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World Cup Tipping Competition

marc71178

Eyes not spreadsheets
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):
Code:
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
 

Howe_zat

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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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ripper868

Cricketer Of The Year
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
 

Hurricane

Hall of Fame Member
]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
 

centurymaker

International Captain
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
 

Somerset

Cricketer Of The Year
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
 

Goughy

Hall of Fame Member
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
 

Howe_zat

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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.
 

benchmark00

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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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Johnners

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
New Zealand v Tonga by 50
Scotland v Romania by 35
Fiji v Namibia by 50
France v Japan by 28
Argentina v England by 14
Australia v Italy by 28
Ireland v USA by 42
South Africa v Wales by 21
 

fredfertang

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
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
 

marc71178

Eyes not spreadsheets
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
 

Quaggas

State Captain
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
 

biased indian

International Coach
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
 

Magrat Garlick

Global Moderator
NZ over Tonga by 55
Scotland over Romania by 51
Fiji over Namibia by 35
France over Japan by 44
England over Argentina by 9
Australia over Italy by 47
Ireland over USA by 27
South Africa over Wales by 15
 

BoyBrumby

Englishman
New Zealand to beat Tonga by 65
Scotland to beat Romania by 25
Fiji to beat Namibia by 18
France to beat Japan by 35
England to beat Argentina by 17
Australia to beat Italy by 30
Ireland to beat USA by 35
South Africa to beat Wales by 13
 

marc71178

Eyes not spreadsheets
Ssecond round of games (all times are NZ times):
Code:
Wed Sept 14	14.30	D	Samoa v Namibia
Wed Sept 14	17.00	A	Tonga v Canada
Wed Sept 14	19.30	B	Scotland v Georgia
Thu Sept 15	19.30	C	Russia v USA
Fri Sept 16	20.00	A	New Zealand v Japan
Sat Sept 17	15.30	B	Argentina v Romania
Sat Sept 17	18.00	D	South Africa v Fiji
Sat Sept 17	20.30	C	Australia v Ireland
 

ripper868

Cricketer Of The Year
Wed Sept 14 14.30 D Samoa v Namibia by 44
Wed Sept 14 17.00 A Tonga v Canada by 33
Wed Sept 14 19.30 B Scotland v Georgia by 43
Thu Sept 15 19.30 C Russia v USA by 7
Fri Sept 16 20.00 A New Zealand v Japan by 60
Sat Sept 17 15.30 B Argentina v Romania by 50
Sat Sept 17 18.00 D South Africa v Fiji by 44
Sat Sept 17 20.30 C Australia v Ireland by 17

Suggest someone renaming the thread "World Cup Tipping" or somewhat - "predictions" is more the who'll win it/best player thing like t'other thread.
 

Somerset

Cricketer Of The Year
Suggest someone renaming the thread "World Cup Tipping" or somewhat - "predictions" is more the who'll win it/best player thing like t'other thread.
Yup good suggestion that, have also added the starting date so people are aware of when they need to get their tips in.
 

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