Oxford tournament, Sat 24th Nov.

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Oxford tournament, Sat 24th Nov.

Postby Mike Tobias » Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:02 pm

The next Oxford tournament will be on Saturday Nov 24th at The Kite, Mill St, Oxford, 2 mins from Oxford station.

Registration 11.00 to 11.15

Start 11.30

Format. Four sessions of duplikat Skat finishing about 19.00. You are welcome to play any or all of the sessions.

The Kite serves excellent value food and drink.

Further details nearer the time
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Re: Oxford tournament, Sat 24th Nov.

Postby nswedd » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:33 am

Details are now on the BSkA web site, at http://www.weddslist.com/skat/ktnw3.html

Note that if you are planning to get to Oxford by train from London, it may be cheapest
to book your tickets (two single tickets, at £6.50 each) in advance.

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Re: Oxford tournament, Sat 24th Nov.

Postby nswedd » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:23 pm

Here are the full details. I am posting these here to see how well it works. The links will all get broken.

Skat event in The Kite

Sunday November 24th 2012

The British Skat Association's will hold a formal event at The Kite http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/27/27271/Kite_Inn/Oxford, 68-69 Mill Street, Oxford (300 yards from the railway station)1, on Saturday November 24th. See map: http://maps.beerintheevening.com/?pcb=OX2+0AL 2.

The premises will open at 11:003. Registration will be between 11:00 and 11:15. Play will start at 11:30, and will consist of 4 sessions of duplikat Skat, ending about 19:00. Each session will take about 105 minutes, and there will be a break for lunch after the first session, and shorter breaks between subsequent sessions. You are welcome to play in any or all of the rounds, though you will have little chance of winning a prize unless you play in all four.

"Duplikat" Skat means that the same hands are played at all the tables; for the individual player, there is no difference from the way you would play at home, except that you don't get to shuffle the cards. After each session (of around 20 hands) your results are compared with those of the other players who held the same cards at other tables, and used to calculate your score.

The Kite will open for us at 11:003, and will be able to serve alcohol as well as soft drinks and coffee. It always has at least three different real beers on draft. It serves inexpensive and substantial meals at lunchtime.

We encourage players of all abilities, and aim for an enjoyable and competitive day. After a session or two you should find yourself at a table with other people whose level of play is similar to your own.

The entry fee for the full day is £7.00. Or, you can enter individual sessions, at £2 each. Prizes will be awarded to the winner and runners-up; you are unlikely to win one of these unless you enter all four sessions. There will also be a small prize for the best result for a single session (the player's score minus the average score for players holding the same hands), so that even a player who enters only one session has a chance to win something.

Please tell the organiser, Nick Wedd, at least two days in advance if you intend to play. Late entries can be accepted before 11:00 a.m. on the day if you find yourself unexpectedly free. If you are on your way but are delayed, ring or text giving your expected time of arrival. Contact details nick@maproom.co.uk or phone 07890-998884. Please contact me with any questions.

1 From Oxford railway station, leave via the only road exit, into Botley Road. Turn west (right) and go along Botley Road for 100 yards, passing under the railway line. Take the first left, Mill Street. 100 yards down Mill Street, on the right, is The Kite.

2 The map is now accurate, but the "pin" is in the wrong place, slightly south of The Kite, which is (if you zoom in) shown in the correct place.

3 There is a direct train scheduled to leave Paddington, from platform 8, at 09:50 and arrive in Oxford at 10:48. On that particular train, a single ticket from Paddington is only £6.50 if booked in advance. Two single tickets are cheaper than a return, and the same price applies to some of the trains back to London in the evening, if also booked in advance.
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