Derby Dead Pool


The online competition to guess which famous people won't make it to the end of the current year. If they're elderly, ill, or just live a high-risk lifestyle, stick 'em in your team, and for each one whose death you correctly predict, you'll score points. DDP was dreamt up in Derby, England (hence the name...) by Big-Iain back in 1996, then was run from 2003 to 2007 by Siegfried Baboon and Rude Kid. From 2008 to 2009, it was run by Octopus of Odstock, and from 2010 to 2014, The Man in Black. From 2015, who knows? It could be a team effort...


Latest Stiffs: 7th October 2014 by The Man in Black

Fate Lenz a hand

October starts as gently as September ended. Siegfried Lenz was a left-of-centre German author who along with the likes of GŁnter Grass wrote of the legacy of Nazism in post-war Germany. He was a leading supporter of Chancellor Willy Brandt's "Ostpolitik" engagement with Eastern Europe. He died aged 88. and was a unique hit for Zsa-Zsa-ah-ah-ah! Zsa-Zsa-Ooh-la-la!.
Paul Revere led his band Paul Revere and the Raiders for 50 years , gaining a reputation as one of Rock's more eccentric figures. The band's biggest hit came in 1971 with 'Indian Reservation'. Revere died aged 76 and was a hit for three teams, with defending champion David Quantick's Showbiz Pals the biggest winner, storming to the front with a 6 point lead with less than a quarter of the year still to go. Has he broke too early? We'll see...
Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier was president of Haiti for 15 turbulent years in the 1970s and 80s. His nickmame comes from being the son and heir to his father, Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, who was a brutal dictator. His son was barely better and was eventually deposed in 1986 and banished, returning three years ago through ill health. He died of a heart attack aged 63 and was a hit for Not Sleeping Just Bloody Dead.
And now an obit from September China Zorrilla was a Uruguayan, RADA-trained actress, who became an icon in her home country. She died on September 17th aged 92, with this obit qualifying as a hit for two teams, Meurtos and The Bedsnoring '20s who are having a very decent campaign...

[Scorecard] (Lenz) [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] + [Unique] = 12pts
[Scorecard] (Revere) [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] (3 teams) = 7pts
[Scorecard] (Duvalier) [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] + [Unique] = 11pts
[Scorecard] (Zorrilla) [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] (2 teams) = 5pts


List of the Lost - Latest Entrants

Maggie Stables


List of the Missed - Latest Entrants


Player of the Month - September

Larry King Dead, Only On CNN - 16 points


Latest News

After much delay, Shrien Dewani's murder trial in South Africa finally begins. He better hope he's got Oscar Pistorius's lawyer! R&B legend BB King pulls out of his latest tour due to illness. Could it be bye bye BB?
Many thanks to those teams who have offered their services for next year's DDP. Seems The Man In Black may not be letting go just yet...
The Theme Team League is updated for September.

Message to all current competitors: There will be no more regular emails except in certain circumstances, such as rules and invitation to next year's competition.

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E-mail The Man In Black with any questions/comments about the DDP: ddp2014@derbydeadpool.co.uk

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Derby Dead Pool is hosted by The Man In Black with contributions from Big-Iain, Rude Kid, Siegfried Baboon, Octopus of Odstock, WEP 2.0 - World's Eternity Prophet Reloaded, The Grey Horde, Thomas Jefferson Survives & Bibliogryphon

[DDP 2014]
This Year
Scoreboard
Who's dead so far?
List of the Lost
List of the Missed
A to Z list of teams
A to Z list of celebrities
Drop Forty
Theme Team League
Last Year
David Quantick's Showbiz Pals
(111 points, 15 hits)

History
A brief history of dead pools
DDP stats & facts
DDP Archive
Previous winners
2012
The Living End
2011
The Living End
2010
Octopus of Odstock
2009
Tonight, Matthew, I'm Going To Be Badly-Torn Boy
2008
The Living End
2007
Meet Your Maker
2006
Meet Your Maker
2005
Fallen Sparrow
2004
Deathlist.net
2003
Otis, You Want A Treat?
2002
JoeRam
2001
Whittaker's Choice
2000
MT Graves
1999
Drunkasaskunk
1998
Drunkasaskunk
1997
Nick J
1996
Nick J
Archive
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
2013
2012