Anyone for a quick game of Mornington Crescent?

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Winemaker

Sport climber
Yakima, WA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 25, 2018 - 07:42am PT
I'll start. Standard Gilligan monitoring, then Duffer's rules apply after the third move, and I call no diagonals.

Pike Place Market.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 25, 2018 - 08:41am PT
Dunno about Mornington Crescent but I enjoyed me some Royal Crescent in Bath in June.
Winemaker

Sport climber
Yakima, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2018 - 08:48am PT
Bath? Um that move IS prohibited under Gilligan as transitional (see page 19). Anderson suggests, however that new players be cut some slack:
The new player should be encouraged to play, hence very strict interpretations of the rules should perhaps not be enforced rigorously with the beginning player

So, I won't protest. Eastlake Zoo.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 25, 2018 - 08:57am PT
Eastlake Zoo? For realz? I left a lotta brain cells there - lived 3 blocks away! 🤪
Winemaker

Sport climber
Yakima, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2018 - 09:01am PT
Me too, but enough chitter chatter. What's your move sir, what's your move?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 25, 2018 - 09:08am PT
Right, Northlake Tavern! Got way soused with Warren Harding there!
Who knew the little dude could drink so much beer?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 25, 2018 - 09:25am PT
I miss Raymond Baxter's (RIP) cogent comments.

Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 25, 2018 - 09:30am PT
Mukilteo Ferry
Winemaker

Sport climber
Yakima, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2018 - 09:35am PT
Wayno, that is a brilliant move. Perhaps we should team, as we are in Duffer mode now. If you're agreeable, might I suggest a double back? Perkins notes that the double back early is of potentially enormous strategic value. If we partner then .....

Boeing Field!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 25, 2018 - 09:44am PT
Volunteer Park Water Tower - keepin’ it climbing related!
Winemaker

Sport climber
Yakima, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2018 - 09:50am PT
Reilly, Reilly, Reilly...... you poor innocent. I have to do some hiking, so call Scrumbo for myself, with back in rights. Bennington (The Big Game, 1924 edition) would laugh at your move. Still.....

Space Needle
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 25, 2018 - 09:56am PT
Sure, why not?

Tacoma Narrows bridge
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Jan 25, 2018 - 10:53am PT
Westhaven State Park (the jetty)
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Jan 25, 2018 - 11:01am PT
Ashael Curtis Rest area
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 25, 2018 - 11:02am PT
Accrington Stanley.

What a bunch of Nancies.
Winemaker

Sport climber
Yakima, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2018 - 01:30pm PT
Please, follow the rules! If in doubt 'Pleebles on Mornington' (1953 revision) is, I'm sure you'll all agree, the 'bible'. Any reputable used book shop will have a copy. As we ARE past the transition point (check your 'Pleebles', page 101) I'll play a double.

Moe's Books, Berkeley

Saw a mint copy there not too long ago.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 25, 2018 - 02:28pm PT
According to Frampton a double requires non-consecutive freetokes. Without Guacamole.

That big-ass dam on the Columbia. Grand Culo.
Winemaker

Sport climber
Yakima, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2018 - 02:53pm PT
You bastard!¹ I'd forgotten that.

Sammamish slough.

(1) [quoted from Onan the Clumsy] That term is of course used here as outlined in the 1924 rematch where the Whitehall Team was penalised but later had their score from the second round of the first clutter reinstated after a successful challenge to the No Distraction Addendum promulgated as a result of the famous 1907 'rosary' series and does not, as might first be apparent, bear any relation to the unfortunate incident in the dreadful 1954 international invitational. Indeed, I specifically use it here in an attempt to remove that historical blot placed upon the escutcheon of our beloved game. I agree with Masterson that it's high time we all got past 1954.
sween345

climber
back east
Jan 25, 2018 - 02:57pm PT

(Little Lord) Fauntleroy Park even.
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jan 25, 2018 - 03:06pm PT
There is simply no excuse for the highly irregular, & may I be so frank as to opinion, "poor" play here. There are, after all, rules.

Two books of rules and history have been published, The Little Book of Mornington Crescent (2001; ISBN 0-7528-1864-3), by Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Humphrey Lyttelton, and Stovold's Mornington Crescent Almanac (2001; ISBN 0-7528-4815-1), by Graeme Garden.
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