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Ah, April. As the weather gets warmer, the DDP hits get fewer.

But - not to fret - as the Windy City Deadpool is here to save us all from a summer of deadpooling boredom!

 

Basics:

Pick a team of 20 people.

The higher their rank, the more points they get when they die and obit.

Submit it to me via PM or on this thread, by the end of April.

 

Scoring System:

1st pick: 500 points

2nd pick: 450 points

3rd pick: 400 points

4th pick: 350 points

5th pick: 300 points

6th pick: 275 points

7th pick: 250 points

8th pick: 225 points

9th pick: 200 points

10th pick: 180 points

11th pick: 160 points

12th pick: 140 points

13th pick: 120 points

14th pick: 100 points

15th pick: 85 points

16th pick: 70 points

17th pick: 55 points

18th pick: 50 points

19th pick: 45 points

20th pick: 40 points

No bonus points!

As you can see the margin slowly decreases from 50 to 25 to 20 to 15 to 5.

In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by whoever has the most unique hits.

 

Acceptable Obits:

Anything accepted by the Derby Dead Pool, plus The Independent.

Plus the following national American news sources:

- ABC News 

- NBC News

- CBS News

- Fox News

Plus the following local American news sources:

- New York Times

- LA Times

- Chicago Tribune

 

Duration:

The competition lasts from May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018.

Get your team in before Big Ben welcomes the month of May.

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Will you reveal your own team now, so no one accuses of theft? You don't have to, but a lot of people do.

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I will, just like last year.

 

1) Paul van Zandvliet

2) Johnny Hallyday

3) King Michael I of Romania

4) Catherine Nevin

5) Gord Downie

6) Errol Christie

7) Leah Bracknell

8) Greg Gilbert

9) Rayya Elias

10) Simon Ricketts

11) Stefan Karl Stefansson

12) Colin Meads

13) Jose Jose

14) Linda Nolan

15) David Cassidy

16) George H. W. Bush

17) Peter Sallis

18) Kirk Douglas

19) Nobby Stiles

20) Hosea Sanders

 

Subs:

Glen Campbell

John Noakes

Jill Gascoine

Pope Benedict XVI

Cloris Leachman

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Got 30 names drafted at the moment, waiting to slowly see some names dying so some of the 10 can be part of the 20 as well as waiting for anyone else announcing their illness.

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1)Catherine Nevin

2)Errol Christie

3)Leah Bracknell

4)Nick Boles

5)Gord Downie

6)Malcolm Young

7)Tony Booth

8)Paul Gascoigne

9)Daniella Westbrook

10)Nobby Stiles

11)Daisy Berkowitz

12)Helen Fawkes

13)Nanci Ryder

14)Big Van Vader

15)Paul van Zandvliet

16)Christy Dignam

17)Christiane F

18)Kenny Sansom

19)Pete Frates

20)Jill Gascoine

 

 

Subs

1 Ray Wilson

2 Liz Dawn

3 Helmut Kohl

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1) Catherine Nevin

2) Javier Perez de Cuellar

3) Leah Bracknell

4) Errol Christie

5) Gord Downie

6) Glen Campbell

7) Nobby Stiles

8) Rev. Billy Graham

9) Valerie Harper

10) George H. W. Bush

11) Tony Booth

12) King Michael of Romania

13) Colin Meads

14) Pierre Cardin

15) Stefan Karl Stefansson

16) Richard Anderson

17) Jill Gascoine

18) Yasuhiro Nakasone

19) Olivia de Havilland

20) John Noakes

 

Subs:

1) Jimmy Carter

2) Ian Brady

3) Doris Day

4) Paul Laxalt

5) Bill Maynard

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Catherine Nevin, The Jenny Diski of 2017?

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1. Gord Downie

2. Errol Christie

3. Paul van Zandvliet

4. Leah Bracknell

5. Greg Gilbert

6. Catherine Nevin

7. Colin Meads

8. Stefan Karl Stefansson

9. Nick Boles

10. Ian Brady

11. Pedro Guerrero

12. Anthony Young

13. Tony Booth

14. Charles Bradley

15. Ian St. John

16. Nobby Stiles

17. Bart Starr

18. Michael I

19. Rayya Elias

20. Brian Matthew

 

Subs:

1. Glen Campbell

2. John Noakes

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Maybe some subs should be good. Some won't make out the month (Guerrero and Zandvliet in particular). Just saying. 

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I have drafted a team which I will probably send next week.

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Sounds good, I'll send a team in before the end of the month

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Britney's back, bitch! :D I'll send my list by the end of the day.

Edit: I don't want to post another one so I'll just do it in this one....

 

350 points

 

500 - Gisele Casadesus

450 - Eric Clapton

400 - Jimmy Lydon

350 - June Foray

300 - Nanette Fabray

275 - Janis Paige

250 - Irene Papas

225 - Ed Asner

200 - Claire Bloom

180 - Barbara Eden

160 - Michael Caine

140 - Maggie Smith

120 - Diana Ross

100 - Ozzy Osbourne

85 - Billy Idol

70 - Bobby Brown

55 - Charlie Sheen

50 - Frankie Valli

45 - Jeff Bridges

40 - Nick Nolte

 

Sub:

21 - Sly Stone

22 - Mary Higgins Clark

23 - Iris Apfel

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My team will come in due course.

 

Who'd have thought my only hit so far before the new season would have been Ian McCaskill?

 

Anyway, I have to think what kind of a theme to use.

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20 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

 

 Ian McCaskill?

 

 

Apt, though.

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Sorry for the delayed response @RadGuy Here is my list and entry at last! 

 

1) Sidney Poitier 

2) James Watson (codiscoverer of dna double helix) 

3) Sir Bernard Ingham 

4)Rosamunde Pilcher (author) 

5) Baroness Trumpington 

6) Bruce Forsthye 

7) James Lovelock 

8) Mary Carlisle (silent era actress) 

9) Esther Shapiro (famous us TV writer Producer -cocreated Dynasty) 

10) Richard Wilson 

11) Norman Tebbit 

12)Little Richard 

13) Barbara Walters 

14)Loretta Lynn 

15) Bob Dole 

16) Pat Boone 

17) Gina Lollobrigida 

18) Della Reese 

19) Joni Mitchell 

20) Connie Francis 

 

Subs 

 

Bill Wyman 

 

Sheila Mercier 

Imelda Marcos 

 

Cheers Rad 

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I've got something ready. Will send in about a week.

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Okay, after my pitiful attempt last year, I am in it to win this time:

 

1. Renee Simonot

2. Liliane Bettancourt

3. Danielle Darrieux

4. Kirk Douglas

5. Billy Graham

6. Jeanne Little

7. Franco Zeffirelli

8. Monica Vitti

9. Johnny Hallyday

10. Juliette Greco

11. William Russell

12. Valery Giscard d'Estaing

13. Jacques Chirac

14. Helmut Kohl

15. Tom Baker

16. Eve Marie Saint

17. Sonja Ziemann

18. Bob Hawke

19. Pope Benedict

20. Lorenza de Medici

 

Subs:

Mikhail Gorbachev

Fredric Jameson

Prince Phillip

Liza Minnelli

Paul Darrow

Peter Townshend

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Going to send my list in about a weeks time or so (think the day before my birthday). Forming my team is more adding new potential names instead of losing names (only Perham died so far who was in my 20!). One person who hasn't shown up in my list though is Catherine Nevin. She probably is legitimately ill, but there's a small part of me that is thinking she is a fraud, so...

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Sent in my team a bit earlier than planned. I'm not expecting to win, but we'll see with the lot I have chosen, which does not include Catherine Nevin...

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In a shameless pockle, here is my team for this pool:

 

YoungWillz Hare's Pool Select Team (Except Mladic)

 

01. Ratko Mladic

02. Sidney Poitier

03. Sumner Redstone

04. Peter Sallis d. 2 June 2017

05. Desmond Tutu

06. Gordon Banks

07. Violet Brown

08. Tony Booth

09. Errol Christie d, 11June 2017

10. Salvatore Di Masi

11. Peter Higgs

12. Bruce Forsyth

13. Bernard Cribbins

14. Rex Williams

15. Beverly Cleary

16. Sir Peter Hall

17. Carol Channing

18. Nichelle Nichols

19. Stirling Moss

20. Lord Peter Carrington

Subs:

A: John Noakes d. 28 May 2017

B: Herman Wouk

C: Thomas S Monson

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Sent in my team via PM. Hope I will do as good as this round. Still in second place, very nice!

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Just wondering, how many teams have entered in this year so far, so we can compare to last year? More or less people? 

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I aim to enter this before the deadline, when I have a moment.

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