The draw

From The Colonel's Website

Introduction

The draw is the whole point of the Colonel's Weekend Breaks. The whole three days leads up to this point, where the destinations for the following break are revealed and then one of them is selected as the next destination, to be visited in six months time. The draw can be a moment of high tension and drama, as treasured destinations that have taken anything from three months to three minutes to select, are eliminated one by one. In order that the draw proceeds more smoothly, the Colonel's Regiment introduced the concept of the rehearsal draw to the proceedings in Dublin. It has been suggested that we save money on the break and just do a draw every six months instead. This suggestion has not yet been implemented.

Draw structure

Rounds

Many of the other mascots also have parts to play in the draw.

Do it yourself

You can now do a Colonel's draw in the comfort of your own home (or just at home, if your home is not comfortable!)

Prepare pizza, and then follow any link you find to the Colonel's Break draw simulator. [Here is one!]

Statistics

Number of draws won

Including rehearsal draws and Eric's draws in 4 Salzburg, 16 Athens, 17 36 Porto and 21 Budapest.

LLL,David Steve, Rupert Chris Amal Dave Reardon, PC Bourne,Mike,Louis Pete Gibbon,Glogg Jon
12 11 7 6 5 4 2 1

Number of winning destinations

Cities which have actually been the destination for a break.

David Mike LLL Louis Rupert, Steve, Hamish and Morag McGrieg Dave Amal, PC Bourne, Chris, Reardon Grosser Vass, Jon, Pete Gibbon
7 6 4 3 2 1 0

Number of self-eliminations

Number of times a Colonel's man has eliminated himself from the draw.

Chris David Amal, Dave, LLL,Mike Steve, Reardon, Grosser Vass, PC Bourne,Louis Pete Gibbon, St Vaast the Huge,Rupert Jon
7 6 3 2 1 0

Finishing positions

Amal Chris Dave David Mike Rupert Steve Jon LLL Reardon PC Bourne Grosser Vass Pete Gibbon Shaft Glogg Louis St Vaast the Huge
Paris N/A 6 4 2 5 1 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dublin 6 3 1 2 4 5 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Stockholm 4 2 N/A 6 7 3 5 N/A 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Salzburg 1 2 3 5 4 8 6 N/A 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Genoa 3 6 7 2 1 4 5 N/A 8 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Heidelberg 1 8 (shaft) 3 5 6 7 4 N/A 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Barcelona 6 4 7 3 5 2 1 N/A 8 (shaft) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Oslo 4 2 6 8 5 7 3 N/A 1 9 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Amsterdam 4 7 8 1 2 9 5 N/A 3 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Zurich 7 4 9 (veto) 2 6 1 3 N/A 8 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gdansk 7 3 10 (veto) 5 1 2 N/A 6 11 (bum) 9 4 8 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Helsinki 11 3 5 1 8 9 6 4 2 10 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Reykjavik N/A 5 2 6 8 3 7 N/A 9 10 (bum) 1 4 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hanover N/A 5 7 2 1 9 (vetoed) 3 N/A 6 4 8 (shaft) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Geneva N/A 3 10(vetoed) 8 2 1 5 N/A 9 7 N/A N/A 4 6 N/A N/A N/A
Athens N/A 2 6 3 4 5 7 N/A 8 10(veto) 9(shaft) N/A 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Porto N/A 2 6 8 9 1 4 N/A 3 5 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Berlin N/A 11(veto)) 3 2 5 7 8 N/A 9 4 N/A 10 6 N/A 1 N/A N/A
Valletta N/A 2 5 1 8 4 7 N/A 10 N/A 9 3 N/A N/A N/A 6 N/A
Bruges N/A N/A 3 5 2 6 1 N/A 4 N/A 7 (shaft) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Budapest N/A 1 5 7 3 9 (vetoed) 8 N/A 6 N/A 10 (bummed) N/A N/A 2 N/A 4 N/A
Lisbon N/A 10 12 (vetoed) 6 4 8 1 N/A 11 3 7 9 5 N/A N/A 2 N/A
Copenhagen N/A 7 6 8 9 10 2 N/A 4 1 N/A 11 5 N/A N/A 3 N/A
Arnhem N/A N/A 5 4 3 6 2 N/A 7 N/A 1 8 10 N/A N/A 9 N/A
Ghent N/A N/A 1 7 4 3 5 N/A 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2 N/A
Garmisch-Partenkirchen N/A N/A 2 4 5 6 8 N/A 1 N/A 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A 3 N/A
Sofia N/A N/A 5 2 10 3 8 N/A 4 N/A 7 9 N/A N/A N/A 1 N/A
Vienna N/A 3 4 1 7 2 6 N/A 8 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5 N/A
Luxembourg City N/A N/A 5 3 4 8 6 N/A 7 N/A 9 N/A N/A N/A 2 1 N/A
Bergen N/A 6 8 2 3 4 7 N/A 1 N/A 9 N/A N/A N/A N/A 5 N/A
Krakow N/A N/A 8 3 5 9 (veto) 2 N/A 1 N/A 7 N/A 6 N/A N/A 4 N/A
Rome N/A N/A 6 1 7 2 5 N/A 9 4 10 (shaft) N/A 8 N/A N/A 3 N/A
Rouen N/A N/A 4 7 3 6 8 N/A 2 N/A 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A 1 N/A
Skipton N/A N/A 7 3 4 5 9 (veto) N/A 6 N/A 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A 2 8
Kendal N/A 12 (vetoed) 10 6 9 7 8 N/A 5 N/A 4 N/A 11 (shafted) N/A 1 3 2
Rye N/A N/A 6 5 1 2 N/A N/A 7 (shaft) N/A N/A (in hell) 4 N/A N/A N/A 3 N/A
Sarajevo N/A NA 4 2 6 3 N/A N/A 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1 N/A
Torshavn N/A N/A 7 1 3 2 N/A N/A 8 N/A 6 4 N/A N/A N/A 5 N/A
AVERAGE 4.91 4.46 5.45 4.03 4.83 5.10 4.93 5.00 5.86 6.38 6.80 7.75 5.17 4.00 1.00 3.73 5.00


Draw Results

Winning Destination Runner Up
1 Paris 2 Dublin 23 Copenhagen
2 Dublin 2 Alghero 3 Stockholm
3 Stockholm Austria 18 Berlin
4 Salzburg 5 Toulouse Madrid
5 Genoa 6 Heidelberg 23 Copenhagen
6 Heidelberg 7 Barcelona Holland
7 Barcelona 8 Oslo 21 Budapest
8 Oslo Holland Tallinn
9 Amsterdam 10 Zürich 29 Luxembourg (City)
10 Zürich 11 Gdańsk 13 25 Reykjavík
11 Gdańsk 12 Helsinki Riga
12 Helsinki 13 25 Reykjavík Malta
13 25 Reykjavík 14 Hanover 19 Valletta
14 Hanover 15 Geneva 19 Valletta
15 Geneva 16 Athens 21 Budapest
16 Athens 17 Palermo 17 36 Porto
17 36 Porto Prague 20 Bruges
18 Berlin 19 Miami 19 Valletta
19 Valletta 20 Bruges 21 Budapest
20 Bruges 21 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 21 Budapest
21 Budapest 22 Gibraltar Gran Canaria
22 Lisbon 23 Steamboat Springs 23 Copenhagen
23 Copenhagen 24 Arnhem Dubrovnik
24 Arnhem 13 25 Reykjavík 25 Ghent
25 Ghent 21 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 28 Vienna
21 26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Warsaw Pact Countries Košice
27 Sofia 28 Vienna Tórshavn
28 Vienna 29 Luxembourg (City) Lausanne
29 Luxembourg (City) 30 Bergen Aachen
30 Bergen 31 Poland Vilnius
31 Kraków 32 Italy Innsbruck
32 Rome Rouen Faro
Rouen 34 37 Sarajevo Czechoslovakia
34 Skipton 35 Alice Springs Douglas
35 Kendal 17 36 Porto Vilnius
36 Rye 34 37 Sarajevo Dugi Otok
34 37 Sarajevo Tórshavn Gothenburg
Tórshavn Vaduz Balaton

Mascot rounds + Regimental proxies

Amal Chris Dave David Mike Rupert Steve Jon
Salzburg AWOL LLL NONE Amal NONE NONE NONE N/A
Genoa LLL NONE NONE NONE Steve+Kurt NONE AWOL N/A
Heidelberg AWOL AWOL AWOL LLL+Kurt Chris Amal+Shaft Dave N/A
Barcelona Shaft Kurt NONE Steve Grosser Vass LLL AWOL N/A
Oslo AWOL Kurt Amal Grosser Vass Shaft Reardon LLL N/A
Amsterdam AWOL Shaft Glogg LLL Reardon Kurt Grosser Vass Amal
Zurich Barney Kurt+Glogg Shaft Steve+Reardon LLL Grosser Vass AWOL AWOL
Gdansk AWOL Steve+Glogg Kurt+Barney Reardon Amal+PC Bourne Shaft AWOL LLL+Grosser Vass
Helsinki AWOL Kurt+Shaft+PC Bourne AWOL Jon+Reardon+Hel 2006 Amal+Grosser Vass LLL+Barney Dave+Glogg AWOL
Reykjavik AWOL Dave+Glogg AWOL Reardon+Shaft+Steve+PC Bourne Barney+Grosser Vass+Hel 2006 Kurt+LLL+Eric AWOL AWOL
Hanover AWOL AWOL Barney+Kurt Reardon+PC Bourne+Hel 2006 Shaft+Eric LLL+Glogg Grosser Vass+Chris AWOL
Geneva AWOL Barney+LLL+Eric Pete Gibbon+Shaft Reardon+Kurt PC Bourne+Steve+Hel 2006 Grosser Vass+Glogg AWOL AWOL
Athens AWOL AWOL Chris+Kurt+Glogg LLL+La Dole Reardon+Shaft+Pete Gibbon PC Bourne+Grosser Vass+Hel 2006 Thorsten+Barney+Eric AWOL
Porto AWOL AWOL Grosser Vass+Eric Pete Gibbon+Shaft+Hel 2006 Reardon+La Dole+Glogg Kurt+LLL PC Bourne+Barney+Chris AWOL
Berlin AWOL AWOL AWOL Chris+Kurt+Hel 2006+PC Bourne Reardon+Pete Gibbon+Shaft+La Dole Dave+Grosser Vass+Eric LLL+Barney+Glogg AWOL
Valletta AWOL AWOL Pete Gibbon+Glogg+Hel 2006 PC Bourne+Grosser Vass+Eric Kurt+LLL La Dole+Chris Barney+Shaft AWOL
Bruges AWOL AWOL AWOL Dave+Barney+Glogg+Hel2006 AWOL Mike+LLL+Shaft+La Dole PC Bourne+Kurt+Grosser Vass+Eric+Chris AWOL
Budapest AWOL AWOL Chris+Shaft LLL+La Dole+Grosser Vass Louis+Barney Pete Gibbon+Glogg PC Bourne+Kurt+Hel 2006 AWOL
Lisbon AWOL Glogg+Kurt Shaft+Barney Pete Gibbon+Thorsten Reardon+Louis Grosser Vass+LLL PC Bourne+Gozer AWOL
Copenhagen AWOL AWOL Steve+La Dole+Hel 2006 Reardon+LLL+Thorsten+Shaft Glogg+Barney+Grosser Vass+Louis+Gozer+PC Bourne Chris+Kurt+Pete Gibbon AWOL AWOL
Arnhem AWOL AWOL LLL+Glogg+Eric PC Bourne+Grosser Vass AWOL Mike+Kurt+Barney Pete Gibbon+Shaft+Hel 2006 AWOL
Ghent AWOL AWOL Pete Gibbon + LLL Grosser Vass AWOL
Garmisch-Partenkirchen AWOL AWOL AWOL Grosser Vass+Glogg+La Dole Kurt+Shaft+Hel 2006 Gozer+PC Bourne+Dave Pete Gibbon+Thorsten+LLL+Barney AWOL
Sofia AWOL AWOL Glogg+Barney+That Dog Shaft+Louis Grosser Vass+PC Bourne LLL Kurt+Hel 2006+Thorsten+Pete Gibbon AWOL
Vienna AWOL Louis+Barney Hel 2006 Dr Wine+That Dog+Shaft Pete Gibbon+LLL Gozer+Glogg Kurt AWOL
Luxembourg City AWOL AWOL Pete Gibbon+Thorsten Glogg+Grosser Vass PC Bourne+Kurt That Dog+Barney+Gozer LLL+Shaft+Dr Wine AWOL
Bergen AWOL AWOL PC Bourne + Donald J. Bourscheid + Glogg+That Dog Gozer+Kurt+La Dole LLL(+ Thorsten)+Hel 2006 Pete Gibbon+Shaft+Barney AWOL AWOL
Krakow AWOL AWOL Pete Gibbon + Gozer + Kurt + Glogg Barney + PC Bourne Dr Wine + Shaft + Steve + Donald J Bourscheid That Dog + LLL + Grosser Vass + Hel 2006 AWOL AWOL
Rome AWOL AWOL Kurt + That Dog Shaft + PC Bourne + Donald J Bourscheid Grosser Vass + Reardon+ Louis + Gozer Glogg LLL + Thorsten + Pete Gibbon AWOL
Rouen AWOL AWOL Kurt + Shaft + Gozer Pete Gibbon + Glogg + Steve Dr Wine + Barney + Grosser Vass PC Bourne + Donald J Bourscheid + LLL + La Dole + Louis AWOL AWOL
Skipton AWOL AWOL Steve + Grosser Vass + Pete Gibbon + Donald J Bourscheid Shaft + PC Bourne + Thorsten Kurt + Barney + That Dog LLL + Glogg + Gozer + Dr Wine + Louis AWOL AWOL
Rye AWOL AWOL Kurt+Barney Shaft+That Dog+La Dole LLL+Gozer+Glogg Pete Gibbon+Grosser Vass+Hel 2006 AWOL AWOL

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Sarajevo AWOL AWOL Shaft+Grosser Vass+Pete Gibbon+Gozer LLL+Dr Wine+Donald J Bourscheid Glogg Barney+Hel 2006+PC Bourne+That Dog AWOL AWOL
Torshavn AWOL AWOL Kurt+LLL Hel 2006+PC Bourne+Pete Gibbon +That Dog Glogg+Barney+Gozer+Donald J Bourscheid Thorsten+Grosser Vass+Shaft AWOL AWOL