Reading the rules JB RoE, S1 instrusts that everything we do on JB must be aviation related. However, S11 implies that 'Mornington Crescent' is acceptable, presumably only if we can demonstrate some aviation link.
[Barrack room lawyer/off]
Now, the question that occurs to me is if it is really possible to demonstrate an aviation link with every Mornington Crescent move (without spending all out time on the Heathrow loop). Such a thread will either do very well or die by 1000 today. Well, we can but try, so here goes for 'Mornington Crescent - The Aviation Version', where the first move has to be:
Heathrow Terminals 1,2,3 (Aviation link: Do you have to ask?)
a curliqueue and a double half-nelson with fries take us to:
South Ruislip home of Northolt Airport and (presumably) former home of the not at all missed Bealine House (should have been called Bealine Collection of Ramshackle Huts). Anyone know what the site is used for?
Sorry to intrude slightly, but the RoE do not actually state that everything in JB MUST be aviation related. quote: ________________________________________ The focus of this board is aviation. ________________________________________ The operative word here is "board" - ie PPRuNe as a whole. quote: ________________________________________ Aviation related subjects that don't fit the other forums is the aim here. ________________________________________ This sentence does not PRECLUDE non-aviation topics. Indeed the notice on the entrance door states quote: ________________________________________ PPRuNe crew room or the down-route bar after a long day. Topics that don't fit the other forums. Chill out with a joke or get stuck in a heated debate. ________________________________________
However, I must admit that the senior hierarchy would prefer it if JB were not entirely filled with trivia to the total exclusion of all aviation topics.
Therefore, we have the JB consciences here to try to keep JB within reasonable bounds. So please feel free to post non-aviation topics (after all we do NOT talk aviation exclusively in the pub unless we are VERY sad), but please do not get too upset if - on occasion - your thread disappears into the ether without trace.
MadsDad I am sorry, but that is an illegal move. I kinda understand your reasoning but in round 2 of the Northern Division Championship held in the Luton Top Rank Suite in 1963, the judges ruled that Beacontree after Barking was in contravention of Rule 5, subsection 3b. This rule was brought into the rulebook in 1962 following complaints of hampering due to the 2 stations relativly close proximity.
Anything on the east london line(except New Cross Gate) would have been fine. Sorry to be a pedant, but these things are just as easy to get right and all that.
Itchy, I'm glad you spotted that one. I was always hoping for a clarifivcation of that particular rule. Back in '76, or was it '77 I was playing in a junior intermediate non-ranking open allcomers tournament in Isleworth (you might have been there?) when I used a hop-skip move from Northfields to South ealing. It drew some disapproving looks from assembled mothers, but the move stood, and I emerged triumphant in that particular round.
I have agonised over this for many years, and avgoided using it again, despite the fact it would have set me up for a win in a tournament in 1980 (and that win would have seen me turn pro). Is it in fact an allowable move under the "see and be seen" rule, governed by "can you spit between the stations" rule of thumb?
I deeply regret not turning pro in 1980 (although the pro tpur down under ruined many reputations)