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Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by Shaggy365 » 14 May 2019, 20:00

With the first semi-final taking place today, it has reminded me to run the annual Fantasy Eurovision competition. After the second semi-final, the list of runners & riders will be posted here. I'm thinking of a slightly different format this year, so tune in next week and realise that it's already finished.

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by blahblah » 14 May 2019, 20:05

Thanks on BBC 4 and just turned in for a Vkasduc from somewhere.

Dare to Dream is in bottom left corner, but more like a nightmare :lol:

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by blahblah » 14 May 2019, 20:25

muff: don't worry if you missed it, you can't vitevin this Semi....

We can cross Cyprus (strange outfit) Montenegro and Finland off the list. Or was it Iceland :lol:

WOW to Poland which has just started - madness 8-)

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by blahblah » 14 May 2019, 20:35

Czech Rep is full but should qualify, given the previous dross. Maybe an outsider place but anodyne to be polite....

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by Shaggy365 » 14 May 2019, 20:38

Are you really watching it?

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by blahblah » 14 May 2019, 20:44

No :shock:

Hungary are bad too.

Belarus won't go through.

I may have downgrade won't go through etv to do shite if they do :lol:

The Semis are better thsn the Final, imho

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by blahblah » 14 May 2019, 21:18

Portugal will be a w t f 3 mins if they get through and Greece is looking ok relative to what has gone before...

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by blahblah » 14 May 2019, 21:23

San Marino is a cross beteern George Michael (alive, obviously) and Right Said Fred. Best so far :?

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by morganb » 14 May 2019, 23:18

blahblah wrote:
14 May 2019, 20:25
muff: don't worry if you missed it, you can't vitevin this Semi....

We can cross Cyprus (strange outfit) Montenegro and Finland off the list. Or was it Iceland :lol:

WOW to Poland which has just started - madness 8-)
I assume muff is murf? A simple typo or something more sinister?? Made me smile though!

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by blahblah » 15 May 2019, 06:24

morganb wrote:
14 May 2019, 23:18
blahblah wrote:
14 May 2019, 20:25
muff: don't worry if you missed it, you can't vitevin this Semi....

We can cross Cyprus (strange outfit) Montenegro and Finland off the list. Or was it Iceland :lol:

WOW to Poland which has just started - madness 8-)
I assume muff is murf? A simple typo or something more sinister?? Made me smile though!
A simple typo :|

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by Shaggy365 » 15 May 2019, 20:09

So the excitement is building. The line-up so far is :
France - Automatic qualification
Germany - Automatic qualification
Italy - Automatic qualification
Spain - Automatic qualification
UK - Automatic qualification

Israel - Hosts

Australia - Semi-final 1 qualification
Belarus - Semi-final 1 qualification
Cyprus - Semi-final 1 qualification
Czech Republic - Semi-final 1 qualification
Estonia - Semi-final 1 qualification
Greece - Semi-final 1 qualification
Iceland - Semi-final 1 qualification
San Marino - Semi-final 1 qualification
Serbia - Semi-final 1 qualification
Slovenia - Semi-final 1 qualification

At the moment I'm still considering which style of competition to run. The possibilities are :
1. A Final table prediction competition, a bit like Vid's premier league competition.
2. My usual pick 4 countries and the most points gets it.
3. Predict which country will each set of judges give the 12 points to (but considering Cyprus & Greece have both qualified, this makes it more about national friends, rather than who they think is best).
4. Still thinking.

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by murf » 15 May 2019, 20:39

2A. Pick 4 countries to gain you points and 4 countries to lose you points.

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by blahblah » 15 May 2019, 20:47

murf wrote:
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2A. Pick 4 countries to gain you points and 4 countries to lose you points.
I was thinking similar, maybe 2 or 3 for each?

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by murf » 15 May 2019, 21:52

blahblah wrote:
15 May 2019, 20:47
murf wrote:
15 May 2019, 20:39
2A. Pick 4 countries to gain you points and 4 countries to lose you points.
I was thinking similar, maybe 2 or 3 for each?
4 of each would be effectively be each of us only picking 3 to lose us points as we'd all also pick the UK :lol:

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by blahblah » 15 May 2019, 21:56

murf wrote:
15 May 2019, 21:52
blahblah wrote:
15 May 2019, 20:47
murf wrote:
15 May 2019, 20:39
2A. Pick 4 countries to gain you points and 4 countries to lose you points.
I was thinking similar, maybe 2 or 3 for each?
4 of each would be effectively be each of us only picking 3 to lose us points as we'd all also pick the UK :lol:
Ssshhh :|

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by Shaggy365 » 15 May 2019, 22:06

OK, so now my mind's wandering. Maybe choose 4 to score & 4 to lose, but if everyone chooses the UK to score, then you get less points because everyone has chosen UK (which may or may not happen. Other entries are available). Basically a bit like the bookies, so if all the punters back 1 horse, then the odds on that horse shorten.

Set a reminder on my phone to think about this tomorrow at work, but there's a real danger at the moment that I could make it too complicated. Much prefer simple entries and simple rules so simple people like me can understand it. 8-)

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by bluenosey » 16 May 2019, 13:43

What's the odds on a "sandstorm" in Tel Aviv ?

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Post by SamD » 16 May 2019, 16:01

Would favour:
1. A Final table prediction competition, a bit like Vid's premier league competition.
This would be simple to enter and administer and also means everyone playing has to consider prospects of all 26 songs/acts.

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Re: Fantasy Euro

Post by blahblah » 16 May 2019, 16:50

SamD wrote:
16 May 2019, 16:01
Would favour:
1. A Final table prediction competition, a bit like Vid's premier league competition.
This would be simple to enter and administer and also means everyone playing has to consider prospects of all 26 songs/acts.
How many of then have you heard? :lol:

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Post by SamD » 16 May 2019, 16:56

Only heard the UK entry, won't be watching the final but do enjoy a challenge...

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by Shaggy365 » 17 May 2019, 06:52

Here we go then. I've decided to bow to popular opinion, but also make it quite hard to choose an entry.

Below you will see the list of countries that are lucky/good enough to have made it through to the final on Saturday 18th May. There is a +ve points value against each country and also a -ve points value. You just need to pick 4 countries to score you +ve points and 4 countries to reduce your score. You have a total budget of 400 across your 8 countries. Post your entries on this thread.

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Fantasy Eurovision 2019		
		
		+ve 	-ve points
Netherlands	100	1
Australia	93	2
Sweden		86	3
Switzerland	79	4
Azerbaijan	72	5
Russia		66	7
Italy		60	9
Iceland		54	11
France		49	13
Norway		44	16
Malta		39	19
Greece		35	23
Cyprus		30	26
Nth Macedonia	26	30
Spain		23	35
Czech Republic	19	39
Denmark		16	44
Serbia		13	49
Estonia		11	54
Belarus		9	60
Slovenia	7	66
United Kingdom	5	72
Albania		4	79
San Marino	3	86
Israel		2	93
Germany		1	100
Good luck everyone. Can morganb become a 3-time consecutive winner?

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by morganb » 17 May 2019, 16:42

Champs away!

+ve

Netherland 100
Australia 93
Denmark 16
San Marino 3

-ve

Israel 93
Czech Republic 39
Nth Macedonia 30
Cyprus 26

Total = 400

(Hopefully this is right - I've taken the cost in the +ve column for those teams that I want to score me points and the cost in the -ve column for those countries whose score will be taken away from the positive total)

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by Shaggy365 » 17 May 2019, 18:04

morganb wrote:
17 May 2019, 16:42
(Hopefully this is right - I've taken the cost in the +ve column for those teams that I want to score me points and the cost in the -ve column for those countries whose score will be taken away from the positive total)
Exactly how it's supposed to be. In fact, if the entry deadline was now, you'd become a 4-time winner due to current low entry count at the moment.

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by blahblah » 17 May 2019, 18:35

Positive
3 S&M
72 Azerbaijan
86 Sweden
66 Russia

Negative
72 UK (Though shall pick Henry)
13 France
11 Iceland
9 Italy

Thst should be well under....

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by Shaggy365 » 17 May 2019, 19:07

Well and truly under the limit. Another of the 97,235,198 valid entries.

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by Surprised » 17 May 2019, 21:06

Highest score wins?

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by blahblah » 17 May 2019, 21:41

Surprised wrote:
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Highest score wins?
Well, and lowest 😂

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by Surprised » 17 May 2019, 22:30

blahblah wrote:
17 May 2019, 21:41
Surprised wrote:
17 May 2019, 21:06
Highest score wins?
Well, and lowest 😂
I'll just put an entry in Sat morning and see how close I am to being Champion.

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by blahblah » 17 May 2019, 22:34

Surprised wrote:
17 May 2019, 22:30
blahblah wrote:
17 May 2019, 21:41
Surprised wrote:
17 May 2019, 21:06
Highest score wins?
Well, and lowest 😂
I'll just put an entry in Sat morning and see how close I am to being Champion.
I've blocked Shaggy's account so there will be just the 2 entries and both winners 😂

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Re: Fantasy Eurovision 2019

Post by primitive man » 18 May 2019, 00:25

+ve
93 Australia
79 Switzerland
72 Azerbaijan
19 Czech Rep
-ve
7 Russia
9 Italy
49 Serbia
66 Slovenia

Total 394 - cannot afford UK and Italy is a risk but some big hiiiers in +ve

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