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Wanderer

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  1. New Zealand Well, so many strong contenders at the National Selection Music Festival, but NZ decided to mix the things little and enter the TISC with something new. Grayson Gilmour, Broods, Ladyhawke, Mel Parsons, Theia, Fazerdaze, Zen Mantra, Lawrence Arabia all were denied, and unique opportunity got.... Graham Candy - Back Into It Getting to know Graham Candy: http://www.grahamcandymusic.com/ And here's a review I agree very much with: http://tearaway.co.nz/review-graham-candy-plan/
  2. Epic, just epic tiebreak between Murray and Kohlschreiber... 20-18 in the tie-break, Murray saved six or seven match points. Kohly played really good... except the third set...
  3. From bunch of current Serbian players I don't see any top prospect. Maybe one or two top 20... But you never know. Danilovic is yet to be seen; Jorovic still without any semi-breakthrough result... Kecmanovic will need much more time for a breakthrough too... It was amazing while it lasted And still we can hope for some old-Nole flashes of brilliance (aka Doha 2017 final )
  4. Most likely. Wondering what was the sum lol I kinda hoped Peng could win the title (was convinced Elina would withdraw at some point) but now Barty winning the title would be amazing
  5. Well, I am a bookish guy
  6. Ruud lost but I like what I saw in Rio and Sao Paulo
  7. WTA Dubai? Fed lost to Donskoy, how did that happen? ATP is still holding so-so, but WTA sinking deeper and deeper. Though, I am glad for some players making noise, or blooming after years of non-existence.
  8. Family, chemistry and music! will join in again!
  9. Tennis thread looks quiet. Probably resembling the quality of matches, both WTA and ATP.
  10. And is playing Kuala Lumpur the week after
  11. Test thread - aim to find best possible format for upcoming prediction contest.
  12. Prediction Contests Are Just-For-Fun Games "There are things that are uncertain for us, things more or less probable, and we seek to compensate for the impossibility of knowing them by determining their different degrees of likelihood. So it was that we owe to the weakness of the human mind one of the most delicate and ingenious of mathematical theories, the science of chance or probability." Competition Details City Various Cities Start Date August 6th, 2016 End Date August 21st, 2016 Participants TBD Gold TBD Silver TBD Bronze TBD Instructions In order to post your predictions, you have to do the following: Select with your mouse specified content of the Post named Prediction Contest Design Copy the selected content Go to Reply Box at the end of the Page, click on "Reply to this topic" Paste the copied content ( When information "You have pasted content with formatting" appears at the end of the Reply Box, ignore it, it will disappear eventually. DO NOT click on "Remove formatting" under any circumstances) Once you have specified content in new Post, start making your predictions according to the Rules To post your predictions, click on "Submit Reply" button Rules For this Prediction Contest you are predicting medal winners for each event of the Prediction Design. To do that, you have to write or Copy/Paste the names of Athletes/Nations from the Column named Athletes in appropriate Cells for each Event. Write or Copy/Paste one name you predict to be a Gold Medal winner in adequate Cell, and do the same for Silver Medal winner and Bronze Medal winner as well. Do the same for each Event of the Prediction Design. Examples Event and Date Gold Medal Winner Silver Medal Winner Bronze Medal Winner Athletes ROAD CYCLING Men's Road Race Day 1, August 6th, 2016 Vincenzo Nibali Chris Froome Joaquim Rodriguez Richie Porte Jarlinson Pantano Chris Froome Dan Martin Vincenzo Nibali Bauke Mollema Rui Costa Joaquim Rodriguez Alejandro Valverde Any Other Points will be awarded as follows:- For right predicted Gold Medal Winner - 4 points.- For right predicted Silver Medal Winner - 3 points.- For right predicted Bronze Medal Winner - 2 points.- For right predicted Athlete/Nation but wrong place/medal - 1 point.- Bonus points: 1 bonus point will awarded to predictor who predicted all medalists correctly, regardless of the order (1-2-3, 1-3-2, 2-1-3, 2-3-1, 3-2-1, 3-1-2). If you (by mistake or on purpose) picked two or more Athletes/Nations for the same place in one event, and if the total number of picked Athletes (options) for that event isn't over three, you'll get exactly 1 Point for each of them NO MATTER WHICH POSITION (and one bonus Point if you predicted all top 3 Athletes/Nations). If the total number of picked Athletes/Nations in one event is over three, you'll not get any Points for Athletes/Nations picked for the same position. The first physical medal presentation is binding. If, for some reason no medals are presented for an event during the Games, this event will be eliminated in this contest. Examples Event and Date Gold Medal Winner Silver Medal Winner Bronze Medal Winner Athletes ROAD CYCLING Men's Road Race Day 1, August 6th, 2016 Vincenzo Nibali Chris Froome Joaquim Rodriguez Richie Porte Jarlinson Pantano Chris Froome Dan Martin Vincenzo Nibali Bauke Mollema Rui Costa Joaquim Rodriguez Alejandro Valverde Any Other Results: 1. Vincenzo Nibali - 4 Points 2. Chris Froome - 3 Points 3. Joaquim Rodriguez - 2 Points Bonus Points: - 1 Point Your Total: 10 Points 1. Vincenzo Nibali - 4 Points 2. Joaquim Rodriguez - 1 Point 3. Chris Froome - 1 Point Bonus Points: - 1 Point Your Total: 7 Points 1. Vincenzo Nibali - 4 Points 2. Rui Costa - 0 Points 3. Chris Froome - 1 Point Bonus Points: - 0 Points Your Total: 5 Points 1. Vincenzo Nibali - 4 Points 2. Any Other - 0 Points 3. Rui Costa - 0 Point Bonus Points: - 0 Points Your Total: 4 Points TB Rules If two or more contestants have the same number of points at the end, Tie-Break rule will be applied to break the tie. Number or perfect predictions throughout the contest will be compared for the involved contestants. If they are still tied, number of correct Gold Medal Winners will be compared, then number of Silver Medal Winners and at the end number of Bronze Medal Winners. If players are still tied, answer on TB question will be taken into consideration. Contestant with closer answer on the question wins the Tie-Break. Example Contestant 1: 6x10, 12x4, 10x3, 7x2 Contestant 2: 6x10, 12x4, 8x3, 8x2 Contestant 1 will be placed ahead of Contestant 2. Contestant with most points wins the competition. The Ranking is determined by the Sum of Points the Contestant scores in all predicted Events. You can enter the Contest whenever you want. The moment you post your predictions is the moment when you are entering the Contest and your points will be calculated for all the Events you predicted AND which haven't started. In order to earn points from the start, you should post your predictions before the start of the first Event (HEATS ARE INCLUDED!!!) of the Games - August 6th, h. 09:30 (GMT -3). If you want to use Jolly in this Prediction Contest (which will double your Points for General Standings), Copy and Paste the following picture at the top of your Prediction Post. You can add Jolly in your Post until the start of the first Event of the Prediction Contest. You can't remove a Jolly you have submitted after the start of the first Event of the Prediction Contest. You can EDIT your predictions whenever you want until the start of the first event of the Prediction Design Post. Once competition starts, you are not allowed to edit your post and any further changes will be ignored. On contestant's request, edited predictions will be accepted, but contestant will earn 0 points for finished events and the events that have started (heats included). Moment at the latest editing will be considered as the entry moment, in other words. If you want to comment on this Prediction Contest, please use Prediction Contests - Discussion Thread 2016 only. If you have problem with the format, you can post your predictions in simplified format. Also, if the forum is down, or you cannot access the forum for any reason, you can send you predictions on e-mail: totallympics.predictions@gmail.com. Make sure your predictions are understandable. For instance, 1 - Nibali, 2 - Froome, 3 - Rodriguez, means Nibali wins gold medal, Froome silver and Rodriguez bronze. And please, write your Totallympics username so the contest manager can know who actually sent predictions. Every contestant MUST HIDE own predictions. To do that, you have only to delete the space between the bracket "[" and the text "hide" in "[ hide]" at the beginning of prediction post. Do the same with "[ /hide]" at the end of prediction post too. The hidden content will appear to other users as follows: [hide]You cannot see this[/hide] If you have any other questions concerning this prediction contest, problems with format, editing etc... please, contact the contest manager via Personal Message.
  13. Prediction Contests Are Just-For-Fun Games "There are things that are uncertain for us, things more or less probable, and we seek to compensate for the impossibility of knowing them by determining their different degrees of likelihood. So it was that we owe to the weakness of the human mind one of the most delicate and ingenious of mathematical theories, the science of chance or probability." Competition Details City Various Cities Start Date August 12th, 2016 End Date August 21st, 2016 Participants TBD Gold TBD Silver TBD Bronze TBD Instructions In order to post your predictions, you have to do the following: Select with your mouse specified content of the Post named Prediction Contest Design Copy the selected content Go to Reply Box at the end of the Page, click on "Reply to this topic" Paste the copied content ( When information "You have pasted content with formatting" appears at the end of the Reply Box, ignore it, it will disappear eventually. DO NOT click on "Remove formatting" under any circumstances) Once you have specified content in new Post, start making your predictions according to the Rules To post your predictions, click on "Submit Reply" button Rules For this Prediction Contest you are predicting medal winners for each event of the Prediction Design. To do that, you have to write or Copy/Paste the names of Athletes/Nations from the Column named Athletes in appropriate Cells for each Event. Write or Copy/Paste one name you predict to be a Gold Medal winner in adequate Cell, and do the same for Silver Medal winner and Bronze Medal winner as well. Do the same for each Event of the Prediction Design. Examples Event and Date Gold Medal Winner Silver Medal Winner Bronze Medal Winner Athletes Men's 100m Day 3, August 14th 2016 Usain Bolt Justin Gatlin Yohan Blake Andre de Grasse Jimmy Vicaut Nickel Ashmeade Usain Bolt Yohan Blake Femi Ogunade Marvin Bracey Trevyon Bromell Justin Gatlin Any Other Points will be awarded as follows:- For right predicted Gold Medal Winner - 4 points.- For right predicted Silver Medal Winner - 3 points.- For right predicted Bronze Medal Winner - 2 points.- For right predicted Athlete/Nation but wrong place/medal - 1 point.- Bonus points: 1 bonus point will awarded to predictor who predicted all medalists correctly, regardless of the order (1-2-3, 1-3-2, 2-1-3, 2-3-1, 3-2-1, 3-1-2). If you (by mistake or on purpose) picked two or more Athletes/Nations for the same place in one event, and if the total number of picked Athletes (options) for that event isn't over three, you'll get exactly 1 Point for each of them NO MATTER WHICH POSITION (and one bonus Point if you predicted all top 3 Athletes/Nations). If the total number of picked Athletes/Nations in one event is over three, you'll not get any Points for Athletes/Nations picked for the same position. The first physical medal presentation is binding. If, for some reason no medals are presented for an event during the Games, this event will be eliminated in this contest. Examples Event and Date Gold Medal Winner Silver Medal Winner Bronze Medal Winner Athletes Men's 100m Day 3, August 14th 2016 Usain Bolt Justin Gatlin Yohan Blake Andre de Grasse Jimmy Vicaut Nickel Ashmeade Usain Bolt Yohan Blake Femi Ogunade Marvin Bracey Trevyon Bromell Justin Gatlin Any Other Results: 1. Usain Bolt - 4 Points 2. Justin Gatlin - 3 Points 3. Yohan Blake - 2 Points Bonus Points: - 1 Point Your Total: 10 Points 1. Usain Bolt - 4 Points 2. Yohan Blake - 1 Point 3. Justin Gatlin - 1 Point Bonus Points: - 1 Point Your Total: 7 Points 1. Usain Bolt - 4 Points 2. Femi Ogunade - 0 Points 3. Justin Gatlin - 1 Point Bonus Points: - 0 Points Your Total: 5 Points 1. Usain Bolt - 4 Points 2. Femi Ogunade - 0 Points 3. Any Other - 0 Point Bonus Points: - 0 Points Your Total: 4 Points TB Rules If two or more contestants have the same number of points at the end, Tie-Break rule will be applied to break the tie. Number or perfect predictions throughout the contest will be compared for the involved contestants. If they are still tied, number of correct Gold Medal Winners will be compared, then number of Silver Medal Winners and at the end number of Bronze Medal Winners. If players are still tied, answer on TB question will be taken into consideration. Contestant with closer answer on the question wins the Tie-Break. Example Contestant 1: 6x10, 12x4, 10x3, 7x2 Contestant 2: 6x10, 12x4, 8x3, 8x2 Contestant 1 will be placed ahead of Contestant 2. Contestant with most points wins the competition. The Ranking is determined by the Sum of Points the Contestant scores in all predicted Events. You can enter the Contest whenever you want. The moment you post your predictions is the moment when you are entering the Contest and your points will be calculated for all the Events you predicted AND which haven't started. In order to earn points from the start, you should post your predictions before the start of the first Event (HEATS ARE INCLUDED!!!) of the Games - August 12th, h. 09:30 (GMT -3). If you want to use Jolly in this Prediction Contest (which will double your Points for General Standings), Copy and Paste the following picture at the top of your Prediction Post. You can add Jolly in your Post until the start of the first Event of the Prediction Contest. You can't remove a Jolly you have submitted after the start of the first Event of the Prediction Contest. You can EDIT your predictions whenever you want until the start of the first event of the Prediction Design Post. Once competition starts, you are not allowed to edit your post and any further changes will be ignored. On contestant's request, edited predictions will be accepted, but contestant will earn 0 points for finished events and the events that have started (heats included). Moment at the latest editing will be considered as the entry moment, in other words. If you want to comment on this Prediction Contest, please use Prediction Contests - Discussion Thread 2016 only. If you have problem with the format, you can post your predictions in simplified format. Also, if the forum is down, or you cannot access the forum for any reason, you can send you predictions on e-mail: totallympics.predictions@gmail.com. Make sure your predictions are understandable. For instance, 1 - Bolt, 2 - Gatlin, 3 - Blake, means Bolt wins gold medal, Gatlin silver and Blake bronze. And please, write your Totallympics username so the contest manager can know who actually sent predictions. Every contestant MUST HIDE own predictions. To do that, you have only to delete the space between the bracket "[" and the text "hide" in "[ hide]" at the beginning of prediction post. Do the same with "[ /hide]" at the end of prediction post too. The hidden content will appear to other users as follows: [hide]You cannot see this[/hide] If you have any other questions concerning this prediction contest, problems with format, editing etc... please, contact the contest manager via Personal Message.
  14. Ngā mihi o te Tau Hou! Happy New Year!
  15. Lol, rybak So, It's North America who advances from Heat 2! Congrats USA and Canada
  16. If I were you, I'd go with 63. Triangles 12-24-25 and 52-63-58 are similar (Thales theorem)
  17. Amazing @Gianlu33 my lucky penny Thanks a lot for picking. I'll make it sure to miss the final too
  18. Results are coming soon. I am asking for a bit more patience. Also, I can manage just a few contests next year (up to 5 throughout the year) so we'll need a team if there's a desire for some more complete schedule. Feel free to suggest all of your interests. I am sure we can find 2-3 users more to form a managing team. Also, now is the time to suggest some rules changes, scoring systems etc... 10 days are enough to have rules set and some provisional calendar.
  19. I am fan of Bayern And favourite Serbian team is Partizan. Couldn't be more opposite
  20. I actually like this idea very much! It is far more easier to organize a game like before with 4 participants
  21. Since Mexico and Serbia already hosted the event, they could play "qualification round" and winner getting in the 8-nations main draw
  22. Wow, nine nations. It's gonna be tough to win a bid, and also to the bidding contest organizer
  23. Delpo Argentina, finally
  24. yes, beat 2-1 in the overtime at the AFC Asian Cup 2015