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#688755 - Thu Feb 09 2012 11:23 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations [Re: BxBarracuda]
srini701 Offline
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I really meant to make the comment about people not reading the reports, in jest...sorry if I have offended/upset anybody frown I know people DO look up scores and read up the reports (I do so for every single comp)

Thanks Bx, for that round 2 flip-flop. I noticed it after you pointed it out. And yes, I am bracing for a real tight finish here too....

Just to update once agin the tie-break rules and order for all:

1. Hof vs Spoon differential
2. If still equal, number of HoFs
3. If still equal, person with more number of right tips (without bonus points) is placed higher
4. IF STILL EQUAL, equal ranking on table
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#689782 - Mon Feb 13 2012 12:48 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations [Re: srini701]
srini701 Offline
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Africa Cup of Nations
2012
FINAL Round
Feb 11-12
3rd Place & Finals
.14 of 17 players lodged tips:
. picks correct picks
.6-7-10
11-1-2
1-7-60
1-1-120
1-1-120
0-1
0-2
0-0
0-0
None
1
2
7
1
1
Ghana v Mali HT
Ghana v Mali FT
Côte d'Ivoire vs Zambia HT
Côte d'Ivoire vs Zambia FT
Côte d'Ivoire/Zambia/None FG
N-Bomb
N-Bomb, LeoDaVinci

gtho4!
gtho4! .
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Tipping Comp Standings
 
position LW TW
----- ----- ---------
TW LW hi-lo picks bp
----- ----- --------- hf ws
1 8 1-10 gtho4 ss 20 3+1 26 1 - 2
2 1 1-5 George95 25 1+0 26 1 - 3
3 2 2-8 BxBarracuda 24 1+0 25 1 - 3
4 2 2-8 srini701 24 1+0 25 - - 2
5 3 2-5 szabs 23 0+1 24 1 1 1
6 2 1-6 gillyharold 24 0+0 24 1 1 4
7 10 5-10 N-Bomb ss 19 2+1 24 - - 3
8 5 3-8 paper_aero 23 0+1 24 1 2 2
9 7 6-10 Howie72 21 1+1 23 - - -
10 8 5-10 Sypher 20 0+1 21 - 1 -
11 11 5-15 ozzz2002 18 1+0 19 1 - -
12 12 2-12 LeoDaVinci s 16 1+0 18 1 1 1
13 13 8-15 illiniman14 15 1+0 16 - - -
14 13 2-14 KrivoyRog 15 d+0 15 - 1 1
15 15 8-15 wwe84 13 d+0 13 - - -
16 16 15-16 jonnowales 9 d+0 9 - 1 -
17 17 17-17 triviapaul 7 0+1 8 - 3 -
12
8 11 22
wooden spoon 5 0 5
best picks 28 3 31
perfect picks 38 5 43
bonus points 17 5 22

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
6. +1 gtho4, George95




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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
47/84 4 57.9 | 5 | 5/6 BxBarracuda 2/6 paper_aero, LeoDaVinci
12/70 5 17.1 | 6 | 3/5 gtho4 0/5 paper_aero, gillyharold, szabs, Sypher, triviapaul


22 8 11



  • Talk of leaving it late! BOTH on the field and here in our comp, the winner came from the LEAST EXPECTED quarter!!
  • Zambia and red-hot favorite Côte d'Ivoire fought out a pitched battle in the final of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. The score was 0-0 at half-time (picked by 7 of us here), it remained 0-0 at full-time (only gtho4 got that, though triviapaul deserves a special mention for going on a limb and picking Zambia to win it all). The score was still 0-0 after extra time, 5-5 after penalty kicks and it needed sudden-death to separate the two teams. In the end, rank outsiders at the start of the tournament, Zambia put together the most improbable of runs to win their first ever Africa Cup! Nobody expected this!
  • Earlier on Saturday, Mali outplayed a listless 10-man Ghana 2-0 to take 3rd place. N-Bomb foresaw both the half-time and full-time score, while LeoDaVinci ensured N-Bomb was not the only one laughing at this result.

    These turn of events on the field had their impact on our standings too, as gtho4, lying mid-table all along, came flying up the ranks to take 1st place for the umpteenth time in a tipping comp! He picked 3 points in the final round for his sole HoF and the 1 point he got for picking Côte d'Ivoire to win the tournament saw him tie for points at the top with George 95. The tie-break rules for the tournament finally decided the winner and gtho4 won first place (more number of right tips in the tournament).

    The tie-break rule also decided the other place on the podium after both BxBarracuda and srini701 finished equal on points. The damned tie-break also came into play in deciding the first 8 places! (maybe I should change the tie-break rules for future tournaments to reward people taking risks and totally leave out HoFs and spoons from the equation confused )

    Of the rest of us, gillyharold fell away after leading through the league stages, szabs was always almost there, without ever reaching there smile while wwe84, KrivoyRog and defending champions jonnowales seemed to lose interest after falling away early. triviapaul tipped bravely and they might have got him something had not gtho4 put a spanner in his works that last round!

    Final placings in the tournament:

    1. gtho4
    2. George95
    3. BxBarracuda


    A BIG thanks to all of you who stayed the course and played the whole comp....hope to see you around for the next Africa Cup of Nations next year and to your participation in my next comp here that starts pretty soon...the super XV rugby grin



Edited by srini701 (Mon Feb 13 2012 12:50 AM)
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#689784 - Mon Feb 13 2012 01:53 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations [Re: srini701]
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A close run thing! Thanks for a great comp srini, well done gtho
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#689785 - Mon Feb 13 2012 02:00 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations [Re: N-Bomb]
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Wow! What a crazy comp. Well run, srini, and well won, gt.
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#689786 - Mon Feb 13 2012 02:23 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations [Re: ozzz2002]
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Football is a funny old game....well done to gtho4 for winning this out of nowhere and thanks to srini for running this !!
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#689811 - Mon Feb 13 2012 06:17 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations [Re: Sypher]
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Congrats to the three winners, and a big thank you Srini for running the competition and your very detailed writeups, that I am sure we all enjoy reading.

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#689815 - Mon Feb 13 2012 07:11 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations [Re: Sypher]
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Another tiebreak loss mad

Well, congrats to Bx and a big congrats to gtho4 for his shocking win. Also thanks to srini for the quick writeups and standings.

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#689817 - Mon Feb 13 2012 07:34 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations [Re: George95]
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At least this time you made the podium, George95. smile You can't be quite as upset, can you?
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#689832 - Mon Feb 13 2012 08:32 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations [Re: dg_dave]
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I didn't have a clue as to what I was doing but had a great time anyway.

Congrats on your win George.

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#689884 - Mon Feb 13 2012 10:05 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations [Re: gillyharold]
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strewth, the big gamble on 0-0 in the final paid off

Thank you srini for running this and putting it all together;
and congrats to all of us medallists!

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#690048 - Mon Feb 13 2012 08:47 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations [Re: gtho4]
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That was a tight tournament, where did you get those afterburners gtho to pull that last second burst out of?

Congrats George on Silver and thank your Zambia, everyone missing the advance pick is the only thing that let me hold onto a podium spot.

Thanks Srini.

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#690444 - Wed Feb 15 2012 09:43 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations [Re: BxBarracuda]
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Great work Srini, and a huge congratulations to George for pulling off a win out of nowhere.
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#690657 - Wed Feb 15 2012 11:09 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations [Re: LeoDaVinci]
srini701 Offline
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Thanks everybody....just wondering if this would be one of the least expected wins in our tipping comps over the years? Has there been other instances of wins coming out of nowhere as Gtho's? I guess it's not quantifiable....
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#690689 - Thu Feb 16 2012 05:42 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations [Re: srini701]
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Illiniman14's NFL win in 2010 was as big as he was down several points with only one week left then leapfrogged LDV by about that same number.
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