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Transfers Prediction Game
« on: April 26, 2012, 13:47 »
    The transfers and rumours thread is one of the highlights of the latter part of the season as little scoops and snippets of gossip come out (above already), random bold statements are made (September 5th), old teams fold (HighRoad) and the thought of new look squads fascinate (OPQS)...I thought it would be interesting to push things up a notch with a game about transfers, where people could make predictions about transfers and get points for them. 
I don't have many ideas beyond that so I hope we could all share some ideas and come up with something nice. Let's discuss!




    TRANSFER PREDICTION GAME

    The Laws of the Game (LOGS)
    • Summary: This game is about successfully tipping rider transfers for 2013.  Points will be given to correct transfers weighted according to their ability.  There will be two categories: open and common selections.
    • How to enter: Send private message to "bicing" with your open and common predictions before deadline. Entrants must enter full names and full rider teams. I will individually communicate with you on clarifications. Posting on the thread does not constitute a team entry, and is up to the entrant to decide whether they want to disclose their predictions or not.
    • Entries open: NOW!!
    • Entries close: Friday 27th July 9pm GMT (midnight my time).

    The categories:
    Open Predictions Category
    • Entrants must select a rider and the new team they will ride for in 2013. Predictions that the rider will re-sign cannot be used. For example: GILBERT Philippe to Lotto - Belisol.
    • If a rider's transfer has been announced before the close date of this game, then the transfer cannot be used.
    • To encourage big name selections, points will be awarded according to their Current CQ Ranking as of 2 July 2012 (the first scores after the deadline).  The points will be 0.01% of the total score, rounded to remove the decimals. For example, if GILBERT Philippe CQ score at 2 July 2012 is 2123, then the points gained for successfully predicting his transfer is 21.
    • Riders named in the common predictions category are excluded from the open predictions category.
    • Entrants must make 10 selections in this category!

    Common Predictions Category
    • Entrants must also predict the 15 common predictions, you must say where you think each of these riders will ride for in 2013.
    • If one of these rider's transfers or extensions has been announced before the close date of this game, then this rider will either be cancelled from gaining points or if there is still time, another rider name will take its place.
    • Successful predictions in this category are worth 6 points each. You can say they will not change teams.

    The 15 common predictions
    • FUGLSANG Jakob
    • SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Samuel
    • CANCELLARA Fabian
    • MONFORT Maxime
    • NORDHAUG Lars Petter
    • SERRY Pieter
    • PERAUD Jean-Christophe
    • EIJSSEN Yannick
    • ROLLAND Pierre
    • KREUZIGER Roman
    • TIERNAN-LOCKE Jonathan
    • ROCHE Nicolas
    • JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt
    • VANMARCKE Sep
    • GABROVSKI Ivailo



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  • « Last Edit: July 19, 2012, 08:58 by bicing »
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    CQ game-breakers: Boom Ciolek DeGendt Steegmans Bertagnolli Blythe Masciarelli Stetina Boeckmans Vaugrenard

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    Re: Transfers Prediction Game
    « Reply #1 on: April 27, 2012, 15:58 »
    I predict

    Samu Sanchez to Saxobank
    Pinot to BMC
    Ivan Basso to Miche
    for 2013
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  • « Last Edit: April 28, 2012, 09:29 by CEM »
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    Re: Transfers Prediction Game
    « Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012, 09:30 »
    No one else wants to predict things.
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    Re: Transfers Prediction Game
    « Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 10:18 »
    No one else wants to predict things.
    I have failed. Nobody is interested...
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    Re: Transfers Prediction Game
    « Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012, 10:46 »
    I have failed. Nobody is interested...

    sorry I thought there wold be points and the like

    Fabian to Greenedge

    Birdsong to AG2R

    Roche to Garmin

    Most of Lampre riders who are able to ride to Colnago - CSF Inox

    Colnago - CSF Inox to WT

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    Re: Transfers Prediction Game
    « Reply #5 on: May 02, 2012, 10:48 »
    sorry I thought there wold be points and the like

    Well this is the first step for sure... I was hoping people could share their ideas.  But if not, I'll go ahead and create the rules!!

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    Re: Transfers Prediction Game
    « Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012, 11:52 »
      TRANSFER PREDICTION GAME

      The Laws of the Game (LOGS)
      • Summary: This game is about successfully tipping rider transfers for 2013.  Points will be given to correct transfers weighted according to their ability.  There will be two categories: open and common selections.
      • How to enter: Send private message to "bicing" with your open and common predictions before deadline. Entrants must enter full names and full rider teams. I will individually communicate with you on clarifications. Posting on the thread does not constitute a team entry, and is up to the entrant to decide whether they want to disclose their predictions or not.
      • Entries open: NOW!!
      • Entries close: Friday 27th July 9pm GMT (midnight my time).

      The categories:
      Open Predictions Category
      • Entrants must select a rider and the new team they will ride for in 2013. Predictions that the rider will re-sign cannot be used. For example: GILBERT Philippe to Lotto - Belisol.
      • If a rider's transfer has been announced before the close date of this game, then the transfer cannot be used.
      • To encourage big name selections, points will be awarded according to their Current CQ Ranking as of 2 July 2012 (the first scores after the deadline).  The points will be 0.01% of the total score, rounded to remove the decimals. For example, if GILBERT Philippe CQ score at 2 July 2012 is 2123, then the points gained for successfully predicting his transfer is 21.
      • Riders named in the common predictions category are excluded from the open predictions category.
      • Entrants must make 10 selections in this category!

      Common Predictions Category
      • Entrants must also predict the 15 common predictions, you must say where you think each of these riders will ride for in 2013.
      • If one of these rider's transfers or extensions has been announced before the close date of this game, then this rider will either be cancelled from gaining points or if there is still time, another rider name will take its place.
      • Successful predictions in this category are worth 6 points each. You can say they will not change teams.


      The 15 common predictions
      • FUGLSANG Jakob
      • SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Samuel
      • CANCELLARA Fabian
      • MONFORT Maxime
      • NORDHAUG Lars Petter
      • SERRY Pieter
      • PERAUD Jean-Christophe
      • EIJSSEN Yannick
      • ROLLAND Pierre
      • KREUZIGER Roman
      • TIERNAN-LOCKE Jonathan
      • ROCHE Nicolas
      • JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt
      • VANMARCKE Sep
      • GABROVSKI Ivailo



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    • « Last Edit: July 19, 2012, 08:59 by bicing »

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      Re: Transfers Prediction Game
      « Reply #7 on: May 03, 2012, 11:43 »
      :tu

      Awesome Bicing!
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      Re: Transfers Prediction Game
      « Reply #8 on: May 04, 2012, 08:30 »
      Dear all,

      Rules are finalised: http://velorooms.com/games/here%27s-a-random-idea-a-transfers-prediction-game/msg26958/#msg26958

      You can submit your predictions now until the deadline Friday 27th July, just before the transfer period opens.

      Please post if you're planning to enter the competition!

      Cheers,
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      Re: Transfers Prediction Game
      « Reply #9 on: May 04, 2012, 08:38 »
      sorry I thought there wold be points and the like

      Fabian to Greenedge

      Birdsong to AG2R

      Roche to Garmin

      Most of Lampre riders who are able to ride to Colnago - CSF Inox

      Colnago - CSF Inox to WT

      Heres is some of mine more to come
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      Re: Transfers Prediction Game
      « Reply #10 on: May 04, 2012, 08:48 »
      Heres is some of mine more to come
      Please make a full entry to me by PM with the 10 open predictions and 15 common ones before 27/7.
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      Re: Transfers Prediction Game
      « Reply #11 on: May 04, 2012, 09:43 »
      Sounds excellent

      I will keep thinking

      Too early to put in an entry

      Too much could happen


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      Re: Transfers Prediction Game
      « Reply #12 on: June 11, 2012, 07:38 »
      Hi everyone, don't forget about this name - deadline for submissions is still a while off (Friday 27th July 9pm GMT)

      Just wanted to announce that I have changed a few names (OUT Cunego, Scarponi, Gasparotto; IN Serry, Pozzato, Eijssen) in the common predictions based on contract extensions and rumours. Bye.
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      Re: Transfers Prediction Game
      « Reply #13 on: June 17, 2012, 11:52 »
      :bump

      dont forget about this game.

      Need to start thinking about who might go where, and perhaps start some rumours  ;)
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      Re: Transfers Prediction Game
      « Reply #14 on: June 18, 2012, 11:07 »
      One started by the Swiss commentators yesterday during the Tour de Suisse:

      They couldnt understand why Rabo chased Schleck & rode on the front of the pack.. so they said:

      "Why would they work, have they already signed Rui Costa for next season"

      Just to start it off ; D
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      Re: Transfers Prediction Game
      « Reply #15 on: June 21, 2012, 17:43 »
      http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/fuglsang-looking-to-leave-radioshack-nissan-over-tour-de-france-snub

      Let's think, which teams are running low on GT road captains?

      FDJ - BigMat
      Liquigas - Cannondale
      Lotto - Belisol
      Orica - GreenEDGE

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      Re: Transfers Prediction Game
      « Reply #16 on: June 28, 2012, 14:15 »
      Since Pozzato has copped a doping suspension I doubt he'll be involved in the trading market, as a result I have replaced his name in the common predictions with "MONFORT Maxime", based on the uncertainty regarding what will happen with the riders from the RSNT team! :O
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      Re: Transfers Prediction Game
      « Reply #17 on: June 28, 2012, 14:16 »
      good work.

      still thinking about mine
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      Re: Transfers Prediction Game
      « Reply #18 on: June 29, 2012, 04:02 »
      Fuggles to Saxo is the easy one.
      Kiriyenka to go there too
      Le Mevel to FDJ
      Posthuma to Vacansoliel
      Taaramae to ...Katusha

      Cant think of any more atm
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      Re: Transfers Prediction Game
      « Reply #19 on: July 11, 2012, 11:51 »
      JUST OVER two weeks left until entries close on this game, get thinking!

      a large number of big names will be transferring this year, that's for sure, but which ones will they be and where will they go is the big question

      remember, send your full entries by PM to me by 27 july 9pm GMT

      a full entry consists of the 15 common riders and 10 open predictions

      points for open predictions will be based on the cq score, common predics will be a flat 6 points
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      Re: Transfers Prediction Game
      « Reply #20 on: July 11, 2012, 12:22 »
      Some wild guesses.. Honestly don't know most of this, but had to give it a try.

          FUGLSANG Jakob: Saxo bank
          SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Samuel: Euskaltel
          CANCELLARA Fabian: BMC
          MONFORT Maxime: Lotto
          NORDHAUG Lars Petter: Sky
          SERRY Pieter: OPQS
          PERAUD Jean-Christophe: AG2R
          EIJSSEN Yannick: Lotto
          ROLLAND Pierre: Europcar
          KREUZIGER Roman: Saxo
          TIERNAN-LOCKE Jonathan: BMC
          ROCHE Nicolas: Vacansoleil
          JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt: Not a clue.. Completely random guess, GreenEdge?
          VANMARCKE Sep: RadioShack (if they survive, otherwise Lotto)
          GABROVSKI Ivailo: NetApp?

      - Schleck brothers to Katusha
      - Hushovd to leave BMC and move to a French team.. Guessing Europcar
      - Pozzovivo to Liquigas if they find a new sponsor
      - Nibali, Agnoli and Vanotti to Astana (though that one is as good as confirmed)
      - Tiralongo to Saxo
      - Szmyd to BMC
      - Ulissi to Liquigas
      - Niemiec to Astana
      - Posthuma to Vacansoleil
      - Machado to Saxo
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      Re: Transfers Prediction Game
      « Reply #21 on: July 11, 2012, 13:23 »
      Some wild guesses.. Honestly don't know most of this, but had to give it a try.

          FUGLSANG Jakob: Saxo bank
          SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Samuel: Euskaltel
          CANCELLARA Fabian: BMC
          MONFORT Maxime: Lotto
          NORDHAUG Lars Petter: Sky
          SERRY Pieter: OPQS
          PERAUD Jean-Christophe: AG2R
          EIJSSEN Yannick: Lotto
          ROLLAND Pierre: Europcar
          KREUZIGER Roman: Saxo
          TIERNAN-LOCKE Jonathan: BMC
          ROCHE Nicolas: Vacansoleil
          JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt: Not a clue.. Completely random guess, GreenEdge?
          VANMARCKE Sep: RadioShack (if they survive, otherwise Lotto)
          GABROVSKI Ivailo: NetApp?

      - Schleck brothers to Katusha
      - Hushovd to leave BMC and move to a French team.. Guessing Europcar
      - Pozzovivo to Liquigas if they find a new sponsor
      - Nibali, Agnoli and Vanotti to Astana (though that one is as good as confirmed)
      - Tiralongo to Saxo
      - Szmyd to BMC
      - Ulissi to Liquigas
      - Niemiec to Astana
      - Posthuma to Vacansoleil
      - Machado to Saxo
      I'll wait for you to send a proper entry with only one team per rider and no conditions (if x keeps sponsorship) and only 10 open predictions... and send via PM please also!
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      Re: Transfers Prediction Game
      « Reply #22 on: July 11, 2012, 13:43 »
      I'll wait for you to send a proper entry with only one team per rider and no conditions (if x keeps sponsorship) and only 10 open predictions... and send via PM please also!

      Right, I should probably have read the introduction post :fp

      I'll redo this later and send it to you.
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      Re: Transfers Prediction Game
      « Reply #23 on: July 11, 2012, 14:01 »
      I've PM'd my list to you just now. See if it's OK as per rules, and no laughing at some of my selections. In these sort of prediction/fantasy games I always go with first thing that comes to mind, so never spend more time than a few seconds per answer (therefore some answers might seem ridiculous).
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      Re: Transfers Prediction Game
      « Reply #24 on: July 19, 2012, 09:01 »
      Fetisoff your entry has been accepted. I have sent Fetisoff my entry for the sake of transparency.

      Also, I've struck GABROVSKI Ivailo from the list after his doping positive and decided not to replace him with another rider.

      8 days until entries close.
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      Re: Transfers Prediction Game
      « Reply #25 on: July 28, 2012, 10:20 »
      game closed due to lack of interest  :fp
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