Lincoln 2018

The original Co-event returns for a staggering 14th consecutive year…


Date: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th January
Venue: The Ark, Moor Lane (Saturday) and The Memorial Hall, Newark Road (Sunday), both North Hykeham
Admission: £13 for the Saturday, £8 for the Sunday, or £18 for both events
Start time: 11.50am (Saturday) and 11am (Sunday)
Presented by: Series 46 champion and winner of Lincolnshire Resting Bitchy Face of the Year 2016, Ben Wilson
Games to be played: 6 (Saturday) and 4 (Sunday), both events including a final between the top 2 players
Finishes by: 6pm (Saturday) and 2.30pm (Sunday)
Wheelchair accessible?: Yes ♿️

Ben says… “COLIN is back! For the fourteenth year in a row, the co-event calendar (and for the third year in a row, FOCAL) will kick off with what was, briefly, the biggest co-event of all time, but remains the oldest and (hopefully) the one everyone wants to win.

Very little is changed from last year. It’ll be the traditional COLIN format of 3 rounds of Edinburgh-style 9 rounders followed by a final, kicking off at 11:50 and ending just before 6pm. The venue will be the Ark on Moor Lane in North Hykeham, as it was last year. And the following day, as with last year, we’ll be at the Memorial Hall on Newark Road in North Hykeham for the fifth Hangover event. This, as always, will be 2 rounds of Edinburgh-style 9 rounders followed by a final, kicking off at 11am (or, if history is any judge, some time afterward when everybody [especially Jen] eventually shows up) and ending at around 2:30pm (or earlier if everyone passes out. Again).

The price for this weekend full of Countdowny goodness is a mere £13 for the Saturday, £8 for the Sunday or £18 for both days, payable by Paypal to or by cheque to my home address (available upon request).

I’m already trawling various hardware stores/Amazon for this- well, next- year’s trophies and prizes, which will hopefully be the most unique yet! There will also be spot prizes on offer throughout the day and maybe even a few prizes for the more creatively-minded among you!

More details will inevitably come over the coming few months, so watch this space! Any questions, feel free to ask.

See you in January!”