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#650131 - Sat Aug 27 2011 06:43 PM Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup
gtho4 Offline

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Rugby World Cup
iRB World Cup
.
New Zealand
2011
.



The 2011 Rugby World Cup starts in 2 weeks time, on Friday 9th September. South Africa are the defending champions. This is the 7th iRB World Cup. The winners of the first six finals were:
    1987 : 23-9 : New Zealand v France
    1991 : 12-6 : Australia v England
    1995 : 15-12: South Africa v New Zealand (aet)
    1999 : 35-12: Australia v France
    2003 : 20-17: England v Australia (aet)
    2007 : 15-6 : South Africa v England
The 20 finalists for 2011 have been split into 4 groups of 5 teams:
    Pool A

    Canada
    France
    Japan
    New Zealand
    Tonga
    Pool B

    Argentina
    England
    Georgia
    Romania
    Scotland
    Pool C

    Australia
    Ireland
    Italy
    Russia
    USA
    Pool D

    Fiji
    Namibia
    Samoa
    South Africa
    Wales
    Rounds 1-5
    pool matches x40
    Round 6
    quarter finals
    Round 7
    semi-finals
    Round 8
    Bronze Medal
    World Cup Final

    Fri 9th Sep to Sun 2nd Oct

    Sat 8th & Sun 9th Oct

    Sat 15th & Sun 16th Oct

    Fri 21st October
    Sun 23rd October
There will be 8 rounds in the tipping comp with 8 pts each round. The comp will run for 7 weeks with one round each weekend, except for the 2nd round which will be mid-week (see list of tipping threads in post below). Advance picks will be lodged in Round 1 for the four semi-finalists, and in Round 2 for the two finalists and the winner. The rules are the same as those used for the Super XV tipping comp:
    points
    default
    draws
    upsets
    perfect picks
    draw bonus

    dead-heats
    one point for each correct pick.
    if you forget to pick, the wooden spoon score is all yours.
    for those brave souls amongst us, you can pick a draw (good luck).
    if you pick a game solo, you score a bonus point (or one of two tipsters).
    of 8/8 scores a bonus point.
    no-one picks a draw, bonus point for the minority who picked the upset
    win (same as FLC and Super XV comps).
    weekly wins vs. wooden spoon countback. If they're identical bonus pts
    will be used; and then the advance pick for the winner.
This is the 3rd running of the iRB World Cup tipping comp. The first comp back in 2003 was won by Dazzy_D, followed by silverginger and Bertho. The second comp in 2007 was won by jonnowales, followed by srini701 and jill-geo.

Do we have any runners? Sign-in here to watch the aussie Wallabies beat their kiwi cousins, the All Blacks, in the World Cup Final!


Edited by gtho4 (Mon Sep 12 2011 01:30 AM)

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#650132 - Sat Aug 27 2011 06:43 PM Rugby World Cup .. sign-in sheet [Re: gtho4]
gtho4 Offline

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Edited by gtho4 (Tue Aug 30 2011 04:44 AM)

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#650133 - Sat Aug 27 2011 06:48 PM Re: Rugby World Cup .. sign-in sheet [Re: gtho4]
BxBarracuda Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 05 2007
Posts: 4530
Loc: Bronx
New York USA     
I'm in

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#650147 - Sat Aug 27 2011 07:39 PM Re: Rugby World Cup .. sign-in sheet [Re: BxBarracuda]
N-Bomb Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 09 2010
Posts: 2048
Loc: New Zealand
I'm also in - with no faith in my team
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#650190 - Sun Aug 28 2011 04:01 AM Re: Rugby World Cup .. sign-in sheet [Re: N-Bomb]
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 6123
Loc: Hyderabad India           
I was on the podium the last time around? then I should try again smile
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#650224 - Sun Aug 28 2011 12:53 PM Re: Rugby World Cup .. sign-in sheet [Re: srini701]
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Registered: Fri Jan 06 2006
Posts: 3459
Loc: Crawley Sussex England       
I'm in up and under
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#650542 - Tue Aug 30 2011 06:57 AM Re: Rugby World Cup .. sign-in sheet [Re: paper_aero]
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Registered: Mon Oct 30 2006
Posts: 1518
Loc: Swansea,UK
I have no idea how I won this last time! Count me in.

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#651225 - Fri Sep 02 2011 12:13 AM Re: Rugby World Cup .. sign-in sheet [Re: jonnowales]
Davjack Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 12 2000
Posts: 648
Loc: Sydney NSW Australia        

I am back for another stab,
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I don't care who wins the footy comps, just as long as I beat Sypher !

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#651582 - Mon Sep 05 2011 02:06 AM Rugby World Cup .. sign-in sheet [Re: Davjack]
gtho4 Offline

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9 players have signed in and/or lodged their picks for the first round
    BxBarracuda
    Davjack
    gtho4
    jonnowales
    N-Bomb
    ozzz2002
    paper_aero
    srini701
    Sypher
the first round is Friday this week

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#651644 - Mon Sep 05 2011 03:36 PM Re: Rugby World Cup .. sign-in sheet [Re: gtho4]
George95 Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 24 2010
Posts: 7521
Loc: Ontario Canada
We have a rugby team that is good enough to play in the World Cup??

I said that in the Cricket comp too.

I will play.

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#652392 - Fri Sep 09 2011 12:16 AM Re: Rugby World Cup .. sign-in sheet [Re: George95]
triviapaul Offline
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Registered: Thu May 22 2008
Posts: 998
Loc: Delft<br>The Netherlands
Late entry here...

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#652800 - Sun Sep 11 2011 09:07 AM Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup [Re: triviapaul]
gtho4 Offline

Administrator

Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 39972
Loc: Sydney oz downunder           
Rugby World Cup
pool matches
Round 1
.
iRB World Cup
New Zealand
Fri 9th Sep
.
14 of 14 players lodged tips
41-10
34-24
49-19
47-21
0
9-13
32-6
22-10
17-16
14
14
13
14
12
14
14
13
New Zealand v Tonga
Scotland v Romania
Fiji v Namibia
France v Japan
Argentina v England
Australia v Italy
Ireland v USA
South Africa v Wales

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Davjack

KrivoyRog ozzz2002


Sypher
108




Tipping Comp Standings

  position                 points      
----- ----- -------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp WIN FIN
----- ----- ------- hf ws -------
1 1-1 triviapaul b 8 9 1 1
1 1-1 George95 b 8 9 1 1 ooo ooo
1 1-1 BxBarracuda b 8 9 1 1
1 1-1 paper_aero b 8 9 1 1
1 1-1 Howie72 b 8 9 1 1
1 1-1 jonnowales b 8 9 1 1
1 1-1 N-Bomb b 8 9 1 1
1 1-1 LeoDaVinci b 8 9 1 1
1 1-1 srini701 b 8 9 1 1
1 1-1 gtho4 b 8 9 1 1
11 11-11 Davjack 7 7 1
11 11-11 KrivoyRog 7 7 1
11 11-11 ozzz2002 7 7 1
11 11-11 Sypher 7 7 1 ooo ooo
late starters 7
108 10 4 10
(def) wooden spoon 7 7
best picks 8 8
perfect picks 00 8 8
bonus points 10 10

  b = bonus point for perfect picks.
  s = bonus pt for picking result solo, or one of two.
  o = no one picked draw; bonus for picking upset win.
WIN = advance pick for winner.
FIN = advance pick for losing finalist.
def = default is wooden spoon score.

Weekly Leader
 
1. +2 Everyone except four
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.



            week         Hall of Fame                        Wooden Spoon

% bp |wk|
108/112 96.4 10 | 1| 8/8 Everyone except four 7/8 Davjack KrivoyRog ozzz2002 Sypher
/ . | 2| /8 /8
/ . | 3| /8 /8
/ . | 4| /8 /8
/ . | 5| /8 /8
/ . | 6| /8 /8
/ . | 7| /8 /8
/ . | 8| /8 /8
| |
10 | | 10 4

A field of 14 runners were at the barriers for the start of the 3rd edition of the iRB World Cup tipping comp .. nine have played before (see table below at bottom right):

  • 5 played in the 2nd one 4 years ago (Howie72, jonnowales, KrivoyRog, paper_aero & srini701);
  • two played in the first one 8 years ago but skipped the second (Davjack and Sypher);
  • and two have played in all three (ozz2002 and gtho4).

    The five newbies to make it a field of 14 are: BxBarracuda, George95, LeoDaVinci, N-Bomb and triviapaul.

    Between us we lodged 112 picks, and 108 of them were correct .. 10 of us had perfect picks of 8/8 and the remaining 4 collected a wooden spoon each for one error at 7/8!

    That leaves us with 10 leaders after the first round .. and of those 10 seven have identical advance picks for the four semi-finalists (see table below at bottom left). It looks like the three medallists for this comp will be decided at the end of next month, when the World Cup Final is played.

    There will be an upset or two along the way (the favurites can't win everything), and the podium finishers should be the ones who went for an upset that paid off. Sypher nearly hit pay dirt in the first round with Wales (South Africa came from behind to win) .. ditto KrivoyRog and ozz2002 with Argentina (England also came from behind to win).



  • Advance Picks : four semi-finalists

    BxBarracuda AUS ENG NZ RSA
    Davjack AUS ENG NZ FRA
    George95 AUS ENG NZ RSA
    gtho4 AUS ENG NZ RSA
    Howie72 AUS ENG NZ RSA
    jonnowales AUS NZ RSA FRA
    KrivoyRog AUS NZ RSA FRA
    LeoDaVinci AUS ENG NZ RSA
    N-Bomb AUS ENG NZ RSA
    ozzz2002 AUS NZ RSA SCO
    paper_aero AUS NZ RSA FRA
    srini701 AUS NZ RSA FRA
    Sypher AUS ENG NZ WAL
    triviapaul AUS ENG NZ RSA
    56 14 9 14 12 5 1+1

    14 players lodged advance picks
    2003

    achenar
    ASA
    bertho
    Blinkybill
    Callybub
    Copago
    Davjack
    Dazzy_D
    ElfTwinkle
    Eraserhead
    Fosse4
    gtho4
    halfbakedangi
    izzi
    Jim_In_Oz
    JuniorTheJaws
    marchmadness
    manvinder01
    ozzz2002
    ProofReader
    silverginger
    Sypher
    wez
    2007

    Blinkybill
    Copago
    doomed
    ElfTwinkle
    Eraserhead
    gtho4
    Howie72
    jill-geo
    jonnowales
    JuniorTheJaws
    KrivoyRog
    ozzz2002
    paper_aero
    Quiz_Beagle
    trevor1968
    spanishliz
    srini701
    2011

    BxBarracuda
    Davjack
    George95
    gtho4
    Howie72
    jonnowales
    KrivoyRog
    LeoDaVinci
    N-Bomb
    ozzz2002
    paper_aero
    srini701
    Sypher
    triviapaul
    The players in bold have played in two
    of the three iRB tipping comps .. gtho4
    and ozzz2002 have played in all three.

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    #652844 - Sun Sep 11 2011 02:20 PM Re: Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup [Re: gtho4]
    dg_dave Offline
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    Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
    Posts: 19198
    Loc: Dallas, TX USA              
    Originally Posted By: gtho4
    Between us we lodged 112 picks, and 108 of them were correct


    That's an impressive 96.43% strike rate!
    _________________________
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    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
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    #654444 - Sat Sep 17 2011 08:29 AM Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup [Re: dg_dave]
    gtho4 Offline

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    Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
    Posts: 39972
    Loc: Sydney oz downunder           
    Rugby World Cup
    pool matches
    Round 2
    .
    iRB World Cup
    New Zealand
    Wed 14th Sep
    .
    13 of 14 players lodged tips
    40-12
    20-25
    15-6
    08-13
    83-7
    43-8
    49-3
    06-15
    13
    4
    13
    10
    13
    13
    13
    1
    Samoa v Namibia
    Tonga v Canada
    Scotland v Georgia
    Russia v USA
    N Zealand v Japan
    Argentina v Rom
    South Africa v Fiji
    Australia v Ireland
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    BxBarracuda George95 paper_aero Sypher

    Davjack ozzz2002 paper_aero



    BxBarracuda
    91




    Tipping Comp Standings

      position                 points      
    ----- ----- -------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp WIN FIN
    ----- ----- ------- hf ws -------
    1 1 1-1 BxBarracuda bs 9 8 19 2 3 ENG NZ
    2 1 1-2 George95 9 7 16 1 1 AUS NZ
    3 1 1-3 triviapaul 9 6 15 1 1 NZ AUS
    3 1 1-3 paper_aero 9 6 15 1 1 NZ AUS
    3 1 1-3 Howie72 9 6 15 1 1 NZ AUS
    3 1 1-3 jonnowales 9 6 15 1 1 NZ FRA
    3 1 1-3 N-Bomb 9 6 15 1 1 RSA NZ
    3 1 1-3 LeoDaVinci 9 6 15 1 1 NZ AUS
    3 1 1-3 srini701 9 6 15 1 1 AUS NZ
    3 1 1-3 gtho4 9 6 15 1 1 AUS NZ
    11 11 11-11 Sypher 7 7 14 1 ENG AUS
    12 11 11-12 KrivoyRog 7 12 1
    12 11 11-12 Davjack 7 5 12 2 NZ AUS
    12 11 11-12 ozzz2002 7 5 12 2 AUS ENG
    late starters 12
    80 12 6 12
    (def) wooden spoon 7 5 12
    best picks 8 8 16
    perfect picks 8 8 16
    bonus points 10 2 12

    b = bonus point for perfect picks.
    s = bonus pt for picking result solo, or one of two.
    o = no one picked draw; bonus for picking upset win.
    WIN = advance pick for winner.
    FIN = advance pick for losing finalist.
    def = default is wooden spoon score.

    Weekly Leader
     
    1. +2 George95 gtho4 Howie72 N-Bomb
    jonnowales LeoDaVinci srini701
    BxBarracuda paper_aero triviapaul
    2. +3 BxBarracuda
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8.



                week         Hall of Fame                        Wooden Spoon

    % bp |wk|
    | 1| George95 gtho4 Howie72 N-Bomb
    | | jonnowales LeoDaVinci srini701
    108/112 96.4 10 | | 8/8 BxBarracuda paper_aero triviapaul 7/8 Davjack ozzz2002 KrivoyRog Sypher
    80/104 76.9 2 | 2| 8/8 BxBarracuda 5/8 Davjack ozzz2002
    . | 3|
    . | 4|
    . | 5|
    . | 6|
    . | 7|
    . | 8|
    | |
    12 | | 12 6

    Last week 10 players picked a perfect 8/8 for the opening round of the iRB World Cup .. and of those 10 just one player came back on stage for an encore performance.

    BxBarracuda adds to last week's perfect with another one for another bonus point. He picked both upset wins, but the loss by Australia was a solo pick which earnt him a bonus point (aka there were two bonus pts in the 2nd round, and he collected both of them).

    George95 stays in touch by picking Canada to win; which was no surprise as as he lives in Ontario!

    The remaining 8 players from last week's 10 perfect-pickers are a further point behind = 4 pts behind the leader (and we've only played 2 of 8 rounds). Can our leader BxBarracuda keep up this frantic pace out front?

    At the rear of the field, the two Sydney-siders Davjack and ozzz2002 picked 5/8 for back-to-back wooden spoons.

    All seven advance picks are summarised in the table below.

    Advance Picks
    14 players lodged advance picks for the semi-finals and 13 lodged advance picks for the final
                                         |               |    
    FOUR SEMI-FINALISTS | TWO FINALISTS | WINNER
    | |
    BxBarracuda AUS ENG NZ RSA | NZ ENG | ENG
    Davjack AUS ENG NZ FRA | AUS NZ | NZ
    George95 # AUS ENG NZ RSA | AUS NZ | AUS
    gtho4 # AUS ENG NZ RSA | AUS NZ | AUS
    Howie72 @ AUS ENG NZ RSA | AUS NZ | NZ
    jonnowales AUS NZ RSA FRA | NZ FRA | NZ
    KrivoyRog AUS NZ RSA FRA | |
    LeoDaVinci @ AUS ENG NZ RSA | AUS NZ | NZ
    N-Bomb AUS ENG NZ RSA | NZ RSA | RSA
    ozzz2002 AUS NZ RSA SCO | AUS ENG | AUS
    paper_aero AUS NZ RSA FRA | AUS NZ | NZ
    srini701 AUS NZ RSA FRA | AUS NZ | AUS
    Sypher AUS ENG NZ WAL | AUS ENG | ENG
    triviapaul @ AUS ENG NZ RSA | AUS NZ | NZ
    | |

    14 9 14 12 5 1+1 10 11 3+1+1 4 6 2+1
    (56) (26) (13)

    # = all seven advance picks are identical
    @ = ditto, these seven are also identical

    Advance picks for semi-finalists added into the second-last round, Round 7. One point for each correct pick.
    Advance picks for World Cup Final added into the last round, Round 8. One point for each finalist and 3 pts
    for the winner (1 pt if they lose the final).


    Edited by gtho4 (Wed Sep 21 2011 08:15 AM)

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    #654445 - Sat Sep 17 2011 08:31 AM Re: Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup [Re: gtho4]
    dg_dave Offline
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    Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
    Posts: 19198
    Loc: Dallas, TX USA              
    If Bx does it again next week, he will be the first to accomplish a new feat!
    _________________________
    The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
    The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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    #654533 - Sat Sep 17 2011 02:15 PM Re: Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup [Re: dg_dave]
    BxBarracuda Offline
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    Registered: Wed Sep 05 2007
    Posts: 4530
    Loc: Bronx
    New York USA     
    Sometimes it pays to go for the underdog, just got lucky by picking the right underdogs.

    It looks the Tonga v Japan game maybe the biggest roadblock for me as my picks macth the majority on all the games and all but that game has a vast majority for one team.

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    #656122 - Sat Sep 24 2011 05:59 AM Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup [Re: BxBarracuda]
    gtho4 Offline

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    Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
    Posts: 39972
    Loc: Sydney oz downunder           
    Rugby World Cup
    pool matches
    Round 3
    .
    iRB World Cup
    New Zealand
    Sun 18th Sep
    .
    13 of 14 players lodged tips
    17-10
    41-10
    46-19
    53-17
    31-18
    87-0
    67-5
    37-17
    12
    13
    13
    13
    8
    13
    13
    13
    Wales v Samoa
    England v Georgia
    France v Canada
    Italy v Russia
    Tonga v Japan
    RSA v Namibia
    Australia v USA
    N Zealand v FRA
    triviapaul
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


    George95 gtho4 jonnowales ozzz2002 paper_aero


    .
    98the first three games were played on Sunday 18th September, no games Monday
    then one game a day, with the 8th game played Saturday 24th September




    Tipping Comp Standings

      position                 points      
    ----- ----- -------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp WIN FIN
    ----- ----- ------- hf ws -------
    1 1 1-1 BxBarracuda b 19 8 28 3 4 ENG NZ
    2 3 1-3 Howie72 b 15 8 24 2 2 NZ AUS
    2 3 1-3 N-Bomb b 15 8 24 2 2 RSA NZ
    2 3 1-3 LeoDaVinci b 15 8 24 2 2 NZ AUS
    2 3 1-3 srini701 b 15 8 24 2 2 AUS NZ
    6 2 1-6 George95 16 7 23 1 1 1 AUS NZ
    6 3 1-6 jonnowales 15 7 23 1 1 1 NZ FRA
    6 11 6-11 Sypher b 14 8 23 1 1 1 ENG AUS
    9 3 1-9 triviapaul 15 7 22 1 1 1 NZ AUS
    9 3 1-9 paper_aero 15 7 22 1 1 1 NZ AUS
    9 3 1-9 gtho4 15 7 22 1 1 1 AUS NZ
    12 12 11-12 Davjack b 12 8 21 1 2 1 NZ AUS
    13 12 11-13 KrivoyRog 12 19 1
    13 12 11-13 ozzz2002 12 7 19 3 AUS ENG
    late starters 19
    98 18 12 19
    (def) wooden spoon 12 7 19
    best picks 16 8 24
    perfect picks 16 8 24
    bonus points 12 7 19

    b = bonus point for perfect picks.
    s = bonus pt for picking result solo, or one of two.
    o = no one picked draw; bonus for picking upset win.
    WIN = advance pick for winner.
    FIN = advance pick for losing finalist.
    def = default is wooden spoon score.

    Weekly Leader
     
    1. +2 George95 gtho4 Howie72 N-Bomb
    jonnowales LeoDaVinci srini701
    BxBarracuda paper_aero triviapaul
    2. +3 BxBarracuda
    3. +4 BxBarracuda
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8.



                week         Hall of Fame                        Wooden Spoon

    % bp |wk|
    | 1| George95 gtho4 Howie72 N-Bomb
    | | jonnowales LeoDaVinci srini701
    108/112 96.4 10 | | 8/8 BxBarracuda paper_aero triviapaul 7/8 ozzz2002 Davjack KrivoyRog Sypher
    80/104 76.9 2 | 2| 8/8 BxBarracuda 5/8 ozzz2002 Davjack
    98/104 94.2 7 | 3| 8/8 BxBarracuda LeoDaVinci srini701 7/8 ozzz2002 George95 gtho4 jonnowales
    | | Davjack Sypher Howie72 N-Bomb paper_aero triviapaul
    . | 4|
    . | 5|
    . | 6|
    . | 7|
    . | 8|
    | |
    19 | | 18 12

    The third round saw 13 players lodge picks .. seven of them were a perfect 8/8 and six of them were 7/8 for a wooden spoon each. That's three perfect rounds by BxBarracuda to make it a 24 straight with 24/24.

    However, 24 straight is not a record for the iRB tipping comp .. Dazzy_D, bertho and Eraserhead were 30/30 in the 2003 comp after 3 rounds and then picked the next two games to make it 32 straight before their first wrong pick arrived .. jonnowales was 28/28 after 7 rounds in the 2007 comp and then missed the first game of the 8th round (it was a draw, which was picked by no-one) to end his run at 30 straight.

    George95 was second last week but collects one of the spoons and slips to 6th. This allows the 4 tipsters who were equal 3rd to jump up into equal 2nd place, and also allows BxBarracuda to extend his lead out front to a mouth-watering 4 pts .. and the next 10 players are separated by 2 pts.

    For those of us who have both Australia and South Africa as our advance picks for the semi-finals, here's the bad news: Australia's upset loss to Ireland in the previous round means RSA and AUS will meet in the quarter-finals if the remaining pool matches play-out according to the form-guide (aka no upsets). Twelve of us have picked South Africa as a semi-finalist, and all 12 of us have also chosen Australia (one of those 12 is BxBarracuda). The two who do not have both of these teams are Davjack and Sypher.

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    #656855 - Tue Sep 27 2011 01:02 PM Re: Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup [Re: gtho4]
    BxBarracuda Offline
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    Registered: Wed Sep 05 2007
    Posts: 4530
    Loc: Bronx
    New York USA     
    The draw bug just bit me after 29 straight.

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    #657024 - Wed Sep 28 2011 06:21 AM Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup [Re: BxBarracuda]
    gtho4 Offline

    Administrator

    Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
    Posts: 39972
    Loc: Sydney oz downunder           
    Rugby World Cup
    pool matches
    Round 4
    .
    iRB World Cup
    New Zealand
    Sat 24th Sep
    .
    13 of 14 players lodged tips
    67-3
    07-27
    62-12
    13-12
    81-7
    23-23
    27-10
    25-9
    13
    11
    13
    11
    13
    0
    11
    8
    England v Romania
    Fiji v Samoa
    Ireland v Russia
    Argentina v Scotland
    Wales v Namibia
    Canada v Japan
    Italy v United States
    Georgia v Romania

    ozzz2002LeoDaVinci George95
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    ozzz2002 LeoDaVinci


    ozzz2002 LeoDaVinci .. Sypher jonnowales
    ozzz2002 LeoDaVinci George95 jonnowales triviapaul
    80first game was played on Saturday, the next three on Sunday, one on
    Monday, two on Tuesday, and the 8th game was played on Wed 28th




    Tipping Comp Standings

      position                 points      
    ----- ----- -------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp WIN FIN
    ----- ----- ------- hf ws -------
    1 1 1-1 BxBarracuda 28 7 35 4 4 ENG NZ
    2 2 1-3 Howie72 24 7 31 3 2 NZ AUS
    2 2 1-3 N-Bomb 24 7 31 3 2 RSA NZ
    2 2 1-3 srini701 24 7 31 3 2 AUS NZ
    5 2 1-5 LeoDaVinci 24 5 29 2 2 NZ AUS
    5 9 1-9 paper_aero 22 7 29 2 1 1 NZ AUS
    5 9 1-9 gtho4 22 7 29 2 1 1 AUS NZ
    5 6 5-11 Sypher 23 6 29 1 1 1 ENG AUS
    9 12 9-12 Davjack 21 7 28 2 2 1 NZ AUS
    9 6 1-9 George95 23 5 28 1 1 1 AUS NZ
    9 6 1-9 jonnowales 23 5 28 1 1 1 NZ FRA
    9 9 1-9 triviapaul 22 6 28 1 1 1 NZ AUS
    13 13 11-13 KrivoyRog 19 23 1
    13 13 11-13 ozzz2002 19 4 23 4 AUS ENG
    late starters 23
    80 25 13 19
    (def) wooden spoon 19 4 23
    best picks 24 7 31
    perfect picks 24 8 32
    bonus points 19 - 19

    b = bonus point for perfect picks.
    s = bonus pt for picking result solo, or one of two.
    o = no one picked draw; bonus for picking upset win.
    WIN = advance pick for winner.
    FIN = advance pick for losing finalist.
    def = default is wooden spoon score.

    Weekly Leader
     
    1. +2 George95 gtho4 Howie72 N-Bomb
    jonnowales LeoDaVinci srini701
    BxBarracuda paper_aero triviapaul
    2. +3 BxBarracuda
    3. +4 BxBarracuda
    4. +4 BxBarracuda
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8.



                week         Hall of Fame                        Wooden Spoon

    % bp |wk|
    | | George95 gtho4 Howie72 N-Bomb
    | | jonnowales srini701 LeoDaVinci
    108/112 96.4 10 | 1| 8/8 BxBarracuda paper_aero triviapaul 7/8 ozzz2002 Davjack KrivoyRog Sypher
    80/104 76.9 2 | 2| 8/8 BxBarracuda 5/8 ozzz2002 Davjack
    98/104 94.2 7 | 3| 8/8 BxBarracuda srini701 LeoDaVinci 7/8 ozzz2002 George95 gtho4 jonnowales
    | | Davjack Sypher Howie72 N-Bomb paper_aero triviapaul
    80/104 76.9 - | 4| 7/8 BxBarracuda paper_aero srini701 4/8 ozzz2002
    | | Davjack gtho4 Howie72 N-Bomb
    . | 5|
    . | 6|
    . | 7|
    . | 8|
    | |
    19 | | 25 13

    There are no perfect picks in Round 4 as Canada v Japan finished a draw. This brings to an end BxBarracuda's run of perfect picks. After some detective work by dg_dave, the perfect picks record for the iRB comp is 32 straight as follows:

    2003 : 32 : bertho, Dazzy_D, Eraserhead 10/10 10/10 10/10 +2
    2011 : 29 : BxBarracuda 8/8 8/8 8/8 +5
    2007 : 27 : jonnowales +3 4/4 4/4 4/4 4/4 4/4 4/4

    There's no change out front. BxBarracuda retains his lead at +4 pts, with 3 players equal 2nd (down from four players last round) .. and then there's a gap of 2 pts to the rest of us.

    If England win the Final, BxBarracuda will stroll through to the finish line and win this in a canter. However, if England lose their semi and fail to make the final, it's on for young an old (as BxBarracuda will lose 4 pts, one for picking a finalist and three for picking the winner).

    That completes Round 4 and the first half of this comp.

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    #657122 - Wed Sep 28 2011 04:56 PM Re: Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup [Re: gtho4]
    ozzz2002 Offline
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    Geez, not ANOTHER spoon!
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    #657163 - Wed Sep 28 2011 09:11 PM Re: Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup [Re: ozzz2002]
    N-Bomb Offline
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    Registered: Thu Sep 09 2010
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    Loc: New Zealand
    Looks like my advance picks will fail me, oh well, go AB's!
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    #657998 - Sun Oct 02 2011 08:54 AM Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup [Re: N-Bomb]
    gtho4 Offline

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    Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
    Posts: 39972
    Loc: Sydney oz downunder           
    Rugby World Cup
    end of pool matches
    Round 5
    .
    iRB World Cup
    New Zealand
    Fri 30th Sep
    .
    12 of 14 players lodged tips
    13-6
    68-22
    14-19
    16-12
    25-7
    79-15
    66-0
    36-6
    12
    12
    1
    10
    11
    12
    12
    11
    Sth Africa v Samoa
    Australia v Russia
    France v Tonga
    England v Scotland
    Argentina v Georgia
    N Zealand v Canada
    Wales v Fiji
    Ireland v Italy
    jonnowales
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    LeoDaVinci
    jonnowales ozzz2002
    Sypher


    gtho4
    81the first game was played on Friday night, the next three were
    on Saturday and the remaining four were played on Sunday
    jonnowales missed first game with late picks but receives
    a point as a gimme, as all 11 of us picked RSA to win




    Tipping Comp Standings

      position                 points      
    ----- ----- -------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp WIN FIN
    ----- ----- ------- hf ws -------
    1 1 1-1 BxBarracuda 35 7 42 4 4 ENG NZ
    2 5 1-5 LeoDaVinci bs 29 8 39 3 4 NZ AUS
    3 2 1-3 Howie72 31 7 38 3 2 NZ AUS
    3 2 1-3 N-Bomb 31 7 38 3 2 RSA NZ
    3 2 1-3 srini701 31 7 38 3 2 AUS NZ
    6 5 1-9 paper_aero 29 7 36 2 1 1 NZ AUS
    7 5 1-9 gtho4 29 6 35 2 2 1 AUS NZ
    7 9 1-9 George95 28 7 35 1 1 1 AUS NZ
    7 9 1-9 triviapaul 28 7 35 1 1 1 NZ AUS
    7 5 5-11 Sypher 29 6 35 1 2 1 ENG AUS
    11 9 9-12 Davjack 28 34 2 2 1 NZ AUS
    11 9 1-11 jonnowales 28 6 34 1 2 1 NZ FRA
    13 13 11-13 KrivoyRog 23 29 1
    13 13 11-13 ozzz2002 23 6 29 5 AUS ENG
    late starters 29
    81 26 17 21
    (def) wooden spoon 23 6 29
    best picks 31 8 39
    perfect picks 32 8 40
    bonus points 19 2 21

    b = bonus point for perfect picks.
    s = bonus pt for picking result solo, or one of two.
    o = no one picked draw; bonus for picking upset win.
    WIN = advance pick for winner (3 pts).
    FIN = advance pick for losing finalist.
    def = default is wooden spoon score.

    Weekly Leader
     
    1. +2 George95 gtho4 Howie72 N-Bomb
    jonnowales LeoDaVinci srini701
    BxBarracuda paper_aero triviapaul
    2. +3 BxBarracuda
    3. +4 BxBarracuda
    4. +4 BxBarracuda
    5. +3 BxBarracuda
    6.
    7.
    8.



                week         Hall of Fame                        Wooden Spoon

    % bp |wk|
    | | George95 gtho4 Howie72 N-Bomb
    | | jonnowales srini701 LeoDaVinci
    108/112 96.4 10 | 1| 8/8 BxBarracuda paper_aero triviapaul 7/8 ozzz2002 Davjack KrivoyRog Sypher
    80/104 76.9 2 | 2| 8/8 BxBarracuda 5/8 ozzz2002 Davjack
    98/104 94.2 7 | 3| 8/8 BxBarracuda srini701 LeoDaVinci 7/8 ozzz2002 gtho4 paper_aero triviapaul
    | | Davjack Sypher Howie72 N-Bomb jonnowales George95
    80/104 76.9 - | 4| 7/8 BxBarracuda paper_aero srini701 4/8 ozzz2002
    | | Davjack gtho4 Howie72 N-Bomb
    81/96 84.3 2 | 5| 8/8 LeoDaVinci 6/8 ozzz2002 gtho4 jonnowales Sypher
    . | 6|
    . | 7|
    . | 8|
    | |
    21 | | 26 17

    Four players had a go at picking the upset, but only one succeeded. LeoDaVinci picked France to lose and hit pay dirt. He won the last round of pool matches with a perfect 8/8 and rockets up the table into 2nd place .. and BxBarracuda see's the leader's margin cut from +4 to +3 pts.

    Australia finished 2nd in their group and now face South Africa in the quarter-finals .. and have ended up on the same side of the draw as New Zealand:
      QF1 : Ireland v Wales
      QF2 : England v France
      QF3 : South Africa v Australia
      QF4 : New Zealand v Argentina
    The two semi-finals are QF1 v QF2 and QF3 v QF4. In other words, those of us who have any of these three sets picks are rowing upstream without a full set of paddles:

    o only one of South Africa and Australia will play in the semis.
    o those of us who have picked a NZ v AUS final will lose another advance pick.
    o ditto those of us who have picked a NZ v RSA final.

    There are quite a few permutations to be played over the next three rounds. Grab your abacus and slide rule and out have a go at it! These are our seven advance picks for the last two rounds:
    Advance Picks
    14 players lodged advance picks for the semi-finals and 13 lodged advance picks for the final
                                         |               |    
    FOUR SEMI-FINALISTS | TWO FINALISTS | WINNER
    | |
    BxBarracuda AUS ENG NZ RSA | NZ ENG | ENG
    Davjack AUS ENG NZ FRA | AUS NZ | NZ
    George95 # AUS ENG NZ RSA | AUS NZ | AUS
    gtho4 # AUS ENG NZ RSA | AUS NZ | AUS
    Howie72 @ AUS ENG NZ RSA | AUS NZ | NZ
    jonnowales AUS NZ RSA FRA | NZ FRA | NZ
    KrivoyRog AUS NZ RSA FRA | |
    LeoDaVinci @ AUS ENG NZ RSA | AUS NZ | NZ
    N-Bomb AUS ENG NZ RSA | NZ RSA | RSA
    ozzz2002 AUS NZ RSA SCO | AUS ENG | AUS
    paper_aero AUS NZ RSA FRA | AUS NZ | NZ
    srini701 AUS NZ RSA FRA | AUS NZ | AUS
    Sypher AUS ENG NZ WAL | AUS ENG | ENG
    triviapaul @ AUS ENG NZ RSA | AUS NZ | NZ
    | |

    14 9 14 12 5 1+1 10 11 3+1+1 4 6 2+1
    (56) (26) (13)

    # = all seven advance picks are identical
    @ = ditto, these seven are also identical

    Advance picks for semi-finalists added into the second-last round, Round 7. One point for each correct pick.
    Advance picks for World Cup Final added into the last round, Round 8. One point for each finalist and 3 pts
    for the winner (1 pt if they lose the final).


    Edited by gtho4 (Sat Oct 08 2011 04:07 AM)

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    #659775 - Sun Oct 09 2011 09:26 AM Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup [Re: gtho4]
    gtho4 Offline

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    Posts: 39972
    Loc: Sydney oz downunder           
    Rugby World Cup
    quarter-finals

    Round 6
    .
    iRB World Cup
    New Zealand
    Sat 8th Oct
    .
    11 of 14 players lodged tips
    03-10
    10-22
    00-16
    12-19
    03-8
    09-11
    12-7
    33-10
    5
    5
    1
    0
    4
    10
    11
    11
    HT : Ireland v Wales
    FT : Ireland v Wales
    HT : England v France
    FT : England v France
    HT : South Africa v Australia
    FT : South Africa v Australia
    HT : New Zealand v Argentina
    HT : New Zealand v Argentina
    paper_aero gtho4 Howie72 Sypher LeoDaVinci
    N-Bomb gtho4 Howie72 Sypher srini701
    paper_aero
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    N-Bomb George95 ozzz2002 Sypher
    N-Bomb

    .
    47first last two quarter-finals were played on Sunday




    Tipping Comp Standings

      position                 points      
    ----- ----- -------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp WIN FIN
    ----- ----- ------- hf ws -------
    1 1 1-1 BxBarracuda 42 3 45 4 1 4 ENG NZ
    2 2 1-5 LeoDaVinci 39 4 43 3 4 NZ AUS
    2 3 1-3 Howie72 38 5 43 3 2 NZ AUS
    4 3 1-4 N-Bomb 38 4 42 3 2 RSA NZ
    4 3 1-3 srini701 38 4 42 3 2 AUS NZ
    4 6 1-9 paper_aero s 36 5 42 2 1 2 NZ AUS
    7 7 5-11 Sypher 35 6 41 2 2 1 ENG AUS
    8 7 1-9 gtho4 35 5 40 2 2 1 AUS NZ
    9 7 1-9 George95 35 4 39 1 1 1 AUS NZ
    10 7 1-10 triviapaul 35 3 38 1 2 1 NZ AUS
    11 11 9-12 Davjack 34 37 2 2 1 NZ AUS
    11 11 1-11 jonnowales 34 37 1 2 1 NZ FRA
    13 13 11-13 ozzz2002 29 4 33 5 AUS ENG
    14 13 11-14 KrivoyRog 29 32 1
    late starters 36
    47 27 19 22
    (def) wooden spoon 29 3 32
    best picks 39 6 45
    perfect picks 40 8 48
    bonus points 21 1 22

    b = bonus point for perfect picks.
    s = bonus pt for picking result solo, or one of two.
    o = no one picked draw; bonus for picking upset win.
    WIN = advance pick for winner (3 pts).
    FIN = advance pick for losing finalist.
    def = default is wooden spoon score.

    Weekly Leader
     
    1. +2 George95 gtho4 Howie72 N-Bomb
    jonnowales LeoDaVinci srini701
    BxBarracuda paper_aero triviapaul
    2. +3 BxBarracuda
    3. +4 BxBarracuda
    4. +4 BxBarracuda
    5. +3 BxBarracuda
    6. +2 BxBarracuda
    7.
    8.



                week         Hall of Fame                        Wooden Spoon

    % bp |wk|
    | | George95 gtho4 Howie72 N-Bomb
    | | jonnowales srini701 LeoDaVinci
    108/112 96.4 10 | 1| 8/8 BxBarracuda paper_aero triviapaul 7/8 ozzz2002 Davjack KrivoyRog Sypher
    80/104 76.9 2 | 2| 8/8 BxBarracuda 5/8 ozzz2002 Davjack
    98/104 94.2 7 | 3| 8/8 BxBarracuda srini701 LeoDaVinci 7/8 ozzz2002 gtho4 paper_aero triviapaul
    | | Davjack Sypher Howie72 N-Bomb jonnowales George95
    80/104 76.9 - | 4| 7/8 BxBarracuda paper_aero srini701 4/8 ozzz2002
    | | Davjack gtho4 Howie72 N-Bomb
    81/96 84.3 2 | 5| 8/8 LeoDaVinci 6/8 ozzz2002 gtho4 jonnowales Sypher
    47/88 53.4 1 | 6| 6/8 Sypher 3/8 BxBarracuda triviapaul
    . | 7|
    . | 8|
    | |
    22 | | 27 19

    Sypher is this round's winner with 6/8, and reduces the deficit behind 3rd from 3 pts to 2 pts. However, with the elimination of England he lost three advance picks: a semi-finalist, a finalist and the winner .. that's 5 pts (out of 16 pts) which are unavailable for the last two rounds.

    BxBarracuda collects his first wooden spoon but retains the lead. With the elimination of England he also lost three advance picks .. but he also lost RSA as one of his semi-finalists .. that's 6 pts unavailable over the last two rounds. N-Bomb is in the same boat .. as he had RSA to win and England as a semi-finalist.

    The other wooden spooner was trivapaul .. it wasn't ozzz2002. He's stopped the rot.

    Australia will now meet New Zealand in the second semi-final .. and eight of us have chosen them as our two finalist. Al eight of us will be scratching for pts in the last round.

    Our advance picks are in the table below. There are quite a few permutations to be played over the last two rounds .. four of the 8 pts in the 2nd last rond are advance picks, and 5 of the 8 pts in the last round are advance picks.

    The two players behind BxBarracuda have both picked NZ to win the final .. if NZ lose then all three of them will go into the final round without a winner, and srini701 comes into contention (he will have a live pick for the winner). If NZ win their semi-final, and then win the final, the winner of this comp will/should be LeoDaVinci or Howie72 or paper_aero.

    We won't know the winner of this comp until Sunday 23rd October, as the iRB do not play mid-week matches after the pool stage.

    Advance Picks
    14 players lodged advance picks for the semi-finals and 13 lodged advance picks for the final
                                         |               |    
    FOUR SEMI-FINALISTS | TWO FINALISTS | WINNER
    AUS NZ FRA WAL | |


    BxBarracuda AUS ENG NZ RSA | NZ ENG | ENG
    Davjack AUS ENG NZ FRA | AUS NZ | NZ
    George95 # AUS ENG NZ RSA | AUS NZ | AUS
    gtho4 # AUS ENG NZ RSA | AUS NZ | AUS
    Howie72 @ AUS ENG NZ RSA | AUS NZ | NZ
    jonnowales AUS NZ RSA FRA | NZ FRA | NZ
    KrivoyRog AUS NZ RSA FRA | |
    LeoDaVinci @ AUS ENG NZ RSA | AUS NZ | NZ
    N-Bomb AUS ENG NZ RSA | NZ RSA | RSA
    ozzz2002 AUS NZ RSA SCO | AUS ENG | AUS
    paper_aero AUS NZ RSA FRA | AUS NZ | NZ
    srini701 AUS NZ RSA FRA | AUS NZ | AUS
    Sypher AUS ENG NZ WAL | AUS ENG | ENG
    triviapaul @ AUS ENG NZ RSA | AUS NZ | NZ
    | |

    14 9 14 12 5 1+1 10 11 3+1+1 4 6 2+1
    (56) (26) (13)

    # = all seven advance picks are identical
    @ = ditto, these seven are also identical

    Advance picks for semi-finalists added into the second-last round, Round 7. One point for each correct pick.
    Advance picks for World Cup Final added into the last round, Round 8. One point for each finalist and 3 pts
    for the winner (1 pt if they lose the final).

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    #659778 - Sun Oct 09 2011 10:19 AM Re: Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup [Re: gtho4]
    BxBarracuda Offline
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    Posts: 4530
    Loc: Bronx
    New York USA     
    Luck can't last forever, it was a good run.

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    #661513 - Sun Oct 16 2011 05:44 AM Results & Standings .. iRB World Cup [Re: gtho4]
    gtho4 Offline

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    Posts: 39972
    Loc: Sydney oz downunder           
    Rugby World Cup
    semi-finals

    Round 7
    .
    iRB World Cup
    New Zealand
    Sat 15th Oct
    .
    14 of 14 players lodged tips
    03-6
    08-9
    06-14
    06-20

    four
    adv
    picks
    4
    5
    7
    8
    1
    5
    14
    14
    HT: Wales v France
    FT: Wales v France
    HT: Aust v New Zealand
    HT: Aust v New Zealand
    Wales
    France
    Australia
    New Zealand
    paper_aero Davjack LeoDaVinci triviapaul ozzz2002
    paper_aero Davjack LeoDaVinci triviapaul ozzz2002
    paper_aero Davjack LeoDaVinci triviapaul srini701 BxBarracuda Howie72
    paper_aero Davjack LeoDaVinci triviapaul srini701 BxBarracuda Howie72
       Sypher
    paper_aero Davjack jonnowales KrivoyRog srini701
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    .
    58the second semi-final was played on Sunday night
    jonnowales & KrivoyRog did not lodge picks x4 for the semi-finals




    Tipping Comp Standings

      position                 points      
    ----- ----- -------
    TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp WIN FIN
    ----- ----- ------- hf ws -------
    1 1 1-1 BxBarracuda 45 4 49 4 1 4 ENG NZ
    1 2 1-5 LeoDaVinci 43 6 49 3 4 NZ AUS
    1 4 1-9 paper_aero 42 7 49 3 1 2 NZ AUS
    4 2 1-4 Howie72 43 4 47 3 2 NZ AUS
    4 4 1-4 srini701 42 5 47 3 2 AUS NZ
    6 7 5-11 Sypher s 41 3 45 2 2 1 ENG AUS
    7 4 1-7 N-Bomb 42 2 44 3 1 2 RSA NZ
    8 11 8-12 Davjack 37 6 43 2 2 1 NZ AUS
    8 9 1-9 George95 39 4 43 1 1 1 AUS NZ
    8 10 1-10 triviapaul 38 5 43 1 2 1 NZ AUS
    11 8 1-11 gtho4 40 2 42 2 3 1 AUS NZ
    12 11 1-12 jonnowales 37 3 40 1 2 1 NZ FRA
    13 13 11-13 ozzz2002 33 4 37 5 AUS ENG
    14 14 11-14 KrivoyRog 32 3 35 1
    late starters 00
    58 28 21 23
    (def) wooden spoon 32 2 34
    best picks 45 7 52
    perfect picks 48 8 56
    bonus points 22 1 23

    b = bonus point for perfect picks.
    s = bonus pt for picking result solo, or one of two.
    o = no one picked draw; bonus for picking upset win.
    WIN = advance pick for winner (3 pts).
    FIN = advance pick for losing finalist.
    def = default is wooden spoon score.

    Weekly Leader
     
    1. +2 George95 gtho4 Howie72 N-Bomb
    jonnowales srini701 triviapaul
    BxBarracuda LeoDaVinci paper_aero
    2. +3 BxBarracuda
    3. +4 BxBarracuda
    4. +4 BxBarracuda
    5. +3 BxBarracuda
    6. +2 BxBarracuda
    7. +2 BxBarracuda LeoDaVinci paper_aero
    8.



                week         Hall of Fame                        Wooden Spoon

    % bp |wk|
    | | George95 gtho4 Howie72 N-Bomb
    | | jonnowales srini701 LeoDaVinci
    108/112 96.4 10 | 1| 8/8 BxBarracuda paper_aero triviapaul 7/8 ozzz2002 Davjack KrivoyRog Sypher
    80/104 76.9 2 | 2| 8/8 BxBarracuda 5/8 ozzz2002 Davjack
    98/104 94.2 7 | 3| 8/8 BxBarracuda srini701 LeoDaVinci 7/8 ozzz2002 gtho4 paper_aero triviapaul
    | | Davjack Sypher Howie72 N-Bomb jonnowales George95
    80/104 76.9 - | 4| 7/8 BxBarracuda paper_aero srini701 4/8 ozzz2002
    | | Davjack gtho4 Howie72 N-Bomb
    81/96 84.3 2 | 5| 8/8 LeoDaVinci 6/8 ozzz2002 gtho4 jonnowales Sypher
    47/88 53.4 1 | 6| 6/8 Sypher 3/8 BxBarracuda triviapaul
    58/96 60.4 1 | 7| 7/8 paper_aero 2/8 N-Bomb gtho4
    . | 8|
    | |
    23 | | 28 21

    BxBarracuda is still there but it's now a three-way tie out front with one round left. The defending title holder jonnowales is the only player who can score 8/8 in the final round, but he's too far behind at -9 pts to land on the podium.

    Sypher scored the only bonus point but, as he has no live picks (worth 5 pts) for the final, can't catch any of the leaders .. and the rest of us from there down are also out of it.

    The medallists will be three of the five in front of Sypher. Five of the 8 pts in the final round are our advance picks (1 pt each finalist + 3 pts the winner); the other three points will come from these three picks:

    FT : Wales v Australia
    HT : France v New Zealand
    FT : France v New Zealand

    BxBarracuda can still win this .. if the unthinkable happens and New Zealand lose to France.



    Advance picks for World Cup Final added into the last round, Round 8. One point for each finalist and 3 pts for the winner (1 pt if they lose the final).


    Edited by gtho4 (Sun Oct 23 2011 08:06 AM)

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