Halifax (West Yorkshire) 2019


Date: Saturday 13th July 2019
Venue: Lightcliffe Golf Club, Knowle Top Road, Lightcliffe, Hipperholme, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 8SW [map]
Admission: £15 – lunch included
Hosted by: James Robinson and Callum Todd
Doors open: 9.30am for a 10.30am start
Games to be played: At least 8, plus a separate Grand Final for the top 2 in Group A
Finishes by: 6.30pm
Wheelchair accessible?: Yes ♿️

James says… “Yes, it’s me again, and I’m back with Callum Todd to host yet another CO-event, and this time, we’re going out and about in West Yorkshire, leaving my beloved Huddersfield behind…

Our venue is the Lightcliffe Golf Club, just a couple of miles east of Halifax town centre and north of Brighouse. The address is Knowle Top Road, Lightcliffe, Hipperholme, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 8SW. (For a look yourselves, go here: http://www.lightcliffegolfclub.co.uk/)

Bus services from Halifax-Leeds and Halifax-Bradford via Brighouse go to the main road, and the crossroads are right next to the venue. The nearest train stations are Halifax and Brighouse, of which services from London Kings Cross are available on Grand Central.

General Overview:
Presented by James Robinson and Callum Todd, using the “Bristol” classroom format (see FOCAL FAQs) and playing along with big screen virtual studio graphics.

We’re using a group stage format, players will be drawn at random into groups of equal numbers playing heat a set number of heat matches. These will be 10-round matches, with 6 letters rounds, 3 numbers rounds and 1 conundrum.

At the end of the heats, everyone goes into groups of eight for the quarter-finals, in order of number of wins, total points scored and +/- points difference. The winner from each heats group goes into Division A, the runner-up into Division B, third place into C and fourth place into D.

From here, everybody is seeded within their divisions to play a 9-round quarter-final (6L 2N 1C), 9-round semi-final and 14-round final (8L 4N 2C). If you lose, don’t worry – it’s done in ‘Swiss’ format, so everybody will get to play right until the end of the day.

The two finalists in Group A will sit out the mainstream final, to play the tournament’s Grand Final at around 5pm. So if you don’t make the top two, why not recharge your glass, sit back and enjoy!

CO:WY will take place on Saturday 13 July — doors open at 9:30am for a prompt 10:30am start, finishing at around 6-6:30pm. The admission price is set at £15 and includes a cold buffet lunch. There will be a cash bar available too, as well as tea/coffee making facilities. :D

As per usual, payments are available:
– By PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/JRTerrier7/15 (DON’T FORGET – Choose the “Family/Friends” option on payment.);
– By phone (0781 775 0544);
– By cheque (address available on request).

Nearby Hotels:
Travelodge Halifax: https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/132/Halifax-hotel
Wool Merchant Hotel Halifax: https://woolmerchanthotel.co.uk/
Premier Inn Bradford South: https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels … south.html
Premier Inn Huddersfield North: https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels … north.html

Also, for those driving, the Days Inn Bradford M62 may be a cheap option: Bradford M62: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/days-inn/ … 2/overview

We look forward to having you join us up in West Yorkshire!!!”