Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

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Kevin Thurlow
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Re: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue May 15, 2018 12:55 pm

"I'm surprised no-one has worked out a mechanism for playing telephone matches using current technology."

Telephone matches were played many years ago, using an arbiter at each venue, so it should be possible. Whether it's desirable is another matter.

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Re: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

Post by MartinCarpenter » Tue May 15, 2018 8:50 pm

benedgell wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 8:40 am
Truro- Trowbridge= 3hrs+ each way, 350 mile round trip.

I'm guessing there were similar length journeys from parts of Surrey.

A 2pm start would've meant setting off 10.30/ 11am, getting home 9- 9.30pm at best.

I can't imagine there were many people there that wanted the chess to last an extra hour.
Are you sure? I mean the extra 30-60 minutes of chess doesn't change a lot - you're losing the whole day anyway. I'd almost want to get the most I could to try and get a pay off for the (horrible!) travel.

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Re: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

Post by Mick Norris » Wed May 16, 2018 8:00 am

It might depend on how long the venue is available

How far did the Surrey players travel?
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Re: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

Post by NickFaulks » Wed May 16, 2018 8:40 am

Mick Norris wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 8:00 am
How far did the Surrey players travel?
A long way, but that isn't really the point. I don't mind playing a quickish evening game after a full day doing something else. I do resent giving up an entire day to play a quickish game. It appears that I am committed to doing that again this Saturday, but it will be the last time.

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Re: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

Post by benedgell » Wed May 16, 2018 9:07 am

The only thing 4hrs is quickish for is cricket.

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Re: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

Post by Mick Norris » Wed May 16, 2018 9:17 am

NickFaulks wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 10:18 am
Still nothing on Suffolk - Warwickshire in the Minor Counties. Did it happen?
Close run thing with Suffolk winning 8.7 - 7.5 despite Alan Merry losing
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Re: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed May 16, 2018 11:05 am

"How far did the Surrey players travel?"

I didn't play but it would have been 110 miles, just over 2 hours (in theory) for me, but I am next to a junction on M25, it would have been worse for others, but our Cornish friends would probably have had a tougher time.

One of the reasons I gave up county chess was that I had too many longish journeys to win on default or have really short games, one way or the other...

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Re: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

Post by NickFaulks » Wed May 16, 2018 12:44 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 11:05 am
but our Cornish friends would probably have had a tougher time.
Only if they started at Land's End. We certainly met them more than halfway.

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Re: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed May 16, 2018 1:36 pm

Trowbridge seems an odd choice, surely something just off the M4 (even M5) would be better? There was a match in Mark (a couple of miles off M5) last year, which seemed to work, although Saturday is "change over day" and there can be huge numbers of caravans!

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Re: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

Post by NickFaulks » Wed May 16, 2018 1:48 pm

It was way further than Trowbridge, Taunton way. Convenient for M5.

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Re: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu May 17, 2018 6:26 am

"It was way further than Trowbridge, Taunton way. Convenient for M5."

Ah, was it Highbridge then? That makes more sense as Trowbridge is bigger but in the middle of nowhere, motorway-wise.

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Re: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

Post by Neil Graham » Sun May 20, 2018 3:13 pm

Here are the completed results of the sections that (should) have finished. The U180s, U140s and U100 are playing this weekend

Open

Yorkshire 10 Essex 6

Semi-Finals : Lanxashire v Sussex; Middlesex v Yorkshire

Minor

Surrey 12 Cornwall 4
Devon 9.5 Worcestershire 6.5
Lincolnshire 9.5 Norfolk 6.5
Suffolk 8.5 Warwickshire 5.5 (Two point penalty agst Warwickshire)

Semi-Finals : Surrey v Suffolk; Lincolnshire v Devon

Under 160

Yorkshire 9.5 Hertfordshire 6.5
Middlesex 9 Warwickshire 7
Suffolk 6 Essex 10
Nottinghamshire 7.5 Lancashire 8.5

Semi-Finals: Middlesex v Yorkshire; Lancashire v Essex

Under 120

Norfolk 6 Lancashire 6 (Norfolk on Board Count)
Leicestershire 8.5 Surrey 3.5
Middlesex 8 Nottinghamshire 4
Warwickshire v Merseyside - being played this weekend

Semi-Finals; Warwick/Mersey v Middlesex; Leicestershire v Norfolk

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Re: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

Post by Nick Grey » Sun May 20, 2018 9:23 pm

U180 Warwickshire 10-6 Surrey.

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Re: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

Post by Neil Graham » Sun May 20, 2018 10:12 pm

Here are the completed scores in the U180, U140 & U100

Under 180

Warwickshire 10 Surrey 6
Middlesex 10 Lancashire 6
Nottinghamshire 6.5 Essex 9.5

Semi-Finals:- Middlesex v Warwickshire; Yorkshire v Essex

Under 140

Hampshire 4.5 Worcestershire 11.5
Essex 9.5 Cambridgeshire 6.5
Yorkshire 9 Surrey 7
Nottinghamshire 9 Lancashire 7

Semi-Finals: Yorkshire v Worcestershire; Nottinghamshire v Essex

Under 100

Essex 5.5 Warwickshire 6.5*
Leicestershire 6.5 Nottinghamshire 5.5

* This result subject to ratification

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Re: Preliminary & Quarter Final Results

Post by NickFaulks » Sun May 20, 2018 10:33 pm

Neil Graham wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 10:12 pm
Middlesex 10 Lancashire 6
Well done Middlesex!! As far as I'm concerned, this result more than compensates for Surrey's disappointing result against a very good Warwickshire team.

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