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Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 902 ✭✭✭✭✭

We Alaskans have no lottery so for 104 years we've wagered on when the ice breaks up in the Tanana River in Nenana. A tripod is frozen into the ice, connected to a clock by a cable and when the tripod moves far enough, the cable pulls off the clock and stops it. Details at www.nenanaakiceclassic.com

Guesses are usually date & time to the minute, but we're just going minutes here to keep it simple Here's the deal:

Forum fiver buy in, good traders only please. Winner takes all.

12 total spots corresponding to 5 minutes each. Spot 1 is 0 - 4, Spot 2 is 5 - 9 and so on to Spot 12 covering 55 - 59. Pick a spot between 1 and 12 inclusive. If it doesn't fill and no one picks the winning slot, we go counterclockwise till there's a picked spot.

Open till filled or April 5. I'll keep track and post a list when it fills or on the 5 th.

Lottery payout criteria apply... Don't be that guy.

This may take awhile.... The ice has gone out as early as April 14 and as late as May 20. Good luck!!!!

I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
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  • VegasFrankVegasFrank 3,245.6 miles from the devious bástärd herfPosts: 3,769 ✭✭✭✭✭
    1 never wins
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  • dirtdudedirtdude Green ValleyPosts: 5,045 ✭✭✭✭✭

    2 might, nice contest Paul.

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  • WaterNerdWaterNerd Southern CaliforniaPosts: 2,449 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll take spot 3. Great idea for a contest 👍🏻

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  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying FreezePosts: 11,792 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Damn, there goes the last sporting event to watch while we're hunkered down.

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  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 902 ✭✭✭✭✭

    bump

    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • Far_North_64Far_North_64 AlaskaPosts: 821 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ok give me 7.

    Now this is not the end of the cigar. It is not even the beginning of the end of the cigar. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning of the cigar.

  • cbuckcbuck Milford, CTPosts: 5,506 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ll take 11! Thanks!

  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 7,606 ✭✭✭✭✭

    For some reason I keep thinking about the number 12, so I'll take it.

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  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 902 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Half filled.. 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, & 10 still open. Since this won't be decided until late April, let's plan in running with it..

    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying FreezePosts: 11,792 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 23

    Nine

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  • cigarexplorercigarexplorer Florida Posts: 459 ✭✭✭✭✭

  • TBonzTBonz Eastern, NCPosts: 426 ✭✭✭✭

    Had to go find a photo...

  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 902 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Got y'all in. Thanks!

    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 902 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bump...3 slots still open.

    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • RhamlinRhamlin WVPosts: 7,445 ✭✭✭✭✭

    6

  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 902 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Last bump. 2 slots left.

    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • VegasFrankVegasFrank 3,245.6 miles from the devious bástärd herfPosts: 3,769 ✭✭✭✭✭

    President of the ccom Rocky Patel Fan Club
    Any of you guys call ME Francis, and I'll kill ya.
    AJ blends don't suck.
    What would Nick smoke?
    She's not much of a wrestler....
  • First_WarriorFirst_Warrior N.C. MountainsPosts: 1,991 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Four please.

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  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 902 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Nenana gang have extended their cutoff till the 10th so I shall as well. 1 space left.

    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 902 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll leave this open till Monday if anyone wants to fill that last spot. List of players will be posted Monday at noon Alaska time.

    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • IndustMechIndustMech FIBPosts: 2,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Trykflyr_1

    I'll take the last spot, Paul

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  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 902 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Okay! I'll get the list together and post it.

    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 902 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Final list:
    1 Vegasfrank
    2 Dirtdude
    3 Waternerd
    4 First Warrior
    5 Industmech
    6 Rhamlin
    7 FarNorth64
    8 cigarexplorer
    9 Yakster
    10 tbonz
    11 cbuck
    12 Peter4jc

    Ice was last measured on April 9 at 35.5 inches thick. www.nenanaakiceclassic.com

    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying FreezePosts: 11,792 ✭✭✭✭✭

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  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 902 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ice is getting soft....

    https://www.nenanaakiceclassic.com

    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • Usaf06Usaf06 FloridaPosts: 8,229 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Yakster said:

    Classic

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  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying FreezePosts: 11,792 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 28

    Congrats, Peter!

    Thanks for the contest, @Trykflyr_1

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