Steven Oldham Pending work I might have to withdraw but I will let you know in advance
Ben Wilson That's cool, as long as I know before the 30th. :-)
Adam Finlay CoVid? Where's that then? Victoria Docks?
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Johnny Canuck Are each person's prelims against four different people or eight different people?
Ben Wilson Eight, time permitting.
Ben Wilson Physical prizes have been purchased for this event (not huge ones, I'm not made of money) in addition to the COLIN entry discounts for 1st-3rd. :-) More info to come...
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Rhys Benjamin I've got a Zoom interview (stage one of the council candidacy process) which has been scheduled for 10:30am - 11am. Should still be able to take part, but you know what these things are like....!
Notes from the organizer: Normally at this time of year I'd be pestering people to send me money to come to a draughty village hall in North Hykeham (and possibly a bit more money to come to a different draughty village hall in North Hykeham the following day). Naturally, thanks to CoVid (not the Jack Hurst thing), that's not happening this year. So instead, I'm doing this. :-)
On the 30th, the day that would've been COLIN XVII, I'll be hosting a virtual co-event on apterous (yes I know this has been done before, shut up). It'll be a slightly different format than the usual COLIN, in that players will be on tables of 2 instead of 3, and (allowing for time) there'll be 8 games instead of 6 (9 if you count games you host), and there'll be quarter- and semi- finals as well as a grand final.
Pros of this format: no entry fees, no early mornings, no lengthy train rides with other Apterites.
Cons: No Fox & Hounds, no free pens, no lengthy train rides with other Apterites.
Games will start at 1pm and hopefully be finished by 5pm (it shouldn't take that long to play a load of 9 rounders, right?), so if you enter the tourney, be prepared to put the afternoon aside. All fixtures will be input in the tourney system here on apterous, and I'll post a link to the running standings in the comment of each round.
There may be actual physical prizes on offer during the day. :-) As well as discounted entry to the real COLIN XVII, whenever that takes place...
Hope to see you all (your apterous avatars at least) on the 30th!
Runs from: 30 – 30 January 2021. Format: 9 Rounder. Matches: One-off. Approved.
Fixtures: 0. Completed: 0.
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