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Yes the Ching is back once again - and no, Tim English is still not a pup!!!

In 2019, Marcus Bontempelli was victorious, but he was usurped by Tom Liberatore in 2020 and pushed down to 3rd by the ever Ching consistent, Jackson Macrae. Bailey Smith won the pups again, going bark to bark. The pressing question is - can he do the 3peat not seen since the heady days of the Bont in 2015-2017?

As part of the BigFooty tradition for the Western Bulldogs forum we again continue with the Ching award, which you have the opportunity to vote for who you think were the best bulldogs players of the match for the week. The scoring for the Ching award is calculated on a weekly basis as an aggregate score over the season for which player accumulates the highest overall votes in the Senior and Pup category.

How the scoring works:

At the conclusion of each game a weekly Ching vote thread will be created and a call for votes for who you think were the better/best players on the day. Everyone can vote for the 2 categories of players that we have which are Seniors and Pups.

How do you vote?

Seniors
- your top 5 players for that game
5 (your BOG) -4 -3 -2 -1

Pups - your top 3 kids for that game

3 (your BOG pup)-2-1

What is a Senior player and what is a Pup player?

Seniors is anyone off of the list who played that day, Pups is restricted to voting for the junior players who are 21 or under at the start of the season. They can turn 22 during the season but must be 21 when it commences.

Each week the Ching vote thread will include the eligible Pup players for the game.

What is the "Ching" award?

William 'Ching' Harris



The redoubtable William 'Ching' Harris was one of the greatest defenders of his time, and gave Footscray service of the highest order for almost twenty years. Always impeccably turned out, Harris was a great favourite among the Tricolours' female supporters, with his Chinese moustache and fringe conveying just the right intimation of exotic intrigue, besides giving rise to the 'Ching' nickname.

Harris made his VFA debut with Footscray in 1896, the last season before the VFL schism. The following year he was joined on the last line of defence by the equally talented 'Paddy' Hinch, and over the course of the next dozen years the pair developed an acute mutual understanding, providing the Tricolours with the best defensive partnership in the Association in the process. The familiar sight of 'Ching' Harris careering out of the backlines while Hinch dropped back to provide cover was one of which the Footscray supporters never tired; neither did they mind it when Harris, as was his wont, elected to 'mix it' with the opposition - football, after all, was a man's game. Nevertheless, Harris sometimes took his liking for a stoush too far, and on one occasion in 1903 he ended up in court charged with assaulting a Richmond opponent. Two years later he was rubbed out for the entire season after repeatedly falling foul of the umpires.

Somewhat ironically, given the often acrimonious nature of his dealings with officialdom, William Harris maintained his involvement in football after the Great War by serving as a VFL goal umpire.

William ‘Ching’ Harris
Fullback who played nearly 300 games over a record 20 seasons, including five premierships.

Inducted: 2010
Games: 296+ (1896–1904, 1906–15) Goals: 32+
Premierships: 1898, 1899, 1900, 1908, 1913




Pioneers - Footscray-Western Bulldogs Hall of Fame

From the club’s beginnings and its first game in the VFA (1886), through nine VFA premierships and the establishment of the club’s red, white and blue colours and the hooped jumper, this era ended with the victory over Essendon in the 1924 Championship of Victoria game, paving the way for entry into the VFL.

Ching Harris was inducted as a member of the Thirteen ‘Pioneers’ which were inducted at the inaugural Hall of Fame in 2010, for contributions made from the club’s inception to the end of its time in the VFA.

In honor of William "Ching" Harris, we have dedicated the award in his name to Western Bulldogs players since 2002

The “Clay Smith
The Clay Smith award was a new addition to the Ching last year. You may vote for one player each week who was the most courageous player of the week. This is calculated via a running total each week. You can only vote once each week and only for one player. Will reigning champ Libba take home the choccies agin this year or will he be bettered by another?
This award is to recognise a player that may not be the best player but the one who puts themselves in harms way or sacrifices their own game for the good of the team- not the one who is the first in to “fly the flag”.

Ching Honour Board
2002 - Luke Darcy
2003 - Scott West
2004 - Scott West
2005 - Scott West
2006 - Scott West
2007 - Matthew Boyd
2008 - Adam Cooney
2009 - Matthew Boyd
2010 - Ryan Griffen/Brian Lake
2011 - Ryan Griffen
2012 - Matthew Boyd
2013 - Thomas Liberatore
2014 - Thomas Liberatore
2015 - Mitch Wallis
2016 - Marcus Bontempelli
2017 - Jackson Macrae
2018 - Jackson Macrae
2019 - Marcus Bontempelli
2020 - Tom Liberatore

Pups
2002 - Robert Murphy
2003 - Robert Murphy & Mitch Hahn
2004 - Adam Cooney
2005 - Daniel Cross
2006 - Adam Cooney
2007 - Adam Cooney
2008 - Ryan Griffen
2009 - Jarrod Harbrow
2010 - Jarrod Harbrow
2011 - Callan Ward
2012 - Mitch Wallis
2013 - Thomas Liberatore
2014 - Thomas Liberatore
2015 - Marcus Bontempelli
2016 - Marcus Bontempelli
2017 - Marcus Bontempelli
2018 - Josh Dunkley
2019 - Bailey Smith
2020 - Bailey Smith

The “Clay Smith
2020 - Tom Liberatore

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2021 Eligible Pup list (TBC)

20 Ed Richards 21yr - 3rd July 1999
33 Aaron Naughton 21yr - 30 November 1999
24 Buku Khamis 20yr - 24 March 2000
26 Dominic Bedendo 18yr - 9 July 2002
6 Bailey Smith 20yr - 7 December 2000
30 Lachlan McNeil 19yr - 2 September 2001
22 Jamarra Ugle-Hagan 18yr - 4 April 2002
14 Rhylee West 20yr - 12 July 2000
18 Louis Butler 19yr - 26 August 2001
19 Cody Weightman 20yr - 15 January 2001
38 Riley Garcia 20yr - 30 January 2001
 

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Ok people, round 1 Ching results are in. Please note, due to a birthday turning 22 in early Feb, Vandermeer is NOT eligible to be a pup this year and any vote for him will be discounted.

Ching Rd 1 vs Collingwood (33 voters):

5 -
B. Smith: 158 votes (30 BOG)
4 - Macrae: 97 votes
3 - B. Williams: 81 votes (1 BOG)
2 - Liberatore: 37 votes (2 BOG)
1 - Vandermeer: 36 votes

Others:
Dunkley: 28 votes
Martin: 25 votes
Daniel: 24 votes
Duryea: 3 votes
English: 2 votes
Bontempelli: 2 votes
Bruce: 2 votes
Keath: 1 vote
Lipinski: 1 vote.

Pups Rd 1 (18 voters):

3 -
B. Smith: 54 votes (18 BPOG)
2 - Naughton: 36 votes
1 - McNeil: 16 votes

1 vote given to Vandermeer was discounted and one voter only gave a 3 votes and a 2 votes (which is fine btw)

Clay Smith Award: Raw votes

Vandermeer: 11 votes (weekly winner)

Liberatore: 1 vote
B. Smith: 1 vote
Dunkley: 1 vote.

Thanis for playing people and Go Dogs for today!!!!
 

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Rd 3 Ching results vs North Melbourne:

5 -
Bruce: 157 votes (31 BOG)
4 - Treloar: 121 votes
3 - Dunkley: 53 votes (1 BOG)
2 - Liberatore: 32 votes
1 - Macrae: 29 votes

Others:
Naughton: 24 votes
English: 23 votes
B. Williams: 16 votes
Keath: 8 votes
B. Dale: 6 votes
Daniel: 6 votes
B. Smith: 3 votes
Duryea: 1 vote

”The crowd”: 1 vote.

Pups Rd 3 votes
3 -
Naughton: 53 votes (17 BPOG)
2 - B. Smith: 37 votes (1 BPOG)
1 - McNeil: 17 votes

The “Clay Smith” raw votes

Lipinski: 1 vote
Naughton: 7 votes (weekly winner)
B. Williams: 1 vote
Liberatore: 4 votes
Keath: 1 vote
Dunkley: 1 vote

Thanks for playing and Go Dogs!!
 

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EDIT : Belated Rd 2 Ching results: vs WCE.

5 -
Bontempelli: 152
votes (28 BOG)
4 - Macrae: 114 votes (3 BOG)
3 - B. Williams: 53 votes
2 - Dunkley: 51 votes
1 - Naughton: 33 votes

Others:
Liberatore: 30 votes
Bruce: 12 votes
Vandermeer: 8 votes
Duryea: 3 votes
Daniel: 3 votes
Treloar: 2 votes
B. Smith: 2 votes
B. Dale: 2 votes

Pups Rd 2 votes

3 -
Naughton: 49 votes (15 BPOG)
2 - B. Smith: 36 votes (2 BPOG)
1 - McNeil: 16 votes

The “Clay Smith” raw votes

Dunkley: 2 votes
Vandermeer: 4 votes (tied weekly winner)
Liberatore: 4 votes (tied weekly winner)


Thanks for playing all. Sorry for the delay in posting these. Go Dogs!

EDIT: Apologies all - somehow 3 lots of votes were missed when calculating (I’m blaming baby brain). Results did not change, only the total votes so DW will update the totals at a later point. Thanks.
 

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Sorry for the delay but the Rd 4 Ching results are in.

Ching Rd 4 vs Brisbane:

5 -
Macrae: 125 votes (15 BOG)
4 - English: 118 votes (10 BOG)
3 - Treloar: 86 votes (4 BOG)
2 - Naughton: 30 votes
1 - Dunkley: 27 votes

Others:
Keath: 26 votes
Dale: 17 votes
Liberatore: 15 votes (1 BOG)
Young: 5 votes
Bontempelli: 1 vote

*Please note - if you list 6 players, I will only take the top 5 listed as votes in order.

Pups results Rd 4:

3 -
Naughton: 39 votes (13 BPOG)
2 - B. Smith: 26 votes
1 - McNeil: 10 votes

The “Clay Smith“ raw votes

Hunter: 3 votes
Macrae: 2 votes
Dunkley: 4 votes (weekly winner)
Young: 1 vote
Naughton: 1 vote
Liberatore: 1 vote

Thanks again all for playing. Go Dogs!
 

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Rd 5 Ching results vs Gold Coast.

5 -
Bontempelli: 156 votes (28 BOG)
4 - Dunkley: 108 votes (3 BOG)
3 - Macrae: 70 votes (1 BOG)
2 - Dale: 54 votes
1 - Treloar: 47 votes

Others:
Keath: 23 votes
Duryea: 13 votes
Naughton: 6 votes
Liberatore: 3 votes


Pups Rd 6 vs Gold Coast

3 -
Naughton: 48 votes (16 BPOG)
2 - B. Smith: 26 votes
1 - McNeil: 18 votes

The “Clay Smith” raw votes

Dunkley: 4 votes
Liberatore: 2 votes
Naughton: 5 votes (weekley winner)
Duryea: 2 votes
Dale: 1 vote.

Thanks for playing all. Go Dogs tonight vs the plastics.
 
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Rd 6 Ching results vs Gold Coast.

5 -
Bontempelli: 156 votes (28 BOG)
4 - Dunkley: 108 votes (3 BOG)
3 - Macrae: 70 votes (1 BOG)
2 - Dale: 54 votes
1 - Treloar: 47 votes

Others:
Keath: 23 votes
Duryea: 13 votes
Naughton: 6 votes
Liberatore: 3 votes


Pups Rd 6 vs Gold Coast

3 -
Naughton: 48 votes (16 BPOG)
2 - B. Smith: 26 votes
1 - McNeil: 18 votes

The “Clay Smith” raw votes

Dunkley: 4 votes
Liberatore: 2 votes
Naughton: 5 votes (weekley winner)
Duryea: 2 votes
Dale: 1 vote.

Thanks for playing all. Go Dogs tonight vs the plastics.
It's Round 5 -
 

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Ching results Rd 6 vs GWS

5 -
Macrae: 146 votes (24 BOG)
4 - Liberatore: 87 votes (3 BOG)
3 - Treloar: 76 votes (2 BOG)
2 - Keath: 57 votes (2 BOG)
1 - Dunkley: 43 votes

Others:
Dale: 21 votes
Naughton: 21 votes
Bontempelli: 14 votes

Pups Rd 6
3 -
Naughton: 54 votes (18 BPOG)
2 - McNeil: 28 votes
1 - B Smith: 18 votes

The “Clay Smith” raw votes

Liberatore: 4 votes
Naughton: 5 votes (weekly winner)
Dunkley: 2 votes
McNeil: 1 vote
Macrae: 1 vote

Special GWS award (most punchable head) award: won by… Toby Greene

Thanks for playing all. Dogwatch will be looking after the Ching for the next month or so. No correspondence will be answered and all complaints will be ignored. Go Dogs!
 

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Ching Results Rd 7 v Richmond

I'm filling in for Kermit for a few weeks. Best wishes K.

The Ching
It was a close-run thing this week. There were 27 voters - but one of them didn't want to give a 5 or 4 vote.
Macrae failed to poll a Ching vote for the first time this year (but only just ... he finished 6th this week).

5 - Dale: 90 votes (6 BoG)
4 - Liberatore: 89 votes (11 BoG)
3 - Daniel: 73 votes (7 BoG)
2 - Naughton: 47 votes (1 BoG)
1 - Keath: 35 votes (1 BoG)

Others:
Macrae: 27 votes
Treloar: 14
Hunter: 14
Scott: 4
Wood: 1
Bontempelli: 1
Lipinski:1

Pups

3
- Naughton: 38 votes (12 BPoG)
2 - B Smith: 24 votes (1 BPoG)
1 - West: 9 votes

The Clay Smith Award

This week's winner was shared by Tom Liberatore and Bailey Dale.

Voting:
Libba - 3
Dale - 3
Macrae - 1
Scott - 1
Keath - 1

Leaderboard

Macrae maintains a healthy lead after 7 rounds.

 

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Ching Results Round 8 v Carlton

Ching

5 - Bontempelli: 140 votes (21 BoG)
4 - Bruce: 115 votes (9 BoG)
3 - Liberatore: 75 votes (1 BoG)
2 - Macrae: 37 votes
0.5 - Daniel: 23 votes
0.5 - Keath: 23 votes

Others
Hunter - 19 votes
Dale - 16
Treloar - 13
Scott - 2
Crozier - 2

Pups

3 - Naughton: 30 votes (8 BPoG)
2 - McNeil: 23 votes (4 BPoG)
1 - B Smith: 13 votes (1 BPoG)

Other:
Khamis - 11 votes

Clay Smith Award

Lachie Hunter wins the CSA this week.

4 - Hunter
3.5 - Libba
2 - McNeil
1 - Duryea
1 - Bruce
0.5 - Macrae

The Leaderboard

Macrae still has a good lead in the Ching but Libba and Bont have closed the gap slightly.
Naughton has been Best Pup every game except Round 1 and has a big lead in that category. He also heads the Clay Smith.

 

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Ching Results Round 9 v Port Adelaide

Ching

5 - Bontempelli: 130 votes (14 BoG)
4 - Liberatore: 114 votes (13 BoG)
3 - Daniel: 93 votes (3 BoG)
2 - Naughton: 48 votes
1 - Weightman: 23 votes


Others
Macrae - 20 votes (2 BoG)
Duryea - 19
B Smith - 14
Williams - 5
Dale - 4
Keath - 3
Cordy - 3
Bruce - 2
McNeil - 1
Johannisen - 1

Pups

3 - Naughton: 51 votes (13 BPoG)
2 - Weightman: 38 votes (4 BPoG)
1 - B Smith: 28 votes (3 BPoG)

Other:
McNeil - 3 votes

Clay Smith Award

Caleb Daniel wins the CSA this week but not without a strong challenge from Libba.

6 - Daniel
4 - Libba
2 - Roarke Smith
1 - Williams
1 - Naughton

The Leaderboard

Macrae's big early lead is rapidly being eaten up by Bontempelli and Liberatore.

Naughton still leads the Pups and the Clay Smith comfortably.

 
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Ching Results Rd 10 v St Kilda

It was a very clear cut top five this week. The only question was which order they'd finish in.

Ching

5 - Bontempelli: 128 votes (18 BoG)
4 - Liberatore: 92 votes (9 BoG)
3 - Dale: 78 votes
2 - Macrae: 69 votes (2 BoG)
1 - Naughton: 49 votes

Others:

5 - Johannisen
4 - Daniel
3 - Williams
3 - B. Smith
2 - Sweet
1 - Keath
1 - Weightman

Pups

A very clear cut top three in the Pups as well (the only other pup, McNeil, didn't get a vote)

3 - Naughton: 57 votes (19 BPoG) - unanimous
2 - B. Smith: 31 votes
1 - Weightman: 26 votes

Clay Smith Award

Another decisive result here with Libba being the weekly CSA winner once again:

6 - Liberatore
3 - Macrae
1 - McNeil
1 - Johannisen

Leaderboard

Three successive BoGs for the Bont have pretty much wiped out Macrae's big early lead in the Ching. And Libba is in there as well with 19 votes from his last five games.

Even though we aren't yet half way through the season it's pretty clear that Naughton is going to be hard to peg back with his big lead in the Pups.

Naughton also hangs onto his lead in the Clay Smith.

 

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CHING RESULTS Rd 11 v Melbourne

Ching

5
- English: 91 votes (10 BoG)
4 - Macrae: 71 votes (4 BoG)
3 - Hunter: 68 votes (6 BoG)
2 - R Smith: 40 votes (1 BoG)
1 - Bontempelli: 28 votes (1 BoG)

Others:

19 - Naughton (1 BoG)
13 - Dale
8 - Keath
6 - Crozier
5 - Lipinski (1 BoG)
4 - Daniel
4 - B Smith
2 - Duryea
1 - Cordy

Pups

3
- Naughton: 32 votes (9 BPoG)
2 - B Smith: 22 votes (2 BPoG)
1 - Weightman: 17 votes (1 BPoG)


Clay Smith Award

It goes to Roarke Smith this week, pretty comprehensively too.

Votes:
5 - R Smith
1 - Bontempelli
1 - B Smith


Leaderboard

Macrae retains his overall lead. Naughton consolidates his hold on the pups.

 

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Ching Results Rd 12 v Fremantle

Ching
There were seven players who stood out in this game but Bont was clearly a level above the other six. Naughton and Libba were the two to miss out on the votes.

5 - Bontempelli: 159 votes (30 BoG)
4 - Duryea: 77 votes (1 BoG)
3 - Macrae: 76 votes
2 - Hunter: 55 votes (1 BoG)
1 - Keath: 48 votes (1 BoG)

Others:

40 - Naughton
28 - Liberatore
4 - Weightman
3 - English
2 - Crozier
2 - Daniel
1 - Hannan

Pups

3 -
Naughton: 42 votes (12 BPoG)
2 - Weightman: 33 votes (3 BPoG)
1 - B Smith: 11 votes

Clay Smith Award

This week it again goes to Aaron Naughton, and by a clear margin

Votes:
6 - Naughton
1 - Libba, Daniel, Bont

Leaderboard:

It's getting very close at the top between Macrae and Bontempelli.


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That's it for my brief stint as the Chingmeister. We welcome back Kermit for Round 14.
 

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Ching results Rd 14 vs Catters

5 -
Liberatore: 98 votes (16 BOG)
4 - Bontempelli: 79 votes (5 BOG)
3 - Hunter: 36 votes (1 BOG)
2 - Daniel: 27 votes
1 - Duryea: 23 votes

Others:
Bruce: 22 votes
Macrae: 21 votes
Williams: 18 votes
Keath: 5 votes
Cordy: 1 vote

Pups Rd 14

3 -
Weightman: 31 votes (9 BPOG, 3 votes)
2 - B. Smith: 16 votes (1 BPOG)
1 - Naughton: 9 votes

CSA award- Raw votes

Liberatore: 5 votes (weekly winner)

Hunter: 1 vote
McLean: 2 votes
R. Smith: 1 vote

Thanks for playing. Go Dogs!!!
 

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Very delayed Rd 15 Ching results vs WCE (apologies)

5 -
Bontempelli: 160 votes (32 BOG)
4 - B. Smith: 109 votes
3 - Naughton: 97 votes
2 - Macrae: 49.5 votes
1 - English: 22 votes

Others:
Duryea: 13 votes
Daniel: 9.5 votes
Dale: 8 votes
Richards: 6 votes
Hunter: 2 votes
Liberatore: 2 votes
Keath: 1 vote
Williams: 1 vote

Pups Rd 15 vs WCE

3 -
Naughton: 38 votes (8 BPOG)
2 - B. Smith: 37 votes (7 BPOG)
1 - Richards: 13.5 votes

Other:
Weightman: 1.5 votes

CSA (raw votes)

Garcia: 4 votes (weekly winner)

Richards: 1 vote
Duryea: 2 votes
B.Smith: 1 vote
English: 1 vote
Liberatore: 1 vote

Again, apologies for the delay. Go Dogs,!
 

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