ACU Western 2019 Trials Championship

Page Index: Current Points, Rounds, Rules.

(Note: Latest Major updates Blue .)

The 2019 Awards presentation is on Saturday December 14th from 4pm at The Gala Club, Fairmile Gardens, Gloucester.

Previous Year's Winners

Table of Current Championship Points

Opens a PDF of the Standings. Printable version of the Points Standing.

Note: Round 9 was cancelled so only 8 rounds count!

These provisional championship results are still 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:

Click the class bars below to expand the listing.

Rider12345678910TotBest 8 TotPosAvgNotes
Thomas Culliford17 15 20 20 17 20 20 20   11 160 149117.78
Lee Hassall15 11 13 13 15 15 17 17   15 131 120214.56
Simon Welch  17 15 17 20 17       20 106 106317.67
Matthew Welch13 9 10 7 11   11 13   8 82 82410.25
Kurt Brain20 20 17 15       72 72518
Joe Bendall8 10   10   10 7 15   7 67 6769.57
Gareth Talbot4 7   8 13 13 10    55 5579.17
John Luff10 4     10 9 3 9   9 54 5487.71
Nathan Pekala  1 9 4 8 8 5 8   5 48 4896
Craig Talbot5 13         13     10 41 411010.25
Finley Belcher    7 6 7   6 11   4 41 41116.83
Matthew Christopher11 2     9   9    31 31127.75
Martin Podesta    11       15    26 261313
Tyler Rendell                  17 17 171417
Joel Tett6         11     17 17158.5
James Welch3 5   9       17 17165.67
Tom Hinckley        6 7 4    17 17175.67
James Saunders  6         8    14 14187
Rob Warner                  13 13 131913
Fred Adams      11       11 112011
Craig Bond              10   10 102110
C Shirley2   8        10 10225
Becky Cook9          9 9239
Ben Toms  8         8 8248
Leo Rochfort7          7 7257
James Gammons                  6 6 6266
Victoria Payne      5       5 5275
James Grist  3         3 3283
Rider12345678910TotBest 8 TotPosAvgNotes
Dan Sanders20 20 20 20   20 20 20   20 160 160120
Alex Muirhead10 13 13   13 13   15   17 94 94213.43
Aaron Frost8 10 9 11 10 9 17    74 74310.57
Oliver Pekala      7 8 8 15 13   15 66 66411
Steve Limb  9 10 9 9 11       10 58 5859.67
Dane Palmer    15 17 15      47 47615.67
Jon Bees  15           17   32 32716
Ben Wilmore13       17      30 30815
Richard Knott    17 13       30 30915
Chris Tett15         15     30 301015
Hugh Benson9     10 11      30 301110
Steven Clarke11         10     21 211210.5
William Owens        20      20 201320
Gordon Brown          17     17 171417
Dean Basford  17         17 171517
P Bennett17          17 171617
Tom Adams      15       15 151715
John Jones    8   7      15 15187.5
Jolyon Walton                  13 13 131913
Andrew Tamplin    11        11 112011
Nathan Basford  11         11 112111
K.R. Scrivens      8       8 8228
Rider12345678910TotBest 8 TotPosAvgNotes
Stuart Belcher7 9 15 15 8 15 20 13   17 119 112113.22
Mark Talbot8 20   20 20 17 15 8   108 108215.43
Steve Thomas20 17 17   7 1 13    75 75312.5
Tim Wheeler13     11       10   20 54 54413.5
Martin Jones        17   11 20   48 48516
Phill Gardner  1 10   3 4 6 9   13 46 4666.57
Martyn Wilmore11     13 10 9     43 43710.75
Spud Beard  11 13 7     10    41 41810.25
Andy Ridley9 8 11 6       34 3498.5
Adam Colburn10 7 7 8       32 32108
Richard Jenkins  13           17   30 301115
Kevin Miller          13 17    30 301215
Russell Benson15     10 4      29 29139.67
Alex Taylor17   9        26 261413*2.
John Roberts  15           11   26 261513
Paul Pickup3   5 1 9 8     26 26165.2
John Wilkey6     5 1 2 3 5   22 22173.67
Rob Faulkner  4   17       21 211810.5
Mick Marshall          20     20 201920
John Probitts    20        20 202020
K.R. Scrivens4       6   9    19 19216.33
Jay Beard    4 3     4     8 19 19224.75
Oliver Victor-Trott        13 5     18 18239
Dean Hassall    8     10     18 18249
Lee Beaman      9           9 18 18259
Rob Maller5 5         8    18 18266
Matthew Hanney            7     10 17 17278.5
Alan Taylor                  15 15 152815
Joel Mitson              15   15 152915
Nathan Pugh        15      15 153015
George Marshall                  11 11 113111
Ryan Eamer          11     11 113211
Nicholas Morgan        11      11 113311
Richard Elliott  10         10 103410
Stuart Carling                  7 7 7357
Steve Wallwin              7   7 7367
Andrew Frost          7     7 7377
Keith Allen                  6 6 6386
Stephen Nowell              6   6 6396
Bretton King          6     6 6406
A Barrett    6        6 6416
James Yates  6         6 6426
Jason Tillings            5    5 5435
Dai Bedford        5      5 5445
Ben Falconer2   1 2       5 5451.67
Mark Nicholls              4   4 4464
Jack Brooker      4       4 4474
Andrew Hickman          3     3 3483
Jez Dance    3        3 3493
Mark Woodward  3         3 3503
Brian Watkins            2    2 2512
Adrian Brown        2      2 2522
Mark Woodburn    2        2 2532
Robert Pike  2         2 2542
Ben Wilmore      0       0 0520*1.
Rider12345678910TotBest 8 TotPosAvgNotes
John Limb    20 17   20       20 77 77119.25
Derek Williams  20 17 13       50 50216.67
Mike Parsons              20   20 20320
Nick Greenhilll        20      20 20420
Julian Randall-Coles      20       20 20520
Matthew Baggs              17   17 17617
Nathan Breeze          17     17 17717
David Troy  17         17 17817
Rory Jones              15   15 15915
Josh Smith          15     15 151015
Adam Coopey      15       15 151115
Stephen Parsons              13   13 131213
Rider12345678910TotBest 8 TotPosAvgNotes
Nick Draper20 17 20 17   17 20     20 131 131118.71
Ray Pekala  20 17 11   20   17   8 93 93215.5
Sam Wilson13 11 13 6 11 9 13 10   7 93 87310.33
Steve Venn15 15   10   13       11 64 64412.8
Simon Legg17       10 10 17     4 58 58511.6
Roger Brain11 10 15 13           9 58 58611.6
Darren Thomas  8 11 5 13 7     44 4478.8
Adrian Gwynne9   8 3 8 2   7   37 3786.17
Andrew Nicholls  5 9   15 3     32 3298
Dai Clothier        20         10 30 301015
Michael Ell  9   8       13   30 301110
David Morris          15       13 28 281214
Mervyn Walker  13           15   28 281314
Andy Perry      7       20   27 271413.5
Clive Smith          11 15    26 261513
Martyn Goodall      9     11     6 26 26168.67
Merv Morgan10     2 9         2 23 23175.75
Nigel Tomkins      20       20 201820
Paul Ruddock    10 4   5     19 19196.33
Neill Buttery        17      17 172017
Geoffrey Allen  6           6   5 17 17215.67
John Harding8             8   16 16228
P Howells                  15 15 152315
Phil Goodwin      15       15 152415
Steve Cosgrove              9   3 12 12256
Harvey Bennion              11   11 112611
Brian Watkins          8     8 8278
Paul Whitehouse  7         7 7287
Allan Whittington7          7 7297
Keith Wells          6     6 6306
Jim Townsend          4     4 4314
Lee Vater  4         4 4324
Steve Wallwin            0    0 0330*1.
Trudi Silvey    0        0 0340*4.
Tim Wheeler            0    0 0350*1.
Rider12345678910TotBest 8 TotPosAvgNotes
Steven Reece15 2 20 15 11 17 20 20   120 120115
Billy Andrews  20 17 9 20 20   3   9 98 98214
Alf Bendall20 13   11   13   15   15 87 87314.5
John Sanders13 15   13   11 17 7   7 83 83411.86
Richard Gwinnutt        8 6 15 10   39 3959.75
Richard Smith      17           20 37 37618.5
Rob Cobley  17     17      34 34717
Mark Tull  7   20       2   29 2989.67
Trudi Silvey  8   8       8   2 26 2696.5*4.
Carl Boswell        9 15     24 241012
John McCabe              9   13 22 221111
Justin Couson                  17 17 171217
Phil Goodwin              17   17 171317
Peter Hughes17          17 171417
M Chiddington    13 3       16 16158
Garry Jones        15      15 151615
N Curry    15        15 151715
Phillip Smith  3           11   14 14187
Jason Fathers              6   8 14 14197
Jeremy Orchard              13   13 132013
John Brennan            13    13 132113
Graham Norris        13      13 132213
Kevin Butcher                  11 11 112311
Anthony Gray            11    11 112411
Michael Dowling  11         11 112511
Nigel Davies                  10 10 102610
Eugene Jones            10    10 102710
Kevin Pettit          10     10 102810
Paul Mahoney        10      10 102910
John Edmonds      10       10 103010
Ian Horner  10         10 103110
Nigel Tustin      6           4 10 10325
Allan Nolan  6           4   10 10335
Jim Frost          9     9 9349
Nathan Preece  9         9 9359
Stuart Eden          8     8 8368
Geoffrey Allen          7     7 7377
Miles Preece        7      7 7387
Fran Hamer      7       7 7397
Wayne Hutton                  6 6 6406
Sean Delaney                  5 5 5415
Michael Townsend              5   5 5425
Stephen Moss          5     5 5435
George Venn      5       5 5445
Stephen Dowling  5         5 5455
Patrick Moss          4     4 4464
Glyn Fletcher      4       4 4474
Victor Moran  4         4 4484
Martyn Byrne                  3 3 3493
Peter Collins          3     3 3503
Monty Rogers                  1 1 1511
Phil Marsh              1   1 1521
Sandra Cotton  1         1 1531
Martyn Goodall        0      0 000*1.
Jon Bliss        0 0 0 0   0 0000*3.
Nigel Tomkins  0         0 000*1.
Allan Whittington      0           0 0 000*1.
Rider12345678910TotBest 8 TotPosAvgNotes
Oliver Goode20 15 20 20 20 20 20    135 135119.29
Amory Falconer  13 17 17   15 17 20   20 119 119217
Danny Laverton13 10 15 15 17 11 15 17   15 128 118314.22
Elizabeth Tett17         17     34 34417
Amy Clarke15         13     28 28514
Brett Harbud  20         20 20620
Duncan Messenger                  17 17 17717
Joshua Troy  17         17 17817
Jessica Basford  11         11 11911
Rider12345678910TotBest 8 TotPosAvgNotes
Reece Legg17   20 20 17 13 17 17   15 136 136117
Finley Kettle15       20 17 20     20 92 92218.4
Max Agar  20 17 17   15     69 69317.25
George Clarke20         20     40 40420
Joe Snelling              20   17 37 37518.5
Harry Fouracres      15       15   30 30615
Isabel Coopey    15 13       28 28714
Freddy Mitson              13   13 13813
O Curry    13        13 13913
Rider12345678910TotBest 8 TotPosAvgNotes
Jamie Laverton20 17 20 17 20 20 17 17   20 168 151118.67
Fred Bishop  20   20     20 20   80 80220
Rider12345678910TotBest 8 TotPosAvgNotes
Aaron Watson20 20 20 20 20     17   117 117119.5
Harry Bishop15 17         17 15   64 64216
Zachary Ellway13 13         20    46 46315.33
Henry Bishop17 15         32 32416
Millie Welch            13 11   24 24512
Edwyn James              20   20 20620
Rhodri Tamplin    17        17 17717
William Collins            15    15 15815
Milly Tillings              13   13 13913
George Bishop  11         11 111011

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. Cancelled- 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 all rounds run less one 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: