Div 3 North 2019-20

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Re: Div 3 North 2019-20

Post by Alex Holowczak » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:50 pm

Alex McFarlane wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:50 pm
I've been told by one of the teams that the Boat Inn has had to close and won't be open tomorrow.
I'd have thought the Boat Inn would be naturally equipped to deal with wet conditions...

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Re: Div 3 North 2019-20

Post by David Robertson » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:51 pm

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:50 pm
I'd have thought the Boat Inn would be naturally equipped to deal with wet conditions...
It's being renamed the Float Inn #neverletacrisisgotowaste

Actually, I've just seen pictures of it - deeply flooded, several feet under

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Re: Div 3 North 2019-20

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:05 am

MartinCarpenter wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:26 pm
I think they might be being optimistic about those Manchester to Doncaster services. The big thing is that Sheffield to Doncaster is out, with no estimate for a time to reopen. So it might be back tomorrow, maybe not.
(That's the main Manchester service)

Leeds/York to Doncaster have got some services running but that makes the trip from Manchester a real haul. At least, as per Google maps, the main roads through Doncaster to/from the station are OK.
Yes, the "direct" trains are all cancelled, so the alternative is via Leeds; though that's an issue as some Leeds to Kings Cross trains are fully booked

Looks like the main roads near Doncaster are ok, but lots of issues especially in Derbyshire
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Re: Div 3 North 2019-20

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:14 am

I think that’s all the LNER trains - preplanned engineering works. The Leeds train is an hourly, 45 minute service so really is a silly journey and not precisely reliable.

Pick ups from Sheffield station or something perhaps, but getting back on Sunday has to be a real worry. The river isn’t due to drop until quite late today.

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Re: Div 3 North 2019-20

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:42 pm

Well it all worked well in the end :)

Bradford A to go up if they keep that strength of team, you presume, no idea who'll go with them. Shropshire?

J'Adoube appear to be more of an effort to combine teams for numbers than to field strong ones.

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Re: Div 3 North 2019-20

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:58 am

I'd have thought it would be between the 6 teams on 100%, with Bradford A, Shrops 1 & Manticores 2 more likely than 3Cs 2, J'Adoube 1 and SoA B

It will be clearer after weekend 2 at Bolton, though, as one side of the Pennines can make some teams stronger and others weaker

We look forward to seeing the pairings
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Re: Div 3 North 2019-20

Post by Alex McFarlane » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:43 am

Mick Norris wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:58 am
We look forward to seeing the pairings
So do I!! :D

I will look at this at the end of the week and let the teams know.

Like you I would like to wait until after weekend 2 before finalising the pairings but that, because of the complications, might make things extremely difficult.

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Re: Div 3 North 2019-20

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:00 am

Round 3

31 Manchester Manticores 2 - - - Manx Liberty 2
32 Bradford DCA Knights A - - - Manchester Manticores 3
33 3Cs 2 - - - Bradford DCA Knights C
34 Shropshire 1 - - - Manchester Manticores 4
35 Bolton & Worsley - - - Jorvik
36 J'Adoube 2 - - - Spirit of Atticus B
37 Shropshire 2 - - - J'Adoube 1
38 Euwe's North Sea Tigers - - - Bradford DCA Knights B

Round 4

31 Bradford DCA Knights B - - - Manchester Manticores 2
32 J'Adoube 1 - - - Bradford DCA Knights A
33 Spirit of Atticus B - - - 3Cs 2
34 Jorvik - - - Shropshire 1
35 Manchester Manticores 3 - - - Bolton & Worsley
36 Manx Liberty 2 - - - J'Adoube 2
37 Manchester Manticores 4 - - - Shropshire 2
38 Bradford DCA Knights C - - - Euwe's North Sea Tigers
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