Tube Olympics 2018: Event 1- Biathlon

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Tube Olympics 2018: Event 1- Biathlon

Post by tangy » 11 Jan 2018, 21:44

The opening event for Tube Olympics 2018 will be held on Saturday 10th February and will be the biathlon... an event that will combine your darting and Tube Challenge experience (mixed in with some alcohol).

The rules for the Biathlon are pretty simple (unchanged from last games in 2014):

1. The event will be played in pairs, you may choose your team mate. Anyone not having a partner (or wishes to take pot luck) will be paired using the "nearest and dearest" method.
1a. Each team will then select one player to throw nearest the bull to determine the starting order.

2. If there is an odd number of participants the TOSA will not take part but will monitor all teams to ensure fair play.

3. The challenge involves visiting four pubs and playing a game of "Around the clock" at each pub.

4. If you manage to score three consecutive numbers you get one extra throw, i.e. if you throw 1,2,3 you get one dart at 4, if you successfully hit 4 you get one dart at 5 and so on.

5. Each game of "Around the clock" must be concluded on bull or 25 before the team can leave the pub.
5a. The final game can only be finished on bullseye.

6. At the start The first seeds will throw 1st and 2nd, followed by the second seeds who throw 3rd and 4th.

7. Each team's watch starts when their first dart is thrown and finishes on bullseye in the final pub.

8. At each pub you must consume 1 pint of alcoholic (beer/lager/cider etc.) or non-alcoholic drink before departing to the next pub.
8a. For alcoholic drinks you can replace 1 pint with a standard glass of wine (175ml) or a double (50ml) for spirits.

9. If either team member does not take a drink there is a 5 minute penalty per missed drink per team member, so if both team members missed a drink the penalty would be 10 minutes.

10. You can only travel between pubs using standard Tube Challenge rules.

11. The starting pub is The Bricklayers Arms (Gresse Street, off TCR), the final pub is William IV, Leyton High Road, Bakers Arms, Leyton. The other 2 pubs are The Angel (St Giles High Street) and The Champion (Wells Street, Fitzrovia).
11a. The Angel and The Champion can be visited in either order, it is your choice which pub you visit first. However both pubs MUST be visited before heading to the William IV.

12. When you arrive at each pub chalk your names on the board and as other teams arrive they must chalk their names below so that teams play in strict rotation.
12a. You can start playing as soon as you arrive, you don't have to wait for other teams to arrive before you commence play.

13. If you find a dartboard in use you will have to use your negotiating skills to get access, this is all part of the challenge!
13a. If you cannot gain access to the dartboard at The Angel or The Champion you can try and find a substitute dartboard at another pub (of your choice) or wait until the board becomes free.

14. Full rules will be clarified on request.

15. The TOSA's decision is final!

16. This isn't as complicated as it sounds!

The event will start at 14:00 but there will be some warm up matches beforehand at The Bricklayers.

Expressions of interest please... (post below or via Tube Olympics Facebook page).

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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 1- Biathlon

Post by roblo97 » 11 Jan 2018, 22:00

Attending: roblo97
Parkrun (TBA if there even is one prior to the Biathlon):
Spoons: (TBA, see above):
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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 1- Biathlon

Post by A2 » 11 Jan 2018, 22:42

Attending: roblo97, A2
Parkrun (TBA if there even is one prior to the Biathlon):
Spoons: (TBA, see above):
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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 1- Biathlon

Post by tufnellpark » 12 Jan 2018, 12:18

I did the Circle Line challenge in my younger years. You had to visit a pub next to each station (half pint in each) and travel by tube in between. 27 stations in all, so 13.5 pints! As I said I was young. We started at Farringdon at 17:00, after leaving work early. My last memory was Sloane Square. But I woke up on a 27 bus in Kentish Town, so must have made it to High Street Kensington, 8 pints drunk. I reckon heading for the pub I spotted a 27 and my homing instinct kicked in. At Kentish Town, the bus doors opened and I fell out. It took me a while to work out where I was and realise I was only a mile from home. I staggered home via some well positioned hedges! Never again. Hope the Biathlon goes better!
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Post by Going Underground » 12 Jan 2018, 13:29

Attending: roblo97, A2, GU, Beer Baron
Parkrun (TBA if there even is one prior to the Biathlon): Just planning to do my local one then head up for the darts, if this changes due to adverse weather I will re-post
Spoons: (TBA, see above): I will just have brekkie at home
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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 1- Biathlon

Post by Going Underground » 12 Jan 2018, 13:33

tangy wrote:
11 Jan 2018, 21:44

4. If you manage to score three consecutive numbers you get one extra throw, i.e. if you throw 1,2,3 you get one dart at 4, if you successfully hit 4 you get one dart at 5 and so on.

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I am sure this has been discussed before but not sure on the ruling, if player A) in your teams gets 3 consecutive numbers do they continue or does player B) have the next 3 darts and then alternate again should they get 3 numbers also?
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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 1- Biathlon

Post by dstock17 » 12 Jan 2018, 14:08

I reckon player a should continue its easier seeing as this a 2pm start is there scope for a northern London parkrun

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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 1- Biathlon

Post by tangy » 12 Jan 2018, 20:53

Going Underground wrote:
12 Jan 2018, 13:33
tangy wrote:
11 Jan 2018, 21:44

4. If you manage to score three consecutive numbers you get one extra throw, i.e. if you throw 1,2,3 you get one dart at 4, if you successfully hit 4 you get one dart at 5 and so on.

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I am sure this has been discussed before but not sure on the ruling, if player A) in your teams gets 3 consecutive numbers do they continue or does player B) have the next 3 darts and then alternate again should they get 3 numbers also?
If player A on their three darts successfully hits 1, 2 and 3, they will have ONE bonus chance at hitting 4, if they fail to do so, play passes to player B who then has their three darts to carry on the number sequence.

If however player A successfully hits 4 with their bonus dart, they have another bonus shot at 5 etc. until they miss the next number in the sequence. Player B then continues with a full 3 darts to carry on the number sequence.

Hope this answers your question.
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Post by xcooler123 » 15 Jan 2018, 19:21

I unfortunately can't make it as I have a reunion that day/evening. Pity as I was really looking forward to this event in particular :(
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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 1- Biathlon

Post by A2 » 18 Jan 2018, 22:55

I should be able to make this one. Count me in.
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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 1- Biathlon

Post by tractakid » 20 Jan 2018, 23:51

I'm in!
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Post by dstock17 » 23 Jan 2018, 20:28

Parkrun suggestion ellenbrook fields.

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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 1- Biathlon

Post by Going Underground » 25 Jan 2018, 12:29

dstock17 wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 20:28
Parkrun suggestion ellenbrook fields.
Probably Bedfont Lakes for me or other local one, then home, shower, change, brekkie and train up for some practice darts :P
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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 1- Biathlon

Post by tractakid » 25 Jan 2018, 13:29

I'm doing Greenwich before heading to see my cousins for a while!
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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 1- Biathlon

Post by crypto » 02 Feb 2018, 22:03

Oh hey, I'm coming to this too. Ticking off Southwark, because everyone else seems to have that one.

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