An old skool PASer who had been away for some seasons came back into the fold just recently – and how that decision has paid off!
He even had the audacity to claim he was a “newbie” given his hiatus was even longer than…erm, Sunderland in Div 1?!
It was a close, compacted, confusing season – whilst Man City smashed their way to the title with certainty & consistency, our champion coughed & spluttered through just like the rest of us.
Anyone could’ve won it this season.
Little Frankie clocked up more correct scores than the champion and she finished 41st.
She’s 9 and bases all her scores around 1-1 unless “one team is clearly better than the other one…”
Yep, I’ve taken note…
Our “Spring” champ started just outside the Top Ten in 11th (who did win Week 1 again?!!), climbed to 2nd, stayed there for another week, before dropping to fourth in Week 4 – then a “yo-yo” few weeks saw residency in 15th, 10th & 18th as we reached the halfway point.
This low point was met with a push into the Top Ten at 6th in Week 8, before dropping down to 8th a week later.
From hitting the summit in Week 9 it was a stubborn stay to the end!
So, be upstanding lords, ladies & gents and doff your caps to Stephen Peaston 348 (42) – He. Is. A. Winner!
Jimmy Nail, Wor Jackie, Nadine Shah, Brendan Foster, Cheryl Tweedy, Rowan Atkinson & Jill Halfpenny, your bairn done canny good! Whack that on a stottie, pet!
SRP won with an impressive 16 point lead over last season’s wooden spoonist, Dan Hogwood, in second place. The “brains of PAS” finished four points ahead of PAS CL finalist Simon Buxton in third place.
Jack Buxton was only 2 points behind his old man in 4th…
Just one point further back, Kyle Beale reflects on a fine season “feel good buzz” by finishing in fifth spot with Scott Harrison & double Cup finalist, Rowan Marriott pushed into joint 6th virtue of only 3 correct scores!
Continuing a rich seam of prize-winning form, PAS Cup finalist Alex Taylor scooped 8th place only 5 points shy of joint 6th and ending up just 4 correct scores ahead of Richard Hirst in 9th.
Tricky claimed the “Top Dog of The Syndicate” title for the season just edging out perennial prize botherer Jason Morris by 5 correct scores in 10th…
“Arsene”: Just 14 points & 49 places separated our new champion from Debbie Lee 243 (23) in Week 1!
Actually, that’s quite a lot thinking about it…
Ms Lee never really recovered from there though, up to 59th, back to 60th & then hitting a peak in Week 4 at 55!
A slip down to 70th followed, a slight rally in Week 7, before the slow descent in the 80s culminated on 89th in Week 11.
And there she would’ve stayed, as my mum was hell bent on getting another ornament for her wall!
But Debbie had other ideas, as she slipped to 90th in Week 12 before securing the wooden spoon in the final week.
So, Patricia F, Neil C & Brett A made gallant efforts over the season to save Debbie’s blushes, but…
OK, YOU have finished on these positions AND you HAVE won those prizes!
Arthur Harrison on 11th, Jerry Storer on 12th, Dave Crisp on 17th, Predictz on 24th, Ryan Graves & Pete Britton on 27th, Rich Lee on 31st, Tony Morris on 33rd, Mr 2-0 & Harry Hopper on 39th, Howard Thomas on 42nd, Darren McCarthy on 45th, Jamie Sellers on 49th, Simon Lindquist on 51st, John Jennings on 57th, Rich Walsh on 65th, Neil Osborne on 66th, Neil Templeton on 71st, Gareth Morgan on 78th, Mike Krasnowski & Sam Arora on 83rd, Patricia Fernandez on 90th & Neil Critchlow on 91st.
click here to view the full table & to see how much you won!
*** all prize money will be winging its way over this week (less your PAS World Cup ’18 entry fee) – promise! ***
Congratulations to Shezan Juma for sneaking the last spot for entry to PAS World Cup ’18.
The Top 32 have qualified and the big draw will take place very soon (Frankie is talking about a live Instagram thingy or something…)
Predictz finished in the Top 32. And they’re not “real”, so if you finished in 33rd… yer in!
More breaking news!
If you qualified for the PAS World Cup, you’ve also qualified for next season’s PAS Champions League Group Stages!
PAS Cup 2018
The final between Rowan Marriott & Alex Taylor is well underway & “Part Two” was on Saturday just gone!
The current score with 4 games remaining is –
Rowan Marriott 39 (1) – 38 (4) Alex Taylor
PAS Champions League
The final between Rowan Marriott (yeah, him again..) & Simon Buxton is well underway & concludes with “Part Two” on May 26th 2017
The current score with 4 games & “part two”remaining is –
Rowan Marriott 20 (1) – 20 (2) Simon Buxton
Other little bits
Pete Britton picked up an additional £10 each for getting the Best Weekly Score of the Season in Week 8 – 48 (8)
Yours Truly picked up £9 for getting the Best Correct Score of the Season by guessing – Man City 2 Man Utd 3.
Thanks again to all for taking time and bothering to enter, we couldn’t do it without you!
And a final big thank you to Dave N & Dan H for providing all the behind the scenes techky stuff to enable another great (relatively glitch free!) season…check the new “feel” on the site! Apparently, it’s absolutely mint now for mobile users…nope, me neither.
See you in a few weeks,
And Another Thing