Date: Saturday 21st April 2018
Venue: The Cardigan Centre, 145-149 Cardigan Rd, Leeds, LS6 1LJ
Start time: Doors open 10am for a 10.45 start
Presented by: Yorkshire scamp Callum Todd
Games to be played: At least 6
Countdown finishes by: 5.30pm
Quiz finishes by: 6.30pm
Wheelchair accessible?: Yes ♿️
Callum says… “That’s right, slagheaps: the third (and final?) instalment of Co:Leeds will occur in 2018, and it has been ingeniously monikered Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds in homage to a locally popular noughties football fanzine. Just call me Mr. Pop Culture.
I say (and final?) above because currently I don’t plan to rerun Co:Leeds again after 2018. So make sure you come along to Co:Leeds this time to complete the trilogy – the perfect hat-trick – because it might be your last chance.
Now for the deets.
Saturday 21st April 2018. Doors open at 10am, Draw made at 10:45, Round 1 commences at 11am.
Please note: When I say “Doors open at 10am”, I mean the doors open at 10am. Ergo the doors will be shut if you arrive before then. I’m as bad for being early to stuff as anybody, but last year we had half of us stood outside for half an hour waiting for the doors to open. Let’s avoid that this time.
More specifically, The Cardigan Centre, 145-149 Cardigan Road, Leeds, LS6 1LJ.
There is a very small car park at the venue, but I really wouldn’t bet on getting a spot there. If you’re driving then there is unrestricted parking on most of the side streets around the venue, so plan to arrive with time to find a space and walk a minute or two around the corner.
Anagrams and ting.
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£12. Sorry, I know this is a small increase on previous years. The venue price went up. Plus Brexit and stuff.
Payable to me via PayPal here.
The venue is just round the corner from Burley Park rail station. It’s also fairy easy to access by cab or bus from central Leeds if you’re getting a train or coach into the main Leeds stations.
There are a few nearby hotels, including a Village hotel in Headingley, and a Premier Inn round the corner. There’s also a Travelodge and Ibis Budget in Leeds centre. AirBnB is also a thing.
There will be snacks and drinks available for free at the venue but there is no bar and no full meal provided. There’s a chippy, a Subway, a petrol station, and a café or two on Cardigan Road within a couple of minute’s walk of the venue.
Same as last two years, based on Lincoln. Players will be randomly drawn into tables of 3 for the first round, then the second and third rounds will be seeded based on standings on the day. 9 Rounders. After 3 rounds, and therefor 6 games played each, the top 4 will play off in a semi-finals to determine the champion.
10:00 – Doors open
10:30 – I start chatting shit
10:45 – Draw for round 1
11:00 – Round 1 begins
12:30 – Lunch break
13:30 – Round 2
15:00 – Round 3
16:30 – Semi-finals
16:50 – Final
17:10 – Prizegiving
17:30 – Co:Leeds is over. But…
17:30: Team Quiz (for anyone who wants to stay and do this).
18:30: Okay, everything is really over now. Clear off.
(Please note, itinerary is subject to change. If we’re getting through games and have extra time we may try squeeze in a fourth round. If we’re struggling for time we may ditch the semi-finals and go straight into a final for the top two. Times given are planned but may not occur exactly to the minute.)
Sign-ups are open! Let’s be ‘avin’ yer.”