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Title: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Dinny Breen on June 13, 2018, 04:21:03 PM
Not sure if any interest as these comps seem to have died a death but set up a board one here...

 Dinny Breen wants you to join his predictions contest GAABoard World Cup Prediction. Here is his message :

    ...

Register directly by following this link, or paste the following link in your browser:
https://www.pronocontest.com/signup?key=1azazgu (https://www.pronocontest.com/signup?key=1azazgu)

The contest key is: 1azazgu.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Shamrock Shore on June 13, 2018, 05:03:28 PM
I'm in. I'll end up with minus points I'm sure  >:(

Thanks Dinny
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: AZOffaly on June 13, 2018, 05:09:51 PM
Mise freisin.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: gerrykeegan on June 13, 2018, 06:30:27 PM
I'm in but my not very optimistic.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Dinny Breen on June 13, 2018, 07:21:55 PM
10 entries, more demand than I thought.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 13, 2018, 07:34:27 PM
I'm in too. Do we start predicting today or is it a game by game approach?
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 13, 2018, 08:02:38 PM
On board.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Dinny Breen on June 13, 2018, 08:13:49 PM
I'm in too. Do we start predicting today or is it a game by game approach?

Game by game approach but you could probably do all the 1st round games in one swoop.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Ball Hopper on June 13, 2018, 08:36:05 PM
Managed to screw up initial registration, so had to re-register (with space removed in user name).  Original registration was accepted though - how do I delete it, as I cannot access the contest under that name?

EDIT:  The rules are -    

How to manage the participants of a contest?

To manage the participants of a prediction contest, from the contest page, go to the section "Settings> Participants" and in the "Attendees" section that appears, click on the "Manage" button to reach the management page. participants. From this page you can:

    Delete a player's participation in the contest.
    Add bonus or penalty points individually to contest participants.
    Designate other participants as Contest Admins.


Dinny - as supreme commander it seems you can delete participants.  Can you delete number 14 "Ball Hopper", but not number 18 "BallHopper".  Thanks.



EDIT 2
   Fixed it after a struggle.  Completed all group games predictions.  Can change picks if needed anytime up to kick-off, I believe.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: LooseCannon on June 13, 2018, 11:10:58 PM
I predicted all the group stage games.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Dinny Breen on June 14, 2018, 07:51:58 AM
Managed to screw up initial registration, so had to re-register (with space removed in user name).  Original registration was accepted though - how do I delete it, as I cannot access the contest under that name?

EDIT:  The rules are -    

How to manage the participants of a contest?

To manage the participants of a prediction contest, from the contest page, go to the section "Settings> Participants" and in the "Attendees" section that appears, click on the "Manage" button to reach the management page. participants. From this page you can:

    Delete a player's participation in the contest.
    Add bonus or penalty points individually to contest participants.
    Designate other participants as Contest Admins.


Dinny - as supreme commander it seems you can delete participants.  Can you delete number 14 "Ball Hopper", but not number 18 "BallHopper".  Thanks.



EDIT 2
   Fixed it after a struggle.  Completed all group games predictions.  Can change picks if needed anytime up to kick-off, I believe.

Does this mean I can close out this ticket?
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Billys Boots on June 14, 2018, 09:10:23 AM
Tks Dinny.  Am in. 
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: magpie seanie on June 14, 2018, 09:10:52 AM
Fair play Dinny, I'm in.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: oakleaflad on June 14, 2018, 10:10:32 AM
Fair play Dinny. Plenty of interest, count me in too.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Dinny Breen on June 14, 2018, 11:00:30 AM
Just to add a competitive edge I will sponsor Ä50 to the winners charity of choice.

34 entries so far.

Player
Dinny Breen
Shamrock Shore
LooseCannon
AZOffaly
Supersub
laoislad
Derek Egan
heganboy
Boycey
Asal mor
Andoireabu
Farrandeelin
Clinker
Capt Pat
Syferus
Tony Baloney
BallHopper
Wonky donkey
sheedy
Mulhol01
shyted
Eamo Dunne Fifi
Macdanger
MyWayAccess
Cunny funt
Leaveherinsir
Boots
Magpieseanie
Taylor
Milltown Row2
blewuporstuffed
oakleaflad
OMS
GJL
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: laoislad on June 14, 2018, 11:07:08 AM
 
Just to add a competitive edge I will sponsor Ä50 to the winners charity of choice.

34 entries so far.


Great idea. Is there anyway we could all throw a few quid in and whoever wins can nominate a charity?
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: andoireabu on June 14, 2018, 11:38:07 AM
Just to add a competitive edge I will sponsor Ä50 to the winners charity of choice.

34 entries so far.


Great idea. Is there anyway we could all throw a few quid in and whoever wins can nominate a charity?

Maybe a Just Giving page but not sure if you can set that up without the charity already chosen
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: AZOffaly on June 14, 2018, 11:51:53 AM
That's a great idea.

Given the fact that Dinny is organising, and the horrific news in Kildare last week, how about we just nominate Pieta House up front?
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: macdanger2 on June 14, 2018, 12:04:08 PM
That's a great idea.

Given the fact that Dinny is organising, and the horrific news in Kildare last week, how about we just nominate Pieta House up front?

Good idea
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: magpie seanie on June 14, 2018, 12:10:54 PM
That's a great idea.

Given the fact that Dinny is organising, and the horrific news in Kildare last week, how about we just nominate Pieta House up front?

Good idea


I'm in full agreement with that.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Shamrock Shore on June 14, 2018, 12:46:17 PM
I too will give Ä50 of my hard earned to the winner for their charity of choice or Pieta House in Kildare.

Great idea
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Owenmoresider on June 14, 2018, 12:47:21 PM
That's a great idea.

Given the fact that Dinny is organising, and the horrific news in Kildare last week, how about we just nominate Pieta House up front?
?
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: AZOffaly on June 14, 2018, 12:52:05 PM
That's a great idea.

Given the fact that Dinny is organising, and the horrific news in Kildare last week, how about we just nominate Pieta House up front?
?

An 11 year old boy.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Dinny Breen on June 14, 2018, 01:21:26 PM
I don't mind.

Just giving sounds good, do you need to be a resident of the UK for that ?
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: andoireabu on June 14, 2018, 01:38:08 PM
I don't mind.

Just giving sounds good, do you need to be a resident of the UK for that ?

Don't have to be in the UK and Pieta House is on there as a charity you can donate. Donations can be in Euro or Sterling.

You can share links then on facebook and twitter etc. if you want to spread it a bit further or if not then share the link on here so everyone can donate
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Milltown Row2 on June 14, 2018, 01:52:08 PM
Had to review my prediction for teh Germany Mexico game, seeing as the the Mexicans were out on a 24 hour session with up to 30 escorts after the Scottish game!
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Capt Pat on June 14, 2018, 01:58:08 PM
Had to review my prediction for teh Germany Mexico game, seeing as the the Mexicans were out on a 24 hour session with up to 30 escorts after the Scottish game!

A good team building exercise. They will be flying by kickoff time.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Ball Hopper on June 14, 2018, 04:52:26 PM
Managed to screw up initial registration, so had to re-register (with space removed in user name).  Original registration was accepted though - how do I delete it, as I cannot access the contest under that name?

EDIT:  The rules are -    

How to manage the participants of a contest?

To manage the participants of a prediction contest, from the contest page, go to the section "Settings> Participants" and in the "Attendees" section that appears, click on the "Manage" button to reach the management page. participants. From this page you can:

    Delete a player's participation in the contest.
    Add bonus or penalty points individually to contest participants.
    Designate other participants as Contest Admins.


Dinny - as supreme commander it seems you can delete participants.  Can you delete number 14 "Ball Hopper", but not number 18 "BallHopper".  Thanks.



EDIT 2
   Fixed it after a struggle.  Completed all group games predictions.  Can change picks if needed anytime up to kick-off, I believe.

Does this mean I can close out this ticket?

No further action required Dinny.  Thanks.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Boycey on June 14, 2018, 05:18:52 PM
Good idea folks but no need to set up a justgiving page, they'll take a cut as a percentage. How about just transferring the money to Dinny via PayPal friends&family?
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: seafoid on June 14, 2018, 05:25:43 PM
GRMA Dinny
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Syferus on June 14, 2018, 06:36:45 PM
When I win it the money will be going straight to the Rape Crisis Network.

:-*
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Square Ball on June 14, 2018, 08:48:17 PM
Tried to join, havnt received my registration email. Obviously i had Russia to win 5 nil
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Therealdonald on June 14, 2018, 08:54:03 PM
When I win it the money will be going straight to the Rape Crisis Network.

:-*

That's actually funny Syf. Was going to join. Had Russia down to win 5-0 too
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Square Ball on June 14, 2018, 08:58:56 PM
Apparently reached the maximum number of participants email us to increase.

Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: LooseCannon on June 14, 2018, 11:15:26 PM
What results did ye predict for that one for those of you that got it right? I said 2-0 to the Russians.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Shamrock Shore on June 15, 2018, 08:19:37 AM
I think we got point for getting '0' correct for Saudi and point for correctly predicting a Russian win. After that, Lord knows
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: laoislad on June 15, 2018, 08:21:08 AM
You had 6 points when I checked yesterday SS as did a few others. You only have 3 today.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 15, 2018, 08:56:47 AM
What results did ye predict for that one for those of you that got it right? I said 2-0 to the Russians.

Me too.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: andoireabu on June 15, 2018, 09:01:35 AM
I think we got point for getting '0' correct for Saudi and point for correctly predicting a Russian win. After that, Lord knows

It is 3 points for the correct outcome of the game and 3 point if you get the correct scoreline. I went for Russia to win 2 - 0 so got three points for the Russian win. I'm assuming anyone with zero points went for a drawn game or saudi arabia to win.

Think that is how it works anyway
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: magpie seanie on June 15, 2018, 09:03:05 AM
Feck....my predictions didn't register somehow.

That's what I get for Russian.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Dinny Breen on June 15, 2018, 09:17:18 AM
Bollix, there's a tick box above save button "Predict on all contests to which I participate for the selected games", I forgot to tick myself  >:(

Had Russia 2-1, it saved for the main contest only.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Dinny Breen on June 15, 2018, 09:20:02 AM
Rank   Player   Points
1   Shamrock Shore   3
2   LooseCannon   3
3   AZOffaly   3
4   laoislad   3
5   Gerrykeegan   3
6   Andoireabu   3
7   Farrandeelin   3
8   Clinker   3
9   Capt Pat   3
10   BallHopper   3
11   sheedy   3
12   Mulhol01   3
13   Macdanger   3
14   Cunny funt   3
15   Leaveherinsir   3
16   Boots   3
17   Taylor   3
18   Milltown Row2   3
19   blewuporstuffed   3
20   oakleaflad   3
21   OMS   3
22   AQMP   3
23   Bennyharp   3
24   Dinny Breen   0
25   Supersub   0
26   heganboy   0
27   Boycey   0
28   Asal mor   0
29   Syferus   0
30   Tony Baloney   0
31   Wonky donkey   0
32   shyted   0
33   Eamo Dunne Fifi   0
34   MyWayAccess   0
35   Magpieseanie   0
36   GJL   0
37   Asic Miner   0
38   Never Beat The Deeler   0
39   seafoid   0
40   Drumcree Gaels   0
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Boycey on June 15, 2018, 09:24:18 AM
Was trying to figure out why I got nought, glad to see I'm not the only one struggling with it. It's the most unintuitive thing I've come across  ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: AZOffaly on June 15, 2018, 09:57:21 AM
Was trying to figure out why I got nought, glad to see I'm not the only one struggling with it. It's the most unintuitive thing I've come across  ;D

I have an objection gone in with the CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC. The referee's report gave me 6 points, even though I was a measly 3 goals out in my accuracy. To ignore his report and remove 3 points from a cohort of us smacks of disregard for the authority of the match official.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: LooseCannon on June 15, 2018, 10:30:23 AM
Uruguay 3-1 Egypt
Morocco 1-1 Iran
Spain 2-2 Portugal
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Dinny Breen on June 15, 2018, 03:14:36 PM
FFS Keegan leading already...

Rank   Player   Points
1   Gerrykeegan   9
2   Bennyharp   9
3   Shamrock Shore   6
4   LooseCannon   6
5   AZOffaly   6
6   laoislad   6
7   Andoireabu   6
8   Farrandeelin   6
9   Clinker   6
10   Capt Pat   6
11   BallHopper   6
12   sheedy   6
13   Macdanger   6
14   Cunny funt   6
15   Leaveherinsir   6
16   Taylor   6
17   Milltown Row2   6
18   oakleaflad   6
19   OMS   6
20   AQMP   6
21   Dinny Breen   3
22   Boycey   3
23   Asal mor   3
24   Syferus   3
25   Tony Baloney   3
26   Mulhol01   3
27   Boots   3
28   Magpieseanie   3
29   blewuporstuffed   3
30   GJL   3
31   Never Beat The Deeler   3
32   seafoid   3
33   Drumcree Gaels   3
34   Supersub   0
35   heganboy   0
36   Wonky donkey   0
37   shyted   0
38   Eamo Dunne Fifi   0
39   MyWayAccess   0
40   Asic Miner   0
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: laoislad on June 15, 2018, 03:24:25 PM
Feck had them to win 1-0 and changed it to 2-1 just before game started.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: gerrykeegan on June 15, 2018, 03:42:30 PM
I'm sure you and Maddog won't let it finish like that.☺️
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: BennyHarp on June 15, 2018, 05:56:37 PM
Gutted. Had Morroco v Iran down as 0-0
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: laoislad on June 15, 2018, 05:58:54 PM
Gutted. Had Morroco v Iran down as 0-0
#metoo
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 15, 2018, 07:50:24 PM
I've Portugal to win 2-1.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: seafoid on June 15, 2018, 08:08:01 PM
The scoring system means it is easy to move up a few places if you get the right score.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Shamrock Shore on June 15, 2018, 08:23:25 PM
I had 0-0  ;D
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Dinny Breen on June 16, 2018, 06:41:49 AM
Player   Rank   Points
BennyHarp   1   12
Shamrock Shore   2   9
LooseCannon   3   9
AZOffaly   4   9
Clinker   5   9
sheedy   6   9
Cunny funt   7   9
Milltown Row2   8   9
Gerrykeegan   9   9
GJL   10   9
seafoid   11   9
Dinny Breen   12   6
laoislad   13   6
Asal mor   14   6
Andoireabu   15   6
Farrandeelin   16   6
Capt Pat   17   6
BallHopper   18   6
Mulhol01   19   6
Macdanger   20   6
Leaveherinsir   21   6
Boots   22   6
Taylor   23   6
oakleaflad   24   6
OMS   25   6
Never Beat The Deeler   26   6
AQMP   27   6
Boycey   28   3
Syferus   29   3
Tony Baloney   30   3
Magpieseanie   31   3
blewuporstuffed   32   3
Drumcree Gaels   33   3
Supersub   34   0
heganboy   35   0
Wonky donkey   36   0
shyted   37   0
Eamo Dunne Fifi   38   0
MyWayAccess   39   0
Asic Miner   40   0
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: LooseCannon on June 16, 2018, 09:27:35 AM
France 4-1 Australia
Peru 0-1 Denmark
Argentina 2-1 Iceland
Croatia 1-1 Nigeria
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Syferus on June 17, 2018, 11:50:13 PM
Brazil and Germany didnít do many any favours today..
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 18, 2018, 07:55:45 AM
Brazil and Germany didnít do many any favours today..
Nor did me forgetting to do predictions on 4 of the matches so far!
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Boycey on June 18, 2018, 09:37:55 AM
Brazil and Germany didnít do many any favours today..
Nor did me forgetting to do predictions on 4 of the matches so far!

Go into settings u can make it email you if there's an upcoming match you've not predicted. Of course this only works if you have email notification on :D
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Dinny Breen on June 18, 2018, 09:43:23 AM
Ulster Boys in full championship mode, will blow up after the groups stages.

Rank   Player   Points
1   Cunny funt   27
2   oakleaflad   24
3   Shamrock Shore   21
4   Milltown Row2   21
5   AZOffaly   21
6   sheedy   21
7   Boots   21
8   BallHopper   21
9   Capt Pat   18
10   LooseCannon   18
11   Farrandeelin   18
12   Clinker   18
13   Taylor   18
14   OMS   18
15   GJL   18
16   Never Beat The Deeler   18
17   seafoid   18
18   BennyHarp   18
19   Boycey   15
20   Mulhol01   15
21   Gerrykeegan   15
22   Magpieseanie   15
23   blewuporstuffed   15
24   AQMP   15
25   Dinny Breen   12
26   laoislad   12
27   Asal mor   12
28   Andoireabu   12
29   Syferus   12
30   Leaveherinsir   12
31   Tony Baloney   9
32   Drumcree Gaels   9
33   Macdanger   6
34   Supersub   0
35   heganboy   0
36   Wonky donkey   0
37   shyted   0
38   Eamo Dunne Fifi   0
39   MyWayAccess   0
40   Asic Miner   0
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Milltown Row2 on June 18, 2018, 10:06:06 AM
The only way to win this thing is to predict the score!! Cunny Funt just needs to maintain his form and predict what most people will go for, unless someone gets a run of correct scores!
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: seafoid on June 18, 2018, 10:12:47 AM
The only way to win this thing is to predict the score!! Cunny Funt just needs to maintain his form and predict what most people will go for, unless someone gets a run of correct scores!
The last time I looked Gerry Keegan was leading
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Boycey on June 18, 2018, 12:18:16 PM
jaysus mr2 that's a bit premature with over 60 games to go  ;D and the points for correct scores increases as tournament goes on.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 18, 2018, 12:38:20 PM
Brazil and Germany didnít do many any favours today..
Nor did me forgetting to do predictions on 4 of the matches so far!

Go into settings u can make it email you if there's an upcoming match you've not predicted. Of course this only works if you have email notification on :D
I've just charged on ahead and done a load of predictions. One of the four I missed was the Germany v Mexico match and I wouldn't have predicted that one.
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: laoislad on June 18, 2018, 12:40:40 PM
Brazil and Germany didnít do many any favours today..
Nor did me forgetting to do predictions on 4 of the matches so far!
Sure you did....
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 18, 2018, 12:53:40 PM
Brazil and Germany didnít do many any favours today..
Nor did me forgetting to do predictions on 4 of the matches so far!
Sure you did....
I'm not using it as an excuse as I wouldn't have predicted the 4 I missed (Russia, Serbia, Brazil, Germany). Well maybe a bit...
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: laoislad on June 18, 2018, 05:55:08 PM
Brazil and Germany didnít do many any favours today..
Nor did me forgetting to do predictions on 4 of the matches so far!
Sure you did....
I'm not using it as an excuse as I wouldn't have predicted the 4 I missed (Russia, Serbia, Brazil, Germany). Well maybe a bit...
I can't talk sure I've got most of them wrong.
Just got Belguim 3 Panama 0 right though.!
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: GJL on June 18, 2018, 08:56:43 PM
3 correct results today with 2 correct scores. 😎
Title: Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
Post by: Capt Pat on June 18, 2018, 11:51:26 PM
I have no correct scores yet. It is beginning to get to me being stuck in mid table.