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#1197431 - Mon May 28 2018 07:01 AM Results & Standings .. FIFA World Cup
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FIFA WORLD CUP

Tipping Competition
Russia 2018
 


The FIFA World Cup begins next month in Russia on Thursday 14th June. These are the 32 teams that have qualified for the finals tournament .. 20 of the 32 teams played in Brazil 2014 and two are making their first-ever appearance: Panama and Iceland. Germany are the defending titleholders.
    GROUP A
     Russia
     Saudi Arabia
     Egypt
     Uruguay
    GROUP B
     Portugal
     Spain
     Morocco
     Iran
    GROUP C
     France
     Australia    
     Peru
     Denmark  
    GROUP D
     Argentina
     Iceland
     Croatia
     Nigeria
    GROUP E
     Brazil
     Switzerland
     Costa Rica
     Serbia
    GROUP F
     Germany
     Mexico
     Sweden
     South Korea
    GROUP G
     Belgium
     Panama
     Tunisia
     England
    GROUP H
     Poland
     Senegal
     Colombia
     Japan
The rules for this comp will be familiar to most of us. The points system, rounds and advance picks are borrowed from the UEFA Champions League comp:
    points
    default

    upsets
    perfect picks
    other bonus pts

    dead-heats

    deadline
    one point for each correct pick (win or draw at 90 minutes).
    if you forget to lodge picks, the wooden spoon score is all yours;
    ineligible for bonus pts.
    if you pick a game solo (or one of two), you score a bonus point.
    of 8/8 score a bonus point, plus a knighthood from Her Majesty.
    no one picks a win, whoever picks a draw.
    no one picks a draw, whoever picks the upset win.
    weekly wins vs. wooden spoons countback will determine podium
    finishes; if they're identical, bonus pts will be used.
    is always kick-off in the first game of the round. If you miss the
    deadline, you score default.
The tipping comp will run over 10 rounds with 8 pts up for grabs each round. The defending titleholder from the 2014 Brazil comp is illiniman14 and Dizart was runner-up (Sypher finished third). This is the 5th edition of the World Cup tipping comp!
    2002  Stevo_fun   oleg_mcnoleg silverginger
    2006 Howie72 LeoDaVinci halfbakedangi
    2010 Howie72 themonarch PaulE
    2014 illiniman14 Dizart Sypher
Who's up for 2018 FIFA World Cup tipping comp? If you'd like to have a bash at this, please sign-in!


Edited by gtho4 (Thu Jun 14 2018 07:36 AM)

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#1197432 - Mon May 28 2018 07:01 AM FIFA World Cup .. sign-up sheet
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#1197433 - Mon May 28 2018 07:02 AM FIFA World Cup ... sign-up sheet
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    Lastest market to win:
    one of many
      
    5.50 5.00 Brazil
    5.50 5.50 Germany
    8.00 7.00 Spain
    7.00 7.50 France
    10.0 10.0 Argentina
    11.0 12.0 Belgium
    19.0 19.0 England
    26.0 26.0 Portugal
    34.0 34.0 Croatia
    31.0 34.0 Uruguay
    34.0 41.0 Colombia
    41.0 41.0 Russia
    51.0 51.0 Poland
    101 101 Mexico
    101 101 Switzerland
    81.0 101. Denmark
    151 151 Egypt
    126 151 Sweden
    201 201 Iceland
    201 201 Serbia
    201 201 Peru
    201 201 Nigeria
    151 201 Senegal
    301 301 Australia
    251 301 Japan
    401 501 Costa Rica
    501 501 Morocco
    501 501 Iran
    501 751 Tunisia
    501 751 South Korea
    1001 1001 Panama
    1001 1001 Saudi Arabia

    1st column: 31 Mar 18
    2nd column: 18 May 18


    1 Germany 1609
    2 Brazil 1489
    3 Portugal 1360
    4 Argentina 1359
    5 Belgium 1337
    6 Poland 1228
    7 Spain 1228
    8 Switzerland 1161
    9 France 1185
    10 Chile 1161
    11 Peru 1128
    12 Denmark 1108
    13 Colombia 1106
    14 Italy 1062
    15 Croatia 1053
    16 England 1047
    17 Mexico 1038
    18 Iceland 1026
    19 Sweden 1002
    20 Wales 984
    21 Netherlands 964
    22 Uruguay 931
    23 Tunisia 920
    24 N Ireland 879
    25 USA 876
    26 Costa Rica 872
    27 Senegal 862
    28 Austria 826
    29 Slovakia 822
    30 Paraguay 816
    31 Rep Ireland 804
    32 Scotland 797
    33 Iran 792
    34 Serbia 781
    35 Ukraine 778
    36 Romania 749
    37 Australia 740
    38 Turkey 730
    39 Congo 728
    40 Bulgaria 715
    41 Bosnia Herz 700
    42 Morocco 694
    43 Czech Rep 690
    44 Egypt 587
    45 Greece 685



    52 Nigeria 609
    53 Panama 604
    55 Japan 593
    59 South Korea 554
    63 Russia 531
    69 Saudi Arabia 494

    1 1 Germany 1544
    2 2 Brazil 1384
    5 3 Belgium 1346
    3 4 Portugal 1306
    4 5 Argentina 1254
    8 6 Switzerland 1179
    9 7 France 1166
    7 8 Spain 1162
    10 9 Chile 1146
    6 10 Poland 1128
    11 11 Peru 1106
    12 12 Denmark 1054
    16 13 England 1040
    23 14 Tunisia 1012
    17 15 Mexico 1008
    13 16 Colombia 989
    22 17 Uruguay 976
    15 18 Croatia 975
    21 19 Netherlands 969
    14 20 Italy 947
    20 21 Wales 931
    18 22 Iceland 930
    19 23 Sweden 889
    25 24 USA 880
    26 25 Costa Rica 858
    28 26 Austria 841
    24 27 N Ireland 837
    27 28 Senegal 825
    29 29 Slovakia 786
    35 30 Ukraine 737
    31 31 Rep Ireland 776
    36 32 Romania 749
    30 33 Paraguay 736
    32 34 Scotland 735
    34 35 Serbia 732
    33 36 Iran 727
    38 37 Turkey 714
    39 38 Congo 711
    39 Venezuela 709
    37 40 Australia 700
    41 41 Bosnia Herz 688
    42 42 Morocco 681
    43 Montenegro 671
    45 44 Greece 657
    43 45 Czech Rep 647
    40 Bulgaria 715

    44 46 Egypt 587
    52 47 Nigeria 609
    53 55 Panama 604
    55 60 Japan 593
    59 61 South Korea 554
    63 66 Russia 531
    69 67 Saudi Arabia 494

    1st column: 31 Mar 18
    2nd column: 18 May 18

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#1197438 - Mon May 28 2018 11:54 AM Re: FIFA World Cup ... sign-up sheet
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#1197441 - Mon May 28 2018 12:23 PM Re: FIFA World Cup ... sign-up sheet
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#1197444 - Mon May 28 2018 02:11 PM Re: FIFA World Cup ... sign-up sheet
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#1197461 - Mon May 28 2018 06:05 PM Re: FIFA World Cup ... sign-up sheet
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In for this one.
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#1197470 - Mon May 28 2018 10:03 PM Re: FIFA World Cup ... sign-up sheet
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#1197473 - Tue May 29 2018 01:01 AM Re: FIFA World Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Posts: 4091
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Count me in.

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#1197483 - Tue May 29 2018 03:13 AM Re: FIFA World Cup .. sign-up sheet
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I'll have a go.

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#1197511 - Tue May 29 2018 11:06 AM Re: FIFA World Cup .. sign-up sheet
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#1197514 - Tue May 29 2018 01:41 PM Re: FIFA World Cup .. sign-up sheet
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I'm in.
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#1197858 - Tue Jun 05 2018 12:50 AM FIFA World Cup .. sign-up sheet
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  ditto!

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#1197933 - Wed Jun 06 2018 08:47 AM Re: FIFA World Cup .. sign-up sheet
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#1198409 - Wed Jun 13 2018 05:09 PM Re: FIFA World Cup .. sign-up sheet
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  The first game starts in just under 16 hours.

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#1198442 - Thu Jun 14 2018 05:54 AM Re: FIFA World Cup .. sign-up sheet
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Yike! Almost missed out. I'm in please.

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#1198747 - Sun Jun 17 2018 05:18 AM Results & Standings .. FIFA World Cup
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Round 1
Thu 14 June 2018
FIFA World Cup
group stage
17 of 18 players lodged picks
picks
14-3-00
0-1-16
4-7-60
7-8-20
15-1-10
4-6-70
16-1-00
13-2-20
5-0
0-1
3-3
1-0
2-1
0-1
1-1
2-0
14
16
7
2
15
7
1
13
Russia v Saudi Arabia
Egypt v Uruguay
Portugal v Spain
Morocco v Iran
France v Australia
Peru v Denmark
Argentina v Iceland
Croatia v Nigeria
PaulE FussBudget Fifiona81
Howie72

PaulE Sypher
gtho4 FussBudget

wwe84
wwe84 PaulE Dizart paper_aero `
75


Tipping Comp Standings


position pts
----- ----- --------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- -------- hf ws
1 1-1 wwe84 s 00 6 7 1 1
1 1-1 Sypher s 00 6 7 1 1
3 3-3 dg_dave 6 6 1
3 3-3 LeoDaVinci 6 6 1
5 5-5 toocool4u 5 5
5 5-5 srini701 5 5
5 5-5 N-Bomb 5 5
5 5-5 ElfTwinkle 5 5
9 9-9 Fifiona81 4 4
9 9-9 PaulE s 3 4 1
9 9-9 Dizart 4 4
9 9-9 George95 4 4
9 9-9 Howie72 4 4
9 9-9 ozzz2002 4 4
15 15-15 paper_aero 3 3
15 15-15 gtho4 3 3
17 17-17 Lpez 00 2
17 17-17 FussBudget 00 2 2 1
late starters 2
75 2 1 3
wooden spoon 00 2 2
best picks 00 6 6
perfect picks 00 8 8
bonus points 00 3 3

default = wooden spoon score
b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus for solo pick, or one of two.
w = picked draw, no one picked win.
o = no one picked draw, picking upset win.
bp = total bonus pts.
pk = correct picks.
hf = total weekly wins for season (Hall of Fame).
ws = total wooden spoons for season.
`

Weekly Leader

wk
1. +1 Sypher wwe84
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.




. Hall of Fame

| | Weekly Winner Wooden Spoon. . . . . . . . . . .
bp |wk|
75/136 55.1% 3 | 1| 6/8 Sypher wwe84 dgdave LeoDaVinci 2/8 FussBudget
| 2|
| 3|
| 4|
| 5|
| 6|
| 7|
| 8|
| 9|
|10|
3 | | 2 1


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There were 18 starters in the barriers when they opened, five less than the 23 who lodged picks 4 years ago for Brazil 2014 (that field of 23 was an all-time record for the World Cup tipping comp).

We have 15 survivors from 2014, back for another dose, eight no-shows, and three newbies. The no-shows: KrivoyRog, MrsKrivoyRog, BxBarracuda, illiniman14, Snowman, themonarch, kevinatilusa and szabs. The new runners: Fifiona81, ElfTwinkle and toocool4u.

As was the case in Brazil 2014, Lpez failed to jump when the barriers opened, and receives default for the first round.

Of those 15 survivors only 2 played 16 years ago in the 2002 edition: Sypher and gtho4. These two players have been here so long they do not know where the keys are to get out. Ask the manager of a 7-11 store if he or she knows where the front-door keys are .. they've got no idea either!

Sypher and wwe84 hit the ground running when the starter fired his gun. They start the Russia 2018 comp as joint leaders, courtesy of a bonus point. Sypher picked Iran to beat Morocco and wwe84 picked a draw for Argentina v Iceland! A point in arrears are the other two weekly winners with 6/8 also, dg_dave and LeoDaVinci.

At the other end FussBudget is bringing up the rear with the first wooden spoon. The third bonus point for the round went to PaulE.

That's 8 of 64 games behind us... the next round starts in less than an hour, and the World Cup final is 28 days away.


Edited by LeoDaVinci (Sun Jun 17 2018 09:35 PM)

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#1198923 - Tue Jun 19 2018 11:37 AM Results & Standings .. FIFA World Cup
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Round 2

Sun 17 June 2018
FIFA World Cup
group stage
17 of 18 players lodged picks
picks
17-0-00
5-6-60
16-1-00
11-3-30
16-1-00
0-1-16
12-3-20
14-2-10
1-1
0-1
0-1
1-0
3-0
1-2
1-2
1-2
0
6
0
11
16
16
2
1
Brazil v Switzerland
Costa Rica v Serbia
Germany v Mexico
Sweden v S Korea
Belgium v Panama
Tunisia v England
Poland v Senegal
Colombia v Japan

paper_aero gtho4  Howie72 LeoDaVinci srini701 N-Bomb
wwe84
dg_dave PaulE Lpez Sypher LeoDaVinci srini701
dg_dave
Fifiona81
wwe84 PaulE
ozzz2002 `
52


Tipping Comp Standings


position pts
----- ----- --------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- --------hf ws
1 1 1-1 wwe84 ws 7 4 13 2 3
2 9 2-9 ozzz2002 s 4 4 9 1 1
2 1 1-2 Sypher 7 2 9 1 1
2 5 2-5 N-Bomb 5 4 9 1
2 3 2-3 LeoDaVinci 6 3 9 1
6 9 6-9 Howie72 4 4 8 1
6 9 6-9 PaulE s 4 3 8 2
6 5 5-6 toocool4u 5 3 8
6 5 5-6 srini701 5 3 8
6 5 5-6 ElfTwinkle 5 3 8
11 3 3-11 dg_dave 6 1 7 1 1
11 15 11-15 paper_aero 3 4 7 1
11 15 11-15 gtho4 3 4 7 1
11 9 9-11 Dizart 4 3 7
15 9 9-15 Fifiona81 4 2 6
16 17 16-17 FussBudget 2 3 5 1
16 9 9-16 George95 4 5
18 17 17-18 Lpez 2 2 4
late starters 4
52 10 2 7
wooden spoon 2 1 3
best picks 6 4 10
perfect picks 8 8 16
bonus points 3 4 7

default = wooden spoon score
b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus for solo pick, or one of two.
w = picked draw, no one picked win.
o = no one picked draw, picking upset win.
bp = total bonus pts.
pk = correct picks.
hf = total weekly wins for season (Hall of Fame).
ws = total wooden spoons for season.
`


Weekly Leader

wk
1. +1 wwe84 Sypher
2. +4 wwe84
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.




. Hall of Fame

| | Weekly Winner Wooden Spoon. . . . . . . . . . .
bp |wk|
75/136 55.1% 3 | 1| 6/8 wwe84 Sypher dg_dave LeoDaVinci 2/8 FussBudget
52/136 38.2% 4 | 2| 4/8 wwe84 Howie72 gtho4 N-Bomb paper_aero 1/8 dg_dave
| 3| ozzz2002
| 4|
| 5|
| 6|
| 7|
| 8|
| 9|
|10|
7 | | 10 2


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wwe84 is threatening to run away with this, and we've only had two rounds! He scores back-to-back weekly wins, plus another two bonus pts, and has skipped away to a 4 pts lead .. the next 4 pts cover the entire field! (apart from the tail-ender)

Nobody picked Germany, the defending titleholders, to be beaten by Mexico .. ditto Brazil being held to a draw. However, wwe84 collects a bonus point for picking a draw Germany v Mexico. How did he pick Germany to fail .. and why was he the only one? I thought Lpez was a special to pick Mexico, but he didn't! lol

Japan's win over Colombia was saw the first-ever win by an Asian team against South American opposition. The next round starts in less than half an hour.

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#1198927 - Tue Jun 19 2018 12:01 PM Re: Results & Standings .. FIFA World Cup
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Regretting that now! I'm glad I was wrong in my lack of faith in the Mexican team. Lesson learned. smile
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#1199207 - Fri Jun 22 2018 01:28 PM Results & Standings .. FIFA World Cup
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Round 3

Tue 19 June 2018
FIFA World Cup
group stage
18 of 18 players lodged picks
picks
10-3-50
17-1-00
17-1-00
0-0-18
14-3-10
10-4-40
17-1-00
410-40
3-1
1-0
1-0
0-1
1-0
1-1
0-3
2-0
10
17
17
18
14
4
0
4
Russia v Egypt
Uruguay v Saudi Arabia
Portugal v Morocco
Iran v Spain
France v Peru
Denmark v Australia
Argentina v Croatia
Nigeria v Iceland

wwe84
ozzz2002

toocool4u Howie72 Sypher wwe84
dg_dave PaulE ElfTwinkle George95
toocool4u
ozzz2002 Fifiona81 N-Bomb Sypher4 `
84


Tipping Comp Standings


position pts
----- ----- --------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- --------hf ws
1 1 1-1 wwe84 13 3 16 2 1 3
2 2 2-5 N-Bomb 9 6 15 2
3 2 2-9 ozzz2002 9 5 14 1 1
3 2 1-3 Sypher 9 5 14 1 1
3 6 3-6 ElfTwinkle 8 6 14 1
3 2 2-3 LeoDaVinci 9 5 14 1
7 11 3-11 dg_dave 7 6 13 2 1
7 6 6-9 PaulE 8 5 13 2
9 11 9-15 paper_aero 7 5 12 1
9 11 9-11 Dizart 7 5 12
9 11 9-15 gtho4 7 5 12 1
9 6 5-9 srini701 8 4 12
9 6 5-9 toocool4u w 8 3 12 1 1
14 6 6-14 Howie72 8 3 11 1 1
14 15 9-15 Fifiona81 6 5 11
16 16 9-16 George95 5 5 10
17 16 16-17 FussBudget 5 4 9 1
18 18 17-18 Lpez 4 4 8
late starters 9
84 13 5 8
wooden spoon 3 3 3
best picks 10 6 16
perfect picks 16 8 24
bonus points 7 1 8

default = wooden spoon score
b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus for solo pick, or one of two.
w = picked draw, no one picked win.
o = no one picked draw, picking upset win.
bp = total bonus pts.
pk = correct picks.
hf = total weekly wins for season (Hall of Fame).
ws = total wooden spoons for season.
`


Weekly Leader

wk
1. +1 wwe84 Sypher
2. +4 wwe84
3. +1 wwe84
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.




. Hall of Fame

| | Weekly Winner Wooden Spoon. . . . . . . . . . .
bp |wk|
75/136 55.1% 3 | 1| 6/8 wwe84 Sypher dg_dave LeoDaVinci 2/8 FussBudget
52/136 38.2% 4 | 2| 4/8 wwe84 Howie72 ozzz2002 N-Bomb paper_aero 1/8 dg_dave
84/144 58.3% 1 | 3| 6/8 ElfTwinkle dg_dave N-Bomb gtho4 3/8 wwe84 Howie72 toocool4u
| 4|
| 5|
| 6|
| 7|
| 8|
| 9|
|10|
8 | | 13 5


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wwe84 collects a wooden spoon and his margin of 3 pts out front is shaved back to a single point .. 3 pts behind the leader now cover the first eight runners. FussBudget and Howie72 collected the other two spoons.

There were three weekly winners: dg_dave and N-Bomb scored their second win and ElfTwinkle scored her first.

New highs: ElfTwinkle, paper_aero, gtho4.
New lows : Sypher, Howie72, srini701, toocool4u.

Nobody picked Croatia to thump Argentina 3-0 .. toocool4u scored a bonus point as he was the only one to pick Argentina to not win. He picked a draw.

The next round of group matches has already started: Brazil scored two goals in stoppage time to beat Costa Rica 2-0.

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#1199558 - Mon Jun 25 2018 02:31 AM Results & Standings .. FIFA World Cup
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Round 4

Fri 22 June 2018
FIFA World Cup
group stage
17 of 18 players lodged picks
picks
17-0-00
1-6-10
16-1-00
0-2-15
17-0-00
17-0-00
2-7-80
4-2-11
2-0
1-2
2-1
1-2
5-2
6-1
0-3
2-2
17
10
16
15
17
17

8
2
Brazil v Costa Rica
Serbia v Switzerland
Germany v Sweden
South Korea v Mexico
Belgium v Tunisia
England v Panama
Poland v Colombia
Japan v Senegal
` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` `

gtho4
ozzz2002 wwe84



ElfTwinkle George95 `
102


Tipping Comp Standings


position pts
----- ----- --------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- --------hf ws
1 3 1-3 LeoDaVinci 14 7 21 2
1 2 1-5 N-Bomb 15 6 21 2
1 3 1-6 ElfTwinkle s 14 6 21 1 1
1 1 1-1 wwe84 16 5 21 2 2 3
5 7 3-11 dg_dave 13 7 20 3 1
5 7 5-9 PaulE 13 7 20 1 2
5 3 1-5 Sypher 14 6 20 1 1
8 3 2-9 ozzz2002 14 5 19 1 1 1
9 16 9-16 George95 s 10 7 18 1 1
9 9 9-15 paper_aero 12 6 18 1
9 9 9-15 gtho4 12 6 18 1
9 9 5-9 srini701 12 6 18
13 13 9-15 Fifiona81 11 6 17
13 9 9-13 Dizart 12 5 17 1
13 9 5-13 toocool4u 12 5 17 2 1
16 14 6-16 Howie72 11 5 16 1 2
17 18 17-18 Lpez 8 7 15 1
18 17 16-18 FussBudget 9 14 1
late starters 15
102 18 10 10
wooden spoon 3 5 8
best picks 16 7 23
perfect picks 24 8 32
bonus points 8 2 10

default = wooden spoon score
b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus for solo pick, or one of two.
w = picked draw, no one picked win.
o = no one picked draw, picking upset win.
bp = total bonus pts.
pk = correct picks.
hf = total weekly wins for season (Hall of Fame).
ws = total wooden spoons for season.
`


Weekly Leader

wk
1. +1 wwe84 Sypher
2. +4 wwe84
3. +1 wwe84
4. +1 wwe84 ElfTwinkle N-Bomb LeoDaVinci
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.




. Hall of Fame

| | Weekly Winner Wooden Spoon. . . . . . . . . . .
bp |wk|
75/136 55.1% 3 | 1| 6/8 dg_dave wwe84 Sypher LeoDaVinci 2/8 FussBudget
52/136 38.2% 4 | 2| 4/8 Howie72 wwe84 gtho4 N-Bomb ozzz2002 paper_aero 1/8 dg_dave
84/144 58.3% 1 | 3| 6/8 dg_dave ElfTwinkle N-Bomb 3/8 wwe84 Howie72 toocool4u
102/136 75.0% 2 | 4| 7/8 dg_dave Lpez George95 LeoDaVinci PaulE 5/8 wwe84 Howie72 toocool4u Dizart ozzz2002
| 5|
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| 8|
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|10|
10 | | 18 10


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Lots of points this round of eight games. Between us we averaged a 75% strike rate. We had five winners with 7/8 and five woodens poons with 5/8 .. the rest of us all scored 6/8.

We have a logjam out front with a four-way tie for the lead .. and another three players just a point in arrears. That's seven players separated by a single point! The remainder of the field (11 of us) are separated by 5 pts.

New highs: ElfTwinkle (again), N-Bomb, LeoDaVinci, Paul.
New lows : Sypher (again), Dizart, Howie72 (again) , FussBudget, toocool4u (again).

The next round of group matches starts in less than six hours. The completion of that set of matches will see us at the half-way mark in this comp (round 5 of 10).

Note: there's a gap of only two days between Round 6 (starts Wed 27th June and finishes Thu 28th June), the end of the group stage, and Round 7 (begins Sat 30th June), the start of the KO rounds. Unlike the group matches, the teams playing can't be entered in advance.



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#1199768 - Tue Jun 26 2018 10:24 PM Results & Standings .. FIFA World Cup
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Round 5

Mon 25 June 2018
FIFA World Cup
group stage
16 of 18 players lodged picks
picks
4-5-60
0-0-15
0-1-15
16-0-00
0-7-90
8-2-60
1-1-14
1-2-13
3-0
2-1
1-1
2-2
0-0
0-2
1-2
1-2
4
0
1
0
7
6
14
13
Uruguay v Russia
Saudi Arabia v Egypt
Iran v Portugal
Spain v Morocco
Denmark v France
Australia v Peru
Nigeria v Argentina
Iceland v Croatia
 gtho4  N-Bomb  Howie72  srini701
` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` `
toocool4u

toocool4u wwe84 Howie72 srini701 Fifiona81 Lpez PaulE
toocool4u wwe84 Howie72 srini701 paper_aero Dizart
Fifiona81 Lpez
toocool4u wwe84 Howie72 `
45
George95 did not lodge picks for the first two games


Tipping Comp Standings


position pts
----- ----- --------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- --------hf ws
1 1 1-5 N-Bomb 21 3 24 2
1 1 1-1 wwe84 21 3 24 2 2 3
3 1 1-3 LeoDaVinci 21 2 23 2 1
3 5 3-9 PaulE 20 3 23 1 2
3 9 3-9 srini70 18 5 23 1
3 1 1-6 ElfTwinkle 21 2 23 1 1 1
7 5 3-11 dg_dave 20 22 3 1
7 5 1-7 Sypher 20 2 22 1 1 1
7 13 5-13 toocool4u s 17 4 22 1 2 2
10 9 9-15 paper_aero 18 3 21 1
10 9 9-15 gtho4 18 3 21 1
10 8 2-10 ozzz2002 19 2 21 1 2 1
13 9 9-16 George95 18 2 20 1 1 1
13 16 6-16 Howie72 16 4 20 1 2
13 13 9-13 Dizart 17 3 20 1
16 13 9-16 Fifiona81 17 2 19 1
17 17 17-18 Lpez 15 2 17 1 1
18 18 16-18 FussBudget 14 16 1
late starters 18
45 19 17 11
wooden spoon 8 2 10
best picks 23 5 28
perfect picks 32 8 40
bonus points 10 1 11

default = wooden spoon score
b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus for solo pick, or one of two.
w = picked draw, no one picked win.
o = no one picked draw, picking upset win.
bp = total bonus pts.
pk = correct picks.
hf = total weekly wins for season (Hall of Fame).
ws = total wooden spoons for season.
`


Weekly Leader

wk
1. +1 wwe84 Sypher
2. +4 wwe84
3. +1 wwe84
4. +1 wwe84 N-Bomb ElfTwinkle LeoDaVinci
5. +1 wwe84 N-Bomb
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.




. Hall of Fame

| | Weekly Winner Wooden Spoon. . . . . . . . . . .
bp |wk|
75/136 55.1% 3 | 1| 6/8 dg_dave wwe84 Sypher LeoDaVinci 2/8 FussBudget
52/136 38.2% 4 | 2| 4/8 Howie72 wwe84 gtho4 N-Bomb ozzz2002 paper_aero 1/8 dg_dave
84/144 58.3% 1 | 3| 6/8 dg_dave ElfTwinkle N-Bomb 3/8 wwe84 Howie72 toocool4u
102/136 75.0% 2 | 4| 7/8 dg_dave Lpez George95 LeoDaVinci PaulE 5/8 wwe84 Howie72 toocool4u Dizart ozzz2002
45/128 35.2% 1 | 5| 5/8 srini701 2/8 ElfTwinkle Fifiona81 LeoDaVinci ozzz2002
| | George95 Lpez Sypher
| 6|
| 7|
| 8|
| 9|
|10|
11 | | 19 17


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Not many point in this round (less than half the previous round's) .. two games were picked by no-one and one game was a solo pick by toocool4u.

srini701 is this round's winner with 5/8 .. it's his first so far, and he's the first solo winner. At the other end we had seven wooden spoons with 2/8 .. the most spoons for any round to date (six of those seven collected their first spoon). Put that all of that together and everyone now has either a win or a spoon in their collection (and 10 of us have both).

wwe84 is still there out front leading the way, for the fifth straight round. The four-way tie is no more. It's now a two-way tie out front, but the logjam remains .. the first six are separated by a single point (it was the first seven last week). The next six are also separated by a single point (it was the next five last week).

In other words, at the half-way mark in this comp (R5 of 10) the first dozen are still separated by just 3 pts.

New highs: PaulE (again), srini701.
New lows : ozzz2002, Sypher (again), Fifiona81.

Round 5 completes Groups A to D and finalises the identities of the teams in the first half of the KO Round, which starts this weekend: FIFA World Cup [ 7 ] Sat 30th June.

The identities for the other four games in the KO Round will emerge from Groups E to H. They'll be decided in the final set of eight group matches, Round 6, which starts in less than ten hours (but doesn't finish until Thursday).

Note: those final four games in the KO Round don't start until next week, on Monday 2nd July. You can, if you wish or need to, lodge your picks for Round 7 in two batches, one for the first four games by Sat 30th June and one for the next four by Monday 2nd July.


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#1200062 - Fri Jun 29 2018 05:02 AM Results & Standings .. FIFA World Cup
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17 of 18 players lodged advance picks:

FIFA World Cup

Advance Picks
Advance Picks lodged in Round 6 at end of group stage
Pick the four semi-finalists
one point a pick, added into Round 9 (the 2nd last round)


dg_dave o Uruguay Brazil England Croatia
Dizart Uruguay Brazil Spain Germany
ElfTwinkle = Belgium Spain Germany France
FussBudget
Fifiona81 Belgium Brazil Croatia Portugal
George95 = Belgium Spain Germany France
gtho4 i Brazil Germany Croatia France
Howie72 Brazil Spain Germany Argentina
LeoDaVinci o Uruguay Brazil England Croatia
Lpez Belgium Spain Mexico Portugal
N-Bomb Belgium Brazil Spain France
ozzz2002 Belgium Brazil Spain Russia
paper_aero e Brazil Spain Germany France
PaulE i Brazil Germany Croatia France
srini701 e Brazil Spain Germany France
Sypher Belgium England Russia Croatia
toocool4u Uruguay Colombia England Croatia
wwe84 Brazil England Argentina Portugal

68 7+4 12+1 9 5+1 8+2 7+2 7+3


Brazil          12
Spain 9
Germany 8

Uruguay 4
Belgium 7
Croatia 7
France 7
England 5
Portugal 3
Argentina 2
Russia 2
Colombia 1
Mexico 1

68


13 different team were chosen as semi-finalists
(a total nine teams were chosen in the 2010 comp)


there are 8 sets of identical picks
the remaining 9 are unique sets



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#1200063 - Fri Jun 29 2018 05:03 AM Results & Standings .. FIFA World Cup
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Round 6

Wed 27 June 2018
FIFA World Cup
group stage
17 of 18 players lodged picks
picks
0-0-17
17-0-00
0-0-17
8-5-40
5-8-40
1-1-15
7-9-10
2-0-15
0-2
2-2
2-0
0-3
0-1
1-2
0-1
0-1
17
0
0

4
4
15
1
15
Serbia v Brazil
Switzerland v Costa Rica
South Korea v Germany
Mexico v Sweden
England v Belgium
Panama v Tunisia
Japan v Poland
Senegal v Colombia

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PaulE Dizart Howie72 Sypher
PaulE Lpez ozzz2002 srini701
dg_dave wwe84
LeoDaVinci
ElfTwinkle Sypher `
56


Tipping Comp Standings


position pts
----- ----- --------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- --------hf ws
1 3 1-9 PaulE 23 5 28 2 2
1 3 1-3 LeoDaVinci s 23 4 28 2 1 1
3 1 1-5 N-Bomb 24 3 27 2
3 3 3-9 srini70 23 4 27 1
5 1 1-5 wwe84 24 2 26 2 3 3
6 7 1-7 Sypher 22 3 25 1 1 1
6 7 5-13 toocool4u 22 3 25 1 2 2
6 10 2-10 ozzz2002 21 4 25 1 2 1
6 3 1-6 ElfTwinkle 23 2 25 1 2 1
10 7 3-11 dg_dave 22 2 24 3 2
10 10 9-15 paper_aero 21 3 24 1
10 10 9-15 gtho4 21 3 24 1
10 13 6-16 Howie72 20 4 24 1 2
10 13 9-13 Dizart 20 4 24 1
15 13 9-16 George95 20 3 23 1 1 1
16 16 9-16 Fifiona81 19 3 22 1
17 17 17-18 Lpez 17 4 21 1 1
18 18 16-18 FussBudget 16 18 1
late starters 20
56 20 20 12
wooden spoon 10 2 12
best picks 28 5 33
perfect picks 40 8 48
bonus points 11 1 12

default = wooden spoon score
b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus for solo pick, or one of two.
w = picked draw, no one picked win.
o = no one picked draw, picking upset win.
bp = total bonus pts.
pk = correct picks.
hf = total weekly wins for season (Hall of Fame).
ws = total wooden spoons for season.
`


Weekly Leader

wk
1. +1 wwe84 Sypher
2. +4 wwe84
3. +1 wwe84
4. +1 wwe84 N-Bomb LeoDaVinci ElfTwinkle
5. +1 wwe84 N-Bomb
6. +1 LeoDaVinci PaulE
7.
8.
9.
10.




. Hall of Fame

| | Weekly Winner Wooden Spoon. . . . . . . . . . .
bp |wk|
75/136 55.1% 3 | 1| 6/8 dg_dave wwe84 Sypher LeoDaVinci 2/8 FussBudget
52/136 38.2% 4 | 2| 4/8 Howie72 wwe84 gtho4 N-Bomb ozzz2002 paper_aero 1/8 dg_dave
84/144 58.3% 1 | 3| 6/8 dg_dave ElfTwinkle N-Bomb 3/8 wwe84 Howie72 toocool4u
102/136 75.0% 2 | 4| 7/8 dg_dave Lpez George95 LeoDaVinci PaulE 5/8 wwe84 Howie72 toocool4u Dizart ozzz2002
45/128 35.2% 1 | 5| 5/8 srini701 2/8 George95 Fifiona81 LeoDaVinci ozzz2002
| | ElfTwinkle Lpez Sypher
46/136 41.2% 1 | 6| 5/8 PaulE 2/8 ElfTwinkle dg_dave wwe84
| 7|
| 8|
| 9|
|10|
12 | | 20 20


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PaulE is this round's winner with 5/8. He climbs into 1st place in a two-way tie with LeoDaVinci .. wwe84 collects a wooden spoon and fell from 1st to 5th place, after 5 weeks at the top of the pile.

The logjam out front continues. The first four are separated by a single point (last round it was the first six separated by a point). The next five are also separated by a single point (it was the next six last round). The first 14 runners are still separated by a mere 4 pts (i.e. same as last round).

New highs: PaulE (again).
New lows : wwe84.

Round 6 completes the group matches. Germany, the defending titleholders, failed to make it out of the group stage. This was the first time Germany had failed to progress at the World Cup finals. Their loss to South Korea ensured Mexico, who also lost, survived, to progress to the next round. South Koreans are now honorary Mexicans!
    South Korean fans mobbed by Mexicans after Germany's World Cup exit
    The Guardian | Thu 28 Jun 2018
    Mexico fans have been treating South Korean supporters like royalty after their team helped knock out Germany from the World Cup. The defending champions crashed out after losing to South Korea 2-0, their earliest World Cup exit in 80 years, and Sweden beat Mexico 3-0 to top Group F. When Sweden's third goal went in Mexican fans were in despair, but their tears turned to cheers as South Korea continued to hold the Germans, then scored two goals in a dramatic injury time period. Fans celebrated outside the Yekaterinburg Arena in Russia and at South Korea's embassy in Mexico City by chanting ‘Korean, brother, now you’re Mexican!’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jho21dIswo0
Germany join an exclusive club, and ruined many advance picks for the semi-finalists x4 (see post above this one). Four of the last five world champions failed to progress past the group stage. The first KO round starts on Saturday: FIFA World Cup [ 7 ] Sat 30th June.



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#1200406 - Tue Jul 03 2018 03:59 PM Results & Standings .. FIFA World Cup
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Round 7

Sat 30 June 2018
FIFA World Cup
KO Round
16 of 18 players lodged picks
picks
3-9-40
9-3-40
15-0-10
13-1-20
15-0-10
16-0-00
5-8-30
4-4-80
2-1
4-3
1-1
1-1
2-0
3-2
1-0
1-1
3
9
0
1
15
16
5
4
Uruguay v Portugal
France v Argentina
Spain v Russia
Croatia v Denmark
Brazil v Mexico
Belgium v Japan
Sweden v Switzerland
Colombia v England
dg_dave  ozzz2002  toocool4u
` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` `
Sypher
Howie72
Lpez

Lpez wwe84 ozzz2002 toocool4u Sypher
dg_dave George95 PaulE srini701 `
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all three 1-1 draws at full time finished 1-1 aet and were decided on penalties
Russia won 4-3 on penalties, Croatia won 3-2 and England won 4-3
all three winners went second in the penalty shootouts



Tipping Comp Standings


position pts
----- ----- --------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- --------hf ws
1 1 1-9 PaulE 28 3 31 2 2
1 1 1-3 LeoDaVinci 28 3 31 2 1 1
1 3 1-9 srini701 27 4 31 1
4 3 1-5 N-Bomb 27 3 30 2
4 6 2-10 ozzz2002 25 5 30 2 2 1
4 6 1-7 Sypher w 25 4 30 1 1 2
7 5 1-7 wwe84 26 3 29 2 3 3
7 6 5-13 toocool4u 25 4 29 1 2 2
9 10 3-11 dg_dave 24 4 28 3 2
9 10 6-16 Howie72 s 24 3 28 1 2 1
11 10 9-15 paper_aero 24 3 27 1
11 15 9-16 George95 23 4 27 1 1 1
11 6 1-11 ElfTwinkle 25 27 1 2 1
14 10 9-15 gtho4 24 2 26 1 1
14 10 9-14 Dizart 24 2 26 2
16 16 9-16 Fifiona81 22 3 25 1
17 17 17-18 Lpez 21 3 24 1 1
18 18 16-18 FussBudget 18 20 1
late starters 23
56 21 22 14
wooden spoon 12 2 14
best picks 33 5 38
perfect picks 48 8 56
bonus points 12 2 14

default = wooden spoon score
b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus for solo pick, or one of two.
w = picked draw, no one picked win.
o = no one picked draw, picking upset win.
bp = total bonus pts.
hf = total weekly wins for season (Hall of Fame).
ws = total wooden spoons for season.
`


Weekly Leader

wk
1. +1 wwe84 Sypher
2. +4 wwe84
3. +1 wwe84
4. +1 wwe84 N-Bomb LeoDaVinci ElfTwinkle
5. +1 wwe84 N-Bomb
6. +1 LeoDaVinci PaulE
7. +1 LeoDaVinci PaulE srini701
8.
9.
10.




. Hall of Fame

| | Weekly Winner Wooden Spoon. . . . . . . . . . .
bp |wk|
75/136 55.1% 3 | 1| 6/8 dg_dave wwe84 Sypher LeoDaVinci 2/8 FussBudget
52/136 38.2% 4 | 2| 4/8 Howie72 wwe84 gtho4 N-Bomb ozzz2002 paper_aero 1/8 dg_dave
84/144 58.3% 1 | 3| 6/8 dg_dave ElfTwinkle N-Bomb 3/8 wwe84 Howie72 toocool4u
102/136 75.0% 2 | 4| 7/8 dg_dave Lpez George95 LeoDaVinci PaulE 5/8 wwe84 Howie72 toocool4u Dizart ozzz2002
45/128 35.2% 1 | 5| 5/8 srini701 2/8 George95 Fifiona81 LeoDaVinci ozzz2002
| | ElfTwinkle Lpez Sypher
46/136 41.2% 1 | 6| 5/8 PaulE 2/8 ElfTwinkle dg_dave wwe84
53/128 41.4% 2 | 7| 5/8 ozzz2002 2/8 Dizart gtho4
| 8|
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|10|
14 | | 21 22


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ozzz2002 is this round's winner with 5/8. He climbs up the ladder and is now a single point behind the three leaders - srini701 joins PaulE and LeoDaVinci to make it a three-way tie out front.

The logjam continues. The first six are separated by a single point (last round it was the first four separated by a point). The next four are also separated by a single point (it was the next five last round). The first 13 runners are separated by a mere 4 pts (it was the first 14 last round).

Who'll win this comp is anyone's guess. PaulE and N-Bomb have the best countback figures at +2 .. and dg_dave is next best.

New highs: srini701.
New lows : wwe84 (again), ElfTwinkle, Dizart.

The KO Round saw three big guns eliminated: Portugal, Argentina and Spain. England were leading 1-0 deep into stoppage time when Colombia equalised, in the 93rd minute, to send the game into extra time. England won a World Cup shootout for the first time .. there are some happy vegemites in bonny England tonight. No former world champions stand between England and the 2018 World Cup Final in Moscow.
    COLOMBIA 1-1 ENGLAND (aet, 3-4 on pens) - MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE SPARTAK STADIUM: There it is. The first time ever. England through on penalties in a World Cup tie. It might be time to start dreaming, people. This doesn’t happen every day, you know. Or every year, decade or century. England have been taken to penalties on three occasions in this tournament, and lost every time. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/index.html
The quarter finals start on Friday: FIFA World Cup [ 8 ] Fri 6th July.


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