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03 Dec 20 18:25
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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 3, 2020 6:29 PM GMT
With 3 days of inaction before Christmas day this month there are only 3 rest days allowed in December.

Friday is the last chance to join this months comp if you fancy it have a go!

ALL entries in no later than 11:45 PLEASE

Report invicta December 3, 2020 6:55 PM GMT
Kerb Line  12.25 Exeter

thank you  striding.
Report happysandwich December 3, 2020 7:35 PM GMT

Sedgefield 12:35 Catchmeifyoucan

Newcastle 5:45 Bringitonboris

One of these days I’m going to get caught nicking stuff off that Hat Trick seekers thread.Laugh
Report Blencathra December 3, 2020 9:14 PM GMT
The Late Legend 1.40 sedg

Res bringitonboris 5-45 newc

Report madhatter December 3, 2020 10:11 PM GMT
Igor [place] - 12.45 Sandown please SE
Report bustino December 3, 2020 10:49 PM GMT
12.25 Exeter KERB LINE

Thanks stride
Report SontaranStratagem December 4, 2020 12:05 AM GMT

My Way 12:45 Sandown


Fair Star 3:10 Newcastle

Thanks Stride
Report dukeofpuke December 4, 2020 1:33 AM GMT
Kerb Line 12.25 Exeter
Report ItsMeSwaddle December 4, 2020 8:56 AM GMT
Crossley Tender 130 Exeter
Report Celeric December 4, 2020 8:58 AM GMT
Big Difference 3.15 Exeter PLACE
Report Ahoy 1982 December 4, 2020 9:36 AM GMT
1.30 Exeter - Crossley Tender, 3.6 at present
Report TheNorfolkMafia December 4, 2020 9:40 AM GMT
Igor - 12.45 Sandown

Currently, 6.0 to Lay!
Report penzance December 4, 2020 9:46 AM GMT
The Brass Man 12.55 Ex
(3.85 LPM)
Report December 4, 2020 10:04 AM GMT
Oscar Wilde - 2.50 Sedgefield

Good luck all
Report Airman December 4, 2020 10:08 AM GMT
Sed 13:40 The Late Legend

Many thanks Stride.
Report jimnast December 4, 2020 10:11 AM GMT
star gate 225 sandown please 2.2 to lay at the time of posting
Report Davros December 4, 2020 10:39 AM GMT
3:45 Newcastle.  Deolali.  Place Lay.

Report funkydj December 4, 2020 10:40 AM GMT
19:30 Dundalk Pulse Of Shanghai 2.84 lpm 
Res 16:00 Dundalk Dandy Spirit 2.8

Thanks SE
Report stewarts rise December 4, 2020 10:42 AM GMT
Insurplus-7.15 Newcastle-Place lay.

Thanks SE, Great lays from everyone yesterday, well done boys.
Report Lucky Luciano December 4, 2020 11:16 AM GMT
crossley Tender 1.30 Exeter
Sending Love 2.25 Sandown
Cheers SE
GL all
Report stridingedge December 4, 2020 11:28 AM GMT
15:15 Exe Lithic (p)
Report stridingedge December 4, 2020 11:44 AM GMT
Madhatters email

3.45 Nc Stand Free
Report Celeric December 4, 2020 11:46 AM GMT
Late replacement for non runner...

Some Detail 3.15 exeter Place
Report stridingedge December 4, 2020 11:47 AM GMT
Report stridingedge December 4, 2020 11:52 AM GMT
Celeric IF that was your first selection I'd have definitely said too late but as you posted on time earlier and just missed the deadline by a whisker I'll allow it and in similar circumstance will do the same for everyone else IF they posted a selection earlier that became a nonner.
Report stridingedge December 4, 2020 11:59 AM GMT

Report madhatters December 4, 2020 12:02 PM GMT
Hi Stride

Back in now grrrr

Could you check your mail again please
Place lay
Report stridingedge December 4, 2020 12:05 PM GMT
I logged out before you sent the second one. Happy

No probs it was in time. Wink
Report madhatters December 4, 2020 12:10 PM GMT
I was frantically typing when i realised forum was kaput to make the time limit Laugh
Had to find your email first
Report Celeric December 4, 2020 6:23 PM GMT
Thanks Striding, I was out for most of the morning and didn't notice it was a non runner until 11.44. In future i will try to check more regularly and avoid any controversy.
Report geos1 December 4, 2020 7:08 PM GMT
Just thought I’d pop round to send hi.Nice to see Madhatters still around.
Report stridingedge December 4, 2020 7:48 PM GMT

Report madhatters December 4, 2020 7:48 PM GMT
Long time no see Geos Grin

Your boys doing well
Report geos1 December 4, 2020 8:05 PM GMT
Yes Mads briefly topping the table was nice,think I was still at school last time that happened
Report stridingedge December 4, 2020 8:30 PM GMT
Table is up in Your Comps

Report madhatters December 4, 2020 9:17 PM GMT
Good to see you posting again
Dip your toe in here
You was quite nifty at laying from KC days
Report TheNorfolkMafia December 4, 2020 9:31 PM GMT
Have I disappeared?
Report The Management December 4, 2020 9:37 PM GMT
# Me too

Norfolk - I think it's because I took the day off - but in your case - I think they took a vote and you got black-balled ShockedGrin
Report stridingedge December 4, 2020 9:43 PM GMT
I thought I'd binned Tanglefoot as he is out after 4 no shows so anything after him should have all been drop outs but I left Tangle and missed you guys.

will repost
Report madhatters December 4, 2020 9:43 PM GMT
Main table picked you up TNM

Skinto voted for your balls it seems
Report stridingedge December 4, 2020 9:48 PM GMT
Report TheNorfolkMafia December 4, 2020 9:49 PM GMT
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