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ICQ 2009 - Qualifying Group A

Teams

1. Queens B
2. St Peter's B
3. St John's B
4. Corpus Christi B
5. Balliol C
6. St John's D

Qualification rules: three tournaments, played by limited Swiss Pairs rules over three matches. Top three from each tournament (by wins, then head-to-head result, then points difference between tied teams only if all matches between tied teams have been played ), to qualify. Best fourth-place out of the three tournaments to qualify. Final two fourth-places to play-off for qualification.

Queen's B 275 125 St Peter's B

Queen's B: Ben Evans +5, Leila Hill +20, Roger Bramley +55, Philip Hitchings +40. Bonus conversion: 73.8%.
St Peter's B: Poppy Hodgson 0, Emily Bennett 0, Patrick Reihill +10, Alasdair Morgan +50. Bonus conversion: 54.2%.

St John's B 215 200 Corpus Christi B

St John's B: Loren Parry +10, Marina Lambrakis +40, Jason Keen +40, Jack Pitt-Brooke +20. Bonus conversion: 63.6%.
Corpus Christi B: Stuart Thomson +40, Caroline Knapp 0, James Betteridge +30, Guy Levin +30. Bonus conversion: 60.6%.

Balliol C 270 165 St John's D

Balliol C: Simon Wood +10, George Harnett +30, Kelsey Jackson-Williams +100. Bonus conversion: 57.8%.
St John's D: William Sweet +20, Ben Martindale +20, Chris Sykes +10, Alastair Irving +35. Bonus conversion: 59.3%.

St John's B 145 230 Queen's B

St John's B: Grace Wong +20, Loren Parry +15, Jason Keen +10, Marina Lambrakis +25. Bonus conversion: 71.4%.
Queen's B: Ben Evans +10, Leila Hill +10, Roger Bramley +25, Philip Hitchings +55. Bonus conversion: 78.8%.

Balliol C 185 190 Corpus Christi B

Balliol C: Simon Wood 0, George Harnett +30, Kelsey Jackson-Williams +55. Bonus conversion: 74.1%.
Corpus Christi B: Stuart Thomson +5, Caroline Knapp +20, James Betteridge +20, Guy Levin +40.

St Peter's B 230 75 St John's D

St Peter's B: Mohammed Al-Talib +40, Patrick Reihill +15, Alisdair Morgan +75. Bonus conversion: 47.6%.
St John's D: William Sweet +30, Ben Martindale 0, Chris Sykes 0, Alastair Irving 0. Bonus conversion: 60%.

Balliol C 205 210 Queen's B

Balliol C: Simon Wan +15, Simon Wood +20, George Harnett +20, Kelsey Jackson-Williams +50. Bonus conversion: 55.6%.
Queen's B: Ben Evans 0, Leila Hill +20, Roger Bramley +30, Philip Hitchings +70. Bonus conversion: 55.6%.

St John's B 210 135 St Peter's B

St John's B: Loren Parry +30, Marina Lambrakis +40, Jason Keen +45, Jack Pitt-Brooke +5. Bonus conversion: 46.2%.
St Peter's B: Poppy Hodgson +10, Mohammed Al-Talib 0, Patrick Reihill -5, Alisdair Morgan +70. Bonus conversion: 44.4%.

Corpus Christi B 185 200 St John's D

Corpus Christi B: Stuart Thomson +35, Caroline Knapp +15, James Betteridge +25, Guy Levin +15. Bonus conversion: 57.6%.
St John's D: William Sweet +60, Ben Martindale 0, Chris Sykes +35, Alastair Irving +10. Bonus conversion: 57.6%.

 

Standings

TeamPlayedWonLostForAgainstPoints Difference
Queen's B 3 3 0 715 475 240
SJC B 3 2 1 570 565 5
Balliol C 3 1 2 660 565 95
CCC B 3 1 2 575 600 -25
SPC B 3 1 2 490 560 -70
SJC D 3 1 2 440 585 -245

Queen's B and St John's B qualify virtue of number of wins. Third and fourth places must be defined they are not separable on the basis of head-to-head results, or points difference, as not all relevant matches have been played.

We consider now the simulated tournament between the remaining teams, according to tournament rules:

Team Played Won Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference
SPC B 1 1 0 230 75 155
Balliol C 2 1 1 455 355 100
CCC B 2 1 1 375 385 -10
SJC D 3 1 2 440 685 -245

If this tournament were to be completed, SJC D could only finish in the top two (third or fourth out of six in the full tournament) if St Peter's B defeated both Balliol C and CCC B, thus leaving all the latter three teams on one win and two losses. By tournament rules the tie would be resolved by considering only matches between these three teams, for which the group would be:

Team Played Won Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference
Balliol C 2 1 1 455 355 100
CCC B 2 1 1 375 385 -10
SJC D 2 1 1 365 455 -90

This group is complete and so may be resolved by recourse to points difference, eliminating SJC D as there is then no possibility of them qualifying. Removing SJC D from the four-team group above would leave:

Team Played Won Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference
CCC B 1 1 0 190 185 5
SPC B 0 0 0 0 0 0
Balliol C 1 0 1 185 190 -5

Only one game of a three-game tournament has been played. It is therefore impossible to distinguish these teams on the basis of results so far. Therefore, we propose entering all three teams to wildcard play-offs, which would include the worst-placed fourth place team in the other qualifying tournaments.

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