NUFCBlog prediction competition results
Posted on January 1st, 2012 | 68 Comments |
The first ‘season’ of the NUFCBlog competition finished yesterday and it was pretty close!
First of all, Happy New Year everyone. I hope it’s a good one for you all (and for the Toon of course).
Now, as to the competition, I note that three people were inconsiderate enough to finish in first place, which is a poor show.
Clint can’t claim a prize as he’s a writer here – sorry Clint but congratulations on a good finish. So that leaves El Toro and GeordieMagpie as joint winners, with GrandPooBah in third.
The draw means we have to implement the competition’s version of a Duckworth-Lewis rule, which involves much differentiation and integration. I worked on the calculations for 8 hours last night, using up much time on IBM’s ‘Big Blue’ supercomupter, and found that after much mega-mathematics it resolves down to merely totalling up the first and second prizes and dividing them by two.
Thus El Toro and GeordieMagpie will get £75 each (£100 + £50 / 2) and GrandPooBah will get £25.
Well done guys.The new competition will start in a few week’s time.
Final Table for this competition.