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madmaxkelly
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THE 2014 BETFAIR GOLF COMPETITION
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 !!!
MADMAXKELLY
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Report furrelli December 28, 2013 9:39 PM GMT
Yes pls Max, seeing as tis me first shot as a PQ :) ta
Report meggiesboy December 28, 2013 10:24 PM GMT
count me please
Report callitasucit December 29, 2013 11:01 AM GMT
Count me in please Max, thanks.
Report Quincy December 29, 2013 11:51 AM GMT
Count me in, please. When the brain recovers, I'll try to get my head around the rules.Cool
Report dibble27 December 29, 2013 12:52 PM GMT
Count me in please max
Report saxon farm December 29, 2013 4:51 PM GMT
Many thanks Max. In again please.
Report 777 December 29, 2013 5:09 PM GMT
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
Report STUDYFORM December 29, 2013 10:31 PM GMT
Thanks Madmax. I shall make time for your comp this year.
(I've kept forgetting in the past Sad)
Report Fenway December 29, 2013 11:06 PM GMT
Once more into the breach... Thanks Max
Report qqking. December 30, 2013 12:10 AM GMT
Please count me in again, Max, thanks
Report backandlayboy December 30, 2013 7:44 AM GMT
add me in please max
Report 20yearsistoolongtowait December 30, 2013 11:30 AM GMT
Max

Happy New Year mate hope your well? Count me in again, this is great comp. See ya soon Les
Report madmaxkelly December 30, 2013 1:39 PM GMT
Cheers Les... you off to Yassas for new year ? Anyhow, hope all is well with you mate ?

Max
Report xmoneyx December 30, 2013 4:38 PM GMT
n1 madmax

im a go

lov the PQCool
Report sick of food December 30, 2013 8:32 PM GMT
Missed this last year, will be glad to be back this year, cheers Max.
Report lowfields69 December 30, 2013 8:36 PM GMT
I'm in. Thanks, Max
Report crystalhunt December 30, 2013 10:11 PM GMT
I'm in again thanks Max

I'd be more than happy to pay an entrance fee to raise some prize money but I know that's difficult to arrange.

Maybe a golf equipment company like American golf would put up some prize money or vouchers.

Just a thought.
Report theghoster December 31, 2013 12:01 AM GMT
im in thankyou
Report fatboynotslim December 31, 2013 12:02 AM GMT
love to take part in the best golf comp
Report HeinzGuderian January 1, 2014 9:40 AM GMT
After being inundated with begging Emails, I have decided to ignore them all, and will gladly be taking up my rightful position in this competition ! Happy
Report BJG January 1, 2014 10:07 AM GMT
Il wait to join in phase 2 max - ta
Report Magagie January 1, 2014 10:20 AM GMT
Will join this year, cheers Max!

And to Betfair... I will punt madly on my selections (even more than usual) if you agree to sponsor such a worthwhile competition. I swear.
Report theking486 January 1, 2014 11:17 AM GMT
In please max
Report BW1 January 1, 2014 12:14 PM GMT
Add me in please Max. Thanks
Report The 19th Hole January 1, 2014 12:19 PM GMT
I'll have a go

Thanks Max
Report xmoneyx January 1, 2014 3:00 PM GMT
for phase 1 you only hav to be top in your group and not worry about the other groups?
Report madmaxkelly January 1, 2014 3:35 PM GMT
xmoneyx the groups are simply for easier admin and a bit of fun... the overall list determines the qualifiers

MMK
Report jumper January 1, 2014 4:36 PM GMT
Please add me too. Thanks
Report ROBBO ROBBO January 1, 2014 6:29 PM GMT
count me in. Thanks
Report Clinton Baptiste - The Pyskick January 1, 2014 8:14 PM GMT
Stick me in MAX,cheers.
Report greelo January 1, 2014 11:38 PM GMT
thank smax, happy new year
Report gecko6 January 2, 2014 2:07 AM GMT
count me in please and thanks in advance
Report swimmer January 2, 2014 3:04 AM GMT
THANKS.
Report htafc73. January 2, 2014 3:39 AM GMT
I'm in please.
Report pantsonfire January 2, 2014 5:42 AM GMT
I am in again. Thanks max.
Report Mr Quinn January 2, 2014 10:00 AM GMT
I'm in please
Report Sligored January 2, 2014 10:03 AM GMT
Stick me in MAX,cheers.
Report king kev is back in toon January 2, 2014 1:32 PM GMT
yes please Max
Report poorestpunter January 2, 2014 2:46 PM GMT
I'll give it another go and I second the fact that the least Betfair could do is throw a few quid towards the prize, because as you rightly state, most of us do bet on our selections and surely anything that increases interest and volume on the market is worth a few quid.
It would certainly be very targeted marketing and isn't that what any marketing spend should be aimed at!!
Report wowiezowiee January 2, 2014 3:46 PM GMT
In again. TX Max
Report richardf January 2, 2014 4:11 PM GMT
I would love to play, many thanks!
Report AFTERTHOUGHT January 2, 2014 5:14 PM GMT
I'll have a go at the first round aswell!
Report a_k14 January 2, 2014 5:36 PM GMT
I'm in please. Thanks!
Report Hank Hill January 2, 2014 5:59 PM GMT
Missed the last couple max, but would like to join again please.
Report toffeelover January 3, 2014 12:24 AM GMT
Nice one Max, you are a star Happy
Report Gwladys January 3, 2014 11:23 AM GMT
Could I have a go please Max ? All the best, Gwladys.
Report Tyrannitar January 3, 2014 11:32 AM GMT
Me too please Max. Thx, Tyrannitar.
Report spudser January 3, 2014 1:26 PM GMT
Count me in max please and thanks
Report paulgall1 January 3, 2014 1:27 PM GMT
count me in
Report ccmac1975 January 3, 2014 3:21 PM GMT
Count  me  in please  max
Report ccmac1975 January 3, 2014 3:22 PM GMT
Count  me  in please  max
Report one track mind January 3, 2014 4:13 PM GMT
Ill have a go max cheers
Report overthecliff January 3, 2014 4:43 PM GMT
Count me in for another bash. Thanks Max.
Report Merlin7 January 3, 2014 5:16 PM GMT
Count me in.

Thank you for your time and effort required for a the BEST forum competition.
Report walterz January 3, 2014 5:44 PM GMT
Count me in, cheers.
Report sixtwosix January 3, 2014 6:55 PM GMT
I would like to enter ,thanks.
Report Dside17 January 3, 2014 7:47 PM GMT
I'd like to enter please. Thanks for organising.
Report feastorfamine January 3, 2014 10:18 PM GMT
add me to the list - thanks
Report gray7 January 4, 2014 1:53 AM GMT
Count me in please max thanks
Report unclepuncle January 4, 2014 2:23 AM GMT
Signing up for another go Max.Happy
Report mighty January 4, 2014 9:07 AM GMT
Hi Max, count me in.
not been on for a while.
Report gerrard8 January 4, 2014 10:45 AM GMT
count me in cheers max
Report furrelli January 4, 2014 2:06 PM GMT
Hi Max, im gonna be away week 1, more tests!! :) Happy NY

Any chance i could have numbers 3,5 & 7 from the betfair list, thanks
Report ShrimperWomble January 4, 2014 4:21 PM GMT
Hi Max

I will be returning this year.

Jimmy
Report zeusman10 January 4, 2014 6:04 PM GMT
I would like to be in it this year
Report madmaxkelly January 4, 2014 8:44 PM GMT
furrelli

Of course that's OK... good luck with the tests.. hope all comes out OK... my memory tells me though that you did pretty well last year with your pre defined selections Tongue Out Let me know as and when you are not going to be around !!

MMK
Report corey January 4, 2014 9:11 PM GMT
Count me in thanks
Report xmoneyx January 5, 2014 12:48 AM GMT
Volvo

Category 0d -- Players with 10 or more official Race to Dubai/European Tour Order of Merit tournament wins under 50* years of age on the first day of the tournament.
 
Colin MONTGOMERIE Cool
Report Errol-Flynn January 5, 2014 6:07 PM GMT
I would like to play again this year Max


And may I add a belated Thank You for the time & effort you put into running last years comp.

Much appreciated.
Report ChildOfMine2 January 5, 2014 8:32 PM GMT
Count me in
Report old applejack January 6, 2014 9:49 AM GMT
a great way to start the golfing year - add me please
Report Eddie the eagle January 6, 2014 10:57 AM GMT
Count me in please...
Report dkelly69 January 6, 2014 1:14 PM GMT
Sign me up please. Thanks Max.
Report guernseyw January 6, 2014 6:57 PM GMT
count me bk in .. thanx max
Report Sports Fan January 7, 2014 12:04 PM GMT
Count me in please Max

Thanks
Report pedron January 7, 2014 12:13 PM GMT
count me in please
Report El Bandido January 7, 2014 3:56 PM GMT
Happy New Year Max, I'm in for sure as a PQ, but I'll join in with the amateurs for the first stage hehe Excited
Report tv man January 7, 2014 6:48 PM GMT
yes please
Report baduk January 7, 2014 7:21 PM GMT
In please max
Report xmoneyx January 7, 2014 7:24 PM GMT
which thread do you put golf picks on?
Report BIG CAT LEON LETT January 7, 2014 10:15 PM GMT
in:it's a tradition.TA.
Report Scotsirish January 7, 2014 10:24 PM GMT
Thanks Max,I will have another go this year.
Report goobarr January 7, 2014 10:25 PM GMT
yes please Max
Report therib January 7, 2014 10:54 PM GMT
Evening all, count me in Max
Report the19th January 7, 2014 11:37 PM GMT
I would like to enter thanks Max.
Report big dunc January 7, 2014 11:38 PM GMT
count me in max, cheers
Report xmoneyx January 8, 2014 12:03 PM GMT
is 1st week next week?
Report Clerkmore January 8, 2014 12:10 PM GMT
It was supposed to be this week. But I think as it is quite late now and some people may not post their selections in time it would be better to start next week. Max said he would have his threads up on Monday.
Report madmaxkelly January 8, 2014 12:16 PM GMT
Threads going up now
Report Deplasterer January 8, 2014 1:34 PM GMT
Hi Max, I'll join again at the 2nd stage, thx.
Report irishro January 8, 2014 2:34 PM GMT
Sorry Max, I'm a bit late to the party-which thread should I join?
Thanks
Report Clerkmore January 8, 2014 3:14 PM GMT
Latecomers usually post on USPGA thread.
Report scarlet January 8, 2014 3:55 PM GMT
Hello Max
Just back from pre-season training and tours
can I have another go?
Report toberaheena January 8, 2014 7:08 PM GMT
y a section which can be contacted at forum@betfair.com. He, Chris, is going to mention our need for sponsorship and recommends as many members as possible to email the foru spoke to Chris who is a supervisor on the helpdesk. Spoke about sponsorship. He is aware that there IS a fund that is controlled by a section that can be contacted by email at forum@betfair .com and he will email them to pass on my view plus he recommends that all interested golf enthusiasts who may be interested. to send individual emails requesting some sponsorship but it needs done before kick off of the 1st competition. He is correct when he said there is power in numbers and it is worth a try.
Report xmoneyx January 8, 2014 7:35 PM GMT
starts 5am,a bit late
Report TheNephilim January 8, 2014 10:08 PM GMT
Hi Max, please count me in....will post in USPGA thread....hope that's ok. Thank you.
Report madmaxkelly January 8, 2014 10:14 PM GMT
All new entrants on the USPGA thread
Report SuperFrothy January 8, 2014 11:52 PM GMT
It would be rude not to have a go Happy

Good luck everyone and thanks for setting this up yet again Max
Report doubling January 28, 2014 10:15 PM GMT
MAX    I'm a bit late  Can I get allocated a group?  Cheers  Doubling  If so...

Phoenix  k Bradley   G Woodland  G DeLaet   RES  B Horscel

Dubai    R McIroyR fisher    S Y nol   RES  M Siem
Report doubling January 28, 2014 10:16 PM GMT
Max  Will post in USPGA thread (should have read down !!)
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