2019 From Long Range Competition


#1

It’s back for season 2019! 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 13th 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, as well as an interest during the season no matter how the Bombers are going.

Past winners include:

2007 Sloots
2008 Mero
2009 swoodley
2010 #11
2011 Red Rover / Plugs
2012 WindyDill
2013 Paddyl90
2014 Ivan
2015 Quietachiever
2016 CrazyBomber
2017 Paddyl90
2018 Klawdy

Last year’s prize was a never been worn 2013 Benzina special jumper with the flight club donor’s names sublimated on it, including BomberBlitz.com! @Klawdy is probably wearing it right now.

This year’s prize has once again come from the BomberMcVeigh memorabilia dungeon and I think it will go down well. A signed 2018 Joe Daniher jumper! It’s brand new with tags and medium in size. Who wouldn’t want to win that?

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 2019 - 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). Give it about 24 hours to be processed as I’m not checking that inbox too often.
  6. You must do all of this BEFORE Thursday 21st March 2019, 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.
  10. Darren Bewick
  11. Any complaining 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 63 entries - let’s hope we can do better this year!

Update: This year we have 4 novelty entries - 2018, JLT, and 2018 Reverse, and JLT Reverse

2018 is tipping the sides that finished higher in 2018 according to the ladder at the end of the H&A season. 2018 Reverse is picking the side that finished lower. So this year 2018 predicts Richmond to win all 22 games and Carlton to win none, whilst 2018 Reverse predicts Carlton to win all 22 games and Richmond to win none.

JLT & JLT reverse are the same except they are based in the “ladder” produced after the JLT series.

2019 Entry List (63 + 4 novelty)

2018
2018 Reverse
aboods
Acorn
AnnStBomber
Azza78
Bboy10
benny
birch19
Blakey
BLOODSTAINED DEVILS
bomber3232
BomberAbroad
BomberMcVeigh
Borneo13tk2
Bush
Captain Jack
coldblood
Crazy Bomber
creamybacon
CyberBomber
Deckham
dingus
Dodga
Enki
Fairybread
frankston_bomber2005
Gorgo
Heather Mills
Heppelltitis
Houli_Dooli
HurleyBurley
IVAN
jackman7
Jezz
JLT
JLT Reverse
JohnRain
Kj_11
Klawdy
Koala
Mackster
Muriel_St_Bomber
nackers
nickers
NZBomber
Paddyl90
percebushby
PHBomber
Quietachiever
Redbull
riska
Rossoneri
Samwoods
Scorpio
scotty21
SheedsIsOurFather
stuka
sweatyman
swoodley
Vandrs
Vince_Black
Windy Dill
Windyhill
Wrighty05
Yossarian
Zimmer


#2

I’ll be in again, i suggest you bold the actual link to download though.


#3

I’m in again

Looking to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of winning the comp with a repeat performance :slight_smile:


#4

What’s with the medium sizes? I’ve had to fast since last season just for this moment. :blush:


#5

I’ll give it another go and I should improve on last years horrible score.

Thanks for organising @BomberMcVeigh


#6

That’s the rare ‘sash over the wrong shoulder’ jumper, obviously. Benzina must have really hated that one


#7

Great work @BomberMcVeigh. I’ll be in again


#8

Nah…@Klawdy’s just a bit backward


#9

This competition, along with Allblack’s previews, are the best features of the BBlitz off season. My gratitude to Bomber McVeigh for running this competition yet again. I am most definitely in. Partly l am in because l am not sure l can be bothered fronting up for an entire season of tipping, but l don’t care about that. Go Bombers, woohoo!!!


#10

I lead this competition once. It was awesome! Best day ever apart from my wedding day and the birth of my kids :+1:


#11

Klawdy just put the fkr on inside out … :smile:


#12

Another excellent prize BMc. Very generous of you.

Downloaded, and waiting. :+1:


#13

I’m in again. I love how I only have to remember to do my tips once.


#14

I take it you’ve forgotten 2nd September 2000?

I will be joining this year.


#15

Count me in please.


#16

I’ll go round again. Got dicked in the final round 2 seasons ago and went back to mid table mediocrity last season.


#17

RACIST


#18

Submitted.

Start stretching that jumper, @BomberMcVeigh


#19

The UNDISPUTEED and UNDEFEATED champ will be back in for this year.


#20

My ladder is:

Richmond 21
Melbourne 18
Adelaide 18
Collingwood 16
Essendon 16
West Coast Eagles 15
GWS Giants 13
North Melbourne 13
Geelong 12
Sydney 10
Brisbane 10
Port Adelaide 9
Western Bulldogs 8
Fremantle 7
Hawthorn 6
St Kilda 3
FC 2
Gold Coast 1