Forums
There is currently 1 person viewing this thread.
happysandwich
12 Mar 20 18:59
Joined:
Date Joined: 06 May 10
| Topic/replies: 3,143 | Blogger: happysandwich's blog
Q and A’s regarding the competition format and rules.

How many selections must be made?


Over the month entrants must make 1 selection on at least 25 days.Anyone can join in at any time as long as this criteria can be met, so for the January comp, the 7th would be the latest possible time to join in.

The calculation for no shows which cannot be exceeded is Days Of The Month - 25
So for January 31-25 = 6 possible days when an entrant can refrain from offering a selection

Void runners will not be viewed in the same way.Whilst Substitutes can be offered along with the primary selection on any given day following all the usual rules, a failure to have offered up a substitute to replace a void runner will not be used as a strike in the same way as a No Show.So in theory for a month, an entrant may still be accepted for posting less than 25 selections so long as the no show limit is not exceeded.

Can I change my selection once it’s been posted.?

You can only change your selection IF it is either deemed void OR it is nonsensical, ie a horse that doesn’t exist given in error. If sub(s) have been offered they will be used instead.If no sub has been offered and the selection deemed void you can post another selection so long as it’s BEFORE the 15 min before first race time limit.

What criteria do selections need to satisfy?

Selections must be of odds no greater than 6.0 in any UK or IRE race under rules win or STANDARD place markets on Betfair.

Are win and place markets settled in the same way?

Win markets allow for a choice between an early price to be taken or BFSP, whereas place markets will ALWAYS be settled at BFSP.The reason for the difference being the sluggish liquidity difference between those markets and thus the credibility of early prices.

When must selections be posted? (please read this carefully)


A selections thread for the following days racing will usually be posted between 6-7pm, in the event I am not around at this time the selections thread may be put up sooner.Anyone who needs to post a selection sooner than the next days thread being active can message me and I will make sure their entry along with any substitutes is posted on that day’s selections thread.

The competition will have 2 phases for the selections process.
Phase 1 will be from the time the selections thread is posted until 8am the following day (race day).

In this phase there is an opportunity primarily for those that are not around on race day to still be able to take part.Selections given during this time will be settled at BFSP unless a bet meeting the competition liability (current bank / 20) is posted on the selections thread to show it was feasible. The reason for this request at this stage is the volatility and slackness of the market and subsequent ?? over the credibility of an early price taken.

Eg the starting liability in the comp is £50 so a qualifying bet at the stated price must be posted for a minimum of that liability to be settled as such.

Selections posted with prices that aren’t verified in the above fashion will still be allowed but settled at BFSP so long as they still satisfy the price limit of max odds 6.0.

Entrants are more than welcome to offer up to 2 substitutes to back up their primary entry in the event of that runner being deemed void.If 2 substitutes are offered they will replace the void selection in the order they are posted. In the unfortunate event the substitute(s) are also deemed void the entrant will be put down as a void selection day.

Eg
16:00 Haydock First Selection
Sub 15:55 Catterick Second Selection
Sub 13:20 Southwell Third Selection

Where 2 Subs are given they will be chosen in order posted rather than time of races.

Phase 2 will be from 8am until t-15mins of the FIRST RACE OF THE DAY (so if the first race of the day is 12:00 ALL ENTRIES FOR THE DAY must be in by no later than 11:45am.Any Entries past this time will not be allowed!

In this phase of the market, Entrants can take an early price (no posted bet required) as last price matched when posting or leave their selection to be settled at BFSP.Note again that place market selections will always be settled at BFSP at whatever phase of the markets.

How are selections staked and returns calculated?


Selections are staked to a fixed 5% liability of an entrant’s current bank with a 2% commission rate which recently has become widely available on Betfair.

Where a price has been taken this will be used in settlement even if the BFSP returns greater than the permitted 6.0 max limit.
If deductions occur in the market after this price was taken, the taken price will be adjusted accordingly and so will the relevant staking for that selection to stay at the 5% liability of current bank.

Where a price has not been taken settlement will as in phase 1 of the market be at BFSP.

Where can the current standings be seen and who wins the comp?

The days results will be posted on the days selections thread on this forum, the overall standings will be over on the Your Comps forum.The winner will be the entrant with the biggest bank at the end of the month.

Post your reply

Text Format: Table: Smilies:
Forum does not support HTML
Insert Photo
Cancel
Page 1 of 2  •  Previous 1 | 2 | Next
sort by:
Show
per page
Replies: 64
By:
stridingedge
When: 12 Mar 20 19:18
Thanks Happy you can stand down after this fred. Wink

Thanks to Madhatters for his efforts of help too.

Both of you. Cool
By:
Airman
When: 12 Mar 20 21:25
South 19:00 Aleef - Place thanks to all and good to hear your on the mend SE, cheers.
By:
six_six_six
When: 12 Mar 20 21:48
Medalla de Oro 3,15 Fakenham

Thanks
By:
happysandwich
When: 12 Mar 20 22:36
No probs Striding.

Certainly makes everyone realise the time and effort you put into making this such a fun competition.

Beats real gambling - certainly cheaper. Laugh

If it’s OK with you I’ll put up my little chart after the cut-off time Friday then call that a day. Anyone can continue that on their own.

Hope you continue to improve health-wise.
By:
uptheboro
When: 12 Mar 20 22:39
Aleef - 7.00 Southwell

Cheers
By:
invicta
When: 12 Mar 20 23:48
Claudius Secundus  2.20 Lingfield

thanks  striding.
By:
madhatter
When: 13 Mar 20 00:44
Well done Happy and Mads.

All gone t1ts up for me last two days....SadSadSad

Santini [place] - 3.30 Cheltenham please
By:
angeleyz
When: 13 Mar 20 02:07
thyme hill - 2.50 cheltenham place lay

ty
By:
SontaranStratagem
When: 13 Mar 20 03:01
Miss Elsa 1:45 Lingfield

Thanks Happy and speedy recovery SE
By:
bustino
When: 13 Mar 20 03:39
2.50 Chetleham Thyme hill place lay............hope ur feeling better Stride seems like a bad dose uve got.

Kealy the tipster today said Tizzards horses are running like theyre lugging an Anvil around with them............Same can be said of Hobbs horses.....had a nice book of entries not one has hit the frame........Would have been interested in his horse in the Martin Pipe but wont touch it due to stable form
By:
impossible123
When: 13 Mar 20 08:54
Presenting Percy and Solo - a 'lay'.
By:
FOYLESWAR
When: 13 Mar 20 09:04
imp read the rules
By:
exactaman
When: 13 Mar 20 09:22
5.00 Lingfield | Fortune Finder |

Many Thx Striding/Happy/Mad.

Good to hear your getting better Striding..Cool
By:
sonofshinner
When: 13 Mar 20 10:05
Fake 3.55 Starsky @3.7.nice to have you back stride..respect to happy for keeping it going.
By:
posy
When: 13 Mar 20 10:29
samovar  19.00sou @ 5.9
By:
Trusty
When: 13 Mar 20 10:36
Minella Rocco - 4.10 Cheltenham Place Lay

Thanks & glad you are feeling better.
By:
happysandwich
When: 13 Mar 20 10:39

Cheltenham 1:30 Goshen

Sub :
Fakenham 5:10 The Tourard Man

Good luck today everyone.
By:
stridingedge
When: 13 Mar 20 10:42
This really is a sh1tty virus. Devil went to bed cold last night and twice in night had to change tops as soaked with sweat.

DAY 7 with it today and still well run down, ear ache,sinus pain feeling pretty grotty still. Cry

On the bright side cough is getting better every day, almost gone now. Happy
By:
Celeric
When: 13 Mar 20 10:50
4.10 minella Rocco
By:
Celeric
When: 13 Mar 20 10:50
4.10 minella Rocco
By:
posy
When: 13 Mar 20 10:50
Sounds awful striding , am surprised you've managed to get back onto the forum feeling like that ...have you any idea where you picked it up ?
By:
smirnoff2therescue
When: 13 Mar 20 10:52
Will either gag up or finish out the back of the telly so......

Goshen - 1.30 Cheltenham - place lay
By:
stridingedge
When: 13 Mar 20 11:08
Posy

I don't know where but suspect perhaps supermarket but of course friends may be carriers without showing.

Local GP surgery texted today NO face to face appointments whatsoever at surgery now until further notice.

I was round a friends last friday morning for a couple of hours when I obviously had it just before symptoms. He has a brain tumour and muscular dystrophy. He is ok but it shows just how potentially dangerous the spread can be for vulnerable people!

I would only imagine that the numbers of confirmed cases are now a complete drop in the ocean of what's really kicking about. Cry
By:
bustino
When: 13 Mar 20 11:22
is it definetly the corona virus do u live with others.......do u have to keep urself apart from rest of household............there is some gulots out there there was picture of guy buying 2 dozen dove hand soap what about other that want a bar
By:
posy
When: 13 Mar 20 11:26
Hitherto I've been somewhat indifferent about changing my day to day way of life but, having read what you're going through actually helps me to better understand what's going on ; brings it closer to home so to speak, more so than just listening to the chief medical officer speaking on the radio.
By:
Andrew.in.Sweden
When: 13 Mar 20 11:34
Roca Magica - 1.35 Lingfield

Good luck all
By:
Andrew.in.Sweden
When: 13 Mar 20 11:37
Striding

Sorry to read your news, hope you make significant improvement quickly. Get well soon.
By:
Aquarius
When: 13 Mar 20 11:37
13.45 Lingfield - Ruby Gates (5.4)
By:
stridingedge
When: 13 Mar 20 11:40
Bustino, I have not been tested and was told that testing was finished a few days ago UNLESS you end up in hospital, the numbers are too high now and mapping contacts at this stage would be completely futile, it's too far gone.

I very rarely get a cough and have never as I recall started any illness with a cough. I always have tended to start colds/flu with sore throat/runny nose. Maybe further down the line have developed a chesty cough secondary usually the last stage.

Whatever this is it's been brutal for 7 days the muscle aches definitely the worst in my experience. TBH I don't want to contemplate it not being CV as the thought I could still get that on top of such a bad other strain of normal flu is too depressing! I am also in an area (Oxfordshire) that's a hotspot in the region with a big jump in cases recent days.

I do live on my own but have told friends and family I won't be seeing them for a week after symptoms have gone.Anyone who goes about with these sorts of symptoms now should really have a big think about what they are doing.
By:
flatcap
When: 13 Mar 20 11:54
1.45L Miss Elsa 2.5LPM

Thanks Striding good to have you back
By:
stridingedge
When: 13 Mar 20 12:07
Thanks Andrew Wink

Just wrap up with best wishes to all and their closest on the forum to stay healthy over the next few months with this.

I know plenty on here are of course coping with very serious health issues of their own so big apologies if I have appeared self indulgent.
By:
flushgordon1
When: 13 Mar 20 12:13
Blackcastle Storm Southwell 7.30 @2.44
By:
rob22
When: 13 Mar 20 12:14
Ruby Gates 1.45 Ling 5.9
Good to see you back Striding.hope you soon recover
By:
stewarts rise
When: 13 Mar 20 13:04
Gorgeous General-6.00 Southwell-Place Market.

Thanks SE.
By:
stridingedge
When: 13 Mar 20 13:10
The tables are actually up to date in your comps now.

BUT after all the catching up I just want to chill out this afternoon so Friday update may not be until tomorrow morning.

I am hoping to be scoring as normal from tomorrow. A few have not posted for a few days on the bounce now so I hope they are ok.
By:
stewarts rise
When: 13 Mar 20 13:10
What age are you striding? Really hope you're over the worst of it, don't know wether it's better to live on your own when you're ill but at least it reduces the risk of family getting it, all the best mate.
By:
stridingedge
When: 13 Mar 20 13:12
38 going on 78 this week Stew.
By:
Andrew.in.Sweden
When: 13 Mar 20 13:15
Here is München, in the aersopace centre canteen, there are notices stating you have to sit a minimum of 1 metre to the next person. Table settings and chair arrangements reflect this. If you want Salt and Pepper etc. you have to bring your own. All cutlery is handed out in pre-packed envelopes.

Same sitting distance apart applies in meetings.

All foreign travel on company business is forbidden.
By:
stewarts rise
When: 13 Mar 20 13:30
Hopefully you'll be ok then SE, young and strong enough to fight it off, best wishes.
Page 1 of 2  •  Previous 1 | 2 | Next
sort by:
Show
per page

Post your reply

Text Format: Table: Smilies:
Forum does not support HTML
Insert Photo
Cancel
‹ back to topics
www.betfair.com