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Phil Pettifer
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I've seen some vague references to one but nothing concrete. I know they used to run in September. Anyone know more? Thanks.
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Paul Mazumdar
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Hi Phil...

There's two possible answers to your question.

First, there's the group that meets monthly at the University Centre in Cambridge on the first Saturday of the month - that's meeting as usual: clicky

There's also the annual event that Andy Merritt used to organise at Arbury Road Baptist Church. Andy moved to a site in a village about 5 miles south of Cambridge called Babraham and renamed the day BabeCon to reflect the village name. BabeCon IV is on Saturday 26th September and I'd suggest PMing Andy for further details rather than me posting the address online without permission.

Cheers,
Paul
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Sergio Martins
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Hi Phil,

Yes there is, at the Grad Pad all day as usual.

Paul organizes it and usually posts updates on the yahoo group (gamesincambridge@yahoogroups.com)

Hope to see you there.

Cheers,
Sergio
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Andy Merritt
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Thanks for pointing this out Paul. I am happy to add info about BabeCon here...

Cambridge Board Games Day XVII (BabeCon IV)

Sat 26th September 2015, 9:30am till late
Chalk Farm, High St, Babraham, Cambs, CB22 3AG

We are pleased to announce that we will once again host a day of
board and card games at our house and offices, just a few miles
south of Cambridge.

Free entry! Tea and coffee will be available. There will be car
parking available in our courtyard and on the High St (see below
for details).

There are buses from the town centre to Babraham (13/13X/13A) and
Whittlesford Parkway Station is about 2 miles away (though there
is no bus from there, athough it is a pleasant cycle if you bring
your bike!) Sadly there is no local shop or takeaway, but The George
is next door and you can either eat there or bring along your own
food and drink or get a takeaway from nearby Sawston. You are
welcome to bring along your own alcohol, but we ask smokers to only
smoke outside.

My own games collection is on site so hopefully everyone should
find something they will enjoy – but do feel free to bring some of
your own games you want to give an outing as well.

If possible please let me know if you intend to come so I can judge
numbers.

Andy Merritt, Tel 01223 971236, email: andy.j.merritt@gmail.com


Babraham

Babraham is ~6 miles south of Cambridge centre, with easy access
from the M11 and A11.

By Bus – The 13/13X/13A is a regular service which stops on the A1307
on the edge of Babraham, Chalk farm is a 400m walk from the bus stop.
By Train – There is a good train service from King’s X to Cambridge
and another from Liverpool St to either Cambridge or Whittlesford
Parkway (2 miles away). Sadly there is no bus from Whittlesford
Parkway, but pre-booking a taxi would work fine as would bringing you
bicycle on the train.

Once you have found The George at the centre of Babraham, drive
into the right hand side of the pub car park and head down the
private road off to the right of the car park. Continue past the
archway to your left and drive into Chalk Farm’s courtyard ahead.
This may get full as the day goes on - parking on the High St and
walking 100 yds may work better!

We have a self catering studio style cottage available to rent on
site too if you need to stay over and would otherwise have looked for
a hotel / B&B!
See http://www.chalkfarm-babraham.co.uk for more details
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Phil Pettifer
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Hi Andy, I thought it was you that organised this. Thanks for helping me beat Jen and PhilW at badminton at the weekend!

How many people do you tend to get at this event?
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Peter Miller
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Hi Phil,

There is also a group that meets in Ely on the 3rd Saturday of each month and The Lord Byron pub in Trumpington on 4th Thursday of the month.
Peter
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Hang on, beat me? I don't remember this...shenanigans...
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the_purpleangel wrote:
Hang on, beat me? I don't remember this...shenanigans...


It really did happen. Although only just. But let's not mention the fact that he then beat you and Phil by more when he was just playing on his own! I was clearly a hindrance to everyone I played with

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