e2e4.org.uk Golden Entry Form
e2e4.org.uk Golden Entry Form
52 players played in at least two of the three qualifying events (Uxbridge, Warrington and Sunningdale) to qualify for the draw for the e2e4.org.uk "Golden Entry Form" which will give the lucky winner free entry to every e2e4.org.uk weekend event for the remainder of 2010 and all of 2011.
Each qualifying player has been allocated a random number from 149 and the winner will be determined by the UK National Lottery draw this evening. The winner will be the player whose number is drawn as the Bonus Ball.
Three numbers (1, 25 and 49) have been allocated twice, and the six players with these numbers have therefore been allocated 1 Odd, 1 Even, 25 Odd, 25 Even, 49 Odd and 49 Even. Should the bonus ball be 1, 25 or 49 then the winner of the Golden Entry Form will be determined by the Oddness or Evenness of the first ball drawn in this evenings UK National Lottery.
The allocated numbers are
Pairing No Name Entered
1  Odd HarleyYeo, Gareth All three
1  Even Webb, Matthew Uxbridge & Warrington
2 Connor, Michael I All three
3 Alcock, Graham Warrington & Sunningdale
4 Thompson, Robert Warrington & Sunningdale
5 Egan, William J Uxbridge & Warrington
6 Malhotra, Tarun Uxbridge & Warrington
7 Ociepka, Dominika Uxbridge & Sunningdale
8 Armstrong, Malcolm J Uxbridge & Warrington
9 Jaunooby, Ali Reza Warrington & Sunningdale
10 Nettleton, Charlie Uxbridge & Sunningdale
11 Stone, Mark Uxbridge & Sunningdale
12 Bonafont, Philip R Uxbridge & Sunningdale
13 Rhodes, Peter Uxbridge & Sunningdale
14 Tobisch, John Uxbridge & Sunningdale
15 Magee, Ed Uxbridge & Sunningdale
16 Richter, Hans Uxbridge & Warrington
17 McKeon, John Uxbridge & Warrington
18 Corcoran, Gary Uxbridge & Warrington
19 Clayton, Tristan Uxbridge & Sunningdale
20 Jones, Steve Uxbridge & Warrington
21 Holland, James Uxbridge & Sunningdale
22 Ociepka, Adrian Uxbridge & Sunningdale
23 Pattni, Kishan Uxbridge & Sunningdale
24 Parri, Deio Uxbridge & Sunningdale
25  Odd Crouch, Timothy Warrington & Sunningdale
25  Even Lenier, Jude Uxbridge & Sunningdale
26 Crockett, Stephen Warrington & Sunningdale
27 Andreev, Peter Uxbridge & Sunningdale
28 Kane, Robert Uxbridge & Sunningdale
29 Coates, David All three
30 McLaughlin, Noel Warrington & Sunningdale
31 Jackson, Paul G Uxbridge & Sunningdale
32 Atako, Chino Uxbridge & Sunningdale
33 Ynojosa, Felix Jose Uxbridge & Sunningdale
34 Amato, Giampiero Uxbridge & Sunningdale
35 Sharma, Vikas Warrington & Sunningdale
36 Allen, Tim Uxbridge & Warrington
37 Fisher, Robert Uxbridge & Sunningdale
38 Savage, Nick Uxbridge & Sunningdale
39 Ali, Golam Shabbir Warrington & Sunningdale
40 Banda, Graham Uxbridge & Sunningdale
41 Sandercock, E Barry Uxbridge & Sunningdale
42 Dias, Theodore R Uxbridge & Sunningdale
43 de Coverly, Roger Uxbridge & Sunningdale
44 Shaw, Peter Warrington & Sunningdale
45 Healeas, Simon Uxbridge & Sunningdale
46 O'Gorman, Brendan Uxbridge & Sunningdale
47 Naldrett, Geoff W Uxbridge & Sunningdale
48 FM Radovanovic, Jovica Uxbridge & Sunningdale
49  Odd MorrisWeston, Robin Uxbridge & Sunningdale
49  Even Walshaw, David Uxbridge & Sunningdale
Each qualifying player has been allocated a random number from 149 and the winner will be determined by the UK National Lottery draw this evening. The winner will be the player whose number is drawn as the Bonus Ball.
Three numbers (1, 25 and 49) have been allocated twice, and the six players with these numbers have therefore been allocated 1 Odd, 1 Even, 25 Odd, 25 Even, 49 Odd and 49 Even. Should the bonus ball be 1, 25 or 49 then the winner of the Golden Entry Form will be determined by the Oddness or Evenness of the first ball drawn in this evenings UK National Lottery.
The allocated numbers are
Pairing No Name Entered
1  Odd HarleyYeo, Gareth All three
1  Even Webb, Matthew Uxbridge & Warrington
2 Connor, Michael I All three
3 Alcock, Graham Warrington & Sunningdale
4 Thompson, Robert Warrington & Sunningdale
5 Egan, William J Uxbridge & Warrington
6 Malhotra, Tarun Uxbridge & Warrington
7 Ociepka, Dominika Uxbridge & Sunningdale
8 Armstrong, Malcolm J Uxbridge & Warrington
9 Jaunooby, Ali Reza Warrington & Sunningdale
10 Nettleton, Charlie Uxbridge & Sunningdale
11 Stone, Mark Uxbridge & Sunningdale
12 Bonafont, Philip R Uxbridge & Sunningdale
13 Rhodes, Peter Uxbridge & Sunningdale
14 Tobisch, John Uxbridge & Sunningdale
15 Magee, Ed Uxbridge & Sunningdale
16 Richter, Hans Uxbridge & Warrington
17 McKeon, John Uxbridge & Warrington
18 Corcoran, Gary Uxbridge & Warrington
19 Clayton, Tristan Uxbridge & Sunningdale
20 Jones, Steve Uxbridge & Warrington
21 Holland, James Uxbridge & Sunningdale
22 Ociepka, Adrian Uxbridge & Sunningdale
23 Pattni, Kishan Uxbridge & Sunningdale
24 Parri, Deio Uxbridge & Sunningdale
25  Odd Crouch, Timothy Warrington & Sunningdale
25  Even Lenier, Jude Uxbridge & Sunningdale
26 Crockett, Stephen Warrington & Sunningdale
27 Andreev, Peter Uxbridge & Sunningdale
28 Kane, Robert Uxbridge & Sunningdale
29 Coates, David All three
30 McLaughlin, Noel Warrington & Sunningdale
31 Jackson, Paul G Uxbridge & Sunningdale
32 Atako, Chino Uxbridge & Sunningdale
33 Ynojosa, Felix Jose Uxbridge & Sunningdale
34 Amato, Giampiero Uxbridge & Sunningdale
35 Sharma, Vikas Warrington & Sunningdale
36 Allen, Tim Uxbridge & Warrington
37 Fisher, Robert Uxbridge & Sunningdale
38 Savage, Nick Uxbridge & Sunningdale
39 Ali, Golam Shabbir Warrington & Sunningdale
40 Banda, Graham Uxbridge & Sunningdale
41 Sandercock, E Barry Uxbridge & Sunningdale
42 Dias, Theodore R Uxbridge & Sunningdale
43 de Coverly, Roger Uxbridge & Sunningdale
44 Shaw, Peter Warrington & Sunningdale
45 Healeas, Simon Uxbridge & Sunningdale
46 O'Gorman, Brendan Uxbridge & Sunningdale
47 Naldrett, Geoff W Uxbridge & Sunningdale
48 FM Radovanovic, Jovica Uxbridge & Sunningdale
49  Odd MorrisWeston, Robin Uxbridge & Sunningdale
49  Even Walshaw, David Uxbridge & Sunningdale

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Interesting!
But does this not mean that the individuals with numbers 1,25 or 49 have half the chance of winning as the rest?
But does this not mean that the individuals with numbers 1,25 or 49 have half the chance of winning as the rest?

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Yes, it does.Richard Bates wrote:Interesting!
But does this not mean that the individuals with numbers 1,25 or 49 have half the chance of winning as the rest?
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And those who need an even first ball have a further (slight) disadvantage, in that the probability of the first ball being even (24/49) is less than it being odd (25/49).
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It does. A complete hash by me. I shall re do now!Richard Bates wrote:Interesting!
But does this not mean that the individuals with numbers 1,25 or 49 have half the chance of winning as the rest?
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Now that's not true because they need an even first ball given that the bonus ball was odd. And that is a 50/50 shot. Conditional probability!Tristan Clayton wrote:And those who need an even first ball have a further (slight) disadvantage, in that the probability of the first ball being even (24/49) is less than it being odd (25/49).
See I worked out the tricky bit and buggered up the simple part!
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Good point, Sean. I stand corrected. I never did deserve my Maths GCSE...
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I got a degree in stats, but I still buggered up the easy part!!Tristan Clayton wrote:Good point, Sean. I stand corrected. I never did deserve my Maths GCSE...
Re: e2e4.org.uk Golden Entry Form
52 players played in at least two of the three qualifying events (Uxbridge, Warrington and Sunningdale) to qualify for the draw for the e2e4.org.uk "Golden Entry Form" which will give the lucky winner free entry to every e2e4.org.uk weekend event for the remainder of 2010 and all of 2011.
Each qualifying player has been allocated a random number from 126 and allocated "Odd" or "Even" and the winner will be determined by the UK National Lottery draw this evening.
The winner will be the player who
1) Matches their odd/even requirement with the 7th (Bonus) ball drawn this evening. Should the bonus ball be number 49, this will be ignored and the match must be with the 6th ball. This ensures the chance of odd / even is exactly 50/50 for each player.
2) Matches their allocated number with the first ball drawn in tonights lottery. If the first ball drawn is greater than 26 then the match must be with the 2nd ball drawn, then the third etc, up to and including the 7th (bonus) ball if necessary.
If all 7 balls drawn are greater than 26 then we will repeat the process on Wednesday 9th June with the same number allocations.
The allocated numbers are
First Number Bonus Ball Name Entered
1 Even Webb, Matthew Uxbridge & Warrington
2 Even Connor, Michael I All three
3 Even Alcock, Graham Warrington & Sunningdale
4 Even Thompson, Robert Warrington & Sunningdale
5 Even Egan, William J Uxbridge & Warrington
6 Even Malhotra, Tarun Uxbridge & Warrington
7 Even Ociepka, Dominika Uxbridge & Sunningdale
8 Even Armstrong, Malcolm J Uxbridge & Warrington
9 Even Jaunooby, Ali Reza Warrington & Sunningdale
10 Even Nettleton, Charlie Uxbridge & Sunningdale
11 Even Stone, Mark Uxbridge & Sunningdale
12 Even Bonafont, Philip R Uxbridge & Sunningdale
13 Even Rhodes, Peter Uxbridge & Sunningdale
14 Even Tobisch, John Uxbridge & Sunningdale
15 Even Magee, Ed Uxbridge & Sunningdale
16 Even Richter, Hans Uxbridge & Warrington
17 Even McKeon, John Uxbridge & Warrington
18 Even Corcoran, Gary Uxbridge & Warrington
19 Even Clayton, Tristan Uxbridge & Sunningdale
20 Even Jones, Steve Uxbridge & Warrington
21 Even Holland, James Uxbridge & Sunningdale
22 Even Ociepka, Adrian Uxbridge & Sunningdale
23 Even Pattni, Kishan Uxbridge & Sunningdale
24 Even Parri, Deio Uxbridge & Sunningdale
25 Even Lenier, Jude Uxbridge & Sunningdale
26 Even Crockett, Stephen Warrington & Sunningdale
1 Odd Walshaw, David Uxbridge & Sunningdale
2 Odd MorrisWeston, Robin Uxbridge & Sunningdale
3 Odd HarleyYeo, Gareth All three
4 Odd Crouch, Timothy Warrington & Sunningdale
5 Odd Andreev, Peter Uxbridge & Sunningdale
6 Odd Kane, Robert Uxbridge & Sunningdale
7 Odd Coates, David All three
8 Odd McLaughlin, Noel Warrington & Sunningdale
9 Odd Jackson, Paul G Uxbridge & Sunningdale
10 Odd Atako, Chino Uxbridge & Sunningdale
11 Odd Ynojosa, Felix Jose Uxbridge & Sunningdale
12 Odd Amato, Giampiero Uxbridge & Sunningdale
13 Odd Sharma, Vikas Warrington & Sunningdale
14 Odd Allen, Tim Uxbridge & Warrington
15 Odd Fisher, Robert Uxbridge & Sunningdale
16 Odd Savage, Nick Uxbridge & Sunningdale
17 Odd Ali, Golam Shabbir Warrington & Sunningdale
18 Odd Banda, Graham Uxbridge & Sunningdale
19 Odd Sandercock, E Barry Uxbridge & Sunningdale
20 Odd Dias, Theodore R Uxbridge & Sunningdale
21 Odd de Coverly, Roger Uxbridge & Sunningdale
22 Odd Shaw, Peter Warrington & Sunningdale
23 Odd Healeas, Simon Uxbridge & Sunningdale
24 Odd O'Gorman, Brendan Uxbridge & Sunningdale
25 Odd Naldrett, Geoff W Uxbridge & Sunningdale
26 Odd FM Radovanovic, Jovica Uxbridge & Sunningdale
Each qualifying player has been allocated a random number from 126 and allocated "Odd" or "Even" and the winner will be determined by the UK National Lottery draw this evening.
The winner will be the player who
1) Matches their odd/even requirement with the 7th (Bonus) ball drawn this evening. Should the bonus ball be number 49, this will be ignored and the match must be with the 6th ball. This ensures the chance of odd / even is exactly 50/50 for each player.
2) Matches their allocated number with the first ball drawn in tonights lottery. If the first ball drawn is greater than 26 then the match must be with the 2nd ball drawn, then the third etc, up to and including the 7th (bonus) ball if necessary.
If all 7 balls drawn are greater than 26 then we will repeat the process on Wednesday 9th June with the same number allocations.
The allocated numbers are
First Number Bonus Ball Name Entered
1 Even Webb, Matthew Uxbridge & Warrington
2 Even Connor, Michael I All three
3 Even Alcock, Graham Warrington & Sunningdale
4 Even Thompson, Robert Warrington & Sunningdale
5 Even Egan, William J Uxbridge & Warrington
6 Even Malhotra, Tarun Uxbridge & Warrington
7 Even Ociepka, Dominika Uxbridge & Sunningdale
8 Even Armstrong, Malcolm J Uxbridge & Warrington
9 Even Jaunooby, Ali Reza Warrington & Sunningdale
10 Even Nettleton, Charlie Uxbridge & Sunningdale
11 Even Stone, Mark Uxbridge & Sunningdale
12 Even Bonafont, Philip R Uxbridge & Sunningdale
13 Even Rhodes, Peter Uxbridge & Sunningdale
14 Even Tobisch, John Uxbridge & Sunningdale
15 Even Magee, Ed Uxbridge & Sunningdale
16 Even Richter, Hans Uxbridge & Warrington
17 Even McKeon, John Uxbridge & Warrington
18 Even Corcoran, Gary Uxbridge & Warrington
19 Even Clayton, Tristan Uxbridge & Sunningdale
20 Even Jones, Steve Uxbridge & Warrington
21 Even Holland, James Uxbridge & Sunningdale
22 Even Ociepka, Adrian Uxbridge & Sunningdale
23 Even Pattni, Kishan Uxbridge & Sunningdale
24 Even Parri, Deio Uxbridge & Sunningdale
25 Even Lenier, Jude Uxbridge & Sunningdale
26 Even Crockett, Stephen Warrington & Sunningdale
1 Odd Walshaw, David Uxbridge & Sunningdale
2 Odd MorrisWeston, Robin Uxbridge & Sunningdale
3 Odd HarleyYeo, Gareth All three
4 Odd Crouch, Timothy Warrington & Sunningdale
5 Odd Andreev, Peter Uxbridge & Sunningdale
6 Odd Kane, Robert Uxbridge & Sunningdale
7 Odd Coates, David All three
8 Odd McLaughlin, Noel Warrington & Sunningdale
9 Odd Jackson, Paul G Uxbridge & Sunningdale
10 Odd Atako, Chino Uxbridge & Sunningdale
11 Odd Ynojosa, Felix Jose Uxbridge & Sunningdale
12 Odd Amato, Giampiero Uxbridge & Sunningdale
13 Odd Sharma, Vikas Warrington & Sunningdale
14 Odd Allen, Tim Uxbridge & Warrington
15 Odd Fisher, Robert Uxbridge & Sunningdale
16 Odd Savage, Nick Uxbridge & Sunningdale
17 Odd Ali, Golam Shabbir Warrington & Sunningdale
18 Odd Banda, Graham Uxbridge & Sunningdale
19 Odd Sandercock, E Barry Uxbridge & Sunningdale
20 Odd Dias, Theodore R Uxbridge & Sunningdale
21 Odd de Coverly, Roger Uxbridge & Sunningdale
22 Odd Shaw, Peter Warrington & Sunningdale
23 Odd Healeas, Simon Uxbridge & Sunningdale
24 Odd O'Gorman, Brendan Uxbridge & Sunningdale
25 Odd Naldrett, Geoff W Uxbridge & Sunningdale
26 Odd FM Radovanovic, Jovica Uxbridge & Sunningdale

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Hmm. Instinctively it feels as if it still doesn't quite add up!
Doesn't 1odd have a marginally lower chance than 1even? Similarly 2even has a lower chance than 2odd.
Why don't you use the thunderball as the decider, rather than the bonus?
Doesn't 1odd have a marginally lower chance than 1even? Similarly 2even has a lower chance than 2odd.
Why don't you use the thunderball as the decider, rather than the bonus?
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Maybe you should have had a limit of the first 49 to qualify
Either that or something with a pack of cards?
Either that or something with a pack of cards?

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How about allocating each of the players a unique number from 0 to 51. Multiply together all 7 lottery numbers that are drawn, take the remainder of that number modulus 52 and that gives you the winning player's number.
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Definitely unfair. If your number isn't divisible by 4, you've got almost no chance of winning.Ian Thompson wrote:How about allocating each of the players a unique number from 0 to 51. Multiply together all 7 lottery numbers that are drawn, take the remainder of that number modulus 52 and that gives you the winning player's number.
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There's always the Illinois state lottery, which uses 52 balls, and is drawn on a Saturday.
Sadly not shown in the UK, even thought it's probably more interesting than most of the dross that is broadcast.

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I think Richard is correct. As I'm 22odd though maybe I shouldn't complain!Richard Bates wrote:Hmm. Instinctively it feels as if it still doesn't quite add up!
Doesn't 1odd have a marginally lower chance than 1even? Similarly 2even has a lower chance than 2odd.
Why don't you use the thunderball as the decider, rather than the bonus?