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    TH Winter Competitions

    October so time to turn our thoughts to the Wintercompetitions for the 2019-2020 NH season and beyond which are the Ten To Follow Competition (TTF) historically administered by Diamond Geezer, the Ante-Post Competition (AP) administered by NewApproach as well as the Winter Competition (WC), the result of which is calculated using a formula devised and administered by Grey and based on the finishing positions in the TTF, combined with the most valuable pre-Festival portfolios and profitable portfolios in the AP..

    The recent sponsors of our three
    competitions generously agreed to offer a sum of 100, namely swedish chef for the TTF, Grasshopper for the AP and Grey for the WC whilst Roddy Owen and Perpetual put up 50 each for subsidiary prizes. You may recall swedish chef (David) advised at the end of last season's competition that he did not wish to continue sponsoring the TTF competition and I stated it would be a good time for me to step down as administrator as well in order to give a new partnership a turn. I have been in touch with Grassy (Nick) over the weekend who says he is out of love with the game at present and will only be looking in occasionally if at all so does not wish to sponsor the AP Competition anymore. We also appear to have lost Roddy who does not post anymore and who used to sponsor the prize for top scoring Dark Horse in the TTF. Perpetual (Ben) however would continue to sponsored the most valuable portfolio in the AP comp if we proceed and NewApproach (Faye) would continue to run it. Grey will kindly continue his role with the Winter Competition for one more season.

    Looking at the longer term, we need some new people to start getting involved quickly if the competitions are to go ahead this year and in the future. If the pool of participants and sponsors continues to decline it will soon be hard to keep going and whilst not everyone's cup of tea the the competitions have played a big part in helping Talking Horses survive longer than some of the other forums, but we are on the same downward trend as the rest of them.

    Both TTF and AP competitions are scheduled to start on November 1st this season. Formats would remain the same for all three competitions unless a new administrator for the TTF wishes to run it differently. Whilst the preferred option would be for someone else to run the TTF if it means we can continue with it I will run it again but only if we have sponsors supporting it.

    Thoughts? Offers !

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    Roger. I'll sponsor the TTF. I'd offer to run it too but work commitments at the moment would make it impossible.

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    Excellent Paul, many thanks on behalf of all players. If someone else volunteers to put up 50 for top scoring dark horse but doesn't want to run the TTF I will keep it going for another year. We could do away with the dark horse element I suppose if no one comes forward, it was introduced at the behest of Roddy who said he would sponsor it.

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    I've had good entertainment out of these competitions over the years. I'll put up the 50 for the dark horses and would appreciate you keeping the show on the road for another year, DG.
    The older I get the better I was.

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    OK archie it's a deal, thanks a lot.

    Just the main sponsor to find for the Ante Post competition and we go for another season.
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    So we have the following sponsors

    Ten To Follow Competition: Maruco 100

    Top Scoring Dark Horse in TTF: archie 50

    Ante Post Competition: ???? 100

    Most valuable portfolio in AP: Perpetual 50

    Winter Prize Competition: Grey 100

    Just one more sponsor required, without which the Ante Post Competition may be scrapped which in turn will also make the Winter Prize redundant.

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    Viking asked for 50 due to him last year to be rolled back into this year's fund, so if someone else could match that we would be back to where we were.

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    Put Frontrunner in for the the Ante Post prize. I'll tell him he's sponsoring it later!

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    Cheers to the sponsors and DG. Quite like these comps even if I don’t do very well.

    Hopefully get the numbers back posting on the forum again with any luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maruco View Post
    Put Frontrunner in for the the Ante Post prize. I'll tell him he's sponsoring it later!
    Paul, have you spoken to Frontrunner yet, obviously you know him better than me, but I'm not comfortable going ahead on an assumption without a confirmation from one of you ?

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    He didn't object Roger. If the tightfisted so and so doesn't front up I'll put it in and straight arm him for a few rounds at the bar.

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    Ok we are go for this season, thanks again to all sponsors

    We have the following sponsors

    Ten To Follow Competition: Maruco 100

    Top Scoring Dark Horse in TTF: archie 50

    Ante Post Competition: Viking (50) and frontrunner (50)= 100

    Most valuable portfolio in AP: Perpetual 50

    Winter Prize Competition: Grey 100

    Seems maxbet has still not forwarded Tout Seul's trophy to Maruco for winning the AP, Col I think you said backalong you could contact him, did that happen ?

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