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Pool - Olympic hockey

  1. Jan 5, 2006 #1

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    The Olympic Winter Games are closing in, and especially the hockey looks thrilling, so why not have a PF hockey pool championship! Find below 13 highly interesting matches to analyze. Check out the rules, fill in the form, and you might win eternal fame and glory!


    Form:

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    13.

    Tournament winner:

    Total number of goals scored in the matches above:


    Matches:

    Wednesday, Feb. 15
    1. Russia vs. Slovakia

    Thursday, Feb. 16
    2. Sweden vs. Russia

    Saturday, Feb. 18
    3. Italy vs. Germany
    4. Slovakia vs. United States
    5. Czech Republic vs. Finland

    Sunday, Feb. 19
    6. Germany vs. Switzerland
    7. United States vs. Sweden
    8. Finland vs. Canada

    Tuesday, Feb. 21
    9. Latvia vs. Kazakhstan
    10. Switzerland vs. Italy
    11. Canada vs. Czech Republic
    12. Sweden vs. Slovakia
    13.United States vs. Russia


    Rules:
    * In each match, indicate how you think it will end:
    1 = First team wins.
    X = Draw.
    2 = Second team wins.
    * It is the result after 3*20min which counts, i.e. sudden death and sudden death penalties are not included. (Anyway, I’m not sure if there really will be any of those in case of a draw, have to check the tournament rules…)
    * The person who manages to guess most matches correctly wins.
    * In case there are several persons with the same number of correct matches, the mutual order is determined according to:
    1) In first hand, the person who tipped most X:es (no matter if they turned out to be correct or not) beats the others.
    2) In second hand, the person who correctly guessed the winner of the whole tournament beats the others.
    3) In third hand, the person who makes the closest guess about how many goals will be scored in total in the 13 matches above, beats the others. (Sudden death goals and sudden death penalty goals do not count.)
    * The pool closes 24 hours before the first game (Russia vs. Slovakia) starts. Until that, feel free to edit your form anytime.
    * Anyone with more than one form will be disqualified.
    * These rules may be edited so please keep an eye on them. The latest version always holds.
     
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  3. Jan 5, 2006 #2

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    ..........
     
  4. Jan 6, 2006 #3

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    1. 1 -Russia
    2. 1- Sweden
    3. 2- Germany
    4. 1- Slovakia
    5. 1- Czech
    6. 1- Germany
    7. 2- Sweden
    8. 2- Canada
    9. 1- Latvia
    10. 1- Switzerland
    11. 1- Canada
    12. 1- Sweden
    13. 2- Russia

    Tournament winner: Canada
    Total number of goals scored in the matches above: 64

    I really don't get the significance of these 13 games, when there are something like 30 total round robin games.
     
  5. Jan 6, 2006 #4

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    Well, here is the full schedule: http://proicehockey.about.com/od/international/a/06_olympic_men.htm
    As you say there are really 30 matches. However I found nothing interesting with games like "United States vs. Kazakhstan" or "Czech Republic vs. Italy".
    The 13 picked games are the only where top plays top, or where bottom plays bottom, in the case the teams are ranked according to
    Top:Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Sweden, Slovakia, USA, Russia,
    Bottom:Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Latvia, Kazakhstan,
    which I hope everyone could agree on...
     
  6. Jan 18, 2006 #5

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    Just a reminder about this pool!
    Less than a month left now.

    Everyone who wants to participate, please fill in a form. Feel free to edit it until just before the tournament starts!
     
  7. Jan 18, 2006 #6
    1. 1 -Russia
    2. 1- Sweden
    3. 2- Germany
    4. 1- Slovakia
    5. 1- Czech
    6. 1- Germany
    7. 2- Sweden
    8. 2- Canada
    9. 1- Latvia
    10. 1- Switzerland
    11. 1- Canada
    12. 1- Sweden
    13. 2- Russia

    Tournament winner: Canada
    Total number of goals scored in the matches above: 64
     
  8. Jan 18, 2006 #7

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    Form:
    1. 2 (Slovakia)
    2. 1 (Sweden)
    3. 2 (Germany)
    4. 2 (United States)
    5. 2 (Finland)
    6. 2 (Switzerland)
    7. 2 (Sweden)
    8. 1 (Finland)
    9. 1 (Latvia)
    10. 1 (Switzerland)
    11. 1 (Canada)
    12. 1 (Sweden)
    13. 1 (United States)
    Tournament winner: Canada
    Total number of goals scored in the matches above: 67
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2006
  9. Jan 18, 2006 #8

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    Your guess is statistically impossible. :confused:
     
  10. Jan 18, 2006 #9

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    :rolleyes: Ouch...well it's just to give you a chance...:wink:
     
  11. Jan 18, 2006 #10

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    Yeah, we'll see how loud you say ouch when you 'cleverly' decide to edit your prediction the day before the tournament starts. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
  12. Jan 18, 2006 #11
    Form:
    1. X (tie)
    2. 1 (Sweden)
    3. 2 (Germany)
    4. 2 (United States)
    5. 2 (Finland)
    6. 2 (Switzerland)
    7. 2 (Sweden)
    8. 1 (Finland)
    9. 1 (Latvia)
    10. 1 (Switzerland)
    11. 1 (Canada)
    12. X (tie)
    13. 1 (United States)
    Tournament winner: Canada
    Total number of goals scored in the matches above: 67
    __________________
     
  13. Jan 19, 2006 #12

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    No no, I really think Italy will win the gold!:wink:
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2006
  14. Jan 19, 2006 #13

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    ...and about to be DQ...:rolleyes:
     
  15. Jan 19, 2006 #14

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    I guess you must. Especially since you put the part about editing your form in boldface:
    And that's the only acceptable way to change your predictions, because:

    I think you might have to edit the rules:
    Oh, wait, you might have the same problems editing the rules that you do editing your predictions. You won't be able to find the "Edit" button. :rofl: :rofl:
     
  16. Jan 19, 2006 #15

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    Wow, wtf!:eek:
    Actually I've never noticed the "edit"-buttons dissapear. I'm embarrased now:redface: :redface: :redface:

    Guess I just have to make another pool then...
     
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