Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations

Posted by: srini701

Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Sun Jan 01 2012 04:41 AM

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!

Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet - Sun Jan 01 2012 04:47 AM

No Egypt, no South Africa, no Cameroon!

Should make it a total lucky-dip; my favourite type of comp. smile
Posted by: srini701

Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet - Sun Jan 01 2012 05:02 AM

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
Posted by: paper_aero

Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet - Sun Jan 01 2012 07:17 AM

I'll give it a go
Posted by: George95

Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet - Sun Jan 01 2012 09:05 AM

Alright, I'll bite.
Posted by: wwe84

Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet - Sun Jan 01 2012 02:48 PM

i'm in
Posted by: BxBarracuda

Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet - Sun Jan 01 2012 04:31 PM

I'm in, thanks for the cheat sheet Srini, saved me the time of looking for that information.
Posted by: KrivoyRog

Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet - Mon Jan 02 2012 02:25 AM

Count me in, thanks.
Posted by: illiniman14

Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet - Thu Jan 05 2012 12:23 AM

I will also give it a go
Posted by: szabs

Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet - Thu Jan 05 2012 11:21 PM

Count me in please.
Posted by: triviapaul

Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet - Fri Jan 06 2012 07:36 PM

Go Botswana!
Posted by: N-Bomb

Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet - Fri Jan 06 2012 08:27 PM

Ok I'll have a guess too
Posted by: gillyharold

Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet - Thu Jan 12 2012 07:18 PM

There's always a first time for everything,count me in.
Posted by: jonnowales

Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet - Sun Jan 15 2012 08:55 AM

Count me in! smile
Posted by: gtho4

Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet - Wed Jan 18 2012 03:20 PM

add another to the list
Posted by: srini701

Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet - Tue Jan 24 2012 11:43 PM



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...
Posted by: triviapaul

Re: Africa Cup of Nations 2012 -- Sign Up Sheet - Wed Jan 25 2012 01:25 AM

Ok so that didn't quite work out right :P
Posted by: srini701

Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Sun Jan 29 2012 01:11 AM



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

Posted by: srini701

Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Wed Feb 01 2012 11:49 PM



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.
Posted by: srini701

Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Mon Feb 06 2012 12:40 AM



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 .
.
.
59


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 -
59
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!
Posted by: srini701

Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Thu Feb 09 2012 12:37 AM



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
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
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 )


Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Thu Feb 09 2012 02:27 AM

I read them, Srini, and I noticed you deliberately tried to trick us by spelling 'score' wrong. smile
Posted by: srini701

Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Thu Feb 09 2012 02:38 AM

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
Posted by: dg_dave

Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Thu Feb 09 2012 06:14 AM

I read them too, and I'm not even participating, but somehow I missed that one, and I'm pretty good with numbers.
Posted by: BxBarracuda

Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Thu Feb 09 2012 04:39 PM

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.
Posted by: srini701

Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Thu Feb 09 2012 11:23 PM

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
Posted by: srini701

Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Mon Feb 13 2012 12:48 AM



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! .
.
.
12


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




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
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

Posted by: N-Bomb

Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Mon Feb 13 2012 01:53 AM

A close run thing! Thanks for a great comp srini, well done gtho
Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Mon Feb 13 2012 02:00 AM

Wow! What a crazy comp. Well run, srini, and well won, gt.
Posted by: Sypher

Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Mon Feb 13 2012 02:23 AM

Football is a funny old game....well done to gtho4 for winning this out of nowhere and thanks to srini for running this !!
Posted by: szabs

Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Mon Feb 13 2012 06:17 AM

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.
Posted by: George95

Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Mon Feb 13 2012 07:11 AM

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.
Posted by: dg_dave

Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Mon Feb 13 2012 07:34 AM

At least this time you made the podium, George95. smile You can't be quite as upset, can you?
Posted by: gillyharold

Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Mon Feb 13 2012 08:32 AM

I didn't have a clue as to what I was doing but had a great time anyway.

Congrats on your win George.
Posted by: gtho4

Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Mon Feb 13 2012 10:05 AM

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!
Posted by: BxBarracuda

Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Mon Feb 13 2012 08:47 PM

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.
Posted by: LeoDaVinci

Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Wed Feb 15 2012 09:43 AM

Great work Srini, and a huge congratulations to George for pulling off a win out of nowhere.
Posted by: srini701

Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Wed Feb 15 2012 11:09 PM

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....
Posted by: dg_dave

Re: Results & Standings .. Africa Cup of Nations - Thu Feb 16 2012 05:42 AM

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.