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27 Nov 20 18:48
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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 AT TIME OF POSTING must be of odds no greater than 6.0 in any UK or IRE race under rules win or STANDARD place markets on Betfair. A rule change now determines that selections going off greater than the old 6.0 limit will now not be deemed void but instead will be settled at BFSP no matter what price this is and staking will be in accordance with the fixed 5% liability of bank as always.

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.

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.

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.We will also have an overall comp for the duration November through March this time around.

Anyone is free to join in on any given month so long as they can still fulfill the 25 selections minimum for the month.For a chance of winning the overall comp running November through March, the minimum selections offered must be at least 100.

Good luck all.
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Report stridingedge November 27, 2020 6:50 PM GMT
ALL entries in no later than 11:15 PLEASE

Report invicta November 27, 2020 8:08 PM GMT
Quiet Penny   3.07  Bangor

thank you  striding
Report madhatters November 27, 2020 8:33 PM GMT
Marie's Rock 2.25 Newb
Place lay

Nearly year off then gets a wind op month ago
Could be anything but left sacre today
Hail Mary pt 1 Grin

Cheers Stride
Report TheNorfolkMafia November 27, 2020 9:03 PM GMT
Politesse - 12.10 Newbury
Report madhatter November 27, 2020 10:53 PM GMT
Checkitout [place lay] - 13.22 Bangor please SE
Report November 28, 2020 7:05 AM GMT
Didonato - 1.08 Doncaster

Good luck all
Report tanglefoot November 28, 2020 9:31 AM GMT
Getaround 12.55 Newcastle @ 6.0,thx
Report adamanty November 28, 2020 10:08 AM GMT
2.05..Newcastle..Ribble Valley..(place).
Report happysandwich November 28, 2020 10:23 AM GMT
Doncaster !3:08 Didonato
Bangor 12:47 Twotwothree

Thanks Stride
Report Airman November 28, 2020 10:23 AM GMT
Bangor 13:32 Took The Lot - PL

Cheers Stride and GL those fighting at the top.
Report ItsMeSwaddle November 28, 2020 10:24 AM GMT
Sceau Royal 205 Newcastle

Struggling to post on certain browsers hope everyone can play. Gl all
Report happysandwich November 28, 2020 10:25 AM GMT
Sod it – just noticed Andrew has already picked my brain.
Report jimnast November 28, 2020 10:30 AM GMT
concerstista 101 fairy please
Report Celeric November 28, 2020 10:39 AM GMT
Black Op - 3.00 Newbury PLACE
Report The Management November 28, 2020 10:56 AM GMT
17:30 Wolverhampton: Liberated Lady (1.51 LPM)

Where have all these short priced place layers suddenly sprung up from? ShockedLaughWink
Report dukeofpuke November 28, 2020 10:57 AM GMT
Ontheropes 11.30 Fairyhouse @ 2.82 place
Report penzance November 28, 2020 11:10 AM GMT
Cedar Hill 12.20 Newc
Report stridingedge November 28, 2020 11:13 AM GMT
19:30 Wol Asdaa 3.15
Report stridingedge November 28, 2020 11:16 AM GMT
Report stridingedge November 28, 2020 11:23 AM GMT

Report stridingedge November 28, 2020 11:24 AM GMT
Stewarts Rise the latest to go over the no shows limit

Usually sends email if can't post but nowt today. Cry
Report stewarts rise November 28, 2020 11:27 AM GMT
Sorry thought we had till 11 30, hadn't looked at Fairyhouse, was just about to post .
Report stridingedge November 28, 2020 11:30 AM GMT
OK Stew you'll be blacked out for the rest of the month but keep selecting for your overall record if you want till the reset on December comp. Wink
Report stridingedge November 28, 2020 11:31 AM GMT
Had a post mortem of my selections last night

Cannot believe for someone who only plays hcps how many completely unexposed horses in non hcps I have selected this month. Just about every one went down the pan. Laugh
Report stewarts rise November 28, 2020 11:33 AM GMT
Had picked Rizzardo-12 47 Bangor.

No worries SE,noticed  Sam twistingdavies rides all the fans at Bangor!
Report stewarts rise November 28, 2020 11:34 AM GMT
Predictive text!
Report stridingedge November 28, 2020 7:50 PM GMT

Report stridingedge November 28, 2020 7:55 PM GMT
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