The draw

From the Colonel's Regiment

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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


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! (]


Number of draws won

Including rehearsal draws and Eric's draws in Image:22px-Flag_of_Austria.svg.png Image:Colonel.png4 Salzburg, Image:22px-Flag_of_Greece.svg.png Image:Colonel.png16 Athens, Image:22px-Flag_of_Portugal.svg.png Image:Colonel.png17 Porto and Image:22px-Flag_of_Hungary.svg.png Image:Colonel.png21 Budapest.

Steve LLL Amal, RupertDavidChris, DaveMike, Pete Gibbon, Reardon, PC BourneJon, Glogg

Number of winning destinations

Cities which have actually been the destination for a break.

David, Mike Rupert, SteveLLL, DaveAmal, PC Bourne, Chris, Louis, ReardonGrosser Vass, Jon, Pete Gibbon

Number of self-eliminations

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

ChrisDavidAmal, DaveSteve, Reardon, LLL, MikePete Gibbon, Louis, Grosser Vass Rupert, Jon, PC Bourne

Finishing positions

Amal Chris Dave David Mike Rupert Steve Jon LLL Reardon PC Bourne Grosser VassPete GibbonShaftGloggLouis
Paris N/A 6 4 2 5 1 3 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Dublin 6 3 1 2 4 5 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Stockholm 4 2 N/A 6 7 3 5 N/A 1 N/A N/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Salzburg 1 2 3 5 4 8 6 N/A 7 N/A N/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Genoa 3 6 7 2 1 4 5 N/A 8 N/A N/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Heidelberg 1 8 (shaft)3 5 6 7 4 N/A 2 N/A N/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Barcelona 6 4 7 3 5 2 1 N/A 8 (shaft)N/A N/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Oslo 4 2 6 8 5 7 3 N/A 1 9 N/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Amsterdam 4 7 8 1 2 9 5 N/A 3 6 N/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Zurich 7 4 9 (veto) 2 6 1 3 N/A 8 5 N/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Gdansk 7 3 10 (veto)5 1 2 N/A 6 11 (bum) 9 4 8N/AN/AN/AN/A
Helsinki 11 3 5 1 8 9 6 4 2 10 7 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Reykjavik N/A 5 2 6 8 3 7 N/A 9 10 (bum) 1 4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Hanover N/A 5 7 2 1 9 (vetoed) 3 N/A 6 4 8 (shaft) N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Geneva N/A 3 10(vetoed) 8 2 1 5 N/A 9 7 N/A N/A46N/AN/A
Athens N/A 2 6 3 4 5 7 N/A 8 10(veto) 9(shaft) N/A1N/AN/AN/A
Porto N/A 2 6 8 9 1 4 N/A 3 5 7 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Berlin N/A 11(veto)) 3 2 5 7 8 N/A 9 4 N/A 106N/A1N/A
Valletta N/A 2 5 1 8 4 7 N/A 10 N/A 9 3N/AN/AN/A6
Bruges N/A N/A 3 5 2 6 1 N/A 4 N/A 7 (shaft) N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Budapest N/A 1 5 7 3 9 (vetoed) 8 N/A 6 N/A 10 (bummed) N/AN/A2N/A4
Lisbon N/A 10 12 (vetoed) 6 4 8 1 N/A 11 3 7 95N/AN/A2
Copenhagen N/A 7 6 8 9 10 2 N/A 4 1 N/A 115N/AN/A3
Arnhem N/A N/A 5 4 3 6 2 N/A 7 N/A 1 8 10 N/A N/A 9
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
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
AVERAGE 4.91 4.45 5.16 4.35 4.65 5.23 4.64 5.00 6.00 6.38 6.42 7.575.

Who eliminated whom

List of who everyone was eliminated by in each draw

Amal Chris Dave David Mike Rupert Steve Jon LLL Reardon PC Bourne Grosser VassPete GibbonShaftGloggLouis
Paris N/A Chris Rupert David Mike Won (Dave) Steve N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Dublin Dave David Won (Chris) Mike Rupert Amal Steve N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Stockholm Amal Chris N/A Rupert Steve David Mike N/A Won (LLL/David) N/A N/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Salzburg Won (Steve) Rupert Amal/David David Dave LLL/Chris Mike N/A Chris N/A N/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Genoa Amal Mike Chris Steve/Mike Won (Rupert) Dave David N/A LLL/Amal N/A N/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Heidelberg Won (David) Shaft/RupertAmal/Rupert Steve Dave/Steve LLL/David Rupert N/A Mike N/A N/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Barcelona Amal David Dave Mike Rupert Steve/David Won (Chris) N/A Shaft/AmalN/A N/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Oslo Chris David Mike LLL/Steve Rupert Dave Amal/Dave N/A Won (Steve) Reardon/Rupert N/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Amsterdam Mike Chris LLL/David Won (David) Dave Reardon/Mike Steve N/A Rupert Amal/Jon N/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Zurich Chris Mike David+Mike (vetoed) Steve/David Amal Won (Dave) David N/A Reardon/David Rupert N/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Gdansk Dave Chris David+Mike+Jon+Chris (vetoed)Amal/Mike Won (Jon) David N/A Rupert Glogg/Chris PC Bourne/Mike Mike Reardon/DavidN/AN/AN/AN/A
Helsinki PC Bourne/Chris Chris Steve Won (Rupert) Amal/Mike LLL/Rupert Dave/Steve David Mike Reardon/David Jon/David N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Reykjavik N/A David Mike Rupert Grosser Vass/Mike Steve/David LLL/Rupert N/A PC Bourne/David Glogg/Chris Won (Dave/Chris) ChrisN/AN/AN/AN/A
Hanover N/A Chris/Steve Reardon/David Steve Won (David) David+Mike+Dave (vetoed) Mike N/A LLL/Rupert Dave Shaft/Mike N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Geneva N/A Chris David+Chris+Mike+Steve Reardon/David Steve/Mike Won (Mike) David N/A Pete Gibbon/Dave LLL/Chris N/A N/AShaft/DaveRupertN/AN/A
Athens N/A Steve Rupert David Dave Mike LLL/David N/A Pete Gibbon/Mike Dave+David+Mike (vetoed) Shaft/Mike N/AWon (Chris/Dave)N/AN/AN/A
Porto N/A Rupert Dave Reardon/Mike PC Bourne/Steve Won (Steve) Mike N/A Chris/Steve David LLL/Rupert N/A N/AN/AN/AN/A
Berlin N/A DT/MT/RW/SA/Thorsten (vetoed) Steve David Mike Reardon (Mike) Glogg (Steve) N/A Grosser Vass (Rupert) Rupert N/A Pete Gibbon (Mike) LLL (Steve)N/AWon (Dave/Rupert)N/A
Valletta N/A Mike David Won (Rupert/Chris) Louis (David) Steve PC Bourne (David) N/A N/A N/A Grosser Vass (David) Rupert LLL (Steve)N/AN/ADave
Bruges N/A N/A Dave Mike/Rupert Rupert LLL (Rupert) Won (David) N/A Steve N/A N/A N/A N/AN/AN/AN/A
Budapest N/A Won (Mike) Steve LLL (David) Chris (Dave) N/A Shaft (Dave) N/A Louis (Mike) N/A N/A N/A N/ADavidN/ADave
Lisbon N/A Louis (Mike) David+Mike+Thorsten LLL (Rupert) Rupert PC Bourne (Steve) Won (Chris) N/A Grosser Vass (Rupert) David Reardon (Mike) Pete Gibbon (David) MikeN/AN/ASteve
Copenhagen N/A LLL (David) Chris (Rupert) Reardon (David) Grosser Vass (Mike) Louis (Mike) David N/A Mike Won (Rupert) N/A Pete Gibbon (Rupert) DaveN/AN/ASteve (Dave)
Arnhem N/A N/A David Rupert Steve LLL (Dave) Dave N/A PC Bourne (David) N/A Won (Mike/Rupert) Grosser Vass Pete Gibbon N/A N/A Louis
Ghent N/A N/A Won (David) LLL (Dave) Rupert Steve Mike N/A Louis (Steve) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Dave
Garmisch-Partenkirchen N/A N/A Steve Rupert David Louis (Rupert) PC Bourne (Rupert) N/A Won (Mike) N/A LLL (Steve) N/A N/A N/A N/A Dave/Rupert

Draw Results

Winning Destination Runner Up
Image:22px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Image:Colonel.pngImage:Colonel.png1 Paris Image:22px-Flag_of_Ireland.svg.png Image:Colonel.png2 Dublin Image:22px-Flag_of_Denmark.svg.png Image:Colonel.png23 Copenhagen
Image:22px-Flag_of_Ireland.svg.png Image:Colonel.png2 Dublin Image:22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Image:Alan-Shearer.png 2 AlgheroImage:22px-Flag_of_Sweden.svg.png Image:Colonel.png3 Stockholm
Image:22px-Flag_of_Sweden.svg.png Image:Colonel.png3 Stockholm Image:22px-Flag_of_Austria.svg.png AustriaImage:22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Image:Colonel.png18 Berlin
Image:22px-Flag_of_Austria.svg.png Image:Colonel.png4 Salzburg Image:22px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Image:Alan-Shearer.png 5 ToulouseImage:22px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png Madrid
Image:22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Image:Colonel.png5 Genoa Image:22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Image:Colonel.png6 HeidelbergImage:22px-Flag_of_Denmark.svg.png Image:Colonel.png23 Copenhagen
Image:22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Image:Colonel.png6 Heidelberg Image:22px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png Image:Colonel.pngImage:Colonel.png7 BarcelonaImage:22px-Flag_of_the_Netherlands.svg.png Holland
Image:22px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png Image:Colonel.pngImage:Colonel.png7 Barcelona Image:22px-Flag_of_Norway.svg.png Image:Colonel.png8 OsloImage:22px-Flag_of_Hungary.svg.png Image:Colonel.png21 Budapest
Image:22px-Flag_of_Norway.svg.png Image:Colonel.png8 Oslo Image:22px-Flag_of_the_Netherlands.svg.png HollandImage:22px-Flag_of_Estonia.svg.png Tallinn
Image:22px-Flag_of_the_Netherlands.svg.png Image:Colonel.png9 Amsterdam Image:20px-Flag_of_Switzerland.svg.png Image:Colonel.png10 ZürichImage:22px-Flag_of_Luxembourg.svg.png Luxembourg (City)
Image:20px-Flag_of_Switzerland.svg.png Image:Colonel.png10 Zürich Image:22px-Flag_of_Poland.svg.png Image:Colonel.png11 Gdańsk Image:22px-Flag_of_Iceland.svg.png Image:Colonel.png13 Image:Alan-Shearer.png 25 Reykjavík
Image:22px-Flag_of_Poland.svg.png Image:Colonel.png11 Gdańsk Image:22px-Flag_of_Finland.svg.png Image:Colonel.png12 HelsinkiImage:22px-Flag_of_Latvia.svg.png Riga
Image:22px-Flag_of_Finland.svg.png Image:Colonel.png12 Helsinki Image:22px-Flag_of_Iceland.svg.png Image:Colonel.png13 Image:Alan-Shearer.png 25 ReykjavíkImage:22px-Flag_of_Malta.svg.png Malta
Image:22px-Flag_of_Iceland.svg.png Image:Colonel.png13 Image:Alan-Shearer.png 25 Reykjavík Image:22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Image:Colonel.png14 HanoverImage:22px-Flag_of_Malta.svg.png Image:Colonel.png19 Valletta
Image:22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Image:Colonel.png14 Hanover Image:20px-Flag_of_Switzerland.svg.png Image:Colonel.png15 GenevaImage:22px-Flag_of_Malta.svg.png Image:Colonel.png19 Valletta
Image:20px-Flag_of_Switzerland.svg.png Image:Colonel.png15 Geneva Image:22px-Flag_of_Greece.svg.png Image:Colonel.png16 AthensImage:22px-Flag_of_Hungary.svg.png Image:Colonel.png21 Budapest
Image:22px-Flag_of_Greece.svg.png Image:Colonel.png16 Athens Image:22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Image:Alan-Shearer.png 17 PalermoImage:22px-Flag_of_Portugal.svg.png Image:Colonel.png17 Porto
Image:22px-Flag_of_Portugal.svg.png Image:Colonel.png17 Porto Image:22px-Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic.svg.png PragueImage:22px-Flag_of_Belgium_(civil).svg.png Image:Colonel.png20 Bruges
Image:22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Image:Colonel.png18 Berlin Image:22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png Image:Alan-Shearer.png 19 MiamiImage:22px-Flag_of_Malta.svg.png Image:Colonel.png19 Valletta
Image:22px-Flag_of_Malta.svg.png Image:Colonel.png19 Valletta Image:22px-Flag_of_Belgium_(civil).svg.png Image:Colonel.png20 BrugesImage:22px-Flag_of_Hungary.svg.png Image:Colonel.png21 Budapest
Image:22px-Flag_of_Belgium_(civil).svg.png Image:Colonel.png20 Bruges Image:22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Image:Alan-Shearer.png 21 Image:Colonel.png26 Garmisch-PartenkirchenImage:22px-Flag_of_Hungary.svg.png Image:Colonel.png21 Budapest
Image:22px-Flag_of_Hungary.svg.png Image:Colonel.png21 Budapest Image:22px-Flag_of_Gibraltar.svg.png Image:Alan-Shearer.png 22 GibraltarImage:22px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png Gran Canaria
Image:22px-Flag_of_Portugal.svg.png Image:Colonel.png22 Lisbon Image:22px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png Image:Alan-Shearer.png 23 Steamboat SpringsImage:22px-Flag_of_Denmark.svg.png Image:Colonel.png23 Copenhagen
Image:22px-Flag_of_Denmark.svg.png Image:Colonel.png23 Copenhagen Image:22px-Flag_of_the_Netherlands.svg.png Image:Colonel.png24 ArnhemImage:22px-Flag of Croatia svg.png Dubrovnik
Image:22px-Flag_of_the_Netherlands.svg.png Image:Colonel.png24 Arnhem Image:22px-Flag_of_Iceland.svg.png Image:Colonel.png13 Image:Alan-Shearer.png 25 ReykjavíkImage:22px-Flag_of_Belgium_(civil).svg.png Image:Colonel.png25 Ghent
Image:22px-Flag_of_Belgium_(civil).svg.png Image:Colonel.png25 Ghent Image:22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Image:Alan-Shearer.png 21 Image:Colonel.png26 Garmisch-PartenkirchenImage:22px-Flag_of_Austria.svg.png Vienna
Image:22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Image:Alan-Shearer.png 21 Image:Colonel.png26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Template:Warsaw Pact CountriesImage:22px-Flag_of_Slovakia.svg.png Košice

Mascot rounds + Regimental proxies

Amal ChrisDave David Mike Rupert SteveJon
Heidelberg AWOLAWOLAWOLLLL+KurtChrisAmal+ShaftDaveN/A
Barcelona ShaftKurtNONESteveGrosser VassLLLAWOLN/A
Oslo AWOLKurtAmalGrosser VassShaftReardonLLLN/A
Amsterdam AWOLShaftGloggLLLReardonKurtGrosser VassAmal
Zurich BarneyKurt+GloggShaftSteve+ReardonLLLGrosser VassAWOLAWOL
Gdansk AWOLSteve+GloggKurt+BarneyReardonAmal+PC BourneShaftAWOLLLL+Grosser Vass
Helsinki AWOLKurt+Shaft+PC BourneAWOLJon+Reardon+Hel 2006Amal+Grosser VassLLL+BarneyDave+GloggAWOL
Reykjavik AWOLDave+GloggAWOLReardon+Shaft+Steve+PC BourneBarney+Grosser Vass+Hel 2006Kurt+LLL+EricAWOLAWOL
Hanover AWOLAWOLBarney+KurtReardon+PC Bourne+Hel 2006Shaft+EricLLL+GloggGrosser Vass+ChrisAWOL
Geneva AWOLBarney+LLL+EricPete Gibbon+ShaftReardon+KurtPC Bourne+Steve+Hel 2006Grosser Vass+GloggAWOLAWOL
Athens AWOLAWOLChris+Kurt+GloggLLL+La DoleReardon+Shaft+Pete GibbonPC Bourne+Grosser Vass+Hel 2006Thorsten+Barney+EricAWOL
Porto AWOLAWOLGrosser Vass+EricPete Gibbon+Shaft+Hel 2006Reardon+La Dole+GloggKurt+LLLPC Bourne+Barney+ChrisAWOL
Berlin AWOLAWOLAWOLChris+Kurt+Hel 2006+PC BourneReardon+Pete Gibbon+Shaft+La DoleDave+Grosser Vass+EricLLL+Barney+GloggAWOL
Valletta AWOLAWOLPete Gibbon+Glogg+Hel 2006PC Bourne+Grosser Vass+EricKurt+LLLLa Dole+ChrisBarney+ShaftAWOL
Bruges AWOLAWOLAWOLDave+Barney+Glogg+Hel2006AWOLMike+LLL+Shaft+La DolePC Bourne+Kurt+Grosser Vass+Eric+ChrisAWOL
Budapest AWOLAWOLChris+ShaftLLL+La Dole+Grosser VassLouis+BarneyPete Gibbon+GloggPC Bourne+Kurt+Hel 2006AWOL
Lisbon AWOLGlogg+KurtShaft+BarneyPete Gibbon+ThorstenReardon+LouisGrosser Vass+LLLPC Bourne+GozerAWOL
Copenhagen AWOLAWOLSteve+La Dole+Hel 2006Reardon+LLL+Thorsten+ShaftGlogg+Barney+Grosser Vass+Louis+Gozer+PC BourneChris+Kurt+Pete GibbonAWOLAWOL
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