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Play the CQ Manager Game 2018!

27 Dec 2017 06:38

Hey cyclingnews friends,

the 8th edition of the CQ Manager Game is starting in just over a week, so this post is to serve as a reminder for returning players or a heads-up for those who may not have heard of it before. I'm aware of the likelihood that many forum users don't regularly visit the Games and Fantasy Cycling section, so this post is also intended to call attention to the game and forum in general.

The premise of the game is simple - you act as a team manager, picking between 25 and 33 riders for the year, spending no more than 7500 CQ points (as detailed by cqranking.com). Cyclingnews forums poster Hugo Koblet invented the game, and since 2011 it has become, as far as I know, the biggest online cycling fantasy game on english-language forums - last year there were 131 teams, and it would be great to get even more.

Anyway, details are to be found on this thread. I recognize this is being posted in the road forum, and don't intend for this to be a discussion thread here - I wanted to post it temporarily here for a week (deadline for entry is 23:59 CET January 2nd), since it's the offseason and folks may not be aware of its existence. If you haven't played before, you should try it out! Even if it takes a year of participation to figure out how to pick a good team, you'll have plenty of riders to follow throughout the ups and downs of the year, and you might gain an interest in races you never really knew about before.

If you have questions etc, I encourage you to ask them in the main game thread I've linked to, or by PM.

(note to mods: I've asked if it's okay to post this reminder thread here in PRR in the past, and it has been fine - let me know if anything has changed)
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Re: Play the CQ Manager Game 2018!

30 Dec 2017 23:55

Just a bump to this thread to post a reminder that the entry deadline is in slightly less than 3 days from me posting this! Also, there are a variety of CQ games throughout the year for the classics and grand tours, but another one that is similar to the one I'm administering is the Youth Game run by LaFlorecita. Check it out here if you're interested - the deadline is over a week after the 'main' game's deadline, so you have some time to explore that.

I've got over 35 entries so far, right on par with where the game was at this time last year. Keep 'em coming, the more the merrier!
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01 Jan 2018 20:11

Two more games to be aware of: the Emerging Riders Game to track those at the beginning of their careers over three years, and the Zero Pointers Game in which you have to select riders with zero points in 2017.
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02 Jan 2018 01:39

Team sent!

Thank you and good luck to all players ... you guys know I have this one in a bag ... don't ya?
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02 Jan 2018 13:19

I have also just sent my team. Should be a fun one!
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02 Jan 2018 20:38

Armchair cyclist wrote:Two more games to be aware of: the Emerging Riders Game to track those at the beginning of their careers over three years, and the Zero Pointers Game in which you have to select riders with zero points in 2017.


Thanks for promoting my game too.
I can recommend the CQ, Youth and emerging riders games, all are fun to play and deadlines are still open.
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14 Jan 2018 11:22

There's still time to get your Youth game team in, 2 hours and 38 minutes to be exact, so better hurry ;)
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26 Jan 2018 07:57

Just a quick bump to remind you of the Emerging Riders Game: just under a week to go to find 18 riders each of whom had less than 200 lifetime CQ points by the end of 2017.

You might also want to start thinking about the Spring Classics CQ game (the basic rules will be the same as the 2017 edition): I intend to start the thread on the first weekend of February, and entries will close with the Omloop on 24 Feb.
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