Here we go! The twelfth edition of the SCT Brownlow Competition! I’ve undertaken a major reworking of the scoring system this year but before we get into that, a quick word from our man Motts!
12 years! Bloody hell that’s gone fast. What started as a bit of fun once the SuperCoach season was over has certainly had some legs! Just want to say thanks to Gunboat for taking on the administration of the comp again. I’ve had a look at the changes he’s making and I think it’s going to add another dimension to things. Will SCT’s very own Abs go back-to-back? If you’re looking for a bit of assistance with your selections (and at the same time provide some support to the site to fund our prizes in 2024), check out the Brownlow Medal Tipping Package being offered by a couple of our readers. Once again, we’ll put a pineapple up for the winner. Good luck to all!
format & Rules
Gone for a bit of a change up this year with an expanded, more maneuverable format and one that’s deliberately challenging. Traditionally the bones of the Brownlow Competition have been Top 2 from every club and then Top 3 overall, with the order of the seeds being inconsequential. Here’s how we’ll be doing things this year:
Entrants must nominate the FIVE players they think will get the most overall votes across the competition. Yes, five! Historically, it’s been pretty easy to get 2/3 so going to 5 will really put your knowledge to the test.
Entrants must then nominate the THREE players they think will get the most votes for every club. Top two irrespective of order is too easy. You’ll need to back three.
This year will now include a multiplier system for getting your picks in the CORRECT ORDER. In previous iterations of the competition it didn’t really matter which order you had your top pollers in, just that you had them. You’ll now have a multiplier applied to any correct call in the right position for the overall and for any clean sweep of a club tally.
The final element is a “Big Call”. Entrants must choose ONE under the radar sort of player they back for a strong showing- think Angus Brayshaw in 2018 or Matthew Richardson 2008. Who is it that is going to surprise come the end of the evening? Select one name.
Now it doesn’t have to strictly be a high polling call relative to the overall count, rather one that is “big” relative to perhaps the player’s position or anonymity in the betting markets and media coverage. Now this is a clearly more subjective part of the competition but one which should be intuitive if not obvious by the end of the night. Only one entry will be awarded points for their big call. It will be judged by reference to the above and in contrast to the rest of the calls.
Less scientific but should be some fun – I already know who I’m going for!
Overall Votes (1st-5th): 100, 75, 50, 75, 100.
Club Votes (1st-3rd): 5, 10, 15.
Multipliers (Overall): Triple points for medalist, double for all other correct order.
Multipliers (Club): Double points for getting all three in correct order.
Big Call: 150.
1090 points available without multipliers.
To recap, you need: your top five overall players, your top three from every club and a big call with multipliers to be applied for correct order calls.
Copy, fill it out and comment it on this post before the count starts. Edit by commenting if needed.
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