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2006/7 NBL Tipping Competition

bad gambler
09-16-2006, 12:04 AM
I think it is fair to say there is enough interest on these boards to make this a worthwhile competition.

We have two options:

1) Competition which is run by the NBL where all we need to do is pick the winners of games. I can create a private compeition for MTF members only to participate.

2) Competition where I run privately on these boards, but will be more challenging whereby I will post the respective rounds' game line spreads for each week and members need to PM me with their selections before a specified cut off.

Let me know firstly whether you are interested to participate and secondly which of the above two options you prefer?

Any other questions just let me know in this thread. Once we have established how the competition will work, I will release more details in terms of specifics etc


Commitments


dave_nz
Mr Flamboyant
Bolar Bolabi
good_gambler
sports freak
Finns4
SadrieL
Langers
andrew057
sparkus8
bossboss

bad gambler
09-16-2006, 12:08 AM
Rules

As I alluded to in this thread, I'm going to try and keep this very simple.

1. All lines will be posted before tipoff. Given Centrebet generally stagger their release of lines, there may be instances where you will need to check back in the thread for the new lines for the games played later in the round. You will have up to 30min before shceduled tipoff of a particular game to send me your tip.
2. You are expected to tip ALL games for a particular round.
3. I will not be posting lines during the Christmas period and those games will not be counted for this competition on the basis that I will be away and also undoubtedly there will be others away during that time. I'll clarify which rounds will not be counted when we get closer to the date.
4. You will need to pick the team who will "cover" the spread not necessarily the one who wins. e.g.


Sydney Kings -5.5
Melbourne Tigers +5.5

I send in my tip as being "Melbourne +5.5" and the final score is Sydney 97-93. Although Sydney won the game, Melbourne got within 5.5 spread hence the pick will be graded as a win and you will receive 1 point. Incorrect picks will receive 0 points.


For the full schedule refer to the following:

http://www.nbl.com.au/default.aspx?s=schedule&rid=0

dave nz
09-16-2006, 12:16 AM
I think it is fair to say there is enough interest on these boards to make this a worthwhile competition.

We have two options:

1) Competition which is run by the NBL where all we need to do is pick the winners of games. I can create a private compeition for MTF members only to participate.

2) Competition where I run privately on these boards, but will be more challenging whereby I will post the respective rounds' game line spreads for each week and members need to PM me with their selections before a specified cut off.

Let me know firstly whether you are interested to participate and secondly which of the above two options you prefer?

Any other questions just let me know in this thread.


Hey BG I def. like the 2nd one better. After all its a gambling forum. Either way count me in :)

bad gambler
09-16-2006, 12:20 AM
Hey BG I def. like the 2nd one better. After all its a gambling forum. Either way count me in :)


hehe the men will pick option 2, the boys option 1 ;)

But again, this is everyone's vote and will let you all decide. Personally I am easy either way.

Also to clarify, I will not participate in this competition as we will need to have an unbias/objective person to run it, especially in the option 2 scenario.

Mr Flamboyant
09-16-2006, 12:46 AM
count me in! As to the format, why not have both..? ie a head to head selection along with the selection at the line .. each game would worth two points (one point for ML pick and another for the ATS) ..

I think that'd make it interesting because there'd be a lot of games where you'd be on opposing sides ML / ATS ..

Bolar Bolabi
09-16-2006, 03:45 AM
Yep - I'm in.

bad gambler
09-16-2006, 04:32 AM
count me in! As to the format, why not have both..? ie a head to head selection along with the selection at the line .. each game would worth two points (one point for ML pick and another for the ATS) ..

I think that'd make it interesting because there'd be a lot of games where you'd be on opposing sides ML / ATS ..

Flambo - personally I think it will be too complicated if we have both. Going to try and keep this simple i.e. you tip a correct ATS you get 1 point, you don't you get nothing.

As to opposing ML's and ATS, I guess think of it like a normal bet - you may not think a team will win but they can cover.

Thanks also Bolar - have noted you down as well

good_gambler
09-16-2006, 04:38 AM
I'm in either way.

Number 2 will be alot of work for you BG but if you're up for it...

Silly question:
Cash prizes - you mean vCash or real cash... and where is the money coming from? :o :o
Are we paying an "entry fee"? :confused:

bad gambler
09-16-2006, 04:41 AM
I'm in either way.

Number 2 will be alot of work for you BG but if you're up for it...

Silly question:
Cash prizes - you mean vCash or real cash... and where is the money coming from? :o :o
Are we paying an "entry fee"? :confused:

It won't be much work at all - simply cut and paste the lines when they come out on centrebet and post it in here and at the end of each round I will post up the ladder :shrug:

Cash prizes = means the real stuff, the stuff you can use to buy things with ;) - and no entry fee required, just sign up and we are ready to go.

sports freak
09-16-2006, 05:42 AM
And the winner is DaveNZ,lol!!Im in aswell!!!

Bolar Bolabi
09-16-2006, 07:27 AM
Thanks also Bolar - have noted you down as well

Cheers.

Can't wait. Hopefully we all have a solid season. Brisbane :D

BTW, what did you think of West Indies beating India the other night? I sent an SMS to my brother. "Good win by the Windies". He replied "A lucky one" I reckon we could have chased it down anyway the way Lara and Sarwan were playing.

Mr Flamboyant
09-16-2006, 08:25 AM
So are we going off the Centrebet lines BG..?

bad gambler
09-16-2006, 11:04 AM
So are we going off the Centrebet lines BG..?


Well it is the bookie of choice ;)

I'll post some basic rules in a bit about how this will work.

dave nz
09-16-2006, 11:30 AM
BG are we allowed to pass for a set amount of games ? as u know some games u just want to pass and not bet. Maybe a minimum picks for the season could be set and no passing in the final round or something like that.

Finns4
09-16-2006, 12:31 PM
Im in. Im happy wit one or 2

SadrieL
09-16-2006, 01:40 PM
Count me in

Langers
09-16-2006, 02:43 PM
I'm too guys. :D

andrew057
09-16-2006, 04:12 PM
in

bad gambler
09-16-2006, 10:14 PM
Ok refer to post #2 for some basic rules - if I have missed something or require clarification let me know :wavey: Also if there was anything that you want to be added.

sparkus8
09-16-2006, 10:24 PM
Better late than never - I'm in.

dave nz
09-17-2006, 02:06 PM
And the winner is DaveNZ,lol!!Im in aswell!!!


I don't share your confidence champ, I'm very picky about my bets/picks.
Picking an entire card each round brings me right back to the field! ;)

Bolar Bolabi
09-17-2006, 10:10 PM
So who do you guys think will win this year? I think Melbourne will. Or Brisbane. - But I'm bias towards Brisbane.

Mr Flamboyant
09-17-2006, 11:34 PM
In a word, Melbourne ..

Brisbane can throw all the big names they want together, but it won't mean a thing unless they can forge a strong chemistry .. it hasn't worked for the Bullets over the past couple of seasons, and having sat courtside at a couple of their home games during that time, it was obvious they were playing as 12 individuals.

Their offense virtually rested entirely on Stephen Black (this was while Rucker was out injured) and the rest would literally stand back wait for him to spark something.. The Sam McKinnon - Joey Wright rift was patently obvious too.

I think they've got the mix better this time having recruited a couple of big names who don't necessarily have more yesterday's than tomorrow's .. Dusty Rychart is a good pickup - a good team player.

bossboss
09-17-2006, 11:56 PM
count me in .. first time to follow NBL at all .. very good experience to start betting on NBL too (after my first season)

good_gambler
09-18-2006, 03:16 AM
Brisbane. :bounce:

bad gambler
09-18-2006, 09:46 AM
So I take it everyone is clear in terms of how this is going to work?

Just a couple more things:

- There may cases where due to time constraints or fact that CB may be slow in posting up their lines I may not be able to post a line before tipoff. If that is the case could someone post the line they see in the relevant weekly thread? If there nobody is able to, just send me the line you see. I will retrospectively post it and apply that to the team you sent me. Not ideal but think it is fair for everyone and I think we can use the honesty system in this case.
- I've been asked whether there will be bonus points awared for picking a card and so forth. Answer is no, simply on the basis that not all around have the same number of games.

dave nz
09-19-2006, 05:24 AM
C/Bet is usually the first book to price up lines. BTW They have just released the line for the opener tomorrow night.....Adelaide open up a 4.5 point fav.

Mr Flamboyant
09-19-2006, 05:40 AM
That's about spot on .. Singapore looks a little light on for depth .. once their starters need a rest, they could struggle ..

On the flip side, none of them has been able to touch alcohol over there because it's outlawed apparently .. (?) Ben Knight was a disgrace when he got back here for the Blitz !

bad gambler
09-19-2006, 10:22 AM
Round 1 lines posted here: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=86516

NOTE: Change of plans, I will need to receive tips from everyone 30min before scheduled tipoff otherwise I will grade the selection as VOID. If you think you can not make this cutoff for a particular game, it is your responsibility to send them to myself well in advance. If it means the night before, so be it.

dave nz
10-24-2006, 05:51 AM
BG I just tried sending u an email @

sam_michael10@homail.com

and it came back to me, do u have another/correct one ?

bad gambler
10-24-2006, 06:02 AM
BG I just tried sending u an email @

sam_michael10@homail.com

and it came back to me, do u have another/correct one ?

Dave - you forgot the "t" in hotmail

dave nz
10-24-2006, 06:08 AM
Dave - you forgot the "t" in hotmail

lmao someone looks silly about now :D