4NCL North 2013-14

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Re: 4NCL North 2013-14

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:05 pm

I scored 77% - what's the pass mark? :lol:
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Re: 4NCL North 2013-14

Post by Andrew Bak » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:07 pm

I got 100%...

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Re: 4NCL North 2013-14

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:08 pm

MartinCarpenter wrote:Ah, important matters :) Not sure I can help much mind. Darlington certainly gives the impression that there must be decent places to eat out but I've never actually done it. York/Durham rather well served of course.
Dave Pardoe has booked us into a pub in the nearby village - gather they already had a reservation for a table for 13 already, so with 12 Mancunians too it might be full
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Re: 4NCL North 2013-14

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:54 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
David Robertson wrote:The 4NCL Board & Directors (ie Mike Truran) have today announced new criteria for entry to the Northern League (3N). Eligibility will henceforth be determined by this TEST
My arrow ended up down near the Isle of Wight and I'm 7% northern...
I scored 15%. I'd hoped to get zero, but I knew the answer to the Ilkley Moor question.

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Re: 4NCL North 2013-14

Post by David Robertson » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:24 am

We hoped you'd get zero too

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Re: 4NCL North 2013-14

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:28 am

David Robertson wrote:We hoped you'd get zero too
We should all decamp to the Carlsen-Anand thread and sing Kumbaya... (holding hands is optional). :?

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Re: 4NCL North 2013-14

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:52 am

"The 4NCL Board & Directors (ie Mike Truran) have today announced new criteria for entry to the Northern League (3N). Eligibility will henceforth be determined by this TEST"

I got "75 % somewhere about Hull".

So the test appears completely accurate as Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire is my place of birth, although I did escape fairly soon after that.

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Re: 4NCL North 2013-14

Post by Paul Dargan » Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:33 pm

Yep seems to work fine, 100% "somewhere near Newcastle"

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Re: 4NCL North 2013-14

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:23 pm

Enjoyed this weekend as always at Redworth and meeting old and new friends

The George and Dragon at Heightington village was good, not the best walk there in the dark especially when we didn't know where we were going, and one of the team was still playing - food was good, and we had 2 tables of 6 next to each other, so good atmosphere too

We successfully divided the bill by 12, everyone produced the right amount of cash and a reasonable tip, but when I went to pay they revised the bill upwards by £27 thus obliterating their tip :?

Preparation for the January weekend at Shrigley has started, and we already have 2 recommended restaurants on the list :)
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Re: 4NCL North 2013-14

Post by MartinCarpenter » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:35 pm

Sounds a good meal :) It did all seem to work well - Atticus got a pair of solid wins despite the rather hostile draw, most of the second/third teams mantained an entirely viable strength, etc.

In accordance with Jorvik's dedicated rotation policy - 10 players in 2 matches - I'll likely be doing one of the next two weekends. Not sure which.

Bradford C - Jorvik could have been very close. We managed the rather impressive feat of drawing one board which started 1. Nf3 f5 2. e4 fxe4 3. Ng5 Nf6 4. d3 exd3 5. Bxd3 e5 6. Nxh7 Qe7 7. Bg6+ Kd8 ...... Don't think we were ever in real danger of upsetting NE1.

I didn't ask about the Yorwick on our team name tag in case it was the way it 'should' be spelt :)

Oh, is there a genuinely good reason the score sheets don't have a dashed line or some such between the white and black moves? I went wrong both times at the start of the second column. (Luckily neither game made it to the third.).

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Re: 4NCL North 2013-14

Post by Greg Breed » Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:42 pm

MartinCarpenter wrote:We managed the rather impressive feat of drawing one board which started 1. Nf3 f5 2. e4 fxe4 3. Ng5 Nf6 4. d3 exd3 5. Bxd3 e5 6. Nxh7 Qe7 7. Bg6+ Kd8 ...
Wow I love that! Never seen anything like it before. Whose was it and do you have the whole game?
MartinCarpenter wrote:Oh, is there a genuinely good reason the score sheets don't have a dashed line or some such between the white and black moves? I went wrong both times at the start of the second column. (Luckily neither game made it to the third.).
I pointed out to the opponent of one of my team mates that they were writing the black moves in the second column. So you're not the only one Martin ;)
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Re: 4NCL North 2013-14

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:07 pm

Greg Breed wrote:Wow I love that! Never seen anything like it before. Whose was it and do you have the whole game?


It's theory in the sense of having being played before to move 10. Engines rate 10. Nc3 as almost plus 3, the point seeming to be that Black has to give the Queen for two pieces by taking on f7


The 4NCL score sheets are of rather an unusual design, with no separator between the white column and the black column. It used to be a feature that members of the BCF's Junior squad were trained to zigzag their moves. Anyone still doing that might find the lack of a central line a minor problem.

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Re: 4NCL North 2013-14

Post by Alex Holowczak » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:11 pm

Greg Breed wrote:
MartinCarpenter wrote:We managed the rather impressive feat of drawing one board which started 1. Nf3 f5 2. e4 fxe4 3. Ng5 Nf6 4. d3 exd3 5. Bxd3 e5 6. Nxh7 Qe7 7. Bg6+ Kd8 ...
Wow I love that! Never seen anything like it before. Whose was it and do you have the whole game?
The whole game is on the website, as is every other game played at the 4NCL over the weekend: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/downloads.htm
MartinCarpenter wrote:Oh, is there a genuinely good reason the score sheets don't have a dashed line or some such between the white and black moves? I went wrong both times at the start of the second column. (Luckily neither game made it to the third.).
While not trying to defend the lack of a separating line - I think there should be one - I am still amazed that people make this mistake. :?

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Re: 4NCL North 2013-14

Post by Ihor Lewyk » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:14 pm

It looks like Chris Dossett and Martina Flint played the Lisitsin Gambit.

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Re: 4NCL North 2013-14

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:00 pm

Ihor Lewyk wrote:It looks like Chris Dossett and Martina Flint played the Lisitsin Gambit.
Is that what it is? Looks like a reverse From Gambit to me, interesting game given Martina plays f4 as white
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