The grand winks cuppers tournament 2022

Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club Cuppers 2022 is a tiddlywinks tournament for teams of four, consisting of an all-play-all stage, from which the top two teams will be placed into a final match for the title. This competition is open to anyone who is a current undergraduate or postgraduate at either the University of Cambridge or Anglia Ruskin University.

As usual, no prior experience is required; training will be available. The winner will receive the Cuppers Trophy and a spirits-based prize.

In other terms, CUTwC has played the Nick Ashley ladder tournament.

For the 2020 Cuppers competition, see the 2020 Cuppers tournament.

See also the 2018 Cuppers tournament — the 2019 tournament, while theoretically happening, seems to have been hypothetical.

Registered teams

Squidgemmanuel (Emmanuel College)
Team captain: Linnea Roberts
The Sleepy Team
Team captain: Megan Vaughan
QWXCL
Team captain: Maja Seremak
Furchill College
Team captain: Anjalee Suthakaran
Forty Twinks (Newnham College)
Team captain: Bertie Politi

As of March 11th, Squidgemmanuel had not completed a match, and forfeited twelve of sixteen games; in the interests of fairness to the other teams, their results have been voided.

QWXCL and Furchill were given a deadline extension to complete their remaining games and determine the second finalist. One of the two remaining games was played, but the extension period expired without the other, so that result was deemed 0-0 — meaning that QWXCL qualify for the final.

Final

The Sleepy Team
Pair APair B
QWXCLPair ATBDTBD
Pair BTBDTBD

Qualifying

Team Matches
played
W/D/L Total
Points
per game
The Sleepy Team 33/0/0524⅓
QWXCL 2+¾1/0/141½317/22
Furchill 2+¾1/0/140½315/22
Forty Twinks 30/0/327
Squidgemmanuel ½+¼×20/0/09

February 2nd 2022
The Sleepy TeamForty Twinks
Megan
Fred
6-1Bertie
Evan
Megan
Fred
6-1Roz
Tabby
Joe
Chizzy
6-1Roz
Tabby
Joe
Chizzy
3-4Bertie
Evan
SquidgemmanuelQWXCL
Linnea
Maddy
4-3SJ
Alexei
SquidgemmanuelFurchill
Zoe
Tom
1-6Sam
Aaron
February 9th 2022
The Sleepy TeamSquidgemmanuel
Megan
Izzy (sub)
4-3Zoe
Tom
Joe
Chizzy
6-1Linnea
Maddy
The Sleepy TeamQWXCL
Megan
Izzy (sub)
4-3SJ
Alexei
Joe
Chizzy
-Alex
Maja
February 16th 2022
The Sleepy TeamFurchill
Megan
Fred
3-4Sam
Aaron
Forty TwinksQWXCL
Yaz
Bertie
1-6SJ
Maja
Roz
Belinda
4-3Alex
Jack (the Blonder; sub)
Yaz
Bertie
1-6Alex
Jack (the Blonder; sub)
Roz
Belinda
4-3SJ
Maja
February 23rd 2022
The Sleepy TeamFurchill
Megan
Fred
-Anjalee
Faaiza
QWXCLFurchill
Maja
Alex
4-3Sam
Aaron
The Sleepy TeamQWXCL
Megan
Fred
4-3Maja
Alex
March 2nd 2022
The Sleepy TeamFurchill
Joe
Chizzy
4-3Anjalee
Faaiza
Squidgemmanuel officially forfeit against The Sleepy Team
March 6th 2022
Forty TwinksFurchill
Roz
Tabby
4-3Anjalee
Faaiza
Bertie
Anna
3-4Sam
Aaron
Roz
Tabby
0*-7*Sam
Aaron
Bertie
Anna
3-4Anjalee
Faaiza
March 9th 2022
The Sleepy TeamFurchill
Joe
Chizzy
2*-5*Sam
Aaron
The Sleepy TeamQWXCL
Joe
Chizzy
 3
(=5)
- 4
(=2)
Alexei
(Singles)
QWXCLFurchill
Maja
Alex
5-2Anjalee
Faaiza
March 12th 2022
QWXCLFurchill
SJ
Alexei
3-4Sam
Aaron
March 16th 2022
The final QWXCL/Furchill game was unplayed after a deadline extension, and decreed 0-0

Team sign-up

There is a sign-up fee of £10 per team. This fee covers tournament entry and provides all members of the team with a nominal membership to CUTwC for the entirety of Lent term (this allows members to turn up to CUTwC sessions throughout the term including Cuppers but does not entitle these members to vote on any Club issues unless they are also full members of CUTwC).

In order to form a team, all members of the team must be part of some common group, traditionally Cambridge colleges or departments. This group can be linked by something other than college/department, however it must be a reasonable link and what is considered reasonable is at the discretion of the tournament organiser. Collaborations are permitted (e.g. St John's and Trinity Colleges could form an unlikely partnership) but this should be acknowledged in the team's name where possible.

In order to enter the team the team captain must email the tournament organiser (Edward Brown) with:

This must be done by the entry deadline, which is was 10:00pm Saturday 29th January 2022.

Participants cannot change teams midway through the tournaments; however, substitutes for absent players are permitted at the tournament organisers' discretion. The tournament organiser must be informed of the name and college/department of all team members prior to their first involvement in a Cuppers match.

By entering the tournament, you acknowledge that you will have to pay the £10 entry fee for your team. This can be paid by either:

In the event that the tournament is cancelled due to COVID-related issues, then each team is entitled to a £5 refund.

Equipment

Each team member will be provided with a personalised squidger for participation, and mats and winks will be provided at Wednesday CUTwC meetings. If you need to rearrange matches then it is your responsibility to ensure that you a have a mat and a set of winks to use; these can be bought from the club or borrowed from other players.

If you have any specific requests for your team's squidgers, please contact the tournament organiser by Wednesday 2nd of February — this relates to colour, team name, logo design if not a college crest, etc. The Club squidger smith may be able to accommodate requests where possible, but all squidgers made for the team must be identical.

The rules regarding the game and the tournament

A "Cuppers' Committee" consisting of Edward Brown, Zach Bond and Meghan Vaughan has been nominated to oversee the tournament. Any one of these may be considered "the tournament organiser" for the purposes of the below rulings, but any significant decisions will be discussed by all three.

The games themselves will be played using the standard ETwA rule set. A link to the simplified version of the rules (covering most aspects of play and being vaguely understandable for beginners!) as well as a link to the full rules are included below.

http://www.etwa.org/rules/simplerules.pdf

http://www.etwa.org/rules/rules2016.pdf

The rules and format of the tournament are to be as follows:

Any rule disputes should be brought to the attention of the tournament organiser immediately. The Cuppers' Committee's decision regarding any rule dispute is final.

The Cuppers' Committee reserves the right to alter or add rules to the tournament in order to prevent rule abuse.

For further information, please email the tournament organiser or see the CUTwC web site, https://cutwc.org.