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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 6:22 pm 
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Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
To be fair, it is difficult to predict in advance how many teams will qualify. Should those organising teams assume all teams entered from a single county will qualify for the National stages? The grading changes seem to also make it harder to handle overlaps.

A county will indeed not know how many of its teams will qualify. But no-one is obliged to accept nomination.


Alex Holowczak wrote:
I'm not convinced that it's a governance issue with the SCCU. Kent claimed that the Preliminary Round clashed with an internal Kent event. To me, this sounds like a governance issue within Kent.

Perhaps I didn't make myself clear. I too see the problem as being within the counties concerned.


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 6:20 pm 
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G Man beat Lancs today at Heywood :D

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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 7:22 pm 
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Mick Norris wrote:
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G Man beat Lancs today at Heywood :D


Did you manage to play the correct colours on all boards this year? :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 8:28 pm 
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Leicetershire la la la...


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 8:33 pm 
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Alex Holowczak wrote:
Mick Norris wrote:
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G Man beat Lancs today at Heywood :D


Did you manage to play the correct colours on all boards this year? :wink:


Yes, despite the way the tables were laid out - worst seating ever for me at a county match

You get some idea form the photos here:
http://www.lancashirechess.com/index.ph ... -open-2012

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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 9:21 pm 
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Mick Norris wrote:
Yes, despite the way the tables were laid out - worst seating ever for me at a county match


Presumably it's a school dining room. Those stools have two seats each? Is it a bit uncomfortable playing for four hours without a back to your chair.


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 9:37 pm 
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Yes it was, and it was 5 hours not 4 :roll:

Fold up tables with the stools attached by metal bars, about a dozen stools per table, very awkward if you are over 18

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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 9:59 pm 
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U140: Hertfordshire beat Hampshire 11.5-4.5 (third party report)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:41 pm 
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U160 G Man beat Herts yesterday 10-6 at Water Orton - decent venue I thought

Just back from the celebration :D

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:50 pm 
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U160 Final - G Man crushed Yorks 8-8 (20-22 on board count) :!:

Photo here:
http://www.mccu.org.uk/

Result here;
http://www.mccu.org.uk/cm11-12/national ... 7jul12.htm

For our county to beat a team from a county with as many players to choose from as Yorkshire is a great achievement, and shows what can be done with years of hard work from successive captains, and good junior training

We were 1 down with 4 to play, one of whom had lost a piece, another was lost (he nearly won), another had made the first time control with less than 20 seconds to spare - keeping calm, never giving up

Despite being denied the MCCU title, we won the one that mattered after a long unbeaten season at Newcastle-under-Lyme, Holmes Chapel, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Claybrooke Magna, Heywood, Water Orton and Leicester, a match a month since January

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