Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team

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Douglas Vleeshhouwer
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Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team

Post by Douglas Vleeshhouwer » Wed May 22, 2019 9:44 am

hi there,

I'm forming a team to enter Division 3 North in the 2019-2020 competition. We currently have 8 players (from the East Riding of Yorkshire area) and would like to invite other, enthusiastic, players to join us.

Regards
Douglas

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Re: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:25 pm

Is this Euwe's North Sea Tigers?
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Re: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team

Post by Eric Gardiner » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:54 am

Yes it is.

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Re: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:53 am

Great name
Good luck
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Re: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team

Post by John Reyes » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:22 pm

are you looking for any grade as I have had two under 120 players looking to play at the 4ncl
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Re: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team

Post by Roger Lancaster » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:49 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:53 am
Great name
Good luck
One issue with these clever invented names is they tend to kill off opposing teams' chances of getting any local publicity for their feats. A local paper may be amenable to reporting the results of a match against (say) Manchester or Cambridge University which are identifiable locations but it is less likely to report a match against (say) Lasker's Legends where it would probably need to add a sentence to explain who Lasker was.

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Re: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team

Post by Douglas Vleeshhouwer » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:56 pm

John Reyes wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:22 pm
are you looking for any grade as I have had two under 120 players looking to play at the 4ncl
Hi John,

Apologies for the slow response.
We have quite a few lower graded players already so we are now just looking for one or two >2000 FIDE rated (>ECF180 graded) players.

Regards
Douglas

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Re: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:33 am

John Reyes wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:22 pm
are you looking for any grade as I have had two under 120 players looking to play at the 4ncl
I'd say that's a bit low for Div 3N, but pass their details to Mark Whitehead and he'll no doubt be able to add them to the Manticores squad
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Re: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team

Post by Eric Gardiner » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:29 pm

Roger Lancaster wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:53 am
Great name
Good luck
One issue with these clever invented names is they tend to kill off opposing teams' chances of getting any local publicity for their feats. A local paper may be amenable to reporting the results of a match against (say) Manchester or Cambridge University which are identifiable locations but it is less likely to report a match against (say) Lasker's Legends where it would probably need to add a sentence to explain who Lasker was.
Personally I find team names comprising solely a location or institution rather dull :) (I'm more likely to read a report on a sport I don't already follow if one or both teams have an intriguing name.) It also seems unnecessary in the 4NCL competition as a team does not have to comprise players from the same location.

These days, there are other ways to publicise match results in addition to local newspapers. A suggestion was made to publicise team news on Twitter for example.

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Re: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team

Post by Roger Lancaster » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:56 pm

I wouldn't disagree as to the effectiveness of different media, Eric, and I gave up on my local paper once I found a better way to wrap my fish and chips, but others may find their local rag useful. For those people, I suspect the issue I raised may still apply.

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Re: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team

Post by Alex Holowczak » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:42 am

Roger Lancaster wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:56 pm
I wouldn't disagree as to the effectiveness of different media, Eric, and I gave up on my local paper once I found a better way to wrap my fish and chips, but others may find their local rag useful. For those people, I suspect the issue I raised may still apply.
Local newspapers are a great source of comedy. Normally there'll be someone standing in a road wearing a hi-vis jacket pointing angrily at a pothole, or a whole street full of people standing with crossed-arms next to their bins that haven't been collected for two weeks.

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Re: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team

Post by David Robertson » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:29 am

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:42 am
there'll be someone standing in a road wearing a hi-vis jacket pointing angrily at a pothole
He'll be an Arbiter

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Re: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team

Post by Roger Lancaster » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:34 am

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:42 am
Roger Lancaster wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:56 pm
I wouldn't disagree as to the effectiveness of different media, Eric, and I gave up on my local paper once I found a better way to wrap my fish and chips, but others may find their local rag useful. For those people, I suspect the issue I raised may still apply.
Local newspapers are a great source of comedy. Normally there'll be someone standing in a road wearing a hi-vis jacket pointing angrily at a pothole, or a whole street full of people standing with crossed-arms next to their bins that haven't been collected for two weeks.
Alex, I can tell that you don't have enough cats stuck up trees in Warwickshire. But, seriously, some people value the local rag.

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Re: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team

Post by John Reyes » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:37 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:33 am
John Reyes wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:22 pm
are you looking for any grade as I have had two under 120 players looking to play at the 4ncl
I'd say that's a bit low for Div 3N, but pass their details to Mark Whitehead and he'll no doubt be able to add them to the Manticores squad
Done that and thanks
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