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Welcome to the 7th annual Hares Death Pool (Jesus, that many?). Sick of your Deathrace team living a few months too long, they (topped up with a few friends) might do okay here....

 

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Hares Death Pool 

The Rules (Last updated 2 Jan 2019) 

 

1) Your Team

 

  1. All teams must contain 25 people with some claim to fame (See FFBI section) you expect to die, and a nominated joker amonst the main 25. A maximum 5 subs are permitted for any picks who die before the starting line. (These substitutes will be promoted in order if required)
  2. All picks must be human beings aged over 18 on January 1st of the game year..
  3. Death row prisoners only score if they die of other causes, those still on trial will still score points if sentenced to execution after 0000 on January 1st.
  4. Entries must be posted in the annual Hares Death Pool thread or PMed to the game runner. (From 2020 onwards teams posted in the Deathrace thread, delivered by status update or sent by carrier pigeon will be routinely ignored.)
  5. The competition automatically opens for entries at 0001 on the 1st December and closes at 2359 on December 31st.
  6. Substitutes will be automatically promoted if deaths become known about on January 1st or later from the previous years
      1. Note: in light of the automatic promotion of subs the host sees no reason to include the January 1st leeway for replacement. However in the unlikely case a player uses all 5 substitutes on picks who died before January 1st a special dispensation will be permitted allowing them add picks up until 2359 January 1st to get them back 25 names up until 2359 on January 1st . If someone has not provided 5 substitutes they will not be entitled to this dispensation as it's their own fault they're short.....
  7. Late entries are not permitted. Hosts have long come to the conclusion there is no reason for exceptions now the deadline is 2359 rather than 1600.......
  8. Entries submitted on the 31st December could suffer abuse from a stressed host via PM response. (It's something of a tradition, but kinder hosts are not compelled to continue it)
  9. For teams submitted up until midday on the 31st December every effort will be made to clarify who your picks are should their be confusion. Hare's has always been incredibly lenient on this front but we recommend you include good old bracket tradition - (i.e cancer nobody but she's a local celebrity who fundraised for dying cats before she got diagnosed, covered by the Buttfucknowhere Gazette....) or (geriatric actor). 
  10. For teams submitted after midday on the 31st December you'll just get the first name that comes up on a cursory google search if you've not clarified who they are. The host may add cancer/brain tumour/ill to that search if they are feeling nice (see Rule 9 - unlikely)....

 

 

2) Obituary Rules

  1. Celebrities qualify if they achieve an obituary or article about their death in a local, national or even specialist newspaper/website*.
    1. The aforementioned article does not need to specifically relate to their death, instead just mention it and date it*. or website/magazine/paper. If in doubt cite your death note for approval. There is absolutely no requirement for obits to be in the English language, however translations should be provided if they are not.
  2. The obit may be published in any language but entrants should give the host a translation if it is not in English.
    1. Note: (It's become a tradition for foreign dead pool players to submit local hero teams of DDP useless picks to the Hares on account of this and long may that continue!) 
  3. The * on specialist websites refers to the following: paid for obituary sites are not specialist websites and will be not used to clarify, the same applies to death notice sections of otherwise acceptable sources. The exception to this rule is if these sites have a celebrities death page - should the picks death notice/paid for obituary feature on their celebrity deaths page/feed the points will be awarded. Note: Wording of this rule has been slightly tightened in this update compared to the old rules but enforcement of it remains the same. 
  4. Social media posts, personal blogs etc do not count. 
  5. The cut off period for obituaries has always informally been 2359 on the 7th January the year after the competition ends. (death date must be recorded as 31st December at the latest) - just popping this in here to solidify that rule going forward...

 

3) Scoring Rules

 

  1. For the purposes of determining the date of death of a celebrity the information to hand will be used to determine the points allocated to the competitors who chose the person. In the event that an exact date is available
    1. For the avoidance of doubt journalistic nuisance phrases 'on Wednesday, or last night/yesterday' will count as dates of death, with the date being determined by the tedious process of working it out - ) , full points will be awarded.
    2. In the event that only the month of death is in the obituary, points will be awarded to the first date of the month (in September) that has been given ('the Leah Bracknell' rule) if a date is subsequently given in press before the closure of the competition window the remaining points will be added to the total.
    3. In the very unfortunate event that only the year of death is provided in the qualifying obituary the poor bastard who picked them will be awarded points to the first day of the year that is given (which the savvy among you will have worked out is 0 points). 
  2. The overall points system is incredibly simple:
    1. 1 Point for each day of the year that passes before your celebs death (if they die on the 10th of January you are awarded 9 points for example) up until the games close at midnight on the 31st December.
    2. Pick 1 of your celebrities as a joker to double the points for that pick upon their death. (i.e if they die on the 9th January you'll get 16 points). Jokers are calculated before the 250 point bonus, meaning are 31st December joker will score 978 in a normal year and 980 in a leaper year. 
    3. 250 point bonus if one of your "celebrities" dies on 31st December in that game year (i.e a 31st death will score 614 points in a normal year or 615 points in a leap year rather than the 364 or 365 points it would normally accrue)
    4. In the impressive event of all 25 of your team dying you will receive a 500 point bonus

 

4) The Don't Be A Cunt Rules

 

  1. Blatant plagiarism of another persons team, in the eye of the game runner, is punishable by expulsion and a 5 year ban on entering the competition.
  2. Keeping alive another persons pick against the picks will to benefit in this game is also against the rules.
  3. Murdering your chosen "celebrities" is both against the rules and illegal regardless of willing participation. (not to mention gives us a bad name)
  4. If assisted euthanasia becomes legal in the future, contestants in this dead pool are forbidden from encouraging/discouraging/or actively taking part in their or another contestants picks decision regarding this or being an active participant in their euthanasia. This rules apply to assisted euthanasia in other countries of picks.
  5. Similarly encouraging picks to commit suicide is prohibited.

 

5) The FFBI Rules

 

  1. Celebrities are disqualified if the game runner determines them to be famous for being ill. This rule has been significantly tightened in recent years. And now bans picks who are:
    1. Famous due to impending death (hit by a car, stabbed etc etc you get the idea)
    2. Famous due to illness, with not even a minor fame to claim of their own making resulting from that illness (mother with 6 months to live, man with rare genetic disorder)
      1. An awareness and activism exception exists (see the filter)
  2. If your unsure whether you're pick qualifies for the Hares Death Pool your in look; they're subject to a rigorous FFBI filter that you can use to check them before submitting them - so there's really new excuse.
  3. From midday on the 31st December the host has the right to outright reject a team that appears to contain so many FFBI picks it would fall short of a 25 strong field once they are removed or allow it to run short without seeking clarification. 

 

The Filter

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Opener: Are they a household name or famous name I recognise from here: Accepted. (Check if there's two people with same name and clarify if so)

Checking: Are they another name? Google them!

1. Are they notable for anything outside of illness at least locally*? Acceptable (usually involves finding articles on them)

2. Are they primarily notable for being ill at least locally? Go to Question 4/5.

3. Are they in no way notable at all? Ask the player who the fuck they are and evidence of fame, then returning to this. If still Yes then reject.

4. Have they done (off their own accord not kind strangers) any fundraisers or activism of note at least locally? Accept them.

5. Is they're illness only notable for the illness itself not their actions? Reject them, whilst providing opportunity to player to advocate for No. 4. 

 

*locally: within at least a area that has a local rag (major city, town, county, state, university with paper) (will they fucking obit, essentially?)

Thankfully only No. 3 got used in 2018 I'm putting the filter here for ease of use after it appears some people are holding back on FFBI's through not understanding these rules.

 

It's fair to say rejections are bloody rare. It's pretty much to stop people picking the absolute bottom of the barrel for their picks like people with a long term illness/terminal illness/disability who had no intention of sharing it with the world, but the local press are hounding or people who get stabbed and rushed to hospital on new years eve and folk who are in the press selling their death, but have done nothing beyond that of note. Virtually everyone qualifies under Opener, 1, or 4 we had a handful of then 1 or 4 this year, most of which were mis-spellings, and the one which wasn't won the Who the Feck Are They? award. I'd also be grateful if people didn't deliberately go after the Who the Feck Are They? award, as it's meant to be lighthearted fun and will be discontinued if people appear to submit substantially more fringe picks.

 

I'm pretty sure there's been rejections in the past but they're not logged and those PMs are long since deleted by moth me and YW at this point.

 

2014 Champion - Rotten Ali

12 Teams - Final Scoreboard

2015 Champion - Toast

16 Teams - Final Scoreboard

2016 Champion - Gcreptile

17 Teams - Final Scoreboard

2017 Champion - Grim Up North

24 Teams - Final Scoreboard

2018 Champion - Death Impends

30 Teams - Final Scoreboard

2019 Champion - John Key

43 Teams - Latest Scoreboard

 

All-Time Records

Lowest Scoring Hit - maryportfuncity with 0 points for Dorothy Baldwin (2014) [1 was awarded in consolation] [1st January 2014] and by Wormfarmer with 0 points for David Stern in 2019 - no consolation point.....

 

Highest Scoring Hit - Sir Creep - 666 points (George H.W Bush on 30 Nov 2018 with WC points).

 

Time Without a Hit - 365 Days!! (mysteriousmummy 2019

 

Most Hits:  -  msc 16 in 2018

 

All Time Leaderboard - Points Tally (up to 2018 - 2019 will be added after it closes (7th Jan 2359.)

 

 

 


Grim Up North 2715 (2017)

Shaun of the Dead 2507 (2017)

The Unknown 2373 (2017)

 

Death Impends 2367 (2018)

 

msc 2251 (2018)

 

Wormfar 2239 (2018)


gcreptile 2223 (2016)

 

Prophet 2010 (2018)

 

The Dead Cow 1995 (2018)


Death Impends 1994 (2017)

The Dead Cow 1987 (2017)

 

John Key 1964 (2018)


msc 1941 (2017)

 

Sir Creep 1925 (2018)

 

The Unknown Man (1865)


Sir Creep 1860 (2016)

JoeyRuss 1854 (2017)

 

gcreptile 1831 (2018)

 

the engineer 1782 (2018)


The Unknown Man 1776 (2016)

Rotten Ali 1762 (2014)


maryportfuncity 1747 (2016)

Death Impends 1709 (2016)

Deathray 1668 (2017)

CaptainChorizo 1627 (2016)

Toast 1607 (2015)

Death Impends 1606 (2014)

Whoam 1599 (2016)

 

Nice Guy Eddie 1587 (2018)

Toast 1583 (2017)

Toast 1565 (2016)

Book 1521 (2016)

 

Torva Messor 1517 (2018)


Shaun of the Dead 1482 (2016)

 

Drol 1481 (2018)

 

Joey Russ 1481 (2018)


Estuarian Float 1480 (2014)

JiromeonKiruma 1478 (2017)

Sir Creep 1476 (2017)

 

CaptainChorizo 1459 (2018)


Whoam 1431 (2017)

CaptainChorizo 1416 (2014)

 

Grigori 1386 (2018)


gcreptile 1380 (2017)

CaptainChorizo 1347 (2017)

 

Phantom of the Midway 1318 (2018)


drol 1284 (2017)

 

Whoaml 1246 (2018)


Whoam 1209 (2015)

 

Deathray 1190 (2018)

 

Grim Up North 1181 (2018)


Rotten Ali 1159 (2016)

Death Impends 1121 (2015)

Book 1120 (2017)

 

Pedro67 1115 (2018)


The Unknown Man 1101 (2015)

Morbidkid 1096 (2016)

USFuneralDirector 1067 (2014)

Phantom of the Midway 1051 (2017)

deadsox 1036 (2015)

msc 1026 (2016)

Jiromeon Kiruma 1001 (2016)

Toast 984 (2014)

maryportfuncity 945 (2015)

the_engineer 943 (2015)

 

Sean 932 (2018)


Captain_Chorizo 922 (2015)

 

Book 898 (2018)


the_engineer 878 (2014)

Whoam 862 (2016)

Switch 850 (2016)

Rotten Ali 840 (2017)

msc 821 (2015)

Widow's Peak 796 (2017)

Pedro67 766 (2017)

 

FujiMoreyNoMorey 755 (2018)


maryportfuncity 739 (2014)

 

mr.whit 726 (2018)


Book 724 (2014)

Bibliogryphon 686 (2017)

 

Toast 672 (2018)

 

Bibliogryphon 655 (2018)


Shaun of the Dead 646 (2015)

The Unknown Man 638 (2014)

Eesti 617 (2015)

msc 593 (2014)

 

YoungWillz 592 (2018)


gcreptile 581 (2015)

Rotten Ali 441 (2015)

YoungWillz 383 (2016)

YoungWillz 376 (2017)

Book 316 (2015)

ImNotHades 307 (2017)

Estuarian Float 264 (2015)

Bibliogryphon 228 (2016)

rockhopperpenguin 223 (2017)

 

WidowsPeak 123 (2018)


Bibliogryphon 114 (2015)
 

FixedBusiness 13 (2018)

 

 

Best of luck.

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Reserved for the masterlist. 

 

In the meantime team progress reports through the tradition Masterlist/FFBI filter - if you've two YES's in these boxes your team is sorted unless you want to make changes under Rule 7. 

 

Processed and Properly Formatted Team Sheets……

 

 

  • markb4

 

  1. Alex Trebek

  2. Barbara Walters

  3. Betty White

  4. Bob Barker

  5. Bob Dole

  6. Christopher Tolkien

  7. Chuck Yeager (WILDCARD)

  8. Ed Asner

  9. George Alagiah

  10. Henry Kissinger

  11. James L. Buckley

  12. Javier Perez de Cuellar

  13. Jimmy Carter

  14. Katherine Jackson

  15. Kirk Douglas

  16. Larry King

  17. Larry Storch

  18. Lata Mangeshkar

  19. Nicholas Parsons

  20. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

  21. Roberta McCain

  22. Rosalynn Carter

  23. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  24. Ruthie Tompson 

  25. Vera Lynn

 

Subs: Norman Lloyd, Katherine Johnson, Glynis Johns, Beverley Cleary, Olivia de Haviland

 

  • Joey Russ

 

  1. Alan Greenspan 

  2. Alex Trebek 

  3. Bob Barker 

  4. Bob Fass

  5. Chitetsu Watanabe 

  6. Daniel Arap Moi

  7. Genesis P-orridge

  8. Jean Louis Trintignant 

  9. Jill Gascoine 

  10. Jimmy Carter 

  11. Kane Tanaka

  12. Kirk Douglas 

  13. Lee Kerslake 

  14. Little Richard 

  15. Mikhail Gorbachev 

  16. Nobby Stiles 

  17. Norman Lloyd

  18. Pope Benedict 

  19. Robert McCain 

  20. Roger Scruton

  21. Stirling Moss

  22. Terry Jones (WILDCARD) 

  23. Tommy Devito

  24. Vera Lynn 

  25. Willie Nelson 

 

Subs: John Andretti, Larry King, John Hume, Everton Weekes Javier Perez de Cuellar

 

  • The Quim Reaper

,

  1. Anne Buydens

  2. Bill Turnbull

  3. George Alagiah

  4. Henry Kissinger

  5. Javier Perez de Cuéllar (WILDCARD)

  6. Jean-Louis Trintignant

  7. Jimmy Carter

  8. Katherine Jackson

  9. Kirk Douglas

  10. Lee Kerslake

  11. Leslie Phillips

  12. Little Richard

  13. Mikhail Gorbachev

  14. Murray Walker

  15. Nicholas Parsons

  16. Nobby Stiles

  17. Olivia de Havilland

  18. Pope Benedict XVI

  19. Prince Philip

  20. Prunella Scales

  21. Stirling Moss

  22. Terry Jones

  23. Trevor Peacock

  24. Valery Giscard d’Estaing

  25. Vera Lynn

 

Subs: Alex Trebek, Daniel Arap Moi, Bob Dole

 

  •  

  • Msc

 

  1.  Arnold Yarrow

  2.  Beverly Cleary

  3.  Bob Barker

  4.  Bob Dole

  5.  Chuck Yeager

  6.  Clarissa Eden

  7.  Earl Cameron

  8.  Elizabeth Sellars DNS due to death (30 Dec 2019)

  9.  James Lovelock

  10.  Leslie Philips

  11.  Murray Walker

  12.  Nehemiah Persoff

  13.  Olivia de Havilland

  14.  Peregrine Worsthorne

  15.  Peter Tobin

  16.  Prince Philip

  17.  Vera Lynn

  18. Aaron Beck

  19. Freeman Dyson

  20. Henry Kissinger

  21. Kirk Douglas

  22. Nicholas Parsons

  23. Ronald Atkins

  24. Sumner Redstone

  25. William Frankland (WILDCARD)

  26. Eva Marie Saint,  (sub for Sellars)

 

Subs: Jimmy Carter, William Russell, Christopher Tolkein, Kenneth Kuanda

 

  • The Unknown Man

 

  1. Alex Trebek (WILDCARD)

  2. Anastasia Zavorotnyuk

  3. Bernard Tapie

  4. Chris Doleman

  5. Daniel Arap Moi

  6. David Gulpilil

  7. Eva Marie Saint

  8. Everton Weekes

  9. Frankie Banali

  10. Genesis P-Orridge

  11. George Alagiah

  12. Giorgio Napolitano

  13. Isabel Peron

  14. Javier Perez de Cuellar

  15. Jean-Louis Trintignant

  16. Jimmy Carter

  17. John Andretti

  18. Kirk Douglas

  19. Lee Kerslake

  20. Nobby Stiles

  21. Olivia de Havilland

  22. Prince Philip

  23. Sam Lloyd

  24. Tabaré Vázquez

  25. Terry Jones

 

Subs: Dick Van Dyke, Valerie Giscard D’Estaing, Olivia Newtown John, Hosni Mubarak, Bill Turnbull

 

Prophet

 

  1. Alex Trebek

  2. Barry Du Bois

  3. Bob Dole

  4. Bob Gibson

  5. Daniel arap Moi

  6. Frankie Banali

  7. George Alagiah

  8. Harry Reid

  9. Jean-Louis Trintignant

  10. Jimmy Carter

  11. John Andretti

  12. June Spencer

  13. Kirk Douglas

  14. Lee Kerslake

  15. Mark Gastineau

  16. Nobby Stiles

  17. Norman Lear

  18. Olivia de Havilland

  19. Prince Phillip

  20. Roger Scruton

  21. Ruthie Thompson

  22. Vera Lynn

  23. William Frankland

  24. Willie Nelson

  25. Yoo Sang-chul

 

Subs: Norman Lloyd, Rosallyn Carter, Ian Holm, Peter Tobin, David Gulpill.

 

  • JoeMoneyPenny

 

  1. Demi Lovato

  2. Dilip Kumar

  3. Everton Weekes 

  4. Genesis P-Orridge 

  5. Grace Chang 

  6. Grace Slick 

  7. Hau Pei-Tsen 

  8. Imelda Marcos 

  9. James Hong

  10. Jordan Peterson 

  11. Kane Tanaka 

  12. Kim Yong-nam 

  13. Lata Mangeshkar 

  14. Manolis Glezos 

  15. Miiko Taka 

  16. Mikhail Gorbachev 

  17. Prince Phillip 

  18. Robert Kuok 

  19. Stanley Ho(joker) 

  20. Susan Bayh 

  21. Tim Pool(Bald youtube political commentator) 

  22. Vera Lynn

  23. Vishwesha Teertha 

  24. Yang Hyong-sop

  25. Yoo Sang-chul

 

Subs: Pope Benedict, Pope Francis, Donald Trump

 

  • Torva Messor

 

  1. Alex Trebek (WILDCARD)

  2. Barbara Walters

  3. Beverly Cleary

  4. Bob Dole

  5. David Gulpilil

  6. Diana Serra Cary

  7. Frankie Banali

  8. Genesis P-Orridge

  9. George Alagiah

  10. Harry Reid

  11. Hugh Downs

  12. Jean-Louis Trintignant

  13. Jimmy Carter

  14. Kirk Douglas

  15. Lawrence Ferlinghetti

  16. Marsha Hunt, actor b. 1917

  17. Nobby Stiles

  18. Norman Lloyd

  19. Olivia de Havilland

  20. Olivia Newton-John

  21. Roger Angell

  22. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  23. Susan Bayh

  24. Vera Lynn

  25. Willie Nelson

Subs: Bob Gibson (baseball), Aaron Carter, Howie Meeker, Ray Anthony, Charlie Munger, 

 

  • JoePesci (aka The Mad Hatter - formerly known as MorbidKid)

 

  1. Bob Dole

  2. Daniel Arap Moi 

  3. David Dinkins

  4. Don Murray (actor b. 1929)

  5. Genesis P orridge 

  6. Ian Holm (actor)

  7. Isabel Peron 

  8. James Earl Jones

  9. Jean louis trintigant 

  10. Jimmy Heath 

  11. Joanne Woodward

  12. John Andretti (wildcard)

  13. John Hume (Irish politician)

  14. Kirk Douglas

  15. Larry King 

  16. Lee Grant

  17. Little Richard

  18. Luis Echeverría

  19. Olvia De Haviland

  20. Prince Philp 

  21. Prunella Scales

  22. Roger Scruton

  23. Sidney poitier

  24. Terry Jones 

  25. Walter Bernenstein

 

Sub: Roberta McCain

 

  • Death Impends

 

  1. Alex Trebek (WILDCARD)

  2. Art Rupe

  3. Beverly Cleary

  4. Clarissa Eden

  5. Diana Serra Cary

  6. Earl Cameron

  7. Harrison Ruffin Tyler (surviving grandchild of John Tyler)

  8. Ian St. John

  9. Javier Perez de Cuellar

  10. Joe Vento (Sinatra's pianist)

  11. John Hume

  12. Kane Tanaka

  13. Lawrence Ferlinghetti

  14. Leslie Phillips

  15. Lyon Gardiner Tyler,  Jr. (surviving grandchild of John Tyler)

  16. Mad Mike Hoare

  17. Nehemiah Persoff

  18. Norman Lloyd

  19. Pearl Carr

  20. Robert Clary

  21. Roberta McCain

  22. Ruthie Tompson

  23. Stirling Moss

  24. Sumner Redstone

  25. William Frankland

 

Subs: Daniel Arap Moi, Bob Barker.

 

  • Skinny Kiltrunner

 

  1. Alcee Hastings

  2. Bernard Ebbers

  3. Bernard Tapie

  4. Bob Watson (baseball player)

  5. Brian O'Conner (EODM member)

  6. Chris Doleman

  7. Christy Dignam

  8. Doug Supernaw

  9. Frankie Banali

  10. George Alagiah

  11. Gianluca Vialli

  12. Gray O'Brien

  13. Harry Reid

  14. John Andretti

  15. Karen Lewis

  16. Mary Fairhurst

  17. Michael Diamond, trapshooter

  18. Michael McKevitt

  19. Nick Berry, engineer/ data scientist

  20. Nobuhiko Obayashi

  21. Olivia Newton-John

  22. Sumner Redstone

  23. Susan Bayh- (WILDCARD)

  24. Tom Smith - rugby player/coach

  25. Yoo Sang-Chul

 

 

Subs: Jean Louis Trintagent, Henry Gray, Ed Battle (jazz singer) (won't be subbing anyone - died Dec 30th)

 

  • YorkshireBanker

 

  1. Aaron Carter

  2. Alex Trebek

  3. Anne Baker

  4. Bella Thorne

  5. Bobby Brown-NY Yankee(1924 born)

  6. Bobby Brown-Rangers(1923 born)

  7. Daniel arap Moi

  8. David Gulpilil

  9. Eileen Ash- (WILDCARD)

  10. Freeman Dyson

  11. Gudrun Ure

  12. Henry Gray

  13. Johnny Beattie

  14. Kane Tanaka

  15. Katherine Johnson

  16. Lynne Reid Banks 

  17. Margaret Stuart Barry

  18. Olivia Newton-John

  19. Paul Hogan

  20. Sandy Gall

  21. Sinead O'Connor

  22. Vasily Kulkov

  23. Vera Lynn

  24. Vivian Pickles

  25. Winning Ewing

 

 

Subs: Terry Jones, Monica Vitti

 

  • Theoldlady

 

  1. Alex Trebek

  2. Bob Dole

  3. Catherine Deneuve

  4. Celine Dion

  5. Daniel Arap-Moi

  6. David Gulipilil

  7. David Prowse

  8. Dilip Kumar

  9. Ennio Morricone

  10. George Alagiah (WILDCARD)

  11. Henry Gray

  12. Javier Pérez de Cuellar

  13. Jean Louis Trintignant

  14. Jimmy Carter

  15. Katherine Jackson

  16. Kirk Douglas

  17. Larry King

  18. Loretta Lynn

  19. Nobby Stiles

  20. Olivia Newton-John 

  21. Prince Philip

  22. Rosalynn Carter

  23. Ruth Bader-Ginsburg

  24. Stirling Moss

  25. Willie Nelson

 

Subs: Samantha Last, Yoko Ono, Sidney Poiter, Bob Barker, Chris Rea

 

  • Book

 

  1. Ágnes Keleti

  2. Alfred Biolek

  3. Bibi Johns

  4. Christiane F.

  5. Cleo Laine

  6. Gina Lollobrigida

  7. Gotthilf Fischer

  8. Hannelore Minkus

  9. Iris Apfel

  10. Isabel Perón

  11. Jimmy Carter

  12. Margot Leonard

  13. Maria Riva  (Wildcard)

  14. Maria Sebaldt

  15. Mario Adorf

  16. Michel Piccoli

  17. Mikis Theodorakis

  18. Monica Vitti

  19. Peter Mark Richman

  20. Ralf Wolter

  21. Rolf Eden

  22. Rolf Schimpf

  23. Rosalynn Carter

  24. Sonja Ziemann

  25. Val Kilmer

Subs: Barbara Rutting, Peter Weck, Gunther von Hagens

 

  • Etib80

  1. Alain Delon

  2. Alex Trebek

  3. Barbara Walters

  4. Bernard Tapie

  5. Betty White

  6. Bob Barker (wild card)

  7. Dame Angela Lansbury (actor)

  8. George Alagiah

  9. Glynis Johns

  10. Harry Belafonte

  11. Jean Marie Le Pen (French Politician)

  12. Jimmy Carter

  13. Keith Richards (of the Rolling Stones)

  14. Kirk Douglas

  15. Norman Lloyd (American actor)

  16. Olivia de Haviland

  17. Pelé (football player)

  18. Pierre Cardin

  19. Pope Benedict XVI 

  20. Prince Philip of England

  21. Rosalynn Carter

  22. Tenzin Gyatso (current Dalai Lama)

  23. Valery Giscard d'Estaing

  24. Vera Lynn

  25. Yoko Ono

 

Subs: Eva Marie Saint, Dick Van Dyke, Queen Elizabeth II, Jean Paul Belmondo, Mikhail Gorbachev

 

  • Nantonian2013

 

  1. Abdullah The Butcher (Wrestler)

  2. Alex Trebek

  3. Andrew Romanov

  4. Bill Turnbull

  5. Bob Barker

  6. Bob Dole

  7. Brian Cowen

  8. Brigance

  9. Clarissa Eden

  10. David Butler

  11. David Gulpilil 

  12. Everton Weekes

  13. John Hume

  14. Kamala (Wrestler)

  15. Katherine Jackson

  16. Leon Spinks

  17. Little Richard

  18. Michael Jopling

  19. Nobby Stiles (WILDCARD)

  20. Pope Benedict

  21. Roberta McCain

  22. Roger Scruton

  23. Sumner Redstone

  24. Tabaré Vázquez

  25. Tom Smith (rugby player)

 

Subs: Margaret Tebbit, Jack Charlton, Mikhail Gorbachev, Ronnie Wood, Lee Kerslake

 

  • Bibliogryphon

 

  1. C W McCall

  2. Clifford Rose

  3. Clive Barker

  4. Gina Lollabrigida

  5. Erich von Daniken

  6. Henry Blofeld

  7. Herbert Kretzmer

  8. Joanne Woodward

  9. John Astin

  10. John Wakeham

  11. Judith Durham

  12. Leslie Caron

  13. Murray Walker

  14. Pat Carroll

  15. Patricia Routledge

  16. Pete Murray

  17. Peter J Hammond

  18. Shirley Williams

  19. Sonia Gandhi

  20. Sylvia Simms

  21. Teddie Chinnery

  22. Tom Lehrer

  23. William F Nolan

  24. William Russell

  25. Yuri Oganessian (WILDCARD) (nuclier scientist - in case you were wondering ?)

 

Sub - Annette Badlands

 

  • CaptainChorizo

 

  1. Alex Trebek

  2. Bernard Ebbers

  3. Bernardino Piñera

  4. Bob Weighton

  5. Boris Pahor

  6. Chitetsu Watanabe

  7. Denis Goldberg

  8. Frankie Banali

  9. Genesis P-orridge

  10. Hugh Downs

  11. Jessie Lichauco

  12. John Lewis(US Congressman)

  13. Johnny Harris (scottish born musician)

  14. Kane Tanaka(joker)

  15. Lee Kerslake

  16. Lucia Hiriart

  17. Luis Echeverria

  18. Mary Fairhurst

  19. Raymond Allen(Sanford and son actor)

  20. Roger Scruton

  21. Sugar Pie DeSanto

  22. Terry Jones

  23. Toby Dawson

  24. Tom Belso

  25. Tom Smith, Scotland rugby captain

 

Subs: Vera Lynn, Lee Noble, Prince Philip, Rosina Quintana, Javier Perez de Cuellar

 

  • An Fear Beag

 

  1. Alex Trebek

  2. Belinda Sykes

  3. Bill Turnbull

  4. Bob Dole

  5. Bob Gibson

  6. Bob Weighton

  7. Chris Doleman

  8. Daniel Arap Moi

  9. David Gulpill

  10. David Hagen (WILDCARD)

  11. Frankie Benali

  12. Genesis P-orridge

  13. George Alagiah

  14. Harry Reid

  15. Jean Louis Trintagent

  16. John Lewis (American politician)

  17. Kane Tanaka

  18. Kirk Douglas

  19. Litsa Menounos

  20. Olivia Newton John

  21. Pat Smullen

  22. Peter Tobin

  23. Roberta McCain

  24. Terry Jones

  25. Tom Smith (rugby)

 

Subs: Denis Goldberg, Prince Philip, Jimmy Carter

 

  • Pedro67

 

  1. Angela Lansbury (WILDCARD)

  2. Billy Connoly

  3. Boris Pahor

  4. Christopher Plummer

  5. Doddie Wier

  6. Doyle Brunson (poker)

  7. George Alagiar

  8. Ian st John

  9. Jackie Stallone

  10. Jean-Louis Trintignant

  11. Joyce Randolph

  12. Kirk Douglas

  13. Linda Nolan

  14. Linda Rondstadt

  15. Murray Walker

  16. Nanci Ryder

  17. Olivia Newton John

  18. Pele

  19. Prince Philip

  20. Prunella Scales

  21. Ronald Atkins MP

  22. Rupert Murdoch

  23. Sandy Gall

  24. Sir John Nott

  25. Terry Jones

 

Subs: June Brown, Eileen Derbyshire, Roy Hattersley

 

  • Clorox Bleachman

 

  1. Bill Freehan

  2. Chitetsu Watanabe

  3. David Hagen

  4. Deborah James

  5. Dermot "Bugsy" O'Neill

  6. Dilip Kumar

  7. George Alagiah

  8. Hester Ford

  9. Irene Sinclair

  10. Jana Bennett (ex-BBC boss)

  11. Jean-Louis Trintignant

  12. Jim Carr (American politician)

  13. Jimmy Carter

  14. John Andretti

  15. Julie Strain

  16. Kane Tanaka

  17. Lee Kerslake (WILDCARD)

  18. Lucile Randon

  19. Micah Bowie (baseball player)

  20. Penn Pennington (session musician, no me neither)

  21. Prince Philip

  22. Thuy Thanh Truong

  23. TJ Ducklo (Joe Biden's press secretary, no me neither....)

  24. Tom Smith (rugby)

  25. Yoo Sang-chul

 

Subs: Bob Weighton, Stirling Moss, Greg Gilbert

 

  • Sir Creep

 

  1. Aaron 'Ace' Corson  (very minor poker player). DNS Due to death (30 Dec 2019)

  2. Alcee Hastings

  3. Balbir Singh, Sr.

  4. Bill Freehan

  5. Daniel Arap-Moi

  6. David Gulpilil

  7. Deane Sutherland (NZ singer - sattelite spies)

  8. Dilip Kumar

  9. Frankie Banali

  10. Henry Gray

  11. Ignatio Trelles

  12. Jay Allen

  13. Jimmy Carter

  14. John Andretti

  15. Joni Tada

  16. Ken Wilkinson

  17. Kirk Douglas

  18. Lee Allen Zeno (WILDCARD) (session musician)

  19. Paul Rutter

  20. Renee Simonot 

  21. Ruth Bader Ginsberg

  22. Ruthie Thompson

  23. Sen. Harry Reid

  24. Tim Bilton

  25. Tom Smith (rugby)

  26. Henri Richard (sub for Corson)

 

Subs -, Roberta McCain

 

  • The Old Crem

 

  1. Alex Trebeck

  2. Barbara Walters

  3. Bob Dole

  4. George Alagiah

  5. Glynis Johns

  6. Jill Gascoigne

  7. Jimmy Carter

  8. Jimmy Greaves

  9. Joanne Woodward

  10. John Hume

  11. John Lewis

  12. Kirk Douglas.

  13. Leslie Phillips

  14. Lorretta Lynn

  15. Mikhail Gorbachev

  16. Nicholas Parsons

  17. Nobby Stiles

  18. Olivia de Havilland

  19. Pope Benedict

  20. Prince Philip.

  21. Rosalynn Carter

  22. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  23. Stirling Moss

  24. Tom Smith

  25. Vera Lynn.(WILDCARD)

 

Subs: Desmond Tutu, Olivia Newtown John, Barbara Windsor, Harry Belafonte, Harry Reid

 

  • YoungWillz

  1. Arnold Yarrow

  2. Bernard Cribbins (WILDCARD)

  3. Christopher Benjamin

  4. Damaris Hayman

  5. David Prowse

  6. Earl Cameron

  7. Frank Windsor

  8. Geoffrey Palmer

  9. Georgine Anderson

  10. Henry Woolf

  11. Hugh Futcher

  12. Julian Glover

  13. Kenneth Cope

  14. Mark Eden

  15. Michael Kilgarriff

  16. Morris Perry

  17. Nicholas Parsons

  18. Philip Latham

  19. Roy Evans

  20. Sonny Caldinez

  21. Tom Baker

  22. Tony Caunter

  23. Vera Fusek

  24. William Russell

  25. Ysanne Churchman

 

Subs: John Rolfe, John Gorrie, Thelma Barlow, Gabriel Woolf, June Brown

 

  • Kinnock (formerly known as Deathray)

 

  1. Alan Alda (screenwriter and actor)

  2. Arthur Scargill

  3. The Amazing Johnathan (comedian/magician)

  4. Barbara Knox

  5. Bill Stevenson (Descendents drummer)

  6. Billy Connolly

  7. Clarrissa Eden (is she even still alive?)

  8. Dennis Skinner

  9. Dr Peter B Scott Morgan (worlds first 'full cyborg')

  10. Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest)

  11. James Church (Charlotte Church's step-dad)

  12. Jim Boheim (US College Basketball Coach) [WILDCARD]

  13. Jimmy Carter (US President)

  14. June Brown

  15. Kieth Richards

  16. Michael Heseltine

  17. Ozzy Osbourne (walking corpse)

  18. Peter McCleave (terminally ill former ironman competitor)

  19. Prince Philip

  20. Prunella Scales

  21. Ray Kennedy (footballer - arsenal)

  22. Richie Kavanaugh (Irish entertainer)

  23. Ron Hogg (terminally ill Police Commissioner and right to life campaigner)

  24. T Boz (singer)

  25. William Roache

  26. Illr Meta (Albanian politician) (sub for Ron Hogg)

 

Subs: Illr Meta (Albanian president), Ray Reardon, David Blunkett, Carrie Simmonds. DNS Due to Death

 

  • LizLemon

 

  1. Alex Trebek

  2. Barbara Walters

  3. Buzz Aldrin

  4. Cloris Leachman

  5. Ed Asner

  6. Harry Belafonte

  7. Imelda Marcos

  8. Jerry Stiller

  9. Jimmy Carter

  10. Johnny Isakson

  11. Kirk Douglas

  12. Loretta Lynn

  13. Olivia de Havilland

  14. Olivia Newton-John

  15. Pope Benedict XVI

  16. Prince Philip

  17. Roberta McCain

  18. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  19. Sidney Poitier

  20. Sumner Redstone

  21. Susan Bayh (WILDCARD)

  22. US Rep. John Lewis

  23. Vanessa Redgrave

  24. Walter Mondale

  25. Willie Nelson

 

 

Subs: Betty White, Burt Bachaach, Joanne Woodward, Gena Rowlands, Lois Capps

 

  • Toast

 

  1. Anne Buydens Douglas

  2. Betty White

  3. Bill Treacher

  4. Bob Dole

  5. Chris Rea

  6. Clive Barker (WILDCARD)

  7. Gerald Harper

  8. Glynis Johns

  9. Ian Holm

  10. James Dewey Watson

  11. Jason Becker

  12. Jean-Louis Trintignant

  13. Jimmy Carter

  14. Joanne Woodward

  15. Judy Dyble

  16. Leslie Phillips

  17. Michael Lonsdale

  18. Michael Medwin

  19. Pearl Carr

  20. Raymond Briggs

  21. Sidney Poitier

  22. Stirling Moss

  23. Trevor Peacock

  24. Vera Lynn

  25. Willie Nelson

 

Subs: Kirk Douglas, Jill Gascoigne, Lee Kerslake, Doreen Mantle, Michael Schumacher

 

  • GraveDanger

 

  1. Alberto Fujimori 

  2. Barry Du Bois (Australian Designer)

  3. Bill Turnbull

  4. Chris Doleman (Former NFL star)

  5. Chris Rea

  6. Deborah James (cancer blogger, born c.1982)

  7. Dennis Skinner (former British MP)

  8. Dewayne "Lee" Johnson (Former Groundskeeper, won lawsuit against Monsanto)

  9. Emperor Akhito

  10. Genesis P-Orridge

  11. George Alagiah

  12. Greg Gilbert (Delays frontman)

  13. Jean-Louis Trintignant

  14. Jill Gascoine

  15. Jimmy Carter (US President)

  16. John Andretti (WILDCARD)

  17. Lee Kerslake (Uriah Heep Drummer)

  18. Linda Nolan

  19. Nobby Stiles

  20. Noel Conway (Assisted Dying Campaigner)

  21. Olivia Newton-John

  22. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

  23. Sonny Rollins

  24. Susan Bayh (Former First Lady of Indiana)

  25. Terry Jones (Monty Python)

 

Subs Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Vera Lynn, Kirk Douglas, Olivia de Haviland, Bob Dole.

 

  • Banana 

 

  1. Alcee Hastings

  2. Alex Trebek (WILDCARD)

  3. Bob Gibson (baseball)

  4. Bradley Murdoch

  5. Chris Doleman

  6. Derek Aucoin (baseball)

  7. Frankie Banali

  8. Greg Lewis (State Rep. of KS)

  9. Henri Richard

  10. Howard Sattler

  11. Jean-Louis Trintignant

  12. John Lewis

  13. Joseph Hannesschlager

  14. Lee Kerslake

  15. Matt Loede

  16. Mike Miller (Maryland senate)

  17. Prince Philip

  18. Ruth Morrissey (activist)

  19. Stan Bowles

  20. Steve Blackmore

  21. Susan Bayh

  22. Terry Jones

  23. Tom Belso

  24. Tony Pena (football)

  25. Yoo Sang-Chul

 

Subs Karen Lewis, Prunella Scales, Anastosia Zaravutnoik.

 

  • JiromeonKimura

 

  1. Alcee Hastings

  2. Alex Trebek (WILDCARD)

  3. Bernard Tapie

  4. Bob Gibson

  5. Boris Klyuyev

  6. Brett Sinclair (brother of Sherrie Hewson)

  7. Chitetsu Watanabe

  8. David Gulpilil

  9. Derek Aucoin

  10. Frankie Banali

  11. Gavin Robertson

  12. Genesis P-Orridge

  13. Joseph Hannesschlager

  14. Judy Dyble

  15. Lars Hogh

  16. Lee Noble

  17. Lone Dybkjaer

  18. Michel Gauthier

  19. Rep John Lewis

  20. Rod Nordland

  21. Scott Dureau

  22. Steve Blackmore

  23. Tabare Vazquez

  24. Tom Smith

  25. Yoo Sang-chul

 

Subs: Lee Kerslake,. Ed Genson

 

Wormfarmer

 

  1. Bill Freehan 

  2. Bob Dole

  3. Boris Pahor

  4. Daniel Arap Moi

  5. David Gulpilil

  6. David Stern (Jan 1) [0 points]

  7. Dilip Kumar

  8. Frankie Banali

  9. Genesis P-orridge

  10. George Alagiah 

  11. James Randi

  12. Jean Louis Trintignant

  13. Jimmy Carter

  14. Jjohn Cruickshank

  15. Karen Lewis 

  16. Kirk Douglas 

  17. Lee Kerslake

  18. Leslie Phillips

  19. Majek Fashek 

  20. Norman Lloyd

  21. Olivia Newton-John (WILDCARD)

  22. Renee Simonot

  23. Ruthie Thompson

  24. Susan Bayh

  25. William Frankland

 

Subs: Bob Barker, Kane Tanaka, Matt Millen

 

  • RadGuy (formerly known as Phantom of the Midway)

 

  1. Alcee Hastings

  2. Alex Trebek

  3. Bernadette Chirac

  4. Bernard Tapie

  5. Bob Barker

  6. Bob Dole

  7. Chris Latchem (Radio 5 presenter)

  8. Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot drummer)

  9. Greg Gilbert

  10. Jimmy Carter

  11. John Andretti (WILDCARD)

  12. Karen Lewis (Chicago labor leader)

  13. Lars Hogh (Danish footballer)

  14. Lee Kerslake

  15. Michael Robinson (footballer and presenter)

  16. Mikhail Gorbachev

  17. Nanci Ryder (Hollywood publicist)

  18. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  19. Sam Lloyd

  20. Samu Anoa'i

  21. Susan Bayh (former Indiana first lady)

  22. Terry Jones

  23. Tom Long (Aussie actor)

  24. Tom Smith (rugby)

  25. Willie Nelson

 

Subs: Dominic Matteo, Stirling Moss, Jill Gascoigne

 

  • Gcreptile

 

  1. Alcee Hastings

  2. Alex Trebek

  3. Alexander Peskov (Russian comedian)

  4. Andrew McDonald (former chair of SCOPE)

  5. Bob Gibson (baseball)

  6. Bob Joers (Middleton Athletic director)

  7. Chris Baggoley (former Australian chief medical officer)

  8. Danny Oosthuizen (South Africa journalist)

  9. Don Asmussen (comics)

  10. Frankie Banali

  11. Gianluca Vialli

  12. Jhon Jairo Velasquez (killer)

  13. Karen Simpson (former Royal Bury theatre director)

  14. Lars Hogh (danish football player)

  15. Lee Kerslake

  16. Mama Bruschetta (Italian comedian)

  17. Mary Fairhurst (US judge)

  18. Mikhail Gorbachev

  19. Miroslava Duma (Russian influencer)

  20. Pat Smullen

  21. Peter Bonetti

  22. Peter Schjeldahl (joker)

  23. Ricardo Valero (former Mexico ambassador)

  24. Todd Portune (US politician)

  25. Yoo Sang-Chul

 

Subs: Pawel Krolowski (Polish actor)

 

  • the engineer

 

  1. Alex Trebek(WILDCARD)

  2. Arnold Spielberg

  3. Barry Du Bois

  4. Bob Dole

  5. Chris Doleman 

  6. Clive Barker (author)

  7. Deborah James

  8. Dennis Goldberg

  9. George Alagiah

  10. Jean Louis Trintignant

  11. Jill Gascoigne

  12. John Andretti

  13. Kane tanaka

  14. Kirk Douglas

  15. Larry King 

  16. Lee Kerslake

  17. Nobby Stiles

  18. Olivia de Havilland

  19. Prince Philip

  20. Roberta Mccain

  21. Roger Scruton

  22. Ruthie Thompson

  23. Shane Macgowan

  24. Steve Gleason

  25. Tim Bilton

 

Subs Norma Lloyd, Betty White, Vera Lynn, Eva Marie Saint,

 

  • Whoaml

 

  1. Betty White

  2. Bob Dole

  3. David Attenborough

  4. Desmond Morris

  5. Emperor Akihito

  6. Ethel Skakel Kennedy

  7. George Shultz

  8. Glynis Johns

  9. Jean Kennedy Smith

  10. John Andretti

  11. John Lysak

  12. Joyce Randolph

  13. Katherine Johnson

  14. Kirk Douglas

  15. Marge Champion

  16. Mel Brooks

  17. Norman Lloyd

  18. Olivia De Havilland

  19. Olivia Newton-John

  20. Olympia Dukakis

  21. Prince Phillip

  22. Ray Lawler

  23. Rosalynn Carter

  24. Terry Jones

  25. Tinto Brass

 

Subs: Chuck Yeager, Pele, Nichele Nichols, Illie Nastase, Alexei Navalny

 

 

  • Great Uncle Bulgaria

 

  1. Alex Trebek

  2. Anne Buydens Douglas (WILDCARD)

  3. Barry Briggs (4 x world speedway champion)

  4. Benard Cribbins

  5. Colin Thackery (BGT winner)

  6. Cynthia Morey (author, former principal with D'Oyly Carte Opera)

  7. Daniel Arap-Moi

  8. David Attenborough

  9. George McGavin (BBC)

  10. J-L Trintignant

  11. Jim Dale (Carry On actor)

  12. Kirk Douglas

  13. Larry King

  14. Murray Walker

  15. Olivia Newton-John

  16. Pete Murray (DJ)

  17. Petula Clark

  18. Richard Bonynge (opera conductor, widower of Joan Sutherland)

  19. Roberta McCain

  20. Rosalynn Carter

  21. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  22. Stirling Moss

  23. Teresa Berganza (Spanish Opera singer)

  24. Tom Smith (rugby)

  25. Vera Lynn

Subs: Barbara Walters, Beverley Cleary, Olivia de Haviland, Jimmy Carter, Stanley Baxter

 

  • Drol

 

  1. Ady Barkan

  2. Alex Trebek (WILDCARD)

  3. Bob Gibson (Baseball HoFer)

  4. Daniel arap Moi

  5. David Gulpilil

  6. David Hagen

  7. Denis Goldberg

  8. Dilip Kumar

  9. Doddie Weir

  10. Genesis P-Orridge

  11. Gianluca Vialli

  12. John Andretti

  13. Kerri Parker

  14. Lee Kerslake

  15. Luton Shelton

  16. Majek Fashek

  17. O.J. Brigance

  18. Pat Smullen

  19. Qaboos of Oman

  20. Roger Scruton

  21. Samu

  22. Shin Kyuk-ho

  23. Sinisa Mihajlovic

  24. Sumner Redstone

  25. Tom Smith (rugby player)

 

Subs: Bill Freehan, Nobby Stiles

 

  • Predictor

 

  1. Arif Sag (Turkish musician & politician)

  2. Barry Lategan (South African photographer)

  3. Ben Cooper (American actor)

  4. Cadaveria (Italian musician)

  5. Carlos Venna (Argentine politician)

  6. Charlie Manuel (American baseball coach)

  7. Donnie Sutherland (Australian media personality)

  8. Francisco Jose Cox (Chilean bishop)

  9. Gareth O'Callaghan (Irish media personality)

  10. George Keiser (American politician)

  11. Hideki Hosaka (Japanese wrestler)

  12. Hobie Billingsley (American diver)

  13. Jan Tinetti (New Zealandic politician)

  14. Jim Carr (Canadian politician)

  15. Joey Image (American drummer)

  16. Kelly Davis (American journalist)

  17. Kevin Thompson (American karate champ)

  18. Martin Drennan (Irish bishop)

  19. Paulo Maluf (Brazilian politician)

  20. Peter Schedjal (American art critic)

  21. Pio Tikuaduoduo (Fijian politician)

  22. Shirley Abrahamson (American judge)

  23. Slim Andrews (American country singer)

  24. Sornphet Sornsuphan (Thai musician)

  25. Takako Okamura (Japanese singer) (wildcard)

 

Sub: Dave Gettleman , Francois Rebsamen, Daisy Loongkoonan

 

  • Grim Up North

 

  1. Alex Trebek 

  2. Bernard Tapie 

  3. Chris Doleman 

  4. David Gulpilil 

  5. David Hagen

  6. Denis Goldberg 

  7. Ernie Moss 

  8. Frankie Banali 

  9. Genesis P-Orridge 

  10. George Alagiah 

  11. Greg Gilbert 

  12. Howard Finkel 

  13. Jimmy Carter

  14. John Andretti 

  15. Judy Dyble 

  16. Kirk Douglas

  17. Lee Kerslake 

  18. Liz Clarke-Saul 

  19. Nobby Stiles 

  20. Pat Smullen 

  21. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  22. Sinisa Mihailovic 

  23. Stirling Moss

  24. Tom Smith   (rugby) (WILDCARD)

  25. Vera Lynn

 

Subs: Jean Louis Trintigant, Sacheen Littlefeather, Barry Du Bois

 

  • Etushispushingupdaises

 

  1. Alex Trebek (WILDCARD)

  2. Anastasia Zavorotniuk (Russian soap actress who may have brain cancer)

  3. Armen Dzhigarkhanian (Frail 84-year-old Russian actor)

  4. Bill Turnbull

  5. Bob Gibson

  6. Brandon Sorensen (An Iowan wrestler with leukemia)

  7. Cullan Brown (A Kentucky golfer with bone cancer)

  8. Daniel Arap-Moi

  9. Doddie Weir

  10. Frankie Banali

  11. Genesis P-Orridge

  12. George Alagiah

  13. Gianluca Vialli

  14. Jay Allen. (Detroit Tigers announcer with bile duct cancer)

  15. Jimmy Carter

  16. John Andretti

  17. Kirk Douglas 

  18. Lee Kerslake

  19. Michael York.

  20. Pat Smullen

  21. Roger Scruton

  22. Tabare Vazquez

  23. Terry Jones

  24. Tom Smith (the rugby player)

  25. Vasily Kulkov (Russian footballer with esophageal cancer)

 

Subs: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Alcee Hastings, Margarita Terekhova, , Vera Lynn, Olivia Newton John

 

  • Sean

 

  1. Alex Trebek

  2. Dave Serella

  3. Douglas Hurd

  4. Eva Marie Saint

  5. Everton Weekes

  6. Gerd Muller

  7. Javier Perez de Cuellar

  8. Jimmy Carter (WILDCARD)

  9. John Hume 

  10. John Lewis

  11. June Brown

  12. June Spencer

  13. Kirk Douglas

  14. Leon Spinks

  15. Leslie Phillips

  16. Nicholas Parsons

  17. Olivia de Havilland

  18. Olivia de Havilland

  19. Prince Philip

  20. Prunella Scales

  21. Rosalyn Carter

  22. Roy Hattersley

  23. Terry Jones

  24. Trevor Peacock

  25. Vera Lynn

 

Subs: Shirley Williams, Noam Chomsky, Robert Fyfe

 

  • FixedBusiness

 

  1. Alec Baldwin

  2. Alex Trebek

  3. Bill Turnbull

  4. Daniel arap Moi

  5. Dick Cheney

  6. Donald Trump

  7. Genesis P Orridge

  8. George Alagiah

  9. Gerd Muller

  10. Henry Kissinger

  11. Jason Becker

  12. Kirk Douglas

  13. Lee Kerslake

  14. Leslie Phillips

  15. Mel Gibson

  16. Nobby Stiles

  17. Norm MacDonald

  18. Prince Philip DoE

  19. Ray Kennedy (WILDCARD)

  20. Rosalynn Carter

  21. Sean Connery

  22. Shane MacGowan

  23. Sinead O Connor

  24. Tom Smith (rugby player with cancer)

  25. Tomasz Schafernaker

 

Subs: Warren Buffet, Alan Greenspan, Billy Idol, Betty White, Ozzy Osbourne

 

  • John Key

 

  1. Alex Trebek (WILDCARD)

  2. Anastasia Zavorotnyuk

  3. Bill Turnbull

  4. Bob Gibson

  5. Chris Doleman

  6. David Gulpilil

  7. Desmond Tutu

  8. Frankie Banali

  9. Ged Stokes

  10. Genesis B. P-Orridge

  11. George Alagiah

  12. Henry Gray

  13. John Andretti

  14. Joni Mitchell

  15. Kirk Douglas

  16. Lee Kerslake

  17. Leon Spinks

  18. Morrissey

  19. Prince Philip

  20. Qaboos bin Said Al Said

  21. Roberta McCain

  22. Ruth Gader Ginsburg

  23. Sam Lloyd

  24. Tom Smith

  25. Yoo Sang-chul

 

Subs: Bob Dole, Chris Kirubi, Vera Lynn, Michael Gorbachev, Olivia de Haviland

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Here's my pool:

 

CURRENT SCORE: 1167 pts

 

1) Ruthie Tompson
2) Kirk Douglas (2/5/20)
3) Bob Dole
4) Javier Perez de Cuellar (3/4/20)
5) Bob Barker
6) Henry Kissinger
7) Roberta McCain (10/12/20)
8) Alex Trebek (11/8/20)
9) Christopher Tolkien (1/15/20)
10) Jimmy Carter
11) Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
12) Ed Asner
13) Barbara Walters
14) George Alagiah
15) Lata Mangeshkar
16) Nicholas Parsons (1/28/20)
17) James L. Buckley
18) Larry King
19) Rosalynn Carter
20) Katherine Jackson
21) Betty White
22) Ruth Bader Ginsburg (9/18/20)
23) Vera Lynn (6/18/20)
24) Larry Storch
25) Chuck Yeager (JOKER)

 

SUBS:

A- Norman Lloyd
B- Katherine Johnson (2/24/20)
C- Glynis Johns
D- Beverly Cleary
E- Olivia de Havilland (7/25/20)

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So just a clarification, is family of the famous acceptable? (Like Angie Douthit before she died)

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3 hours ago, JiroemonKimura said:

So just a clarification, is family of the famous acceptable? (Like Angie Douthit before she died)

 

Yes. On the condition they're genuinely notable for being that person's family member not for being that person's ill family member. 

 

i.e James Church fine.... / Angie Douthit fine.....

 

Submitting Boris Johnson's fifteen cousin twice removed's great aunty's uncle who has terminal cancer may get a less warm reception. 

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1. Alex Trebek (Joker)

2. Kirk Douglas 

3. Michael York.

4. Terry Jones

5. Roger Scruton

6. Frankie Banali

7. George Alagiah

8. Bill Turnbull

9. John Andretti

10. Dominic Matteo 

11. Pat Smullen

12. Tom Smith (the rugby player)

13. Tabare Vazquez

14. Genesis P-Orridge

15. Lee Kerslake

16. Gianluca Vialli

17. Bob Gibson

18. Jimmy Carter

19. Dave Mustaine

20. Margarita Terekhova

21. Doddie Weir

22. Daniel Arap-Moi

23. Vasily Kulkov (Russian footballer with esophageal cancer)

24. Anastasia Zavorotniuk (Russian soap actress who may have brain cancer)

25. Armen Dzhigarkhanian (Frail 84-year-old Russian actor)

Subs:

1. Ruth Bader Ginsberg

2. Alcee Hastings

3. Vera Lynn

4. Olivia Newton-John.

Edited by Etushispushingupdaisies
Picks aren't famous enough.
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On 12/12/2019 at 18:17, Etushispushingupdaisies said:

10. Cullan Brown (A Kentucky golfer with bone cancer)

 

 

Seen as your teams public......

 

If anyone's wondering how dubiously borderline famous you can go and still scrape over the FFBI filter outlined in the OP I refer you to the above. Barrel scraping  of the highest order there Etush.....

 

1. Are they notable for anything outside of illness at least locally*? Acceptable (usually involves finding articles on them)

Yes for being a university golfer within the locality of Kentucky.....

 

Jesus fucking christ.....

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Hi Deathers. Decided to go with a public team this time, which mean all of these names are common knowledge names. I’ve also carried over every single one of my survivors from 2019, as I still think all of them has there use here. B)

 

  1. Terry Jones (joker) 

  2. Daniel Arap Moi

  3. Bob Barker 

  4. Pope Benedict 

  5. Jimmy Carter 

  6. Tommy Devito

  7. Kirk Douglas 

  8. Bob Fass

  9. Jill Gascoine 

  10. Mikhail Gorbachev 

  11. Alan Greenspan 

  12. Lee Kerslake 

  13. Norman Lloyd

  14. Vera Lynn 

  15. Robert McCain 

  16. Stirling Moss

  17. Willie Nelson 

  18. Genesis P-orridge

  19. Little Richard 

  20. Roger Scruton

  21. Nobby Stiles 

  22. Kane Tanaka

  23. Alex Trebek 

  24. Jean Louis Trintignant 

  25. Chitetsu Watanabe 

 

Subs

  1. John Andretti

  2. Larry King

  3. John Hume 

  4. Everton Weekes

  5. Javier Perez de Cuellar 

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First-time entrant here. I thought, rather than put any effort into my team whatsoever, I'd use the 25 names I'm carrying from my shadow list and see how the fuckers do. Subs are 3 random names knocking about at the moment.

 

  1. Javier Perez de Cuéllar (WILDCARD)
  2. Kirk Douglas
  3. Anne Buydens
  4. Olivia de Havilland
  5. Terry Jones
  6. Bill Turnbull
  7. George Alagiah
  8. Jean-Louis Trintignant
  9. Lee Kerslake
  10. Katherine Jackson
  11. Leslie Phillips
  12. Prince Philip
  13. Jimmy Carter
  14. Mikhail Gorbachev
  15. Murray Walker
  16. Nobby Stiles
  17. Stirling Moss
  18. Pope Benedict XVI
  19. Little Richard
  20. Henry Kissinger
  21. Prunella Scales
  22. Trevor Peacock
  23. Valery Giscard d’Estaing
  24. Nicholas Parsons
  25. Vera Lynn

SUB1) Alex Trebek

SUB2) Daniel Arap Moi

SUB3) Bob Dole

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  1. Death row prisoners only score if they die of other causes, those still on trial will still score points if sentenced to execution after 0000 on January 1st.

 

Gentle reminder of this rule before everyone adds Pervez Mushkaraf to their teams. 

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PM'ed you my team over Kinnock . 

 

Good luck to everyone .

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Here's a team for 2020 - not exactly exciting names so no need to PM them. 24 big names and the fucker Tobin.

 

1.      William Frankland

2.      Olivia de Havilland

3.      Kirk Douglas

4.      Beverly Cleary

5.      Ronald Atkins

6.      Vera Lynn

7.      Earl Cameron

8.      Nehemiah Persoff

9.      James Lovelock

10.   Clarissa Eden

11.   Arnold Yarrow

12.   Prince Philip

13.   Aaron Beck

14.   Henry Kissinger

15.   Bob Dole

16.   Murray Walker

17.   Bob Barker

18.   Chuck Yeager

19.   Elizabeth Sellars

20.   Nicholas Parsons

21.   Freeman Dyson

22.   Sumner Redstone

23.   Peregrine Worsthorne

24.   Leslie Philips

25.   Peter Tobin

Subs

1.      Eva Marie Saint

2.      Jimmy Carter

3.      William Russell

4.      Christopher Tolkein

5.      Kenneth Kaunda

 

Good luck as ever. :)

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1. Alex Trebek (WILDCARD)

2. David Gulpilil

3. Prince Philip

4. Javier Perez de Cuellar

5. Frankie Banali

6. Lee Kerslake

7. Eva Marie Saint

8. Everton Weekes

9. George Alagiah

10. Kirk Douglas

11. Jean-Louis Trintignant

12. Isabel Peron

13. Giorgio Napolitano

14. Daniel Arap Moi

15. Terry Jones

16. Bernard Tapie

17. Olivia de Havilland

18. John Andretti

19. Sam Lloyd

20. Tabaré Vázquez

21. Chris Doleman

22. Genesis P-Orridge

23. Anastasia Zavorotnyuk

24. Jimmy Carter

25. Nobby Stiles

 

Subs:

1. Dick Van Dyke

2. Valery Giscard D'Estaing

3.Olivia Newton-John

4. Hosni Mubarak

5. Bill Turnbull

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I had thought I had submitted my team. It is on my work laptop. Damn will try and get it fired up before New Year. 

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My team:

1. Alex Trebek

2. Harry Reid

3. Jimmy Carter

4. June Spencer

5. Prince Phillip

6. Frankie Banali

7. Daniel arap Moi

8. Ruth Thompson

9. Mark Gastineau

10. Roger Scruton

11. George Alagiah

12. William Frankland

13. Lee Kerslake

14. John Andretti

15. Bob Gibson

16. Barry Du Bois

17. Yoo Sang-chul

18. Norman Gear

19. Nobby Stiles

20. Jean-Louis Trintignant

21. Willie Nelson

22. Kirk Douglas

23. Vera Lynn

24. Olivia de Havilland

25. Bob Dole

Subs:

1. Norman Lloyd

2. Rosalynn Carter

3. Ian Holm

4. Peter Tobin

5. David Gulpilil

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1Dilip Kumar

2Everton Weekes 

3Genesis P-Orridge 
4Grace Chang 

5Grace Slick 
6Hau Pei-Tsen 
7Imelda Marcos 
8Jordan Peterson 

9Kane Tanaka 
10Kim Yong-nam 
11Lata Mangeshkar 
12Manolis Glezos 
13Miiko Taka 
14Mikhail Gorbachev 
15Prince Phillip 
16Robert Kuok 
17Stanley Ho(joker) 
18Susan Bayh 

19Tim Pool(Bald youtube political commentator) 

20Vera Lynn
21Vishwesha Teertha 
22Yang Hyong-sop

23Yoo Sang-chul

24James Hong

25 Demi Lovato

backup

pope benedict

pope francis

donald trump

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  1. Alex Trebek (JOKER)
  2. Barbara Walters
  3. Beverly Cleary
  4. Bob Dole
  5. David Gulpilil
  6. Diana Serra Cary
  7. Frankie Banali
  8. Genesis P-Orridge
  9. George Alagiah
  10. Harry Reid
  11. Hugh Downs
  12. Jean-Louis Trintignant
  13. Jimmy Carter
  14. Kirk Douglas
  15. Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  16. Marsha Hunt, actor b. 1917
  17. Nobby Stiles
  18. Norman Lloyd
  19. Olivia de Havilland
  20. Olivia Newton-John
  21. Roger Angell
  22. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  23. Susan Bayh
  24. Vera Lynn
  25. Willie Nelson

 

Points: 1000

 

Five Substitutes:

Bob Gibson, MLB pitcher
Aaron Carter
Howie Meeker
Ray Anthony

Charlie Munger

 

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I keep forgetting this thing has jokers (even though I do actually read the rules and once had a 4 point joker in the Hares...) but luckily the age old thing is to make the wild card number 1 on the list, so good luck to Billy Frankland.

 

I did once forget to put a joker on a DDP team, which is how BBC radio host Colin Bloomfield became my DDP Joker in 2015 - TMIB just picking the first person on the list. Dozy, dozy msc blames the Christmas period...

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31 minutes ago, msc said:

I keep forgetting this thing has jokers (even though I do actually read the rules and once had a 4 point joker in the Hares...) but luckily the age old thing is to make the wild card number 1 on the list, so good luck to Billy Frankland.

 

I did once forget to put a joker on a DDP team, which is how BBC radio host Colin Bloomfield became my DDP Joker in 2015 - TMIB just picking the first person on the list. Dozy, dozy msc blames the Christmas period...

 

At the risk of making more work for myself - a quick reminder of rule 7, whilst Bill Frankland is your automatic wildcard your permitted to change that  or anyone on your team (as is anyone) up until 31st December.

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1 minute ago, Kinnock said:

 

At the risk of making more work for myself - a quick reminder of rule 7, whilst Bill Frankland is your automatic wildcard your permitted to change that  or anyone on your team (as is anyone) up until 31st December.

 

Thanks, but genuinely the last thing I want to do is incur extra work on a pool runner so I'm happy to stick with Frankland.

 

There's going to be scenes when he dies on 31st December 2020...:D

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5 minutes ago, msc said:

  

Thanks, but genuinely the last thing I want to do is incur extra work on a pool runner so I'm happy to stick with Frankland.

 

There's going to be scenes when he dies on 31st December 2020...:D

 

Especially when he's your 25th pick to die and activates the bonus :lol:

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John Andretti (wildcard)

Jean louis trintigant 

Prince Philp 

Walter Bernenstein

Sidney poitier

Joanne Woodward

Prunella Scales

Kirk Douglas

Olvia De Haviland

James Earl Jones

Little Richard

Ian Holmes 

Roger Scruton

Terry Jones 

John Holme 

Jimmy Heath 

Genesis P orridge 

Don Murray 

Isabel Peron 

Daniel Arap Moi 

Luis Echeverría

Bob Dole

Larry King 

David Dinkins

Lee Grant

 

 

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1 hour ago, Joepesci said:

John Andretti (wildcard)

Jean louis trintigant 

Prince Philp 

Walter Bernenstein

Sidney poitier

Joanne Woodward

Prunella Scales

Kirk Douglas

Olvia De Haviland

James Earl Jones

Little Richard

Ian Holmes 

Roger Scruton

Terry Jones 

John Holme 

Jimmy Heath 

Genesis P orridge 

Don Murray 

Isabel Peron 

Daniel Arap Moi 

Luis Echeverría

Bob Dole

Larry King 

David Dinkins

Lee Grant

 

 

 

Hi. Welcome to the forums. Welcome to the 

 

Great to have you in, could I trouble you for a couple of subs?

 

Also, who is John Holme? If you mean John Holmes would that be the actor the British diplomat or the British army officer?

 

Cheers.

 

 

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Okay I've FFBI checked the teams that I've been sent so far.

 

If you haven't clarified the person I've genuinely gone for the oldest or the illest person with that name, but in most instances people seem to have been good at clarification where needed.

 

All the times submitting so far have passed the FFBI line, even if some have crawled dignity and shamefully over the line with one finger. :P

 

This means we have 16 valid starters to the race next year.  If your name is not in the early entrants list and you think it should be PM your team as I haven't got it.....

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Another round of my casual and geriatric-heavy team a-go:

  1. Earl Cameron

  2. Pearl Carr

  3. Diana Serra Cary

  4. Robert Clary

  5. Beverly Cleary

  6. Clarissa Eden

  7. Lawrence Ferlinghetti

  8. William Frankland

  9. Mad Mike Hoare

  10. John Hume

  11. Norman Lloyd

  12. Roberta McCain

  13. Stirling Moss

  14. Javier Perez de Cuellar

  15. Nehemiah Persoff

  16. Leslie Phillips

  17. Sumner Redstone

  18. Art Rupe

  19. Ian St. John

  20. Kane Tanaka

  21. Ruthie Tompson

  22. Alex Trebek (WILDCARD)

  23. Harrison Ruffin Tyler (surviving grandchild of John Tyler)

  24. Lyon Gardiner Tyler,  Jr. (surviving grandchild of John Tyler)

  25. Joe Vento

SUBS: Daniel arap Moi, Bob Barker

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