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AMCO Sports Personality Of The Year Annual sporting competition started in Retford in 1998. Its inventors Richie Wood and Bobby Lindsay hold the rights to the AMCO blueprint of a two day sporting tournament incorporating numerous sports (indorr and outdoor) to determine an overall winner or 'Sports Personality'.<br />
The competition is 'open for all' and takes a formula similar to Olympic Games and Channel Four's The Games .

Sport Features



The overall singles competition is similar to any sporting league. A winner of an individual event claims maximum points (16 if 16 competitors) and the score continues down to 1pt for last placed competitor.

Alongside the singles competition, there is a doubles competition. Competitors negotiate partners before the tournaments begins and their final scores combine for the doubles overall tally in a similar system to the Formula One constructers championship.

The current competition leader wears a Yellow Jersey ala the Tour De France

Charity & Proceeds



In recent years the SPOTY committee decided that the event should be held to benefit a charity. All competitors are now required to pay an entrance fee, which is then passed on to the champions charity of choice.<br />

note - ALL proceeds go to Charity, There are no administration charges.

So far, the competition has raised

2005: £100 Bassetlaw Hospice<br />
2006: £120 Leukaemia Research

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Winners




{| class="wikitable"
| <!-- if required -->
! YEAR! CHAMPION
|-
| 1998
| Andrew Britton
|-
| 1999
| Lee Wales
|-
| 2000
| Gaz Robson
|-
| 2001
| Lee Wales
|-
| 2004
| Lee Wales
|-
| 2005
| Lee Wales
|-
| 2006
| Jay Durham
|-
| 2006
| Gaz Robson
|}

Doubles Winners



2001 - Lemon & Lime (Lee Wales & Gaz Robson)<br />
2004 - Lemon & Lime (Lee Wales & Gaz Robson)<br />
2005 - The B-Sharps (Richie Wood & Jim Smith)<br />
2006 - Double Dragon (Jay Durham & Alex Telfer)<br />
2006 - Geoff Spurrned (Gaz Robson & Taffy Arrowsmith)<br />

History



SPOTY 1: (Retford, Easter 1998):

SPOTY 2: (Retford, November 1999): Retford. Jervis Manor heavily involved.

SPOTY 3: (Retford, Summer 2000). The first appearance of Jim Shady.

SPOTY 4: Retford. Pete Mather makes his entrance as does Puggs.

SPOTY 5: Retford. The Bull is absent! Pete Jervis takes up the place of Red Dragon!

SPOTY 6: Retford.

SPOTY 7: (London, January 2006): London. Jim Shady missing. Tournament is a farce.

SPOTY 8: The SPOTY Supremecy (September 2006): London. A majestic late summer mood set the scene for Bull Durhams defence. The event was extended to 2 full days for the first time ever. Big gun, Lee Wales missing. Phil Derbyshire makes a 4-10 split. The B-Sharps dominate LaserQuest with never before seen scores of 22,000 and 11,000 from Jim Smith & Richie Wood respectively. Richie Wood lands a 14.5metre shot putt on his first throw, winning the event.

SPOTY 9: (London, September 2006)

Profiles and Ranking


This ranking is calculated from a combination of overall victories, individual podium finishes, Doubles victories, event victories and tournament appearances. It gives equal weighting to total ranking points accumulated and also average ranking points aquired by competitors. Meaning that both, ever presents and competitors who have only taken part in a few tournaments have a representative ranking.<br />
note - Spoty Coefficient calculated using the GJR technique and formulae.<br />
note - to qualify for a spoty ranking, a competitor must have taken part in two or more tournaments (Dave Jervis does not qualify for an official ranking despite being a podium finisher)

{| class="wikitable"
! RANK
! COMPETITOR
! SPOTY COEFFICIENT
|-
| 1
| Lee Wales
| 0.796
|-
| 2
| Gaz Robson
| 0.682
|-
| 3
| Jay Durham
| 0.369
|-
| 4
| Richie Wood
| 0.301
|-
| 5
| Rob Britton
| 0.279
|-
| 6
| Alex Telfer
| 0.268
|-
| 7
| Andrew Britton
| 0.212
|-
| 8
| Taffy Arrowsmith
| 0.189
|-
| 9
| Craig Zavitz
| 0.176
|-
| 10
| Jim Smith
| 0.172
|-
| 11
| Pete Jervis
| 0.143
|-
| 12
| Bobby Lindsay
| 0.119
|-
| 13
| Stephen Heseltine
| 0.097
|-
| 14=
| Dan Verrier
| 0.075
|-
| 14=
| Pugs Mason
| 0.075
|-
| 14=
| Phil Derbyshire
| 0.075
|-
| 17
| Pete Mather
| 0.040
|-
| 18
| Breadman Thomas
| 0.036
|-
| 19
| Phil Wheeler
| 0.033
|}



{| class="wikitable"
| COMPETITORS WITH LESS THAN 2 TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES<!-- if required -->
! RANK
! COMPETITOR
! SPOTY COEFFICIENT (provisional)
|-
| NA
| Dave Jervis
| 0.179
|-
| NA
| Harry Yeates
| 0.030
|-
| NA
| Sid
| 0.030
|}


Events



Pool</br>
Snooker</br>
Long Jump</br>
Shot Put</br>
Darts</br>
LaserQuest</br>
Ten-pin bowling</br>
Swimming</br>
Badminton</br>
Tennis</br>
Golf</br>
Dominoes</br>
Bowls</br>
Poker</br>
Fantasy football

Trivia


  • All SPOTY tournament titles are derived from popular all action Hollywood films such as The Bourne Supremacy, Tomb Raider, Return of the Jedi</br>
  • There are only four ever-presents in the tournament, Robert Lindsay, Richard Wood, Gaz Robson & Alex Telfer.</br>
  • Despite 3 seasons as a professional footballer for Mansfield Town Dave Jervis could not make it pass the 1st round in the 2004 Penalty Shoot Competition</br>
  • In 2006 Phil Derbyshire hit the 1st ever 7-10 split at Ten Pin Bowling
  • Gaz Robson has not missed a penalty in the penalty event for 3 tournaments

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