Bits and pieces: RedSpottedHanky tennis update, Channel 4 needs you, Virgin ice cubes

Last call for our RedSpottedHanky tennis mini-league!

Wimbledon starts on Monday, which means that this weekend is your last chance to earn up to £15 in free UK train travel by signing up for the RedSpottedHanky Wimbledon competition. You can also join the Head for Points mini-league if you want!

See here for my original post.

Having looked at the rules more carefully since I first wrote about it, something has come clear. Your team has only 7 players, but the game allows 10 transfers in each 3-4 day transfer window.

This means that they fully intend that you shuffle your team at the end of each days play. What is – unfortunately – not clear is when RSH counts up the points earned. Let’s say, for example, that you have Andy Murray as your main male player, and Murray plays on Monday. On Monday night, you should transfer him out and transfer in, say, Nadal if he is playing on Tuesday.

However, does Murray still need to be in your team at midnight Monday for you to earn points from his victory? In which case, you should do team changes early in the morning. Or do you get points immediately after a match? That would mean if Murray played at 1pm and Nadal followed him at 4pm, you could transfer him out at 3.55pm and get points for both Murray and Nadal on the same day.

The problem is that by the time we know the answer to these questions, we will be 3-4 days in …..

Channel 4 needs you!

A production company working for Channel 4 has been in touch me in their hunt for nervous flyers.

They are looking for a number of people who, for different reasons, need to fly somewhere this Summer but have a fear of flying. Visiting a relative? Going on holiday? Having to fly for work for the first time? They are looking for people from all walks of life.

If you or someone you know would be interested in taking part, please email lucy.bauckham [at] renegadepictures.co.uk

Virgin Atlantic ice cubes

Finally, comes one of the more disturbing things you will ever see – the new Richard Branson ice cube, soon to be available on Virgin Atlantic flights …..

Richard-Branson-Ice-Cube

Worrying ….

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Comments

  1. Mr Bridge says:

    could have been more fun by putting bransons face on their loo roll

  2. From my reading of http://fantasytennis.games-redspottedhanky.com/default.aspx?page=rules using the example you give, Murray doesn’t need to be in the team until the end of Monday, but Nadal does need to be in it by the first game the next morning. Presumably that’s anyone’s first game the next morning, not Nadal/the show courts.

    • No, having looked at it again, it is clear how it works – and your assumption seems wrong.

      The teams lock as soon as the first game starts at c 11am. Your team is then fixed for the day. Even if you make transfers during the day, they don’t take effect until the following morning – your points for the day are based on the team that you have when the first ball of the day is played.

      Here is the order of play for tomorrow – http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/schedule/index.html As Murray is playing, you need him in your team by 10am-11am. However, as there is a risk that his game will not finish – not sure how late they play in the first week – it would make more sense to have Federer in the team.

      PS. Ticketmaster has Centre Court tickets, as standard prices, available at 9am each day for the next day. Not that difficult to get (compared to, say, Glastonbury tickets!) – I got some last year.

    • Good spot. I just ‘borrowed’ it from the US blog linked without checking further, given it was hardly a serious news piece!

  3. Bialynia says:

    I seem to be top of our mini-league… for now. And to think, that my parents said I’d never amount to anything!

    Won’t be there for long though, ran out of transfers so have no one up for today. Is there a Head for Points league on the F1 game too or is it just for Wimbledon?

    • Yes, you’re doing very well! Same boat as me though – no transfers left for today, so I expect to lose places overnight.

      No, there is no F1 league. To be honest, it is too easy to score points so I don’t take it seriously. I haven’t made a single change to my team all season but I’m already at 3000 points, which is twice the amount I need to hit the £15 voucher cap!