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30 Nov 20 18:45
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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 30, 2020 6:47 PM GMT
Any Newbies are more than welcome to have a go!

ALL entries in no later than 12:05 PLEASE

Report invicta November 30, 2020 9:19 PM GMT
Tis Fantastic   1.20 Lingfield

thank you  striding
Report happysandwich November 30, 2020 11:04 PM GMT
Southwell 12:30 Rose Of Aghaboe
Lingfield 2:23 Big Penny

Thanks Stride
Report madhatter November 30, 2020 11:27 PM GMT
Time for a change of tactics after the disaster of the final 10 days of last month methinks!Grin

Anythingforlove - 12.50 Southwell please SE
Report madhatter November 30, 2020 11:29 PM GMT
That should say
Anythingforlove - 12.50 Lingfield
Report SontaranStratagem December 1, 2020 12:16 AM GMT
I'll be playing this month Happy

Main pick
Taravara 3:10 Newcastle

Sub in case of NR
Scarboroughdebut 4:45 Newcastle

Thanks Stride
Report Blencathra December 1, 2020 5:18 AM GMT
Big Penny 2.23 ling (price 3.65)

Res. Great Colaci 3.40 newc

Report Ahoy 1982 December 1, 2020 6:43 AM GMT
New to this but ill give it a go

12.30 Southwell - Rose of Aghaboe
Report penzance December 1, 2020 7:13 AM GMT
Shane cool Prince 1.0 South
Report jimnast December 1, 2020 8:43 AM GMT
brilliant present 1220 lingfield please at the time of posting 2.06 to lay.

which will soon be odds on due to the demand in people rushing to back my lays Cry
Report ItsMeSwaddle December 1, 2020 8:44 AM GMT
Hang Tough 150 Lingfield
Report Lucky Luciano December 1, 2020 9:03 AM GMT
Please count me in
Big penny 2.23 lingfiels at 2.84
Thanks SE
Report TheNorfolkMafia December 1, 2020 9:19 AM GMT
Winter Getaway - 12.30 Southwell

Currently, 4.70 to Lay!
Report December 1, 2020 9:27 AM GMT
Glajou - 1.00 Southwell

Good luck all
Report top2rated December 1, 2020 10:02 AM GMT

Re: HRB 'Runs Since Gelded'

Had an email from Chris yesterday afternoon - it's one of the categories that needs to be 'reloaded'.  I suppose that's the reason it's now been removed from the list of new categories on his blog.

Apologies for posting on this thread, just wanted to pass on the info.
Report stewarts rise December 1, 2020 10:04 AM GMT
Cheese and Wine-6.00 Wolverhampton Place Market

Thanks SE.
Report adamanty December 1, 2020 10:14 AM GMT
Striding---going to give this month a miss,
but I shall be back for the new year.
Keep up the good work---Best Wishes to all.
Report Airman December 1, 2020 10:15 AM GMT
Ling 13:20 Itsonlyrocknroll - PL

Many thanks Stride and GL to all.
Report stridingedge December 1, 2020 10:16 AM GMT
Thanks for that Top2R Wink

Welcome back Sontaran & Lucky Luciano and Newbies Blencathra/ Ahoy 82 Happy
Report Celeric December 1, 2020 10:40 AM GMT
Laxton Lad 4.15 Newcastle
Report bustino December 1, 2020 10:46 AM GMT
Wolver 5.30 Mulabaahy at 4.0 lpm
Cheers stride nice to see comp back on well done to Novembers winner
Report funkydj December 1, 2020 11:00 AM GMT
Haven’t been on these forums for years, but loved last months superbly run competition so well done Striding! and to the winner The Management.  Thought I would give it a bash
13:20 Lingfield Itsonlyrocknroll
12:30 Southwell Rose of Aghaboe
Report stridingedge December 1, 2020 11:15 AM GMT
Good to see you back bustino

Welcome funkydj

Report madhatters December 1, 2020 11:31 AM GMT
Turanga Leela 4.00 Wol
Place lay

Cheers Stride

I liked the idea of placing mine second yesterday although you still got the loss right Grin
Report The Management December 1, 2020 11:41 AM GMT
18:30 Wolverhampton: Golden Force (3.55 LPM)

Thanks Striding.

Thanks also to those that sent congrats (both yesterday and today) - very sporting of you all and much appreciated - GL all.
Report dukeofpuke December 1, 2020 12:00 PM GMT
Whatsdastory 12.30 Southwell
Report stridingedge December 1, 2020 12:06 PM GMT
Report stridingedge December 1, 2020 12:17 PM GMT

Report stridingedge December 1, 2020 12:18 PM GMT
Subs to follow, new table format forgot them at the bottom.
Report stridingedge December 1, 2020 12:26 PM GMT
Report stridingedge December 1, 2020 12:27 PM GMT
Will fix the rank values for subs today.

Bound to be a few teething problems on month 2 at the start, bare with me.
Report madhatter December 1, 2020 12:48 PM GMT
Just seen that the one I fancied to beat my lay isn't now running...PlainSadScared
Report stridingedge December 1, 2020 1:07 PM GMT
Hard lines Sad
Report stridingedge December 1, 2020 5:26 PM GMT
PC issues last couple of days think all sorted now, should be able to pick again now, just no time to study today.

Probably saved some of my virtual bank. Laugh
Report jimnast December 1, 2020 6:34 PM GMT
when i go behind striding not if ,do i get kicked out or do i have to send some money to top the account up Confused
Report SontaranStratagem December 1, 2020 6:37 PM GMT
No jim you don't have to send money mate Laugh
Report stridingedge December 1, 2020 6:50 PM GMT
You never get kicked out Jim as stake always adjusts to the 5% of bank just be having smaller and smaller stakes. Wink
Report stridingedge December 1, 2020 6:50 PM GMT

Report stridingedge December 1, 2020 6:54 PM GMT
Report stridingedge December 1, 2020 6:56 PM GMT
No idea why that table isn't posting it's the p&l so annoying but less important than main tables. Plain
Report stridingedge December 1, 2020 6:58 PM GMT
No write up today, give the table a bit of a chance to form but will post table in a few mins over in Your Comps.

Cheers All
Report jimnast December 1, 2020 7:12 PM GMT
not surprised i am not getting kicked out you all must be getting fortunes backing my laysCry
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