Grand Prix Rules

 

Rules at 30/09/2011

 

The Essex Grand Prix this year is comprised of 5 tournaments

 

Ingatestone - October

Basildon - November

Colchester - January

South Woodham Ferrers - February

Saffron Walden - June

 

 

GP points are awarded according to the tournament section in which a player has played.

 

The multiplier used is different for each section.

 

Main Grand Prix

 

Multiplier for

GP Section contested

 

Section entered U9 U11 U14 U18

U6 x1

U8 x2 - - -

U9 x3 - - -

U10 x4 x2 - -

U11 x4 x3 - -

U12 x5 x4 x2 -

U14 x6 x5 x4 -

U18 x6 x6 x5 x4

 

U11 Girls' Grand Prix

 

Section entered GP Section Multiplier

U6 x1

U8 x2

U9 x3

U10 x4

U11 x4

U12 x5

U14 x6

U18 x7

 

There are 5 GP sections Under 9, Under 11, Girls Under 11, Under 14 and Under 18

 

Tie-Breaks - for use in all sections up to and including U14. Prizes will be shared in the U18 section.

 

The first tiebreak criterion in GP events is the sum of progressive scores.

 

The second criterion is head to head.

 

In the case where there are more than 2 tied players, then a system of plus and minus scores is used to determine order.

For example:

Player A, B and C all score 5 points. Only Player A and Player B have played each other and in that game Player A won. The scoring

is Player A +1 for winning, Player B -1 for a loss and Player C 0 for having no game. The medals would be distributed as follows :-

 

Gold - Player A

Silver - Player C

Bronze - Player B

 

If that fails to split the players, then the place will be shared.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other GP Rules

 

1. The player with the highest points total in the U9 Grand Prix will be awarded the title of Essex U9 Champion.

2. The player with the highest points total in the U11 Grand Prix will be awarded the title of Essex U11 Champion.

3. The Girl with the highest points total in the Girls U11 Grand Prix will be awarded the title of Essex Girls U11 Champion.

4. The player with the highest points total in the U14 Grand Prix will be awarded the title of Essex U14 Champion.

5. There will be one extra prize for every six entrants who have played in a minimum of two GP events.

6. For the Grand Prix the best 3 scores will count towards the total.

7. Players can only score GP points for their own GP age section but there is no restriction on entering older age sections within a tournament.

8. In the unlikely event that age sections are merged then GP Points will be adjusted accordingly.

9. In the event of a tie in one of the prize-wining positions, the tie-break will be the sum of the 2 best scores, followed by the best score.

10. The Manager of the Grand Prix will decide any matter not covered above.