Premier Two Blue 2018

There are twenty-six contestants for the 2018 Bristol Premier League Division Two season, twenty-one of whom guaranteed their places via their performances in 2017 -- four relegated from Premier One, fourteen retaining their Premier Two status, and three gaining automatic promotion from Premier Three.
Of the other five, one Premier Three player replaced a player not taking up her place, and four others -- three reprieved from relegation plus one more from Premier Three -- moved up to enlarge the leagues.
The 26 players have been arranged into two parallel divisions of thirteen, Premier Two Blue and Premier Two Red, ordered as per their finishing positions last year.
In each division players play each other twice in 11-point matches giving a total of twenty-four matches each, 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.

Premier Two Blue

League table as at March 15th

Rufus Rozelaar108299623.700024
Daniel Eldridge117495801.364021
Dave Pym12751111040.583021
Tim Line13761091020.538021
Ian Hedges106492821.000018
Drew Caudwell95479740.556015
Steve Morris10467998-1.900012
Mandy Macdonald9367893-1.66709
Stephen Little7345466-1.71409
Simon Hughes5233944-1.00006
Phil Charlton3212530-1.66706
Andrew Cobb4133338-1.25003
Peter Thistlewood7075777-2.85700

Complete results record

PLAYER25 PAID?vs P Th'woodvs R Rozel'rvs D Pymvs S Morrisvs M Macd'ldvs S Littlevs T Linevs S Hughesvs I Hedgesvs D Eldr'gevs A Cobbvs P Ch'ltonvs D C'dwell
Drew CaudwellYES.6-11.11-611-1011-2.8-11.4-11..XXX
Phil CharltonYES.....11-911-10....XXX.
Andrew CobbYES..9-11.....5-11.XXX..
Daniel EldridgeYES.11-311-511-6...11-66-11XXX..5-11
Ian HedgesYES11-9..6-1111-65-11..XXX.5-11..
Simon HughesYES......1-11XXX.10-11...
Tim LineYES11-81-118-11.11-99-11XXX3-11...11-3.
Stephen LittleYES.8-11.11-9.XXX2-11....(7-3)(8-1)
Mandy MacdonaldYES.4-1111-99-11XXX.7-11.11-10....
Steve MorrisYES11-911-8.XXX.(8-8)..5-112-11..7-11
Dave PymYES11-104-11XXX.8-11.11-2..11-411-8..
Rufus RozelaarYES.XXX11-8......11-3..11-6
Peter ThistlewoodYESXXX.8-11...6-11.7-11....
Scores in parentheses are from adjourned matches.

League fees totalling 325 have all been paid.

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 4: Stephen Little beat Tim Line 11-9; Tim Line beat Stephen Little 11-2.
Jan 9: Daniel Eldridge beat Simon Hughes 11-6; Daniel Eldridge beat Simon Hughes 11-10.
Jan 10: Drew Caudwell beat Mandy Macdonald 11-10; Ian Hedges beat Daniel Eldridge 11-6.
Jan 11: Tim Line beat Mandy Macdonald 11-9; Stephen Little beat Ian Hedges 11-5.
Jan 18: Ian Hedges beat Peter Thistlewood 11-9.
Jan 25: Rufus Rozelaar beat Tim Line 11-1; Phil Charlton beat Stephen Little 11-9; Tim Line beat Simon Hughes 11-1; Ian Hedges beat Peter Thistlewood 11-7; Simon Hughes beat Tim Line 11-3; Steve Morris beat Ian Hedges 11-6; Ian Hedges beat Steve Morris 11-5.
Jan 29: Drew Caudwell beat Stephen Little 11-2.
Jan 31: Daniel Eldridge beat Steve Morris 11-6; Daniel Eldridge beat Steve Morris 11-2.
Feb 1: Ian Hedges beat Mandy Macdonald 11-6.
Feb 5: Mandy Macdonald beat Ian Hedges 11-10.
Feb 12: Daniel Eldridge beat Drew Caudwell 11-4; Drew Caudwell beat Daniel Eldridge 11-5; Rufus Rozelaar beat Mandy Macdonald 11-4.
Feb 13: Rufus Rozelaar beat Drew Caudwell 11-6; Rufus Rozelaar beat Drew Caudwell 11-6.
Feb 15: Rufus Rozelaar beat Stephen Little 11-8; Daniel Eldridge beat Rufus Rozelaar 11-3; Rufus Rozelaar beat Daniel Eldridge 11-3.
Feb 22: Steve Morris beat Rufus Rozelaar 11-8; Dave Pym beat Tim Line 11-8; Dave Pym beat Tim Line 11-2.
Feb 23: Mandy Macdonald beat Dave Pym 11-9; Mandy Macdonald beat Dave Pym 11-8; Daniel Eldridge beat Dave Pym 11-5; Dave Pym beat Daniel Eldridge 11-4.
Feb 26: Rufus Rozelaar beat Dave Pym 11-4; Rufus Rozelaar beat Dave Pym 11-8; Drew Caudwell beat Steve Morris 11-6; Drew Caudwell beat Steve Morris 11-7.
Feb 28: Ian Hedges beat Andrew Cobb 11-5; Andrew Cobb beat Ian Hedges 11-5.
Mar 5: Dave Pym beat Peter Thistlewood 11-10; Dave Pym beat Peter Thistlewood 11-8.
Mar 6: Dave Pym beat Andrew Cobb 11-9; Dave Pym beat Andrew Cobb 11-8.
Mar 8: Tim Line beat Peter Thistlewood 11-8; Tim Line beat Peter Thistlewood 11-6; Stephen Little beat Steve Morris 11-9; Tim Line beat Mandy Macdonald 11-7.
Mar 12: Simon Hughes beat Drew Caudwell 11-8.
Mar 15: Phil Charlton beat Tim Line 11-10; Tim Line beat Phil Charlton 11-3; Steve Morris beat Mandy Macdonald 11-9; Steve Morris beat Peter Thistlewood 11-9.

Projected use of Premier Two prize pool (2018)

When Premier Two Blue and Red entry fees have all been paid, they will give a total Premier Two prize fund of 650.
The table below gives an estimate of how that money will be apportioned.
Administration fee65
Engraving and
Premier 2
Premier 2
Cash 2nd prize7575
Cash 3rd prize5050

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