Division Four South 2016-17

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Re: Division Four South 2016-17

Post by Phil Neatherway » Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:56 pm

According to the BBC, there is heavy snow forecast in the night, here in the soft south (Abingdon). That might make for some interesting journeys to Telford tomorrow!

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Re: Division Four South 2016-17

Post by Nick Grey » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:10 pm

To confirm, like Lawrence we (CSC) will only have 1 team playing this weekend in 4s as well as our 1st team in div 2 elsewhere.
We expected we would have an issue with Telford at the beginning of the season but hope to be back to 2 teams or 18/19 March.

Best wishes on travelling - brief 20 second snow flurry at Wimbledon this evening though as some flooding/burst water pipe outside the station this is why they announced it is slippery as was icing up.

Foggy start to this morning across the Thames in central London even with the wind from the east (wind chill was hitting but I had my winter walking gear on with a suit). Expect colder and same tomorrow.

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Re: Division Four South 2016-17

Post by David Robertson » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:03 pm

Don't forget as you drive that, up North, snowfall is measured in inches, not millimetres

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Re: Division Four South 2016-17

Post by Nick Grey » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:33 pm

Not sure that is the problem, more likely to be dense, freeing fog as per the BBC Telford weather site & local forecasts - that will limit speeds on the motorway.

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Re: Division Four South 2016-17

Post by Nick Burrows » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:22 am

It's not fog oop north until it's impossible to drive..

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Re: Division Four South 2016-17

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:48 am

Round 7 pairings

41 Barnet Knights 1 - - - The Full Ponty
42 CSC Rhinos (2) - - - Oxford 2
43 Brown Jack 2 - - - West is Best 2
44 Cambridge University 3 - - - Wood Green MM 2
45 Throw in the Tal 1 - - - Shropshire 2
46 MK Phoenix 2 - - - Oxford 3
47 Poisoned Pawns 2 - - - Sussex Martlets 3
48 D&D Utd - - - Anglian Avengers 3
49 CSC Hippos (3) - - - Kent Kestrels
50 Iceni 2 - - - Throw in the Tal 2
51 Sandhurst Cadets - - - Wood Green MM 3
52 Barnet Knights 2 - - - The Pitstop
53 Barnet Knights 3 - - - Barnet Knights 4
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Re: Division Four South 2016-17

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:30 am

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Neil Graham wrote:
Roger de Coverly wrote:
I don't think they've been loaded. I ran into the same problem when trying to research my potential opponents for Saturday and Sunday.
I understood that the person responsible for entering the games had gone to Gibraltar.
I took possession of the Division 4 scoresheets last night and will input them next week. I stood down as game inputter for those divisions at the end of last season but am still happy to help out on an occasional basis after, but not during, the weekends.
Having downloaded various files it looks like all inputting is now complete for rounds 1-5 and there's just round 6 to come from Div 3N, 3S and 4.

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Re: Division Four South 2016-17

Post by Neil Graham » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:32 pm

Mick Norris wrote:Round 7 pairings

41 Barnet Knights 1 - - - The Full Ponty
42 CSC Rhinos (2) - - - Oxford 2
43 Brown Jack 2 - - - West is Best 2
44 Cambridge University 3 - - - Wood Green MM 2
45 Throw in the Tal 1 - - - Shropshire 2
46 MK Phoenix 2 - - - Oxford 3
47 Poisoned Pawns 2 - - - Sussex Martlets 3
48 D&D Utd - - - Anglian Avengers 3
49 CSC Hippos (3) - - - Kent Kestrels
50 Iceni 2 - - - Throw in the Tal 2
51 Sandhurst Cadets - - - Wood Green MM 3
52 Barnet Knights 2 - - - The Pitstop
53 Barnet Knights 3 - - - Barnet Knights 4
Will Barnet Knights 4 actually appear - by my calculations they are next due to be seen round about Season 2018-19?

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Re: Division Four South 2016-17

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:14 am

Hopefully they will be playing - organisers are doing a fantastic job.
Suspect there will be a lot more quick draws, wins & losses with the 5pm start for Ireland - England Rugby Union Grand Slam hopefully decider.

My eldest son, Andrew, will be 27 on 18th March. My ex-wife's waters broke a few hours before the Scotland - England Grand Slam decider on 17th March 1990. Born 24 hours later on 18th. I was at University with the Scottish & then Lions captain & England's scrum half.

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Re: Division Four South 2016-17

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:46 pm

From the 4NCL homepage:

Division 4s re-pairing
16.3.17 - One squad has announced that they are unable to field a team for round 7. Therefore pairings for Saturday only have accordingly been revised to include a triangular match. There is no other change to the pairings.

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Re: Division Four South 2016-17

Post by Nick Burrows » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:27 pm

The 2 highest rated teams will face each other on Sunday - Barnet Knights 1 Vs Oxford 2 !

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Re: Division Four South 2016-17

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:46 pm

Whilst CSC Hippos are out for round 7 we are in for round 8.
That may mean another triangular match in round 8 & round 9. Not sure how that works but we will find out when we get there.

As for the underdogs v Oxford 2 we may pull off a Lincoln City v Burnley result.

At least one other team was struggling with players for both days. Hope they come up with players.

Look forward to seeing you over the weekend.

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Re: Division Four South 2016-17

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:43 pm

An unusual game from yesterday's matches:

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Re: Division Four South 2016-17

Post by Nick Burrows » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:42 pm

Yes Jack, a ridiculous game!

Great rearguard action from Oxford 2 today. We were losing on the bottom 3 boards only to hold them all, before a win on board 1 claimed the match. Delighted!

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Re: Division Four South 2016-17

Post by Joey Stewart » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:14 pm

As complex as it was it actually looked a pretty usual kings indian game to me - white achieves an objectively winning position on the queenside, black flails around wildly trying to land a cheapo mate on the kingside before the material situation becomes untenable. Offering the f2 bishop as a sacrifice here seemed a decent idea, and led to a pretty ruinous attack while also sidestepping the worse of black threats so that is definitely some creative play to be lauded.
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Lose one queen and it is a disaster, Lose 1000 queens and it is just a statistic.

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