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The BIG forum competition for the OPEN is here.

This event has a new, enhanced prize fund, courtesy of Betfair. (thank you BCM2)

This is how it works:
There are 12 sections You have to pick 1 player or number (depending on which section) for each one. The scores for each selection are listed below.
Just put the letters A to L with your choice for each - preferably going downwards, followed by a tie-break answer (ABCD in the right order).
The people with the highest scores at the end of the Open will win as follows: 1st - £200, 2nd - £120, 3rd - £80, 4th - £40. to be paid direct into your BF account.
There are 2 special added prizes this time too:
The lowest cut-maker among entrants – that is whoever finishes exactly halfway in the competition (eg, if there are 500 entrants the one who finishes 250th) will earn £50
And, A token £10 to whoever finishes last.
In the event of ties, 2 separate tiebreaks will be operated, if there's still a tie (unlikely), the prizes will be added and divided equally among those involved in the tie.
The tiebreak for the £10 last place prize however, will go to whoever does worst in the tiebreak.

The Sections: and some details/clues
A. How many will Martin Kaymer score in Round 1 3 points for exact, 1 point if 1 out
Par is 70

B. Day 1 Leader: Name the player who will lead the Open at the end of the 1st round. 6 points for the leader, 4 points for whoever's in 2nd, 2 points for being in 3rd.
You may need to look at the full list of players (outright winner betting page will do) to pick your selection.

C. How many of the C’s will make the cut?: from the 17 on this list. Only 70 players (+ties) make the cut. 3 points for being right, 1 point if you're one out.
A number between 0 and 17 for this section.
These 17: A. Cabrera, R. Cabrera-Bello, M. Calcavecchia, C. Campbell, A. Canizares, P. Casey, G. Chalmers, K J Choi, D. Chopra, S. Cink, T. Clark, D. Clarke, R. Cochran, G. Coetzee, N. Colsaerts, N. Cullen, B. Curtis

D. Best 2nd round score. Par is 70. Lowest ever 2nd round score is 63 (M. Hayes, 1977 and G. Norman 1986 – both at turnberry, N. Faldo 1993). 2 points for being right.
Choose (imo) from 63 to 75 - but the probability is 65 - 67 (possibly depending on the weather)

E. How many of these 20 in the Top 20 (and ties) at the end of Round 3 4 points for exact, 2 for being out by 1, 1 point if 2 out.
Woods, Westwood, McIlroy, Donald, Harrington, McDowell, Rose, Garcia, Mickelson, Poulter, Molinari, Scott, Fowler, Oosthuizen, Kaymer, Els, Mahan, Dufner, Furyk, Kuchar. So, any number between 0 and 20 for your selection, please.

F. Top Australian. At the end of the Open. 3 points for top, 1 point for 2nd, (among the Aussies)
Choose from: R. Allenby, A. Baddeley, G. Chalmers, N. Cullen, M. Fraser, A. Hall, B. Jones, B. Kennedy, M. Leishman, G. Ogilvy, A. Scott, J. Senden, A. Townsend

G. Top South African Player: At the end of the Open. 4 points for top, 2 points for 2nd, 1 point for 3rd.
Choose from: T. Aiken, T. Clark, G. Coetzee, E. Els, A. Georgiou, R. Goosen, B. Grace, T. Immelman, J Kruger, G. Mulroy, L. Oosthuizen, C. Schwartzel, R. Sterne, G. Veenstra.

H. Top British Isles Player (including all of Ireland): At the end of the Open. 4 points for top, 2 points for 2nd, 1 point for 3rd (among the Brits)
Choose from: M. Baldwin, W. Bennett, P. Broadhurst, P.Casey, D. Clarke, L. Donald, J. Donaldson, A. Dunbar (a) S. Dyson, R. Finch, R. Fisher, P. Harrington, M. Hoey, I. Keenan, S. Khan, M. Laird, B. Lane, P. Lawrie, S. Lyle, G. McDowell, R. McIlroy, J. Morrison, S. O’Hara, G. Owen, I. Poutler, R. Ramsey, R. Rock, J. Rose, E. Saltman, L. Slattery, S. Tiley, S. Walker, L. Westwood, D. Whitnell.

I. Top European Player: At the end of the Open. 4 points for top, 2 points for 2nd, 1 point for 3rd (among the Euros)
Choose from:T. Bjorn, R. Cabrera-Bello, A. Canizares, N. Colsaerts, S. Garcia, A. Hansen, P. Hanson, G. Havret, R. Jacquelin, M A Jiminez. R. Karlsson, M. Kaymer, P. Larrazabal, J. Luiten, M. Madsen, F. Molinari, A. Noren, T. Olesen, C. Petterson, A. Quiros, M. Siem, M. Trappel (a)

J.Top American: At the end of the Open. 5 points for top, 3 point for 2nd, 2 points for 3rd, 1 point for 4th (among the Yanks)
Choose from: K. Bradley, J, Byrd, M. Calcavecchia, C. Campbell, S. Cink, R. Cochran, B. Curtis, J Driscoll, J. Dufner, D. Duval, H. English, B. Estes, R. Fowler, J. Furyk, L. Glover, B. Haas, T. Hamilton, J. Hicks, C Howell III, J. Huh, D. Johnson, Z. Johnson, T. Kelly, M. Kuchar, T. Lehman, J. Leonard, D. Love III, H. Mahan, T. Matteson, P. Mickelson, K. Na, S. Pinckney, T. Potter Jr, C. Reavie, B. Snedeker, K. Stanley, S. Stricker, B. Van Pelt, J. Wagner, N. Watney, B. Watson, T. Watson, M. Wilson, G. Woodland, T. Woods.

K. What will be the outright winning margin? last 3 Opens have been won by 3 shots, 7 shots, and after a playoff. Biggest ever margin, 13 shots (Young Tom Morris, 1862)
Choose from: P/O, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 plus.
3 points for being exactly right.

L. What will be the final winning score? Par is 280 but used to be 284, Last 3 winning scores at Royal Lytham were; 274 (D.Duval 2001), 271 (T. Lehman 1996), 273 (S. Ballesteros 1988). In the last 20 years the lowest Open winning score was 267, and the highest 290 (all venues). 5 points for spot on, 3 points for 1 out, 2 points if 2 out, 1 point if 3 out.
Choose a number (again, imo) between 268 and 290.

TIEBREAK 1: What will be the total score from these 6 players, on the 1st hole in Round 4 only.
Any of them not making it to Round 4 will be considered to have scored 5
L. Donald, P. Mickelson, H. Mahan, G. McDowell, R. Goosen, T. Bjorn.
Just put the number of shots they’ll score in total – Par would be 18, assuming they all make the cut
I should think a number between 14 and 24, but I could be wrong. Nearest to right gets the win if the tiebreak’s used, and no-one gets it.

TIEBREAK 2: Put these players in their order of finishing. The highest placed of them will get 4 points, 2nd - 3 points, 3rd – 2 points, 4th – 1 point.
Please put ABCD – in your selected order.
A. S. Bae, B. J. Huh, C. K. Kim, D. K. Na

Other stuff
E&OE - If there's a player missing from any of the sections as I've listed them (I don't think I've missed anyone), he will be ignored for scoring purposes.
Any ties in any sections, points shared; (eg, if the score is 2 points for 3rd, 1 point for 4th, and there's a tie for 3rd, both will score 1.5)
Please put initials with any ambiguous selections (there are 2 Watsons, 2 Johnsons, Clarke/Clarke) any doubt about a selection for a section will score ZERO for that section regardless of the intention.
The organiser's (that's me) decision is final. I'll try to update scores and standings at the end of each day's play.
Please note you must have a funded and active Betfair account to receive any prize you may win.
Entries accepted until 12.00 Midnight, Wednesday 18th July.
Good Luck everybody and enjoy the golf

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By:
robbo007
When: 16 Jul 12 21:53
A - 72
b - Casey
c - 6
d - 66
e - 13
f - Scott
g - Oosthuizen
h - Rose
i - Jiminez
j - Curtis
K - 2
L - 276
tie 1 - 25
tie 2 - bcda
By:
Toon Toon
When: 16 Jul 12 22:01
Section A
69

Section B
Anders Hansen

Section C
7

Section D
67

Section E
6

Section F
M Fraser

Section G
Oosthuizen

Section H
Westwood

Section I
Kaymer

Section J
Kuchar

Section K
2

Section L
272

Tiebreak 1
23

Tiebreak 2
ACBD
By:
Deplasterer
When: 16 Jul 12 22:07
A 72
B P Harrington
C 6
D 67
E 8
F R Allenby
G L Oosthuizen
H P Harrington
I F Milinari
J J Dufner
K 2 shots
L 278

TB1. 18
TB2. BDCA

Cheers Study and BCM2.
By:
ROBBO ROBBO
When: 16 Jul 12 22:07
A=66
B=GOOSEN
C=9
D=64
E=7
F=SCOTT
G=SCHWARTZEL
H=DONALD
I=GARCIA
J=WOODS
K=1
L=269
TB1=20
TB2=ACBD
By:
SamH_123
When: 16 Jul 12 22:22
I'm nearly tempted to go for that £10 last place prize, reckon my EV wouldn't be that much worse!  But that's  against the spirit I guess :p

A 72
B Tiger Woods
C 6
D 66
E 20
F Adam Scott
G Els
H Westwood
I Francesco Molinari
J Tiger Woods
K 1 stroke
L 276
T1 22
T2 DABC
By:
tomoftrs
When: 16 Jul 12 22:24
A. 74
B. Rory Mcllory
C. 6
D. 68
E. 7
F. G. Ogilvy
G. T. Clark
H. Lee Westwood
I. F. Molinari
J. J. Furyk
K. 3
L. 274
TB1. 24
TB2. ADBC
By:
Ozymandius
When: 16 Jul 12 22:25
Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but must these competitions be quite so contrived and cumbersome?

What next, what colour jocks will Ivor Robson wear on day 3?
By:
Ozymandius
When: 16 Jul 12 22:30
Tiebreaker; apple catchers worn by Ivor Robson on Day 4..Choose from;

Jockey Y Fronts
Boxers
Button Fly
Briefs
Thong
Commando
By:
stewardsenquirey
When: 16 Jul 12 22:33
A)73
B)Rose
c)8
D)67
E)8
F)Adam Scott
G)Richard Sterne
H)Lee Westwood
I)F Molinari
J)J Dufner
K)Play Off
L)274
TIEBREAKER1 15
TIEBREAKER2 DABC

Thanks Studyform
By:
STUDYFORM
When: 16 Jul 12 22:36
It's run by me, and sponsored by BF - If you want to run a less cumbersome one, ozymandius, I'm sure no-one will mind.
I'm doing it this way, because it's how I like it, and it's in the form of a competition I would like to enter myself.

The competition is designed to have some resolution at the end of each round, as well as asking people to think about their choices.

If it was simply a matter of 'Who will win' everyone could just have a bet on it.

aberdonia, The word Masters shouldn't be there, you're right. I hope it doesn't detract too much from the overall competition for you.
By:
fundamentalist
When: 16 Jul 12 22:37
A. 71
B. Justin Rose
C. 6
D. 66
E. 6
F. G Ogilvy
G. L Oosthuizen
H. J. Rose
I. F Molinari
J. T Woods
K. 2 shots
L. 273
T1. 20
T2. ACDB

thanks for running
By:
Ozymandius
When: 16 Jul 12 22:41
Fair enough StudyForm, I know it's a lot of work for you and hugely popular.
By:
Theo2002
When: 16 Jul 12 22:42
A. 73
B. John Senden
C. 9
D. 66
E. 7
F. Fraser
G. Schwartzel
H. Poulter
I. Karlsson
J. Van Pelt
K. 2 shots
L. 274
TB1. 22
TB2. CBAD
By:
Wok
When: 16 Jul 12 22:42
Sorry, but I'm with Ozymandius.
Just do the winning score, a tie breaker and if more than one get it correct, pick the name out of a hat.
By:
bongo
When: 16 Jul 12 22:44
A - 68
b - Rose
c - 7
d - 67
e - 6
f - Scott
g - Els
h - Rose
i - S. Garcia
j - Kuchar
K - P/O
L - 274
tie 1 - 22
tie 2 - bdca
By:
STUDYFORM
When: 16 Jul 12 22:45
don't bother entering then wok, I won't miss you.

It's not about a prize, it's a fun competition.
By:
h-bomb
When: 16 Jul 12 22:49
A. 85
B. H. English
C. 17
D. 78
E. 20
F. A. Townsend
G. G. Veenstra
H. D. Whitnell
I. M. Trappel (a)
J. H. English
K. 16
L. 295
Tiebreak 1 - 40
Tiebreak 2 - bdca
By:
bannahan
When: 16 Jul 12 22:54
a) 71
b) Laird
c) 6
d) 66
e) 7
f) Ogilvy
g) Goosen
h) Laird
i) P.Hanson
j) J.Byrd
k) 2
l) 276
t1) 31
t2) a c d b


Thanks
By:
golfdaft
When: 16 Jul 12 22:55
A. 74
B. Richard Sterne
C. 5
D. 67
E. 6
F. Baddeley
G  Sterne
H. Harrington
I. Garcia
J. Fowler
K. 2 shots
L. 276
T1 23
T2 CDAB
By:
wazzabet.com
When: 16 Jul 12 22:55
A) 70
B) luke donald
C) 5
D) 65
E) 5
F) adam scott
G) l. oosthuizen
H) l. donald
I) s. garcia
J) t. woods
K) 1 shot
L) 274
TB1 - 20
TB2 - B, D, A, C

thanks for the generous sponsorship
By:
chad
When: 16 Jul 12 23:03
A 67
B M Kaymer
C 9
D 64
E 9
F M Leishman
G B Grace
H R Mcilroy
I M Kaymer
J T Woods
K 3
L 272
T1 20
T2 ABDC
By:
brisey
When: 16 Jul 12 23:04
A. 70
B. John Senden
C. 6
D. 65
E. 8
F. John Senden
G. T. Clark
H. G. McDowell
I. F. Molinari
J. H. Mahan
K. 1
L. 270
Tiebreak 1 - 20
Tiebreak 2 - DCAB

Cheers.
By:
frank60
When: 16 Jul 12 23:11
A, 77
B,J DUFNER
C,9
D,67,
E,3
F,A SCOTT
G.G COETZEE
H.J ROSE.
I,P HANSON
J.T WOODS.
K,2
L,275
T.B. 1
TB2. ADBC
TY STUDYFORM  Happy
By:
maggot
When: 16 Jul 12 23:12
Appreciate your efforts, Studyform. Ignore the cretins....

A. 70
B. Richie Ramsay
C. 7
D. 64
E. 6
F. Marcus Fraser
G. Jbe Kruger
H. Richie Ramsay
I. Gregory Havret
J. Jason Dufner
K. Play off
L. 271

T/B 1 28

T/B 2 DCAB

Thanks.
By:
BigBucks
When: 16 Jul 12 23:19
A 71
B Noran
C 7
D 65
E 7
F Scott
G Oosthuizen
H Mcdowell
I Kaymer
J Huh
K 1shot
L 272

21
BDCA

Thank you.
By:
goodguess
When: 16 Jul 12 23:19
A. 73
B. Hoey
C. 8
D. 66
E. 7
F. J. Senden,
G. C. Schwartzel
H. M. Hoey
I. R. Karlsson
J. B. Curtis
K. 2
L. 277
TIEBREAK 1: 24
TIEBREAK 2: BDAC
By:
BJG
When: 16 Jul 12 23:32
A - 72
B - McIlroy
C - 6
D - 65
E - 11
F - Scott
G - Oosthuizen
H - Rose
I - Garcia
J - Fowler
K - 2
L - 273
tie 1 - 21
tie 2 - dacb
By:
mikeycoxn1
When: 16 Jul 12 23:56
a) 71
b) H Mahan
c) 5
d) 66
e) 6
f) A Scott
g) L Oosthuizen
h) P Harrington
i) M Kaymar
j) H Mahan
k) 2
l) 272
t1) 20
t2) DABC


Thanks
By:
dustinjohnsonsthirdleg
When: 17 Jul 12 00:02
A. 73
B. Dustin Johnson
C. 7
D. 67
E. 5
F. Adam Scott
G. Tim Clark
H. Padraig Harrington
I. Joost Luiten
J. John Huh
K. 2
L. 279

TIEBREAK 1: 22

TIEBREAK 2: BDAC
By:
pokeron
When: 17 Jul 12 00:09
too much to read. gonna wait til i have a spare 10 hours....be back :)
By:
irish_guy_13
When: 17 Jul 12 00:26
A= 70
B= F. JACOBSEN
C= 7
D= 66
E= 6
F= J. SENDEN
G= OOSTHUIZEN
H= G MCDOWELL
I= F MOLINARI
J= T WOODS
K= 2
L = 277

TIEBREAK 1 = 23
TIEBREAK 2= BACD

THANKS GL ALL.
By:
teo813
When: 17 Jul 12 00:48
A. 70
B. Tiger Woods
C. 7
D. 65
E. 7
F. A.Scott
G. L. Oosthuizen
H. Lee Westwood
I. S.Garcia
J. T.Woods
K. playoff
L. 275

T1. 22
T2. B D C A

Thanks studyform!
By:
JH Rogers
When: 17 Jul 12 00:49
A. 72
B. L.Westwood
C. 8
D. 66
E. 5
F. A.Scott
G. L.Oosthusen
H. L.Donald
I. A.Hansen
J. T.Woods
K. 3
L. 277

TIEBREAK 1: 23

TIEBREAK 2: BADC


Thanks Studyform. GL.
By:
GOLF PUNK
When: 17 Jul 12 00:55
A--71
B--DUSTIN J
C--6
D--65
E--6
F--SENDEN
G--ELS
H--POULTER
I--MOLINARI
J--DUSTIN J
K--2
L--271
TB1--21
TB2--DBAC
By:
ManilaRed
When: 17 Jul 12 01:13
A.72
B.MICKLESON
C.8
D.66
E.5
F.OGILVY
G.GRACE
H.DYSON
I.SIEM
J.BRADLEY
K.PLAY OFF
L.274
TB1.23
TB2.CDBA
By:
shinedog
When: 17 Jul 12 01:49
A. 70
B. F. Molinari
C. 6
D. 65.
E. 6.
F. Senden
G. Sterne.
H. Westwood
I. Garcia
J. D. Johnson
K. 1
L. 273
TB1. 23
TB2. BADC
By:
DRAGON DANCER
When: 17 Jul 12 02:06
A - 73
B - Dufner
C - 8
D - 65
E - 7
F - Ogilvy
G - Els
H - Rose
I - Karlsson
J - Tiger Woods
K - 2
L - 272


TB1 - 21
TB2 - CDBA
By:
denno
When: 17 Jul 12 04:00
a) 68. b) Tom Lehman. c) 9. d) 65. e) 12. f) A Scott. g) Schwartzel. h) Westwood. i) Garcia. j) Woods. k) 2 shots. l) 272. Tie break) 18. Tie Break) DACB.

Cheers.
By:
sofiakenny
When: 17 Jul 12 04:45
A-76
B-K STANLEY
C-7
D-67
F-M LEISHMAN
G-R.STERNE
H-R FISHER
I-M SIEM
J-B SNEDECKER
K-1 SHOT
L-280
TIE-17
DACB
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