Semi-Final Draw

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Michael Farthing
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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Michael Farthing » Mon May 22, 2017 4:37 pm

There is a far greater matter than it being an NCCU final: the importance is that it is a particular pair of NCCU counties!

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Mon May 22, 2017 5:01 pm

Really Michael, you make it sound as though they might start a civil war ..

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Michael Farthing » Mon May 22, 2017 5:18 pm

.. just the next episode of the one from 1452.

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Mick Norris » Mon May 22, 2017 5:34 pm

Alan Walton wrote:
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 John Reyes » Mon May 22, 2017 5:41 pm

I wonder if I will get pick for the Lancashire u140 team?
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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Richard Bates » Mon May 22, 2017 9:57 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
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?!)
I would think the chances of Lancashire beating Kent (who appear to be trying this year) are virtually non-existent.

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Peter Shaw » Mon May 22, 2017 10:52 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 believe 2009 was the last time.
http://www.sccu-chess.com/archive/0809/matchbcf.htm

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Nick Grey » Mon May 22, 2017 11:38 pm

Also Lancs lost the U175 final to Yorks that year.

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue May 23, 2017 6:25 am

Peter Shaw 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 believe 2009 was the last time.
http://www.sccu-chess.com/archive/0809/matchbcf.htm
Ah yes, thanks.

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Neil Graham » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:10 pm

Nottinghamshire results today:-

U100 Warwickshire 6.5 Nottinghamshire 5.5
U140 Yorkshire 7.5 Nottinghamshire 8.5
U160 Yorkshire 10.5 Nottinghamshire 5.5

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Michael Farthing » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:12 am

So no War of the Roses in the 140 final :-(

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:24 am

Is it time yet for a summary of who is through to the finals? Not sure when the remaining semi-finals are due to be played, or if some have been played and not reported yet. I think they should all have been played by 10 June? Maybe some were arranged for a slightly later date?

Nine semi-finals reported and five not yet showing across the seven sections of the competition.

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:31 am

I'll let someone else start a 'Finals Day' thread when all the finalists are known.

A summary for now:

Open Yorkshire/Surrey v Kent/Lancashire
Minor Suffolk v Lincolnshire
U180 Surrey/Devon v Middlesex
U160 Middlesex/Lancashire v Yorkshire
U140 Nottinghamshire v Lancashire/Worcestershire
U120 Middlesex v Essex
U100 Leicestershire v Warwickshire

(N.B. Not all the results above have been confirmed by the competition controller yet.)

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:36 am

I've reliable reports of a very sound win for Yorkshire in our Open semi. We had most of our very top players out (Webb on 5), so I'm not that surprised.

No idea how the Lancs - Kent match went.

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Re: Semi-Final Draw

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:44 am

Thanks. I've just heard from the Middlesex captain that Devon defeated Surrey 8.5-7.5 in the other U180 SF, so (sadly) no Surrey team in the finals. Will wait for the official site to report the results before updating the summary.

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