Liverpool 2019

Date: Saturday 21st September 2019
Venue: The Cross Keys Pub, 13 Earle Street, Liverpool, L3 9NS [map]
Admission: £4 without food, £10 with a buffet lunch
Hosted by: Andy Platt and Dan McColm
Doors open: 12pm for an 12.20pm start
Games to be played: 6, plus Grand Final
Finishes by: 6pm
Wheelchair accessible?: No

Andy says… “We’re excited to be hosting Liverpool’s first Co-event! Here’s what you need to know.

We are aiming for 36 players. Significantly more or significantly less will probably force us to make some unwanted changes to the format. Slightly more or slightly less will probably be absolutely fine. The room has an absolute maximum capacity of 50, but realistically it would be a bit cramped with anything above 40.

Edinburgh/Lincoln style, 6 rounds of 9-rounder games played in tables of three, one player hosts while the other two play. The top two ranked players, after six games (sorted by wins, then points scored, then points difference), will meet in a final to determine the overall champion.

12:00 – Doors open
12:20 – First round draw
12:30 – First round
13:40 – Lunch
14:30 – Second round
15:40 – Third round
16:50 – Final
17:20 – Prize-giving ceremony

Please pay me at – making sure you select the option to pay friends and family, so that there isn’t a levy on the transfer. If it’s not immediately obvious from your user name or e-mail address, then please also clearly include your name. No funny business or pseudonyms.

– If you don’t want lunch to be included in the price (Sainsbury’s and Tesco’s are within easy walking distance, but we would obviously prefer you to support our local business, especially with the low event costs!), then the event will cost you £4.

– If you would like a buffet lunch included in the price, then the event will cost you £10. If you decide on the buffet, we need to know at least one week in advance so that we can communicate exact numbers to the pub’s management team. Please also let us know of any dietary requirements that you have so that we can pass these on, and, like, not kill you and stuff.

– Coming by train? The best bet is probably to come into either Liverpool Central or Liverpool Lime Street, and then change to get onto a train that stops at Moorfields. Most likely this will be on the underground/Wirral Line service. Walking would be an option but it’s quite a fair distance.

– Coming by car? There’s an NCP car park nearby. A quick glance at the website tells me that it should cost around £19 for the entire day. Feel free to check the website for more information. Most of the nearby streets have yellow lines so I’m not sure what to suggest otherwise. If you’re early enough you might be able to find somewhere within walking distance for free.

– Champion
– Runner-Up
– Third Place
– Most conundrum solves
– Best word spot of the day
– Rudest word spot of the day
– Worst selection of the day
– Probably a few random spot prizes decided on the day based on numbers and remaining prize budget.

Will be organised in due course.

Hope to see you there!”