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Title: Quins Amateurs
Post by: honkytonk on Monday 29-Oct-2018, 20:31
Anyone know what division they are in. Had a look on their site but could not see (sure its prob right there in front of me)
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: iquin on Monday 29-Oct-2018, 20:38
I think it's Middlesex Merit Tables - Division 3.

https://www.englandrugby.com/club-competitions/middlesex-merit-tables/fixtures-and-results/2018-2019/group/26778
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: honkytonk on Monday 29-Oct-2018, 20:59
Thanks
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Yareet on Monday 29-Oct-2018, 21:41
Thought I’d posted this but let me try again:

We are in MMT3 and (for anyone interested) having a decent season.

We started with 4 big wins (average of 60+ points per game) which left us top of the league but vying with an equally dominant Hammersmith & Fulham team.

Week 5 we had a closer win but still a bonus point. Hammers seemed to drop a point leaving us top.

We played round 6 on Saturday just gone and beat Quintin who started the day in third. However we missed the bonus and so have dropped our first point of the season. Hammers got another big win so we are currently 2nd on points difference.

This Saturday we play Hammers in a top of the table clash and follow that up with a match against Belsize Park (now in third) on the 17th.
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: honkytonk on Monday 29-Oct-2018, 21:49
Cheers Yareet

Is their much interaction with the pro side or are you totally separate
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Yareet on Monday 29-Oct-2018, 21:59
Cheers Yareet

Is their much interaction with the pro side or are you totally separate

More with the pro club rather than the pro players. To be fair we are probably at too low a level for the pro players to notice us!

Since David Ellis came in, he’s strengthened the link so our coaches all come from the community team and our DoR is one of the Quins Ladies’ coaches. We also had Jim Evans down for a line out session a few months ago.

The spin off from that is that we have had the opportunity to attend pro training sessions and our annual game at the Stoop has been happening much more regulalry in recent years.

As part of the 150th there was a strengthening of the identity as one club so since then everyone from u5 to vets wears the same kit as the pros.

Plus our club president is still Bob Hiller and this Friday, a load of us will be going to the annual Harlequin Players Association lunch.
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: honkytonk on Monday 29-Oct-2018, 22:15
Sounds good. I think its important to  have a link between the pro and the amateurs/affiliates, all Quins after all. Always thought the website (which I think is cack) should have more about it, updates how they are getting on etc. 
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Yareet on Tuesday 30-Oct-2018, 09:23
Sounds good. I think its important to  have a link between the pro and the amateurs/affiliates, all Quins after all. Always thought the website (which I think is cack) should have more about it, updates how they are getting on etc.

In the pro club’s defence, they do give us space in the programme for home games.

If you want updates however, feel free to have a look at http://www.harlequinrugby.co.uk/teams/40203 as there are generally match reports - especially when we’re winning!
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Yareet on Sunday 04-Nov-2018, 07:02
Thought I’d posted this but let me try again:

We are in MMT3 and (for anyone interested) having a decent season.

We started with 4 big wins (average of 60+ points per game) which left us top of the league but vying with an equally dominant Hammersmith & Fulham team.

Week 5 we had a closer win but still a bonus point. Hammers seemed to drop a point leaving us top.

We played round 6 on Saturday just gone and beat Quintin who started the day in third. However we missed the bonus and so have dropped our first point of the season. Hammers got another big win so we are currently 2nd on points difference.

This Saturday we play Hammers in a top of the table clash and follow that up with a match against Belsize Park (now in third) on the 17th.

The top of the table clash yesterday ended in a 27-24 victory to Quins Ams leaving us clear of Hammers at the top of the league.
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: harlequins on Sunday 04-Nov-2018, 08:23
Excellent! Well done.👍
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Yareet on Sunday 18-Nov-2018, 16:16
And after a week off, the Ams we were back in action yesterday against Belsize Park IV. Belsize started the game in 3rd, close behind H&F so were definitely a potential banana skin.

Final score Quins 24 - 18 Belsize. 8 from 8 with 6 bonus points.

Next weekend is a cup quarter final against Old Streetonians IIIs.
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Sunday 18-Nov-2018, 17:35
No wonder you beat 4 of them!
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Yareet on Monday 26-Nov-2018, 08:33
No wonder you beat 4 of them!

Well Deadly, there were even fewer of them this week. Cup weekend as mentioned and the Ams beat a much improved Old Streetonians III 29-5 to advance to the semi finals.
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Tuesday 27-Nov-2018, 10:04
We want pictures!
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Yareet on Tuesday 27-Nov-2018, 11:42
We want pictures!

There are some from the Belsize game at https://flickr.com/photos/160571334@N05/sets/72157703623145634
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Tuesday 27-Nov-2018, 22:32
Yup. Just as I thought. Ugly bunch of b-uggers....:)
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Yareet on Tuesday 27-Nov-2018, 22:56
Yup. Just as I thought. Ugly bunch of b-uggers....:)

I know ... Belsize do seem to have a few ogres
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Yareet on Sunday 02-Dec-2018, 09:33
First half of the season finished with a 33-0 win over Thamesians Spartans. So far we’ve had played 9, won 9 with 7 bonus points.

If you’re quick, there’s a story on Instagram https://instagram.com/harlequinamateurs
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Sunday 02-Dec-2018, 15:08
Invincibles!
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Yareet on Sunday 09-Dec-2018, 11:00
The streak continues with Hayes unable to raise a side for yesterday’s fixture. Now played 10, won 10, 8 bonus points.
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Sunday 09-Dec-2018, 11:58
Can we borrow your coach?
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Yareet on Sunday 09-Dec-2018, 12:05
Can we borrow your coach?

I think most coaches could manage a win against a team that doesn’t show up!
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Cookie on Sunday 09-Dec-2018, 22:03
You did indeed beat Thamesians Spartans (2XV). Maybe because last season you were in the same league as their 1XV??
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Saffaquin on Saturday 15-Dec-2018, 21:43
You did indeed beat Thamesians Spartans (2XV). Maybe because last season you were in the same league as their 1XV??

We were, we moved into the merits to rebuild. We played 2 fun games against their 1st XV last season. 1 win and 1 loss. Always good fun though   :)
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: honkytonk on Sunday 16-Dec-2018, 08:35
How did you get on yesterday??
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Yareet on Sunday 16-Dec-2018, 09:18
How did you get on yesterday??

0-24 win at Old Street. Dropped a bonus point but 11/11 so far.
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: honkytonk on Sunday 16-Dec-2018, 09:19
Our best chance of Silverware!!!
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Cookie on Monday 17-Dec-2018, 16:03
Not much fun for the rest of the teams in the league. I'm sure, like Hayes, more teams won't bother playing the return fixtures.
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Quinky on Monday 17-Dec-2018, 21:01
I played against Hayes once. Awful club. I ended up in hospital being x-rayed for a suspected broken leg; that was the high point of the game. I think my team mates were jealous. Cold showers with about two inches of water in them. Can't remember if we even got fed.
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Yareet on Sunday 10-Feb-2019, 09:22
For those who are interested, the Ams started yesterday having won 14/14 and 2 points clear of Hammersmith & Fulham at the top of the league.

Yesterday was a genuine 14-pointer though as H&F were our guests in Teddington.

The end result was a convincing 65-12 win for Quins leaving us 7 points clear at the top with 3 games to go.
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Quicker Quin on Sunday 10-Feb-2019, 09:31
For those who are interested, the Ams started yesterday having won 14/14 and 2 points clear of Hammersmith & Fulham at the top of the league.

Yesterday was a genuine 14-pointer though as H&F were our guests in Teddington.

The end result was a convincing 65-12 win for Quins leaving us 7 points clear at the top with 3 games to go.

You may find things a little more difficult next year in Division 2!
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Sunday 10-Feb-2019, 12:16
Good work!
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Yareet on Sunday 10-Feb-2019, 13:13
You may find things a little more difficult next year in Division 2!

If we do go up (promotion isn’t secured yet) we’d expect div 2 to be harder but hopefully we can do ourselves proud.
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Yareet on Sunday 10-Mar-2019, 18:04
To update the conversion, we won our last league game of the season yesterday. It meant we finished with 18 wins from 18 games and therefore finished as league champions.
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Quinten Poulsen on Sunday 10-Mar-2019, 18:43
Well done!
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Quicker Quin on Monday 11-Mar-2019, 07:36
To update the conversion, we won our last league game of the season yesterday. It meant we finished with 18 wins from 18 games and therefore finished as league champions.

Which included a couple of walk overs. Anyway well done.

If you go up to division 2, you should meet my club.....
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Yareet on Monday 11-Mar-2019, 07:56
Ah cool, QQ. Looking forward to hopefully seeing you next season. Who do you play for?

And yes a couple of WOs. Not ideal but I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a sad fact of amateur rugby life.

IMO, the geographical spread of a Middlesex league combined with the similarly broad spread of abilities means that teams can often struggle to raise enthusiasm (and therefore players) for certain games. The situation is felt even more acutely in a Herts/Middx league.
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: InsertQuinsPunHere on Monday 11-Mar-2019, 07:57
Nice work... Might start supporting you lot instead; after yesterday's effort by the professionals!
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Quicker Quin on Monday 11-Mar-2019, 08:03
Who do you play for?

And yes a couple of WOs. Not ideal but I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a sad fact of amateur rugby life.



Cough!

My playing days are, sadly over. Fortunately not playing has given me a spread of expertise and opinion which I lacked before....

As you say the WO is quite a sad and common feature of rugby at this level. So many clubs are really teetering on the brink. a subject for another thread, perhaps?
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Yareet on Monday 11-Mar-2019, 08:12
Cough!

My playing days are, sadly over. Fortunately not playing has given me a spread of expertise and opinion which I lacked before....

Sounds like you should be a ref, Quicks 😁
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Quicker Quin on Monday 11-Mar-2019, 08:19
I think Head Pontificator is the role for which i am best suited and qualified!
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Cookie on Monday 11-Mar-2019, 08:46
To update the conversion, we won our last league game of the season yesterday. It meant we finished with 18 wins from 18 games and therefore finished as league champions.

So, back in the proper leagues next season, surely?
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Quicker Quin on Monday 11-Mar-2019, 09:08
So, back in the proper leagues next season, surely?

Don't think so.

https://tinyurl.com/y59f5b4x

Quins Amateurs are in Division 3. (select the appropriate division in the little box) you can see results, fixtures and table.
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: deadlyfrom5yardsout on Monday 11-Mar-2019, 11:06
COYQA!
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: T-Bone on Monday 11-Mar-2019, 11:09
Congratulations
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Cookie on Monday 11-Mar-2019, 11:22
Don't think so.

https://tinyurl.com/y59f5b4x

Quins Amateurs are in Division 3. (select the appropriate division in the little box) you can see results, fixtures and table.

It's not how it works. They dropped 4 levels from last season to this by dropping out of the leagues (hence the 18/18). They need to reapply to join the league system.
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Quinky on Monday 11-Mar-2019, 12:43
Cough!

My playing days are, sadly over. Fortunately not playing has given me a spread of expertise and opinion which I lacked before....



When I first retired, I gained more of a spread of waistline... unlike the svelte thing that I am now of course...
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Chipstead Quin on Monday 11-Mar-2019, 13:57
Hopefully they can apply to rejoin the Leagues , not sure which one , would it be Herts/ Middx 2 ? , that's where Sarries Amateurs are now .
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Cookie on Monday 11-Mar-2019, 14:10
It would be HM2, which they were in last year. Sarries are in HM1. They're clearly are in the wrong league. As has been said before, they W1 L1 against our 1XV last season and this season are in the same league as our 2XV whom they, unsurprisingly, humped twice.
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Chipstead Quin on Monday 11-Mar-2019, 14:48
It would be HM2, which they were in last year. Sarries are in HM1. They're clearly are in the wrong league. As has been said before, they W1 L1 against our 1XV last season and this season are in the same league as our 2XV whom they, unsurprisingly, humped twice.

Ok thanks I thought it ought to be HM2 , but don't often see teams apply for status from the Merit Leagues  , although they should and possibly in time they could get a 2nd XV to play in the Merits .
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Bolly-Quin on Monday 11-Mar-2019, 15:16
When I first retired...

Have you retired more than once, Quinky? Anyway, call that a waistline? Thin as a rake!
Title: Re: Quins Amateurs
Post by: Yareet on Thursday 11-Apr-2019, 20:58
If you’re watching the Saints game on Saturday, the Ams will be playing at the Stoop afterwards. 6pm ko.