Co:Liv II - Saturday 24 February 2024

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Co:Liv II - Saturday 24 February 2024

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Werds and nerds will be reterning to Merseyside.

DATE: Saturday 24 February 2024

LOCATION: Cross Keys pub, 13 Earle Street, L3 9NS.
It's the same place as last time, for those who came in 2019.
The room can fit 36, maybe 39 or 42 at a push.

FORMAT: Edinburgh/Lincoln style, six 9-rounder games played in tables of three.
The top two ranked players after six games will play the final.

SCHEDULE:
- Doors open at 12 for a 12:20 draw and 12:30 start to the first round of games
- Aiming for 13:30 for buffet lunch which will be included in your entry price
- Then 14:30 for the second round of games
- 15:40 for the third round of games
- Aiming for 16:50 for the final and 17:15 for prizes and wrap-up
- Dinner confirmed at an Indian restaurant not far from the venue, booking for 7pm

PRIZES AVAILABLE:
- Champion trophy
- Runner-Up trophy
- Third Place trophy
- Most conundrum solves (Language Lover's Puzzle Book)
- Best word spot of the day (Purefide face cleanser)
- Rudest word spot of the day (Euthymol mouth wash)

PayPal - £12 to https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/CoLiv2019 (the year is correct - it won't let me update the link!)

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/632777345677284/

If anyone needs directions, hotel advice, etc., then let me know. The nearest train station is Moorfields. James Street is quite close as well.

Woop woop get hype.

ENTRIES SO FAR:
#1 James Robinson
#2 Paul Craib
#3 Dylan Taylor
#4 Phil Stanton
#5 Euan Crabb
#6 Matthew S Rutherford
#7 Coral Heath
#8 Adam Latchford
#9 Alison Douglas
#10 Darren Godfrey
#11 Fiona Titcombe
#12 George Armstrong
#13 Anthony Endsor
#14 Matt O'Connor
#15 Ljubica Lazarevic
#16 Adrian Fletcher
#17 Dave Ashton
#18 Nathan Pace
#19 Adam Beach
#20 Jason Turner
#21 Taz Turner
#22 Bradley Horrocks
#23 Jack Hurst
#24 Brendan Whitehurst
#25 Eva Dewsbury
#26 John Billingsley
#27 Richard Priest
#28 Matty Artell
#29 Stephen Read
#30 Tim Hebbes
#31 Jay Roberts
#32 Chris Kirby
#33 Stewart Gordon
#34 Sam Hodkin
#35 Paul J. Dove
#36 Irene Dove
#37 Tom Stevenson
#38 Mervyn Tong

+ up to three more of my friends on standby to round the player numbers up to a multiple of three and avoid the use of a Prune
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This is the same day as the zoom-based event I was planning from Vegas - know if the afterparty pub will have wifi?
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I can't make it that day Stockport County are at home ! hopefully I will make a Liverpool event at some point !
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It's also a day when Liverpool are at home, which is not good news for hotel prices.
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David Williams wrote: Sun Oct 08, 2023 11:27 pm It's also a day when Liverpool are at home, which is not good news for hotel prices.
If Liverpool weren't, Everton would be. Equally the Liverpool game could well be moved to the Sunday if Liverpool continue to progress in the Europa League or a Friday/Monday with TV rights so it's not really causing an issue rn.
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Good stuff Andy - enjoyed the last one a lot! Will look at options...
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George Armstrong wrote: Mon Oct 09, 2023 7:47 pm
David Williams wrote: Sun Oct 08, 2023 11:27 pm It's also a day when Liverpool are at home, which is not good news for hotel prices.
If Liverpool weren't, Everton would be. Equally the Liverpool game could well be moved to the Sunday if Liverpool continue to progress in the Europa League or a Friday/Monday with TV rights so it's not really causing an issue rn.
A non-refundable room at a Premier Inn is £169.50 for that Saturday. It's £129 for the previous Saturday. Everton don't have the same out-of-town support as Liverpool
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Football zealots ruin everything.
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Plenty of options on Trivago for a much lower price than you mention, unless you were desperate to stay right in the centre of town.

https://www.trivago.co.uk/en-GB/srl/hot ... 918;rc-1-1
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Never been to Liverpool so this is a good excuse as any to break my duck
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Marc Meakin wrote: Wed Oct 11, 2023 6:50 pm Never been to Liverpool so this is a good excuse as any to break my duck
I'll be honest, I read "duck" as something else. Plenty of strip clubs in town down Hanover Street way.
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Andy Platt wrote: Tue Oct 10, 2023 11:28 am Plenty of options on Trivago for a much lower price than you mention, unless you were desperate to stay right in the centre of town.

https://www.trivago.co.uk/en-GB/srl/hot ... 918;rc-1-1
Stockport County at home thats a bigger issue than Liverpool playing :D :lol:
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Original post updated. Get hype.
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Andy Platt wrote: Wed Oct 18, 2023 10:56 am Original post updated. Get hype.
Come to Stockport County
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Any recommendations for super-cheap accommodation on the Saturday night and/or anyone want to share a room?
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Dan Byrom wrote: Thu Dec 21, 2023 10:06 am Any recommendations for super-cheap accommodation on the Saturday night and/or anyone want to share a room?
Feel free to ask on FB as you may get a more expeditious reply than on here. But as for hotels there should be plenty of options available on the link I already shared
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Up on the FOCAL site as of yesterday - get promoting people <3 https://focalcountdown.com/liverpool-2024/
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Dan Byrom wrote: Thu Dec 21, 2023 10:06 am Any recommendations for super-cheap accommodation on the Saturday night and/or anyone want to share a room?
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Is anyone parkrunning in Liverpool?

I'm intending to do Birkenhead parkrun which is the one Eddy and I did last time. I'm staying in Birkenhead PI so happy to lend a shower if anyone fancies joining me!
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Fiona T wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 8:52 am happy to lend a shower if anyone fancies joining me!
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Event has hit 36 but I'll leave signups open as we may be able to squeeze an extra table or two in the side.
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Pinged you the dosh...
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Anyone else parkrunning?

I had planned to do Birkenhead (right by my hotel) but I am tempted by Crosby after the pitch from David Williams seeing as we have plenty of time. Does look lovely!
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Cheers Andy for a great event. Sorry I didn't get time to thank you at the end of it all- but was a great day and nice to catch-up/meet with folks...
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Tom S wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 8:34 pm Cheers Andy for a great event. Sorry I didn't get time to thank you at the end of it all- but was a great day and nice to catch-up/meet with folks...
Legend. Glad you enjoyed.


Final standings below. I heard that a few people might have the wrong number of wins - a number of games were scored 'the wrong way round' and I would be very surprised if I caught all of them. Ah well, first world problems, and the top three were definitely correct.

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Cheers for yesterday Andy!

Do you have the full set of results to post here? Interested to see who played who etc and also would be good to have for when I get round to updating ELO.

Also for focal standings I think it's important to have all of the correct results in, so posting the atropine results here will help people see where there may or may not be mistakes.
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Yep have managed to retrieve them here. If any are incorrect i.e. the wrong way round, let me know.

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STANDINGS

Players are ranked by number of wins then total points scored.


P W Pts
1 Jack Hurst 6 6 400 (won final)
2 Tom Stevenson 6 5 438 (lost final)
3 Dylan Taylor 6 5 368
4 James Robinson 6 5 358
5 Richard Priest 6 5 349
6 Brendan Whitehurst 6 5 337
7 Bradley Horrocks 6 4 370
8 Matt O'Connor 6 4 358
9 Tim Hebbes 6 4 347
10 Stewart Gordon 6 4 336
11 Chris Kirby 6 4 330
12 Matthew S Rutherford 6 4 327
13 Matty Artell 6 4 323
14 Mervyn Tong 6 4 312
15 Jason Turner 6 4 279
16 Adam Latchford 6 3 397
17 Stephen Read 6 3 351
18 Phil Stanton 6 3 339
19 George Armstrong 6 3 338
20 Adrian Fletcher 6 3 331
21 Darren Godfrey 6 3 327
22 Alison Douglas 6 3 287
23 Nathan Pace 6 3 268
24 Sam Hodkin 6 3 235
25 Coral Heath 6 2 333
26 Anthony Endsor 6 2 321
27 Dave Ashton 6 2 298
28 Fiona Titcombe 6 2 281
29 Euan Crabb 6 2 272
30 Ljubica Lazarevic 6 2 269
31 Adam Beach 6 2 252
32 John Billingsley 6 2 142
33 Eva Dewsbury 6 2 136
34 Oli Moore 6 1 273
35 Taz Turner 6 1 232
36 Paul Craib 6 1 221
37 Irene Dove 6 1 165
38 Selma Reilly 6 1 98
39 Paul J. Dove 6 0 99


RESULTS

Round 1

Table 1
Richard Priest 69 - 42 Jason Turner
Jason Turner 25 - 46 Mervyn Tong
Mervyn Tong 42 - 61 Richard Priest

Table 2
George Armstrong 67 - 44 Matthew S Rutherford
Matthew S Rutherford 61 - 23 Paul J. Dove
Paul J. Dove 0 - 62 George Armstrong

Table 3
Tim Hebbes 70 - 45 Oli Moore
Oli Moore 60 - 16 Eva Dewsbury
Eva Dewsbury 6 - 63 Tim Hebbes

Table 4
Phil Stanton 50 - 67 Matt O'Connor
Matt O'Connor 61 - 22 Alison Douglas
Alison Douglas 40 - 51 Phil Stanton

Table 5
James Robinson 70 - 32 Fiona Titcombe
Fiona Titcombe 59 - 38 Adam Beach
Adam Beach 29 - 74 James Robinson

Table 6
Adam Latchford 86 - 33 Brendan Whitehurst
Brendan Whitehurst 48 - 32 Ljubica Lazarevic
Ljubica Lazarevic 38 - 80 Adam Latchford

Table 7
Stewart Gordon 64 - 40 Paul Craib
Paul Craib 45 - 12 Irene Dove
Irene Dove 35 - 60 Stewart Gordon

Table 8
Dave Ashton 56 - 25 Taz Turner
Taz Turner 48 - 18 Selma Reilly
Selma Reilly 11 - 67 Dave Ashton

Table 9
Sam Hodkin 16 - 80 Anthony Endsor
Anthony Endsor 43 - 71 Tom Stevenson
Tom Stevenson 72 - 20 Sam Hodkin

Table 10
Dylan Taylor 51 - 60 Bradley Horrocks
Bradley Horrocks 66 - 7 John Billingsley
John Billingsley 21 - 54 Dylan Taylor

Table 11
Coral Heath 49 - 52 Chris Kirby
Chris Kirby 70 - 25 Adrian Fletcher
Adrian Fletcher 66 - 56 Coral Heath

Table 12
Matty Artell 61 - 44 Nathan Pace
Nathan Pace 30 - 60 Euan Crabb
Euan Crabb 27 - 49 Matty Artell

Table 13
Darren Godfrey 60 - 70 Jack Hurst
Jack Hurst 72 - 55 Stephen Read
Stephen Read 38 - 63 Darren Godfrey

Round 2

Table 1
James Robinson 51 - 79 Tom Stevenson
Tom Stevenson 95 - 70 Adam Latchford
Adam Latchford 38 - 54 James Robinson

Table 2
Tim Hebbes 54 -*64 Richard Priest
Richard Priest 41 - 84 Jack Hurst
Jack Hurst 60 - 49 Tim Hebbes

Table 3
Matt O'Connor 71 - 62 Bradley Horrocks
Bradley Horrocks 54 - 50 George Armstrong
George Armstrong 61 - 38 Matt O'Connor

Table 4
Chris Kirby 62 - 48 Matty Artell
Matty Artell 69 - 46 Dave Ashton
Dave Ashton 40 - 58 Chris Kirby

Table 5
Anthony Endsor 53 - 63 Darren Godfrey
Darren Godfrey 65 - 28 Paul Craib
Paul Craib 25 - 78 Anthony Endsor

Table 6
Matthew S Rutherford 47 - 72 Dylan Taylor
Dylan Taylor 65 - 44 Oli Moore
Oli Moore 37 - 53 Matthew S Rutherford

Table 7
Stewart Gordon 47 - 44 Fiona Titcombe
Fiona Titcombe 55 - 52 Phil Stanton
Phil Stanton 67 - 75 Stewart Gordon

Table 8
Mervyn Tong 59 - 55 Euan Crabb
Euan Crabb 39 - 60 Adrian Fletcher
Adrian Fletcher 50 - 57 Mervyn Tong

Table 9
Taz Turner 34 - 68 Coral Heath
Coral Heath 39 - 63 Brendan Whitehurst
Brendan Whitehurst 66 - 43 Taz Turner

Table 10
Nathan Pace 42 - 41 Ljubica Lazarevic
Ljubica Lazarevic 36 - 59 Stephen Read
Stephen Read 48 - 49 Nathan Pace

Table 11
Jason Turner 62 - 52 Alison Douglas
Alison Douglas 53 - 36 Adam Beach
Adam Beach 25 - 41 Jason Turner

Table 12
Sam Hodkin 53 - 10 Selma Reilly
Selma Reilly 29 - 25 Irene Dove
Irene Dove 35 - 58 Sam Hodkin

Table 13
Paul J. Dove 21 - 42 Eva Dewsbury
Eva Dewsbury 31 - 18 John Billingsley
John Billingsley 32 - 22 Paul J. Dove

Round 3

Table 1
Jack Hurst 55 - 37 Chris Kirby
Chris Kirby 51 - 65 Tom Stevenson
Tom Stevenson 56 - 59 Jack Hurst

Table 2
James Robinson 64*- 54 Bradley Horrocks
Bradley Horrocks 74 - 34 Darren Godfrey
Darren Godfrey 42 - 55 James Robinson

Table 3
George Armstrong 50 - 61 Matty Artell
Matty Artell 35 - 67 Dylan Taylor
Dylan Taylor 59 - 48 George Armstrong

Table 4
Richard Priest 63 - 51 Stewart Gordon
Stewart Gordon 39 - 63 Matt O'Connor
Matt O'Connor 58 - 61 Richard Priest

Table 5
Mervyn Tong 59 - 25 Anthony Endsor
Anthony Endsor 42 - 74 Brendan Whitehurst
Brendan Whitehurst 53 - 49 Mervyn Tong

Table 6
Tim Hebbes 54 - 47 Dave Ashton
Dave Ashton 42 - 67 Adam Latchford
Adam Latchford 56 - 57 Tim Hebbes

Table 7
Adrian Fletcher 80 - 37 Fiona Titcombe
Fiona Titcombe 54 - 64 Matthew S Rutherford
Matthew S Rutherford 58 - 50 Adrian Fletcher

Table 8
Nathan Pace 51 - 46 Paul Craib
Paul Craib 37 - 55 Jason Turner
Jason Turner 54 - 52 Nathan Pace

Table 9
Eva Dewsbury 15 - 75 Phil Stanton
Phil Stanton 44 - 41 Sam Hodkin
Sam Hodkin 47 - 26 Eva Dewsbury

Table 10
Stephen Read 68 - 43 Oli Moore
Oli Moore 44 - 63 Coral Heath
Coral Heath 58 - 83 Stephen Read

Table 11
Alison Douglas 62 - 55 Taz Turner
Taz Turner 27 - 53 Euan Crabb
Euan Crabb 38 - 58 Alison Douglas

Table 12
Selma Reilly 10 - 56 Ljubica Lazarevic
Ljubica Lazarevic 66 - 21 John Billingsley
John Billingsley 43 - 20 Selma Reilly

Table 13
Irene Dove 42 - 23 Paul J. Dove
Paul J. Dove 10 - 70 Adam Beach
Adam Beach 54 - 16 Irene Dove

Final
Jack Hurst 59 - 49 Tom Stevenson
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