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    Hares Death Pool 2019

    By popular demand we move to a new yearly thread system. Supposedly it flows more easily for many people to have boxed off yearly threads, and at 47 pages the old one was getting a tad long. Welcome to the 6th annual Hares Death Pool. Sick of your Deathrace team living a few months too long, they (topped up with a few friends) might do okay here.... The Rules (Last updated 6 March 2016) All teams must contain 25 picks. A maximum 5 subs are allowed. All picks must be humans aged over 18 on January 1st of the game year.. Death row prisoners only score if they die of other causes, those still on trial will still score points if sentenced to execution after 0000 on January 1st. Celebrities qualify if they achieve an obituary or article about their death in a local, national or even specialist newspaper - the article does not need to specifically relate to their death, instead just mention it and date it. or website/magazine/paper. If in doubt cite your death note for approval. There is absolutely no requirement for obits to be in the English language, however translations should be provided if they are not. Entries must be posted between 0001 on the 1st December and 2359 on December 31st, if a pick dies before 2359 but it's not known until January 1st they may be replaced until 2359 GMT on January 1st provided the replacement hasn't died between 0000 and their addition to the team on January 1st (with the sub system your sub will be promoted). The Game runner is permitted to enter a team on the express understanding that team is visible prior to the entries opening. Changes are permitted to teams up until the deadline. However these must be made clear to the game runner via new PM or post, not an edit to your original submission long after I've copied them over to the database - it just won't be seen. For the 2018 competition late entries are not permitted. This varies year by year on the benevolence of the game-runners benevolence. Murdering your chosen "celebrities" is both against the rules and illegal regardless of willing participation. Keeping alive another persons pick against the picks will to benefit in this game is also against the rules. If assisted euthanasia becomes legal in the future, contestants in this dead pool are forbidden from encouraging/discouraging/or actively taking part in their or another contestants picks decision regarding this or being an active participant in their euthanasia. This rules apply to assisted euthanasia in other countries of picks. Celebrities are disqualified if they are a celebrity because of their impending death. For clarification Tom Attwater - fundraiser dying of cancer was an eligible pick for his fundraising. This man who became critically ill after being hit by a trolley in M&S would not be an eligible pick if his identity were known for a game held in 2013, if the man were to recover, his extremely dubious claim to fame as the man hit by a trolley in M&S would be sufficient to see him eligible as a pick if he garnered the required obit. [[Some picks have really tested the limits of this rule and the game-runners patience this year).] All entries must be posted in this thread or PMed to me, they'll then be posted in this thread as one post for each game year. The onus is always on the player to check that the person in question is alive at the start of the competition and replace them within the 24 hour leeway allotted, if this is not something you are willing to do please provide up to 5 substitutes. Even if you're convinced all you're players are breathing you may wish to provide substitutes just to be safe (a player who shall remain nameless provided a pick who died in 2005 in their team, we are all capable of making mistakes - better safe than sorry) Blatant plagiarism of another persons team, in the eye of the game runner, is punishable by expulsion and a 5 year ban on entering the competition. Entries submitted on the 31st December may suffer abuse from a stressed host via PM response. Scoring System (Last Updated 6 March 2016) 1 Point for each day of the year that passes before your celebs death (if they die on the 10th of January you are awarded 9 points for example) up until the games close at midnight on the 31st December. 250 point bonus if one of your "celebrities" dies on 31st December in that game year (i.e a 31st death will score 614 points in a normal year or 615 points in a leap year rather than the 364 or 365 points it would normally accrue) Pick 1 of your celebrities as a wild card to double the points for that pick upon their death. (i.e if they die on the 9th January you'll get 16 points). Wildcards are calculated before the 250 point bonus, meaning are 31st December wildcard will score 976 points not 1228. 500 point bonus if your entire list perish of this mortal coil in the game year. So let the games begin who do you think will very nearly make it to next year but alas lose out? 2014 Champion - Rotten Ali 12 Teams - Final Scoreboard 2015 Champion - Toast 16 Teams - Final Scoreboard 2016 Champion - Gcreptile 17 Teams - Final Scoreboard 2017 Champion - Grim Up North 24 Teams - Final Scoreboard 2018 Champion - ?????? 30 Teams - Latest Scoreboard 2019 Champion - ??????? 43 Teams - Latest Scoreboard (TBA) All-Time Records Lowest Scoring Hit - maryportfuncity with 0 points for Dorothy Baldwin (2014) [1 was awarded in consolation] [1st January 2014] Highest Scoring Hit - Sir Creep - 666 points (George H.W Bush on 30 Nov 2018 with WC points). Time Without a Hit - YoungWillz - 274 daysin 2018 Most Hits: - msc 16 in 2018 All Time Leaderboard - Points Tally (up to 2017 - 2018 will be added after it closes.) Best of luck.
  2. It was going to happen one day.....
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    World's Oldest

    You can cross Lessie Brown out of these now as well.
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    Hares Death Pool 2019

    CaptainChorizo and YorkshireBanker had Lessie Brown, 114 year old believed to be the oldest person in the U.S and another one to cross of that ridiculously long picture post in World's Oldest. 7 points each. CaptainChorizo 7 points (1 hit) YorkshireBanker 7 points (1 hit) Phantom of the Midway 1 point (1 hit) Everyone Else 0 points.
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    Conspiracy Theories

    Drone sightings halt flights at Heathrow. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46803713 Wasn't the whole point of all the extra security so this couldn't happen anymore?
  6. Many fans have referred to him as Colin for years for that reason. Catch up
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    8. Jimmy Carter

    Isn't Katie Hopkins broke now, so not as expensive as you'd think?
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    Doctor Who

    Any sane man would, had someone try to tell me it was a classic elsewhere though...
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    people with colourful names quiz

    @diana rots first post in 4 years as well....
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    Derby Dead Pool 2019

    Your PM box is full Toast.
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    8. Jimmy Carter

    You have clearly amended what I actually said in my post. Bottom line, it ain't happening. And yes...
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    University Presidents?

    Your toilet predates the last curry you had, but it's the last curry you had that fills it with shit and causes the stench...
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    8. Jimmy Carter

    I think you'll find I have done. Or I'll be doing a disappearing act in October 2020... 1st January 2021 is the next decade by the way....
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    Deathrace 2019

    Why?
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    University Presidents?

    A quick check reveals my above argument was made in the 2nd post of this thred, 4 years ago... @Death Impends Please, could we have this merged with Arrogant Academics so we can all ignore Sir Creep across one thread rather than two?
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    University Presidents?

    They're not celebrities, they're just people who held certain jobs. We've already got a thread for academics. And no good university president wouldn't meet the above criteria of academic?
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    Conspiracy Theories

    I thought with you being UFO friendly you'd be a proper nutter...
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    Conspiracy Theories

    Oh fuck Icke's Idiots have invaded this forum too.... where's the lizard base?
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    University Presidents?

    @Sir Creep you're the only one who'd ever heard of or given a fuck about anyone in the thread. Stop posting shite.
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    Conspiracy Theories

    Any news on the drone hunt? Was a fucking technical problem weren't it?
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    Irate Visitors Rage Here, If You Must.

    Yup! Everyone should be using variable IP addresses on any device they use in public anyway.
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    Irate Visitors Rage Here, If You Must.

    Is three still blocked in it's entirety off when they gave Zorders the fucking boot? Holy shit! Mods, one of the IPs you've banned is the entire fucking three network you mongs...
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    Irate Visitors Rage Here, If You Must.

    Maybe if you visited the site more often and made more 34 posts in 8 months you might actually be remembered by folk round. And for suck there's a Deathlist how-to thread for cunting questions like this, I came in here ready to battle a pitchfork weilding distant relative of some minor celeb we'd mentioned...
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    Deathrace 2019

    Barely anybody picked in this fucking comp is well known because there's not even a fundamentally basic fame requirement. If they get an obit there acceptable, it's ludicrous. And yes Dorothy Morrison was a nobody. I'm not saying Gary Perkins was well known but the fact of the matter is he's more in vogue with the obit editors these days and of greater interest to lots of people. An actress who last acted in 1936 - before the second World War - is not a shoo-in for an obit, because quell surprise; not many people are into silent era films enough to know who she is. It's like me entering some no mark from Guittierettos and complaining they didn't get an obit. If you're going to enter no-marks you accept that frankly they might a) be already fucking dead b) die without a fucking obit c) we'll never know either way It's the risk you take, sometimes you get lucky sometimes you don't. If you're going to enter a woman who retired from public life pretty much in the 1930s then don't be suprised when nobody notices she's carked for 14 fucking months except her family....
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    Deathrace 2019

    It was known before Christmas as Maryport put up there. If you're going to be an absolute barrel scraping cunt and pick absolute fucking nobodies then yes, it is your responsibility to do your due dilligence and check your absolutely nobody is still fucking alive, however you need to do that is up to. She clearly wouldn't have obited anyway so who gives a fuck? You've been given a sub, so fucking deal with it, you obsessed cunto of a yank shitbag? You really do take this shit too seriously at time. She's been dead over 14 months for fuck sake, do your fucking research...
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