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Any news on delays and so forth regarding turn processing at Ab Initio Games will appear here. If there's nothing here, there's probably not a delay. 

Tuesday 11th January 2022 - Both Soccer Stats and Gridstats have now been run and sent out. Benefits (maybe?) of working from home means I can get them finished in my lunch break.

Monday 10th January 2022 - I'm aware that Gridstats is due (there's no Monday Night Football) but a super long working day (day job) and fried brain may mean you don't have games run and sent out until Tuesday some time. I'll update here as soon as that is done.

Monday 3rd January 2022 - All games due at the weekend have now been run and sent out.

Sunday 2nd January 2022 - The M25 was kind, and I've got back in time to run Soccer Stats and send that out. I'll catch up with all other games tomorrow.

Saturday 1st January 2022 - Games due Saturday 1st January should note I'm away over New Year, so expect these to be run on Monday 3rd January (or possibly late on Sunday 2nd January).

Happy New Year to all.

Thursday 30th December 2021 - Soccer Stats looks like being Plan A, so week 19 will comprise the games of Tuesday 28th to Thursday 30th December, and you have until 1230 on Saturday 1st January 2022 to get in selections and tips for Week 20 (in order, the games are the home games for Arsenal, Leicester City, Watford, Crystal Palace, Brentford, Everton, Leeds, Southampton, Chelsea and Manchester United). As I'm away, week 19 will run on the morning of 3rd January, and you can then let me have any additional free agent bids and special actions for week 20, which won't run until the Tuesday evening.

Tuesday 28th December 2021 - Gridstats has been run and sent out. Note that any postal turns will be delayed, as there's no Royal Mail collection until Wednesday 29th December.

Monday 27th December 2021 - Soccer Stats has been run and sent out, with a short turnaround (deadline is 3pm tomorrow). Again, a complex explanation in the messages for what next turn and the turn after look like, dependent upon Premier League Covid postponements.

Sunday 26th December 2021 - All games due today (Gameplan Baseball, Hoopplan, Slapshot, Raceplan, Run Chase and Gameplan) have been run and sent out.

Friday 24th December 2021 - Soccer Stats (deadline 26th December) is still at the moment for games played on 26th and 27th December despite three Premier League games being postponed. We'll then have a fast turnaround as outlined for the games of 28th to 30th December. However, if there is one more postponed (so that round of games is less than fourteen teams), then wa tch this space, and we'll probably run a round of games spread across both sets of fixtures!

Online Payments - also, a reminder that the Online Payment facility is via Paypal, but you don't need to have a Paypal account to use it. There's a pay by credit/debit card option on the page, and if you use that, you don't need to have a Paypal account.

Last updated: Tuesday January 11, 2022 13:46  


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