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Just a few points of business before the season starts

1)The League we are using is the one with apostrophe's named Forum's Scorum's with an ID of 76157

2)As well as the standard competitions we will also have a UCI type ranking system(to be reffered to as FSUCI) based on pts assigned for stages and competitions as follows:

Grand Tour Overall:35,20,15,10,7,5,4,3,2,1
Grand Tour Purist Overall:10,6,3,2,1
Multi Stage Race Overall:10,6,3,2,1
Multi Stage Race Overall Purist:5,4,3,2,1
Autumn Classics/Spring Classics/Worlds/Commonwealths/Womens World Cup Overall Competitions(standard only):20,15,10,8,6,5,4,3,2,1
Every Stage(excluding TTT):3,2,1....ties will be broken by GC position within that competition and then within the game.
Queen Stage in Giro/TDF/Vuelta:10,8,6,4,2,1

I'll try and outline the points available for each competition prior to the start

3)CUT OFF TIMES

a)Teams must be entered into the league on stage 1 of a tour/multi stage competition to be considered for the GC in that race.

b)Teams must be entered by STAGE ONE of the SPRING CLASSICS to be considered for GC in the Overall Competition.

c)Teams will be considered for stage FSUCI ranking points for stage 1,2,3 on the stage in which they enter......and FSUCI points for competition GC from the first race that they are entered for AT STAGE ONE.

4) Below we will keep a record of the individual competition winners and add them to those of 2013

INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION WINNERS

Tour Down Under: 2014 silas chime(Call me Maybe?);2013 Alan Tullett(Pure Fantasy)
TDU Purist: 2014 stevemarks(skidders skeletons);2013 Gkam84(Up and Doon Hills)
Tour of Qatar: 2013 enrique(Team Don Q)
TOQ Purist: 2013Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
Tour of Mediterranean: 2013 Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
TOM Purist: 2013 TERatcliffe26(Ratcliffe26)
Tour of Oman: 2013 Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
TOO Purist: 2013 Teratcliffe26(Ratcliffe26)
Volta Ao Algarve: 2013 TERatcliffe26(Ratcliffe26)
VAA Purist: 2013 Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
Early Classics: 2013 Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
EC Purist: 2013 stevemarks(skidders skeletons)
Paris-Nice: 2013 drheaton(Mostly Hopeless)
PAN Purist: 2013 Dave Atkinson(Blankety Blanco)
Tirreno-Adriatico: 2013 robacairns(Team Cairns)
TIA Purist: 2013 NeilG83(Team Sky Blue)
Volta A Catalunya: 2013 Jonas Lorenzen(Pharmacie Roulant)
VAC Purist: 2013 stepho(Carrick Climbers)
Vuelta Pais Vasco: 2013 JAndrewHill(Les Miserables 2013)
VPV Purist: 2013 Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
Giro Del Trentino: 2013 TERatcliffe26(Ratcliffe26)
GDT Purist: 2013 stevemarks(skidders skeletons)
Spring Classics: 2013 makiavelli(Domestique Dis Turbans)
SCL Purist: 2013 makiavelli(Domestique Dis Turbans)
Tour Du Romandie: 2013 obutterwick(OJB Racing)
TDR Purist: 2013 obutterwick(OJB Racing)
Tour Of California: 2013 robacairns(Team Cairns)
TOC Purist: 2013 NeilG83(Team Sky Blue)
Giro D'Italia: 2013 Jonas Lorenzen(Pharmacie Roulant)
GIRO Purist: 2013 northstar(Northstar)
Criterium Du Dauphine: 2013 nata1ia(nataliaa)
Dauphine purist: 2013 huntdeano(huntdeano)
Tour Du Suisse: 2013 stevemarks(skidders skeletons)
TDS Purist: 2013 TERatcliffe26(Ratcliffe26)
Tour De France: 2013 rcorbin(Silent Assassins)
TDF Purist: 2013 drheaton(Mostly Hopeless)
Tour Du Pologne: 2013 drheaton(Mostly Hopeless)
TDP Purist: 2013 livestrongnick(Rule #5)
Clasica San Sebastien: 2013 backflipbedlem(backflipbedlem)
CSS Purist:2013 N/A
ENECO Tour: 2013 Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
ENECO Purist: 2013 TERatcliffe26(Ratcliffe26)
USA Pro Challenge: 2013 Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
USA Purist; 2013 Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
Vuelta Y Espana: 2013 silas chime(Call Me Maybe?)
VUE Purist: 2013 Alan Tullett(Pure Fantasy)
Grand Prix Quebec/Montreal: 2013 livestrongnick(Rule #5)
GQM Purist: 2013 Jonas Lorenzen(Pharmacie Roulant)
Tour of Britain: 2013 Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
ToB Purist: 2013 huntdeano(huntdeano)
Worlds: 2013 technojim(Scotchegg-Energybeer)
Worlds Purist: 2013 technojim(Scotchegg-Energybeer)
Autumn Classics: 2013 natal1a(natal1aa)
ACL Purist: 2013 drheaton(Mostly Hopeless)
Tour of Beijing: 2013 Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
TBE Purist: 2013 stevemarks(skidders skeletons)

Forum's Scorum's Overall 2013: Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
FSO 2013(Purist): Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
FSO 2013 Combined: Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
Forum's Scorum's 2013 'Rainbow Stripes': technojim(Scotchegg-Energybeer)

Most of all.....have fun....get involved in the banter.....earn your bragging rights and use them....and try not to lynch me if I foul things up(although I welcome appeals if people feel hard done by) as this will very much be a dry run for some of the new features.

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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New year , can't wait for the ups and downs ....and that's just the banter  36

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technojim [33 posts] 2 years ago
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Don't know about everyone else but I'm getting ridiculously excited!

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Bustin' those stripes Technojim....nice to see them on the start line.

No Wig-Billy yet?

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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TDU Scoring for FSUCI rankings

3,2,1 pts for first 3 on each stage
10,6,3,2,1 for the first 5 overall standard
5,4,3,2,1 for the first 5 overall purist

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 2 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:

Bustin' those stripes Technojim....nice to see them on the start line.

No Wig-Billy yet?

I'm in.  19

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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Wig_Billy wrote:
ray silvester wrote:

Bustin' those stripes Technojim....nice to see them on the start line.

No Wig-Billy yet?

I'm in.  19

Well that's the majority of the races top spots taken ....  20

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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chiv30 wrote:
Wig_Billy wrote:
ray silvester wrote:

Bustin' those stripes Technojim....nice to see them on the start line.

No Wig-Billy yet?

I'm in.  19

Well that's the majority of the races top spots taken ....  20

stricter drug testing this season though Chiv!!

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Julie Danson [5 posts] 2 years ago
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That's me in too. Will try to keep close to you in the North Wales League,Wig Billy.
No chance in the main one.

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chiv30 [986 posts] 2 years ago
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ray silvester wrote:
chiv30 wrote:
Wig_Billy wrote:
ray silvester wrote:

Bustin' those stripes Technojim....nice to see them on the start line.

No Wig-Billy yet?

I'm in.  19

Well that's the majority of the races top spots taken ....  20

stricter drug testing this season though Chiv!!

Let's hope there's no "payments" to the leading body otherwise his reign could last year's with ppl asking questions ....then he will retire and it will all come out in some publicity stunt that he lied about riding clean
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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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chiv30 wrote:
ray silvester wrote:
chiv30 wrote:
Wig_Billy wrote:
ray silvester wrote:

Bustin' those stripes Technojim....nice to see them on the start line.

No Wig-Billy yet?

I'm in.  19

Well that's the majority of the races top spots taken ....  20

stricter drug testing this season though Chiv!!

Let's hope there's no "payments" to the leading body otherwise his reign could last year's with ppl asking questions ....then he will retire and it will all come out in some publicity stunt that he lied about riding clean
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Not sure if Wiggle's sponsorship will run to hiring Oprah!!

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 2 years ago
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As long as I can stay in this league's top 10 again I'll be more than happy  36

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 2 years ago
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chiv30 wrote:
ray silvester wrote:
chiv30 wrote:
Wig_Billy wrote:
ray silvester wrote:

Bustin' those stripes Technojim....nice to see them on the start line.

No Wig-Billy yet?

I'm in.  19

Well that's the majority of the races top spots taken ....  20

stricter drug testing this season though Chiv!!

Let's hope there's no "payments" to the leading body otherwise his reign could last year's with ppl asking questions ....then he will retire and it will all come out in some publicity stunt that he lied about riding clean
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I've never tested positive...  44

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Just a reminder that the one WITH the apostrophe's and ID of 76157 is the OFFICIAL league we're using

Is there any way admin can close the other one WITHOUT the apostrophe's?

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johnny2names [198 posts] 2 years ago
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i'm in this year. best to all  1

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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fluffchucker wrote:

Is Forum's Scorum's for anyone?

Seem to remember Gkam set up a Last Years Rival's - has that gone as I can't see it?

open to all

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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fluffchucker wrote:

Is Forum's Scorum's for anyone?

Seem to remember Gkam set up a Last Years Rival's - has that gone as I can't see it?

open to all

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fluffchucker [272 posts] 2 years ago
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Is Forum's Scorum's for anyone?

Seem to remember Gkam set up a Last Years Rival's - has that gone as I can't see it?

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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The Forum's Scorum's is open to all

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Jonas Lorenzen [78 posts] 2 years ago
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Dammit..missed out on the TDU start.
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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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First day of the season and stevemarks reinforced the idea from the 'unsanctioned' Tour De San Luis that he is in good form by taking the stage win into Angaston at the Forum's Scorum's TDU with TERatcliffe standard and purist gaining the other 2 podium slots.....meaning that the 2 of them are the only FSUCI scorers with 3 pts each.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Apologies.....the Road.c.c scrutineers miscalculated and it appears that obutterwick finished second pushing TERatcliffes 2 teams into 3rd and 4th on stage 1 of the Forum's Scorum's TDU.....that means that the current FSUCI rankings are as follows

1)stevemarks 3pts
2)obutterwick 2pts
3)TERatcliffe 1pt

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Forum's Scorum's stage 2 into Stirling was a dead heat between Ghedebrav and stevemarks(both purist teams!!) whilst yours truly(ray silvester) rounded out the podium.

stevemarks has really shone so far and looks like the michelin man he's got so may jerseys.....Forum's Scorums TDU leader(his purists are running 3rd,Forum's Scorum's overall leader and FSUCI leader.

Those FSUCI stage points were awarded to stevemarks 3 as he is higher on GC even though it was a dead heat),Ghedebrav 2 and ray silvester 1

FSUCI rankings
1)stevemarks 6
=2)Ghedebrav 2
=2)obutterwick 2
=4)TERatcliffe 1
=4)ray silvester 1

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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No Cuddles meant that stevemarks lost his ochre jersey in the Forum's Scorum's TDU and is replaced at the head of the overall by johnny2names thanks to a fine 3rd place finish into Campbelltown....he does retain the purist lead though.

Only willskill(1st with 220pts!!) and silas chime(2nd) could pip the new race and overall leader to the stage win breaking stevemarks' 2 stage win streak that got his season off to such a flyer.

FSUCI Rankings

1)stevemarks 6
2)willskill 3
=3)Ghedebrav 2
=3)obutterwick 2
=3)silas chime 2
=6)johnny2names
=6)TERatcliffe 1
=6)ray silvester 1

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johnny2names [198 posts] 2 years ago
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woohoo! my first FSUCI ranking point  1

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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Befitting a sprinters stage we had a podium made up of those from the middle of the field for Forum's Scorum's TDU stage 4 into Victor Harbour as STEVESPRO79 took the win from under the noses of livestrongnick(2nd) and Alan Tullett(3rd).

A welcome(for me!!) run of consistency has seen yours truly ray silvester take over the Ochre Jersey and Overall lead followed closely by silas chime and one time leader stevemarks....although less than 25pts cover the top 7.

stevemarks still has a healthy 50pt lead in the purist event and his nearest rival has'nt got Evans so unless Cuddles blows up I'd expect him to hold that.

FSUCI Rankings
1)stevemarks 6
=2)willskill 3
=2)STEVESPRO 3
=4)Ghedebrav 2
=4)obutterwick 2
=4)silas chime 2
=7)johnny2names 1
=7)livestrongnick 1
=7)TERatcliffe 1
=7)ray silvester 1
=7)Alan Tullett 1

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 2 years ago
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I feel this may be the first point of controversy as the domestique has taken over at the top of the Forum's Scorum's TDU....however he/she cannot be considered for overall TDU honours due to parachuting in at stage 5.....stage scores will be valid though in terms of FSUCI ranking points.
Although rules concerning this were not really outlined in the first post I feel it's only fair and I'm sure that's what we done last season.....and I will draw up the rules regarding this today.

Thankfully I'm NOT immediately behind which reduces the chances of anyone calling 'Conflict of Interest'.

OK that's the 'legalities' out of the way.....on with the racing:

A very close finish on Willunga Hill saw a familiar and ominous sight......stage win for Wig_Billy(236pts)followed by silas chime and the domestique(235pts each).The Commisars decided that silas chime be awarded 2nd due to his higher placing on GC(see ruling above).......he also gained the Forum's Scorum's TDU Ochre Jersey and with it the overall lead on the season but it looks like we're in for an exciting finish in Australia with 14pts covering the top four whilst stevemarks leads the purists with what looks like an unassailable 65pt lead.

FSUCI rankings

1)stevemarks 6
2)silas chime 4
=3)willskill 3
=3)STEVESPRO 3
=3)Wig_Billy 3
=6)Ghedebrav 2
=6)obutterwick 2
=6)silas chime 2
=9)johnny2names 1
=9)livestrongnick 1
=9)TERatcliffe 1
=9)ray silvester 1
=9)Alan Tullett 1
=9)the domestique 1

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AWPeleton [3345 posts] 2 years ago
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Just checked and i'm 13 on the purist list  1 thats the highest i've ever been so chuffed with that, lets hope i can hit the top 10 by the end of the TDU.

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the domestique [33 posts] 2 years ago
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Where's Uncle Pat & Heiny when you need them? I'm sure they'd find a legal loophole to let me take my rightful place at No.1.

If only I'd known about Forum's Scorum's on Tuesday ...  20

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silas chime [189 posts] 2 years ago
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I saved 4 transfers for this last fast sprint stage and am deciding now what to do.

I hope I can stay in the lead.

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johnny2names [198 posts] 2 years ago
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4 transfers? you will win unless you huck up/ something stupid happens on the day. well done!

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