Player of the Year Championship

2019-20 competition

Gold Cup Autumn Congress Prem League P-a-B Teams National Pairs Easter Pairs Spring Fours Summer Festival Swiss Pairs 4 Star Teams Crockfords Cup Total
1st Graham Osborne 16 3 19
2nd Mike Bell 16 2 18
3rd= Alexander Allfrey 16 16
3rd= Tony Forrester 16 16
3rd= David Gold 16 16
3rd= Andrew Robson 16 16
7th= Espen Erichsen 8 8
7th= Simon Gillis 8 8
7th= Tom Hanlon 8 8
7th= Glynn Liggins 8 8
7th= Hugh McGann 8 8
7th= Odin Svendsen 8 8
13th= Ollie Burgess 6 6
13th= Heather Dhondy 6 6
15th= Sally Brock 4 4
15th= John Holland 4 4
15th= Martin Jones 4 4
15th= Alan Mould 4 4
15th= Barry Myers 4 4
15th= Sandra Penfold 4 4
15th= Kay Preddy 4 4
15th= Neil Rosen 4 4
15th= Norman Selway 4 4
15th= Brian Senior 4 4
15th= Nevena Senior 4 4
26th Phillip Wood 3 3
27th Ben Norton 2 2
28th= Jeffrey Allerton 1 1
28th= John Atthey 1 1
28th= Paul Barden 1 1
28th= Andrew Black 1 1
28th= Michael Byrne 1 1
28th= Catherine Curtis 1 1
28th= Richard Chamberlain 1 1
28th= Paul Denning 1 1
28th= Keiran Dyke 1 1
28th= Paul Fegarty 1 1
28th= Gunnar Hallberg 1 1
28th= Frances Hinden 1 1
28th= Chris Jagger 1 1
28th= Phil King 1 1
28th= Jonathan Mestel 1 1
28th= Andrew McIntosh 1 1
28th= Celia Oram 1 1
28th= Derek Oram 1 1
28th= Derek Patterson 1 1
28th= Richard Plackett 1 1
28th= Patrick Shields 1 1
28th= Gerald Tredinnick 1 1
28th= Garry Watson 1 1

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 2018/19 the tournaments and points awarded are as follows:

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.

2018/19 competition

Congratulations to Graham Osborne, winner of the 2018-19 competition

1st Graham Osborne 32 3rd= David Mossop 29 6th= Glynn Liggins 26
2nd Justin Hackett 31 5th Tony Forrester 28 6th= Tom Paske 26
3rd= Jason Hackett 29 6th= Ed Jones 26 9th Alex Hydes 24

The full list of points scorers can be seen here.

Final standings history

The complete tables are available here: