Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown

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Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown

Post by Mark Deeks » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:22 pm

Hello!

Nearly six years ago, myself, Innis and Zarte played a 25 hour game of Countdown. We raised a shit ton of money, and it was also a pretty great game, somehow going legitimately to a crucial conundrum after all that time (Innis got it). But we figured we would never do it again, as we couldn't have done it better.

So we've decided not to do it again. We're going to do it slightly differently.

On 9.48pm on 27th February, Zarte (series winner, current Champion of Champions series champion arguably the greatest Countdown player of all time) and me (none of those things) will commence a 26.2 hour marathon Countdown game (see what we did there?) that will be sure to test our sanity, friendship, bladders and obvious sexual chemistry.

Rather than playing one long game like last time, we instead intend to play an unlimited number of normal games and keep a running game score. We will also introduce the concept of forfeits, partly for other people's entertainment, but partly to keep our heads in the game. Suggestions on both format and forfeits/handicaps welcome.

We know from experience that this isn't easy to do. We're doing it anyway.

Our efforts will once again be a mere part of something much bigger. The comedian Mark Watson, known for his inordinately long shows, has unretired the format and decided he has one more left in him. Accordingly, he is to host a 26.2 hour marathon comedy gig, the backbone of which will be made up of updates from us and the other challenge-doers.

It is all in the name of charity. The entire event is going to raise money for Dementia Revolution, with a view to finding the cure for this horrible bastard disease that ruins people.

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MarkDe ... iasingpage

Please give generously (donations of £26.20 or £9.48 make too much sense not to give), because if we're going to inflict this into ourselves, let's ensure a worthy cause benefits from it.

Thanks!

- Mark and Zarte (Marte)
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Re: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown

Post by Martin Hurst » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:36 pm

Great idea and great cause. Good luck guys :)

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Re: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown

Post by Aaron » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:29 am

Just donated. Happy to support you guys.

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Re: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown

Post by Mark Deeks » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:10 pm

Some say that it's easier to raise awareness of your charitable endeavours, and encourage donations thereto, if you actually give them the right link. Maybe they're right, maybe they're not. Either way, meh.

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundra ... Id=1017190
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Re: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown

Post by Ryan Lam » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:11 pm

Wishing both of you all the best and may the best player win!! :D Never in a million years would I have thought another of these marathon games would surface!

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