National Club Championships 11-12 April 2015

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Brendan O'Gorman
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National Club Championships 11-12 April 2015

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Re: National Club Championships 11-12 April 2015

Post by David Gilbert » Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:58 am

The Men from the Ministry enjoyed last year’s competition so much they’re coming back for more! This time it’s serious and we expect to enter two teams, one in the 175 section and one in the 125 section. We’re hoping to do better than the ½/4 we scored in the 125 last year. Unfortunately, on checking the January 2015 grading database I see all our rivals who finished ahead of us in 2014, including Champions Hackney, will be able to field the same line-ups again. Doh! But as the Pope once wrote “Hope springs eternal in the breast of man” or as Wishbone Ash put it “Hope springs eternal….. it's gonna be a long lonely summer of pain”.

Anyway. Are there any other Clubs contemplating a weekend at the Holiday Inn near Birmingham Airport on 11/12 April 2015? It’ll be good to see all those who turned out last year make a return, and maybe there'll be a few more enthusiasts. It’s the same hotel used for the recent 4NCL congress, exceptionally good for £55 a night, and excellent playing conditions. It comes recommended.

Last year’s winners:

Open Hackney
175 Section Wycombe & Hazelmere
150 Section Bedford
125 Section Hackney 2

If you’re coming, see you there! It’ll be fun.

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Re: National Club Championships 11-12 April 2015

Post by David Robertson » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:51 pm

David Gilbert wrote:as the Pope once wrote “Hope springs eternal in the breast of man”
The Pope could not have written this because the Pope is infallible, and this misquotes Alexander Pope:

Hope springs eternal in the human breast,
Man never is, but always to be blessed


The same cannot be said of Wishbone Ash

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Re: National Club Championships 11-12 April 2015

Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:58 pm

David Robertson wrote:
David Gilbert wrote:as the Pope once wrote “Hope springs eternal in the breast of man”
The Pope could not have written this because the Pope is infallible, and this misquotes Alexander Pope:

Hope springs eternal in the human breast,
Man never is, but always to be blessed


The same cannot be said of Wishbone Ash
Ahem, the pope is infallible only when speaking ex cathedra. :)

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Re: National Club Championships 11-12 April 2015

Post by Mike Truran » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:37 pm

What a band. Listened to them again recently for the first time in a couple of decades - had forgotten how good they were.

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Re: National Club Championships 11-12 April 2015

Post by Phil Neatherway » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:41 pm

Well said, Mike!

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Re: National Club Championships 11-12 April 2015

Post by David Gilbert » Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:48 pm

Welcome Newport Salop to the National Club Championships. Have a great weekend.

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Re: National Club Championships 11-12 April 2015

Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:46 pm

There's now a one page flyer.
ECF -flyer1.pdf
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Re: National Club Championships 11-12 April 2015

Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:52 am

By the way, teams consist of four players. :oops:

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Re: National Club Championships 11-12 April 2015

Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:09 pm

A corrected flyer with all necessary info (I hope).
NatClub.pdf
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Re: National Club Championships 11-12 April 2015

Post by Mike Truran » Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:38 pm

...... and maybe a short mention of the 4NCL's role in organising a free venue for the ECF?

Sorry - thought I would just make the point in the absence of any acknowledgement from our august national body.

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Re: National Club Championships 11-12 April 2015

Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:13 pm

Don't shoot - I'm just the messenger!

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Re: National Club Championships 11-12 April 2015

Post by David Gilbert » Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:30 pm

More entries today. Two teams from Newton Abbot and three from GLCC. It’s filling up!

Is your Club entering?

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Re: National Club Championships 11-12 April 2015

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:13 pm

Devon will be well represented at this event: Barnstaple are entering a close to full-strength team in the Major section.

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Re: National Club Championships 11-12 April 2015

Post by David Gilbert » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:19 pm

Sounds a cracking team, Jack. But Wycombe & Hazlemere were outstanding last year and if they turn out again they'll be a tough nut to crack. Yep it's going to be fun, fun, fun all right, even if daddy does take that t-bird away!

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