Ayrshire Senior

ENTRIES.

Stephen Heggie, Largs

Stephen Hamilton, Ayr

This event will take the form of a knockout tournament played over several months at venues arranged by the players themselves

 

Eligible players must be Ayrshire players (Ayrshire born or members of an Ayrshire club) and aged 50 years or over as at 30th September 2022 – the start of this season.

 

There will be a trophy awarded for best player aged over 50 and another trophy for best player aged over 65.

 

The event is aimed to run with 8 or 16 players giving a straight knockout format – however after issues and problems in previous years we know this may not happen so we have decided on the following format

 

Players will be seeded according to current grade at the start of the season with players given a seed number. 

 

One entry - he / she will win the event

Two entries - they will play for the title

Three entries - the two lowest seeded/graded players will play in round 1 and the winner will play the highest seeded / graded player in round 2

Four entries - top seeded players will play the lower seeded players in round 1

Five entries -  the lowest two players will play in round 1 and the winner will join the higher three players in round 2

Six entries  - the lowest four players will play in round 1 and the three winners will join the highest two players in round 2

Seven entries - the lowest six players will play in round 1 and the three winners will join the top seed in round 2.

Eight entries - top players will play the lower graded players in round 1 and the four winners will go through to round 2

Nine entries - the lowest two players will play in round 1 and the winner will join the other seven players in round 2

Ten entries - the lowest four players will play in round 1 and the two winners will join the other six in round 2

Eleven entries - the lowest six players will play in round 1 and the three winners will join the top five seeds in round 2

Twelve entries – the lowest eight players will play in round 1 and the four winners will join the top four seeds in round 2

Thirteen entries - the lowest ten players will play in round 1 and five winners join the top three seeds in round 2

Fourteen entries – the lowest twelve players will play in round 1 and the six winners join the top two seeds in round 2

Fifteen entries - the lowest fourteen players will play in round 1 and the seven winners will join the top seed in round 2

Sixteen entries - all players will play in round 1 in seeded order – top half against bottom half

 

 

 

 

The draw will be done at the start of each month and the players advised who they are playing – they should then arrange to play the match at a venue that is agreed by both players

 

Time controls – Players will have a choice to play with one of two possible time controls (A) Matches will be played with all moves in 1 hour and 25 minutes or (B) matches will be played with all moves in 60 minutes with a time increment of 10 second starting with move 1

 

If this game results in a draw then the players will play a 30 minute allegro / quickplay game

If this match is a draw then they will play an Armageddon game with 3 minutes plus 2 second increment for time control where a draw results in a win for black.

 

The first match will be submitted for main list grading and if played the Allegro game will go to the Allegro grading list. The Armageddon game will NOT be graded.

 

Colours – players will draw for colours on the night of the match.

 

If the first game is drawn then the colours are reversed for the Allegro game and if drawn they are reversed again for the Armageddon game

 

Results then to be notified to the Controller

 

Entries and controller:     John Montgomery, 4 Barbeth Place, Girdle Toll, Irvine KA11 1QL                     

Tel 01294-221486   Email john.montgomery@btinternet.com

 

Entry fees :    £5.00 per player payable to Ayrshire Chess Association

                        No discounts

                       

Entries accepted until 26th May 2023

 

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Return to :   John Montgomery  Telephone  01294-221486

email           John.Montgomery@btinternet.com