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Andrewofgg Sun 11-Feb-18 14:55:34

Maida Vale. Just to make it difficult.

DullAndOld Sun 11-Feb-18 14:57:28

Mill Hill East under the 'Northern Heights Amendment 1939'.

Beat that, suckas!

NotCornflakes Sun 11-Feb-18 14:58:36

Oh, a bold opening move. I wouldn't want to be too predictable, so I'll go against the precedent set at the 1975 Convention and go for Goodge Street.

Andrewofgg Sun 11-Feb-18 15:36:26

Which (as you know) sends us out of London, like it or not, so let's see what Abertillery is like at this dismal time of the year.

ForalltheSaints Sun 11-Feb-18 15:40:47

Early use of the closed lines rule to get us to Cheltenham Spa.

Interesting use of the Bakerloo line as an opening move. Not seen by me for several years.

IrenetheQuaint Sun 11-Feb-18 15:45:07

So glad to see this thread - I was on the verge of breaking out the Advocaat out of sheer boredom.

Ham Street

flamingnoravera Sun 11-Feb-18 15:46:40

I'm going backwards in reverse movement allowed under the homonym rule to Made of Ale.

SuffolkNWhat Sun 11-Feb-18 15:46:53

I'm assuming that we are invoking the Lenten Prohibitation on double province moves so I'll take us to

Elephant and Castle

PerfectlySymmetricalButtocks Sun 11-Feb-18 15:47:48

Parsons Green.

ForalltheSaints Sun 11-Feb-18 16:13:29

I am not sure about Lenten Prohibitions before Ash Wednesday (February 14th this year). I have never been that keen on Parsons Green ever since the dizzy spell I had there a few years ago on the way to Craven Cottage.

To enjoy river views I shall move to Putney Bridge

PerfectlySymmetricalButtocks Sun 11-Feb-18 16:15:16


NotCornflakes Sun 11-Feb-18 16:22:36

Holborn, eh? Now it's game time. I'll go to Barking under rule 17 of the Dean Amendment (the later one, not the original hodgepodge version).

DullAndOld Sun 11-Feb-18 16:24:21

Barking! Barking!!!?
Barking Shmarking....

Bruce Grove

PerfectlySymmetricalButtocks Sun 11-Feb-18 19:28:07

Now you're talking. Piccadilly Circus.

Efferlunt Sun 11-Feb-18 19:32:55

Game on! I’m impressed you’d choose somewhere on the Piccadilly line on the Sabbath. Bold but I’ll play it safe


Andrewofgg Sun 11-Feb-18 19:37:39

That's a very nasty place, especially in days like these when Drippings are negative. The only way is Battle.

PerfectlySymmetricalButtocks Sun 11-Feb-18 19:51:10

I'd completely forgotten it was the Sabbath! shock Paddock Wood.

ForalltheSaints Sun 11-Feb-18 20:19:29

On the Sabbath the engineering works rule has been played, which is no surprise. I thought the drippings had gone into positive myself, so it is probably a good thing I have avoided the gin today and plan to be abstemious for Lent.

Up the line towards London I go and stop at Lewisham

SuffolkNWhat Sun 11-Feb-18 20:19:35

In that case the only possible move to prevent contravention of the Colly Variant 1583 is Stanmore

Efferlunt Sun 11-Feb-18 21:05:35

Tricky to get out of Stanmore without reverse nidd, but assuming wind is in SW then.....*russel square*.

NotCornflakes Sun 11-Feb-18 21:24:51

And the south-westerly wind blows me all the way to Star Lane.

PerfectlySymmetricalButtocks Sun 11-Feb-18 21:47:32

Ooh, tricky. I might have to risk Morden.

IrenetheQuaint Mon 12-Feb-18 08:41:37

Hmm. I'm going to take a risk and try a Watkins' manoeuvre to Chiswick Park...

PerfectlySymmetricalButtocks Mon 12-Feb-18 09:43:29

Watkins' manoeuvre? Very daring! Imperial Wharf.

MaudAndOtherPoems Mon 12-Feb-18 18:20:42

Good to see that the new game has brought Irene out of semi-retirement and ::adjusts pince-nez:: enticed a few new players to join us, although some of those moves are redolent of the play at the Walberswick Convention of '73, so perhaps we have met before.

I'm going to dust off one of my favourite moves. A lomgitudinal Kepple to

St Pancras International

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