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Room now booked - UK Championship. Sunday May 7th 2017

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:40 pm
by JohnVella
Hi all,

As most of you are aware, I have been, with a lot of help from Andy, organising the UK Championships, which will take place on Sunday May 7th 2017.

I have booked the room and confirm the following details:

Venue

Premier Inn Manchester


Premier inn Website

Nearest station is Manchester Piccadilly, which is, according to the website, 200 yards away.

There is also information about parking on the Premier Inn link above.

Meeting Room 2

Meeting room information

The room is booked from 8am to 5pm, (not my choice, that's the standard time).
I will start another thread for equipment requirements, at which time I can liaise with those bringing Amigas and TV's, to arrange a time to drop off and set up.

There is unlimited water and coffee included in the room.

The cost of the room is £162, to be divided between participants. Please bring cash, and expect to pay about £20 depending on the final number that attend.

Hotel rooms can be booked and will cost approx £46 per night, (more details in top link).

This venue has been selected as it is really close to Manchester Picadilly rail station, so coming in on the train may be an easier option for some of you.

Rule set - all as per 2015 World Cup.

If your name is not already down and you wish to attend please do reply to this post, and I'll add you to the list.

Provisional attendees:

01. JohnVella
02. iankay
03. Lee W
04. Fiery Pheonix
05. Logos
06. Steve Camber
07. chrisad
08. Mark V
09. Mick C
10 Robert Swift

Re: Room now booked - UK Championship. Sunday May 7th 2017

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:41 am
by Logos
Great work Mark, thanks!

Good to see 10 confirmations already.

Re: Room now booked - UK Championship. Sunday May 7th 2017

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:59 am
by JohnVella
Thanks. By the way, it's JOHN, not Mark... :P

Re: Room now booked - UK Championship. Sunday May 7th 2017

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:53 am
by Logos
Lol!! Sorry John!! It was a late night post, my brain was even more frazzled than usual. :P

Re: Room now booked - UK Championship. Sunday May 7th 2017

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:27 am
by Fiery Phoenix
Great work at sorting this out, waiting for my pal to confirm, but even if he does not come, I will be there.

Ok to ask a few questions as never been to one before?

1. Take it all played on original Amiga's? Only as I play via an emulator

2. Do we need to bring any stuff - provide our own joysticks I guess?

3. I presume you play using the latest Championship version?

4. Do you play in a league format so everyone is guaranteed a number of games, play each other twice - or is it a simple knock-out format?

5. Is there any information on the rules when you play these Championship games? Are the games standard 5 mins per half, are lob's allowed, etc (as you can turn a lot of these off under the options)

Anything else, please fill me in

Cheers

EDIT - can see above states about playing to the 2015 rules and I think I found them here:

viewtopic.php?p=274826#p274826

Re: Room now booked - UK Championship. Sunday May 7th 2017

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:13 pm
by Lee W
1. hell yeah! all amiga and on old style crt tv's/monitors

2. just a stick but i for one always bring spares which anyone is welcome to use

3. yup

4. league, everyone always ends up playing roughly the same amount of games.

5. there's rules?!!?!

6. drink a lot! it eases the pain!!

Re: Room now booked - UK Championship. Sunday May 7th 2017

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:48 pm
by Fiery Phoenix
The only rule is, there are no rule's!

Cheers - always good idea to have spares!

Re: Room now booked - UK Championship. Sunday May 7th 2017

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:03 pm
by JohnVella
Thanks for the reply, Lee. I will start an equipment thread, shortly, to ensure we have enough kit.

Re: Room now booked - UK Championship. Sunday May 7th 2017

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:01 pm
by Lee W
gah, fully booked already... did you happen to reserve any rooms?

Re: Room now booked - UK Championship. Sunday May 7th 2017

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:45 am
by JohnVella
Lee W wrote:gah, fully booked already... did you happen to reserve any rooms?

No, sorry, Lee. Called in on the way home from work and I was frazzled!
I can post some links for other local stayeries tonight, if it helps.

Re: Room now booked - UK Championship. Sunday May 7th 2017

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:13 pm
by Logos
Found this hotel:

https://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/motel- ... 5d0c034580

It's in Manchester Piccadilly, which is close to the Premier Inn UKC venue:

Re: Room now booked - UK Championship. Sunday May 7th 2017

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:27 am
by Lee W
nice one, cheers

will get booked this weekend

Re: Room now booked - UK Championship. Sunday May 7th 2017

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:13 pm
by durban
Damn should check forum
More.

Im away until 7th will see if I can show
Up on the day but unlikely and 30 mins away too :(