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Title: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Calman on January 06, 2019, 07:23:40 PM
(http://www.okanaganforum.com/f1-dream-team-2019/logo/f1-dream-team-logo-2019-(525x191).jpg)

Hi everyone!

I have been talking to Wizzo behind the scenes and he (along with his admins) have given their blessing for me to approach you all with my dream team system.   

My F1 Dream Team system is running for it's third year now.  It's an intimate little website, which I coded/designed, purely for Formula 1 communities, such as GPW.    As I have mentioned to Wizzo, this is a "stand alone" website, which doesn't have a community of it's own, it simply supports existing communities with all pertinent info posted on each respective forum. 

One other important thing to mention, this would work side by side with your Grid Game here on GPW, as they are essentially very different approaches.   Your grid game is a race-2-race predictions game, where as my F1 Dream Team is a seasonal selection process, with 1 team & 1 driver change during the summer break.

I am sure there is much more info I need to share with you all, but for now, I am simply trying to provide some background to the system.

I start working on the 2019 version of the F1 Dream Team tomorrow, so would appreciate feedback from each of you, when time permits. 

If requested, I can provide a link to the 2018 season (live website) .... as the web pages are being coded/re-designed for the 2019 season in the days/weeks ahead.

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Provisional List of Entries (GPW Forum):
 
 • Alonsofan
 • Luke
 • Scott
 • John S
 • Warmwater


Provisional List of Entries (External F1 Community):

 • Sarkis
 • speedfreekx6
 • Kor
 • sirmonkey
 • Antmannz
 • Docko
 • senna74
 • MrFerrariCZ
 • Nubbin

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Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Calman on January 07, 2019, 12:18:29 AM
I'm not sure who voted "I would like more details (message me)" ... but you didn't identify yourself in this topic, or indeed, by connecting with myself.

So ... to help things along, here is the Q&A from the 2018 'Group Picks' section of the website.   
http://www.okanaganforum.com/f1-dream-team-2018/group-picks.html

Of course, you are welcome to peruse the entire website from the link above, which should give you a better feel of how things run.  The 2019 website will essentially operate the same, just re-designed "graphically" and of course, new team/driver data, race calendar dates, stats etc.

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Calman on January 08, 2019, 01:21:41 AM
Thanks for humouring me, but it categorically appears that nobody here on GPW is interested in entertaining my F1 Dream Team for the 2019 season.

I will now go ahead and start development with one F1 community involvement.

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Alonsofan on January 08, 2019, 09:08:43 AM
Aww bless you. I will join in with your game. I played something similar at work a few years back, I lost miserably but what the heck count me in  :D
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Scott on January 08, 2019, 10:16:27 AM
Cal, I didn’t even see this thread until today...give us a bit more time to get through things, especially during January Blues
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Luke on January 08, 2019, 02:19:31 PM
I am rubbish at these sort of fantasy league thing so while the hell not, put me down. 
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Calman on January 08, 2019, 06:34:40 PM
Hi folks!

I have removed the Poll (to be honest, I don't think the principle of a poll - I would rather talk to people out in the open.  So, with that said, I will keep a list in this post and update it in the days ahead. 

As far as timelines are concerned, I have been on hold for quite a while and recently received the 'green light' to post details regarding GPW's involvement in the F1 Dream Team 2019.  I can stretch another week, if I feel that 10-12 members from GPW will commit to joining in the fun, otherwise, I need to watch the clock and start work on the 2019 system (mainly as I need to adapt the coding based on 1 or 2 Formula One communities.

Again, please note that my F1 Dream Team is a "stand alone" system, which is deliberately designed to "attach" to your community, with all info, links and updates posted in your community, so members don't have to "come to me" ... I come to you!!

I welcome and questions/concerns folks - at the end of the day, I am an F1 fan, just like you (and I genuinely have a soft spot for this community, that's why I am here).

Best Regards,
Cal :)

Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Calman on January 08, 2019, 07:17:14 PM
Provisional List now moved to the 1st post on this topic, thanks folks!

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Luke on January 08, 2019, 08:03:32 PM
Provisional List of Interest:

Alonsofan
Luke


Like F1 in 2018, it'll be a two horse race! 
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Alonsofan on January 08, 2019, 08:11:28 PM
Provisional List of Interest:

Alonsofan
Luke


Like F1 in 2018, it'll be a two horse race!

If it's a two horse race bagsy I get the head  ;) hehe
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: John S on January 08, 2019, 08:24:23 PM
I might have a go, but don't understand why you need 10-12 members from GPW. Last year everyone seemed to be a team on their own. ?????  :confused:
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Calman on January 08, 2019, 08:33:34 PM
I might have a go, but don't understand why you need 10-12 members from GPW. Last year everyone seemed to be a team on their own. ?????  :confused:

Hi John!

Thanks for posting and I welcome your query. 

Basically, I have one F1 community who have been involved with the F1 Dream Team since 2016.  Typically, 20-25 members came forward to take part.  So, this season, I am hoping to involve two F1 communities, to give an extra dimension to the system.  In effect, it would involve 10-12 members from each community (possibly more, based on initial interest) and would essentially become "player v player" and "f1 forum v f1 forum".  So, the Leaderboard would look like a conventional table with every player involved fighting for position, while the bigger picture would show overall totals from each community.   

I hope that makes some sense?

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Luke on January 08, 2019, 08:36:35 PM
If it's a two horse race bagsy I get the head  ;) hehe

Trying hard not to think of 'that' scene in the Godfather...
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Alonsofan on January 08, 2019, 08:58:56 PM
If it's a two horse race bagsy I get the head  ;) hehe

Trying hard not to think of 'that' scene in the Godfather...
:DD :DD Now that's a cool film, although there are worse things you could wake-up to hehe
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Scott on January 08, 2019, 09:16:14 PM
I voted yes as well Cal.  You can put me down for it...though my participation might scare others away based on my past few years at the GG.
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Calman on January 08, 2019, 09:16:50 PM
While I think of it, another thing to mention regarding the F1 Dream Team is, it won't take up much of your time, as you choose your Teams/Drivers from around the pre-season testing to a set date before the green light in Australia.  The only other time you would need to be involved, is during the Summer Break, where you can change 1 team and 1 driver - that's it.

So, in that respect, it wouldn't get in the way of your Grid Game Predictions competition, as that is a very different system/approach to the F1 Dream Team.

Hope this helps?

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Calman on January 08, 2019, 09:21:30 PM
I voted yes as well Cal.  You can put me down for it...though my participation might scare others away based on my past few years at the GG.

Many thanks for your support/interest Scott, I have added you to the Provisional List on the 1st page of this topic, cheers!!

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Calman on January 09, 2019, 07:04:48 PM
Update: 

If we fail to reach 10-12 interested GPW members for the F1 Dream Team by Monday, 14th January, then I will go ahead and code the website for 1 F1 community.   However, I won't leave the members who have shown interest, out in the cold.  I will include you in the 2019 run and will post news/race updates here on GPW!

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: John S on January 10, 2019, 02:47:32 PM
Count me in then Calman.
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Calman on January 10, 2019, 06:33:26 PM
Count me in then Calman.

Many thanks for your support John!  :good:

I will edit the 1st page of this topic, where interested GPW members are listed, thanks!

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Alonsofan on January 10, 2019, 08:17:56 PM
Hey, Sir Benny, do I get bonus points for saying I will play first???  ;)
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Calman on January 10, 2019, 08:58:26 PM
Hey, Sir Benny, do I get bonus points for saying I will play first???  ;)

Yes! ... I can exercise the rule that sends 5,000 points in your direction, but I will be later found of breaching Article 28,41,91b, Section 17c, Sub-Section 4, Para 3, Rule 198,174-14d ... so basically, what I am saying, is I would be removing 6,000 points from your total, as you know how it goes in F1, the driver pays for Team Errors!!  :D :DD :( :DntKnw: |-(

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Alonsofan on January 10, 2019, 09:41:25 PM
Oh well it was worth a try hehe
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Calman on January 13, 2019, 08:37:04 PM
If we fail to reach 10-12 interested GPW members for the F1 Dream Team by Monday, 14th January, then I will go ahead and code the website for 1 F1 community.   However, I won't leave the members who have shown interest, out in the cold.  I will include you in the 2019 run and will post news/race updates here on GPW!

Hi folks!

I would like to thank the 4 members who are looking to join the F1 Dream Team.  I will start coding tomorrow, so it now looks like I will only be setting things up for the existing F1 community, which I have worked with over the past 3 years.   I still welcome interest from GPW members, but it will now be structured around a single F1 community, not "site v site". 

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Luke on January 13, 2019, 08:54:31 PM
There may only be 4 of us, but we're a high calibre bunch.  Like the Mercedes compared to the Williams McLarens of the other sites  ;)
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Alonsofan on January 13, 2019, 09:24:02 PM
Crikey, I think you should give us all on GPW those extra points....shhhhh....we won't tell anyone  ;)
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Calman on January 14, 2019, 09:29:40 AM
There may only be 4 of us, but we're a high calibre bunch.  Like the Mercedes compared to the Williams McLarens of the other sites  ;)

Proudly competitive F1 battle tanks, that's what I like to hear!! :)

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Calman on January 17, 2019, 11:09:45 PM
Update: 

Hi folks!

Just to let you know that I am now at the "Count Me In!" stage on the other F1 community forum.  I will share pertinent information regarding the F1 Dream Team with 'both' communities, but right now, it's simply a head count on both websites, while I carry out updates (structure/design/data) behind the scenes.

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Warmwater on January 18, 2019, 12:51:26 AM
Just noticed this today, I will check out the link, in the meantime I am interested in participating... add me to the list or PM.   >:D
Title: Re: F1 Dream Team 2019
Post by: Calman on January 18, 2019, 07:50:56 PM
Latest News: (Shared Info)

Q: When am I able to choose my Dream Team selections?

I will be looking to "OPEN" the selection process on 18th February, 2019. Whether you have a firm idea of your choices at this point, or would prefer to wait until after pre-season testing, it's entirely up to you. You will be able to make your finalised Dream Team choices between 18th February > 8th March, 2019 (9th > 11th March for 'Reserved' Players).


As with the 2018 season, I am looking at a maximum of 20 players from the external site, so the "Count Me In!" timeline will conclude on 11th February, 2019. If we reach 20 players by this point, I will automatically add interested players to the "Reserved List" ... should any Potential Players not submit their Team/Driver selections by 8th March, we will include Players from the "Reserved List" in order of posts.

The first paragraph above, will be included in the 2019 "Group Picks" Q&A section of the website.


Best Regards,
Cal :)