Tipsters Round 8 results, plus Knockout Quarter Final draw

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Tipsters Round 8 results, plus Knockout Quarter Final draw

Postby Lone Shark » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:07 am

The shadow boxing in the SHC finally drew to a close this week but while the 12 teams in the championship might be feck all closer to knowing who’s going to win anything, Swiftpost has definitely left himself in a very strong position in the league after stretching his advantage out to five points. Middling weeks for all the chasing pack meant that our leader’s score of seven was sufficient to allow a little breathing room, while Uibhfhailiabu was the main interloper into the chasing pack, securing the week’s only down-the-card sweep and moving up to 55 points with a weekly tally of ten.

Full league table as follows:

66 Swiftpost
61 Hocker
58 DD
56 True Red
55 Uibhfhailiabu, Bazza, GreatDayForTheParish
54 Beirut, Turk
53 Biffo Army
52 Phoenix, Aweflee
51 Lone Shark
50 Corner Back, Rynaghs Biffo, Noodles
49 Muck Savage, Doon Massive, offalyman, The Untouchable
48 Rossier, D Corner Flag, Plain of the Herbs
47 Offaly09, Killer B
46 Lovelyhurling, Kemo Sabe
45 TheManFromFerbane, The Rat
44 Bula Bula, Thereorthereabouts
43 Johnno81
42 The Weasel
40 Red Exile, Naasmanrxrhode
38 sparklin, Dual Star
37 Mighty Pair O’Hands, Hyper
33 Doobane man,
32 theman
28 Corneyback
24 John Locke
19 Blue Moon
15 Athlumneyboy, Bluegoalie
9 keenonsport
8 Rocket57, Dynamo
7 Bluemoon, Backofthenet, Joe Bloggs
4 minor, faithfulman
3 Georgio1
2 Slieve Bloom Man, Treasurer

This was also the second leg of the qualifying for the last eight of the knockouts, with 12 and 10 the magic numbers. If you made the last sixteen of the McCormack Cup, then ten points over the last two weekends was enough to sneak into the top 8, with tie breakers only proving necessary to decide seeding. It’s very much a hurling flavoured last eight this year, with Swiftpost so far looking good to retain his crown from top seed.

12 points or more were required to make the Daithi Regan shake up, and even at that one twelve point tipster will miss out. Biffo Army, Johnno 81 and The Rat all scored twelve points over the two weeks and all went for ten points as their tie breaker score. With two quarter final slots between the three of them, this weekend will serve as a playoff for these three tipsters to see who will meet Phoenix and DD in the two quarter finals.

Paddy McCormack Cup Quarter Final line up

(1) Swiftpost vs (8) Killer B
(4) Dual Star vs (5) GreatDayfortheParish
(3) lovelyhurling vs (6) Bazza
(2) Uibhfhailiabu vs (7) Rynaghs Biffo

Daithi Regan Cup Quarter Final line up

(1) Phoenix vs (8) Biffo Army/Johnno81/The Rat
(4) Corner Back vs (5) Muck Savage
(3) Lone Shark vs (6) offalyman
(2) DD vs (7) Biffo Army/Johnno81/The Rat
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