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Well done to scarlet for an excellent win in the 2013 comp just holding off Barracuda69 and BJG in the final stage. The 2014 competition starts on 9th January and anyone who wishes to enter should put their name down on this thread. The rules follow this post and also the schedule of events follow too. Prize money cannot be determined at this stage. There will be some cash prizes for sure but until Betfair respond to my request for 2014 sponsorship, I cannot be specific about the prizes and the value of such. They did not sponsor the comp in 2013 so we should expect the same in 2014. Shame though as i know many of you bet on your selections and this has to have a financial implication for Betfair. Please feel free to lobby Betfair about this by contacting them direct if you wish. Nevertheless, the cash is secondary to the kudos of winning one of the longest and most difficult comps to win on Betfair !!!
Once I know the number of entrants I will announce the cut off numbers going forwards into the 2nd stage and the 3rd stage. The 17 prequaifiers will automatically be entered in the 2nd stage whether or not they compete in the first stage and regardless of where they finish if they do. Pre-qualifiers will be assigned the letters PQ in the first stage if they enter and their positions do not count towards the cut off numbers. However, they can win the prize (If there is one) for the first stage leader after week 12. There was no prize for this in 2013 due to lack of BF sponsorship.
I hope to see many of you back from last year and a few new ones too. Just enter your name on this thread and by the Monday prior to the first scoring tournament  (9th Jan 2014) I will allocate the group you should post in. Anyone posting after this date will be given a group to post in by default so no one should have an excuse for not entering.
I reserve the right to change the scoring on weeks where the standard scoring system is meaningless such as some of the events last year where only a small number or players were entered. I also reserve the right to add in tournaments where there are currently TBA’s in the schedule and also on week 47 but have nothing scheduled in 2014 yet.
Rules are the same... there are many suggestions each year for changes but the comp has been running for a number of years now with few changes and I see no difference to this year. Good luck all who enter and let the battle commence !!!

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1.    Competition will run from the Volvo Golf Champions (09/01/14-Week 1) until the conclusion of the DP Dubai World Championships (30/11/14-Week 46). This may be extended if further events are added to the tour                   
2.    The competition will be divided into 3 phases                   
a.    Wks 1 -12    Phase 1:Qualifiers will play for the first 12 weeks until after the Valero Texas Open 27th March 2014               
b.    Wks 13-34    Phase 2: The top ??? (dependant on number of entries) from Phase 1 will be joined the 15 exempt players from 2013 until after The Italian Open 28th Aug 2014               
    They are….                   
    scarlet    PQs               
    barracuda69    PQs               
    BJG    PQs               
    AFTERTHOUGHT    PQs               
    king kev is back in toon    PQs               
    furrelli    PQs               
    wowiezowiee    PQs               
    Deplasterer    PQs               
    dukepofpuke    PQs               
    therhino    PQs               
    El Bandido    PQs               
    pantsonfire    PQs               
    prepared83    PQs               
    ronsk    PQs               
    donny osmond    PQs               
    AandH    PQs               
    madmaxkelly    PQs               
c.    Wks 35-46    Phase 3: The Top ??? (dependant on number of entries) from Phase 2 will play from after the European Masters until the DP World Tour Championships (Week's 35 until 46)               
3.    Phase 1                   
    Qualifiers to be divided into 5 groups alphabetically for administration purposes only.                   
    Group 1    Masters               
    Group 2    US Open               
    Group 3    THE Open               
    Group 4    US PGA               
    Group 5    Scottish Open               
4    How to enter?                   
    Please enter your name on the invitation thread and await the start of the competition                   
    Entries will be accepted up until the start of the first tournament on the 9th January. Entries after this WILL be accepted but will score -60 for any tournaments missed.                   
5    How to select?                   
    You are allowed to choose 3 golfers from each event that is covered plus you can nominate one reserve who will be used if one of your first choices pull out before the start of the tournament.                   
    Once your players have started the tournament the sub cannot be used.                   
    Only 1 of the Top 3 in the betting ( selected each week by Madmaxkelly) will be allowed                   
    You must put the initial and surname of each golfer. Please note that if there is a doubt as to which golfer you mean,                    
    your reserve will be used or a MC (Missed Cut) score will credited. Eg. Clarke would be void as it could be D.Clarke or T.Clark.                   
    Better still print the entire name of your choice to be sure. Every year competitors are caught out by this.                   
    Changes are only allowed if there is a non runner and it is prior to the advertised start time.                   
    Reserve will be allocated to the first named non runner only. You cannot choose who is replaced if you have 2 non runners so pick your runners in priority order.                   
    Only the listed events count for scoring purposes.                   
6    How to score?                   
    Standard events                   
    Winner = Best R P price x 10… eg 33-1 winner = 330 points plus 10 for making the cut with minimum 100 points                   
    Top 5 = +30 points                   
    Top 10 = + 20 points                   
    Top 25 = + 10 points                   
    Made Cut = 10 points                   
    Missed Cut or NR = -20 points                   
    WD/DISQ prior to Cut = -20 points                   
    Winner = Best R P price x 10… eg 33-1 winner = 330 points plus 20 for making the cut then doubled (with minimum 200 points)                    
    Top 5 = +60 points                   
    Top 10 = + 40 points                   
    Top 25 = + 20 points                   
    Made Cut = 20 points                   
    Missed Cut or NR = -40 points                   
    WD/DISQ prior to Cut = -40 points                   
    WGC Events scoring is different and will be advertised prior to each event                   
    Certain events will be scored differently (Ie events with small number of people etc) and this will be made clear before each event                   
7    League Tables                   
    These will be posted weekly by 5.00pm Monday on completion on each week's events. (I will do my best)                   
    Any queries unless there is an obvious typing error can only be rectified prior to the next week's competition starts.                   
    Phase 1    League tables will be for each group but the Top ??? (TBA)  out of total entry will be in bold.               
    Phase 2    No points carried forward from Phase 1. Top ??? (TBA) will be in bold. Points from phase 2 will carry onto phase 3               
8    Unless otherwise stated, Madmaxkellys decision will be final.                   
9    Only 46 weeks this year but I reserve the right to add events to week 47 should any be announced
When: 24 Dec 13 16:15

2014 Golf Comp Schedule               
European Tour    Week     Phase    Date    US Tour
Volvo Golf Championships    1    1    09/01/2014    Sony Open in Hawaii
Abu Dhabi Golf Championship    2    1    16/01/2014    Humana Challenge (Formerly Bob Hope Classic)
Qatar Masters    3    1    22/01/2014    Farmers Insurance Open
Omega Dubai Desert Classic    4    1    30/01/2014    Waste Management Phoenix Open
Joburg open    5    1    06/02/2014    AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am
Africa open    6    1    13/02/2014    Northern Trust Open
WGC Accenture Matchplay    7    1    20/02/2014    WGC Accenture Matchplay
Tshwane Open    8    1    27/02/2014    The Honda Classic
WGC Cadillac Championships    9    1    06/03/2014    Puerto Rico Open
Hassan II Golf Trophy    10    1    13/03/2014    Valspar Championships
TBA    11    1    20/03/2014    Arnold Palmer Invitational
No tournament    12    1    27/03/2014    Valero Texas Open
TBA    13    2    03/04/2014    Shell Houston Open
US MASTERS    14    2    10/04/2014    US MASTERS
Maybank Malaysian Open    15    2    17/04/2014    RBC Heritage
Volvo China Open    16    2    24/04/2014    Zurich Classic of New Orleans
The Championship Korea    17    2    01/05/2014    Wells Fargo Championship
Madeira Islands Open    18    2    08/05/2014    The Players Championships
Open de Espagna    19    2    15/05/2014    HP Byron Nelson Championship
BMW PGA Championship    20    2    22/05/2014    Crowne Plaza Invitational
Nordea Masters    21    2    29/05/2014    The Memorial Tournament
Lyoness Open    22    2    05/06/2014    St Jude Classic
US OPEN    23    2    12/06/2014    US OPEN
Irish Open    24    2    19/06/2014    Travellers Championship
BMW International Open    25    2    26/06/2014    AT&T National
Alstom Open de France    26    2    03/07/2014    The Greenbrier Classic
Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish open    27    2    10/07/2014    John Deere Classic
THE 143rd OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP    28    2    17/07/2014    THE 143rd OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Russian Masters    29    2    24/07/2014    RBC Canadian Open
WGC Bridgestone Invitational    30    2    31/07/2014    Renoe Tahoe Open
Made in Denmark    32    2    14/08/2014    Wyndham Championship
Czech Masters    33    2    21/08/2014    The Barclays
Italian Open    34    2    28/08/2014    Deutsche Bank Championship
Omega European Masters    35    3    04/09/2014    BMW Championship
KLM Open    36    3    11/09/2014    The Tour Championships
ISPS Handa Welsh Open    37    3    18/09/2014    TBC
Ryder Cup week    38    3    25/09/2014    TBC
Alfred Dunhill Links    39    3    02/10/2014    TBC
Portugal Masters    40    3    09/10/2014    TBC
Volvo World Matchplay    41    3    16/10/2014    TBC
Perth International    42    3    23/10/2014    TBC
BMW Masters    43    3    30/10/2014    TBC
HSBC Champions    44    3    06/11/2014    TBC
Turkish Airlines Open    45    3    13/11/2014    TBC
DP World tour championships    46    3    20/11/2014    TBC
Midnight Special
When: 24 Dec 13 17:01
Count me in again please Max. A very happy Christmas and a prosperous 2014 to you and all on the forum. Midnight.
When: 24 Dec 13 18:58
I'm in!
When: 25 Dec 13 09:06
im in cheers max
When: 25 Dec 13 09:43
count me in.

Merry Christmas to everyone.
donny osmond
When: 25 Dec 13 10:07
never been pq before, count me in please

who knows.... the numbers may sway betfair to sponsor the comp

merry christmas everyone !
When: 25 Dec 13 11:59
Count me in. A Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to all!
When: 25 Dec 13 18:55
I am in.

Merry Xmas all
When: 25 Dec 13 19:27
In thanks mate
hoof hearted
When: 25 Dec 13 22:09
Count me in please

When: 25 Dec 13 22:35
Im in . Have a good holiday.
Paddy Hair
When: 26 Dec 13 00:29
I am in Max.
Happy Christmas to all entrants.
Paddy Hair
When: 26 Dec 13 00:29
I am in Max.
Happy Christmas to all entrants.
When: 26 Dec 13 00:50
Back for more max, will sit out the first stage and join in the second. Merry xmas fellow punters.
When: 26 Dec 13 00:54
thanks therhino... had that drink today... happy Christmas :-)

When: 26 Dec 13 01:10
thanks for running again Max, count me in
Humbert The Priest
When: 26 Dec 13 20:38
I'm in again please Max and all the best for 2014 Cool
When: 26 Dec 13 22:20
would like to enter again please
Dan Chipowski
When: 27 Dec 13 01:35
I'll have another go. Another missed cut probably. Sad
When: 27 Dec 13 04:55
Glad to hear max hope it went down well Happy
When: 27 Dec 13 07:30
Count me in again
When: 27 Dec 13 09:54
I'd like to give this a go Max, thanks.
When: 27 Dec 13 10:44
count me in max thanks.
Sing when ur winning
When: 27 Dec 13 13:08
I'm in
When: 27 Dec 13 19:38
I'll have another go, thanks Max
When: 27 Dec 13 21:26
In please
When: 27 Dec 13 23:06
count me in please max , ta
When: 28 Dec 13 17:41
In, thanks.
When: 28 Dec 13 20:50
im in again max, good work!
When: 28 Dec 13 21:11
count me in thanks
When: 28 Dec 13 21:39
Yes pls Max, seeing as tis me first shot as a PQ :) ta
When: 28 Dec 13 22:24
count me please
When: 29 Dec 13 11:01
Count me in please Max, thanks.
When: 29 Dec 13 11:51
Count me in, please. When the brain recovers, I'll try to get my head around the rules.Cool
When: 29 Dec 13 12:52
Count me in please max
saxon farm
When: 29 Dec 13 16:51
Many thanks Max. In again please.
When: 29 Dec 13 17:09
count me in again Max thanks for doing this again could you please enter No's 7,8,9 for me the first week as I am on holiday sorry for being a nuisance on the first week
When: 29 Dec 13 22:31
Thanks Madmax. I shall make time for your comp this year.
(I've kept forgetting in the past Sad)
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