Essex Summer Rapid Knockout 2024

Entries

BARKING
BASILDON
BRENTWOOD A
Brentwood B
CHELMSFORD A
Chelmsford B
Loughton
WANSTEAD AKnockout Champions 2023
WANSTEAD B – Plate winners 2023
Wanstead C
Witham & Maldon – See Controller Decisions

Seeded teams in BOLD UPPERCASE

No entry from Writtle but two from Chelmsford. Brentwood return, with two teams, and we welcome Witham to the competition, playing at their new venue: Bethel Christian Fellowship Hall, 65 Church Street, Witham, CM8 2JP. See the Witham page for detailed directions and map.

With an odd number of entries there will be a Bye in Round 1 which goes by Rule to the Knockout Champions from 2023, WANSTEAD A. With five matches in Round 1, there will be two contested pairings in Round 2 and two Byes to the Semi-Final.

There will be a Plate Competition for teams which lose in Round 1.

Round 1 of the Plate competition will have one contested pairing in Round 1 with three Byes to the Plate Semi-Final. To preserve the structure which keeps teams from the same Club apart before the Final, the draw structure of the Plate competition will match the Knockout so that teams knocked out in R1 of the main competition will progress to the same place in the Plate as the winning team from each initial pairing, subject only to a possible difference in venue.

Prizes

In addition to the Sims Cup for the Knockout winners to hold for a year and the Knockout Plate for the Plate winners to hold for a year, the two winning teams will each receive a digital chess timer.

The Draw

The Draw has been published, giving rise to the following R1 pairings:

Match A: Brentwood B v WANSTEAD B
Match B: BASILDON v Wanstead C
Match C: CHELMSFORD A v Witham & Maldon
Match D: BARKING v Loughton
Match E: WANSTEAD A Bye to Match K (QF)
Match F: Chelmsford B v BRENTWOOD A

The team on the left of each pairing is at Home.

All team captains have been sent the full competition grid which is now on the Knockout Tables page.

Round dates

Knockout
R1 by Fri 28 Jun 2024;
R2 (QF) by Fri 2 Aug 2024;
SF by Fri 30 Aug 2024;
Final by Fri 27 Sep 2024

Plate
R1 (QF) by Fri 2 Aug 2024;
SF by Fri 30 Aug 2024;
Final by Fri 27 Sep 2024

All dates are inclusive.

The ECF LMS

The competition will be managed using the ECF LMS system.

EKO on ECF LMS

The Sims Cup

The Sims Cup

The Knockout Plate

The Knockout Plate

Links

EKO 2024 on ECF LMS

EKO 2024 Tables

EKO 2024 Rules


Fixtures

Round 1

17 June – Chelmsford B 1½-8½ BRENTWOOD A

18 June – Brentwood B 1½-8½ WANSTEAD B

19 June – CHELMSFORD A v Witham & Maldon

27 Jun 2024 – BASILDON v Wanstead C

*11 Jul 2024 – Barking v Loughton

*Date approved by Controller

Round 2 (QF)

BRENTWOOD A V WANSTEAD A