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 Meeting Swiss Pairs 4 Star Teams Crockfords Cup Total
1st= David Bakhshi 16   8               24
1st= Janet de Botton 16   8               24
1st= Artur Malinowski 16   8               24
1st= Tom Townsend 16   8               24
5th= Andrew Black 1   16               17
5th= Simon Cope 1   16               17
5th= Peter Crouch 1   16               17
5th= David Gold 1   16               17
5th= Tom Paske 1   16               17
10th= Thor Erik Hoftaniska 16                   16
10th= Andrew McIntosh     16               16
10th= Dror Padon 16                   16
13th= Michael Bell 8                   8
13th= Michael Byrne 8                   8
13th= Kieran Dyke 8                   8
13th= Espen Erichsen     8               8
13th= Jason Hackett 4   4               8
13th= Justin Hackett 4   4               8
13th= Tim Leslie 8                   8
13th= Glyn Liggins     8               8
13th= David Mossop 4   4               8
13th= Ben Norton 8                   8
23rd= Jeffrey Allerton 4   2               6
23rd= Nigel Bird   6                 6
23rd= Frances Hinden 4   2               6
23rd= Chris Jagger 4   2               6
23rd= Graham Osborne 4   2               6
23rd= Brian Senior   6                 6
29th= Gunnar Hallberg 1   4               5
29th= Phil King 1   4               5
29th= Derek Patterson 1   4               5
32nd= Sally Brock 4                   4
32nd= Geir Helgemo 4                   4
32nd= Coldea Ionut 4                   4
32nd= Bogdan Marina 4                   4
32nd= Barry Myers 4                   4
37th= Marcos Thoma   3                 3
37th= Stefano Tommasini   3                 3
39th= Tony Forrester     2               2
39th= Anton Mauve   2                 2
39th= Kostadin Vasilev   2                 2
42nd= Alexander Allfrey 1                   1
42nd= Ciaran Coyne 1                   1
42nd= Tom Dessain   1                 1
42nd= Edna Glynn 1                   1
42nd= Marusa Gold 1                   1
42nd= Jonathan Harris 1                   1
42nd= Simon Hult 1                   1
42nd= Niall Igoe 1                   1
42nd= Ed Jones 1                   1
42nd= Tugrul Kaban   1                 1
42nd= Gay Keaveney 1                   1
42nd= Donal MacAonghusa 1                   1
42nd= Eduard Mashasyan 1                   1
42nd= Peter Pigot 1                   1
42nd= Andrew Robson 1                   1
42nd= Steve Root 1                   1
42nd= Todor Tiholov 1                   1
42nd= David Walsh 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:

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: