The Food Club Monthly Competition


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About the Food Club Monthly Competition.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Recorded scores for the current month.
Provisional rankings for the current month.
Rankings for the previous month.
Previous rankings for 2017.
Previous rankings for 2016
Previous rankings for 2015 and prior
Overall rankings for the last twelve months. (Will be updated when June is complete)
Total winnings for the last twelve months. (Will be updated when June is complete)
Food Club Competitions and Chat Topic on the Neoboards.



About the Food Club Monthly Competition.

The Food Club Monthly Competition is a friendly competition, played on the NeoBoards. Players post their bets for the Food Club each round, and compare their results after the round. Participation in this competition is free, and there are no prices to be won.
To counter the advantage older players have over new players in the Food Club, the Monthly Food Club competition measures winnings in units, not in NeoPoints. So whether you hit a 16:1 with a bet amount of 10 or 10,000 NeoPoints, your points in this competition are the same.

Points are awarded in four categories, all with their own weight for the total score:

  1. Total Units (40%)
    This is simply the sum of all winnings earned during the month.
  2. High Score (30%)
    This is the highest amount collected on one day during the month. This can include the winnings of up to 8 consecutive days.
  3. Profits (20%)
    The number of days where a player made a net profit - that is: 11 units won, or more.
  4. Max Single (10%)
    The maximum number of units won on a single day.

Announcing bets.
Most players announce their bets. Bets can be announced by including them in a post to the Food Club Monthly Competition topic in the Neoboards (see the topic for examples of the various ways to post your bets within the 400-character limit), or by uploading them to a petpage and announcing the updte of your petpage in the topic. Announced bets are only valid if they are announced before the results of the round are known. During Daylight Savings Time, results are known at 2:15pm NST. During Standard Time, results are known at approximately 1:00pm NST.

Announcing winnings.
After the round is over, you have to announce your winnings in the Food Club Monthly Competition topic in the Neoboards. If you did not announce your bets, you must also post a screenshot of your winnings. If you announced your bets before the round ended, simply announcing your winnings is enough - though screenshots are still welcome.

Holding and collecting.
Since 30% of the total score is determined by the maximum number of units collected on a single day, it is very important for players in the Food Club Monthly Competition to hold winnings and collect for eight days at once.
When you announce your winnings, please also indicate when you start holding. When you collect, you must always collect that you do so, and indicate the total amount of units collected. A screenshot of the collected winnings is required if you failed to announce when you started holding. In all other cases, a screenshot is appreciated, but not required.

Virtually holding and collecting.
Some players do not want to hold their winnings, because they already have a gold trophy and don't want to reduce other players' chances of getting one. To prevent this act of courtesy from reducing their chances in the Food Club Monthly Competition, they can use "virtual holding". This works exactly the same as normal holding - except that the player actually collects his or her winnings every day.
A player who want to use a virtual holding has to announce when (s)he starts holding in the Food Club Monthly Competition topic. The player then also announces when (s)he wants to collect the winnings that are virtually held. The scorekeeper may remind a player when a virtual holding is about to expire, but is not required to do so.
The player must announce the start of a virtual holding before the round ends, and must announce a virtual collection before the round in which (s)he collects ends. Since virtual holdings can't be screenshot, it is not possible to announce the start of a holding in a round that has already ended.
NOTE: Virtual holds are intended to level the playing field between those who actually hold their winnings and those who don't. Virtual holds can be used in ways that would give virual holders an unfair advantage; this is not allowed. The scorekeeper is the final judge on what is and what isn't allowed.



Frequently Asked Questions.

Can I play as well?
Yes, of course! Everyone is welcome; the more the merrier.

What do I have to do to play?
Simple. On the NeoBoards, find the "Food Club Competition and Chat Topic" (currently here, but sometimes a new board will have to be made). Announce your bets there. You can announce your bets directly in the topic (just watch the topic for examples of convenient shorthand notations for your bet that don't break the maximum character limit), or you can post your bets on a petpage and post a link to the petpage in the topic. Make sure to announce your bets before the round ends.
Once the round is over, go back to the topic and announce your winnings. If, for whatever reason, you did not announce your bets in time, you can still have your winnings counted, but in such a case, you will have to provide a link to a screenshot of your winnings.
The announcement of your winnings and your new bets may be in seperate posts or in a single post, whatever suits you best.
Don't forget to check back in the topic frequently, for updates on standings and requests to check the collected scores.

Can I post the announcements from a side account?
Yes. You can post from a side account as well. Just make sure that the scorekeeper knows who you are.

Can I place bets on my side account?
No. That is not actually a rule of the Food Club Monthly Competition, but rather a rule of Neopets. Food Club is an activity where you can earn neopoints, so you are not allowed to play this game on a side account.

My main account is suspended/frozen - can I still play in the Food Club Monthly Competition?
Yes. I don't recommend actually playing Food Club on a side account, especially if you hope/expect to get your main back soon, as TNT might think you are breaking the rules.
But for the monthly competition, you can announce the bets you would have made, and the winnings they would have given you, as normal. You won't get the neopoints - but at least, you'll get the recognition in our leader board!





Recorded scores for the current month.(April)

The tables below lists the scores as recorded for the current month. Please take a moment to check this table for accuracy. If you think you spot an error, then please post a correction in the Food Club Competitions and Chat Topic on the Neoboards, or in the appropriate topic on the Neodaq forums.



SEPTEMBER is under the current month.
Please let me (imapunchakau) know if there are any corrections to the scores.
(Please note: If you joined the Competition later in the month your name will be towards the bottom and NOT in alphabetical order)
Neoboards/Neodaq forums players:



Provisional rankings for the current month.

The rankings below are based on the scores listed above. These rankings are only an indication, sometimes players can only post their scores after a few days; that can sometimes result in changes to the rankings.

All players:

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Final scores for the previous month


AUGUST
The table below lists the rankings for the previous month.
Note that during the first week of a month, players sometimes post screenshots with old winnings from the previous month; these posts may sometimes affect the results.
After a week, these results are usually final.
Please let me know if there are any corrections to these scores.

August winners:

1) _lynnewil_28
2) lefty_libra
3) almawins
Neoboard/Neodaq forum players:

Final rankings for the past month.

The rankings below are based on the scores listed above. These rankings are only an indication, sometimes players can only post their scores after a few days; that can sometimes result in changes to the rankings.

All players:



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Final scores for the previous month


NOTE: JUNE IS STILL BEING PROCESSED


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Previous scores
The following are the final scores for 2017

August 2017
The table below lists the final rankings for August 2017.

All players:


July 2017
The table below lists the final rankings for July 2017.

All players:


June 2017
The table below lists the final rankings for June 2017.

All players:
Pending


May 2017
The table below lists the final rankings for May 2017.

All players:


April 2017
The table below lists the final rankings for April 2017.

All players:


March 2017
The table below lists the final rankings for March 2017.

All players:


February 2017
The table below lists the final rankings for February 2017.

All players:


January 2017
The table below lists the final rankings for January 2017.

All players:


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The following are the final scores for 2016
December 2016
The table below lists the final rankings for December 2016.

All players:


November 2016
The table below lists the final rankings for November 2016.

All players:


October 2016
The table below lists the final rankings for October 2016.

All players:


September 2016
The table below lists the final rankings for September 2016.

All players:


August 2016
The table below lists the final rankings for August 2016.

All players:


July 2016
The table below lists the final rankings for July 2016.

All players:


June 2016
The table below lists the final rankings for June 2016.

All players:
Pending


May 2016
The table below lists the final rankings for May 2016.

All players:


April 2016
The table below lists the final rankings for April 2016.

All players:


March 2016
The table below lists the final rankings for March 2016.

All players:


February 2016
The table below lists the final rankings for February 2016.

All players:


January 2016
The table below lists the final rankings for January 2016.

All players:

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The following are the final scores for 2015
(And for Dec and Nov 2014).
December 2015
The table below lists the final rankings for December 2015.

All players:


November 2015
The table below lists the final rankings for November 2015.
All players:


October 2015
The table below lists the final rankings for October 2015.
All players:


September 2015
The table below lists the final rankings for September 2015.
All players:


August 2015
The table below lists the final rankings for August 2015.
All players:


July 2015
The table below lists the final rankings for July 2015.
All Players:


June 2015
The table below lists the final rankings for June 2015.
All Players:


May 2015
The table below lists the final rankings for May 2015.
All Players:


April 2015
The table below lists the final rankings for April 2015.
All Players:


March 2015
The table below lists the final rankings for March 2015.
All Players:


February 2015 Scores
The table below lists the rankings for February 2015.
All Players:

January 2015 Scores
The table below lists the final rankings for January 2015.
All players:

December 2014 Scores
The table below lists the final rankings for December 2014.
All players:

November 2014 Scores
The table below lists the final rankings for November 2014.
All players:

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Overall rankings for the last twelve months

This table is a work in progress and will be filled in as we go forward in the months.
I will fill in previous to make 12 months as I have extra time to devote to it, but otherwise will go forward.

The table below lists the overall game ranking of all players who participated in the last twelve full months.
The scores in the columns of the respective months is the score they had in the overall competition for that month; the score in "Score" column is based on those twelve scores.
In the calculation of those scores, recent scores are worth more then older scores, so that new players have a chance to gains ranks more quickly (at the expense of players who have left the game). Finally, please note that this table is usually not updated until a week in the next month; check the dates at the top of the columns to see the time period covered.

All players:



Total units won for the last twelve months

This table is a work in progress and will be filled in as we go forward in the months.
I will fill in previous to make 12 months as I have extra time to devote to it, but otherwise will go forward.

The table below shows how many units each player won during the last twelve months.
This is not a measure of how well players are doing in the competition (which factors in more variables than only the winnings), but rather designed to help Neopians who are trying to decide whose bets to follow.
The units won each month are simply totalled; there is no weighting involved. The number in the "Units" columns is the actual number of units that the player won.
Due to the absence of weighting, new players will have to play for a long time before they have a chance to appear at the top if this chart. Neopians looking for a good player to follow should take this into account - somewhere at the bottom of the table, you may find a new player who has the best bets of all, but only started playing recently.
Also, existing players who change their betting style will not have the results of that new style reflected in this chart until several months have passed.
Finally, please note that this table is usually not updated until a week in the next month; check the dates at the top of the columns to see the time period covered.

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