Midlands counties in the National Stages

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Midlands counties in the National Stages

Postby Mick Norris » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:02 am

April 28 - G Man v Cambs U160

The Village Hall, Main Road, Claybrooke Magna, LE17 5AJ

Anybody played there or know anywhere decent nearby to eat?
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Re: Midlands counties in the National Stages

Postby Sean Hewitt » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:49 am

Plenty of village pubs round there, almost all of which do food. Take your pick.

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Re: Midlands counties in the National Stages

Postby Mick Norris » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:27 pm

We won 8.5 – 7.5

Our juniors scored 4.5/5, the rest of us were lucky to get as many as 4/11 – despite the digital clocks 2 of us lost on time (me included) as did 1 of theirs

We play Lancs in the quarter final…….
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Re: Midlands counties in the National Stages

Postby Alex Holowczak » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:41 pm

Mick Norris wrote:We won 8.5 – 7.5

Our juniors scored 4.5/5, the rest of us were lucky to get as many as 4/11 – despite the digital clocks 2 of us lost on time (me included) as did 1 of theirs

We play Lancs in the quarter final…….


The Controller eagerly awaits the result... :wink:

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Re: Midlands counties in the National Stages

Postby Mick Norris » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:08 pm

and we eagerly await an email from Cambs to save us typing out their team details ............
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Re: Midlands counties in the National Stages

Postby Alex Holowczak » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:43 pm

Mick Norris wrote:and we eagerly await an email from Cambs to save us typing out their team details ............


:roll:

In other Midlands news, as reported elsewhere, Lancashire tell me they beat Warwickshire 11.5-4.5. I'm going to assume good faith on the part of the Lancashire correspondent on that one, for the time being!

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Re: Midlands counties in the National Stages

Postby Mick Norris » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:49 am

Roughly what you would expect

So Lancs have quarter finals for Open, u180, u160, u140, u120 all scheduled for the same day - I believe their opponents could insist on that?

And they all clash with Rhyl and e2e4 that weekend - should be fun
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Re: Midlands counties in the National Stages

Postby Alex Holowczak » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:23 am

Mick Norris wrote:Roughly what you would expect

So Lancs have quarter finals for Open, u180, u160, u140, u120 all scheduled for the same day - I believe their opponents could insist on that?

And they all clash with Rhyl and e2e4 that weekend - should be fun


Their opponents can indeed insist on that, and there's nothing in the rules that allows me thrust a date upon them. (If they all make the final, for instance, they have to play on the same day!) I've noticed that opposition counties are usually happy to vary the date, which is fine by me.

If Lancashire accepted nominations in all of these sections, they must already have made sure they can cope with overlapping sections.

I don't think the e2e4 event in Amersham is a big deal for Lancashire, but Rhyl might be.

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Re: Midlands counties in the National Stages

Postby Simon Smith » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:55 pm

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Mick Norris wrote:In other Midlands news, as reported elsewhere, Lancashire tell me they beat Warwickshire 11.5-4.5. I'm going to assume good faith on the part of the Lancashire correspondent on that one, for the time being!


That's right have emailed you Alex......We were soundly beaten. An highlight for us was Henrik Stepanyan on board 3 beat a 223 graded player.

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Re: Midlands counties in the National Stages

Postby Alex Holowczak » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:41 am

Mick Norris wrote:and we eagerly await an email from Cambs to save us typing out their team details ............


Are Greater Manchester and Cambridgeshire continuing to play dare with each other, each waiting for the other county to e-mail them player lists? :roll:

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Re: Midlands counties in the National Stages

Postby Mick Norris » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:31 am

Alex

You could ask the captains? :wink:

G Man turned up with at least 2 printed copies of your official reporting sheet, typed up with players names, grades and grading codes

Cambs wrote their team with names and grades on apiece of paper, took 1 of our copies with them and advised they would complete same and return by email
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Re: Midlands counties in the National Stages

Postby Mick Norris » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:04 pm

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Re: Midlands counties in the National Stages

Postby Alex Holowczak » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:53 pm

Mick Norris wrote:Alex

You could ask the captains? :wink:

G Man turned up with at least 2 printed copies of your official reporting sheet, typed up with players names, grades and grading codes

Cambs wrote their team with names and grades on apiece of paper, took 1 of our copies with them and advised they would complete same and return by email


I've now got a result sheet. Turns out they had the wrong version of it though. Result safely reported. :)

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Re: Midlands counties in the National Stages

Postby Neil Graham » Mon May 14, 2012 8:10 pm

Middlesex have conceded by default to Notts in the Under 160 section.

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Re: Midlands counties in the National Stages

Postby Mick Norris » Tue May 15, 2012 9:33 am

Disappointing, means Notts have played 2 games this season and reached the semi, and we are playing our 5th game on Saturday in the quarter final
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