The Brunel Trophy 2019
2019 qualification standings
Qualification race: during 2018 for 2019
The number of points gained by each individual player as at May 17th is:
17: Alex Hodge.
15: Roland Herrera, Simonetta Herrera, Ian Tarr.
14: Daniel Eldridge, Stephen Little.
13: Nick Barham, Tim Line, Adam Sinclair.
12: Steve Morris, Richard Owsley, Cynthia Roberts
10: Simon Hughes, Gaz Owen.
6: Ian Hedges, Chris Rogers, Tony Walters.
5: Chris Hughes.
4: Jordan White.
3: Mandy Macdonald, Rufus Rozelaar, Ed Turner.
2: Ian Anderson, Simon Baker, Jason Champion, Tom Chapman, Jim Green, Cecilia Sparke.
1: Giles Ashton, Cliff Blofield, John Chester, Anna Clarke, Derek Clew, John Curran, Marcus Evans, Miles Farren, Frank Jones, Mike Kleinsteuber, Jerry Limb, Fred North, Steffen Nowak, Jysen Quah, Hugh Swann.
The qualification process for the 2019 tournament
For competitions entered during the whole of 2018, points are awarded as follows:
The players gaining the most qualification points will augment players who have qualified via the following sixteen achievements:
- For any of the following Thursday tournaments (Monthly Grand Prix, GP30, GP5, Handicap Trophy, Speedgammon GP, Intermediates Trophy, Consulting Doubles Championship, Christmas Fizz Tournament): 1 point for every event entered.
- Participation in the 2018 Brunel Trophy: 1 point.
2018 Brunel Trophy winner () and runner-up (); 2018 Premier One champion () and runner-up (); 2018 Bristol Masters winner () and runner-up (); 2018 Bristol Grand Prix winner () and runner-up (); 2018 Premier Two Blue champion (); 2018 Premier Two Red champion (); 2018 Premier Three champion (); 2018 Conference champion (); 2018 GP30 champion (); 2018 GP5 champion (); 2018 Speedgammon champion (); 2018 Handicap Trophy champion (). These players will be shown in BLOCK CAPITALS in the list above.
There will also be at least three "Director's Picks" to augment the field.
The 2019 tournament draws and results
Draws and results will be updated here during 2019.
The 2019 tournament rules
All matches in the competition are to be played to 11 points.
The competition features a revolutionary double elimination format -- read on.
Draws are to be made, starting with the first round draw in February, every 5 weeks or so -- next scheduled draw date to be announced when the current draw has been made.
No previously drawn pairings will be allowed, unless this should become unavoidable late in the competition.
Results not reported by the time of the next draw shall be deemed a defeat for both players unless evidence is presented to the Director which demonstrates that blame can be attributed to one of the players rather than both.
Players losing for the first time in the competition stay in for the next draw.
Players losing for a second time are eliminated.
Where a bye is needed, this will be awarded to the player who has lost fewest matches in the competition so far. Where a tie-break is needed, this will be decided by the number of wins achieved in the competition by all of a player's opponents. In the event of two or more equal records, this will be subject to a draw.
No player will receive more than one bye during the competition, unless all remaining players have already received one.
Ties are then continued until all bar one player has lost twice.
That remaining player is the winner.
The total prize pool amounts to £1,050, made up from the following elements:
Sponsor's basic prize fund: £250;
Entry fee elements to be paid by the players: £800. (This will include entry fees for intermediate qualifiers, which the sponsor will pay in full).
The total will be divided amongst the top five players, as follows: 1st £500; 2nd £250; 3rd £150; 4th £100; 5th £50.
In the event of players finishing equal the prizes will be shared between those players.
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