Semi Finals 2014

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Semi Finals 2014

Post by Mick Norris » Mon May 19, 2014 6:19 pm

Early result in the U180, Warks beat Devon on Saturday

http://www.oxfordfusion.com/oca/ViewCup ... ot=1&Org=4

Other semi is Essex (S2) v Surrey (S1)

Open semis - Yorks (N1) v Kent (S2); Middx (S1) v Surrey (S3)

Minor - Essex (S2) v Suffolk; Leics (M2) v Notts (M1)

U160 - Herts (E1) v Middx (S1); Yorks (N1) v Cambs (E2)

U140 - Hants (W) v Lancs (N); Kent (S1) v Notts (M1)

U120 - Norfolk (E) v Herts (S1); Staffs v Notts (M2)

U100 - Lancs (N) v Kent (S1); Warwicks (M1) v Norfolk (E)
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Re: Semi Finals 2014

Post by Neil Graham » Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:41 pm

Result from the Minor Counties today:-

Leicestershire 6.5 Nottinghamshire 9.5 - result in full shown on the ECF website.

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Re: Semi Finals 2014

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:44 pm

Well done Neil, is that the biggest of your 3 wins against them this campaign?
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Re: Semi Finals 2014

Post by Dragoljub Sudar » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:29 am

Hi Mick,

That was our best win against them this season (the other two being 9 - 7 and 8.5 - 7.5) not because the average of their July '13 grades was exactly 180, nor even because they included a grandmaster (all credit to Mark Hebden for immediately accepting the offered draw when Alex P had just 12 seconds left (Alex had R+p v Mark's R)), but mainly because after the first hour or so we appeared to be in real trouble (it was painful viewing at that point), especially on the lower boards.

I don't think Leicestershire (a very fair and sporting team) will disagree when I say some of their players failed to convert their superior positions into wins, but equally our lads showed lots of fight and spirit. Having already beaten them twice this season, it would have been pretty cruel on us had we lost today.

Today I discovered just how stressful it is to watch your team for 4 hours. I don't know how Neil does it.

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Re: Semi Finals 2014

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:40 pm

Dragoljub Sudar wrote: (all credit to Mark Hebden for immediately accepting the offered draw when Alex P had just 12 seconds left (Alex had R+p v Mark's R))
Well, if Mark had not accepted, Alex would presumably have immediately claimed a draw under the two-minute rule, and that would have been an obvious and trivial "claim accepted" decision.

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Re: Semi Finals 2014

Post by Dragoljub Sudar » Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:54 pm

Yes, nevertheless I wanted to highlight what a gentleman Mark is, especially in light of Alex having recently defeated Mark in the final round of the Nottingham Congress; Mark must had felt frustrated after having had the superior position, but he didn't show it at all.

I most sincerely apologise for reporting something positive on the forum. I'll try not to do it again :)

Seriously though, at your 'professional' level Jack most players would rightly expect nothing less from Mark, but in the lowly amateur 'pub player' world I inhabit I've seen several players in clearly inferior positions turn down draws and deliberately play to win on time as their opponent doesn't realise (or has forgotten) that they can claim a draw.

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Re: Semi Finals 2014

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:40 pm

One Open semi-final result to report:

Middlesex 11-5 Surrey

Any news on the other semi-final?

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Re: Semi Finals 2014

Post by Mick Norris » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:05 pm

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Re: Semi Finals 2014

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:08 pm

Semi final wins by the Yorkshire Open and Under 160 teams v Kent and Cambridgeshire both by scores of 9-7

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Re: Semi Finals 2014

Post by Ian Wallis » Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:33 pm

Minor Counties result:

Essex 5.5 - Suffolk 10.5

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Re: Semi Finals 2014

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:35 pm

Ian Wallis wrote:Minor Counties result:

Essex 5.5 - Suffolk 10.5
A reasonable reflection on the match, too. The Minor Final between Suffolk v Nottinghamshire should be very well contested.

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Re: Semi Finals 2014

Post by Neil Graham » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:53 pm

Under 140

Kent 7 Nottinghamshire 9

Under 120

Staffordshire 4.5 Nottinghamshire 7.5

I haven't received the full boards scores as yet - these are the results as reported to me.

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Re: Semi Finals 2014

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:19 am

Hope none of the 9-7 scorelines anywhere become subject to random 'accidents'....

Close matches the pair of Yorkshire ones. It took a long time to get any complete games, and definitely to finalise things.

Just seen that 12-0 historical score that Middlesex have vs Yorkshire on the ECF website! I know Yorkshire often fairly badly organised in the K/O stages but that does seem a bit over the top :) Reasonable chances to improve it slightly this time round you'd think.

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Re: Semi Finals 2014

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:33 am

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Re: Semi Finals 2014

Post by Richard Bates » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:36 am

MartinCarpenter wrote:
Just seen that 12-0 historical score that Middlesex have vs Yorkshire on the ECF website! I know Yorkshire often fairly badly organised in the K/O stages but that does seem a bit over the top :) Reasonable chances to improve it slightly this time round you'd think.
Where on the ECF site did you read that?

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