## Handicap knockout tournament 2005–06

This is a rapidplay tournament for teams of three players. Players are handicapped by time, depending on the difference in grade between the players.

Eighteen teams entered the 2005–06 competition, which was won by Bigmat Yobs (Gambit), who defeated The League Champions (Mansfield) 5½–3½ in the final.

Preliminary round | Round 1 w/c 31 October |
Round 2 w/c 30 January |
Semi-final 6 March |
Final |
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H WN Illusion 3½ |
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A Bingham Bombers 5½ |
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H Bingham Bombers 2 |
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A Bigmat Yobs 7 |
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H Ashfield Astra 4½ |
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A Bigmat Yobs 4½ |
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H Newark B 4 |
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A Ashfield Astra 5 |
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H Fiveways 0 |
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A Bigmat Yobs 9 |
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H WN Daydream 4 |
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A Fiveways 5 |
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H Fiveways 5½ |
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A Ashfield Allstars 3½ |
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H Ashfield Allstars 5 |
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A Bunkers B 4 |
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H Bigmat Yobs 5½ |
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A The League Champions 3½ |
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H Gambit Boys 7½ |
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A WN Fantasy 1½ |
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H The League Champions 8 |
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A Gambit Boys 1 |
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H Newark A 4 |
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A The League Champions 5 |
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H WN Nightmare 3½ |
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A The League Champions 5½ |
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H WN Nightmare 8 |
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A Radcliffe Rockets 1 |
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H Bunkers A 3½ |
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A WN Nightmare 5½ |
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H University Wise Heads 3½ |
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A Bunkers A 5½ |
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H Ashfield Academicals 2½ |
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A University Wise Heads 6½ |
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WN = West Nottingham |

### Match details

#### Preliminary round

West Nottingham Illusion | B1 | B2 | B3 | Total | ||
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A1 | Williamson, E. | (96) | 0 | ½ | 0 | ½ |

A2 | Needham, R. | (55) | 1 | 0 | 1 | 2 |

A3 | Clegg, T. | (49) | 0 | 1 | 0 | 1 |

3½ |
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Bingham Bombers | A1 | A2 | A3 | |||

B1 | London, N. | (133) | 1 | 0 | 1 | 2 |

B2 | Nailard, M. | (121) | ½ | 1 | 0 | 1½ |

B3 | Redburn, B. | (95) | 1 | 0 | 1 | 2 |

5½ |

Ashfield Academicals | B1 | B2 | B3 | Total | ||
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A1 | Taylor, R. | (124) | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 |

A2 | Sayer, R. | (109) | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 |

A3 | Dyce, R. | (86) | 0 | ½ | 0 | ½ |

2½ |
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University Wise Heads | A1 | A2 | A3 | |||

B1 | Emanuel, J. | (164) | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 |

B2 | Billingham, J. | (155) | 1 | 1 | ½ | 2½ |

B3 | Jones, D. | (121) | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 |

6½ |

#### Round 1

Bingham Bombers | B1 | B2 | B3 | Total | ||
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A1 | London, N. | (131) | 0 | 0 | ½ | ½ |

A2 | Nailard, M. | (121) | ½ | 0 | 0 | ½ |

A3 | Redburn, B. | (95) | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 |

2 |
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Bigmat Yobs | A1 | A2 | A3 | |||

B1 | Barnes, M. | (190) | 1 | ½ | 1 | 2½ |

B2 | Sudar, D. | (131) | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 |

B3 | Prescott, J. | (102) | ½ | 1 | 0 | 1½ |

7 |

Newark B | B1 | B2 | B3 | Total | ||
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A1 | Myers, R. | (107) | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 |

A2 | Harper, G. | (78) | 1 | 0 | 0 | 1 |

A3 | Clurrow, G. | (–) | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

4 |
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Ashfield Astra | A1 | A2 | A3 | |||

B1 | Halfpenny, G. | (175) | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 |

B2 | Webster, R. | (154) | 0 | 1 | 1 | 2 |

B3 | Morgan, D. P. | (128) | 0 | 1 | 1 | 2 |

5 |

Fiveways | B1 | B2 | B3 | Total | ||
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A1 | Flynn, D. | (137) | 0 | 1 | 1 | 2 |

A2 | Best, I. | (116) | 0 | ½ | 1 | 1½ |

A3 | Thorsen, A. | (104) | ½ | 0 | 1 | 1½ |

5 |
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West Nottingham Daydream | A1 | A2 | A3 | |||

B1 | Grewal, B. | (178) | 1 | 1 | ½ | 2½ |

B2 | Collins, J. | (136) | 0 | ½ | 1 | 1½ |

B3 | Willoughby, R. | (111) | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

4 |

Bunkers B | B1 | B2 | B3 | Total | ||
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A1 | Moore, M. | (88) | 0 | ½ | ½ | 1 |

A2 | Chubb, A. | (66) | 1 | ½ | 0 | 1½ |

A3 | Blampied, D. | (66) | 1 | 0 | ½ | 1½ |

4 |
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Ashfield Allstars | A1 | A2 | A3 | |||

B1 | Morrey, A. | (108) | 1 | 0 | 0 | 1 |

B2 | Jackson, M. | (108) | ½ | ½ | 1 | 2 |

B3 | Potter, C. | (87) | ½ | 1 | ½ | 2 |

5 |

West Nottingham Fantasy | B1 | B2 | B3 | Total | ||
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A1 | Lin, D. | (104) | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

A2 | Day, J. | (99) | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 |

A3 | Crawley, J. | (78) | 0 | 0 | ½ | ½ |

1½ |
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Gambit Boys | A1 | A2 | A3 | |||

B1 | Mercs, P. | (172) | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 |

B2 | Roper, K. | (125) | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 |

B3 | Carlton, A. | (121) | 1 | 0 | ½ | 1½ |

7½ |

B1 | B2 | B3 | Total | |||
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A1 | Wollerton, G. | (132) | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

A2 | Blake, R. | (133) | 1 | 1 | 0 | 2 |

A3 | Combie, A. | (126) | ½ | ½ | 1 | 2 |

4 |
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The League Champions | A1 | A2 | A3 | |||

B1 | Morrison, K. | (159) | 1 | 0 | ½ | 1½ |

B2 | Tait, J. A. | (194) | 1 | 1 | ½ | 2½ |

B3 | Wagenbach, J. | (133) | 1 | 0 | 0 | 1 |

5 |

West Nottingham Nightmare | B1 | B2 | B3 | Total | ||
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A1 | Nguyen, M. N. | (145e) | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 |

A2 | Kingston, I. | (144) | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 |

A3 | Burley, P. | (115) | ½ | 1 | ½ | 2 |

8 |
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Radcliffe Rockets | A1 | A2 | A3 | |||

B1 | Day, T. | (154) | 0 | 0 | ½ | ½ |

B2 | Murfet, G. | (131) | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

B3 | Taylor, M. | (126) | 0 | 0 | ½ | ½ |

1 |

University Wise Heads | B1 | B2 | B3 | Total | ||
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A1 | Posazhennikov, A. | (193) | 0 | 1 | 1 | 2 |

A2 | Jones, D. | (121) | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

A3 | Hamby, S. | (97) | 0 | ½ | 1 | 1½ |

3½ |
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Bunkers A | A1 | A2 | A3 | |||

B1 | Harrison, J. | (153) | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 |

B2 | Harvey, K. | (138) | 0 | 1 | ½ | 1½ |

B3 | Radford, M. | (120) | 0 | 1 | 0 | 1 |

5½ |

#### Round 2

Bigmat Yobs | B1 | B2 | B3 | Total | ||
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A1 | Barnes, M. | (190) | 1 | ½ | 1 | 2½ |

A2 | Wright, A. J. | (134) | 1 | 0 | 1 | 2 |

A3 | Gibson, G. | (99) | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

4½ |
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Ashfield Astra | A1 | A2 | A3 | |||

B1 | Halfpenny, G. | (175) | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 |

B2 | Webster, R. | (154) | ½ | 1 | 1 | 2½ |

B3 | Morgan, P. | (128) | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 |

4½ |
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Bigmat Yobs win as lower-graded team |

Ashfield Allstars | B1 | B2 | B3 | Total | ||
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A1 | Morrey, A. | (108) | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

A2 | Jackson, M. | (108) | ½ | 0 | 0 | ½ |

A3 | Potter, C. | (87) | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 |

3½ |
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Fiveways | A1 | A2 | A3 | |||

B1 | Flynn, D. | (137) | 1 | ½ | 0 | 1½ |

B2 | Bhayat, S. | (127) | 1 | 1 | 0 | 2 |

B3 | Thorsen, A. | (104) | 1 | 1 | 0 | 2 |

5½ |

Gambit Boys | B1 | B2 | B3 | Total | ||
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A1 | Mercs, P. | (172) | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 |

A2 | Roper, K. | (126) | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

A3 | Carlton, A. | (121) | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

1 |
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The League Champions | A1 | A2 | A3 | |||

B1 | Tait, J. | (194) | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 |

B2 | Morrison, K. | (159) | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 |

B3 | Wagenbach, J. | (133) | 0 | 1 | 1 | 2 |

8 |

Bunkers A | B1 | B2 | B3 | Total | ||
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A1 | Brameld, K. | (142) | 1 | 0 | 1 | 2 |

A2 | Harvey, K. | (138) | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

A3 | Radford, M. | (120) | 0 | 1 | ½ | 1½ |

3½ |
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West Nottingham Nightmare | A1 | A2 | A3 | |||

B1 | Nguyen, M. N. | (175e) | 0 | 1 | 1 | 2 |

B2 | Kingston, I. | (144) | 1 | 1 | 0 | 2 |

B3 | Burley, P. | (115) | 0 | 1 | ½ | 1½ |

5½ |

#### Semi-finals

Fiveways | B1 | B2 | B3 | Total | ||
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A1 | Flynn, D. | (136) | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

A2 | Bhayat, S. | (127) | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

A3 | Thorsen, A. | (104) | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

0 |
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Bigmat Yobs | A1 | A2 | A3 | |||

B1 | Barnes, M. | (190) | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 |

B2 | Wright, A. J. | (134) | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 |

B3 | Sudar, D. | (131) | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 |

9 |

West Nottingham Nightmare | B1 | B2 | B3 | Total | ||
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A1 | Kingston, I. | (144) | 0 | 1 | 0 | 1 |

A2 | Keetley, M. | (137) | ½ | 1 | 0 | 1½ |

A3 | Burley, P. | (115) | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 |

3½ |
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The League Champions | A1 | A2 | A3 | |||

B1 | Tait, J. | (194) | 1 | ½ | 1 | 2½ |

B2 | Morrison, K. | (159) | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 |

B3 | Wagenbach, J. | (133) | 1 | 1 | 0 | 2 |

5½ |

#### Final

Bigmat Yobs | B1 | B2 | B3 | Total | ||
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A1 | Barnes, M. | (190) | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 |

A2 | Wright, A. J. | (134) | 1 | 1 | ½ | 2½ |

A3 | Sudar, D. | (131) | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 |

5½ |
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The League Champions | A1 | A2 | A3 | |||

B1 | Tait, J. | (194) | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 |

B2 | Morrison, K. | (159) | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 |

B3 | Wagenbach, J. | (133) | 0 | ½ | 1 | 1½ |

3½ |

### Rules

#### Teams

Each team consists of three players who play all opposition team members. Each club may enter as many separate teams but no person may play for more than one team.

#### Players

If a player does not have a current grade, the captain should contact the controller before the match so that a suitable estimate can be used.

#### Format

The competition will be a straight knockout with a prearranged match draw. Round one is in week commencing 31 October. Round 2, week commending 30 January. Depending on entries, a preliminary round may be held before 31 October.

Each match will consist of 9 games with each player having 3 games with a total time limit of 40 minutes per game split between the two players. A gap of 5–10 minutes should be allowed between games.

The teams should be listed in grade order; the team with the lower total grade will be team A and the higher team B.

The pairings will be:

Game 1: |
B3 v A1 | A2 v B1 | A3 v B2 |

Game 2: |
B2 v A1 | A2 v B3 | B1 v A3 |

Game 3: |
A1 v B1 | B2 v A2 | A3 v B3 |

The players start with a nominal 20 minutes each and the time handicap will adjust it as follows:

Grading diff. | Lower graded | Higher graded |
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0–4 | 20 | 20 |

5–8 | 21 | 19 |

9–12 | 22 | 18 |

13–16 | 23 | 17 |

17–20 | 24 | 16 |

21–24 | 25 | 15 |

25–28 | 26 | 14 |

29–32 | 27 | 13 |

33–36 | 28 | 12 |

37–40 | 29 | 11 |

41–44 | 30 | 10 |

45–48 | 31 | 9 |

49+ | 32 | 8 |

An example: In the match of Bloggs v Smiths, Fred Bloggs (Grade 99) plays Sam Smith (Grade 75) and so has 15 minutes v Sam’s 25 minutes. Fred then plays Sarah Smith Grade 129 and has 27 minutes v Sarah’s 13 minutes.

In the event of a draw the lower graded team will win. The winning team must send the result to the controller within seven days.