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post Aug 12 2019, 06:00 PM
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Welcome to the World Cup of Sportspeople! With the Women's Football World Cup in full swing just finished and the Men's World Cup being a resounding success last year, we'll be following on with a tournament, not of countries, but of the sports-men and women themselves. This contest is designed to select the greatest sportspeople from each continent through a number of rounds, selecting the best of the best, and pitting them together to show who we really think is the best sportsperson of them all!

This is the Voting stage for Oceania. We received 33 different nominations in all - taking away our auto-qualifier, Valerie Adams, this gives us a single group of 32 players. Here's how this stage is going to work.

- You can vote for up to 20 sportspeople, but you must vote for at least 10.
- You must rank your votes in order of preference, either by numbering or by the standard Buzzjack +20, +19 ... +1 (Or down to however many you vote for)
- You must vote for sportspeople from at least three different sports
- You must vote for at least one male and one female sportsperson.
- Each sportsperson has been given a short description of their major achievements to make it easier for you to make up your mind.
- The four sportspeople with the most votes in this group will advance to the Final. Everyone else will be booted out.

Chris Amon (New Zealand - Motor Racing - 11 Grand Prix podiums, won 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966)
Jack Bauer (New Zealand - Cycling - Won National Road Race championships in 2010 and National Time Trial championships in 2017)
Trent Boult (New Zealand - Cricket - Joint lead wicket-taker at 2015 World Cup, first New Zealand bowler to take a hat-trick in the Cricket World Cup)
Lisa Carrington (New Zealand - Rowing - 2 Olympic golds, 8 World Championship golds)
Dan Carter (New Zealand - Rugby - Named International Rugby Board Player of the Year three times, won nine Rugby Championships with New Zealand)
Martin Crowe (New Zealand - Cricket - Player of the Tournament in the 1992 World Cup, broke record for highest Test score by a New Zealander)
Scott Dixon (New Zealand - Motor Racing - 45 IndyCar wins, won series 5 times)
Ian Ferguson (New Zealand - Canoeing - 4 Olympic golds, two World Championship golds)
Stephen Fleming (New Zealand - Cricket - New Zealand's most successful captain, led the side to 28 victories)
Richard Hadlee (New Zealand - Cricket - Chosen by Wisden as second greatest bowler of all time)
Denny Hulme (New Zealand - Motor Racing - Won 1967 Championship, 8 Grand Prix wins)
Lydia Ko (New Zealand - Golf - Won two major championships, 20 professional wins)
Jonah Lomu (New Zealand - Rugby - Scored 37 international tries, 63 caps)
Richie McCaw (New Zealand - Rugby - Captained New Zealand in 110 matches, won two Rugby World Cups, won World Rugby Player a record three times)
Brendon McCullum (New Zealand - Cricket - Recorded fastest century of all time, first New Zealander to score 1000 Test runs in a calendar year)
Bruce McLaren (New Zealand - Motor Racing - 4 Grand Prix wins, won 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966)
Leone Nakarawa (Fiji - Rugby - Won 2016 Olympic Gold with Fiji, won 2018 European Professional of the Year)
Ele Opeloge (Samoa - Weightlifting - Won 2008 Olympic silver, 2010 Commonwealth Gold, three Pacific Games golds)
Nico Porteous (New Zealand - Skiing - 2018 Winter Olympic bronze, 2019 Winter X Games bronze)
Akapusi Quera (Fiji - Rugby - Captained Fiji national side, voted Fiji Rugby Player of the Year in 2007)
Kieran Reed (New Zealand - Rugby - Current captain of New Zealand, won 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cup)
Winston Reid (New Zealand - Football - Captains New Zealand national team, 2014 New Zealand Footballer of the Year)
Vijay Singh (Fiji - Golf - Won 3 Major championships, 64 professional wins)
Tim Southee (New Zealand - Cricket - Third-highest wicket taker at the 2015 World Cup, current vice-captain of New Zealand)
Mark Todd (New Zealand - Equestrian - Two Olympic golds, two World Championship golds)
Glenn Turner (New Zealand - Cricket - Holds the record of highest percentage of runs scored in any completed innnings, first to score an ODI 150
Daniel Vettori (New Zealand - Cricket - Captained New Zealand, most capped test cricketer)
John Walker (New Zealand - Athletics - 1976 Olympic gold, two Commonwealth silvers)
Sarah Walker (New Zealand - Cycling - 2012 Olympic silver, three World Championship golds)
Ali Williams (New Zealand - Rugby - Played for New Zealand for 10 years and three World Cups)
Kane Williamson (New Zealand - Cricket - Scored 20 Test and 13 ODI centuries)
Paea Wolfgramm (Tonga - Boxing - 1996 Olympic silver, 1994 Commonwealth bronze)

The deadline is 23:59 Sunday 18th August. Get voting!
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post Aug 12 2019, 06:02 PM
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Copy-paste list without brackets:
Chris Amon
Jack Bauer
Trent Boult
Lisa Carrington
Dan Carter
Martin Crowe
Scott Dixon
Ian Ferguson
Stephen Fleming
Richard Hadlee
Denny Hulme
Lydia Ko
Jonah Lomu
Richie McCaw
Brendon McCullum
Bruce McLaren
Leone Nakarawa
Ele Opeloge
Nico Porteous
Akapusi Quera
Kieran Reed
Winston Reid
Vijay Singh
Tim Southee
Mark Todd
Glenn Turner
Daniel Vettori
John Walker
Sarah Walker
Ali Williams
Kane Williamson
Paea Wolfgramm
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post Aug 12 2019, 09:42 PM
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20pts - Richard Hadlee
19 - Jonah Lomu
18 - Martin Crowe
17 - John Walker
16 - Scott Dixon
15 - Brendon McCullum
14 - Glenn Turner
13 - Vijay Singh
12 - Stephen Fleming
11 - Richie McCaw
10 - Daniel Vettori
9 - Mark Todd
8 - Kane Williamson
7 - Trent Boult
6 - Tim Southee
5 - Ian Ferguson
4 - Dan Carter
3 - Lisa Carrington
2 - Lydia Ko
1 - Denny Hulme
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post Aug 13 2019, 11:24 AM
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20- Jonah Lomu
19- Richard Hadlee
18- Glenn Turner
17- Scott Dixon
16- Dan Carter
15- Brendon McCullum
14- Stephen Fleming
13- Bruce McLaren
12- Vijay Singh
11- Richie McCaw
10- Daniel Vettori
9- Lisa Carrington
8- Denny Hulme
7- Tim Southee
6- Trent Boult
5- Mark Todd
4- Nico Porteous
3- Martin Crowe
2- Kieran Reed
1- Kane Williamson
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post Aug 17 2019, 12:24 AM
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20+ Jonah Lomu
19+ Dan Carter
18+ Richard Hadlee
17+ Scott Dixon
16+ Vijay Singh
15+ Brendon McCullum
14+ Ian Ferguson
13+ Martin Crowe
12+ Richie McCaw
11+ Glenn Turner
10+ Trent Boult
9+ Lydia Ko
8+ Kane Williamson
7+ Lisa Carrington
6+ Tim Southee
5+ Mark Todd
4+ Jack Bauer
3+ Daniel Vettori
2+ Stephen Fleming
1+ Sarah Walker
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post Aug 17 2019, 09:29 PM
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+20 Lisa Carrington
+19 Ian Ferguson
+18 Jonah Lomu
+17 Vijay Singh
+16 Sarah Walker
+15 Richie McCaw
+14 Dan Carter
+13 Stephen Fleming
+12 Ele Opeloge
+11 Leone Nakarawa
+10 Chris Amon
+9 Daniel Vettori
+8 Scott Dixon
+7 Brendon McCullum
+6 Nico Porteous
+5 Jack Bauer
+4 John Walker
+3 Lydia Ko
+2 Paea Wolfgramm
+1 Martin Crowe
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post Aug 18 2019, 05:22 PM
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20- Jonah Lomu
19- Scott Dixon
18- Bruce McLaren
17- Vijay Singh
16- Richard Hadlee
15- Denny Hulme
14- Chris Amon
13- Lisa Carrington
12- Glenn Turner
11- Richie McCaw
10- Daniel Vettori
9- Dan Carter
8- Stephen Fleming
7- Tim Southee
6- Lydia Kho
5- Mark Todd
4- Kane Williamson
3- Martin Crowe
2- Kieran Reed
1- Brendon McCullum
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post Aug 19 2019, 04:32 PM
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Scott Dixon
Richard Hadlee
Jonah Lomu
Vijay Singh

Advance to Playoffs:
Lisa Carrington
Dan Carter
Stephen Fleming
Richie McCaw
Brendon McCullum
Glenn Turner

(4th: 73pts)
(10th: 49pts)
42 Daniel Vettori
38 Martin Crowe
38 Ian Ferguson
31 Bruce McLaren
26 Tim Southee
24 Denny Hulme
24 Mark Todd
24 Chris Amon
23 Trent Boult
21 Kane Williamson
21 John Walker
20 Lydia Ko
17 Sarah Walker
12 Ele Opeloge
11 Leone Nakarawa
10 Nico Porteous
9 Jack Bauer
4 Kieran Reed
2 Paea Wolfgramm

Over a 10-point gap between 4th and 5th so no close calls here! Glad someone who wasn't from New Zealand made the final as well (although the rest of the Top 10 were)
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