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Offline dubbledee

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O.P. « 2014-Nov-02, 10:03 PM »
Proposal is to take a First Four in the Melbourne Cup.

Using the internationally-acclaimed A-B-C method, we can select 12 horses, group them into A=4, B=4, and C=4, and get 10% for $640.

The $640 is made up of 16 shares of $40 each.  One player can take more than 1 share.

Each share has the opportunity to name their top EIGHT fancies.  We put them into a spreadsheet on a 8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis and the highest-scoring 12 horses will make up our ticket.  The top four will make up the A line, second top four the B line, and third top four the C line.

I will act as Treasurer and will place the bet.

Players will be required to transfer $40 to a nominated bank at first opportunity.

Selected horses should be sent to me by PM - please don't post in this thread until group selections are finalised.



1.  We're selling 16 shares of $40.

2.  Once the 16 players are identified, I'll PM bank details.  Each player agrees to transfer $40 (net of any charges) to the nominated account at first opportunity.  Please clearly identify your transfer with you FORUM NAME.

3.  Each player is asked to nominate EIGHT horses in order of preference from the Cup field.  PLEASE SEND SELECTIONS BY PM.  Selections must be received by 18:00 AEST Mon Nov 3.

4.  Selections will then be ranked on the basis of 8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 points to provide us with the top 12 fancies.  If there is a tie, preference will be given to the lowest saddlecloth number.

6.  I agree to place a 10% First Four bet on NSW TAB using the A-B-C method.  Full details of the bet and proof of placement will be posted on this thread as soon as bet is finalised.

7.  Proceeds of the bet, if any, will be shared equally among the players.

8.  Players agree to accept the decision of myself as treasurer, and accept that losses may occur due to errors, omissions, etc. The players agree to accept such risk.


SHAREHOLDERS
dubbledee
vadim
chuggers
ratsack
Wenona
Spudda
racehorses
Norton
Vintage
Betupbob
Philby42
Gintara
Seal
BasilGirl
Lert
JimsPunting

« Last Edit: 2014-Nov-03, 02:09 PM by dubbledee »

Offline dubbledee

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« 2014-Nov-03, 08:00 AM Reply #1 »
OK, good news is we're full up.

16 players with 1 share each.

Will be in touch with bank details later.

PLEASE PM ME YOUR EIGHT PICKS IN ORDER BY SUNDOWN

Will assemble the ticket as soon as I can and post details on this thread.

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« 2014-Nov-03, 09:18 AM Reply #2 »
is that sundown QLD time or NSW 

  :lol:

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« 2014-Nov-03, 09:23 AM Reply #3 »
Bugger missed out, good luck team  emthup

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« 2014-Nov-03, 09:39 AM Reply #4 »
is that sundown QLD time or NSW 

   :lol:  

I knew there'd be one, and I knew it would be YOU.  :rant:

Sorry, chalks, was a bit late getting mind into gear.  Thanks for your good wishes, though.   emthup

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« 2014-Nov-03, 09:53 AM Reply #5 »
Good luck with it dd and participants.

Im usually the first to jump into these things but after reviewing my committments already made to the Cup  first fours, I reluctantly will sit out  this year.


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« 2014-Nov-03, 09:56 AM Reply #6 »
Thanks, mono.

Understand there's a limit - that's why I don't go to Melbourne Cup Calcuttas any more.   :lol:

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« 2014-Nov-03, 10:11 AM Reply #7 »
Thanks, mono.

Understand there's a limit - that's why I don't go to Melbourne Cup Calcuttas any more.    :lol:  

Yes dd I stay well away from them as well.

Last year after reviewing my Cup day betting I was hell bent on not getting "caught up in the moment" for this years event.
As you know I love the exotics and 60% of my "bank" for cup day went on the Cup ff.

Roll on 2014 and Ive got "caught up in the moment " again.

Hopefully luck plays a better hand to me this year.

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« 2014-Nov-03, 10:22 AM Reply #8 »
There's always next year, mate - we hope.  :sad:   :lol:

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« 2014-Nov-03, 01:17 PM Reply #9 »
11 / 2 / 1 / 21 / 22 / 14 / 4 / 3

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« 2014-Nov-03, 01:28 PM Reply #10 »
I knew READING and COMPREHENSION weren't your strong suits.  :shutup:

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« 2014-Nov-03, 01:41 PM Reply #11 »
PLEASE PM ME YOUR EIGHT PICKS IN ORDER BY SUNDOWN

Well I got it half right.  I like to save my eyesight by reading only every second or third word these days.......

PLEASE ME EIGHT IN ORDER SUNDOWN

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« 2014-Nov-03, 01:41 PM Reply #12 »
Waiting on basil girl, gintara, spudda, Vintage and vadim to PM me their 8 picks.

No hurry guys - sundown is fine.  :bulb:
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« 2014-Nov-03, 01:42 PM Reply #13 »
PLEASE PM ME YOUR EIGHT PICKS IN ORDER BY SUNDOWN

Well I got it half right.  I like to save my eyesight by reading only every second or third word these days.......

PLEASE ME EIGHT IN ORDER SUNDOWN
You want other players to be influenced by YOUR picks!!!   :lol:

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« 2014-Nov-03, 01:43 PM Reply #14 »
Absolutely.

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« 2014-Nov-03, 01:44 PM Reply #15 »
Thankfully most were in before you posted.

And I solemnly declare that I made my picks FIRST.   :biggrin:

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« 2014-Nov-03, 02:12 PM Reply #16 »
Players

Have been in touch with Bet365 to confirm that they accept 10c units for the First Four.  (Their website doesn't tell us.)

Answer from Stacey is NO - the minimum unit is 20c.

I informed Stacey that such a high unit is ridiculous, given that TABs accept 1c.  Suggested I ring them.  No answer there.

So, I'm placing the bet with our sponsor, TABCORP NSW.

Philby42 will be relieved.     :lol:   

Offline Wenona

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« 2014-Nov-03, 04:03 PM Reply #17 »
I reckon the last thing you should be doing is making Bet365 aware of your existence.


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« 2014-Nov-03, 04:22 PM Reply #18 »
Players

Have been in touch with Bet365 to confirm that they accept 10c units for the First Four.  (Their website doesn't tell us.)

Answer from Stacey is NO - the minimum unit is 20c.

I informed Stacey that such a high unit is ridiculous, given that TABs accept 1c.  Suggested I ring them.  No answer there.

So, I'm placing the bet with our sponsor, TABCORP NSW.

Philby42 will be relieved.     :lol:  
Clearly "Stacey" has NFI

I ALWAYS place 10c units 

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« 2014-Nov-03, 05:30 PM Reply #19 »
I formed that opinion, but I don't wanna stuff you guys around saying I can do one thing then find out I can't.

I expressed my disdain - as you'd expect - and she did apologise for me "feeling that way".    :lol:

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« 2014-Nov-03, 05:31 PM Reply #20 »
Let me get back to them.

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« 2014-Nov-03, 05:33 PM Reply #21 »
Don't do it. Not worth the risk if we hit a big one.  :no:

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« 2014-Nov-03, 05:40 PM Reply #22 »
Waiting on Spudda, BasilGirl, Gintara, Vadim.

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« 2014-Nov-03, 05:43 PM Reply #23 »
Difficult question:

Ian C Apologies for the delay, just trying to get an answer for you on this.

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« 2014-Nov-03, 05:47 PM Reply #24 »
Yep, as Jim indicated, 10c according to Ian C.    :lol:

So, should we stick with our sponsor, or try for the mid-TAB (+5%) on Bet365?


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