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Message 1261303 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 22:41:45 UTC

Hmm, i've been Huffed now.

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Message 1261313 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 23:13:10 UTC

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Message 1261336 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 0:36:30 UTC

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Message 1261365 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 3:09:46 UTC

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Message 1261366 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 3:11:32 UTC

Careful Mike, that opens up the Oxbridge Connection, so, now which one, do we visit, ah, Brasenose College Oxford
Just remember John is still in nidd having got it wrong leaving Camebridge.


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Message 1261370 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 3:28:15 UTC - in response to Message 1261366.

Careful Mike, that opens up the Oxbridge Connection, so, now which one, do we visit, ah, Brasenose College Oxford
Just remember John is still in nidd having got it wrong leaving Camebridge.

Since I still haven't seen a copy of the rules...


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Message 1261376 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 4:56:41 UTC

Sounds like a meeting of
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Message 1261385 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 5:29:05 UTC

[interjection]
Ian, we are quite regular....

Actually that was a good escape from the traps of the Oxbridge Colleges, so while being dragged through Baker Street by Ian I might as well head off to The Oval.


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Message 1261399 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 5:57:31 UTC

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John, ah we have so many. The rules are many and arcane, mostly verbal, developed and never committed to paper, only (faulty) memory.
Its not that is trapped by the River Cam, but another John.
But since you feel as if you are in nidd your safest play would be to move to a main London Station that hasn't been passed though yet; we've had King's Cross, Paddington, Marylebone so there are plenty to choose from.
You will pick up the rules quite qickly, but one to remember, unless Huph jumps in you are heading in the right direction.
Of course saying this to you has put me in nidd for eight hours...
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Message 1261435 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 7:33:31 UTC

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Message 1261441 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 7:47:10 UTC

For the rules one should refer to NF Stovold’s Mornington Crescent: Rules and Origins, sadly currently out of print.

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Message 1261474 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 9:25:00 UTC

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Message 1261498 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 11:20:59 UTC - in response to Message 1261441.

For the rules one should refer to NF Stovold’s Mornington Crescent: Rules and Origins, sadly currently out of print.

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Lot of help that is...


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Message 1261499 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 11:32:39 UTC

There cannot be anyone in the civilised world who does not already know the basic rules of Mornington Crescent, so we shall not insult our readers by re-iterating them here. Suffice to say, if you have temporarily forgotten them, or if you come from, say, the uncivilised world, such as, for example, France, you will certainly pick them up as you go along.

Beginners will discover that Mornington Crescent is a little like golf, a little like shove-ha'penny, quite a lot like watching your laundry in the tumble-drier, and most closely resembles feeling around in the dark for a pocketful of loose change dropped in an unlit, damp alleyway on a Saturday night after a few beers.

That is to say: frustrating, hard on the right forefinger, disorienting, even more disorienting, sheer hell on the right forefinger, and frustrating... probably in that order.

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Message 1261578 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 16:31:22 UTC

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Never mind John, even Humph (the long standing chair of many a short game of MC) doesn't get all the rules all the time.
(Isn't it about time they got Humph a seat, so he can become the short sitting chair??)


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Message 1261587 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 21:46:24 UTC

I'm going to play a Reverse Dummy here:

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Message 1261594 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 21:53:36 UTC

Errrrrr......

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Message 1261602 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 22:16:42 UTC

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Message 1261740 - Posted: 18 Jul 2012, 8:57:46 UTC

Ooooh nasty ..... I have no choice but to play the Chalk Farm Gambit then.

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Message 1261809 - Posted: 18 Jul 2012, 13:14:37 UTC

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