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    Cheltenham 2019 Tipping Competition

    We're back for the fifth installment of this popular franchise.

    The Roll of Honour reads as follows:

    2018 - The Situation achieved a rare double, gobbling up €2,050
    2017 - nicnicnic hoovered up €2,150
    2016 - gazman snaffled €1,150
    2015 - The Situation scooped €1,550

    Many have come to do battle in this illustrious competition, full of theory and serious study of the form. To a man (and woman) they have broken by the vagaries and vicissitudes of the famous hill. Only one can stand atop the podium, titties well-rubbed with fiddies and a glowing sense of satisfaction to sustain them to the next year's Festival. You too can be The Man.

    Rules of Racing below:

    Same as last year's (and every other years) version:

    1. €50 entry fee. Winner takes 100% of the prize pool. You must pay in advance via bank transfer (PM for details if you don't have already). Don't whinge about this, everyone has online banking these days.

    You are only entered when your money hits my account. My account is with AIB so if your isn't, you should probably pay 3 workings days before the off to ensure entry. AIB to AIB should be instant.
    I will pay out the prizepool immediately following the Festival to your bank account.

    2. You get 1,000 fantasy euro to wager on the upcoming Cheltenham festival (Note; this is from 14-17 March i.e. Tuesday to Friday. Winner is obviously the person with the largest fantasy 'bank' at the end of the week.

    3. Max bet per race is 100 fantasy euro. Win or each-way bets only (no place only bets). Minimum bet per race is 20 fantasy euro. You do not have to bet in every race. You can back more than one horse in a single race (up to a total stake of 100 in that race) but multiple selections can only add up to 100 fantasy euro max in that race. No doubles\trebles etc.
    The Place portion of any Each Way bet will be paid at 1/4 the odds of the S.P., number of places paid to be as per the bookies rules on the race.

    3. You must wager a minimum of 250 fantasy euro per day of racing (unless you start the day with less in your bank)

    4. All bets for each day's racing must be nominated in this thread by 1pm on each day of racing. If you have not posted by then, you will be presumed to have placed no bets for that day. One post per entrant per day. You can edit your post up to 1pm as much as you like, any editing after 1pm will result in forfeit of 750 fantasy euro and your bets for that day being null and void.

    5. All bets are at official starting prices.

    6. All my decisions are final and any disagreement is pointless.

    7. I will post an updated League table each evening after the day's racing.

    8. If you select a horse that is subsequently declared a non-runner (and do not amend your post before 1pm), your stake is automatically transferred to the favourite in that race. In the case of joint or co-favourites, it will transfer to the horse with the lowest racecard number.

    9. I am a generous old bollix so all races will be Double Result (i.e. FPP and RoR).

    Happy punting
    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

    #2
    In, money sent. May have left Aintree Reference on transfer

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      #3
      Sent

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        #4
        Impressive.

        Aiming for a record prize pool this year.
        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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          #5
          In and shipped.

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            #6
            Donation sent.

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              #7
              Hardy Eustace, Sprinter Sacre, Moscow Flyer, The Situation.

              What have these 4 legends got in common?

              SPOILER
              By about 5pm on March 15th they'll all have been 3 times Cheltenham winners.




              Sent
              Profit before people.

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                #8
                Originally posted by The Situation View Post
                Hardy Eustace, Sprinter Sacre, Moscow Flyer, The Situation.

                What have these 4 legends got in common?

                SPOILER
                By about 5pm on March 15th they'll all have been 3 times Cheltenham winners.




                Sent
                Pfffft didn't even do back to back

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by eoghan104 View Post
                  Pfffft didn't even do back to back
                  Nobody remembers a Europa league winner
                  Profit before people.

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                    #10
                    Sent

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                      #11
                      donation sent

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                        #12
                        sent

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                          #13
                          Sent

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                            #14
                            Jaysis, all the early birds shipping me cash like it was going out of style.

                            I'll do a list of runners and riders when back in Irlanda.
                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                              #15
                              Early Declarations

                              SatNav
                              Dice
                              Charlie Sheen
                              nicnicnic
                              Ghostface
                              GAB
                              Kev IRL
                              Nuck Chorris
                              The Situation
                              Eoghan104
                              RDIII
                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                #16
                                Sent

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                                  #17
                                  SatNav
                                  Dice
                                  Charlie Sheen
                                  nicnicnic
                                  Ghostface
                                  GAB
                                  Kev IRL
                                  Nuck Chorris
                                  The Situation
                                  Eoghan104
                                  RDIII
                                  bohsman

                                  €600 in the pot....
                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                    #18
                                    ...Please find my annual donation in your bank account...

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                                      #19
                                      SatNav
                                      Dice
                                      Charlie Sheen
                                      nicnicnic
                                      Ghostface
                                      GAB
                                      Kev IRL
                                      Nuck Chorris
                                      The Situation
                                      Eoghan104
                                      RDIII
                                      bohsman
                                      luckforsome....

                                      €650 in the pot....
                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                        #20
                                        A note that new IPBer's need to be vouched for by a regular before being allowed to play.

                                        This isn't me being a prick, mostly. It just makes sense.
                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                          #21
                                          BUMP

                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                            #22
                                            ...
                                            "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                              #23
                                              Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                              Sorry for the delay. I blame the lack of reminder messages on BBV. Transferred that now.
                                              About time you made a decent showing in one of these.

                                              I award you the Lively Outsider kiss of death tip du jour.
                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                #24
                                                In like Glynn.
                                                Monies transfered.

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                                                  #25
                                                  SatNav
                                                  Dice
                                                  Charlie Sheen
                                                  nicnicnic
                                                  Ghostface
                                                  GAB
                                                  Kev IRL
                                                  Nuck Chorris
                                                  The Situation
                                                  Eoghan104
                                                  RDIII
                                                  bohsman
                                                  luckforsome....
                                                  Mike Bullocks

                                                  €700 in the pot....
                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                    #26
                                                    Shipped, TY.

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                                                      #27
                                                      Sent 50. Narrative same as profile name on here.
                                                      Thanks

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                                                        #28
                                                        shipped. giddyup

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                                                          #29
                                                          Can't ignore the BBV spamming any more Shipped.

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                                                            #30
                                                            Runners and Riders to date

                                                            SatNav
                                                            Dice
                                                            Charlie Sheen
                                                            nicnicnic
                                                            Ghostface
                                                            GAB
                                                            Kev IRL
                                                            Nuck Chorris
                                                            The Situation
                                                            Eoghan104
                                                            RDIII
                                                            bohsman
                                                            luckforsome....
                                                            Mike Bullocks
                                                            puremagpie
                                                            Hitch
                                                            Strewelpeter
                                                            Jibzzz
                                                            Ionapaul

                                                            €950 in the pot....
                                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                              #31
                                                              Business seems to be a bit slower here than recent years. Wonder if I've battered a few into submission. People must be thinking "wtf is the point", which is fair I guess.
                                                              Profit before people.

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                                                                #32
                                                                Monies sent
                                                                People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
                                                                Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
                                                                https://revolut.com/referral/jamesb8!G10D21

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                                                                  #33
                                                                  Originally posted by shrapnel View Post
                                                                  shipped. giddyup
                                                                  transferwise have blocked my transfer pending ID verification. bunch of numpties, considering i've been using them for 3 years, have already uploaded ID docs, and have made some significantly bigger transfers than 50 euros!!!

                                                                  can't be arsed to deal with those morons anymore!!!

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                                                                    #34
                                                                    Originally posted by The Situation View Post
                                                                    Business seems to be a bit slower here than recent years. Wonder if I've battered a few into submission. People must be thinking "wtf is the point", which is fair I guess.
                                                                    Handicap weightings released just off the press:

                                                                    Sitch = Bank -2000.
                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                      #35
                                                                      Originally posted by shrapnel View Post
                                                                      transferwise have blocked my transfer pending ID verification. bunch of numpties, considering i've been using them for 3 years, have already uploaded ID docs, and have made some significantly bigger transfers than 50 euros!!!

                                                                      can't be arsed to deal with those morons anymore!!!
                                                                      Can't you just do a normal bank transfer?
                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                        #36
                                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                        Can't you just do a normal bank transfer?
                                                                        Charges apply to cross currency. Had a rant at transferwise who just confirmed money is now on its way

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                                                                          #37
                                                                          Originally posted by shrapnel View Post
                                                                          Charges apply to cross currency. Had a rant at transferwise who just confirmed money is now on its way
                                                                          Landed!
                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                            #38
                                                                            SatNav
                                                                            Dice
                                                                            Charlie Sheen
                                                                            nicnicnic
                                                                            Ghostface
                                                                            GAB
                                                                            Kev IRL
                                                                            Nuck Chorris
                                                                            The Situation
                                                                            Eoghan104
                                                                            RDIII
                                                                            bohsman
                                                                            luckforsome....
                                                                            Mike Bullocks
                                                                            puremagpie
                                                                            Hitch
                                                                            Strewelpeter
                                                                            Jibzzz
                                                                            Ionapaul
                                                                            Shraaaap
                                                                            Dead Parrott

                                                                            €1,050 in the pot....
                                                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                              #39
                                                                              Originally posted by The Situation View Post
                                                                              Business seems to be a bit slower here than recent years. Wonder if I've battered a few into submission. People must be thinking "wtf is the point", which is fair I guess.
                                                                              This is me. Absolutely never get a run in this. I feel like Padraig Harrington who refuses to play the British Masters as the course doesnt suit him. My game is picking off match bets and place only 4-places betting and now im meant to win this.
                                                                              Despite this as with tradition. In
                                                                              By the way if there was a side game nicnicnic would be short odds. Great side game player Nicky

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                                                                                #40
                                                                                Originally posted by rounders123 View Post
                                                                                This is me. Absolutely never get a run in this. I feel like Padraig Harrington who refuses to play the British Masters as the course doesnt suit him. My game is picking off match bets and place only 4-places betting and now im meant to win this.
                                                                                Despite this as with tradition. In
                                                                                By the way if there was a side game nicnicnic would be short odds. Great side game player Nicky
                                                                                You're definitely due.
                                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                  #41
                                                                                  SatNav
                                                                                  Dice
                                                                                  Charlie Sheen
                                                                                  nicnicnic
                                                                                  Ghostface
                                                                                  GAB
                                                                                  Kev IRL
                                                                                  Nuck Chorris
                                                                                  The Situation
                                                                                  Eoghan104
                                                                                  RDIII
                                                                                  bohsman
                                                                                  luckforsome....
                                                                                  Mike Bullocks
                                                                                  puremagpie
                                                                                  Hitch
                                                                                  Strewelpeter
                                                                                  Jibzzz
                                                                                  Ionapaul
                                                                                  Shraaaap
                                                                                  Dead Parrott
                                                                                  Rounders

                                                                                  €1,100 in the pot....
                                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                    #42
                                                                                    Nostalgia time. 2018 was a superb renewal.
                                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                      #43
                                                                                      More nostalgia time.

                                                                                      2015 was undoubtedly the greatest finish ever.

                                                                                      And BUMP.
                                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                        #44
                                                                                        Shipped a donation.

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                                                                                          #45
                                                                                          Early Declarations

                                                                                          SatNav
                                                                                          Dice
                                                                                          Charlie Sheen
                                                                                          nicnicnic
                                                                                          Ghostface
                                                                                          GAB
                                                                                          Kev IRL
                                                                                          Nuck Chorris
                                                                                          The Situation
                                                                                          Eoghan104
                                                                                          RDIII
                                                                                          bohsman
                                                                                          luckforsome....
                                                                                          Mike Bullocks
                                                                                          puremagpie
                                                                                          Hitch
                                                                                          Strewelpeter
                                                                                          Jibzzz
                                                                                          Ionapaul
                                                                                          Shraaaap
                                                                                          Dead Parrott
                                                                                          Rounders
                                                                                          Lplate

                                                                                          €1,150 in the pot....
                                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                            #46
                                                                                            In


                                                                                            Sent


                                                                                            With you by Friday



                                                                                            Now can you please release the hostages!?
                                                                                            PMA

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                                                                                              #47
                                                                                              Alright the advertising worked. I'm in.

                                                                                              if i don't scoop i will aim for Rookie of the year honours.

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                                                                                                #48
                                                                                                Shippage sherbert scoreboard

                                                                                                SatNav
                                                                                                Dice
                                                                                                Charlie Sheen
                                                                                                nicnicnic
                                                                                                Ghostface
                                                                                                GAB
                                                                                                Kev IRL
                                                                                                Nuck Chorris
                                                                                                The Situation
                                                                                                Eoghan104
                                                                                                RDIII
                                                                                                bohsman
                                                                                                luckforsome....
                                                                                                Mike Bullocks
                                                                                                puremagpie
                                                                                                Hitch
                                                                                                Strewelpeter
                                                                                                Jibzzz
                                                                                                Ionapaul
                                                                                                Shraaaap
                                                                                                Dead Parrott
                                                                                                Rounders
                                                                                                Lplate
                                                                                                Silver-Tiger
                                                                                                Elshambola
                                                                                                New Approach

                                                                                                €1,300 in the pot....
                                                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                  #49
                                                                                                  Still quite a few regs out there.

                                                                                                  Highly optimistic we crack 2k
                                                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                    #50
                                                                                                    I'm in, 50 notes shipped your way.

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                                                                                                      #51
                                                                                                      More loot
                                                                                                      En route
                                                                                                      No Zuut
                                                                                                      Parachute
                                                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                        #52
                                                                                                        Money shipped.

                                                                                                        As a side note, I'm currently saving for a wedding so the loots would be a great wedding present from IPB. Not sure how to arrange everybody else ending up with zero as I'll be doing well to end up on €1 come the end but I'm sure everyone will manage to pull it off

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                                                                                                          #53
                                                                                                          Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post
                                                                                                          Money shipped.

                                                                                                          As a side note, I'm currently saving for a wedding so the loots would be a great wedding present from IPB. Not sure how to arrange everybody else ending up with zero as I'll be doing well to end up on €1 come the end but I'm sure everyone will manage to pull it off
                                                                                                          invent a novel strategy and stick to it.

                                                                                                          Number 13, €100 win in every handicap.
                                                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                            #54
                                                                                                            The en route loot will take us to 29 runners and €1,450
                                                                                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                              #55
                                                                                                              The small print

                                                                                                              So, as we should all know, I need you guys to post your daily picks as a TABLE.

                                                                                                              Here's how:

                                                                                                              Step 1: identify the winners of every race you're going to bet in (this is the easy bit).
                                                                                                              Laugh to yourself thinking of the loots you will win and imagine the various goods and services you will purchase with your stack of freshly-minted fiddies.
                                                                                                              Make sure when making these awesome selections that you adhere to Rules 3
                                                                                                              (yes there are two Rule 3s, no I don't know why, now fuck off and refer to Rule 6)

                                                                                                              Let's say we're going to back:

                                                                                                              Race 1 - Dog Food Delight 100 Win
                                                                                                              Race 2 - Never Started - 50 Each Way
                                                                                                              Race 5 - Three Legged Tortoise - 50 Win
                                                                                                              Race 5 - Donkey Derby - 50 Win
                                                                                                              Race 7 - Reverse Gear - 25 Each Way

                                                                                                              Step 2: open your favourite Spreadsheet application and create a list with 4 columns like the below:



                                                                                                              Column A = Race number. Enter in the format 'R1', R2' etc
                                                                                                              Column B = Horse Name. Spell it right, as per the official racecard you dyslexic scum.
                                                                                                              Column C = stake
                                                                                                              Column D = type of bet. Either W (win) or EW (each way). These are the only two allowable values in this data domain.

                                                                                                              Save this spreadsheet so you can re-use it on subsequent days on your inevitable charge to glory.

                                                                                                              Step 3: post your selection as a table in this thread:

                                                                                                              simply copy your selections from Excel and paste into this thread. Then wrap [TABLE] tags around it like so.



                                                                                                              Step 4: Submit your post and admire your handiwork as below



                                                                                                              Step 5: ????Profit

                                                                                                              If you fuck up this extremely simple task, I reserve the right to be a prick. See Rule 6.
                                                                                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                #56
                                                                                                                ...
                                                                                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                                  #57
                                                                                                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                                  Was it Doug who fucked up his table?
                                                                                                                  Oh yes. Repeatedly.
                                                                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                    #58
                                                                                                                    With the 4 day declarations made, this thread is now officially open for trash-talking.

                                                                                                                    Sitch to sink back to fully-deserved obscurity this year imo.
                                                                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                      #59
                                                                                                                      SatNav
                                                                                                                      Dice
                                                                                                                      Charlie Sheen
                                                                                                                      nicnicnic
                                                                                                                      Ghostface
                                                                                                                      GAB
                                                                                                                      Kev IRL
                                                                                                                      Nuck Chorris
                                                                                                                      The Situation
                                                                                                                      Eoghan104
                                                                                                                      RDIII
                                                                                                                      bohsman
                                                                                                                      luckforsome....
                                                                                                                      Mike Bullocks
                                                                                                                      puremagpie
                                                                                                                      Hitch
                                                                                                                      Strewelpeter
                                                                                                                      Jibzzz
                                                                                                                      Ionapaul
                                                                                                                      Shraaaap
                                                                                                                      Dead Parrott
                                                                                                                      Rounders
                                                                                                                      Lplate
                                                                                                                      Silver-Tiger
                                                                                                                      Elshambola
                                                                                                                      New Approach
                                                                                                                      Juan Pablo

                                                                                                                      €1,350 in the pot....

                                                                                                                      NoRiverRequired and Lao Lao in transit. Edit: and murdum

                                                                                                                      An even €1500.
                                                                                                                      Last edited by Raoul Duke III; 08-03-19, 09:42.
                                                                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                        #60
                                                                                                                        Racecard

                                                                                                                        SatNav
                                                                                                                        Dice
                                                                                                                        Charlie Sheen
                                                                                                                        nicnicnic
                                                                                                                        Ghostface
                                                                                                                        GAB
                                                                                                                        Kev IRL
                                                                                                                        Nuck Chorris
                                                                                                                        The Situation
                                                                                                                        Eoghan104
                                                                                                                        RDIII
                                                                                                                        bohsman
                                                                                                                        luckforsome....
                                                                                                                        Mike Bullocks
                                                                                                                        puremagpie
                                                                                                                        Hitch
                                                                                                                        Strewelpeter
                                                                                                                        Jibzzz
                                                                                                                        Ionapaul
                                                                                                                        Shraaaap
                                                                                                                        Dead Parrott
                                                                                                                        Rounders
                                                                                                                        Lplate
                                                                                                                        Silver-Tiger
                                                                                                                        Elshambola
                                                                                                                        New Approach
                                                                                                                        Juan Pablo
                                                                                                                        Lao Lao
                                                                                                                        NoRiverRequired

                                                                                                                        €1,450 in the pot....

                                                                                                                        Murdum in transit
                                                                                                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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