Glorney Cup Round 1

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Alex McFarlane
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Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Post by Alex McFarlane » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:03 pm

This is now the holiday season in Scotland and hotels are less willing to do deals in June/July than they seem to be in England.

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Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Post by Mike Truran » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:21 pm

Alex

That was exactly the feedback I got from discussions with the Puma Scottish hotels. All three of Troon, Stlirling and Edinburgh claimed to be able to fill their boots with tourist trade during the summer months, and had no incentive to come anywhere near the usual 4NCL rates.

Daventry and Hinckley Island don't seem to be quite such meccas for the great British public in the summer. :D

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Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:40 pm

Round 4 Glorney Results:

Ireland 3 Wales 2
Scotland 2 England 3

Scores: 1 England 15, Wales 9, Ireland 8.5, Scotland 7.5.

Sadly no round 3 or 4 results from the Gilbert & Robinson and nothing yet for round 4 of the Stokes.

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Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Post by ThomasThorpe » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:59 pm

It's a shame there are no updates on the other tournaments during the rounds on the official website.
Only people at the venue know what is really going on, which is a shame as it's a prestigious tournament followed by many.

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Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:14 pm

ThomasThorpe wrote:It's a shame there are no updates on the other tournaments during the rounds on the official website.
Only people at the venue know what is really going on, which is a shame as it's a prestigious tournament followed by many.
I now have updates :D

Gilbert:

Round 3:

England 1.5 Ireland 1.5
Wales 1 Scotland 2

Round 4:

Scotland 1.5 England 1.5
Wales 1.5 Ireland 1.5

Scores: England 8, Scotland 6.5, Ireland 5, Wales 4.5.

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Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:16 pm

Robinson:

Round 3:

England 3.5 Ireland 2.5
Wales 3 Scotland 3

Round 4:

Scotland 3.5 England 2.5
Wales 2 Ireland 4

Scores: Scotland 14, Wales 13.5, England 11, Ireland 9.5

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Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:17 pm

Stokes Round 4:

Scotland 1 England 5
Wales 2.5 Ireland 3.5

Scores: England 16.5, Ireland 11.5, Scotland 10.5, Wales 9.5

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Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Post by Sean Hewitt » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:37 am

Alex McFarlane wrote:This is now the holiday season in Scotland and hotels are less willing to do deals in June/July than they seem to be in England.
You're kidding? June and July us holiday season in Scotland? When is holiday season in the rest of the UK? :D

My point is that there are 3 Puma hotels in Scotland but there a damn site more non Puma hotels. Not all are located in tourist hotbeds. You need to look in the Scottish equivalent of Daventry.

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Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:02 am

Sean Hewitt wrote:My point is that there are 3 Puma hotels in Scotland but there a damn site more non Puma hotels. Not all are located in tourist hotbeds. You need to look in the Scottish equivalent of Daventry.
A primary economic reason for the De Vere chain and to a lesser extent the Puma/Barcelo chain is that they provide venues for corporate, business and professional training. As such they are busy during the working week and outside of July/August. Chess events looking for weekends or periods outside the training high season can get a decent price.

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Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Post by Alex McFarlane » Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:23 am

Sean,

If there is a Scottish equivalent to Daventry then I have yet to find it. Ayrshire, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Central and Fife are all heavily into tourists at that time. These are the areas where the bigger hotels are.
CS has approached and been approached by a number of hotels, but like Mike Truran we have been unable to strike a sufficiently encouraging deal. Even student accommodation seems more expensive in Scotland than in England at this time of year. July in Scotland is the peak holiday time, a month earlier than England.

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Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:15 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:Round 4 Glorney Results:

Ireland 3 Wales 2
Scotland 2 England 3

Scores: 1 England 15, Wales 9, Ireland 8.5, Scotland 7.5.
Scotland lead Ireland 2.5-1.5 and England 2-0 up against Wales in the Glorney. I hear that England lead 1.5-0.5 in the Gilbert with board 2 still in play.

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Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Post by Andrew Camp » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:29 pm

Gilbert

Eng 1.5 Wal 1.5
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Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:34 pm

Andrew Camp wrote:Gilbert

Eng 1.5 Wal 1.5
You beat me to it, Eng-Wales 2-1 in the Glorney now.

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Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Post by Andrew Camp » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:38 pm

Great win for Alyssa.
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Re: Glorney Cup Round 1

Post by ThomasThorpe » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:04 pm

England 3.5 - 1.5 Wales
Scotland 3.5 - 1.5 Ireland

Glorney scored going into final round:

1st England 18.5
2nd Scotland 11
3rd Wales 10.5
4th Ireland 10

England win the Glorney, very close battle for 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Any news on the Robinson and Stokes?

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