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    LORD of the BYES 3

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    Post by easytiger Thu May 04, 2023 1:39 pm

    LORD of the BYES:

    Lord of the Bye's is back; Bigger and better than ever!

    The competition for every fantasy fanatic; whether you're flying or just winding your way into the season, this is the competition for everyone.

    Are you a strategist?, a number-crunching ultra-planner?, a super-spreadsheeter?, or a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants gut-feel savant?
    Well, just maybe, you have what it takes to navigate the trickiest Bye period in recent memory!

    LORD of the BYES is a rapid, action-packed shoot-out over the notoriously challenging bye period.
    Only this time, we move from 6 weeks with 2 major byes last year, to an 8 week block featuring 3 major and 3 minor byes - how good can you navigate these unchartered waters?
    We start from Round 13, with one goal; to maximise enough points to take the crown of the Ultimate LORD of the BYES.

    Rounds 13 to 20 will reveal which Fantasy Fanatic is the greatest BYE-round exponent as we crown:
    The Lord (or Lady) of the Byes


    Winner gets:
    Mass-respect!
    A title that you can to your profile.
    The opportunity to the elite company of former winners.
    All the good that comes with being a supreme bye-player - last years edition saw Dark Knight move from 151st to 3rd place overall, and more than half the field cut their starting rank by 2/3rds of better.


    Additional Awards:
    The biggest rank gain (you have to be in the FOG comp to contest this).
    BYE rounds Master: most points accrued in Round 13, Round 16 and Round 19 specifically.


    The reigning 2022 champ:
    LORD of the BYES 3 Dark-k11
    @darkknight


    Honours Board:
    2023 Lord of the Byes: @Contrastinghobby
    2022 Lord of the Byes: @darkknight
    2021 Lord of the Byes: @pain

    2022 Top Rank Improver: @Revraiser
    2021 Top Rank Improver: @Revraiser

    2022 Bye-rounds Master: @theweapon
    2021 Bye-rounds Master: @theweapon


    JOIN UP HERE:
    https://fantasy.nrl.com/fantasy/league/join?code=CLOSED

    OR
    Go to the "Join a League" page and paste the code: CLOSED

    Registration closes at kick-off of the first game in Round 13.

    https://fantasy.nrl.com/fantasy/league/join


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    Post by easytiger Thu May 04, 2023 1:40 pm

    A few rules:
    Get your entry in before the first game of Round 13
    The competition runs from Round 13 through to and including the minor bye-round of Round 20.
    Use your existing FOG team. - No new registration teams allowed (it's about managing the tricky period with a normal volume of trades left)

    What is encouraged:
    - Encouragement to your competition
    - You are welcome to list your Bye-friendly squads.
    - You are welcome to celebrate your successes or great learnings.
    - Numbers are great, how many are you playing for Round 13, Round 16, Round 19?
    - Strategy ideas
    - Having a crack, even if it goes peer-shaped
    - POD's and no-brainer selections
    - How much your ranking has moved
    - You are welcome to use GIF's

    As with the last two years, I will post summaries and tables as we move through the rounds...


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    Post by easytiger Thu May 04, 2023 1:40 pm

    An intro...

    2022 was a landmark year for the Fanatics as we watched DarkKnight, Wolfking, Mulvy and Pookus soar up the rankings to the rarified air of a top 20 spot.

    However, for one of them, it was the launching pad for an assault on the Overall title finishing with an impressive top 3 placing.
    It was indeed an outstanding year for the man we lovingly know as DK.

    "Finishing top 3 was great, and yeah the huge flatscreen TV was a nice bonus, but for me, I will always remember it as the year that I was crowned the Lord of the Byes"

    I asked the legend if he felt the LOTB championship helped set up his season; "Sure, without a doubt, balancing bye-round numbers with careful trade management allowed me to finish strong. It's always been about pairing good numbers with elite quality, you want as many 50+ point players as you can across those rounds, if done well, it puts you in prime position for the run home".

    Runner-up for the '22 title, Wolfie, was already planning his 23 campaign "Look, it was tough falling just 33 points short. Fair play to DK, he managed to get 3 more players on the field across the competition, but I don't plan on letting that happen this time around.".
    I asked him what he's planned; "It all centres around Manu; he'll be the rock my LOTB campaign is built around. I've been saving trades and maintaining a low profile, other than that, it's like DK said, numbers and quality - you can't go wrong" - and Wolfie should know, finishing an outstanding 18th overall.

    Everything was in place for a riveting 2023 competition, but NRL Headquarters had one more trick up their sleeve.
    Rumours emerged about meetings with stakeholders on how to push the NRL Fantasy season into the stratosphere.
    There were suggestions of upping the prize money, more KFC and 6 figure cash prize incentives were bandied about, but it was the master of RL ideas that came to the fore; "What we need are more byes. NRL Fantasy is the future, and if I know my Fantasy, nothing beats the bye rounds. We need a 17th team, and a competition with both major and minor byes, three of them. Get it done, I'm off to lunch"

    And so it is, that we find ourselves with the greatest Lord of the Bye competition yet, 3 major byes, 3 minor byes, an extra 2 weeks to survive and find out if you can be the greatest Lord of the Bye's we've ever seen!


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    Post by easytiger Thu May 04, 2023 1:40 pm

    The 2023 Lord of the Byes:
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    @Contrastinghobby

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    Post by easytiger Thu May 04, 2023 2:56 pm

    Reserved
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    Post by Holy Moly Thu May 04, 2023 3:52 pm

    I love this. An outstanding write-up and a very exciting competition. Thank you. I hope my gun collection strategy works out!!!
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    Post by Papadontbleach Thu May 04, 2023 4:00 pm

    I've been preparing to win this year by making sure my pre-bye rank is as low as possible. That way I can gain the most ranks.
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    Post by Revraiser Thu May 04, 2023 4:02 pm

    Great read mate.

    Must confess a little imaginary/fantasy 'stiffy' type feeling when I see my name in there. I can't back up this year as I'm much higher than usual... for now.
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    Post by easytiger Thu May 04, 2023 5:27 pm

    Revraiser wrote:Great read mate.

    Must confess a little imaginary/fantasy 'stiffy' type feeling when I see my name in there. I can't back up this year as I'm much higher than usual... for now.

    You have been absolutely gunning it, keep seeing your team up near the top of the monthly.

    I guess it's time for you to add the major title to your collection
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    Post by TheWeapon Thu May 04, 2023 9:09 pm

    My absolute favourite time of year. Better than finals!!!!

    Thanks again for running this awesome comp, and making it really fun each year!
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    Post by Bullbender Thu May 04, 2023 9:19 pm

    Great work again running this. Saw the league invite today and straight up it cost me two trades as i try to bolster my numbers for round 13
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    Post by DarkKnight Fri May 05, 2023 12:16 am

    After winning last year, a tv turned up on my doorstep. I hope the prize is just as good this season.
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    Post by Snatchpato Fri May 05, 2023 4:45 am

    I am playing and look forward to whelming the competition!
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    Post by standard-issue Fri May 05, 2023 3:06 pm

    In, and just like Papa, I began planning for this Round 1 by setting my team to start the Byes with the worst possible rank I could muster.
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    Post by ForanAgainst Sat May 13, 2023 8:15 am

    I’m here to make up the numbers. bounce
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    Post by Welsh Mafia Mon May 15, 2023 11:14 am

    Looking forward for my first crack in this! Let's go!
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    Post by arsendragon Thu May 18, 2023 2:40 am

    Im in. No idea whhat im doing, but ill have a crack regardless! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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    Post by easytiger Fri May 19, 2023 10:21 am

    Thank you to everyone who has joined up so far - we're currently at 45 teams!

    It's great to see so many forum legends participating, lots of returning players and especially great to see those having a go for their first time.

    Here's a list of everyone registered so far: (seeding based on 2022 results)

    (1) DarkKnight - Defending 2022 Champion
    Pain - 2021 Champion
    Revraiser - Two time Rank Improver champion (2022 and 2021)

    (2) wolfking
    (4) Mulvy
    (5) FaringdonSwirl
    (6) Bullbender
    (7) Papadontbleach
    (8.) rhinoceroo
    (10) Jumping Marlin

    Aardvark
    Ando
    arsendragon
    BCT05
    Bethany_B
    Boozecluez
    Camo123
    Chewie
    Chucky
    Cookie Monster
    EasyTiger
    ForanAgainst
    Goodnight Kiwi
    GreenSchist
    Holy Moly
    Jele
    Liverpool_Bulldog
    multiple.scoregasms
    Rabbits21
    robelgordo
    sajjos
    SeattleSupersonics
    Shady2K
    Snatchpato
    SoylentGreen
    StuDogg101
    The Bludger#2
    The Goat Boys
    thelastdodo
    TheWeapon
    UKJC
    Welsh Mafia
    White Lightning
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    Post by easytiger Fri May 19, 2023 12:26 pm

    Here's a look back at the players that scored the most points across the Lord of the Byes comp last year (The six Rounds from 13-18) 

    Bye-round points-machines:
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    Post by VanillaThunderNZ Tue May 23, 2023 7:41 am

    Love this. I knew there was a reason I didn't captain the Chin last week. Needed some extra places to climb.
    Seeing so many of the people ahead of me in this is destroying my thoughts of some easy ranks to climb over this period.

      Current date/time is Sun May 26, 2024 5:40 am