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World Cup Tipping Competition

marc71178

Eyes not spreadsheets
It's back again, same rules as before:

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 Japan vs Russia if I predict Japan to win by 25 points and they win by 27 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 prediction wrong. For example if you predict say South Africa to beat New Zealand by 3 points and New Zealand win by 6 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 - results may not come immediately (since I'm away a lot around the start of the Tournament) but will be done as and when I can.

So the first games are (all times are UK times):

Code:
Fri Sept 20	11.45	A	Japan v Russia
Sat Sept 21	05.45	D	Australia v Fiji
Sat Sept 21	08.15	C	France v Argentina
Sat Sept 21	10.45	B	New Zealand v South Africa
Sun Sept 22	06.15	B	Italy v Namibia
Sun Sept 22	08.45	A	Ireland v Scotland
Sun Sept 22	11.15	C	England v Tonga
Mon Sept 23	16.45	D	Wales v Georgia
 

BoyBrumby

Englishman
Fri Sept 20 11.45 A Japan v Russia - Japan by 30
Sat Sept 21 05.45 D Australia v Fiji - Australia by 20
Sat Sept 21 08.15 C France v Argentina - France by 6
Sat Sept 21 10.45 B New Zealand v South Africa - NZ by 8
Sun Sept 22 06.15 B Italy v Namibia - Italy by 40
Sun Sept 22 08.45 A Ireland v Scotland - Ireland by 10
Sun Sept 22 11.15 C England v Tonga - England by 40
Mon Sept 23 16.45 D Wales v Georgia - Wales by 25
 

StephenZA

Hall of Fame Member
Fri Sept 20 11.45 A Japan v Russia - Japan by 20
Sat Sept 21 05.45 D Australia v Fiji - Australia by 40
Sat Sept 21 08.15 C France v Argentina - Argentina by 12
Sat Sept 21 10.45 B New Zealand v South Africa - RSA by 5
Sun Sept 22 06.15 B Italy v Namibia - Italy by 30
Sun Sept 22 08.45 A Ireland v Scotland - Ireland by 20
Sun Sept 22 11.15 C England v Tonga - England by 50
Mon Sept 23 16.45 D Wales v Georgia - Wales by 50
 

Howe_zat

Audio File
Fri Sept 20 11.45 A Japan v Russia - Japan by 35
Sat Sept 21 05.45 D Australia v Fiji - Australia by 14
Sat Sept 21 08.15 C France v Argentina - Argentina by 2
Sat Sept 21 10.45 B New Zealand v South Africa - NZ by 5
Sun Sept 22 06.15 B Italy v Namibia - Italy by 25
Sun Sept 22 08.45 A Ireland v Scotland - Ireland by 6
Sun Sept 22 11.15 C England v Tonga - England by 28
Mon Sept 23 16.45 D Wales v Georgia - Wales by 18
 

ripper868

Cricketer Of The Year
Japan by 39
Australia by 35
France by 8
NZ by 10
Italy by 45
Ireland by 17
England by 47
Wales by 35
 

Marcuss

Hall of Fame Member
Fri Sept 20 11.45 A Japan v Russia - Japan by 38
Sat Sept 21 05.45 D Australia v Fiji - Australia by 17
Sat Sept 21 08.15 C France v Argentina - France by 3
Sat Sept 21 10.45 B New Zealand v South Africa - NZ by 7
Sun Sept 22 06.15 B Italy v Namibia - Italy by 29
Sun Sept 22 08.45 A Ireland v Scotland - Ireland by 9
Sun Sept 22 11.15 C England v Tonga - England by 41
Mon Sept 23 16.45 D Wales v Georgia - Wales by 28
 

marc71178

Eyes not spreadsheets
Japan by 42
Australia by 36
France by 10
New Zealand by 9
Italy by 21
Ireland by 5
England by 39
Wales by 24
 

James

Cricket Web Owner
Fri Sept 20 11.45 A Japan v Russia - Japan by 40
Sat Sept 21 05.45 D Australia v Fiji - Australia by 25
Sat Sept 21 08.15 C France v Argentina - Argentina by 8
Sat Sept 21 10.45 B New Zealand v South Africa - SA by 10
Sun Sept 22 06.15 B Italy v Namibia - Italy by 17
Sun Sept 22 08.45 A Ireland v Scotland - Ireland by 13
Sun Sept 22 11.15 C England v Tonga - England by 40
Mon Sept 23 16.45 D Wales v Georgia - Wales by 30
 

fredfertang

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Fri Sept 20 11.45 A Japan v Russia - Japan by 12
Sat Sept 21 05.45 D Australia v Fiji - Australia by 16
Sat Sept 21 08.15 C France v Argentina - France by 13
Sat Sept 21 10.45 B New Zealand v South Africa - NZ by 9
Sun Sept 22 06.15 B Italy v Namibia - Italy by 13
Sun Sept 22 08.45 A Ireland v Scotland - Scotland by 4
Sun Sept 22 11.15 C England v Tonga - England by 18
Mon Sept 23 16.45 D Wales v Georgia - Wales by 12
 

marc71178

Eyes not spreadsheets
Next batch of games (all times are UK times):

Code:
Tues Sept 24	11.15	A	Russia v Samoa
Wed Sept 25	06.15	D	Fiji v Uruguay
Thu Sept 26	08.45	B	Italy v Canada
Thu Sept 26	11.45	C	England v USA
Sat Sept 28	05.45	C	Argentina v Tonga
Sat Sept 28	08.15	A	Japan v Ireland
Sat Sept 28	10.45	B	South Africa v Namibia
Sun Sept 29	06.15	D	Georgia v Uruguay
 

ripper868

Cricketer Of The Year
Samoa by 20
Fiji by 47
Italy by 19
England by 53
Argentina by 48
Ireland by 24
South Africa by 61
Georgia by 32
 

BoyBrumby

Englishman
Tues Sept 24 11.15 A Russia v Samoa - Samoa by 15
Wed Sept 25 06.15 D Fiji v Uruguay - Fiji by 40
Thu Sept 26 08.45 B Italy v Canada - Italy by 25
Thu Sept 26 11.45 C England v USA - England by 40
Sat Sept 28 05.45 C Argentina v Tonga - Argentina by 20
Sat Sept 28 08.15 A Japan v Ireland - Ireland by 12
Sat Sept 28 10.45 B South Africa v Namibia - SA by 70
Sun Sept 29 06.15 D Georgia v Uruguay - Georgia by 20
 

Marcuss

Hall of Fame Member
Tues Sept 24 11.15 A Russia v Samoa - Samoa by 28
Wed Sept 25 06.15 D Fiji v Uruguay - Fiji by 31
Thu Sept 26 08.45 B Italy v Canada - Italy by 23
Thu Sept 26 11.45 C England v USA - England by 38
Sat Sept 28 05.45 C Argentina v Tonga - Argentina by 23
Sat Sept 28 08.15 A Japan v Ireland - Ireland by 21
Sat Sept 28 10.45 B South Africa v Namibia - SA by 59
Sun Sept 29 06.15 D Georgia v Uruguay - Georgia by 18
 

StephenZA

Hall of Fame Member
Tues Sept 24 11.15 A Russia v Samoa - Samoa by 19
Wed Sept 25 06.15 D Fiji v Uruguay - Fiji by 38
Thu Sept 26 08.45 B Italy v Canada - Italy by 10
Thu Sept 26 11.45 C England v USA - England by 18
Sat Sept 28 05.45 C Argentina v Tonga - Argentina by 38
Sat Sept 28 08.15 A Japan v Ireland - Ireland by 24
Sat Sept 28 10.45 B South Africa v Namibia - SA by 68
Sun Sept 29 06.15 D Georgia v Uruguay - Georgia by 5
 

marc71178

Eyes not spreadsheets
Samoa by 17
Fiji by 20
Italy by 21
England by 32
Argentina by 12
Ireland by 31
South Africa by 67
Georgia by 27
 

marc71178

Eyes not spreadsheets
Round 1 not the most taxing of rounds:

Japan by 20
Australia by 18
France by 2
New Zealand by 10
Italy by 25
Ireland by 24
England by 22
Wales by 29

4 nailed on scores between us, StephenZA on Japan, Howe_zat on France and Italy and ripper868 on New Zealand.

Overall scores were predictably high:

Code:
Marcuss		81
Howe_zat	77
BoyBrumby	70
marc71178	65
ripper868	61
StephenZA	56
fredfertang	54
James		46
 

Howe_zat

Audio File
Turns out I played it both ways by backing Argentina in the match thread. Luckily the me from last week was a bit more switched on.

England won by 32 ftr.
 

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