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The Grand Winks Cuppers Tournament 2017

Given the apparent level of interest, Cuppers has been decreed as the following format:

Teams are competing for the first prize kindly sponsored by Chase Distillery: four bottles of Williams Gin worth £140 and the coveted Cuppers Trophy.

Key: Eliminated teams greyed out, captains underscored.

Final

The final will be played at the start of Easter Term.

CU G&S Society The Excelleg Esteemed Association Croquet Society of the King's College of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas in Cambridge Elite Tiddlywinks Squadron First Team [sic]

Semi-Finals

Combustion14-14CU G&S Society
Matthias Schnellmann
Paul Hodgson
0*-7*Harley Jones
Martin Chan
Mauro Malizia
5-2Jonatan Rostén
Matthias Schnellmann
Paul Hodgson
6-1Jonatan Rostén
Martin Chan
Mauro Malizia
3-4Harley Jones
Captain's play-off
Martin Chan0*-7*Harley Jones
Selwyn8½-19½The Excelleg Esteemed Association Croquet Society of the King's College of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas in Cambridge Elite Tiddlywinks Squadron First Team [sic]
Toby Bruce
Megan Vaughan
2½-4½Conor Bacon
Cameron McCormack
Elinor Macnab
Sophie Sorkin
2-5Louis McBride
Sam Trueman
Toby Bruce
Megan Vaughan
0*-7*Louis McBride
Sam Trueman
Elinor Macnab
Sophie Sorkin
4-3Conor Bacon
Cameron McCormack
"Player of the match": Louis McBride for a convincing pot-out in rounds.

Qualifying round scores

League A
Combustion16-12Magdalene
Matthias Schnellmann
Mauro Malizia
5½-1½James Sturdy
Diana Paulding
Martin Chan
Kevin Dai
4-3Zachariah W.M. Bond
Richard Cowley
Matthias Schnellmann
Mauro Malizia
5-2Zachariah W.M. Bond
Richard Cowley
Martin Chan
Kevin Dai
1½-5½James Sturdy
Diana Paulding
"Player of the match": Mauro Malizia (substitute for Paul Hodgson) for long-distance, high-stakes potting and impressive squopping.
Magdalene12-0LAG-MNG-QI
Present12-0Default
LAG-MNG-QI cancelled "at the last minute"; Magdelene awarded the same points scored against Combustion
LAG-MNG-QI10½-17½Combustion
Miranda Robbins
Pedro Vallejo-Ramirez
1½-5½Matthias Schnellmann
Paul Hodgson
James Manton
Craig Russell
1-6Martin Chan
Kevin Dai
Miranda Robbins
Pedro Vallejo-Ramirez
6-1Martin Chan
Kevin Dai
James Manton
Craig Russell
2-5Matthias Schnellmann
Paul Hodgson
"Player of the match": Craig Russell for an excellent long-distance doubleton and free followed by a long-distance pot.
Totals
CombustionMagdaleneLAG-MNG-QI
33½2410½
League B
Fitz First9-19Selwyn
Ellie Matthews
Zoe Moore
1*-6*Toby Bruce
Elinor Macnab
Christopher Mellor
Maximilian Croci
3-4Megan Vaughan
(singles)
Ellie Matthews
Zoe Moore
4-3Megan Vaughan
Christopher Mellor
Maximilian Croci
1*-6*Toby Bruce
Elinor Macnab
"Player of the match": Ellie Matthews for capable potting under pressure.
Selwyn19-0CUED
Present19-0Default
CUED failed to appear to play as agreed on February 22nd; Selwyn awarded the same points scored against Fitz First
CUED0-9Fitz First
Default0-9Present
CUED failed to appear to play as agreed on February 22nd; Fitz First awarded the same points scored against Selwyn
Totals
Fitz FirstSelwynCUED
18380
League C
The Excelleg Esteemed Association Croquet Society of the King's College of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas in Cambridge Elite Tiddlywinks Squadron First Team [sic]9½-18½CU G&S Society
Cameron McCormack
Louis McBride
5-2Jonatan Rostén
(singles)
Sam Trueman
(singles)
0*-7*Harley Jones
(singles)
Cameron McCormack
Louis McBride
1*-6*Harley Jones
(singles)
Sam Trueman
(singles)
3½-3½Jonatan Rostén
(singles)
CU G&S Society23-5The Vets
Harley Jones
Jonny Whiting
5-2Katie Knowles
James Ireland
Ed Green
Jonatan Rostén
6-1Emily Frapwell
Laura Barlow
Harley Jones
Jonny Whiting
6*-1*Emily Frapwell
Laura Barlow
Ed Green
Jonatan Rostén
6*-1*Katie Knowles
James Ireland
"Player of the match": Laura Barlow for competent potting.
The Vets10½-17½The Excelleg Esteemed Association Croquet Society of the King's College of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas in Cambridge Elite Tiddlywinks Squadron First Team [sic]
James Ireland
(singles)
2½-4½Sam Trueman
Cameron McCormack
Emily Frapwell
(singles)
4-3Louis McBride
(singles)
James Ireland
(singles)
1-6Louis McBride
(singles)
Emily Frapwell
(singles)
3-4Sam Trueman
Cameron McCormack
"Player of the match": Louis McBride for a heroic pot-out attempt.
Totals
The Excelleg Esteemed Association Croquet Society of the King's College of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas in Cambridge Elite Tiddlywinks Squadron First Team [sic]CU G&S SocietyThe Vets
2741½15½

The Rules of Tiddlywinks Cuppers

  1. Tiddlywinks Rules:
    1. All matches will be played to full ETwA rules. Games must be held in the presence of a CUTwC Umpire whose decision on all matters of play is final. ETwA rules can be found at http://etwa.org/.
  2. Equipment:
    1. Teams must bring their own squidgers. CUTwC approved felt mats, winks and pots will be provided by the Umpire at each match.
    2. 2 suitable tables will be required in the chosen match location (see 3.v) for the matches to be played upon.
  3. Format:
    1. Tiddlywinks Cuppers takes the format of a knock-out competition.
    2. Each match will consist of four doubles games. Each pair plays both pairs from the opposing team. In the event of a team of fewer than four alternative arrangements will be mutually agreed before playing commences.
    3. The competition will be filled by a random draw. Team captains may attend this draw. It will take place on Wednesday the 1st of February 2017 at a CUTwC meeting at 7.30 in the Tower Room, Selwyn College, Cambridge.
    4. CUTwC will try to arrange for the final match to be played in a central and neutral location.
    5. Matches will be carried out in a suitable mutually agreed location and time. The room will require 2 tables, which should be 6' by 3' or as close as possible, and will need to be booked for an at least an hour and a half. If it is found impossible to find a suitable time and place the four games of a match may be split up and played at different times, provided that all games are played before the deadline for that round.
  4. Entries:
    1. An entry consists of 4 team members representing a college or department forming 2 fixed pairs. One member is nominated team captain with whom the cuppers organisers will liaise. Teams of 3 or 2 will be accepted but where possible teams of 4 are preferred. Joint teams of 4 will be made up from teams of 2 where possible.
    2. Entries should be submitted using the cuppers entry form by the 31st January.
    3. Entries may be made directly to the Cuppers Director, but ii) above is preferable.
    4. The Cuppers Director has the right to refuse any entry that is incomplete, or made after the publicised deadline.
    5. Colleges and departments may enter as many teams as they wish, and college captains may edit, withdraw or make additional entries up until the deadline.
    6. Note rules below regarding Eligibility and Substitutions.
  5. Draw Organisation
    1. Ideally the team captain should submit the team with the names of all members. However, it is understandable that this information may not be known.
    2. Teams submitted for entry into the competition will be added to the draw in the following way:
      • The teams will be randomly assigned to slots in the first round, with first-round byes drawn randomly if necessary.
  6. Deadlines:
    1. Deadlines for entry and round completion will be posted on the CUTwC cuppers webpage. The deadlines are considered to be midnight at the end of the stated day.
  7. Arranging matches:
    1. During the rounds before the final arranging matches is the responsibility of both teams involved; the captains of teams to be playing against each other will be put in contact.
    2. The match location and time must also be agreed with a Cuppers Umpire so that they may be present and bring the equipment required.
    3. Matches that fail to be played, or whose results fail to reach the Cuppers Director by the deadline, will be decided on the toss of a coin. Either team may claim the match if they can demonstrate to the Cuppers Director that they have made reasonable efforts to arrange the match before the deadline.
    4. The winning side is responsible for notifying the Cuppers Director of the outcome of the match such that it is received before the deadline for results. The umpire will verify that the score is correct.
    5. Matches may be played at Ordinary Meetings of CUTwC (Wednesdays at 7.30 – check cutwc.org for room details) provided that no University tournament that may be taking place is disrupted as a result.
  8. Eligibility:
    1. Team members must be members of a University.
    2. No member may play or have played in any other team.
    3. Disputes concerning eligibility are ruled on by the Cuppers Director in the normal way.
    4. Umpires may participate in the tournament; another Umpire, on neither competing team, must be present at matches where an Umpire is playing.
  9. Substitutions:
    1. Any person, fulfilling Rules 8i – iii, who has not played for another team, may join a team and play for that team.
    2. The team captain is responsible for making the Cuppers Director aware of the name of the intended substitute before the relevant game takes place.
  10. Time limits:
    1. Teams may practice for 15 minutes before the game.
    2. Games may be played to the appropriate time limit:
      • 20 minutes for singles
      • 22½ minutes for a single and a pair
      • 25 minutes for pairs
  11. The Winner:
    1. A match consists of four doubles games. (or in the event of a small team, 2 games of three persons or 2 pairs games where one pair plays twice; or otherwise, as appropriate or necessary, by mutual agreement beforehand)
    2. The winner of the match is the team that wins the most points.
    3. In the event of a draw a potting race between the captains shall decide the winner. Each captain shall take six winks and begin from the baseline; play shall take place as if there had been a pot-out in a normal game. The first captain to pot all six winks shall be the winner.
  12. Matters of Dispute:
    1. Any matters of dispute can be referred to the Cuppers Director for clarification or arbitration. If the Cuppers Director has a link to any party affected by the dispute they must refer the matter to the CUTwC committee.
    2. The Cuppers Director’s decision (or the CUTwC committee) is final.
  13. Alterations to the Rules:
    1. These rules must be kept up-to-date by the Cuppers Director.
    2. Alterations to the rules may only be made by a consensus of CUTwC.

Last updated: 13.01.2017