The Brunel Trophy 2021


The 2021 tournament draws and results

The 2021 tournament rules

2021 qualification standings

The qualification process for the 2021 tournament

The 2021 tournament draws and results

The draw for the seventh round of the 2021 Brunel Trophy was made on Sunday, August 29th.
Matches are to be completed by October 2nd.
It reads (complete with results to September 24th and number of lives remaining in parentheses):
Steve Morris (1) beat Peter Thistlewood (0)
Jim Green (2) versus Simon Tracy (1)
Tim Line (1) beat Alan Joicey (0)

The draw for the sixth round of the 2021 Brunel Trophy was made on Tuesday, July 27th.
Matches were to be completed by August 28th.
It read (complete with all results and number of lives remaining in parentheses):
Simon Tracy (1) beat Tim Line (1)
Jim Green (2) beat Peter Thistlewood (1)
Alan Joicey (1) beat Simonetta Herrera (0)
Steve Morris (1) beat Roland Herrera (0)

The draw for the fifth round of the 2021 Brunel Trophy was made on Sunday, June 20th.
Matches were to be completed by July 24th.
It read (complete with all results and number of lives remaining in parentheses):
Tim Line (2) beat George Georgiou (0)
Peter Thistlewood (2) beat Cynthia Roberts (0)
Simonetta Herrera (1) beat Cecilia Sparke (0)
Alan Joicey (1) beat Matt Reekie-Black (0)
Simon Tracy (1) beat Roland Herrera (1)
Steve Morris (1) beat Adam Sinclair (0)
Jim Green (2) beat Kev Peters (0)

The draw for the fourth round of the 2021 Brunel Trophy was made on Saturday, May 15th.
Matches were to be completed by June 19th.
It read (complete with all results and number of lives remaining in parentheses):
Simon Tracy (1) beat Andy Boysan (0)
Simonetta Herrera (1) beat Gaz Owen (0)
Roland Herrera (2) beat Cecilia Sparke (1)
Steve Morris (1) beat Nick Barham (0)
Cynthia Roberts (1) beat Adam Sinclair (1)
Peter Thistlewood (2) beat Safi Tracy (0)
Kev Peters (1) beat Jordan White (0)
Jim Green (2) beat Phil Charlton (0)
Tim Line (2) beat Ian Hedges (0)
Matt Reekie-Black (1) beat Ben Crowden (0)
Alan Joicey (1) beat Ismail Yilmaz (0)
George Georgiou (1) beat Chris Rogers (0)

The draw for the third round of the 2021 Brunel Trophy was made on Sunday, April 11th.
Matches were to be completed by May 15th.
It read (complete with all results and number of lives remaining in parentheses):
Tim Line (2) beat Matt Reekie-Black (1)
Peter Thistlewood (2) beat Ben Crowden (1)
Nick Barham (1) beat Simon Baker (0)
Cecilia Sparke (2) beat Simon Tracy (1)
Adam Sinclair (2) beat Andy Boysan (1)
Phil Charlton (1) beat Caroline Boulton (0)
Ismail Yilmaz (1) beat Neil Young (0)
Safi Tracy (1) beat Robin Gunney (0)
Alan Joicey (1) beat Kev Peters (1)
Ian Hedges (1) beat Daniel Eldridge (0)
Jordan White (1) beat Adrian Farthing (0)
Roland Herrera (2) beat James Lintell-Smith (0)
Steve Morris (1) beat Paul Watts (0)
Jim Green (2) beat Mandy Macdonald (0)
Gaz Owen (1) beat George Georgiou (1)
Chris Rogers (1) beat Richard Owsley (0)
Simonetta Herrera (1) beat Ian Tarr (0)
Cynthia Roberts (1) beat Rosemary Whitehouse (0)

The draw for the second round of the 2021 Brunel Trophy was made on Saturday, March 6th.
Matches were to be completed by April 10th.
It read (complete with results and number of lives remaining in parentheses):
Simon Tracy (2) received a bye
Kev Peters (2) beat Gerald Whitehouse (0)
Andy Boysan (2) beat Caroline Boulton (1)
James Lintell-Smith (1) beat Cynthia Roberts (1)
Adam Sinclair (2) beat Ian Tarr (1)
Ian Hedges (1) beat Phil Charlton (1)
Steve Morris (1) beat Steffen Nowak (0)
Ben Crowden (2) beat Chris Rogers (1)
Peter Thistlewood (2) beat Chris Hughes (0)
George Georgiou (2) beat Safi Tracy (1)
Robin Gunney (1) beat Paul Watts (1)
Simon Baker (1) beat Rosemary Whitehouse (1)
Tim Line (2) beat Stephen Little (0)
Jim Green (2) beat John Curran (0)
Neil Young (1) beat Frank Jones (0)
Daniel Eldridge (1) beat Simonetta Herrera (1)
Cecilia Sparke (2) beat Gaz Owen (1)
Roland Herrera (2) beat Simon Hughes (0)
Ismail Yilmaz (1) beat Eamonn Reay (0)
Richard Owsley (1) beat Hazel Boucher (0)
Matt Reekie-Black (2) beat Tom Chapman (0)
Jordan White (1) beat Mandy Macdonald (1)
Alan Joicey (1) beat Carwyn Jenkins (0)
Nick Barham (1) beat Adrian Farthing (1)

The draw for the first round of the 2021 Brunel Trophy was made on Saturday, January 30th.
Matches were to be completed by March 6th.
It read (complete with results):
Kev Peters received a bye
Chris Rogers beat Ismail Yilmaz
Gaz Owen beat Ian Hedges
Cecilia Sparke beat Daniel Eldridge
Ian Tarr beat Steffen Nowak
Phil Charlton beat Tom Chapman
Tim Line beat Frank Jones
Caroline Boulton beat Richard Owsley
Adam Sinclair beat Nick Barham
Adrian Farthing beat Chris Hughes
Andy Boysan beat James Lintell-Smith
Simon Tracy beat Steve Morris
George Georgiou beat Jordan White
Mandy Macdonald beat Stephen Little
Simonetta Herrera beat John Curran
Ben Crowden beat Simon Hughes
Paul Watts beat Eamonn Reay
Jim Green beat Robin Gunney
Roland Herrera beat Carwyn Jenkins
Peter Thistlewood beat Alan Joicey
Rosemary Whitehouse beat Hazel Boucher
Cynthia Roberts beat Gerald Whitehouse
Safi Tracy beat Simon Baker
Matt Reekie-Black beat Neil Young

The 2021 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 early 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 1,190, made up from the following elements:
Sponsor's basic prize fund: 250;
Entry fee elements to be paid by the players: 940. (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 550; 2nd 280; 3rd 180; 4th 120; 5th 60.
In the event of players finishing equal the prizes will be shared between those players.

2021 qualification standings

Qualification race: during 2020 for 2021

The number of points gained by each individual player as at December 17th was:
44: Tim Line, Cynthia Roberts.
40: SIMONETTA HERRERA.
39: ROLAND HERRERA.
38: ANDY BOYSAN, ALAN JOICEY.
36: Stephen Little.
35: KEV PETERS.
31: Steve Morris.
28: John Curran, Adrian Farthing.
27: ROBIN GUNNEY, Chris Hughes.
26: GAZ OWEN.
25: Ian Tarr, David Tyrrell.
24: Warner Solomon.
23: Mandy Macdonald.
22: GEORGE GEORGIOU.
20: DAVE PYM.
19: Gerald Whitehouse.
18: Rosemary Whitehouse.
17: Simon Tracy.
16: Nick Barham, Paul Watts.
15: Hazel Boucher, Adam Sinclair, Safi Tracy, Ismail Yilmaz.
13: Frank Jones.
12: Rosey Bensley, James Newman, Cecilia Sparke.
11: Simon Baker.
10: Ian Anderson, Yuri Cherkasenko, Daniel Eldridge, Jim Green.
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7: Ian Hedges, Mike Rodwell.
6: Simon Hughes, Richard Owsley, CHRIS ROGERS.
5: Cliff Blofield, Kat Cherkasenko, Ben Crowden, Mathew Nicholls.
4: George Devlin, Andrew Gay, Steffen Nowak, MATT REEKIE-BLACK.
3: Tom Chapman, Mark Dixon, Pat Holly, Kian Sabet, Jordan White.
2: Martha Beal, Caroline Boulton, Blaine Buchanan, Miles Farren, Mary French, Mike Smith, Rob Wills.
1: Marcel Bancroft, Iman Bayandorian, Phil Charlton, Eamon Devlin, Garry Hutchinson, Carwyn Jenkins, Michihito Kageyama, James Lintell-Smith, Stuart Mann, Eamonn Reay, Mansour Sedaghatpanah, Ed Turner, Tony Walters, Neil Young.
0: GARY PLANT.

The qualification process for the 2021 tournament

For competitions entered during the whole of 2020, points are awarded as follows:
  • For any of the following Thursday tournaments (Monthly Grand Prix, GP30, GP10, Handicap Trophy, Speedgammon GP, Freeroll GP, Intermediates Trophy, Consulting Doubles Championship, Christmas Fizz Tournament): 1 point for every event entered.
  • Participation in the 2020 Brunel Trophy: 1 point.
The players gaining the most qualification points will augment players who have qualified via the following sixteen achievements:
2020 Brunel Trophy winner (Andy Boysan) and runner-up (George Georgiou); 2020 Premier One champion (Chris Rogers) and runner-up (Gaz Owen); 2020 Bristol Masters winner (Alan Joicey) and runner-up (Simonetta Herrera); 2020 Bristol Grand Prix winner (Gaz Owen) and runner-up (Roland Herrera); 2020 Premier Two Blue champion (Kev Peters); 2020 Premier Two Red champion (Gary Plant); 2020 Premier Three champion (Robin Gunney); 2020 Conference champion (Matt Reekie-Black); 2020 GP30 champion (n/a in 2020); 2020 Freeroll GP champion (Dave Pym); 2020 GP10 champion (Gaz Owen); 2020 Speedgammon champion (n/a in 2020); 2020 Handicap Trophy champion (n/a in 2020). These players will be shown in BLOCK CAPITALS in the list above.
And intermediates who qualify, shown in italics, have their entry paid by the sponsor.
There will also be at least four "Director's Picks" to augment the field.


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