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#589431 - Wed Jan 26 2011 12:55 AM Results & Standings .. Super XV
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Super Rugby
Super XV
2011

This year's comp has been extended from 14 teams to 15 teams with the entry of a 5th team from Australia, the Melbourne Rebels. This balances out the comp as each member nation of SANZAR will now have 5 teams in the comp. The tipping comp will now run for 4 months over 18 rounds (previously 3 months over 14 rounds) from Friday 18th February through to Friday 17th June (it starts in the same week as the UEFA Champions League recommences, after the mid-winter break on Tuesday 15th February).

The rules are simple:
    points
    default

    draws
    upsets
    perfect picks
    draw bonus

    dead-heats

    deadline
    one point for each correct pick.
    if you forget to pick, the away teams are all yours; but if the wooden
    spoon score is more, it's the spoon score.
    for those brave souls amongst us, you can pick a draw (good luck).
    if you pick a game solo, you score a bonus point (or one of two tipsters).
    of 7/7 scores a bonus point; ditto for 6/6 when there's a bye.
    no-one picks a draw, bonus point for the minority who picked the upset
    win (same as FLC comp).
    weekly wins vs. wooden spoon countback determine podium finishes; if
    they're identical, bonus pts will be used.
    is always Thursday midnight FT time, with a period of grace through to
    kick-off in the first game which is, sometimes, just 35 minutes later. If
    you lodge your picks late you score zero for any game that's started.
This is the 10th edition of the Super XV tipping comp (for those of us who are wondering, the sport is rugby union). Last season's comp was won by Eraserhead (followed by paper_aero and srini701), and the 2009 comp by gtho4 (followed by Eraserhead and ElfTwinkle), and the previous one by ElfTwinkle (followed by paper_aero and ozzz2002). The two comps before that (2007 and 2006 seasons) were both won by our Kiwi cousin, Howie72 who, btw, holds the record for the longest spoonless streak (elapsed time) for any FT tipping comp at 3 years and 1 week .. he avoided the wooden spoon from week 9 of the 2007 season, plus all of the 2008 and 2009 seasons, through to week 9 of 2010 season (he collected a spoon in week 10).

All trivia tipping comp junkies, and anyone else who follows the game they play in heaven, please sign in!


Edited by gtho4 (Fri Feb 18 2011 04:03 AM)

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#589432 - Wed Jan 26 2011 12:58 AM Re: Super XV ... Sign Up Sheet
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Thanks to gtho4 for providing that write up....I will only be doing the scoring this year with the assured thought that the grandmaster will be there to guide/help me whenever and wherever required...

And I STRONGLY disagree to that "game they play in heaven" statement mad ...shouldn't that be CRICKET or maybe tennis? grin cool
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#589433 - Wed Jan 26 2011 12:59 AM Re: Super XV ... Sign Up Sheet
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Edited by gtho4 (Fri Jan 28 2011 05:31 AM)

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#589435 - Wed Jan 26 2011 01:15 AM Re: Super XV ... Sign Up Sheet
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Opening market to win the 2011 comp:

4.00 BULLS
4.00 CRUSADERS
8.00 STORMERS
9.00 SHARKS
10.00 HURRICANES
11.00 WARATAHS
13.00 BRUMBIES
15.00 BLUES
15.00 REDS
17.00 CHIEFS
51.00 WESTERN FORCE
81.00 REBELS
101.00 HIGHLANDERS
151.00 CHEETAHS
201.00 LIONS
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#589436 - Wed Jan 26 2011 01:31 AM Re: Super XV ... Sign Up Sheet
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I agree with you about the 'game they play in heaven' tag. I think Rugby Union is a silly game, but I am going to tip a few winners, anyway.
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#589438 - Wed Jan 26 2011 01:42 AM Re: Super XV ... Sign Up Sheet
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Im in....It's the only sport where Ive actually seen a live game !!
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#589475 - Wed Jan 26 2011 07:36 AM Re: Super XV ... Sign Up Sheet
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I'll give it a shot.

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#589503 - Wed Jan 26 2011 09:58 AM Re: Super XV ... Sign Up Sheet
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Why not, I'm in

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#589576 - Wed Jan 26 2011 02:03 PM Re: Super XV ... Sign Up Sheet
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Originally Posted By: srini
And I STRONGLY disagree to that "game they play in heaven" statement mad ...shouldn't that be CRICKET or maybe tennis?

Now, because heaven is all on clouds, I doubt they have room to put in grass, let alone have a field... so, I think the game played in heaven has to be a card game, or maybe darts.

Now, I have no idea what the rules of RU are, but, I'm willing to branch out of my comfort zone and give it a whirl. I suppose you need someone to get all the spoons.

Are there draws here, or is it straight win or lose?


Edited by LeoDaVinci (Wed Jan 26 2011 02:04 PM)
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#589590 - Wed Jan 26 2011 03:33 PM Re: Super XV ... Sign Up Sheet
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This time already! Ok, I'm up for it

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#589608 - Wed Jan 26 2011 04:24 PM Re: Super XV ... Sign Up Sheet
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Oh yes - tipping something I'll play
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#589690 - Wed Jan 26 2011 07:24 PM Re: Super XV ... Sign Up Sheet
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Here are two examples of the use of Rugby Heaven:

Australia : http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union
New Zealand: http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/




Edited by gtho4 (Thu Feb 03 2011 08:14 AM)

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#589717 - Wed Jan 26 2011 10:04 PM Re: Super XV ... Sign Up Sheet
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Originally Posted By: LeoDaVinci

Now, I have no idea what the rules of RU are...
Nor does anyone else, including the referees. smile

Originally Posted By: LeoDaVinci

Are there draws here, or is it straight win or lose?
Draws are very uncommon- perhaps one or two in an entire season. I would never even attempt to predict one.
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#589930 - Thu Jan 27 2011 08:26 PM Re: Super XV ... Sign Up Sheet
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I enjoy the idea of a competition. I'm having fun with the Super Bowl one.

I know absolutely NOTHING about rugby other than it is played with an oblong ball and that they kick it sometimes and try to dribble it? (I think)...LOL. I'll have to study the rules a little.

With that being said I'm in for the fun of it. I'll be splitting the spoons with Leo...
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#589942 - Fri Jan 28 2011 12:06 AM Re: Super XV ... Sign Up Sheet
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Originally Posted By: rxbigdawg
I know absolutely NOTHING about rugby other than it is played with an oblong ball and that they kick it sometimes and try to dribble it? (I think)...LOL. I'll have to study the rules a little.


Welcome to this comp smile and I have some news for you...I didn't even know it was rugby when I first joined this comp smile and I still don't know how rugby (or ice-hockey for that matter) is played...

It's always great to see more people join the comps here...so have a blast smile
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#591378 - Thu Feb 03 2011 08:14 AM Re: Super XV ... Sign Up Sheet
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add one more to the list

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#591621 - Fri Feb 04 2011 08:21 AM Re: Super XV ... Sign Up Sheet
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I'm in. *gulp*

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#591998 - Sat Feb 05 2011 12:21 AM Re: Super XV ... Sign Up Sheet
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Originally Posted By: srini701
I didn't even know it was rugby when I first joined this comp smile


We would never have known srini :-) I'm in, as usual.
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#594790 - Sat Feb 12 2011 07:40 PM Re: Super XV ... Sign Up Sheet
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so far we have 13 runners:
    BxBarracuda
    Eraserhead
    George95
    gtho4
    Howie72
    illiniman14
    LeoDaVinci
    N-Bomb
    ozzz2002
    paper_aero
    rxbigdawg
    srini701
    Sypher

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#596782 - Fri Feb 18 2011 04:48 AM Re: Super XV ... Sign Up Sheet
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......Anddddddd we are ALL off to a terrific start.....none of us got the first match right and ALL of us got the second one smile

Results will be up only on Mondays coz I am in India and will only see the websites then, unlike when the GM was hosting and you could expect to see the standings up by Sunday smile
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#597752 - Mon Feb 21 2011 12:29 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Super XV
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Super Rugby
Week 1
.
Super XV
Fri 18 Feb
.
13 players lodged tips
09-14
00-43
24-22
28-20
24-09
20-24
21-20
00
13
3
12
11
12
13
Wellington Hurricanes v Otago Highlanders
Melbourne Rebels v NSW Waratahs
Auckland Blues v Canterbury Crusaders
ACT Brumbies v Waikato Chiefs
Natal Sharks v Orange Free State Cheetahs
Gauteng Lions v Northern Transvaal Bulls
Queensland Reds v Western Australia Force
Nobody! frown
Everybody 1 smilee
Eraserhead, illiniman14, Ozzz2002 smilee
rxbigdawg frown
LeoDaVinci, George95 frown
George95 frown
Everybody 2! smilee
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Tipping Comp Standings

  position                 points      
----- ----- -------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ------- hf ws
1 - 1-1 Eraserhead -- 6 6 1
1 - 1-1 illiniman14 -- 6 6 1
1 - 1-1 Ozzz2002 -- 6 6 1
4 - 4-4 paper_aero -- 5 5
4 - 4-4 BxBarracuda -- 5 5
4 - 4-4 Howie72 -- 5 5
4 - 4-4 gtho4 -- 5 5
4 - 4-4 Sypher -- 5 5
4 - 4-4 srini701 -- 5 5
4 - 4-4 N-Bomb -- 5 5
11 - 11-11 rxbigdawg -- 4 4
11 - 11-11 LeoDaVinci -- 4 4
13 - 13-13 George95 -- 3 3 1
late starters 3
64 3 1
home teams -- 4 4
draw
away(default) -- 3
wooden spoon
best picks
perfect picks

b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus pt for picking result solo, or one of two.
o = no one picked draw; bonus for picking upset win.
Default is wooden spoon score if it's higher than aways.

Weekly Leader
 
1. +1 Eraserhead, illiniman14, Ozzz2002
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.


            week       Hall of Fame                          Wooden Spoon

% bp H-A |wk|
64/91 70.3 0 4-3 | 1| 6/7 Eraserhead, illiniman14, Ozzz2002 3/7 George95
| 2|
%




best 92.4 2008 week 11
89.4 2008 week 8
87.3 2009 week 12
81.9 2006 week 7
worst 35.3 2003 week 7
34.8 2009 week 6
29.6 2007 week 3 * plus one drawn game

A Hearty welcome to the Super XV rugby 2011 season! 13 players have decided to try their luck this year (ooppss...."bad" number to start with?). 8 coming back for another dose (Eraserhead, paper_aero, srini701, gtho4, Howie72, Sypher, Ozzz2002 and Le0DaVinci) 4 no shows from last year (MrFox, Dg_Dave, Davjack and Elftwinkle) and 5 new comers (illiniman14, BxBarracuda, N-Bomb, rxbigdawg and George95)

As your new host, I only have worry about the 7 returning faces, as they know how good the previous host was and how bad a job (writing, especially) I am going to do over the next few months grin .... hopefully I won't have any of the new faces looking up last year's write-ups smile

Eraserhead has sprinted off the blocks and keeping up with him after 1 round are newcomer illiniman and that evergreen veteran Ozzz2002

Another newcomer George95 takes home the first spoon of the season.

No bonus points won in round 1 (hopefully there won't be too many this season to complicate my life here wink )

I won't make an [censored] of myself by trying to summarise any of the matches, so if people want to know about what happened over the weekend, expect one of the resident "experts" to do that after every round smile

until next week then.....




Edited by srini701 (Mon Feb 21 2011 12:35 AM)
Edit Reason: corrected placings
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#597753 - Mon Feb 21 2011 12:31 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Super XV
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whoa! I certainly didn't use any censored words out there frown...calling a donkey a donkey is not bad, I suppose frown
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#599895 - Mon Feb 28 2011 12:25 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Super XV
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Super Rugby
Week 2
.
Super XV
Fri 25 Feb
.
15 of 15 players lodged tips
23-13
25-24
23-25
30-06
26-12
19-16
06
00
14
15
08
15
Otago Highlanders v Waikato Chiefs
Melbourne Rebels v ACT Brumbies
State Cheetahs v Nthn Transvaal Bulls
Waratahs v Queensland Reds
Natal Sharks v Auckland Blues
Stormers v Gauteng Lions

Nobody!
MrFox
Everybody 1

Everybody 2
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Tipping Comp Standings

  position                 points      
----- ----- -------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ------- hf ws
1 1 1-1 Eraserhead 6 5 11 2
1 1 1-1 illiniman14 6 5 11 2
3 4 3-4 BxBarracuda 5 5 10 1
3 4 3-4 N-Bomb 5 5 10 1
5 4 4-5 gtho4 5 4 9
5 4 4-5 srini701 5 4 9
5 4 4-5 paper_aero 5 4 9
5 1 1-5 Ozzz2002 6 3 9 1
9 13 9-13 George95 3 5 8 1 1
9 11 9-11 rxbigdawg 4 4 8
9 4 4-9 Howie72 5 3 8
9 4 4-9 Sypher 5 3 8
13 11 11-13 LeoDaVinci 4 3 7
14 - 14-14 Davjack - 3 6
15 - 15-15 MrFox - 2 5 1

late starters 5
58 8 2
home teams 4 5 9
draw - - -
away(default) 3 1 4
wooden spoon 4 2
best picks 6 5
perfect picks 7 6 13

b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus pt for picking result solo, or one of two.
o = no one picked draw; bonus for picking upset win.
Default is wooden spoon score if it's higher than aways.

Weekly Leader
 
1. +1 Eraserhead, illiniman14, Ozzz2002
2. +1 Eraserhead, illiniman14
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.


            week       Hall of Fame                          Wooden Spoon

% bp H-A |wk|
64/91 70.3 0 4-3 | 1| 6/7 Eraserhead, illiniman14, Ozzz2002 3/7 George95
58/90 64.4 0 5-1 | 2| 5/6 Eraserhead, illiniman14, BxBarracuda
N-Bomb, George95 2/6 MrFox
xx/xx xx.x x x-x | 3| x/x x/x


%




best 92.4 2008 week 11
89.4 2008 week 8
87.3 2009 week 12
81.9 2006 week 7
worst 35.3 2003 week 7
34.8 2009 week 6
29.6 2007 week 3 * plus one drawn game

We Welcome Davjack and MrFox in round 2 of the comp smile ...there are now 15 people competing for honors this year....YEEEAAAAAAH smile .

Eraserhead continues to build on his early lead and wins his second successive HoF, but keeping pace with him for a second round in a row is illiniman14 ....let's see how long this race keeps up!

BxBarracuda, George95 and N-Bomb also landed HoF spots this round, making it a bit of a crowd there.

MrFox who joins us this round gets off to shaky start...he was the only one to miss Cheetahs-Bulls match and so lands his first spoon frown

New team Melbourne Rebels "surprised" the Brumbies at home for their first win of the season (something tells me they will win a lot more). The Free State Cheetahs were the only team to lose at home this round as 4 teams (Waratahs, Sharks, Highlanders and Bulls) set the pace with 2/2.

Until next week then.....everybody go watch the Cricket World Cup grin wink



Edited by srini701 (Mon Feb 28 2011 12:59 AM)
Edit Reason: edited to add perfect picks to table
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#602733 - Sun Mar 06 2011 11:14 PM Re: Results & Standings .. Super XV
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 10159
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Super Rugby
Week 3
.
Super XV
Fri 4 Mar
.
14 of 15 players lodged tips
33-18
32-41
38-10
25-31
12-39
21-15
28-35
8
14
11
1
13
14
5
Canterbury Crusaders v NSW Waratahs
Gauteng Lions v Auckland Blues
Waikato Chiefs v Melbourne Rebels
ACT Brumbies v Queensland Reds
Western Australisa Force v Natal Sharks
Westn Prov Stormers v Free St Cheetahs
Nthn Transvaal Bulls v Otago Highlanders

Everybody 1
N-Bomb, George95, MrFox
N-Bomb
MrFox
Everybody 2
Ozzz2002, LeoDaVinci, George95, DavJack, MrFox
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Tipping Comp Standings

  position                 points      
----- ----- -------
TW LW hi-lo LW TW bp
----- ----- ------- hf ws
1 3 1-4 N-Bomb s 10 5 16 1 1
2 3 2-4 BxBarracuda 10 5 15 1
2 1 1-2 Eraserhead 11 4 15 2
2 1 1-2 illiniman14 11 4 15 2
5 5 4-5 srini701 9 5 14
5 5 4-5 paper_aero 9 5 14
5 5 1-5 ozzz2002 9 5 14 1
8 13 8-13 LeoDaVinci 7 6 13 1
8 5 4-8 gtho4 9 4 13
8 9 8-13 George95 8 5 13 1 1
8 9 4-9 Howie72 8 5 13
8 9 4-9 Sypher 8 5 13
13 9 9-13 rxbigdawg 8 d4 12
14 14 14-14 Davjack 6 5 11
15 15 15-15 MrFox 5 3 8 2

late starters 8
66 9 3
home teams 9 3 12
draw - - -
away(default) 4 4 8
wooden spoon 5 3 8
best picks 11 6 17
perfect picks 13 7 20

b = bonus point for perfect picks.
s = bonus pt for picking result solo, or one of two.
o = no one picked draw; bonus for picking upset win.
Default is wooden spoon score if it's more than aways.

Weekly Leader
 
1. +1 Eraserhead, illiniman14, ozz2002
2. +1 Eraserhead, illiniman14
3. +1 N-Bomb
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.


            week       Hall of Fame                          Wooden Spoon

% bp H-A |wk|
64/91 70.3 0 4-3 | 1| 6/7 Eraserhead, illiniman14, ozz2002 3/7 George95
58/90 64.4 0 5-1 | 2| 5/6 Eraserhead, illiniman14, BxBarracuda, 2/6 MrFox
66/98 67.3 1 3-4 | 3| 6/7 LeoDaVinci N-Bomb, George95 3/7 MrFox
/ . - | 4| / /
/ . - | 5| / /




%
best 92.4 2008 week 11
89.4 2008 week 8
87.3 2009 week 12
81.9 2006 week 7
worst 35.3 2003 week 7
34.8 2009 week 6
29.6 2007 week 3

LeoDaVinci picks up his first HoF award for the season with 6/7 picks.

N-Bomb becomes the first person to win a bonus point this season with his pick for the Queensland Reds to win against the Brumbies.....that also shoots him into a one point lead over the still inseparable Eraserhead and illiniman14.

rxbigdawg chose a right week to go default as 4 away teams won this week. on the other hand, MrFox picked up his second spoon in as many weeks...

Don't know about the rugby but the cricket sure's getting interesting....go watch the world cup until next week (but remember to drop by and lodge your tips for the next round here grin )



Edited by gtho4 (Mon Mar 07 2011 03:48 AM)
Edit Reason: adj col width

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#602826 - Mon Mar 07 2011 11:49 AM Re: Results & Standings .. Super XV
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Quote:
LeoDaVinci picks up his first HoF award for the season with 6/7 picks.

Yeah!!! Pure guesswork!
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