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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

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