Knockout 2018

Knockout 2018

ROUND 1

Forest Hall A  4 – 3½  Gosforth D

Morpeth C  3 – 3½  Forest Hall B

Forest Hall C  4½ – 2  Gosforth B

Gosforth C  3 – 2½  Forest Hall D

Tynemouth D v Forest Hall E

Alnwick v Leam Lane A
Gosforth A v South Shields
Leam Lane B v Morpeth B
Morpeth A v Jesmond

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ROUND 2

TROPHY

Forest Hall A

Forest Hall B

Forest Hall C

PLATE

Forest Hall D

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Competition format

Winners of Round 1 go into the Trophy, losers into the Plate, after which it is strict knockout.

Handicap system

Each team shall fall into one of five categories: Open, Major, Inter(mediate), Minor or Novice. A team’s category shall be determined by the grades of its players. For the purposes of this tournament:

If the grade of a team’s board 1 player is 120 or lower and the total grade of the team is 380 or lower, that team is Novice.

Otherwise, if the board 1 player is 140 or lower and the total is 470 or lower, the team is Minor.

Otherwise, if the board 1 player is 160 or lower and the total is 560 or lower, the team is Inter.

Otherwise, if the board 2 player is 160 or lower and the total is 650 or lower, the team is Major.

Otherwise, the team is Open. To summarise:

Category

Board 1 limitBoard 2 limitTeam limit
Opennonenonenone
Majornone160650
Inter160560
Minor140470
Novice120380

Where two teams are from different categories, the lower graded team shall receive one handicap point for each category their opponents are above them, plus one half point, to a maximum of 3½. Therefore:

Higher graded team

MinorInterMajorOpen

Lower graded team

Novice
Minorn/a
Intern/an/a
Majorn/an/an/a

 

Closing dates for rounds

The closing dates for reporting results in 2018 are as follows:

Round 1:                     Saturday 26th May

Round 2:                     Saturday 23rdJune

Quarter Finals:        Saturday 21stJuly

Semi Finals:              Saturday 18thAugust

Finals:                         Saturday 15thSeptember