End of Year Sweepstake (Part 1) with cheesy prize!

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End of Year Sweepstake (Part 1) with cheesy prize!

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Post by UBT - Timbo » Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:43 pm

Welcome to Part One of the UBT Annual Sweepstake competition!

We've decided to have a little sweepstake on how many credits we'll have by the end of this year and promote 'Children In Need' (CIN) at the same time.

To keep things really simple all you have to do is predict how many credits (according to BOINStats) we'll have at year end.

However, there's a little proviso!

You have to pledge an amount of cash to CIN. How much is totally up to you. However, there is a £2.00 minimum donation on the CIN site. We think that 50p per guess is a nice figure. So £2 will get you 4 guesses (although we'd like to think you'd consider having more than 4 guesses !!).

The sweepstake is open now and will remain open until 23:59 Friday 16th November - CIN night.

I suppose you want to know what you get out of it apart from the good feeling you get out of donating to charity!

You saw the hint about a cheesy prize? Well that's it! Cheese! (Well what do you expect? A brand new PC or something?) A special cheese. It is with great pleasure I can reveal that the prize is a 200g extra mature 'Black Bomber' Cheddar truckle in black wax from the 'Snowdonia Cheese Company' (via Tescos).

UPDATE: 31st Aug - Timbo added a packet of Chocolate Hobnobs to the prize !!

A bit of a naff prize but, hey, it really is all about charity! If anyone wants to add to the prize fund feel free to PM me or UBT - Mikee, but remember you have to pay postage!

So how do you enter?

Easy! Just post, in this thread, your prediction along with how much you'll pledge to CIN.

For instance on the 29th August you might post...

"I'll donate £2 and my guesses are:
110,000,000
110,000,050
110,100,000
111,150,000"


on the 3rd September you might be feeling flush and go...

"I'm feeling flush today so here's another £3!
I'll go for
109,150,200
110,000,100
111,111,111
115,100,250
117,200,000
120,100,100"


That's it! You can enter as many times as you like, whenever you like, up to a minute to midnight on the closing date.

You need to make your donation via the CIN website here:

http://www.justgiving.com/ukboincteam-cin

Please ensure you enter "UBT" and your BOINC username into the "my message" section of the donation. That way we can watch the total rise and attribute YOUR donation to your guesses!

There's a £500 target but that's purely arbitrary.

A running total via the CIN site will be posted along with details on how to send your money direct to them.

So that everyone knows where they are in the sweep I'll post a table up with names, predictions and confirmed donations later on. Keep an eye on this as there cannot be any duplicate entries. If there are, then only the first entry will be valid. If this happens myself or Mikee (if we notice!) will PM the duplicate entry maker to ask for a different prediction.

Hopefully we can generate a useful donation to CIN and have a bit of fun at the same time....many thanks for taking the time to read this far and a BIG THANK YOU if you are entering.

The Small Print!

1 - Closing date is 23:59 GMT 16/11/2007.

2 - Only UBT forum members resident in the UK may win the prize. (Non-Forum Members should join up ASAP - while members outside the UK can enter but no prize I'm afraid!).

3 - Entries must be posted in this thread along with the amount pledged.

4 - Entries that have 'last edited' at the bottom will be disregarded. This is to stop people from changing their entry as the total becomes more predictable.

5 - Subsequent duplicate entries will be disregarded.

6 - The winner will be the person who posted the closest score (either above or below) to the total as reported by BOINCStats on the evening update of 1/1/2008. If, for some reason, BOINCStats does not update then the next available update will be the winning score.

7 - If the actual winner is excluded by rule 2, then the prize will go to the person next closest who is not excluded by rule 2.

8 - In the extremely unlikely event of a tie (i.e. 1 person 1000 credits over, another 1000 under) the person who posted first will be deemed the winner.

9 - UBT reserves the right to change the prize in the event of the prize not being available. One of similar value will be substituted in that event.

10 - UBT reserves the right to change the rules!

11 - Any decisions made by the Judges is final, binding and beyond reproach, including the time when we check the BOINCstats website to see the final total for the year!
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Post by UBT - Timbo » Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:52 pm

Current entries for Sweepstake compy

This page will comprise the Official entries for the Charity Sweepstake Part 1. Entries will be included here, once the donation to JustGiving has been made.

If your entry hasn't been entered here yet, it may be because I am awaiting notification from JG, that the donation has been received.

Guess Total Credit >> Username
110,012,012 - melter65
110,121,121 - melter65
110,212,212 - melter65
110,353,353 - melter65
111,110,111 - Timby
111,205,666 - UBT - Rick Horn
111,269,458 - melter65
111,298,145 - melter65
111,284,138 - melter65
111,471,420 - UBT - Rick Horn
111,597,821 - melter65
112,249,246 - melter65
112,318,219 - melter65
112,522,650 - UBT - Rick Horn
112,549,175 - melter65
112,597,256 - melter65
112,690,500 - Timby
112,790,200 - UBT - Timbo
112,830,600 - UBT - Timbo
112,879,255 - UBT - Rick Horn
113,000,001 - mickyb69
113,009,990 - UBT - Granville
113,098,894 - UBT - Granville
113,150.250 - Timby
113,200,500 - Timby
113,297,520 - melter65
113,423,297 - melter65
113,500,001 - mickyb69
113,525,800 - UBT - Timbo
113,665,367 - UBT - Rick Horn
113,697,248 - melter65
113,974,596 - melter65
113,996,305 - UBT - Rick Horn
114,000,001 - UBT - Granville
114,000,050 - Timby
114,000,099 - mickyb69
114,100,001 - UBT - Granville
114,128,234 - melter65
114,168,215 - melter65
114,200,200 - UBT - PennyQ
114,216,259 - melter65
114,249,357 - melter65
114,267,550 - UBT - Rick Horn
114,500,001 - UBT - Granville
114,510,001 - mickyb69
114.776,820 - UBT - Rick Horn
114,863,248 - UBT-mark3346
114,929,454 - UBT - PennyQ
114,987,567 - mickyb69
115,000,099 - mickyb69
115,001,044 - UBT - PennyQ
115,210,369 - melter65
115,210,599 - melter65
115,293,446 - UBT - PennyQ
115,306,594 - melter65
115,444,250 - UBT - Rick Horn
115,500,680 - mickyb69
115,690,101 - melter65
115,782,488 - UBT - Rick Horn
115,843,700 - UBT - Timbo

As of 14/12/07, total has now surpassed 115,900,000
115,933,288 - UBT-mark3346
115,968,599 - UBT - PennyQ
115,987,567 - mickyb69
116,000,100 - mickyb69
116,000,500 - mickyb69
116,100,100 - Timby
116,143,362 - UBT-mark3346
116,157,145 - melter65
116,200,003 - UBT - PennyQ
116,218,356 - melter65
116,250,500 - Timby
116,259,451 - melter65
116,259,478 - melter65
116,320,111 - UBT - Rick Horn
116,404,059 - UBT - PennyQ

As of 17/12/07, total has now surpassed 116,495,000
116,500,003 - mickyb69
116,620,555 - UBT - Rick Horn
116,858,620 - UBT - Rick Horn
116,863,060 - UBT - PennyQ
116,987,567 - mickyb69

117,000,000 - UBT - Mikee
117,000,049 - mickyb69
117,001,001 - UBT - PennyQ
117,100,100 - Timby
117,183,265 - UBT - Rick Horn
117,192,280 - UBT-mark3346
117,201,455 - melter65
117,211,700 - melter65
117,258,963 - melter65
117,269,702 - melter65
117,278,897 - Joshrandom
117,336,444 - Joshrandom
117,445,875 - UBT - Rick Horn
117,456,789 - UBT - PennyQ

117,501,123 - mickyb69
117,725,635 - Joshrandom
117,755,219 - Joshrandom

As of 20/12/07, total has now surpassed 117,770,000
117,887,211 - Joshrandom
117,987,567 - mickyb69
117,988,988 - UBT - PennyQ

118,067,293 - Rockinfroggi
118,164,904 - Rockinfroggi
118,224,777 - UBT - Rick Horn
118,247,379 - Rockinfroggi
118,259,658 - melter65
118,284,365 - Joshrandom
118,298,154 - melter65
118,298,452 - melter65
118,345,091 - Rockinfroggi
118,421,543 - Rockinfroggi
118,456,177 - UBT - Rick Horn
118,479,264 - melter65

118,543,554 - Joshrandom
118,568,763 - Rockinfroggi
118,629,031 - Rockinfroggi
118,638,966 - UBT - Rick Horn
118,648,100 - Joshrandom
118,721,545 - Rockinfroggi
118,781,214 - Joshrandom
118,859,361 - Rockinfroggi
118,918,900 - Joshrandom
118,924,105 - Rockinfroggi
118,956,363 - Joshrandom
118,987,567 - mickyb69
118,988,988 - UBT - PennyQ

119,082,476 - Rockinfroggi
119,123,123 - mickyb69
119,136,549 - Joshrandom
119,147,765 - Rockinfroggi
119,159,322 - melter65
119,190,100 - Joshrandom
119,244,355 - UBT - Rick Horn
119,256,003 - melter65
119,260,439 - Rockinfroggi
119,260,999 - melter65
119,269,900 - melter65
119,344,122 - Joshrandom
119,377,373 - Rockinfroggi
119,390,614 - UBT - Timbo
119,402,619 - Rockinfroggi
119,435,317 - Joshrandom
119,445,979 - Joshrandom

119,564,614 - UBT - Timbo
119,582,687 - Rockinfroggi
119,591,623 - Joshrandom
119,624,351 - Rockinfroggi

As of 27/12/07, total has now surpassed 119,680,000
119,691,463 - Joshrandom
119,701,683 - Rockinfroggi
119,721,845 - UBT - Rick Horn
119,756,119 - Joshrandom
119,873,994 - Joshrandom
119,875,008 - Rockinfroggi
119,906,746 - Rockinfroggi
119,943,133 - Joshrandom
119,960,750 - UBT-mark3346
119,974,256 - Joshrandom
119,988,988 - UBT - PennyQ

120,005,621 - Joshrandom
120,086,158 - UBT - Timbo
120,123,123 - mickyb69
120,250,000 - UBT - Timbo
120,319,633 - Joshrandom
120,384,587 - UBT - Timbo
120,455,198 - Joshrandom

120,500,000 - UBT - Timbo

As of 30/12/07, total has now surpassed 120,506,000
120,622,345 - Joshrandom
120,750,000 - UBT - Timbo
120,775,000 - UBT - Timbo
120,834,635 - Joshrandom
120,867,768 - UBT-mark3346
120,875,000 - UBT - Timbo
120,965,421 - Joshrandom
120,987,654.324 - mickeyb
120,988,988 - UBT - PennyQ

As of 31/12/07, total has now surpassed 121,120,000
121,123,123 - mickyb69
121,125,121 - Timby
121,250,000 - UBT - Timbo
121,275,121 - Timby
121,363,663 - UBT-mark3346
121,417,121 - Timby
121,456,600 - Joshrandom
121,500,000 - UBT - Timbo
121,521,121 - Timby
121,621,121 - Timby
121,654,447 - Joshrandom
121,750,000 - UBT - Timbo
121,821,121 - Timby
121,901,547 - UBT - Timbo
121,921,121 - Timby
121,988,988 - UBT - PennyQ

122,000,000 - UBT - Mikee
122,121,121 - Timby
122,123,123 - mickyb69
122,186,497 - UBT - Timbo
122,200,121 - Timby
122,250,000 - UBT - Timbo
122,255,555 - UBT - Mikee
122,321,121 - Timby
122,421,121 - Timby
122,500,000 - UBT - Timbo
122,521,121 - Timby
122,555,555 - UBT - Mikee
122,621,121 - Timby
122,721,121 - Timby
122,763,146 - Joshrandom
122,821,121 - Timby
122,855,555 - UBT - Mikee
122,921,121 - Timby
122,988,988 - UBT - PennyQ

123,000,000 - UBT - Mikee
123,121,121 - Timby
123,123,123 - mickyb69
123,141,242 - UBT-mark3346
123,155,555 - UBT - Mikee
123,221,121 - Timby
123,321,121 - Timby
123,421,121 - Timby
123,455,555 - UBT - Mikee
123,589,963 - Joshrandom
123,655,412 - Joshrandom
123,614,874 - UBT - Timbo
123,755,555 - UBT - Mikee

124,000,000 - UBT - Mikee
124,123,123 - mickyb69
124,136,587 - Joshrandom
124,350,870 - UBT - Timbo

125,899,652 - Joshrandom
126,547,653 - mickyb69
126,984,273 - UBT-mark3346
127,225,412 - Joshrandom
128,931,671 - UBT-mark3346
129,144,739 - Joshrandom
129,868,686 - UBT-mark3346

130,672,941 - UBT-mark3346
130,827,664 - UBT-mark3346
131,524,443 - Joshrandom
131,976,811 - UBT-mark3346
132,674,891 - UBT-mark3346
133,334,673 - UBT-mark3346
135,244,327 - Joshrandom
137,822,111 - UBT-mark3346

143,566,821  - Joshrandom
143,992,177 - UBT-mark3346
146,837,811 - UBT-mark3346
150,000,000 - UBT-mark3346

The latest donation totals can be found here:

http://www.ukboincteam.org.uk/ubt-cin.html
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Post by UBT - Mikee » Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:57 pm

I totally forgot about the tax relief on this! If you pledge £2.00 you actually contribute £2.56 if you're able to tick the 'gift aid' box.

As no one else has the spine to be the first in I'll have a go!

124,000,000 50p
123,000,000 50p
122,000,000 50p
117,000,000 50p
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Post by Joshrandom » Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:11 pm

I just can't resist the cheese...  :love10:

so i'll take four goes for £2.00 :scratch:

118,648,100
118,918,900
119,190,100
121,456,600

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Post by UBT - Timbo » Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:03 am

OK, I'm in for £2.00 as well (for now).

My guesses are:

112,790,200
112,830,600
113,525,800
115,843,700

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Post by UBT - Timbo » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:40 am

Bump !!

OK - I'm surprised that only three members have entered....(so far)!

I know the closing date isn't for 2½ months...but it would be nice if a few more members could get involved.....

After all, it's not everyday that you get the chance to win a big cheese !!

Of course, if you'd also like to win a packet of Chocolate HobNobs, then I'll gladly add that to the prize on offer....

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End of Year Sweepstake (Part 1) with cheesy prize!

Post by UBT - Granville » Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:10 pm

Hi
What an excellent idea - and here are my guesses

113,098,894
114,500,001
114,000,001
114,100,001
113,009,990

er..
er..

This is fun and worth while,  even though I love Hob Nobs, I can't think of any more numbers and who cares?  It's for a good cause.

Well done
:D

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Post by UBT - Mikee » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:33 pm

Wow a tenner! That's extremely generous! Thank you very much. I might have to add to the cheese fund if we get any more like your kind donation.

If fact tell you what...

If the total gets to, say £50, a 'little Red Devil' might appear!

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as well as a 'Black Bomber'!

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UBT - Timbo wrote: After all, it's not everyday that you get the chance to win a big cheese !!
Hey - it's not that big a cheese!

Anyway, plenty of time.

I expect people are just waiting to see what sort of score to go for before committing.
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Post by UBT - Granville » Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:37 pm

Hi
Sorry Guys, got carried away with the thought of winning a packet of Hob Nobs and totally misread the posting for the donation. I'm afraid you won't find a UBT member called " I Love Hob Nobs"...
:oops:

Regards
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Re: End of Year Sweepstake (Part 1) with cheesy prize!

Post by UBT - Timbo » Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:04 am

UBT - Granville wrote:Hi
What an excellent idea - and here are my guesses

113,098,894
114,500,001
114,000,001
114,100,001
113,009,990

er..
er..

This is fun and worth while,  even though I love Hob Nobs, I can't think of any more numbers and who cares?  It's for a good cause.

Well done
:D
Thanks for your entries and donation. Much appreciated.

Given the size of your donation, (and at current rates of 50p per guess), I think you're still due another 15 guesses....

Let me know and I'll add them to the list.

regards,

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Post by UBT - Timbo » Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:07 am

UBT - Granville wrote:Hi
Sorry Guys, got carried away with the thought of winning a packet of Hob Nobs and totally misread the posting for the donation. I'm afraid you won't find a UBT member called " I Love Hob Nobs"...
:oops:

Regards
Granville ( UBT - Granville )
Don't worrry about it....HobNobs can do that to a person - even if it's just the mere mention of the words....

Besides, you have used your username on the donation page anyways, so it can be properly attributed to your good self...!

thanks and regards,

Tim

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Post by UBT - Mikee » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:08 pm

Just a late weekly bump.

Pudsey has had a makeover!
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Post by UBT - Timbo » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:24 pm

UBT - Mikee wrote:Just a late weekly bump.

Pudsey has had a makeover!
Wonder how much the "Pudsey revamp" cost? I bet it was more than the cost of a few colouring crayons to change the colours of the spots on the bandage!!

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Post by Timby » Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:22 am

There you go Mr Timbo Sir, given me bit of wedge, can't buy that new CPU now  :wink: , any way the numbers from the Somerset UBT member is

111,110,111   50p
112,690,500   50p
113,150.250   50p
113,200,500   50p
114,000,050   50p
116,100,100   50p
116,250,500   50p
117,100,100   50p

                  £4.00

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Post by UBT - Timbo » Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:28 am

Timby wrote:There you go Mr Timbo Sir, given me bit of wedge, can't buy that new CPU now  :wink: , any way the numbers from the Somerset UBT member is

111,110,111   50p
112,690,500   50p
113,150.250   50p
113,200,500   50p
114,000,050   50p
116,100,100   50p
116,250,500   50p
117,100,100   50p
£4.00
Hi,

Must be been a pretty cheap CPU, if you can't afford it now....LOL

And just think: If you (or anyone else) has taken their savings out of Northern Rock, by donating to this "draw", we've saved you money.....coz instead of maybe being lost, it'll go to a "good cause"... :wink:

Either way, MANY grateful thanks for your kind donation.

regards,

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Post by UBT - PennyQ » Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:37 am

Oh alright then, have a fiver from me to help that sorry-looking total.

Here's some random guesses for the total...
114,200,200
114,929,454
115,001,044
115,293,446
115,968,599
116,200,003
116,404,059
116,863,060
117,001,001
117,456,789
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Post by UBT - Timbo » Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:37 pm

UBT - PennyQ wrote:Oh alright then, have a fiver from me to help that sorry-looking total......
Thanks Penny...your random guesses are now included in the Sweepstake...Many thanks for your kind donation.

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Random guesses

Post by Joshrandom » Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:11 pm

Since I am determined to get the cheese... :love10:

I have been struggling with some quadratics equations, as well as thumbing through some logarithmic tables, but, since I can't remember how my slide rule works, here are another four guesses.  :?

117755219
119445979
120622345
123589963

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Re: Random guesses

Post by UBT - Timbo » Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:56 pm

Joshrandom wrote:Since I am determined to get the cheese... :love10:

I have been struggling with some quadratics equations, as well as thumbing through some logarithmic tables, but, since I can't remember how my slide rule works, here are another four guesses.  :?

117755219
119445979
120622345
123589963

James.
Is there no end to your deliberations?

You could try to use one of those Sinclair Cambridge Scientific calculators....you know the one where you entered numbers and functions in reverse order.... at least you'll come up with something that has at least 9 digits...!

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