Semi-Final Draw

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Neil Graham
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Semi-Final Draw

Post by Neil Graham » Mon May 15, 2017 4:55 pm

I've opened a new thread for the semi-finals - as there are still quarter-finals taking place on the coming weekend.

I attach Mick Norris's summary to date :-

Semi-finals so far:

Open - Yorks v Surrey; Kent v Lancs
Minor - Suffolk v Leics; Lincs v Norfolk
U160 - Middlesex v Lancs; Yorks v Notts
U120 - Herts v Essex; Worcs v Middlesex/Warks

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Michael Farthing » Mon May 15, 2017 9:35 pm

Hey this is discrimination! I see in the u120 the undecided quarter final is included in the listing. So what's wrong with the u140 getting the same treatment? This is pure grade-ism. [I don't mind about u180 or u100 - you can be as grade-ist as you like there :-)]

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Neil Graham » Mon May 15, 2017 11:23 pm

Michael Farthing wrote:Hey this is discrimination! I see in the u120 the undecided quarter final is included in the listing. So what's wrong with the u140 getting the same treatment? This is pure grade-ism. [I don't mind about u180 or u100 - you can be as grade-ist as you like there :-)]
This is because the U180, U140 and U100 aren't being played till this weekend.

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Nick Grey » Tue May 16, 2017 12:59 am

Neil thanks for the reminder and best wishes to all for next weekend.

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue May 16, 2017 1:19 am

Neil Graham wrote: This is because the U180, U140 and U100 aren't being played till this weekend.
Wasn't there something of a debate about this at a recent Council meeting? Splitting the weekends can make it a bit easier for counties to field full teams, since they can use overlapping players. For the finals they have to have distinct teams with all the matches played simultaneously.

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Mick Norris » Sun May 21, 2017 10:42 am

Semi-finals so far:

Open - Yorks v Surrey; Kent v Lancs
Minor - Suffolk v Leics; Lincs v Norfolk
U160 - Middlesex v Lancs; Yorks v Notts
U120 - Herts v Essex; Worcs v Middlesex
Any postings on here represent my personal views and should not be taken as representative of the Manchester Chess Federation www.manchesterchess.co.uk

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Nick Grey » Sun May 21, 2017 11:13 am

U180 Surrey v Devon.
So I'll have a cream tea this afternoon.
Best wishes for matches today.
Thanks for the posts on the quarter-final thread.

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Mick Norris » Sun May 21, 2017 6:03 pm

U100 - Warks v Notts; Surrey v Lancs/Leics
U140 - Yorks v Notts; Worcs v Lancs/Herts
U180 - Surrey v Devon; Middlesex v Lancs/Essex
Any postings on here represent my personal views and should not be taken as representative of the Manchester Chess Federation www.manchesterchess.co.uk

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Neil Graham » Mon May 22, 2017 1:02 am

Mick Norris wrote:Semi-finals
Open - Yorks v Surrey; Kent v Lancs
Minor - Suffolk v Leics; Lincs v Norfolk
U180- Surrey v Devon; Middlesex v Essex
U160 - Middlesex v Lancs; Yorks v Notts
U140 - Yorkshire v Notts; Lancs v Worcester
U120 - Herts v Essex; Worcs v Middlesex
U100 - Leics v Surrey; Warwicks v Notts

Union semi-finalists SCCU 10; MCCU 9; NCCU 6; EACU 2; WECU 1.

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Mon May 22, 2017 12:25 pm

Neil Graham wrote:
Mick Norris wrote:Semi-finals
Open - Yorks v Surrey; Kent v Lancs
Minor - Suffolk v Leics; Lincs v Norfolk
U180- Surrey v Devon; Middlesex v Essex
U160 - Middlesex v Lancs; Yorks v Notts
U140 - Yorkshire v Notts; Lancs v Worcester
U120 - Herts v Essex; Worcs v Middlesex
U100 - Leics v Surrey; Warwicks v Notts

Union semi-finalists SCCU 10; MCCU 9; NCCU 6; EACU 2; WECU 1.
In other words, more spread out than usual, and the possibility of an all-Northern Open Final for the first time since (? ever?!)

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Alan Walton » Mon May 22, 2017 12:31 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:In other words, more spread out than usual, and the possibility of an all-Northern Open Final for the first time since (? ever?!)
I do remember that Greater Manchester beat Lancashire back in the mid-2000s

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Nick Grey » Mon May 22, 2017 2:28 pm

Possibility of a SCCU Open final since 2012-13
Also possibility of SCCU 180 final too.

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Mon May 22, 2017 4:16 pm

"I do remember that Greater Manchester beat Lancashire back in the mid-2000s"

I'm guessing that wasn't entirely greeted with equanimity?

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Alan Walton » Mon May 22, 2017 4:18 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:"I do remember that Greater Manchester beat Lancashire back in the mid-2000s"

I'm guessing that wasn't entirely greeted with equanimity?
Who cares we absolutely battered them

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Mon May 22, 2017 4:27 pm

Alan Walton wrote:
Jonathan Rogers wrote:In other words, more spread out than usual, and the possibility of an all-Northern Open Final for the first time since (? ever?!)
I do remember that Greater Manchester beat Lancashire back in the mid-2000s
As well you might! But it wasn't (technically), in the English county chess world, an all-Northern final.

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