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INVERSE DEAD POOL 2020

 

Another new year arrives, and with that comes another round of reckoning the lingering prowess of the DDP's most popular selections. Of the 16 expiries throughout 2019, drol only selected 3 and notched his second win in the process.

 

Rules

  • From the list of the 50 most popular DDP picks of 2020, pick a team of 25 names who you think will survive the year.
  • Rank your list in order of least likely to die to most likely to die.
  • Post your team in this thread.
  • If someone dies and they are listed on your team, then you will receive points according to their position. If your #1 pick dies you'll receive 25 points, whilst if your #25 pick dies you'll receive 1 point. If someone dies and they are not on your list, then you receive no points.
  • In case one of the names available for entry dies before the submission deadline, you are allowed to have one sub. The sub can be anyone from the top 50 or the 51st most popular name, who will be revealed alongside the top 50. The 51st name can not be part of the original 25 if no one dies. In the case of one of your original team dying pre-deadline, the sub goes into 25th place by default, but if the sub was previously the 51st, you are allowed to change the position of the new pick. If the above scenario happens, you are also allowed to name a new sub and I will reveal the 52nd most popular name.
  • Whoever has the lowest score at the end of the year is the winner. If two or more teams are tied at the end of the year, the tie will first be decided by who has less hits. If they have an equal amount of hits, then whoever among the teams died latest in the year, and thus came closest to being a correct prediction, will decide the winner. If said name was on multiple teams in the tie, whoever had said name lowest will win. If multiple teams had said name in the same position, the second most recently-deceased name will be referred to, and so on, until a winner is found. If, by some alignment of the stars, the tie is of either no hits or of all of the exact same hits in the exact same positions, all teams in the tie share victory.

 

Credit to Toast for inadvertently coming up with a peach of a topic description, and of course, credit to Spade for creating this wonderful game. Credit to Dead Cow for his job as previous host, laying the framework for the Inverse Dead Pool's OP, and the idea for a "dies during entry period" rule. Credit to machotrouts for the suggestion of the latest hits factoring into tiebreakers.

 

 

Previous Winners

 

2019 - drol

 

2018 - machotrouts

 

2017 - drol

 

2016 - Pedro67

 

2015 - Death Impends

 

2014 - Bibliogryphon

 

2013 - N/A

 

2012 - Esturian Float

 

2011 - Garn2

 

 

Top 50

 

George Alagiah

John Andretti

Frankie Banali

Bob Barker

Susan Bayh

Pope Benedict XVI

June Brown

Jimmy Carter

Billy Connolly

Olivia de Havilland

Bob Dole

Chris Doleman

Kirk Douglas

Queen Elizabeth II

Paul Gascoigne

Jill Gascoine

Greg Gilbert

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Mikhail Gorbachev

Jimmy Greaves

David Gulpilil

Rolf Harris

Terry Jones

Lee Kerslake

Henry Kissinger

Angela Lansbury

John Lewis

Vera Lynn

Stirling Moss

Olivia Newton-John

Linda Nolan

Genesis P-Orridge

Prince Philip

Leslie Phillips

Little Richard

Michael Robinson

Yoo Sang-Chul

Prunella Scales

Tom Smith

Pat Smullen

Leon Spinks

Nobby Stiles

Alex Trebek

Jean-Louis Trintignant

Bill Turnbull

Dick Van Dyke

Gianluca Vialli

Doddie Weir

Betty White

Barbara Windsor

 

#51

 

Sam Lloyd

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Confirming I now have the fifty names courtesy of Reptile/msc and have compiled my own team. Shall be revealed in full whenever I get the OK.

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msc has given his blessing, and we are officially open! You have till 23:59 GMT on January 19th to get a team in.

 

As for your host's entry...

 

  1. Paul Gascoigne
  2. Linda Nolan
  3. Bill Turnbull
  4. Olivia Newton-John
  5. Dick Van Dyke
  6. Queen Elizabeth II
  7. Angela Lansbury
  8. Greg Gilbert
  9. Barbara Windsor
  10. Betty White
  11. Billy Connolly
  12. Doddie Weir
  13. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  14. George Alagiah
  15. Leon Spinks
  16. Lee Kerslake
  17. June Brown
  18. Pope Benedict XVI
  19. Olivia de Havilland
  20. Jimmy Greaves
  21. Little Richard
  22. Mikhail Gorbachev
  23. Michael Robinson
  24. Bob Barker
  25. Bob Dole

 

SUB: Sam Lloyd

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Here comes failure #4...

 

1. Paul Gascoigne 

2. Linda Nolan 

3. Olivia Newton-John 

4.  Bill Turnbull

5. Billy Connolly 

6. George Alagiah 

7. Leon Spinks 

8. Dick van Dyke 

9. Barbara Windsor

10. Doddie Weir

11. Rolf Harris

12. Michael Robinson

13. Angela Lansbury

14. Ruth Bader Ginsburg 

15. Greg Gilbert

16. Henry Kissinger

17. Queen Elizabeth 2

18. Bob Barker 

19. June Brown

20. Betty White

21. Lee Kerslake 

22. Pope Benedict 

23. Olivia de Havilland

24. Jean Louis Trintignant 

25. Prunella Scales 

Sub: Sam Lloyd

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1.     Frankie Banali

2.     Jimmy Carter

3.     Olivia de Havilland

4.     Bob Dole

5.     Chris Doleman

6.     Kirk Douglas

7.     Ruth Bader Ginsburg

8.     Jimmy Greaves

9.     David Gulpilil

10.  Henry Kissinger

11.  Angela Lansbury

12.  Vera Lynn

13.  Stirling Moss

14.  Genesis P-Orridge

15.  Prince Philip

16.  Leslie Phillips

17.  Yoo Sang-Chul

18.  Prunella Scales

19.  Tom Smith

20.  Leon Spinks

21.  Nobby Stiles

22.  Alex Trebek

23.  Jean-Louis Trintignant

24.  Dick Van Dyke

25.  Gianluca Vialli

 

sub - Pope Benny.

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Well, I'm probably going to regret not sleeping on this. Here's the YoungWillz selection:

 

01. Paul Gascoigne

02. George Alagiah

03. Bill Turnbull

04. Doddie Weir

05. Billy Connolly

06. Barbara Windsor

07. Stirling Moss

08. June Brown

09. Prunella Scales

10. Queen Elizabeth II

11. Jill Gascoine

12. Rolf Harris

13. Henry Kissinger

14. Little Richard

15. Angela Lansbury

16. Pope Benedict XVI

17. Bob Dole

18. Dick Van Dyke

19. Olivia de Havilland

20. Mikhail Gorbachev

21. Betty White

22. Bob Barker

23. Jimmy Carter

24. Leslie Phillips

25. Nobby Stiles

 

Sub: Greg Gilbert

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Wow, this was hard...
 

1. Paul Gascoigne

2. Queen Elizabeth II

3. Rolf Harris

4. Jean-Louis Trintignant

5. Dick van Dyke

6. Betty White

7. June Brown

8. Angela Lansbury

9. Bill Turnbull

10. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

11. Olivia de Havilland :rip: 25th of July, 15 points

12. Doddie Weir

13. Billy Connolly

14. Leslie Phillips

15. Stirling Moss :rip: 12th of April, 11 points

16. Little Richard :rip: 9th of May, 10 points

17. Barbara Windsor

18. Pat Smullen

19. Jimmy Greaves

20. Jill Gascoine :rip: 28th of April, 6 points

21. Bob Barker

22. Linda Nolan

23. Bob Dole

24. Lee Kerslake

25. Gianluca Vialli

Sub: Olivia Newton-John

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Here goes. Good luck everyone 

 

1. Doddie Weir

2. Linda Nolan

3. Barbara Windsor

4. Dick van Dyke

5. Prunella Scales

6. Paul Gascoigne

7. Billy Connolly

8. Queen Elizabeth 

9. Rolf Harris

10. Terry Jones

11. Leon Spinks

12. Michael Robinson

13. Olivia Newton John 

14. Ruth Bader Ginsburg 

15. Bill Turnbull

16. Jill Gascoigne

17. Jimmy Greaves

18. Betty White

19. Angela Lansbury

20. Henry Kissinger 

21. Pope Benedict 

22. Bob Barker 

23. Bill Turnbull 

24. Little Richard

25. Leslie Phillips 

Sub Mikhail Gorbachev 

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You put in Bill Turnbull twice, Skinny, so I will scratch off the second Turnbull and bump your sub Gorbachev to 25th

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2 minutes ago, Death Impends said:

You put in Bill Turnbull twice, Skinny, so I will scratch off the second Turnbull and bump your sub Gorbachev to 25th

Dang it, thanks. New sub- Olivia de Havilland.

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  1. Dick Van Dyke
  2. Olivia Newton-John
  3. Bill Turnbull
  4. Paul Gascoigne
  5. Billy Connolly
  6. Queen Elizabeth II
  7. Betty White
  8. June Brown
  9. Prunella Scales
  10. Olivia de Havilland
  11. Little Richard
  12. Jimmy Greaves
  13. Angela Lansbury
  14. Rolf Harris
  15. Barbara Windsor
  16. Doddie Weir
  17. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  18. Henry Kissinger
  19. Jean-Louis Trintignant
  20. Stirling Moss
  21. Mikhail Gorbachev
  22. Bob Dole
  23. Linda Nolan
  24. Benedict XVI
  25. Jimmy Carter

Sub: Alex Trebek

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1. Olivia Newton-John

2. Dick Van Dyke

3. Bill Turnbull

4. Lee Kerslake

5. Billy Connolly

6. Olivia de Havilland

7. Angela Lansbury

8. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

9. Linda Nolan

10. Vera Lynn

11. Kirk Douglas

12. Barbara Windsor

13. Jimmy Carter

14. Little Richard

15. Stirling Moss

16. Bob Dole

17. Mikhail Gorbachev

18. Pope Benedict XVI

19. Alex Trebek

20. Pat Smullen

21. Prunella Scales

22. Rolf Harris

23. Leon Spinks

24. Susan Bayh

25. Bob Barker

 

Sub: Michael Robinson

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1. Paul Gascoigne

2. Queen Elizabeth

3. Barbara Windsor

4. Leon Spinks

5. Linda Nolan

6. Pope Benedict

7. George Alagiah

8. Rolf Harris

9. Terry Jones

10. Billy Connolly

11. Jimmy Carter

12. Bill Turnbull

13. Dick Van Dyke

14. Gianluca Vialli

15. Mikhail Gorbachev

16. Prunella Scales

17. June Brown

18. Jill Gascoine

19. Angela Lansbury

20. Olivia De Havilland

21. Prince Philip

22. Betty White

23, Henry Kissinger

24. Michael Robinson

25. Olivia Newton-John

 

Sub Alex Trebek

 

Thanks for running.

GUB

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  1. Paul Gascoigne
  2. Linda Nolan
  3. Dick Van Dyke
  4. Queen Elizabeth II
  5. Angela Lansbury
  6. Rolf Harris
  7. Greg Gilbert
  8. Jill Gascoine
  9. Olivia Newton-John
  10. Billy Connolly
  11. Betty White
  12. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  13. Mikhail Gorbachev
  14. June Brown
  15. Prunella Scales
  16. Bill Turnbull
  17. Barbara Windsor
  18. Jean-Louis Trintignant
  19. Leon Spinks
  20. George Alagiah
  21. Little Richard
  22. Bob Barker
  23. Alex Trebek
  24. Olivia de Havilland
  25. Henry Kissinger

Sub

 

Lee Kerslake

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Here are Toast's 25 To Stay Alive

(more likely I have condemned some of these poor souls to death)

Still!  it's nice to hope that your selections don't die, for a change.

  1. Linda Nolan

  2. Paul Gascoigne

  3. Doddie Weir

  4. Dick Van Dyke

  5. Barbara Windsor

  6. Pope Benedict XVI

  7. Billy Connolly

  8. Queen Elizabeth II

  9. Rolf Harris

  10. Angela Lansbury

  11. Olivia Newton-John

  12. Little Richard

  13. Bill Turnbull

  14. Greg Gilbert

  15. Henry Kissinger

  16. June Brown

  17. Betty White

  18. John Andretti

  19. Lee Kerslake

  20. David Gulpilil

  21. Prunella Scales

  22. Leon Spinks

  23. John Lewis

  24. Mikhail Gorbachev

  25. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

     

    Sub: Olivia de Havilland

 

 

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1. Queen Elizabeth II

2. Paul Gascoigne

3. Olivia Newton-John

4. Linda Nolan

5. Greg Gilbert

6. Doddie Weir

7. Bill Turnbull

8. Benedict XVI

9. Billy Connolly

10. Dick Van Dyke

11. Prunella Scales

12. Angela Lansbury

13. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

14. Olivia de Havilland

15. Betty White

16. Vera Lynn

17. Rolf Harris

18. June Brown

19. Bob Barker

20. Michael Robinson

21. Stirling Moss

22. Barbara Windsor

23. Pat Smullen

24. Jill Gascoine

25. Prince Philip 

 

Sub: Sam Lloyd

 

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15 minutes ago, The Old Crem said:

When's the deadline.

 

14 hours ago, Death Impends said:

msc has given his blessing, and we are officially open! You have till 23:59 GMT on January 19th to get a team in.

 

:D

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19 minutes ago, Grim Up North said:

 

 

:D

 

He says blessing, it was more like me going "Huh, what OK are you waiting for?" "Yours!" "Oh right, go ahead then?"

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6 minutes ago, msc said:

 

He says blessing, it was more like me going "Huh, what OK are you waiting for?" "Yours!" "Oh right, go ahead then?"

 

Yeah I get it though - really the unveiling of the Drop 40 should be one of the things everyone is waiting for when the 2020 DDP site goes live - it's just a shame we're having to drip feed info out whilst we work through the IT glitches.

 

EDIT: Actually the Drop 40 info is not obvious from the opening post so ignore me.

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4 minutes ago, Grim Up North said:

 

Yeah I get it though - really the unveiling of the Drop 40 should be one of the things everyone is waiting for when the 2020 DDP site goes live - it's just a shame we're having to drip feed info out whilst we work through the IT glitches.

 

At least there's no teasing folk like saying Sultan Qaboos was 2 teams off the Drop 40. That'd just be cruel.

 

TMIB used to do a big reveal on forum of the Drop 40 years and years ago when the website took weeks to load.

 

But hopefully the IT glitches will be nuked before too long!

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Just now, msc said:

At least there's no teasing folk like saying Sultan Qaboos was 2 teams off the Drop 40. That'd just be cruel.

 

:D:D:D

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1) Paul Gascoigne

2) Michael Robinson

3) Doddie Weir

4) Billy Connolly

5) Linda Nolan

6) Queen Elizabeth II

7) Henry Kissinger

8) Mikhail Gorbachev

9) Rolf Harris

10) Betty White

11) Olivia Newton-John

12) June Brown

13) Angela Lansbury

14) Chris Doleman

15) Barbara Windsor

16) Dick van Dyke

17) Leslie Phillips

18) Stirling Moss

19) Bill Turnbull

20) Susan Bayh

21) George Alagiah

22) Pat Smullen

23) Ruth Bader Ginsburg

24) Leon Spinks

25) Prunella Scales

 

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This was one of the few DP's I've attempted that wasn't a total disaster, so I'm going in again to prove that was a fluke.

 

  1. Queen Elizabeth II
  2. Olivia Newton John
  3. Linda Nolan
  4. Billy Connolly
  5. Paul Gascoigne
  6. Dick Van Dyke
  7. Angela Lansbury
  8. Doddie Weir
  9. Barbara Windsor
  10. Rolf Harris
  11. Betty White
  12. Jimmy Greaves
  13. June Brown
  14. Bill Turnbull
  15. Greg Gilbert
  16. Henry Kissinger
  17. Pope Benedict XVI
  18. Michael Robinson
  19. George Alagiah
  20. Mikhail Gorbachev
  21. Jimmy Carter
  22. Kirk Douglas
  23. Olivia de Havilland
  24. Vera Lynn
  25. Prunella Scales

SUB: Sam Lloyd

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