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 The Man in Black


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Latest Stiffs: 18th December 2014 by The Man in Black

Is it really Game Over?

It's been a fairly ambling start to the last month of DDP 2014 and just as it looked like the title was tied up, another hit comes along to makes things uncertain again in the run-up to Christmas.
Teresa Sandeman-Charles was diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer who then went on to form a charity devoted to increasing organ donors. She died on December 12th aged 54 and was a pick for double DDP champion Drunkasaskunk. This obit from ITV News gives the Glaswegian a fighting chance of catching reigning champ (and still the favourite) David Quantick's Showbiz Pals with just days to go...
Just a couple more to add to this update, perhaps not so much a surprise after such volumes of hits early on in the year. Ralph H. Baer created the Magnavox Odyssey, which became the first video game console, in 1972. He was also the developer of the popular electronic game 'Simon' in 1978. He is considered the 'father' of video games. He died aged 92 and was an 8th hit for theme team The Bedsoring 20's who's had a superb year and is one of three theme teams in the top 20 overall.
Another German émigré was Dieter Grau who was part of the German rocket team during World War II before being drafted into America's space program led by Wernher von Braun. Graur helped to develop the Saturn V rocket, which eventually took man to the moon. Graur was 101 and was a unique hit for Obituaries 'R' Us who have sparked to life late on after first scoring with Jeremy Thorpe.

[Scorecard] (Sandeman-Charles) [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] + [Unique] = 12pts
[Scorecard] (Baer) [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] + [Unique] = 9pts
[Scorecard] (Graur) [Points] [Points] [Points] [Points] + [Unique] = 7pts


List of the Lost - Latest Entrants

Jorge María Mejia, Dawn Sears


List of the Missed - Latest Entrants

Arthur Bonsall, Nathaniel Branden Keith Martin, Ralph Giordano


Player of the Month - November

Garf Wants You To Die - 13 points


Latest News

Surprising news as both Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raúl Castro announce a thawing of relations. Meanwhile, Sony Pictures withdraw a film mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un after implied threats and computer hacking. Can't you take a joke, Kim?
Just to confirm that The Man In Black's retirement has been put off and we go on in 2015...
The Theme Team League is updated for November.

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
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
2013
2012