Division Two 2017-18

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Neil Graham
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Division Two 2017-18

Post by Neil Graham » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:58 pm

New topic to discuss Division Two for the forthcoming season.

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Re: Division Two 2017-18

Post by MatthewParry » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:03 pm

As Christmas approaches, I have a single room going in Telford for the first weekend if anyone wants it. Msg me directly- first come first served.

Jonathan Rogers
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Re: Division Two 2017-18

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:24 am

Division Two, eh? Well, I must confess to having no idea who will finish second, third or fourth.

First, on the other hand ... :P

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Re: Division Two 2017-18

Post by Alex Holowczak » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:15 am

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:24 am
Division Two, eh? Well, I must confess to having no idea who will finish second, third or fourth.

First, on the other hand ... :P
Barbican Youth? :P

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Re: Division Two 2017-18

Post by MartinCarpenter » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:54 am

That probably rather depends on whether Manx are as serious as their registration list looks..... Comfortably the second strongest in the whole competition.

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Re: Division Two 2017-18

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:33 am

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:24 am
Division Two, eh? Well, I must confess to having no idea who will finish second, third or fourth.

First, on the other hand ... :P
Our Manticores 1st team finished above Manx last season; I'd be delighted (and surprised) if they did so again this season
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Re: Division Two 2017-18

Post by David Robertson » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:56 am

It might raise a few questions if Manx don't turn up fully loaded at least some of the time

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Re: Division Two 2017-18

Post by LawrenceCooper » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:46 pm

David Robertson wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:56 am
It might raise a few questions if Manx don't turn up fully loaded at least some of the time
As their first round opponents I've been advised to expect a "competitive team" whilst "It is highly likely that board 1 will be covered by a grandmaster and highly likely that this is not the case for board 8." :)

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Re: Division Two 2017-18

Post by MartinCarpenter » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:11 pm

:) Last season against them with Jorvik we went 3-3 with neither boards 1-3, or 4-6 being terribly close.....

I doubt if they'll leave all of 5-8 'open' like that in Div2 but even 7/8 would give people something to hope for.

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Re: Division Two 2017-18

Post by David Robertson » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:32 pm

Super-diligent Rhys Cumming not only plays for Sussex Martlets, but then returns home and knocks out a lengthy round-up report. It covers Div 1 & Div 2, but I've placed it here because it's where Rhys is playing this year. As he points out, Div 2 is already living up to its reputation as the tightest of all the divisions

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Re: Division Two 2017-18

Post by Nick Burrows » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:40 pm

Nice report Rhys!

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