ACU Western 2019 Trials Championship

Page Index: Current Points, Rounds, Rules.

(Note: Latest Major updates Blue .)

The 2019's Awards presentation will be announced near the end of the year.

Previous Year's Winners

Table of Current Championship Points

Printable version of the Points Standing - An update is unavailable at present. This version was correct at round 2. The tables below show up to round 6.

Presentation of the championship results is currently under revue. Rather than give no feedback, the coordinator has agreed to show the following data with a caution that the Trials Committee may decide to adjust some of these values.

You will see some added Notes for some Contenders - Here is a key to the notes:

 12345678910Tot
Thomas Culliford17 15 20 20 17 20     109
Simon Welch  17 15 17 20 17     86
Lee Hassall15 11 13 13 15 15     82
Kurt Brain20 20 17 15       72
Matthew Welch13 9 10 7 11      50
Gareth Talbot4 7   8 13 13     45
Joe Bendall8 10   10   10     38
John Luff10 4     10 9     33
Nathan Pekala  1 9 4 8 8     30
Matthew Christopher11 2     9      22
Finley Belcher    7 6 7      20
Craig Talbot5 13         18
James Welch3 5   9       17
Joel Tett6         11     17
Tom Hinckley        6 7     13
Fred Adams      11       11
Martin Podesta    11        11
C Shirley2   8        10
Becky Cook9          9
Ben Toms  8         8
Leo Rochfort7          7
James Saunders  6         6
Victoria Payne      5       5
James Grist  3         3
 12345678910Tot
Dan Sanders20 20 20 20   20     100
Alex Muirhead10 13 13   13 13     62
Aaron Frost8 10 9 11 10 9     57
Steve Limb  9 10 9 9 11     48
Dane Palmer    15 17 15      47
Ben Wilmore13       17      30
Chris Tett15         15     30
Hugh Benson9     10 11      30
Richard Knott    17 13       30
Oliver Pekala      7 8 8     23
Steven Clarke11         10     21
William Owens        20      20
P Bennett17          17
Gordon Brown          17     17
Dean Basford  17         17
Jon Bees  15         15
John Jones    8   7      15
Tom Adams      15       15
Nathan Basford  11         11
Andrew Tamplin    11        11
K.R. Scrivens      8       8
 12345678910Tot
Mark Talbot8 20   20 20 17     85
Stuart Belcher7 9 15 15 8 15     69
Steve Thomas20 17 17   7 1     62
Martyn Wilmore11     13 10 9     43
Andy Ridley9 8 11 6       34
Adam Colburn10 7 7 8       32
Spud Beard  11 13 7       31
Russell Benson15     10 4      29
Paul Pickup3   5 1 9 8     26
Tim Wheeler13     11       24
Rob Faulkner  4   17       21
Mick Marshall          20     20
John Probitts    20        20
Phill Gardner  1 10   3 4     18
Dean Hassall    8     10     18
Oliver Victor-Trott        13 5     18
Martin Jones        17      17
Alex Taylor17   9        17 *2.
John Roberts  15         15
Nathan Pugh        15      15
John Wilkey6     5 1 2     14
Kevin Miller          13     13
Richard Jenkins  13         13
Ryan Eamer          11     11
Nicholas Morgan        11      11
Rob Maller5 5         10
K.R. Scrivens4       6      10
Richard Elliott  10         10
Alex Taylor17   9        9
Lee Beaman      9       9
Andrew Frost          7     7
Jay Beard    4 3       7
Bretton King          6     6
A Barrett    6        6
James Yates  6         6
Dai Bedford        5      5
Ben Falconer2   1 2       5
Jack Brooker      4       4
Mark Woodward  3         3
Andrew Hickman          3     3
Jez Dance    3        3
Adrian Brown        2      2
Robert Pike  2         2
Mark Woodburn    2        2
Ben Wilmore      0       0 *1.
 12345678910Tot
John Limb    20 17   20     57
Derek Williams  20 17 13       50
Nick Greenhilll        20      20
Julian Randall-Coles      20       20
Nathan Breeze          17     17
David Troy  17         17
Josh Smith          15     15
Adam Coopey      15       15
 12345678910Tot
Nick Draper20 17 20 17   17     91
Ray Pekala  20 17 11   20     68
Sam Wilson13 11 13 6 11 9     63
Steve Venn15 15   10   13     53
Roger Brain11 10 15 13       49
Darren Thomas  8 11 5 13 7     44
Simon Legg17       10 10     37
Andrew Nicholls  5 9   15 3     32
Adrian Gwynne9   7 3 8 2     29
Merv Morgan10     2 9      21
Nigel Tomkins      20       20
Dai Clothier        20      20
Paul Ruddock    10 4   5     19
Neill Buttery        17      17
Michael Ell  9   8       17
Phil Goodwin      15       15
David Morris          15     15
Mervyn Walker  13         13
Clive Smith          11     11
Martyn Goodall      9       9
Brian Watkins          8     8
Trudi Silvey    8        8 *4.
John Harding8          8
Andy Perry      7       7
Paul Whitehouse  7         7
Allan Whittington7          7
Keith Wells          6     6
Geoffrey Allen  6         6
Jim Townsend          4     4
Lee Vater  4         4
 12345678910Tot
Billy Andrews  20 17 9 20 20     86
Steven Reece15 2 20 15 11 17     80
Alf Bendall20 13   11   13     57
John Sanders13 15   13   11     52
Rob Cobley  17     17      34
Mark Tull  7   20       27
Carl Boswell        9 15     24
Richard Smith      17       17
Peter Hughes17          17
M Chiddington    13 3       16
Trudi Silvey  8   8       16 *4.
N Curry    15        15
Garry Jones        15      15
Richard Gwinnutt        8 6     14
Graham Norris        13      13
Michael Dowling  11         11
John Edmonds      10       10
Paul Mahoney        10      10
Kevin Pettit          10     10
Ian Horner  10         10
Nathan Preece  9         9
Jim Frost          9     9
Stuart Eden          8     8
Geoffrey Allen          7     7
Fran Hamer      7       7
Miles Preece        7      7
Allan Nolan  6         6
Nigel Tustin      6       6
George Venn      5       5
Stephen Moss          5     5
Stephen Dowling  5         5
Glyn Fletcher      4       4
Victor Moran  4         4
Patrick Moss          4     4
Phillip Smith  3         3
Peter Collins          3     3
Sandra Cotton  1         1
Allan Whittington      0       0 *1.
Nigel Tomkins  0         0 *1.
Jon Bliss        0 0     0 *3.
Martyn Goodall        0      0 *1.
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Oliver Goode20 15 20 20 20 20     115
Danny Laverton13 10 15 15 17 11     81
Amory Falconer  13 17 17   15     62
Elizabeth Tett17         17     34
Amy Clarke15         13     28
Brett Harbud  20         20
Joshua Troy  17         17
Jessica Basford  11         11
 12345678910Tot
Reece Legg17   20 20 17 13     87
Max Agar  20 17 17   15     69
Finley Kettle15       20 17     52
George Clarke20         20     40
Isabel Coopey    15 13       28
Harry Fouracres      15       15
O Curry    13        13
 12345678910Tot
Jamie Laverton20 17 20 17 20 20     114
Fred Bishop  20   20       40
 12345678910Tot
Aaron Watson20 20 20 20 20      100
Henry Bishop17 15         32
Harry Bishop15 17         32
Zachary Ellway13 13         26
Rhodri Tamplin    17        17
George Bishop  11         11

As this is the second year with this set of rules there are implications for the 2018 winners of each adult class. 2018 Winners must ride up a route if they are to gain points. The exceptions are, of course, Experts, who can't get any higher, and Over 50's who are allowed to remain on the Sports Plus route. Winners can stay on the same route but will be ineligible for points.

For more info contact the Trials recorder by email: johnlaurence5@yahoo.co.uk.

The Rounds: (Planned so far - There may be more there may be less!)

  1. Glos and Cotwold - Drake and Gibb Trial 20/01
  2. Stroud Valley - Bill Peters Trial 17/02
  3. Zona 1 - Tim Fry Land Rovers Trial07/04
  4. CHG - John Draper Trial 14/04
  5. Wye Valley - Stan Hinsley Trial 26/05
  6. Malvern - Bodenham Trial 09/06
  7. West Glos - Stony Green Trial 08/09
  8. Stroud Valley - Stroud Solo Trial 06/10
  9. Wye Valley - John Langford Trial 20/10
  10. CHG - Trial 27/10

All rounds run at end of series less one to count. If a round is cancelled the championship will run 9 rounds with 8 to count. Dates are fixed in January, if a round is cancelled it can not be run on a new date.

The Rules

The Routes and Classes

Note: Class Numbers - Some results sheets may be tight for space and classes may be abbreviated to the numbers declared on the entry form so here is a quick cross reference.

1 - Open, 2 - Over 50, 3 - Youth A, 4 - Youth B, 5 - Youth C, 6 - Youth D, 7 - Youth E.

Note: We have amended the explanatory table for where you can and can't score points for clarity. There is no real change as CofC's have always been able to identify routes suitable or unsuitable for some Youth groups.

Riders, look for class you want to/should ride in along the top of the columns
Championship Classes
Routes Exp C/E Clb S+ >50 Sp Y/A Y/B Y/C Y/D Y/E Notes
Expert x           x x       Experts can't exactly move up a route if they win!
Clubman/Expertoxn    xx    
Clubman oxn   xx    
Sports+  oxnxn xxx   
Sportsman   ooxnxxx   
Conducted Hard         xx Rounds to be identified with Regs.
Conducted Standard         xxRounds to be identified with Regs.
Key to codes: x Points can be gained in this combination (Youth riders may not be eligible for more difficult routes, Reg's will say. This is a CofC's choice.)
n No Points can be gained if you've been a winner of this class within previous 2 years (unless >50 as you don't have to move up a route!) You will get points for the next route if you move up a route, of course.
o Can ride this route for no points (Riding down a level while injured etc.)
info Points can be gained if riding up a route by choice as long as remain on that route all year - Or, Ride up a route for no points. (Possibly only the higher route's points should be allowed as otherwise could be pot-hunting!) Only one selected route eligible per year ie no dodging routes to cherry-pick.

Some rounds may not include Sportmans plus, Sportsman or Conducted Routes, please check event regulations to confirm.

Winners of a championship class will move up a route for the next year, or ride as no award for the next two years.

Method of Marking

The Championship will be held under TSR22B - Non Stop.

Championship Points

Championship points will be awarded to the top 15 eligible finishers in each class at each round on the following scale:

Should a Tie occur it is to be resolved in accordance with TSR23A. Riders who score points in one championship class shall not be eligible for points in another championship class.

Championship Ties.

Should a tie occur in a Championship series it shall be decided as follows: