New Years Eve 2016 was the end of an historic game for SPAGames – it was the first Premier Predictions game to be played and administered entirely online. Eighteen players started the game with hopes of glory and most likely the hope of lording it over their less successful friends and relatives!
The season started well for Dan as he picked up the first Player-of-the-Month award (£12.15) and led the table after 60 matches – Dan scored 54 points followed by Jamie S on 53 and Martin G on 52. Overall it was still pretty close at the end of September, with eight points covering the top eight places.
October belonged to Mark with a points haul of 35, which was 20% better than the next best, Damian on 29. Shaun and Mike shared third spot just one point behind Damian on 28. After his successful start to the season, Dan’s October was poor with just 19 points and 15th place for the month.
Winter arrived in November and with it came Martin H‘s challenge for honours. He and Simon almost scored a point-per-match, scoring 29 and 28 respectively from 30 matches. Jamie S was in the mix again, with his third consecutive appearance in the monthly top six – this time in third with 25 points, the same as Darren.
The run in to the end of the game through December was a close run affair, that saw Darren and (almost inevitably) Jamie S tied at the top with 53 points from 58 matches (0.91 per match) and sharing the £12.15 monthly prize. Gareth had an end-of-game renaissance scoring 52 points in the final month. Special mention needs to go to Martin H as the only other player to top 50 points in the month (51).
Jamie S strolled to a ten point victory in the end. He sauntered through the Christmas period with no real concern that he might not win the title and the £72.90 that goes with it.
Simon was in the top three from match 102 right until the end of the season – that’s 86 matches. It’s that consistency that has made him a near constant that at the top of the table since the inception of SPAPP.
The final top of the table money place (third) was hotly contested through the whole season, with two players eventually finishing on equal points and having to be separated by most Exacts to determine who would receive the £24.30 prize.
It’s Martin G who missed out as he ‘only’ had 17 exacts compared to the 21 of Darren.
Also just missing out on a prize is Martin H, finishing just one point off of third place (141 points). Gareth and Mike were level on 139 points in 6th and 7th respectively, while Damian (137) and Mark (135) had solid games and can look forward to Game 02 with some optimism.
Tenth place and a prize of £24.30 was secured by Dan, and along with his August/September Player-of-Month, season’s haul of £36.15 will (presumably) have been quite satisfying.
One Round Wonder
The early pacesetters in the One Round Wonder race were Darren, Mike and Thomas who all set a target of 15 points in Round 03. They stayed at the top for a month before Mark topped them by a point in Round 07. The highest single round score for the rest of the game was 13 (again Mark) and so with that score of 16, Mark collects the One Round Wonder prize of £24.30.
Thanks everyone for playing – I hope you enjoyed it enough to play again.