Congrats to Klask who won Pool #3. CC in Germany and vilafria were winners of #1 and #2 respectively. We have seven weeks left, which is enough time to fit in most of Pool, although we'll probably have to resort to "playoffs" to get a winner in Sp. 34. The rules: Each Spieltag, you pick one team per week to win. You must pick that team before it plays its game that Spieltag (e.g., if you want to pick Bremen to win and they play Friday at 20:45, your pick as to be in by Friday at 20:44). If the team you pick does not win (i.e., either a tie or a loss; note that a postponed game is considered a loss if the game is not played before the next Spieltag), or you do not make a pick, that is a strike. The rule is three strikes and you're out. In other words, after three strikes, you are eliminated. We play until everyone is out (e.g., has three strikes) but for one, who is our Survivor winner. If, after a round, there is no survivor (e.g., everyone goes out), the winner is that player who last picked up his or her first strike (and if that doesn't yield a winner, the tiebreaker goes to the player who last picked up his or her second strike). You cannot pick that team again in that same competition (except if you've already picked all 18 1.BL teams during the competition, in which case you can begin repeating teams, but this has never happened before--competitions generally last between 10-12 Spieltags). So, if you pick Bremen in Spieltag #1, you can't pick Bremen again until either (a) the competition ends with a winner and a new one starts; or (b) you've picked all 18 teams in the current competition and have no other team left to pick. This game is largely self-governing. When you make your pick, please do so in the following format (or something like it): Sp. 1: Bremen Then, in the next week: Sp. 1: Bremen Sp. 2: Schalke Then, in the next week: Sp. 1: Bremen Sp. 2: Schalke Sp. 3: Augsburg If Augsburg loses, when you make your next pick, place an X next to Augsburg (or make some other notation), indicating that was a strike: Sp. 1: Bremen Sp. 2: Schalke Sp. 3: Augsburg X Sp. 4: Bayern That way, everyone (including me) can follow easily who made what picks and how many strikes each player has. If, going into Sp. 34, we have more than one player left, the rules are as follows: Each remaining players picks as many of the games as he/she wants/can (following the rules above, e.g., if you've already picked a team you can't pick them again). You need to rank your picks. Pick #1 is the regular pick for that 34th Spieltag. If there are still players left, we'll go to the remaining players' second pick, and if there still players left after that, we'll proceed to the third picks, and so forth. So on the 34th Spieltag, your picks will look something like this: Sp. 28: Bremen Sp. 29: Bayern Sp. 30: Dortmund Sp. 31: Stuttgart X Sp. 32: Leverkusen Sp. 33: Wolfsburg Sp. 34: Hannover (1) Cologne (2) Gladbach (3) Hamburg (4) Hoffenheim (5) If on Sp. 34, Hannover wins, and there are still players left, we'll then compare your second ranked picks. If Cologne loses in the example above, then this hypothetical player now has two strikes. If there are still more than one player left, we'll then compare the third ranked picks. If Gladbach wins, and there is still more than one player left, then we'll compare fourth-ranked picks. If Hamburg loses, then this player is out with his/her third strike, unless there are no other players left, in which case normal tiebreak rules would apply.