The Brunel Trophy 2023


The 2023 tournament draws and results

The 2023 tournament rules

The 2023 tournament draws and results

The draw for the first round of the 2023 Brunel Trophy was made on Tuesday, January 31st.
Matches are to be completed by March 6th.
It reads (complete with results to February 2nd and number of lives remaining in parentheses):
Mandy Macdonald (2) received a bye
Ed Turner (2) versus Cliff Blofield (2)
Simon Hughes (2) versus Tim Line (2)
Jim Green (2) versus Larry Deferville (2)
Jake Mochnacz (2) versus Matt Sharp (2)
Andy Zographou (2) versus Adam Sinclair (2)
Robin Gunney (2) beat Kylie Hedges (1)
Safi Tracy (2) versus Michael Petrakas (2)
Hemal Getalal (2) versus Simon Tracy (2)
Cynthia Roberts (2) versus Simon Baker (2)
Kev Peters (2) versus Hazel Harper (2)
Chris Hughes (2) versus Stephen Little (2)
Frank Jones (2) versus James Lintell-Smith (2)
Phil Charlton (2) versus Ian Hedges (2)
Nick Barham (2) versus Natalie Singh (2)
Rosemary Whitehouse (2) versus Gaz Owen (2)
Andy Boysan (2) versus Mike Smith (2)
Eamonn Reay (2) versus Chris Rogers (2)
Warner Solomon (2) versus Alan Joicey (2)
Steffen Nowak (2) versus Richard Davies (2)
Steve Morris (2) versus Richard Owsley (2)
Pearl Foster (2) versus Gerald Whitehouse (2)
Simonetta Herrera (2) versus Steve Pickard (2)
Paul Watts (2) versus Ian Tarr (2)
Neil Young (2) versus Elias Hamati (2)
George Georgiou (2) versus Cecilia Rogers (2)

The 2023 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 on January 29th, 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 (i.e. when there is an odd number of survivors), 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 1,270, made up from the following elements:
Sponsor's basic prize fund: 250;
Entry fee elements to be paid by the players: 1,020 (from 51 entrants).
The total fund will be divided amongst the top five players, as follows: 1st 600; 2nd 300; 3rd 190; 4th 120; 5th 60.
In the event of players finishing equal the prizes will be shared between those players.

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