BRITISH PENTATHLON

2017 Mens Pentathlon

The 2017 Men's British Pentathlon is being played on Thursday 7th September at the start of the England Classic weekend at Bunn Leisure, Selsey. It is the 42nd staging of the event and the first under the EDO banner, following on from the successful running of the Ladies Pentathlon at the 2017 England Open that was won by Deta Hedman.

7th September - Martin Adams is 2017 British Pentathlon Champion

The 2017 Pentathlon saw ten players made their debuts but it was the most experienced player, Martin Adams once again took the title on 410 points which was 12 points ahead of Willem Mandigers, with third place going to Jim Williams. It is Martin's 12th title in his 25th appearance at the Pentathlon

In the special events the 2001 leg was won by Willem Mandigers, the halve it was won by Paul Dawkins and the Round the board on doubles was won by Jay Foreman, the 1001 leg was jointly won by Paul Dawkins and Conan Whitehead and the shanghi was won by Andy Baetens.

Jamie Hughes equalled the all time record points scored in a two leg match when he scored 25 points.

 

 

2017 Ladies Pentathlon

The 2017 Ladies Pentathlon was the first to be run by the England Darts Organisation, it was played at Bunn Leisure Selsey and the winner was Deta Hedman, it was Deta's fourth Pentathlon title having also won in 2010, 2013 & 2014.

    

The Ladies Pentathlon was played at Bunn Leisure, Selsey and the final  scores are below.

 

 


BRITISH PENTATHLON

(Formation and History)

The British Pentathlon was the brainchild of England President, Sam Hawkins (pictured on the left) who as a founder member of the Kent Darts Organisation (KDO), ran the first ever Pentathlon in 1976 and it continued under Sam's stewardship right up until the 41st anniversary in 2016. A separate Ladies event was started in 2004

However Sam and the KDO decided that it was time to pass the unique Pentathlon events over to someone else and the England Darts Organisation are honoured to have been entrusted with taking the events on and will now be played at Bunn Leisure, Selsey as part of the two established EDO events. The Ladies Pentathlon will be played on Thursday 15th June as the first event of the 2017 England Open festival. The Mens Pentathlon will be played on Thursday 7th September at the start of the 2017 England Classic festival.

For those that have not heard or seen the Pentathlon before it is an invitational only event that is played between just 20 players and as well as the traditional 501 legs, it also features one game of 1001 and one game of 2001. There is also the 'special games' of Shanghi, Halve-it and Round the Board on Doubles (RBD). All the 'special games' have an additional prize for their winners on top of prize money for the top four players overall.

The big difference in the Pentathlon is that the overall positions are decided on a points basis, where every single throw can score points for the player.

Each of the 20 players play all the other players in two legs of 501, to see the full points system go to the points scoring at the bottom of the page. To see an explanation of all the rules see below.

2016 Ladies Top 4 Players 2016 Mens Top 4 Players

Left to Right :

Rhian Griffiths (4th), Claire Brookin (3rd),

Trina Gulliver (Champion) and Deta Hedman (2nd).

Left to Right :

Jamie Hughes (2nd), Andy Baetens (3rd),

Martin Adams (Champion) and Lee Bryant (4th).

 

The Pentathlon Rules/Points Scoring

501,1001 & 2001 legs Round the Board on Doubles (RBD)
There are points for :

 

95-130 Inclusive:     1 point

131-159 Inclusive:   2 points

160-180 Inclusive:   3 points

Winning double:      2 points

Games finished in:

9 darts:             10 points

10-12 darts:       4 points extra to the winner

13-15 darts:       3 points extra to the winner

16-18 darts:       2 points extra to the winner

19-21 darts:       1 point extra to the winner

The targets are :

 

Starting at no.1 then 2 and so on finishing at double 20, each player is allowed 42 darts.

 

There are points for :

 

If a player finishes before they have used their 42 darts,

then the amount of darts they have left will count as extra points.

Each double will count as 2 points.

e.g. A player finishing on their 34th dart then they get :40+8=48 points, a player still needing 16 after 42 darts will score 30 (15x 2)

Shanghi Halve it
The targets are :

 

Each player will throw 3 darts at the numbers 1-9 starting at no. 1, then 2  and so on up to no. 9.

 

There are points for :

 

Single dart:      1 point

Double dart:    2 points

Treble dart:     3 points

 

e.g. 1 dart in single 4, 2 darts treble 4 = 7 points

      2 darts in single 3, 1 dart in treble 3 = 5 points

      Bonus Points:

      1 dart single, 1 dart double and 1 dart treble=6+ bonus 6=12 points

The targets are :

 

20,16, Double 7, 14, Treble 10, 17, 50 (bull).

 

There are points for :

 

Each score will be added together and the player with the highest score after bulls-eye will be  declared the winner. If a player misses any of the specified numbers, including the bull, they automatically halve their total already scored. For the points to add to the players Pentathlon total, we shall adopt the same system as in Shanghi,  1 point per unit scored. A unit being a single number 1 point, double 2 points, treble 3 points and bulls-eye 2 points.

 

 

History of the Men's Pentathlon 1976 -2017

  Champion Pts Runner Up Pts 3rd Pts 4th Pts RBD Pts Shanghi Pts Halve-It Pts
2017 Martin Adams 410 Willem Mandigers 3982 Jim Williams 378 Conan Whitehead 376 Jay Foreman 38 Andy Baetens 63 Paul Dawkins 503
2016 Martin Adams 436 Jamie Hughes 432 Andy Baetens 411 Lee Bryant 370 Jamie Hughes 41 Ted Hankey 67 Tatu Pehkonen 540
2015 Jamie Hughes 467 John Walton 449 Martin Adams 404 Pip Blackwell 361 John Walton 47 Jamie Hughes 65 Jamie Hughes 449
2014 Martin Adams 438 John Walton 416 Jamie Hughes 381 Paul Dawkins 362 Pip Blackwell & Sven Verdonck 36 John Walton 67 Garry Thompson 515
2013 James Hurrell 388 Jay Foreman & Paul Dawkins   377     Joe Lacey 359 Rune David & Joe Lacey 34 Jay Foreman & Dirk Hespeels 67 Jay Foreman 457
2012 Robert Wagner 407 Martin Adams 404 Pip Blackwell 398 Jani Haavisto 388 Martin Adams, Steve Douglas, James Hurrell & Jim Withers   32 Paul Snowsill 61 Jani Haavisto & Joe Lacey 471
2011 Martin Adams 406 Dean Winstanley 403 John Walton 400 Jim Withers 377 Dirk Hespeels 40 Martin Adams 78 Danny Russell 483
2010 John Walton 398 Martin Adams 396 Ian Jones 373 Steve Douglas 355 John Walton 38 John Walton 68 Pip Blackwell 511
2009 Martin Adams 450 Scott Mitchell 383 John Walton 373 Ian Jones 362 Martin Adams 40 Martin Adams 72 Scott Mitchell 525
2008 Martin Adams 437 John Walton 421 Marko Kantele 404 Paul Dawkins 374 Marko Kantele 38 Martin Adams 69 Ross Smith 525
2007 Co Stompe 398 Marko Kantele 396 Phill Nixon 373 Paul Dawkins 355 Phil Wanstall 38 Dirk Hespeels & Co Stompe 60 Paul Dawkins 611
2006 John Walton 418 Tony Eccles 400 Phill Nixon 381 Steve Farmer 376 Robert Wagner 38 Tony Eccles & John Walton 57 Jim Withers 502
2005 Tony Eccles 395 Ulf Ceder 387 Andy Fordham 378 Co Stompe 374 Pascal Rabau 38 Pascal Rabau 68 Ulf Ceder 455
2004 Martin Adams 489 Ted Hankey 424 Simon Whitlock 411 John Walton 409 Marko Kantele 46 Martin Adams 70 Phill Nixon 455
2003 Andy Fordham 437 Ted Hankey 418 Martin Adams 417 John Walton 416 Martin Adams & Andy Fordham 40 Jarkko Komula 70 Vijay Kumar 577
2002 John Walton 445 Martin Adams 444 Andy Fordham 423 Robert Wagner   417 Martin Adams & Robert Wagner 44 Andy Fordham 80 Chris Bowring 458
2001 Martin Adams 432 Ronnie Baxter 426 Chris Mason 421 John Walton 417 Jarkko Komula 43 Colin Monk & Phill Nixon 70 Martin Adams 488
2000 Martin Adams 425 Peter Manley 417 Ronnie Baxter 415 Steve Beaton 409 Ronnie Baxter 49 Martin Adams 63 Ronnie Baxter 567
1999 Martin Adams 460 Colin Monk 412 John Walton 412 Wayne Mardle 406 John Walton 43 Martin Adams 75 John Walton 577
1998 Andy Fordham 432 Ronnie Baxter 422 John Walton 409 Martin Adams 404 Colin Monk 41 Andy Fordham 69 Ronnie Baxter 544
1997 Ronnie Baxter 456 Mervyn King 426 Martin Adams 426 Andy Fordham 400 Martin Adams 44 Ronnie Baxter 76 Andy Fordham 591
1996 Martin Adams 420 Ronnie Baxter 403 Colin Monk 400 Thor H Johansen   391 Andy Jenkins 51 Thor H Johansen 70 Colin Monk 36
1995 Richie Burnett 450 Steve Beaton 416 Les Wallace 411 Ronnie Baxter 393 Riche Burnett 44 Richie Burnett 78 Martin Adams 550
1994 Martin Adams 397 Les Wallace 388 Andy Fordham 382 Colin Monk 379 Steve Beaton 48 Andy Fordham 67 Colin Monk 33
1993 Steve Beaton 413 Andy Fordham 398 Martin Adams 396 Ronnie Baxter 359 Steve Beaton 38 Kevin Painter 67 Steve Beaton 31
1992 Dennis Priestley 387 Alan Warriner 342 Kevin Spiolek 329 Ritchie Gardner 323 Dennis Priestley 46 Andy Fordham & Per Skau 52 Rod Harrington 30
1991 Phil Taylor 400 Ronnie Baxter 356 Peter Evison 343 John Lowe 341 Peter Evison 48 Phil Taylor 47 Ritchie Gardner 32
1990 Phil Taylor 378 Alan Warriner 360 Paul Reynolds 351 Ritchie Gardner 322 Paul Reynolds 46 Alan Warriner 55 Ronnie Baxter 32
1989 Eric Bristow 372 Bob Sinnaeve 314 Peter Evison 312 Graham Scowcroft 301 Eric Bristow & Martin Hurley 38 Eric Bristow 53 Shayne Burgess 26
1988 Alan Warriner 367 John Lowe 348 Eric Bristow 335 Paul Lim 324 Alan Warriner 46 Eric Bristow, Reg Harding & Alan Warriner     52 John Lowe 30
1987 John Lowe 350 Ritchie Gardner 321 Reg Harding 315 Steve Brown 301 Paul Lim & Gene Raymond 36 Graham Scowcroft 53 Don Dillon 32
1986 John Lowe 347 Rob Mackenzie 332 Ritchie Gardner 299 Steve Brown 298 John Lowe 41 Rob Mackenzie 48 John Lowe 37
1985 John Lowe 375 Ritchie Gardner 318 Ken Summers 310 Steve Brown 306 John Lowe 40 Tony Littlewood 47 John Lowe 614
1984 John Lowe 354 Jocky Wilson 339 Steve Brennan 318 Bob Anderson 317 Ken Summers 47 Steve Brennan & John Lowe 44 Ritchie Gardner 32
1983 John Lowe 362 Keith Deller 336 Dave Whitcombe 327 Jocky Wilson 315 Steve Brennan & Alan Glazier 38 Alan Glazier & John Lowe 49 Trevor Nurse 28
1982 John Lowe 365 Jocky Wilson 335 Eric Bristow 326 Ritchie Gardner 323 Brian Langworth 47 Steve Brennan 54 John Lowe 27
1981 Eric Bristow 358 John Lowe 324 Jocky Willson 312 Dave Whitcombe 306 Cliff Lazarenko 41 John Lowe 52 Eric Bristow 34
1980 John Lowe 317 Eric Bristow 303 Dave Whitcombe 299 Brian Langworth 291 Brian Langworth 34 Brian Langworth 49 Dave Whitcombe 27
1979 John Lowe 330 Eric Bristow 323 Rab Smith 284 Dave Whitcombe 281 Bobby George & Cliff Lazarenko 32 Eric Bristow 46 Mick Banyard 22
1978 John Lowe 333 Dave Whitcombe 312 Alan Glazier 306 Tony Brown 293 Cliff Lazarenko 40 Dave Whitcombe 53 John Lowe 27
1977 Rab Smith 327 Alan Glazier 308 Charlie Ellix 295 Tony Brown 292 George Simmons 41 Alan Glazier 45 Ken Brown 23
1976 John Lowe 293 Leighton Rees 285 Alan Glazier 269 Tony Brown 267 George Simmons 34 Cliff Lazarenko 43 Leighton Rees 21

 

THE RECORD BREAKERS
14 Sandra Greatbatch            Most Appearances Martin Adams 25
8 Trina Gulliver Most Wins Martin Adams 12
4 Trina Gulliver Most Consecutive Wins John Lowe 6
410 Trina Gulliver Highest Winning Score Martin Adams 489
67 Lisa Ashton Highest Shanghi Score Andy Fordham 80
38 Karen Lawman Highest RBD Score Andy Jenkins 51 (31 darts)   
     469        Sue Gulliver Highest Halve-It Score John Lowe 614
21 Trina Gulliver    Highest Score in two legs       Martin Adams, Ronnie Baxter & Jamie Hughes       25

 

History of the Ladies Pentathlon 2004 -2017

  Champion Pts Runner Up Pts 3rd Pts 4th Pts RBD Pts Shanghi Pts Halve-It Pts
2017 Deta Hedman 329 Lorraine Winstanley 301 Trina Gulliver 285 Rachna David 280 Rachna David 32 Anca Zijlstra 53 Lorraine Winstanley 389
2016 Trina Gulliver 329 Deta Hedman 301 Claire Brookin 285 Rhian Griffiths 280 Claire Brookin 32 Sarah Roberts 53 Rhian Griffiths 390
2015 Fallon Sherrock 342 Lorraine Winstanley & Deta Hedman    317     Claire Brookin 295 Deta Hedman 30 Fallon Sherrock 59 Claire Brookin 310
2014 Deta Hedman 247 Claire Brookin 241 Zoe Jones 229 Casey Gallagher 225 Elin Assestrand 28 Trina Gulliver 50 Wendy Reinstadtler   418
2013 Deta Hedman 290 Trina Gulliver 271 Clare Bywaters 261 Lorraine Winstanley    257 Deta Hedman 28 Trina Gulliver 49 Donna Rainsley 363
2012 Trina Gulliver 331 Rachna David 290 Kirsi Vinikanen 257 Zoe Jones 220 Trina Gulliver & Donna Rainsley 28 Anna Forsmark 51 Anna Forsmark 358
2011 Trina Gulliver 369 Zoe Jones 293 Lorraine Winstanley 288 Deta Hedman 287 Marlene Badger 30 Zoe Jones 50 Lorraine Winstanley 463
2010 Deta Hedman 343 Lorraine Winstanley 321 Lisa Ashton 310 Clare Bywaters 309 Deta Hedman, Sue Gulliver & Tricia Wright 30 Deta Hedman 55 Sue Gulliver 469
2009 Trina Gulliver 316 Apylee Jones 302 Karen Lawman 291 Deta Hedman 282 Donna Rainsley 30 Karen Lawman 54 Viv Dundon 465
2008 Lisa Ashton 335 Trina Gulliver 298 Karen Lawman 283 Apylee Jones 270 Lisa Ashton 28 Lisa Ashton 67 Lisa Ashton 276
2007 Trina Gulliver 303 Julie Gore 289 Karen Lawman 276 Irina Armstrong 258 Irina Armstrong 34 Julie Gore 47 Sandra Pollett 329
2006 Trina Gulliver 341 Karen Lawman 307 Sandra Greatbatch 290 Apylee Jones 277 Karen Lawman 34 Karen Lawman 58 Trina Gulliver 373
2005 Trina Gulliver 359 Apylee Jones 278 Dawn Stanley 254 Clare Bywaters 234 Inita Bite & Tricia Wright 26 Hege Lokken 51 Trina Gulliver 395
2004 Trina Gulliver 410 Karen Lawman 334 Jan Robbins 306 Dawn Stanley 280 Karen Lawman 38 Trina Gulliver 64 Trina Gulliver 344

 

 

 

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