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  • #31
    CURRENT STANDINGS (with 16 of the 26 events to be decided on Sunday):

    The 1st number is your number of correct British medalist predictions, the 2nd number is your deduction for incorrect British medalist predictions and the 3rd number is your number of correct Champion predictions.

    1= Joel68: + 6 - 1 + 5 = 10
    1= MysteryBrick: + 5 - 2 + 7 = 10
    1= philipo: + 4 - 0 + 6 = 10
    4 Occasional Hope: + 5 - 2 + 6 = 9
    5= LuckySpikes: + 3 - 1 + 6 = 8
    5= MBChristie: + 4 - 0 + 4 = 8
    5= oxfan: + 5 - 1 + 4 = 8
    5= Rodder45: + 5 - 2 + 5 = 8
    9= Laps: + 3 - 2 + 6 = 7
    9= treadwater1: + 3 - 2 + 6 = 7

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    • #32
      A point of clarification regarding MysteryBrick's change to his/her Women's 60 Hurdles champion after learning that Dutkiewicz was a non-starter (see post #13 on page 1).

      The change was made at 12.44pm on Saturday, 9 minutes after the official start-time of the Round 1 heats. Therefore, I have to disallow it (regardless of whether the programme was running to time or not). Had the change been made 10 or more minutes earlier MysteryBrick may have had a case for the change to be allowed.

      This is something I will need to provide clearer 'rules'/procedures for in future contests and I will also endeavour in future to check the websites of the major federations for significant withdrawal news and not just rely on Twitter.

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      • #33
        Drum roll, please! The final results are in ...

        First, the traditional honorary awards:

        Highest points scorer in Predict the British Medalists - oxfan and philipo shared this with 9 points
        Best pick in Predict the British Medalists - Not awarded this time! There were no surprise British medalists that only 1 or 2 contestants picked.
        Highest points scorer in Predict the Champions - treadwater1 won this with 17 points, a clear margin of 2 points over the next best
        Best pick in Predict the Champions - This definitely goes to MBChristie for 2 picks - the only contestant to pick Trajkovic and also the only one to pick Wojciechowski

        The overall standings:

        There was a 3-way tie on points at the top so the tiebreaker was used to determine the Gold medalist.


        GOLD- Joel68: + 9 - 1 + 13 = 21 (Won the tiebreaker with 8:31.86 cf the actual winning time of 8:30.61)
        SILVER- philipo: + 9 - 0 + 12 = 21
        SILVER- treadwater1: + 8 - 4 + 17 = 21
        4= Laps: + 7 - 2 + 15 = 20
        4= LuckySpikes: + 8 - 3 + 15 = 20
        4= oxfan: + 10 - 1 + 11 = 20
        7= MysteryBrick: + 10 - 4 + 13 = 19
        7= Rodder45: + 9 - 3 + 13 = 19
        9 Occasional Hope: + 10 - 4 + 12 = 18
        10 MBChristie: + 8 - 1 + 10 = 17

        Pretty sure that's the closest contest we've ever had, both at the top and from top to bottom with just 4 points separating the whole field! Congratulations to all the medalists and most of all to Joel68, a first-time player of these prediction contests if I'm not mistaken.

        Thanks to everyone for playing! It was fun! Of course, we'll have another contest for the World Championships later this year (perhaps predicting European medalists instead because GB medals will be far fewer?)

        However, before that, why not have a go at the Fantasy World Cross Contest that I'll run at the end of this month? Same idea as the Fantasy Euro Cross Contest we had 3 months ago - https://forum.athleticsweekly.com/fo...-on-9-december
        You pick a Men's team of 6 and a Women's team of 6. However, for each of your 2 teams you must pick athletes representing 6 different nations. So, you can't just pick 6 Kenyans! Five to score in each team, lowest score wins, just like in cross-country scoring. It's pretty quick and easy to play.

        Any feedback on the contest organisation and rules is appreciated so that I can improve future contests.

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        • #34
          thanks lucky for your hard work on the contest; Great fun as always. Roll on Doha! just an idea for the WC. Make the ptredictions for the Relays slightly different.
          Instead of predicting the winners( USA rather strong!!) you have to predict the times in all the relays, or another idea, you have to predict the silver medallists in all 4 relays rather than the gold. what do you think?
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          • #35
            Lucky, thanks for running the contest and for the work you put into this and others. Look forward to the next one.

            All the best

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            • #36
              Thanks for organising this.
              And in Doha working out who is going for the mixed relay will be interesting.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by philipo View Post
                thanks lucky for your hard work on the contest; Great fun as always. Roll on Doha! just an idea for the WC. Make the ptredictions for the Relays slightly different.
                Instead of predicting the winners( USA rather strong!!) you have to predict the times in all the relays, or another idea, you have to predict the silver medallists in all 4 relays rather than the gold. what do you think?
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                Yes, you're right philipo. The USA do dominate the relays, especially now that Jamaica have waned a bit. I will give this some thought for Doha.

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