The 2009 American Idol (#8) HTF TOP 10 CHALLENGE: Congratulations winner Larry*P !!

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  1. RAF

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    Welcome back to our HTF Top Ten Challenge Series! American Idol started on 01/13/09 and we are going to run another contest (with a DVD/Blu-Ray prize package to the winner!). This edition will follow the format of previous contests in most respects.

    Here are the plans: The "Field of 13" will start competing on Tuesday March 10, 2009. Entries are now open and close on that date at 8pm EDT sharp.

    As a courtesy to us (and so that we can start to see what type of response there is to this contest) we ask you to submit a PLACEHOLDER in this thread so we can take a rough count. Once you reach the point of actually submitting your entry you may edit your "placeholder" message to list your choices as per the guidelines. There is no obligation to enter even if you submit a placeholder and submitting one doesn't mean you have first pick, etc. All the normal rules will apply.

    FYI: Here are the general rules, which are generally consistent with previous HTF TOP TEN CHALLENGES:
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    The "Rules":

    When the number of contestants is whittled down to 12 entries will officially open. At that time you will be asked to submit a list of your top ten entrants (out of a pool of 13 possibilities.) Entries will close when the "Final 13" start to perform (at 8pm EDT on Tuesday March 10, 2009). Only ONE entry per member.
    • List your top ten in numerical order (1-10). Please use the names as listed on the roster below (when posted).
    • Your list must be unique. No duplicate lists allowed. For duplicate lists, first submission gets that list.
    • Once you submit a list, it is FINAL. No edited lists are allowed (unless your original list is invalid due to a mistake or a duplication.)
    • Scoring is as follows: You are assigned 1 point for each position that your prediction is away from the final position of each contestant. For example, if you predict a contestant to come in 3rd and he or she comes in 7th you get 4 points. If that contestant comes in 12th you get 9 points. A 2nd place finish gets you 1 point. And so forth.
    • Lowest total points wins (with a score of 0 points being the best possible score.)
    • In the event of a tie the contest winner will be the entrant who was the fewest spots away from picking the winner. If it's still a tie, then we'll move down the list and determine who was closest to predicting the second spot, and so on, until the tie is eventually broken.
    • Members of the HTF staff and their significant others are eligible to participate, but only for glory and not for the prize package. All other members of the HTF community in good standing may enter and compete for the prize.
    Entries close at 8:00p.m. EDT on Tuesday March 10, 2009. No exceptions please.

    Here are a couple of words of explanation regarding this particular contest and the rationale behind the setup.
    • Since there will be 13 entrants still eligible on American Idol when entries open and close, and you are picking a top ten there will be some contestants that you will not be picking. This will not change the scoring as indicated above. You choose only ten contestants and some might not even make it to the top ten (which adds a bit more of a challenge to the contest.)
    • American Idol, as many of these reality shows, is known for its unpredictability so it is quite possible that an ousted "survivor" might return. One season, two contestants were voted off the same night so instead of a "5th" and "6th" position we decided to assign two "5.5" positions for the purposes of scoring. That's why the rules clearly specify the "final" position of ouster for each contestant. It's not over until it's over, and who knows what twists this season will bring? And if there are unforeseen circumstances we will make a determination that will be fair to all entrants as much as possible. (Otherwise we will return your entry fee [​IMG] ).
    • We all know that the descriptions provided by web sites are often misleading (sometimes intentionally I often suspect to make the show more intriguing) and that there is no substitute for actually seeing the contestants and listening to what comes out of their mouths. That's why I provide a bit of a preview period and the deadline won't be until we are down to the "final thirteen". In other words, you get to see who the contestants are and have to select 10 out of 13 remaining. This also lets us see if there are some special situations that we must take into account before making our final choices.
    There are probably other things that I haven't thought of but we can deal with them as the show progresses. The one thing that I ask of all entrants (other than making sure that their list is unique) is that you follow the following format when submitting your entry:

    01. Contestant
    02. Contestant
    03. Contestant
    04. Contestant
    05. Contestant
    06. Contestant
    07. Contestant
    08. Contestant
    09. Contestant
    10. Contestant

    And please use the names as written from the list of "Final 13" as listed below. This will help me when I set up the spreadsheet to monitor the scoring.

    Final 13 (in alphabetical order)

    Adam
    Alexis
    Allison
    Anoop
    Danny
    Jasmine
    Jorge
    Kris
    Lil
    Matt
    Megan
    Michael
    Scott

    Remember that you are free to start submitting your unique list anytime you want. However, realize that once submitted, it's final (unless someone else submitted the same list chronologically before you.) And it just makes sense to wait until after we reach the "Final 13 show since you will know who the "final 13 are. If you jump the gun and submit a list with someone who's voted off earlier then you are stuck with that choice. It is to your advantage to wait until the final 13 are chosen.

    Finally (to repeat), in order to get some idea of how many people are interested in participating in this contest I am asking you to insert a "place holder" in this thread for now as a courtesy. This is for tabulation purposes only and doesn't mean that you get to choose first. It's still "first list submitted" in the case of duplicate lists. Later on your "Placeholder Message" will be edited by you to list your selections in order.

    Thank you, and let the games begin!

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    That's it for now.
    If interested, please add your "Placeholder" to indicate participation and to start the process. Please check back from time to time for additional details. You've got to be in it to win it!

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    ***FINAL*** INFORMATION AS OF 05/20/09

    SEE MESSAGE #75 in this thread for details regarding the DVD Prize Package!


    HTF Participants and their scores
    (Participants in BROWN not eligible for prizes either due to HTF affliliation or voluntarily)
    (WINNER'S score in RED) (Final position in PURPLE)

    32.0 Aaron Silverman (11)
    36.5 David*P (19)
    26.0 Phil Taylor (3)
    45.5 Lucy Silverman (23)
    33.0 Jeff Standley (12/13/14/15)
    28.5 AnthonyC (7)
    30.0 NYSandy (9)
    27.5 RAF (5)
    34.0 Brian Toth (16)
    47.0 John Swarce (24)
    31.0 Scott J (10)
    28.0 Quentin (6)
    36.0 phil-w (18)
    34.5 Elizabeth S (17)
    33.0 Bryan X (12/13/14/15)
    29.0 Yee Ming (8)
    42.0 Parker Clack (22)
    37.0 Gwon Chang (20)
    37.5 NolanJ (21)
    33.0 pitchman (12/13/14/15)
    25.0 SuzanneB (2)
    23.5 Larry*P (1)
    26.5 Patrick Sun (4)
    33.0 Chris James (12/13/14/15)

    30.0 HTF Consensus Picks (Not applicable - would have tied for 9th)




    Spreadsheet (Excel) of all picks available HERE.




    Contestants Eliminated and in What Position
    Adam Position 2.0
    Alexis Position 11.0
    Allison Position 4.0
    Anoop Position 6.5
    Danny Position 3.0
    Jasmine Position 12.5
    Jorge Position 12.5
    Kris WINNER
    Lil Position 6.5
    Matt Position 5.0
    Megan Position 9.0
    Michael Position 10.0
    Scott Position 8.0
     
  2. RAF

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    01. Allison
    02. Danny
    03. Adam
    04. Lil
    05. Scott
    06. Alexis
    07. Jorge
    08. Anoop
    09. Matt
    10. Megan

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    01. Adam
    02. Lil
    03. Allison
    04. Danny
    05. Alexis
    06. Jasmine
    07. Scott
    08. Megan
    09. Kris
    10. Michael

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    1. Alexis
    2. Scott
    3. Danny
    4. Adam
    5. Anoop
    6. Megan
    7. Jasmine
    8. Lil
    9. Matt
    10. Jorge

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  5. Patrick Sun

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    holder of place.

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  6. Elizabeth S

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    1. Danny
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    4. Alexis
    5. Jorge
    6. Adam
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    9. Megan
    10. Michael

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    07. Kris
    08. Jorge
    09. Anoop
    10. Jasmine

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    05. Matt
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    07. Alexis
    08. Adam
    09. Anoop
    10. Jasmine

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    /spell of holding

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    Guess I'll try again this year. Consider this my placeholder.

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    02. Adam
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    04. Alexis
    05. Anoop
    06. Jorge
    07. Allison
    08. Jasmine
    09. Scott
    10. Michael

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    Below 10: Matt, Megan & Kris


    I'm in. Thanks for organizing this again, Robert!
     
  12. Chris_Morris

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    Placing my hold

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    10. Megan
    9. Michael
    8. Scott
    7. Alexis
    6. Matt
    5. Adam
    4. Jorge
    3. Lil
    2. Anoop
    1. Danny

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    Anthony, I assume you chose Danny to win, right? Your list was 10-1 instead of 1-10 so I want to make sure. If your top choice is really Megan let me know ASAP. - The management [​IMG]
     
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    01. Danny
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    03. Allison
    04. Adam
    05. Jasmine
    06. Jorge
    07. Megan
    08. Scott
    09. Alexis
    10. Anoop

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    4. Lil
    5. Adam
    6. Alexis
    7. Anoop
    8. Jasmine
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    10. Kris

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    1. Allison
    2. Danny
    3. Lil
    4. Megan
    5. Anoop
    6. Jorge
    7. Matt
    8. Scott
    9. Jasmine
    10. Adam

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    01. Lil
    02. Alexis
    03. Danny
    04. Allison
    05. Adam
    06. Jorge
    07. Anoop
    08. Megan
    09. Matt
    10. Jasmine

    Ka-chow!

    Tough call between the ones I like and the ones I think will win. As usual. [​IMG]

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  18. John Swarce

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    Here are my picks:

    01. Danny
    02. Alexis
    03. Anoop
    04. Lil
    05. Jasmine
    06. Jorge
    07. Scott
    08. Michael
    09. Adam
    10. Allison

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    In the spirit of the competition, and taking a cue from Phil-W (who won an earlier prize package for Survivor just before AI Challenge #7 started), I am asking that I am considered NOT eligible for any prize package, since I won AI Challenge #7! I am just in it for the fun of it this time! [​IMG] Good luck to all!

    --John
     
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    1. Adam
    2. Danny
    3. Kris
    4. Scott
    5. Michael
    6. Anoop
    7. Allison
    8. Matt
    9. Alexis
    10. Lil

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    This is the place that holds things to come.

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