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Celebrity Dead Pool 2018

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Year 9 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 2018.
 
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.

-Date of birth and date of death must be verifiable.

-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

 

 

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 21ST.

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 YEAR'S POINTS SCORERS:

NAME AGE UNIQUE UNLUCKY 13 UNNAT PARTY
Jimmy Snuka 73 Y n n n
John Hurt 77 N n n n
Joost Van Der Westhuizen 45 Y n n n
Chuck Berry 90 N n n n
Emma Morano 117 Y n n n
Ian Brady 79 N n n n
Roger Moore 89 Y n n n
Peter Sallis 96 N n n n
Adam West 88 N n n n
Smith Hart 68 Y n n n
Dina Merrill 93 Y n n n
Keith Farnham 69 Y n n n
Mao Kobayashi 34 Y n n n
Glen Campbell 81 N n n n
Bruce Forsyth 89 N n n n
Jerry Lewis 91 N n n n
Bobby "The Brain" Heenan 72 Y n n n
Hugh Hefner 91 N n n n
Gord Downie 53 N n n n
Tony Booth 85 Y n n n
Charles Manson 83 N n n n
King Michael of Romania 96 N n n n
Gulmurod Khalimov 45 Y n y n
Abu Muhammad al-Shimali 37 Y n y

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AND FINALLY

This year's competition will be run concurrently on this forum and in the newly-formed Facebook group. The Facebook group is hidden so no-one is able to see any thing unless they're in the group. You'll have to request to join it. Please feel free to invite anyone else who might want to play (but no knobs). 

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