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Brought Forward - Yes I know gcreptile has done a sterling job of updating already, call it a double check.

 

Sydney Lotterby Memorial Round Up #14

 

Sydney Lotterby: https://metro.co.uk/2020/07/30/porridge-open-hours-producer-sydney-lotterby-dies-aged-93-13060299/

Lee Teng-hui: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-8576383/Taiwans-Mr-Democracy-Lee-Teng-hui-dies-aged-97-Taipei.html

Karl Butler: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-53593023

Wilford Brimley: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/showbiz/breaking-wilford-brimley-dead-cocoon-22456510

John Hume: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-44753271

Brett Sinclair: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8583519/Corrie-star-Sherrie-Hewson-believes-brother-Brett-coronavirus-died-brain-tumour.html

Hamza Laden [sic]: Died between 2017-2019.

Bobby Lewis: Died April 2020 with no QO. [Bio not updated]

Albert Memmi: Died May 2020 with no QO. [Bio not updated]

Phil Philips: Died March 2020 with no QO. [Bio not updated]

Mark Rocco: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/12277900/mark-rollerball-rocco-dead-wwe-tribute-black-tiger-njpw/

Freddie Sowrey: Died 2019.

Tun Tin: Died May 2020 with no QO. [Bio not updated]

Oliver E Williamson: Died May 2020 with no QO. [Bio not updated]

Alf Wood: Died April 2020 with no QO. [Bio not updated]

Tom Belso: Died January 2020 with no QO. [Bio not updated]

Anthony Epstein & Michael A Epstein: Same Person?

Tom Christie: Died 2017.

Brent Scowcroft: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-8604715/Former-U-S-national-security-adviser-Scowcroft-dead-95.html

Tran Ngoc Chau: Died June 2020 with no QO.

James Harris (Kamala): https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53720494

Terence Matthews: Died in 2019.

Mike Tindall: Awaiting Obit.

Sumner Redstone: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53754254

Helen Yate: Awaiting Obit.

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The Incredible Nearly Two Thirds But Not Quite Way Through The Year Round Up #15

 

Luchita Hurtado: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/aug/16/luchita-hurtado-obituary

Dale Hawerchuk: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-8640707/Hockey-Hall-Famer-Hawerchuk-dies-57.html

Tran Ngoc Chau: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tran-ngoc-chau-obituary-zr8gqhxv7

Christopher Guy Harrison: Awaiting Obit.

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Since the above roundup wasn’t updated despite me mentioning his QO 20 hours ago, a brief mention for Mike Tindall

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1 hour ago, Joey Russ said:

Since the above roundup wasn’t updated despite me mentioning his QO 20 hours ago, a brief mention for Mike Tindall

 

It was noted by the Cmme, worry not.

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After no deaths in the first seven months of the year for my main team, I’ve had three in August So far with Scowcroft, Hawerchuk and Banali. 

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After a terribly busy week, and a few days before a week-long holiday of mine, I could finally update again.

With Brett Hutchinson's/Sinclair's belated QO, April gets to 30 hits, i.e. one per day.

 

I might get another update on Monday in. But after that, things have to wait for about 8 days.

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5 hours ago, gcreptile said:

After a terribly busy week, and a few days before a week-long holiday of mine, I could finally update again.

With Brett Hutchinson's/Sinclair's belated QO, April gets to 30 hits, i.e. one per day.

 

I might get another update on Monday in. But after that, things have to wait for about 8 days.

 

You're doing a grand job, keeping the technical side ticking over well.

 

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So the Cmme are very slowly discussing the 2021 Derby Dead Pool as the covid/life/work balance has led to things being busy in August. When we have more time (hah), the plan is to look up the Qualifying Obits and see what can qualify under the ethos of the game, especially now that FFBI picks are barred. Yes, we'll even take some of Willz's ideas under consideration, old chap. :D

 

One thing I can announce as a sort of "this is what's been looked at" thing as it's been unanimously agreed.

 

Do you know what the biggest topic we get replies on is? It's not the theme team, or FFBI picks, or even "you missed my obscure pick"...

 

It's

 

"Why doesn't the Independent count as an obit anymore? Can you bring back the Independent as a QO? Please bring back the Independent! I scored, I scored, oh, you don't count the Independent anymore.... (the latter being quite pitiful as its usually someone hoping to get their one hit of the year)."

 

By an overwhelming majority, the replies I get for the DDP have concerned the axing of the Independent when it became a digital only news source. And so, with the general belief that the Cmme should be stewards for the gameplayers... we have decided to acquiesce to the mass appeal.

 

The Independent - independent(dot)co(dot)uk - will be an acceptable Derby Dead Pool qualifying source once more from 1/1/2021.

 

The rest of the news will follow when it's agreed, in September/October.

 

As you were...

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I think it is fair.

 

I've noticed recently that all the main sources have coalesced into a homogenous group where the obits are all of the same folk. There's little to no diversity now - though The Times sometimes pops up with extremely niche folk. Indy sticks out a bit and let's face it they are all moving to online much more.

 

 

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1 hour ago, YoungWillz said:

I think it is fair.

 

I've noticed recently that all the main sources have coalesced into a homogenous group where the obits are all of the same folk. There's little to no diversity now - though The Times sometimes pops up with extremely niche folk. Indy sticks out a bit and let's face it they are all moving to online much more.

 

 

 

And the Grauniad, of course, which also has the reader-contributed Other Lives section which often features folk who are more interesting than the Z list "stars" and "legends" featured in the tabloids.

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On 29/04/2020 at 13:29, msc said:

For the stats chasers among us, here's the Drop 40 record since 2004 (when there was enough teams for a Drop 40 to be relevant):


2005 -  (13/40)  Pope JP2, Mills, Heath, Best, Schmeling, Callaghan, Pryor, Eddie Albert, Doohan, Gretchen Franklin, Rehnquist, Wisenthal, Fahd)
2009  (12/40)- Swayze, Robson, Richard, Ted Kennedy, Allingham, Goody, Fawcett, Tony Hart, Patch, Malden, Atkins, Jackson
2012 (12/40)- Al-Megrahi, Gibb, Etta James, Patrick Moore, Geoffrey Hughes, Andy Williams, Niemeyer, Borgnine, Clive Dunn, Shamir, Sykes, Stynes
2016 (13/40) - Gabor, Crowe, Ali, Castro, Feek, Reagan, Granger, Angelil, Bhumibol, Marks, Ford, Aherne, Havelange
2017 - 15/40 - Forsyth, van der Westhuizen, Glen Campell, Downie, Christie, Sallis, Brady, Booth, Jerry Lewis, Snuka, King Michael, Skellern, Meads, MT Moore, Wetton
2018 - 14/40 - Bush Sr, McCain, Rev Graham, Stefansson, Cryne, Jowell, Elias, Lima, Miller, Nevin, Ricketts, Hawking, Stan Lee, Norden
2019 - 12/40 - Bracknell, Clive James, Mugabe, Ricksen, Doris Day, Harper, Blanco, McCririck, Vervoort, Conway, Clegg, Fairlie
2020 - currently 12/40 - Kirk Douglas, Terry Jones, Andretti, P-orridge, Doleman, Moss, Scruton, Gascoine, Oliva de H, V Lynn, Banali, Lewis) 

 

Bold is the current record holder

 

 

4 months on, 4 names off the Drop 40, 4 months of the year left. And there does appear to be about half a dozen exceptionally ill/frail folk left at least...

 

I've cut out the frankly irrelevant years.

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Why isn’t there a Team of the Month for July?  I’m desperate to know if I can milk that Tim Smith belter a bit longer :lol:  

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4 minutes ago, Lard Bazaar said:

Why isn’t there a Team of the Month for July?  I’m desperate to know if I can milk that Tim Smith belter a bit longer :lol:  

 

Two reasons

 

1. It needs to be calculated manually, by counting out the points per team, so is tedious and takes ages.

2. I forgot.

 

:D

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6 minutes ago, msc said:

 

Two reasons

 

1. It needs to be calculated manually, by counting out the points per team, so is tedious and takes ages.

2. I forgot.

 

:D


That’s what I like, a straight answer for a straight question :D

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18 minutes ago, Lard Bazaar said:


That’s what I like, a straight answer for a straight question :D

 

We try our best.

 

Updated in one sitting, am afraid it's no good news. But here's your least favourite DDP pick of the year...:D

 

 

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Does this count as a QO for Richard K Guy? A quiz question to which he is the answer to that specifically mentions his year of death.

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