Rare Entries Quiz XVII: Euro 2012

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Re: Rare Entries Quiz XVII: Euro 2012

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That just about covers it!
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz XVII: Euro 2012

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I'm looking good for a point for question three!
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz XVII: Euro 2012

Post by Root » 17 Jun 2012, 22:29

I'll be posting an update on how the scores are shaping up after the group stage has finished. I don't think I'm doing well either.
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz XVII: Euro 2012

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Holland have screwed me over. Stupid Dutch. :(
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz XVII: Euro 2012

Post by Root » 21 Jun 2012, 20:32

Here are the scores on the doors. As usual, an incorrect answer is worth twice the number of points as the highest-scoring correct answer. Please point out any errors I may have made here so they can be ironed out ahead of the final scores.

1. Name a team who will qualify from their group.
al: Russia - incorrect, 6 points
Going Underground: Poland - incorrect, 6 points
greatkingrat: Russia - incorrect, 6 points
jamesthegill: Germany - correct, 3 points
jbom: Spain - correct, 1 point
Root: Russia - incorrect, 6 points
Sam: Netherlands - incorrect, 6 points
scrxisi: Netherlands - incorrect, 6 points
* Starkey7: Germany - correct, 3 points
Steeevooo: Czech Republic - correct, 1 point
The Raven: Croatia - incorrect, 6 points
tubeguru: Croatia - incorrect, 4 points
uefacup81: Germany - correct, 3 points

2. Name a team who will reach the semi-finals.
al: Portugal
Going Underground: Germany
greatkingrat: Germany
jamesthegill: France
jbom: Spain
Root: Germany
Sam: Germany
scrxisi: Netherlands - incorrect, ? points
* Starkey7: Germany
Steeevooo: Germany
The Raven: Germany
tubeguru: Netherlands - incorrect, ? points
uefacup81: Germany

3. Name a team who will finish bottom of their group.
al: Denmark - incorrect, 8 points
Going Underground: Denmark - incorrect, 8 points
greatkingrat: Republic of Ireland - correct, 4 points
jamesthegill: England - incorrect, 8 points
jbom: Republic of Ireland - correct, 4 points
Root: Czech Republic - incorrect, 8 points
Sam: Poland - correct, 1 point
scrxisi: Republic of Ireland - correct, 4 points
Steeevooo: Greece - incorrect, 8 points
* Starkey7: Ukraine - incorrect
The Raven: Republic of Ireland - correct, 4 points
tubeguru: Sweden - correct, 1 points
uefacup81: Denmark - incorrect, 8 points

4. Name a team who will score at least three goals in any single match.
al: France
Going Underground: Netherlands - incorrect, 6 points
greatkingrat: Spain - correct, 3 points
jamesthegill: Russia - correct, 1 point
jbom: Spain - correct, 3 points
Root: Netherlands - incorrect, 6 points
Sam: Netherlands - incorrect, 6 points
scrxisi: Czech Republic - incorrect, 6 points
* Starkey7: Germany
Steeevooo: Germany
The Raven: Sweden - incorrect, 6 points
tubeguru: Spain - correct, 3 points
uefacup81: Italy

5. Name a team who will concede at least three goals in any single match.
al: England
Going Underground: Denmark - correct, 3 points
greatkingrat: Croatia - incorrect, 6 points
jamesthegill: Denmark - correct, 3 points
jbom: Republic of Ireland - correct, 1 point
Root: Ukraine - incorrect, 6 points
Sam: Denmark - correct, 3 points
scrxisi: Poland - incorrect, 6 points
* Starkey7: Ukraine - incorrect
Steeevooo: Ukraine - incorrect, 6 points
The Raven: Ukraine - incorrect, 6 points
tubeguru: Poland - incorrect, 6 points
uefacup81: Croatia - incorrect, 6 points

6. Name a team who will have at least one player sent off in the tournament.
al: Ukraine - incorrect, ? points
Going Underground: Italy
greatkingrat: Greece - correct, 1 point
jamesthegill: England
jbom: Italy
Root: Republic of Ireland - correct, 1 point
Sam: England
scrxisi: Netherlands - incorrect, ? points
* Starkey7: Ukraine - incorrect
Steeevooo: Poland - correct, 1 point
The Raven: Italy
tubeguru: England
uefacup81: Italy

7. Name a player who will score at least three goals in the tournament.
al: Thomas Müller (Germany)
Going Underground: Mario Gomez (Germany) - correct, 2 points
greatkingrat: Robin van Persie (Netherlands) - incorrect, 4 points
jamesthegill: Robert Lewandowski (Poland) - incorrect, 4 points
jbom: Pedro (Spain)
Root: Robin van Persie (Netherlands) - incorrect, 4 points
Sam: Robin van Persie (Netherlands) - incorrect, 4 points
scrxisi: Robin van Persie (Netherlands) - incorrect, 4 points
* Starkey7: Lukas Podolski (Germany)
Steeevooo: Robin van Persie (Netherlands) - incorrect, 4 points
The Raven: Antonio Di Natale (Italy)
tubeguru: Miroslav Klose (Germany)
uefacup81: Mario Gomez (Germany) - correct, 2 points

8. Name a player who will be in one of the starting line-ups in the final.
al: Sergio Ramos (Spain)
Going Underground: Iker Casillas (Spain)
greatkingrat: Sergio Ramos (Spain)
jamesthegill: Iker Casillas (Spain)
jbom: Pedro (Spain)
Root: Philipp Lahm (Germany)
Sam: Manuel Neuer (Germany)
scrxisi: Robin van Persie (Netherlands) - incorrect, ? points
* Starkey7: Lukas Podolski (Germany)
Steeevooo: Manuel Neuer (Germany)
The Raven: Manuel Neuer (Germany)
tubeguru: Pepe Reina (Spain)
uefacup81: Manuel Neuer (Germany)

9. Name an outfield player (not a goalkeeper) who will play in every one of England's matches in the tournament. They don't have to play 90 minutes in each match; any appearance is sufficient.
al: Steven Gerrard
Going Underground: Ashley Cole
greatkingrat: James Milner
jamesthegill: Ashley Cole
jbom: Ashley Cole
Root: Danny Welbeck
Sam: Ashley Cole
scrxisi: Phil Jones - incorrect, ? points
* Starkey7: Wayne Rooney - incorrect
Steeevooo: Ashley Cole
The Raven: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
tubeguru: Glen Johnson
uefacup81: Scott Parker

10. Name a round of the tournament in which England will play (options: group stage, quarter-final, semi-final, final).
al: Group stage - correct, 10 points
Going Underground: Group stage - correct, 10 points
greatkingrat: Group stage - correct, 10 points
jamesthegill: Group stage - correct, 10 points
jbom: Group stage - correct, 10 points
Root: Group stage - correct, 10 points
Sam: Quarter-final - correct, 2 points
scrxisi: Group stage - correct, 10 points
* Starkey7: Group stage - correct
Steeevooo: Group stage - correct, 10 points
The Raven: Group stage - correct, 10 points
tubeguru: Group stage - correct, 10 points
uefacup81: Quarter-final - correct, 2 points

* Starkey entered a couple of days after the deadline, having been in Poland. Once the tournament is finished, I'm going to see whether including his answers change other players' positions. If they don't, I'll include him in the rankings, but if they do, I'll calculate them separately. That's why the current scores exclude him for now.
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz XVII: Euro 2012

Post by tubeguru » 21 Jun 2012, 20:35

So who's winning at the moment in time?
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz XVII: Euro 2012

Post by Root » 21 Jun 2012, 20:54

It's impossible to say, because a lot of people's predictions haven't come true yet, but may still do before the tournament is over. Therefore not everyone can be scored for all ten questions. If you want to have a go at working something out yourself, go ahead.
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz XVII: Euro 2012

Post by tubeguru » 21 Jun 2012, 21:17

No thanks. Let's just say that I'm winning for the sake of simplicity.
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz XVII: Euro 2012

Post by snudge27 » 21 Jun 2012, 21:28

I notice that for Q1, the wrong answers have been scored 4 points, instead of 6...

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Re: Rare Entries Quiz XVII: Euro 2012

Post by Root » 21 Jun 2012, 21:46

Thanks - fixed. That was because I originally had Spain down as 2 points before I noticed that three people had chosen it :)
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz XVII: Euro 2012

Post by Root » 02 Jul 2012, 17:42

The tournament is over, so here are the final scores.

1. Name a team who will qualify from their group.
al: Russia - incorrect, 6 points
Going Underground: Poland - incorrect, 6 points
greatkingrat: Russia - incorrect, 6 points
jamesthegill: Germany - correct, 3 points
jbom: Spain - correct, 1 point
Root: Russia - incorrect, 6 points
Sam: Netherlands - incorrect, 6 points
scrxisi: Netherlands - incorrect, 6 points
* Starkey7: Germany - correct, 3 points
Steeevooo: Czech Republic - correct, 1 point
The Raven: Croatia - incorrect, 6 points
tubeguru: Croatia - incorrect, 6 points
uefacup81: Germany - correct, 3 points
Unused correct answers: Portugal, France, Greece, England, Italy

2. Name a team who will reach the semi-finals.
al: Portugal - correct, 1 point
Going Underground: Germany - correct, 8 points
greatkingrat: Germany - correct, 8 points
jamesthegill: France - incorrect, 16 points
jbom: Spain - correct, 1 points
Root: Germany - correct, 8 points
Sam: Germany - correct, 8 points
scrxisi: Netherlands - incorrect, 16 points
* Starkey7: Germany - correct, 8 points
Steeevooo: Germany - correct, 8 points
The Raven: Germany - correct, 8 points
tubeguru: Netherlands - incorrect, 16 points
uefacup81: Germany - correct, 8 points
Unused correct answer: Italy

3. Name a team who will finish bottom of their group.
al: Denmark - incorrect, 8 points
Going Underground: Denmark - incorrect, 8 points
greatkingrat: Republic of Ireland - correct, 4 points
jamesthegill: England - incorrect, 8 points
jbom: Republic of Ireland - correct, 4 points
Root: Czech Republic - incorrect, 8 points
Sam: Poland - correct, 1 point
scrxisi: Republic of Ireland - correct, 4 points
Steeevooo: Greece - incorrect, 8 points
* Starkey7: Ukraine - incorrect, 8 points
The Raven: Republic of Ireland - correct, 4 points
tubeguru: Sweden - correct, 1 points
uefacup81: Denmark - incorrect, 8 points
Unused correct answer: Netherlands

4. Name a team who will score at least three goals in any single match.
al: France - incorrect, 6 points
Going Underground: Netherlands - incorrect, 6 points
greatkingrat: Spain - correct, 3 points
jamesthegill: Russia - correct, 1 point
jbom: Spain - correct, 3 points
Root: Netherlands - incorrect, 6 points
Sam: Netherlands - incorrect, 6 points
scrxisi: Czech Republic - incorrect, 6 points
* Starkey7: Germany - correct, 2 points
Steeevooo: Germany - correct, 2 points
The Raven: Sweden - incorrect, 6 points
tubeguru: Spain - correct, 3 points
uefacup81: Italy - incorrect, 6 points
Unused correct answers: Croatia, Portugal, England

5. Name a team who will concede at least three goals in any single match.
al: England - incorrect, 6 points
Going Underground: Denmark - correct, 3 points
greatkingrat: Croatia - incorrect, 6 points
jamesthegill: Denmark - correct, 3 points
jbom: Republic of Ireland - correct, 1 point
Root: Ukraine - incorrect, 6 points
Sam: Denmark - correct, 3 points
scrxisi: Poland - incorrect, 6 points
* Starkey7: Ukraine - incorrect, 6 points
Steeevooo: Ukraine - incorrect, 6 points
The Raven: Ukraine - incorrect, 6 points
tubeguru: Poland - incorrect, 6 points
uefacup81: Croatia - incorrect, 6 points
Unused correct answers: Czech Republic, Sweden

6. Name a team who will have at least one player sent off in the tournament.
al: Ukraine - incorrect, 2 points
Going Underground: Italy - incorrect, 2 points
greatkingrat: Greece - correct, 1 point
jamesthegill: England - incorrect, 2 points
jbom: Italy - incorrect, 2 points
Root: Republic of Ireland - correct, 1 point
Sam: England - incorrect, 2 points
scrxisi: Netherlands - incorrect, 2 points
* Starkey7: Ukraine - incorrect, 2 points
Steeevooo: Poland - correct, 1 point
The Raven: Italy - incorrect, 2 points
tubeguru: England - incorrect, 2 points
uefacup81: Italy - incorrect, 2 points

7. Name a player who will score at least three goals in the tournament.
al: Thomas Müller (Germany) - incorrect, 4 points
Going Underground: Mario Gómez (Germany) - correct, 2 points
greatkingrat: Robin van Persie (Netherlands) - incorrect, 4 points
jamesthegill: Robert Lewandowski (Poland) - incorrect, 4 points
jbom: Pedro (Spain) - incorrect, 4 points
Root: Robin van Persie (Netherlands) - incorrect, 4 points
Sam: Robin van Persie (Netherlands) - incorrect, 4 points
scrxisi: Robin van Persie (Netherlands) - incorrect, 4 points
* Starkey7: Lukas Podolski (Germany) - incorrect, 4 points
Steeevooo: Robin van Persie (Netherlands) - incorrect, 4 points
The Raven: Antonio Di Natale (Italy) - incorrect, 4 points
tubeguru: Miroslav Klose (Germany) - incorrect, 4 points
uefacup81: Mario Gomez (Germany) - correct, 2 points
Unused correct answers: Mario Mandžukic (Croatia), Mario Balotelli, Cristiano Ronaldo, Alan Dzagoev, Fernando Torres

8. Name a player who will be in one of the starting line-ups in the final.
al: Sergio Ramos (Spain) - correct, 2 points
Going Underground: Iker Casillas (Spain) - correct, 2 points
greatkingrat: Sergio Ramos (Spain) - correct, 2 points
jamesthegill: Iker Casillas (Spain) - correct, 2 points
jbom: Pedro (Spain) - incorrect, 4 points
Root: Philipp Lahm (Germany) - incorrect, 4 points
Sam: Manuel Neuer (Germany) - incorrect, 4 points
scrxisi: Robin van Persie (Netherlands) - incorrect, 4 points
* Starkey7: Lukas Podolski (Germany) - incorrect, 4 points
Steeevooo: Manuel Neuer (Germany) - incorrect, 4 points
The Raven: Manuel Neuer (Germany) - incorrect, 4 points
tubeguru: Pepe Reina (Spain) - incorrect, 4 points
uefacup81: Manuel Neuer (Germany) - incorrect, 4 points
Unused correct answers: loads, including the entire Italy XI

9. Name an outfield player (not a goalkeeper) who will play in every one of England's matches in the tournament. They don't have to play 90 minutes in each match; any appearance is sufficient.
al: Steven Gerrard - correct, 1 point
Going Underground: Ashley Cole - correct, 5 points
greatkingrat: James Milner - correct, 1 point
jamesthegill: Ashley Cole - correct, 5 points
jbom: Ashley Cole - correct, 5 points
Root: Danny Welbeck - correct, 1 point
Sam: Ashley Cole - correct, 5 points
scrxisi: Phil Jones - incorrect, 10 points
* Starkey7: Wayne Rooney - incorrect, 10 points
Steeevooo: Ashley Cole - correct, 5 points
The Raven: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - incorrect, 10 points
tubeguru: Glen Johnson - correct, 1 point
uefacup81: Scott Parker - correct, 1 point

10. Name a round of the tournament in which England will play (options: group stage, quarter-final, semi-final, final).
al: Group stage - correct, 11 points
Going Underground: Group stage - correct, 11 points
greatkingrat: Group stage - correct, 11 points
jamesthegill: Group stage - correct, 11 points
jbom: Group stage - correct, 11 points
Root: Group stage - correct, 11 points
Sam: Quarter-final - correct, 2 points
scrxisi: Group stage - correct, 11 points
* Starkey7: Group stage - correct, 11 points
Steeevooo: Group stage - correct, 11 points
The Raven: Group stage - correct, 11 points
tubeguru: Group stage - correct, 11 points
uefacup81: Quarter-final - correct, 2 points

I explained in my previous post that Starkey submitted his answers after the deadline. His inclusion changes the finishing order slightly, so I've had to calculate separate scores including and excluding him. The affected players are greatkingrat, Steevoo, tubeguru, and those who finished below Starkey, obviously. Everyone else's positions stay the same, and that includes the winner, thankfully - well done to jbom!

Scores, with Starkey7

1. jbom: 1 * 1 * 4 * 3 * 1 * 2 * 4 * 4 * 5 * 11 = 21,120
2. uefacup81: 3 * 8 * 8 * 6 * 6 * 2 * 2 * 4 * 1 * 2 = 221,184
3. Sam: 6 * 8 * 1 * 6 * 3 * 2 * 4 * 4 * 5 * 2 = 276,480
=4. Al: 6 * 1 * 8 * 6 * 6 * 2 * 4 * 2 * 1 * 11 = 304,128
=4. greatkingrat: 6 * 8 * 4 * 3 * 6 * 1 * 4 * 2 * 1 * 11 = 304,128
6. tubeguru: 6 * 16 * 1 * 3 * 6 * 2 * 4 * 4 * 1 * 11 = 608,256
7. Steeevooo: 1 * 8 * 8 * 2 * 6 * 1 * 4 * 4 * 5 * 11 = 675,840
8. jamesthegill: 3 * 16 * 8 * 1 * 3 * 2 * 4 * 2 * 5 * 11 = 1,013,760
9. Root: 6 * 8 * 8 * 6 * 6 * 1 * 4 * 4 * 1 * 11 = 2,433,024
10. Going Underground: 6 * 8 * 8 * 6 * 3 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 5 * 11 = 3,041,280
11. Starkey7: 3 * 8 * 8 * 2 * 6 * 2 * 4 * 4 * 10 * 11 = 8,110,080
12. The Raven: 6 * 8 * 4 * 6 * 6 * 2 * 4 * 4 * 10 * 11 = 24,330,240
13. scrxisi: 6 * 16 * 4 * 6 * 6 * 2 * 4 * 4 * 10 * 11 = 48,660,480

Without

1. jbom: 1 * 1 * 4 * 3 * 1 * 2 * 4 * 4 * 5 * 10 = 19,200
2. uefacup81: 2 * 7 * 8 * 6 * 6 * 2 * 2 * 4 * 1 * 2 = 129,024
=3. greatkingrat: 4 * 7 * 4 * 3 * 6 * 1 * 4 * 2 * 1 * 10 = 161,280
=3. Sam: 4 * 7 * 1 * 6 * 3 * 2 * 4 * 4 * 5 * 2 = 161,280
5. Al: 4 * 1 * 8 * 6 * 6 * 2 * 4 * 2 * 1 * 10 = 184,320
6. Steeevooo: 1 * 7 * 8 * 1 * 6 * 1 * 4 * 4 * 5 * 10 = 268,800
7. tubeguru: 4 * 14 * 1 * 3 * 6 * 2 * 4 * 4 * 1 * 10 = 322,560
8. jamesthegill: 2 * 14 * 8 * 1 * 3 * 2 * 4 * 2 * 5 * 10 = 537,600
9. Root: 4 * 7 * 8 * 6 * 6 * 1 * 4 * 4 * 1 * 10 = 1,290,240
10. Going Underground: 4 * 7 * 8 * 6 * 3 * 2 * 2 * 2 * 5 * 10 = 1,612,800
11. The Raven: 4 * 7 * 4 * 6 * 6 * 2 * 4 * 4 * 10 * 10 = 12,902,400
12. scrxisi: 4 * 14 * 4 * 6 * 6 * 2 * 4 * 4 * 10 * 10 = 25,804,800
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz XVII: Euro 2012

Post by tubeguru » 02 Jul 2012, 17:49

I say let Starkey's score stand.
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz XVII: Euro 2012

Post by greatkingrat » 02 Jul 2012, 19:19

One interesting anomaly in the scoring system is that the people who answered van Persie for Q7 got 4 points for a wrong answer, while if it had been correct, we would have ended up with 5 points!
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz XVII: Euro 2012

Post by al » 02 Jul 2012, 22:18

Wow, as I was reading the answers I thought I had done really badly, but then find I was 4th/5th (I say exclude Starkey :wink: )!
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz XVII: Euro 2012

Post by Root » 02 Jul 2012, 23:25

greatkingrat wrote:One interesting anomaly in the scoring system is that the people who answered van Persie for Q7 got 4 points for a wrong answer, while if it had been correct, we would have ended up with 5 points!
Yes, I noticed that. Something to think about if we ever have a predictive Rare Entries quiz again, definitely.
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