Player of the Year Championship

2017/18 competition

The 2017/18 competition will start with the points earned in the Gold Cup Finals (7th/8th October 2017) and conclude with the Crockfords Cup final (1st/2nd September 2018).

Current points table

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 Mike Bell 4 16 3 14 37
2nd= Alexander Allfrey 4 16 14 34
2nd= Tony Forrester 4 16 14 34
2nd= David Gold 4 16 14 34
2nd= Andrew Robson 4 16 14 34
6th Graham Osborne 16 3 14 33
7th= Andrew Black 16 2 18
7th= Gunnar Hallberg 16 2 18
7th= Phil King 16 2 18
7th= Andrew McIntosh 16 2 18
7th= Derek Patterson 16 2 18
12th Willie Whittaker 16 16
13th= Chris Jagger 8 2 1 4.5 15.5
13th= David Kendrick 4.5* 3 8 15.5
15th= Peter Lakatos 12 12
15th= Gabor Winkler 12 12
17th= Jeffrey Allerton 8 2 1 11
17th= Frances Hinden 8 3 11
19th= Michael Byrne 1 8 1 10
19th= Simon Cope 6 4 10
19th= Barry Myers 8 2 10
19th= Tom Townsend 4 6 10
23rd= Kieran Dyke 8 1 9
23rd= Hugh McGann 1 8 9
23rd= Ian Pagan 4.5* 4.5 9
26th= David Bakhshi 4 4 8
26th= Paul Barden 8 8
26th= Rory Boland 8 8
26th= Sally Brock 8 8
26th= John Carroll 8 8
26th= Espen Erichsen 4 4 8
26th= Tommy Garvey 8 8
26th= Tom Hanlon 8 8
26th= Martin Jones 8 8
26th= Glyn Liggins 4 4 8
26th= Mark Moran 8 8
26th= Kay Preddy 8 8
26th= Neil Rosen 8 8
26th= Norman Selway 8 8
40th Ben Green 2 4 1 7
41st= Waseem Naqvi 2 4.5 6.5
41st= Tony Waterlow 2 4.5 6.5
43rd= Michael Gromoller 6 6
43rd= Helmet Hausler 6 6
43rd= Ed Jones 6 6
43rd= Andrew Murphy 6 6
43rd= Tom Paske 6 6
48th Ankush Khandelwal 4 1 5
49th= Jeremy Dhondy 4.5* 4.5
49th= Catherine Seale 4.5* 4.5
51st= Boye Brogeland 4 4
51st= Richard Butland 4 4
51st= Patrick Collins 4 4
51st= Peter Crouch 4 4
51st= Janet De Botton 4 4
51st= Simon Gillis 4 4
51st= Bill Hirst 4 4
51st= Peter Law 4 4
51st= Espen Lindqvist 4 4
51st= Artur Malinowski 4 4
51st= Geoff Oldfield 4 4
51st= John Reardon 4 4
51st= Mikael Rimstedt 4 4
51st= Ola Rimstedt 4 4
51st= Erik Saelensminde 4 4
66th= Sarah Bell 3 3
66th= Jon Cooke 3 3
66th= Alan Mould 1 2 3
69th= Rune Hauge 1 1.5 2.5
69th= Dan McIntosh 1 1.5 2.5
71st= Paul Hackett 1 1 2
71st= Jason Hackett 1 1 2
71st= Duncan Happer 1 1 2
71st= John Holland 2 2
71st= Jacek Lapszys 2 2
71st= David Mossop 1 1 2
71st= Sandy Riach 2 2
71st= Gerald Treddinick 2 2
79th= Brian Callaghan 1.5 1.5
79th= Christine Duckworth 1.5 1.5
81st= Michael Alishaw 1 1
81st= Erik Berg 1 1
81st= Paul Bowyer 1 1
81st= Roger Bryant 1 1
81st= Dave Debbage 1 1
81st= Darren Evetts 1 1
81st= Stephen Green 1 1
81st= Justin Hackett 1 1
81st= John Hassett 1 1
81st= Rob Helle 1 1
81st= Ed Hoogenkamp 1 1
81st= Alex Hydes 1 1
81st= Stephen Kennedy 1 1
81st= Adrian Kenworthy 1 1
81st= Christer Kristoffersen 1 1
81st= Edward Levy 1 1
81st= Graham Link 1 1
81st= Jim Mason 1 1
81st= Jeff Morris 1 1
81st= Shahzaad Natt 1 1
81st= Michael Newman 1 1
81st= Toby Nonnenmacher 1 1
81st= Ben Norton 1 1
81st= David Price 1 1
81st= Alex Roberts 1 1
81st= John Sansom 1 1
81st= Stefano Tommasini 1 1

* - Points for 1st and 2nd place shared as the two pairs tied (corrected from an earlier version of the table)

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.

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.

Final standings history

The complete tables are available here: