Forum's Scorum's Mini League

by ray silvester   April 15, 2013  

INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION WINNERS

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

Forum's Scorum's Overall 2013: Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)
FSO(Purist): Wig_Billy(Veelers Wheel)

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You did come close in the Forum's Scourum's purist canadian title but were pipped by Jonas Lorenzen who himself came within a place of taking the standard too.....that honour went to livestrongnick.

posted by ray silvester [1855 posts]
18th September 2013 - 11:39

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Alan Tullett wrote:

Getting stage wins in GTs is very difficult, even in the fantasy world. How many have other forum members got exactly?

Same as you - first equal in one stage of the Vuelta but lost out on countback or whatever - didn't even get a stage podium badge! I think the only other top 10 I've had in Grand Tours was 4th on Rolland's stage of the TdF last year...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
18th September 2013 - 11:45

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ray silvester wrote:
You did come close in the Forum's Scourum's purist canadian title but were pipped by Jonas Lorenzen who himself came within a place of taking the standard too.....that honour went to livestrongnick.

Very chuffed with that too Big Grin Party

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
18th September 2013 - 20:06

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chrisdstripes wrote:
Alan Tullett wrote:

Getting stage wins in GTs is very difficult, even in the fantasy world. How many have other forum members got exactly?

Same as you - first equal in one stage of the Vuelta but lost out on countback or whatever - didn't even get a stage podium badge! I think the only other top 10 I've had in Grand Tours was 4th on Rolland's stage of the TdF last year...

We ought to get together and complain!

posted by Alan Tullett [1457 posts]
18th September 2013 - 20:36

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As of today, you shall all address me "Lord of the Forum's Scorum's WC Individual Time Trial 2013" and NEVER look directly at me... Applause Day Dreaming

posted by Jonas Lorenzen [51 posts]
25th September 2013 - 20:10

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Jonas Lorenzen wrote:
... you shall all address me "Lord of the Forum's Scorum's WC Individual Time Trial 2013"...

"Lord of the blah, blah, blah"... That was exceptionally funny! Smile The brightness of your reflected glory would blind the normal man, so none could look upon you directly... I, for one, sir, will oblige, at least until Sunday's race when you get deposed by the Lord of the Forum's Scorum 2013 WC Road Race Competition, or something like that! Ah! the joy of winning, it must feel grand... Bask in that pride... You're the man! Smile

Vive Le Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Game!

posted by enrique [1795 posts]
26th September 2013 - 17:51

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I was just composing my post for the Forum Scorum's Tour of Britain and was going to remark on enrique's form in the last 2 tours(Vuelta and TOB).....not enough to win either of them though as Wig_Billy(again!!) took another title at he ToB scoring 180pts on the final London stage and huntdeano securing the purist crown to add to that he took at the Dauphine.

I personally am running out of chances for a competition win At Wits End

posted by ray silvester [1855 posts]
27th September 2013 - 11:28

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posted by Yo [8 posts]
2nd October 2013 - 18:31

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The Forum's Scorum's Rainbow Jersey will be worn by technojim who took the World Championship with his purist team and as such took both standard and purist events.......and it will be nice to have just ONE wearer of the rainbows between now and next year's event in Ponferrada,Spain.

posted by ray silvester [1855 posts]
3rd October 2013 - 9:36

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Can I display the stripes in all forum postings or just this conversation?

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posted by technojim [32 posts]
3rd October 2013 - 13:51

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technojim wrote:
Can I display the stripes in all forum postings or just this conversation?

Can you assign the stripes as your signature?

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
3rd October 2013 - 15:47

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That looks proper Technojim.......I wonder if the Road C.C team can act like the UCI and file lawsuits against anyone else abusing the 'forum stripes' Applause

posted by ray silvester [1855 posts]
6th October 2013 - 8:30

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He's going to be unsufferable when he comes home now....
Still a race to complete the badges though. Both of us waiting for one more.

posted by Julie Danson [5 posts]
6th October 2013 - 19:33

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Julie Danson wrote:
He's going to be unsufferable when he comes home now....
Still a race to complete the badges though. Both of us waiting for one more.

A bit of in-house rivalry.Like it....who's the Wiggo and whose the Froome-Dog?

posted by ray silvester [1855 posts]
10th October 2013 - 7:45

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Le Grand Souffle of the Autumn Classics turned out to be Natal1a who pipped dad stevemarks.He won't be best pleased to have finished second in the purist section as well....this time to drheaton Crying

posted by ray silvester [1855 posts]
14th October 2013 - 12:14

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ray silvester wrote:
Le Grand Souffle of the Autumn Classics turned out to be Natal1a who pipped dad stevemarks.He won't be best pleased to have finished second in the purist section as well....this time to drheaton Crying

It's been a bridesmaid season for me all round, and I am still void a badge as well, with little hope of picking it up on the last day of the season. I also set myself a target of top 20 overall for the season and there is a danger that I will miss that by a smidge too, after looking fairly safe a few days ago.

Great season everyone, it has been very enjoyable and I am really looking forward to next year already. It's going to be a long dark winter, but at least I have the Beast of Exmoor to look forward to next weekend.

posted by stevemarks [423 posts]
14th October 2013 - 19:00

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Fantasy Cycling, bringing families together. Thankfully I managed to avoid being beaten overall by my mum, who only started to play because,

"I have to listen to you lot waffling on about cycling so much I reckon I could pick a decent team"

I think I'm going to have to start watching cyclocross to tide me over the winter.

posted by technojim [32 posts]
14th October 2013 - 22:41

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technojim wrote:
Fantasy Cycling, bringing families together. Thankfully I managed to avoid being beaten overall by my mum...

That's pretty cool. What's your mum's user ID?...

Vive Le Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Game!

posted by enrique [1795 posts]
14th October 2013 - 23:44

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enrique wrote:
technojim wrote:
Fantasy Cycling, bringing families together. Thankfully I managed to avoid being beaten overall by my mum...

That's pretty cool. What's your mum's user ID?...

Enrique's on the pull!

Fantasy cycling forum is now a dating agency. Devil

posted by stevemarks [423 posts]
15th October 2013 - 8:01

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stevemarks wrote:
Enrique's on the pull! Fantasy cycling forum is now a dating agency. Devil

Heh heh.. made me crack a smile... Made me wonder if she's anywhere near my age Smile

Vive Le Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Game!

posted by enrique [1795 posts]
15th October 2013 - 16:23

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Well I have to say , I enjoyed the season I enjoyed the banter but I'm gutted, missing the start of the tour of Beijing likely cost me 20th spot in the fs overall ......bring on next season and as Arnold said ....I'll be back Laughing

posted by chiv30 [876 posts]
15th October 2013 - 16:48

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The last event of the year fittingly went to Wig_Billy who crossed the line first in Bird's Nest Square to win the Forum's Scorum'sTour of Beijing and stevemarks(lock up your daughters!!) finished off his late season run of form by taking the purist event.

The final overall table looked like this

1 Veelers Wheel Wig_Billy 24876
2 Ratcliffe26 TERatcliffe26 23800
3 Pharmacie Roulant Jonas Lorenzen 23352
4 skidders skeletons stevemarks 22830
5 The Pigeons chrisdstripes 22729
6 Mostly Hopeless drheaton 22514
7 Team Cairns robacairns 22430
8 dum spiro lacesso simon F 22172
9 Les Miserables 2013 JAndrewHill 22031
10 Rule #5 livestrongnick 21750

with Wig_Billy a resounding FS World No1by more than 1000pts and his 24876pt total adds weight to the argument for a 25k 'Holy grail' badge.

The Purist Table Top 5

Veelers Wheel (Purist) Wig_Billy 16962
The Pigeons (Purist) chrisdstripes 16136
Ratcliffe26 (Purist) TERatcliffe26 15932
Mostly Hopeless (Purist) drheaton 15388
Pharmacie Roulant (Purist) Jonas Lorenzen 14776

All in all a really enjoyable season in the Forum's Scorum's League and I may experiment by attempting to add a 'UCI pts' type element to the league with each event having a scoring table and points being totalled up.

I propose:

Grand Tour:35,20,15,10,7,5,4,3,2,1
Grand Tour Purist:10,6,3,2,1

Multi Stage Race:10,6,3,2,1
Multi Stage Race Purist:5,4,3,2,1

Autumn Classics/Spring Classics/Worlds/Commonwealths(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.

Let me know what you think.

posted by ray silvester [1855 posts]
17th October 2013 - 9:16

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I like the points idea, but why not have separate standard and purist points with a combined 'league' based on positions ie if you are 1st standard and 11th purist you get a combined score of 12. If you are 4th standard and 6th purist you get a combined score of 10. Lowest score wins the combined league.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
17th October 2013 - 9:47

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drheaton wrote:
I like the points idea, but why not have separate standard and purist points with a combined 'league' based on positions ie if you are 1st standard and 11th purist you get a combined score of 12. If you are 4th standard and 6th purist you get a combined score of 10. Lowest score wins the combined league.

So Wig_Billy would have had a combined score of 2,TERatcliffe 5,chrisdstripes 7,Jonas Lorenzen 8 and so on?

A bit like the 'combined' jersey in the Vuelta.....like it.

So currently we'll have:

1)Overall Standard,Purist and Combined
2)Individual Tours/Competitions
3)FS 'Points' competition(as outlined earlier-a type of UCI ranking thingy)

I might need an assistant to help from time to time if there's any volunteers?

posted by ray silvester [1855 posts]
17th October 2013 - 10:53

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Should be easy enough to manage with a spreadsheet, just copy the competition league table into a separate tab per comp and set up some formulae. Don't know if I'll have time to help but I can definitely set a clever spreadsheet up that should do most of the work for you.

Probably best to think about how it'll all work in January once we know what changes to the game have been made.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
17th October 2013 - 11:10

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Sounds like a plan.

posted by ray silvester [1855 posts]
17th October 2013 - 11:54

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There seems to be 3 different Forums Scorums Options now.....did anyone else set up leagues with this name?

posted by ray silvester [1855 posts]
16th January 2014 - 11:22

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I haven't but I believe Dave said that last years had carried forward so another didn't need setting up.

May be best to try and get one shut down to avoid confusion. "Forum's Scorum's" [76157] seems to be the larger of the leagues and probably the carry forward from last year with both the "Forums Scorums" [77397] and purist version [77398] of that considerably smaller.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
16th January 2014 - 11:43

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If we get everyone to agree we just leave the leagues mentioned above and it wont be a problem. However i like the idea of the purely purist league as it could keep the two different teams apart - purist and normal ?

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2809 posts]
16th January 2014 - 11:49

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I'll start a new thread outling which league it is,previous results and scoring.

posted by ray silvester [1855 posts]
17th January 2014 - 14:09

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