Welcome to the brief group stage of the Ascot KO Comp. Below is the draw.
SIMPLE RULES FOR THOSE THAT CBA READ THE SMALL PRINT!
Make 5 selections from any of the 7 Ascot races, no more than 1 selection per race. Label one of your selections NAP, and another one NB, if successful the NB and NAP selections will score bonus points. Selections can be Win or EW.
The tournament consists of 48 players. The first stage will be groups, from then on just Knockout. Only 2 members from each group with the highest amount of points will qualify for the knockouts, the rest of the group are eliminated. This is to fit in with the Ascot schedule.
Full rules further down, please have as much banter as you like without being offensive.
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 OF THE ODDS 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, including the group stages, 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 forum clock is often 1h out, we can bare this in mind.
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.
TIES: 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.
A Itsmeswaddle NE Correspondent Dessie Reborn Whippin Piccadilly SixTwoSix Hulk 23
B Deptford Glow Worm Tictacman1 Madhatters Conductor Gaviscon
C Acey Deucy Foxy Barrowboy Foyleswar Barstool Undertaker
D Different Drum Saxon Farm Uncle Puncle Layingisthewayforward Regit Crystal Hunt
E Lucky Luciano Lance in France The Dragon Platinum Stewpot Icantbelieveyousaidthat
F Slippy Blue San Quentin Adamanty Stocks The Norfolk Mafia Ali1959
G Undecided Andrew In Sweeden Aquarius Reynard Lockup Driver2
H Penzance Feast Or Famine Steamship Adopted Scouser Glentoby Posy
Hey MOANERS!!!Here is the draw in Word Format AItsmeswaddleNE CorrespondentDessie RebornWhippin PiccadillySixTwoSixHulk 23BDeptfordGlow WormTictacman1MadhattersConductorGavisconCAcey DeucyFoxyBarrowboyFoyleswarBarstoolUndertakerDDifferent DrumSaxon F
Ascot 2:30 - Palace Pier Win Ascot 3:05 - Kaufymaker Win Ascot 3:40 - Winter Power NAP EW Ascot 4:20 - Lucky Vega NB EW Ascot 5:00 - No bet Ascot 5:35 - Blue Cup EW Ascot 6:10 - No Bet
Good luck all
Group GAndrew in Sweden aka München Ascot 2:30 - Palace Pier WinAscot 3:05 - Kaufymaker WinAscot 3:40 - Winter Power NAP EWAscot 4:20 - Lucky Vega NB EWAscot 5:00 - No betAscot 5:35 - Blue Cup EWAscot 6:10
Ascot 2:30 - No Bet Ascot 3:05 - The Acropolis Win (NB) Ascot 3:40 - No Bet Ascot 4:20 - Poetic Flare Win (NAP) Ascot 5:00 - Untold Story EW Ascot 5:35 - Felix EW Ascot 6:10 - Amtiyaz EW
Good Luck All, especially Stewpot
Group AAscot 2:30 - No BetAscot 3:05 - The Acropolis Win (NB)Ascot 3:40 - No BetAscot 4:20 - Poetic Flare Win (NAP)Ascot 5:00 - Untold Story EWAscot 5:35 - Felix EWAscot 6:10 - Amtiyaz EWGood Luck All, especially Stewpot
2.30 Order of Australia each way 3.05 Dhabab each way 3.40 Battaash Win Nb 4.20 No bet 5.00 MC Muldoon each way Nap 5.35 Solid Stone Win 6.10 No bet
Reserve 6.10 Global Storm each way
Good luck to the others in Group E.
Group E.2.30 Order of Australia each way3.05 Dhabab each way3.40 Battaash Win Nb4.20 No bet5.00 MC Muldoon each way Nap5.35 Solid Stone Win6.10 No betReserve 6.10 Global Storm each wayGood luck to the others in Group E.
Should be dumped out with these fence sitting selections, dont fancy anything!
Ascot 2:30 – No Bet Ascot 3:05 – No bet Ascot 3:40 – Kings Lynn EW Ascot 4:20 – Chindit EW Ascot 5:00 – Cape Gentleman EW Ascot 5:35 – Felix EW (NAP) Ascot 6:10 – Arthurian Fable EW (NB)
Ascot 3:05 – Gisburn
Looking good so far everyone!Should be dumped out with these fence sitting selections, dont fancy anything!GROUP AAscot 2:30 – No BetAscot 3:05 – No betAscot 3:40 – Kings Lynn EWAscot 4:20 – Chindit EWAscot 5:00 – Cape Gentleman EWAscot 5:3
2.30 No bet 3.05 Gisburn EW 3.40 No bet 4.20 Lucky Vega EW 5.00 Just Herbet EW 5.35 Patrick Sarsfield NAP 6.10 Arthurian Fable EW NB
Res 2.30 Regal Reality EW
Good luck to the Winners from Group E Sterling work Swaddle
Group E2.30 No bet3.05 Gisburn EW3.40 No bet4.20 Lucky Vega EW5.00 Just Herbet EW5.35 Patrick Sarsfield NAP6.10 Arthurian Fable EW NBRes 2.30 Regal Reality EWGood luck to the Winners from Group E Sterling work Swaddle
2.30 no bet 3.05 Dhabab (NAP) 3.40 Winter Power 4.20 Highland Avenue 5.00 Untold Story E/W (NB) 5.35 no bet 6.10 Brilliant Light E/W
Reserve :- 5.35 Dawaam E/W
Thanks and good luck to all in Groups A,B,C,D,E,F & H
Group G2.30 no bet3.05 Dhabab (NAP)3.40 Winter Power4.20 Highland Avenue5.00 Untold Story E/W (NB)5.35 no bet6.10 Brilliant Light E/WReserve :-5.35 Dawaam E/WThanks and good luck to all in Groups A,B,C,D,E,F & H
2.30 Palace Pier (Nap) 3.05 No selection 3.40 Kings Lynn (ew) 4.20 Chindit (ew) 5.00 Just Hubert (ew) (N.B) 5.35 Patrick Sarsfield (ew) 6.10 No selection
Reserve - 3.05 Gisburn (ew)
Good luck to all.
Great work Swaddle.
GROUP E2.30 Palace Pier (Nap)3.05 No selection3.40 Kings Lynn (ew)4.20 Chindit (ew)5.00 Just Hubert (ew) (N.B)5.35 Patrick Sarsfield (ew)6.10 No selectionReserve - 3.05 Gisburn (ew)Good luck to all.Great work Swaddle.