Grand Tour Betting

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ghomer
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Grand Tour Betting

Post by ghomer » Fri May 01, 2015 10:37 am

With the Giro nearly upon us, I'm going to post what I think the rules for the Grand Tour betting should be...

Requirements:

1. Pick your top five GC finishers (euro podium) in order - http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/Gir ... -startlist
2. Post picks on the forum to May 9

Rules:

1. No two players must have the same rider/order combination which means that if you pick early you pick without the constraint of having to pick differently than others, but also don't have the benefit of getting the latest info on rider injuries/form etc.

Scoring:

1. For each correctly predicted GC position 50 points. Picking the overall winner takes the same skill as picking third place overall, so points awarded will be the same.
2. For each successfully predicted top five finisher 25 points. For example, if I pick Fabio Aru to come second and he comes third I am still awarded 25 points.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the maximum score possible is 375...here are some examples of the scoring

Actual finish:
Porte/Contador/Kreuziger/Aru/Konig

Selection 1:
Porte/Contador/Acevedo/Konig/Aru

Points: 200

Selection 2:
Contador/Porte/Pozzovivo/Uran/Hesjedal

Points: 150

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Re: Grand Tour Betting

Post by marcel » Fri May 01, 2015 12:02 pm

Maybe I don't understand your scoring, but...

Wouldn't max possible be 250 (5 x correct picks in correct positions @ 50 points each)?

And in your examples, wouldn't selection 1 be 150 points scored, and selection 2 be 50?

There is great potential for ties with this. What do you think we could use to break them?

Thanks.

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Re: Grand Tour Betting

Post by ghomer » Mon May 04, 2015 8:56 am

Sorry, but second example should just be 50 points.

As for Marcel's question, you would get 250 points for the correct order 1 through 5, but an additional 125 points (25 per rider) because you correctly identified each of the riders in the top five (not necessarily in the right order).

The idea behind the additional 125 possible points is trying to reward folks for identifying the key contenders...I'm happy scrapping this bonus scheme...

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Re: Grand Tour Betting

Post by aruss » Tue May 05, 2015 6:36 pm

"I've done over 15,000km in training."
- Fabio Aru

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Re: Grand Tour Betting

Post by ghomer » Thu May 07, 2015 6:39 am

Starting it off....

1. Porte
2. Uran
3. Contador
4. Aru
5. Konig

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Re: Grand Tour Betting

Post by aruss » Thu May 07, 2015 6:47 am

Giro Picks:

1.Porte
2.Contrador
3.Uran
4.Aru
5.Pozzovivo

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Re: Grand Tour Betting

Post by marcel » Thu May 07, 2015 8:29 am

ghomer wrote:As for Marcel's question, you would get 250 points for the correct order 1 through 5, but an additional 125 points (25 per rider) because you correctly identified each of the riders in the top five (not necessarily in the right order).
Got it. Thanks. Picks to follow.

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Re: Grand Tour Betting

Post by WillCorbett » Thu May 07, 2015 9:07 am

Giro Picks

1.Contrador
2. Porte
3. Aru
4. Pozzovivo
5.Uran

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Re: Grand Tour Betting

Post by marc » Thu May 07, 2015 9:15 am

1) Contador
2) Porte
3) Uran
4) Aru
5) Zakarin

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Re: Grand Tour Betting

Post by trevor » Fri May 08, 2015 7:25 am

Contador
Aru
Porte
Uran
Konig

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