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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #15 on: 21 October, 2013, 23:45:21 »
Had a good run through the list this evening and got most within a few tries but it's the usual suspects that give me grief. (That Damn Pirouette!!)

Really nice and playful list, and enough to challenge alot of players.


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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #16 on: 22 October, 2013, 00:01:16 »
Looks like a fun and challenging list!
(That Damn Pirouette!!)
Really nice and playful list, and enough to challenge alot of players.
Hooray! :-)
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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #17 on: 22 October, 2013, 09:32:43 »
I am surprised to see tricks I can do "easily" much later in the list than others I have no clue how to land :)

Some interesting ones, as every year. I like Dead Body already
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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #18 on: 22 October, 2013, 10:12:17 »
Looks like a great list - inspiring, fun and tricky (many beyond me at the mo but good to see the future ;) ) - will no doubt make for an exciting competition.

I keep rewatching this, partly for the tricks and partly for the brilliant Buck 65 soundtrack +1 :)

Roll on BKO 2014!


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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #19 on: 24 October, 2013, 15:31:14 »
Again Void, a very challenging list you have conjured up this year!  I am really looking forward to learning a lot of the tricks on the list, some I have not even attempted so this should be a nice challenge in itself!  I should also have a new recruit or two with me to bring this year to the competition, us Cambridgions shall be there in force! 8)

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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #20 on: 24 October, 2013, 16:37:08 »
Glad to hear it, Matt, on all counts! :-)
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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #21 on: 12 November, 2013, 10:08:27 »
Im making my way through the beginners trick list. Finding it challenging but hope to come up to standard by May.  Best get practicing  8)
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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #22 on: 12 November, 2013, 11:41:15 »
Stick at it, John! Run through it once a day between now and then, and you'll be on top form.

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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #23 on: 05 December, 2013, 22:26:26 »
Hey guys, long time no see!

I've been very busy at work so haven't had much time for forum posting. However this post is to confirm I shall be attending the 2014 BKO 100%. It's practice, practice, practice from here on out so I can't wait to meet up with everyone again and have some serious fun in may.

And I'll be back on the forum from now on aswell! :p

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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #24 on: 05 December, 2013, 23:37:20 »
Hurray to all that!
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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #25 on: 03 January, 2014, 13:48:43 »
Found some pretty cheap coach bus tickets from London to Leeds, so it looks like it's going to work out rather fine.

Are there any cheap places to stay near the BKO? Even if it's in a fellow clicker's back yard?
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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #26 on: 04 January, 2014, 13:06:24 »
Travel info, helpfully compiled by local boy [user]Kev[/user]:

Local Knowledge:
Adel is pronounced (A-dul) to rhyme with 'saddle', not (Ay-del) as in 'cradle'. This may help when getting a bus or taxi especially as there is a place called Idle (yes, really) not too far away which is pronounced similarly.

The Sunday venue:

Adel War Memorial Association
Church Lane
Leeds
LS16 8DE


If travelling from central Leeds to the BKO2014 the easiest route is:
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=leeds,+yorkshire&daddr=adel,+yorkshire&hl=en&sll=53.825358,-1.571075&sspn=0.083895,0.186081&geocode=FT_xNAMd6V7o_ymZvWTaSj55SDGp3BMC_bqtUQ%3BFUSrNQMd_NDn_ymj3zcuAVl5SDGLvw-_19NPeQ&mra=ls&t=m&z=13

TRAVEL TO LEEDS -
By car:
From the south use M1
From the north use A1(M)
East & west use M62 / M621 motorways.

By train:
Travel by train to Leeds from all major UK cities - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

By air:
Leeds is served by : Leeds Bradford Airport and Manchester airport. Flights are available from a huge number of places.
 
 :) Leeds Bradford airport is approximately 5 miles away from the BKO2014.
 :( Manchester is about 60 miles away but caters for long haul flights.

Coach from EMA to Leeds: http://www.eastmidlandsairport.com/emaweb.nsf/Content/coach (3 hours  :()
By bus / coach:

National Express coaches - http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx
Megabus - http://uk.megabus.com/

TRAVEL IN LEEDS:
Bus:
Bus services are frequent in Leeds (although less so on a Sunday). Visit the West Yorkshire Metro website and First Leeds for up to date timetables and general information nearer the time.

You can also call the Metro Line for bus travel advice / timetables anytime on +441132457676.

Buses heading from the city centre to Adel are the number 1 and the number 28.

However another good option is -

Taxi:
Taxis are quite cheap in Leeds, if shared by two or more people they can often be cheaper than the bus!

Good taxi numbers are:
Amber Cars - 01132311366
Ace Cars - 01132304499
Royal Cars - 01132305000

Note - City / black cabs are more expensive than minicabs so its best to use the numbers provided.

A cab from the city centre to the venue will be £8-12 maximum, and will take around 10-15 mins. Cabs from Headingley to the venue should be no more than £5.


PLACES TO STAY:
Google is your friend and there are many places to stay in Leeds - but for what it's worth, the YHA in Headingley looks like the cheapest and best located option.

I'd recommend checking laterooms.com for discounts in hotels greater than going direct to the hotels.

After the event on Sunday:
The plan is to head to The Stables Pub in the grounds of Weetwood Hall for food and drink.
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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #27 on: 05 January, 2014, 14:08:05 »
We've heard from the Kendama Spain guys that they're coming along. (Presumably that means at least 2 of them...) :)

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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #28 on: 05 January, 2014, 14:42:11 »
Thanks again to [user]Kev[/user], here are some loose plans for the Saturday:

12.00-13.00 Meet up at Victoria Square, outside the Henry Moore Art Gallery
13.00-14.30 Move to Millenium Square, for some new scenery
~14.45 Catch bus to Roundhay Park
15.00-18.00 Park play!
18.00+ Head for food & drink somewhere.









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Re: British Kendama Open 2014, Leeds, May 3rd/4th
« Reply #29 on: 05 January, 2014, 21:06:31 »
Did a little snooping around to price this trip up for me and found the Ibis hotel is a little cheaper than the YHA.

It looks very central and as It will probably be easier for me to travel up on the Friday and leave the Monday this seems Ideal. it works out £107.35 for a standard twin room for the 3 nights.

It is a bit further away from the venue for the Sunday but if taxi's are cheap enough this should be OK.

http://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/ibis-leeds-centre.en-gb.html

Just gotta make sure I get the time booked off in work and then get it Booked!


 

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