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#148850 - Wed Jul 08 2009 10:41 PM Re: FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
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Loc: Hyderabad India           
Anybody interested in the mid-year table ... or should I just put one out at the end of the year and save space?
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#148851 - Sat Sep 12 2009 05:31 AM FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
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Latest update to medals table:

Wimbledon : Men srini701ozzz2002 gtho4
Wimbledon : Women paper_aerosrini701 Howie72
AFL Sypherpaper_aeroHowie72
NRLSypherEraserhead Howie72


Everything should be there .. let me know if I've missed any(thing).



    Wimbledon   Men

  • this year's comp was the 6th edition.
  • we had 8 runners.
  • the record roll-up was 14 runners in the first comp back in 2004 (equalled in 2005 and 2007).
  • the defending titleholder was ozzz2002, who won silver this year.
  • no-one has retained their title in this comp.
  • ozzz2002 is the only player to win this twice. He won it in 2006 and 2008.


    Wimbledon   Women
  • this year's comp was the 6th edition.
  • there were 8 runners.
  • the record roll-up was 14 runners in the 2nd comp back in 2005 (equalled in 2007).
  • the defending titleholder was srini701, who won silver this year .. same as ozz2002 in the men's comp!
  • no-one has retained their title in this comp, and no one has won this twice = paper_aero is the 6th (different) winner.

    AFL   Aussie Rules
  • this year's comp was the 9th edition. There were 10 runners.
  • the record roll-up was the 18 runners in the 2006 comp.
  • the defending titleholder was gtho4 .. paper_aero won silver last year, ditto this year.
  • for Howie72 it's his debut appearance on the AFL podium!
  • buck5ley and gtho4 are the only players who've retained their title in this comp.
  • gtho4 has won this 5 times, four of them consecutive (a record for any FT tipping comp).
  • this was Sypher's first gold medal in the AFL comp .. he won bronze last year.

    NRL   Rugby League
  • the NRL tipping comp that started in March 2000 was the first ever run at FT, and thus it's our longest running comp .. holy schmoke, Batman, this year's comp was the 10th edition!
  • we had 14 runners this year .. the record is a field of 19 runners back in 2003.
  • the defending title holder was Howie72, who's this year's bronze medallist.
  • no one has retained their title in this comp!
  • after last year's comp, four players had won this twice: Davjack, gtho4, Nannnanut and Sypher .. and thus Sypher is the first to win this comp 3 times .. and he doesn't even live here!
  • Sypher becomes the 2nd tipster to win the AFL-NRL aussie double .. gtho4 won both back in 2004.


Record Book
  • 4 consecutive weekly wins : Copago : NRL : week 18 to week 21.

  • after 10 years the record for consecutive weekly wins in any comp still stands at 5 straight,
    achieved 8 times by 7 players .. we are still looking for someone to win 6 straight.

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#148852 - Tue Sep 22 2009 11:44 PM Re: FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
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And now we need to add PaulE to the near miss list (14/15) on Sept 19, 2009, for MLB week 25.
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#148853 - Fri Oct 09 2009 06:08 PM FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 52433
Loc: Sydney
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Latest update to medals table:

US Open : Men ElfTwinklepaper_aero Howie72
US Open : Women gtho4srini701 KrivoyRog
World Cricekt Howie72srini701Copago
Super Leaguesrini701PaulEpaper_aero
MLBdg_davePaulEWorldB


Everything should be there .. let me know if I've missed any(thing).



    US Open Men

  • this year's comp was the 6th edition.
  • we had 10 runners.
  • the record roll-up was 12 runners in the in the 2007 comp.
  • the defending titleholder was paper_aero, who won silver this year.
  • srini701 is the only tipster who has retained their title in this comp (he won in 2006 and 2007) .
  • no one else has won this comp twice.


    US Open Women
  • this year's comp was the 6th edition.
  • there were 10 runners.
  • the record roll-up was 12 runners in the 2007 comp.
  • the defending titleholder was LeoDaVinci.
  • no-one has retained their title in this comp.
  • LeoDaVinci is the only tipster hwo has won this twice. He won it last year and two years earlier, in 2006.

    World Cricket
  • this year's comp was the 6th edition. There were 7 runners.
  • the record roll-up was the 19 runners in the 2004-05 comp.
  • the defending titleholder was srini701, who won silver this year, and Copago won it the year before .. she won bronze this year (and Howie72 won bronze the year she won it!).
  • no-one has retained their title, and no-one has won this twice.

    Super League
  • this year's comp was the 3rd edition.
  • we had 11 runners.
  • the record roll-up was 13 runners in the first comp, back in 2007.
  • the defending title holder was srini701, and ElfTwinkle won the first comp.

    MLB
  • this year's comp was the 6th edition. We had 15 runners.
  • the record roll-up was 18 runners in the second comp, back in 2005.
  • the defending title holder was dg_dave, who becomes the first tipster to retain his MLB title!
  • this is his 3rd title; he also won gold back in 2005.


Record Book
  • consecutive weekly wins : srini701 : 4 straight in Super League weeks 13 to 16.
  • consecutive spoons : JaneMarple : 5 straight in Super League weeks 20 to 24.
  • near miss or perfect picks : PaulE : MLB : week 25 with 14/5.
  • consecutive weeks as leader : dg_dave : MLB : 21 weeks straight weeks 7 to 27.

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#148854 - Wed Oct 28 2009 06:42 AM FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 52433
Loc: Sydney
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Two comps were finalised this month:


  

    World Football Special

  • podium : srini701 : paper_aero : Sypher
  • this year's comp was the 2nd edition.
  • there were 11 runners past year, and 14 this year.
  • the defending titleholder was LeoDaVinci, and srini701 (who won this year's comp) won silver last year.


    Twenty20 Champions League

  • podium : gtho4 : ozzz2002 : paper_aero
  • this year's comp was the first edition.
  • there were 6 runners.
  • no prior winners as the was the inaugural T20 Champions League.
   



Record Book
  • consecutive weeks as leader: Sypher : WFS : 21 wks straight weeks 4 to 23.
  • consecutive weekly wins    : doomed : 5 straight in WFS weeks 28 to 32.
  • near miss or perfect picks    : Sypher : NHL : week 3 with 14/15.

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#148855 - Tue Dec 08 2009 05:53 AM FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 52433
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Three comps were finalised during November:


  

    Formula 1 Grand Prix

  • podium : PaulE : Sypher : paper_aero
  • this year's comp was the 6th edition.
  • there were 16 runners this year, and 20 runners last year.
  • record roll-up is 21 runners for the 2007 edition.
  • the defending titleholder was paper-aero (bronze this year), and srini701 won silver last year.
  • no-one has retained their title in this comp.
  • Sypher is the only player to have won this comp twice (2004 and 2006).


    Melbourne Cup

  • podium : szabs : ElfTwinkle : srini701
  • this year's comp was the 6th edition, same as F1GP(!)
  • there were 10 runners this year, and 13 runners last year.
  • record field is 15 runners for the 2004 edition.
  • the defending titleholder was szabs (gold this year), and KrivoyRog won silver last year.
  • with that win szabs becomes the first player to retain their title in this comp.
  • szabs is the first player to win this twice (aka as the first 5 editions produced 5 different winners) .. but wait, there's more.
  • szabs also won the Kentucky Derby, and thus becomes the first player to win 2 legs of the FT Triple Crown.
  • and, as if that wasn't enough, szabs was on the podium in the Grand National earlier this year (bronze), and thus becomes the first player to finish on the podium in all three legs!


    Nascar

  • podium : LeoDaVinci : Howie72 : srini701
  • this year's comp was the 6th edition (same as F1GP and Melbourne Cup!)
  • there were 11 runners this year, same as last year.
  • record field is 20 runners back in 2005.
  • the defending titleholder was Sypher, and ElfTwinkle won silver last year.
  • no-one has retained their title in this comp.
  • Sypher is the only player to win this comp twice (2005 and 2008).
   



Record Book
  • consecutive weeks as leader : LeoDaVinci : Nascar : 31 weeks straight, weeks 6 to 36.
    [this is the 3rd longest streak as leader]
  • consec wks without a spoon : srini701 : FT Premiership : 48 weeks straight from the last
    week of the 2007-08 comp, all of 2008-09, plus first 9 weeks of 2009-2010 comp.
    [this is equal 3rd longest streak without a spoon]

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#148856 - Wed Dec 30 2009 12:05 AM Re: FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 10684
Loc: Hyderabad India           
Cumulative total of top 3 positions (of all years) at the end of 2009

    Code:

    Name 1st 2nd 3rd Total

    1 gtho4* 35 36 30 101
    2 ElfTwinkle* 32 31 38 101
    3 Sypher* 27 31 24 82
    4 srini701* 22 12 14 48
    5 Howie72* 17 17 17 51
    6 LeoDaVinci* 14 12 15 41
    7 paper-aero* 10 13 11 34
    8 silverginger 9 7 6 22
    9 ozz2002* 8 19 18 45
    10 wez 8 6 3 17
    11 doomed 7 8 4 19
    12 Copago* 6 8 5 19
    13 PaulE* 6 7 7 20
    14 Nannanut 6 4 6 16
    15 Blinkybill 6 2 6 14
    16 buck5ley 5 2 2 9
    17 dg_dave* 4 3 3 10
    18 izzi 4 3 2 9
    19 jonnowales* 4 0 1 5
    20 szabs* 3 2 1 6
    21 halfbakedangi 3 0 3 6
    22 ASA 3 0 2 5
    23 oleg_mcnoleg 2 4 1 7
    24 KrivoyRog* 2 3 7 12
    25 Moo 2 3 1 6
    26 Davjack 2 2 0 4
    27 LordAndry 2 0 1 3
    27 Grover 2 0 1 3
    29 spanishliz* 2 0 0 2
    29 thejazzkickazz 2 0 0 2
    29 Exit10 2 0 0 2
    32 Sarah606 1 8 1 10
    33 JuniorTheJaws 1 1 3 5
    34 marchmadness 1 1 1 3
    34 Engadine 1 1 1 3
    36 jill-geo* 1 1 2 4
    37 DakotaNorth 1 1 0 2
    37 WoolDog3 1 1 0 2
    39 Dazzy_D 1 0 1 2
    39 Bertho 1 0 1 2
    41 Bracklaman 1 0 0 1
    41 Pommie_in_oz 1 0 0 1
    41 WorldB* 1 0 1 2
    41 Kaushik_twin 1 0 0 1
    41 CarolinaCarol 1 0 0 1
    41 steveo_fun 1 0 0 1
    41 ralzz 1 0 0 1
    41 MrFox 1 0 0 1
    41 Huw27 1 0 0 1
    50 Eraserhead* 0 5 2 7
    51 triviapaul* 0 1 2 3
    51 TemplarLLM 0 1 2 3
    51 Manvinder01 0 1 2 3
    51 ekaterina_tony0 1 2 3
    55 sue943* 0 1 1 2
    55 ace_sodium 0 1 1 2
    57 Deepakmr* 0 1 0 1
    57 Ren33* 0 1 0 1
    57 racegirl5* 0 1 0 1
    57 treble99 0 1 0 1
    57 JaneMarple* 0 1 0 1
    57 Pling 0 1 0 1
    57 Plugger 0 1 0 1
    57 sparky2512 0 1 0 1
    57 AussieBrit 0 1 0 1
    66 gillyharold* 0 0 3 3
    67 Leau 0 0 2 2
    67 superferd 0 0 2 2
    69 DanielPoulsen*0 0 1 1
    69 Leprechuan 0 0 1 1
    69 Nightmare* 0 0 1 1
    69 skunkee 0 0 1 1
    69 Yeti 0 0 1 1
    69 fringe 0 0 1 1
    69 rudogg 0 0 1 1
    69 linkan 0 0 1 1
    69 makoto 0 0 1 1
    69 dph1619 0 0 1 1
    69 Schuey62 0 0 1 1
    80


list updated on December 30, 2009

*** Gtho4 and ElfTwinkle cross the 100 mark in 2009 (9 years after the tipping comps started)....and they do it together, a tribute to their perseverance and longevity ...both won their 100th top 3 position at the 2009 US Open tennis comp (ElfTwinkle won the men's comp, while Gtho4 won the women's comp)

*** 5 first time winners in 2009: MrFox, Huw27, Ren33, Deepakmr and Schuey62 join the ever expanding list of people with a "top 3" to their credit in tipping comps.


2009 Final standings

    Code:

    Name 1st 2nd 3rd Total

    1. srini701 9 4 7 20
    2. gtho4 5 1 1 7
    3. paper_aero 4 5 6 15
    4. Sypher 4 3 4 11
    5. Howie72 3 5 5 13
    6. ElfTwinkle 3 3 3 9
    7. LeoDaVinci 2 3 1 6
    8. szabs 2 0 1 3
    9. Ozz2002 1 4 0 5
    10. PaulE 1 2 1 4
    11. dg_dave 1 2 1 4
    12. doomed 1 0 0 1
    13. jonnowales 1 0 0 1
    14. Huw27 1 0 0 1 --- First ever top 3 position...1st in Six Nations
    15. MrFox 1 0 0 1 --- First ever top 3 position...1st in IPL
    16. eraserhead 0 2 1 3
    17. Copago 0 1 1 2
    18. triviapaul 0 1 0 1
    19. Ren33 0 1 0 1--- First ever top 3 position...2nd in FLC
    20. deepakmr 0 1 0 1--- First ever top 3 position...2nd in IPL
    21. KrivoyRog 0 0 2 2
    22. worldB 0 0 1 1
    23. schuey62 0 0 1 1--- First ever top 3 position...3rd in French Open (w)

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#148857 - Wed Dec 30 2009 12:21 AM Re: FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
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Nice work, Srini, and congrats to our centurions!
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#148858 - Sun Jan 24 2010 03:00 AM FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 52433
Loc: Sydney
oz downunder

Two comps were finalised over the last month:



    NFL

  • podium : Nightmare : dg_dave : themonarch
  • this year's comp was the 10th edition.
  • there were 20 runners this year, and 17 runners last year.
  • record roll-up is 24 runners for the 5th comp in 2004.
  • the defending titleholder was Sypher, and srini701 won silver last year.
  • no-one has retained their title in this comp, and no-one has won this comp twice!
  • all hail Nightmare .. it's his first gold medal in an FT tipping comp.
  • for themonarch it's his debut appearance on the podium!


    College Bowl

  • podium : brownie83 : kevinatilusa : paper_aero
  • this year's comp was the 8th edition.
  • there were 11 runners this year and 9 runners last year.
  • record field is 12 runners for the first comp back in 2002/3.
  • the defending titleholder was doomed, and dg_dave won silver last year.
  • ElfTwinkle is the only player who has retianed their title in this comp; she has won it 3 times. No-one else has won this comp twice.
  • for brownie83 it's his debut appearance on the podium in an FT tipping comp. He's one from one!
  • for kevinatilusa it's his second-ever medal. His previous visit to the podium was in the 2005 March Madness comp (it was also silver).



Record Book
    Perfect Picks (and near misses) all 14/15 in the NBA comp:
    Round 2 gtho4
    Round 2 illiniman14
    Round 5 paper_aero[

    Golden Woods x2 both in Round 16 of FT-PL
    0/10 Copago
    0/10 Howie72
edit to add Golden Woods


Edited by gtho4 (Thu Jan 28 2010 04:38 AM)

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#148859 - Sun Mar 07 2010 07:29 AM FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 52433
Loc: Sydney
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Five comps were finalised over the last month:



    Super Bowl

  • podium : illiniman14 : Sypher : themonarch
  • this year's comp was the 7th edition of the NFL Play-Offs comp.
  • there were 16 runners this year, and 13 runners last year.
  • record roll-up is 20 runners 5 years ago for the 2005 comp.
  • the defending titleholder was Sypher, and ozzz2002 won silver last year.
  • no-one has retained their title in this comp.
  • Sypher is the only player to win this twice. (he won it last year and in 2003)
  • illiniman14 collects gold for his debut podium appearance in any comp!
  • themonarch also won bronze in the regular season comp!


    Australian Open

  • Men     : srini701 : Sypher : paper_aero
  • Women : srini701 : paper_aero : Sypher
  • the same three players were on the podium in both comps!
  • this year's comp was the 6th edition.
  • there were 11 runners this year in the men's comp vs. just the 7 runners last year. This equals the record roll-up for the men's comp, set in 2007.
  • there were 10 runners this year in the women's comp vs. just the 7 runners last year. The record field for the women's comp is the 11 runners who rolled up in 2007.
  • the defending men's titleholder was paper_aero, and srini701 kept his as the defending titleholder for the women's comp.
  • no one has retained their title in the men's comp, and no one has won it twice.
  • srini701 is the only player to retain the women's comp title, and the only player to have won this comp twice .. in fact he's now won three straight!


    A-League

  • podium : srini701 : Howie72 : FussBudget
  • this year's comp was the 5th edition, ditto the A-League itself; it's been running for 5 years.
  • there were 11 runners this year, same as last year.
  • record roll-up is 13 runners 2 years ago for the 3rd comp.
  • the defending titleholder was paper_aero, and FussBudget won silver last year.
  • we've had 5 comps and 5 different winners, and only two players have made it to the podium twice!
  • Howie72 and FussBudget are on the podium for the 2nd time .. FussBudget's first was last year, and Howie72 was there 3 years ago when he won the 2nd comp.


    Winter Olympics : Vancouver 2010

  • Torino 2006 was the first Winter Olympics comp.
  • there were 10 runners this year and 9 runners 4 years ago.
  • the defending titleholder was Howie72.
  • ElfTwinkle won silver back in 2006, and LeoDaVinci the bronze.
  • that's consecutive podium appearances for ElfTwinkle and LeoDaVinci!
  • for illiniman14 it's his second appearance on the podium .. his first was also gold (the Super Bowl comp). He's gold+gold = 2 from 2!



Record Book
    Consecutive weeks as leader of a comp:
    PaulE 24 weeks straight in the FLC tipping comp.

    This is the 11th longest streak for any tipping comp since the first started back in March 2000.
    The record streak is still the incredible 39 weeks achieved by Copago in the 2001-02 FAPL comp.

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#148860 - Thu Apr 29 2010 06:50 AM FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
gtho4 Offline
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Posts: 52433
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Six comps were finalised over the last month or thereabouts:



    FIH World Cup

  • podium : Howie72 : LeoDaVinci : Sypher
  • this was the first time a tipping comp was run for the Hockey World Cup.
  • and thus there was no defending titleholder.


    Grand National

  • podium : JaneMarple : szabs : paper_aero
  • this year's comp was the 8th edition; srini701 was the defending title-holder.
  • there were 12 runners this year. The all-time record is 18 runners two years ago for the 2008 comp.
  • no one has retained their title in this comp, and only one person has won it twice: Blinkybill won the first and third comps back in 2003 and 2005.

for JaneMarple this was her second medal in any comp, and her first ever gold medal in any comp .. her first ever medal was silver in the Grand National back in 2007, aka her two and only medals are 3 years apart in the *same* comp!

    March Madness

  • podium : illiniman14 : LeoDaVinci : jonnowales
  • jonnowales was the defending title-holder.
  • this year's comp was the 9th edition, and illiniman14 is the 9th different winner!
  • there were 17 runners this year, which is just *one* short of the record field of 18 in the 2nd edition, back in 2003.


    NBA

  • podium : paper_aero : gtho4 : illiniman14
  • this year's comp was the 9th edition.
  • ElfTwinkle was the defending title-holder.
  • this year's field of 14 runners is 3 short of the record-roll-up, set in the 4th comp back in 2004-05.


    NHL

  • podium : srini701 : KrivoyRog : LeoDaVinci
  • this year's comp was the 6th edition, and ElfTwinkle has won 3 of them!
  • ElfTwinkle was the defending title-holder; and is the only player who has retained their title (she won the 1st and 2nd comps).
  • this year's field of 14 runners is 3 short of the record-roll-up, set in the 4th comp backin 2004-05.


    IPL

  • podium : srini701 : Sypher : Copago
  • this year's comp was the 3rd edition.
  • last year's comp was won by MrFox and srini701 in a dead-heat.
  • there were 8 runners in this year's comp.
  • the record-roll-up was 12 runners in last year's comp.



  Record Book
    Golden Wood:
    ozzz2002 with picks of 0/12 in week 42 of the FLC comp.

    Consecutive Spoons:
    Davjack with 4 back-to-back in weeks 4 to 7 of the the Super 14 comp.

    Consecutive weeks without a spoon:
    Howie72 for 43 weeks, the 5th longest for any tipping comp, but all-time longest time span between
    spoons of 3 years and one week; collected a spoon in week 8 of 2007 comp and then no spoon until
    week 10 of the 2010 comp!


Edited by gtho4 (Sat May 01 2010 05:28 PM)

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#148861 - Sun May 02 2010 07:20 PM FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
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      Record Book


    Consecutive Weekly Wins:
    ozfei with four straight from week 2 to week 5 in the AFL comp, becoming the 13th tipster
    to achieve this feat. The four-straight mark has now been achieved 19 times.

    The all-time record is five straight (achieved 9 times) by eight tipsters. We're still looking
    for someone to go six straight .. and we've been trying for 10 years!

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#148862 - Sun May 30 2010 03:28 AM FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
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This month's medals ceremony:

Kentucky Derby
  • won by KrivoyRog, followed by Sypher and paper_aero.
  • the defending title holder was szabs (7th this year), and ElfTwinkle was last year's runner-up (no-show this year).
  • paper_aero retained the bronze medal!
  • this was the 8th running of the Kentucky Derby tipping comp .. no one has retained their title.
  • buck5ley is the only tipster who's won this twice .. the 1st was back in 2005, and again in 2007.
  • the smallest field was this year's event with 9 runners .. the record roll-up is the 18 runners in the 2008 comp.
FLC
  • won by Howie72, followed by KrivoyRog and paper_aero.
  • Sypher was the defending titleholder (5th this year), and ren33 was last year's runner-up (8th this year).
  • this was the 4th FLC comp, and we've had 4 different winners.
  • this year's comp had 17 runners, which is just one short of the 18 who rolled up last year and the year before.
FT-PL
  • won by gtho4, followed by paper_aero and PaulE.
  • gtho4 was the the defending titleholder, and Sypher was last year's runner-up (10th this year).
  • this was the 7th edition of the FT Premiership .. the first 6 comps had 6 different winners.
  • gtho4 becomes the first player to retain his or her title.
  • there were 19 runners this year, same as last year. The all-time record for the FT Premier League is the field of 20 who started in 2004-05, the 2nd edition of the comp.
FAPL
  • won by srini701, followed by paper_aero and PaulE.
  • the defending titleholder was gtho4 (4th this year), and Sypher was last year's runner-up (8th this year).
  • this was 10th edition of the FAPL tipping comp.
  • along with the NRL and NFL it's the longest running tipping comp here at FT.
  • FAPL + FT-PL same season : Sypher in 2005-06 and gtho4 in 2008-09.
  • there were 19 runners this year; same as last year. The record field is still the 26 tipsters who rolled up for the 4th edition back in 2003-04 (the all-time FT record for any comp is 32 runners in the UEFA Champions League, in the same season).
Super 14
  • won by Eraserhead, followed by paper_aero and srini701.
  • gtho4 was the defending titleholder (6th this year), and Eraserhead was last year's runner-up
  • this was the 9th Super 14 tipping comp.
  • for Eraserhead it was his first ever gold medal in a season-long tipping comp!
  • we had 11 runners this year. The record attedance is still the 18 who rolled up for the 4th comp back in 2005.
FA Cup
  • won by srini701, followed by paper_aero and Howie72.
  • the defending titleholder was srini701, and LeoDaVinci was last year's runner-up (6th this year).
  • this was 8th edition of the FA Cup tipping comp .. srini701 becomes the first player to retain his title.
  • furthermore, srini701 becomes the first player to take out the double, FAPL and FA Cup in the same season!
  • there were 13 runners this year; same as last year. The record field is still the 18 tipsters who rolled up for the 2nd edition back in 2004.
UEFA
  • won by KrivoyRog, followed by Sypher and LeoDaVinci.
  • the defending titleholder was ozzz2002 (11th this year), and Howie72 was last year's runner-up (6th this year).
  • this was the 7th Champions League comp, and no one has retained their title.
  • three of the 7 comps have been won by doomed, beginning with the 1st one back in 2003-04.
  • for KrivoyRog it was his first ever gold medal in a season long tipping comp!
  • we had 13 runners this year, the lowest roll-up to date. The record attedance is still the 32 who rolled up for the 1st comp back in 2003-04 .. an all-time record for any tipping comp, which will probably remain for ever (silverginger provided incentives to ensure it would set an unbreakable mark; he needed 32 runners as it was run as a head-to-head knock-out competiton).
Record Book
  • 12 straight weeks as leader : KrivoyRog : UEFA Champions League : week 9 to week 19.
  • 16 straight weeks as leader : gtho4 : FT-PL : week 23 to week 38.
  • 41 weeks without a spoon : LeoDaVinci : UEFA Champions League : last 3 weeks of 2007-08 comp plus all of last year's comp and this year's comp (19 wks each). This is the 6th longest streak and, in elapsed time, the 2nd longest streak.
Apart from the last one, the UEFA Champions League, paper_aero was on the podium for every one of these comps!


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#148863 - Mon Jul 26 2010 06:54 AM FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
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Another month goes by, and another medals ceremony:

Roland Garros
Men
  • won by Sypher, followed by illiniman14 and ozzz2002.
  • the defending title holder was Howie72 (DNP this year) and LeoDaVinci was last year's runner-up (7th this year).
  • Sypher, this year's winner, was last year's bronze medallistl!
  • this was the 6th running of the French Open Men's tipping comp .. ElfTwinkle (2007 and 2008) is the only winner to retain their title,and the only person to win this twice.
  • this year's field of 11 runners equals the record .. the record roll-up is the 11 runners in last year's comp.
Roland Garros
Women
  • won by LeoDaVinci, followed by gtho4 and illiniman14.
  • srini701 was the defending titleholder (5th this year) and LeoDaVinci, this year's winner, was last year's runner-up!
  • this was the 6th French Open Women's tipping comp .. no one has retained his or her title .. ElfTwinkle has won this twice (the first comp in 2005 plus 2008), ditto LeoDavinci (the 2nd comp in 2006 and this year).
  • this year's comp had 10 runners, which is just one short of the record field of 11 who rolled up for last year's comp.
Wimbledon
Men
  • won by Sypher, followed by srini701 and triviapaul.
  • srini701 was the the defending titleholder, and ozzz2002 was last year's runner-up (5th this year).
  • this was the 7th edition of the Wimbledon Men's tipping comp .. no one has retined their title, and two have won this twice: Sypher won the 1st comp back in 2004, plus this year, to emulate ozzz2002 (won 2006 and 2008).
  • there were 9 runners this year, one more than last year. The all-time record is the field of 14 who rolled up for the first comp back in 2004 (equalled in 2005 and 2007).
Wimbledon
Women
  • won by ozzz2002, followed by triviapaul and Sypher.
  • the defending titleholder was paper_aero (4th this year), and srini701 was last year's runner-up (7th this year).
  • this was 7th edition of the Wimbledon Women's tipping comp .. and ozzz2002 is the 7th different winner.
  • there were 9 runners this year; one more than last year. The record attendance is still the 14 tipsters who rolled up for the 2nd edition back in 2005 (equalled in 2007).
FIFA World Cup
  • won by Howie72, followed by themonarch and PaulE.
  • Howie72 retained his title .. he was the winner of the previous edition, four years ago, 2006 Germany!
  • runner-up four years ago was LeoDaVinci (7th in the 2010s comp).
  • 22 players rolled up for the 2010 World Cup tipping comp, setting an an all-time record for this comp .. there were 15 tipsters in the first edition back in 2002, and 18 rolled up for the 2006 comp.
  • only 8 of the 295 tipping comps (138 season-long plus 156 tournament-sprints) held over the last 10˝ years have had more than 22 runners!
Record Book
  • 5 consecutive weeks as the weekly winner : Sypher : NRL week 13 through to week 17.
  • this is the 10th occasion over the last 10˝ years of tipping comps that a tipster has won 5 weeks back-to-back.
  • although it's the 10th only 8 players have achieved this feat (Sypher and gtho4 have hit this mark twice each).
A special mention for themonarch .. this is his 3rd appearance on the podium at a medals ceremony. His priors were a bronze in the NFL and a bronze in the Super Bowl. It's his first ever silver medal!

Sypher has won the Men's tipping comp at Roland Garros and Wimbledon (srini701 won the Australian Open comp) .. giving him 2 of the 4 legs in an FT Grand Slam (a feat achieved by no one). If he can win the US Open Men's comp he will become the first player to win 3 legs of an FT Grand Slam. Where does Her Majesty confer knighthoods .. should we book Buckingham Place, just in case the unthinkable happens?


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#148864 - Mon Jul 26 2010 01:27 PM Re: FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
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I was runner up in the Aussie Open !!
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#551979 - Sat Sep 18 2010 06:46 AM FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
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Another month goes by, another medals ceremony:

AFL
aussie rules
  • won by ozzz2002, followed by gtho4 and ozfei.
  • the defending title holder was Sypher (4th this year) and paper_aero was last year's runner-up (5th this year).
  • this was the 10th running of the AFL tipping comp .. gtho4 and buck5ley are the only winners to retain their title, and the only ones to win this twice (or more).
  • this year's comp had a field of 11 runners .. the record roll-up is the 18 runners in the 2006 comp.
Super League
rugby league
  • won by gtho4, followed by PaulE and Howie72.
  • srini701 was the defending titleholder (7th this year) and PaulE, this year's runner-up, was last year's runner-up!
  • this was the 4th Super League tipping comp .. ElfTwinkle won the first com and srini701 won the 2nd and 3rd editions.
  • this year's comp had 9 runners .. the record is the 13 who rolled up for the first comp back in 2007.
NRL
rugby league
  • won by FussBudget, followed by paper_aero and Sypher.
  • Sypher was the the defending titleholder, and Eraserhead was last year's runner-up (last this year).
  • this was the 11th edition of the NRL tipping comp .. it's our longest running comp at FT.
  • no one has retained their title, but 5 different players have won this twice .. and Sypher is the only one who's won this 3 times.
  • there were 11 runners this year, three less than last year and a long way short of the 19 who rolled-up for the 4th edition back in 2003.
Record Book
  • 14 consecutive weeks as the leader : Howie72 : Super League week 8 through to week 21.
  • 5 consecutive spoons : KrivoyRog : Super League week 11 to week 16.
  • these two slipped through to the keeper -- late awards of Platinum Woods to Blinbkybill and srini701 for 3 consecutive wooden spoons with picks of zero (A-League 2006-07 season and 2007-08 season respectively).
  • there are probably this and other records missed over the last 10 years .. if you find any, please post here and the HoF will be updated.

    One record which has not been tracked since day dot is the biggest margin between the leader and 2nd place in any week of a tipping comp; being a comp where the leader's margin was greater than the number of game splayed each week. This will take ages to put together and rank e.g. a tipping cmp with 15 games each week where the leader's margin was (say) 19 pts, his ranking would be 1.26 (being 19/15). I think there'd be less than five instances of a ranking >1.0 in the 298 season-long tipping comps we've run over the last 10˝ years!
A special mention for ozfei .. this is her first-ever appearance on the podium at a medals ceremony!
US Open tennis to come

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#555500 - Sun Oct 03 2010 09:17 PM Re: FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
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Record Book
    updated for Golden Wood 0/10 by gtho4 in Round 6 of FT-PL comp 25-Sep-10

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#555518 - Mon Oct 04 2010 12:30 AM Re: FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
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Unlucky gtho, considering about 6 people got 1/10 smile

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#556720 - Sat Oct 09 2010 06:14 PM Re: FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
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it was a class act, lol

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#556722 - Sat Oct 09 2010 06:18 PM FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
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Record Book
    updated for consecutive weekly wins x4 by illiniman14 in weeks 1 to 4 of NCAA Football

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#561086 - Fri Oct 29 2010 09:39 AM Re: FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
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Most Participants in a Tipping Comp
the organisers of these tipping comps were pulling their hair out.

32 2003-04 UEFA European Champions League
26 2003-04 FAPL FA Premier League

NFL 2010 is now at 29! Let's see if we can't get three or four to tie or set a new record...I already know I'll be pulling my hair out!


Edited by dg_dave (Fri Oct 29 2010 09:48 AM)
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#563668 - Sun Nov 07 2010 04:52 AM FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
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Five comps were finalised over the last month or so
    Twenty20 CLpaper_aeroHowie72BxBarracuda|gtho4
    MLBdg_davegtho4Sypher
    US Open   [M]LeoDaVinciSypherilliniman14
    US Open   [W]gtho4srini701KrivoyRog
    Melbourne Cupilliniman14ozzz2002N-Bomb
    Record BookLeoDaVinci
  • 47 consecutive weeks
    without a spoon, UEFA CL
  • 5 consecutive wooden
    spoons, A-League
  • dg_dave
  • 27 consecutive weeks as
    leader, entire season MLB
For BxBarracuda this was his debut appearance on the FT podium .. ditto N-Bomb!


Edited by gtho4 (Sun Nov 07 2010 05:39 PM)

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#577218 - Wed Dec 15 2010 06:08 PM Re: FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
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Perfect/Near misses to add:

14/15 KrivoyRog NBA Round 8 12/11/10
14/15 illiniman14 NBA Round 7 12/04/10
16/16 gtho4 Col FB Round 12 11/20/10
15/16 N-Bomb Col FB Round 9 10/30/10

Longest Spoon record to add:

Nine by ozzz2002 Rounds 4 thru 12 Col FB

Long Spoonless run:

41 weeks by srini701 week 10-38 ('09) and week 1-13 ('10)

Any others that I've missed to have gtho4 add in? I can't edit those posts as I am not a mod.

Apologies to N-Bomb and missing his 15/16.


Edited by dg_dave (Thu Dec 16 2010 10:04 AM)
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#577239 - Wed Dec 15 2010 07:31 PM Re: FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
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I got 15/16 in college football, could be in already but not sure, I'd just like to be in their for something smile

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#577454 - Thu Dec 16 2010 10:00 AM Re: FunTrivia.com Hall of Fame
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Will go and look...if I missed it, I can edit my own post. wink
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