Who is the worst County Tart?

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John Sharp
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Who is the worst County Tart?

Post by John Sharp » Sun May 19, 2013 6:14 pm

Dear all,

I was wondering if anyone can beat me? ... I have played for 6 counties in my days:

Worcs, GM, Middlesex, Herts, Bucks and Beds

Phil Makepeace runs me close with 5 and has youth on his side:

Bucks, Berks, Norfolk, Shropshire and Middlesex

Has anyone played for more?

Regards, John

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Christopher Kreuzer
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Re: Who is the worst County Tart?

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun May 19, 2013 7:25 pm

You may get people who have played for more, or maybe who are eligible for more but never played. Six and five is pretty good. Records for longevity, such as playing for the same county for a span of 50 years or more, would be good as well, as there are almost certainly examples out there. I've played for Cambridgeshire in both Open and a graded section, and for Middlesex in a graded section and once or twice in the Open when they were short of players (that tends not to happen so much nowadays). I may have played for Surrey in a junior event when that sort of event was more common, but not sure if that counts.

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Re: Who is the worst County Tart?

Post by Kevin Williamson » Sun May 19, 2013 7:48 pm

John Sharp wrote:Dear all,

I was wondering if anyone can beat me? ... I have played for 6 counties in my days:

Worcs, GM, Middlesex, Herts, Bucks and Beds

Phil Makepeace runs me close with 5 and has youth on his side:

Bucks, Berks, Norfolk, Shropshire and Middlesex

Has anyone played for more?

Regards, John
John, if I’d known you had that sort of reputation I would never have asked you to play yesterday :D

PS - the early part of that list helps me to place your accent!

John Sharp
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Re: Who is the worst County Tart?

Post by John Sharp » Sun May 19, 2013 10:27 pm

Kevin,

We were just fortunate that I remembered to take along my 'lucky' chess set yesterday :lol:

Regards, John

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Re: Who is the worst County Tart?

Post by harrylamb » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:12 pm

I have only played for three but they are in order

Yorkshire
Lancashire
Greater Manchester

What a trio!
What an interesting collection of county loyalties!!
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Re: Who is the worst County Tart?

Post by John Sharp » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:52 pm

harrylamb wrote:I have only played for three but they are in order

Yorkshire
Lancashire
Greater Manchester

What a trio!
What an interesting collection of county loyalties!!
Hi Harry, gosh ... all three ... you are a brave man! :)

Are you the Harry Lamb I played a few times while I was at Uni in Manchester in the 1980's or his son?

Regards, John

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Re: Who is the worst County Tart?

Post by harrylamb » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:14 pm

John Sharp wrote: Are you the Harry Lamb I played a few times while I was at Uni in Manchester in the 1980's or his son?
I could be the Harry Lamb you played. Or I may be his father! My eldest son's full name is Harry Michael Lamb. He was originally known as Harry but must not have liked it so he changed it to Michael :roll: when he was about 11. In the early 1980's he was still Harry. It could have been either of us but I guess it was most likely me. Michael is still playing chess. He captains one of Ealing's teams. When I was captain of Bolton's first team I got a bit grumpy because the lure of the capital was so great that he was putting out a stronger team of Bolton players than I was!
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Re: Who is the worst County Tart?

Post by John Sharp » Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:31 am

harrylamb wrote:I could be the Harry Lamb you played. Or I may be his father! My eldest son's full name is Harry Michael Lamb. He was originally known as Harry but must not have liked it so he changed it to Michael :roll: when he was about 11. In the early 1980's he was still Harry. It could have been either of us but I guess it was most likely me. Michael is still playing chess. He captains one of Ealing's teams. When I was captain of Bolton's first team I got a bit grumpy because the lure of the capital was so great that he was putting out a stronger team of Bolton players than I was!
Harry, these are the games 'we' played:

24 H. Lamb Scandanavian 9-Feb-1982 0.5 Univ Bolton
46 H. Lamb Pirc 31-Jan-1984 0 Univ Bolton
57 H. Lamb Scandanavian 12-Mar-1984 0.5 Univ Bolton

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