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01 Dec 20 19:01
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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 December 1, 2020 7:06 PM GMT
Early start tomorrow!

ALL entries in no later than 11:15 PLEASE.

December cuts up into a short month with the 3 days of no racing (23rd-25th) so only 3 No Shows allowed.

Newcomers still welcome, last day to enter December comp is December 4th when Overall comp will be closed too.

Report invicta December 1, 2020 9:42 PM GMT
Theatre Mix   12.55 Ludlow

thank you  striding
Report SontaranStratagem December 1, 2020 10:03 PM GMT
Main pick

Gumra 2:45 Lingfield

Sub pick

Mr Washington 3:10 Ludlow

Thanks Striding
Report happysandwich December 1, 2020 10:09 PM GMT
Ludlow 13:30 Miranda
Kempton 17:30 Razor Glass

Thanks Stride
Report Blencathra December 1, 2020 11:38 PM GMT
Espoir Dr Romay 1.15 hayd

Res. Golan Fortune 2.35ludl

Report funkydj December 2, 2020 8:12 AM GMT
5:45 Dundalk Merchant of Venice lpm 3.3
Thanks SE
Report TheNorfolkMafia December 2, 2020 8:29 AM GMT
Kabrit - 3.10 Ludlow
Report madhatter December 2, 2020 8:32 AM GMT
Trucking Away [place] - 14.05 Ludlow please SE
Report December 2, 2020 9:06 AM GMT
Doc Pentro - 1.15 Haydock

Good luck all
Report jimnast December 2, 2020 9:06 AM GMT
qualismart 150 haydock please at the time of posting 3.15 to lay ,we know which way that will go Scared
Report Ahoy 1982 December 2, 2020 9:20 AM GMT
12.00 Lingfield - Furzig to place

Thanks Striding
Report bustino December 2, 2020 9:27 AM GMT
2.20 Haydock SEEYOUATMIDNIGHT Place lay please
Report Celeric December 2, 2020 9:28 AM GMT
Caspers court 12.55 Ludlow PLACE
Report ItsMeSwaddle December 2, 2020 9:52 AM GMT
Espoir de Romay 1.15 Haydock
Report penzance December 2, 2020 10:20 AM GMT
Yes My Boy 12.00 Ling
Report Airman December 2, 2020 10:58 AM GMT
Lud 12:20 Falberto

Many thanks Stride.
Report Lucky Luciano December 2, 2020 10:58 AM GMT
Champagne well 2.35 ludlow pls
GL all
Report madhatters December 2, 2020 11:04 AM GMT
Gumra 2.45 KP
Place lay

All aboard the rollacoaster

Cheers Stride
Report The Management December 2, 2020 11:05 AM GMT
12:00 Lingfield: Yes My Boy (2.44 LPM)

Thanks Striding. GL all.
Report Davros December 2, 2020 11:06 AM GMT
Thanks for organising Striding, I'll have to start getting up earlier.

12:35.  Mystical Air.  Win Lay.
Report stewarts rise December 2, 2020 11:12 AM GMT
Fox Duty Free-1.40 Lingfield @ 2.64
Thanks SE
Report dukeofpuke December 2, 2020 11:13 AM GMT
Beat the breeze 11.30 L
Report stridingedge December 2, 2020 11:15 AM GMT
15:20 Lin Battle of Marathon 3.4
Report madhatters December 2, 2020 11:15 AM GMT
Not sure if its my comp or classic view but not getting the full link to tables
Report stridingedge December 2, 2020 11:17 AM GMT
Report stridingedge December 2, 2020 11:19 AM GMT
Been having a bit of trouble posting some of them hatters seems indiscriminate. Cry

The joys of the BF Forum Laugh
Report madhatters December 2, 2020 11:23 AM GMT

Not getting the last bit to second [img]
Report stridingedge December 2, 2020 11:26 AM GMT

Report stridingedge December 2, 2020 11:27 AM GMT
Davros Welcome

I need to update you as NEW, you will show properly in table later and tomorrow your ranking will show in table above too.

Cheers Wink
Report stridingedge December 2, 2020 11:38 AM GMT
Hatters can you see the table ok?
Report madhatters December 2, 2020 11:40 AM GMT
I can see todays fine as it has the last bit
Just wondered if you C/P missed bits off end on yesterdays
Report stridingedge December 2, 2020 11:46 AM GMT
Hopefully that's what it was then. Shocked
Report Davros December 2, 2020 12:06 PM GMT
Thanks Striding - I didn't take #N/A personally!
Report stridingedge December 2, 2020 1:40 PM GMT
Fox Duty Free

the sort when i select that bolts up when i leave they show all the head fook quirks again Laugh
Report stridingedge December 2, 2020 1:45 PM GMT
Obviously the change in scenery at RB's looks to have worked a treat.Back to back good efforts.

Tipperary Jack crying out for a return to kempton in my tracker with that flag on it.
Report stridingedge December 2, 2020 6:05 PM GMT

Report stridingedge December 2, 2020 6:06 PM GMT
WTF is that 2nd table not posting full address definitely showed up when pasted
Report stridingedge December 2, 2020 6:10 PM GMT
Report stridingedge December 2, 2020 6:13 PM GMT
Bizarre seems to be picking and choosing randomly which pics to show on forum.

2 attempts at P&L above with correct tags before and after that show when copied and pasted but when pressing reply it won't have it.

The images also show up when on photo gallery choosing open in new window so nothing wrong with the upload either.

Report The Management December 2, 2020 6:15 PM GMT
I think we (collectively) lost too much Striding! Blush

Try changing the minus to a plus - see if that works?!Laugh
Report The Management December 2, 2020 6:18 PM GMT
Second thoughts - it could just be the "+" next to Jimnasts (Love) name that has broken it? MischiefGrin
Report stridingedge December 2, 2020 6:18 PM GMT
Report stridingedge December 2, 2020 6:20 PM GMT
I've just taken a screenshot shown above of the address of the p&L table to show what address is posted.
Report stridingedge December 2, 2020 6:43 PM GMT
Have posted main table no problem in Your Comps anyhow, more important than p&L table here.

Report madhatters December 2, 2020 8:54 PM GMT
Could see the 7.05 tables but missing end link on 7.18 one
Had to switch to live view to see Comps table
Report stridingedge December 2, 2020 9:55 PM GMT
The 7:18 link was 100% ok when c&p'd as the screen shot above shows.

Something weird must happen when hitting post reply, I just can't make sense of it.

Seems completely random which tables post and don't at present. Not a problem last month with any.
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