Thursday, 23 January 2020

Project 30, Year 3: Semi-finals

The draws for the semi-finals of the two main Project 30 tournaments have now been made by star juniors Evie and Jessica.

Royce Parker defeated Kevin Waterman in the last remaining quarter-final game of the KO tournament and we now have these pairings:

Matt Jackman v Royce Parker

Richard Harris v Sean Marsh

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.

The Rapidplay semifinals will be played with these pairings:

Mike Pointon v Peter Harker

Matt Jackman v Sean Marsh

This round will feature six games (three 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 3-3 tie, the players will contest two five-minute games and keep on doing so if further scores of 1-1 are recorded.

The final will feature eight games, with all of these rounds following the same tiebreak method as the other rounds (if required).

The games in both sections need to be played by the end of April 2020.

The full Quarter-final results can be found here.

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