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    World Cup Tipping Competition

    Since Brumby didn't fall for my attempts to galvanise him into action on this front, I guess I'll do it.

    As there's so many mismatches involved in the group, I think merely picking winners is too simple so I'm going to introduce the margin of victory in.

    For getting a correct prediction you get an automatic 5 points, with up to 10 more points available for margin, on a sliding scale (so if you're spot on you get 10 points, but if you're 3 points out you get 7 points etc.)

    For example for NZ vs Tonga if I predict NZ to win by 45 points and they win by 47 points, I get 5 for the prediction and 8 for the margin.

    If you predict a margin of less than 10 points, then you can actually score points even if you get the predition wrong. For example if you predict say England to beat Argentina by 6 points and Argentina win by 3 points, you get 1.

    Deadline for each pick is when the game kicks off, but will be putting the fixtures up in blocks of 8 games (a new thread for each block)

    So the first games are (all times are NZ times):
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    Fri Sept 9	20.30	A	New Zealand v Tonga
    Sat Sept 10	13.00	B	Scotland v Romania
    Sat Sept 10	15.30	D	Fiji v Namibia
    Sat Sept 10	18.00	A	France v Japan
    Sat Sept 10	20.30	B	Argentina v England
    Sun Sept 11	15.30	C	Australia v Italy
    Sun Sept 11	18.00	C	Ireland v USA
    Sun Sept 11	20.30	D	South Africa v Wales
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    New Zealand v Tonga by 29
    Scotland v Romania by 20
    Fiji v Namibia by 17
    France v Japan by 36
    Argentina v England by 8
    Australia v Italy by 24
    Ireland v USA by 37
    South Africa v Wales by 19
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    New Zealand v Tonga by 45
    Scotland v Romania by 37
    Fiji v Namibia by 52
    France v Japan by 55
    Argentina v England by 10
    Australia v Italy by 24
    Ireland v USA by 33
    South Africa v Wales by 18
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    ]New Zealand[/B] v Tonga by 40
    Scotland v Romania by 30
    Fiji v Namibia by 40
    France v Japan by 25
    Argentina v England by 10
    Australia v Italy by 15
    Ireland v USA by 20
    South Africa v Wales by 15
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    New Zealand v Tonga by 51
    Scotland v Romania by 20
    Fiji v Namibia by 51
    France v Japan by 51
    Argentina v England by 11
    Australia v Italy by 21
    Ireland v USA by 31
    South Africa v Wales by 21

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    New Zealand by 70
    Scotland by 30
    Fiji by 30
    France by 50
    England by 10
    Australia by 30
    Ireland by 40
    South Africa by 10

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    Sept 9 20.30 A New Zealand v Tonga NZ by 40
    Sat Sept 10 13.00 B Scotland v Romania Scotland by 17
    Sat Sept 10 15.30 D Fiji v Namibia Fiji by 21
    Sat Sept 10 18.00 A France v Japan France by 16
    Sat Sept 10 20.30 B Argentina v England Eng by 18
    Sun Sept 11 15.30 C Australia v Italy Aus by 17
    Sun Sept 11 18.00 C Ireland v USA Ireland by 10
    Sun Sept 11 20.30 D South Africa v Wales SA by 21
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    Has anyone applied the wisdom of crowds to one of these prediction threads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Has anyone applied the wisdom of crowds to one of these prediction threads?
    In a roundabout sort of way, isn't that what bookmakers do?

    I don't think it would work here, as people here are going for a few deliberately outlandish predictions in the hope of being the only one who's right.

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    New Zealand v Tonga by 56
    Scotland v Romania by 24
    Fiji v Namibia by 40
    France v Japan by 47
    Argentina v England by 14
    Australia v Italy by 30
    Ireland v USA by 30
    South Africa v Wales by 24
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    New Zealand v Tonga by 50
    Scotland v Romania by 35
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    France v Japan by 28
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    Australia v Italy by 28
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    New Zealand v Tonga by 52
    Scotland v Romania by 18
    Fiji v Namibia by 42
    France v Japan by 30
    Argentina v England by 14
    Australia v Italy by 28
    Ireland v USA by 28
    South Africa v Wales by 14

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    New Zealand v Tonga by 60
    Scotland v Romania by 38
    Fiji v Namibia by 34
    France v Japan by 42
    Argentina v England by 17
    Australia v Italy by 47
    Ireland v USA by 48
    South Africa v Wales by 11

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    New Zealand v Tonga by 29
    Scotland v Romania by 15
    Fiji v Namibia by 15
    France v Japan by 20
    Argentina v England by 9
    Australia v Italy by 20
    Ireland v USA by 25
    South Africa v Wales by 5

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    New Zealand v Tonga by 33
    Scotland v Romania by 22
    Fiji v Namibia by 44
    France v Japan by 28
    Argentina v England by 12
    Australia v Italy by 30
    Ireland v USA by 14
    South Africa v Wales by 18
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