Pete Gibbon

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You should have seen where we bought Pete Gibbon
Number of missions 3 (Mission 14 22px-Flag of Germany.svg.png Colonel.png14 Hanover, Mission 15 20px-Flag of Switzerland.svg.png Colonel.png15 Geneva, Mission 26 22px-Flag of Germany.svg.png Alan-Shearer.png 21 Colonel.png26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen)
Missions commanded 0
Draw privilege Pete Gibbon's Schweinerei tournament
Gets a destination If the mascot (one of Kurt, Shaft or Grosser Vass) chosen by the tournament winner is invoked, unless the tournament winner then calls on the Gozerian
Destinations selected 22px-Flag of France.svg.png Bergerac (Ben Manning's choice), 22px-Flag of Italy.svg.png Alan-Shearer.png 17 Palermo (Big Rich's choice), 22px-Flag of Morocco.svg.png Marrakesh (Michelle's choice), 22px-Flag of France.svg.png Bastia (Eric's choice), 22px-Flag of Jordan.svg.png Jordan (Tej's choice), 22px-Flag of Austria.svg.png Vienna (John Collinson's choice), 22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png Ibiza (James' choice), 22px-Flag of Austria.svg.png Vienna, 22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png Granada (Leon's choice), 22px-Flag of Italy.svg.png Bologna, 22px-Flag of Slovenia.svg.png Ljubljana (Dave Hanna's choice), 22px-Flag of Norway.svg.png Bergen (Slow Nick's choice), 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png Lewis and Harris (Rebecca's choice)
Average finishing position in draws 5.17 (--,--,--,--,--,--,--,--,--,--,--,--,--,--,4,1,N/A,6,N/A,N/A,5,5,10,--)
Best finish in a draw 1st (Mission 16 22px-Flag of Greece.svg.png Colonel.png16 Athens)
Worst finish in a draw 10th (Mission 24 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Colonel.png24 Arnhem)
Preceding mascot Thorsten
Following mascot La Dôle

Pete Gibbon joined the Colonel's Regiment on Mission 14 22px-Flag of Germany.svg.png Colonel.png14 Hanover.

Pete Gibbon's Schweinerei tournament

Schweinerei is the German name for the popular game "Pass the Pigs". Pete Gibbon's Schweinerei tournament usually takes place on the second night of the break, over drinks after the evening meal. It involves, not surprisingly, a game of Schweinerei. The winner of the game takes possession of a sealed envelope which contains a destination that has been provided in advance and is unknown to anyone on the mission.

On the night of the draw, the holder of the envelope must choose to play it in either Kurt's veto round, Shaft's shaft round, or Grosser Vass's making grosser round. The choice must be made in advance. If a destination is vetoed, shafted or made grosser in the chosen round then the sealed envelope is opened and the destination inside read out. This destination then replaces the vetoed or shafted destination, or accompanies the additional destination that results from a making grosser. If nothing happens in the round in which the envelope is played, then the destination is not used.

Pete Gibbon's tournament first took place on Mission 15 20px-Flag of Switzerland.svg.png Colonel.png15 Geneva.

Since Mission 19 22px-Flag of Malta.svg.png Colonel.png19 Valletta the winner of Pete Gibbon's tournament may, if he is unhappy with the revealed destination, invoke the Gozerian to replace it.

The eighth tournament, on Mission 22 22px-Flag of Portugal.svg.png Colonel.png22 Lisbon, was notable for being the first that was subject to a rain delay. The competition could only be resumed after hastily relocating to an indoor venue.

Positioning the pigs

There was controversy in earlier missions when Steve was alleged to be trying to influence the result by controlling the position and orientation of the pigs immediately before throwing. Some observers think that an unfair advantage can be gained by this strategy. Ironically, Steve's own results have not seen a significant boost through use of this technique.

The current official line is that positioning the pigs is legal but to be avoided; however it is likely that all professional squads today use pig positioning concepts to some extent.

Sponsorship

Schweinerei's profile received a major boost on Mission 24 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Colonel.png24 Arnhem when the international federation announced a €9.40 sponsorship deal with 2 bottles of "Op & Top".

Interaction with Gløgg

Pete Gibbon cannot be directly helped or bummed.

Results

Mission Sponsored by Winner No. of

Completed Rounds

Destination Round Played Outcome
Mission 15 20px-Flag of Switzerland.svg.png Colonel.png15 Geneva - Dave 25 22px-Flag of France.svg.png Bergerac Kurt's veto Replaced 22px-Flag of Italy.svg.png Alan-Shearer.png 17 Palermo
Mission 16 22px-Flag of Greece.svg.png Colonel.png16 Athens - Mike 28 22px-Flag of Italy.svg.png Alan-Shearer.png 17 Palermo Kurt's veto Replaced 22px-Flag of Portugal.svg.png Colonel.png17 Porto
Mission 17 22px-Flag of Portugal.svg.png Colonel.png17 Porto - David 24 22px-Flag of Morocco.svg.png Marrakesh Shaft's shaft Not used
Mission 18 22px-Flag of Germany.svg.png Colonel.png18 Berlin - Mike 33 22px-Flag of France.svg.png Bastia Grosser Vass' making grosser Accompanied 22px-Flag of the United States.svg.png Nevada
Mission 19 22px-Flag of Malta.svg.png Colonel.png19 Valletta - Dave 32 22px-Flag of Jordan.svg.png Jordan Kurt's veto Not used
Mission 20 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).svg.png Colonel.png20 Bruges - Dave 30 22px-Flag of Austria.svg.png Vienna Grosser Vass' making grosser Not used
Mission 21 22px-Flag of Hungary.svg.png Colonel.png21 Budapest - Rupert 34 22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png Ibiza Grosser Vass' making grosser Not used
Mission 22 22px-Flag of Portugal.svg.png Colonel.png22 Lisbon - David 24 22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png Granada/22px-Flag of Austria.svg.png Vienna Kurt's veto Replaced 22px-Flag of Italy.svg.png Turin
Mission 23 22px-Flag of Denmark.svg.png Colonel.png23 Copenhagen - Rupert 30 22px-Flag of Italy.svg.png Bologna Grosser Vass' making grosser Accompanied 22px-Flag of Austria.svg.png Vienna
Mission 24 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Colonel.png24 Arnhem Op & Top Steve 16 22px-Flag of Slovenia.svg.png Ljubljana Grosser Vass' making grosser Accompanied 22px-Flag of Liechtenstein.svg.png Liechtenstein
Mission 25 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).svg.png Colonel.png25 Ghent 't Dreupelkot Gin Dave 23 22px-Flag of Norway.svg.png Bergen Grosser Vass' making grosser Not used
Mission 26 22px-Flag of Germany.svg.png Alan-Shearer.png 21 Colonel.png26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Hacker Pschorr Steve 26 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png Lewis and Harris Grosser Vass' making grosser Not used

Records

Record Amount Holder Mission
Fewest number of rounds to win 16 Steve Mission 24 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Colonel.png24 Arnhem
Greatest number of rounds to win 34 Rupert Mission 21 22px-Flag of Hungary.svg.png Colonel.png21 Budapest
Most points scored in a round 72 Mike Mission 23 22px-Flag of Denmark.svg.png Colonel.png23 Copenhagen
Most points lost to a "pig out" 67 David Mission 23 22px-Flag of Denmark.svg.png Colonel.png23 Copenhagen
Most points lost to a single "makin' bacon" 223 Steve Mission 22 22px-Flag of Portugal.svg.png Colonel.png22 Lisbon
Most points lost to "makin' bacon" in a tournament 299 Steve Mission 22 22px-Flag of Portugal.svg.png Colonel.png22 Lisbon
Most "makin' bacons" in a tournament 2 Steve Mission 22 22px-Flag of Portugal.svg.png Colonel.png22 Lisbon
Most consecutive siders 5 Mike Mission 23 22px-Flag of Denmark.svg.png Colonel.png23 Copenhagen
Fewest points scored in a tournament 0 Steve Mission 22 22px-Flag of Portugal.svg.png Colonel.png22 Lisbon
Highest Runner-up score 249 Dave Mission 23 22px-Flag of Denmark.svg.png Colonel.png23 Copenhagen
Highest last placed score 205 David Mission 26 22px-Flag of Germany.svg.png Alan-Shearer.png 21 Colonel.png26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Most immediate "pig outs" 13 Mike Mission 19 22px-Flag of Malta.svg.png Colonel.png19 Valletta
David Mission 21 22px-Flag of Hungary.svg.png Colonel.png21 Budapest
Most Scratch Rounds 3 Mission 26 22px-Flag of Germany.svg.png Alan-Shearer.png 21 Colonel.png26 Garmisch-Partenkirchen