It is with our pleasure that we announce Tom Beck as the new Bezza League champion. Beck has been in outstanding form since the turn of the year and managed to see off the challenge of Sarah Cuthbertson on the final day. Beck held top spot for 11 out of the last 13 weeks to take home his first league title. After the disappointment of last season when he missed out on winning the league on the last day of the season and finished 3rd, he has returned this season to win an historical league and cup double. It’s a remarkable achievement considering he was down in 91st position after week 10. He wins the league in his 5th season as a Bezza League member, having finished in the top 10 for the last 3 seasons.
He was pushed all the way this season, it was close throughout. Sarah Cuthbertson and Alex McIsaac were strong challengers at the latter part of the season, McIsaac actually looked like he was going to go all the way when he was top for weeks 32 & 33 but the pressure was too much and his slide began the week after. With all of the pandemic restrictions and fans not being allowed in the grounds, it made for some strange scores at times. But Beck still managed to average 7.5 points per week and picked up the most amount of correct scores with Cuthbertson on his way to bagging his first league crown.
It has been a rollercoaster ride of emotions on the final day for some, especially Tom Beck. He started the day with 5 point lead over Sarah Cuthbertson which was extended to 9 points at one stage during todays game, only for that to disappear to 2 points half way through the 2nd half. Moving forward to the 90th minute it was all level, in fact Sarah Cuthbertson had edged in front on Correct Scores. West Bromwich Albion’s goal in stoppage time in their 3-1 defeat to Leeds gave Beck a correct score and therefore moved him 2 points clear and remained this when the final whistles had been blown. Elsewhere, it was a tough day for Richard Huggan. Huggan started the day in 3rd but a tally of 5 points saw him drop to 8th. Adam Smith was the early mover as he jumped up to 4th half way through the 1st half but his challenge faded as other goals went in, dropping to 12th. Alex McIsaac finished the season in 3rd, 11 points off the top in the end. Neil Pearce jumped up to 4th, with Phil Ellis finishing 5th. Alex Hamilton and Mark Johnson were 6th and 7th respectively. Richard Huggan was 8th, Carl Glover 9th and Harris Khan 10th, were all tied but were separated on Correct Scores.
Week 38 Results
1st – Lee Davison | Jack Knox – 15pts
2nd – Stevie Docherty | Mark Summerill | Kev Potts | Chris Wood – 14pts
3rd – Chris Hay | Carl Glover | Carl Collier | Rachel Baird – 13pts