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Some changes to the Competition structure for this Round onwards. :roll:

I have been considering changes for some time now and although I do not like change for change's sake; recent developments force me to act. :(

The changes will not really take effect until Round 2 but here's a quick summary of the main changes.

The Late Posters Rule in particular is not working as it should. This Rule was introduced to prevent players consistently waiting until the last minute, perusing all the predictions made and then adding one point to the current maximum score.
While not against the Rules as they stand, it is certainly not within the Spirit of the Rules, so I have addressed it.

From Round 2, each qualifying Round will be open for predictions to those on the Late Posters List ONLY up to 22:00 (GMT) on the Saturday of the Round and anyone on the list must post by that time. After that deadline, the Round will be open to ALL for predictions.

The maximum prediction in a given Round covers all scores above it. The scope of the maximum prediction will in future be limited to 7 points, i.e., one Converted Try. So a prediction of 290 winning even though the Final Total for the Round is 475 will no longer occur.

The minimum prediction while not having the same scope as the maximum prediction is not far away. With the current minimum prediction for a Round standing at 225, a player could predict 50 and that prediction would cover all scores from 50 to 224! The scope of the minimum prediction is also limited to 7 points or the next lowest prediction, should that be less than 7.

Where the maximum or minimum predictions are in the last 3 post for a Round, the scope will be 0 points for both, i.e. prediction must be exact to win.

Apologies for these changes but the current situation is unfair to those who post more or less immediately the Round is posted while others hold out until the last possible minute to make a prediction.

It makes no difference to me who wins a Round Prize or a Final Prize but I will not allow people take advantage of those playing the Competition as it was meant; for a bit of fun.

Keep in mind that the weekly Prizes would not attract a second glance if placed on Ebay or Delcampe for €1. We're not looking at Four-Margined MNH Penny Blacks here. :roll:

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The first Round of a new qualifying series with 3 games from the 6-Nations and 3 games from the Gallagher Premiership and will hopefully be played week-ending 28/02/2021.



The Rules:

CP0801 01a Rules (856 x 1200).jpg


Points System:

Points will be allocated in each Round based on finishing positions for the Round.

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Fixtures for Round 1 which are scheduled to take place week-ending 28/02/2021. Game time (GMT) in brackets.

26/02/2021 : Gallagher Premiership Round 11. - Sale v Exeter (19:45)
27/02/2021 : Gallagher Premiership Round 11. - Bristol v Leicester (13:00)
27/02/2021 : 6-Nations Round 3. - Italy v Ireland (14:15)
27/02/2021 : 6-Nations Round 3. - Wales v England (16:45)
28/02/2021 : Gallagher Premiership Round 11. - Northampton v Bath (13:00)
28/02/2021 : 6-Nations Round 3. - France v Scotland (15:00)


IMPORTANT NOTE:
Be careful with predictions.
If you post a prediction that has previously been posted, you are effectively putting yourself out of the competition.
I will try to post a warning if I see this happening but not guaranteed.
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The Prize:

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Berlin 1984 Klausener & Rottluff FDCs.

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Spain 1967 Humanatarian Day & Valentia Fair Blocks, MNH,

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Netherlands 1977 AMPHILEX & 1978 Red Cross M/S, MNH.

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Luxembourg 1980 Europa, Sport for All, Art Nouveau, Accidents & Occupational Disease, Postal Codes & Police MNH.
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Late Posters.

No Late Posters until Round 2.
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For anyone looking in who has not entered the competition before there is no knowledge of Rugby Union required; it is basically a guess. :D

The Rules are always posted on the first post of the thread.

As for how to predict ? Well there are no rules really. :D

If you look at the Rules you will see I allow 35 points in the event of a game not being played. That is what I think should be the minimum number of points scored in a First Class Rugby Union encounter.

So;
1) Take 35 and multiply by the number of games.
2) Add/Subtract your age or house number.
3) Add/Subtract the number of cats/dogs you have.
4) Add/Subtract the ages of your Children.
4) Add/Subtract the day of the month.

There's a possible prediction ? :lol:

There is no magic formula. It's all a bit of fun.

All of course are welcome to join. :D

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Future Rounds.

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Future Competitions.

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Hello John, I will try 248 this week, thanks as always.
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Rugby World Cup 2023.

As I type this, RWC 2023 is 02 Years 06 Months 17 Days and 5 Hours away. :)

Now, I may be tempting faith here but rather than holding a one-off Qualifying Series for entry to the Finals I will hold a Qualifying League over the next 8 Competitions.

Points will be awarded as follows;

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251.
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Best of Luck All.
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I think I'll try a lowish score. 243
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I say 265!

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Hi John

288 for me.
Thanks for organising.
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254 please John :D
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252 for me, please.
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No one is in 270+, so I will take 277.

Though I haven't won anything after this pandemic, let me keep trying.

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249

Thanks as usual, John :D

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Thanks John, Terry, Mia, Nghia, Stuart, George, Marty, Deepthi & Victor.

9 Entries for the Round.

Closes 18:00 (GMT) Thursday 25/02/2021.
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guilloutran wrote:
22 Feb 2021 02:08
I say 265!

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John,
250 for me please.

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Thanks Jose.

10 Entries for the Round.

Closes 18:00 (GMT) Thursday 25/02/2021.
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Please consider my guess as 270. Thank you :)

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I'll go for 262 please John.

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Hello John, I will try 256 this week, thanks as always.

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258 for me please.

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I just can't help myself. 268 please One day it may actually do something.
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Thanks Pratyush, Mick, Thierry, JKA & David.

15 Entries for the Round.

Closes 18:00 (GMT) Thursday 25/02/2021.
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240 please. I look forward to missing the deadline next competition :oops:

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Hi John,

I hope that you are doing fine? :)

Thank you for the competition!

I will go with, 257.
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There seems to be an unpopulated zone up in the stratosphere, so I'll fill a gap and go with a wacky 282, please!!! :shock:

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I would like to go with a low 245.
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Thanks Aaron :lol: , Mark, Gavin, & Pratik.

19 Entries for the Round.

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Have no idea how you manage to keep an order of all the games, but it's a lot of fun for all of us!
Thanks a lot, John!

My guess this week: 255.

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Thanks Henrik.

20 Entries for the Round.

1 more for a new entry record. :D

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Round 1 Closed.
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CP0801 40 France v Scotland (600 x 189).jpg

Results:
France 35 v 0 Scotland
Running Total: 35

Friday:
Sale v Exeter (19:45)

Saturday:
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Italy v Ireland (14:15)
Wales v England (16:45)

Sunday:
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How come France got the 35 points and not Scotland ? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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