It's back for season 2017! The tipping competition with a difference. No need to pick your tips week by week - you pick them all before the season starts!
Now in its 11th year, From Long Range (FLR) is a competition available exclusively to all Blitzers. Originally conceived and run by Mero, FLR provides you with something to do in the off season (what's left of it anyway), as well as an interest during the season no matter how the Bombers are going.
Past winners include:
2011 Red Rover / Plugs
Last year's prize was the magnificent framed photo of Alyce Platt riding side saddle on a Tiger Moth! Well done to the winner CrazyBomber by the way, who unfortunately didn’t include his name with his postal address. Not sure if Auspost like delivering parcels addressed to CrazyBomber.....
This year's prize has once again come from the BomberMcVeigh memorabilia dungeon and I think it's a ripper. A framed, autographed, official BomberBlitz sponsored picture of Jobe Watson from 2009!
"Why would you give that away?" I hear some say. Well, he's been on my office wall for some time and I am about to set up a new office with less stuff on my walls. This means that poor old Jobe would see out his days in a cupboard, and I would rather he be proudly displayed in some Essendon supporter's house or workplace. I win - you win - Jobe wins!
Most of you know how it goes, but for those who don't, here are the rules and instructions:
1. You must be a BomberBlitz member to play.
2. Download the entry spreadsheet from here FLR 2017 - Your Blitz Name.xls
3. Rename the file with your BomberBlitz name.
4. Select the predicted winner (or draw) for each of the 198 matches of the season. Note: You may have to "Enable Editing" to be able to make your picks.
5. Email your entry to BomberMcVeigh @ Gmail.com (without the spaces)
6. You must do all of this BEFORE Thursday 23rd March 2017, 19:20 (start of the season) Any entries received after this time will be ignored.
7. Any games that you don't select a winner for will be assumed to be the AWAY team.
8. Only one entry per Blitzer, including those with multiple personas.
9. In the event of a tie, all winners will be recognised in the honour roll however due to the uniqueness of the prize, there will be a countback for the prize winner with the tipper with the most "9"s, "8"'s etc. being the winner.
11. Any bitching or correspondence will probably be ignored.
12. Entries will be recorded in this opening post as they have been processed.
13. Anybody who wants their "ladder" can request that in their entry email.
14. Progressive results will be published after each round in this thread.
That's it. Any other rules I have forgotten will be made up as required.
Go for it! Last year we had 54 entries - hopefully we can beat that this year.
2017 Entry List (64)
Muriel St Bomber