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United Kingdom Carcassonne Central Meetup Event 2015
« on: June 24, 2015, 09:11:26 AM »
Riding on the success of the UK Championships, some of us thought it would be a nice idea to organize a Carcassonne Central Meetup Event (CCME for short)

It's all pretty simple:

1) See who wants to come.
2) Organize/Pick a date (probably a Saturday) most of us can make.
3) Find a venue which is reasonable for us all to get to.
4) Turn up and play Carcassonne all day.
5) Cake?
6) Beer?

The Date is Confirmed:   31st October - Shadow Games - http://www.shadow-games.co.uk

Rugby  10am - 5pm

Confirmed Attendees:  Me, Dan, Curt, Rich The Fish, Piklach, JT Atomico

Basically Wooden will be attending the meetup - http://www.basicallywooden.co.uk
They're bringing prototypes and if you're thinking about placing an order you might be able to pick it up there and save on postage :)

Check the Poster Out below!

The cheapest place to park for the day is opposite the council house on Evreux Way, Rugby CV21 2DT. It is about £3.50 a day and is open for 24 hours. Failing that then I would use the John Barford car park, CV21 2SL which is £5 for up to 11 hours. Both of these are less than a five minute walk to the shop.


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I've picked 3-semi random dates later this year, at different times during the month; so maybe people can let us know if they would like to come & if they can make any of these dates:
  • 26th September 2015
      Danisthirty, Decar, JT Atomico, Koremu, Curt 
  • 17th October 2015
      Danisthirty, Decar, JT Atomico, Koremu, Curt 
  • 7th November 2015
      Danisthirty, Decar, JT Atomico, Koremu, Curt 

Possible Alternative Date:

August (28-29) - Jungleboy

I'm open to suggestions too; but trying to keep it simple for now.

Decar - Cardiff
Danisthirty - Reading
JT Atomico - London
Curt - London/Cambridge
Koremu - West Yorkshire
Rosco - Cumbria

- Current Mid Point

Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1902.0
« Last Edit: October 29, 2015, 03:58:05 AM by Decar »

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Re: United Kingdom Carcassonne Central Meetup Event 2015
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2015, 09:22:41 AM »
This sounds like a great idea.

I’d love to be included as long as I’m free on the chosen date. I don’t think any of them are booked up yet so I’m easy about all 3.

Looking forward to it already!  :) :(y)
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Re: United Kingdom Carcassonne Central Meetup Event 2015
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2015, 10:18:17 AM »
Defnitely keen for this :) I was really disappointed to miss the UK Championships.

At the moment I am free on any of those dates. I am based in London but happy to travel.

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Re: United Kingdom Carcassonne Central Meetup Event 2015
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2015, 12:29:39 PM »
I will check dates - I am in Cumbria by the way.
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Re: United Kingdom Carcassonne Central Meetup Event 2015
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2015, 02:03:07 PM »
I'm in West Yorkshire. I could make any of the dates, as long as I get enough advance notice to buy train tickets.

I'd prefer somewhere on a mainline route, and if possible not requiring some ridiculous multi-train journey that'd cost the earth.

Also: Beer!

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Re: United Kingdom Carcassonne Central Meetup Event 2015
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2015, 02:29:39 PM »
Guys, I might be in the UK in late August (28-29) for a couple of days. If the meetup was anywhere near Cambridge or London then I might be able to swing it.

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Re: United Kingdom Carcassonne Central Meetup Event 2015
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2015, 10:56:22 PM »
Well that all sounds pretty awesome  :)

I'm good for any of those dates at the moment and love between London and Cambridge. Happy to travel if there are places that are easier for people to get to!

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Re: United Kingdom Carcassonne Central Meetup Event 2015
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2015, 11:34:11 PM »
This sounds great but with my first child due around those dates I'm afraid I'm out. Maybe next time though  :)

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Re: United Kingdom Carcassonne Central Meetup Event 2015
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2015, 02:07:05 AM »
A great response so far!

I've updated the bit at the top - hopefully it's all correct.

Guy perhaps the August date is better...and maybe if we're close to the hospital?

I'm good for any of those dates at the moment and love between London and Cambridge.

Let's hope you're lovers don't find out about each other  ;D

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Re: United Kingdom Carcassonne Central Meetup Event 2015
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2015, 09:07:31 AM »
I should also add that I don't want to hijack the meetup. If my dates don't suit enough people, feel free to do it on a different date without me.

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Re: United Kingdom Carcassonne Central Meetup Event 2015
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2015, 02:23:18 AM »
I think we're all pretty flexible!

Maybe we can plan a impromptu trip to see you in London in August and pick one of the later dates for a meetup.

I've started looking at board game shops, hopefully they might host us for the day.

I think there's still a few Brits hiding on the forums that might want to come along though :)

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Re: United Kingdom Carcassonne Central Meetup Event 2015
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2015, 04:03:25 AM »
I should just make it clear that everyone/anyone from the forum is invited to attend.  If you fancy a Carcassonne holiday in the UK, let us know :)

I've made a list of game shops in the Birmingham area - this seems like a reasonable mid-way point; so our Northern contingent has best opportunity to attend as well.

If everyone's happy with a general region - I'll make a list of shops I've found in the area.

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Re: United Kingdom Carcassonne Central Meetup Event 2015
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2015, 04:24:23 AM »
My solo trip to Cambridge in late August is fast turning into a weekend away with my wife, so I think I'm out.

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Re: United Kingdom Carcassonne Central Meetup Event 2015
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2015, 06:54:23 AM »
It's a shame you can't make it, but I hope your wife enjoys the trip!


I've found two potential venues to hold our event.  I've whittled the list down, so if anyone else knows of a better place let me know.

I've not contacted either place about hosting; but would like to get some feedback:

This place already holds a Carcassonne Tournament and is located in Rugby:

The room seems cheap to hire:
http://www.shadow-games.co.uk/welcome/

This place is right in the centre of Birmingham (which may be bad for car drivers, but good for those on the train):

Rather than being in a room, we might be in the middle of the shop; which could be nice for members of the public coming into the shop (and joining in  :(y)):

http://www.waylandsforge.co.uk/

They also have a shelf of games with a few Carcassonne boxes on it  :(y)

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Maybe we can have a quick vote and I can contact either venue and see what they could do for us.

Thanks guys!

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Re: United Kingdom Carcassonne Central Meetup Event 2015
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2015, 04:05:18 AM »
If you decide to hold your meet-up in Birmingham and would like other gamers to join you, then let me know and I'll advertise it among the local gaming clubs. I haven't been to Wayland Forge's new shop, but I know the location - it is not quite in the centre of the city, being a 10 minute walk from the main railway station (Birmingham New Street) in a former custard factory. It should be okay for car drivers as traffic is not too bad on Saturdays and parking should be available in nearby side streets. 


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