Counties Championship 2018-19

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Neil Graham
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Counties Championship 2018-19

Post by Neil Graham » Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:40 pm

After a draw in their opening match, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire affirmed their position with wins over Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

http://www.mccu.org.uk/cm18-19/minor/mi ... 6oct18.htm

http://www.mccu.org.uk/cm18-19/minor/mi ... 1dec18.htm

http://www.mccu.org.uk/cm18-19/minor/mi ... 1dec18.htm

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Re: Counties Championship 2018-19

Post by Neil Graham » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:54 pm

Three matches have already taken place in 2019. With five points from three games Lincolnshire have already confirmed their position as one of the three MCCU qualifiers; the remaining two places will depend on the final four matches.

http://www.mccu.org.uk/cm18-19/minor/mi ... 5jan19.htm

http://www.mccu.org.uk/cm18-19/minor/mi ... 9jan19.htm

http://www.mccu.org.uk/cm18-19/minor/mi ... 9jan19.htm

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Re: Counties Championship 2018-19

Post by Neil Graham » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:43 pm

Nottinghamshire with a last gasp win over Worcestershire now qualify for the Minor Counties. Worcestershire fielded an IM and WGM on their top two boards. The last place will go to either Warwickshire or Leicestershire.

http://www.mccu.org.uk/cm18-19/minor/mi ... 2feb19.htm

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Re: Counties Championship 2018-19

Post by Neil Graham » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:23 am

Lincolnshire slipped up in their last match against Warwickshire who must now hope that Leicestershire fail to win either of their two remaining matches.

http://www.mccu.org.uk/cm18-19/minor/mi ... 6feb19.htm

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Re: Counties Championship 2018-19

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:53 pm

Leics beat Notts result

I gather that Leics are entering the Open at National stages, along with G Man

Does the MCCU still get 3 entries to the Minor? I assume Warks qualify if so, along with Notts & Lincs
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Re: Counties Championship 2018-19

Post by Neil Graham » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:29 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:53 pm
Leics beat Notts result

I gather that Leics are entering the Open at National stages, along with G Man

Does the MCCU still get 3 entries to the Minor? I assume Warks qualify if so, along with Notts & Lincs
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Addn :- It has now been confirmed that the MCCU only have two nominations into the national stages.

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Re: Counties Championship 2018-19

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:11 pm

Worcestershire beat Leicestershire 9-7 today.

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Re: Counties Championship 2018-19

Post by Neil Graham » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:02 am

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:11 pm
Worcestershire beat Leicestershire 9-7 today.
Which means that Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire are joint MCCU Champions. :D

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Re: Counties Championship 2018-19

Post by David Pardoe » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:35 pm

details of the entries are now showing on the ecf website... hopefully the draw will be out shortly
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Re: Counties Championship 2018-19

Post by David Pardoe » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:49 pm

draw now up on the ecf website.. the great scramble starts now for venues, players and arrangements . . good luck to all with that
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Re: Counties Championship 2018-19

Post by John Reyes » Mon May 27, 2019 3:48 pm

what are people views on the counties championship and how to shake up the rules etc?
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Re: Counties Championship 2018-19

Post by NickFaulks » Mon May 27, 2019 4:30 pm

John Reyes wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 3:48 pm
what are people views on the counties championship and how to shake up the rules etc?
It would be nice if people from your way could sort out their differences! I am ignorant of the historical rights & wrongs and am happy to remain so.

Seriously, from where I sit ( in London ) there isn't much that needs fixing. We play a season of matches against local counties with familiar faces and then, all being well, there are one or two trips to the Midlands to play against people we don't know so well. The fact that it has been that way for many decades is not it itself a reason to change the format.

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Re: Counties Championship 2018-19

Post by John Reyes » Mon May 27, 2019 5:11 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 4:30 pm
John Reyes wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 3:48 pm
what are people views on the counties championship and how to shake up the rules etc?
It would be nice if people from your way could sort out their differences! I am ignorant of the historical rights & wrongs and am happy to remain so.

Seriously, from where I sit ( in London ) there isn't much that needs fixing. We play a season of matches against local counties with familiar faces and then, all being well, there are one or two trips to the Midlands to play against people we don't know so well. The fact that it has been that way for many decades is not it itself a reason to change the format.

it is Lancashire who don't want us and it will never change till
A) we give up become a county and become Lancashire 2 (that what they offer us)
B form a new union

I do think we need to move with the times, as you can see that players will prefer to play 4ncl chess then county chess and you can see that from the defaults etc.

I had to listen to someone at the ECF meeting telling us that we should drop this and leave it as it is?
you need to move with the time and there people who don't want to play just one game, and love the 4ncl format
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Re: Counties Championship 2018-19

Post by NickFaulks » Mon May 27, 2019 5:50 pm

John Reyes wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 5:11 pm
I do think we need to move with the times
.....
you need to move with the time
Sorry John, that won't do. As I explained, and you do not respond, for players in the Southeast the County Championship works pretty well. I suspect if it doesn't work well where you are, the only reason is that your people can't get along, which isn't the CC's fault.

I do accept that if I lived in Dorset or Cumberland I might feel that the event did not suit me. I would certainly be interested to hear what they want, but it isn't my place to guess that.

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Re: Counties Championship 2018-19

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Mon May 27, 2019 6:38 pm

The principal reason county teams die in the south-west seems mainly to be through lack of captains.

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