# NBA FORUM

• sethayates

With the popularity of the “FCK Challange” run by @FishCakeKing I decided to run a low-stakes Mini FCK Challenge for those who want to follow along. Each night that the FCK Challenge runs (weeknights with 5 or more NBA games) we will enter the \$1 Single-Entry GPP on DK (Daily Dollar). If you are interested in playing, your username should be listed below. At the end of the night each night, I will open the CSV for the \$1 “Daily Dollar” and use the VLOOKUP function in excel to match each player’s score to the leaderboard. The results are located on a Google Spreadsheet at this link.

Players listed in the above spreadsheet have paid \$10 and confirmed entry. At the end of the contest period (March 2nd), we will determine a winner. The winner will be the player with the lowest average finish position. For example, 69 players are participating. First place is worth one point while 69th is worth 69. We will drop each player’s lowest two finishing positions. So if a player has a 1st, 12th, 35th, 67th, and 69th their total finish score is 1+12+35= 48. The lower the score the better.

At the completion of the contest, prizes will be paid as follows:

1st: \$200
2nd: \$100
3rd: \$70
4th: \$65
5th: \$60
6th: \$55
7th: \$50
8th: \$40
9th: \$30
10th:\$20
Total: \$690

We will play the following slates:
Game Dates: Starting Jan 25th every 5 game+ slate till we finish
Game Dates: (at the request of some guys who have been playing for years no sat and sun)
Jan 26,27,28,29
Feb 1,2,3,5,8,9,10,19,22,23,24,25,26,29
Mar 1,2

Thanks for playing everyone! Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck!

• codyallison1026

Finishing Position > cumulative point total for sure

• dorfman10

Didn’t get in the \$1 single entry fast enough

https://www.draftkings.com/contest/draftteam/20273960?userContestId=327697782

• sethayates

@dorfman10 said...

Didn’t get in the \$1 single entry fast enough

https://www.draftkings.com/contest/draftteam/20273960?userContestId=327697782

I accepted your free H2H. That’s the team you want to use right?

• sethayates

Pulled temporary results for tonight. Eleven of you didn’t enter the \$1 Daily Dollar (see tweet). I know about dorfman11 and RSandersRx. What about the rest of you? I think I can assume Ejwolf and Getdismoney are out.

• codyallison1026

come on people…. reserve your \$1 daily dollar entry in the morning to make this run smoother

• sethayates

Standings updated through Day 3.

Your boy sethayates pulls into 3rd with a 4th place finish tonight.

Also, shoutout jaredsc7 for the top finish tonight and jamescan22 who joined a day late but has a 2nd and an 8th in his only 2 days playing. He’d probably be winning if I dropped everyone’s worst score.

Get those entries in for tomorrow. If you have a 0 from tonight please let me know. I still need to add RSandersRx once I get his link but all the other zeros from tonight I was unaware of.

Also, I highlighted people who paid in green. Be on the lookout for a DM if you have’t paid yet.

• odnipe

Thanks for running this Sethayates. This is fun. It would be even more fun if I did not barely break 200 on the second day ;)

• jarredsc7

Ditto – thanks for running this!

Did we decide that we’re dropping the worst score (worst finish) of the bunch?

• sethayates

@jarredsc7 said...

Ditto – thanks for running this!

Did we decide that we’re dropping the worst score (worst finish) of the bunch?

This morning I updated the formulas on the spreadsheet to drop everyone’s worst two scores. What I did is used a separate tab to calculate your score with the worst two dropped and then fill that value back to the leaderboard.

Right now it looks kind of weird because we have only played three days and dropped the two worst finishes. That means everyone’s best score is all that is showing in the standings. I figured we might as well have the scores reflect real time even though it looks funny.

• solt22

@sethayates said...

This morning I updated the formulas on the spreadsheet to drop everyone’s worst two scores. What I did is used a separate tab to calculate your score with the worst two dropped and then fill that value back to the leaderboard.

Right now it looks kind of weird because we have only played three days and dropped the two worst finishes. That means everyone’s best score is all that is showing in the standings. I figured we might as well have the scores reflect real time even though it looks funny.

Seth – Thanks for taking the time to do this. This will be fun to follow the next few weeks.

• sgaffney

Great work Seth. I think to make things a little easier for him, everyone should just join the \$1 GPP in the morning. Everyone know’s the deal at this stage and we also know it’s almost guaranteed to fill every night. If I were organising I wouldn’t keep accepting teams from other contests, but that’s probably why Seth is doing it and not me! Still though, everyone just join the contest now, it takes about 10 seconds

• cjstetzer

am I winning yet?

• sethayates

Standings are updated through the end of Week 1.

I sent a second DM to the 16 who have not paid yet. So far we have 59 paid for a total pot of \$590.

As a reminder, we only play weeknights with 5 or more games. We won’t use any results from this weekend.

• bretboy

I was out of service all weekend unfortunately. Those will be my two missed days. Sorry about the Seth

@bretboy said...

I was out of service all weekend unfortunately. Those will be my two missed days. Sorry about the Seth

Weekends don’t count anyway

• nblancers

Single entry tourney posted last night. No excuse for people in this contest not to get in on time.

• sethayates

We start back up again tonight. Make sure to reserve your entries people. I’m getting all the payments finalized now. The following haven’t paid. Next to each name I have a status.

asnipes3-sending payment shortly
nickcarbo24-sending payment shortly
thekid2430-I sent you a DM on here. Are you still in? Please respond in this thread or to the DM.
Uncle-I sent you a DM on here. Are you still in? Please respond in this thread or to the DM.
DFSArnold-I sent you a DM on here. Are you still in? Please respond in this thread or to the DM.
TheCaptMorgan-sending payment shortly
lunaland-Is in last place and didn’t play last two days. I’m assuming you are dropping out

That leaves 64 confirmed paid and 3 above who said they will for a pot of \$670. I’m thinking prizes will be paid as follows:

1st: \$200
2nd:\$100
3rd: \$75
4th: \$60
5th: \$50
6th: \$50
7th: \$40
8th: \$40
9th: \$30
10th: \$25
Total: \$670

Anyone have an issue with that?

• Jamescan22

I have no issues with that payout. I just wanted to say, thanks for organizing this and it will be fun to see where I stand among fellow dfser’s.

• Thomas21

I do not have any issues with the payouts.

• Bam79

If I can still get in on this, I’d like to. I’m entered in the contest – BAM1979.

If it’s too late, that’s cool, and good luck to all!

• nblancers

No issues with the payouts.

• KYwildcat24

My lowest 5 scores get dropped, right?

• cjstetzer

@sethayates said...

We start back up again tonight. Make sure to reserve your entries people. I’m getting all the payments finalized now. The following haven’t paid. Next to each name I have a status.

asnipes3-sending payment shortly
nickcarbo24-sending payment shortly
thekid2430-I sent you a DM on here. Are you still in? Please respond in this thread or to the DM.
Uncle-I sent you a DM on here. Are you still in? Please respond in this thread or to the DM.
DFSArnold-I sent you a DM on here. Are you still in? Please respond in this thread or to the DM.
TheCaptMorgan-sending payment shortly
lunaland-Is in last place and didn’t play last two days. I’m assuming you are dropping out

That leaves 64 confirmed paid and 3 above who said they will for a pot of \$670. I’m thinking prizes will be paid as follows:

1st: \$200
2nd:\$100
3rd: \$75
4th: \$60
5th: \$50
6th: \$50
7th: \$40
8th: \$40
9th: \$30
10th: \$25
Total: \$670

Anyone have an issue with that?

I think 2nd to last place should get 10\$

• sethayates

I just updated the standings to reflect last night’s scores. As a reminder, make sure to reserve your entry early for tonight. Also, we aren’t playing on Thursday 2/4 because there are only 4 games.

I’ve updated the paid tab with everyone who paid and dropped those who didn’t. The prize pool is \$690 with 69 players. Payouts are listed on the paid tab of the spreadsheet. They are:

1st: \$200
2nd: \$100
3rd: \$70
4th: \$65
5th: \$60
6th: \$55
7th: \$50
8th: \$40
9th: \$30
10th:\$20
Total: \$690

I’ve also updated the original post above.

The results are located at the link below. They reflect scores through last night with everyone’s worst two finishes dropped. Gussler22 is currently first with 1, 6, 8.5, 48, 57.5. The 48 and 57.5 are his current drops. Several players in the middle of the pack are still in the running as consistency is rewarded in this format. Thanks for playing everyone and good luck!

• captmorgan

Awesome thanks man! I almost feel like I should be better at this just to reward your hard work…