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BHGS Challenge

Post by TimChild » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:06 am

I have just been prompted by a mention elsewhere to remind you all of the BHGS Challenge - usual venue at Licensed Victuallers School in Ascot, usual 3 days (Friday fun, 3 games on Saturday, 2 on Sunday - food etc all provided for breakfast and lunch, working on what to do Saturday evening - probably cold buffet).

The really important point is that the price is £25 for entries received by 9 February, so get your cheques in a.s.a.p! After that, the price goes up to £30.

For those that can make Friday, as usual the tables will be all laid out so that you can pick up practice games, board games, new games, and whatever you like. In addition, Chris Hanley will as usual be reprising his very successful Biggles WWI flying game (which I anticipate will be heavily over-subscribed) and I am promised that Terry Shaw will be putting on a big FOG Napoleonic game (fingers crossed).

If anyone else wants to get together a multi-player FOG:AM or FOG:R, get yourselves organised quickly but the hall is big enough to accomodate you!

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Post by nikgaukroger » Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:31 am

http://www.bhgs.co.uk/Challenge/Intropage.htm

For those who wish to know things like the date ...
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Post by petedalby » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:29 am

That appears to be last year's Nik?

I believe the dates for this year are the 23rd to the 25th March?

On a 2nd look it is just the FoGR page that still carries last year's date - sorry.
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Post by TimChild » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:46 pm

petedalby wrote:That appears to be last year's Nik?

I believe the dates for this year are the 23rd to the 25th March?

On a 2nd look it is just the FoGR page that still carries last year's date - sorry.
I am very sorry - so slight intended to the gentlemen-players of the Rennaissance era! I had thought that we had updated all the various FOG pages, I need to have look again, it seems. :oops:

Date is indeed 23-25 March 2012, and the period is Open - any published list (I think I'm safe in saying that - there are no more list-books due, are there Nik?)

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Post by petedalby » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:26 am

No apology necessary Tim - a big 'thank you' to you and David for taking on the organisation. And whoever is in Suffolk?
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Post by TimChild » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:40 pm

That would be Jer - we try to keep him as far away from the rest of civilisation as we can reasonably achieve. :wink:

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Re: BHGS Challenge

Post by TimChild » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:32 pm

Just a reminder to get your entries in - it's a big hall so there is always space for more. :D

Also, one of the players has reminded me that BST kicks in overnight on the Saturday/Sunday - I will try to remind people in the hall on Saturday, but don't forget to adjust your clocks and be there on time on Sunday.

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Re: BHGS Challenge

Post by TimChild » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:41 pm

An important update - Paypal payment is now properly live on the website. www.bhgs.co.uk, the navigate to Events and to Challenge. The in the usual way to the Delegate Entry page (button at foot of main Challenge page). The link to Paypal entry is on the Delegate Entry page.

21st century here we are. :) Anyone who has been waiting for this because you have no chequebook, please book now.

The closing date for entries, and the date that lists have to be in, is 9 March - so please don't think that the ability to pay with Paypal means you should wait until 2 days before the event to enter!

Cheers,

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Re: BHGS Challenge

Post by TimChild » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:35 am

Numbers overall for The Challenge are looking good - with 5 days to go until the official closing date for entries (9 March) we are pretty much to the same numbers as last year, which is great (14 players registered for FOG:R, 4 more than last year :D ). However, while we can make a few tables extra capacity we won't have room for a significant late rush. If you have not yet entered, please, please can you do so urgently and email me to let me know?

Entries are easy - paypal option on the BHGS website (Events tab - Challenge pages - Delegate entry tab) - www.bhgs .co.uk

On a seperate but related note:-

FOG:N is due for release any day now. We will be hosting the first post-release tournament at Challenge, but because we know that a lot of gamers are keen to experience FOG:N for themselves, Terry Shaw will be there on Friday running a series of 1-hour introduction games (armies provided) during the day.

We will not be running the Wargamers Quiz this year, but the hall and common-room (and beer-fridge :o) ) will be available throughout Saturday evening as usual. We think that this is an ideal opportunity to bring along those much-loved other games that we all love and to play them in the company of other gamers - so, whether it's DBA, OGRE/GEV, Wings of War, Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Battlestar Galactica, Arkham Horror, Brittania, Risk or something that no-one else has ever heard of (big fan of Mordred and Mississippi Queens, myself) that you love, bring it along and take a break from the "serious" competition gaming with a few laughs with mates.

Cheers,

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Re: BHGS Challenge

Post by TimChild » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:30 pm

Riders (but not Runners) for The Challenge -tonight is the cut-off for entries and last date for lists ot be sent to Kevin. We are now pretty-much full in the hall in all competitions. :D

Alisdair Harley
Pete Dalby
Kevin Johnson
Ben Jones
Lance Flint
Bob Medcraft
Simon LeRay Meyer
Charles Masefield
Don Avis
Andy Kitcher
Adrian Steer
Richard Young
Martin Van Tol
Richard Bodley-Scott
Dave M Allen
Ric Davey

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Re: BHGS Challenge

Post by timmy1 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:35 am

Very strong field. The top 5 ranked UK players all participating, plus 10 others from the top 21 in the UK.

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Re: BHGS Challenge

Post by Maniakes » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:50 am

timmy1 wrote:Very strong field. The top 5 ranked UK players all participating, plus 10 others from the top 21 in the UK.
I thought I was in fifth place? My last chance to say that I think ... I'm about to plunge precipitously down the rankings (in part because I can't make it to Challenge ... and in part because the general standard is improving faster than I am!)

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Re: BHGS Challenge

Post by timmy1 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:10 pm

Dave, sorry you are correct. I was using the unpublished rankings as at end February.

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Re: BHGS Challenge

Post by Maniakes » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:16 pm

timmy1 wrote:Dave, sorry you are correct. I was using the unpublished rankings as at end February.
.... thus confirming my suspicion that I'm about to slide down the rankings like a raindrop on a windowpane!

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Re: BHGS Challenge

Post by alasdair2204 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:10 pm

TimChild wrote:Riders (but not Runners) for The Challenge -tonight is the cut-off for entries and last date for lists ot be sent to Kevin. We are now pretty-much full in the hall in all competitions. :D

Alisdair Harley
Pete Dalby
Kevin Johnson
Ben Jones
Lance Flint
Bob Medcraft
Simon LeRay Meyer
Charles Masefield
Don Avis
Andy Kitcher
Adrian Steer
Richard Young
Martin Van Tol
Richard Bodley-Scott
Dave M Allen
Ric Davey

Can't wait

what armies then is next

cheers

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Re: BHGS Challenge

Post by kevinj » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:04 pm

what armies then is next
Which can be revealed once everyone has submitted their lists...

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Re: BHGS Challenge

Post by viking123 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:55 pm

I know that my list is in so whose list is missing.

Lets have a bit of name and shame!!!

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Re: BHGS Challenge

Post by alasdair2204 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:32 pm

viking123 wrote:I know that my list is in so whose list is missing.

Lets have a bit of name and shame!!!

Bob

well we can always play the guessing game

THESE ARE ALL GUESSES before someone posts these as the actual armies

Alisdair Harley Late Imperial Austrian (thats an excellent guess)
Pete Dalby (TYW Swedish)
Kevin Johnson (TYW Swedish)
Ben Jones (TYW French)
Lance Flint (TYW German)
Bob Medcraft (Later Swedish)
Simon LeRay Meyer (Later Royalist)
Charles Masefield (Ottoman)
Don Avis (Later Royalist)
Andy Kitcher (Later Swedish)
Adrian Steer (Early Protestant German)
Richard Young (Central Sudanese)
Martin Van Tol (Early TYW Catholic)
Richard Bodley-Scott (Ottoman)
Dave M Allen (No idea but Large)
Ric Davey (No idea)

cheers

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Re: BHGS Challenge

Post by TimChild » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:29 pm

Well, I'd give good odds on you getting at least one of those right. :wink:

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Re: BHGS Challenge

Post by kevinj » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:31 pm

Alasdair has correctly guessed 5. Can anyone do better?

I'll have to try TYW Swedes some time, they look quite good :twisted:

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