The English Subbuteo Association is pleased to announce that the UK & Eire Open Cup will be held on Saturday 15th March 2014 at Futsal in Birmingham. Flick off at 9.30am (address details below). Deadline for entries is 8th March 2014.
The competition will be based on a 5 round Swiss system format and all participants will be guaranteed 5 matches throughout the day. The whole event is designed to allow players of equal ability competitive matches during the course of the day.
The UK & Eire Open Cup replaces last season's successful English Open Cup and is open to any player who is from or resides in the UK or Ireland. The event is already attracting interest from the local media and we are hoping to make this event the largest within the ESA Calendar.
The 3 categories are U15, Open & Veteran and each will have its own individual Swiss System. We will also be having sub categories for the Open and Vets allowing all participants a chance of winning a trophy.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Entry fees are as follows:
£12 for Open and Vets (£15 on the day).
£6 for U15 (£8 on the day)
If you would like to enter the UK & Eire Open Cup, please hit the enter button. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Video and action from last years English Open Cup:
About the Swiss System
A 4 round swiss system was successfully used by the English Table Soccer Association during the 80’s and 90’s. The only difference is that the ESA will be using a 5 round system which will be more accurate in terms of a final league table.
The Swiss system is designed to provide every player with the same number of games and more importantly allow all players to face opponents on the same level during the course of the day. In addition you will not be able to play the same player twice at the same event.
There is no limitation to the number of players who enter each category, although a minimum entry of 6 players per category is required for a 5 round Swiss system.
Each category will have a selected number of entries. These individual participants will then be drawn randomly in order to create an equal and fair draw. After the first round of matches players will be awarded 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw and a league table will be created.
The 2nd round is then drawn by using the league table, therefore the 1st vs 2nd, 3rd vs 4th placed players etc will play each other. The same process will then be used for the 3rd round matches.
If players have equal points then the order of the draw from the 1st round is used to decide which players will meet in the next round. Players cannot play each other twice and Goal difference* is only taken into account after the final round.
*Note: Goal Difference is not used until after the final round, in order to avoid players trying to manipulate the draw.
FUTSAL ARENA BIRMINGHAM
20 Great King Street North,
We look forward to seeing you at the event.