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Manchester Open 09 or 10?

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Sup.
I wanna host a competition sometime. In Manchester.

When would y'all be willing to come here? I have no idea at all for dates, so just start suggesting things.

1 day comp? 2 day? 1 day is easier, since you don't have to stay somewhere, but can't do as much :(

I talked to some people at my union, and we may be able to get a space for free.. if so, I'd probably ask for a little fee, maybe for a bit of prizes or something.

Lemme know.
 

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Sup.
I wanna host a competition sometime. In Manchester.

When would y'all be willing to come here? I have no idea at all for dates, so just start suggesting things.

1 day comp? 2 day? 1 day is easier, since you don't have to stay somewhere, but can't do as much :(

I talked to some people at my union, and we may be able to get a space for free.. if so, I'd probably ask for a little fee, maybe for a bit of prizes or something.

Lemme know.
2010 is good :)
Could we try and get it in February/March half term? That'd be a good time to do it just from an academic perspective (Summer exams come later, Jan exams have finished, people aren't going to go on holiday in that half term, most people won't have started revising for summer by then etc).

Events? Methinks UK Open schedule, except with combined finals for 4x4, 5x5 + OH, plus SQ-1/Pyra + Magic?
 

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I think two days is soooo much better. It's annoying to travel for one day :( You could do it in the Christmas holidays this year because the uni won't need the room and we'll not have to miss classes.

I think combined finals is the way for 245, then 3 1st second and final, then bld, oh square 1 and megaminx or something? you coudl always have a REALLY long day, like 8-7 or something to squeeze more in. omg i can't type. cold hands.

Also, I won't come if it clashes with other competitions, i.e. benelux or french. Maybe check last year's schedule of competitions for the early part of the year so you can see which weekends to avoid.
ALso #2 - could you not have waited until after UK Open to mention this :p it's going to be hella confusing for us British chatty types to keep up talking about THREE competitions!
 
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Escher: Yeah, 2010 might be better. Do university students have half term? I'm not sure.
I will have the events that I like :p (nah, I wanna try to do as much as possible)

Only thing is, people don't want to come during december, *because* it's the christmas holidays. I'm not even sure if I'll be in manchester during that time.

Yeah, I don't want to clash with some of the good and (relatively) close competitons.

Charlie: I'm excited.. and waiting 3 weeks is ssooo long.
 

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Escher: Yeah, 2010 might be better. Do university students have half term? I'm not sure.
I will have the events that I like :p (nah, I wanna try to do as much as possible)

Only thing is, people don't want to come during december, *because* it's the christmas holidays. I'm not even sure if I'll be in manchester during that time.

Yeah, I don't want to clash with some of the good and (relatively) close competitons.

Charlie: I'm excited.. and waiting 3 weeks is ssooo long.
Lol No uni students do not have half term, if only. Sometimes there is a reading week, but it's not across all subjects, let alone across all unis. Maybe Joey it would be a good idea to have it in Leeds rather than Manchester. There is already one in Manchester. OR, we could combine forces and have one in London or something, that would be really cool.

I think in terms of how many we have this year, having one early next year is a better idea, just don't clash with the good competitions. Either that or have one in December. The thing is that we don't want toooo many competitions at the same time, because then people will be more picky about which they go to and it will be hard to cover our costs for venue etc.

Maybe early ish January? I guess that's uni exam/school exam season and still christmas holidays for some people. Late Jan/early Feb?
 

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Also, I won't come if it clashes with other competitions, i.e. benelux or french. Maybe check last year's schedule of competitions for the early part of the year so you can see which weekends to avoid.
Nothing certain yet, but French Open 2010 will probably happen in February instead of March.
Same as Charlie, I will come if it doesn't clash with other competitions, and a 2-day competition is much more appealing to me than a 1-day one.
 

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Also, I won't come if it clashes with other competitions, i.e. benelux or french. Maybe check last year's schedule of competitions for the early part of the year so you can see which weekends to avoid.
Nothing certain yet, but French Open 2010 will probably happen in February instead of March.
Same as Charlie, I will come if it doesn't clash with other competitions, and a 2-day competition is much more appealing to me than a 1-day one.
I love French Open so that is totally my priority. Will you come to Bristol Francois?
 

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I probably will. Unless it clashes with a competition which was planned in Paris for November but that competition will almost certainly happen only later.
 

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Yeah.. I could maybe even do it in Leeds.. cos well, it's not far for me to travel back there (and I know it better than Manchester)

Plus, I might be able to host more people, overnight.


EDIT: making me doubt the town I want to hold it in now :p
 

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I think whatever happens, we should have competitions in different places. I intend to keep up the Swindon comp and the Bristol one. As UK Open has been Manchester twice in a row now, I think it's safe to say that area is covered. Breandan's mum and I were discussing Scotland, so maybe somewhere else north of London needs addressing. I think Leeds is a good plan, particularly if Joey wants to organise.
 

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Breandan's mum and I were discussing Scotland
Yay!

I've been contemplating a Cambridge Open (also North of London...) for ages too, but I don't see myself having the time to pursue it in the immediate future :(
Chris will you come to Bristol? It's not SO far.... in term time that is, otherwise I'd forgive you for staying at home.
 
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