BBFFL#2 First 4 Rounds Observation - Part 1
After 3 consecutive losses, 51 Bewick achieved his first win for 2017 in Round 4. This snapped a 4 game losing streak which was his longest run of losses since losing 5 straight from Round 6 to 10 in 2016. Overall his longest losing streak is 9 which has occurred twice – Rounds 10 to 18 in 2012 and again from Round 1 to Round 9 in 2013. Round 3 was 51 Bewick’s 100th match as a BBFFL#2 coach. The loss meant he had a record of 40 wins and 60 losses after 100 games.
In Round 4 Bargey scored below 1500 for the first time in 2017, by only managing 1452. Each week Bargey’s scoring has steadily decreased from a season high of 1590 in Round 1. This was Bargey’s 7th highest score ever and his best since scoring 1741 in Round 11 2016, which is second highest ever score, behind his 2015 Grand Final winning score of 1780.
In Round 3 Birch19 coached his 100th BBFFL#2 league match. Going into this match his record was 49 wins and 50 losses. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to square the ledger with a win. After 4 matches this season Birch19 is average more than his average for the 5 completed seasons. Remarkably his season averages have been so consistent – ranging from a low of 1294 in 2013 up to 1337 this year. In the other seasons he has averaged 2012 – 1305, 2014 – 1306, 2015 – 1322 and 2016 – 1323.
Cafegerat jumped out of the blocks in fine style in 2017 bringing up back to back wins to start the season for the first time. His score of 1422 in Round 1 was his 3rd highest score and his best since achieving 1427 in Round 11 2014 – with his record score of 1434 having come the previous week. Cafegerat wasn’t unable to make it 3 straight wins in Round 3. If he had managed this he would have equally his previous best winning streak of 3 from Rounds 8 to 10 in 2014. In finishing week 1 in 3rd position it meant that cafegerat was in the top 8 for the first time since becoming a BBFFL#2 coach (58th overall match). He maintained a spot in the 8 after Round 2 by been 5th, before falling to 11th for Round 3.
After two scores in the 1200s in Rounds 1 and 2, Come Back Hirdy managed to smash out his record score of 1625 in Round 3. This score comfortably outdid his previous best of 1523 scored back in Round 5 2015. His Round 3 win was also the first time he managed back to back wins since winning 3 straight from Rounds 2 to 4 in 2016. In Round 4 CBH brought up his century of BBFFL#2 matches. He was unable to secure a win in the milestone match, leaving his record at 30 wins and 70 losses.
For the second consecutive season Don to Death sits with 1 win and 3 losses after 4 games. These are the only 2 seasons that he has had this record. Although not a huge jump, Don to Death will be happy to see his match average score having increased to 1300 so far in 2017, compared with 1293 in 2016 (he was only averaging 1272 after 4 weeks last year).
After finishing 2016 with 3 losses including a straight set exit from the finals, Eggs has rediscovered his form by winning 3 of his first 4 to be sitting comfortably inside the top 8. His highest score for the season of 1552 in Round 3 was his 7th highest BBFFL#2 score and best since managing to score 1616 (3rd highest overall) in Round 14 2016. Round 3 also happened to be Eggs’ 100th BBFFL#2 match. Unlike Birch19 Eggs was able to get the win in his 100th match and square the ledger at exactly 50 wins and losses for his first 100 BBFFL#2 matches.
Our newest BBFFL#2 coach Ivan will be most pleased that he has improved or equalled his prior week score each round thus far. After starting the season with 1150 he had back to back scores of 1224 before getting to 1318 in Round 4. His average of 1229 after 4 weeks is well above the 1154 the team averaged under Pazza in 2016. The highest season average score Pazza achieved in 5 years as a BBFFL#2 coach was 1187 in 2013. Ivan did another thing Pazza never managed by defeating Don to Death in Round 4. Pazza was 0-5 against to Don to Death.
No. 5 has started the season with 4 straight victories. Rather remarkably, for a team that has played in finals 3 out of 5 years this marks the first time he has a great than 50/50 after 4 rounds. In 2012 he was 1-3 while over the next 4 seasons he was positioned at 2 and 2 after 4 games. No. 5’s scoring has also been extremely consistent with his scores ranging from 1372 to 1402. His average score of 1388 is just behind the 1390 he averaged in 2016.