The following links are tables giving the usage statistics of MERIT for 2000 to 2017, this shows that there have been 18,675 participants in MERIT in that time, 13,719 coming from the International Game, 4,956 from University students and from commercial organisations.

Data from the early years prior to 2000 is not recorded in the same detail but as the same staff were overseeing MERIT in these years informed estimates can be made with a high confidence. These estimates indicate participation in the years prior to 2000 to be greater than 10,000 giving a total number of participants approaching 27,600.

Participation from the International Game 2000-2017

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YearGameTime FrameNo. of TeamsNo. of SponsorsNo. of Players
2017MERIT 2017Feb to May 201712943671
2016MERIT 2016Feb to May 201611832656
2015MERIT 2015Jan to Apr 201512041656
2014MERIT 2014Jan to Apr 20148832495
2013MERIT 2013Jan to Apr 20138934516
2012MERIT 2012Jan to Apr 20125230292
2011MERIT 2011 CompetitionFeb to April 20113620195
2009Merit 2009 CompetitionFeb to April 2009182511017
2008Merit 2008 CompetitionFeb to April 2008220581202
2007Merit 2007 CompetitionFeb to April 2007275671512
2006Merit 2006 CompetitionFeb to April 2006228661234
2005Merit 2005 CompetitionFeb to April 200517855965
2004Merit 2004 CompetitionFeb to April 200417862978
2003Merit 2003 CompetitionFeb to April 200316354891
2002Merit 2002 CompetitionFeb to April 200216562884
2001Merit 2001 CompetitionFeb to April 200113968728
2000Merit 2000 CompetitionFeb to April 200014870827
 No. of TeamsNo. of SponsorsNo. of Players
Totals:250884513719

Participation from Universities and other competitions 2000-2017

 

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YearGameTime FrameNo. of TeamsNo. of SponsorsNo. of Players
2017CIOB Global Student Challenge 2017Feb to May 20174323172
2017Loughborough UniversityMar to May 2017241107
2017Nottingham Trent UniversityFeb to Mar 20176127
2017Anglia Ruskin UniversityFeb to Apr 20177142
2017Deakin UniversitySep to Oct 20178132
2016Loughborough UniversityMar to May 201619180
2016CIOB Global Student ChallengeFeb to May 20163923156
2016Oxford Brookes UniversitySep to Dec 20169135
2016Glasgow Caledonian UniversityNov 2016 to Feb 20177126
2015Loughborough University Undergraduate CompetitionMar to May 201519181
2015CIOB Global Student ChallengeJan to Apr 20153715148
2015Oxford Brookes UniversitySep to Dec 20159138
2015Glasgow Caledonian UniversityNov 2015 to Feb 20166121
2014Amey Graduate ConferenceApr 2014211110
2014CIOB Global Student ChallengeJan to Apr 2014221588
2014MERIT 2014 - Aurecon FinalMay 201410160
2014Loughborough University Undergraduate CompetitionMar to May 201417170
2014Glasgow Caledonian UniversityNov 2014 to Feb 20155119
2013MERIT 2013 - Aurecon FinalApr 201310160
2013Loughborough University Undergraduate CompetitionMar to May 2013221104
2013Glasgow Caledonian UniversityNov 2013 to Feb 201412145
2012Waterford Institue of TechnologyFeb to Apr 20125116
2012Loughborough University Undergraduate CompetitionMar to May 2012191101
2012Glasgow Caledonian UniversityNov 2012 to Feb 20139131
2011Loughborough University Undergraduate CompetitionFeb to May 201118196
2011Glasgow Caledonian UniversityNov 2011 to Feb 20126118
2009Aberdeen University CompetitionFeb to May 099151
2009Canterbury/Auckland University CompetitionMar to May 09582306
2009Loughborough University Undergraduate CompetitionFeb to May 09151104
2008Canterbury/Auckland University CompetitionFeb to May 08552297
2008Aberdeen University CompetitionFeb to May 0810162
2008Loughborough University Undergraduate CompetitionFeb to May 08181130
2008Loughborough University Post-Graduate CompetitionOct to Dec 0815162
2008MACE CompetitionJuly 24/25 089155
2008Melbourne University CompetitionAug to Oct 0813160
2008Waterford Institue of Technology CompetitionNov 08 to May 099140
2007Canterbury/Auckland University CompetitionFeb to May 07512258
2007Loughborough University Undergraduate CompetitionFeb to May 0715199
2007Aberdeen University CompetitionFeb to May 0712170
2007MACE CompetitionJuly 26/27 079150
2007Melbourne University CompetitionAug to Oct 077140
2007Waterford Institue of Technology CompetitionOct 07 to May 085115
2007Loughborough University Post-Graduate CompetitionOct to Dec 0711132
2006Aberdeen University CompetitionFeb to May 0610157
2006Loughborough University Competition (CVB030)Feb to May 0614183
2006MACE CompetitionJuly 20/21 066133
2006Melbourne University CompetitionAug to Oct 0611151
2006Canterbury/Auckland University CompetitionFeb to May 06442230
2006Loughborough University Post-Graduate CompetitionOct to Dec 0612144
2006Waterford Institue of Technology CompetitionNov 06 to May 075112
2005Aberdeen University CompetitionFeb to May 058141
2005Canterbury/Auckland University CompetitionAug to Oct 2005202100
2005Loughborough University Competition (CVB030)Feb to May 0516196
2005Melbourne University CompetitionAug to Oct 0511153
2005Waterford Institue of Technology CompetitionNov 05 to May 06419
2004Aberdeen University CompetitionFeb to May 045127
2004Canterbury/Auckland University CompetitionAug to Oct 04232113
2004Loughborough University Competition (CVB030)Feb to May 0413176
2004Melbourne University CompetitionAug to Oct 0410148
2003Aberdeen University CompetitionMarch to May 036131
2003Canterbury/Auckland University CompetitionAug to Sep 03252121
2003Loughborough University Competition (CVB030 A)Feb to April 036136
2003Loughborough University Competition (CVB030 B)Feb to April 035129
2003Newcastle University Semester 1 CompetitionFeb to May 0313169
2003Newcastle/Melbourne University CompetitionAug to Nov 0311235
2002Canterbury University CompetitionAug to Oct 0211148
 No. of TeamsNo. of SponsorsNo. of Players
Totals:10191464956

Total number of participants

Participants from national game2000-201713719
Participants in other games2000-20174956
Total Participants2000-201718675
Participants1988-200010000 (estimated)
Grand Total28675

Sponsors of the International game from 2000-2017

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SponsorNo. of TeamsNo. of Players
*** None ***732
2020 Liverpool211
4way Consulting Ltd16
A-one Integrated Highway Services12
A-One+318
Abbey Pynford16
Aberdeen City Council16
Aberdeen University61341
ABS Consulting15
AECOM90484
Africon Engineering634
Aggregate Industries15
Aker Solutions847
ALEC16
Alfred McAlpine29
Amec Foster Wheeler1160
Amey41229
AmeyMouchel24137
Anglian Water29
Arup159887
Aspen Burrow Crocker14
Atkins2971650
Atkins/Birmingham City Council16
Auckland University (NZ)145771
Aurecon47277
Babcock528
Bachy Soletanche530
Baker Hicks Ltd13
Balfour Beatty64330
Bam Nuttall29
Barhale Construction318
Bechtel19104
Bierrum and Partners16
Birse1577
Black & Veatch28152
Boreham Consulting Engineers318
BSCP Ltd15
Buckinghamshire County Council212
Building Design Partnership212
Bullen Consultants736
Burks Green318
Buro Happold18139
Byrne Looby Partners210
Caerphilly County Borough Council845
Calibre Global741
Cambridge University Geotechnical Group16
Cameron & Ross16
Cameron Taylor1258
Campbell Reith Consulting Engineers952
Canterbury University (NZ)142702
Capita Property & Infrastructure16
Capita Symonds1269
Carillion420
Caunton Engineering Limited16
Cavendish Nuclear212
Cementation Skanska16
Ceredigion County Council16
CH2M-HILL524
Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I)316
China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd16
CIOB212
CMW Geosciences14
Colas16
Colas Ltd16
Colin Buchanan16
ConstructionSkills16
Cornwall County Council315
Corus212
Costain737
Costain & Haswell Consulting Engineers15
Costain Mouchel210
Costain Taylor Woodrow16
Costain, Mouchel Parkman, Yorkshire Water16
Costain, O'Rourke, Bachy, Corber JV14
COWI29
Crossrail525
Cundall1580
Curtins212
Cyril Sweet16
Davies Maguire212
Dean & Dyball29
Department of Engineering# Guernsey16
Devon County Council16
Donaldson Associates1583
Doran Consulting422
Dorman Long Technology14
Dundee University16
EA Partners Plc15
Earth Tech Engineering14
Edge Consultants423
Edmund Nuttall16
Ellis & Moore LLP316
EM Highway Services314
Energus15
Environment Agency630
EQE International16
Eurovia Group Ltd210
Euston Alliance16
Expedition Engineering Ltd13
Fairhurst1686
Faithful & Gould211
Ferguson McIlveen212
Fitzpatrick Contractors1797
Flint and Neil Ltd417
Fluor23132
Furness Partnership16
Galliford316
Galliford Try16
Gammon Construction736
GCA210
Geoffrey Osborne315
Gifford946
Glanville Consultants210
Golder Associates211
Grontmij36197
GTRM16
Guildford Borough Council27
Gwent Consultancy15
Halcrow66371
Hampshire County Council16
Hannah Reed212
Haswell Consulting Engineers418
HBS13
Heriot Watt University13
Hewson Consulting Engineers Ltd315
Highways England16
Highways North Yorkshire317
HKSARG212
HSEC Ltd15
Hungarian Chamber of Engineers14
Hurley-Palmer16
Hyder Consulting54300
Hydrock211
Interroute527
Interserve Construction731
Interserve Project Services211
Ionik Consulting16
Ironside Farrar15
IT Carlow416
J Murphy & Sons Ltd28
Jackson Civil Engineering16
Jacobs111623
Jenkins & Potter16
JMP Consultants316
John Mowlem529
Joynes Pike and Associates14
Jubb16
KBR22117
Kier24136
Kirk McClure Morton318
KWA Consulting Engineers13
Lagan Construction16
Laing O'Rourke1371
Leeds University419
Lewin, Fryer and Partners14
Lincolnshire County Council/Jacobs15
London Underground16
Loughborough University141887
LSTC16
Lycopodium14
Mabey and Johnson16
Mace28158
Maunsell317
May Gurney948
Mayer Brown210
McAdam Design16
McKean & Company14
McLay Collier & Partners15
Melbourne University (AUS)57272
Mersey Docks & Harbour Company27
Metro Construction16
Metronet528
Milk Architecture & Design Ltd28
Millard Consulting212
Miller Civil Engineering421
MLM Consulting Engineers212
Monson & Locks14
Morgan Est423
Morgan Sindall14
Mott Macdonald152835
Mouchel92520
MTR Corporation Ltd424
Mulholland & Doherty Consulting210
MW Kellogg1054
MWH50280
NCL Stewart Scott24
Network Contracting Services211
Network Rail211
Newcastle University (AUS)1984
Northcroft212
Northern Gateway Alliance16
NPS423
Optima Infrastructure Management211
OST Energy Ltd16
Owen Williams951
Parsons International16
Pavement Team (BAA/AMEC)16
PB116629
PB Kennedy & Donkin212
Pell Frischmann28155
Peter Brett Associates634
PFA Consulting316
PFS Consulting15
Pick Everard1051
Pinnacle Consulting Engineers210
Rail Structures Midlands16
Ramboll42223
Royal Haskoning1051
RPS317
RPS Consulting Engineers210
RPS Kirk McClure Morton15
Scotland Transerv16
Scott Wilson45242
Scottish Water Solutions16
Sefton MBC211
Serco Rail Maintenance16
Severn Trent Water740
SGB Formwork212
Shoosmiths Solicitors16
Sinclair Knight Merz20109
Sir Robert McAlpine318
Sirkeciler Insaat16
Skanska1151
Skanska Balfour Beatty JV210
SKM423
South East Water / Jacobs Engineering210
SSE16
SSS Alliance16
Staffordshire County Council16
Stirling Maynard & Partners28
Subsea 7314
Suffolk County Council424
Suttle Projects Ltd16
Sweco212
Symonds Group318
T A Millard Partnership317
Taylor Woodrow633
Taylor Woodrow BAM Nuttall JV525
Thames Tideway TUnnel16
Thames Water317
Thomasons LLP419
Tonkin + Taylor15
Tony Gee & Partners1475
Torfaen CBC16
Toyota Motor Manufacturing & Engineering14
TPS630
Transport for London730
Try Accord16
TSP Projects741
Tube Lines421
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia421
University of Brighton16
University of Leeds318
Universiy of Manchester528
Upton McGougan212
URS1897
Victoria Roads15
VINCI946
Walsh Associates318
Warwickshire County Council525
Waterford Institute of Technology2376
Waterman Group1055
Wates Construction16
WDR & RT Taggart530
Webb Yates Engineers13
Wessex Engineering & Construction Services1481
Westminster Dredging Company16
Wheatley Construction212
White Young Green27147
Woolgar Hunter16
Wrekin Construction16
WSP33168
WSP/Pell Frischmann14
WYG16

MERIT Champions and Winners of Sponsors Awards

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YearTeamSponsorTeam MembersSponsor's Award (from 2002)
2017P.M. KidsAtkins, ChinaChu Shu Leung
Ng Chi Wah
Wong Tan Ting
Ng Yu Ki
Chen Yan
Kwok Tsan Yeung
WS Atkins India
2016SPARTANSWS Atkins IndiaMadhavi Girigovind
Shyamsunder Agrawal
Akrist Pandey
Sandeep Bandi
Jyohita Singha
Abhishek Hanase Mogappa
WS Atkins India
2015Strike while the iron is MottMott MacDonaldKlev Reodique
Declan Corrigan
Matthew Catton
Will Jebb
Faustas Buskevicius
Sandeep Patel
Atkins Asia Pacific
2014New Lines New Minds - SynergyMTRGordon Kwok Wai Wah
Dickie Chan Siu Ho
Henry Lam Chun Wa
Ellen Wong Yee Kei
Davy Chan Ka Shing
Dave Cheung Ka Hei
Mott MacDonald
2013They think it's all OveArupBernard Travers
Michael Magnier
Coline Deplanche
James Hughes
Arup
2012IMF (Impossible Mission Force)ArupAreeb Khan
Scott Hadgkiss
Callum O'Connell
Mat Barnett
Nicola Bodman
Tom Price
Aurecon
2011The Blue RevolutionCostainAdam Ran Xu
Simon Bird
Duncan James
Cole Stephens
George Chou
Jonathan Han
Arup
2009Mott's Hot Shots Part Three Part DeuxMott MacdonaldMatthew Catton
Dominic McGourty
James Williamson
Dan Keeble
Bryn Hughes
Atkins
2008Stop, Calibrate and ListenCalibre ProjectsPatrick Scanlon
Sharon Wong
Marco Moutinho
Bernard Wong
Irwan Mukmin
Daniel Offereins
Calibre Projects
2007Bridging The GapAtkinsChris Brock
Sammy Yi
Ken Lam
Nelson Ng
Wessex Engineering & Construction Services
2006Motts Hot Shots: Part DeuxMott MacdonaldDominic McGourty
Ashish Chandra
Peter Davies
Jon Glanville
Ian O'Grady
Noel Kay
Mott MacDonald
2005Cranes, Drains & AutomobilesCampbell Reith Consulting EngineersNeal Murphy
Paul Stansbridge
Nigel Hickman
Ryan Irvine
Samantha Howlett
Mott MacDonald
2004Network Contracting ServicesCaerphilly County Borough CouncilChris Adams
Jason Caplice
Gareth Richards
Marcus Lloyd
John Martin
Joe Williams
AmeyMouchel
2003Player 1 (Default)HalcrowIan Turner
Edwin Ashcroft
Mike Wooliscroft
Steve Nicholau
Anthony Harding
Steve Hosking
Atkins
2002Cymru Cabling & ConstructionBalfour Beatty Power NetworksWayne Rayner
Andrew Gilpin
Tim Finch
Justin Bevan
Atkins
2001Gibb EnergyGibbRosa Diez
Ian Thomas
Alex Nikolic
Lisa Peat
Josh Harrop
Peter McCarthy
2000Aardvark ConstructionHalcrowJim McMahon
Jon Bunney
Phil Ogden
Chris Austin
1999No competition
1998No competition
1997CSC ConstructionCamarthenshire County CouncilS Rocke
P Evans
G Thomas
A Williams
G Baxter
S Jenkins
1997Costulots ConstructionGuernsey Department of EngineeringG Falla
M Polson
S Durman
N Whalley
F Millard
1996Slug Heavy IndustriesArupG Aldwinckle
J Birkbeck
I Burton
A Johncock
S Maisey
D Southworth
1996Chemins Sont NousHalcrowL Baker
R Harris
P Lillie
J Curry
1995Die Hard VDHVR Wheatley
S Prendergast
G Moore
B Cafferkey
R Wilson
1994Easy Life 2 - They're BackIndependent/Hove Borough CouncilS Beale
M Stanton
B Stride
K Sharma
C Copper
N Turner
1993Tower of Babel ConstructionNorth West WaterM P Chan
G W Winder
C J Ayres
N P Mills
T L Dempsey
P Clisham
1992Cut and PhilCementation/Mowlem/ Trafalgar HouseP Dunmore
M Paulding
W Cornish
J deWaele
P Kingston
1991Cemcaps SECementationD Kellett
M Gavins
A Parks
R Marsden
1990Sproggett and SylvesterGlasgow UniversityG Pender
D Fleming
C Berry
L Campbell
E Inglis
1989Woolwich JailbreakersWimpeyBruce Snelling
Paul Stafford
Robert Ennifer
Paul Greenwell
1988Penge PiratesMaunsell/Taylor Woodrow/RM DouglasColin Anderson
Richard Bailey
Stuart Riley
Richard Stokes
David Davidson
Russel Evans