Semi finals 2019

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Semi finals 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Sun May 19, 2019 9:42 am

Open: Middlesex v Yorks: Surrey v G Man (8 June, 1:30 pm, Greenlands Social Club, 105 Longbridge Lane, Longbridge, Birmingham B31 4LF)

Minor: Lincs v Norfolk; Suffolk v Devon

U180: Middlesex v Lancs; Cornwall/Essex v Warks

U160: Notts v Middlesex; Essex v Suffolk (9 June)

U140: Kent v Yorks; Worcs/Herts v Essex

U120: Notts v Yorks; Norfolk/Staffs v Essex

U100: Staffs v Lancs; Essex/Notts v Warks

Default date is 8 June
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Re: Semi finals 2019

Post by Neil Graham » Sun May 19, 2019 5:10 pm

I understand the MCCU teams progressed in all the bottom pairings which will now be as follows:-

U140: Kent v Yorks; Worcs v Essex

U120: Notts v Yorks; Staffs v Essex

U100: Staffs v Lancs; Notts v Warks

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Re: Semi finals 2019

Post by Neil Graham » Sun May 19, 2019 9:48 pm

In the outstanding match Essex beat Cornwall so the U180 is Middlesex v Lancs; Essex v Warwicks.

The semi-finalists are MCCU 10; SCCU 9; NCCU 5; EACU 3 & WECU 1.

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Re: Semi finals 2019

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:56 pm

Most matches will be played tomorrow results service
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Re: Semi finals 2019

Post by Jon Underwood » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:42 pm

Suffolk conceded the Minor Counties to Devon.

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Re: Semi finals 2019

Post by David Pardoe » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:33 pm

Yorks won against Middlesex by 10.5 - 5.5 in the OPEN section...at Spondon.
There were some match defaults again.. notably in the U180 section..
I guess Suffolk couldn't handle being in the Semis in both the U180 & U160 sections.
Also, it could be that travel issues played a part. Traveling from Ipswich to Bristol would be a fair hike
Quite why Warwickshire defaulted against Yorks in the U180 section, we can only wait and see.
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Re: Semi finals 2019

Post by Jon Underwood » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:58 pm

David Pardoe wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:33 pm
Yorks won against Middlesex by 10.5 - 5.5 in the OPEN section...at Spondon.
There were some match defaults again.. notably in the U180 section..
I guess Suffolk couldn't handle being in the Semis in both the U180 & U160 sections.
Also, it could be that travel issues played a part. Traveling from Ipswich to Bristol would be a fair hike
Quite why Warwickshire defaulted against Yorks in the U180 section, we can only wait and see.
It was the minor counties rather than U180 and the venue would have been near Basingstoke.

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Re: Semi finals 2019

Post by John Reyes » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:06 pm

Surrey beat Manchester 11.5 - 4.5 in the open section
Venue was held at the Greenlands chess venue in Birmingham and this sun up the match from the Surrey captain

Hi John just back-many thanks for the arrangements and a very sporting match and I have to say that the score line is far too flattering to us- although after Threehours play we were two ahead it looked likely that we’ d scrape through with 9 or so but certainly 11.5 To 4.5 is a harsh out turn and I’d say that it was a close well fought match. Two of your players had very good wins and there were good holds by your board 15 and board 8. Please pass on my message to Alan Walton-it was nice for me to meet up with him again!! By the way I thought the venue was excellent as were the boards and pieces and Tony had set up everything for us- and was clearing away so efficiently with his assistant-Tony is such a nice guy. The venue should definitely be highlighted by ECF and SCCU for future use!! 😄😄😄😄😄
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Re: Semi finals 2019

Post by David Pardoe » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:15 pm

Jon Underwood wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:58 pm
David Pardoe wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:33 pm
Yorks won against Middlesex by 10.5 - 5.5 in the OPEN section...at Spondon.
There were some match defaults again.. notably in the U180 section..
I guess Suffolk couldn't handle being in the Semis in both the U180 & U160 sections.
Also, it could be that travel issues played a part. Traveling from Ipswich to Bristol would be a fair hike
Quite why Warwickshire defaulted against Yorks in the U180 section, we can only wait and see.
It was the minor counties rather than U180 and the venue would have been near Basingstoke.
Points noted.. And Basingstoke is still a 5 hour round trip from Ipswich.. a long day.
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Re: Semi finals 2019

Post by David Pardoe » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:25 pm

John Reyes wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:06 pm
Surrey beat Manchester 11.5 - 4.5 in the open section
Venue was held at the Greenlands chess venue in Birmingham and this sun up the match from the Surrey captain

Hi John just back-many thanks for the arrangements and a very sporting match and I have to say that the score line is far too flattering to us- although after Threehours play we were two ahead it looked likely that we’ d scrape through with 9 or so but certainly 11.5 To 4.5 is a harsh out turn and I’d say that it was a close well fought match. Two of your players had very good wins and there were good holds by your board 15 and board 8. Please pass on my message to Alan Walton-it was nice for me to meet up with him again!! By the way I thought the venue was excellent as were the boards and pieces and Tony had set up everything for us- and was clearing away so efficiently with his assistant-Tony is such a nice guy. The venue should definitely be highlighted by ECF and SCCU for future use!! 😄😄😄😄😄
Owen.
A generous report, but the team sheet shows what Manchester need to aspire to if they are to mount a serious challenge. WE could do it if we could get the top players to turn out. And theres no doubting the quality of this event at this stage. And the winners now face the mighty Yorkshire. What better incentive do players want than these sort of matches at this stage of the season when 4NcL has gone to sleep for the summer!!
Well done to you John for trying hard to get out a team for this event this year after a few years layoff.. and well done to the team for grafting away valiantly. How can we raise awareness that this is a seriously good event and worthy of greater support.
Heres the match sheet for those interested https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/37971/efixtures
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Re: Semi finals 2019

Post by Jon Underwood » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:11 am

David Pardoe wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:15 pm
Jon Underwood wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:58 pm
David Pardoe wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:33 pm
Yorks won against Middlesex by 10.5 - 5.5 in the OPEN section...at Spondon.
There were some match defaults again.. notably in the U180 section..
I guess Suffolk couldn't handle being in the Semis in both the U180 & U160 sections.
Also, it could be that travel issues played a part. Traveling from Ipswich to Bristol would be a fair hike
Quite why Warwickshire defaulted against Yorks in the U180 section, we can only wait and see.
It was the minor counties rather than U180 and the venue would have been near Basingstoke.
Points noted.. And Basingstoke is still a 5 hour round trip from Ipswich.. a long day.
This brought a wry smile. Kettering is 250 miles and 5.5 hours from Plymouth on a summer Saturday. One way.

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Re: Semi finals 2019

Post by David Pardoe » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:54 am

As would be the trip from Bolton to Brighton... this is easier, I suppose, in the 4NCL because of overnight stays.
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Re: Semi finals 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:29 am

David Pardoe wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:54 am
As would be the trip from Bolton to Brighton... this is easier, I suppose, in the 4NCL because of overnight stays.
I doubt that Brighton would be a popular choice of venue nonetheless.

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Re: Semi finals 2019

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:09 pm

The Under 180 will consist of two matches only, provided the final takes place.

In the quarter finals, Lancs and Middlesex had byes, Yorks defaulted to Warks whilst Essex beat Cornwall.

In the semi finals, Middlesex and Warks defaulted to Lancs and Essex.

I would have thought the number of match defaults this season suggests thinning out the competition. So amalgamate the Minor and Under 180, the U160 and U140, the U120 and U100. Thus 4 competitions instead of 7.

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Re: Semi finals 2019

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:20 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:09 pm
whilst Essex beat Cornwall.
You might think that was the most difficult of all logistically. Well done to both teams and captains.

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