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Re: 11th KO2 World Cup: Post your stories here

Postby Steve » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:30 am

Friday 11th November

Pick up my son from school in an attempt to get to Birmingham by 6.30 / 7.00 pm... he's not in a hurry, dawdling along the road to my car.. "Get a move on boy!"

After we've farted around getting him ready we are off... but the garage has run out of petrol so we have to take a different route.

4pm now and we're full of petrol and heading out towards the M11... Cameron has already eaten most of the sweets he emotionally blackmailed me into buying!

6pm having negotiated the M11 we're close to the end of the A14 and nearly on the M6, making good time.... then we hit the M6 and then the shitty nature of the directions i've got off the internet kick in.

7pm ish and lost in Birmingham.. Garry texts to make sure i'm alive... yep alive but lost, we're close though.

7.30 arrive at the hotel after a crawl along Broad St. Meet all the early arrivals and complete the draw for tomorrows opening round. I'm glad I've avoided Alkis as he without fail, always destroys me.

8.30 Head out into the "not really raining" which soon turns out into the "yeah it's raining quite a bit". Walk from Lands End to John O'Groats to find Penny Black and then the security guard says Cammers can't come in. Oh please! We sort it.

Chat with the masses while keeping an eye on the Estonia Ireland play off game. The food is good and plentiful and so is the company.

Walk back with Steve Evil along the canal and prep for tomorrows festivities.

Saturday 12th

Breakfast and then down to the competition room. Time to get some looseners in... should really have got some practice in before now. When the competition starts I find myself losing all to frequently. Just avoid the game of shame.. just avoid the game of shame.. that's all that matters, i've seen that particular match up with horror and I want to ensure i'm nothing to do with it. Manage at last to sneak a win over Thomas and then get a very entertaining 4-4 draw with James Buuuuuuuuuuuuu! and an even more entertaining 6-6 draw with Rodolfo. That feels better but alas the results slide away again and I end the day 2nd bottom. The group that i'd thought was quite kind actually turned out to be full of landmines! I had no expectations of miraculously making the gold group but I didn't expect to finish quite so lowly... however I was seeded in the 8th group and that is exactly where I am. Well played whoever decided that one!

Then it's out on the town once more as we head off for some 10 pin bowling amongst the entertainingly dressed citizens of Birmingham. A good turn out from the KOA but not such fine techniques on display tonight. Maybe the pool will see a better performance level. Once again security steps in and Cammers can't play pool as he's under 18. Then the bizarre statement comes out "not unless you really want to play pool, in which case you can use that table there" ... that'll work. Cammers twice is on hand to pot the black and he goes home happy.

Sunday 13th

Breakfast and Cameron is shanghai'd into keeping scores today... good, that will save me from having him telling me how crap I am at my own game every few seconds whilst taking a beating for all and sundry.

It's all about avoiding the game of shame.... yesterday is just a practice for today now. Come on! First game up... I lose to Wayne. Here we go again.

What you need in these situations is someone who has such a bad hangover that they've almost lost the will to hold a joystick.. enter Durbs.. thanks mate 3-1, 3 points, a step away from the game of shame.

From here my confidence increases and I go through the remaining games undefeated. Game of shame avoided.. job done. By a miracle I manage to qualify for the Silver Qtrs finals where I come to grief against that smooth mutha Jorn, you've gotta love this guy, he's as cool as they come. He beats me 4-2 and then goes on to batter his way into the final where he's finally defeated by Jorg. I then lose to Klaus in an epic 5-4 where his ability to lob me from Kick Off paid it's toll! Filth! So finally I had to take on the German Foghorn.. also known as Thorsten where I was able to silence his screams with a dull 1-0 victory where my repetative long ball tactics sent him to sleep and me into 23rd place.

The semi finals and finals where a joy to watch, I was grinning all the way through as they were so difficult to predict. At one point Gianni looked in trouble to Lorenzo and for most of the other Semi Alkis looked like he would miss out but Gianni prevailed and then Andy G's powers of recovery for once deserted him and Alkis was left rolling across desks in Wonka esque fashion to celebrate his arrival in the final.

Alkis wearing the glorious Palace shirt surely should have the edge in the final, that fabric is of such quality and the badge of such splendor that he would surely not fail ... but Gianni then proceeded to pull apart Alkis in a display of Kick Off that would have defied belief had it been 11 years previous.

After a closing ceremony that proved beyond all doubt that Robert Swift is a consummate showman, we left to find that leaving the reading light on in your car for 2 days will flatten your battery. So thanks to everybody who attempted to get our car back on the road again... The AA succeeded where you guys failed but I salute you all.

In summary a great weekend. Too many highlight. My favourite personal game moments would have been my 6-6 with Rodolfo and my epic games against James Butt, who i'd never met before, but is definitely a chip off his brothers block. It was great to meet all my friends from previous encounters and also new faces to go with familiar names, Jorn, Wayne, Sid, Steve Evil... the list goes on.

I also learned that I can't bowl for shit!

Cameron says to me "Dad, can you get the Amiga out when we get home"

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Postby Rodolfo » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:48 am

Great stories so far! I am currently working on mine.
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Postby Freshmaker » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:33 pm

Steve Camber wrote:If that happens for me, I just hit back and the text is still there. Maybe it's just a Chrome thing?

Out of habit, I usually do a "CTRL-A, CTRL-C" before hitting submit anyway so the text is in the clipboard.

Not a Chrome thing, as it works the same way in Chrome. Even works in Opera for Android... :)
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LOL! Just had to do it with last post. :)
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Postby Pansen » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:57 pm

So THIS IS IT! MY WRAP-UP:

Normally I don´t write much but this time I feel honoured and (as I said to Garry, Simon, Steve) I enjoyed really every single minute, I spend a time to write this wrap-up for you guys...

Thursday:
10pm: arriving in Brum. Togehter with Thomas and Anna and Steffi (two party girls, we know from university who spend a time in brum and were interested in getting back there). Thomas caught an earlier flight and welcomed us with our hand luggage.
Who could think of heavy trophy carrying so far. Sharing then a taxi to the hotel...girls were tired, boys were hungry for a drink so we went to the rainbow casino next to the hotel. And here the story begins about WHAT KIND OF F....LUCK I HAD THIS WHOLE WEEKEND:
1* Casino is open, bar is open.
2* Smiled in the camera an got a free drink after registration. Carling, fresh. Something to die for. Spend 10 pound on roulette. But who cares...

Friday:
At 2 am or something we decided to go back to the hotel to give the girls a wake-up call. What a laugh. We decided to talk about the problems about their sink in their bathroom...worked well. All of it were making a laugh of it!

Morning: What a breakfast. the english one´s are the best, you can spare the lunch by eating boiled eggs, scrambeld eggs AND OF COURSE BAKED BEANS: I love them. In my youth, this was my special dinner wish at birthday.

Before 11 am we (girls and Thomas and me) started to take the bus (1,80, but you get no change if you pay 2!!) directly to Broad Street. Some poppy parades were on the streets and so we were freezed at 11.11 for two minutes in memorium of lost people in the wars. The irritating picture was a parade in front of a statue, where you could see in the background a huge billboard advertising "call of duty 3" or something...

In case of shopping a trouser we directly stopped in Coroporation Street at Wetherspoon. And got lost there until (i can´t remember). Next lucky moments:
3* Found 69 year old ELVIS, singing and swinging hips for us, told us about Aston Villas glorious victory against BAyern Munich and spend us 4 rounds of finest tapped beer (STELLA, CARLING).

That´s why we missed Friday evening dinner...

Much after dark we made a short stop in Broad Street and in the "Walkabout". But this kind of music didn´t taste any good, so we walked a bit further to O´neills and had a great time there with live music and dancing on the floor.

Saturday:
Next morning We met the other Osnabrück Gang: Peter and Wolf. Well, therefore that we NOW live in diferent places in Germany such a reunion is for me a big thing. Because I don´t see them much. And they brought Jägermeister. I don´t drink shots anymore, so they decided to give them to people who better take care of it, then me;-)

The opening ceremony was the first highlight. I started playing against Thomas and I was

4* lucky, really lucky to finally bring it home 2:1. (more shots for Thomas) Next game same thing:
5* lucky me against Steve Screech. 2:1 again.

After beating James Bu I was in the Top 4. Lost no game. Then things were going back to normal and of course myself was going down....Oliver, Ektoras and Lorenzo C are killers to me.
I got a lead with two goals against Andy G - 3:1 - but my second half was crap. lost 3:7.
Matches against Rodolfo are always close. So first game was a 6:4 for Rodolfo. Second was a 5:5.
After winning more powerful against Thomas and Steve and James, i was there where i was seeded and where I belong: 6th place.
No chance to get better.

But who cares, that was a warming up. The qualifing...so I was permantly drinking my lager from the lounge nearby...

The bowling place was a good starter for the night. Frank, Thorsten and the Osna guys gave it a second try, which didn´t make it any better..Best thing: I saw a perfectly "after touch" strike by Thorsten....

After bowling we took off to an old-school bar. Met Durban and Jorn and set off to the rainbow casino again.
This time my lucky numbers are running:
6* I think I won 5 times in row (I´M HAPPY MARRIED ;-) BELIEVE ME) and gained some money (10,1,11,19, Zero or vice versa)...
In my euphorism I forgot to order Durban a diet coke. Instead, I brought fresh beer to the table...I hope Durban dind´t mind at all because the beer was untouched when I came around 15 minutes later... Peter S was playing Black Jack, other german players (Peter K and Freddy B) and Jorn joined us there. At 3 am I went to bed...

Sunday:
I was up early in the morning, cause I thought I go to the hardrock cafe before the tournament (buying presents for my brother)... I met the organizer crew at breakfast and Garry could find a website with location and opening hours. Unfortunately there was mentioned the fact that the hrc was closed till 12am.

So with 4 hours sleep, no presents and without any practice I started my Day 2.
Thorsten tried to get me with a fast and furios start..he was 2-0 ahead but i fighted back and won 5-2. Relief....and more better: no headache when drinking again!
Wolf was a 6-0 razor cut. AS ALWAYS...hehe.
And James Bu lost against me, too. So again 3 wins in a row. And in the TOP 4.
I lost against the favourite Rodolfo and Jorn punished me in the first half with 5 goals. I started to fight back to late in the second half.
Graham stole me 2 points by getting a 2-2 draw.

Then my luck strikes back:
7* I won in an epic match against Peter K with 2-1 or 3-1 after unbelievable 26 to 18 fouls committed playing 8 vs. 7 (i can´t exactly remeber), after players of each of us were sending of the field with red cards or injured...

And I finally was lucky about the rules:
8* ONE GOAL WAS IT (REALLY, I AM TRUELY DEEPLY MADLY MARRIED AND IN LOVE WITH MY WIFE).
ONE F.....GOAL scored against Lorenzo (and loosing 2-5)...that brought me up to 4th place...and left Lorenzo behind me...There was a sheet of paper, calculated the final standing between Thorsten, me and Lorenzo...I NEED IT! I MUST HAVE IT! I FOUND IT, EVEN IF IT WILL BE KEPT SECRET IN A SORT OF KO2-SHRINE LIKE A JÄGERMEISTER BOTTLE OR GREEK STICK OR STRIPPERS ON THE FLOOR ...........Time to get some fresh air.....

I decided to walk down the street tho the FIVEWAYS Shopping centre to the hardrock cafe...just to see, that NOTHING WAS THERE except closed shops!!!!
9* So walking back at fresh air, sunshine, 13 degrees (but walkng in a winter jacket) I arrived on time for the quarterfinals. But had to change my shirt (of sweat) in a shirt (of proud): Lucky:
10* At home, I FOUND MY ENGLAND jersey bought long time ago, I lost at least some pounds recently, which means I could wear it again.
11* Won in a tense game against Klaus Le 4:3
12* Won in a tense game against Wayne 4:3 (with a lob at the end)

And at this moment I realized, that our return-flight was at 5pm, and our taxi will wait at 4pm at the hotel...SHIT!

THE FINAL:
Jorn was in the final with me and I was really sorry to tell him that there will be no BIG SCREEN GAME due to lack of time.
So we had only a 15 minute break before the final.
Wolf and Thomas were also flying at 5 and going at 4. So they played parallel the penalty shoot out.
So the circumstances couldn´t be any worser for us. This and the fact that Jorn had to change his joystick in the beginning of the match maybe made me:
13* the luckiest winner ever of the silver cup trophy (which fits my hand luggage and my cute son´s hands) ....without a big speech, without handshaking everybody a gave a personal farewell, without a big screen game...MAYBE MORE LUCK NEXT YEAR IN MILANO!!

THIS WAS IT!
THIS EVER WILL BE!


P.S.: LOVE YOU ALL GUYS....YOUR KINDNESS AND YOUR WARMTH MADE ME ENJOY EVERY MINUTE!
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Postby gdh82 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:39 am

Highly entertaining reads, and I'm sure I'm not the only one that thinks so. Cheers to Steve and Jorg for their fun-filled contributions! :)
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Postby durban » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:10 pm

duuuuuude!

I so drank all my beer!!!

I only asked for a diet coke as I didn't want you spending your hard earned winnings on me, but when I got a beer I was very happy :)

I drank it all and then lost all my chips because of this ;)
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Postby Rodolfo » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:45 pm

These were the highlights of my World Cup, from A to Z:


Alex: My best KOA friend, I have missed him a lot and I was not the only one. His absence was noticeable for everyone, but I have to admit that on a personal and selfish level I also felt I lacked my sort of social walking stick: it was always easier just sitting beside him and let him do all the talking, while adding a little word once in a while. Without him, lots of people will have realized that I am a serious and lonely person with no social skills.

Alkis: I cannot believe that there is anyone in the KOA that loves the WC more than Alkis, and that more carefully prepares every detail about it. This year it was the pictures for his rivals, the 2001 t-shirt, and I am pretty sure that there were much more prepared than what we finally could see, as in those lovely old Lucasfilm computer adventures with lots of hidden scenes just in case the unexpected happened.

Andy: Among all the old and new players that I met, I must say that this one was my favorite. How could you miss all those previous WCs? Never again, please.

Best match: It was not a victory, but a wonderful 6-6 draw I had with Steve Screech on Saturday. A very enjoyable match against this KO legend, which reminded me again how great it is that we have KO2 WCs, and all thanks to him.

Birmingham: It was a bit difficult for me to get there, because there are only a few flights from Spain, and none of them near my city. At some point I even considered skipping this one. However, it proved to be a great place for a WC, and the little extra effort it took for me was absolutely worth.

Bowling: How is it that everybody in the KOA likes bowling? Luckily, among the few who did not was some of the best company for a nice Saturday dinner.

Double figures: I had the opportunity to both suffer and enjoy a double digit result. When I was the one being destroyed, I had to hear some little apologies from my rival: please, do not do that. Never say to me ‘sorry’ in a KO match. And never expect to hear it.

English breakfast: Oh, I love this so much! I can try to do it at home, but with Oscar Mayer sausages and bacon is not the same…

Families: It was really wonderful to meet some of your families. Those that were there, and even those who did not but I could see in pictures and videos that some of you showed me, provided this WC with a very special lovely touch.

Fridays: I like a lot this restaurant that the organizers chose for Sunday evening. I guess that it is not so special for you, but for me is the kind of place that I can only enjoy when travelling far away from home. Also, the table I was sat in was excellent, with a special mention to the nice addition that Robert brought to us.

Gianni: God save the king! Some people thought that this would be an easy victory for Gianni, but the fact is that he had to face some extremely serious opposition all along the Sunday. Besides that, we can be very proud of having such a gentle champion.

Hotel: It was very good, what a wonderful choice. Quite ugly from outside, but comfortable in all aspects in the inside, and with a very efficient and friendly staff.

Jawohl: The sound of the WC! I can hardly imagine how lame were our gatherings before we discovered (or we were discovered) by this fantastic group of Germans. Also, one of this years we must find a solution for some of them not having to leave so early.

Joerg: Our new Silver Cup Champion! My warmest congratulations, I know how pleasant is winning this little competition for us, middle class players who never will get a chance to achieve something bigger. I have already watched the final, and although I would have been very happy as well if my dear Jorn had won, it is clear to me that you deserved this victory, that had eluded you since Rome.

Lorenzo C: Former Tomasso, former Silver Cup 2009 runner up, and in this edition he raised above almost all others to become the greatest KO revelation player of the year. Your amazing performance is an inspiration for all of us. Congratulations.

Lorenzo L: He had to stand a lot of suffering in this WC. I was sure that he would get among the top 16 on day 1, and when he did not reach that group, I was really worried that he would stand in my way to the Silver Cup and would put me out as he did in the 2010 final. However, I achieved a very lucky draw in our first group match, and (I cannot understand how) he remained in the middle of the table, losing all options when he lost to Jorn in their last match. I was watching that, and was really happy to have him out of my way to the title. My happiness was clearly unjustified, as things proved shortly after that.

Milan 2012: I can hardly wait to be there. A WC organized by the Milan gang will be another huge success, as they have the knowledge, the passion and the experience. Please make it coincide with some opera, I do want to go to La Scala.

Organizers: Garry, Simon and Steve. Your WC was the best we ever had, very well planed from morning to evening, all covered with very nice details as the Welcome signs in every language at the venue door. Even when things were a little wrong with the day 2 schedule, everything was solved in the best possible way. We know that it took a great effort, and we can never thank you enough.

Quarter Finals: Do we really need QF in the Silver Cup? (Of course, I am protesting just because I lost there!) If it is about adding emotion and unexpected results, we could have a pure cup competition as well. But after a long group league, perhaps having to play QF it is too much punishment for someone who had a great performance and finished first in his group with no defeats, and also too much reward for someone who finished 4th in the other group. I will campaign against this in the future.

Rodolfo: Was sooo happy to be there once again!

Sid: my new arch enemy! He ruined my Silver Cup brilliant Sunday, and worst of all, for nothing! If he had won the cup, at least… Before the match he was complaining that he would have to face me, and I was happy and overconfident. That is probably where my defeat begun. I am happy, however, that he enjoyed so much my defeat. But next year he will pay!

T shirts: I enjoyed having 2 new special t shirts, one for my 10th WC along with Alkis, Robert, and Steve C on his 11th, and also the 2011 WC special edition that was put on spreadshirt. These Birmingham guys are great designers! Although it was also a little let down when I saw so many moss green, like mine. Come on, there were about 15 different colours!

Taxi: Among the top aspects of this WC organization was the cheap taxi option provided. And those who used it must be especially thankful because the money of our airport – hotel journey, on arrival, was paid in advance by Steve! I also used it on the way back to the airport, on Monday eaaaarly morning, and they worked as well as on Friday. Thanks again to Andy for making the phone call for me on Sunday to arrange it.

Worst match: No wonder, the one against Sid in Silver Cup QF. It huuuuuuurts!!!

X movies: To put a minor flaw on the hotel, perhaps it was a pity that there were no porn channels, when for the first WC I had a single room.

ZB 970 – 971: My flights on Monarch Airlines. If it was not for them, would not have made it. Pretty good company, mostly filled with old English people looking for the Málaga sun. Good, cheap, and very satisfactory in general.
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Re: 11th KO2 World Cup: Post your stories here

Postby Steve » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:37 pm

Rodolfo wrote:Best match: It was not a victory, but a wonderful 6-6 draw I had with Steve Screech on Saturday. A very enjoyable match against this KO legend, which reminded me again how great it is that we have KO2 WCs, and all thanks to him.


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Agreed... it was a classic game of KO2
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Postby alkis21 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:56 pm

Rodolfo wrote:Without him, lots of people will have realized that I am a serious and lonely person with no social skills.


I remember before he went to his first world cup in Athens 2002, Rodolfo introduced himself as someone of exceptional Kick Off abilities and poor social skills. We're still looking for either. :P

Rodolfo wrote:How is it that everybody in the KOA likes bowling?


With only a few exceptions (Sid, Frank) we're all crap so I don't think many do.

Rodolfo wrote:To put a minor flaw on the hotel, perhaps it was a pity that there were no porn channels, when for the first WC I had a single room.


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Postby Sid » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:46 am

Where better place to start...
Rodolfo wrote:Quarter Finals: Do we really need QF in the Silver Cup? (Of course, I am protesting just because I lost there!) If it is about adding emotion and unexpected results, we could have a pure cup competition as well. But after a long group league, perhaps having to play QF it is too much punishment for someone who had a great performance and finished first in his group with no defeats, and also too much reward for someone who finished 4th in the other group. I will campaign against this in the future.

Rodolfo: Was sooo happy to be there once again!

Sid: my new arch enemy! He ruined my Silver Cup brilliant Sunday, and worst of all, for nothing! If he had won the cup, at least… Before the match he was complaining that he would have to face me, and I was happy and overconfident. That is probably where my defeat begun. I am happy, however, that he enjoyed so much my defeat. But next year he will pay!


:D the HIGHLIGHT of my weekend, KO2 WC related!! How could a player so runty, who only won 2 games on Day 1 lose to the might of the Spanish maestro, who was unbeaten on Day 2 with the best attack and defense in the Silver Group?!

I hope I did not burst your eardrum my friend!!!?? :yikes: after unbelievably winning and screaming!
This was the first game where I had any adrenaline the whole weekend... a feeling I had not experienced in Kick Off for many years. My heart was beating soooooo much!! What a game, winning 5-4 after you levelled so many times. It was cruel for you, and I still can't believe I had won! As you say, maybe you underestimated me, but I think I also raised my game for the occasion of playing the favourite for the Cup!

The next game vs Jorn, after 90 mins was also awesome, equalising with the last kick of the game in the Silver Cup semi... Wow!!! 4-4, that was also a shock for me. ET was harsh but there had to be a winner, and the best guy and player won! It was great playing you again mate, unfortunately you weren't able to take the cup home with you.

The 3/4th place play off, vs Waynie was again another amazing game!!! 3-3 at 90 mins I think?! And all level until the 2nd half of ET... these three games were the best of my weekend, and I noticed, somehow, during this purple patch that I was playing a different style of Kick Off than I normally play ... in fact it was so instinctive, and fast, that I was not even thinking... I should learn the game like the once KORA arch enemies, KOBRA!

Like others have said about writing posts and losing it all, I did that on Sunday night, directly after the WC when I got home.

Day 1 as said before was sooooo rubbish for me, big congrats to Thorsten for hammering me 6-0!! The only consolaton I have from Day 1 is scoring 3 past Gianni, the King and Champ, twice in a row!! (9-3, 8-3 which was 5-3 at HT!).
Close games vs Peter K, first time we met... same with Lorenzo, and the first one with Simon B too. Like Waynie, spent much time catching up with people as we played the game! The opening game of the campaign vs George Ka, which he did very well to pull back from 3 down to claim it 4-3, the manner of the day was set...

Mandhir S vs (in order):
George Ka 4-3 (L)
Thorsten B 1-1 (D)
Simon B 2-1 (L)
Lorenzo 2-1 (L)
Gianni T 9-3 (L)
Gianni T 8-3 (L)
Peter K 2-2 (D)
Peter K 5-2 (W)
George Ka 4-0 (L)
Thorsten B 6-0 (L)
Steve E 8-1 (L), what was the other score?
Simon B 3-0 (L)
Lorenzo 5-1 (W) ... I had to win to get off the bottom of the table and past Peter K on the same points in the end.

Sorry, did I mention how much I enjoyed Day 2....? 8) :wink:
Sorry for scoring 10 past Thomas, I just wanted to end the day in a positive goal difference, which I did in the end by +3, thanks to Klaus hitting me for 7!
Playing Legend Screech for the first time was great, texting my bro afterwards to let him know, and he was rather jealous! Just a pity I couldn't score in the 2 nil defeat. Close narrow wins vs Frederick, Durban, Peter S, and just managed to qualify for the QF Silver Cup in 4th place in group, losing only to Waynie, Klaus, Screech.

I think it just got better when I gave up at the end of Day 1, and Day 1.5 commenced with the Midnight Tournament (at 1am :lol: ). Drinks bought for the group, Inc my £12 triple shot straight whisky!!! :shock: What a laugh this was! At one point Garry and I were just circling the dormant ball with our players for ages :lol:
I wanted to carry on playing all night and make up for 2 years of KO2 wilderness, but was not to be... Evil was scared of losing a game! Good to meet Cornelius for the first time too, and Simon K was still on form to play...
Great fun guys, intimate setting, soooo quiet apart from us having such a laugh. The rest of you should be thankful we managed to persuade the hotel staff to let us play in the tournament room, as we were really prepared to get the party started on the 5th floor at that time!!!!!

I've posted this all back to front...
Great curry on Saturday night with Rob, The Bu's, and Germans... Celebrating me becoming the Worlds best Bowling Champion ! . 8)

I am looking forward to a Southern tournament at Winchester or Bournemouth, and hope to carry on playing now.
I'm back!!! It was great meeting EVERYONE, too many names to mention, we are all KO-Bro's! and nobody wants to read anymore gibberish so I'll end it there.
Fantastic organisation by Brum boyz, and to all to make it a great WC2011, be proud!!!! Thank you.

the sounds of the Kick Off whistle, thuds of the ball, tonks of the woodwork... And German swear words by Thorsten and joysticks being thrown will live long in the memory...
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Re: 11th KO2 World Cup: Post your stories here

Postby Rodolfo » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:20 am

Sid wrote:I hope I did not burst your eardrum my friend!!!?? :yikes: after unbelievably winning and screaming!
This was the first game where I had any adrenaline the whole weekend... a feeling I had not experienced in Kick Off for many years.



Yes, that is that high moment that we love about the WC! Some games are boring for easy, others impossible, but then there is that great game that makes worth the whole weekend :)
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Re: 11th KO2 World Cup: Post your stories here

Postby gdh82 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:25 am

Liked your A-Z angle, Rodolfo, and your very thoughtful words. Thank you.

Sid wrote:I'm back!!! It was great meeting EVERYONE, too many names to mention, we are all KO-Bro's!


Sooo good to see you back, Sid, in action and in write-ups too! 8) Love the KO-Bros tag! :lol: :lol:
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