4NCL North 2015-16

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Re: 4NCL North 2015-16

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:41 pm

Sunday is going to be a bit huge :) Bradford B fairly big favourites for the pool D.

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Re: 4NCL North 2015-16

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:08 pm

MartinCarpenter wrote:Sunday is going to be a bit huge :) Bradford B fairly big favourites for the pool D.
Yes, depends what players the teams can get out

I can swing past the Airport on my way down to Crewe tomorrow to pick up the incoming GMs :wink:
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Re: 4NCL North 2015-16

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:40 pm

Alba up to 10 points and effectively up

Bradford A on 8 v MM1 on 6 tomorrow

SoA B & Broadland Bitterns on 5 are still outside bets for the second spot, though Broadland play Alba and then MM1 so a tough ask
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Re: 4NCL North 2015-16

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:08 pm

Must win for MM I guess. The game points will be very hard to overcome if there's a draw. I've got (ex) team mates in both teams so had better stay neutral :)

Curious business with the website/3ND - they've got the games up (frankly incredibly efficient!), but not the teams/results. Looks like Bradford B and Jorvik won, doesn't have all the results for the other matches yet. Mildly dizzying for Jorvik this compared to the rest of the season.

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Re: 4NCL North 2015-16

Post by Alex McFarlane » Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:24 pm

Hi Martin,

Results and tables for D are up and should have been from about 8pm - before C as it was still in progress when they were posted. Maybe you need to refresh.

Not all of the games are up - just most off them!

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Re: 4NCL North 2015-16

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:45 pm

Very odd - it was just 3ND that I wasn't seeing so I didn't think to try clearing my cache. That did it though :) Very efficient of you all this.

Not that it matters one bit but DCA B (the strongest team by some distance this weekend) seem to have it essentially sewn up now. Manticores 3 doing surprisingly well!

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Re: 4NCL North 2015-16

Post by Mick Norris » Sun May 01, 2016 6:56 am

MartinCarpenter wrote:Not that it matters one bit but DCA B (the strongest team by some distance this weekend) seem to have it essentially sewn up now. Manticores 3 doing surprisingly well!
No surprise to me, we have a strong squad - good to see our new recruit from the Cumbria U160 team on bottom board - makes the friendly we played a couple of months ago worthwhile :D

3 North pool D

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 GP Pts
1 Bradford DCA Knights B 3-3 6-0 4-2 4-2 4-2 21 9
2 Manchester Manticores 3 3½-2½ 3-3 3½-1½ 2-4 4½-1½ 16½ 7
3 Jorvik 3-3 2½-3½ 4-2 3-3 4-2 16½ 6
4 Manx Ravens 0-6 2-4 4-2 3½-2½ 3½-2½ 13 6
5 Bradford DCA Knights C 2-4 3-3 2-4 3½-2½ 5-1 15½ 5
6 Spirit of Atticus C 1½-3½ 3-3 2½-3½ 3-3 6--1 16 4
7 Holmes Chapel 2-4 4-2 2-4 2½-3½ 3-3 13½ 3
8 Cheddleton 3 2-4 1½-4½ 2½-3½ 1-5 -1-6 6 0

Top 2 meet today, should be good
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Re: 4NCL North 2015-16

Post by Mick Norris » Sun May 01, 2016 7:00 am

MartinCarpenter wrote:Must win for MM I guess. The game points will be very hard to overcome if there's a draw. I've got (ex) team mates in both teams so had better stay neutral :)
Yes, I would say so - Mark had predicted that Cheddleton 2 yesterday (playing almost "at home") would be tough, and it was always likely that MM1 would need to beat Bradford A today

3 North pool C

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 GP Pts
1 Alba 4½-1½ 4½-1½ 3½-2 4-2 4½-1½ 21 10
2 Bradford DCA Knights A 4-2 3-3 4-2 3-3 4½-1½ 18½ 8
3 Manchester Manticores 1 1½-4½ 3½-2½ 2-4 4-2 4½-1½ 15½ 6
4 Broadland Bitterns 2-4 2½-3½ 3-3 4-2 3½-2½ 15 5
5 Spirit of Atticus B 1½-4½ 3-3 2½-3½ 3½-2½ 4½-1½ 15 5
6 Cheddleton 2 2-3½ 2-4 4-2 3-3 2½-3½ 13½ 3
7 3Cs 2 2-4 3-3 2-4 2-4 3½-2½ 12½ 3
8 Manchester Manticores 2 1½-4½ 1½-4½ 1½-4½ 2½-3½ 1½-4½ 8½ 0
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Re: 4NCL North 2015-16

Post by Mick Norris » Sun May 01, 2016 6:42 pm

Congratulations to Bradford A on their promotion, although it wasn't great to watch from the Manticores viewpoint, as on another day we might have won

No excuses (not even the hotel problems) though, over 11 matches you finish where you deserve, and Bradford were the better team

I wish them and Alba good luck in Div 2 next season
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Re: 4NCL North 2015-16

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sun May 01, 2016 9:27 pm

Gruesome in places even, although Jorvik topped it - losing a match where you're given two free pieces takes some effort!

Bradford did deserve it though. I think MM had the stronger top six but if you can't get a squad to really focus on such a big match then..... They will need a bit extra for division 2 but they got that last time round :)

Always next season for manticores - could be quite soft even if no extra teams.

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Re: 4NCL North 2015-16

Post by Mick Norris » Mon May 02, 2016 5:26 pm

Bradford beat Alba but couldn't quite overtake them on game points

3 North pool C

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 GP Pts
1 Alba 2-4 3½-2 4½-1½ 5-1 4½-1½ 4-2 4½-1½ 28 12
2 Bradford DCA Knights A 4-2 4-2 4½-1½ 4-2 3-3 3-3 4½-1½ 27 12
3 Cheddleton 2 2-3½ 2-4 4-2 3-3 5-1 2½-3½ 4-2 22½ 7
4 Manchester Manticores 1 1½-4½ 1½-4½ 2-4 3-3 3½-2½ 4-2 4½-1½ 20 7
5 Broadland Bitterns 1-5 2-4 3-3 3-3 2½-3½ 4-2 3½-2½ 19 6
6 Spirit of Atticus B 1½-4½ 3-3 1-5 2½-3½ 3½-2½ 2½-3½ 4½-1½ 18½ 5
7 3Cs 2 2-4 3-3 3½-2½ 2-4 2-4 3½-2½ 2½-3½ 18½ 5
8 Manchester Manticores 2 1½-4½ 1½-4½ 2-4 1½-4½ 2½-3½ 1½-4½ 3½-2½ 14 2
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Re: 4NCL North 2015-16

Post by Mick Norris » Mon May 02, 2016 5:27 pm

Bradford B won the other section comprehensively, and Cheddleton 3 pikced up their first point

3 North pool D

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 GP Pts
1 Bradford DCA Knights B 4½-1½ 6-0 4-2 4-2 3-3 4½-1½ 4-2 30 13
2 Manchester Manticores 3 1½-4½ 3½-2½ 3-3 2-4 3½-2½ 3½-1½ 4½-1½ 21½ 9
3 Manx Ravens 0-6 2½-3½ 4-2 3½-2½ 2-4 3½-2½ 3½-2½ 19 8
4 Bradford DCA Knights C 2-4 3-3 2-4 2-3½ 4-2 3½-2½ 5-1 21½ 7
5 Holmes Chapel 2-4 4-2 2½-3½ 3½-2 2-4 3-3 4½-1½ 21½ 7
6 Jorvik 3-3 2½-3½ 4-2 2-4 4-2 3-3 2½-2½ 21 7
7 Spirit of Atticus C 1½-4½ 1½-3½ 2½-3½ 2½-3½ 3-3 3-3 6--1 20 4
8 Cheddleton 3 2-4 1½-4½ 2½-3½ 1-5 1½-4½ 2½-2½ -1-6 10 1
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Re: 4NCL North 2015-16

Post by MartinCarpenter » Mon May 02, 2016 6:09 pm

Tremendous result for Bradford A that given they had their top two players missing! Jorvik clearly took pity on Ched 3 :)

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Re: 4NCL North 2015-16

Post by Andrew Bak » Tue May 03, 2016 12:00 am

We (Bradford) got so close! We would have won the title had we managed to squeeze out a 4.5-1.5 win, the first three tie-breakers being equal would have led to the title being decided on the head-to-head match.

I'm still delighted at how the weekend went for all three Bradford teams with 8 wins out of 9.

Congratulations to Alba for being deserved winners, all credit to them for consistently bringing strong teams and not taking anybody lightly - I'm sure they'll be a force in Division 2 next year!

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Re: 4NCL North 2015-16

Post by Mick Norris » Tue May 03, 2016 8:29 am

Well done Andy & the squad

Are you going to enter B & C in Div 3N next season?
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