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 Daniel Varney
2018 Mark Sayers
2019 …

Previous Champions of the Bill Laar Trophy
2015 Robin Carr
2016 David Sterrie
2017 Steve Bennett
2018 Robert Steel
2019 …

Latest standings

Here are the current standings in the two tournaments, as kindly maintained by Liam last updated 21/02/19:

#NamePlayedWinDrawLossPoints
1Nigel22002
2Eldar11001
3Nick21011
4Ian21011
5Mark31021
6Gareth20020
#NamePlayedWinDrawLossPoints
1Graham11001
2Ann00000
3Chris00000
4Eddie00000
5Matt00000
6Pedro00000
7Robert00000
8Robin00000
9Steve00000
10Alan10010

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