Chris

From the Colonel's Regiment

number of missions 14 (Mission 1 Image:22px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Image:Colonel.pngImage:Colonel.png1 Paris, Mission 2 Image:22px-Flag_of_Ireland.svg.png Image:Colonel.png2 Dublin, Mission 3 Image:22px-Flag_of_Sweden.svg.png Image:Colonel.png3 Stockholm, Mission 4 Image:22px-Flag_of_Austria.svg.png Image:Colonel.png4 Salzburg, Mission 5 Image:22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Image:Colonel.png5 Genoa, Mission 7 Image:22px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png Image:Colonel.pngImage:Colonel.png7 Barcelona, Mission 8 Image:22px-Flag_of_Norway.svg.png Image:Colonel.png8 Oslo, Mission 9 Image:22px-Flag_of_the_Netherlands.svg.png Image:Colonel.png9 Amsterdam, Mission 10 Image:20px-Flag_of_Switzerland.svg.png Image:Colonel.png10 Zürich, Mission 11 Image:22px-Flag_of_Poland.svg.png Image:Colonel.png11 Gdańsk, Mission 12 Image:22px-Flag_of_Finland.svg.png Image:Colonel.png12 Helsinki, Mission 13 Image:22px-Flag_of_Iceland.svg.png Image:Colonel.png13 Image:Alan-Shearer.png 25 Reykjavík, Mission 15 Image:20px-Flag_of_Switzerland.svg.png Image:Colonel.png15 Geneva,Mission 22 Image:22px-Flag_of_Portugal.svg.png Image:Colonel.png22 Lisbon)
missions commanded 2 (Mission 1 Image:22px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Image:Colonel.pngImage:Colonel.png1 Paris, Mission 18 Image:22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Image:Colonel.png18 Berlin)
destinations selected Image:22px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png Image:Colonel.pngImage:Colonel.png7 Barcelona, Image:22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Munich, Image:22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Image:Colonel.png18 Berlin, Image:22px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png Madrid, Image:22px-Flag_of_Portugal.svg.png Image:Colonel.png22 Lisbon, Image:22px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Perpignan, Image:22px-Flag_of_Finland.svg.png Image:Colonel.png12 Helsinki, Image:22px-Flag_of_Estonia.svg.png Tallinn, Image:22px-Flag_of_Portugal.svg.png Image:Colonel.png22 Lisbon, Image:22px-Flag_of_Estonia.svg.png Tallinn, Image:22px-Flag_of_Finland.svg.png Image:Colonel.png12 Helsinki, Image:22px-Flag_of_Estonia.svg.png Tallinn, Image:22px-Flag_of_Austria.svg.png Vienna, Image:22px-Flag_of_Portugal.svg.png Image:Colonel.png17 Porto, Image:22px-Flag_of_Austria.svg.png Vienna, Image:22px-Flag_of_Portugal.svg.png Image:Colonel.png17 Porto, Image:22px-Flag_of_Belgium_(civil).svg.png Image:Colonel.png20 Bruges, Image:22px-Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg.png Prague, Image:22px-Flag_of_Hungary.svg.png Image:Colonel.png21 Budapest, Image:22px-Flag_of_Gibraltar.svg.png Image:Alan-Shearer.png 22 Gibraltar, Image:22px-Flag_of_Lithuania.svg.png Vilnius, Image:22px-Flag_of_Austria.svg.png Vienna
average finishing position in draws 4.45 (6,3,2,2,6,8(S),4,2,7,4,3,3,5,5,3,2,2,11(V),2,1,10,7,--,--)
best finish in a draw 1st (Mission 21 Image:22px-Flag_of_Hungary.svg.png Image:Colonel.png21 Budapest)
worst finish in a draw 10th (Mission 22 Image:22px-Flag_of_Portugal.svg.png Image:Colonel.png22 Lisbon and 11th Mission 18 Image:22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Image:Colonel.png18 Berlin - when vetoed)

Until Jon joined the regiment, Chris was involved in a bitter rivalry with Dave for king of the dicking around boys. His credits include a one and a half hour wait for a train to Versailles because he forgot it was a Sunday, a two hour bus trip to Drogheda in Ireland only to discover that the last tour of Newgrange would get back after the last bus had left and a long train journey to Berchtesgaden in Germany to visit the Eagle's Nest, which you could only get the bus to during the summer and we were there in the winter (though to be fair, this probably wasn't Chris' fault, the guide book had failed to mention this fact). He is, however, a man credited with some top organisation - Mission 1 Image:22px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Image:Colonel.pngImage:Colonel.png1 Paris was a great success mainly thanks to Chris, and, together with Mike, David and Rupert, he organised Mission 3 Image:22px-Flag_of_Sweden.svg.png Image:Colonel.png3 Stockholm very well. His choice of destinations have been mixed.

Academic career

Chris's research utilises numerical models in conjunction with observations from Colonel's missions to investigate the fundamental processes controlling the maintenance and balancing of tabuli. Quantification of these processes is a key part of improving the equitability of present-day and future breaks. Chris is also interested in using statistical methods for quantifying and reducing balancing uncertainties.

Selected publications

Image:J-tab-sci.png J. Tab. Sci., 2009, 11, pp923-1011
Image:Pnat.png P. Nat. Assoc. Tab., 2010, 06, pp423-437
Image:Z-der-tabulismus.png Z. der Tabulismus, 2008, 01, pp20-32
Image:Tabulation-and-balancing.png Tabulation and Balancing, 2006, 05, pp288-298