BDGA#7 - The Lancashire Hotshot - 20th/21st June 2015

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BDGA#7 - The Lancashire Hotshot - 20th/21st June 2015

Post by Jaime » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:09 pm

Hi all,

Just thought I would open up the thread for the event at Myerscough College.

The event is at:

Myerscough College,
St. Michael’s Road,
Bilsborrow,
Preston,
PR3 0RY

TD is Chris OB; with myself (Jaime Martin) and Alison Northrop as ATD slaves.

At this stage, there is a lot to sort out still but I know some of you like to get sorted with accommodation etc so here is some basic info:

Nearby Hotels
A number of different accommodation options are available but book early to avoid disappointment.
There are a couple of hotels within walking distance of the college:

Guy's Thatched Hamlet http://www.guysthatchedhamlet.co.uk/
Premier Inn (North Preston) http://www.premierinn.com/en/checkHotel ... ston-north
Old Duncombe House http://oldeduncombehouse.co.uk/

Camping
The nearest campsite is <15mins drive away at Wyreside Farm Park http://www.wyresidefarmpark.co.uk/
Slightly further afield there are a range of campsites you can try

Other
There are two major towns close-by. Both of which have too many hotels and hostels to count.
• Preston is 20min drive away
• Lancaster is 30mins drive away

Blackpool is also very close (25mins away) but it is technically another planet...

Any questions: get in touch with Chris (chris@catchthespirit.co.uk), me (jmartin@myerscough.ac.uk) or Ali at (alison.northrop@anglia.ac.uk).

More details to follow soon !

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Re: BDGA#7 - The Lancashire Hotshot - 20th/21st June 2015

Post by Scuttler » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:32 am

Should be coming down from Edinburgh for this one.

Anybody want to split a twin room at one of the nearby hotels for the Friday and Saturday night? Looks like it should be about £30 pp pn.

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Re: BDGA#7 - The Lancashire Hotshot - 20th/21st June 2015

Post by Mark.A.D » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:26 am

Scuttler wrote:Should be coming down from Edinburgh for this one.

Anybody want to split a twin room at one of the nearby hotels for the Friday and Saturday night? Looks like it should be about £30 pp pn.
Is this offer still standing
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Re: BDGA#7 - The Lancashire Hotshot - 20th/21st June 2015

Post by Scuttler » Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:44 pm

Mark.A.D wrote:
Scuttler wrote:Should be coming down from Edinburgh for this one.

Anybody want to split a twin room at one of the nearby hotels for the Friday and Saturday night? Looks like it should be about £30 pp pn.
Is this offer still standing
Del has first refusal, just waiting to hear back from him.

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Re: BDGA#7 - The Lancashire Hotshot - 20th/21st June 2015

Post by Scuttler » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:00 am

Scuttler wrote:Del has first refusal, just waiting to hear back from him.
Del's in, sorry Mark.

The Premier Inn is currently just £100 for a twin for the Friday and Saturday night, so £25 per person per night.

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Re: BDGA#7 - The Lancashire Hotshot - 20th/21st June 2015

Post by Jaime » Mon May 04, 2015 5:41 pm

Sneaky peek at the disc stamp !

This is going on Discraft Cryztal Buzzz, Challengers and Meteors. (No Comets (sorry Del!)

:)

ImageHotshotlogo 2015

Invite coming up shortly!
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Re: BDGA#7 - The Lancashire Hotshot - 20th/21st June 2015

Post by mat cutler » Tue May 05, 2015 9:34 am

get comets! the only decent discc discraft make!

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Re: BDGA#7 - The Lancashire Hotshot - 20th/21st June 2015

Post by Jaime » Tue May 05, 2015 3:52 pm

Oh Matt Matt Matt, you are so wrong. :wink:
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Re: BDGA#7 - The Lancashire Hotshot - 20th/21st June 2015

Post by Trevor » Tue May 05, 2015 4:59 pm

mat cutler wrote:get comets! the only decent discc discraft make!
Says he who was clearly wearing a Discraft hat at Loch Tay. As well as out right disagreeing with Matt, the pedant in me asks what about the UltraStar?

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Re: BDGA#7 - The Lancashire Hotshot - 20th/21st June 2015

Post by Jaime » Thu May 07, 2015 4:35 pm

INVITE IS HERE!

Catch the Spirit and Myerscough DG are proud to invite you to the Lancshire Hotshot 2015. BDGA Tour Event #7

Invite
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NrZ ... sp=sharing

Registration Form
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14RzBaZ ... c/viewform

Don't forget a delightful custom stamped disc for every full-entrant! Plainly, you shouldn't be seen without one in your bag :mrgreen:
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Re: BDGA#7 - The Lancashire Hotshot - 20th/21st June 2015

Post by BOF » Mon May 11, 2015 8:45 pm

Negotiations will be beginning this weekend.

I shall register if they are successful!

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Re: BDGA#7 - The Lancashire Hotshot - 20th/21st June 2015

Post by Jaime » Mon May 11, 2015 9:38 pm

Would you like me to write you a letter of support ? :wink:

Reasons to come to the Hotshot (use these as back-up):
The Lakes are less than an hour away (home of Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter)
Forest of Bowland is next door - everyone goes to the Lakes and therefore Bowland beautiful and quiet
The home of Sticky Toffee Pudding (Cartmel) is close
Wigan is sufficiently far away
Blackpool (City of dreams :roll: ) is also very close - if the wind is blowing in the right direction, you can smell the fake tan...
We make great cheese - who doesn't like great cheese ?

Good luck with your pow-wow !
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Re: BDGA#7 - The Lancashire Hotshot - 20th/21st June 2015

Post by james » Thu May 14, 2015 11:20 am

mat cutler wrote:get comets! the only decent discc discraft make!
No they also make the...oh wait. I'm sure they made one that....no not that either.
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Re: BDGA#7 - The Lancashire Hotshot - 20th/21st June 2015

Post by bruce » Thu May 14, 2015 11:46 am

james wrote:
mat cutler wrote:get comets! the only decent discc discraft make!
No they also make the...oh wait. I'm sure they made one that....no not that either.
Predator > Firebird
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Re: BDGA#7 - The Lancashire Hotshot - 20th/21st June 2015

Post by Jaime » Fri May 15, 2015 10:06 am

Update:

For those of you who are not on Facebook - here is one of the videos that some of my student team have been making, all in aid of spreading the word about the Hotshot. Just click the black square below - it was taken in winter!
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In other news - the course will involve throwing across a river. Our challenge was to get 50+ players across the river without getting their toes wet. The answer is artificial/removable stepping stones!

Here is the crossing point - very pretty (River Brock)
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Barrel section goes in and filled with river gravel
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... then topped off with river sand
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it works! Each one has about 50kg of gravel inside - they don't move so even the Masters division can get across safely.
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To remove, we just lift the barrel out....
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A quick kick of the gravel pile.... and nothing is left. Win.
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Another video will follow shortly !

Invite
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NrZ ... sp=sharing

Registration Form
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14RzBaZ ... c/viewform
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Post by bruce » Fri May 15, 2015 10:29 am

That's brilliant! :D
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Re: BDGA#7 - The Lancashire Hotshot - 20th/21st June 2015

Post by JonTweed » Fri May 15, 2015 11:59 am

This will upset people now!

Buzz,Hornet,Wasp,> Roc!!!!

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Re: BDGA#7 - The Lancashire Hotshot - 20th/21st June 2015

Post by Jaime » Fri May 15, 2015 12:55 pm

When faced with the task of building an extra 9 holes.... never let brambles and a couple of branches get in the way of a good line. (I must add - we decided very carefully and pruned only what was necessary).

Click the black square below :)

ImageBuilding the river hole stage 1
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Re: BDGA#7 - The Lancashire Hotshot - 20th/21st June 2015

Post by ChrisOBrien » Wed May 20, 2015 5:28 pm

There was a digit wrong on the account details on the invite and 'thanks for registering' page. This has now been corrected. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Tourney discs arrived yesterday. Everything shaping up nicely!
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Re: BDGA#7 - The Lancashire Hotshot - 20th/21st June 2015

Post by Jaime » Tue May 26, 2015 4:06 pm

Hi all,

An update for places to stay.

Currently Lancaster University are offering single en-suite rooms for the Saturday night (20th June) at £37 per night (including breakfast!). Annoyingly, the Friday night is fully booked.

If you are interested - there is an online booking system here:

https://www.conferences.lancs.ac.uk/bedandbreakfast/

The University is 25mins away from the course.
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