Rules for the Summer KO Cup
General:
Dependent upon the number of entries the majority of the games will be played in August after the completion of the Summer League and before the start of the main League Tournament.  However if less than 8 teams enter the Cup then the tournament will be cancelled.

The entry fee remains at £5 per team

There will be a prize of £30 for the winner of the Cup and £20 for the winner of the  Consolation Cup.

There will also be a prize of £10 for a team which achieves a shock result, but please note that this prize must be applied for in writing (or email) to the organiser. This could be awarded on a grading performance basis if contested.



Teams & Matches:
Each match will be played over 4 boards.

The colours will be decided by the toss of a coin.  The winner of the toss will have white on boards 1 and 3.

Results must be confirmed preferably using the electronic matchcard on the EGCA website within 48 hours.



Rate of Play:
All moves in 75 minutes.  The match must finish on the night.

In the event of a 2-2 tie between the teams the match will be decided by the Bottom Board Elimination method unless a team has defaulted a board, in which case the team with the highest defaulted board will lose.

If all four boards are drawn then the games will be immediately replayed reversing the colours with 5 minutes to complete all moves.  In the event of a 2-2 tie then Bottom Board Elimination method will be used to decide the winning team.

If after the quickplay the tie remains deadlocked then the winning team will be the team that lost the toss for board colour (i.e. the team with black on board 1 at the start of the match).



Restrictions:
Where clubs have more than one team playing, a player is only permitted to play for one team within the duration of the competition.

Captains should arrange their teams in order of player strength using the grading list in use as at the start of the competition.  A tolerance of 80 points will be permitted.