• ‘March’ winner Adam Tucker, who triumphed as a result of a tiebreak, only started playing Caney’s Corners during Round 27. During that time he has amassed 124 points – 72 of which came during the rounds that counted towards March’s prize. As a result he becomes the seventh different £25 winner from 39 players and could yet still pocket up to £50 if he keeps up his fine form.

• Our columnist Gavin Caney sits 21st out of 39 as he struggles to even claim a top-half finish in his own competition. To make matters worse, his wife Charlotte was the joint winner for March and almost pocketed £25 – something he has not been close to doing. His highest monthly finish so far was joint fourth in December. That said, he is 56 points in front of this month’s joint winner but still eight points behind her dad.

• Danny Pooley’s Round 34 triumph was his fifth round win so far. His 32-point bumper haul was 12 points more than any of his competitors and ensured he ends ‘March’ joint top with Amy Anderson.

• A huge 17 players are within a one-round swing of taking the lead as we enter the closing stages of the competition.

• The top five participants have played all 34 rounds. The highest-ranked competitor to have missed a round is Mike Griggs, who sits sixth. He missed the very first round back in August.

• The lowest-scoring player Hannah Hornigold only featured in one round. She scored four points and is the only person to have missed 33 rounds.


Round 34 results/top scorers

Southampton v Arsenal

Arsenal (had the most corners),
10 corners in the game 

Chelsea v Man City Man City, 12

Aston Villa v Wolves Draw, 4

Watford v Southampton Watford, 8

Number of entrants: 27

32 points (out of a possible 48): Danny Pooley

20: Charlotte Caney, Dave Edgley, Alex Thaxton, Adam Tucker

16: Peter Jermany, Robbie Palmer


‘March’s’ final scores 

Congratulations to Adam Tucker who is the winner of the latest £25 top-scorer monthly prize. 

He pipped Charlotte Caney, who also scored 72 points for the ‘month’, thanks to having his name drawn out of the hat first for the tiebreaker (TB).

1 Adam Tucker (TB) 72

2 Charlotte Caney 72

3 Nigel Chapman 68

3 Chris Milsom 68

5 Dave Edgley 64

5 Robbie Palmer 64

7 Danny Pooley 60

8 Kevin Bates 56

8 Damien Cross 56

8 Luke Tordoff 56

11 Karl Brown 52

11 Andy Prior 52

13 Amy Anderson 48

13 Gavin Caney 48

13 Jonny Cockerill 48

13 Aaden Hayes 48

13 Alex Thaxton 48

18 Lewis Bush 44

18 Jon Parish 44

20 David Lane 40

20 Peter Jermany 40

20 Laura Shreeve 40

20 Joel Wille 40

24 Aaron Beales 36

24 Mike Griggs 36

26 Nancy Barnard 32

27 Katie Allen 28

28 Peter Sampson 20


‘March’ summary

Round 31 

Friday, March 6

Sheffield United v Norwich: Sheffield United, 15

Arsenal v West Ham:
West Ham, 13

Chelsea v Everton: Chelsea, 7

Man United v Man City:
Man City, 13

Top scorer: 24 David Lane 

Average points scored: 12.57

Number of entrants: 28

Round 32 

Friday June 19

West Ham v Wolves:
Wolves, 12

Bournemouth v Crystal Palace: Bournemouth, 15

Newcastle v Sheffield United: Sheffield United, 6

Aston Villa v Chelsea:
Chelsea, 12

Top scores: 32 Nigel Chapman and Chris Milsom

Average points scored: 13.33 

Number of entrants: 27

Round 33 

Wednesday June 24

Man United v Sheffield United: Man United, 15

Norwich v Everton: Norwich, 11

Newcastle v Aston Villa:
Aston Villa, 15

Liverpool v Crystal Palace: Liverpool 6

Top scorer: 24 Andy Prior

Average points scored: 12.30 

Number of entrants: 27

Round 34 

Starting Thursday June 25

Southampton v Arsenal: Arsenal, 10

Chelsea v Man City:
Man City, 12

Aston Villa v Wolves: Draw, 4

Watford v Southampton: Watford, 8

Top scorer: 32 Danny Pooley

Average points scored: 12.44 

Number of entrants: 27


Leading scores after 34 rounds

1 Amy Anderson 452

1 Danny Pooley 452

3 Peter Jermany 448

3 Robbie Palmer 448

3 Andy Prior 448

6 Mike Griggs 436

7 Jonny Cockerill 432

7 Jon Parish 432

9 Karl Brown 428

9 Nigel Chapman 428

9 Aaden Hayes 428

12 David Lane 424

13 Lewis Bush 416

13 Damien Cross 416

13 Luke Tordoff 416

13 Joel Wille 416

17 Dave Edgley 404

18 Kevin Bates 400

18 Chris Milsom 400

20 Laura Shreeve 396

21 Gavin Caney 392

22 Nancy Barnard 384

23 Alex Thaxton 360

24 Katie Allen 356

25 Charlotte Caney 336

26 Peter Sampson 332

27 Aaron Beales 320

28 Neil Goodbourn 216

29 Jason Norman 212

30 Kyle Nolan 128

31 Lewis Cook 124

31 Adam Tucker 124

33 Kendell Benefer 52

34 Charlotte Barrett 28

35 Megan Spriggs 24

36 Louis Brindle 20

37 Max Gill 16

38 Elise Cornwell 12

39 Hannah Hornigold 4


Another £25 up for grabs this month

Remember, £25 is up for grabs again in ‘April’ for the month’s top-scoring player.

This means the player that scores the most points across Round 35 (held on Wednesday in order to get the scheduled number of rounds in before the delayed season is completed), 36, 37 and 38 will pocket the penultimate monthly prize.

Points scored in each round go towards a season’s total where the highest-scoring player will pocket the £250 prize in May. 

The competition is free to enter, no registration is required and with
48 points up for grab each round, the two remaining monthly prizes are available for all to win even if you’re only starting now.

The overall £250 prize cannot now be won by any new entrants but some beginner’s luck could land them £25 or £50 before it’s all over!


ONLINE FOCUS

After the coronavirus break, rounds are often played midweek and more than once in a week in order to get the scheduled rounds fulfilled before the season is completed on Sunday, July 27
(as it stands).

Regular players are in constant dialogue with our columnist Gavin Caney who is happy to take on any new entrants. You can get in touch with him by emailing gavin@yourlocalpaper.co.uk or sending him a message on Twitter @GavinCaney if you want to get involved. As indicated above, points gained from Round 35 (already held), 36, 37 and 38 will count towards April’s top-scorer prize. The player with the most points from these rounds will win £25.

Points from Round 39, 40 and 41 will count for May’s top-scorer gong and the final £25 prize pot. 

The player with the most points from all the rounds played at the end of round 41 will win the £250 end-of-season jackpot.

If a tiebreak is needed for a monthly prize, the winner will be selected by drawing the name of eligible players from a hat.

Any end-of-season tiebreak willl be decided by who gained the most round wins throughout. 

If players cannot be separated that way, the winner will be drawn at random.  

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