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    Just like the Golden Nugget contest, we're not going to do a weekly thread on this contest like we do with the Westgate SuperContest. First of all, neither of these other contests have reached the prestige of the SuperContest nor the number of contestants (nor the number of non-contestants who also follow it). In addition, this contest doesn't require entrants to put in weekly plays until kickoff of the first game used, so there's no advance picks available and not possible to grade plays until after the weekend until they post them on Mondays along with the standings...all that info can be found at https://www.williamhill.us/collegepickem/

    But we'll post here when we have updates on the contest, which we'll start by announcing they closed with 258 entrants (after 231 last year, so just over a 10% increase) at $500 apiece...note: this was later changed to 262. For those who don't know, this contest runs for 10 weeks (coinciding with NFL Weeks 1-10) and closes on Saturday, Nov. 10. Contestants make 7 plays a week from a list of 25 games chosen by William Hill. First place will be worth $65,500. There's also a $25,000 bonus for hitting 70% (49 of the contest's 70 possible points). Second place receives $19,650 and third gets $13,100. Pays Top 10 finishes. Full details and rest of rules are at https://www.williamhill.us/collegepickem/

    Here is the leaderboard after Week 1 after not a single entrant went 7-0 (based on the theoretical 1 in 128 chance of a seven-team parlay hitting, there would normally be 1 or 2). My ViewFromVegas entry is at 4-3, so I feel better about being just 2 games out of first as opposed to 3

    6372 6 1 6 1
    6319 6 1 6 1
    6316 6 1 6 1
    6301 6 1 6 1
    6295 6 1 6 1
    6279 6 1 6 1
    6265 6 1 6 1
    6246 6 1 6 1 Bet all Sports
    6234 6 1 6 1 Belfast Cowboy
    6219 6 1 6 1
    6179 6 1 6 1 Everybody Eats
    6163 6 1 6 1
    6139 6 1 6 1
    6133 6 1 6 1
    6112 6 1 6 1
    6105 6 1 6 1 Swenson 33

    The WH website states that the rest of the player aliases will be added later.

  • #2
    Hmmm, Entry numbers start at 6101 and end at 6373. That would suggest 273 entrants, 15 no shows week one does not seem feasible. Unless they just randomly skipped a number here and there throughout the sign up process. That seems like an odd thing to do as well. I love how they do not even bother to even tweet out the final tally or anything.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Ball Don't Lie View Post
      Hmmm, Entry numbers start at 6101 and end at 6373. That would suggest 273 entrants, 15 no shows week one does not seem feasible. Unless they just randomly skipped a number here and there throughout the sign up process. That seems like an odd thing to do as well. I love how they do not even bother to even tweet out the final tally or anything.
      Since they have multiple outlets (unlike single properties like the Westgate and Golden Nugget), they've never had the entry numbers coincide with the order signed up when calling in entries into the mothership (and this goes back to when the similar was run by the former company known as Leroy's before being bought by William Hill). No, I have no idea why they wouldn't just assign entry numbers in order from the home office...it's just the way it's always been.

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      • #4
        Here are the standings after Week 2...hey, who is that among the entrants tied for 5th place, just 1 game out of first place?

        6110 6 1 11 3 Dan
        6219 5 2 11 3 Mr. Bruce Jr
        6279 5 2 11 3
        6316 5 2 11 3 Lorkin N Workin

        6300 6 1 10 4 Chocolate Dog
        6339 6 1 10 4
        6344 6 1 10 4
        6348 6 1 10 4
        6371 6 1 10 4 ViewFromVegas 1
        6146 5 2 10 4
        6199 5 2 10 4
        6331 5 2 10 4
        6105 4 3 10 4 Swenson 33
        6133 4 3 10 4
        6163 4 3 10 4 Magic Sam
        6295 4 3 10 4
        6372 4 3 10 4


        Dave [email protected]
        Familiar names at top of College Pick’Em leaderboard @WilliamHillUS; @ViewFromVegas just 1 game out of 1st place after 2 weeks of the 10-week #CFB contest; other #vegas contests that include #NFL games will be updated Tuesday morning after tonight’s #MNF game #SEAvsCHI @VSiNLive https://t.co/8F6or4zdRT

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        • #5
          Here is the leaderboard with Top 10 plus ties after Week 3...still more than 1/3 without aliases:

          6134 7 0 16 5
          6194 7 0 16 5
          6133 6 1 16 5
          6295 6 1 16 5
          6331 6 1 16 5
          6219 5 2 16 5 Mr. Bruce Jr
          6316 5 2 16 5 Lorkin N Workin
          6215 6 1 15 6 Gup 1
          6243 6 1 15 6
          6321 6 1 15 6
          6338 6 1 15 6
          6146 5 2 15 6
          6300 5 2 15 6 Chocolate Dog
          6339 5 2 15 6

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          • #6
            Tough week,went 0-7 but 3-2 with GM.Kind of Glad I opted out.GL going forward.
            Volo

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            • #7
              Here are the standings after Week 4, with a 2-way tie for the lead, a game back to 3rd place, another game to 4th, and then a logjam in 5th!!!

              6338 7 0 22 6
              6316 6 1 22 6 Lorkin N Workin

              6331 5 2 21 7

              6300 5 2 20 8 Chocolate Dog

              6303 6 1 19 9 Wampus Cat
              6101 5 2 19 9 Southgate Barefoot
              6122 5 2 19 9 Dr. Owl
              6151 5 2 19 9
              6249 5 2 19 9 Harry's Hero's
              6255 5 2 19 9 Dallas
              6278 5 2 19 9 Big China 1
              6304 5 2 19 9 Oregon Tilt
              6215 4 3 19 9 Gup 1
              6321 4 3 19 9
              6339 4 3 19 9
              6133 3 4 19 9
              6219 3 4 19 9 Mr Bruce Jr.
              6295 3 4 19 9

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              • #8
                Here are the standings after Week 5...we're halfway through the 10-week contest (we have two Friends of VFV within 3 games of the co-leaders):

                6331 5 2 26 9
                6316 4 3 26 9 Lorkin N Workin
                6338 4 3 26 9
                6134 7 0 25 10
                6260 7 0 25 10
                6151 6 1 25 10
                6219 6 1 25 10 Mr Bruce Jr
                6278 6 1 25 10 Big China 1
                6340 7 0 24 11
                6194 6 1 24 11
                6277 6 1 24 11 Big China
                6101 5 2 24 11 Southgate Barefoot
                6249 5 2 24 11 Harry's Hero's
                6295 5 2 24 11
                6300 4 3 24 11 Chocolate Dog
                6146 7 0 23 12
                6153 7 0 23 12 Skinny Vinny 1
                6344 7 0 23 12
                6348 7 0 23 12
                6372 7 0 23 12
                6110 6 1 23 12 Dan
                6254 6 1 23 12 Ruff Dentist
                6186 5 2 23 12
                6296 5 2 23 12
                6366 5 2 23 12
                6133 4 3 23 12
                6304 4 3 23 12 Oregon Tilt
                6321 4 3 23 12
                6339 4 3 23 12

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                • #9
                  Here are the standings after Week 6...the three co-leaders have a two-game lead, and note that Big China has two entries in the running!:

                  6194 7 0 31 11
                  6134 6 1 31 11
                  6278 6 1 31 11 Big China 1

                  6277 5 2 29 13 Big China
                  6340 5 2 29 13
                  6151 4 3 29 13
                  6260 4 3 29 13

                  6145 6 1 28 14
                  6203 6 1 28 14 Volare Cieco
                  6339 5 2 28 14
                  6249 4 3 28 14 Harry's Heros
                  6295 4 3 28 14
                  6219 3 4 28 14 Mr Bruce Jr
                  6316 2 5 28 14 Lorkin N Workin
                  6331 2 5 28 14

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                  • #10

                    Dave [email protected]
                    Unnamed Contestant #6134 leads College Pick'Em @WilliamHillUS at 35-14 through 7 of that contest's 10 weeks; Lorkin N Workin & Big China 1 are tied for 2nd at 34-15; Big China has another entry in a 5-way tie for 4th; follow at williamhill.us/collegepickem/ & https://forums.viewfromvegas.com/for...ad-season-long

                    6134 4 3 35 14

                    6316 6 1 34 15 Lorkin N Workin
                    6278 3 4 34 15 Big China 1

                    6203 5 2 33 16 Volare Cieco
                    6260 4 3 33 16
                    6277 4 3 33 16 Big China
                    6340 4 3 33 16
                    6194 2 5 33 16

                    6315 7 0 32 17 Ronnietri
                    6185 6 1 32 17
                    6321 6 1 32 17
                    6368 6 1 32 17
                    6296 5 2 32 17
                    6344 5 2 32 17
                    6145 4 3 32 17
                    6219 4 3 32 17 Mr Bruce Jr.
                    6338 4 3 32 17 Jokel 2018
                    6151 3 4 32 17

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                    • #11

                      Dave Tuley@ViewFromVegas

                      In College Pick'Em @WilliamHillUS, Lorkin & Workin and an unnamed contestant are co-leaders at 40-16 (71.4%) with 2 weeks to go; the champion receives $64,500 and the Top 10 cash; there's also a $25,000 bonus if champion hits at least 70% (49 winners out of 70 plays) @VSiNLive



                      6316 6 1 40 16 Lorkin N Workin
                      6134 5 2 40 16

                      6145 6 1 38 18
                      6203 5 2 38 18 Volare Cieco

                      6155 7 0 37 19
                      6372 7 0 37 19
                      6104 6 1 37 19
                      6146 6 1 37 19
                      6267 6 1 37 19
                      6275 6 1 37 19
                      6304 6 1 37 19 Oregon Tilt
                      6343 6 1 37 19
                      6151 5 2 37 19
                      6219 5 2 37 19 Mr. Bruce Jr
                      6315 5 2 37 19 Ronnietri
                      6321 5 2 37 19
                      6344 5 2 37 19
                      6194 4 3 37 19
                      6278 3 4 37 19 Big China 1

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                      • #12


                        6145 6 1 44 19
                        6316 4 3 44 19 Lorkin N Workin

                        6343 6 1 43 20 Lets Dance 114
                        6155 6 1 43 20
                        6134 3 4 43 20

                        6355 7 0 42 21
                        6348 6 1 42 21
                        6344 5 2 42 21 Lets Dance 115
                        6304 5 2 42 21 Oregon Tilt
                        6267 5 2 42 21
                        6104 5 2 42 21
                        6203 4 3 42 21 Volare Cieco

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                        • #13



                          Dave Tuley@ViewFromVegas
                          just now
                          In College Pick'Em @WilliamHillUS, Lorkin & Workin and an unnamed contestant are co-leaders at 44-19 (69.8%) with 1 week to go; the champion receives $64,500 and the Top 10 cash; there's also a $25,000 bonus if champion hits at least 70% (49 winners out of 70 plays) @VSiNLive

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                          • #14
                            Just 3 back but need a miracle. 7-0 or 0-7?

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                            • #15
                              @Tuley *$65,500 to the champ. Interesting to note, there are a dozen guys at 42 wins heading into the final week. Last year, 42 points had you in the money. Wonder why the scores are so juiced this year? Cherry pickers busy here too? or have an inordinate amount of favorites cashed this year? I lost my files from the inaugural contest in 16 but I'm pretty sure the dude won that year with 44 wins. Now to make this contest that much better, they should expand it to 12 or even better yet 13 weeks. Why on earth they choose to cut a season long contest short, in the middle of the season, is beyond me.

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