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Think Pink 2020/21

Postby Pink Ball

Hello ladies and gentlemen.

Think Pink 2019/20 is over, with Rekoons becoming our inaugural champion. But as one season ends, a new Think Pink season begins, and the search for a 2020/21 champion begins in earnest.

This year will see two rule changes:
1. Any tournament whose final is shorter than best of 17 will be worth half points.
2. The tie-break criteria has changed to the following:
The first tie-break criteria is to check which of the tied entrants has the highest-scoring team member. If still tied, we check the second-highest-scoring team member, then third, and so on and so forth.
If the tie-break hasn't been broken after checking each team member, then it's a dead-heat between the players, unless both players have picked exactly the same team. In that case, whoever entered their team first wins.

The other rules are as follows, and unchanged from last year:

1. All 96 tour players are split into 16 groups of six according to the rankings at the conclusion of the 2020 World Championship. Group one contains players ranked one to six; group two contains players ranked seven to 12; group three contains players ranked 13 to 18, and so on and so forth until group 16, which contains players ranked 91 to 96.
2. Each entrant picks one player in each group as a team member.
3. You must then select a 17th player as a wildcard. This can be any snooker player who is not ranked inside the world's top 96.
4. Every ranking tournament counts towards the scoring, except for the Shootout. Invitational events do not count.
5. The scoring criteria is the same as last year. If your Group One player makes it to a quarter final, they score you one point; two for a semi-final; three for a final; and four for winning a ranking tournament. If your Group Two player makes it to a quarter final, they score you two points; four for a semi-final; six for a final; and eight for winning a ranking tournament. For group three players it goes 3, 6, 9, 12; group four goes 4, 8, 12, 16, and so on and so forth until group 16 players, which goes 16, 32, 48, 64. A wildcard player, meanwhile, scores 25, 50, 75, 100 for the above.
6. The World Championship carries triple points on the above.
7. With cue school and the World Championship running concurrently, this year's entry deadline has changed. We will be open to entries once the World Championship final is over, and entries will be accepted until 23:59:59 on August 31. The new Think Pink season begins on September 13 when the Championship League commences.
8. All you have to do to enter is fill out the template below once the deadline is open and the players included in each group have been posted.
9. Once you have entered, you cannot change your team. I will ask Wildey to move this thread to the predictions section as soon as entries are open in order to prevent post editing.
10. Once I have confirmed your team is eligible, then you are signed up to battle for the 2021 Coland Rox Memorial Trophy.
11. Any participants who moderators confirm have entered twice using more than one Snooker Island ID will be disqualified.

This is the template:

Team name:
Group one:
Group two:
Group three:
Group four:
Group five:
Group six:
Group seven:
Group eight:
Group nine:
Group ten:
Group eleven:
Group twelve:
Group thirteen:
Group fourteen:
Group fifteen:
Group sixteen:
Wild card:

And here is the trophy:

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Re: Think Pink 2020/21

Postby Pink Ball

Groups for 2020/21, based on the world rankings as of 9.35pm, August 16, 2020:

Group One: Judd Trump; Ronnie O’Sullivan; Neil Robertson; Mark Selby; Mark Allen; Kyren Wilson
Group Two: John Higgins; Shaun Murphy; Stephen Maguire; Mark Williams; David Gilbert; Ding Junhui
Group Three: Stuart Bingham; Jack Lisowski; Yan Bingtao; Joe Perry; Barry Hawkins; Gary Wilson
Group Four: Ali Carter; Thepchaiya Un-Nooh; Graeme Dott; Anthony McGill; Scott Donaldson; Tom Ford
Group Five: Zhou Yuelong; Matthew Selt; Kurt Maflin; Jimmy Robertson; Zhao Xintong; Michael Holt
Group Six: Xiao Guodong; Noppon Saengkham; Matthew Stevens; Martin O’Donnell; Liang Wenbo; Mark King
Group Seven: Ryan Day; Luca Brecel; Mark Davis; Anthony Hamilton; Hossein Vafaei; Ben Woollaston
Group Eight: Lu Haotian; Li Hang; Yuan Sijun; Ricky Walden; Stuart Carrington; Alan McManus
Group Nine: Robert Milkins; Marco Fu; Lu Ning; Akani Songsermsawad; Martin Gould; Tian Pengfei
Group Ten: Mei Xiwen; Daniel Wells; Chris Wakelin; Sam Craigie; Andrew Higginson; Elliot Slessor
Group Eleven: Luo Honghao; Joe O’Connor; Liam Highfield; Mark Joyce; Robbie Williams; Fergal O’Brien
Group Twelve: Jak Jones; Ken Doherty; Jordan Brown; Michael Georgiou; Michael White; Zhang Anda
Group Thirteen: Sam Baird; Alfie Burden; Craig Steadman; Jamie Clarke; Ashley Carty; Ian Burns
Group Fourteen: Alexander Ursenbacher; John Astley; Mike Dunn; Louis Heathcote; Nigel Bond; David Grace
Group Fifteen: Lee Walker; Dominic Dale; Oliver Lines; Eden Sharav; Harvey Chandler; Jackson Page
Group Sixteen: Gerard Greene; Mitchell Mann; Kishan Hirani; Chen Feilong; James Wattana; Fan Zhengyi

Re: Think Pink 2020/21

Postby Juddernaut88

Team name: Darth wolf
Group one: Judd Trump
Group two: Ding Junhui
Group three: Yan Bingtao
Group four: Anthony McGill
Group five: Michael Holt
Group six: Xiao Guodong
Group seven: Luca Brecel
Group eight: Ricky Walden
Group nine: Robert Milkins
Group ten: Elliot Slessor
Group eleven: Joe O'Connor
Group twelve: Ken Doherty
Group thirteen: Ashley Cartey
Group fourteen: Louis Heathcote
Group fifteen: Dominic Dale
Group sixteen: Mitcchell Mann
Wild card: James Cahill

Re: Think Pink 2020/21

Postby Pink Ball

Juddernaut88 wrote:Team name: Darth wolf
Group one: Judd Trump
Group two: Ding Junhui
Group three: Yan Bingtao
Group four: Anthony McGill
Group five: Michael Holt
Group six: Xiao Guodong
Group seven: Luca Brecel
Group eight: Ricky Walden
Group nine: Robert Milkins
Group ten: Elliot Slessor
Group eleven: Joe O'Connor
Group twelve: Ken Doherty
Group thirteen: Ashley Cartey
Group fourteen: Louis Heathcote
Group fifteen: Dominic Dale
Group sixteen: Mitcchell Mann
Wild card: James Cahill

Valid entry, Juddernaut. Welcome aboard!

Re: Think Pink 2020/21

Postby Johnny Bravo

When is the deadline ?!
Before the first event starts, same as last year ?

Also, when we last spoke on the Think Pink thread, a few posters (me included) talked about changing the rules a bit so that we can change players during the season. You said you'd think about it. What say you ?

Re: Think Pink 2020/21

Postby SteveJJ

Johnny Bravo wrote:When is the deadline ?!
Before the first event starts, same as last year ?

Also, when we last spoke on the Think Pink thread, a few posters (me included) talked about changing the rules a bit so that we can change players during the season. You said you'd think about it. What say you ?


Maybe to players who haven't been relegated and won't be playing! Surely this could wait a few days until the updated list is released

Re: Think Pink 2020/21

Postby Pink Ball

Johnny Bravo wrote:When is the deadline ?!
Before the first event starts, same as last year ?

Also, when we last spoke on the Think Pink thread, a few posters (me included) talked about changing the rules a bit so that we can change players during the season. You said you'd think about it. What say you ?

Deadline is August 31 up to and including 23.59.59pm.

No changing of players. A transfer window is simply too complex for a non-computer (i.e. me) to work.

Re: Think Pink 2020/21

Postby Pink Ball

Team name: The 32-County Republic
Group one: Judd Trump
Group two: Shaun Murphy
Group three: Yan Bingtao
Group four: Anthony McGill
Group five: Kurt Maflin
Group six: Noppon Saengkham
Group seven: Luca Brecel
Group eight: Yuan Sijun
Group nine: Martin Gould
Group ten: Elliot Slessor
Group eleven: Luo Honghao
Group twelve: Michael White
Group thirteen: Ashley Carty
Group fourteen: Louis Heathcote
Group fifteen: Jackson Page
Group sixteen: Mitchell Mann
Wild card: James Cahill

Re: Think Pink 2020/21

Postby Iranu

I think it’s good that you have to stick with your choices, anyway.

Re: Think Pink 2020/21

Postby Johnny Bravo

Pink Ball wrote:
Johnny Bravo wrote:When is the deadline ?!
Before the first event starts, same as last year ?

Deadline is August 31 up to and including 23.59.59pm.


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Pink Ball wrote:
Johnny Bravo wrote:Also, when we last spoke on the Think Pink thread, a few posters (me included) talked about changing the rules a bit so that we can change players during the season. You said you'd think about it. What say you ?

Deadline is August 31 up to and including 23.59.59pm.

No changing of players. A transfer window is simply too complex for a non-computer (i.e. me) to work.

Ok. :chuckle:

Re: Think Pink 2020/21

Postby Prop

Team name: Potted Dogs
Group one: Judd Trump
Group two: Mark Williams
Group three: Stuart Bingham
Group four: Tom Ford
Group five: Jimmy Robertson
Group six: Noppon Saengkham
Group seven: Luca Brecel
Group eight: Stuart Carrington
Group nine: Akani Songsermsawad
Group ten: Elliot Slessor
Group eleven: Fergal O’Brien
Group twelve: Jak Jones
Group thirteen: Ashley Carty
Group fourteen: Alexander Ursenbacher
Group fifteen: Dominic Dale
Group sixteen: Mitchell Mann
Wild card: Duane Jones

Re: Think Pink 2020/21

Postby Pink Ball

Prop wrote:Team name: Potted Dogs
Group one: Judd Trump
Group two: Mark Williams
Group three: Stuart Bingham
Group four: Tom Ford
Group five: Jimmy Robertson
Group six: Noppon Saengkham
Group seven: Luca Brecel
Group eight: Stuart Carrington
Group nine: Akani Songsermsawad
Group ten: Elliot Slessor
Group eleven: Fergal O’Brien
Group twelve: Jak Jones
Group thirteen: Ashley Carty
Group fourteen: Alexander Ursenbacher
Group fifteen: Dominic Dale
Group sixteen: Mitchell Mann
Wild card: Duane Jones

Valid entry. Welcome aboard!

Re: Think Pink 2020/21

Postby snoopy2608

Let's see how I get on this time....

Team Name: One Fluked Green from Glory
Group One: Judd Trump
Group Two: Ding Junhui
Group Three: Yan Bingtao
Group Four: Anthony McGill
Group Five: Zhao Xintong
Group Six: Liang Wenbo
Group Seven: Luca Brecel
Group Eight: Yuan Sijun
Group Nine: Tian Pengfei
Group Ten: Elliot Slessor
Group Eleven: Liam Highfield
Group Twelve: Jak Jones
Group Thirteen: Ian Burns
Group Fourteen: Alexander Ursenbacher
Group Fifteen: Jackson Page
Group Sixteen: Mitchell Mann
Wildcard: Jamie Jones

Re: Think Pink 2020/21

Postby Pink Ball

snoopy2608 wrote:Let's see how I get on this time....

Team Name: One Fluked Green from Glory
Group One: Judd Trump
Group Two: Ding Junhui
Group Three: Yan Bingtao
Group Four: Anthony McGill
Group Five: Zhao Xintong
Group Six: Liang Wenbo
Group Seven: Luca Brecel
Group Eight: Yuan Sijun
Group Nine: Tian Pengfei
Group Ten: Elliot Slessor
Group Eleven: Liam Highfield
Group Twelve: Jak Jones
Group Thirteen: Ian Burns
Group Fourteen: Alexander Ursenbacher
Group Fifteen: Jackson Page
Group Sixteen: Mitchell Mann
Wildcard: Jamie Jones

Welcome aboard, sir, valid entry. Great team name. The number-three seed has entered the building.

Re: Think Pink 2020/21

Postby rekoons

Team name: One Fluked Green for Glory
Group one: Kyren Wilson
Group two: Shaun Murphy
Group three: Yan Bingtao
Group four: Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Group five: Kurt Maflin
Group six: Noppon Saengkham
Group seven: Luca Brecel
Group eight: Lu Haotian
Group nine: Tian Pengfei
Group ten: Elliot Slessor
Group eleven: Mark Joyce
Group twelve: Michael Georgiou
Group thirteen: Ashley Carty
Group fourteen: Alexander Ursenbacher
Group fifteen: Lee Walker
Group sixteen: Mitchell Mann
Wild card: Ben Mertens

Re: Think Pink 2020/21

Postby giargi

Team name: Where's the cue ball going?
Group one: Mark Selby
Group two: John Higgins
Group three: Yan Bingtao
Group four: Anthony McGill
Group five: Zhou Yuelong
Group six: Xiao Guodong
Group seven: Anthony Hamilton
Group eight: Ricky Walden
Group nine: Tian Pengfei
Group ten: Elliot Slessor
Group eleven: Fergal O'Brien
Group twelve: Jordan Brown
Group thirteen: Jamie Clarke
Group fourteen: Louis Heathcote
Group fifteen: Dominic Dale
Group sixteen: Fan Zhengyi
Wild card: Kacper Filipiak

Re: Think Pink 2020/21

Postby snoopy2608

rekoons wrote:Team name: One Fluked Green for Glory
Group one: Kyren Wilson
Group two: Shaun Murphy
Group three: Yan Bingtao
Group four: Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Group five: Kurt Maflin
Group six: Noppon Saengkham
Group seven: Luca Brecel
Group eight: Lu Haotian
Group nine: Tian Pengfei
Group ten: Elliot Slessor
Group eleven: Mark Joyce
Group twelve: Michael Georgiou
Group thirteen: Ashley Carty
Group fourteen: Alexander Ursenbacher
Group fifteen: Lee Walker
Group sixteen: Mitchell Mann
Wild card: Ben Mertens


great team name rekoons - between us we're going to cause pinkball havoc

Re: Think Pink 2020/21

Postby rekoons

snoopy2608 wrote:
rekoons wrote:Team name: One Fluked Green for Glory
Group one: Kyren Wilson
Group two: Shaun Murphy
Group three: Yan Bingtao
Group four: Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Group five: Kurt Maflin
Group six: Noppon Saengkham
Group seven: Luca Brecel
Group eight: Lu Haotian
Group nine: Tian Pengfei
Group ten: Elliot Slessor
Group eleven: Mark Joyce
Group twelve: Michael Georgiou
Group thirteen: Ashley Carty
Group fourteen: Alexander Ursenbacher
Group fifteen: Lee Walker
Group sixteen: Mitchell Mann
Wild card: Ben Mertens


great team name rekoons - between us we're going to cause pinkball havoc


Cheers Snoopy, couldn't resist it. :chuckle:

Best of luck in the new comp, I think I may have already peaked and used up all my run of the ball.

Re: Think Pink 2020/21

Postby Pink Ball

rekoons wrote:Team name: One Fluked Green for Glory
Group one: Kyren Wilson
Group two: Shaun Murphy
Group three: Yan Bingtao
Group four: Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Group five: Kurt Maflin
Group six: Noppon Saengkham
Group seven: Luca Brecel
Group eight: Lu Haotian
Group nine: Tian Pengfei
Group ten: Elliot Slessor
Group eleven: Mark Joyce
Group twelve: Michael Georgiou
Group thirteen: Ashley Carty
Group fourteen: Alexander Ursenbacher
Group fifteen: Lee Walker
Group sixteen: Mitchell Mann
Wild card: Ben Mertens

The champion and number-one seed is back to defend his title. Valid entry, welcome aboard.

Re: Think Pink 2020/21

Postby Pink Ball

giargi wrote:Team name: Where's the cue ball going?
Group one: Mark Selby
Group two: John Higgins
Group three: Yan Bingtao
Group four: Anthony McGill
Group five: Zhou Yuelong
Group six: Xiao Guodong
Group seven: Anthony Hamilton
Group eight: Ricky Walden
Group nine: Tian Pengfei
Group ten: Elliot Slessor
Group eleven: Fergal O'Brien
Group twelve: Jordan Brown
Group thirteen: Jamie Clarke
Group fourteen: Louis Heathcote
Group fifteen: Dominic Dale
Group sixteen: Fan Zhengyi
Wild card: Kacper Filipiak

Valid entry, welcome aboard!

Re: Think Pink 2020/21

Postby Andre147

Nice of you to use the Open Championship trophy from Golf.

Even nicer Ghost of Coland!

Re: Think Pink 2020/21

Postby csprince

Pink Ball wrote:Template is as follows:

Team name:prince dingbat
Group one:judd trump
Group two:ding junhui
Group three:yan bingtao
Group four:scott donaldson
Group five:zhou yuelong
Group six:matthew stevens
Group seven:ryan day
Group eight:yuan sijun
Group nine:akani songsermsawad
Group ten:daniel wells
Group eleven:luo honghao
Group twelve:jordan brown
Group thirteen:ian burns
Group fourteen:louis heathcote
Group fifteen:jackson page
Group sixteen:gerard greene
Wild card:
igor figueireido