Am I seriously thinking of more challenge ideas?

Zone 1, Alphabet, All Lines - discuss them here
Post Reply
Rhys1995
Zone 5
Posts: 424
Joined: 16 Sep 2010, 09:53
Location: North/East London

Am I seriously thinking of more challenge ideas?

Post by Rhys1995 » 08 May 2013, 12:21

Tube geeks!

I have been thinking about another new challenge, and here it is... The football challenge!

The rules? Basically one picks a football team to 'be', example... Rhys: Leyton Orient Andi: Liverpool and so on.

All participants are sorted into two or three leagues (dependant on popularity) so if we got 16 people, as an example then it would be 8 per league and 2 leagues. How are the leagues sorted out at the start then? Well, everyone would need to meet on a specific day and do a 'qualifying day' which is simple: 3 hours, visit as many stops as possible, get back to the pub. The top 8 with the most stops visited in the 3 hours make the Premier League, and 9th to 16th would make up the Championship.

Once this has been done there will be 7 matches. So what is a 'match'? On 7 Saturdays within a season people meet at a starting station pre-determined by an external person at a specific time, so to take an example...

Match day 1:
Fulham v Leyton Orient - KO: Willesden Junction at 12pm
Blackburn v Liverpool - KO: Bank at 12pm
Dag and Red v Portsmouth - KO: West Acton at 12pm
Port Vale v Man United - KO: Surrey Quays at 12pm
All matches last 4 hours, and the aim of the game is to visit as many stations as possible within the time, and then meet up at a pub afterwards and collaborate to see out of the two who visited the most stations. The person who visited the most stations gets 3 points, and the person who lost gets 0. If both people visit the same stations then its a draw meaning both teams get 1 point. Goal difference will happen, and that is worked out by the difference between the stations the teams visited. The points table would look like this:

Premier League:
P. Name W D L GD
1. Leyton Orient 1 0 0 +8
2. Portsmouth 1 0 0 +6
3. Blackburn 1 0 0 +2
4. Man United 0 1 0 0
5. Port Vale 0 1 0 0
6. Liverpool 0 0 1 -2
7. Dag and Red 0 0 1 -6
8. Fulham 0 0 1 -8

There would be relegation and promotion at the end of a 'season', the top 3 from the Championship and the bottom 3 from the PL.

If two teams cannot make a match day then they have 2 weeks to complete the match, and must let the external person know and have the chance to do the match within that time. If they don't complete the match within 2 weeks both get -7 off of their goal difference and lose the match.

What d'ya think?
Otherwise known as 'Action Jackson'.

palkanetoijala31

Re: Am I seriously thinking of more challenge ideas?

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 08 May 2013, 12:38

I think you have too much time on your hands!

User avatar
tubeguru
Site Administrator
Posts: 8846
Joined: 30 Jan 2005, 22:08
Location: The Twilight Zone
Contact:

Re: Am I seriously thinking of more challenge ideas?

Post by tubeguru » 08 May 2013, 12:44

That's my line.
One thing only do I know, and that is that I know nothing - Socrates.

Champion of bugger all, 2004 to 2018
Member of sweet FA

User avatar
tractakid
The Twilight Zone
Posts: 3249
Joined: 15 Nov 2011, 20:04
Location: Milton Keynes

Re: Am I seriously thinking of more challenge ideas?

Post by tractakid » 08 May 2013, 16:47

In conversation the other day Iain and I formulated a 'snooker challenge', don't think it was a serious proposition though! xD
*insert boasting about notable tube accomplishments here*

User avatar
tubeguru
Site Administrator
Posts: 8846
Joined: 30 Jan 2005, 22:08
Location: The Twilight Zone
Contact:

Re: Am I seriously thinking of more challenge ideas?

Post by tubeguru » 08 May 2013, 16:49

Is there some sort of unofficial effort to convert every sport into a tube challenge?

We've had F1 and football recently. Anyone for cricket?
One thing only do I know, and that is that I know nothing - Socrates.

Champion of bugger all, 2004 to 2018
Member of sweet FA

User avatar
tractakid
The Twilight Zone
Posts: 3249
Joined: 15 Nov 2011, 20:04
Location: Milton Keynes

Re: Am I seriously thinking of more challenge ideas?

Post by tractakid » 08 May 2013, 18:07

Hmm, passing over the 'Overground Circle' scores 6?!
*insert boasting about notable tube accomplishments here*

User avatar
tubeguru
Site Administrator
Posts: 8846
Joined: 30 Jan 2005, 22:08
Location: The Twilight Zone
Contact:

Re: Am I seriously thinking of more challenge ideas?

Post by tubeguru » 08 May 2013, 18:13

The trouble with these news ideas is they tend to be needlessly complicated.
One thing only do I know, and that is that I know nothing - Socrates.

Champion of bugger all, 2004 to 2018
Member of sweet FA

User avatar
tractakid
The Twilight Zone
Posts: 3249
Joined: 15 Nov 2011, 20:04
Location: Milton Keynes

Re: Am I seriously thinking of more challenge ideas?

Post by tractakid » 08 May 2013, 22:57

No doubt you'll suggest 'visit all the stations' is a good challenge.
*insert boasting about notable tube accomplishments here*

User avatar
hopeful traveller
All Zones
Posts: 1294
Joined: 15 Jul 2011, 16:28
Location: West Harrow, Grid square B2, Zone 5, Metropolitan Line

Re: Am I seriously thinking of more challenge ideas?

Post by hopeful traveller » 08 May 2013, 23:26

I would like to see these done one day, just for the sake of it.

The cricket challenge:

A toss will be held. The batting team will have one person at Bank and one person at Waterloo. The bowler, for example, will be at Bank. The "on-strike" batsman will draw out the name of a station within zones one to three. Anything in zone three scores 6 runs. Anything outside the overground circle but not in zone three scores 4 runs. Anything else, the bowler must field, by visiting the station and returning using Guinness rules (with the exception of the Waterloo and City).

To run between the wickets, the batsman must get on a Waterloo and City line train. There he will tag his partner, who must get back to the original station. This is one run. Batsmen can run as many times as they like in one ball, but to be run out, the bowler must return to either Bank or Waterloo before the batsman gets there. To be out via hit wicket, the batsman would drop the hat. To be out via obstruction of the field would be to be questioned by a police officer asking why on earth you're sitting at Waterloo's Waterloo and City line platform endlessly. Overs would be the same. The bowler would have nine fielders and a wicket-keeper at the adjacent station - at Tower Hill/Liverpool Street/St. Paul's/Cannon Street/London Bridge/Moorgate at Bank, and Westminster/Southwark/Embankment/Lambeth North/Kennington at Waterloo. The other nine fielders can be placed anywhere. A station which is drawn is "caught" by the fielder and the batsman is out.

Example:
Batsmen: R Jackson at Bank, R Benjamin at Waterloo.
Bowler: A James, starting at Bank.
Over 0.1: Chancery Lane drawn. Jackson does not run. Dot Ball. 0-0 (0.1 overs).
Over 0.2: Neasden drawn. Six runs. 6-0 (0.2 overs).
Over 0.3: Holborn drawn. Jackson decides to run. He goes to Waterloo, tags Benjamin, but Benjamin cannot get back to Bank by the time James is there. Run Out (James). 6-1 (0.3 overs). New Batsman: D Cameron, on strike.
Over 0.4: Kilburn drawn, caught by E Miliband. c Miliband b James. 6-2 (0.4 overs). New batsman: N Clegg, on strike.
Over 0.5: Notting Hill Gate drawn. On the third run, James elects to go to Waterloo to try to run Clegg out, but Clegg has arrived before him. Three runs. 9-2 (0.5 overs).
Over 1.0: Tower Hill drawn. Jackson runs, Clegg makes it back in time. One run. 10-1 (1.0 overs).

Then the action goes to Waterloo with a new bowler if required. The overs can be set to suit the time requirements. Possibly 5 overs per side?

I like this, and I think it's my best idea yet.

Scoreboard:
HOPEFUL TRAVELLERS WON THE TOSS AND BATTED FIRST.

HOPEFUL TRAVELLERS:
R Jackson (capt) - hit wicket A James - 15 - 32 balls
R Benjamin - run out (A James) - 0 - 0 balls
D Cameron - c E Miliband b A James - 0 - 1 ball
N Clegg - not out - 21* - 27 balls
W Hague - not out - 0* - 0 balls
T May
J May
J Clarkson
R Hammond
E Humperdinck
F Alonso
Total: 3 wkts, 10 overs: 36

Bowling:
A James 5-2-12-2
M Hazel 5-4-24-0

PLEBS UNITED:

E Balls - hit wicket R Jackson - 0 - 17 balls
E Miliband (capt) - run out (R Jackson) - 0 - 0 balls
G Norton - run out (R Benjamin) - 28 - 33 balls
A James - run out (R Benjamin) - 0 - 8 balls
S Vettel - c R Benjamin b R Jackson - 0 - 1 ball
P di Resta - not out - 0* - 0 balls
B Edwards - not out - 6* - 1 ball
D Coulthard
S Perri
E Jordan
J Humphrey
Total: 5 wkts, 10 overs: 34

Bowling:
R Jackson - 5-3-9-2
R Benjamin - 5-0-25-0

Match Summary:

Hopeful Travellers: 36 - 3.
N Clegg 21*
A James 2 - 12

Plebs United: 34 - 5.
G Norton 28
R Jackson 2 - 9.

Hopeful Travellers win by 2 runs.

Simple?
1 FNC Completion (PB: 17:18:18 with G Bryant, A Chilcraft, I MacNaughton)
4 Zone Ones (PB: 03:00:35 with G Bryant)
15 R15s (PB: 01:55:48 with T Cooling and R Jackson)
11 All Lines (PB: 00:44:03)
Winner of the 2014 Formula 1 Side Competition

User avatar
Sam
The Twilight Zone
Posts: 4255
Joined: 19 Jul 2005, 13:14
Location: Gloucester
Contact:

Re: Am I seriously thinking of more challenge ideas?

Post by Sam » 08 May 2013, 23:49

This place is going downhill even more these days!!
:D First and so far only female solo record holder!! :D

Ze forum's female train driver

User avatar
Iain
All Zones
Posts: 1820
Joined: 11 Nov 2011, 11:26
Location: Sutton

Re: Am I seriously thinking of more challenge ideas?

Post by Iain » 09 May 2013, 01:06

That sounds like it has the potential for a fair bit of standing around for the fielders and non-striking batsman
Full Network: Three completions, Best time: 17:18:18 - thanks Glen, Andrew and Rhys!
Former DLR 45 station record holder (with Glen, Andi and Stevo) - 2h:08m:57s
All lines: 46:11 (6th equal)
Zone One 2:52:51 (thanks Glen)

User avatar
tubeguru
Site Administrator
Posts: 8846
Joined: 30 Jan 2005, 22:08
Location: The Twilight Zone
Contact:

Re: Am I seriously thinking of more challenge ideas?

Post by tubeguru » 09 May 2013, 04:57

Why are you even discussing this?
One thing only do I know, and that is that I know nothing - Socrates.

Champion of bugger all, 2004 to 2018
Member of sweet FA

User avatar
greatkingrat
All Zones
Posts: 2453
Joined: 11 Feb 2005, 00:35

Re: Am I seriously thinking of more challenge ideas?

Post by greatkingrat » 09 May 2013, 08:25

Because you specifically asked for this challenge to be created :D
Soon to be yet another forum train driver

Rhys1995
Zone 5
Posts: 424
Joined: 16 Sep 2010, 09:53
Location: North/East London

Re: Am I seriously thinking of more challenge ideas?

Post by Rhys1995 » 09 May 2013, 14:36

hopeful traveller wrote:I would like to see these done one day, just for the sake of it.

The cricket challenge:

A toss will be held. The batting team will have one person at Bank and one person at Waterloo. The bowler, for example, will be at Bank. The "on-strike" batsman will draw out the name of a station within zones one to three. Anything in zone three scores 6 runs. Anything outside the overground circle but not in zone three scores 4 runs. Anything else, the bowler must field, by visiting the station and returning using Guinness rules (with the exception of the Waterloo and City).

To run between the wickets, the batsman must get on a Waterloo and City line train. There he will tag his partner, who must get back to the original station. This is one run. Batsmen can run as many times as they like in one ball, but to be run out, the bowler must return to either Bank or Waterloo before the batsman gets there. To be out via hit wicket, the batsman would drop the hat. To be out via obstruction of the field would be to be questioned by a police officer asking why on earth you're sitting at Waterloo's Waterloo and City line platform endlessly. Overs would be the same. The bowler would have nine fielders and a wicket-keeper at the adjacent station - at Tower Hill/Liverpool Street/St. Paul's/Cannon Street/London Bridge/Moorgate at Bank, and Westminster/Southwark/Embankment/Lambeth North/Kennington at Waterloo. The other nine fielders can be placed anywhere. A station which is drawn is "caught" by the fielder and the batsman is out.


That is WAY too confusing. At least my idea I tried to make as simple as.
Example:
Batsmen: R Jackson at Bank, R Benjamin at Waterloo.
Bowler: A James, starting at Bank.
Over 0.1: Chancery Lane drawn. Jackson does not run. Dot Ball. 0-0 (0.1 overs).
Over 0.2: Neasden drawn. Six runs. 6-0 (0.2 overs).
Over 0.3: Holborn drawn. Jackson decides to run. He goes to Waterloo, tags Benjamin, but Benjamin cannot get back to Bank by the time James is there. Run Out (James). 6-1 (0.3 overs). New Batsman: D Cameron, on strike.
Over 0.4: Kilburn drawn, caught by E Miliband. c Miliband b James. 6-2 (0.4 overs). New batsman: N Clegg, on strike.
Over 0.5: Notting Hill Gate drawn. On the third run, James elects to go to Waterloo to try to run Clegg out, but Clegg has arrived before him. Three runs. 9-2 (0.5 overs).
Over 1.0: Tower Hill drawn. Jackson runs, Clegg makes it back in time. One run. 10-1 (1.0 overs).

Then the action goes to Waterloo with a new bowler if required. The overs can be set to suit the time requirements. Possibly 5 overs per side?

I like this, and I think it's my best idea yet.

Scoreboard:
HOPEFUL TRAVELLERS WON THE TOSS AND BATTED FIRST.

HOPEFUL TRAVELLERS:
R Jackson (capt) - hit wicket A James - 15 - 32 balls
R Benjamin - run out (A James) - 0 - 0 balls
D Cameron - c E Miliband b A James - 0 - 1 ball
N Clegg - not out - 21* - 27 balls
W Hague - not out - 0* - 0 balls
T May
J May
J Clarkson
R Hammond
E Humperdinck
F Alonso
Total: 3 wkts, 10 overs: 36

Bowling:
A James 5-2-12-2
M Hazel 5-4-24-0

PLEBS UNITED:

E Balls - hit wicket R Jackson - 0 - 17 balls
E Miliband (capt) - run out (R Jackson) - 0 - 0 balls
G Norton - run out (R Benjamin) - 28 - 33 balls
A James - run out (R Benjamin) - 0 - 8 balls
S Vettel - c R Benjamin b R Jackson - 0 - 1 ball
P di Resta - not out - 0* - 0 balls
B Edwards - not out - 6* - 1 ball
D Coulthard
S Perri
E Jordan
J Humphrey
Total: 5 wkts, 10 overs: 34

Bowling:
R Jackson - 5-3-9-2
R Benjamin - 5-0-25-0

Match Summary:

Hopeful Travellers: 36 - 3.
N Clegg 21*
A James 2 - 12

Plebs United: 34 - 5.
G Norton 28
R Jackson 2 - 9.

Hopeful Travellers win by 2 runs.

Simple?
Otherwise known as 'Action Jackson'.

Post Reply