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Post subject: HIGHEST-FARTHEST-FASTEST  PostPosted: Apr 24, 2011 - 08:15 PM



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Jamaica took the first 2 spots in the Men's 100meters at the first annual "HIGHEST-FARTHEST-FASTEST; The All-Time Greats of International Athletics" game Championships. Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell clocked 9.76 and 9.83 respectively, with USA's Tyson Gay stealing the bronze from teammate Maurice Greene in 9.86 to 9.87. Frank Fredericks of Namibia was 5th in 9.91 and Trinidad's Ato Boldon took 6th in 9.93.

Meanwhile, USA's Carl Lewis was narrowly victorious in the Mens Long Jump over a star-packed field which included fellow 29-footers Robert Emmiyan of Armenia and fellow American and WR holder Mike Powell. Lewis' 28'4.5" in round 2 stood up to silver medalist Emmiyan's 28'2.75" and bronze winner Irving Saladino of Panama edged Cuba's Ivan Pedroso 28'0" by just half inch. Powell, plagued by fouls, could manage "only" 27'11.25" for 5th, and Jamaica's James Beckford scored 1 point for his country with his 6th place jump of 27'7.75".

This realistic game features a minimum of 35 top international athletes per event, some Olympic and World Champions, some not but still quite capable factors in their respective events, plus a separate listing and ratings for a minimum 12 (and as many as 20 or more) additional American athletes per event. Using a d6 and d8, watch the action unfold as you witness the African nations DOMINATE the distance events, USA and Jamaica battle in the sprints, and the Europeans handle the weight events. The game goes for $24.99 for book form, or $39.99 for individual cards. Run your own meets, National, World, or Olympic level competitions! 2010 version game should be finalized and available by June 2011. Also, updates to current athletes ratings are provided free.

As more events are contested I will keep you updated on results.


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Post subject: RE: HIGHEST-FARTHEST-FASTEST  PostPosted: Apr 26, 2011 - 05:03 PM



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The 4x1 relay was just completed, with the American team of Gatlin, Lewis, Greene, and Gay just 0.11 off the Jamaican's WR of 37.10, (and new AR). Jamaica was 2nd in 37.31, with the turning point of the race occurring on the 3rd leg when Jamaican 100m WR holder Usain Bolt could barely make up any ground on USA's Maurice Greene, and anchor Tyson Gay extended his slim lead over Asafa Powell to take the event by a stride, and defeat the Jamaicans for the 1st time in 3 years. Trinidad's Ato Boldon held off HARD CHARGING Canadian Donovan Bailey to nab the bronze for his nation with a time of 37.43, to Canada's 37.46. In 5th was Great Britain, led by ageless anchor Linford Christie with 37.54, and Nigeria's anchor Francis Obikwelu could not quite overtake Ghana's Leonard Miles-Mills with Ghana grabbing the 6th spot, 37.59-37.60. Smooth passing France edged Japan for 8th, 37.83 to 37.85. USSR was DQ for zone violation.

In the ShotPut, Germany's Ulf Timerman, mired in 6th going into the final series, uncorked a huge throw of 73'1" on his 6th toss to tie Italian Alessandro Andrei and take gold by virtue of farther "backup" throws. Swiss giant Werner Günthör grabbed bronze with 72'11.75" just nipping German Udo Beyer by 1.25". Adam Nelson was the lone American point scorer in 5th with 72'7.75" Pole Tomasz Majewski hit 72' even, for 6th, ahead of Americans Brian Oldfield (71'11.5") and WR holder Randy Barnes (71'2").


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Post subject: RE: HIGHEST-FARTHEST-FASTEST  PostPosted: Apr 27, 2011 - 08:10 PM



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A stellar field of 20 athletes assembled at the start line of the 10000m, and less than 27 minutes later, 2 Ethiopians crossed the finish under that time, with another countryman right hehind. Haile Gebrselassie led a 1-2-3 medal sweep for the east African country, with a tactical 26:57.95, and Sileshi Sihine was less than 2 seconds behind in 26:59.78. Pre race favorite Kenenisa Bekele took bronze in 27:03.13, ahead of the 4-5-6 finishes by their bitter rival Kenya. Martin Irungu Mathathi was 4th in 27:05.19, and teammates Paul Tergat (27:11.93) and Charles Kamathi (27:18.8Cool were 5th and 6th respectively. Top American finisher was Abdihakem Abdirahman in a creditable 9th, in 27:39.01.

USA continued its strong showing, with a 110 HH gold medal for ageless Allen Johnson with a time of 12.95, coming from behind at the last 2 hurdles to nip favored Cuban WR holder Dayron Robles, whose hard trail leg crashes on hurdles 4 and 7 cost him the race, 2nd in a time of 12.97. Brit Colin Jackson was elated about his bronze medal placing in 13.03, as this race race featured 4 former and current WR holders. China's Liu Xiang was neck and neck with Jackson at the 9th hurdle, but faded at the finish. Americans Dominique Arnold and David Oliver rounded out the top 6, times of 13.09 and 13.11.
 
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On a damp night on a rather wet track, USA's Michael Johnson took the gold in the Men's 200, the first 'leg' of 3 planned gold medals for the alltime great, in somewhat of a mild upset over WR holder Usain Bolt of Jamaica, whose stumble out of the blocks and weak turn run relegated him to a very disappointing 5th place finish. MJ's 19.69 was a winner by more than a stride over the silver medaling 19.82 by Frank Fredericks of Namibia, just ahead of 3rd place American Tyson Gay's 19.83, with Trinidad's Ato Boldon once again out of the medals, breathing down Gay's neck in 19.84. USA's Wallace Spearmon was timed in the same 19.88 as Bolt, but the Jamaican got the nod by just a nose. Italy's Pietro Minnea (former WR holder) was 7th in 20.05, with Francis Obikwelu of Nigeria 8th with 20.09. Britain's John Regis was well off his usual form in 20.14 for 9th, and Bahaman Obadele Thompson rounded out the top ten in 20.21.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: May 09, 2011 - 06:23 PM



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All the results look great, how about a little insight into the game play.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: May 11, 2011 - 06:08 PM



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Thank you! Lemme know what sort of insight you seek... Very Happy
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: May 11, 2011 - 06:39 PM



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How about the mechanic's of how a race is run.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: May 16, 2011 - 10:12 PM



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Quite simply, one d6 and one d8 are used, so the dice range is 11thru68, and are rolled twice and added together for each athletes performances, based on their realistic times. We'll take Maurice Greene in the 200m, for instance. Greene has elected not to try to get a jump start, and rolls '11', great roll, roll another '11' (or 12 or 13) and he PRs!!! After the other runners have rolled their first segment, Greene's second roll comes up '46'. No PR this time but is timed in a VERY respectable 19.98, good for 3rd place in this particular race, given the stacked field here!

When I contested the US Trials for the International Athletics game Championships, Greene made it thru 3 rounds of qualifying into the final but managed only 6th in 20.08. Tyson Gay made quite a statement in going 19.75-19.76-19.85, and then 19.78 to defeat MJ by 0.07sec in taking the Trials, but MJ would get his revenge at the "bigger dance". The result of the 200m final looked like this
19.78 Gay
19.85 Johnson
19.87 Spearmon
19.88 Lewis
19.97 Crawford
20.08 Greene
20.16 Heard
20.16 Dix

It's a relatively simple game; each athlete has its own individual performance chart. And as far as strategy goes, sprinters and hurdlers may elect to "anticipate the gun", but the risk is greater than the reward, and throwers can declare "Max", "Control", or "Safe", with the chance of fouling more pronounced with "Max" effort, though greater distance can be achieved. There are even separate charts for those athletes who were suspended for PEDs. But for the most part, it's the dice that determine the champions and the runnerups. Upsets will occur, just as in real athletics...
 
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Post subject: HIGHEST-FARTHEST-FASTEST  PostPosted: May 17, 2011 - 11:53 AM



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Thank you for the race run through. The results seem very good, anxious for the game to come out. I think if you post over at the delphi tabletop sports forum you will find some interest as there are always people looking for a track and field game.
 
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Post subject: RE: HIGHEST-FARTHEST-FASTEST  PostPosted: May 17, 2011 - 05:30 PM



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Thank you for the good words and for the heads-up. I haven't been to the Delphi site for awhile, so I'll check it out..

Just completed the Discus Throw, and the top American was Mac Wilkins with 226'11", good for 9th. Gold went to Gerd Kanter of Estonia with a throw of 235', with silver medalist WR holder Jergen Schult from Germany tossing the platter 231'1", just ahead of bronze winning Lithuanian Virgilijus Alekna's 231'. Swede Ricky Bruch was 4th with 229'2". Frantz Kruger of South Africa went 228'9" to edge Cuban Luis Deliz out of 5th by 8 inches. Wilkins' teammate Ben Plucknett was able post 'only' 225'5", even with his "enhanced" chart for 11th, and USA's Art Burns was unable to post any official throws due to fouls.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: May 20, 2011 - 10:13 AM



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When and where is it going to be available for purchase?
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: May 22, 2011 - 10:42 PM



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Still working on some "bugs" here, especially the relays, so though I had June as the target release time, I may hafta push it back to July or August. I'll keep everyone posted here. Thank you for your interest!
 
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Thanks, please do!
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: May 25, 2011 - 09:26 PM



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For sheets&giggles (and to take a break from the game I'm working on), I put together a simple Brian Oldfield Decathlon chart. Oldfield was a very explosive athlete, good at other T&F events, which carried over into putting up some pretty respectable numbers (in real life that is). The chart was fairly close to his capabilities..

Event Perf (Pts)

100 10.99 (863)
LJ 21'10.5" (736)
SP 73'8" (1254)
HJ 6'2.75" (714)
400 57.72 (494)
110h 18.55 (473)
DT 202' (1114)
PV 11'1.75" (457)
JT 160'10" (575)
1500 6:02.49 (254)
Dec Total Points 6934 was hoping for 7000+, but 2 huge events won't guarantee success in the Deca.
A couple of events I guessed at about PRs (hurdles, jav, 1500) The pole vault numbers I got from a reliable source.
 
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The top marks so far after like 4 or 5 races:

100M
Gay USA 9.69
Bolt JAM 9.76
Powell JAM 9.77
Montgomery* USA 9.80
Greene USA 9.87
B Johnson * CAN 9.87
Fredericks NAM 9.91
Crawford USA 9.92
Boldon TRI 9.92
Carter JAM 9.92
Christie GBR 9.92
Bailey CAN 9.94
Gatlin USA 9.95
C Lewis USA 9.96
Mitchell USA 9.96
Dix USA 9.97
Crawford USA 9.97
Cason USA 9.98
Blake * JAM 9.99
Atkins BAH 10.00
D Chambers * GBR 10.00
Drummond USA 10.00
Martina AHO 10.00
Thompson BAR 10.01
Obikwelu NGR 10.01
D Ezinwa NGR 10.02
Surin CAN 10.02
Frater JAM 10.03
B Williams USA 10.04
C Smith USA 10.05
Gardener GBR 10.06
Aziz Zakari GHA 10.06
Aliu NGR 10.06
Stewart JAM 10.07
Dan Bailey ANT 10.08
Mullings JAM 10.08
Lemaitre FRA 10.08
Ogunkoya NGR 10.09
B Lewis USA 10.10
Adeniken NGR 10.11
Nkansah GHA 10.11
Myles-Mills GHA 10.11
Fasuba NGR 10.12
Ito JAP 10.13
O Ezinwa NGR 10.13

* - using "enhanced" charts

200M
Bolt JAM 19.61
Johnson USA 19.69
Gay USA 19.75
Dix USA 19.78
Fredericks NAM 19.82
Boldon TRI 19.84
Marsh USA 19.86
Spearmon USA 19.87
C Lewis USA 19.88
Carter USA 19.92
Crawford USA 19.93
Gatlin USA 20.01
Minnea ITA 20.03
da Silva BRA 20.04
Greene USA 20.05
JWilliams USA 20.06
LoDaniel USA 20.06
Heard USA 20.07
C Edwards USA 20.08
Obikwelu NGR 20.09
Miller USA 20.09
C Smith USA 20.10
BWilliams USA 20.11
Regis GBR 20.14
Marsh USA 20.14
Thompson BAH 20.15
D Patton USA 20.16
Drummond USA 20.16
SWilliams USA 20.17
JCapel USA 20.17
Clay USA 20.18
Merritt USA 20.18
Baptiste USA 20.18
T Smith USA 20.20
Lattany USA 20.21
KLittle USA 20.23
Mitchell USA 20.24
JJohnson USA 20.27
DwEvans USA 20.28
RGriffin USA 20.30
RdMartin USA 20.31
D Everett USA 20.33
Bates USA 20.34
TJefferson USA 20.34
JCarlos USA 20.37
RyMartin USA 20.38
LScott USA 20.38
Burrell USA 20.40
JSanford USA 20.41
JButler USA 20.43
TyWashington USA 20.44
Wariner USA 20.46
DeLoach USA 20.53
Brokenburr USA 20.54
 
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