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End of season preview

With the final event of this season fast approaching (on Tuesday, based at the Britannia Inn in Headington) it is time to look at the overall results and see who is still in contention for prizes.

Blanka Collis has already wrapped up the women’s title as she has maximum points with one race to go and regains the trophy she won in the inaugural season. Behind her, Marie-Anne Fischer currently has a comfortable margin in second place, but can still be caught by Charlotte Boughton who has only run three events so far. Either victory on the night, or second if Marie-Anne doesn’t win, would be good enough for Charlotte while any other result would lift her to third overall.

If Charlotte doesn’t run, Marie-Anne will take second in the series with quite a few contenders for third: Suzy Robertson’s organising points will lift her to 161. Current third position holder Laura Ingle can beat this with a top-four result (a win would take her to 174), while Carol Edwards needs a top-three finish (a win would take her to 179). Of others with only three races so far, Anne Edwards is by far the best placed (a win would reach 178) but a win for Liz Cross would also bring her into contention (maximum possible score 170 thanks to her organising bonus). The big question is – who will turn up on the day?!

The race for the men’s title is much closer, with Ben Stevens just one point ahead of Roger Thetford. A win on Tuesday for Ben would obviously suffice, as would second place if Roger finishes no higher than fourth and Petter Andreas Bergh doesn’t win. Third or worse for Ben leaves him vulnerable to a top-six finish by Roger, first or second by Petter, or a win by Marcin Krzysztofik. There is nobody else that can trouble the current top three other than Petter

With so much at stake, I hope we will see most of the contenders on Tuesday. See you there!

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