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#1 cazandpaul

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Posted 29 October 2002 - 05:47 PM

Jason,

I don't know about others but I was lookong forward to matching wits with the forum.

Regards

Paul



#2 golfer69

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Posted 29 October 2002 - 08:16 PM

How about we take it upon ourselves each week.
Before kick off at each Thursday PGA event we each pick a player and a winning score as a tiebreaker.

I'm sure the iseek boys will send a BMW or something to the winner each Monday.



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Posted 29 October 2002 - 10:57 PM

Hi cazandpaul,
Tipping will be up and running from Jan 1 for the whole PGA season. We thought it was not worthwhile starting in the middle of the year and it also gave us more time to get things sorted at this end.

We agree that it will be fun and any thoughts on how you would like it to work would be appreciated (although the system is pretty much done now).

We will be doing PGA/Europe and LPGA on a weekly basis. You have to choose the winner and the best placed Aussie/Kiwi on each tour. You will be able to play all three tours or just the ones you choose and there will be a seperate leaderboard for each tour which will result in ongoing prizes plus an end of year prize!

Thanks for your interest...

Jason
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#4 miike

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Posted 29 October 2002 - 11:51 PM

Hi Jason
It's hard to pick a winner out of 150 players so how does this sound;
You pick a player , if he wins you get , say, 20 points. Top ten finish , 5 points. Make the cut , 2 points . Miss the cut 0 points.
Just a thought.
Mike



#5 jeanmc

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Posted 29 October 2002 - 11:55 PM

Mike,

your's sounds like a great deal...

Jason,

its a good thing it wasnt running this year...17 first time winners...most of us would look quite the fool... biggrin.gif

Mw.



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Posted 30 October 2002 - 04:16 AM

Hi Guys,
Yep, it certainly was a hard year to pick them, glad I didn't have any money down on any of them... laugh.gif

Keep the suggestions coming and we will finalise the fuctionality over the next month and incorporate all good ideas...Nice one Miike!

Jason



#7 jeanmc

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Posted 30 October 2002 - 09:18 PM

Jason,

why don't you kick it off small with this weeks Tour Championship, and the Cisco Ladies Matchplay Championship...the winner...logs off with pride and dignity... biggrin.gif

30 guys on the TC, and 32 ladies on the Cisco...

just a thought... smile.gif

Mw.

too bad Taturangi & Apples missed out on the TC by a couple of spots...and what a time for Lonard to miss his first cut...



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Posted 31 October 2002 - 10:25 AM

No takers?!?! :?

anywayz, my pick for the TC will be Els and SeRi for the Cisco.
Dark horse: Allenby, Webb.

Mw.



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Posted 31 October 2002 - 10:31 PM

Thanks Mau but we are a little away from having the final functionality ready for public use. Feel free to throw a few ideas around in the forums though, until we launch in January 2003.

Jason
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#10 cazandpaul

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Posted 01 November 2002 - 04:55 AM

Robert Allenby and Rachel Teske - go the Aussies.

Regards

Paul



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Posted 01 November 2002 - 10:00 AM

My tips;
Tour championship-Retief Goosen
Cisco- who cares
Mike



#12 judgesmails

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Posted 04 November 2002 - 06:55 PM

This is quite a long post but please read through it as it explains the Golf Tipping Comp I am involved in...

I am already involved in a great golf tipping comp. 10 of us have a draft night when we each draft a team of 8 PGA Tour players. Tiger is excluded from the draft and the draft serpentines, so it goes 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,1,2,3,4,5 and so on until you get to 80 picks

After your team is drafted (Each player can only be drafted once) you keep that team unless you need to make a change. Players can be dropped from your team and replaced by another 'un contracted' player. Each change needs to be made the day before the tournament starts and will cost you a minimum of $3, if 2 Captains want the same player they must bid for him and the highest bidder wins. The player dropped by the captain then becomes available for another team captain to pick up the following week. Captains may also trade player for player or draft pick for draft pick between themselves at a minimum of $3 per player/trade

The scoring is a follows, 20 points for a win, 15 runner up, 10 for 3rd, 6 for a top 10, 3 for a top 25, 1 for a player that makes the cut and minus 3 for the player who finishes last AFTER the cut. This is called the Sunday 'tanking it' penalty for those who don't try on Sunday. The 4 majors are worth double points.

It cost $60 each to go in it and this money is used for prize money from 1st to 5th and the money from the trading is used for a BBQ at the end of the season. On Melbourne Cup day this year we have $556 to spend on a party for 10 guys and their partners. We are getting Jumping Castles for the kids, mini golf, heap of food and drink and all courtesy of a great tipping comp.

We got the idea from some Americans who do exaactly the same thing and now we pair off against them and play a Fantasy Presidents Cup. Each tournament is like a hole and we play a match play. The losing Country has to send the winning country a box of goodies at the end of the year. Last year we won but the Yanks got us 11/9 this year, the whole match going down the the last tournament.

One of the best parts of the whole comp is the mud slinging that goes on during the tournaments as we wind each other up. For instance one Guy took David Duval as his first pick at number 3 in the draft and hardly scored a point, another took Hal Sutton as his 2nd pick at number 11 and paid the price. It's great fun.



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Posted 04 November 2002 - 11:04 PM

Thanks for the post, judgesemail

Unfortuneately those sorts of comps don't really work on an internet level especially something that will be database-driven and automatic as ours will be. But some great ideas there...






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