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Welcome

Welcome to the WDP! The WDP is a deathpool in which you form a team of 10 celebrities whom you believe will not survive to the end of the pool. Your team then receives points when one of your celebrities dies, based on the age of the celebrity, as shown in the scoring section below. At the end of the game, the team with the most points will win. The pool lasts a full year, but does not begin on January 1 like many other pools. The current pool, which is the 2007-2008 pool, began on April 1, 2007 and will end on March 31, 2008. The 2008-2009 pool will begin where the previous pool left off. Registration for the next pool will not open until March 1, 2008, but you can send an email to wdp0809@gmail.com, and you will be reminded when it is time to register. The current pool has 25 teams who have selected a total of 179 unique celebrities. So far, 26 of those celebrities have died, giving a hit percentage of 14.52%. There is a relevant discussion of the pool at the Deathlist forum.

Recent News

  • January 27, 2008 - After nearly two months of no activity, President of Indonesia Suharto has died at age 86. Suharto ruled over the country for over three decades. He was the unique pick of Soul Reaver, who receives 7 points for the death. There is little change in the scoreboard, with Soul Reaver moving up to 3rd place with 38 points.
  • November 30, 2007 - Legendary stunt man Evel Knievel has died at age 69. Knievel suffered from many ailments including Hepatitis C. Knievel has a popular pick at the WDP with four teams cashing in on the points. Grobler's Stiff Ones, Soul Reaver, themaninblack, and The Quick and the Dead, Hold the Quick receive 8 points each for the death. This is the first hit for Grobler's Stiff Ones, and the fifth hit for themaninblack, who is now tied for second place with 40 points. The game is still very competitive with 3 teams: TMIB, Canadian Paul and Football Fan, having over 40 points.
  • November 20, 2007 - Ian Smith, who served as the Prime Minister of the British self-governing colony of Southern Rhodesia, has died at age 88. Smith was the unique pick of TheUnknownMan, who receives 7 points for the death. This team is now in 6th place with 28 points. Canadian Paul still has the lead with 46, and Football Fan is not far behind at 40.
  • October 18, 2007 - Legendary actress Deborah Kerr has died at age 86. Kerr was the unique pick of Canadian Paul, who now shoots back into first place. CP had retained the number one slot for quite some time until he was unseated by Football Fan just a week ago. Now, he is back to #1 with a score of 46. On another note, the last surviving member of the Rat Pack, Joey Bishop, has also died. He was not selected by any teams, however.
  • October 13, 2007 - Andree de Jongh, a female member of the Belgian Resistance during World War II, died at age 90. Born in Belgium, Dead in 2007?, a team comprised completely of Belgians, selected de Jongh and receives a total of 7 points. This team is now tied for 8th place with 21 points.
  • October 11, 2007 - After a month-long dry spell, Turkish novelist Mehmed Uzun has died at age 54 of stomach cancer. Uzun was the unique pick of Football Fan, who picks up a total of 10 points for the death. Those 10 points are enough for FF to take first place, with a total of 40 points. Long-time 1st place holder Canadian Paul is just one point behind, however, at 39. The WDP also reached its halfway mark at the start of this month. The first half has been very active - will the second half continue the trend?
  • September 10, 2007 - Actress Jane Wyman has died at 93 of what is assumed to be natural causes. Wyman is perhaps most well known for being the ex-wife of Ronald Reagan. Wyman was selected by one team; TheUnknownMan, who receives a total of 7 points for the death.
  • September 6, 2007 - Legendary opera singer Luciano Pavarotti has died at age 71. Arguably the world's most famous opera singer, Pavarotti was one of the three tenors, and was known for his live concerts. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, and was selected by four teams; Deceased Hose, Football Fan, Obiskobilob, and To Die For. All four teams have already scored in the pool, and each receive 7 points for his death. Deceased Hose, who has been quite successful as of late, is now in 2nd place with 36 points.
  • For older news stories, see Old News.

Who's Dead?

  • Laurie Baker - April 1 - OMG
  • Lobby Loyde - April 21 - Canadian Paul
  • Jack Valenti - April 26 - Canadian Paul, OMG
  • Tomasi Kulimoetoke II - May 7 - Devon Death Trip's Finely Named Fellows
  • Yahweh ben Yahweh - May 7 - Football Fan
  • Kurt Waldheim - June 14 - Weatherman90
  • Liz Claiborne - June 26 - Born in Belgium, Dead in 2007?
  • George Melly - July 5 - themaninblack
  • Lady Bird Johnson - July 11 - Soul Reaver, STAB in-the DARK
  • Tammy Faye Messner - July 20 - Canadian Paul, CarolAnn's Cadaver Crew, Deathlistsweep.net, Deceased Hose, Football Fan, Obiskobilob, Old & Bold, OMG, Soul Reaver, themaninblack, The Quick and the Dead, Hold the Quick, TheUnknownMan, To Die For, Windsor the Troll
  • Mohammed Zahir Shah - July 23 - Windsor the Troll
  • Lee Hazlewood - August 4 - Canadian Paul, Football Fan, Obiskobilob, OMG, themaninblack, The Quick and the Dead, Hold the Quick, To Die For, Windsor the Troll
  • Tony Wilson - August 10 - themaninblack
  • Yone Minagawa - August 13 - Deceased Hose, TheUnknownMan
  • Brooke Astor - August 13 - CarolAnn's Cadaver Crew, Deceased Hose, Old & Bold, STAB in-the DARK
  • Max Roach - August 16 - Canadian Paul
  • Hilly Kristal - August 28 - Devon Death Trip's Finely Named Fellows
  • Jane Tomlinson - September 4 - Deceased Hose, Soul Reaver, STAB in-the DARK
  • Luciano Pavarotti - September 6 - Deceased Hose, Football Fan, Obiskobilob, To Die For
  • Jane Wyman - September 10 - TheUnknownMan
  • Mehmed Uzun - October 11 - Football Fan
  • Andree de Jongh - October 13 - Born in Belgium, Dead in 2007?
  • Deborah Kerr - October 16 - Canadian Paul
  • Ian Smith - November 20 - TheUnknownMan
  • Evel Knievel - November 30 - Grobler's Stiff Ones, Soul Reaver, themaninblack, The Quick and the Dead, Hold the Quick
  • Suharto - January 27 - Soul Reaver

Scoreboard

  • 1. Canadian Paul - 46 Points
  • 2. Football Fan - 40 Points
  • 2. Themaninblack - 40 Points
  • 3. Soul Reaver - 38 Points
  • 4. Deceased Hose - 36 Points
  • 5. OMG - 29 Points
  • 6. TheUnknownMan - 28 Points
  • 7. Windsor the Troll - 22 Points
  • 7. Obiskobilob - 22 Points
  • 7. To Die For - 22 Points
  • 7. The Quick and the Dead, Hold the Quick - 22 Points
  • 8. Born in Belgium, Dead in 2007? - 21 Points
  • 8. STAB in-the DARK - 21 Points
  • 9. Devon Death Trip's Finely Named Fellows - 20 Points
  • 10. CarolAnn's Cadaver Crew - 14 Points
  • 10. Old & Bold - 14 Points
  • 11. Weatherman90 - 10 Points
  • 12. Deathlistsweep.net - 8 Points
  • 13. Grobler's Stiff Ones - 8 Points

Scoring

Scoring for the WDP is mostly age based:

  • Aged 1-30 - 10 Points
  • Aged 31-55 - 9 Points
  • Aged 56-70 - 8 Points
  • Aged 71-85 - 7 Points
  • Aged 86-122 - 6 Points

In addition, there are the following point bonuses:

  • If a pick is unique, meaning that they were selected by no other team, the team will receive one additional point (1 point) upon the death of that pick.
  • Teams in which all picks are unique receive an additional 3 points upon the death of the first pick.
  • Theme teams, or teams in which all ten picks have something significant in common, receive an additional 5 points upon the death of the first pick.
  • If a team is both a theme team, and one in which all picks are unique, the team will receive a total of 6 points upon the death of the first pick.
  • In addition, add 3 points if the pick's death is ruled as suicide.
  • No picks on death row are permitted.

The Teams

We have a total of 25 teams.

  • Arbeit Macht Frei: Cell Block H
  • Born in Belgium, Dead in 2007?
  • Canadian Paul
  • CarolAnn's Cadaver Crew
  • Deathlistsweep.net
  • Deceased Hose
  • Devon Death Trip's Finely Named Fellows
  • Double D Denotes Death
  • Dr. Hackenslash
  • Fast Fallers
  • Football Fan
  • Grobler's Stiff Ones
  • Handrejka
  • Obiskobilob
  • Old & Bold
  • OMG
  • Soul Reaver
  • STAB in-the DARK
  • themaninblack
  • The Quick and the Dead, Hold the Quick
  • TheUnknownMan
  • To Die For
  • Weatherman90
  • Why Won't You Die?
  • Windsor the Troll

The Picks

Arbeit Macht Frei: Cell Block H

APA = 85.8

Theme Team - All picks were female guards or prisoners in Nazi concentration camps.

Born in Belgium, Dead in 2007?

APA = 81.8

Theme Team - All picks born in Belgium

Canadian Paul

APA = 73.2

CarolAnn's Cadaver Crew

APA = 76.7

Deathlistsweep.net

APA = 81.9

Deceased Hose

APA = 77.7

Devon Death Trip's Finely Named Fellows

APA = 83.4

Theme Team - All picks have some very strange names

Double D Denotes Death

APA = 72.0

Theme Team - All picks have the initials "D. D."

Dr. Hackenslash

APA = 60.9

Fast Fallers

APA = 72.3

Football Fan

APA = 71.6

Grobler's Stiff Ones

APA = 86.1

Handrejka

APA = 75.0

Theme Team - All picks from multiple births

Obiskobilob

APA = 80.9

Old & Bold

APA = 80.4

OMG

APA = 82.5

Soul Reaver

APA = 74.9

STAB in-the DARK

APA = 79.6

themaninblack

APA = 75.0

The Quick and the Dead, Hold the Quick

APA = 63.5

TheUnknownMan

APA = 83.2

To Die For

APA = 76.5

Weatherman90

Theme Team - All picks born in 1918

APA = 89.0

Why Don't You Die?

APA = 82.1

Windsor the Troll

APA = 75.4

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