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#676974 - Sun Jan 01 2012 04:41 AM Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations
srini701 Offline
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The 2012 Africa Cup of Nations will be the 28th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa and will run between January 21 and February 12. It will be co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. Defending Champion Egypt has not even qualified and the following teams will be taking part (FIFA ranking, with African ranking in brackets).

• Côte d'Ivoire 16 (1)
• Ghana 29 (2)
• Senegal 44 (6)
• Morocco 60 (11)
• Tunisia 60 (11)
• Burkina Faso 62 (13)
• Libya 63 (14)
• Mali 67 (15)
• Gabon 77 (17) .. Co-Hosts
• Guinea 79 (18)
• Zambia 79 (19)
• Angola 84 (20)
• Botswana 96 (23)
• Niger 98 (24)
• Sudan 112 (27)
• Equatorial Guinea 151 (42) .. Co-Hosts

12 people had played the FT comp the last time it was held here in 2008 with jonnowales winning it ahead of KrivoyRog and ElfTwinkle.

There will 6 rounds of competition here with 8 points each round (including advance predictions in a couple of rounds). Bonus points of course for sole tips and perfect picks.

In case people finish equal on points, they will be separated in the following order:

1. Hof vs Spoon differential
2. If still equal, person with more HoFs is placed higher
3. If still equal, person with more number of right tips (without bonus points) is placed higher
4. IF STILL EQUAL, I will place them on equal ranking on table and if they are on podium places, plead and convince gtho4 to award them both the podium smile

Sign Up here if you are interested in a short, fun comp so I know you will there!



Edited by gtho4 (Sat Jan 21 2012 07:15 AM)

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#676975 - Sun Jan 01 2012 04:47 AM Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet [Re: srini701]
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No Egypt, no South Africa, no Cameroon!

Should make it a total lucky-dip; my favourite type of comp. smile
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#676977 - Sun Jan 01 2012 05:02 AM Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet [Re: ozzz2002]
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 6276
Loc: Hyderabad India           
Opening Odds to win the comp (one of many and nothing that I understand, but I am asked to put these for all comps, so here you go):

Ivory Coast 2.53
Ghana 5.25
Senegal 8.10
Morocco 9.80
Tunisia 11.00
Mali 16.80
Burkina Faso 23.80
Gabon 25.40
Guinea 26.80
Angola 36.40
Libya42.00
Zambia 45.40
Sudan 63.60
Equatorial Guinea 80.00
Niger 87.20
Botswana 94.00
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#676992 - Sun Jan 01 2012 07:17 AM Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet [Re: srini701]
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Posts: 3566
Loc: Crawley Sussex England       
I'll give it a go
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#677002 - Sun Jan 01 2012 09:05 AM Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet [Re: paper_aero]
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Posts: 7640
Loc: Ontario Canada
Alright, I'll bite.

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#677060 - Sun Jan 01 2012 02:48 PM Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet [Re: George95]
wwe84 Online   content
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Registered: Sun Feb 13 2011
Posts: 2620
Loc: Southn Highlands NSW Australia
i'm in

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#677096 - Sun Jan 01 2012 04:31 PM Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet [Re: wwe84]
BxBarracuda Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 05 2007
Posts: 4785
Loc: Bronx
New York USA     
I'm in, thanks for the cheat sheet Srini, saved me the time of looking for that information.

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#677251 - Mon Jan 02 2012 02:25 AM Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet [Re: BxBarracuda]
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Registered: Sun Jul 30 2006
Posts: 2081
Loc: Middlesbrough
England UK  
Count me in, thanks.
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#678410 - Thu Jan 05 2012 12:23 AM Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet [Re: KrivoyRog]
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Registered: Fri Jul 10 2009
Posts: 2344
Loc: Champaign Illinois USA        
I will also give it a go

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#678743 - Thu Jan 05 2012 11:21 PM Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet [Re: illiniman14]
szabs Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 13 2007
Posts: 14709
Loc: Mijas, Malaga Spain         
Count me in please.

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#679000 - Fri Jan 06 2012 07:36 PM Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet [Re: szabs]
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Posts: 998
Loc: Delft<br>The Netherlands
Go Botswana!

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#679009 - Fri Jan 06 2012 08:27 PM Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet [Re: triviapaul]
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Posts: 2171
Loc: New Zealand
Ok I'll have a guess too
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#680524 - Thu Jan 12 2012 07:18 PM Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet [Re: gtho4]
gillyharold Offline
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Posts: 5731
Loc: Davison Michigan USA          
There's always a first time for everything,count me in.

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#681240 - Sun Jan 15 2012 08:55 AM Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet [Re: gtho4]
jonnowales Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 30 2006
Posts: 1518
Loc: Swansea,UK
Count me in! smile

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#682220 - Wed Jan 18 2012 03:20 PM Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet [Re: jonnowales]
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Posts: 40619
Loc: Sydney oz downunder           
add another to the list

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#683787 - Tue Jan 24 2012 11:43 PM Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet [Re: gtho4]
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 6276
Loc: Hyderabad India           


Africa Cup of Nations 2012
Round 1 Sat 21 Jan
League Stage
.17 players lodged tips:
. picks correct picks
.2-8-70
15-1-10
16-1-00
5-8-40
9-6-20
2-12-30
15-1-10
6-8-3 0
1-0
1-2
1-0
1-2
2-0
1-2
1-0
1-0
2
1
16
4
9
2
15
6
Equatorial Guinea v Libya
Senegal v Zambia
Côte d'Ivoire v Sudan
Burkina Faso v Angola
Gabon v Niger
Morocco v Tunisia
Ghana v Botswana
Mali v Guinea
KrivoyRog, gillyharold
gillyharold
triviapaul
wwe84, gillyharold, szabs, LeoDaVinci

gillyharold, szabs
gillyharold, triviapaul
.
.
.
55


Tipping Comp Standings
 
position LW TW
----- ----- ---------
TW LW hi-lo picks bp
----- ----- --------- hf ws
1 - 1-1 gillyharold sss - 5 8 1 - 3
2 - 2-2 LeoDaVinci - 5 5 1 - -
2 - 2-2 KrivoyRog s - 4 5 - - 1
2 - 2-2 szabs s - 4 5 - - 1
5 - 5-5 George95 - 4 4 - - -
5 - 5-5 N-Bomb - 4 4 - - -
5 - 5-5 srini701 - 4 4 - - -
8 - 8-8 BxBarracuda - 3 3 - - -
8 - 8-8 gtho4 - 3 3 - - -
8 - 8-8 Howie72 - 3 3 - - -
8 - 8-8 illiniman14 - 3 3 - - -
8 - 8-8 paper_aero - 3 3 - - -
8 - 8-8 Sypher - 3 3 - - -
8 - 8-8 wwe84 - 3 3 - - -
15 - 15-15 jonnowales - 2 2 - - -
15 - 15-15 ozzz2002 - 2 2 - - -
17 - 17-17 triviapaul - 0 0 - 1 -
55
2 1 5
wooden spoon - 0 0
best picks - 5 5
perfect picks - 8 8
bonus points - 5 5

default is Wooden Spoon Score
b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus pt for solo pick, or one of two.
w = bonus point for picking draw, no one picked win.
o = no one picked draw. Bonus pt for picking upset win.
bp= total bonus points.


Weekly Leader




1. +3 gillyharold
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.



Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
weekly winners and spoons
| | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
bp % |wk |
| |
55/136 5 40.4 | 1 | 5/8 LeoDaVinci, gillyharold 0/8 triviapaul
| 2 |
| 3 |
| 4 |
| 5 |
| 6 |
| 7 |

5 2 1



  • A hearty welcome to all 16 of you who joined me on this African Safari smile We are off to a decent start (compared to the South American Cup a few months back!) picking 40% of the matches right.
  • gillyharold got off the blocks in a flash, picking the first 4 matches right before slowing down in the latter half of the round. He got 3 bonus points for solo picks and is off to a healthy start.
  • Keeping pace with gillyharold are LeoDaVinci, who shares the round's HoF with 5 right picks, KrivoyRog and szabs, are the other sole pick bonus winners of this round
  • At the other end, triviapaul took a risk and picked all draws, a ploy that backfired spectacularly and leaving him with plenty of catching up to do...

Plenty of time to write about the rest of us here smile Get your tips in before the 2nd round starts or you will lose points for any matches that start...


Edited by srini701 (Wed Jan 25 2012 02:52 AM)
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#683821 - Wed Jan 25 2012 01:25 AM Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet [Re: srini701]
triviapaul Offline
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Posts: 998
Loc: Delft<br>The Netherlands
Ok so that didn't quite work out right :P
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#684942 - Sun Jan 29 2012 01:11 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations [Re: srini701]
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 6276
Loc: Hyderabad India           


Africa Cup of Nations 2012
Round 2, 25-28 Jan
League Stage
.17 of 17 players lodged tips:
. picks correct picks
.3-5-90
1-2-140
0-8-90
15-1-10
0-1-160
14-2-10
1-9-70
14-1-2 0
2-2
2-1
2-2
2-0
1-2
3-2
1-6
2-0
5
1
8
15
16
1
7
14
Libya vs Zambia
Equatorial Guinea v Senegal
Sudan vs Angola
Côte d'Ivoire v Burkina Faso
Niger v Tunisia
Morocco v Gabon
Botswana v Guinea
Ghana v Mali
ozzz2002, paper, howie, triviapaul, Sypher
gillyharold

gillyharold, KrivoyRog
George95
George95

KrivoyRog, gillyharold, triviapaul .
.
.
67


Tipping Comp Standings
 
position LW TW
----- ----- ---------
TW LW hi-lo picks bp
----- ----- --------- hf ws
1 1 1-1 gillyharold s 8 4 13 1 - 4
2 2 2-2 LeoDaVinci 5 4 9 1 - -
2 2 2-2 szabs 5 4 9 - - 1
2 5 2-5 George95 s 4 4 9 - - 1
5 15 5-15 ozzz2002 2 6 8 1 - -
5 8 5-8 BxBarracuda 3 5 8 - - -
5 8 5-8 Sypher 3 5 8 - - -
8 5 5-8 N-Bomb 4 3 7 - - -
8 5 5-8 srini701 4 3 7 - - -
8 8 8-8 gtho4 3 4 7 - - -
8 8 8-8 Howie72 3 4 7 - - -
8 8 8-8 illiniman14 3 4 7 - - -
8 8 8-8 paper_aero 3 4 7 - - -
8 8 8-8 wwe84 3 4 7 - - -
8 2 2-8 KrivoyRog 5 2 7 - 1 1
16 15 15-16 jonnowales 2 4 6 - - -
17 17 17-17 triviapaul 0 3 3 - 1 -
67
3 2 7
wooden spoon 0 2 2
best picks 5 6 11
perfect picks 8 8 16
bonus points 5 2 7

default is Wooden Spoon Score
b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus pt for solo pick, or one of two.
w = bonus point for picking draw, no one picked win.
o = no one picked draw. Bonus pt for picking upset win.
bp= total bonus points.


Weekly Leader




1. +3 gillyharold
2. +4 gillyharold
3.
4.
5.
6.




Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
weekly winners and spoons
| | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
bp % |wk |
| |
55/136 5 40.4 | 1 | 5/8 LeoDaVinci, gillyharold 0/8 triviapaul
67/136 2 49.2 | 2 | 6/8 Ozzz2002 2/8 KrivoyRog
| 3 |
| 4 |
| 5 |
| 6 |
| 7 |

7 3 2



  • Ozzz2002 made most of the noise this round, picking a humongous 6/8 (and missing a perfect pick bonus by one) and jumped all the way from the basement to joint 5th, 1 point off the podium position.
  • gillyharold increased his lead at the top by a further point despite an average round. he's now 4 clear of the chasing pack of LeoDaVinci, szabs and george95 with another 3 players a further point behind.
  • 5 teams (Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Gabon, Tunisia and Cote D'Ivoire) have booked their places in the quarterfinals after winning both their matches so far. 2 of the pre-tournament favorites, Morocco and Senegal are already out after crashing to embarrassing defeats in both their matches! Burkina Faso and Niger are the other teams already eliminated.
  • In case you have any of the eliminated teams in your advance picks to reach the final, you still have time to go in and modify your tips before the 3rd round starts later today.....Don't blame me later for not warning you grin

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#686169 - Wed Feb 01 2012 11:49 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations [Re: srini701]
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 6276
Loc: Hyderabad India           


Africa Cup of Nations
2012
Round 3
Jan 29 - Feb 1
League Stage
.16 of 17 players lodged tips:
. picks correct picks
.5-5-60
2-3-11
6-4-60
14-2-00
1-7-80
2-2-12
1-3-12
15-1-00
0-1
2-1
2-1
2-0
1-0
0-1
1-2
1-1
6
2
6
14
1
12
12
1
Equatorial Guinea v Zambia
Libya v Senegal
Sudan v Burkina Faso
Côte d'Ivoire v Angola
Gabon v Tunisia
Niger v Morocco
Botswana v Mali
Ghana vs Guinea

George95, BxBarracuda

ozzz2002, jonnowales
George95
George95, jonnowales, N-Bomb, illiniman14
ozzz2002, jonnowales, Howie72, wwe84
N-Bomb .
.
.
54


Tipping Comp Standings
 
position LW TW
----- ----- ---------
TW LW hi-lo picks bp
----- ----- --------- hf ws
1 1 1-1 gillyharold 13 4 17 1 - 4
2 2 2-5 George95 ss 9 5 16 1 - 3
3 2 2-3 szabs 9 5 14 1 - 1
4 5 4-8 BxBarracuda s 8 4 13 - - 1
5 2 2-5 LeoDaVinci 9 3 12 1 - -
5 5 5-8 Sypher 8 4 12 - - -
5 8 5-8 N-Bomb s 7 4 12 - - 1
8 8 5-8 srini701 7 4 11 - - -
8 8 8-8 paper_aero 7 4 11 - - -
10 5 5-15 ozzz2002 8 2 10 1 - -
10 8 8-10 gtho4 7 3 10 - - -
10 8 8-10 Howie72 7 3 10 - - -
10 8 8-10 wwe84 7 3 10 - - -
10 8 2-10 KrivoyRog 7 3 10 - 1 1
15 8 8-15 illiniman14 7 2 9 - - -
16 16 15-16 jonnowales 6 1 7 - 1 -
17 17 17-17 triviapaul 3 d 4 - 1 -
54
5 3 11
wooden spoon 2 1 3
best picks 11 5 16
perfect picks 16 8 24
bonus points 7 4 11

default is Wooden Spoon Score
b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus pt for solo pick, or one of two.
w = bonus point for picking draw, no one picked win.
o = no one picked draw. Bonus pt for picking upset win.
bp= total bonus points.


Weekly Leader




1. +3 gillyharold
2. +4 gillyharold
3. +1 gillyharold
4.
5.
6.




Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
weekly winners and spoons
| | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
bp % |wk |
| |
55/136 5 40.4 | 1 | 5/8 LeoDaVinci, gillyharold 0/8 triviapaul
67/136 2 49.2 | 2 | 6/8 ozzz2002 2/8 KrivoyRog
54/128 4 42.1 | 3 | 5/8 szabs, George95 1/8 jonnowales
| 4 |
| 5 |
| 6 |
| 7 |

11 5 3



  • Ozzz2002 got on to his tipping comp roller coaster yet again and lost position. But George95 and szabs made the most of this round and have positioned themselves solidly behind leader gillyharold on the table. We finally have something separating the top 5 here!
  • George95 picked up 2 bonus points this round, and BxBarracuda and N-Bomb took home one each. triviapaul became the first to default (not a good time, since jonnowales only had the Zambia win to show for his efforts this round for the spoon)
  • Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) and Gabon remained the only 2 teams to win all 3 of their league matches. Both co-hosts, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon have made it to the quarterfinals comfortbaly, but both also landed in the same half as Côte d'Ivoire!
  • A couple of us picked Ghana and Tunisia to play the finals...they are meeting in the quarters! Zambia and Sudan play one quarters, while Gabon takes on Mali and Côte d'Ivoire plays Equatorial Guinea in the other quarterfinal matches.

    The tipping threads for the next round has been updated, so do remember to lodge your tips before the quarterfinals start on Saturday.


Edited by gtho4 (Thu Feb 02 2012 05:18 AM)
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#687543 - Mon Feb 06 2012 12:40 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations [Re: srini701]
srini701 Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 6276
Loc: Hyderabad India           


Africa Cup of Nations
2012
Round 4
Feb 4 - 5
Quarter Finals
.15 of 17 players lodged tips:
. picks correct picks
.6-7-20
12-2-1
0-4-110
0-2-130
2-9-4 0
12-0-3
6-7-2
12-1-20
1-0
3-0
0-1
0-3
0-0
1-1
1-1
1-1
6
12
11
13
9
0
7
1
Zambia v Sudan - Half Time
Zambia v Sudan - Full Time
Eq Guinea v Cote d'Ivoire - HT
Eq Guinea v Cote d'Ivoire - FT
Gabon vs Mali – Half-time
Gabon vs Mali – Full-time
Ghana vs Tunisia – Half-time
Ghana vs Tunisia – Full-time

triviapaul, LeoDaVinci, N-Bomb
triviapaul, LeoDaVinci, BxBarracuda, illiniman14
triviapaul, KrivoyRog

No one!

paper_aero .
.
.
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position LW TW
----- ----- ---------
TW LW hi-lo picks bp
----- ----- --------- hf ws
1 1 1-1 gillyharold 17 4 21 1 - 4
2 2 2-5 George95 16 4 20 1 - 3
3 8 3-8 paper_aero sb 11 7 19 1 - 2
3 3 2-3 szabs 14 5 19 1 - 1
5 8 5-8 srini701 11 6 17 - - -
6 4 4-8 BxBarracuda 13 3 16 - - 1
6 5 5-8 Sypher 12 4 16 - - -
6 10 6-10 Howie72 10 6 16 - - -
9 10 5-15 ozzz2002 10 5 15 1 - -
9 5 5-9 N-Bomb 12 3 15 - - 1
9 10 8-10 gtho4 10 5 15 - - -
12 5 2-12 LeoDaVinci 12 2 14 1 - -
13 10 2-13 KrivoyRog 10 3 13 - 1 1
14 15 8-15 illiniman14 9 2 11 - - -
15 10 8-15 wwe84 10 d 10 - - -
16 16 15-16 jonnowales 7 d 7 - 1 -
17 17 17-17 triviapaul 4 0 4 - 2 -
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6 4 13
wooden spoon 3 0 3
best picks 16 7 23
perfect picks 24 8 32
bonus points 11 2 13

default is Wooden Spoon Score
b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus pt for solo pick, or one of two.
w = bonus point for picking draw, no one picked win.
o = no one picked draw. Bonus pt for picking upset win.
bp= total bonus points.


Weekly Leader




1. +3 gillyharold
2. +4 gillyharold
3. +1 gillyharold
4. +1 gillyharold
5.
6.




Hall of Fame
Wooden Spoon
weekly winners and spoons
| | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
bp % |wk |
| |
55/136 5 40.4 | 1 | 5/8 LeoDaVinci, gillyharold 0/8 triviapaul
67/136 2 49.2 | 2 | 6/8 ozzz2002 2/8 KrivoyRog
54/128 4 42.1 | 3 | 5/8 szabs, George95 1/8 jonnowales
59/120 2 49.1 | 4 | 7/8 paper_aero 0/8 triviapaul
| 5 |
| 6 |
| 7 |

13 6 4



  • Zambia, Ivory Coast, Mali and Ghana have made it to the last 4 of the Africa Cup of Nations 2012. It was smooth sailing for the favorites in the first 2 quarterfinals, with both Zambia and Ivory Coast leading 1-0 at half-time before going on to win 3-0. The next 2 matches had all the drama.
  • It was 0-0 at half-time in the Gabon-Mali match and the match finished 1-1 at full-time and extra time too. It went down to the penalties where Mali finally prevailed 5-4. 3 of us here (gillyharold, LeoDaVinci and Sypher) had predicted a Mali win, but for our comp, we are looking for the result at the end of 90 minutes ...a draw that none of us managed to get right!
  • The Ghana-Tunisia match was 1-1 at half-time and the score remained the same at the end of 90 minutes too, a result ONLY paper_aero managed to get right. Ghana finally prevailed in extra time to win 2-1 and move into the semi-finals.
  • That last tip got paper_aero a whopping 7/8 tips right an and extra bonus point for near-perfect picks, vaulting him all the way to the 3rd spot! srini701 and Howie72 both had 6 right this round and are left scratching their heads for missing the near-perfect bonus point.
  • At the other end, triviapaul managed to do the incredible and failed to get even 1 right tip out of 8! He not only scored his second duck of the comp, he managed to get the same score for the two defaulters this round, wwe84 and jonnowales frown

    The advance tips for the 2 finalists we lodged back in round 3 will be counted as 2 regular points in the next round to make it an even round of 8 points. The semi-finals are on Wednesday Feb 8, so do remember to lodge your tips before then!
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#688425 - Thu Feb 09 2012 12:37 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations [Re: srini701]
srini701 Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 6276
Loc: Hyderabad India           


Africa Cup of Nations
2012
Round 5
Feb 8
Semi Finals
.14 of 17 players lodged tips:
. picks correct picks
.1-6-70
0-1-13
2-12-00
1-2-110
0-0-140
0-14-00
0-0
1-0
Zambia
0-1
0-1
Côte d'Ivoire
6
0
2
11
14
14
Zambia vs Ghana HT
Zambia v Ghana FT
Zambia/Ghana/none FG
Mali v Côte d'Ivoire HT
Mali v Côte d'Ivoire FT
Mali/Côte d'Ivoire/none FG

srini701
BxBarracuda, srini701
paper_aero, LeoDaVinci, N-Bomb
Everybody!
Everybody! .
.
.
47


Tipping Comp Standings
 
position LW TW
----- ----- ---------
TW LW hi-lo picks bp
----- ----- --------- hf ws
1 2 1-5 George95 20 4+1 25 1 - 3
2 6 2-8 BxBarracuda sb16 5+1 24 1 - 3
2 1 1-2 gillyharold 21 3+0 24 1 - 4
2 5 2-8 srini701 sw 17 4+1 24 - - 2
5 3 2-5 szabs 19 3+1 23 1 - 1
5 3 3-8 paper_aero 20 2+1 23 1 1 2
7 6 6-10 Howie72 16 4+1 21 - - -
8 6 5-8 Sypher 16 3+1 20 - - -
8 9 8-10 gtho4 15 4+1 20 - - -
10 9 5-10 N-Bomb 15 3+1 19 - - 1
11 9 5-15 ozzz2002 15 3+0 18 1 - -
12 12 2-12 LeoDaVinci 14 2+0 16 1 1 -
13 13 2-13 KrivoyRog 13 d+0 15 - 1 1
13 14 8-15 illiniman14 11 4+0 15 - - -
15 15 8-15 wwe84 10 d+1 13 - - -
16 16 15-16 jonnowales 7 d+0 9 - 1 -
17 17 17-17 triviapaul 4 3+0 7 - 2 -
47
7 6 17
wooden spoon 3 2 5
best picks 23 5 28
perfect picks 32 6 38
bonus points 13 4 17

default is Wooden Spoon Score
b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus pt for solo pick, or one of two.
w = bonus point for picking draw, no one picked win.
o = no one picked draw. Bonus pt for picking upset win.
bp= total bonus points.


Weekly Leader




1. +3 gillyharold
2. +4 gillyharold
3. +1 gillyharold
4. +1 gillyharold
5. +1 George95
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weekly winners and spoons
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bp % |wk |
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55/136 5 40.4 | 1 | 5/8 LeoDaVinci, gillyharold 0/8 triviapaul
67/136 2 49.2 | 2 | 6/8 ozzz2002 2/8 KrivoyRog
54/128 4 42.1 | 3 | 5/8 szabs, George95 1/8 jonnowales
59/120 2 49.1 | 4 | 7/8 paper_aero 0/8 triviapaul
47/84 4 57.9 | 5 | 5/6 BxBarracuda 2/6 paper_aero, LeoDaVinci
| 6 |


17 7 6



  • And then there were 2.....Most of us thought it would be a Ghana-Côte d'Ivoire final, but hot favorites Ghana were too tired to get past an emotionally-charged Zambia in the semis (for those who might not know, 25 Zambia players and officials were killed in a plane crash 18 years ago at the very site where the finals of this year's Africa Cup of Nations would be played...Libreville, Gabon).
  • Zambia withstood the Ghana pressure for almost 80 minutes (that's 0-0 at half-time, a result 6 of us here got right) before scoring the only goal of the match in the 78th minute. Nobody here foresaw a Zambia result and only srini701 forecast a draw at 90 minutes, a tip that brought him a bonus point!
  • Zambia will play the other red-hot favorites for the title, Côte d'Ivoire in the final. Côte d'Ivoire scored a goal in the 45th minte, just before half-time (11 of us got this one) and hung on from there to reach the final where they will have to play out of their skins to beat Zambia.....will they? let's wait and see....
  • BxBarracuda picked 5 of 6 this round and scored a near perfect bonus point to boot, pushing him into 2nd spot on the table. Our leader for the whole tourney, gillyharold failed to score with his advance tips and this allowed George95 to take over at the top.
  • 7 of us (gtho4, szabs, paper_aero, Howie72, triviapaul, N-Bomb, Sypher) still have a live tip for the 3 point bonus for the final round...notice none of the top 4 on the ladder have a live tip anymore!

    I had paper_aero's scrore wrong in the last round (not deliberate...and corrected this round), but no one corrected me....guess nobody sees these results or reads these write ups frown *sigh* oh well.....the final round is on Saturday and will have 5 points + the 3 possible advance prediction points. Make sure you lodge your tips before Saturday (the number of defaulters is growing each round crazy )


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#688441 - Thu Feb 09 2012 02:27 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations [Re: srini701]
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I read them, Srini, and I noticed you deliberately tried to trick us by spelling 'score' wrong. smile
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#688442 - Thu Feb 09 2012 02:38 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations [Re: ozzz2002]
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OK...so I have at least 1 who reads the reports....AND catches the errors like a good editor should smile (should have made it elsewhere)...Thanks, Ozz smile
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#688457 - Thu Feb 09 2012 06:14 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations [Re: srini701]
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I read them too, and I'm not even participating, but somehow I missed that one, and I'm pretty good with numbers.
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#688674 - Thu Feb 09 2012 04:39 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations [Re: dg_dave]
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I wasn't going to say anything, since this was just a comsmetic fix, but in the Round 2 update, for the Gabon and Morrocco game the score is flip flopped, because how it looks now Morrocco won 3-2, when it was Gabon that won 3-2. The scoring is correct for that game and I didn't want to look like I was nit picking. I have a hard time just keeping up with my own scores for all the comps I am in, lol.

Great job on this comp srini, it's going to be a crazy finish and I think since I went out on a limb and picked Gabon to win it all, I am going to be off the podium when all is said and done since there are 6 people within 2 points of the leader.

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