Essex Summer Rapid Knockout 2022

The Knockout returns!

Last played in 2019, the Knockout is back. Following the successful return of the Essex League, the summer Rapid Knockout takes its place to supply team competition throughout the summer months.

Everything as it was in 2019 including the entry fees.

The following teams are competing in the 2022 competition:

Barking A
Barking B
Basildon
Ilford
Loughton
Thurrock
Wanstead A
Wanstead B – Knockout Champions 2019
Wanstead C
Writtle

Format is unchanged: five board teams, each match two rounds of G20+10.

There is a Plate competition for teams losing their first round match.

Round dates, fixtures to be played by:
R1 by Fri 8 July;
R2 (QF) by Fri 29 July extended to 3 August;
SF by Fri 2 September;
Final by Fri 30 September.
Dates are inclusive but provisional.

The Plate dates will follow the above dates from “R2” onwards.

The Knockout 2022 is now using the ECF LMS for data capture and Rapid rating purposes; the Knockout and the Plate are separate events within the ECA organisation – links below.

Link to: Competition Tables | KO on ECF LMS | Plate on ECF LMS

The Sims Cup
The Sims Cup

FIXTURES

Knockout

Round 1

13 Jun – Ilford 4-6 BARKING A
28 Jun – WANSTEAD A 8½-1½ Barking B
29 Jun – LOUGHTON v Wanstead C
30 Jun – BASILDON v Wanstead B
6 Jul – Thurrock ½-9½ WRITTLE

Round 2 (QF)

3 Aug – WRITTLE 6-4 LOUGHTON

WANSTEAD A, BASILDON and BARKING A each have a Bye to the Semi-Finals.

Semi-Finals

24 Aug – WRITTLE v WANSTEAD A
1 Sep – BARKING A v BASILDON


Plate Competition

Round 1 (QF)

19 Jul – Wanstead C 5-5 Thurrock

Barking B, Wanstead B, Ilford each have a Bye to the Semi-Finals.

Semi-Finals

1 Sep – Barking B v Thurrock
2 Aug – Wanstead B 4½-5½ Ilford