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Windy City Deadpool 2018-19

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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 21 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

21st pick: 21 points

As you can see the margin slowly decreases from 50 to 25 to 20 to 15 to 5 until the 21st pick.

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

 

Bonus Points

Luck Of The Irish Bonus-Anyone who dies March 17 is worth a bonus 50 points

Día de Muertos aka Day Of The Dead Bonus-Anyone who dies btwn Oct 31 and Nov 2 is worth 31 points

Belsnickel Bonus-Anyone who dies on Dec 25th/Christmas Day get's a 25 point bonus

Festivus Miracle-Anyone who dies on Dec 23 get's a 23 point bonus

Auld Lang Syne -Anyone who dies on New Year's day get's a whopping 1 point bonus

 

 

 

Acceptable Obits:

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

Plus the following national American news sources:

- New York Times

- LA Times

- CBS News

- Fox News

-TMZ

 

Plus the following International news sources:

http://www.cbc.ca/
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/
http://www.heraldscotland.com/

https://www.univision.com/

 

* Cancer Mum's/Athlete's Wives(IE Tiffany Youngs) and other Famous For Being Ill Types will not be accepted even if they get a qualifying Obit

 

Duration:

The competition lasts from May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019.

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

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Also posting my team early so I can't be accused of nabbing picks

1st Tessa Jowell
2nd Stefan Karl Stefansson
3rd Dean Francis
4th John McCain
5th  Nobuhiko Obayashi
6th Leah Bracknell
7th Ted Mack
8th Lindy Remingo
9th Jose Jose
10th Nabi Tajimi
11th Stuart Fraser
12th Bob Dole
13th Joe Vento
14th Greg Gilbert
15th Fernando Ricksen
16th Luis Echeverria Alvarez
17th Charlotte Rae
18th Herman Wouk
19th Jerry Maren
20th Mary Carlisle

21st John J. Rigas

reserve/backup
Johnny Clegg
Irma Serrano
Abdullah The Butcher
Tinto Brass

Stan Lee

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Really like the idea of bonus points added, but only if they die on a specific day. :D 

I, of course, have a shortlist of a lot of great people that could easily make my final team, but since I don’t expect them all to make the starting line, I won’t be sending mine till nearer the end of the month...

EDIT: And with Fergie McCormick now dead, not all of them will...

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1 hour ago, Joey Russ said:

Really like the idea of bonus points added, but only if they die on a specific day. :D 

I, of course, have a shortlist of a lot of great people that could easily make my final team, but since I don’t expect them all to make the starting line, I won’t be sending mine till nearer the end of the month...

Same, I sense a storm coming this month...

Also, speaking of a storm, It was really nice for a couple weeks here and now we just got a mini snowstorm.

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1. Leah Bracknell

2. Stefán Karl Stefánsson

3. Lindy Remingo

4. Nabi Tajima

5. Georges Loinger

6. Dean Francis

7. Nobuhiko Obayashi (the first time I pick him ever)

8. Mary Carlisle

9. Herman Wouk

10. Ted Mack

11. John McCain

12. Tessa Jowell

13. Bill Heine

14. Luis Palau

15. Jean from Luxemborug

16. Charlotte Rae

17. George H. W. Bush

18. Denis Goldberg

19. Bernard Tapie

20. Jose Jose

21. Nobby Stiles

 

Subs:

Pope Benedict

Earl Cameron

IM Pei

Jean Marie Le-Pen

 

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1-Heman Wouk
2-Kirk Douglas
3-John McCain

4-Robert Mugabe
5-George Bush Sr
6-Norman Lloyd
7-Leah Braknell
8-Jose Jose
9-Vera Lynn
10-Jaques Chirac
11- Former Pope Benedict XVI
12-Prince Phillip

13-Glynis Johns
14- Tessa Jowell
15-Jerry Maren
16-Devin Lima
17-Pierre Cardin
18-Stan Lee
19-James Deway Watson

20-Javier Pérez de Cuellar

21-Val Kilmer

 

Subs:

(Javier Pérez de Cuéllar is now in the 21st slot, he replaced Barbara Bush)

(Val Kilmer is now in the 21 st slot, he replaced Nabi Tajima)

Juan Carlos I of Spain

Lucía Hiriart

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Think I'll do a Hare's Pool Select team again, but given the rate of hits there, I'll wait until nearer the end of the month.

 

Thanks Captain!

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1. Earl Cameron

2. I.M. Pei

3. Barbara Walters

4. Zizi Jeanmaire

5. Ennio Morricone

6. Diana Athill

7. Willie Nelson

8. June Lockhart

9. Margaret Tebbit

10. Barbara Knox

11. Mark Eden

12. Mary Quant

13. Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 

14. Kirk Douglas 

15. Vera Lynn 

16. George H W Bush

17. Mary Wilson

18. Sheila Mercier

19. Freeman Dyson

20. Franco Zeffarelli

21. Stanley Baxter 

 

Subs

Glynis Johns

Gudrun Ure

Albert Uderzo

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1. John McCain

2. George H.W. Bush Sr. 

3. Stefan Karl Stefansson

4. Prince Phillip

5. Clive James

6. Leah Bracknell

7. Jose Jose

8. David Prowse

9. Nobby Stiles

10. Bob Dole

11. Aretha Franklin

12. David Soul

13. Shelly Fabares

14. Dylann Roof

15. Olivia Newton-John

16. Sinead O`Connor

17. Valerie Harper

18. Shannon Doherty

19. John Hume

20. Gene Hackman

21. Yoko Ono

 

Subs in case someone on my list passes away before the deadline:

(1. Gene Hackman is now in the 21st slot: He has replaced Barbara Bush who used to be in spot 10. Everyone else under her have moved up one slot.)

(2. Yoko Ono is now in the 21st slot. She replaces Nabi Tajimi who used to be in 15th place. Gene Hackman and the others have moved up a notch.)

3. Joe Jackson (Michael Jackson`s mean dad)

4. Kirk Douglas (New: just in case! I think G.H.W. Bush is soon a goner as well. Who would know I would have, maybe, three correct Choices- even though they do not count in this game! Want to cover my basis. )

 

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1) Leah Bracknell

2) John McCain

3) Kirk Douglas

4) Tessa Jowell

5) Clive James

6) José José

7) Aretha Franklin

8) Bill Turnbull

9) Danniella Westbrook

10) George Alagiah

11) Nabi Tajima

12) Olivia Newton John

13) George H W Bush

14) IM Pei

15) Stefan Karl Stefansson

16) Billy Connolly

17) Linda Nolan

18) Prunella Scales

19) Prince Philip

20) Sri Sri Sri Shivakumara Swamigalu

21) Javier Perez de Cuéllar

 

SUBS:

Lindsay Sandiford

Olivia de Havilland

Yoko Ono

Iain Lee

Sinead O'Connor

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To Bou1 and Prophet-I suggest adding some back up name's in case any of you picks die's before May 1

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1. Renee Simonot

2. Kirk Douglas

3. Bill Hayden

4. Jeanne Little

5. Jim Steinman

6. Suzy Delair

7. Sonja Ziemann

8. Prince Philip

9. Jean-Marie Le Pen

10. Lorna Luft

11. Peter Russell-Clarke

12. Eva Marie Saint

13. Jacques Chirac

14. Bob Hawke

15. Ex-Pope Benedict

16. Marion Ross

17. William Daniels

18. Monica Vitti

19. Franco Zeffirelli

20. Juliette Greco

21. Mikhail Gorbachev

 

Reserves Bench/Random Leftover Ideas:

André Maranne

Noam Chomsky

Dame Cleo Laine

Phil Collins

Lorenza de' Medici Stucchi

Fredric Jameson

Paul Darrow

Gerard Depardieu

 

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1. Leah Bracnkell

2. John McCain

3. Stefan Karl Stefansson

4. Tessa Jowell

5. Stephen Sondheim

6. Valerie Harper

7. Javier Perez de Cuellar

8. Aretha Franklin

9. Olivia Newton-John

10. Jose Jose

11. Prince Philip

12. George H. W. Bush

13. Pope Benedict XVI

14. Sidney Poitier

15. Norman Lloyd

16. Denis Goldberg

17. Yasuhiro Nakasone

18. Carol Channing

19. Herman Wouk

20. Neil Simon

21. Devin Lima

 

Subs:

1. Barbara Bush

2. Isabel Peron

3. Windsor Davies

4. Kenny Rogers

5. Willie Nelson

6. Denis Norden

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1-Bessie Camm
2-Baroness Wilson of Rievaulx
3-Bobby Brown-1923 born Scottish Footballer
4-Jean Barker,Baroness Trumpington
5-Anne Hamiltion Byrne
6-Stefán Karl Stefánsson
7-Richard Arvine Overton
8-Pearl Carr
9-Dilip Kumar
10-Tessa Jowell
11-Prince Phillip
12-Vera Lynn
13-John McCain
14-Nabi Tajimi
15-Bella Thorne
16-Frank O'Farrell
17-Yasuhiro Nakasone
18-Leah Bracknell
19-Jose Jose
20-Artie Lange
21-Beverly Clearly
backup
Javier Perez de Cuellar
Aretha Franklin
Pope Benedict
Monica Vitti
Yoko Ono

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I'm in.

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On 4/6/2018 at 23:49, CaptainChorizo said:

To Bou1 and Prophet-I suggest adding some back up name's in case any of you picks die's before May 1

If one of our picks should pass away before 1. May, are we free to just move one of our backup picks into the empty spot? What procedure do wish us to follow? Thank you.

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9 hours ago, theoldlady said:

If one of our picks should pass away before 1. May, are we free to just move one of our backup picks into the empty spot? What procedure do wish us to follow? Thank you.

Say your 1st p pick died before May 1,your 2nd would to 1st 3rd to 2nd etc... and your 1st backup would be 21st

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Will be entering this in the next few days. Cheers Captain B)

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@CaptainChorizo

 

What the heck, let's get this done before I forget. Thanks for running this.

 

Here is the YoungWillz Hare's Pool Select Team for this competition:

 

01. Fernando Ricksen

02. Denis Norden

03. John Hume

04. Renee Simonot

05. Sumner Redstone

06. Leah Bracknell

07. Clive James

08. Herman Wouk

09. Dilip Kumar

10. Sidney Poitier

11. Valery Giscard d'Estaing

12. Imelda Marcos

13. Pete Murray

14. Stirling Moss

15. Stan Lee

16. Stefan Karl Stefansson

17. John McCain

18. Le Duc Anh (Vietnamese Politician)

19. Ennio Morricone

20. George HW Bush

21. Tessa Jowell

Reserves:

A: Charlotte Rae

B: Ric Flair

C: Richard Arvine Overton

D: Don Lusk

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

@CaptainChorizo

 

What the heck, let's get this done before I forget. Thanks for running this.

 

Here is the YoungWillz Hare's Pool Select Team for this competition:

 

01. Fernando Ricksen

02. Denis Norden

03. John Hume

04. Renee Simonot

05. Sumner Redstone

06. Leah Bracknell

07. Clive James

08. Herman Wouk

09. Dilip Kumar

10. Sidney Poitier

11. Valery Giscard d'Estaing

12. Imelda Marcos

13. Pete Murray

14. Stirling Moss

15. Stan Lee

16. Stefan Karl Stefansson

17. John McCain

18. Le Duc Anh (Vietnamese Politician)

19. Ennio Morricone

20. George HW Bush

21. Tessa Jowell

Reserves:

A: Charlotte Rae

B: Ric Flair

C: Richard Arvine Overton

D: Don Lusk

 

 

 

That looks like a good team.

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On 4/5/2018 at 19:16, CaptainChorizo said:

 

 

 

* Cancer Mum's/Athlete's Wives(IE Tiffany Youngs) and other Famous For Being Ill Types will not be accepted even if they get a qualifying Obit

 

Duration:

 

Just a bit of clarification here since someone mentioned a name to me in private that I think some might considerer a gray area.   Let's say the parent or sibling of someone famous die's and they had a profession that made them marginally famous Ie they owned a Popular Art Gallery in London or they were Mayor of a town of 50,000 as long as their death notice mentions their reason of notability then it's acceptable. Even then it has to be something someone could reasonably obit from so for example Patrick Swayze's dance instructor mum would not count .

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@CaptainChorizo

 

Here is the Gooseberry Crumble team for this year's Windypool! 

 

1) Jacques Chirac 

2) Sirikit (Queen Mother of Thailand) 

3) Baroness Jill Knight 

4) Paul Biya (President of Cameroon) 

5) Liza Minnelli 

6) Jean Marie Le Pen 

7)Peregrine Worsthorne 

8) Johnny Briggs 

9) Vera Miles 

10) Loretta Lynn 

11) Robert Blake

12) Mona Hammond 

13)Mike Hodges (Director of Flash Gordon) 

14) Tempest Storm 

15) Michael J Fox 

16) Pele 

17) Shannon Doherty 

18) April Ashley (one of Britain's first surgical gender transitions from male to female) 

19) Marianne Faithful 

20) Judith Chalmers 

 

Subs 

 

James Randi, Sidney Poitier, Charlotte Rae, Sir Peter Tapsell 

 

Many thanks to you for your efforts in running this pool  B)

 

 

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Well, this will be my first of these pools for this site, so here goes nothing!
 

1) Leah Bracknell
2) John McCain
3) Stan Lee
4) Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
5) Kirk Douglas
6) George H.W. Bush
7) Pope Benedict XVI
8) Herman Wouk
9) Norman Lloyd 
10) Jill Gascoine
11) Olivia de Havilland
12) Vera Lynn
13) Don Lusk
14) Bill Cosby
15) Katherine Johnson
16) Michael Caine
17) Chuck Yeager
18) Carl Reiner    
19) Jimmy Carter
20) Rosalynn Carter
21) Norman Lear

 

Subs:    

-Cloris Leachman

-Stanley Donen

-Queen Elizabeth II

-Buzz Aldrin

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My first proper deadpool!

 

1. Leah Bracknell
2. Dame Tessa Jowell
3. Stefán Karl Stefánsson
4. John McCain
5. George H W Bush
6. Kirk Douglas
7. Rosalynn Carter
8. Charlotte Rae
9. Judith Kerr
10. Chiyo Miyako
11. Jane Morgan
12. Mahatir Mohamad
13. John Paul Stevens
14. Doug Ellis
15. Delphine Gibson
16. John Franzese
17. Lee Iacocca
18. Stephen Fry
19. Kate Bornstein
20. Chris Tarrant
21. Katherine Jackson


SUBS:
Matt Cappotelli
Raul Castro
Mavis Nicholson

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On 4/19/2018 at 23:40, CaptainChorizo said:

 

Just a bit of clarification here since someone mentioned a name to me in private that I think some might considerer a gray area.   Let's say the parent or sibling of someone famous die's and they had a profession that made them marginally famous Ie they owned a Popular Art Gallery in London or they were Mayor of a town of 50,000 as long as their death notice mentions their reason of notability then it's acceptable. Even then it has to be something someone could reasonably obit from so for example Patrick Swayze's dance instructor mum would not count .

So, to clarify, someone like Roberta McCain would not count since she’s only known to be related to a famous individual, right? 

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