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New Year - New Season - The Bad Left Hook Pick'em Game: Season 20 - Week 1

New year, new season, everyone is back on level terms. But before we get to the opening week's line-up, congratulations go out to EndoEnderson, the 2013 Bad Left Hook Pick'em Player of the Year and Season 19 Champion.

We've only got only a couple of bouts to start the year off, with Friday Night Fights delivering the action. The main-event features a well matched junior-lightweight clash, with Argenis Mendez taking on Rances Barthelemy. The main supporting bout has Caleb Truax going up against veteran Ossie Duran in a 10-round middleweight match-up.

*** Please note that all players are limited over the course of the 10 week season to 10 doubles and 5 triples. If you're unsure of any other rules - please check the link in the box below.***

For those that haven't played before, welcome to the best pick'em game going. Please join right in and start playing (just make sure to check out the rules - we promise they are very simple).

An explanation of how to fill out your selections appears at the bottom of this post - please follow these instructions as it makes it easier for us to tabulate the results quickly each week.

You can check out last season's final standings here.

Let’s get to the week 1 line-up…

**** Remember you do not need to make a selection on every fight. If you are unfamiliar with any of the fighters, and don't want to risk points, you are free to PASS on any pick. You must make at least one selection to receive the 10 point participation bonus****

A. Pick the winner - Argenis Mendez vs Rances Barthelemy (Friday, January 3)

1. Mendez to win – risk 7.5 points to win 4.5.
2. Barthelemy to win – risk 4.5 points to win 7.5.

B. Pick the winner / Method of victory - Argenis Mendez vs Rances Barthelemy (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - Friday, January 3)

1. Mendez by stoppage – risk 2 to win 7.
2. Mendez by decision – risk 3.5 to win 5.5.
3. Barthelemy by stoppage – risk 1 to win 8.
4. Barthelemy by decision – risk 2.5 to win 6.5.

C. Pick the winner / Method of victory - Caleb Truax vs Ossie Duran (technical decision counts as decision, DQ counts as stoppage - Friday, January 3)

1. Truax to win – risk 8 to win 1.
2. Truax to win by stoppage – risk 2.5 to win 6.5.
3. Truax by decision – risk 5.5 to win 3.5.
4. Duran (any method) – risk 1 to win 8.

Please fill out your selections as follows:

Enter the LETTER of the fight first, then whether it’s a single (1), double (2) or triple (3) followed by the NUMBER of your pick and the NAME of the FIGHTER and METHOD of victory (where applicable).

**** You have 10 doubles and 5 triples to use over the 10 week season ****

For Selection A, if you want to use one of your doubles on Mendez to win...

A. (2) – 1 – Mendez to win

For Selection B, if you want to pick Mendez by decision without using a double or triple...

B. (1) – 2 - Mendez by decision

For Selection C, if you want to use one of triples on Truax by stoppage...

C. (3) – 2 - Truax by stoppage

For Selection C, if you wish to pass...

C. Pass

Good luck!

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