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800 club

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The 800 club is inhabited by those players from the 15-round era who amass a total score of at least eight hundred in their heat games. This is significant because it implies an average score of a century or more. Currently there are 96 members of the club, all of whom are octochamps.

Contents

Scores

Old Format

  1. Jack Hurst (946, 118.25, Series 63)
  2. Andrew Hulme (930, 116.25, Series 61)
  3. Kirk Bevins (925, 115.625, Series 60)
  4. Julian Fell (924, 115.5, Series 48)
  5. Craig Beevers (907, 113.375, Series 57)
  6. Adam Gillard (903, 112.875, Series 64)
  7. Eoin Monaghan (898, 112.25, Series 63)
  8. Edward McCullagh (896, 112, Series 64)
  9. Chris Davies (892, 111.5, Series 61)
  10. Conor Travers (890, 111.25, Series 54)
  11. David O'Donnell (880, 110, Series 58)
  12. Chris Wills (875, 109.375, Series 47)
  13. Stewart Holden (870, 108.75, Series 51)
  14. Innis Carson (861, 107.625, Series 61)
  15. Chris Cummins (858, 107.25, Series 50)
  16. Jon Corby (856, 107, Series 54)
  17. Tom Hargreaves (850, 106.25, Series 47)
  18. Matthew Shore (850, 106.25, Series 54)
  19. Jonathan Rawlinson (850, 106.25, Series 66)
  20. Paul Gallen (846, 105.75, Series 52)
  21. Steven Briers (843, 105.375, Series 55)
  22. Daniel Pati (840, 105, Series 63)
  23. James Hurrell (838, 104.75, Series 57)
  24. Marcus Hares (834, 104.25, Series 63)
  25. Jack Welsby (831, 103.875, Series 52)
  26. Grace Page (829, 103.625, Series 48)
  27. Mark Deeks (824, 103, Series 65)
  28. John Brackstone (822, 102.75, Series 53)
  29. Tom Barnes (822, 102.75, Series 64)
  30. Richard Brittain (820, 102.5, Series 55)
  31. Charlie Reams (820, 102.5, Series 59)
  32. Jeffrey Hansford (818, 102.25, Series 57)
  33. Jack Worsley (818, 102.25, Series 66)
  34. George Greenhough (817, 102.125, Series 48)
  35. Paul Howe (815, 101.875, Series 54)
  36. Graeme Cole (813, 101.625, Series 65)
  37. Lee Hartley (811, 101.375, Series 47)
  38. John Mayhew (811, 101.375, Series 53)
  39. Scott Gillies (810, 101.25, Series 63)
  40. Mark Tournoff (809, 101.125, Series 52)
  41. Martin Bishop (809, 101.125, Series 59)
  42. Stuart Earl (807, 100.875, Series 50)
  43. Jon O'Neill (804, 100.5, Series 53)
  44. Oliver Garner (802, 100.25, Series 62)
  45. Peter Lee (801, 100.125, Series 66)

New Format

  1. Elliott Mellor (1,061, 132.625, Series 80)
  2. Luke Boynton (1,032 129, Series 83)
  3. Luke Johnson-Davies (1,024, 128, Series 82)
  4. Dylan Taylor (974, 121.75, Series 69)
  5. Zarte Siempre (967, 120.875, Series 78)
  6. Giles Hutchings (965, 120.625, Series 68)
  7. James Haughton (958, 119.75, Series 81)
  8. Jen Steadman (952, 119, Series 69)
  9. Glen Webb (945, 118.125, Series 69)
  10. Dan McColm (942, 117.75, Series 71)
  11. Sam Cappleman-Lynes (939, 117.375, Series 82)
  12. Tom Cappleman (927, 115.875, Series 72)
  13. Ahmed Mohamed (927, 115.875, Series 84)
  14. Paul Erdunast (925, 115.625, Series 74)
  15. Thomas Carey (923, 115.375, Series 73)
  16. Jonathan Wynn (922, 115.25, Series 73)
  17. Dinos Sfyris (918, 114.75, Series 80)
  18. Stephen Read (915, 114.375, Series 76)
  19. Mark Murray (902, 112.75, Series 70)
  20. Jamie Wing (899, 112.375, Series 81)
  21. Tom Chafer-Cook (896, 112, Series 77)
  22. Paul Nixon (893, 111.625, Series 81)
  23. Robin McKay (888, 111, Series 74)
  24. Ann Dibben (884, 110.5, Series 74)
  25. Stephen Briggs (883, 110.375, Series 73)
  26. Toby McDonald (882, 110.25, Series 78)
  27. Leo Smith (869, 108.625, Series 82)
  28. Gerry Tynan (867, 108.375, Series 72)
  29. Bradley Horrocks (864, 108, Series 77)
  30. Bradley Cates (862, 107.75, Series 69)
  31. Florence Cappleman-Lynes (860, 107.5, Series 84)
  32. Antoinette Ryan (859, 107.375, Series 71)
  33. Tricia Pay (857, 107.125, Series 71)
  34. Jeff Clayton (846, 105.75, Series 76)
  35. John Hardie (845, 105.625, Series 73)
  36. Mark Davies (844, 105.5, Series 71)
  37. Martin May (839, 104.875, Series 79)
  38. Tracey Mills (836, 104.5, Series 72)
  39. George Ford (832, 104, Series 71)
  40. Martin Hurst (830, 103.75, Series 75)
  41. Andy Noden (828, 103.5, Series 72)
  42. Moose Rosser (828, 103.5, Series 76)
  43. Ian Volante (826, 103.25, Series 82)
  44. Jamie Washington (825, 103.125, Series 75)
  45. Brendan Whitehurst (821, 102.625, Series 80)
  46. Ryan Styles (820, 102.5, Series 82)
  47. James Burley (819, 102.375, Series 83)
  48. Andrew Macleod (809, 101.125, Series 75)
  49. Conrad Teixeira (806, 100.75, Series 74)
  50. Elliott Mack (804, 100.5, Series 76)
  51. Samir Pilica (801, 100.125, Series 70)

Four games in old format, four games in new format

  1. Andy Platt (889, 111.125, Series 68)

(Aggregate score over 8 games, average score over 8 games, series in which octochamp run was completed)

Progression

Those in bold are also members of the 850 club, a more elite subdivision of the 800 club. When Tom Hargreaves set his octochamp total of 850 at the start of 2002, Damian Eadie remarked that it would "stand for many moons". It didn't, but any player to reach that benchmark can certainly consider themselves among the all-time greats. The 850 club has been discussed very little in the post-Richard Whiteley era, with Apterous and other easily accessible resources pushing the standard of the top players ever higher.

Four 15-round series – Series 46, 49, 56 and 67 – have featured no players with heat-game totals over 800. (Though players in Series 46 were restricted to a maximum of 6 wins instead of 8 in heat games, all totals from this series would still be below 800 if they were to be multiplied by 8/6.)

To date, 21 octochamps, in addition to averaging over a century, have scored 100 points or more in all eight of their heat games. They are shown in bold italic above.

Although it is in theory possible for a player to join the 800 club without completing an octochamp run (in particular, if they were to win seven games and lose the final one), to date this has never happened, with the highest non-octochamp point total – made by Martyn Simpson of Series 82 – still falling short of 800. Simpson, Philip Aston, Chris Hunt, and, in Series 69, Zarte Siempre averaged over 100 points in runs that featured losses, but only played seven, seven, seven and six preliminaries respectively. Again, this is primarily as a result of the ability of skilled 15-round contestants to build up momentum and greater absolute leads over less skilled opponents, especially as compared to those in the 9-round era.

Evolution of the highest-scoring 15-round octochamp

Old Format

New Format

See also

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