Shadforth-Boger Trophy (merit in matches)
This trophy is generally very hard to award as it is very subjective. Players play at different strength against players of different strengths and in different tournaments. Therefore is not always awarded to the player that does best in matches but to a player that is considered to have done best relative to his grade and strength.
This year in matches the club played total of 296 games at the time of writing with 107 wins 85 draws and losing 104.
33 players presented, the club this year.
Of them players only 2 players who played more than 3 games remained undefeated
The shortlist, for the trophy year has been narrowed down to 5 players who are John Sugden Howard Tebbs Brendan Ruane Steve Blewitt and Jeremy Hudson.
John Sugden record was played 9 Won 3 Drew 6 and no losses all John games were played in division 1 of the mid Sussex league this gave him a percentage rating of 66, 6% and +7 performances against his grade.
Howard Tebbs played 13 games for the club winning 5 drawing 6 and only losing 2 this gave him a percentage rating 61.5 and -1 against his grade.
Brendan Ruane played 7 games for the club winning 6 drawing 1 and no losses however of the final candidates he only played seven times which may count against him his percentage performance was 92.80 with a +34-rating performance.
Steve Blewitt played 10 times for the club winning 6 drawing 3 and only losing 1 his percentage performance was 75% with a +11-grading performance.
Jeremy Hudson had a dreadful season last year I’m glad to see that his form has turned around he played 10 games for the club winning 4 drawing 5 and losing only 1. His percentage performances was 70% and grading performance was +12.
It is well worth noting that Jeremy’s performance in the mid-Sussex league in percentage terms was the six bests in the league with 7 ½ out of nine and 79% performances.
The Winner of this trophy will be decided by a vote at the AGM by the members attending.
Marc A Bryant