The Knock-Out Tournament 2021

Tournament organiser Steve Dunleavy announces the start of this year’s Knock-Out Tournament. There are 20 players at the start, four of which will be eliminated in the Preliminary Round, and then Round 1 will start with 16 players. The number of players is then halved with each round. The games are to be played online on lichess.org.

Cheers! Steve Dunleavy raises a glass
Steve Dunleavy, Knock-out Tournament organiser

The Players

  1. Mike Whitford
  2. Steve Dunleavy
  3. John Kooner
  4. Dean Shaw
  5. Maha Chandar
  6. Andrew Vagg
  7. Patrick Pavey
  8. Joseph Henbury
  9. Kev Lamb
  10. Mike Henbury
  11. Graham Stuart
  12. Peter Przybycin (Defending Champion)
  13. Geoffrey Parish
  14. Rob Strachan
  15. Rose Saunders
  16. Steve Saunders
  17. Sam Murphy
  18. Rob Sims
  19. Nobby George
  20. Don Creasey

Preliminary Round

There will be 4 games played in the preliminary round. This will reduce the number to 16 (-8-4-2 thereafter)

DEAR ALL THE DRAW FOR THE ABOVE HAS BEEN MADE AND IS AS FOLLOWS:

  • Joseph Henbury vs Peter Przybycin
  • Rose Saunders vs Maha Chandar
  • John Kooner vs Sam Murphy
  • Nobby George vs Patrick Pavey

Knock-out Tournament 2021 Rules

PLEASE ALSO TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING;

1) The player named first plays with white

2) All games to be played on lichess with the clocks set at 90 minutes for both players

3) All games to be played within the next 3 weeks (on or before 23rd May)

4) In the event of a draw players can either a) agree to play a rapid play game on the same night (duration to be agreed by both players) or b) play another 90-minute game before the 23rd May; in any replay games the colours will be reversed

5) Could I please be notified of the result immediately after the game has concluded to allow me to prepare to make the round 1 draw on Sunday 23rd May 2021

Steve Dunleavy, May 2021

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