Premier One 2018

There are thirteen contestants for Bristol Premier League Division One for the 2018 season, nine of whom retained their places through their 2017 efforts, while four won automatic promotion from Premier Two.
Players play each other twice in 11-point matches, in a season spanning the eleven months from January to November.
Players arrange their own fixtures, at mutually acceptable venues and times, with Bristol Backgammon's Monday and Thursday sessions being prime opportunities.

League table as at March 16th

Gaz Owen96386573.222018
Chris Rogers86278582.500018
Nick Barham105590890.100015
Alex Hodge74359570.286012
Andy Boysan53248352.60009
Gary Plant7345766-1.28609
Paul Watts6333752-2.50027
Steffen Nowak6244656-1.66715
Fred North7254666-2.85724
Simon Baker1101192.00003
Jason Champion21119171.00003
Stuart Mann5144348-1.00003
Cecilia Sparke3121928-3.00021

Complete results record

PLAYER50 PAID?vs P Wattsvs C Sparkevs C Rogersvs G Plantvs G Owenvs S Nowakvs F Northvs S Mannvs A Hodgevs J Championvs A Boysanvs N Barhamvs S Baker
Simon BakerYES...11-9........XXX
Nick BarhamYES10-11.9-11.9-11.11-5.3-11..XXX.
Andy BoysanYES..8-1111-411-3...7-11.XXX..
Jason ChampionYES......11-6..XXX...
Alex HodgeYES.11-63-11.11-8.3-11.XXX..9-11.
Stuart MannYES...9-118-1110-11.XXX.....
Fred NorthNo...8-110-11.XXX..11-8.5-11.
Steffen Nowak2511-2.6-11..XXX.5-11.....
Gaz OwenYES11-0...XXX......9-11.
Gary PlantYES...XXX...11-5..6-11..
Chris RogersYES.6-11XXX..11-8.....6-11.
Cecilia SparkeNo.XXX2-11..........
Paul WattsNoXXX...2-1111-5.....11-4.

Scores in parentheses are from adjourned matches.
Premier One fees amounting to 475 have been paid so far.

Next checkpoint

March 31st

Number of matches to be played:

To keep up with the Advisory Schedule: 9

To avoid Penalty Points: 7

To avoid expungement from the League: 4

Chronological results list:
Jan 9: Alex Hodge beat Gaz Owen 11-8.
Jan 11: Gaz Owen beat Fred North 11-0; Gaz Owen beat Nick Barham 11-9.
Jan 15: Gary Plant beat Fred North 11-8.
Jan 16: Alex Hodge beat Nick Barham 11-3.
Jan 18: Gaz Owen beat Stuart Mann 11-8.
Jan 22: Jason Champion beat Fred North 11-6; Fred North beat Jason Champion 11-8.
Jan 23: Gary Plant beat Stuart Mann 11-9; Fred North beat Alex Hodge 11-3.
Jan 26: Gaz Owen beat Gary Plant 11-5; Nick Barham beat Fred North 11-5; Nick Barham beat Fred North 11-5.
Jan 29: Andy Boysan beat Gary Plant 11-4; Andy Boysan beat Gary Plant 11-6.
Jan 30: Cecilia Sparke beat Chris Rogers 11-6.
Feb 1: Chris Rogers beat Cecilia Sparke 11-2; Nick Barham beat Gaz Owen 11-9.
Feb 2: Simon Baker beat Gary Plant 11-9.
Feb 5: Gaz Owen beat Paul Watts 11-0.
Feb 6: Andy Boysan beat Gaz Owen 11-3.
Feb 7: Gaz Owen beat Paul Watts 11-2; Nick Barham beat Alex Hodge 11-9.
Feb 12: Steffen Nowak beat Paul Watts 11-2; Paul Watts beat Steffen Nowak 11-5.
Feb 19: Chris Rogers beat Steffen Nowak 11-6; Chris Rogers beat Steffen Nowak 11-8.
Feb 20: Chris Rogers beat Andy Boysan 11-8; Alex Hodge beat Cecilia Sparke 11-6.
Feb 23: Gary Plant beat Stuart Mann 11-5.
Feb 27: Steffen Nowak beat Stuart Mann 11-10; Stuart Mann beat Steffen Nowak 11-5.
Mar 1: Chris Rogers beat Nick Barham 11-9.
Mar 11: Paul Watts beat Nick Barham 11-10; Paul Watts beat Nick Barham 11-4.
Mar 13: Alex Hodge beat Andy Boysan 11-7.
Mar 15: Nick Barham beat Chris Rogers 11-6.
Mar 16: Chris Rogers beat Alex Hodge 11-3.

Projected use of Premier League prize pool (2018)

Premier One entry fees, when paid, will total 650.
The table below gives an estimate of how that money will be apportioned.
Administration fee65
Engraving and
Cash 1st prize250
Cash 2nd prize150
Cash 3rd prize90
Cash 4th prize50

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