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The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby iul » Fri, 20 Jan 2017, 13:20

The winner of the 2017 International Rugby Tipping Competition will get his favorite nation's rugby T-shirt (the winner can pick any nation, provided their T-shirts can actually be bought from somewhere online and costs up to 70-ish euro shipping included).

In order to participate you need to follow these steps:
1. Go to the tipping page: tipping/
2. Create an account for the tipping page.

You can read more information about the scoring and ranking system and other information here: tipping/rules/

You have to press "Save" after making your picks otherwise your picks will not be saved and will not be taken into consideration.


Paratus and dwpeate are the tipping honchos. If there are games that need to be added, talk to them or, better yet, post it in this topic.

Best of luck to everyone!

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby iul » Fri, 20 Jan 2017, 13:23

The ranking rules have been changed. Last year they were:

1. number of exact scores predicted;
2. number of victories predicted;


Now they are:
1. The number of 5 pointers (exact scores predicted);
2. The number of 3 pointers (correct margins predicted);
3. The number of victories predicted;


The system will still rank the players the same as last year, but if at the end of the year we have two or more players with the same number of points we'll check manually to see how many 3 pointers they each have and we'll use that as the 2nd tie breaker.

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby vis maior » Fri, 20 Jan 2017, 14:31

wow!! :lol: :lol: yupee!!! :lol: :lol: 8-) 8-) 8-)

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby m.map » Fri, 20 Jan 2017, 14:49

here I am
http://farm1.staticflickr.com/525/31610 ... ddb1_b.jpg
next jersey I will choose Japan or Georgia, I have not decided yet 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby vis maior » Fri, 20 Jan 2017, 15:09

m.map wrote:here I am
http://farm1.staticflickr.com/525/31610 ... ddb1_b.jpg
next jersey I will choose Japan or Georgia, I have not decided yet 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

you look good but next Jersey will be sent to someone else... ;)

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby dwpeate » Sat, 21 Jan 2017, 13:22

if we enrolled last year, are we automatically entered this season? looking forward to playing :)

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby dwpeate » Sat, 21 Jan 2017, 13:50

Also, confirmed first fixtures the ARC, 6N and ENC?

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby iul » Sat, 21 Jan 2017, 15:17

dwpeate wrote:if we enrolled last year, are we automatically entered this season? looking forward to playing :)

Yes, because you already have an account

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby iul » Fri, 27 Jan 2017, 12:32

Portugal v Romania added to the tipping sheet for Feb 4th.

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby m.map » Sat, 28 Jan 2017, 21:35

many new tippers (no italians I guess)
good
have a nice rugby year to all, old & new
and remember: is a long, long way - to Tipperary ;-)

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby vis maior » Sat, 04 Feb 2017, 18:54

welcome back, Trendsetta... 8-)

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby dwpeate » Sun, 05 Feb 2017, 23:34

I've completed this weeks results - i'll put up the coming weeks tomorrow.
Haven't filled in Portugal v Romania as there were some question marks over whether or not it was a legit test match.
Also, it doesn't display how many points each player has, not sure if thats just my browser?

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby iul » Mon, 06 Feb 2017, 07:40

Same here. I haven't found a quick fix. You can see the full rankings here: tipping/ranking/
Portugal v Romania wasn't a full test but that hasn't stopped us before.

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby m.map » Mon, 06 Feb 2017, 16:07

welcome back, Trendsetta :thumbup:
Buffalo, well done :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby RugInt » Mon, 06 Feb 2017, 20:46

5 pointer! What a way to start 2017. Congratulations.

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby RugbyLiebe » Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 13:24

iul wrote:Same here. I haven't found a quick fix. You can see the full rankings here: tipping/ranking/
Portugal v Romania wasn't a full test but that hasn't stopped us before.


I didn't even bother to have a guess at the result of POR-ROM after I read it was 4*20 minute "game". So it was basically a trianing session not a game.
The one point doesn't bother me, but as a newbie and to avoid something like this in the future. What are the rules? As long as the game is listed have a guess?
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby iul » Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 13:32

RugbyLiebe wrote:
iul wrote:Same here. I haven't found a quick fix. You can see the full rankings here: tipping/ranking/
Portugal v Romania wasn't a full test but that hasn't stopped us before.


I didn't even bother to have a guess at the result of POR-ROM after I read it was 4*20 minute "game". So it was basically a trianing session not a game.
The one point doesn't bother me, but as a newbie and to avoid something like this in the future. What are the rules? As long as the game is listed have a guess?

Yes.

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby RugbyLiebe » Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 14:40

Thanks. I was also irritated by the missing kick off time. Also something which might change from game to game? If a game is cancelled, how will it be shown there? All not important points, but interesting.
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby iul » Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 14:59

RugbyLiebe wrote:Thanks. I was also irritated by the missing kick off time. Also something which might change from game to game? If a game is cancelled, how will it be shown there? All not important points, but interesting.

The kick-off time is not missing. The date is written with white letters on a gray line and to the left of each game is listed the hour.
If the game is cancelled it gets deleted from there, and it will be written about it here.

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby RugbyLiebe » Tue, 07 Feb 2017, 15:41

iul wrote:
RugbyLiebe wrote:Thanks. I was also irritated by the missing kick off time. Also something which might change from game to game? If a game is cancelled, how will it be shown there? All not important points, but interesting.

The kick-off time is not missing. The date is written with white letters on a gray line and to the left of each game is listed the hour.
If the game is cancelled it gets deleted from there, and it will be written about it here.


It was missing from the POR-ROM practice session
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby dwpeate » Wed, 08 Feb 2017, 12:11

The next round of fixtures is online for anyone who hasn't already had a punt.

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby dwpeate » Mon, 20 Feb 2017, 18:35

In case noone spotted yet, this weeks fixtures are online!
Standings:
1. Buffalo 25
2. Lord Lamp 25
3. m.map 24
4. toulousain 24
5. vino_93 24
6. Armchair Fan 24
7. Zippy 23
8. iul 21
9. Trendsetta 21
10. dwpeate 20
11. sjbret 20
12. sammo 19
13. RugInt 18
14. vis maior 18
15. RugbyLiebe 17
16. Loohr 14
17. Neys 7
18. calops 5
19. Sables4EVA 3
20. antlat 0

Already a couple of 5 pointers in the first 3 weeks, excellent stuff.

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby dwpeate » Mon, 27 Feb 2017, 11:47

This weeks results as Armchair leaps to the top:
1. Armchair Fan 32
2. Lord Lamp 29
3. vino_93 29
4. Buffalo 28
5. m.map 28
6. iul 27
7. toulousain 26
8. dwpeate 24
9. sammo 24
10. sjbret 24
11. Trendsetta 24
12. Zippy 23
13. RugbyLiebe 22
14. RugInt 22
15. vis maior 22
16. Loohr 19
17. Neys 7
18. Sables4EVA 7
19. calops 5
20. antlat 0

Games being uploaded this afternoon.

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby Neptune » Tue, 28 Feb 2017, 15:06

Hi guys

I do not understand what the tipping challenge is all about. Could someone kindly explain to me what it is and how it works? Thanks guys :)

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Re: The 2017 Tipping Championship - T-shirt prize!

Postby iul » Tue, 28 Feb 2017, 15:29

Neptune wrote:Hi guys

I do not understand what the tipping challenge is all about. Could someone kindly explain to me what it is and how it works? Thanks guys :)

You select what score you think each game will end with, and then, after the games happen, you are given points, based on how close your prediction was to the actual result. The person with the most points at the end of the calendar year is the king, god, emperor and princess of the tipping competition and gets a t-shirt prize. We have another Kenyan guy, "Trendsetta", playing. He came 2nd twice.

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