think 77 is still the COLIN (and possibly co-event in general) record for a losing score in a 9-rounder, there should be plenty of opportunity to top that this year.

The 'conundrum god' badges will be on offer for the third year running- this is for anyone who solves 5 or 6 conundrums during the heat rounds (not counting tie-break conundrums). Joining them for this year will be badges for anyone scoring 360 points or more during the heats, and for anyone getting a verified max game during the day.

There will also be two special 'draws' that every player will be entered to. The first one, a spot prize, will be the player whose total points scored on the day will be closest to a randomly-drawn target between 250 and 350.

The final draw will be possibly the biggest prize ever given out at COLIN (at least in terms of monetary value- not that that's hard, mind you). Upon arrival at COLIN every player will be given a number of raffle tickets equal to the amount of times they've played at COLIN. So if COLIN X is your first time, you get one ticket, whilst if you're Kirk Bevins and you've played at every COLIN, you get ten. The winner of the draw will win free entry into the next ten COLINs (and their hangovers, if applicable). Assuming I'm still organising these events in 2024, of course!

If you haven't seen them yet, I've posted links to 2014's trophies on facebook- https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 7712_n.jpg . And of course, everyone will go away with the now-traditional goody bag.

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:40 pm

I've just paid for both days.

What's the Corby line on Travelodge deals this year? It's looks to me as though Friday is £22.99 and Saturday £42 at the moment. The Friday looks reasonable (I paid £24 for each last time).

Edit - I've now booked for the Friday at £22.99, but I'm leaving Saturday for now.
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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:00 pm

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:39 pm

Memorial Hall, 317 Newark Road, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 9RY
South Hykeham Village Hall, Boundary Lane, South Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 9NQ

Travelodge Lincoln Thorpe on the Hill Hotel, A46 Newark / Lincoln Road, Thorpe On The Hill, Lincolnshire, LN6 9AJ

The South Hykeham Village Hall is right near the Lincoln Thorpe-on-the-Hill Travelodge.

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Matt Morrison » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:28 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:The South Hykeham Village Hall is right near the Lincoln Thorpe-on-the-Hill Travelodge.
Says a man who has never walked back in the snow wasted as fuck.

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Zarte Siempre » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:48 am

Matt Morrison wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:The South Hykeham Village Hall is right near the Lincoln Thorpe-on-the-Hill Travelodge.
Says a man who has never walked back in the snow wasted as fuck.
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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Jon Corby » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:23 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:I've just paid for both days.

What's the Corby line on Travelodge deals this year? It's looks to me as though Friday is £22.99 and Saturday £42 at the moment. The Friday looks reasonable (I paid £24 for each last time).

Edit - I've now booked for the Friday at £22.99, but I'm leaving Saturday for now.
Yeah, I've been checking these too. The Friday does look okay, but I'm hanging in there for the moment. Got both nights for £12 each one year 8-)

BTW, I'm signed up for the hangover so I'm expecting if we do the group train ticket again that we might go for a slightly later train home if we need to...?

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Ben Wilson » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:42 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:I've just paid for both days.

What's the Corby line on Travelodge deals this year? It's looks to me as though Friday is £22.99 and Saturday £42 at the moment. The Friday looks reasonable (I paid £24 for each last time).

Edit - I've now booked for the Friday at £22.99, but I'm leaving Saturday for now.
Yeah, I've been checking these too. The Friday does look okay, but I'm hanging in there for the moment. Got both nights for £12 each one year 8-)

BTW, I'm signed up for the hangover so I'm expecting if we do the group train ticket again that we might go for a slightly later train home if we need to...?
The timings of the hangover have us all done by about 2:45 and the walk from the venue to Hykeham station is roughly twice that from the main COLIN venue to the station, if that's any help. :)

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:20 am

Jon Corby wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:I've just paid for both days.

What's the Corby line on Travelodge deals this year? It's looks to me as though Friday is £22.99 and Saturday £42 at the moment. The Friday looks reasonable (I paid £24 for each last time).

Edit - I've now booked for the Friday at £22.99, but I'm leaving Saturday for now.
Yeah, I've been checking these too. The Friday does look okay, but I'm hanging in there for the moment. Got both nights for £12 each one year 8-)

BTW, I'm signed up for the hangover so I'm expecting if we do the group train ticket again that we might go for a slightly later train home if we need to...?
I'm in for the hangover too so that sounds fine by me. Who else is doing the train thing this year?

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Jon O'Neill » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:49 pm

Yep

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Callum Todd » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:36 pm

Sorry to ask a question that has probably already been asked and answered several times, but when does the event start?
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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Ben Wilson » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:37 pm

We're open for business from 10am, round 1 will start at around 11:45-11:50.

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Post by Callum Todd » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:31 pm

Thanks! Sorry to be a pain again, but do you have any links to the venues on Google Maps? Because I've tried searching and can't find it. Also, google reckons the venue is 5 hours walk from the train station, which could be problematic :(
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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Ben Wilson » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:12 pm

No pain at all. :) Directions depend on whether you want to get off at Hykeham station or Lincoln. If it's Hykeham, it's a very short walk- click here for map whereas if it's Lincoln, you'll want a taxi or a bus- click here for map. The hangover venue is a little bit further out- here's a link from the main event venue to the hangover venue- click here.

Hope you can make it in January! :)

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Post by Callum Todd » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:12 pm

That post is really helpful Ben, thank you!

I'll get looking at train tickets to Hykeham now :)
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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Jon Corby » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:27 pm

Callum Todd wrote:I'll get looking at train tickets to Hykeham now :)
Where from?

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Jon Corby wrote:
Callum Todd wrote:I'll get looking at train tickets to Hykeham now :)
Where from?
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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by JackHurst » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:40 pm

Will anybody play countdown hold 'em with me?

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

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Travelodge, train tickets and entry fee paid for me and Michelle. Staying Friday and Saturday and for the hangover.

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

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JackHurst wrote:Will anybody play countdown hold 'em with me?
No

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Jon O'Neill » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:49 am

Ryan Taylor wrote:Travelodge, train tickets and entry fee paid for me and Michelle. Staying Friday and Saturday and for the hangover.
Do you guys wanna go halvesies on the room? I'll go in the middle.

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

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JackHurst wrote:Will anybody play countdown hold 'em with me?
Take the Countdown element out and we got a game
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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

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Jon O'Neill wrote:
Ryan Taylor wrote:Travelodge, train tickets and entry fee paid for me and Michelle. Staying Friday and Saturday and for the hangover.
Do you guys wanna go halvesies on the room? I'll go in the middle.
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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Ben Wilson » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:11 pm

The addition of Rychelle has taken COLIN X to double digits and the hangover up to nine entrants. :) The Sunday event is certainly proving more popular than I had anticipated- I was only expecting around 16 people maximum to attend that so that's what I've budgeted for time and prize-wise, but as always, the more the merrier!

It's at about this time of year I also issue my annual plea for people to bring along copies of the board game and copies of the ODE3 (as the show is sticking with it for now, so will COLIN). My eight copies of the board game will be present and correct as always, but more will undoubtedly be needed on the day.

Also, if anyone is willing to come along and act as a reserve player that would be fantastic- I'll be too busy recording scores/keeping track of the spot prizes to also play, and no one wants to end up playing Apterous Prune.

Oh, and has a fancy dress theme been decided on yet? :)

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Matt Morrison » Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:22 pm

Lodge prices Ry?

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Ryan Taylor » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:37 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:Lodge prices Ry?
Same price as Gevin got - £23 for the Friday and £42 for the Saturday. Would have held off booking the Saturday like Gevin if I knew for definite that there would be a sale on, but I just wanted to get it all booked together with doing the train tickets too. The Travelodge has been fully refurbished too btw so we're all in for a treat.

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Matt Morrison » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:40 pm

Jesus that is exciting. We all know I am the biggest proponent of the "wait and see" method for the sale, but sadly family duties takes much of the freedom and fun away and yeah we'll probably book at those prices too. Still good value overall, having just paid for a two night stay in Winchester where each night is considerably more expensive than both Lincoln nights put together :S

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Matt Morrison » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:24 am

Guys you can get 4.2% cashback from any Travelodge booking via Topcashback. That's £2.73 back from Ryan's (typical) £65 booking, so worth a little effort.

If you're not already a member I'd be grateful if you signed up via this link then I get a tell-a-friend bonus: http://www.topcashback.co.uk/ref/lenoz
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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Ryan Taylor » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:54 am

ffs

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Matt Morrison » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:58 am

Ryan Taylor wrote:ffs
I'll buy you a drink instead if you sign up from my link. Even in Hykeham that's probably worth more than £2.73!

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Ryan Taylor » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:05 am

Matt Morrison wrote:
Ryan Taylor wrote:ffs
I'll buy you a drink instead if you sign up from my link. Even in Hykeham that's probably worth more than £2.73!
Done. What does this get you? Money?

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Matt Morrison » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:58 pm

Yeah I get a fiver I think, once the signee has got some of their own cashback confirmed. So anyone who signs up through my link is officially welcome to £2.50.

But really, was just letting people know. I'm well into these cashback sites now, they are ridiculously good as they cover all the places you would shop online anyway.

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Zarte Siempre » Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:13 pm

Ben paid - CHECK
Hotel booked - CHECK
Person found to occupy other half of room - CHECK (poor Callum)
Means of getting to Lincoln - CHECK (Thanks Hayfield)
Massive amount of excitement for what should be the best Co-event of 2014 - CHECK
Annoying checklist - CHECK

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Callum Todd » Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:17 pm

Payment sent, travel and accommodation sorted. See you all in January! :)
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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Ryan Taylor » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:06 pm

Perhaps someone should have warned Callum about Zarte's Lincoln antics...

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Zarte Siempre » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:53 pm

Ryan Taylor wrote:Perhaps someone should have warned Callum about Zarte's Lincoln antics...
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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Matt Morrison » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:59 am

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Ryan Taylor wrote:Perhaps someone should have warned Callum about Zarte's Lincoln antics...
STFU
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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Jennifer Steadman » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:48 am

Who's getting the train from London on Friday? And what train are you getting? The 15:08 from King's Cross is ideal for me (read: cheap).
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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Heather Styles » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:14 am

I'll be getting the train from London on Friday. But I can't get there as early as 15.08, cos of work :( I'd probably better count myself out of group travel plans this year, unless others want to set off later.

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:21 am

I'm fairly easy about travel times on the Friday, although I don't want to get there insanely late or anything, and obviously the cheaper the better. I seem to remember that Corby did an excellent job of organising us last year. :D

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:45 am

Booked Travelodge yesterday, didn't want to take any further waiting risks and took the 2 nights at £65, minus the best part of £3 cashback of course! :D

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:46 am

We'll probably be waiting for you all. Maybe even off the train if we are bored, and depending on times.

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Jon Corby » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:51 am

Yeah, I'm happy to sort the train again, so if anyone else wants in, PM me. Well, you'll have a little while, the discounted tickets don't go on sale until about 3/4 weeks in advance as I recall.

Edit: Scrub that, fuck you all, it all seems to have changed since last year. Sort your own fucking trains out.

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Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th January 2014

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:57 pm

what changed?

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