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06 Jun 21 17:41
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Last 32 man comp went well, won by GLENTOBY, some fantastic tipping from this loose cannon!

That one was in lockdown and folk had very little to do I would presume, so may of been a few entries down to pure boredom, may get less here but we shall run with 16+. This comp ties in well with the end of the team tipping comp I believe which is a positive.

If anything the last KO comp was possibly a little long winded, with RA being held behind closed doors I propose a QUICKER KO comp, all done in a week.

Format propsed:

16 man KO (32 if interest)

Last 16 Tues
Quarters Wed
Semi's Thurs
Final Friday

If we get enough interest, we will use all 5 days.

Would be something like straight KO...5 selections from any of the Ascot races that day (1 selection max per race), most profit advances.

Register interest below.


Register interest below.
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Report Lance in France June 7, 2021 10:06 AM BST
I'll be in please
Report San Quentin June 7, 2021 10:07 AM BST
Yip please.
Report June 7, 2021 10:10 AM BST
Yes please Swaddle
Report feastorfamine June 7, 2021 10:27 AM BST
sounds good - count me in
Report ItsMeSwaddle June 7, 2021 10:27 AM BST
Nice to get plenty international involvement Wink
Report DeSSieReborn June 7, 2021 10:33 AM BST
Count me in please
Report glentoby June 7, 2021 3:09 PM BST
Count me in swads,just to annoy the Bisto Boy in Jaywick!!!Wink
Report BARROWBOY June 7, 2021 5:45 PM BST
I’m in!
Report unclepuncle June 7, 2021 6:52 PM BST
Can I play please.
Report The Dragon June 7, 2021 7:20 PM BST
yes please
Report adamanty June 7, 2021 7:35 PM BST
Put me in please.
Report Aquarius June 7, 2021 8:03 PM BST
If there are places still available I am willing to have a go.
Report ItsMeSwaddle June 7, 2021 8:33 PM BST
Everyone above is in.

Keep registering interest. Hopefully get 64 runners.

If get 32-63 will work something out.
Report Steamship June 7, 2021 11:34 PM BST
Put me in please Swaddle
Report Whippin Piccadilly June 7, 2021 11:48 PM BST
Go on then Swad Cool
Report tictacman1 June 8, 2021 12:30 AM BST
IN for a penny In for pound !

Many thanks Swad
Report FOYLESWAR June 8, 2021 6:56 AM BST
i will have a crack at it swad....thanks
Report ItsMeSwaddle June 8, 2021 8:39 PM BST
27 thus far, if 32 or less by Friday then only 32 will run.
Report layingisthewayforward June 8, 2021 9:48 PM BST
I'll have a go swaddle, cheers.
Report Platinum June 8, 2021 9:57 PM BST
I'll have a go ItsMeSwaddle Grin
Report stocks June 8, 2021 9:57 PM BST
Count me in
Report Reynard June 9, 2021 6:27 AM BST
Any room left for a wooden spoon contender ? Blush
Report EastLower Gooner June 9, 2021 7:53 AM BST
Anyone opening a book on this?
Report acey deucy June 9, 2021 8:20 AM BST
Shame we could not put a few quid in each, winner (me) takes all.Cool
Report Adopted Scouser June 9, 2021 8:29 AM BST
If there is any room left I would like to enter the competition Cheers
Report sixtwosix June 9, 2021 8:32 AM BST
Yes please
Report ItsMeSwaddle June 9, 2021 10:14 AM BST
Yep still room left for all the above, plenty more room if needs be.
Report foxy June 9, 2021 11:01 AM BST
This could end up with more entries than the London marathon.
Report acey deucy June 9, 2021 11:03 AM BST
Maybe Betfair could put a prize up the tight ****.
Report FOYLESWAR June 9, 2021 11:28 AM BST
shafter an all his aliasses sayed can we play!
Report madhatters June 9, 2021 11:34 AM BST
Stick me in for a bit of fun Swad
Report barstool June 9, 2021 1:05 PM BST
Yes please.
Report Whippin Piccadilly June 9, 2021 2:48 PM BST
Forget the Euro's, this is the tournament the world has been waiting for!

Would be a nice gesture by Betfair, Acey. A small trophy sent to the victor of this keenly contested tournament would be a nice touch too. Grin
Report ItsMeSwaddle June 9, 2021 4:22 PM BST
I did briefly consider messaging BF to see if they would stick a daft trophy up, after all it is drumming up interest to their forum and maybe a small bit of traffic to the site but imagine the hoops you would have to jump through to speak to a decison maker on this one?
Report FOYLESWAR June 9, 2021 4:26 PM BST
just texed em they said they have a few of those gold and black scarves left over they will give one to the winner !
Report ItsMeSwaddle June 9, 2021 4:26 PM BST

Jun 9, 2021 -- 11:28AM, FOYLESWAR wrote:

shafter an all his aliasses sayed can we play!

Would have to run a 124 man comp in that case.

Report ItsMeSwaddle June 9, 2021 4:27 PM BST
128, nice math.
Report SlippyBlue June 9, 2021 4:30 PM BST
Swaddle, when  there was a big annual quiz in chit chat back in the day I'm certain BF donated a prize fund as it was so popular with the regulars. Worth a try I would have thought.
Report EastLower Gooner June 9, 2021 5:48 PM BST
Can you include the following:


Steve supports Stoke and is currently going through a divorce on account of his wife having a sex change and sleeping with her brother (you read that right). He has 2 dogs named Will and Buick and has made a fortune on Betfair betting in the Handball and French racing in the provinces…he’s my go to guy for the backwaters of Lyon and Marseille imo

Please say hello to him.

Took some effort to create.

Report ItsMeSwaddle June 9, 2021 5:53 PM BST
Will you be playing EL Gooner? Wink

And who are these people, have I took the bait
Report ItsMeSwaddle June 9, 2021 5:54 PM BST
Just read the bit about the dogs, scratch that
Report REGIT June 10, 2021 7:57 AM BST
I’d like to have a go please
Report REGIT June 10, 2021 7:57 AM BST
I’d like to have a go please
Report REGIT June 10, 2021 7:58 AM BST
I’d like to have a go please
Report stewpot June 10, 2021 9:23 AM BST
If you are still short Swaddle put me into the Tuesday lamb queue Wink
Report TheNorfolkMafia June 10, 2021 11:54 AM BST
Put me in, please, there doesn't look much to beat!
Report tictacman1 June 10, 2021 12:27 PM BST
Laugh... TNM
Report lockup June 10, 2021 1:13 PM BST
put me in please Swad.
Report The Dragon June 10, 2021 7:45 PM BST
how many you got so far swad?
Report ItsMeSwaddle June 10, 2021 11:13 PM BST
40 odd entries still open til end of the weekend
Report ItsMeSwaddle June 11, 2021 11:51 AM BST
Here is the proposed format and could I have a little bit of assistance for the best way to go from here?...for arguments sake we have 40 entries.

Ascot is 5 days, we need another round of ties somewhere ideally for the comp to run smoothly.

The options are:

Tuesday start - 8 groups of 5 men and the top 2 qualify for the last 16, its knockout from then on, the final would be RA Saturday.


Tuesday start - Run a round where there are plenty of byes, leaving 32 men by Wednesday, the final wouldnt be a Sat finish.


Monday start - Run a round where there are plenty of byes, leaving 32 men by Tuesday, the final would finish on RA Saturday.

Monday start is possibly the most logical? BUT people may not check in until Tuesday.

Report ItsMeSwaddle June 11, 2021 11:52 AM BST

You go head-to-head drawn randomly against another forumite. The most profit on the day advances to the next round. You will make 5 selections from any races at Ascot only on that day, you will make 1 selection your NAP, which will receive 2x the points and one selection your NB which will receive 1.5x points. To get your entry in something like this would be appreciated:


Ascot 2:30 – Red Stripes
Ascot 3:05 – No bet
Ascot 3:40 – The King’s Steed
Ascot 4:20 – Frankel (NB)
Ascot 5:00 – No bet
Ascot 5:35 – Bobs Oss
Ascot 6:10 – Bristol de Mai (NAP)

Ascot 3:05 – Lethal Lunch (Reserve)


Similar to the last comp, STAKE WILL NOT BE RETURNED ON WINNINGS BETS, this is to discourage the use of short prices where possible, each way betting is permitted BUT WILL BE SETTLED TO STANDARD NUMBER OF PLACES TO ¼ FOR EVERY SELECTION JUST TO HELP THE SIMPLE SETTLER SAVE A BIT OF TIME. You cannot take a price and all bets are settled to official SP.

Standard bets are 20pt win or 10pt EW.


I am sure everyone will play fairly but can I ask that if your opponent already has their selections in, could you make sure at least 2 of your selections are different from theirs please, this is to avoid any boringness or gamesmanship. If this does happen accidently, the person to post second will receive the favourite the 4th and 5th race they have duplicated, if their opponent has the fav, they get the 2nd fav.

Selections can be made right up until a minute before the 1st race (forum clock), if your opponent has already posted, make sure you haven’t duplicated 4+ selections, it’s unlikely I know.


The best option is to leave a reserve at the bottom of your selections as shown in the example, if you forget or don’t want to leave a reserve and a selection of yours becomes a NR then as long as it is 1 min before the first race you can change the selection. If racing has started and you haven’t named a reserve and have a non-runner, you will receive the favourite in the race your horse was a NR.

In the event of a tied finish there shall be a decider the next day before racing gets underway at Ascot. I will pick a race at a different venue and the players that have tied will pick a horse each in that race and the horse that achieves the best finish is through to the next round.

Report ItsMeSwaddle June 11, 2021 11:54 AM BST
Entries still weclome up until the draw is made.

Diff Gravy can you just confirm you are not intending to play and just came to have some banter with Glentoby?

East Lower Gooner, are you playing, cant really tell, ty Laugh
Report differentdrum June 11, 2021 12:26 PM BST
I would go with the first option, starting on Tuesday and finishing on Saturday. Anything else wouldn't be a Royal Ascot competition.
Report The Dragon June 11, 2021 1:07 PM BST
yes first option looks the way forward
Report glow -worm June 11, 2021 1:09 PM BST
if any spaces left
Report posy June 11, 2021 3:28 PM BST
I too agree with first option.
It might be confusing things by referring to the 'forum clock' in the Rules as it's wrong. Just stick to the time the race is scheduled to start.
Report posy June 11, 2021 3:31 PM BST
Perhaps Glentoby will agree to open a separate thread so that anyone wanting to 'banter' with him can do so without polluting the comp threads.
Report June 11, 2021 3:36 PM BST
I want to know why Frankel was only a NB Laugh
Report foxy June 11, 2021 3:54 PM BST
I agree with Andrew

First option for me swaddy 5 top class days rather than delving through Mondays .
Report Platinum June 11, 2021 3:54 PM BST
I agree with posy.
Report hulk23 June 11, 2021 3:59 PM BST
In SillyCool
Report EastLower Gooner June 11, 2021 4:15 PM BST
Sorry…will be sitting this one out.
Report ItsMeSwaddle June 11, 2021 6:01 PM BST
Ty for letting me know ELG.

Thanks for feedback all, dreaded group stages then KO it is, its defo best to let everyone that wants to have a go when its free though Cool

If runs well might of considered £10ers in each but tbh cba with transfers etc, all the real punting can just be done by yourselves Crazy
Report ItsMeSwaddle June 11, 2021 6:02 PM BST
Glow and Hulk, yer in.
Report FOYLESWAR June 11, 2021 6:04 PM BST
acey said 40 odd tenners would come in handy !
Report acey deucy June 11, 2021 6:07 PM BST
Yes please !! Grin
Report FOYLESWAR June 11, 2021 6:11 PM BST
was thinkin we might just as well send you our tenners now! no point delaying the inevitable acey
Report DeSSieReborn June 11, 2021 6:17 PM BST
Just a thought, Its Me Swaddle, but if there are more than 32 entries for the Tuesday rather than a preliminary round on non ascot races you could draw several "three man" knockouts in the first round, where the best man wins and goes through and two go out? That keeps it to an Ascot competition and I doubt anyone would object to that?
Report Whippin Piccadilly June 11, 2021 6:18 PM BST
I'd stick in an entry fee, would make it a bit more interesting. Could do a paypal pool and the OP/Tournament Director could hold the funds. Cool
Report ItsMeSwaddle June 11, 2021 6:32 PM BST
No entry fees but if this one runs smoothly will consider for future. Think technically you might need a license.
Report ItsMeSwaddle June 11, 2021 6:32 PM BST
I would be affordability checking too ofc
Report differentdrum June 11, 2021 7:19 PM BST
Like all the competitions more than interesting enough without any money.
Report acey deucy June 11, 2021 7:25 PM BST
was thinkin we might just as well send you our tenners now! no point delaying the inevitable acey....Well June is my lucky Month Foyle.Cool
Report ItsMeSwaddle June 12, 2021 11:50 AM BST
Draw to be made Monday, final entries welcomed.
Report conductor June 12, 2021 11:58 AM BST
count me in please swad if not too late...
Report ItsMeSwaddle June 13, 2021 12:54 PM BST
Yeah not too late dont worry, final entries welcome before a draw later tonight or tomorrow
Report glentoby June 13, 2021 5:20 PM BST
Hi swads,have you worked out the group of "Death" yet? 1.01 that I will be in it along with a couple of fans with NFSOH?WinkWink
Report Whippin Piccadilly June 13, 2021 5:28 PM BST
Live draw on Youtube, Swad? Grin
Report glentoby June 13, 2021 5:32 PM BST
Great idea whippin,also swads can you make it so we can each pick one entry to be in our group e.g I pick shafter and shafter pulls out lame when he sees the draw?Wink
Report glentoby June 13, 2021 5:34 PM BST
FFS sorry swads...........shafter already declared a non runner!!!Wink
Report Whippin Piccadilly June 13, 2021 5:40 PM BST
Use this  and a capture video tool and stick it up on Youtube Cool
Report glentoby June 13, 2021 5:45 PM BST
No chance of me doing that whippin but swads is pretty adept at the technology imo.

Before you do swads 2 I would rather avoid........NEC and Foyles......2 I don't mind Bisto Boy and Onlooker...........the paypal agreement just sent!!!Wink
Report gaviscon June 13, 2021 5:50 PM BST
can u put me in please
Report glentoby June 13, 2021 5:54 PM BST
Gaviscon.great name btw!! Just a couple of qualifying questions.........before a possible objection?

Have you ever lived in Wallsend,Berlin or Stalkholm or passed through Munchen with a Sandwich?

Swads decision ultimately but we cannot be too complacent!!!Wink
Report undertaker June 13, 2021 9:01 PM BST
Please can I join in if not too late?

Many thanks for organising.
Report crystalhunt June 13, 2021 10:59 PM BST
Last minute entry for me please.
Report ItsMeSwaddle June 13, 2021 11:53 PM BST
All the above in.

That leaves 3 spaces avail ahead of the draw in the morning.

45 run as things stand!
Report icantbelieveyousaidthat June 14, 2021 12:12 AM BST
May I have one of the last three spaces please?
Report ali1959 June 14, 2021 2:53 AM BST
Please count me in if not too late.
Report driver2 June 14, 2021 3:01 AM BST
Hi swaddle, count me in please
Report Tugay5 June 14, 2021 7:15 AM BST
I'll play if any places left

Thanks swaddle
Report ItsMeSwaddle June 14, 2021 11:02 AM BST
Tugay I am afraid there is one too many with yourself for even number of groups, sorry you were the 49th Sad

Everyone else that posted slightly earlier is in, draw being made now.
Report TheNorfolkMafia June 14, 2021 11:03 AM BST
Is the draw on TV?
Report ItsMeSwaddle June 14, 2021 11:04 AM BST
Bookmaker rep Norfolk ses that he will lay any ov the 48 runners to make it through to the last 16 at 5/4.

He also stated he expects a strong showing from Glentoby who he would only lay at 4/5 for 500 max no forecasts Wink
Report glentoby June 14, 2021 11:08 AM BST
Does Skinto realise that I have changed my name to Maxwell for the duration of the compy!!!WinkWink
Report ItsMeSwaddle June 14, 2021 11:21 AM BST
Tugay5 you could be the first reserve - post your selections as usual and if someone doesnt post (which is quite likely out of 48 people on the day) I will drop you straight in the group that is missing someone.
Report ItsMeSwaddle June 14, 2021 11:22 AM BST
Report glentoby June 14, 2021 11:31 AM BST
Just trying to find my binoculars swad to see what group I am in!!!Laugh
Report glentoby June 14, 2021 11:37 AM BST
Looks an interesting group swads,good lads in it,will be a tough one so Skinto should be laying 20/1 for me to qualify!!!Wink
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