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I am currently in first and fourth place in the ALL game. I'm praying that nobody below me has a Saint or a Titan (and that the Titans hold the Saints below 14 points!). Also placed 8th in the EARLY game. Thanks so much to DD for posting this on the forum, I wouldn't have known about the TurfWar site without it. I'm a FBG since '00 (before the forums migrated and numbers were reset), and only have the best things to say about the work you guys do.And to the TurfWar folks, regardless of what happens, I'm coming back! Great site interface, great concept. BTW, I wasn't able to add teams to my NIGHT games an hour and a half to half hour before the deadline. But it didn't bother me too much, I felt like I was just being greedy doing so :own3d:

Waverider are you the Billsville Trojans team? I am the King Jad team. We were in the same subleague. So far it looks like we have 4 FBG's in the top 8 of the Early game if this scoring holds up. Good luck in the ALL game. I hope you win. I didn't play in that game. I was too lazy to fill out more teams after doing the EARLY and NIGHT games :lmao:
Yeah, that's my team. I would have won that subleague too if I didn't get stuck in it with you! :moneybag: Congrats on your win. I'm glad you didn't play the ALL game. With a score like you had in the EARLY game, you might have won!
I don't think there's any way I would have picked Boldin as my #2 in the ALL game. I would have probably went with CJ and scored less. What was your ALL lineup?
My number 4 team in the ALL game has CJ, and if the Bears wouldn't have tanked, it had a shot:BradyS. JacksonWestbrookR. MossCJWinslowJeff Reed ChicagoI got 49 pts off those questions (Bulger, TO and Gonzo). My number 1 team was my flyer team, and that came in big:KitnaWestbrookLTRoy WilliamsAnquan Boldin!GatesNick FolkNew EnglandOnly 28 points off the questions (TO and Gonzo). Seems like so much of the game depends on those questions.

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My number 4 team in the ALL game has CJ, and if the Bears wouldn't have tanked, it had a shot:BradyS. JacksonWestbrookR. MossCJWinslowJeff Reed ChicagoI got 49 pts off those questions (Bulger, TO and Gonzo). My number 1 team was my flyer team, and that came in big:KitnaWestbrookLTRoy WilliamsAnquan Boldin!GatesNick FolkNew EnglandOnly 28 points off the questions (TO and Gonzo). Seems like so much of the game depends on those questions.

Congrats on picking the Roy/Boldin combo. Nice! Like I said, I don't think I would have picked Boldin in the ALL game or at least not have matched him up with McNabb and Westbrook. I wonder if anybody started Kevin Curtis.

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Disclaimer: These guys advertised in our email newsletter this week.

I know there are a lot of different contests out there, but this looks like a lot of fun one each week. I was able to meet the owners in Las Vegas (at the Fantasy Sports Trade Association) and am impressed with what they have put together. You essentially choose a team and then also answer questions like will Travis Henry rush for over 100 yards (which can earn you extra points if you get them right). Win top spots and get paid. They have 4 different contests each week that correspond to game times.

I am posting here because this contest will be free to play this week. But they are still giving away the $25,000 and I would love for a Footballguy to win.

Turfwar.com

Don't look now DD, but I think I may have won the Early game. My lineup was McNabb, Westbrook, Parker, Roy Williams, Boldin, Gates, Stover, Patriots D.

I am double checking it, but right now the leaderboard has me at #1 with 317 points and second place at 316. I hope the scores are all final because I'm in shock if this holds up.

OUTSTANDING. I took 15th overall in the Early games plus won some sub-leagues. This definitely is an addicting game. I am sure I will keep on playing.
?! You mean to tell me that I actually beat my FF idol Dodds at a pick'em contest?! Looks like I finished 13th when the dust settled! I have officially impressed myself!

Thanks DD for getting this out to the troops. I can see this as being very addictive as well. With the ability to put in 5 lineups for each contest this week things were probably easier as you could cover your bets. I imagine that by limiting your picks to only 1 per contest will make this a lot tougher. I know I wouldn't have considered dropping $125 on one week, which is what it would normally cost.

I got a response from the site about the glitchiness, they know about it and are working on it. I'm definitely money ahead right now, we'll see if I have the patience to wait to redeem extra credits or if I get greedy and try to hit some real cash!

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So did anyone finish in the $$$? I am sitting at about 20 points out of the money for the 'late games' but I swept the question which will add 38 points with the 'bonus' question from tonight.... I doubt it will be enough to put me over the top and into the $$$....

We shall see...

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I am not sure how they do it but I won my subleague with 200 points for the ALL catagory and received 4 credits for next week. I guess I will play again.

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I am not sure how they do it but I won my subleague with 200 points for the ALL catagory and received 4 credits for next week. I guess I will play again.

Actually we all got 4 credits for signing up... The credits for this weeks results will be there tomorrow...

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I am not sure how they do it but I won my subleague with 200 points for the ALL catagory and received 4 credits for next week. I guess I will play again.

Actually we all got 4 credits for signing up... The credits for this weeks results will be there tomorrow...
Really. So that means an additional 4 credits for a total of 8. I am assuming that it costs one credit per tem selection. Thanks for the info.

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I am currently in first and fourth place in the ALL game. I'm praying that nobody below me has a Saint or a Titan (and that the Titans hold the Saints below 14 points!). Also placed 8th in the EARLY game. Thanks so much to DD for posting this on the forum, I wouldn't have known about the TurfWar site without it. I'm a FBG since '00 (before the forums migrated and numbers were reset), and only have the best things to say about the work you guys do.And to the TurfWar folks, regardless of what happens, I'm coming back! Great site interface, great concept. BTW, I wasn't able to add teams to my NIGHT games an hour and a half to half hour before the deadline. But it didn't bother me too much, I felt like I was just being greedy doing so :shock:

Waverider are you the Billsville Trojans team? I am the King Jad team. We were in the same subleague. So far it looks like we have 4 FBG's in the top 8 of the Early game if this scoring holds up. Good luck in the ALL game. I hope you win. I didn't play in that game. I was too lazy to fill out more teams after doing the EARLY and NIGHT games :D
King Jad :thumbup:I remember chasing you through most of the early games for overall leader for awhile. Very nicely done!

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Think I am. Won't know until tomorrow when everything is final.

<--delusional247 in the overall games

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I think i placed in some games.I know I have 4cr and my best ranking is freaking #11 overall in the ALL GAMES part even though teams #9 and 10 have the same points as I do

Delusional,All of our rankings reflect the current status of our tie-breaker questions. Because the ALL game doesn't finish up until the conclusion of tonight's game those results are still temporary. You were awarded 4 credits just for signing up, any winning subleague credits will be added to your account Tuesday.
OK, Turf Warrior...I placed 4th in the late games and it says I won $375. When and how will that be sent my way? It also says I have 4 credits and that it will be free to play again this week.Thanks.

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Not sure if the credits updated yet this morning. I would give it time until they do weevol.

I am still at 4 credits even though I ranked in some sub leagues at 1 ( 3 times ) and 2 ( 2 times )

Full Schedule: 5 teams ( 3 ranked in 1st ) = 14 credits

Morning: 3 teams ( 1 ranked in 2nd ) = 1 credit

Evening: 2 teams ( 1 ranked in 2nd ) = 1 credit

I believe that is correct from reading the disclaimer. Full schedule gives 4 credits per 1st place & 2 credits per 2nd place while the other 3 brackets give 2 per 1st place and 1 per 2nd place.

So just give it some time this morning to update

Also woot @ me placing :D Check out the front page at #10 in the winners listing

ps - nice chick in the videos :thumbdown:

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How can I see my picks from week 3? Right now week 4 is already loaded and I tried to navigate the site to no avail.

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How can I see my picks from week 3? Right now week 4 is already loaded and I tried to navigate the site to no avail.

Go to My Account and at the bottom right is a scroll box for each week. Go to week 3 to see how you did points wise. I would wait before putting in new rosters, at least until everything is fully updated as I seen the set of questions in the full schedule games were semi incomplete & credits are not up yet.

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How can I see my picks from week 3? Right now week 4 is already loaded and I tried to navigate the site to no avail.

Go to My Account and at the bottom right is a scroll box for each week. Go to week 3 to see how you did points wise. I would wait before putting in new rosters, at least until everything is fully updated as I seen the set of questions in the full schedule games were semi incomplete & credits are not up yet.
I am going to wait to make my week 4 picks for the same reason you are...waiting for my credits to update...I did see how I can check my scores, but what about my individual selections that produced those scores?

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Can you still get in this for free? I missed the boat this weekend :goodposting:

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As posted earlier, finished 7th overall in the early game and that's good for $75. Big thanks to Dodds and TurfWar - I really dig the format and am ready to go at it again in week 4.

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So did anyone finish in the $$? I am sitting at about 20 points out of the money for the 'late games' but I swept the question which will add 38 points with the 'bonus' question from tonight.... I doubt it will be enough to put me over the top and into the $$....We shall see...

#7 Overall.#8 Late game.

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When do the final scores come in? If they are in now something is wrong with my point total. I'm currently sitting 6th in the "All" game at 240, but my score should be 247 since the Saints didn't score over 14.

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My home page is showing that 1st and 2nd for the night games gets $10 and $5. I was kinda looking forward to my $75 for 7th overall in that one. :lmao:

I really like this format, but things seem awfully buggy with the live scores and site navigation. Definately extra points for that chick who does the tour, though. Does she work for turfwar? Very nice. :rolleyes:

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I am not sure how they do it but I won my subleague with 200 points for the ALL catagory and received 4 credits for next week. I guess I will play again.

Hey Coach Jim,Everybody gets four credits for signing up, subleague winning credits will be credited your accounts by 5 pm Tuesdays.

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I think i placed in some games.I know I have 4cr and my best ranking is freaking #11 overall in the ALL GAMES part even though teams #9 and 10 have the same points as I do

Delusional,All of our rankings reflect the current status of our tie-breaker questions. Because the ALL game doesn't finish up until the conclusion of tonight's game those results are still temporary. You were awarded 4 credits just for signing up, any winning subleague credits will be added to your account Tuesday.
OK, Turf Warrior...I placed 4th in the late games and it says I won $375. When and how will that be sent my way? It also says I have 4 credits and that it will be free to play again this week.Thanks.
Hey Weevol,Winners are notified by email which includes a winner verification form. After we receive your form we forward to our fulfillment company who cuts the checks, then we mail them out to you. Any credits you earn from your subleagues get credited to your account by approximately 5 pm Tuesday.

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How can I see my picks from week 3? Right now week 4 is already loaded and I tried to navigate the site to no avail.

You can go back to the Live Scoring page right now to see your rosters from this past week.

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Sweet, that was the time stamp I was trying to find.

I imagine that is when email verification goes out also.

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My home page is showing that 1st and 2nd for the night games gets $10 and $5. I was kinda looking forward to my $75 for 7th overall in that one. :confused:I really like this format, but things seem awfully buggy with the live scores and site navigation. Definately extra points for that chick who does the tour, though. Does she work for turfwar? Very nice. :thumbup:

Elway Lives,Yes, we are working on fixing a lot of the issues you're talking about. You'll start seeing improvements starting with the opening of this week's contests tomorrow. And yes, the woman in the videos is an employee of Turf War / GameDay Interactive.

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My home page is showing that 1st and 2nd for the night games gets $10 and $5. I was kinda looking forward to my $75 for 7th overall in that one. :confused:

I really like this format, but things seem awfully buggy with the live scores and site navigation. Definately extra points for that chick who does the tour, though. Does she work for turfwar? Very nice. :thumbup:

Fixed now. Score!! :bag:

And thanks TW. Really was fun, and tons of potential with the site too!

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I'm not sure but I think they give you 4 credits to play with on any weekI won my sub league so playin again.

Just to reiterate, everybody gets 4 credits for signing up - you can use those credits any time/week that you want.

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When do the final scores come in? If they are in now something is wrong with my point total. I'm currently sitting 6th in the "All" game at 240, but my score should be 247 since the Saints didn't score over 14.

Daddy,Our scoring is correct - the question was whether the Titans would hold New Orleans to "14 or less points". And since the answer to that question is yes, scoring is correct.Also, the order of winners who have tied scores are ranked according to their answers in the single elimination tie-breaker questions.

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Last week was "free" plus I get 4 credits.

If someone signs up *new* this week do they play for free and get 4 more credits again?

THX

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I am not sure how they do it but I won my subleague with 200 points for the ALL catagory and received 4 credits for next week. I guess I will play again.

Hey Coach Jim,Everybody gets four credits for signing up, subleague winning credits will be credited your accounts by 5 pm Tuesdays.
Thanks for the reply

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I'm liking what I see of this concept.

Quick question: This is legal in the US? Seems like it walks a fine line between internet gambling and a game of skill. I'm sure you've vetted it all, but I'm just curious to know what makes this legal, and say, texas hold'em illegal?

TIA

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I am mad, I just realized the roster i placed 10th with, I originally had Gates in there but switched it up for some parity. Stupid me, I would have had over 270+ pts :unsure: which would have hit the 5k payout lol

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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO TURF WAR PLAYERS

Our results are unofficial until we get the final final scoring updates from the league and run all data through our scoring engine. Typically our results are final as of 5 pm ET on Tuedays.

You'll notice that the results (and winners list) of the "ALL" and "NIGHT" contests have just been updated to reflect the position challenge question results from last nights game between the Titans and the Saints.

Going forward we'll make it clearer that the results are "unofficial" until 5 pm ET on Tuesdays.

Jeff

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I'm liking what I see of this concept.Quick question: This is legal in the US? Seems like it walks a fine line between internet gambling and a game of skill. I'm sure you've vetted it all, but I'm just curious to know what makes this legal, and say, texas hold'em illegal?TIA

Hulk,Turf War is legally defined as a game of skill and therefore legal in the U.S. Casino games and card games are by and large considered games of chance and therefore those games are illegal. Again, Turf War is legal in the U.S.The Online Gaming legislation passed by the US Congress last year contained a specific carve out for fantasy sports, if the games adhere to a strict set of guidelines. If you guys are interested in the law I can post the provisions.

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I'm liking what I see of this concept.Quick question: This is legal in the US? Seems like it walks a fine line between internet gambling and a game of skill. I'm sure you've vetted it all, but I'm just curious to know what makes this legal, and say, texas hold'em illegal?TIA

Hulk,Turf War is legally defined as a game of skill and therefore legal in the U.S. Casino games and card games are by and large considered games of chance and therefore those games are illegal. Again, Turf War is legal in the U.S.The Online Gaming legislation passed by the US Congress last year contained a specific carve out for fantasy sports, if the games adhere to a strict set of guidelines. If you guys are interested in the law I can post the provisions.
Thanks, I'd love to see the provisions if you've got the time, I am just curious. Good to know (especially if I stop by your site from work).

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When do the final scores come in? If they are in now something is wrong with my point total. I'm currently sitting 6th in the "All" game at 240, but my score should be 247 since the Saints didn't score over 14.

Daddy,Our scoring is correct - the question was whether the Titans would hold New Orleans to "14 or less points". And since the answer to that question is yes, scoring is correct.Also, the order of winners who have tied scores are ranked according to their answers in the single elimination tie-breaker questions.
I had 240 going into Monday nights game and I answered this question correctly which was worth 7 points. This should have put me at 247, I calculted my scores during monday nights game with and without this answer being correct and I had 247 with the correct answer and 240 without the correct answer. My score still stands at 240 and it should be adjusted up to 247.

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When do the final scores come in? If they are in now something is wrong with my point total. I'm currently sitting 6th in the "All" game at 240, but my score should be 247 since the Saints didn't score over 14.

Daddy,Our scoring is correct - the question was whether the Titans would hold New Orleans to "14 or less points". And since the answer to that question is yes, scoring is correct.Also, the order of winners who have tied scores are ranked according to their answers in the single elimination tie-breaker questions.
I had 240 going into Monday nights game and I answered this question correctly which was worth 7 points. This should have put me at 247, I calculted my scores during monday nights game with and without this answer being correct and I had 247 with the correct answer and 240 without the correct answer. My score still stands at 240 and it should be adjusted up to 247.
Daddy,Thanks, per my post earlier regarding results - we're still pulling data from last night's game and our results are not official until 5 pm ET Tuesdays. Going forward we'll make sure that users understand that by identifying results as "Unofficial" until the 5 pm Tuesday.The results on the site now reflect the awarding of the position challenge questions from last nights game. As a result the scores for all rosters played in the "ALL" and "NIGHT" games have been updatedAs always, we very much appreciate your feedback and questions.

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When do the final scores come in? If they are in now something is wrong with my point total. I'm currently sitting 6th in the "All" game at 240, but my score should be 247 since the Saints didn't score over 14.

Daddy,Our scoring is correct - the question was whether the Titans would hold New Orleans to "14 or less points". And since the answer to that question is yes, scoring is correct.Also, the order of winners who have tied scores are ranked according to their answers in the single elimination tie-breaker questions.
I had 240 going into Monday nights game and I answered this question correctly which was worth 7 points. This should have put me at 247, I calculted my scores during monday nights game with and without this answer being correct and I had 247 with the correct answer and 240 without the correct answer. My score still stands at 240 and it should be adjusted up to 247.
Daddy,Thanks, per my post earlier regarding results - we're still pulling data from last night's game and our results are not official until 5 pm ET Tuesdays. Going forward we'll make sure that users understand that by identifying results as "Unofficial" until the 5 pm Tuesday.Thanks for the ping.
It's fixed now and I'm $750 richer. Thanks TurfWarrior, great customer service.

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Whew, was scared i was going to drop out the top 10 but didn't :lmao:

Got my confirmation mail, printed and filled out, waiting to hit the mail box lol.

one thing though, the credits didn't update completely yet

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I got my email too.

My credits still say 4 and I earned another 10 this week. Waiting for the update to 14....

subgroup finishes : three 1st place (6) and four 2nd place (4)

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Neat game, wish I had entered more teams, but it was taking so long to get it to register I only did one. Man the early game scores blew the All game scores away. Came in 2nd in my subleague with 256.

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I got my email too. My credits still say 4 and I earned another 10 this week. Waiting for the update to 14....subgroup finishes : three 1st place (6) and four 2nd place (4)

weevol,Game credits earned for 1st and 2nd place in public sub-leagues will be applied to their accounts tonight.

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This was a great find Dodds... Thanks again.

I ended up with 5 firsts, and 5 seconds...with the 4 credits for signing up, I will have 21 credits next week to play with...

My best finish tho, was where I was 3rd in my sub-league...but 15th overall in the night games! I missed the money by 3 points...

Maybe next week-

Thanks again Dodds, and for Jeff's fast responses in this thread-

Steve

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So are any of the money winners leery about having to put their social security number on the form that is necessary to claim the prize?I emailed them about this and received this response:

Hi .........,According to our attorneys we need that information for our records inthe event of an IRS audit. I can assure you that your personalinformation is completely confidential. Without that info we simplycannot release the funds - sorry. I hope that this isn't a dealbreaker for you because we'd love to mail you a check.Regards,Jeff Pester

I have no reason not to believe Jeff, but frankly sending my SS# to anyone that isn't my banker or IRA company (or I suppose my employer) kinda scares me a bit.

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Thanks again Dodds for the heads-up on this one. And thanks for the great customer service TurfWarrior.

Looks like Waverider (aka Billsville Trojans) finished #1 and #3 overall in the ALL game and #8 in the Early game for total winnings of $6075!!! I finished #1 overall in the Early game for $2500. Plus several other members cashed as well like Gangster, DaddyFatSacks, and BoomBoom.

The bottom line is that FBG forum members represented! Out of the $25k in prize money for this week, I think we may have collectively won $10k. :thumbup::excited::thumbup:

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So are any of the money winners leery about having to put their social security number on the form that is necessary to claim the prize?I emailed them about this and received this response:

Hi .........,According to our attorneys we need that information for our records inthe event of an IRS audit. I can assure you that your personalinformation is completely confidential. Without that info we simplycannot release the funds - sorry. I hope that this isn't a dealbreaker for you because we'd love to mail you a check.Regards,Jeff Pester

I have no reason not to believe Jeff, but frankly sending my SS# to anyone that isn't my banker or IRA company (or I suppose my employer) kinda scares me a bit.
Does FBGs require a SSN for winners in their contests?

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I work for a payroll company and it is my understanding that you need to give a social security number as these earnings will be reported as gambling winnings on a W2-G. There are certain monetary limits that apply and they may even dock your payout for federal withholding.

See below forms and instructions :

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw2g.pdf

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I got my email too. My credits still say 4 and I earned another 10 this week. Waiting for the update to 14....subgroup finishes : three 1st place (6) and four 2nd place (4)

Jeff,I started the day with 4 credits and since some scores were updated I have four 1st place finishes (4 * 2) = 8 and two second place finishes (2 * 1) = 2. My total credits is now 13 and I think it is supposed to be 14.Thanks for checking into this.

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