Hello and welcome to TMR Game Week 45.
It is over! The long season which stretched right back to the Rolex 24 at Daytona in February has finally come to an end. I don’t know about you but I could use a few weeks off before the Dakar Rally gets going.
Here are the final scores for the 2011 TMR Game.
|Crooked Cap (80%)||141|
|Mike Rice (80%)||141|
Well done to Sebastian, RubberGoat and Maverick for the three-way tie. The predictable safe picks won through as I think most of us expected. Worth a gamble for the rest of us though, with gearbox problems through the field it could have been a different result.
Thanks to Andy for saving my blushes and preventing me from finishing last in the final week of my own game via his strategy of not picking the eventual race winner!
A very close table as you might expect from what has been a fairly predictable F1 season.
Please see the results produced by Sebastian for the points spread.
|12||12||0||The Crooked Cap||8896||141||9037||395|
Congratulations Sebastian, two titles in two years!
Well done too to Sean for putting up a solid fight in the middle of the season, sadly falling towards the end due to some really bad luck not of his own making.
RubberGoat did a good job to spring from the midfield and claim a solid 3rd place and closed in on Sean towards the end there.
I can’t believe Mav beat me at his first attempt – pah!
Despite scoring nearly 11,000 points, Felipe and Jackie were only separated by 2 points at the end! Very good battling in the midfield all year long. And a good improvement from Jackie over last year if I may say.
I’d hoped Speedgeek and Startledbunny would be a little more competitive, especially with some good showings from time to time, not sure what happened there guys.
It was a shame so many decided to bail out, but it is a fair old commitment to come back every week I suppose.
Thanks to everybody who took part this year and last, and also to those who helped out, not least Sebastian for his scoretable and email assistance. I hope it was fun and that it broadened horizons into different worlds of racing.
Will there be a game in 2012? I really don’t know.
I don’t want to lose it but I’d also like to do something which doesn’t have a set timetable – even if I start a written column here I might not keep it to a set day. I often have enough time pressure at work that I don’t need it in a hobby. I’m not necessarily saying it takes a lot to run, I just want to go into a Monday night knowing I’m not trapped into spending an hour or two (or three on a busy week) sorting out scores, and then having to nag and chase people at the end of the week! Mind you I input most of the results not just those which need scoring.. which is probably not necessary. But I also know I’m complaining because I’m tired now – in January I’ll want to start again!
Perhaps we’ll all have a nice break and then decide in late December / early January. Please do think about whether you’d like to volunteer to run it or help out.
Thanks again and I hope you stick around over the winter either here or on social media. I’m also on Twitter and have personal accounts on FB and now G+ so do look me up on those if you haven’t already.