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Nokia Brier Pool - 2004

March 14th, 10pm.  Once again it's all over.  Wow.  The Fur-ball gave that one
away.  So, Gaylene overtakes Derek for 1st place and will take home a cool $198!
Mr. Owens will get $99 for 2nd and Malcolm picks up 3rd place (and $33) due to
Dacey's round robin win over Ferbey.  Russell takes home the Burrows Brothers
award for a solid last place showing ... a solid 43 points back.  Well done, maybe
now I won't have to listen to Russell complain that he has never officially won anything
in the pool.
Thanks everyone... hope you had fun.  If you haven't already done so, please get
your entry fee to me ASAP.  In fact, I managed to collect 2005 entry fee in the patch
on thursday night.  Thanks Wally.

March 14th, 4pm, round robin complete and the final is set.  Mr. Owens currently
sits on top of the standings but could be leapfrogged by Gaylene if Dacey wins the
final.  Malcolm and Gaylene each picked NS first overall and will gain 3 points on
everyone if NS wins the final.  If AB wins, Gaylene will fall from here 2nd place tie
and Gerry will squeak into 3rd, I think.  I'm pretty sure that in the patch Derek said
he will donate his winnings to the rye fund.  I'm a little foggy on the details.  To all
of you who paid your entry fee to me in the patch, I will be charging you double next
year because I still ended up with no money in my pocket the next day and one
extra fat head due to the uncalculated extra intake of rye.

March 11th, 1pm ... Draw 15 complete... Gaylene is still in the lead.
The playoff points could factor into the final standings since Gaylene
picked NS first overall.  Most others picked AB so it may depend on
who does better in the playoffs.
This will be the last update before it's all over as I am heading up to
Saskatoon right after work today with a few co-poolers.  I'll probably
see a few of you up there also.
See ya later and look for the next update sometime monday.  Maybe
John or someone will announce the (unofficial) winner sooner.

March 11th... Standings after last nights action:
(ps.  my cable modem wasn't working last night so I couldn't
update from home)

March 10th, 5:30pm, draw 13 complete... Gaylene has taken
sole possesion of 1st place.  Things are starting to spread out
a little but NS, NL, and MB each have an extra game right now.

After reading the message boards I would assume that Big Daddy
Ackerman is snapping now since Nova Scotia just defeated
Alberta.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again:  "F#@% Dacey!"
When I take him high, he loses.  When I take him relatively low,
he wins.  Still early.

March 9th, 10:30pm, Draw 11 complete.  One word:  Logjam!
It's tight at the top.  Lots of people still in contention.  In fact I'd
say that everyone down to ... oh ... 17th spot still has a shot at
winning.  If you're 18th or lower I don't think you have a shot.
Sorry Colleen, Daryl, Pugs, Troy, etc...

Did anyone see the NL/PEI game tonight?  14 to 10!  Clowns.

Thanks Johhny for keeping people up to date on the messageboard.

March 9th, 5:45pm ... well, well, well ... good thing he's at the Brier because DBoe
would be flooding the messageboard with a bunch of bs now that he's in the lead.
It's a tight race and still anyone's ballgame, except for Russ... he's out.

Also, I received a few entries on Friday, March the 5th, AFTER the deadline I had
clearly set in advance.  I apologize to these people but precedence has been set
and I cannot allow entries received after the deadline and I have posted the picks
of the other people.  I may add your names as a "fun" entry to the list but you will
not be elgible for prize money.

March 4th, 5:00pm ... no more bets!  I will be away until Tuesday afternoon (Mar. 9th)... so
there will be no updates on this site until then.  If some kind soul would care to use the
spreadsheet and post the standings on the messageboard, I'm sure that would be

We have 31 entries ... another nice size field.  So the payout will
be as follows:
- If there is a sole last place finisher - 1st = $198, 2nd = $99, 3rd = $33,
BB award = $10.
- If there is a tie at last place and no BB award - 1st = $204, 2nd = $102,
3rd = $34.

Here is the Excel97 spreadsheet that I use to keep track.  As usual, only change
the wins and losses on the 1st sheet ... all others are updated automatically.
Please let me know if you find any mistakes.

Good luck to everyone,


Well it's that time of the year again!  The rules are the same as last year with
one new addition to incorporate playoffs into the overall picture.
Get your picks in early please... I would like them in by 2pm, Friday Feb 20th.
Rules and teams are below.


The Teams:

Canada - Colleen Jones
BC - Wheatcroft
Alberta - Kleibrink
Sask. - Anderson
Man. - Fowler
Ont. - Middaugh
Quebec - Larouche
NB - Hanlon
NS - Smith-Dacey
Nfld - Cunningham
PEI - Gaudet
Y/NWT - Stabel

1.  Rank men's and womens teams separately (if applicable).
2a.  Give the team you feel will have the most wins a 12 and the least wins a 1.
2b.  Your score is determined by multiplying the ranking by the number of wins during the round
robin, and adding them up...  PLUS 6 points if your top-ranked team wins the final, 3 points
if your top-ranked team loses the final, or 1 point if your top ranked team places 3rd in the playoffs.
The playoff points are for your top-ranked team ONLY.  No points for your 2nd, 3rd, or lower ranked
teams making the playoffs.
3.  Entry fee is $10.
4.  Payout for each will be:  1st - 60%, 2nd - 30%, 3rd - 10%.  $10 will go to a person who
gets last place alone.  The $10 will be taken off the total prize money before the above percentages
are calculated.  In the case of 40 or more entries, the prize money will be 1st - 50%, 2nd - 25%,
3rd 15%, 4th - 10%.
5.  Results are based on round robin and playoffs only... tiebreakers are not included.
6.  Entry fee must be in my hands (or one of my associates) before the start of the 1st draw.
7.  You may email, fax, phone, drop-off, or use whatever method you wish to get your picks to me
but they will not be accepted after the start of the first draw.
8.  I will pick my rankings and email them to someone else before looking at any of your picks.
9.  I will post everyones rankings on this page after they are all received.
10.  Keep this page bookmarked for updates and results.
11. Ties:  If there is a tie for 1st or 2nd the prize money will be split equally.  If there is a tie
for 3rd place only, the tie will be broken to determine who will get 3rd place alone.  To break
the tie the top ranked teams for each person in the tie will be looked at.  First of all, person
with the top-ranked team that does better in the playoffs will be awarded 3rd place.   After
that the head to head round robin records will be taken into account.
For example, if person A ranked Sask as 12 and person B ranked Manitoba as 12, then
if Sask beat Man in the round robin person A would get 3rd place.  If they both had the same
team ranked as 12, then you would look at who they ranked 11, then 10, etc.
If more than 2 people are tied for third, then the same scheme is used but you may have to
eliminate people one by one.  For example, if person A and B picked Sask as 12, and person
C picked Man as 12, then if Sask beat Man in the round robin person C is eliminated and we
look at who A and B rated as 11.  If Manitoba beat Sask in the round robin then person C would
get 3rd place.
I hope that made sense to you, it does to me.  If you want more explanation please let me know.
12.  No entry will be accepted after the start of the first draw.


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