Here's how you did.|
|7||rodhtch (Tipsters of the Week)|
|6||ennjay, Knaresborough Rhino II, The Biffs Back|
|5||Andy Gilder, deanos rhinos, barries dad, SpicyRhino, rotherhamrhino, burleywhite II|
|4||BigRob, tad rhino, SouthStander.com, Baby Rhino II, Baby Rhino 3, Kevin the Gerbil, United Rhino, rhinos69|
|3||burleywhite, WhiteRhino, High Peak Rhino, Mrs deanos rhinos, Pet Rhino, BORORHINO, FoxyRhino, LJFC Rhino|
|2||Sarahgrhino, Highbury Rhino|
It's a three-way split at the top of the September table::
|17||Baby Rhino 3, FoxyRhino, rotherhamrhino|
|16||deanos rhinos, rodhutch|
|15||Andy Gilder, burleywhite II|
|14||SouthStander.com, Baby Rhino II, The Biffs Back|
|12||ennjay, Pet Rhino, Knaresborough Rhino II, SpicyRhino, United Rhino|
|11||BigRob, tad rhino, BORORHINO, barries dad, Kevin the Gerbil, rhinos69|
|10||High Peak Rhino, Highbury Rhino, Mrs deanos rhinos, LJFC Rhino|
|9||burleywhite, Sarahgrhino, WhiteRhino, Cala Millor Rhino|
So we go to the scorecards. In round 16, Baby Rhino 3 scored 5 while Foxy and rotherhamrhino both scored 9. In round 25, FoxyRhino outscored rotherhamrhino by 5 points to 3, so September tipster of the month and our final goodie bag winner of the season is FoxyRhino. Phew. But there's worse to come....
The final league table now, and we have our minor premier who takes away a 2008 Rhinos shirt:
|117||Baby Rhino II (Minor Premier)|
|114||Baby Rhino 3|
|110||Mrs deanos rhinos, SouthStander.com, Pet Rhino, SpicyRhino, LJFC Rhino|
|108||High Peak Rhino|
|100||ennjay, The Biffs Back|
|98||tad rhino, deanos rhinos, Cala Millor Rhino|
|97||Sarahgrhino, Kevin the Gerbil|
|94||Knaresborough Rhino II|
|3||totalloiner, R H I N O S, I'm a rhino till I die, Donnyrhino1|
First of all, congratulations to Baby Rhino II. For such a young one, she's proved herself as a champion predictor and edged out her even younger sibling for top spot. It looks like there's something in the Knaresborough water...
Play-offs then. Back to the scorecards to pick out the three best of those locked together in that logjam on 110 points. Only six can make it to the play-offs, and you lot need to be separated. In round 26, it stacked up like this:
What does this mean? It means that SouthStander.com finishes 4th. Counting back further still to round 24 shows us that LJFC Rhino takes 5th while SpicyRhino takes the 6th and final play-off berth.
|4||mrs deanos rhinos|
So the Rowberry children sit out the first week and prepare for a domestic derby in their play-off game in a couple of weeks - the winner progressing to the final. The first batch of sudden death play-off games are:
rodhutch v SpicyRhino
SouthStander.com v LJFC Rhino
I'll PM the relevant players with details, but it's essentially picking the winning margins of the play-off matches in line with what happens in Super League. The closer you are, the fewer points your opponent scores against you. In the event of a draw, with no time for replays, it's 'home' advantage (i.e. the higher placed person on the league table) that progresses.
Good luck everyone!