2019 Rich’s Ramblings:

Week 17 and Year-End Results

 

Congratulations to Nick and Capo, who managed to overtake the jinxed Go(big)Blue and tie for the Year/End 1st and 2nd place prizes.  Nick and Capo will each cash in 525 bananas for their strong performance throughout the year.  While Nick is no stranger to year-end prizes in this pool, I have to tip my cap to Capo, who was our 2018 Booby Prize winner for finishing in last place last year, despite not once getting saddled with random picks, or forgetting to pick a Thursday game!  Capo improved his year-end tally from 126 right last year, to 164 right this year, wow!

 

I inadvertently jinxed Go(big)Blue in last week’s Ramblings by predicting that “barring a collapse”, he would win the pool given his 3-game cushion over Nick, and 5-game lead over Capo heading in to the final week.  Err, sorry about that Go(b)B, but congrats still on a great season that included a win in Week 11, and ends with you taking sole possession of the year-end 3rd place prize.  Rounding out the top four was ProfitProphet, who finished just two games out of first place, and one game behind G(b)B.

 

Thank you for a fun year, we’ll see you in September 2020!

 

The other Year-End prizes were claimed as follows:

 

Best Loser will be split between Doogman and YaBoyJenks.  They earned 160 points for the season, only 4 behind the winners, but they managed to not win a single prize for the entire season.  Kudos to the losers!

 

Bonus King is split three ways between AidnBrenD, Riptide, and thePatriot, who win this prize by grabbing a bonus point in 5 of the 17 weeks this season.  ProfitProfit also got 5 bonus points, but you can only win one year-end prize, so he’s out.  In any given week there is only an expected 1 in 8 chance to get a bonus point, so scoring it in five weeks is a good result (consistent with what it usually takes to win this prize…although last year Pikachu got a very impressive 7 bonus points!)

 

Pay the Middleman is a 9-way logjam between BillsMafia, BirdFeed (last year’s champ), Brgoalie33, Foxtrot, MikyMoose, Pikachu, RollingRock, ShakeAndBake, and SweetMan (woo woo!).  Who says mediocrity doesn’t pay?!  Though it doesn’t pay much this year, with such a large crowd in the middle.  Six of us win $6.50, while I randomly picked 3 people to get $7.00 in order to divvy the 60 prize 9-ways.

 

Finally, the Booby prize is a bit tricky…while there were many low scores this year, the rules require picking at least 12 Thursday night games to be eligible for this prize.  The player at the bottom, ChuckRussek, who had an impressively low 99 points for the season, only entered 11 Thursday night games, so he is not eligible.  That makes our Booby Prize winner for the season Laurenza13, who got a painful 107 right for the season, and he did not miss making a single pick all season long.  Congrats to Laurenza13, who finished a mere 57 games behind our leaders.  Well done?!  Maybe next year he will shoot to the top, like Capo did!

 

Please see below for a chart of the year-end winners and bananas.

 

As for Weekly results:

 

Week 17:  In a very tricky week, with some teams motivated to rest their best players, we have a two-way tie for first/second prize between Moe$$ and VO.  They will split the 150 in first and second prizes for the week to get 75 each.  Moe$$ also takes down the final sidepool of the year, which had rolled once, so she grabs a cool 430 bananas to salvage in a big way what had been a dry sidepool year for her. 

 

Week 16:  The three-way tie for 1st and 2nd dropped one contestant.  HolyPicks and thePatriot will split the prizes, taking home 75 each.

 

Week 15:  Riptide breaks the 3-way tie for Week 15 2nd prize.

 

Thank you for all who participated, it was a very interesting race this year, and congrats again to Capo and Nick for claiming the top prize!! 

 

2019 pool Final Standings, through Week 17

Final Place

PlayerName

YTD

 

Wk 16  Rank

 

 

Prize

 

 

Bananas

1st (t)

Nick

164

2nd     

Y/E 1st (t)

525.00

1st (t)

Capo

164

3rd   

Y/E 1st (t)

525.00

3rd

Go(big)Blue

163

1st

Y/E 3rd

175.00

4th

ProfitProphet

162

5th (t)

Y/E 4th

90.00

5th

Ozzy

161

4th  

squadush

 

6th (t)

Doogman

160

8th

Best Loser

37.50

6th (t)

YaBoyJenks

160

5th (t)

Best Loser

37.50

6th (t)

AidnBrenD

5 bps

5th (t)

Bonus King

20.00

 

Riptide

5 bps

 

Bonus King

20.00

 

thePatriot

5 bps

 

Bonus King

20.00

 

 

 

 

 

              

36th (t)

Foxtrot

147

 

Middleman

7.00

36th (t)

Brgoalie33

147

 

Middleman

7.00

36th (t)

BillsMafia

147

 

Middleman

6.50

36th (t)

BirdFeed

147

 

Middleman

7.00

36th (t)

RollingRock

147

 

Middleman

6.50

36th (t)

Pikachu

147

 

Middleman

6.50

36th (t)

ShakeAndBake

147

 

Middleman

6.50

36th (t)

SweetMan

147

 

Middleman

6.50

36th (t)

MikyMoose

147

 

Middleman

6.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

82nd  

Laurenza13

107

 

Booby Prize

40.00

 

 

You can check out your standing in the Year-to-Date race by selecting “Week 99” in the “Everyone’s Points” report.

 

Accounting 2019 pool

 

83 entries in the pool this year (down 3 from last year’s record)

 

4150 bananas

    50 web site fee

4100 prize pool

 

100 Weekly 1st

  50 Weekly 2nd

17 Weeks * 150/week = 2550 weekly prizes

 

1550 for season-end prize pool

 

700 1st place

350 2nd place

175 3rd place

  90 4th place

  75 Best Loser

  60 Pay the Middleman

  60 Bonus King

  40 Booby prize—need to enter at least 12 Thursday night games to be eligible

 

100% of all entries, less the small web site fee, are returned to the prize pool.