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monster 03-07-2007 08:16 PM

So I've been thinking about this all day. I know it's a dirty move and the moral guilt has weighed heavily on my mind throughout my board meeting tonight (so much so that I agreed to do way more than I intended to -a form of penance, I guess), but -after consulting the Brooke-Taylor-Brandreth-Deayton tome "How to win MC and infuriate people" for legality issues, I have to be true to my competitive streak and say Embankment.

Undertoad 03-07-2007 08:24 PM

Barking ------ side! Barkingside!

(did i fool you? aw cmon)

CzinZumerzet 03-08-2007 04:18 AM

Happy International Women's Day, by the way.

Oh Monster I confess to very slight envy at you determination to weave - zig and zag - through the entrails of justification by Brooke Taylor et al. Humph would groan! Humph groans a lot though, but I salute your daring.

Ut almost had us fooled, almost... woof woof.

And so I grasp the nettle and give you Pudding Mill Lane ;)

monster 03-08-2007 12:45 PM


Originally Posted by CzinZumerzet (Post 321228)
Happy International Women's Day, by the way

I considered another intenational leap to a station bearing a woman's name, in honour of the day, but I think that my move in tribute to John Inman who died today in Paddington, is more likely to get me to MC before you.

Plus he was known internationally and was very effeminate, so it's almost appropriate that way too :)

I'm free.

Undertoad 03-08-2007 12:55 PM

R.I.P. Mr Inman, in your honor I move Queensway

monster 03-08-2007 12:58 PM

A touching tribute, Mr. Toad. :sniff:

The only response can be Tooting Broadway. :D

CzinZumerzet 03-09-2007 07:58 AM

So sad.

Wendy Richards, Miss Brahms of Grace Bros was talking about John Inman on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, yesterday morning. It is the programme without which my day simply cannot begin, anyway as usual I digress.

She said about him that his humour and his jokes were of the 'self-cleaning' variety, to which no-one could really take offence. Interesting way of describing him and so true. He was unique and will be terribly missed especially as Christmas panto dame, to which he brought sheer magic.

On with the motley and I give you COVENT GARDEN

ogwen69 03-09-2007 09:06 AM

I happened across this tournement on the way to the IOTD, and was elated to find the beutiful game being played right under my very nose. As a long time lurker/first time poster I feel it fitting that my first post be on a game of Mornington Crescent, (Or Mornis as we call it in Yorkshire).

I am going to take the unusual step of explaining my move, to aid those more inexperienced players. My initial thought after seeing Covent Garden was to mimic Monster and CzinZumerzets moves of Baker Street, but this time changing from the pink to the brown, but that would leave the way open for a Kasparczec Bypass to MC on the next move (admittedy only for the more experienced player, but you never know.)

Shooters' Hill would be the obvious choice, as it is a clear run up from Covent Garden, without any opportunity for other players to Chip, Chunk, Dip or Wipe me out of the game, but I thought that was too easy.

I settled on taking a move from a classic game (Puzzom V Wankowski from the 3rd annual Seniors tournament in Gibralatar, 1926) but renaming it to conform with the 21st Century game board naming structure, and have gone for a crafty Millennium Dome!


monster 03-09-2007 09:31 AM

Welcome to the cellar, Ogwen.

I'm going to pass on this turn as something has come up which require my full mental attention. I can see you are a seasoned pro at this and I shall be giving your move some deep thought as I swim my laps this morning (provided I haven't been arrested for using physical force to resolve the "issue" I must attend to first :mad: )

CzinZumerzet 03-10-2007 09:11 AM

A second welcome to the cellar Ogwen. Another Brit in the cellar is sooooo welcome:rolleyes:

So you are a player, so you will have gathered that we are not actually adhering to any of the modern tournament rules employing instead more of a creative schema which could I suppose be said to mirror quite closely the British Antarctic Survey system (ii) designed obviously to encourage the circulation as opposed to actual movement. Passion not Perambulation. Sorry:)

However, I feel sure you will agree that Millennium Dome does present an aesthetic problem in view of its proximity to The Royal Observatory and 'that line...'. So not to put too fine a point on it, and being just a little bit scared of Monster's worrying reference to 'physical force' I am therefore playing a classic Saturday move or 'purl' to the west with MONUMENT on the Circle. Thereby ends the clue!

CzinZumerzet 03-10-2007 09:12 AM

Just realised that the yellow is losing the letters for MONUMENT but the circle is the issue.

ogwen69 03-10-2007 12:46 PM

HAHAAAA that leaves you wide open for me to take a BANK

CzinZumerzet 03-12-2007 07:13 AM

Quell Fromage! Employing 'Bal-Ham, Gateway to the South' as a Sellarite (geddit geddit?) precedent, WATERLOO and may I remind players that the City Link is temporarily off limits.

monster 03-13-2007 10:31 PM

Ya know, it's just gotta be Wembley Park

limey 03-14-2007 03:39 AM

Green Park

CzinZumerzet 03-14-2007 07:25 AM

Caramba...and St James Park Ola!

monster 03-14-2007 11:45 PM

Fools! bwahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa.........

Mornington Crescent.


BigV 03-15-2007 12:16 AM


I finally got to post in this thread!!! I'm so happy!

CzinZumerzet 03-15-2007 06:04 AM

I don't believe it, I simply don't believe it!

Fab move Mon utterly and Absolutely Fabulous. Well done you.:)

Bags I start the new one.


monster 03-19-2007 08:29 PM

sorry, just needed a little R&R after that exciting coup-de-grace.

Time to up the ante: Embankment.

monster 03-22-2007 09:35 PM

So I'm thinking you must all want to see me playing with myself? this ain't an image thread, you know....

limey 03-23-2007 06:06 AM

Canary Wharf, just because I like to see you squirm!

monster 03-23-2007 09:04 PM

Oooh, sneaky, but begs Blackwall

CzinZumerzet 03-24-2007 11:35 AM

Whitechapel, and clocks Spring forward tonight, another hour lost forever:neutral:

monster 03-24-2007 07:48 PM

Ours went forward a couple of week ago. :rolleyes: North Greenwich, of course.......

CzinZumerzet 03-25-2007 09:54 AM

Stratford, and I'm missing that hour already:zzz:

monster 04-01-2007 08:03 PM


CzinZumerzet 04-02-2007 11:03 AM


ogwen69 04-26-2007 11:09 AM

Ha! Kings Cross.

monster 04-26-2007 03:35 PM


Originally Posted by ogwen69 (Post 337725)
Ha! Kings Cross.

I'm thinking there must have been flooding on the line and you had to lie on the roof and paddle? Quicker to leave the train behind and swim, I would have thought.... :p


CzinZumerzet 04-28-2007 05:18 AM

No earthquake here in the west, imagine being in Baker Street when the earth shook...:eek:

monster 08-02-2007 08:46 PM

And the Snoozing Fare-Dodger move gets me to....

Mornington Cresent.


limey 08-03-2007 01:03 PM


Uisge Beatha 08-03-2007 01:21 PM

Good show, monster - I never saw it coming!

Rexmons 08-03-2007 01:59 PM


Flint 08-03-2007 02:05 PM


Originally Posted by Sir Paul
The long and winding road that leads to your door,
Will never disappear,
I've seen that road before. It always leads me here,
leads me to your door.

Sundae 04-26-2008 04:44 PM

Another bump in case people missed the other thread I bumped.
Humphrey Lyttleton (host of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue - the Radio 4 show that featured the Mornington Crescent Game) died yesterday aged 86, following heart surgery.

I'm in Mournington.

SteveDallas 04-26-2008 08:55 PM

Oh no :(

There must be something wrong my my reception of the ISIHAC mailng list.. nothing came through about it.

monster 03-19-2013 05:50 AM

We all nee-eed thread resurrection......


DanaC 03-19-2013 06:08 AM

Oh. Interesting move. I'm going to have to ponder that one.

[eta] Oh hang on.., would Leytonstone be a legal move from there?

monster 03-19-2013 06:15 AM

Can't see a legal problem with it. Not a move i would have made, though.


DanaC 03-19-2013 06:18 AM

Oh bugger, I walked right into that one.

DanaC 03-19-2013 06:19 AM

Let's go old school: Sloane Square

monster 03-19-2013 06:52 AM

Don't you have some papers to mark or something?




limey 03-19-2013 09:48 AM

Invoking Rule 43 of the Edingstone Convention handbook, 3rd edition (revised 1987), I say Kennington.

Sent by thought transference

Gravdigr 03-19-2013 01:43 PM

I'm not entirely sure that Kennington is a legal move.

Because of the unsanctioned consonant progression listed in the annotations of the Maybry Protocols.

Fourth Edition.

glatt 03-19-2013 01:55 PM

Fourth Edition? What a racket! They just came out with the third edition two years ago. I guess old Professor Slopwith had to pay for his vacation to the Mull of Kintyre. How are we supposed to keep up with this stuff if he changes it just as you finish reading the damn thing?

Gravdigr 03-19-2013 02:37 PM

Well, you could subscribe to the Compendium.


monster 03-19-2013 04:23 PM

AHA! Mornington Crikey is that a kookaburra? Cockfosters.

footfootfoot 03-19-2013 05:32 PM

Saint Pancreas

monster 03-19-2013 05:52 PM

How can you liver with yourself after pulling that stunt?

monster 03-19-2013 05:54 PM

Waterloo. you forced my hand. :mad:

limey 03-19-2013 06:19 PM


Sent by thought transference

monster 03-19-2013 06:38 PM


limey 03-20-2013 05:21 AM

I see where you're going with this .....

DanaC 03-20-2013 05:47 AM

Ah, now see, we're round in circles. I'm going to try something unconventional: Kew Gardens

footfootfoot 03-20-2013 09:27 AM

I'll see your Kew Gardens and raze you a Burnt Oak. (Two can play at this game)

jimhelm 03-20-2013 10:53 AM

oh, brillig.

you're a fucking natural, foot.

These brits get so convoluted with their inverted crossings and hybrid juxtapostions and what not... I dunno. I just love how direct that move was. no fucking around... no mamby pamby apologist crap. just a good old smash mouth Burnt Oak. Right in the gut.

In the same spirit, I'll set the ball again and drop a Paddington Greene like it's hot. Let's show them how we do this shit in the US, bro.

footfootfoot 03-20-2013 12:20 PM


The Balham's in their court now. Let's see what Acton they take next.

limey 03-20-2013 03:47 PM

Oh oh, the colonials are at it with a vengeance. That opens up the possibility of using a manoeuvre from the Hetherington Protocol. Hyde Park.

Sent by thought transference

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