The Brunel Trophy 2021


2021 qualification standings

The qualification process for the 2021 tournament

The 2021 tournament draws and results

The 2021 tournament rules

2021 qualification standings

Qualification race: during 2020 for 2021

The number of points gained by each individual player as at March 12th is:
11: Nick Barham, Andy Boysan, George Georgiou, Tim Line, Cynthia Roberts, Ian Tarr.
10: Daniel Eldridge, Roland Herrera, Simonetta Herrera.
8: Adrian Farthing, Steve Morris.
7: Robin Gunney, Alan Joicey, Adam Sinclair, David Tyrrell.
6: Ian Hedges, Stephen Little.
5: Simon Hughes, Gaz Owen, Richard Owsley.
4: George Devlin.
3: Tom Chapman, John Curran, Jim Green, Kian Sabet, Gerald Whitehouse, Rosemary Whitehouse.
2: Hazel Boucher, Chris Hughes, Steffen Nowak, Chris Rogers, Cecilia Sparke, Jordan White.
1: Marcel Bancroft, Iman Bayandorian, Eamon Devlin, Mary French, Garry Hutchinson, Michihito Kageyama, Mandy Macdonald, Kev Peters, Mansour Sedaghatpanah, Ed Turner, Tony Walters.
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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, 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 () and runner-up (); 2020 Premier One champion () and runner-up (); 2020 Bristol Masters winner () and runner-up (); 2020 Bristol Grand Prix winner () and runner-up (); 2020 Premier Two Blue champion (); 2020 Premier Two Red champion (); 2020 Premier Three champion (); 2020 Conference champion (subject to breaching the 20 points threshold during the season) (); 2020 GP30 champion (); 2020 GP10 champion (); 2020 Speedgammon champion (); 2020 Handicap Trophy champion (). These players will be shown in BLOCK CAPITALS in the list above.
There will also be at least four "Director's Picks" to augment the field.

The 2021 tournament draws and results

Draws and results will be updated here during 2021.

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 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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