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Lewes version of Mornington Crescent

On 24 Sep 2013 at 11:06am Ratty wrote:
Anyone else in?
Same complex rules apply, but you have to finish at Mount Pleasant.
Standard play, except no diagonal huffing allowed. And Meridian Road is in nid.
Iíll start with Timberyard Lane.
On 24 Sep 2013 at 11:25am A person wrote:
Morris Road.
On 24 Sep 2013 at 11:38am drone wrote:
Is it the open or closed version? If we are playing the Culbertson Variation Priory Street is one way. Most new players tend to forget that.
On 24 Sep 2013 at 12:11pm Ratty wrote:
To help the beginners it's the open version, but with the Culbertson Variation to add a bit of a challenge for the experienced players, which drone clearly is.
Hereward Way
On 24 Sep 2013 at 12:28pm drone wrote:
Have to be careful here. Coombe Road road is a Green Zone turning in the Open version. So I`ll play a waiting game. Pelham Terrace.
On 24 Sep 2013 at 12:50pm A person wrote:
Obviously in Lewes we'd be playing the Tudor Court rules. So I'm saying Priory Crescent.
On 24 Sep 2013 at 12:54pm drone wrote:
Oooh! Didn`t see that one coming. Ratty won`t be able to use Old Malling Way on a double turn now. Glad it`s not my go.
On 24 Sep 2013 at 1:13pm Ratty wrote:
Well I've been put in a very defensive position and I think my options are pretty limited under Rule 17 Section 2(d). In the circumstances, and I would never do this in a doubles match, I'll have to say Houndean Rise.
On 24 Sep 2013 at 1:18pm Another Voice of Reason wrote:
I'm invoking Parker's Second Principle' to aid my move straight across to St Swithun's Terrace if thats ok.
On 24 Sep 2013 at 1:20pm A person wrote:
I'm not surprised you're worried, Ratty. Quite apart from anything else that's dangerously close to the prison.
Middle Way. (And before anyone argues, that's allowed under the Culbertson Variation subcategory)
On 24 Sep 2013 at 2:08pm Spoilsport wrote:
Oh for goodness sake, Mount Pleasant, now stop it, it's silly!
On 24 Sep 2013 at 2:24pm Tim wrote:
Spoilsport, you can't make that move from Middle Way: Lyttleton's Block applies, I think you'll find. I'd suggest Sheepfair instead. It leaves you the opportunity of exercising your Dayrider rights later in the game.
On 24 Sep 2013 at 2:33pm Ratty wrote:
We clearly have some expert players here with their detailed knowledge of the rules and regulations.
I'll sneak in with Foundry Lane, which is permitted from Sheepfair I believe.
On 24 Sep 2013 at 2:36pm queequeg wrote:
Mount Pleasant!
On 24 Sep 2013 at 2:51pm A person wrote:
Nonsense, Queequeg. You're in Nidd now.
On 24 Sep 2013 at 3:21pm Humbert wrote:
Foundry Lane? From there I'll go for Rotten Row (precedent for the move set in the Morely-Quinn judgement 1976 before you get picky).
On 24 Sep 2013 at 3:25pm drone wrote:
Ah Humbert ! You`ll have had your tea.
On 24 Sep 2013 at 3:30pm Humbert wrote:
I'd never make such a risky move on an empty stomach that's for sure.
On 24 Sep 2013 at 3:38pm drone wrote:
At this stage of the game Hereward Way looks unusually tempting. But it would allow the Triple Blind Variation of Mountfield Road. So I`m playing a very solid Broomans Lane. This means Caburn Crescent is now blocked except on alternate turns. I don`t think many of the other players have many options. Even the very safe Abinger Place is stymied.
On 24 Sep 2013 at 3:51pm Ratty wrote:
I'm going out on a limb with Mantell Close. I've been keeping it in reserve up to now as early on in the game it can easily be trumped with a quirky move such as Phoenix Causeway, but after the fifth player has had a go that move is not permitted.
On 24 Sep 2013 at 3:55pm drone wrote:
You can`t play that. This the Open Version, so the Brochart Closed Gambit is not playable. Strictly speaking you should miss a turn in Landport Road. But as that would allow you to play Wallands Crescent on your next go, I`m going to attempt a risky but possible Fisher Street
On 24 Sep 2013 at 4:01pm Slarty wrote:
I'm a noobie at this, but is Rufus Close too hilly to play as this is move 20? Sorry if it is and if anyone was going to turn this into Elimination Mornington Crescent.
On 24 Sep 2013 at 4:09pm A person wrote:
I cannot believe that no-one has noticed that no-one has played Bradford Road yet.
On 24 Sep 2013 at 4:22pm Humbert wrote:
Bradford Road is closed off by Ireland's Lane and Paddock Lane both being subject to the Gladbach-Stockhausen Ruling. Sorry A person.
On 24 Sep 2013 at 4:44pm Grandpa wrote:
I'll take a chance and say Antioch Street. It's allowed under Munchausen's Manouvre rules.
On 24 Sep 2013 at 4:55pm Humbert wrote:
Good call.
On 24 Sep 2013 at 9:46pm Belladonna wrote:
I'm invoking the Chatham House Rule (subsection 5.6) and going for Chapel Hill. It's a Royal and Ancient by-law and yes Drone, you will have had your tea
On 24 Sep 2013 at 10:59pm A person wrote:
Well, if we're going all ecclesiastical, I'm offering Cockshut Lane. C'mon you guys: it's staring you in the face!
On 24 Sep 2013 at 11:32pm Castlegate wrote:
Castle Gate !
On 25 Sep 2013 at 9:14am drone wrote:
Mount Pleasant!!!
On 25 Sep 2013 at 9:17am A person wrote:
Huzzah! Well done drone.

Do you want to rescue Queequeg from Nidd? He must be getting very damp.
On 25 Sep 2013 at 11:23am Clifford wrote:
I hate to say it, but the conclusion of this game is null and void under Caspar Blackwood's September Rule. (As a reminder: 'If the 25th should fall on a Wednesday then any game commenced on said day shall not terminate untul 26th'). Sorry to be a spoilsport but rules are rules.
On 25 Sep 2013 at 12:32pm A person wrote:
Ah, but we're exempt because it started on TUESDAY!
On 25 Sep 2013 at 12:56pm Clifford wrote:
Well spotted, A person. I'm afraid I was confused by the International Date Line.
On 25 Sep 2013 at 1:26pm A person wrote:
A very easy mistake to make, Clifford. Please don't beat yourself up about it.
On 25 Sep 2013 at 1:28pm Tim wrote:
Who'd be up for a group outing to MornEx 14 at Olympia next spring? We could hire a coach for the day.
On 25 Sep 2013 at 4:08pm Another Voice of Reason wrote:
Pity that Meridian Road in Nidd right from the start. Was this catered for under the 2011 covenant spanning landport and nevill? I hadn't realised it was so theatrical.

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