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Biba Grand Prix Championship 2018

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Thursday, July 26, 2018 10:30 - Added results from the Liverpool Open

 

 

2017 Championships - Who Won What

Grand Prix Championship 2017

Ever since John Slattery won two consecutive titles in 2003 and 2004 he's held the record on his own - until now. Brian Lever maintained his lead over his nearest rival, Robert Perry to win the title for a second year running. It was Brian's winning streak at the November UK Finals that helped him to increase his lead and I'm sure he'll be looking for three in a row next year.

Brian is the longest-standing active Biba member having joined in the very first week of its formation. He's taken home 14 winner's trophies over the years, including 6 Mains (the UK Finals 2017 being his latest). Robert Perry, Runner-up, is a newcomer to the Grand Prix stats despite his 1 Main and 3 Consolation titles. Perhaps next year, Robert?

 

Brian Lever

Grand Prix Champion 2017

Robert Perry

Grand Prix Runner-up 2017

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Finally: Overall it's been a good year with an increase of 9.5% in entrants over last year and a new record of 322 players taking part from a range of tournaments. Thank you to all that participated and I look forward to a good turnout for 2018.

Michael Crane

Biba Tournament Director

 

 

GP Champions

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Ranking Champions

 Grand Prix Champions 
Year Champion Runner-up
1990 Geoff Oliver Thomas Connor
1991 Thomas Connor Mark Adkins
1992 Dale Taylor Mark Adkins
1993 Paul Lamford Derek Matheson
1994 Jim Johnson Steve Bibby
1995 Stephen Turner Richard Wenban
1996 Geoff Oliver Tim Cross
1997 Thomas Connor Simon K Jones
1998 John Broomfield John Clark
1999 Roy Hollands Rob Dean
2000 John Slattery Peter Bennet
2001 Paul Lamford Helen Helm-Sagar
2002 David Startin Julian Fetterlein
2003 John Slattery Uldis Lapikens
2004 John Slattery Tony Lee
2005 Adrian Jones John Slattery
2006 David Startin Paul Gilbertson
2007 John Slatterty Uldis Lapikens
2008 Peter Bennet Chris Ternel 
2009 Rachel Rhodes Marcus Wrinch
2010 Peter Bennet Nicky Check 
2011 Julian Fetterlein Julian Minwalla
2012 Marcus Wrinch Peter Christmas
2013 Mardi Ohannessian Mark Calderbank
2014 Jon Barnes Phil Tutchings
2015 Eric McAlpine Graham Read
2016 Brian Lever Jon Barnes
2017 Brian Lever Robert Perry

 

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GP Champions

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Ranking Champions

 Ranking Champions
Year Champion Runner-up
1990 Mark Leah Thomas Connor
1991 Thomas Connor  Rick Janowski 
1992 Mark Adkins Jim Johnson
1993 Tim Cross Dale Taylor
1994 Jim Johnson Steve Bibby
1995 Paul Turnbull Paul Lamford
1996 Tim Cross Rick Janowski
1997 Dave McNair Charlie Hetherington
1998 Mardi Ohannessian Paul Lamford
1999 Dod Davies John Clark
2000 Salvador Leong Jeff Barber
2001 Paul Lamford Jeff Barber
2002 Tony Lee Rachel Rhodes
2003 John Slattery Peter Bennet
2004 Peter Christmas David Nathan
2005 John Slattery Jeff Barber 
2006 Jeff Barber Chris Ternel
2007 Myke Wignall Adrian Jones
2008 Peter Bennet Chris Ternel 
2009 Paul Gilbertson  Marcus Wrinch
2010 Phil Tutchings  Lawrence Powell 
2011 Julian Fetterlein Paul Plumptre
2012 Marcus Wrinch Myke Wignall
2013 Mark Calderbank Jon Barnes
2014 Mardi Ohannessian Jon Barnes

This Championship ceased in 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Championship Payout 2017

NB: Paid out to Members only

Grand Prix
Payout

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GP Champions

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Ranking Champions

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT STUFF: After discussions with a few players and after reading some of your emails it has been decided to include the Friday Warm-up in the GP awards as a seperate event thus giving entrants two scores over the weekend. This was decided upon in order that Biba entrants were able to get in six 'events' during the season.

Grand Prix Championship after the Bright 'n' Breezy, January 2018

Early days .... not a lot to say .... once we get a few more events in things'll take shape.

Grand Prix Championship after The Lakes and British Open

Coming in to the Top 8: Paul Christmas, Lawrence Powell, Graham Read, Peter Christmas, Andy Darby, Crispin Duke and Neil Foston.

Dropping out: Jon Barnes, Nicky Check, Stephen Carder, Walter Busato, Radu Ciortan, Eric McAlpine, John Hurst.

Staying in: Uli Koch.

So, a few changes, then? More will follow the Manchester One-Day and Blackpool.

Grand Prix Championship after The Manchester One-Day and the Imperial Cup - Blackpool

Paul Christmas drops down from 1 to 9 as Jon Barnes storms into the #1 slot. Graham Read knocks Lawerence Powell into 3rd and Martin Barkwill edges above Andy Darby. Eric McAlpine, Paul Barwick and Radu Ciortan move up and Uli Koch, Peter Christmas, Crispin Duke and Neil Foston drop out.

Following the cancellation of the English Open the next event is July's Liverpool Open from which I'm expecting even more changes.

NB: The scores from Manchester are based upon the top 8 in the Main, Consolation and Last Chance. The scores from Blackpool are based upon the Swiss plus the higher scores from the Imperial Cup or the Fylde trophy.

Grand Prix Championship after Manchester, Blackpool, and Liverpool

Coming into the Top 8: Jon Barnes, Paul Barwick, Martin Barkwill, Eric McAlpine, Radu Ciortan, Brian Lever. Paul Barwick rises to 2. Lawrence Powell drops from 2 to 8 and Graham Read remains at 4.

Paul Christmas, Uli Koch, Peter Christmas, Andy Darby, Crispin Duke, and Neil Foston have all dropped out of the Top 8.

So, a few changes, then? More will follow the Sussex Cup and the Irish Open.

 


 

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Grand Prix Championship - July 2018
Score Player 40.45 40.45 40.45 40.45 40.45 40.45 Member
181.90 Jon Barnes 72.93 54.02 40.45 7.25 7.25   Y
142.88 Paul Barwick 55.75 34.35 31.81 10.50 10.47   Y
139.76 Martin Barkwill 49.49 38.99 22.48 21.55 7.25   Y
117.56 Graham Read 48.74 30.52 17.55 15.25 5.50   y
110.44 Eric McAlpine 62.93 31.54 15.97       Y
109.27 Radu Ciortan 34.55 28.51 25.71 14.00 6.50   N
105.43 Brian Lever 46.84 24.55 23.80 10.24     Y
104.48 Lawrence Powell 34.91 32.85 20.21 16.51     Y
94.82 Andy Darby 36.74 32.85 25.23       Y
93.97 Simon Morecroft 38.24 18.50 16.51 15.22 5.50   Y
88.08 Frank Fleming 54.78 23.30 10.00       N
86.70 Steve Lee 44.21 33.99 8.50       N
86.22 Robert Perry 44.21 25.01 10.50 6.50     Y
82.07 Paul Christmas 52.52 17.55 6.50 5.50     Y
81.80 Neil Webb 45.25 26.05 10.50       N
78.10 Aref Alipour 45.25 32.85         N
77.83 Rachel Rhodes 57.03 20.80         N
76.02 Ian Turner 38.24 37.78         N
75.69 Richard Biddle 23.52 20.21 14.47 10.24 7.25   Y
72.23 Mark Calderbank 72.23           N
70.71 Uli Koch 50.50 20.21         Y
70.57 Anna Price 22.30 20.80 16.97 10.50     N
67.72 Peter Christmas 45.25 10.47 6.50 5.50     Y
66.37 Pam Wright 33.60 22.30 10.47       N
66.16 Catalin Bucur 33.60 32.56         N
64.26 Michael Levi 41.96 22.30         N
62.18 Connar Baird 62.18           N
62.04 Dorothy Lee 38.24 23.80         N
61.95 David Pritchard 34.01 17.47 10.47       N
61.40 Steve Fowles 22.30 21.55 17.55       N
61.29 Tim Cross 38.24 23.05         Y
60.83 Gary Bratton 40.03 20.80         N
60.44 Crispin Duke 26.48 20.21 7.25 6.50     Y
59.43 Steve Bibby 43.46 15.97         N
58.11 Mark Manley 47.11 11.00         N
58.00 Neil Foston 58.00           N
57.03 Julian Minwalla 57.03           N
56.47 Richard Carter 46.00 10.47         N
55.72 Isaac Rye 45.25 10.47         N
55.24 Ian Vaughan 38.24 17.00         N
53.95 Keith Gill 30.23 13.25 10.47       N
53.95 Sean Jones 22.48 17.47 14.00       N
53.73 Stephen Carder 30.24 13.25 10.24       N
53.27 Nardy Pillards 53.27           N
52.55 Charles Conrad 21.55 14.00 10.50 6.50     Y
51.15 George Hall 33.60 17.55         N
50.99 Simon Hopper 50.99           N
50.51 David Gallagher 40.04 10.47         N
50.24 Cristian Cozos 50.24           N
48.81 Kevin Jones 25.01 23.80         N
47.78 Paul Plumptre 25.30 22.48         Y
47.32 Gaz Owen 23.80 23.52         Y
46.73 Ian Gray 28.51 18.22         N
46.06 Masoud Poursina 46.06           N
45.25 Sean Casey 45.25           N
45.19 Anna Clarke 14.00 10.47 9.72 5.50 5.50   Y
44.96 Simon Cocking 44.96           N
44.21 Richard Furborough 44.21           N
44.03 Emad Salib 22.48 21.55         Y
43.76 Nicky Check 28.51 15.25         Y
42.35 Vincent Nolan 21.55 20.80         N
42.31 Oliver Crooks Smith 31.81 10.50         y
40.55 Gregge Madan 22.30 11.00 7.25       N
40.24 Peter Snape 25.77 14.47         N
39.77 Eileen Mulvany 26.52 13.25         N
39.77 Christoph Deiter 21.55 18.22         N
39.77 Derek Murphy 20.80 18.97         N
39.69 Chris Humble 15.97 15.22 8.50       N
39.28 Sebastian Wilkinson 39.28           N
39.02 John Wright 20.80 18.22         N
39.02 Saul Brody 17.55 15.97 5.50       N
38.99 Rosalie Johnson 38.99           N
38.99 Stewart Pemberton 38.99           N
38.53 Alastair Woods 38.53           N
38.53 Shea Mulhall 38.53           N
38.41 Steve Allott 20.94 17.47         Y
38.27 David Nathan 22.30 10.47 5.50       Y
37.78 Bek Barbaros 37.78           N
37.78 Stephen Dekker 37.78           N
37.04 Walter Busato 31.54 5.50         Y
37.03 Joseph Levy 37.03           N
37.03 Rosey Bensley 37.03           N
36.95 Shaun Goode 22.48 14.47         N
36.77 Andy Marshall 22.30 14.47         N
36.30 Ana Mancino 22.30 14.00         N
35.77 Peter Bennet 18.22 17.55         Y
35.73 Fak Laight 22.48 13.25         N
34.80 Chris Derry 20.80 14.00         N
34.35 Jysen Quah 34.35           N
34.35 Simon Jones 34.35           N
34.35 Sue Keeble 34.35           N
33.19 Chris Harper 22.72 10.47         N
32.77 Arthur Wright 27.27 5.50         N
32.56 Vicki Ondis 32.56           N
32.20 Reza Aghdam 32.20           N
31.94 Sarah Jolliff 17.47 14.47         N
31.54 John Hurst 31.54           Y
31.47 Alex Polden 17.47 14.00         N
31.47 Jacques Ravier 24.22 7.25         N
31.47 Steve Taylor 17.47 14.00         N
31.45 David Sanders 31.45           N
31.27 Brendan Burgess 31.27           Y
31.18 Irving Czechowicz 20.71 10.47         N
30.02 George Miltiadou 23.52 6.50         Y
29.73 Frederic Bonard 22.48 7.25         Y
29.44 Richard Halvorsen 16.22 13.22         Y
28.98 Tim Brown 28.98           N
28.51 Graeme Turner 28.51           N
28.51 Neil Smith 28.51           N
28.50 Bob Slater 15.25 13.25         N
28.47 CJ Uttley 14.47 8.50 5.50       N
26.52 Cecilia Sparke 26.52           N
25.77 Daniel Molan 25.77           N
25.30 Wai Mun Yoon 25.30           N
24.97 Christi Cozos 24.97           N
24.55 Ann Pocknell 24.55           N
24.25 Andrew Smith 13.25 11.00         N
23.80 Aysel Naim 23.80           N
23.80 Jamie MacPherson 23.80           N
23.80 Lise Nielsen 23.80           N
23.05 Christophe Guicheteau 17.55 5.50         y
23.05 Ryan O'Connell 23.05           N
23.01 Mardi Ohannessian 16.51 6.50         Y
21.75 David Dennis 15.25 6.50         L
21.72 Richard Coles 14.47 7.25         N
21.55 Chris Rogers 21.55           N
21.55 Kate Porter 21.55           N
21.55 Sue French 21.55           N
21.55 Sean Clennell 21.55           N
21.50 Larry Smyth 11.00 10.50         N
21.47 Graham Smith 11.00 10.47         Y
20.80 Can Yildiz 20.80           N
20.80 Kieran Shanley 20.80           N
20.80 Paul Whitter 20.80           N
20.80 Trudi Seeley 20.80           N
20.80 Gareth Thomas 20.80           N
20.80 Gay Roberts 20.80           N
20.80 Mike Snowdon 20.80           N
20.71 Wayne Joseph 10.47 10.24         Y
19.50 Don Irving 11.00 8.50         N
18.97 Adam Stocks 18.97           N
18.22 Jesper Carlsson 18.22           N
18.22 Roger Porter 18.22           N
17.75 Jim Shoesmith 17.75           Y
17.55 David Hicks 17.55           N
17.55 John Broomfield 17.55           N
17.55 Patrick Collins 17.55           N
17.55 Paul Galley 17.55           N
17.55 Peter Chan 17.55           N
17.55 Roger Keys 17.55           N
17.55 Sidi Shatku 17.55           Y
17.55 Zohrab Yoncali 17.55           N
17.47 Martyn Hamer 17.47           N
17.47 Richard Munslow 17.47           N
17.00 Richard McQuillan 10.50 6.50         Y
17.00 Marianne Petersen 17.00           N
16.25 David Motley 16.25           N
16.00 Sue Perks 10.50 5.50         y
15.97 Joe Dooley 15.97           N
15.97 John Horton 15.97           N
15.97 Lucy Friedman 15.97           N
15.97 Sabrina Gaboriau 10.47 5.50         y
15.97 Tim Line 15.97           N
15.22 Mike Ireland 15.22           N
15.22 PJ O'Connor 9.72 5.50         N
14.47 Garry Jones 14.47           N
14.47 Joe Crook 14.47           N
14.00 Cliff Tree 8.50 5.50         N
14.00 Karen Jones 14.00           N
14.00 Máté Fehér 14.00           N
14.00 Reuben Shanley 14.00           N
13.75 Cohava Bonard 7.25 6.50         Y
13.25 Andrew Gibson 13.25           N
13.25 Aso Mohammed 13.25           N
13.25 Jenny Shanley 13.25           N
13.25 Rosalie Johnson 13.25           N
13.25 Vic Sprake 13.25           N
13.25 Derek Cooper 13.25           N
13.25 Derek Winterbottom 13.25           N
13.25 Graham Ross 13.25           N
13.25 Jamie Degabriele 13.25           N
13.25 Kaj Nielsen 13.25           N
11.00 Liz Makepeace 11.00           N
11.00 Mick Butterfield 11.00           N
11.00 Sharon Rawlings 11.00           N
11.00 Claire Cusack 11.00           N
11.00 Jackie Jones 11.00           N
11.00 Jimmi Wong 11.00           N
11.00 Martin Wilks 11.00           N
10.50 Bob Bruce 10.50           N
10.50 Bob Young 10.50           Y
10.50 Daniel Rovira 10.50           N
10.50 Malcolm Robertson 10.50           Y
10.50 Myke Wignall 10.50           N
10.50 Ray Fard 10.50           N
10.50 Sean Thomas 10.50           N
10.47 Andy Bell 10.47           Y
10.47 David Sampson 10.47           Y
10.47 Gary Young 10.47           Y
10.47 Ian Wilkinson 10.47           N
10.47 Marcia Beech 10.47           N
10.47 Peter Finnimore 10.47           N
8.50 Alan Beech 8.50           N
8.50 Andrew Hunter 8.50           N
8.50 Jol Wardle 8.50           N
8.50 Monty Hunter 8.50           N
8.50 Samantha Wilkinson 8.50           N
7.25 Eli Nixey 7.25           N
7.25 Jon Wilkinson 7.25           N

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Ranking Championship ended in 2014 when Biba downsized to four events a year. With just three that qualified it was felt no longer viable to continue.

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