Super Tipping Competition

sammy96

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G'day everyone!

I haven't been overly active on this site for a while but I've been keen to run a competition like this for a while. I recall a couple of years back this site ran a full year tipping competition across most sports but I missed the cutoff to join and was pretty disappointed as it seemed like fun. I don't think the site has done a similar competition since, so I thought I'd give organising one a go.

If you're like me and enjoy keeping up to date across all sports, then please express your interest on this thread as I would like to get an idea of numbers. I have set-up the excel sheet and rules which I will post so that people can have a look at the layout. I have organised with a moderator to have a $20 entry fee to enter the competition, as this keeps it interesting throughout the year because prizes are involved. This will not be ordinary tipping competition where players put in their tips at the start of the year and never look at them again. For many of the events I have included 'opportunity for change' windows, where players can change their tip at a specified point in the season but receive less points for the correct tip.

All the rules are copy and pasted below. If you think this sounds like a good idea just chuck a post with your e-mail address so that I can e-mail you the excel document.



The rules are as follows:

SUPER TIPPING 2017 - RULES

GENERAL RULES
1) Each player is to select a tip for each event no later than January 12, 2017 at 11:59pm.

- Each tip selected for events that indicate 'started' in column C will be locked in, and unable to be changed (unless a change window is specified)
- Other tips can be changed as often as players like BEFORE the start date indicated by column C. For example: the AFL start date is March 23. Tips for the AFL can be changed as often as tipsters like up until March 22, 11:59pm. Changes may NOT be made on March 23, as all changes must be made prior to the start date commencing.
- Horse Racing tips will become available as soon as the field becomes available.

1.1) A correct tip will be awarded the corresponding points in column F.
- If a tip is changed during the opportunity window, the correct tip will be awarded the corresponding points from the deducted points in column G.

CHANGING TIPS
2) Some events have a 'change opportunity window' which indicates a period of time whereby the initial tip selected by the player may be changed, should the player desire.
- During this period, a player may make a MAXIMUM of 1 change to the specific event. Once this change is made, the decision is locked and no further changes will be allowed.
- If a player chooses to change their tip, and this changed tip is correct, they will receive a deducted amount of points, with the amount specified in column G.
- The tip must be changed within the specified period for that event; any changes outside that period will not be accepted.

2.1) Admin must be made aware of this change of tip before the cutoff time in ONE of the following ways:
a) Official post to Super Tipping Thread; OR
b) Private message to Admin (sammy96); OR
c) Email to admin email address (supertipping2017@gmail.com).

Two types of changes are avalable and therefore a player must specify what type of change they are making
a) General Tip Change: a change made to an event prior to it its start date
b) Penalty Tip Change: a change made to an event during the 'change opportunity window'
Examples: a) General Tip change to event #26, AFL Premiership Winner: FROM Adeliade TO Gold Coast Suns.
b) Penalty Tip change to event #13, NBA Winner: FROM Miami Heat TO Utah Jazz.

DOUBLE POINTS

3) A double points option is available for the golf and tennis major tournaments only.
- Each player is to select ONE golf major and ONE tennis Grand Slam to have as their double points option (mens and ladies event).
- The double points selection cannot be changed after January 12, 2017 at 11:59pm.

Golf
- Place a 'DP' or 'YES' in column H to indicate which major you wish to use double points. The selected tip can still be changed up until the start date indicated in column C.

Tennis
- Place a 'DP or 'YES' in column H to indicate which Grand Slam you wish to use double points. This Grand Slam will then serve as your double points selection for BOTH the mens and ladies event.
For example: if I choose the French Open as my double points Grand Slam, I will place 'DP' in both the mens and ladies singles events for the French Open.
- Seperate Grand Slams CANNOT be selected for mens and ladies events; the same Grand Slam must apply.

DATES AND TIMES
4) Please notes that all times within the spreadsheet are AEST and are subject to change.
-Any changes to cutoff dates or times will be made known to all participants both on the tipping thread and via e-mail.
- The Tour de France rest day #1 will be an opportunity for change, and the exact date will be made available when known.
- Those players outside the AEST time zone may make this known to admin, who will provide a spreadsheet with the specific cutoff times and dates for their relevant time zone (if they wish).


ENTRY CONDITIONS
5) An entry fee of $20 will be necessary to enter the competition, which will go back in prizes to the top few. Exact distribution of money will depend on amount of entries and will be specified once this is known. The entry fee is designed to keep the player interested throughout the duration of the competition.

FURTHER INFO
6) For any questions or feedback please feel free to email supertipping2017@gmail.com or message sammy96 directly on SCS.
 
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Sounds good mate, count me in. I'm happy to manage the money as usual.

Are you able to give us an idea of the events you've got? If unsure how to post spreadsheets just let us know.
 

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What type of sports are involved? I have no interest for golf but I do know a thing or two about tennis.
 

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What would be the best way for me to display the excel sheet on this thread? Sorry, bit of a rookie with some of that sort of stuff :p

Sounds good mate, count me in. I'm happy to manage the money as usual.

Are you able to give us an idea of the events you've got? If unsure how to post spreadsheets just let us know.
 

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Once I get the spreadsheet up you will be able to see all the sports included, but basically I've tried to cover the major events of most sports. The 4 major events for golf and tennis are both in, as well as AFL, Rugby, Basketball, NFL, Ice Hockey, Baseball, Soccer ect. :)
What type of sports are involved? I have no interest for golf but I do know a thing or two about tennis.
 

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Tipping Spreadsheet 2.png

These are the events included, if I have missed any obvious ones I would be happy to include them just let me know. Each event has a drop down box with the possible tips :)
 

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Looks really good! Will be interesting having to choose whether to change for a point deduction or stick with the initial selection. Count me in.
 

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Looks really good! Will be interesting having to choose whether to change for a point deduction or stick with the initial selection. Count me in.
Yep the point deduction is a nice little added concept that i haven't seen in this type of comp before.
 

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Thanks guys! It's designed to make people make some tough decisions but also to hopefully maintain interest throughout the entire year rather than just putting in tips at the beginning and forgetting all about the competition. I'll update the page regularly so everyone is aware of upcoming windows for change opportunities and when they're approaching close and things like that.

Yep the point deduction is a nice little added concept that i haven't seen in this type of comp before.
 

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I'll give it a crack mate and sounds good!
Awesome mate! Just chuck me an e-mail address either on this thread or via PM and I'll send you the excel document so you can start planning out your tips. I'd say if we can get a minimum of 20 players the competition will go ahead :)
 

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sammy, can i suggest keeping a list of confirmed entrants so we all know the state of play?

So far-
sammy96
IDIG
Lenny5
MrMurdoch
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sammy, can i suggest keeping a list of confirmed entrants so we all know the state of play?

So far-
sammy96
IDIG
Lenny5
MrMurdoch
min0008
Thanks IDIG. Once I have MrMurdoch's e-mail I'd say we have us 5 locked in so far. Perhaps if we end up with around 12-15 people interested the comp would still be worth going ahead. Aiming for 20 though :p
 

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So just to clarify, we can change our tips as much as we want for an event prior to its start date without a penalty?
 

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So just to clarify, we can change our tips as much as we want for an event prior to its start date without a penalty?
Yes that's right mate, except the ones that have started already where you will only be able to change in the Change Window.

"Other tips can be changed as often as players like BEFORE the start date indicated by column C. For example: the AFL start date is March 23. Tips for the AFL can be changed as often as tipsters like up until March 22, 11:59pm. Changes may NOT be made on March 23, as all changes must be made prior to the start date commencing."

After it has started, you can then only change in the Change Window where applicable.
 

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So just to clarify, we can change our tips as much as we want for an event prior to its start date without a penalty?
IDIG's explanation is spot on. This way you don't have to lock in tips for events that don't start until much later in the year and you'll have a much better idea of who's in or out of form, injured and stuff like that.
 

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If you're looking for a spot make sure you register soon as spots are filling up fast ;)
 

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So far there has not been heaps of interest around the tipping competition. I suspect this might be because:

1. Money entry: if so I'm happy to make it free entry and just play for fun. $20 entry was only included so prizes could be given but if this deterring people from entering I am happy to scratch that.

2. Extensive rules: although my initial post may have made the rules appear long and complicated, they really aren't. I had to make sure they were set in stone due to money prizes being included, but if anyone is confused PLEASE chuck me a PM and I should be able to explain the basic rules in 2-3 sentences.

3. Lack of Exposure: my plan is to send out some pm's to active people on the site to make more people aware of this comp.

If anyone has any advice of how I can make this a more fun and appealing comp please let me know. The comp will not go ahead if we can't find at least 10 (6 more) people on board. If people could give it a read and have a look at the screenshots and message me on the thread or by pm if they're interested, I will then send the excel so they can get started putting in their tips. Cheers
 
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