Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by RJSRdg » 24 Sep 2018, 23:59

michael_churchill wrote:
24 Sep 2018, 08:51
Iain wrote:
23 Sep 2018, 08:53
That's true dedication to go back out there!
I wouldn't have bothered. No difference between last place and disqualified.
You weren't back at that point, so there was a chance I might not have come last!

And whilst it doesn't make a difference to the result, I can still say I completed it...
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by dstock17 » 25 Sep 2018, 19:57

Do we have any results for this seaman tangy.

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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by michael_churchill » 26 Sep 2018, 08:55

RJSRdg wrote:
24 Sep 2018, 23:59
You weren't back at that point, so there was a chance I might not have come last!
Good point. I didn't rush to the pub after finishing.

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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by tangy » 02 Oct 2018, 22:48

*Sound of the foghorn*

The rather delayed results to round 1 of the 2018/9 Random 15 Championship held on Saturday 22nd September 2018.

This was a normal round of just LU stations within zones 1 and 2 but with an enforced start at Cannon Street in conjunction with "Talk Like a Pirate Day."

The islands that needed to be docked at were:
--Cannon Street (LU) [Start/Meet up]
--Stamford Brook
--Ladbroke Grove
--Cannon Street (LU) [for a second time]
--Victoria (LU)
--Vauxhall (LU)
--Wood Lane
--West Brompton
--Charing X (LU)
--Highbury & Islington
--St. Paul's
--Warren Street
--Blackfriars (LU)
--Arsenal
--Green Park

There were 21 challengers in 15 teams:

--In 15th and walking the plank- Richard Standing 03:21:58 at Charing X.
--Swabbing the deck in 14th is Michael Churchill 02:51:13 at Cannon Street.
--In 13th are landlubbers Andi James and Das Stevens 02:48:06 at Arsenal.
--12th place goes to cabin boys Felix Andrew and Max Shepherd 02:35:00 at West Brompton.
--Clapped in irons in 11th was Rhys Jackson 02:22:07 at Cannon Street.
--10th place for sea dogs Alex & Simon Kneller 02:18:35 at Ladbroke Grove.
--Swashbuckling into 9th is Peg Leg Pete 02:14:23 at Ladbroke Grove.
--In pieces of eight place was Rob Lomas 02:08:37 at West Brompton.
--In a three way tie for fifth were midshipmen:
1. Hugo Marrow
2. Andrew Chilcraft
3. Kevin Brown, Damian & Matthew Cook
who all docked at Ladbroke Grove for a time of 02:07:47.
--Another dead heat now for third between able seamen:
1. Tangy
2. Andrew Baker and Mike Townley
who weighed anchor at Arsenal 02:07:07.
--Gunning into West Brompton for 2nd is captain David Edwards 02:06:22.
--Hoisting the mainsail admiral Clive Burgess 02:03:05 at Ladbroke Grove.

The Random 15 Championship leaderboard starts off like this:

1. Clive Burgess: 12 points overall [1 round attended]
2. David Edwards: 10 [1]
3=. Andrew Baker: 8 [1]
3=. Mike Townley: 8 [1]
3=. Tangy: 8 [1]
6=. Kevin Brown: 6 [1]
6=. Damian Cook: 6 [1]
6=. Matthew Cook: 6 [1]
6=. Andrew Chilcraft: 6 [1]
6=. Hugo Marrow: 6 [1]
11. Rob Lomas: 3 [1]
12. Peter Smyth: 2 [1]
13=. Simon Kneller: 1 [1]
13=. Alex Kneller: 1 [1]
15=. Rhys Jackson: 0 [1]
15=. Felix Andrew: 0 [1]
15=. Max Shepherd: 0 [1]
15=. Andi James: 0 [1]
15=. Das Stevens: 0 [1]
15=. Micheal Churchill: 0 [1]
15=. Richard Standing: 0 [1]

Thank you all for attending, the next round as already published will be held on Saturday 17th November 2018. It will be the Champion's Twist which was held back from this round. David over to you...

Time to put this parrot back into its cage. SQUAWK!

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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by RJSRdg » 04 Oct 2018, 18:50

Just thinking that the "Starting station appearing on the list twice" could have produced an interesting start had it happened last year when an R15 started at Kennington!
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by dstock17 » 04 Oct 2018, 19:59

RJSRdg wrote:
04 Oct 2018, 18:50
Just thinking that the "Starting station appearing on the list twice" could have produced an interesting start had it happened last year when an R15 started at Kennington!
Yeah would someone have done the illegal get back on

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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by RJSRdg » 04 Oct 2018, 22:53

I suspect we all would have!
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by dstock17 » 04 Oct 2018, 23:51

Perhaps when it's the last day you can do this we specifically try to do it as a group.

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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by RJSRdg » 08 Oct 2018, 23:02

I've just discovered that Embankment station used to be called Charing Cross! Had I been doing the R15 a few decades ago, my original route would have been valid without the need to go out again.... ;-)
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by michael_churchill » 09 Oct 2018, 10:45

RJSRdg wrote:
08 Oct 2018, 23:02
I've just discovered that Embankment station used to be called Charing Cross! Had I been doing the R15 a few decades ago, my original route would have been valid without the need to go out again.... ;-)
Ahhh! But then Charing Cross wasn't called Charing Cross!

Either the Bakerloo station Trafalgar Square or the Northern station Strand would have been on the list.

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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by greatkingrat » 16 Oct 2018, 14:00

Can Tangy or David post details of the Champions Twist for Round 2?
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by xcooler123 » 16 Oct 2018, 14:45

Certainly!

The Champions Twist this year brings back an old Twist format with a couple of extras thrown in (I've copied the rules from the last time this twist was used for consistency) -

Variant: The twist will be that the 15 stations will be split into two envelopes. There will be 8 LU or DLR stations in envelope one and 7 NR (including LO and TfL Rail) stations in envelope two. Stations will be in Zones 1-3.
Time limit: 6 hours

Extra rules for "two envelope" twists:
Please note that ALL stations contained in envelope one MUST be visited before progressing onto envelope two. At your 8th station (i.e. the last station to visit in envelope one) you may open envelope two as soon as the train doors open, you do NOT need to alight the train (though you may do so if you wish). In addition your 8th station must only be arrived at by train- in order for the "transfer" between envelopes one and two to take place, as described above. Your stopwatch must continue counting between envelopes one and two and stopped as usual at your 15th station.

With regard to NR stations (pending any engineering works), this round is during the football international break so visiting the likes of Drayton Park shouldn't be a problem.
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by greatkingrat » 16 Oct 2018, 16:59

Is TfL Rail included in the second envelope? (it is a separate category in the generator)
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by The Orange One » 16 Oct 2018, 20:30

greatkingrat wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 16:59
Is TfL Rail included in the second envelope? (it is a separate category in the generator)
It doesn't actually matter - the GEML is shut that day and Heathrow Connect hasn't actually been reprogrammed as TfL Rail...

Current list of engineering works are:
DLR: Stratford International - Canning Town (inconveniencing nobody really)
Circle/H&C: Paddington - Hammersmith (question is - will Paddington H&C be open or is this a typo?)
TfL Rail: Liverpool Street - Shenfield
Greater Anglia: Trains via Tottenham Hale

Meaning that LU/DLR stations closed are:
Stratford International
Stratford High Street
Abbey Road
Star Lane
Royal Oak
Westbourne Park
Ladbroke Grove
Latimer Road
Wood Lane
Shepherd's Bush Market
Goldhawk Road
Hammersmith (H&C)

LO/NR stations closed:
Maryland
Forest Gate
Manor Park
Lea Bridge
Tottenham Hale (NR)
Northumberland Park

LO/NR stations restricted:
Liverpool Street (NR) (West Anglia side only)
Stratford (Overground only)
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Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 1

Post by xcooler123 » 16 Oct 2018, 23:24

greatkingrat wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 16:59
Is TfL Rail included in the second envelope? (it is a separate category in the generator)
As the thinking was "light rail" in the first envelope and "heavy rail" in the second envelope then yes if the stations were open. Therefore, Heathrow Connect/TfL Rail/Crossrail/Elizabeth Line/whatever you want to call it also falls into the same category
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