The inaugural K&D Virtual Grand Prix drew to a close on Sunday night. The competition was fierce and emotions were higher and more up and down than a 6 hour binge on BBC iPlayer’s Normal People (if you know, you know…).
Jane Evans celebrated her birthday with the overall women’s title. Her three performances all scoring 81.78 or higher on the Age Grading system to record a total score of 248.03. Behind her Elaine Callinan (229.8) and Monica Green (225.73) cemented their early positions in the silver and bronze places. The titanic battle for 4th was eventually won by Linda Whitehead (212.00) edging out Zam Williamson.
Steve Armstrong took an early lead in round 1 and consolidated with three incredibly consistent scores of 79.4, 79.98 and 79.72 across the three events for a score of 239.10 and the K&D Grand Prix title. Like a tussle between Hercules and The Rock, Habib Farazmand and Michael Williamson went toe to toe across the three rounds with Habib eventually triumphing by the tiny margin of .17 of a point. Habib’s 225.51 just took the silver ahead of Michael’s 225.34.
Grand Championship Overall Results:
The Grand Championship came down to a battle between the big-6. The crown being taken in style by Jane Evans (248.03) ahead of Steve Armstrong (239.10) before Elaine Callinan rounded up the trio of medal winners (229.80). Sister’s were doing it for themselves. Clearly.
Chris Wellings too the title of biggest mover and shaker. Jumping 6 places up the table over the course of the 3 rounds. Anna Delaney’s 5 places saw her moved the most places for the women. Ed Bower’s storming last round over 1k saw him jump 4 spots to 9th overall – while Pete Makepeace repeated the trip to finish a lucky for him 13th.
A big thanks to everyone who took part. We’ll give you a couple of weeks off and depending on the lay of the corona-ridden wastelands possibly be back with The K&D Grand Prix 2: Prix Harder.
If Hollywood has taught us one thing it’s that the sequels are always better right?