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Luke Eaton
Australia
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26 Feb 2019 22:34


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I'm in


Sandro Bechini
Australia
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26 Feb 2019 23:54


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Any chance this competition will be up and running before the Easter Egg?



Steven Martin
Australia
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27 Feb 2019 01:42


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Hi Sandro.
We need a minimum of 60 starters for me too continue running the comp as stated at the beginning of the thread.
We're lucky to have half that amount so I'm going to opt out after trying for the last 2 month.
If somebody else would like to take over then now is the time to put your hand up.

I thank everybody for their kind words & support.

Cheers, Steve.



Richard Gray
Australia
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27 Feb 2019 07:32


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I am in,, (even though did shit last year,, it was fun)
Rich.



Paul R Wheeler
USA
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03 Mar 2019 01:22


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I thought last year's contest was fun and very
well managed with great prizes.

The expectation of having 60 players with a $50
buy in for this year was an admirable goal but
challenging to obtain.

Still with 15 prizes made available and 25 players
Willing to play for a fee ...$1250 would make a sizeable
Prize pool.

I do not know of any known internet contest with such a diverse
and talented group of handicappers with such possible pre contest
resources.

In the States most contests have a $100 or $200 weekly prize
broken down by top 3 players scores.Not my place but I thought I would list this information.



Dean Townsend
United Kingdom
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03 Mar 2019 08:40


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Yes I agree, 25 paid members should make a very fun competition still. Come on Steve mate, set it up and someone set a trust fund.


Martyn Empson
Australia
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03 Mar 2019 09:30


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25 people and what do the sponsors get back ? hmmm
they were kind enough to donate prizes they deserve better
its not worth steves time (that he donated )
I dont blame him for not wanting to continue with such a small number participating
i enjoyed the comp for what it was last year
didnt care if i won a prize or not
unfortunately cant afford the $50 buy in this year




Paul R Wheeler
USA
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03 Mar 2019 15:39


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Fair points all the way around.
I certainly did not mean to disrespect
Steve or the outstanding sponsers.

The enjoyment of the contest often
Can be diminished with money involved.
I would compete for free.




Paul R Wheeler
USA
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03 Mar 2019 15:39


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DFair points all the way around.
I certainly did not mean to disrespect
Steve or the outstanding sponsers.

The enjoyment of the contest often
Can be diminished with money involved.
I would compete for free.




Kieth Anderson
Australia
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Dogs 34 / Races 19

04 Mar 2019 12:15


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steven martin wrote:

Hi Sandro.
We need a minimum of 60 starters for me too continue running the comp as stated at the beginning of the thread.
We're lucky to have half that amount so I'm going to opt out after trying for the last 2 month.
If somebody else would like to take over then now is the time to put your hand up.

I thank everybody for their kind words & support.

Cheers, Steve.


All good Steve.Understand your frustration.It was a lot of fun last year.Cheers Kieth.



Grant Dunphy
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05 Mar 2019 01:04


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Steve you've done a great job & from what you have described it takes quite a few hours of your time each week.
Would it make a big difference in your time if we just used 1 race each week (say the FFA or main race at WP) & only a set amount of points (say 5) were awarded to winners only.No penalties for forgetting.No late entries.
Maybe drop the entry to $20 so more come on board.


Mark Staines
Australia
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Dogs 68 / Races 14

05 Mar 2019 06:28


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You don't have to be Einstein to work out that the $$$$$ turned a lot off, go back too "NO MONEY INVOLVED" and they will come !!!



Steven Martin
Australia
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05 Mar 2019 09:02


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Grant Dunphy wrote:

Steve you've done a great job & from what you have described it takes quite a few hours of your time each week.
Would it make a big difference in your time if we just used 1 race each week (say the FFA or main race at WP) & only a set amount of points (say 5) were awarded to winners only.No penalties for forgetting.No late entries.
Maybe drop the entry to $20 so more come on board.

No it doesn't make a difference Grant. That part has been taken care of mate ;-)



Steven Martin
Australia
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05 Mar 2019 09:52


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Mark Staines wrote:

You don't have to be Einstein to work out that the $$$$$ turned a lot off, go back too "NO MONEY INVOLVED" and they will come !!!


And Mark, Members who quit throughout the year because they weren't winning, turned me off too.

I agreed to the running of the comp but got no commitment from those that decided to QUIT. Why?... Because they had contributed nothing & had nothing to lose. Simple.

Imagine if I had done that mid-comp! Fair-dinkum. I could have quit too at any time, but I stuck to my guns because I said I would.

I don't mind running the comp but for me to stay I need 60 members that are prepared to stay from start to finish, instead of having a cry & leaving because they're not carrying the torch. I understand that some members can't afford the 50 bucks so maybe that's it.

But for "Heavens to Betsy", our sport is built on PUNTING so why can't we get 100 players? I don't get it.

$50 x 100 members = $5000 pool + donations.

$100 for the leader of each month (that's double your money back, unlimited) = $1000

Leaves $4000 for the end of year pool.

But with limited starters, it's not worth the effort.

Regards, Steve



Francis Walsh
Ireland
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07 Mar 2019 06:45


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steven martin wrote:

Mark Staines wrote:

You don't have to be Einstein to work out that the $$$$$ turned a lot off, go back too "NO MONEY INVOLVED" and they will come !!!


And Mark, Members who quit throughout the year because they weren't winning, turned me off too.

I agreed to the running of the comp but got no commitment from those that decided to QUIT. Why?... Because they had contributed nothing & had nothing to lose. Simple.

Imagine if I had done that mid-comp! Fair-dinkum. I could have quit too at any time, but I stuck to my guns because I said I would.

I don't mind running the comp but for me to stay I need 60 members that are prepared to stay from start to finish, instead of having a cry & leaving because they're not carrying the torch. I understand that some members can't afford the 50 bucks so maybe that's it.

But for "Heavens to Betsy", our sport is built on PUNTING so why can't we get 100 players? I don't get it.

$50 x 100 members = $5000 pool + donations.

$100 for the leader of each month (that's double your money back, unlimited) = $1000

Leaves $4000 for the end of year pool.

But with limited starters, it's not worth the effort.

Regards, Steve

Spot on steve



Steven Martin
Australia
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07 Mar 2019 08:53


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Thank you, Francis.



Richard Gray
Australia
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13 Mar 2019 08:17


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This thread has had a couple of thousand views now. Will it be running?
Cheers.
Rich.



Tony Gallagher
Australia
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15 Mar 2019 06:35


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Hi Rich, it does not look like running at the moment. Unfortunately we did not reach the number Steve was after.

Thank you Steve for all the time and effort you put in mate.

I will keep the thread going for another week and see if any of our members would like to run the competition.


Michael Barry
Australia
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15 Mar 2019 09:18


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terrific effort from those who wanted the format changed from FUN
to money , where are they ? now


Gordon Herbert
Australia
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15 Mar 2019 10:27


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Actually I'm happy with either option but with less prizes donated this year the money option (+ donated prizes) seems the best solution. It's a shame more people haven't shown interest but thems the breaks.
Why don't you start another topic calling for interest in a non monetary tipping comp and we'll see how we go. After all you seem to have all the answers!

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