The Brunel Trophy 2021


2022 qualification standings

The qualification process for the 2022 tournament

The 2022 tournament draws and results

The 2022 tournament rules

2022 qualification standings

Qualification race: during 2021 for 2022

The number of points gained by each individual player as at January 21st is:
3: Hazel Boucher, Roland Herrera, Simonetta Herrera, Tim Line, Gaz Owen, Kev Peters, Dave Pym, Matt Reekie-Black, Cynthia Roberts, Warner Solomon.
2: Ian Anderson, Andy Boysan, John Curran, Adrian Farthing, Robin Gunney, Chris Hughes, Alan Joicey, Frank Jones, Stephen Little, Mandy Macdonald, Steve Morris, Ian Tarr, David Tyrrell.
1: Nick Barham, Cliff Blofield, Carwyn Jenkins, James Newman, Cecilia Sparke, Safi Tracy, Simon Tracy, Paul Watts.
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The qualification process for the 2022 tournament

For competitions entered during the whole of 2021, points are awarded as follows:
  • For any of the following Thursday tournaments (Monthly Grand Prix, GP20, GP10, Handicap Trophy, Speedgammon GP, Freeroll GP, Intermediates Trophy, Consulting Doubles Championship, Christmas Fizz Tournament): 1 point for every event entered.
  • Participation in the 2021 Brunel Trophy: 1 point.
The players gaining the most qualification points will augment players who have qualified via the following eighteen achievements:
2021 Brunel Trophy winner () and runner-up (); 2021 Premier One champion () and runner-up (); 2021 Bristol Masters winner () and runner-up (); 2021 Bristol Grand Prix winner () and runner-up (); 2021 Premier Two Blue champion (); 2021 Premier Two Red champion (); 2021 Premier Three Green champion (); 2021 Premier Three Yellow champion (); 2021 Conference champion (); 2021 GP20 champion (); 2021 GP10 champion (); 2021 Freeroll GP champion (); 2021 Speedgammon GP champion (); 2021 Handicap Trophy champion (). 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.

The 2022 tournament draws and results

Draws and results will be updated here during 2022.

The 2022 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 approximately 1,050 (assuming 40 entrants, although hopefully more), 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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