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The Gracious Posse's Royal Baby Pool

Welcome to our Royal baby pool. It is a great way to show your excitement for Kate and Will's upcoming royal delivery. The winner of our pool will receive by mail this beautiful Murfette scarf donated by The Pink Palm store in RVA. Only one entry per person. We hope you enjoy playing and will visit us at http://thegraciousposse.com to see how we have anticipated the royal birth with a Royal Baby Shower Benefit!

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Entered Sort by EnteredPerson Sort by PersonEmail Sort by EmailBirth Date Sort by Birth DateBirth Time Sort by Birth TimeGender Sort by Gender
2013-05-28 10:02:40Alisonalison@???
.com
2013-07-0114:00Girl
2013-05-29 01:16:24Ellen5buoyers@?
??.com
2013-07-0406:31Girl
2013-05-29 11:12:03katykgm65@???.
net
2013-07-0207:47Girl
2013-05-29 13:03:32Sheelahkatzoo@???
.net
2013-07-1013:30Girl
2013-05-30 04:24:00Klh1998Karen@???.
com
2013-07-0814:00Girl
2013-06-02 15:39:36sarahsarahhgibs
on@???.net
2013-07-0509:00Boy
2013-06-02 20:50:42Lori Hopewelldltahopewe
ll@???.net
2013-07-0909:00Boy
2013-06-02 20:53:34Inge Labuschagneingerritl@
???.com
2013-07-1111:30Girl
2013-06-02 20:55:38taylor hopewell  2013-06-3023:53Girl
2013-06-02 20:59:08anne martinaaaamartin
@???.net
2013-07-1006:22Boy
2013-06-02 21:07:03Beckybecky.anth
ony@???.co
m
2013-06-1710:32Boy
2013-06-02 21:08:13jenniferjenball@??
?.com
2013-07-1218:26Girl
2013-06-02 21:09:21Elainefoleyr@???
.net
2013-07-1005:00Girl
2013-06-02 21:10:40Robinrlfoster@?
??.edu
2013-07-0110:00Girl
2013-06-02 21:12:10suzanne  2013-07-0518:30Girl
2013-06-02 21:13:03Ginny 2013-07-0314:00Boy
2013-06-02 21:15:36Veronika vpwalmsley
@???.net
2013-07-0420:00Girl
2013-06-02 21:27:46Beckybecky.anth
ony@???.co
m
2013-07-1710:32Boy
2013-06-02 21:30:03Wrenn Schoefflerwschoeffle
r@???.com
2013-07-0508:15Girl
2013-06-02 21:50:57Staciasnschoeffl
er@???.net
2013-07-0822:00Boy
2013-06-02 21:52:34Catherine Hugheskakihughes
@???.com
2013-06-0416:00Girl
2013-06-02 21:54:29Mary Frances Buoyermbuoyer@??
?.com
2013-07-1219:00Girl
2013-06-02 21:56:34Bobbie Flatinbflatin@??
?.net
2013-07-1501:28Girl
2013-06-02 22:00:14Anita Liskalisk@???.
org
2013-07-0804:00Girl
2013-06-02 22:01:57Fran McDermottFBMCDER@??
?.com
2013-07-1006:00Girl
2013-06-02 22:05:49Darcie Nelsen 2013-07-1216:30Girl
2013-06-03 11:33:52Anne Schafer 2013-06-0802:12Girl
2013-06-03 14:50:11Kim Blairblair.rich
mond@???.n
et
2013-07-1110:00Girl
2013-06-03 21:32:07Barbara Yorgenyorgen@???
.net
2013-07-1406:16Boy
2013-06-05 04:36:39Cammy CarletonCarleton5@
???.com
2013-07-0702:22Girl
2013-07-22 23:32:43ACTUAL RESULTS 2013-07-2216:24Boy
 
Pool is currently locked.

Statistics:

Gender:   
8 Boy (27%)
22 Girl (73%)
  30 Total
 
   







Scores (low score wins):

Becky
1
 
Points
Birth Date: 5
Birth Time: 0.704
Gender: 0
Total: 5.704
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-17
Birth Time: 10:32
Gender: Boy
Barbara Yorgen
2
 
Points
Birth Date: 8
Birth Time: 1.216
Gender: 0
Total: 9.216
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-14
Birth Time: 06:16
Gender: Boy
Bobbie Flatin
3
 
Points
Birth Date: 7
Birth Time: 1.792
Gender: 1
Total: 9.792
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-15
Birth Time: 01:28
Gender: Girl
Darcie Nelsen
4
 
Points
Birth Date: 10
Birth Time: 0.012
Gender: 1
Total: 11.012
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-12
Birth Time: 16:30
Gender: Girl
jennifer
5
 
Points
Birth Date: 10
Birth Time: 0.244
Gender: 1
Total: 11.244
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-12
Birth Time: 18:26
Gender: Girl
Mary Frances Buoyer
6
 
Points
Birth Date: 10
Birth Time: 0.312
Gender: 1
Total: 11.312
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-12
Birth Time: 19:00
Gender: Girl
Inge Labuschagne
7
 
Points
Birth Date: 11
Birth Time: 0.588
Gender: 1
Total: 12.588
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-11
Birth Time: 11:30
Gender: Girl
Kim Blair
8
 
Points
Birth Date: 11
Birth Time: 0.768
Gender: 1
Total: 12.768
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-11
Birth Time: 10:00
Gender: Girl
anne martin
9
 
Points
Birth Date: 12
Birth Time: 1.204
Gender: 0
Total: 13.204
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-10
Birth Time: 06:22
Gender: Boy
Sheelah
10
 
Points
Birth Date: 12
Birth Time: 0.348
Gender: 1
Total: 13.348
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-10
Birth Time: 13:30
Gender: Girl
Lori Hopewell
11
 
Points
Birth Date: 13
Birth Time: 0.888
Gender: 0
Total: 13.888
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-09
Birth Time: 09:00
Gender: Boy
Fran McDermott
12
 
Points
Birth Date: 12
Birth Time: 1.248
Gender: 1
Total: 14.248
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-10
Birth Time: 06:00
Gender: Girl
Elaine
13
 
Points
Birth Date: 12
Birth Time: 1.368
Gender: 1
Total: 14.368
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-10
Birth Time: 05:00
Gender: Girl
Stacia
14
 
Points
Birth Date: 14
Birth Time: 0.672
Gender: 0
Total: 14.672
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-08
Birth Time: 22:00
Gender: Boy
Klh1998
15
 
Points
Birth Date: 14
Birth Time: 0.288
Gender: 1
Total: 15.288
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-08
Birth Time: 14:00
Gender: Girl
Anita Lisk
16
 
Points
Birth Date: 14
Birth Time: 1.488
Gender: 1
Total: 16.488
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-08
Birth Time: 04:00
Gender: Girl
Cammy Carleton
17
 
Points
Birth Date: 15
Birth Time: 1.684
Gender: 1
Total: 17.684
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-07
Birth Time: 02:22
Gender: Girl
sarah
18
 
Points
Birth Date: 17
Birth Time: 0.888
Gender: 0
Total: 17.888
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-05
Birth Time: 09:00
Gender: Boy
suzanne
19
 
Points
Birth Date: 17
Birth Time: 0.252
Gender: 1
Total: 18.252
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-05
Birth Time: 18:30
Gender: Girl
Wrenn Schoeffler
20
 
Points
Birth Date: 17
Birth Time: 0.978
Gender: 1
Total: 18.978
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-05
Birth Time: 08:15
Gender: Girl
Ginny
21
 
Points
Birth Date: 19
Birth Time: 0.288
Gender: 0
Total: 19.288
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-03
Birth Time: 14:00
Gender: Boy
Veronika
22
 
Points
Birth Date: 18
Birth Time: 0.432
Gender: 1
Total: 19.432
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-04
Birth Time: 20:00
Gender: Girl
Ellen
23
 
Points
Birth Date: 18
Birth Time: 1.186
Gender: 1
Total: 20.186
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-04
Birth Time: 06:31
Gender: Girl
katy
24
 
Points
Birth Date: 20
Birth Time: 1.034
Gender: 1
Total: 22.034
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-02
Birth Time: 07:47
Gender: Girl
Alison
25
 
Points
Birth Date: 21
Birth Time: 0.288
Gender: 1
Total: 22.288
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-01
Birth Time: 14:00
Gender: Girl
Robin
26
 
Points
Birth Date: 21
Birth Time: 0.768
Gender: 1
Total: 22.768
Data
Birth Date: 2013-07-01
Birth Time: 10:00
Gender: Girl
taylor hopewell
27
 
Points
Birth Date: 22
Birth Time: 0.898
Gender: 1
Total: 23.898
Data
Birth Date: 2013-06-30
Birth Time: 23:53
Gender: Girl
Becky
28
 
Points
Birth Date: 35
Birth Time: 0.704
Gender: 0
Total: 35.704
Data
Birth Date: 2013-06-17
Birth Time: 10:32
Gender: Boy
Anne Schafer
29
 
Points
Birth Date: 44
Birth Time: 1.704
Gender: 1
Total: 46.704
Data
Birth Date: 2013-06-08
Birth Time: 02:12
Gender: Girl
Catherine Hughes
30
 
Points
Birth Date: 48
Birth Time: 0.048
Gender: 1
Total: 49.048
Data
Birth Date: 2013-06-04
Birth Time: 16:00
Gender: Girl
 
 

Scoring Explanation:

A pool entry/guess entails up to 9 components. The pool administrator chooses which components to include (in dark text below). An exact match results in a zero (0)—a perfect score—for that component. The overall score is the total points of all the active components.

Points are determined as follows:

Birth Date
1 point for each day of the week before or after actual (for instance, off by two weeks means 14 points).

Birth Time
A value ranging roughly between 0 – 3 points for time of day (approximately 0.12 points per hour difference. For instance, plus or minus 4 hours is approximately a half point; birth date is not part of the calculation, so clock time is relative and not calculated across the midnight boundary).

Gender
1 point if guess is wrong.

Length
1 point for every inch (or 0.3937 points per cm) greater or less than actual (technically, if the actual is 20 inches and the guess is of 19.999, then 1/1000 of a point is added, for example).

Weight
1 point for every lb (or 2.2 points per kg) greater or less than actual (technically, if the actual is 7 lbs and the guess is of 7.001, then 1/1000 of a point is added, for example).

Hair
1 point if guess is wrong.

Eyes
1 point if guess is wrong.

First Name & Middle Name
On average, one will gain 2 to 4 points for an incorrect guess.

The characters of a name are analyzed for similarity. Character parity, order, and count determine how close the guess is to the actual; phonetic distance is also taken into account. For example, if the actual name is "Bart", then:

"Barry" scores better than "Bartholomew" (count: Bart [4], Barry [5], Bartholomew [11]).
"Brad" scores better than "Jill" (parity: Brad contains the 'a' & 'r', but Jill contains neither).
"Marli" scores better than "Keira" (order: both contain the 'a' & 'r' of Bart, but in Keira it occurs in the wrong order).

If the actual name is "Stu", then:
"Stew" scores better than "Stan" (phonetic: pronunciation usage of 'u' more closely related to 'ew' than 'an').

Case matters ('A' is not equal to 'a')!

There's also significant penalty points for a guess that looks like a non-guess: "?" or "???", for instance.

Note: When the administrator of the baby pool enters the Actual Results, some, but not all components may be filled in. Actual Results components of numeric type which are left blank will default to zero (0). Blank multiple choice components will display blank and 1 point is applied equally to all participants for that component. If the Actual Results are removed and re-entered (for the sake of corrections/additions), scores will be recalculated. If a pool component is deselected by the pool administrator, any data entered while it was active will be ignored by the total score calculation.