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Youth CQ Game 2014
« on: November 23, 2013, 18:26 »
Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
Welcome to the second annual Youth CQ Ranking Manager Game, and the first to also appear on Cycling News forum.  This game allows you to showcase your knowledge of upcoming youngsters, and hopefully take a gamble on a couple of really young riders.

With the success of Hugo's original game I have found myself much more interested in u23 racing, and wanted to take this interest and make a game of it.


Mr Smith the original financier has been so pleased with the success of the team in 2011/2012(and now also in 2013) and the incredible return on investment, that he decided to launch an under 23 team.  He held talks with sporting directors regarding budget and no of riders, and settled on 12-15 riders at 1000 CQ points, in its first year the team already secured some high profile wildcards, and convinced Mr Smith to maintain his support.  The likely race programme for 2014 will be attractive to even the most talented riders from the u23 ranks that might otherwise seek places on a WT team.

1. How the game works

1.1. Duration
The season starts when the first race is held (Australian Road Cycling Championships 8th-12th January 2014) and ends when the last major race (.1 or higher) is held. The winner will be crowned when the next update after the last major race (x.1) is out - submissions can be made to extend the season to include late season smaller races, should there be potential for them to affect the top placings.  As was the case in 2013 a victor can be declared earlier if there is no prospect of the leader being overhauled.

1.2. Updates
Each week I will publish an update similar to the ones for the main game - there may be guest updaters from time to time.

2.  On doping

Hopefully doping will have much less of an impact on this game, but Hugo's rules will apply
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3.Submitting your team

3.1. How do I?
You pick between 12 and 15  riders whose combined value doesn’t exceed 1000 points and send the list to the YouthCQ account (see post below).

3.2. Eligibility
Riders need to fit one of the following two main criteria
i) be a first year professional rider (of any age), be it at World Tour or Professional Continental team.
ii) be riding at Continental level or lower, born in 1989 or younger, without having previously ridden as a professional.

For clarity, riders should not have already ridden a full year as a professional at either World Tour or Professional Continental level – riding as a stagiaire does not prevent selection.  Riders who have signed their first pro contract in August (or later), are consider for the purposes of this game as no different from stagiaire riders.

Players of the game are strongly encouraged to include at least two riders from 1992 or younger who will ride at ProConti level (ie eligible for u23 world champs) or lower and one rider from 1992 or younger who will ride at Continental level or lower (ie will be riding x.2, x.2u, x.NC races).




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  • « Last Edit: April 03, 2014, 01:44 by Dim »
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #1 on: November 23, 2013, 18:27 »
    Notes on submitting teams
    As I have to manually add the teams to the spreadsheet, please be careful that you send your team to YouthCQ account based on the correct criteria.
    The layout you need to use is this:

    CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto
    POZZATO Filippo
    Etc.

    Nothing else. No points after the name. Also, be careful that there are no “space” after the name, because I will have to delete it manually.  Please also rank your team from highest points to lowest.

    To make things easier for both you and me I have created a file (see attachment) in which you can cut and paste the riders into your team and it will automatically show you the value of each rider (as long as you delete the space) as well as the aggregated value of your team. Then you will just have to copy your team directly from this file and send it to me.  Hopefully this avoids any misunderstandings of a rider’s value as well as reduces the number of errors made in a team sent to me.  CQ can also change the exact spelling or use of accents, which can prevent points being pulled through.  Hopefully this clears up any misunderstandings of a rider’s value as well as reduces the number of errors made in a team send to me.

    3.3 When do I?

    Deadline now confirmed as 9PM (CET) January 5th 2014.

    Further notes

    Please note that even though it feels as though the season is over, it’s actually not. There are still racing to be done and CQ points to be handed out that could affect the value of a rider you have picked.  cqranking.com usually uploads the final update of the season on December 31, and the values in this update are the ones we’re using. However, the changes are usually very small so there’s no reason why you can’t start selecting your team already today!  I think that about covers everything. If you have any questions or if I forgot to add or explain anything, please let me know.  Please feel free to PM me with any riders you want to check their eligibility.

    Massive thank you to Hugo for his inspiration and hard work on the main game and of course CQ Ranking.


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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #2 on: November 23, 2013, 18:28 »
    Teams entered - 75 :win

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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #3 on: November 24, 2013, 04:07 »
    Also, be careful that there are no “space” after the name, because I will have to delete it manually. 
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #4 on: November 30, 2013, 06:55 »
    Took my first look at it today. Struggled to find decent continental journeymen at first, I need to some to get me close to 1000. Still a bit of work to do though.

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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #5 on: December 09, 2013, 21:54 »
    There are 10 teams now entered (my aim is for a minimum of 50 teams).

    a total of 74 different riders have so far been chosen and of those 45 are currently unique selections.
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #6 on: December 11, 2013, 14:33 »
    Deadline now confirmed as 9PM (CET) January 5th 2014.

    ie 3 hours before the Main game deadline.
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #7 on: December 12, 2013, 17:06 »
    will put this one up for 24 hours from now...

    you need to double check if the riders are really eligible though and many teams (either 2013 or 2014) are wrong but that does not really matter anyway

    edit: done
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #8 on: December 19, 2013, 08:38 »
    I suppose the important thing to check is the UNDER 23 - i have picked my team with 3 at 23....

    back to the drawing board
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #9 on: December 19, 2013, 08:54 »
    it's not under 23 but born 1989 or later - so if those 3 riders haven't ridden a full season for a WT/PCT team before it's fine
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #10 on: December 19, 2013, 09:07 »
    Thanks, I've just spotted this... i've done it now and just realised ive done it publiclly.. Doh

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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #11 on: December 20, 2013, 00:25 »
    Now have 15 teams entered (was 10 at this stage last year).  6 of the teams entered so far are new to the game.
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #12 on: December 28, 2013, 12:47 »
    20 teams now entered, with 101 different riders chosen, of which 48 are unique.
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #13 on: January 01, 2014, 13:17 »
    k, team is in, five likes and I post it.
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #14 on: January 01, 2014, 13:52 »
    You lot are an easy sell...

    I found it hard to get close to 1000 so my only difficulty is that it looks like a GreenEdge/Astanusha 2018 squad.

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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #15 on: January 02, 2014, 19:58 »
    Now have a record number of entries for the game eclipsing the 32 of last year.  Thanks to everyone who has entered so far.  I do really appreciate every entry even if I didnt PM to say so, sometimes the temptation to comment on the team would be too much.

    getting close to 150 individual riders picked, and of those about 70 are unique.

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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #16 on: January 04, 2014, 00:41 »
    Now 40 + teams entered and now a couple of teams breaking the 200 point barrier for the 'popularity score'  (the number of times the riders on that team appear in the game),  but also still a couple of teams with unique enough (oxymoron alert) selections to have not yet passed 100.
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #17 on: January 04, 2014, 03:06 »
    When do I need to get my team in by? I need to maintain my 100% success rate over JSG!

    9pm CET Sunday 5th January (mid afternoon for you?)
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #18 on: January 04, 2014, 15:50 »
    Sent. Now for the others.
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #19 on: January 05, 2014, 18:41 »
    My team is sent in. Total of 1000 points, average age of 21,267.

    Age distribution:
    18: 2
    19: 3
    21: 5
    22: 2
    23: 1
    27: 2
    Yeah, that's right; I've got not one, but TWO 27-year olds.

    Points distribution:
    125+: 2
    100-124: 2
    75-99: 3
    50-74: 3
    25-49: 2
    1-24: 0
    0: 3

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    *au 2
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #20 on: January 05, 2014, 18:53 »
    not bad Fus, but I have the oldest rider eligible  :P

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    « Reply #21 on: January 05, 2014, 18:57 »
    not bad Fus, but I have the oldest rider eligible  :P
    That's probably a better pick than both of my 27-year olds. :cool
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #22 on: January 05, 2014, 21:10 »
    My team

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    Mostly random but it worked for me last year
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #23 on: January 05, 2014, 21:12 »
    My team

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    Mostly random but it worked for me last year

    you obviously have your finger on the pulse - your teams is the 2nd most 'popular'
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #24 on: January 05, 2014, 21:37 »
    ok deadline passed

    final list of 72 entrants :win

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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #25 on: January 05, 2014, 21:56 »
    Over 200 different riders selected.  Over 70 - SEVENTY - unique riders - seems amazing for 15 man rosters.
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #26 on: January 05, 2014, 22:05 »
    Mc stop dangling out carrots..
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #27 on: January 05, 2014, 22:10 »
    Mc stop dangling out carrots..
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    gotta wait for the main game deadline... look out for anther tease soon
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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #28 on: January 05, 2014, 22:25 »
    Most Unique teams

    points is the number of times the riders on that team occur in the game.

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    Re: Youth CQ Ranking Game 2014
    « Reply #29 on: January 05, 2014, 22:47 »
    some details on the average ages of teams, and the youngest and oldest riders in the game

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