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Advent Avalanche 2021

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Wait a second, it's that time of year already? Man, time does fly by fast. So here we are, another year of the annual Advent Avalanche, with the following objective and rules:

25 entrants (24 quickest off the mark plus your host Joey Russ). Competition opens on 1 December with the aim of getting a winner by Christmas Day.

And those Rules in Full:


1 - The object of the AVALDP is to WIN.

2 - To enter the AVALDP a contestant must have: A candidate not selected by another other entrant.
A candidate in this context means a living person aged 18 or over not being executed within that month who remains alive at midnight on November 30th and is considered likely to cease living soon after and also be capable of gaining a qualifying obit see rule 9 below upon death.


3 - Entries open at 7:00am EST (that's 12:00 PM GMT for the brits) on 30th November and close at midnight (GMT) on 30 November. Entry can only be made by posting the name of a candidate on the AVALDP thread on the Deathlist.

4 The competition is deemed to be open at 00-01 GMT hrs on 1 December 2021.

5 Competition ceases on the death of the first nominated pick on the list of candidates and the winner is the dead pooler who has selected said candidate.

6 Entry is limited to 25 players (24 who are obliged to post entries on the AvalancheDP thread and Joey Russ, who reserves a right of entry as the master of ceremonies for this endeavor). Presumably the artistic intent is obvious but in case you missed it the idea is to get 25 players to compete for a death within 25 days thereby giving us a victory by Christmas Day at the latest. If you're snoozin you're losing.

6a Because he has forced his own entry Joey Russ guarantees to respect the first 24 qualifying picks and only enter a candidate unselected by the others. Thereby ensuring the really hot selections go to others.

7 - In the event that two players select the same candidate the allocation of the pick will go to the player who first posted an entry for that candidate even if the entry times are within the same minute. 

8 In the event that two players tie for victory on the basis of picks expiring on the same day all efforts will be made to ascertain a winner on the basis of the actual time of death. For these purposes local time of death will be translated to GMT if required.

9 - An "obit" in the context of the AVALDP is any news report in English from a reliable source. Such sources include - but are not limited to - UK national press, UK national broadcast organizations, foreign press and broadcast organizations with an English language thread to their communication, trade press in English, local news organizations reporting in English and coverage in specialist online sites, such as those monitoring the well-being of super-centenarians. Where dispute arises over the qualifying nature of a news source for obit purposes Joey Russ's decision is final. But he wants fast and furious competition and is generally very amenable to low hanging dead pool fruit of all varieties.

10 The Raymond Hewlett Memorial Award applies to the AVALDP. In honor of everybody's favourite Maddie-implicated paedo scum a candidate widely believed to be alive when the winner is declared and subsequently proven to have died previously will be awarded victory in the event that a AVALDP qualifying obit subsequently appears for said candidate. In the event that a AVALDP qualifying obit for the candidate is subsequently proven to have existed prior to commencement of the AVALDP all points will be voided. RHME points are only available during competition and in the event that a winner has been declared before discovery of a qualifying RHME candidate no revision of the final result will occur. Similarly, if some lucky candidate is awarded RHME victory and this victory once declared is proven to be spurious by late discovery of a qualifying obit; the lucky winner will be allowed to keep his/her lucky win.

10a To ensure smooth operation of rule 10 the period for discovery of result altering obits is deemed to be 48 hours plus the remainder of the calendar day in which victory is first claimed. In other words two days and a part of another day.

11 - If an obited death occurs during play of the AVALDP and is missed despite Joey Russ's best efforts to stay in touch and/or the spirited efforts of AVALDP participants and said death is missed in totting up points, after which a winner is declared, then this death will not count for competition purposes. The same is true in the case of a known death gathering a late obit and therefore allowing some other competitor to be declared a winner. All disputes relating to rule 11 will be resolved by the astute judgement of Joey Russ and there is no appeals procedure (though all sides of opinion are warmly invited to liven up the AVALDP thread by venting their fury). 

12 - In the event that Deathlist editing options or other online trickery is discovered to have been employed in the editing of entries, those duly fingered for such cheating will be removed from the AVALDP and banned for life from subsequent entry into AVALDPs.


13 In the unlikely event that a pick selected on 30 November fails to mark the start line the entrant selecting said pick will still be deemed to have entered the competition and will have until midnight 1 December to select a new pick (unselected by other entrants). Should the entrant fail to do so no other entrant will be allowed in as a replacement.
AND FINALLY...
On completion of AVALDP activities the thread will get lively for a short while as losing contestants and spectators offer well-deserved congratulations to the skillful and highly talented new champion, after which time it is expected that the cooling corpse of the thread will be allowed to gently sink into oblivion.

Now you know the rules, here is the list of competitors and their choice of candidates:

 

  1. theoldlady - Jerry Lee Lewis
  2. Sean - Frank Field
  3. Death Impends - Gary Burgess
  4. Bibliogryphon - Anthony Sher
  5. YoungWilz - Liza Minelli
  6. Gcreptile - Kaikala Satyanarayana
  7. Captain Chorizo - Susie Steiner
  8. The Daredevil - Bob Dole
  9. msc - Khaleda Zia
  10. Toast - Jean Marsh
  11. Book - Vinod Dua
  12. Lafauchuse - Nanda Prusty
  13. Ulitzer95 - Sidney Cooke
  14. John Key - Henry Kissinger 
  15. Marinisia - Kat Bjelland 
  16. Rover and Out - Jimmy Carter
  17. YorkshireBanker - Phyllis Dalton
  18. The Old Crem - George Alagiah
  19. Drol - Rowshan Ershad
  20. Thatcher - Bernadette Chirac
  21. ThereWillBeDeaths7 - Leslie Phillips 
  22. Grim Up North - Francoise Hardy
  23. Chilean Way - Lucia Hiriart
  24. arghton - Luis Echeverría 
  25. Joey Russ - Gavin Robertson

 

 

Let's look at the past and current winners of this dead pool now

 

2016 - Death Impends 

2017 - Sean

2018 - Banana

2019 - gcreptile

2020 - Spade_Cooley

 

 

Good luck everyone. :) 

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You know, in case anyone is struggling for potential picks, there’s always choose Ryan Buell. I mean look at that face, your telling me nobody wants to punch him so badly? 

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Advent Avalanche Form Guide #2

 

 

 

Branka Veselinović

 

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At 103 she is Serbia's oldest living actress,the end result for every other woman who once held that title should put her in consideration for your team.

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Advent Avalanche Form Guide #3

 

Victor Orena

 

NYC mob boss Carmine Persico was top 'informant,' papers say - New York  Daily News

 

Former acting boss of the Colombo crime family, naturally in prison, and suffering from Alzheimer's that is so advanced, he sometimes believes he's the US president.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10090815/Acting-boss-Colombo-family-87-suffering-Alzheimers-believes-president.html

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Advent Avalanche Form Guide #4

 

Queen Elizabeth II

 

 

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According to her deathlist thread she might have Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer,Dementia,COPD,Alzheimers,ALS,Ebola and Boogie Fever among other life threatening ailments. If that is the case she will struggle just to make the starting gate of  Advent 2021

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2 hours ago, CaptainChorizo said:

Advent Avalanche Form Guide #4

 

Queen Elizabeth II

 

 

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According to her deathlist thread she might have Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer,Dementia,COPD,Alzheimers,ALS,Ebola and Boogie Fever among other life threatening ailments. If that is the case she will struggle just to make the starting gate of  Advent 2021

Ah darn, I was hoping she’d be a unique DDP pick for me. :D 

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Advent Avalanche Form Guide #5

 

Jeanette Charles

 

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If The Queen is ill her tele lookalike is on call to take her place

 

 

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On 10/11/2021 at 09:05, gcreptile said:

Advent Avalanche Form Guide #3

 

Victor Orena

 

NYC mob boss Carmine Persico was top 'informant,' papers say - New York  Daily News

 

Former acting boss of the Colombo crime family, naturally in prison, and suffering from Alzheimer's that is so advanced, he sometimes believes he's the US president.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10090815/Acting-boss-Colombo-family-87-suffering-Alzheimers-believes-president.html

I wouldn't be surprised if Joe Biden thinks he is the acting boss of the Colombo crime family.

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Jerry Lee Lewis 

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Frank Field

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Kaikala Satyanarayana

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Khaleda Zia

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Vinod Dua

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Henry Kissinger

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Kat Bjelland

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