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    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    Nikki Grahame. The Deathlist Cup equivalent of losing to a dodgy VAR decision.
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Funniest thing I saw today. The house over the road put up Union Jack bunting for the VE day thing last year and didn't take it down. It has been displayed in a U shaped garland all year. Today they moved it to a horizontal line 3/4 way down the window. Had to stop myself laughing out loud when I saw it.
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    how long till' the next hit ?

    April 17
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    20/20 + 1

    The 20/20 game has been a fascinating source of fun and frustration in equal measure but no the first year will all be dwindling Centarians by the end of 2020. @Sean has given his blessing to the continuation of this game in whatever form and we thank him for his initial great idea. This new version will just last one year and from my point of view is relatively low maintenance. Basically the aim of the game is to pick 20 candidates from the years 1921-1930.You need 2 from each year and you must have one male and one female from each year.Candidates only qualify if they have a national news article about their death in English and or an obituary. The game does not start until 1 January 2020 (UK Time Zone) and no teams can be posted before this time and will continue until the end of the year. As soon as one candidate from anyone`s list dies the pool will be immediately restarted and it is first come first serve. You can even be a bitch and steal someone`s entire list if you wish. It is a competitive game. The overall winner will be the person with most hits in the year. The pool restarts as soon as a link from the the qualifying Obituary is posted verifying age of the deceased (by their own standard).No two players can have duplicate picks and the age given in the article will be accepted as soon as the article is published and pasted to this site.It has to be decisive at the time the news breaks. If the age they give is different to the year of birth you don`t get a hit unless it is amended before another death that meets the criteria of a hit. There is no limit to the number of players and you can enter the round at any point. You may even miss some rounds if they are quick. You do not need an admin to confirm your pick if you have a QO to post your next round team but you may be challenged if it in any way suspect.
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    20/20 + 1

    1921 Elizabeth Kelly/Ray Lawler 1922 Ruth Bidgood/John B. Goodenough 1923 Gloria Whelan/ Bob Barker 1924 Priscilla Pointer/Sheldon Harnick 1925 Ysanne Churchman/Pete Murray 1926 Gudrun Ure/Leonard Fenton 1927 Leotyne Price/Kenneth Anger 1928 Denise Bryer/Jean Marie Le Pen 1929 Patricia Routledge/Eric Carle  1930 Edna O'Brien/Bill Treacher
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    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    Not even halfway through yet. The manager will give them a grilling at halftime
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    Thoughts and Opinions on the 2021 Deathlist

    Prince Phillip died on day 99 aged 99. The 2020 list had its Eighth hit on day 103. The current list is only 2 days behind 2008 which got its seventh hit on day 120 (30 April)
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    20/20 + 1

    Congratulations Death Impends 1921 Elizabeth Kelly/Ray Lawler 1922 Ruth Bidgood/John B. Goodenough 1923 Gloria Whelan/ Bob Barker 1924 Priscilla Pointer/Sheldon Harnick 1925 Ysanne Churchman/Pete Murray 1926 Gudrun Ure/Leonard Fenton 1927 Leotyne Price/Kenneth Anger 1928 Denise Bryer/Jean Marie Le Pen 1929 Patricia Routledge/Eric Carle  1930 Edna O'Brien/Bill Treacher
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    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    This is why the cup is fun. 7 players have scored but only two of them are winning whereas nine players have not scored and are better off (ATM) than one of the players who has scored.
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    20/20 + 1

    Had to update my team because @Annamihad Bob Dole
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    Political Discussions And Ranting Thread

    The Chesham and Amersham by-election should be a non-event. The Conservative vote here has not dipped below 50% since it's creation. The only way it would be a story is if Boris were to lose it and under current polling that does not look likely.
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    By -Election Bingo 2019-2024

    The first actual death of the Parliament and the first death of a sitting Conservative MP in som considerable time. However she was on my list for this game.
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    Sweepstakes

    April 24th. Just to scupper my Cup run
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    20/20 + 1

    Cunning Captain by holding off you have denied a hit with Gloria Henry 1921 Elizabeth Kelly/Ray Lawler 1922 Ruth Bidgood/John B. Goodenough 1923 Gloria Whelan/ Bob Barker 1924 Priscilla Pointer/Sheldon Harnick 1925 Ysanne Churchman/Pete Murray 1926 Gudrun Ure/Leonard Fenton 1927 Leotyne Price/Kenneth Anger 1928 Denise Bryer/Jean Marie Le Pen 1929 Patricia Routledge/Eric Carle  1930 Edna O'Brien/Bill Treacher
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    David Gulpilil

    I think Maryport has him
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    Thoughts and Opinions on the 2021 Deathlist

    As a scientist myself I was familiar with Lovelock but he seems like he might be too healthy
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    Thoughts and Opinions on the 2021 Deathlist

    Last year we had a clear out of Centarians who had all been on the list long before they reached 100. Betty White & Prince Phillip are heading in that direction. Not many make their debut past 100.
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool III

    SCAVENGER HUNT BINGO DEADPOOL RULES Each player picks five selections in each of five categories (for categories see below). There are three ways to win 1. You get at least one hit in each of the five categories 2. You get all five hits in one category 3. You get three unique hits across the whole game. There is no fixed duration you play until there is a winner. In the event of a tie number of uniques will be the next determiner followed by total number of hits across all categories. Obits will not be stringent (more akin to Deathrace requirements). However the Game Controller will be checking that picks meet the category criteria at the start of the game. A unique pick is considered unique in category. For example if two categories were Conservative MPs and Contestants on Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing with the Stars and three players picked Edwina Curry in the first category and the fourth player picked her in the second category. If she eggspired then Player 4 would get a unique bonus. When a winner is declared the selection of the next categories passes to the victor and they get to select the new categories. The winner may opt to pass or play on the organisation of the game. If they pass I will run the game based on their selections or they can take the whole thing. The Categories for the third game are: 1. Any actor (gender neutral term) who has appeared in an official EON James Bond film between Dr No & No Time To Die ( 2. Any player who was part of a FIFA Men's World Cup Finals squad (don't have to have played in the tournament) 3. Anyone who has won a Nobel Prize in any category 4. Any human deemed to have achieved spaceflight (according to this wiki list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_astronauts_by_first_flight ) 5. Any on-stage performer for a country in a Eurovision Grand Final. Teams must be PM’d to avoid revealing those unique picks. There will be a two week period at the beginning of September after the lists are published for disputes to be settled people whose picks are removed at this point will be allowed replacements but will not be allowed to pick another person's unique pick. Starting Date is 01 September 2020
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool III

    I only have one hit but it is a unique so another unique would put me in a very efficient winning position
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    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool III

    I am still competitive enough to try for a unique
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    British Character Actors

    Someone just liked an old Supergran tweet I made so I had to check in on Gudrun but I just read that she played Desdemona opposite Orsen Wells as Othello on stage in 1951. She is alive and well as far as I can ascertain
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    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    Well @maryportfuncityand I have two overlaps who are probably on the more likely to go but I can't work out which other picks will go first. Could be a big scorer or it could be another single hit win.
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    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    Did my sub for Beverly Cleary go in. I only count ten entries for me
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    British Science Fiction Series

    Cross posted and I spelled her name wrong
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    British Science Fiction Series

    Peter Egan on Twitter just announced the death of his wife Myra Frances (Doctor Who/ Survivors
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