Derby Dead Pool: Stats & Facts

Updated: to the end of December 2017

Competitors

Roll of Honour
Year Winner Points Hits Total Teams Total Hits Most Popular Pick Most Popular hit
2017 Golden Slumbers 168 16 543 254 Kirk Douglas Bruce Forsyth
2016 David Quantick's Showbiz Pals 155 17 483 275 Zsa Zsa Gabor Zsa Zsa Gabor
2015 David Quantick's Showbiz Pals 98 10 501 239 Zsa Zsa Gabor Sam Simon
2014 David Quantick's Showbiz Pals 108 11 575 247 Zsa Zsa Gabor General Wojciech Jaruzelski
2013 David Quantick's Showbiz Pals 111 15 588 219 Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela
2012 The Living End 104 12 547 187 Margaret Thatcher Abdelbast al Megrahi
2011 The Living End 112 12 477 177 Margaret Thatcher Kim Jong-Il
2010 Octopus of Odstock 71 9 480 161 Margaret Thatcher Sir Norman Wisdom
2009 Tonight Matthew I'm Going To Be Badly-Torn Boy 107 12 480 146 Margaret Thatcher Patrick Swayze
2008 The Living End 108 13 461 145 Fidel Castro Charlton Heston
2007 Meet Your Maker 109 12 418 126 Fidel Castro Brooke Astor
2006 Meet Your Maker 53 10 239 96 Ronnie Biggs Gerald Ford
2005 Fallen Sparrow 60 12 124 63 Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II
2004 Deathlist.net 38 9 43 37 Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan
2003 Otis, You Want A Treat? 43 7 24 30 Ronald Reagan Bob Hope
2002 JoeRam 33 6 42 29 Ronald Reagan Queen Mother
2001 Whittaker's Choice 18 4 42 25 Queen Mother Sir Harry Secombe
2000 M.T. Graves 30 6 44 23 Queen Mother/Ronald Reagan John Gielgud
1999 Drunkasaskunk 39 8 35 25 Pope John Paul II/Queen Mother Derek Nimmo/Joe DiMaggio
1998 Drunkasaskunk 23 5 31 12 Pope John Paul II/Frank Sinatra/Queen Mother Frank Sinatra
1997 Nick J 43 9 20 15 Unknown Mother Theresa
1996 Nick J 30 5 18 8 Unknown George Burns


Most Successful Teams

Most Points (Old System 1996-2006)
Pos Team Points
1st Jesus Jones 187
2nd Mr C 182
3rd One Foot In The Grave 174
4th Drunkasaskunk 166
5th Big-Iain 151
6th JoeRam 148
7th Tim R 122
8th Whittaker's Choice 117
9th Rude Kid 116
10th The Vyrdolak 112
11th Above Average For Norfolk 110
12th The Raven 108
13th Deathlist.net 105
14th Fallen Sparrow 95
15th The Long Awaited Return Of The Dorset Jury 94
16th Juicy Janny 92
17th Otis, You Want A Treat? 87
18th Already Dead 84
19th Meet Your Maker 82
=20th Hoppo 79
Most Points (Combined Total 1996-2017)
Pos Team Points
1st The Living End 1065
2nd New Years And Drinks All Night! 814
3rd Drunkasaskunk 791
4th Deceased Hose 779
5th David Quantick's Showbiz Pals 772
6th STAB_In_The_DARK 728
7th The Misers 717
8th Wormer, He's A Dead Man! Niedermier Dead! Marmalard Dead! 712
9th This Mortal Coil 644
=10th Golden Slumbers 639
=10th Poochie Died On The Way Back To His Home Planet 639
12th Going Underground 638
13th Octopus of Odstock 620
14th Dead Ends 618
15th Ethnic Cleansing 612
16th Carkers Convention 597
17th I'm Sorry For Your Trouble 596
18th Heading Nowhere 594
19th Eejit 560
20th Shovelful Of Dirt 557

Most Hits (All Time)

1st The Living End 122
2nd New Years And Drinks All Night! 102
3rd Drunkasaskunk 99
4th STAB in the DARK 91
5th Deceased Hose 90
6th JoeRam 87
=7th David Quantick's Showbiz Pals 85
=7th Octopus of Odstock 85
=7th Dead Ends 85
=7th Deathlist.net 85
11th The Misers 84
12th Mr C 82
=13th Wormer, He's A Dead Man! Niedermier Dead! Marmalard Dead! 79
=13th Madonna's Hand of Bod 79
=15th Eejit 77
16th This Mortal Coil 76
=17th Ethnic Cleansing 74
=17th Going Underground 74
=18th Gray Panthers 73
=18th Carkers Convention 73

Most Hits in a Year

David Quantick's Showbiz Pals 17 (2016)
Heading Nowhere 16 (2016)
The Living End 16 (2016)
Thomas Jefferson Survives 16 (2016)
Golden Slumbers 16 (2017)
Still Life 16 (2017)
David Quantick's Showbiz Pals 15 (2013)
Pan Breed 15 (2016)
Crossing The Styx 15 (2016)

Most Years in Competition

Jesus Jones 19
Mr C 19
Drunkasaskunk 19
JoeRam 17
Juicy Janny 17
Finbarr Returns From The Dead 17
The Long Awaited Return of the Blackpool Jury 17

Most Points in a Year (2007-16 points system)

David Quantick's Showbiz Pals 155 (2016)
Heading Nowhere 150 (2016)
The Living End 148 (2016)
Thomas Jefferson Survives 145 (2016)
Pan Breed 139 (2016)

Most Points in a Year (1996-2006)

Fallen Sparrow 60 (2005)
Meet Your Maker 53 (2006)
I Smell Dead People 51 (2005)
STAB_In_The_DARK 50 (2006)
Go Fish 50 (2006)

Candidates

Milestones

Milestone Who When
1st Franšois Mitterrand 8th January 1996
100th Viktor Hamburger 12th June 2001
500th Georgia Frontiere 18th January 2008
1000th Ted Lowe 1st May 2011
1500th Frederick Sanger 19th November 2013
2000th Holly Woodlawn 6th Dec 2015
2500th Derek Robinson 31st October 2017

Biggest Hit

Nelson Mandela 267 (2013)
Margaret Thatcher 264 (2013)
Abdelbaset Al Megrahi 230 (2012)
Patrick Swayze 203 (2009)
Sir Bobby Robson 202 (2009)

Most Popular Pick not to have died

Margaret Thatcher 251 (2012)
Fidel Castro 242 (2007)
Zsa Zsa Gabor 240 (2012)
Zsa Zsa Gabor 239 (2013)
Ronnie Biggs 227 (2010)
Michael Douglas 195 (2011)
Zsa Zsa Gabor 195 (2015)

Earliest Deaths

A. I. Bezzerides 1st January 2007
Claiborne Pell 1st January 2009
Gary Ablett 1st January 2012
Christopher Martin-Jenkins 1st January 2013
Patty Page 1st January 2013
Juanita Moore 1st January 2014
Dorothy Baldwin 1st January 2014
Mario Cuomo 1st January 2015
Sarah Jones 1st January 2016
Derek Parfit 1st January 2017

Latest Deaths

Sir John Peel 31st December 2005
Cardinal Cahal Daly 31st December 2009
The Duke of Wellington 31st December 2014
Michael Kennedy 31st December 2014
Wayne Rogers 31st December 2015

Died on their birthday

Bunny Austin (94th birthday) 26th August 2000
Larry James (61st birthday) 6th November 2008
John Reed (94th birthday) 13th February 2010
Merle Haggard (79th birthday) 6th April 2016
Kath Osmond (41st birthday) 18th April 2017

Died on Christmas Day

Derek Bailey (2005)
James Brown (2006)
Eartha Kitt (2008)
George Robb (2011)
Alberta Adams (2014)
Kate Gross (2014)
Salhana Shivdasani (2015)
George Michael (2016)

Unnatural Deaths

Total: 45

Desmond Llewelyn Car crash (1999) Paula Yates Overdose (2000) Tom Fox Murdered (2006)
Denis Donaldson Murdered (2006) Abu Musab Al Zarqawi Killed in air strike (2006) Shamil Basayev Killed in explosion (2006)
Steve Irwin Stabbed by stingray (2006) Anna Nicole Smith Overdose (2007) Brad Renfro Overdose (2008)
Sulim Yamadayev Shot (2009) Velupillai Prabhakaran Killed in gunfight (2009) Michael Jackson Homicide (2009)
Baitullah Mehsud Killed in air strike (2009) Kevin McGhee Suicide (2009) Harry Carpenter Fall (2010)
Robert Culp Fall (2010) Eugene Terreblanche Murdered (2010) Paul Hutchinson Suicide (2010)
Trevor Bailey Accident (2011) James C. Tyree Hospital negligence (2011) Angela Scoular Suicide (2011)
Osama bin Laden Killed by US forces (2011) Jeff Conaway Overdose (2011) Amy Winehouse Alcohol poisoning (2011)
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi Murdered (2011) JosÚ Francisco Blake Mora Helicopter crash (2011) Ronald Wolfe Fall (2011)
Don Cornelius Suicide (2012) Whitney Houston Overdose (2012) Abu Yahya al-Libi Killed in drone strike (2012)
Owen Brennan Drowning (2013) Grace Sung Eun Lee Ventilator malfunction (2013) Lisa Robin Kelly* Overdose (2013)
Hakimullah Mehsud Killed in drone strike (2013) Jane Kean Fall (2013) Jean Kent Fall (2013)
Harold Camping Fall (2013) Philip Seymour Hoffman Overdose (2014) Christopher Barry Fall (2014)
Ann B. Davis Fall (2014) James Brady** Gunshot (2014) Robin Williams Suicide (2014)
Adnan Gulshair el Shukrijumah Military raid (2014) Debbie Purdy Starvation (2014) Adam Yahiye Gadahn Military strike (2015)
Alicia Nash Car crash (2015) John Nash Car crash (2015) Assad Uzzaman Military strike (2015)
Cilla Black Fall (2015) Scott Weiland Overdose (2015) Beatrice De Cardi Fall (2016)
Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani Military strike (2016) Leonard Cohen Fall (2016) Jorge Batlle Ib߽ez Fall (2016)
Rachid Kassim Military strike (2017) Roger Ailes Fall (2017) Dannielle Darrieux Fall (2017)

* No bonus points awarded as the verdict of accidental death came after the competition's end.

** Awarded points despite event happening in 1981 (the "accident" should happen in the same year) - An acknowledged mistake by the host!

Youngest Deaths

Jaymee Bowen 11 yrs (1996)*
Josie Grove 16 yrs (2007)*
Rosie Kilburn 19 yrs (2011)
Lauren Hill 19 yrs (2015)
Charlotte Eades 19 yrs (2016)
Jordan Lotter 19 yrs (2016)

* Subsequent rule changes prohibit any picks under the age of 18.

Oldest Deaths (officially verified ages)

Jeanne Calment 122 yrs (1997)
Sarah Knauss 119 yrs (1999)
Misawo Okawa 117 yrs (2015)
Emma Morano 117 yrs (2017)
Violet Brown 117 yrs (2017)
Kamato Hongo 116 yrs (2003)
Maria Esther de Capovilla 116 yrs (2006)
Elizabeth Bolden 116 yrs (2006)
Besse Cooper 116 yrs (2012)
Susannah Mushatt-Jones 116 yrs (2016)
Ana Maria Ruio Vela 116 yrs (2017)

Theme Team League

Most Hits

1st Gray Panthers 57
2nd See You In Heaven 28
=3rd Death, For Lack of a Better Word, Is Good 27
=3rd Old As Dirt 27
5th Old People Party Of 20 26

Most Points

1st Gray Panthers 243
2nd See You In Heaven 216
3rd Shameless 180
4th The British (D)i(e)sles 168
5th House Of Soon To Be With The Lordá 150

Player of the Month (Since 2010)

6 - David Quantick's Showbiz Pals (May '13/Jan '14/Jul '14/Oct '14/Feb '15/Jan '16)
5 - The Living End (May '11/Mar '12/Feb '13/Apr '15/Mar '16)
3 - Octopus of Odstock (Jan '12/Jan '13/Jul '14)

Miscellany

Total Hits: 2539

Most Hits in a Day

5 - 16th January 2014 (Evans, Duccini, Johnson, Madden, Onoda)
5 - 7th July 2014 (Di Stefano, Jones, Smith, Scudamore, Shevardnadze)
4 - 30th July 2007 (Meshkini, Walsh, Bergman, Antonioni)
4 - 2nd January 2011 (Postlewaite, Seegar, Francis, Winters)
4 - 6th May 2014 (Gurlitt, Lassnig, Mowat, Dimmock)
4 - 14th February 2015 (Ruska, Cundell, Jourdan, Ferrero)
4 - 10th April 2015 (Benaud, Malina, Hill, Youzhi)
4 - 6th January 2016 (Asif, King, Harrington Jr, Armenteros)
4 - 8th July 2016 (Michelson, Dickens, Edhi, Lucas)
4 - 24th December 2016 (Parfitt, Reinecke, Smith, Adams)

Most Hits in a Month

37 - January 2017
36 - January 2016
35 - January 2014
32 - January 2015
30 - March 2014
30 - March 2016
30 - December 2016
30 - February 2017

Most Deaths by Profession

TV/Radio 379
Sport 318
Politics 285
Music 284
Film 199

Most Deaths by Nationality

USA 901
United Kingdom 878
France 68
Australia 52
Germany 52

Average Age of Death: 82.42

Most Popular Age by Death

90yrs 102 times
89yrs 101 times
91yrs 98 times
92yrs 96 times
88yrs 95 times

Most Popular Month

January 301
March 254
February 238
July 223
Jun 213

Most Popular Date

12th June - 16 times
11th January - 16 times
2nd January - 14 times
6th May - 14 times
11th June - 14 times

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