Draw

 

Players

The following players received invitations or qualified for the Championship and have accepted their invitations. They are listed in order of their FIDE Ratings as at 1st November 2016. David Howell is listed above Luke McShane by virtue of having played more games in the October 2016 rating period.

 

 

 

 

Nigel Short GM 2679

 

Gawain Jones GM 2663

 

David Howell GM 2655

 

Luke McShane GM 2655

 

 

 

Jonathan Hawkins GM 2590

 

Nicholas Pert GM 2566

 

Jonathan Rowson GM 2565

 

Daniel Fernandez IM 2450

       

 

   

Colours

On Tuesday 8th November 2016, under the supervision of David Sedgwick and of ECF Chief Executive Mike Truran, a draw was conducted to determine the players who will have White in Game 1 of each of the Quarter Finals and the Semi Finals, and in Games 1, 3 and 5 of the Final.

 

Draw

In accordance with the Regulations and the draw for colours described above, the pairings are as follows. The players on the left will have White in Game 1 (and in Games 1, 3 and 5 of the Final).

 

Quarter Final 1: Nigel Short v Daniel Fernandez
Quarter Final 2: Gawain Jones v Jonathan Rowson
Quarter Final 3: Nicholas Pert v David Howell
Quarter Final 4: Jonathan Hawkins v Luke McShane
   
Semi Final 1: Winner of Quarter Final 4 v Winner of Quarter Final 1
Semi Final 2: Winner of Quarter Final 2 v Winner of Quarter Final 3
   
Final (6 Games): Winner of Semi Final 2 v Winner of Semi Final 1

 


 

David Sedgwick

Chief Arbiter | 18 November 2016

 


 

Knockout regulations, format and draw in detail | Results

 

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