It was another excellent BRC meeting on Friday night. Many thanks to Mr and Mrs Developer for excellent hosting, and to Mav for bringing along additional goodies - no-one would have left feeling hungry!
Also, congratulations to Developer for being BRC Champion for 2015 a well deserved.
As discussed on the night, I propose that BRC LXX be scheduled for 5 February 2016 here at the Mosman lookout. Please confirm that this is OK.
Dear BRC Members
As well expressed by Sniper, it was a very enjoyable meeting, great food ( fresh cuts meats and cheeses with party pies and sausage rolls), wine and exchange of Kris Kringle gifts with the usual banter to get "TC Jagger" of the Podium. Mixed in with some tactics to ensure BigBluff did not get his 3rd Championship. No mention of Developer who in the end of the night achieved the 2nd place with a late flurry of a few good wins, to stay ahead of the pack and win his first Championship and the privilege of engraving his name on the Walter Trophy (and the first trophy of his career). Finishing on 47 points, 7 points clear of 2nd place. Congratulations to Developer for a consistent year who won without winning any of the games in 2015, but not finishing lower than 5th position in any of the rounds.
The final results for championship 2015 is attached FYI.
It is interesting to note, with 7 Championships completed we now have 6 different winners. This leaves only Maverick, Banker and Rok without a Championship and only Maverick and Banker without a podium finish. Will 2016 championship change these results? Or will 1 of the other players win another championships.
The results for the final game 6/2015 are as follows.
Punter winner on the night, followed by Developer, Banker, TC Jagger, Maverick, The Rok, Sniper, Professor and at the rear BigBluff, who achieved 2 first at the beginning of the year and 2 last places at the rear of the year.!!!!. Crashed and burned as predicted.
Fortunately the tactics to get TC Jagger, failed to push him off the podium, finishing 2nd (and winner of the Damn it Trophy) for the year on 40 points and BigBluff 3rd on 38 points, by the skin of his teeth from Sniper on 37 points ( who only needed to finish better than 6th place to achieve a 3rd place). Only 4 members achieved positive position. With 3rd place (Bigbluff) achieving the worst negative position for the year.
This is now 7 consecutive trophies for TC Jagger!!!!. The next best is remains at 3 trophies for BigBluff ( is recent 3rd place is his first place trophy in 4 years) followed by Rok with 2/2nd places and 1 3rd place.
Some stats for future reference in a 6 game competition where no double points for the final game is used.
1) To ensure achieve a podium, you must finish the year with a least 40 points or more (an average of 6 or 7 points a game)
2) To ensure a first place, at least 45 points is needed (7 to 8 points a game).
3) With 6 different winners in 7 years, is indication, everyone has a chance to win if you attend every game. Rok missed 1 game this year and ended up with 32 points and as a result it played a significant role in the final results. He only needed to turn up and finish in the middle of the field with say 5 or 6 points. This would have at least potentially finish on the podium.
At the moment the first game for 2016 is scheduled for Sniper's hideout ( Mosman lookout) on the 5 Feb 2016. ( looks ok for me).
The best of luck for 2016.
A merry Christmas and Happy and prosperous New Year 2016.