Annual Handicap Knockout Tournament
Our annual handicap tournament is played towards the end of each year, the winner is awarded the Joe Guy Trophy.
Players are given a handicap based on their perfomance in club games during the year up to the start of the tournament. (See below for the exact formula used.) A player gets the number of points equal to their handicap added to the score they get during the game.
|2021||Winner: Undecided||Full results||Printable version|
|2020||Winner: Undecided||Full results||Printable version|
|2019||Winner: Kathryn Allen||Full results||Printable version|
|2018||Winner: Douglas Legge||Full results||Printable version|
|2017||Winner: Yvonne Euington||Full results||Printable version|
|2016||Winner: Harry Walton||Full results||Printable version|
|2015||Winner: Cyndy Walker-Firth||Full results||Printable version|
|2014||Winner: Fiona Shoesmith||Full results||Printable version|
|2013||Winner: Martin Fagan||Full results||Printable version|
|2012||Winner: Robert Pells||Full results||Printable version|
|2011||Winner: Alan Guy||Full results||Printable version|
|2010||Winner: Alan Guy||Full results||Printable version|
|2009||Winner: Kathryn Allen||Full results||Printable version|
|2008||Winner: Robert Pells||Full results||Printable version|
|2007||Winner: Harry Beckett|
|2006||Winner: Marie Gard|
|2005||Winner: Harry Beckett|
|2004||Winner: Harry Beckett|
|2003||Winner: Jane Tarver|
|2002||Winner: Carol Sienkiewicz|
|2001||Winner: Tom Beardmore|
|2000||Winner: Cyndy Walker-Firth|
|1999||Winner: Harry Beckett|
|1998||Winner: Brenda Baxter|
|1997||Winner: Brenda Baxter|
|1996||Winner: Robert Pells|
|1995||Winner: Cyndy Walker-Firth|
|1994||Winner: Robert Pells|
|1993||Winner: Brenda Baxter|
|1992||Winner: N Marsden|
|1991||Winner: Joe Guy|
|1990||Winner: Joe Guy|
The handicap formula currently used for this tournament is based on the results of games in the previous twelve months. The values used are the players average spread and average score over their first round games and their rating at the start of the tournament. The handicaps are automatically generated and displayed on another page.
If a player doesn't have a rating or has played less than twenty first round games in the previous year a warning is issued and their rating may be adjusted by the tournament director.
The rating component (R) is calculated by subtracting the player's rating from the maximum rating of any player.
The average score component (V) is obtained by subtracting the player's average score from the maximum average score obtained by any player.
The spread component for a player (S) is calculated by taking the highest average spread scored by any player and subtracting the player's average spread.
The raw handicap score (RH) is then obtained from the following formula:
RH = 0.6R + 0.3V + 0.1S
The raw handicap score is then rounded to the nearest whole number. Finally the lowest raw handicap score is subtracted from all the raw handicap scores to give the final handicaps. This procedure means that the strongest player has a handicap of 0.