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    King of the Columnists VII - Expressions of interest

    So there's been a bit of talk around about the CF running our first competition of 2019, and the first since the reset. And I thought as it's been 7-8 years since the last, it might be worth trying to crown a 'King of the Columnists' for this generation.

    The exact timing and working are yet to be confirmed, but it will almost certainly be single elimination, with the bare minimum of gimmicks. Probably just a shared topic and word limit and that'll be it.

    As I say, the full specifics will be decided once we know if the idea is workable. But for now if you want to be in a competition at some time over the next few months, either as a participant or a judge, then either reply to the thread, or alternatively you can PM me, by January 25th.

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    I'd be interested in participating, possibly judging.

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    I'm always up for a tournament. Never heard of King of the Columnists before so it must be an old concept.

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    I’m willing to take part or judge. I do not wish to take part if it requires a collaborative round.

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    Zak, KOTC has had a couple of different formats, but it ran half a dozen times between 2003 and 2011 or 2012.

    Nony, there'll be no collaborative round. While I don't know the exact format as yet, I will stand by that point in the first post that it'll be as close to gimmick-free as possible. If it can be a simple knockout, single-elimination deal then it will be, but even if there has to be some kind of additional mechanism in place things like collabs and wilder stipulations won't feature here.

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    Then I’m in.

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    LOP's part time glass ceiling DynamiteBillington's Avatar
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    I'll have a go - in all the years I've been here, I've never entered a competition yet!

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    Yet to win a tourney here, being frustrated at the final three times before. I'll make this the one! Consider me a participant.

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    Member #25 SirSam's Avatar
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    How often will the columns be?

    I can do it if they won't be too frequent but with having a young one it really limits my time.

    Edit: should add that by too frequent I'm thinking more than one a week.

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    I'm down to write or to judge, whatever's needed! This sounds great!

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    Uncertain Sam but I certainly wouldn't be thinking a column a week. Probably more like a round being ten days to two weeks including judging time, but again that's TBC.


    If the people who have put down a willingness to judge or take part, I'd be grateful if you could pm me with which role you'd prefer, especially if there is a strong preference for one or the other. Just so I have the facts.

    Might not be able to offer you the preferred role, of course, but if I can, I will, and it makes the whole thing easier.

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    I’d rather take part. I have judged far more tourneys than I’ve competed in.

    Fun fact: I’ve never lost a tourney when I’ve submitted the column on time.


    Edit: I’m excited to hear the next bombshell ‘Plan can come up with for the final.

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    Member #25 SirSam's Avatar
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    I for sure want to compete. If that is the time expectation then sign me up.

    With the CSI being my first tourney I didn't start out well and started to hit my stride in the final two pool rounds just as I was eliminated so I feel like I have unfinished business.



    Im coming for the crown baby.

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    Right - we don't need many more people to declare interest before I'll be convinced that it's viable. If you've read this, think you want to be involved but haven't responded/joined the forum yet, then please do so - and then we'll move to actually signing up for real.

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    I'll have a bash, of course.

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    I have a slight preference towards judging but I can easily slot in as a competitor if you've got a full panel!

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    My question is, if Plan wins does he get to face you PT?

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    If you recall, that was a one time only, all or nothing deal.

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    Judging if possible. Staying retired

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    Count me in.

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    If me being a judge can somehow force Rob to write something, I definitely want to be a judge. I miss that man's columns.

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    LOP's part time glass ceiling DynamiteBillington's Avatar
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    Just had a thought, when is this likely to happen?

    I'm on holiday for the first half of February, so if its then I'll have to be left out.

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    I believe it'll be running in the first two weeks of February, yeah. Sorry!

    We've had enough interest to make me believe that this is viable, though, so I'm moving us out of expressions of interest to an actual sign-up thread, which will be posted very shortly. Do please continue to spread the word as far as you can so we can widen the field as much as possible.

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    LOP's part time glass ceiling DynamiteBillington's Avatar
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    Sorry I'm not around to do it - blame the girlfriend for making me take her on holiday for her birthday!!

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    No worries man, real life has this way of happening, doesn't it?!

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    I'm definitely in.

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    Hey guys, Jeremy from Keepin' It Strong Style/Social Suplex here. I'm interested in taking part.

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    Welcome! Great to have some fresh faces!

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    Im due for a first round KO. When's this thing moving to official sign up?

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    It's already up in the main bit of the board.

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    We also have a new signee seeking participation as well, so add another to the mix - timebomb4321 should be with us shortly!

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