Sunday, 29 September 2019

Project 30: Year 3, Round One

I am pleased to confirm the return of the two main Project 30 tournaments for 2019-20.

The draw for the first round of both events was made immediately after yesterday's Mike Closs Memorial Tournament, with one draw being made by the players and the other by Evie and Jessica, two local juniors who happened to be on hand at The Keys.

Project 30 KO Tournament

Each of the rounds will feature one game played at the normal time limit (36 moves in 90 minutes followed by an extra 15 minutes on each clock to play to a finish). Colours will be decided immediately before the games in the usual fashion.

Drawn games will require a replay with colours reversed, which can be played at any time limit agreed by both opponents. If both players cannot reach agreement the aforementioned timings will be used.

Round 1 Pairings

Matt Jackman v Peter Harker

Paul Weightman v John Garnett

Graham Edwards v Kevin Waterman

Richard Harris v Mike Creaney 

Sean Cassidy v Rayelynn Posadas

David Baillie v Sean Marsh

Mike Pointon v Royce Parker

Project 30 Rapidplay Championship

The first round will feature two games will be played (one with each colour) with 30 minutes on each clock. Players winning their mini-matches will progress to the next round. Players losing their mini-matches will be eliminated. In the event of a 1-1 tie, the players will contest two five-minute games and keep on doing so if further scores of 1-1 are recorded.

The second round will feature Rapidplay matches of four games, the semi-final will feature six games and the final will feature eight games, with all of these rounds following the same tiebreak method as the first round (if required).

The number of players in the Rapidplay event has doubled this year and a number of players will be making their Project 30 debuts.

Round 1 Pairings

David Baillie v Matt Jackman

Paul Weightman v Richard Harris

Graham Edwards v Mike Pointon

Mike Creaney v Sean Cassidy

John Garnett v Sean Marsh

Rayelynn Posadas v Royce Parker

Peter Harker v Kevin Waterman

The games in both sections need to be played by the end of November 2019.

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