The Players’ Cup and Bill Laar Trophy

TrophyEach year, Cumnor Chess Club holds two tournaments: The Players’ Cup and the Bill Laar Trophy.

As the club now has players with a wide range of chess skill, we decided for 2015 it would be more fun for everyone if we split our traditional annual internal competition into two.

Our top-performing players (who typically play for the Cumnor 1 team) battle it out during the year, playing each other twice, to see how will win The Players’ Cup.

Meanwhile, the rest of the club plays each other once (whether you will play white or black is decided randomly at the start of each game) to be in with a chance of receiving the Bill Laar Trophy.

Previous Champions of the Players’ Cup
2007 Steven Bennett
2008 Gareth Stevens
2009 Scott Bower
2010 Scott Bower
2011 Gareth Stevens
2012 Mark Sayers
2013 Liam Glenn
2014 Simon Terrington
2015 Gareth Stevens
2016 Mark Sayers
2017…

Previous Champions of the Bill Laar Trophy
2015 Robin Carr
2016 David Sterrie
2017…

Latest standings

Here are the current standings in the two tournaments, as kindly maintained by Liam:

Cumnor Cup Trophy standings 2017

#NamePWDLPts
1Daniel54104.5
2Liam53023
3Gareth31111.5
4Simon10010
5Mark40000

Cumnor Cup fixtures 2017

 DanielGarethMarkLiamSimon
Danielx1-01-0
Gareth½-½x1-0
Mark0-1x0-1
Liam0-11-0x
Simon1-00-1x

Bill Laar Trophy standings 2017

#NamePWDLPts
1Steve75115.5
2Chris84315.5
3Graham64205
4David43013
5Marc43013
6Alan72133.5
7Leo31202
8Robert52032
9Robin41121.5
10Frida21011
11Pedro50050
12Allan50050

Bill Laar Trophy fixtures 2017

 AlanAllanAnnChrisDavidFridaGrahamLeoMarcPedroRobertRobinSteve
Alanxxx½-½0-1x1-0x0-1
Allan0-1xxxx0-1
Ann0-1x
Chrisx1-0x1-0½-½x0-11-01-0
David1-0x0-1x
Frida1-0xx
Grahamxxxx1-0xx
Leo1-0½-½xx
Marcxxx1-0x
Pedroxxxxxx0-1
Robert1-0x0-1x1-00-1
Robin½-½1-0xx0-1
Stevex0-1½-½1-0xxxx

Read about changes to the Players’ Cup for 2015, and the brand new Bill Laar Trophy tournament.