He made his debut on 20 July 1988, the day following octochamp Steve Williams's final heat. Vick defeated Mick Rann 56 – 27, and won two more games before falling to Maxine Keegan 58 – 53. However, Vick's 3 wins were enough to see him return for the quarter-finals as #7 seed. Vick beat Jenny Haldane and John Widdowson in the quarter- and semi-finals respectively, and comfortably beat Roger Wales in the final by 100 points to 69 to become champion of series 16.
Vick returned for Championship of Champions IV, and after beating Dick Green in the first round, faced Steve Williams — the man he had missed by a day in the series 16 heats — in the semi-final. In a classic encounter, Vick found himself 70 – 60 down going into the crucial conundrum, which he unscrambled in one second to take the scores to 70-all. In the sudden death conundrum, it took Vick 26 seconds to unscramble IMPOUNDED, but that was enough for him to run out the 80 – 70 winner — the highest aggregate score in the history of the 9 round game. In the final, however, Vick met his match in Nic Brown, and lost the game 78 – 68.
Tony also appreared on Fifteen to One three times in 1989 and 1990.
|Champion of Champions runner-up
Championship of Champions IV
|#||Date||Type||Contestant 1||Score||Contestant 2||Guest||Lex||Max|
|780||20/07/1988||P||Tony Vick||56 – 27||Mick Rann||Sylvia Syms||Catherine Clarke||73|
|781||21/07/1988||P||Tony Vick||58 – 31||Lynda Mackenzie||Sylvia Syms||Catherine Clarke||72|
|782||22/07/1988||P||Tony Vick||44 – 41||Brian Phillips||Sylvia Syms||Catherine Clarke||70|
|783||25/07/1988||P||Tony Vick||53 – 58||Maxine Keegan||Sylvia Syms||Catherine Clarke||73|
|807||26/08/1988||QF||Tony Vick||57 – 45||Jenny Haldane||Bill Tidy||Della Thompson||74|
|811||1/09/1988||SF||John Widdowson||58 – 61||Tony Vick||Carol Thatcher||Della Thompson||71|
|812||2/09/1988||GF||Roger Wales||69 – 100||Tony Vick||Bill Tidy, Carol Thatcher||Della Thompson||116|
|813||2/01/1989||CQF||Dick Green||43 – 51||Tony Vick||Tim Rice||Catherine Clarke||71|
|817||6/01/1989||CSF||Tony Vick||80* – 70||Steve Williams||Tim Rice||Catherine Clarke||81|
|819||10/01/1989||CGF||Tony Vick||68 – 78||Nic Brown||Tim Rice||Catherine Clarke||113|
|M48||26/02/1990-2/03/1990||M||Evan Simpson||93 – 86||Tony Vick||none||Catherine Clarke||134|
|M76||10/09/1990-14/09/1990||M||Tony Vick||75 – 118||Stephen Deakin||none||Mark Nyman||132|
|1897||6/12/1996||gQF||Tony Vick||63 – 30||Robert Teuton||Jenny Hanley||Susie Dent||70|
|1899||10/12/1996||gSF||Gareth Williams||41 – 51||Tony Vick||Jenny Hanley||Susie Dent||69|
|1900||11/12/1996||gF||Tim Morrissey||73 – 41||Tony Vick||Jenny Hanley||Susie Dent||74|
|Championship of Champions Runners-Up|
I : Joyce Cansfield | II : Peter Evans | III : David Trace | IV : Tony Vick | V : Gino Corr | VI : Chris Waddington | VII : Damian Eadie | VIII : Kenneth Michie | IX : Pete Cashmore | X : Kate Ogilvie | XI : Chris Wills | XII : Mark Tournoff | XIII : Charlie Reams | XIV : Dan McColm | XV : Bradley Horrocks