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Pope makes it a year to remember as he tops the BMGA Shield for the 2017 season PDF Print E-mail

The final end of year BMGA Shield list was released this week (see below) following the final stroke play event of 2017, the Star City Open. A terrific season of thirteen strokeplay events saw Ed Pope (SWMGC) holding off stiff competition throughout the year and topping the 81 players eligible across the season to take the title for 2017.

  Ed Pope (Left) - 2017 SHIELD Champion and Category 3 winner / Paul Johnson (Right) - Category 2 winner

 

Ed will receive the BMGA shield - his to keep for the 2018 season - that will be presented at the first event in 2017 and will be awarded to the player at the top of the rankings after each season. He will also receive the mini shield for winning the Category 3 title (his to keep forever!). The other shield winner for 2017 was Paul Johnson (KMGC) who for the second season in a row won the Category 2 title.


Congratulations to all who took part and made it a fantastic climax to a great season. 

 

Running season long, the BMGA SHIELD (formerly know as the Season Only Rankings) were first introduced in 2009 with the aim of giving all players a more immediate and season specific breakdown of where they stand in relation to all the players that participate in tournaments each year. The SHIELD does not replace the Official Rankings (which are still the ultimate benchmark for players) but run in tandem with the official rankings.

  Paul Johnson and Owen Johnson pick up their Category winner cut glass trophies for their 2016 victories

 

The SHIELD has prizes for the overall leader and category leaders at the season end. This season saw a change in the SHIELD calculations following successful motions at the AGM on 4th March. Category 1 players were not eligible for the SHIELD this season and all eligible players for the BMGA Shield prize remained in the category in which they started the season but their multiplier changed if they move in the OOM. For example, a player who started the season in Category 2 remained eligible for the Category 2 prize if they moved into Category 1 during the season but the Category 1 multiplier would apply to their points from then on.
 

The focus is always to reward players for their results across the year, with particular emphasis on Personal Best performances, improvements round to round within any given tournament along with specific points for aces. The breakdown of how the rankings are made up are listed below:


  • Relative result in a tournament - 10 points per place
  • Personal Best - 50 points

     

The following points are multiplied based on Category Status i.e. Cat 2 sees the points x 2, Cat 3 x 3 and Cat 4 x 4

 

  • Aces - 10 points each

  • Hatrick of aces - 50 points

  • Consecutive improvement round by round - 25 points per round

  •  

The final standings for the BMGA Shield following the Star City Open are as follows:

 

PosNameTotalClub
1Ed POPE (C3) 7,450SWMGC
2Paul JOHNSON (C2) 6,315KMGC
3Matt DODD (C2)6,080KMGC
4Rocky BULLIN (C3) 5,795MMGC
5Dave GOMM (C2)5,450PHCGC
6Tiger PRAGNELL (C2)5,120MMGC
7Ruth BURKE (C2) 4,960MMGC
8Andy EXALL (C2) 4,880KMGC
9David HARTLEY (C2)4,850PHCGC
10Owen JOHNSON (C3)4,830KMGC
11Marion HARTLEY (C3) 4,820PHCGC
12Terry EXALL (C2) 4,550PHCGC
13Adrian AMEY (C2) 4,130CEMGC
14John SHARP (C3) 3,905KMGC
15Marion HOMER (C2)3,800KMGC
16Matty EXALL (C3)3,510KMGC
17Seve KUKIELKA (C2)3,050MMGC
18John MCIVER (C2) 3,020PHCGC
19Henri MYERS (C3)2,400MMGC
20Ed HAYNES (C2)2,240KMGC
21Martin RELF (C3)2,125SWMGC
22Cindy KUKIELKA (C3)1,995MMGC
23Alex HYMAN (C3)1,600MMGC
24David TAYLOR (C4)1,580PHCGC
25Helen DODD (C3)1,540KMGC
26Neil BROWN (C4)1,510 
27Charlie DART (C4) 1,485SWMGC
28Chloe ALLART-BENNETT (C4)1,320KMGC
29Freddie BLACKBURN-SHAW (C3)1,290PHCGC
30Jack NIXON (C3)1,270MMGC
T31Anthony CLARKSON (C4)1,240KMGC
T31Simon FARMER (C3)1,240MMGC
33Jake TETLEY (C3)1,150MMGC
34Kathryn HAYNES (C3)1,125KMGC
35Dean CRIPPS-HUMPHREY (C3)1,100KMGC
36Jimmy EXALL (C4)1,040 
37Brian GOULD (C3)1,035PHCGC
38Geoff FARMER (C3)985MMGC
39Jessica PILGRIM (C4)960 
40Simon BROWN (C4)950WLMGC
41Joshua CLARKE (C4)940 
42Jam TRUBRIDGE (C3)900 
T43Rupert PILGRIM (C4)880 
T43Peter HOWARTH (C4)880SWMGC
45Robert LINNELL (C4)830SWMGC
46Anthony TETLEY (C3)690MMGC
47Matt BRAY (C3)660SWMGC
48Mark WATSON (C4)660 
49Steve CHILDS (C4)650 
50Alan EVANS (C4)630 
T51Steve GOW (C3)600PHCGC
T51Gareth TAYLOR (C4)600WLMGC
T53Thomas WRIGHT (C4)590 
T53Duncan WEST (C4)590 
T55Seth THOMAS (C3)520MMGC
T55Martyn WILLIAMS (C4)520WLMGC
T57Carl DAVEY (C4)490 
T57Jon ANGEL (C3)490LMGC
T59Ben HOLROYD (C4)470 
T59Julian TURNER (C3)470 
T59Christine M'BAYE (C4)470 
T62Sam CHILDS (C4)450 
T62Toby AUSTIN (C4)450 
64Ollie GREENHEAD (C3)445CEMGC
65Liz GOMM (C3)420 
66Wanda HOBBS (C4)410 
67Natasha SMITH (C3)405 
68Kerry WEST (C4)400 
69Tina TETLEY (C3)395MMGC
70Keith KELLARD (C3)345CEMGC
71Jas KUKIELKA (C3)340MMGC
T72Paula BLOODWORTH (C4)320 
T72Andrew GOMM (C3)320 
74John WRIGHT (C4)290 
75James HOLLINRAKE (C4)270KMGC
76Steve RAGLESS (C3)255SWMGC
T77Scott WALKER (C4)250 
T77Chris WICKES (C4)250CEMGC
79Adam DUSTIN (C4)170 
80David WALKER (C4)100 
81Shelley COOPER (C4)70KMGC
       

The bracketed information refers to the players status for the season (based on their ranking at the start of the year):


C2 - Category 2 Players (Places 17 - 32 inclusive in the official Order of Merit)
C4 - Category 4 Players (any player in their first three events on the tour - unless achieving cat 2 status outright)
C3 - Category 3 Players (all other players)


The individual category standings are as follows:


 CATEGORY 2TotalClub
1PAUL JOHNSON
6,315
KMGC
2MATT DODD6,080KMGC
3DAVE GOMM
5,450
PHCGC
4
TIGER PRAGNELL
5,120MMGC
5RUTH BURKE
4,960
MMGC

 CATEGORY 3/4TotalClub
1ED POPE7,450SWMGC
2ROCKY BULLIN5,795
MMGC
3OWEN JOHNSON4,830
KMGC
4MARION HARTLEY
4,820PHCGC
5JOHN SHARP
3,905
KMGC


Key to Minigolf Clubs:

WLMGC - Welsh Minigolf Club - Captain - Simon Brown (https://www.facebook.com/welshminigolfclub/)
KMGC - Kent Minigolf Club - Captain - Sean Homer (https://www.facebook.com/groups/47590459630/)
LMGC - London Minigolf Club - Captain - Jon Angel
MMGC - Midlands Minigolf Club - Captain -Michael Smith (https://www.facebook.com/midlandsminigolf/)
SWMGC - Sussex Wasps Minigolf Club - Captain - Steve Lovell (https://www.facebook.com/groups/sussexwasps/)
WMGC - Worthing Minigolf Club - Captain - Peter Emmerson (www.splashpointminigolf.co.uk)
PHCGC - Planet Hastings Crazy Golf Club - Captain - John McIver (https://www.facebook.com/groups/689961521097330/)
CEMGC - Cambridgeshire & Essex Minigolf Club - Captain - James Rutherford (https://www.facebook.com/Cambridgeshire-Essex-Minigolf-Club-180154248764830/)   

 

 

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