The Brunel Trophy 2019


2019 qualification standings

The qualification process for the 2019 tournament

The 2019 tournament draws and results

The 2019 tournament rules

2019 qualification standings

Qualification race: during 2018 for 2019

The number of points gained by each individual player as at September 20th is:
30: Roland Herrera, Simonetta Herrera; Ian Tarr.
28: Stephen Little.
27: Daniel Eldridge, Alex Hodge, Tim Line.
26: Cynthia Roberts.
25: Steve Morris.
23: Nick Barham.
21: Gaz Owen.
20: Adam Sinclair.
19: Richard Owsley.
14: Simon Hughes.
12: Tony Walters.
11: Chris Rogers.
8: John Curran, Ian Hedges.
7: Jordan White.
6: Chris Hughes, Mandy Macdonald.
4: Cecilia Sparke.
3: Jason Champion, Tom Chapman, Adrian Farthing, Jim Green, Rufus Rozelaar, Ed Turner.
2: Ian Anderson, Simon Baker, Cliff Blofield, Marcus Evans, Wayne Felton, Frank Jones.
1: Giles Ashton, Richard Biddle, John Chester, Anna Clarke, Derek Clew, Miles Farren, Elias Hamati; Mike Kleinsteuber, Jerry Limb, Mathew Nicholls, Fred North, Steffen Nowak, Luke Owen, Jysen Quah, Hugh Swann, Damian Thomson, David Wilson.

The qualification process for the 2019 tournament

For competitions entered during the whole of 2018, points are awarded as follows:
  • 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.
The players gaining the most qualification points will augment players who have qualified via the following sixteen achievements:
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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