CO MSO Sunday 27th August 2023

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CO MSO Sunday 27th August 2023

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CO MSO is on again this year as part of the CO:LON weekend.

It will be held at the Mind Sports Olympiad (see https://mindsportsolympiad.com) at JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET on Sunday 27th August from 10:00 to 18:00. Note this is at a modern Jewish Community Centre and that food and dangerous items may not be brought on site.

The event is 5 round swiss, followed by a final and 3rd place play-off, using the Bristol System where the same letters/numbers are used across each match-up in a round. Apterous dictionary to be used. This is based on the Oxford dictionary which is currently used in the show. Medals will be awarded to the top three as usual.

Thus you have a choice with CO:LON being Lincoln style on the Saturday and MSO on the Sunday - or maybe make
a weekend of it and do both!

Registration to MSO opened 1st July - https://mindsportsolympiad.com/product/countdown/

Details of CO:LON 2023 are here http://www.c4countdown.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=15901
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They are very strict at the venue and plastic cutlery are on the banned list as is food but there is a huge Waitrose nearby
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Marc Meakin wrote: Sun May 21, 2023 3:28 pm They are very strict at the venue and plastic cutlery are on the banned list as is food but there is a huge Waitrose nearby
Just bring normal metal cutlery then.

But if you read the threads from 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022, you'll see that it never gets old. And that's the problem, as the bans only apply to modern Jewish Centres.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Sun May 21, 2023 4:30 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: Sun May 21, 2023 3:28 pm They are very strict at the venue and plastic cutlery are on the banned list as is food but there is a huge Waitrose nearby
Just bring normal metal cutlery then.
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Note that MSO entries are now open

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I've just signed up for the Scrabble and Im tempted by the Countdown as its Bristol method
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Marc Meakin wrote: Sun Jul 02, 2023 2:26 pm I've just signed up for the Scrabble and Im tempted by the Countdown as its Bristol method
What makes you think you'd enjoy Bristol more than Lincoln?

Having attended last year, it was a very enjoyable event and nice to play proper 15 rounders - definitely recommended, although it is somewhat different to most co:events
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Fiona T wrote: Sun Jul 02, 2023 3:20 pm
Marc Meakin wrote: Sun Jul 02, 2023 2:26 pm I've just signed up for the Scrabble and Im tempted by the Countdown as its Bristol method
What makes you think you'd enjoy Bristol more than Lincoln?

Having attended last year, it was a very enjoyable event and nice to play proper 15 rounders - definitely recommended, although it is somewhat different to most co:events
Not neccessarily better per se but would be easier to organise and would be a level playing field but as I haven't played any Co Events I may be talking crap (that makes a change)
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Apart from asking players to post here, is there any way of finding out who is going and maximum players?
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I may be an 'on the day' decision - I have a family wedding the day before so really depends which side of 3am I get home!
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Fiona T wrote: Sun Jul 02, 2023 10:45 pm I may be an 'on the day' decision - I have a family wedding the day before so really depends which side of 3am I get home!
I my leave it late too but was wary of it maybe selling out
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6 players registered with MSO at present.
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Tony Atkins wrote: Wed Aug 23, 2023 9:52 am 6 players registered with MSO at present.
Is there a database of attending players?
Still not sure if I will come
Maybe some Co Lon players might want to come
Presumably you can rock up on the day and pay
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Congrats go to Ronan Higginson who won the event for the third time in a row (4th total).
He beat Silver medalist Rob Foster 94-84 in the final and also takes Junior Gold.
Bronze medal went to Thomas Carey who beat Jonathan de Souza 96-79 in the 3rd-4th game.
Ten players took part.
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Thank you Tony, it was a fun event!
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Sorry for delay - results and game records are now on http://kisekigo.com/cd/
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