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Best Answer Simon, 20 July 2014 - 10:24 AM

Well at the end of a thoroughly captivating competition the only entrants remaining with a "will to live" are:

Mr I - 89 points
Tony C - 72 points
Jpredmore - 70 points

By sticking with it to the end they all deserve a prize; I must say it was rather complex and with hindsight...blah, blah, blah...

I'm just going to verify (or is it validate) Mr I's score, unless he has it completely wrong I think he is the convincing winner. I will be back shortly to confirm.

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OK I'm back and I have MR I's score at 93. Admittedly I could have miscounted as one needs a degree in such things to compute, however allowing for a degree of uncertainty it was certainly a lot more than 72 and on that basis I declare Mr I the winner of this enthralling competition. Thankfully the next world cup is 4 years away...

 

The winning scoresheet.

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I will be back again in another little while to announce the prize.

 

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I figured after such a tense and stressful competition you may want to relax with a large strong coffee whilst squeezing on something nice and soft and perhaps a lucky pen for entering competitions. Here are your prizes Mr I...congratulations!  Please send me a PM with your address.

 

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:10 AM

My percent correct is in a free fall... down to 31.6% 38/120 points


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:12 AM

Mr I, I think you'll find 38 is a VERY good score at this stage.  In my household of five our top score is currently 27.

 

Can anyone beat 38 right now?


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:17 AM

WOOT! :gleam:


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 12:48 PM

Can anyone beat 38 right now?

 

Is that 38 posts on this forum?



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 01:00 PM

I think he's aiming for 38 reputation points!!



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 01:05 PM

I'd like to have 38 reputation points...   :rock:


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 01:32 PM

I'd like to have 38 reputation points...   :rock:

 

So would I !! :giggle:



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:12 PM

I'm guessing Greece played yesterday? My neighbor is from there and it sounded like he was in a heated argument for hours. Why isn't "soccer" big in the US like it is everywhere else?



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:17 PM

I'm guessing Greece played yesterday? My neighbor is from there and it sounded like he was in a heated argument for hours. Why isn't "soccer" big in the US like it is everywhere else?

 

Because we have Football... you know the kind with stealers, bills, patriots... etc


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:35 PM

Because we have Football... you know the kind with stealers, bills, patriots... etc

 

 

Oh, I'm fully aware. I reside in Packer territory. If they lose, it ruins everyone's week.

 

What I mean is why did we feel the need to invent new games? I have my own thoughts on why. I'm just curious as to what other folks, especially those not in the US, think. 



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 12:21 PM

Well and interesting weekend of Fútbol that's for sure.

 

USA almost beating Portugal after Portugal went up 1-0 at the start and the USA breaking an 11 game history of Portugal winning every game they had first goal in.  Sad that we let in that last second goal for a tie but we'll see how she goes against Germany.

 

So my tally, if I did it right, is 47/140 points or 27.64% of total possible points.

 

How is everyone else doing?


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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:57 PM

I'm on a dismal 33 points  :(

 

And the games to catch up are running out :helpplease:



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:00 PM

Ok... I had to completely recheck all of my points and I found 5 points that I missed (one 3 and one 2)...

 

So now I'm at: 59 / 180 or 32.777% as of this morning.  I got nothing for the two games that finished already today so that didn't help me at all.

 

I can see how having no clue helped me because I picked USA to beat Ghana which anyone in the know probably would have picked the other way.


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Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:37 PM

I can see how having no clue helped me because I picked USA to beat Ghana which anyone in the know probably would have picked the other way.

 


 

So now I'm at: 59 / 180 or 32.777% as of this morning.  I got nothing for the two games that finished already today so that didn't help me at all.

 

I can see how having no clue helped me because I picked USA to beat Ghana which anyone in the know probably would have picked the other way.

 

No I had that one as a 50/50 - draw

 

1st game and not too much to choose between them

 

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 08:21 PM

Well after a very miserable weekend and a bad start for todays games  :crybaby:  I believe I'm at 43/240 points.



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 11:16 AM

I can see how having no clue helped me because I picked USA to beat Ghana which anyone in the know probably would have picked the other way.

 


 

 

No I had that one as a 50/50 - draw

 

1st game and not too much to choose between them

 

You've got that prize already - a member of the month mug!

 

I don't have a mug yet lol.  And I'm not the type to count my chickens before they hatch.  However if you're right that the prize will be an IFSQN mug and I do with a MOTM mug and a mug for this I can double fist Food Safety Java daily :silly: ... now how awesome would that be??? In my IFSQN shirt.

 

I know that I missed out on the IFSQN shirt contest and I never did post a pic of me in it... mainly because "stuff"...  but a pic may be on the way.  :happydance:  

 

Thanks to Greece and Columbia I gained 7 points yesterday.  If Ivory Coast had not scored I would have had 10 points... 


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 11:50 AM

Well I have no idea what the prize will be. :oops2:

Are you sure your calculator is working correct Mr I...that seems like a big score, maybe you just have the golden touch.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:12 PM

Well I have no idea what the prize will be. :oops2:

 

That makes it even more fun! lol.  Hell even if there was no prize I'm having a great time.

 

 

 

 

Are you sure your calculator is working correct Mr I...that seems like a big score, maybe you just have the golden touch.
 

 

 

 

Well... I can't be sure of anything.  For all I know this is part of the Matrix. But if it's 2 points for the correct winner of the game, 3 points for the correct score of the game but you didn't pick the right winner, and 5 points if you got both... I'm pretty sure I calculated it right.  I made a spreadsheet for calculating the score.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 01:13 PM

Well... I can't be sure of anything.  For all I know this is part of the Matrix. But if it's 2 points for the correct winner of the game, 3 points for the correct score of the game but you didn't pick the right winner, and 5 points if you got both... I'm pretty sure I calculated it right.  I made a spreadsheet for calculating the score.

 

 

I'm on 35 points after another poor set of predictions :headhurts:

 

But it seems there is hope for all of us if you have miscalculated. You haven't got the correct score if you picked the wrong winner  :oops2:



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 01:28 PM

Instructions:

 

On the attached spreadsheet enter a score for every match including last 16, quarter final, semi final, final and 3rd/4th place play off. 

 

Note 1: if you put any draws in the knockout stages you will need to fill in a penalty score (first to five) to make a team progress to the next round.
 

Note 2: For judging purposes all scores are 90 minutes play (I will ignore extra time goals and of course penalty shoot outs).  For scoring I'm only looking for results and scores in the boxes and not the teams playing in the games.

 

Submit a copy of your completed spreadsheet by email to (teamatifsqndotcom) by 11 June.

 

Scoring:

 

2 points for a correct result

3 bonus points for a correct score

(so maximum possible points per game = 5)

 

You keep your own score and we can swap and brag as the competition progresses and we'll compile a table at the conclusion to determine the winner.

 

Winner & Prize:

 

Winner is the player with top score.

The Prize...it's a mystery...

 

Questions below please.

 

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Well... Looking back on the instructions on how the scoring was to go from what I understand, and Simon please correct me if I'm wrong, one condition is correct score and one is correct result.  Correct result would be who won the match and correct score is... well correct score.  There was no instruction that one was dependent on the other.  So you can get 2 points, 3 points, or 5 points per match.  Otherwise he would have said 2 points for correct result and 5 points for correct score.

 

- edit:  Ok one word I missed is "Bonus".  See now that changes a lot.  Hold on and let me recalculate.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 01:30 PM

I now have 57 points with only 2's and 5's. If I'm correct now. (I only lost 9 points for games where I had the correct score but the wrong winner :shades: )


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 06:13 PM

Well... I can't be sure of anything.  For all I know this is part of the Matrix. But if it's 2 points for the correct winner of the game, 3 points for the correct score of the game but you didn't pick the right winner, and 5 points if you got both... I'm pretty sure I calculated it right.  I made a spreadsheet for calculating the score.

 

Those two games Arg v Nig & B&H v Ir were brilliant for me as per Mr. Inc-Crazy's :silly: scoring system I've scored 20 points:

 

2 for a win + 3 for a correct score + 5 for a win and correct score :thumbup:

 

:yeahrite: ........ Okay then back to the real world - 4 points!  :oops2:



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 06:22 PM

Those two games Arg v Nig & B&H v Ir were brilliant for me as per Mr. Inc-Crazy's :silly: scoring system I've scored 20 points:

 

2 for a win + 3 for a correct score + 5 for a win and correct score :thumbup:

 

:yeahrite: ........ Okay then back to the real world - 4 points!  :oops2:

 

That's not how I was counting Tony.  it was 2 for the correct winning team and 3 for the score = total maximum of 5.

 

As for this morning's games.  I pulled 7 points :shades:  That's 2 for having Argentina Winning over Nigeria and 5 for having Bosnia beating Iran 3-1.  I wish Nigeria had been held to 1 because then I would have had 10 points... but I'll take the 7.  Good math for you? :rolleyes:


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 06:51 PM

That's not how I was counting Tony.  it was 2 for the correct winning team and 3 for the score = total maximum of 5.

 

As for this morning's games.  I pulled 7 points :shades:  That's 2 for having Argentina Winning over Nigeria and 5 for having Bosnia beating Iran 3-1.  I wish Nigeria had been held to 1 because then I would have had 10 points... but I'll take the 7.  Good math for you? :rolleyes:

 

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:12 PM

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