11th KO2 WORLD CUP: BIRMINGHAM, NOVEMBER 12-13, 2011

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11th KO2 WORLD CUP: BIRMINGHAM, NOVEMBER 12-13, 2011

Postby gdh82 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:01 pm

11th KO2 WORLD CUP: BIRMINGHAM, NOVEMBER 12-13, 2011

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Thanks to the support for our bid, we (Ste, Si and Kobraman!) are thrilled to confirm the 2011 KOA World Cup will be held in Birmingham on 11th, 12th and 13th November at the Menzies Strathallan Hotel. :) Regardless of other WC threads that will emerge this top post will maintain all of the event's key information.

With additional help from KOA legends Robert, Durban and Camberman, and with wider forum support, we are confident that together we'll continue the rich history of fantastically memorable Kick Off World Cup experiences! After all, it's the KOA's 10th anniversary year and football's coming home....




CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2011 KICK OFF 2 WORLD CUP



LOCATION


Birmingham is a lively, cosmopolitan city in the heart of England and offers a wide range of pubs, clubs, restaurants, shopping centres, museums, art galleries as well as a wonderful orchestra! Here are our evening entertainment suggestions as well as some other links:

Friday Night's Welcoming Dinner
Saturday Night's Entertainment
Sunday Night's Entertainment

http://www.visitbirmingham.com/nightlife/
http://whatson.visitbirmingham.com/
http://archive.imagesofbirmingham.co.uk/
http://www.broadstreetbirmingham.com/br ... ct/events/
http://www.cbso.co.uk/

VENUE


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The venue will be the newly refurbished Menzies Stratallan Hotel (225 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 9RY). The hotel is a mere 10 minute walk from Broad Street, probably the liveliest street in Brum for nightlife (just ask Joerg and Durban!), or a mere 1 minute walk to convenience shops, a traditional English Pub and other eateries. We'll be using the Hotel's Wallace Suite, an 180 sqm conference room with wifi, projector, and microphone facilities, which we'll have access to until 11pm each night, and there's a bar area and restaurant a few footsteps away from the conference room. As a bonus for those travelling by car, we have also negotiated FREE car parking for the entire weekend. Based on the latest number of players attending, we expect the tournament fee to be £50 per player.

http://www.rotography.com/menzies/strat ... allan.html
http://www.menzies-hotels.co.uk/hotels/ ... trathallan
http://www.menzies-hotels.co.uk/UserFil ... 0Apr09.pdf



ACCOMODATION


We has reserved rooms at The Strathallan (aka the KOA Hotel) at £50 per single room and £65 per double room and £75 per twin room per night including breakfast. As well as the KOA Hotel there are numerous alternative accommodation all on the same road including B&Bs from £17/night. Further information on all the options and the booking process can been found in the Accomodation thread. We'd encourage you to book directly though Steve is happy to assist you if needed.


FLIGHTS

Birmingham International Airport (BHX) is less than 30 minute drive from the hotel. All the airlines below fly from BHX and for more information on low cost flight options:

http://www.low-cost-airline-guide.com/

* Aer Arann
* Aer Lingus
* Air France
* Air Malta
* Balkan Holidays
* bmibaby
* bmi regional
* Brussels Airlines

* City Airline
* Continental Airlines
* Cyprus Airways
* Eastern Airways
* easyJet
* Emirates
* Eurocypria
* Flybe

* KLM
* Lufthansa
* Mahan Air
* Monarch
* Monarch (Charter)
* Onurair
* Pakistan International
* Pegasus

* Ryanair
* SAS
* Swiss
* Thomas Cook
* Thomson Airways
* Turkish Airlines
* Turkmenistan Airlines
* Viking Airlines

Although tranfers from the airport to the city centre are available by train, bus or taxi, we'd recommend using a firm specialising in airport runs. Whereas notorious Black Cabs would charge £50 or more, we've negoitated a price with this firm in the region of £25 for 4 people (i.e £6.25 per person). Further details and how to select this option will be included in the registration site (coming soon). If demand is there we can also easily arrange your return trip to the airport.

TAXI! - Airport to KOA Hotel service
Travelling to the Hotel by Train



TOURNAMENT SETTINGS


We respect everybody's preferences and as with the Athens 2008 World Cup we will be holding two separate votes, one for autoslides and one for trapslides, each decided by a simple majority. We will provide full details in due course and plan to conclude this vote no later than two months prior to the World Cup. Irrespective of the vote's outcome, pairs of players who agree are free to deviate from the consensus via the easy to use APT menu. So, for example, if slides are voted in, two players who agree can still play their match slidefree. Likewise two players who prefer to play with slides are still able to do so even if the votes produce a slidefree outcome. With previous votes virtually split down the middle, this will ensure maximum flexibility.

The vote is now complete. Further details of the result can be found in the 'Settings Vote Results' thread.

All other standard tournament settings will apply (A=B, Team A v Team B at International Skill Level, 2 x 5mins, No Wind, No Line-up changes, Random Referees etc)


OFFICIAL T-SHIRTS


The Official T-Shirts of the 11th Kick Off 2 World Cup!


CONCLUSION

On behalf of the team and in anticipation of November, I'd like to warmly welcome you to Birmingham. Come join us! :)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2011 KICK OFF 2 WORLD CUP

Do register, even if you are yet to book flights/accommodation (these details can be added later), providing you have a firm commitment to participate, as this will help us with the planning of the KOA's event of the year.
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Re: 11th KO2 WORLD CUP: BIRMINGHAM, NOVEMBER 12-13, 2011

Postby Robert Swift » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:30 pm

Approved.

Awesome Youtube video!!
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Re: 11th KO2 WORLD CUP: BIRMINGHAM, NOVEMBER 12-13, 2011

Postby Steve Camber » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:24 pm

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Re: 11th KO2 WORLD CUP: BIRMINGHAM, NOVEMBER 12-13, 2011

Postby Freshmaker » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:02 pm

Unapproved by Sony. I can't get to see the Youtube-clip due to some restrictions from them.
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Re: 11th KO2 WORLD CUP: BIRMINGHAM, NOVEMBER 12-13, 2011

Postby alkis21 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:34 am

Stupid Sony won't let me watch the video.

Here's some piece of advice (the first of many to follow :) ):

-Always use the first post of this topic as the main place to display information, updates, changes etc. It will be easier for people who do not visit the forum frequently to keep up.

-Use a proper registration web site like we did in 2006 and 2008. It's the best way of keeping all vital information (full names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers etc.) neatly organized. The page is still there so just ask durban and he'll set it up for you.
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Re: 11th KO2 WORLD CUP: BIRMINGHAM, NOVEMBER 12-13, 2011

Postby gdh82 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:25 am

alkis21 wrote:Stupid Sony won't let me watch the video.

Stupid indeed


alkis21 wrote:-Always use the first post of this topic as the main place to display information, updates, changes etc. It will be easier for people who do not visit the forum frequently to keep up.

Done and stated above.

alkis21 wrote:-Use a proper registration web site like we did in 2006 and 2008. It's the best way of keeping all vital information (full names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers etc.) neatly organized. The page is still there so just ask durban and he'll set it up for you.

Done and Durban is already kindly looking into this.

Neverthesless appreciate your advice, Alkis. As we've discussed we'll be seeking pointers from the experienced hands. :)
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Re: 11th KO2 WORLD CUP: BIRMINGHAM, NOVEMBER 12-13, 2011

Postby goalkeeper » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:03 pm

Stupid Sony here, too :(

Don´t know if it´s possible? If it is only because of the soundtrack, you can take it from another source maybe, which is also available in norway,greek and germany.
Or can the countries outside the british empire get a stream without Sony contend?
Otherway take your guitar Steve :)

Looking forward to see the video 8)
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Re: 11th KO2 WORLD CUP: BIRMINGHAM, NOVEMBER 12-13, 2011

Postby Steve1977 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:17 pm

When you come to the world cup you'l be able to listen it then hehe :)
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Re: 11th KO2 WORLD CUP: BIRMINGHAM, NOVEMBER 12-13, 2011

Postby Freshmaker » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:04 pm

maybe proxy is the solution...
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Re: 11th KO2 WORLD CUP: BIRMINGHAM, NOVEMBER 12-13, 2011

Postby Freshmaker » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:19 pm

FIIIIXED!!! Try THISlink. :)

Or go through THISsite, ask for it to "unblock" youtube and search up the video. ;)
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Re: 11th KO2 WORLD CUP: BIRMINGHAM, NOVEMBER 12-13, 2011

Postby Freshmaker » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:19 pm

Oh boy do I feel geeky...
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Re: 11th KO2 WORLD CUP: BIRMINGHAM, NOVEMBER 12-13, 2011

Postby alkis21 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:04 pm

Thank you Jorn! I just watched it. Awesome work lads.
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Re: 11th KO2 WORLD CUP: BIRMINGHAM, NOVEMBER 12-13, 2011

Postby Freshmaker » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:52 pm

Np Alkis.

Oh, and what Alkis said. :)
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