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 Prem League P-a-B Teams National Pairs Easter Pairs Spring Fours Summer Festival Swiss Pairs 4 Star Teams Crockfords Cup Total
1st= John Carroll 16                   16
1st= Nick Fitzgibbon 16                   16
1st= Tommy Garvey 16                   16
1st= Adam Mesbur 16                   16
1st= Mark Moran 16                   16
1st= Fredrick Nystrom 16                   16
7th David Bakhshi 8     6             14
8th= Janet de Botton 8                   8
8th= Thor Erik Hoftaniska 8                   8
8th= Artur Malinowski 8                   8
8th= Dror Padon 8                   8
8th= Tom Townsend 8                   8
13th= Beverley Basquil           6         6
13th= Boye Brogeland       6             6
13th= Ian Draper   6                 6
13th= Espen Lindqvist       6             6
13th= Shahzaad Natt         6           6
13th= Ian Pagan         6           6
13th= Colin Porch           6         6
13th= Martin Seligman       6             6
13th= Jeremy Willans   6                 6
22nd= Sally Brock 4                   4
22nd= Espen Erichsen 4                   4
22nd= Simon Gillis 4                   4
22nd= Tom Hanton 4                   4
22nd= Martin Jones 4                   4
22nd= Glyn Liggins 4                   4
22nd= Hugh McGann 4                   4
22nd= Barry Myers 4                   4
22nd= Kay Preddy 4                   4
22nd= Neil Rosen 4                   4
22nd= Norman Selway 4                   4
22nd= Odin Svendsen 4                   4
34th= Nigel Bird       3             3
34th= Ollie Burgess           3         3
34th= Roger Eddleston         3           3
34th= Susanna Gross           3         3
34th= Jason Hackett 1     2             3
34th= Aleksander Lishkov   3                 3
34th= Diana Nettleton       3             3
34th= Henry Rose   3                 3
34th= Brian Senior       3             3
34th= Nevana Senior       3             3
34th= Rob Stevens         3           3
45th= Simon Barb           2         2
45th= Charles Bucknell       2             2
45th= Miles Cowling 1       1           2
45th= John Hayton         2           2
45th= Michael Jackson         2           2
45th= Filippos Kritsalis   2                 2
45th= Ben Norton       2             2
45th= Rod Oakford           2         2
45th= Clive Owen       2             2
45th= João Paulo Campos       2             2
45th= John Sansom       2             2
45th= Eshan Singhal   2                 2
45th= Nick Stevens       2             2
45th= Steano Tommasin       2             2
45th= Ronan Valentine 1         1         2
60th= Alexander Allfrey 1                   1
60th= Harry Anoyrkatis   1                 1
60th= Mike Ash 1                   1
60th= Steve Auchterlonie 1                   1
60th= Ion Coldea 1                   1
60th= Simon Cope 1                   1
60th= Peter Crouch 1                   1
60th= Ron Davis 1                   1
60th= Miro Dragic 1                   1
60th= Alex Gipson 1                   1
60th= Paul Gipson 1                   1
60th= Justin Hackett 1                   1
60th= Dave Huggett 1                   1
60th= Andy Hughes 1                   1
60th= Alex Hydes 1                   1
60th= David Jones         1           1
60th= Ed Jones 1                   1
60th= Rob Lawy   1                 1
60th= Jonathan Lillycrop           1         1
60th= Bogdan Marina 1                   1
60th= David Mossop 1                   1
60th= Liam O'Brien 1                   1
60th= Tom Paske 1                   1
60th= Steve Preston 1                   1
60th= Andrew Robson 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.

2019/20 competition

The 2019/20 competition was abandoned due to Covid-19, the top places after four events were as follows:

1st David Gold 25 5th Mike Bell 18 6th= Tony Forrester 16
2nd= Espen Erichsen 24 6th= Alexander Allfrey 16 6th= Artur Malinowski 16
2nd= Glynn Liggins 24 6th= David Bakhshi 16 6th= Andrew Robson 16
4th Graham Osborne 21 6th= Janet De Botton 16 6th= Tom Townsend 16

The full list of points scorers can be seen here.

Final standings history

The complete tables are available here: