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  • ArmaniJeans
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    2022 Multi-Sport Competition is now open

    2022 Multi Sport Competition - Irish Poker Boards

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  • Keane
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    Oh yeah I should have said, I got mine as well thanks AJ

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  • premierstone
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    Originally posted by ArmaniJeans View Post
    Transferred €120 to Keane & €400 to premierstone today.
    The €120 should be pretty quick as we are both same bank, the €400 be likely Tuesday at the latest to go through.
    Received, ty Sir.

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  • Lao Lao
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    Can't believe there is still no WWE.

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  • premierstone
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    Originally posted by ArmaniJeans View Post
    I can't figure a way to get hurling in with Limerick 8/13fav. Without Limerick maybe.
    Leinster Hurling Championship is probably the only realistic one and is relatively open - not aure how that fits with timing etc.

    Or maybe for a more leftfield one, the top scorer from play in the Championship?

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  • ArmaniJeans
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    After an hours look, 2022 is looking something like this.
    Initial events selected in January.
    Event # Sport Event 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Start Date End Date
    1 NFL Super Bowl 4 2 22/01/22 13/02/22
    2 Soccer Champions League 4 2 1 1 15/02/22 28/05/22
    3 Soccer Europa League 4 2 1 1 17/02/22 18/05/22
    4 Soccer EPL LAST Place 31/12/22 4 2 1 06/08/22 31/12/22
    5 Rugby 6 Nations (Winning Team) 4 2 05/02/22 19/03/22
    6 Rugby 6 Nations (Top Tryscorer) 4 2 1 05/02/22 19/03/22
    7 Golf US Masters 5 3 2 1 1 07/04/22 10/04/22
    8 Golf US Open 5 3 2 1 1 16/06/22 19/06/22
    9 Golf British Open 5 3 2 1 1 14/07/22 17/07/22
    10 Winter Olympics Curling (Mens) 4 2 1 02/02/22 20/02/22
    11 GAA Football Ulster Championship 4 2 16/04/22 29/05/22
    12 GAA Football NFL Division 3 4 2 29/01/22 21/03/22
    13 Snooker World Championship 4 2 1 1 16/04/22 02/05/22
    14 Ice Hockey Stanley Cup 4 2 1 1 Started 30/06/22
    15 Basketball NBA 4 2 1 1 Started 19/06/22
    16 Baseball World Series 4 2 1 1 31/03/22 02/11/22
    17 Horses Cheltenham Gold Cup 4 2 1 18/03/22 18/03/22
    18 Horses Epsom Derby 4 2 1 04/06/22 04/06/22
    19 Cycling Tour de France 4 2 1 01/07/22 24/07/22
    20 Cricket T20 Blast 4 2 1 1 02/06/22 30/07/22
    21 Aussie Rules 2022 Season 4 2 1 1 16/03/22 24/09/22
    22 Darts World Cup of Darts 4 2 1 1 1/6??? 4/6???
    23 Tennis French WOMEN 4 2 1 1 22/05/22 05/06/22
    24 Tennis Wimbledon WOMEN 4 2 1 1 27/06/22 10/07/22
    25 Field Hockey World Cup WOMEN 4 2 1 01/07/22 17/07/22
    .
    Potential events to be selected in early July to bring up to 40/41 events.
    26 Athletics World Championships 4x100 relay Men 4 2 1
    27 Cricket T20 World Cup 4 2 1 1
    28 Soccer FIFA World Cup 4 2 1
    29 Soccer FIFA WC Top Goal scorer 4 2 1
    30 Soccer Championship as at 31/12 4 2 1
    31 Snooker UK Championship 4 2 1 1
    32 Darts Worlds Champs Best English 4 2 1
    33 Handball The November Event 4 2 1
    34 Horses Arc de Triomphe 4 2 1
    35 Horses King George Chase 4 2 1
    36 Golf Presidents Cup Top ROW Points Scorer 4 2 1
    37 Tennis Davis Cup Finals 4 2 1 1
    38 Tennis US Open Women 4 2 1 1
    39 Rugby League World Cup 4 2
    40 Volleyball Mens World Cup 4 2 1
    41 Rugby 7s Mens World Cup 4 2 1
    42 Cycling Vuelta 4 2 1
    Anything obvious which I've missed, or anything which is in which shouldn't be? Think of it as a dealers choice (with a veto!!)
    Particularly for events starting in the first half of year, I can look again at July onwards events later.
    I can't figure a way to get hurling in with Limerick 8/13fav. Without Limerick maybe.
    F1 still seems uncompetitive.
    Heineken Cup is a mess.
    2022 in sports - Wikipedia

    My plan is to finalize on Wednesday 12th, deadline Saturday 22nd when NFL quarter-finals kick off. Think 10 days is enough time for ~25 events.
    Last edited by ArmaniJeans; 09-01-22, 13:26.

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  • ArmaniJeans
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    Transferred €120 to Keane & €400 to premierstone today.
    The €120 should be pretty quick as we are both same bank, the €400 be likely Tuesday at the latest to go through.

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  • limpwhacker
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    Sorry AJ meant to thank the post and forgot. In for next year.

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  • Degag
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    My decision to change from Smith to Cullen in the darts was an epically bad one. Could really have consolidated third last if i stayed put.

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  • premierstone
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    Only catching up with this now, thanks for the congrats and of course special thanks to AJ for making this the great comp it is.

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  • ArmaniJeans
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    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...gid=1389891436

    Result 40/40
    Darts WC Best English

    1st. Michael Smith. 4 point - luckforsome.
    2nd. James Wade. 2 points - premierstone, Nuck Chorris.
    3rd. .33 of a point - Merv King, Callum Rydz, Luke Humphries - no-one.

    Final Table
    premierstone (4) €400.00 51
    Keane (2) €120.00 49
    ArmaniJeans (3) 46
    shrapnel (3) 45
    RichieM (4) 45
    luckforsome (2) 45
    mdoug (4) 42
    pokerhand (3) 40
    limpwhacker (4) 38
    Strewelpeter 38
    Degag (3) 28.17
    Nuck Chorris (2) 24
    Lao Lao (2) 13

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  • Keane
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    Great comp, thanks a million for organising AJ. Looking forward to luck-boxing my way into the money again next year

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  • shrapnel
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    Well played all, congrats to the winners, and thanks for running it AJ, it's great fun. gutted i couldn't get over the line

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  • RichieM
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    Congrats premierstone and great comp aj

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  • ArmaniJeans
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    Wade beats up King 5-0 so the worst he can get now is a half-point (his worst case is 4 English in semi-finals, & he loses. But he'd still get a half-point for joint 3rd place. So job done)

    So I'm going to declare it as First Place premierstone €400 and Second Place Keane €120.
    I've a family day today so will contact you both tomorrow afternoon for bank details (I still don't have Revolut !) and will transfer during the week when I'm in town (probably Thursday).

    If anyone has spotted a mistake (especially one which gets you in the money) then let me know in by Monday at the latest as I won't rectify beyond that. I'm pretty certain it's accurate though.
    I'll give a final table when the darts is over as luckforsome could leap up to 4th place yet.

    Seems to be enough interest in 2022 (8 people thanked the post, plus me obv) so I'll aim to get the list of events by 10th January with a planned start date of 22nd Jan (Superbowl quarter-final day).

    Cheers.

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  • ArmaniJeans
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    Originally posted by Keane View Post
    I need King plus two of Smith, Rydz & Humphries to get through so right?
    Exactement, mon ami.

    edit : excuse the French, been watching too many Poirot adaptations this week.
    Last edited by ArmaniJeans; 30-12-21, 22:34.

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  • Keane
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    I need King plus two of Smith, Rydz & Humphries to get through so right?

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  • ArmaniJeans
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    Result 39/40
    EPL Top Scorer 31/12

    1st. Mo Salah. 4 points - Keane, ArmaniJeans, RichieM, luckforsome, Strewelpeter, Degag, NuckChorris.
    2nd. Diego Jota. 2 points - no-one.
    3rd. Jamie Vardy. 1 point - shrapnel.

    Leaderboard
    Darts
    WC Best Eng
    premierstone (4) €260.00 49 James Wade
    Keane (2) €260.00 49 Aspinall
    ArmaniJeans (3) 46 Ryan Searle
    shrapnel (3) 45 Aspinall
    RichieM (4) 45 Rob Cross
    mdoug (4) 42 Aspinall
    luckforsome (2) 41 Michael Smith
    pokerhand (3) 40 Rob Cross
    limpwhacker (4) 38 Rob Cross
    Strewelpeter 38 Aspinall
    Degag (3) 28.17 Joe Cullen
    Nuck Chorris (2) 22 James Wade
    Lao Lao (2) 13 Adrian Lewis
    .
    One to go, the World Darts Championship Best English player which continues until possibly the 3rd of January in this inaccurately named 2021 Multisport Competition.
    Rob Cross and Ryan Searle eliminated this evening.

    Quarter Final line up (English players bolded)
    Gerwyn Price v Michael Smith
    James Wade v Mervyn King
    Peter Wright v Callum Rydz
    Luke Humphries v Gary Anderson

    premierstone just needs a share of 3rd place to get the half-point to break the tie with Keane.
    If Wade wins then premierstone is definitely safe.
    He also has a backup even if Wade loses - he'd need just two of Price, Wright and Anderson to beat their English opponents.
    So looks to me that it definitely ends for money purposes with Saturdays quarter-finals.

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  • pokerhand
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    Originally posted by ArmaniJeans View Post

    Either can still get 4 - I definitely flagged it a few weeks ago that this darts event could continue into the first few days of Jan. Though I honestly didn't expect it to, its usually down to Dutch, Welsh and Scots by now.
    Ah, thought it was last man standing as at 31 Dec.

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  • ArmaniJeans
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    Originally posted by pokerhand View Post
    With Smith and king both in last 8.... Cross and steale can't get the max 4.

    Congrats Premierstone. Well played.
    Either can still get 4 - I definitely flagged it a few weeks ago that this darts event could continue into the first few days of Jan. Though I honestly didn't expect it to, its usually down to Dutch, Welsh and Scots by now.

    edit : 10th December so had no idea at the time who the potential overrun would be useful to.

    Originally posted by ArmaniJeans View Post
    .
    Just to clarify the rules of the darts - it's a last longest on just the 30ish English players in the World Championship.
    4-2-1 points for 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
    If players get knocked out in the same round then they are considered to have tied - I ignore averages, margin of defeat, who played first etc.
    This event could go into the first few days of January, though recent history suggests not.
    I'm just praying they don't postpone the last 8 until April or something, will close account and run away if that happens.
    Last edited by ArmaniJeans; 30-12-21, 14:52.

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  • pokerhand
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    Just realised... Wade need to win his match in order to break the tie with Keane

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  • pokerhand
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    With Smith and king both in last 8.... Cross and steale can't get the max 4.

    Congrats Premierstone. Well played.

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  • RichieM
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    Originally posted by ArmaniJeans View Post

    You'd be on 48 with orig picks Clan Des Obeaux and Serbia tennis.
    I'd be on 48 with orig Clan Des Obeaux. (Though in truth I was feeling gleefully smug when my swap Chantry House went fav at the start line, so shed no tears for me)
    If I am better at picking them 10 months rather than 10 days out it’s really a poor sign.

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  • ArmaniJeans
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    Originally posted by RichieM View Post
    Definitely up for this again - might want to avoid any changes tho. Don’t think I did myself any favours this year or last.
    You'd be on 48 with orig picks Clan Des Obeaux and Serbia tennis.
    I'd be on 48 with orig Clan Des Obeaux. (Though in truth I was feeling gleefully smug when my swap Chantry House went fav at the start line, so shed no tears for me)

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  • ArmaniJeans
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    Result 38/40
    EPL Last Place 31/12

    1st Norwich. 4 points - shrapnel, ArmaniJeans, luckforsome
    2nd. Newcastle. 2 points - Keane.
    3rd. Burnley. 1 point - mdoug.

    Leaderboard
    Soccer Darts
    EPLTS 31/12 WC Best Eng
    premierstone (4) €400.00 49 Harry Kane James Wade
    Keane (2) €120.00 45 Mo Salah Aspinall
    shrapnel (3) 44 Jamie Vardy Aspinall
    mdoug (4) 42 Calvert-Lewin Aspinall
    ArmaniJeans (3) 42 Mo Salah Ryan Searle
    RichieM (4) 41 Mo Salah Rob Cross
    pokerhand (3) 40 Harry Kane Rob Cross
    limpwhacker (4) 38 Harry Kane Rob Cross
    luckforsome (2) 37 Mo Salah Michael Smith
    Strewelpeter 34 Mo Salah Aspinall
    Degag (3) 24.17 Mo Salah Joe Cullen
    Nuck Chorris (2) 18 Mo Salah James Wade
    Lao Lao (2) 13 Harry Kane Adrian Lewis
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    With 4 for Salah. Vardy can get no more than one point now so not a lot of use to shrapnel.
    Soccer Darts
    EPLTS 31/12 WC Best Eng
    premierstone (4) €260.00 49 x James Wade
    Keane (2) €260.00 49 x Aspinall
    ArmaniJeans (3) 46 x Ryan Searle
    RichieM (4) 45 x Rob Cross
    shrapnel (3) 44 Jamie Vardy Aspinall
    .
    Aspinall has been eliminated from the darts 0-4 in the last 32. No miracle reprieve this time.
    There are 8 English in the last 16 so far, including Searle, Cross and Wade. Ian White might make it 9 if he beats Gary Anderson in the final L32 tie tonight (spoiler, he won't).
    8 is more than usual, helped by the Dutch having a big covid party on Christmas Day.

    Aspinall's elimination means Keane can no longer win, a tie is the best he can hope for. What clown made him 8/11 fav?
    ArmaniJeans can win if Ryan Searle gets the max 4 and Wade gets nothing.
    RichieM can have a (unsatisfactory) 3-way tie if Cross gets the max 4 and Wade gets nothing.
    premierstone wins if Wade gets 1.5 points, but even a fraction of a point would be enough if Searle and Cross don't get the 4.

    So lets play darts.
    Last 16 ties all tomorrow - Wade v Martin Kleermarker. Ryan Searle v Peter Wright. Rob Cross v Gary Anderson/Ian White.

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  • RichieM
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    Definitely up for this again - might want to avoid any changes tho. Don’t think I did myself any favours this year or last.

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  • Lao Lao
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    I'm definitely back in next year with the aim of not defending my unwanted crown.

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  • Keane
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    I think the EPL bottom place is wrapped up now as well unless United beat Burnley by 15 goals which lets it all level down to the darts? Does that give AJ an outside shot too?

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  • ArmaniJeans
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    Originally posted by shrapnel View Post
    some exciting events also this year to pick from if looking for new events. Winter olympics, rugby league world cup, women's rugby world cup, new european championships in munich for a number of sports
    Cheers, I definitely try to change about 12-15 of the events each year, though to an extent this happens naturally - e.g., no Ryder Cup, Euro2020 or Lions tour this year, so Presidents Cup and FIFA World Cup can come in for first two. I'd worry about the Women's Rugby World Cup being open enough with NZ being host and having won 5 of the last 6. If the Heineken Cup situation is clearer by Jan it'd be useful to me!
    Will definitely have a Winter Olympic event in if we go again - curling or ice-hockey seem the obvious choice.

    Was planning on dropping Super League Rugby League as waiting 7 months to see St Helens beat Wigan or Catalan has gotten repetitive. The RL World Cup would be a good replacement, shorter and more focussed even if there's only 4 possible winners.
    Will have a look at the Munich events.
    And really want to bring back NFL Superbowl which will be at 8 teams remaining on 22nd January, so that's a likely start date.

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  • ArmaniJeans
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    Originally posted by Keane View Post
    Looks like Fulham got hornswaggled by postponements
    Cheers, good spot. Can close that one off now as WBA & Fulham have no more games, and Blackburn in 3rd can't catch Fulham.
    Championship Table - Football - BBC Sport
    Championship - Scores & Fixtures - Football - BBC Sport

    Result 37/40
    Championship 31/12

    1st Bournemouth. 4 points - RichieM.
    2nd. Fulham. 2 points - premierstone, pokerhand, limpwhacker, Strewelpeter, luckforsome.
    3rd. Blackburn. 1 point - no-one.

    Leaderboard
    Soccer Soccer Darts
    EPLLP 31/12 EPLTS 31/12 WC Best Eng
    premierstone (4) €400.00 49 Brentford Harry Kane James Wade
    Keane (2) €120.00 43 Newcastle Mo Salah Aspinall
    mdoug (4) 41 Burnley Calvert-Lewin Aspinall
    RichieM (4) 41 Palace Mo Salah Rob Cross
    shrapnel (3) 40 Norwich Jamie Vardy Aspinall
    pokerhand (3) 40 Brighton Harry Kane Rob Cross
    ArmaniJeans (3) 38 Norwich Mo Salah Ryan Searle
    limpwhacker (4) 38 Brentford Harry Kane Rob Cross
    Strewelpeter 34 Swansea Mo Salah Aspinall
    luckforsome (2) 33 Norwich Mo Salah Michael Smith
    Degag (3) 24.17 Brighton Mo Salah Joe Cullen
    Nuck Chorris (2) 18 Watford Mo Salah James Wade
    Lao Lao (2) 13 Swansea Harry Kane Adrian Lewis
    .
    Leaderboard with Salah 4 points.
    Soccer Soccer Darts
    EPLLP 31/12 EPLTS 31/12 WC Best Eng
    premierstone (4) €400.00 49 Brentford x James Wade
    Keane (2) €120.00 47 Newcastle x Aspinall
    RichieM (4) 45 Palace x Rob Cross
    ArmaniJeans (3) 42 Norwich x Ryan Searle
    mdoug (4) 41 Burnley x Aspinall
    shrapnel (3) 40 Norwich Jamie Vardy Aspinall
    .
    Definite swing to premierstone yesterday with WBA's defeat at Derby; then Newcastle getting an unwelcome draw v MUFC which will make it slightly more difficult for them to get 4 points, though still possible.
    And finally in the darts James Wade got a bye through to the last 16, so Aspinall will have to get through to last 8 minimum to outscore Wade.

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  • Keane
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    Looks like Fulham got hornswaggled by postponements

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  • shrapnel
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    some exciting events also this year to pick from if looking for new events. Winter olympics, rugby league world cup, women's rugby world cup, new european championships in munich for a number of sports

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  • luckforsome
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    ... Definitely in again if it goes again- kinda lost interest personally as I was absolutely shite, but again it's a great sweat and interest in several sports, especially with covid life...

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  • ArmaniJeans
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    2022?

    These things always have a shelf-life, so not sure if people want another edition in 2022.
    Let me know by 'liking' or replying if you want to go again. Newbies and returnees always welcome.
    If there's enough interest (8 players probably my min number) then I'll spend some time looking at the calendar to come up with events spread nicely through the year..
    Would be the usual end-of-January start.
    Or if someone else wants to run it with their own blueprint, let me know.

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  • ArmaniJeans
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    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...gid=1389891436

    Result 36/40
    King George Steeplechase

    1st Tornado Flyer. 4 points -no-one
    2nd. Clan Des Obeaux. 2 points - premierstone, Keane, mdoug, Strwelpeter, luckforsome.
    3rd. St Calvados. 1 point - no-one.

    Leaderboard
    Soccer Soccer Soccer Darts
    EPLLP 31/12 EPLTS 31/12 C'Ship 31/12 WC Best Eng
    premierstone (4) €400.00 47 Brentford Harry Kane Fulham James Wade
    Keane (2) €120.00 43 Newcastle Mo Salah WBA Aspinall
    mdoug (4) 41 Burnley Calvert-Lewin WBA Aspinall
    shrapnel (3) 40 Norwich Jamie Vardy WBA Aspinall
    pokerhand (3) 38 Brighton Harry Kane Fulham Rob Cross
    ArmaniJeans (3) 38 Norwich Mo Salah WBA Ryan Searle
    RichieM (4) 37 Palace Mo Salah Bournemouth Rob Cross
    limpwhacker (4) 36 Brentford Harry Kane Fulham Rob Cross
    Strewelpeter 32 Swansea Mo Salah Fulham Aspinall
    luckforsome (2) 31 Norwich Mo Salah Fulham Michael Smith
    Degag (3) 24.17 Brighton Mo Salah WBA Joe Cullen
    Nuck Chorris (2) 18 Watford Mo Salah WBA James Wade
    Lao Lao (2) 13 Swansea Harry Kane WBA Adrian Lewis
    .
    Leaderboard with 4 points added for Salah, and zero for all others except Jamie Vardy.
    Soccer Soccer Soccer Darts
    EPLLP 31/12 EPLTS 31/12 C'Ship 31/12 WC Best Eng
    premierstone (4) €260.00 47 Brentford x Fulham James Wade
    Keane (2) €260.00 47 Newcastle x WBA Aspinall
    ArmaniJeans (3) 42 Norwich x WBA Ryan Searle
    mdoug (4) 41 Burnley x WBA Aspinall
    RichieM (4) 41 Palace x Bournemouth Rob Cross
    shrapnel (3) 40 Norwich Jamie Vardy WBA Aspinall
    .
    Pretty much confirmed as a two horse race now. Keane with Newcastle, WBA and Nathan Aspinall. premierstone has Fulham and James Wade.


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  • Keane
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    Can I cash out?

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  • RichieM
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    It’s great to actually see it worked out tho, had started into it a few times for judging changes and gave up.

    Cracking finish either way

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  • ArmaniJeans
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    Originally posted by pokerhand View Post
    Fair play AJ... That must have given some headache to work out.
    Cheers - my head got melted some time around working out shrapnel/richiem chances and I definitely had a 'why the hell am i doing this?' moment.

    Originally posted by RichieM View Post
    I wish 25-1, think I might be a lot closer to pokerhand
    Yeah, I'm a terrible odds-compiler looking at it now. The first two should definitely be shorter and everyone else maybe double the current prices. I blame the wine.

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  • RichieM
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    I wish 25-1, think I might be a lot closer to pokerhand

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  • pokerhand
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    Fair play AJ... That must have given some headache to work out.

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  • ArmaniJeans
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    King George - Clan Des Obeaux and Minella Indo 11/4 joint favs, Frodon 9/2, Chantry House 5/1 are the first four in the betting and all seem intended runners so game on.

    EPLLP - Newcastle and Norwich on 10 points with Norwich shading it by 3 on goal diff. Burnley on 11, Watford the only other contender with 13 points.
    Newc finish up v MUFC and @Everton. Norwich v Arsenal and @Palace. Burnley v Everton and @MUFC. Hard to call.

    EPL Top Scorer - Salah way ahead, unpicked Jota 2nd. Realistically Kane and DCL aren't going to score any points and Salah will get 4. So the only question is will Jamie Vardy, currently in 3rd place get 2 or 1 or 0 points, or some fraction of points. Salah is so far ahead I'm going to award him the 4 points in this analysis.

    Championship - Tight. Fulham lead Bournemouth by 2 points, unpicked Blackburn in 3rd and WBA in 4th. WBA could still win it but advantage Fulham.

    Darts - There will be about 14 English players in the last 32. Wade, Searle and Aspinall are there (quite how Aspinall managed it is a different story).Hard to know who is favourite but on the outright market its 18/1 Michael Smith, with Cullen, Searle, Wade and Aspinall all around 28/1. Rob Cross 33/1 but has a difficult second round game v Barney tomorrow and might be 20/1 if he wins that.

    Table with 4 points added for Salah to totals of Keane, ArmaniJeans and RichieM
    Horses Soccer Soccer Soccer Darts
    KG EPLLP 31/12 EPLTS 31/12 C'Ship 31/12 WC Best Eng
    premierstone (4) 45 Clan Des Obeaux Brentford x Fulham James Wade
    Keane (2) 45 Clan Des Obeaux Newcastle x WBA Aspinall
    ArmaniJeans (3) 42 Chantry House Norwich x WBA Ryan Searle
    RichieM (4) 41 Frodon Palace x Bournemouth Rob Cross
    shrapnel (3) 40 Minella Indo Norwich Jamie Vardy WBA Aspinall
    mdoug (4) 39 Clan Des Obeaux Burnley x WBA Aspinall
    pokerhand (3) 38 Frodon Brighton x Fulham Rob Cross
    limpwhacker (4) 36 Minella Indo Brentford x Fulham Rob Cross
    .
    Paths to Victory.

    premierstone

    Joint leader. Against Keane he has Fulham and James Wade against Keane's Newcastle, WBA and Aspinall. Clan Des Obeaux is good for him against everyone else.

    Keane
    Joint Leader. Against premierstone he has Newcastle, WBA and Aspinall up against premierstone's Fulham and James Wade. Clan Des Obeaux is good for him against everyone else.

    ArmaniJeans deficit 3 points.
    Against premiestone he has 4 chances - Chantry House, Norwich, WBA and Ryan Searle. premierstone has just 3 - Clan Des Obeaux, Fulham and Wade. Tricky but doable.
    Against Keane he has 3 chances - Chantry House, Norwich, Searle against Keane trio of Clan Des Obeaux, Newcastle and Aspinall. Even trickier but possible.

    RichieM deficit 4 points.
    Needs Frodon, Bournemouth and Rob Cross to put some good points up, preferably with fails for Clan Des Obeaux, Newcastle, Wade, Aspinall etc.
    Needs a lot of good things to happen but still alive.

    shrapnel deficit 5 points.
    If Minella Indo and Norwich get 4 points each then he'll go ahead of Keane, unless Newcastle & Clan Des Obeaux get 3 points between them.
    After that it would be his WBA/Aspinall against premierstones Fulham/Wade. It's not too outlandish really. Any Vardy points could be crucial.

    mdoug deficit 6 points - only has Burnley as a differential v Keane so can't make up 6 points. Eliminated.

    pokerhand deficit 7 points.
    Chip and a chair stuff. If Fulham, Frodon and Rob Cross get 4 points each he gets to 50. But if that happens both RichieM and premierstone would be on 49. So he would need the rest of their selections to completely blank. so-you're-saying-theres-a-chance.jpg

    limpwhacker deficit 9 points.
    Only has two differentials v premierstone so can't make up 9 points. Eliminated.

    Odds (for novelty purposes only).
    Keane 8/11.
    premierstone 2/1.
    ArmaniJeans 5/1.
    shrapnel 8/1.
    RichieM 25/1.
    pokerhand 250/1.
    Last edited by ArmaniJeans; 22-12-21, 22:04.

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  • shrapnel
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    Holy crap, that was a close call for aspinall

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  • ArmaniJeans
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    So everyone now all in on their selections, here's what the final throw of the dice looks like.
    Horses Soccer Soccer Soccer Darts
    KG EPLLP 31/12 EPLTS 31/12 C'Ship 31/12 WC Best Eng
    premierstone (4) €400.00 45 Clan Des Obeaux Brentford Harry Kane Fulham James Wade
    Keane (2) €120.00 41 Clan Des Obeaux Newcastle Mo Salah WBA Aspinall
    shrapnel (3) 40 Minella Indo Norwich Jamie Vardy WBA Aspinall
    mdoug (4) 39 Clan Des Obeaux Burnley Calvert-Lewin WBA Aspinall
    pokerhand (3) 38 Frodon Brighton Harry Kane Fulham Rob Cross
    ArmaniJeans (3) 38 Chantry House Norwich Mo Salah WBA Ryan Searle
    RichieM (4) 37 Frodon Palace Mo Salah Bournemouth Rob Cross
    limpwhacker (4) 36 Minella Indo Brentford Harry Kane Fulham Rob Cross
    Strewelpeter 30 Clan Des Obeaux Swansea Mo Salah Fulham Aspinall
    luckforsome (2) 29 Clan Des Obeaux Norwich Mo Salah Fulham Michael Smith
    Degag (3) 24.17 Frodon Brighton Mo Salah WBA Joe Cullen
    Nuck Chorris (2) 18 Shiskin Watford Mo Salah WBA James Wade
    Lao Lao (2) 13 Envoi Allen Swansea Harry Kane WBA Adrian Lewis
    .
    In the darts, James Wade and Michael Smith are safely through to the post-Xmas rounds - tomorrow sees Ryan Searle, Joe Cullen and Nathan Aspinall attempt to join them. Rob Cross starts on Thursday night.

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  • ArmaniJeans
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    Meh. This will go comically wrong but i'll change horse from CDO to Chantry Horse. 5/1 shot to likely sweep the game, can't resist.

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  • premierstone
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    Final change to Clan Des Obeaux in the KG please

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  • pokerhand
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    Frodon for me also please

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  • RichieM
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    Can I change to Frodon in the end of year horsies please. Plenty of differentials anyway

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  • Lao Lao
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    I feel that Norway win is a moral victory for me, and that's better than actually winning the competition...

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  • shrapnel
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    KG change to minella indo please

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  • ArmaniJeans
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    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...gid=1389891436

    Result 35/40
    Handball Women's World Cup

    1st. Norway. 4 points - premierstone, Keane, ArmaniJeans, RichieM, limpwhacker, luckforsome, Degag, Lao Lao.
    2nd. France. 2 points - shrapnel, Nuck Chorris.
    3rd. Denmark. 1 point - pokerhand, Strewelpeter.

    Leaderboard
    Horses Soccer Soccer Soccer Darts
    KG EPLLP 31/12 EPLTS 31/12 C'Ship 31/12 WC Best Eng
    premierstone (3) €400.00 45 Envoi Allen Brentford Harry Kane Fulham James Wade
    Keane (2) €120.00 41 Clan Des Obeaux Newcastle Mo Salah WBA Aspinall
    shrapnel (2) 40 Alaho Norwich Jamie Vardy WBA Aspinall
    mdoug (4) 39 Clan Des Obeaux Burnley Calvert-Lewin WBA Aspinall
    pokerhand (2) 38 Clan Des Obeaux Brighton Harry Kane Fulham Rob Cross
    ArmaniJeans (2) 38 Clan Des Obeaux Norwich Mo Salah WBA Ryan Searle
    RichieM (3) 37 Clan Des Obeaux Palace Mo Salah Bournemouth Rob Cross
    limpwhacker (4) 36 Minella Indo Brentford Harry Kane Fulham Rob Cross
    Strewelpeter 30 Clan Des Obeaux Swansea Mo Salah Fulham Aspinall
    luckforsome (2) 29 Clan Des Obeaux Norwich Mo Salah Fulham Michael Smith
    Degag (3) 24.17 Frodon Brighton Mo Salah WBA Joe Cullen
    Nuck Chorris (2) 18 Shiskin Watford Mo Salah WBA James Wade
    Lao Lao (2) 13 Envoi Allen Swansea Harry Kane WBA Adrian Lewis
    .
    King George Chase next up on the afternoon of the 26th. 4-2-1 points available.
    Deadline for changes on this race is strictly 21:59 on the 21st (Tuesday).
    I'll try some analysis on Wednesday after Searle, Aspinall & Cullen have played their first game which might make it clearer.

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  • shrapnel
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    what a game of 2 halves. France just blew norway out of the water and was leading by 6 just before the break. Norway cut the lead to 4 in the last minute, then came out of the blocks like a rocket in the 2nd half and were leading by 6 within 10 minutes, ending up winning comfortably by 7.

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  • shrapnel
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    denmark takes an easy win over spain for third place. Final kicking off at 430. my money's on France to win by 1-3 goals

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  • shrapnel
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    Easy win for Norway in he 2nd seni

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  • shrapnel
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    Originally posted by pokerhand View Post
    And just like that... I give up the crown!
    it's definitely coming down to the wire. darts and horseys will determine the top 2, it's so close for a number of people

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  • pokerhand
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    And just like that... I give up the crown!

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  • pokerhand
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    Originally posted by shrapnel View Post
    wow, France win an epic semi final with Denmark leading by 1 with one minute to play, France equalise then manage to get the ball back and score and win 23-22
    Shit.... Le froggie shite luck!!!;

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  • shrapnel
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    wow, France win an epic semi final with Denmark leading by 1 with one minute to play, France equalise then manage to get the ball back and score and win 23-22

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  • ArmaniJeans
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    Originally posted by pokerhand View Post

    The football (especially PL) is a bit unbalanced do to Covid due to the uneven amount of games... eg burnsley have only 15 games played v the average 17 played by the rest and is impacting LPPL.... Whereas championship is ok as all teams are within one game played of each other....

    Likewise you could argue PLTS is also impacted as Spurs only played 14 games to the others 17 games... So there players are robbed of the equal standing of being top scorer as at 31 Dec.

    We all know you love those technicalities AJ
    Yeah, it's a pity, though it's really just one of those things you have to put up with.
    There's never a guarantee that every team will have played equal games by the 31st though it's usually the odd bad weather abandonment which skews it.
    It is kind of a small flaw in these artificial 'as at 31/12' events, though their presence means we have 5 events ending in the last week for the drama.

    It was a bit the same with Spurs last year when you could still have been caught by limpwhacker, if Harry Kane (the good Harry Kane, not this years pale mopey shadow) had scored a somewhat plausible 4 goals against Fulham on the 29th but it got covid-ed off. All part of the game really.
    shrapnel's left-field pick of Jamie Vardy looks the most unlucky as he has now been caught by Jota for 2nd and is being denied the games to get back ahead.

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  • pokerhand
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    Originally posted by ArmaniJeans View Post

    The whole thing confuses me as well. Don't know what to do myself, with so many people with plausible paths to the win.
    And wouldn't want to really to analyze it at the moment in case it ended up convincing an opponent they had to change.
    I think (pretty standard stuff, so not really advice) is that there's no point doing anything until you have to.
    So we at least get to see the conclusion of the handball, possibly another round of football (shame covid is having such an effect there) and a bit of the darts, all before the deadline.
    The football (especially PL) is a bit unbalanced do to Covid due to the uneven amount of games... eg burnsley have only 15 games played v the average 17 played by the rest and is impacting LPPL.... Whereas championship is ok as all teams are within one game played of each other....

    Likewise you could argue PLTS is also impacted as Spurs only played 14 games to the others 17 games... So there players are robbed of the equal standing of being top scorer as at 31 Dec.

    We all know you love those technicalities AJ

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  • ArmaniJeans
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    Originally posted by pokerhand View Post

    May need to switch for a differential... But may not be relevant or all in vain if norwary wins the handball.... I have so many differentials as it is but too much ground to make up though I think.

    How do you see it panning out AJ?
    The whole thing confuses me as well. Don't know what to do myself, with so many people with plausible paths to the win.
    And wouldn't want to really to analyze it at the moment in case it ended up convincing an opponent they had to change.
    I think (pretty standard stuff, so not really advice) is that there's no point doing anything until you have to.
    So we at least get to see the conclusion of the handball, possibly another round of football (shame covid is having such an effect there) and a bit of the darts, all before the deadline.

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