Player of the Year Championship

2020-21 competition

Competition overview

Players will gain points based on finishing in the top places of the most prestigious events on the EBU calendar. The player accumulating the most place points in the year will win the prize of £1000. In the event of a tie the prize will be shared. For the purposes of the competition the 'year' is events which finish in the period 1st October to 30th September (some events may start before that date). While this competition will appeal to those battling for the top prize, we also hope that it will prompt some friendly rivalries amongst those lower down the points list as they vie for bragging rights and aim to see their name listed alongside the game's elite. In 2020-21 the tournaments and points awarded are as follows:

    Gold Cup Autumn Congress   P-a-B Teams National Pairs Easter Pairs Spring Fours Summer Meeting Swiss Pairs 4 Star Teams Crockfords Cup Total
1st= Boye Brogeland       6     14       20
1st= Espen Lindqvist       6     14       20
3rd= David Bakhshi 8     6     4       18
3rd= Simon Gillis 4           14       18
5th= John Carroll 16                   16
5th= Nick Fitzgibbon 16                   16
5th= Tommy Garvey 16                   16
5th= Adam Mesbur 16                   16
5th= Mark Moran 16                   16
5th= Fredrick Nystrom 16                   16
11th= Fredrik Helness             14       14
11th= Tor Helness             14       14
11th= Ben Norton       2     4   8   14
11th= Erik Saelensminde             14       14
15th= Mike Bell             4   8   12
15th= Janet de Botton 8           4       12
15th= Thor Erik Hoftaniska 8           4       12
15th= Richard Fedrick                   12 12
15th= Richard Granville                   12 12
15th= Peter Lee                   12 12
15th= Artur Malinowski 8           4       12
15th= Dror Padon 8           4       12
15th= Claire Robinson               12     12
15th= Graham Sadie                   12 12
15th= Mike Scoltock                   12 12
15th= Szczepan Smoczynski               12     12
15th= Tom Townsend 8           4       12
28th= Phil King                 8 2 10
28th= Ian Pagan         6         4 10
30th= Alexander Allfrey 1             2   6 9
30th= Rob Lawy   1         8       9
32nd= Michael Byrne             4   4   8
32nd= Kevin Castner                 8   8
32nd= Kieran Dyke             4   4   8
32nd= Gunnar Hallberg             8       8
32nd= Simon Hult             8       8
32nd= Stefan Lindors             8       8
32nd= Graham Osorne             4   4   8
32nd= Dave Robinson             8       8
32nd= Tony Sowter             8       8
41st= Ollie Burgess           3 4       7
41st= Simon Cope 1                 6 7
41st= Peter Crouch 1                 6 7
41st= Jeremy Dhondy               6   1 7
41st= Frances Hinden               3 4   7
41st= Andy Hughes 1             6     7
41st= Ed Jones 1                 6 7
41st= Tom Paske 1                 6 7
49th= Beverley Basquil           6         6
49th= Ian Draper   6                 6
49th= Shahzaad Natt         6           6
49th= Colin Porch           6         6
49th= Martin Seligman       6             6
49th= Jeremy Willans   6                 6
55th Jason Hackett 1     2         2   5
56th= Paul Barden                   4 4
56th= Sally Brock 4                   4
56th= Thomas Charlsen             4       4
56th= Jon Cooke                   4 4
56th= Espen Erichsen 4                   4
56th= Tom Hanton 4                   4
56th= Martin Jones 4                   4
56th= Tim Leslie             4       4
56th= Glyn Liggins 4                   4
56th= Hugh McGann 4                   4
56th= Jonathan Mestel                   4 4
56th= Barry Myers 4                   4
56th= Kay Preddy 4                   4
56th= Andrew Robson 1             2 1   4
56th= Neil Rosen 4                   4
56th= Norman Selway 4                   4
56th= Odin Svendsen 4                   4
56th= Julian Wightwick                   4 4
74th= Jeffrey Allerton               3     3
74th= Nigel Bird       3             3
74th= Charles Bucknell       2           1 3
74th= Roger Eddleston         3           3
74th= Susanna Gross           3         3
74th= Aleksander Lishkov   3                 3
74th= David Mossop 1               2   3
74th= Diana Nettleton       3             3
74th= Henry Rose   3                 3
74th= Brian Senior       3             3
74th= Nevana Senior       3             3
74th= Eshan Singhal   2               1 3
74th= Rob Stevens         3           3
87th= Simon Barb           2         2
87th= Diego Brenner                 2   2
87th= Miles Cowling 1       1           2
87th= Ben Green                   2 2
87th= Paul Hackett                 2   2
87th= Duncan Happer                   2 2
87th= John Hayton         2           2
87th= Michael Jackson         2           2
87th= Sebastian Kristensen                   2 2
87th= Filippos Kritsalis   2                 2
87th= Rod Oakford           2         2
87th= Clive Owen       2             2
87th= João Paulo Campos       2             2
87th= John Sansom       2             2
87th= Nick Stevens       2             2
87th= Steano Tommasin       2             2
87th= Stefano Tommasini                   2 2
87th= Ronan Valentine 1         1         2
105th= Harry Anoyrkatis   1                 1
105th= Mike Ash 1                   1
105th= Steve Auchterlonie 1                   1
105th= John Auld                   1 1
105th= David Barker                 1   1
105th= Thomas Bessis             1       1
105th= Dennis Bilde             1       1
105th= Alon Birman             1       1
105th= Fiona Brown                   1 1
105th= Ion Coldea 1                   1
105th= Alan Cooke                   1 1
105th= Ron Davis 1                   1
105th= Simon De Wijs             1       1
105th= Heather Dhondy                   1 1
105th= Miro Dragic 1                   1
105th= Miklos Dumbovitch             1       1
105th= Richard Edwards                   1 1
105th= Gillian Fawcett                   1 1
105th= Joe Fawcett                   1 1
105th= Sandy Fulton                   1 1
105th= Alex Gipson 1                   1
105th= Paul Gipson 1                   1
105th= Naren Gupta             1       1
105th= Barbara Hackett                   1 1
105th= Justin Hackett 1                   1
105th= Alex Hogg                   1 1
105th= Dave Huggett 1                   1
105th= Alex Hydes 1                   1
105th= Gary Hyett                   1 1
105th= David Jones         1           1
105th= Peter Kelly                   1 1
105th= Stephen Kennedy                   1 1
105th= Daniel Korbel             1       1
105th= Peter Lakatos             1       1
105th= Hemant Lall             1       1
105th= Oliver Lawrence                 1   1
105th= Patrick Lawrence                 1   1
105th= Jonathan Lillycrop           1         1
105th= Zia Mahmood             1       1
105th= Bogdan Marina 1                   1
105th= Bauke Muller             1       1
105th= Liam O'Brien 1                   1
105th= Geoff Oldfield             1       1
105th= Steve Preston 1                   1
105th= Mikael Rimstedt             1       1
105th= Ola Rimstedt             1       1
105th= Robert Ross                   1 1
105th= Csaba Szabo             1       1
105th= Fredric Volcker             1       1
105th= Ewa Wierczorek                   1 1
105th= Gabor Winkler             1       1
105th= Nick Woodcock               1     1
105th= Sue Woodcock               1     1

 

Teams Events Winner Runner-up Semifinals Quarterfinals        
Gold Cup 16 8 4 1        
Spring Fours 14 8 4 1        
  Winner Runner-up 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Premier League (Division 1) 16 8 4 2        
Crockfords 12 6 4 2 1 1 1 1
Four Stars Team - Summer Meeting 8 4 2 1        
National Point-a-Board Teams 6 3 2 1        
 
Pairs Events Winner Runner-up 3rd 4th 5th      
Swiss Pairs - Summer Meeting 12 6 3 2 1      
National Pairs 8 4 2 1        
Guardian Trophy - Easter Congress 6 3 2 1        
Two Star Pairs - Autumn Congress 6 3 2 1        

In the event of a tie for any placings, the points for that and the lower position will be shared, even if the tie is split for other purposes, with the exception of the final award in which case the lowest award will be given to both pairs/teams. For example, a tie for 2nd and 3rd place in the National Pairs would see both pairs awarded 3 points - (4+2)/2. If two pairs tied for 4th in the National Pairs, all four players would receive 1 point.

2020/21 competition

The 2020/21 has now concluded, the top places were as follows:
(note, the Premier League did not take place in 2020)

1st= Boye Brogeland 20 5th= John Carroll 18 5th= Mark Moran 16
1st= Espen Lindqvist 20 5th= Nick Fitzgibbon 16 5th= Fredrick Nystrom 16
3rd= David Bakhshi 18 5th= Tommy Garvey 16      
3rd= Simon Gillis 18 5th= Adam Mesbur 16      

The full list of points scorers can be seen here.

Final standings history

The complete tables are available here: