Competitions Ching mega thread 2022 - “Ching is back, back again”

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”Ching is back. Back again. Ching is back. Tell a friend.”

Sooo…. anyhoo - the Ching is back for 2022.

In 2021, Jackson Macrae was victorious after a short hiatus, following on from his victories in 2017 and 2018. Can he go bark to bark again or will he be overtaken by perennial Ching favorites, the Bont or the Libba? Or will we have some fresh blood enter the top 3 spots? Only time will tell.

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

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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

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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 in 2020. 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 for a 3rd 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
2021 - Jackson Macrae

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
2021 - Bailey Smith

The “Clay Smith
2020 - Tom Liberatore
2021 - Tom Liberatore

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2022 Eligible Pup list (TBC)

24 Buku Khamis 21yr - 24 March 2000
26 Dominic Bedendo 19yr - 9 July 2002
6 Bailey Smith 21yr - 7 December 2000
30 Lachlan McNeil 20yr - 2 September 2001
2 Jamarra Ugle-Hagan 19yr - 4 April 2002
14 Rhylee West 21yr - 12 July 2000
18 Louis Butler 20yr - 26 August 2001
19 Cody Weightman 21yr - 15 January 2001
38 Riley Garcia 21yr - 30 January 2001
36 Luke Cleary 20yr - 5 March 2002
10 Sam Darcy 18yr - 19 July 2003
32 Arthur Jones 18yr - 18 July 2003
40 Cody Raak 19yr - 8 October 2002
 

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Ching results: Rd 1 vs Melbourne

5 -
Naughton: 93 votes (14 BOG)
4 - B Smith: 69 votes (5 BOG)
3 - English: 55 votes (1 BOG)
2 - Macrae: 48.5 votes (1 BOG)
1 - Crozier: 23 votes

Others:
Dunkley: 14.5 votes
Richards: 5 votes
Bontempelli: 3 votes
Treloar: 2 votes
Dale: 1 vote
Daniel: 1 vote

Pups Rd 1 vs Melbourne

3 -
B Smith: 39 votes (13 BPOG)
2 - Weightman: 6 votes

Clay Smith Award Rd 1 raw votes

B Smith: 2
Crozier: 1
Bontempelli: 3 (weekly winner)

Thanks for playing guys. Apologies for the long delay in collating the results.
 

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Ching results: Rd 2 vs Carlton

5 -
Treloar: 45 votes (7 BOG)
4 - Liberatore: 34 votes (4 BOG)
3 - Macrae: 29 votes (1 BOG)
2 - English: 23 votes
1 - Hannan: 20 votes (1 BOG)

Others:
Dunkley: 9 votes
Scott: 6 votes
Bontempelli: 5 votes
Ugle-Hagan: 5 votes
Williams: 3 votes
Richards: 3 votes
Keath: 3 votes
Dale: 3 votes
R Smith: 2 votes
Vandermeer: 2 votes
Duryea: 1 vote
Daniel: 1 vote

*Just for the record- 17 individual players were given votes in this game.

Pups Results vs Carlton

3 -
Ugle-Hagen: 18 votes (6 BPOG)
2 - Weightman: 8 votes

Clay Smith Award - raw votes

Hannan: 3 votes (weekly winner)

Daniel: 1 vote
Liberatore: 1 vote

Thanks for playing. Apologies for the delay.
 

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Ching Rd 3: vs Swans

5 -
English: 91 votes (11 BOG)
4 - Dunkley: 74 votes (4 BOG)
3 - Keath: 60 votes (3 BOG)
2 - B Smith: 38 votes (2 BOG)
1 - Hunter: 20 votes (1 BOG)

Others:
Weightman: 16 votes
Treloar: 12 votes (1 BOG)
Dale: 8 votes
Gardner: 5 votes
Duryea: 4 votes
Bontempelli: 2 votes

Pups results: Rd 3 vs Sydney

3 -
Weightman: 38 votes (12 BPOG)
2 - Ugle-Hagan: 27 votes (1 BPOG)

Clay Smith award: raw votes

Duryea: 1 votes
Bontempelli: 5 votes (weekly winner)
Keath: 1 vote
Ugle-Hagan: 2 votes
Weightman: 1 vote

Thanks for playing all. Apologies for the delay with the results.
 

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Here is the leaderboard for the Ching.


NB: I have yet to add the raw scores. Will do that at a later date.
 

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Rd 4: Ching vs Richmond

5 -
B Smith: 40 votes (6 BOG)
4 - Macrae: 38 votes (3 BOG)
3 - English: 14 votes
2 - Bontempelli: 13 votes
1 - Daniel: 12 votes

Others

Dale: 7 votes
Dunkley: 7 votes
Liberatore: 4 votes

Pups vs Richmond

3 -
B. Smith: 9 votes (3 BPOG)
2 - Butler: 6 votes
1 - Weightman: 5 votes (1 BPOG)

Please note: Naughton is not a pup this year.

Clay Smith award

Macrae: 3 votes (weekly winner)

Liberatore: 1 vote
 
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Ching Rd 5 vs North Melbourne

5 -
B Smith: 59 votes (6 BOG)
4 - Naughton: 44 votes (1 BOG)
3 - English: 43 votes (2 BOG)
2 - Macrae: 40 votes (4 BOG)
1 - Weightman: 29 votes (1 BOG)

Others:
Duryea: 12 votes (1 BOG)
Daniel: 8 votes (1 BOG)
Gardner: 4 votes
Bontempelli: 1 vote

Pups vs North Melbourne

3 -
B Smith: 19 votes (5 BPOG)
2 - Weightman: 16 votes (2 BPOG)
1 - McNeil: 7 votes

Clay Smith award- raw votes

Daniel: 1 vote
Duryea: 5 votes (weekly winner)
Liberatore: 2 votes
 

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Ching Rd 6 vs Adelaide

5 -
Liberatore: 47 votes (9 BOG)
4 - Dunkley: 37 votes (1 BOG)
3 - Dale: 24 votes
2 - O’Brien: 20 votes
1 - Scott: 10 votes

Others:
Duryea: 7 votes
Treloar: 5 votes

Pups vs Adelaide:

3 -
B Smith: 14 votes (4 BPOG)
2 - McNeil: 2 votes
1 - Ugle-Hagen: 1 vote

*Aaron Naughton is NOT a pup but this is on me this week as I put him on the list - apologies. His 9 pup votes were discounted.

Clay Smith award- raw votes

Liberatore: 3 votes (weekly winner)
 

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Ching: Rd 7 v.s Bombers

5 -
Dunkley: 77 votes (15 BOG)
4 - Dale: 39 votes (1 BOG)
3 - Richards: 28 votes
2 - B Smith: 26 votes
1 - Daniel: 24 votes

Others:
Bontempelli: 15 votes
Treloar: 11 votes
McNeil: 7 votes
Duryea: 4 votes
Wallis: 4 votes
Liberatore: 2 votes
Macrae: 2 votes
McComb: 1 vote

Pups vs Bombers

3 -
B Smith: 23 votes (7 BPOG)
2 - McNeil: 15 votes (1 BPOG)
1 - Weightman: 8 votes

Clay Smith Award- raw votes

Duryea: 1 vote
Gardner: 1 vote
Bontempelli: 3 votes (weekly winner)
Liberatore: 1 vote
 

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