Final standings-RSRU Super 12 tipping competition-2003

Final standings-RSRU Super 12 tipping competition-2003

Post by Mike Irelan » Mon, 26 May 2003 15:51:48


Super 12 final 2003 -- Blues 21 Crusaders 17

Well, great game between the Blues and Crusaders, and superb
performances by many on both sides. The All Blacks should have a pretty
large pool to draw from, and I expect them to be very good this year. Of
course, injuries can always play a major role, and if McCaw, Jack,
Williams, Howlett, and Carlos were to pick up injuries before the World
Cup, this would hurt. The Aussies have picked up enough injuries for the
whole year already, but this may end up helping them as their top
players (except for the seriously injured Ben Tune), Larkham, Mortlock,
Giteau, Burke, Herbert, Rogers, et al., will be rested and hungry before
the World Cup (deja vu--didn't the Aussies have lot of injuries in  the
first half of 1999 (Eales, Larkham, and others?), and then go on to win
the World Cup?)

Congrat.'s to the new and undisputed heavyweight champion of the RSRU
Super 12 Tipping Competition for 2003--THE ROCKET MAN!

The Rocket man correctly tipped the Blues in the final and ended up with
  178 points to take second place finisher Stephen Doyle by 4 points.
Nice work Stephen, who also tipped the Blues to win the final.

Close behind Stephen were the Greigster at 173 (he also correctly tipped
the Blues) and Luluwazazulu at 173 (who tipped the Crusaders).
Impressive season, guys.

Lemonski was in 5th place at 169 points--good work Lemon man.

And (can you believe it?!) Bobs came in next at 168 points. Oh, the
indignity of it all--most of the RSRU tipsters finishing below the line
of shame :-( As much as Bobs will try to say it is his astute rugby mind
that is responsible for his success this year, we all know that it is
because the Blues won 13 of 14 games this year (and two five pointers in
the semi and final) AND Bobs, being the fanatical Auckland and Blues
supporter that he is, has tipped the Blues in every Super 12 game since
the beginning of the competition ;-) Seriously, though, well done this
year Bobs (ouch, that was tough to say).

Peter Ashford was next at 167, and League_RulesO.K. followed at 166.

Yours truly (SpikeI) was next at 163 (had to go with the Crusaders to
have a shot at passing the line of shame, and actually did think they
would win--I was proven wrong). Also at 163 were a number of players:
David McCallister, dhemraj, mal007, Stuart McCash, takako, and the tanman.

At 161 were ...Tom and the computer tipster, AQB (glad I at least
whipped the computer), gholdsworth, and Tama_M.

At 160 were Mees and myk

and we'll go as far as 159 because our illustrious tipping comp manager,
the Keester, had that point total, along with Luke_, martyvan, and
Stomper. I'll print the full list below, but be aware that many of the
really low tipsters dropped out of the competition earlier (perhaps due
to frustration from brutal tips, or forgetting to get their tips in on
time).

Thanks to Kees for being the competition manager. Enjoyed the
competition, mates, and perhaps we'll do it again this October (if Kees
can get us into OzTips again) in the World Cup). Maybe we can entice a
few more northern hemisphere tipsters into it then, and have a World
Championship (north vs south) of tipping. Let's see, John Hill duking it
out with Bobsie, John Williams having a go at the Scebester. Sheds and
Nigel actually posting again to RSRU :-)

Bye for now,

SpikeI (aka Mike Ireland--Canada's top tipster this year as Bryan Ray
kept forgetting to get in his tips on time :-)

Final Standings:

1. 178   TheRocket

2. 174   Stephen Doyle

3. 173   greigb
3. 173   Luluwazazulu

5. 169   lemonski

6. 168   bobsM

7. 167   peterashford

8. 166   League_Rulesok

9. 163   David McCallister
9. 163   dhemraj
9. 163   mal007
9. 163   SpikeI
9. 163   StuartMcCash
9. 163   takako
9. 163   tanman

16. 161   ...Tom
16. 161   AQB
16. 161   gholdsworth
16. 161   Tama_M

20. 160   Mees
20. 160   myk

22. 159   Kees
22. 159   Luke_
22. 159   martyvan
22. 159   Stomper

26. 158   cwilkes
26. 158   johnd1967
26. 158   mrsock

29. 157   !Ken Wallis
29. 157   markjam

31. 156   Brad Anton
31. 156   Craig Spanhake's News
31. 156   gratawa
31. 156   st0mper

35. 155   _Damon_

36. 154   gmuldoon
36. 154   isimeli

38. 153   Ayd
38. 153   kiwianna

40. 150   Mr_Scebe

41. 147   ettheSTATSMAN

42. 146   Basil Fawlty

43. 145   bronsk

44. 144   Keegan..

45. 143   therealbrentc

46. 142   TeamCustard

47. 141   fushandchups

48. 140   Nozza9
48. 140   sarge.Sydney

50. 138   Pete Devlin

51. 135   Dunedinite
52. 130   Sheathnz
53. 126   God was a Prop
54. 121   ! MikeThompson
55. 118   mutantaxe
56. 116   Wa*
57. 115   antipodean
57. 115   warrensson
59. 112   BradJordan
60. 109   labratty
61. 108   higgsman
62. 105   chicka1973
63. 103   personx
64. 95   nzbrian
65. 93   Bryan Ray
66. 92   Kipp
67. 83   Rock2002
68. 79   Kram38

 
 
 

Final standings-RSRU Super 12 tipping competition-2003

Post by Kees Ech » Mon, 26 May 2003 19:59:14


Quote:
> Congrat.'s to the new and undisputed heavyweight champion of the RSRU
> Super 12 Tipping Competition for 2003--THE ROCKET MAN!

And I think it's gonna be a long long time
Till touch down brings me round again to find
I'm not the man they think I am at home
Oh no no no I'm a ROCKET MAN..

Yes, well done Rocketman. You win all bragging rights including the much
sought after 2003 RSRU Tipping Champion signature.

Quote:
> And (can you believe it?!) Bobs came in next at 168 points. Oh, the
> indignity of it all--most of the RSRU tipsters finishing below the
>line of shame

Very upsetting. We need to find a new line of shame.  I nominate Scabs
because even though he's as thick as two planks, he's still smarter than
kippers.

Quote:
> Thanks to Kees for being the competition manager.

No need to thank me Mike, all I did was accept the odd bribe here and
there. You did all the hard work with your excellent round by round
summaries. They certainly took this year's competition to a new level.
Thanks for that.

Kees

 
 
 

Final standings-RSRU Super 12 tipping competition-2003

Post by Mr Sceb » Mon, 26 May 2003 20:03:58


Quote:
> Very upsetting. We need to find a new line of shame.  I nominate Scabs
> because even though he's as thick as two planks, he's still smarter than
> kippers.

That's awfully good of you, Cuddles. How bout instead of picking the winner
of each match, you have to work out the number of hugs that will be scored
by each loosie? I know you'll clean up in the first couple of years, what
with all your experience, but given time i expect Blanche to give you a good
run for your money.

--
Mr Scebe
"He doesn't win many of the close one's, does he"
~Grant Fox talking about Taine Randell

 
 
 

Final standings-RSRU Super 12 tipping competition-2003

Post by Mike Irelan » Tue, 27 May 2003 03:45:39

Quote:

>>Thanks to Kees for being the competition manager.

> No need to thank me Mike, all I did was accept the odd bribe here and
> there. You did all the hard work with your excellent round by round
> summaries. They certainly took this year's competition to a new level.
> Thanks for that.

> Kees

Yes, I brought the comp to an even "lower" level than it previously sunk
to, what with my inane comments and puerile attempts at humour :-)
Still, there were a few laughs along the way--there would have been more
if Bobs hadn't done so well.

Mike

 
 
 

Final standings-RSRU Super 12 tipping competition-2003

Post by Peter Ashfor » Tue, 27 May 2003 06:16:18

Quote:

>>And (can you believe it?!) Bobs came in next at 168 points. Oh, the
>>indignity of it all--most of the RSRU tipsters finishing below the
>>line of shame

> Very upsetting. We need to find a new line of shame.  I nominate Scabs
> because even though he's as thick as two planks, he's still smarter than
> kippers.

I second the notion - I came 7th and that's below the 'line of shame'?
 
 
 

Final standings-RSRU Super 12 tipping competition-2003

Post by Matt Neilso » Tue, 27 May 2003 16:57:44


Quote:

> >>And (can you believe it?!) Bobs came in next at 168
points. Oh, the
> >>indignity of it all--most of the RSRU tipsters finishing
below the
> >>line of shame

> > Very upsetting. We need to find a new line of shame.  I
nominate Scabs
> > because even though he's as thick as two planks, he's
still smarter than
> > kippers.

> I second the notion - I came 7th and that's below the
'line of shame'?

How about a floating line of shame - Bobs if Canterbury
finish ahead of Auckland and Scebe if Auckland finish ahead
of Canterbury?

cheers, Matt

 
 
 

Final standings-RSRU Super 12 tipping competition-2003

Post by Mees Roelof » Wed, 28 May 2003 03:28:35

Matt Neilson schrijft:

Quote:
>How about a floating line of shame - Bobs if Canterbury
>finish ahead of Auckland and Scebe if Auckland finish ahead
>of Canterbury?

Bobs has been consistently been in the upper third with his tipping in
the past couple of years. Auckland's performance this year brought him
really close.

It is of course good fashion to keep the line of shame with Bobs, but
when one is honest (and I have to, since I'm well below the line of
shame at #20) he doesn't deserve that status.

Kees, thanks for running the comp;
Mike, thanks for your updates;
Scebe for line of shame !!!

--
RSRU FAQ and Shield: http://pino.faithweb.com/rsru

 
 
 

Final standings-RSRU Super 12 tipping competition-2003

Post by Ian Dale » Wed, 28 May 2003 04:40:03

I think we should do a special RSRU tipping comp for the world cup.

And perhaps even throw a kitty around. I'll donate $10 into it.

To the victor goes the spoils and bragging rights for 4 years. Now there's a
huge carrot!


Quote:
> Matt Neilson schrijft:

> >How about a floating line of shame - Bobs if Canterbury
> >finish ahead of Auckland and Scebe if Auckland finish ahead
> >of Canterbury?

> Bobs has been consistently been in the upper third with his tipping in
> the past couple of years. Auckland's performance this year brought him
> really close.

> It is of course good fashion to keep the line of shame with Bobs, but
> when one is honest (and I have to, since I'm well below the line of
> shame at #20) he doesn't deserve that status.

> Kees, thanks for running the comp;
> Mike, thanks for your updates;
> Scebe for line of shame !!!

> --
> RSRU FAQ and Shield: http://pino.faithweb.com/rsru

 
 
 

Final standings-RSRU Super 12 tipping competition-2003

Post by Stephen Doyl » Wed, 28 May 2003 14:46:11

I'm in.
Who'll be banker??
--
Cheers
Stephen Doyle

www.dmsystems.co.nz/mbslc


Quote:
> I think we should do a special RSRU tipping comp for the world cup.

> And perhaps even throw a kitty around. I'll donate $10 into it.

> To the victor goes the spoils and bragging rights for 4 years. Now there's
a
> huge carrot!



> > Matt Neilson schrijft:

> > >How about a floating line of shame - Bobs if Canterbury
> > >finish ahead of Auckland and Scebe if Auckland finish ahead
> > >of Canterbury?

> > Bobs has been consistently been in the upper third with his tipping in
> > the past couple of years. Auckland's performance this year brought him
> > really close.

> > It is of course good fashion to keep the line of shame with Bobs, but
> > when one is honest (and I have to, since I'm well below the line of
> > shame at #20) he doesn't deserve that status.

> > Kees, thanks for running the comp;
> > Mike, thanks for your updates;
> > Scebe for line of shame !!!

> > --
> > RSRU FAQ and Shield: http://pino.faithweb.com/rsru

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Final standings-RSRU Super 12 tipping competition-2003

Post by Ian Stewar » Wed, 28 May 2003 16:03:18

Quote:

> I think we should do a special RSRU tipping comp for the world cup.

> And perhaps even throw a kitty around. I'll donate $10 into it.

> To the victor goes the spoils and bragging rights for 4 years. Now there's a
> huge carrot!

If you do it, have points margins as well.

Up until the semis the results should be fairly predictable which will
lead to a pretty congested table. Margins should at least provide a
clear winner.

Kees can always use the style of tipping comp and rules that we use in asrl.

Ian

 
 
 

Final standings-RSRU Super 12 tipping competition-2003

Post by Mr Sceb » Wed, 28 May 2003 18:54:47


Quote:
> I'm in.
> Who'll be banker??

Dribbley....................................................................
.....................................................................

sorry my hearing's going. I thought you said ***er.

--
Mr Scebe
Losers always whine about their 'best'.
Winners go home and *** the prom queen".
~Sean Connery in "The Rock"

 
 
 

Final standings-RSRU Super 12 tipping competition-2003

Post by Myk Camero » Wed, 28 May 2003 18:55:16

On Mon, 26 May 2003 20:28:35 +0200, Mees Roelofs

Quote:

>Matt Neilson schrijft:

>>How about a floating line of shame - Bobs if Canterbury
>>finish ahead of Auckland and Scebe if Auckland finish ahead
>>of Canterbury?

>Bobs has been consistently been in the upper third with his tipping in
>the past couple of years. Auckland's performance this year brought him
>really close.

>It is of course good fashion to keep the line of shame with Bobs, but
>when one is honest (and I have to, since I'm well below the line of
>shame at #20) he doesn't deserve that status.

>Kees, thanks for running the comp;
>Mike, thanks for your updates;
>Scebe for line of shame !!!

Obviously no-one was listenting, but I nominated Scebe for the line of
shame two weeks ago.  ;) (Check out Week 12 on Oztips)

Great comp again thanks Kees and Mike.

Hopefully Oztips will give us the chance for the RWC.

Myk

 
 
 

Final standings-RSRU Super 12 tipping competition-2003

Post by Ian Dale » Thu, 29 May 2003 18:54:18

I dunno, I wanna tip!


Quote:



> > I'm in.
> > Who'll be banker??

Dribbley....................................................................
Quote:
> .....................................................................

> sorry my hearing's going. I thought you said ***er.

> --
> Mr Scebe
> Losers always whine about their 'best'.
> Winners go home and *** the prom queen".
> ~Sean Connery in "The Rock"