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2010 - TigerfromMars
2011 - jf9tp2wd40 
2012 - Scorge
2013 - Bigsby
2014 - Delboy1969
2015 - Bigsby
2016 - ?????
 
Year 7 of the Aberdeen Music Celebrity Dead Pool is now open for entries!
 
You know the rules by now. Pick 20 well-known people that you think may not see the end of 2016. List them. Name one of them as your "joker". Sit back and wait for the points to start rolling in.
 
All teams to be submitted via PM to me. On the closing date (21st January) I will post all the teams. 
 
You will start earning points from the day your team is submitted, so best be quick.
 
THE RULES:
 
Pick 20 different celebrities who are alive, but who, in your opinion, will no longer be with us by 31st December 2016.
Nominate one of them as your "joker".
For each celeb demise that you guess correctly, you'll score points, and if your joker sadly passes away, your grief will be alleviated by the fact that you'll score double points.

The team with the most points at the end of the year will be deemed the winner.
In the event of a dead heat on points, the winner will be selected according to the following criteria, applied in this order:

-The most hits (i.e. correctly-chosen deceased celebs).
-The youngest average age of hits.

OTHER RULES:

All of your chosen celebs must be:

-Human.
-At least 18 years old at time of selection.
-Not on any form of "Death Row" or scheduled for execution.
-Actual real-life people, not characters out of soap operas and the like.
-All entries must be celebrities. Your Great Aunt Jenny doesn't count
-Named individuals, not just "Pope Wotsisface" or "the oldest person in the world".
-Players must not murder their chosen celebs. That's cheating, and cheating is wrong. Anyone caught breaking this rule will be disqualified from the game.

SCORING:

The value of the basic death depends on the person's age:

18-29 years: 12 points
30-49 years: 10 points
50-59 years: 9 points
60-69 years: 8 points
70-79 years: 7 points
80-89 years: 6 points
90-99 years: 5 points
100-109 years: 4 points
110+ years: 3 points


On top of this, bonus points are awarded as follows:

Unique pick: +3 if you were the only competitor to pick that person.
Unlucky 13: +2 for a celeb who dies on the 13th of any month.
Unnatural causes: +3 for murder, suicide or accident (but not State executions).
Party pooper: +5 for a celeb who dies on their birthday or Xmas Day.
Joker: Take the total of all the above and double it.

(All times and dates will relate to local time at place of death) 

Last years points scorers: 

Name - Age - Points
Little Jimmy Dickens 94 5
Ahuti Prasad 57 9
Leonard Nimoy 83 6
Sam Simon 59 9
Terry Pratchett 66 8
Lee Kwan Yu 91 5
BB King 89 6
Ray Charles 96 5
Christopher Lee 93 5
Dusty Rhodes 69 8
Peter O'Sullevan 97 5
George Cole 90 5
Van Alexander 100 4
Dennis Healey 98 5
Al Molinaro 96 5
Nick Bockwinkle 80 6
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Here's my list

 

1. Mo from Eastenders

2. James Bolam from the Likley Lads

3. Robert Mugabe from Zimbabwe

4. Keith Allen

5. Keith Chegwin

6. Keith Richards (joker)

7. Cliff Richard

8. Ken Hom from Ken Hom's Hot Wok

9. Burt Kwouk

10. Jackie Chan

11. Joan Collins

12. Colin Montgomerie

13. Monty Don

14. Don Rickles

16. Sepp Blatter

17. Ian Watkins

18. Ian "H" Watkins

19. Tony Blackburn

20. Bez

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