The Brunel Trophy 2020


2020 qualification standings

The qualification process for the 2020 tournament

The 2020 tournament draws and results

The 2020 tournament rules

2020 qualification standings

Qualification race: during 2019 for 2020

The number of points gained by each individual player as at March 21st is:
11: Nick Barham, Andy Boysan, Ian Tarr.
10: Roland Herrera, Simonetta Herrera.
9: Daniel Eldridge, Tim Line, Stephen Little, Cynthia Roberts.
8: Steve Morris.
7: Adam Sinclair.
6: Ian Hedges, Richard Owsley.
5: Gaz Owen, Tony Walters.
4: Alex Hodge, Simon Hughes, Kev Peters.
2: Jason Champion, Tom Chapman, George Devlin, Mandy Macdonald, Chris Rogers, Cecilia Sparke.
1: Cliff Blofield, John Curran, Adrian Farthing, Chris Hughes, Gary Hutchinson, Dan Lowe, Steffen Nowak, Jordan White.
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The qualification process for the 2020 tournament

For competitions entered during the whole of 2019, points are awarded as follows:
  • For any of the following Thursday tournaments (Monthly Grand Prix, GP30, GP10, Handicap Trophy, Speedgammon GP, Intermediates Trophy, Consulting Doubles Championship, Christmas Fizz Tournament): 1 point for every event entered.
  • Participation in the 2019 Brunel Trophy: 1 point.
The players gaining the most qualification points will augment players who have qualified via the following sixteen achievements:
2019 Brunel Trophy winner () and runner-up (); 2019 Premier One champion () and runner-up (); 2019 Bristol Masters winner () and runner-up (); 2019 Bristol Grand Prix winner () and runner-up (); 2019 Premier Two Blue champion (); 2019 Premier Two Red champion (); 2019 Premier Three champion (); 2019 Conference champion (); 2019 GP30 champion (); 2019 GP10 champion (); 2019 Speedgammon champion (); 2019 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 2020 tournament draws and results

Draws and results will be updated here during 2020.

The 2020 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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