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Re: Deathwatch 2017

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:53 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:12 pm
Charles Manson and Jana Novotna.
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Couple of days late but Jana Novotna.
Yeah, you were.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:58 pm

Rip Keith Chegwin.
Cheggers plays pops his clogs
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:26 pm

Heinz Wolfe has passed away
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:34 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:26 pm
Heinz Wolfe has passed away
Wolff though isn't it?

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:50 pm

Yeah.....been off the telly a long time and kinda forgot how he spelled his name.
Did like the Great Egg Race though
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Tom S » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:12 pm

Leon Bernicoff of Leon and June fame on Gogglebox has sadly passed away.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:33 pm

Tom S wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:12 pm
Leon Bernicoff of Leon and June fame on Gogglebox has sadly passed away.
Scraping the barrel now.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Tom S » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:39 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:33 pm
Tom S wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:12 pm
Leon Bernicoff of Leon and June fame on Gogglebox has sadly passed away.
Scraping the barrel now.
Well a tad, but it's probably the one I'm most sad about from this year tbh.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:28 pm

Quite a good list here.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:33 pm

Not long now for the final table
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:05 pm

We'll need a new thread for 2018 soon as well. I'm not sure any of mine have died, so I could just submit the same entry again.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:13 pm

Are we gonna rollover until they all rollover or make a fresh list ?
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:21 am

I am listing my 10 names for 2018 also requesting all lists to not have duplicates of others.
1. James Bolam
2. Pele
3. Nigel Lawson
4. Sir Ian McKellen
5. Dame Maggie Smith
6. William Roche
7. Donald Trump
8. Prince Philip
9. Jimmy Tarbuck
10. Ken Dodd.
Obviously this needs to be moved to correct new thread
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:54 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
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also requesting all lists to not have duplicates of others.
Really? Bit sneaky to get your list in before the rule exists and then make it a rule!

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:22 pm

Only a suggestion and it's not as if I'm picking people already at death's door
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by JimBentley » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:29 pm

OK, as per the other thread, it's the all-new Deathwatch 2017 Unlimited!

Turns out I had missed a couple of deaths from last year, oddly enough both picked by Sean D. (Gord Downie and Jalal Talabani) - sorry Sean.

Current standings:

1. Mark Deeks - 263 points - 4 hits
2. Sean D - 256 points - 4 hits
3. Jim Bentley - 203 points - 3 hits
4. James Laverty - 159 points - 3 hits
5. Thomas Carey - 109 points - 2 hits
6. Andy McGurn - 80 points - 2 hits
7. Marc Meakin - 56 points - 1 hit
8. Ben Wilson - 53 points - 2 hits
9. Euan Slatter - 28 points - 1 hit
10. Gavin Chipper - 0 points - 0 hits
11. Mark James - 0 points - 0 hits
12. Jennifer Steadman - 0 points - 0 hits

As a result of Sean getting three late on last year (and the first of this year), he rockets from nowhere straight into 2nd place. Watch out, Kerry Katona!

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by JimBentley » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:36 am

Finally Gavin gets one! Surprising, as I thought his list was pretty good (except Cher, who is now mainly made of plastic and will probably never die).

Current standings:

1. Mark Deeks - 263 points - 4 hits
2. Sean D - 256 points - 4 hits
3. Jim Bentley - 203 points - 3 hits
4. James Laverty - 159 points - 3 hits
5. Thomas Carey - 109 points - 2 hits
6. Andy McGurn - 80 points - 2 hits
7. Gavin Chipper - 70 points - 1 hit
8. Marc Meakin - 56 points - 2 hits
9. Ben Wilson - 53 points - 2 hits
10. Euan Slatter - 28 points - 1 hit
11. Mark James - 0 points - 0 hits
12. Jennifer Steadman - 0 points - 0 hits

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by JimBentley » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:36 pm

I really didn't envisage me posting again on this topic so soon, but Jim Bowen makes it two for today: current updated standings:

1. Mark Deeks - 263 points - 4 hits
2. Sean D - 256 points - 4 hits
3. James Laverty - 224 points - 4 hits
4. Jim Bentley - 203 points - 3 hits
5. Thomas Carey - 109 points - 2 hits
6. Andy McGurn - 80 points - 2 hits
7. Gavin Chipper - 70 points - 1 hit
8. Marc Meakin - 56 points - 1 hit
9. Ben Wilson - 53 points - 2 hits
10. Euan Slatter - 28 points - 1 hit
11. Mark James - 0 points - 0 hits
12. Jennifer Steadman - 0 points - 0 hits

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:49 pm

Bill Maynard RIP.
Think that's one of Gevins
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:59 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:49 pm
Bill Maynard RIP.
Think that's one of Gevins
Yeah he is. For both years.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by JimBentley » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:58 pm

1. Mark Deeks - 263 points - 4 hits
2. Sean D - 256 points - 4 hits
3. James Laverty - 224 points - 4 hits
4. Jim Bentley - 203 points - 3 hits
5. Gavin Chipper - 126 points - 2 hits
6. Thomas Carey - 109 points - 2 hits
7. Andy McGurn - 80 points - 2 hits
8. Marc Meakin - 56 points - 1 hit
9. Ben Wilson - 53 points - 2 hits
10. Euan Slatter - 28 points - 1 hit
11. Mark James - 0 points - 0 hits
12. Jennifer Steadman - 0 points - 0 hits

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by JimBentley » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:25 pm

I don't know why the 2018 thread is even running, this is where the action is.

Latest standings:

1. Mark Deeks - 263 points - 4 hits
2. Sean D - 256 points - 4 hits
3. James Laverty - 224 points - 4 hits
4. Jim Bentley - 203 points - 3 hits
5. Thomas Carey - 162 points - 3 hits
6. Gavin Chipper - 126 points - 2 hits
7. Andy McGurn - 80 points - 2 hits
8. Marc Meakin - 56 points - 1 hit
9. Ben Wilson - 53 points - 2 hits
10. Euan Slatter - 28 points - 1 hit
11. Mark James - 0 points - 0 hits
12. Jennifer Steadman - 0 points - 0 hits

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Tom S » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:43 pm

Dale Winton to add (rather shockingly) to the list. RIP.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Christy Cooper » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:45 pm

I think Des O'Connor might be next, or possibly David Attenborough, as much as I'd hate anything bad to happen to either of them. The Chuckle Brothers are also quite old now, sadly I wouldn't be surprised to see them go.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:29 pm

Saying the Chuckle brothers might die is very upsetting idea to me.....to you
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:31 am

David Kelly and Freddie Jones both died this week.
Mandela effect in action as I thought they died 2 years ago
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:55 am

David Kelly died in 2003.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:13 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:55 am
David Kelly died in 2003.
You are right and wrong at the same time.
The David Kelly I'm thinking of from Fawlty Towers died in 2012 it was his birthday this week that's where my confusion lie.
To add to my confusion I've now forgotten if it's Kelly or Kelley
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Mark Deeks » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:06 pm

I'm not killing them off or anything, but the deaths of Fernando Ricksen and Robert Mugabe have made my lead here surely unassailable.
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by JimBentley » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:29 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:06 pm
I'm not killing them off or anything, but the deaths of Fernando Ricksen and Robert Mugabe have made my lead here surely unassailable.
I'd kind of forgotten about this to be honest, I'll need to check all the lists before updating. I know I've got at least one more too, it's probably going to be me and you at the top. Give me a couple of hours/days.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:04 pm

Surely everyone's going to die eventually so carrying this on beyond 2017 renders this meaningless.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Mark Deeks » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:29 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:
Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:53 pm
Robert Mugabe
Ginger Baker
Jake LaMotta
David Attenborough
Paul Gascoigne
Prunella Scales
Peter Sallis
Joost van der Westhuizen
Glen Campbell
Fernando Ricksen

Baker today makes 7 for 10, a dominant performance
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:47 am

How many years will this rollover ?
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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:52 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:29 pm
Mark Deeks wrote:
Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:53 pm
Robert Mugabe
Ginger Baker
Jake LaMotta
David Attenborough
Paul Gascoigne
Prunella Scales
Peter Sallis
Joost van der Westhuizen
Glen Campbell
Fernando Ricksen

Baker today makes 7 for 10, a dominant performance
Didn't die in 2017 though.

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Re: Deathwatch 2017

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:54 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:47 am
How many years will this rollover ?
None. It makes no sense for it to. It would need to be specified in advance for it to have any validity as a competition, but even then it would be completely pointless and you'd have to wait for decades to declare a winner.

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