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Celebrity Dead Pool 2017 - "Surprise! You're Dead!"

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2010 - TigerfromMars

2011 - jf9tp2wd40 

2012 - Scorge

2013 - Bigsby

2014 - Delboy1969

2015 - Bigsby

2016 - Scottyboy

2017 - ????

Year 8 of the Aberdeen Music Celebrity Dead Pool is now open for entries!

THE RULES:

Pick 20 different celebrities who are alive, but who, in your opinion, will no longer be with us by 31st December 2017.
 
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 picks 

-The youngest average age of picks.

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.

-Notable enough to have their own Wikipedia page (if they were part of a band, mentioned on the band's Wikipedia page). It's your responsibility to check this. I'm not looking up 300 people on Wikipedia.

-Named individuals, not just "Pope Wotsisface" or "the oldest person in the world".

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

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.

Teams to be submitted to me via PM on here, or you can email or Facebook message me if you so desire.

CLOSING DATE - JANUARY 14TH.

Any teams submitted after the closing date may be considered but may be subject to a penalty.

You will start earning points from the day your team is submitted, so best be quick.

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.

Last years points scorers: 

Name - Age

Abe Vigoda    94

Terry Wogan    77

Harper Lee    89

Umberto Eco     84

Joey Feek    40

Martin Crowe    53

Nancy Reagan    94

Ronnie Corbett    85

Abu Omar al-Shishani    30

Burt Kwouk    85

Muhammad Ali    74

Bonnie Brown    77

Abu Waheeb    30

Abu Ali al-Anbari    59

Garry Marshall    81

Joao Havelange    100

Gene Wilder    83

Bhumibol Adulyadej    88

Clive Derby Lewis    80

Fidel Castro    90

Zsa Zsa Gabor    99

Liz Smith    95

Richard Adams    96

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I imagine much revising will be done with the shit show that was 2016. Will 2017 follow suit we will just need to wait and see.....

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12 hours ago, Improved Thinker said:

I imagine much revising will be done with the shit show that was 2016. Will 2017 follow suit we will just need to wait and see.....

My prediction: no-one famous dies in 2017 and we all finished joint 1st with 0 points. 

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I don't think I have any unique picks for this year, going by last years lists. Unless folks have changed them considerably...

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11 teams in so far and 2 unfortunate people have made it on to 7 of them :laughing:

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16 hours ago, Lemonade said:

11 teams in so far and 2 unfortunate people have made it on to 7 of them :laughing:

Name those unfortunate souls!

Bloody hell five days in and not one proper big celebrity death!  I talk about this competition a lot and people are fascinated by it :)

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1 hour ago, Delboy1969 said:

Name those unfortunate souls!

Bloody hell five days in and not one proper big celebrity death!  I talk about this competition a lot and people are fascinated by it :)

All in due time! Closing date will actually be 17th January because I'll be away my holidays. Tell them to sign up!

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16 hours ago, Delboy1969 said:

Name those unfortunate souls!

Bloody hell five days in and not one proper big celebrity death!  I talk about this competition a lot and people are fascinated by it :)

I'm guessing it's going to be Prince Philip and the Queen, although quite why everyone doesn't have them is the bigger mystery!

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11 hours ago, MattJimF said:

I'm guessing it's going to be Prince Philip and the Queen, although quite why everyone doesn't have them is the bigger mystery!

I sacrificed the Queen for some other picks, but am regretting it.

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11 hours ago, MattJimF said:

I'm guessing it's going to be Prince Philip and the Queen, although quite why everyone doesn't have them is the bigger mystery!

Right with one of them. 

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1 hour ago, kirsten said:

I sacrificed the Queen for some other picks, but am regretting it.

ditto

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If the Queen dies then Prince Philip follows, as widowers are often wont to do - dying of "a broken heart", does that count as natural causes?

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I like how the scoring system is humorously morbid yet doesn't give points for anyone under 18, as if to say "i'm not that evil".

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Any time I talk about the dead pool, folk are initially shocked and act horrified, but within seconds have already started compiling their own list. None have signed up just yet, though.

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On 1/6/2017 at 9:36 PM, ca_gere said:

I like how the scoring system is humorously morbid yet doesn't give points for anyone under 18, as if to say "i'm not that evil".

Just because we can't pick under 18's does not mean they are not going to die. They are going to die regardless and so not being able to pick them is a bit pointless.

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1 hour ago, ca_gere said:

U wot m8?

Just because we don't have under 18's on the list does not mean they won't die. It's inevitable regardless.

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You're really playing fast and loose with the term "improved".

 

xx

 

 

EDIT: "Thinker" too, now that I think about it.

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