I had been toying with an idea for an emerging riders CQ game last year when I became aware of MC Mountain's Youth CQ game.
But rather than ditch my idea altogether, I've adjusted it, I hope sufficiently that it complements rather than competes with other games.
The big difference is that it is a longer term competition: your riders' scores will be cumulative over 2014-2016. Many of us have now done these games for some years: now let's try one that lasts some years. I would envision posting scores monthly.
An emerging rider, for the purposes of this game, is anyone with a lifetime CQ total of less than 200 points as at the end of 2013: they can be any age. There is a budget per rider, but no team budget as such (you can't spend on one rider what you save on another).
A rider's home page at CQ shows yearly totals: whether the total is more than 200 should be fairly evident (Example: Dylan van Baarle is out of the game
). If you send me any ineligible riders, I'll let you know.
Your team should have 18 riders (so you might not even need to research a different list from your Youth CQ game, simply check their totals and retain 3 more of your shortlist for a quick team).
The main CQ game will (quite rightly) be uppermost in people's thoughts, and so I'll delay the closing date until the end of January: in a three year game, scores from one month won't make that bid a difference. Teams to me by PM.
Teams in as of 30 January:
Dazed and Confused
Geraint Too Fast
Just Some Guy
The Fool on the Hill
(34 teams so far: 1 day and about 2 hours to go)
"There's someone coming through the mist . . . it can't be . . . it is! .. Oh, sorry, my mistake. It isn't"