Matchday 1: Big guys romp in Group Stage Openers

September 14, 2017

United, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich cruise to easy wins Barcelona’s Luis Suarez, left, and Jordi Alba, right, celebrate with Lionel Messi after his goal in a 3-0 win over Juventus in Champions League play Tuesday. (Francisco Seco/The Associated Press)

For download: UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! 2017-18 Group Stage Matchday 1.pdf

Tied teams within a group are ranked by UEFA Coefficient.

Group Stage
     
1 Pedro Oliveira 66
2 Doug Wansbrough 62
3 Casey Farrell 50
4 John Woycheshin 48
5 Evan Howatson 40
6 Kay Otani 36
7 Steffen Warias 34
Wes Zetaruk 34
9 Joel Palmer 32
10 Michael Poplawski 30
11 John Lo 26

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Group Stage Predictions

September 12, 2017

UEFA Champions League

For download: UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! 2017-18 Group Stage Predictions.pdf

Welcome to the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge!

With 11 players, we will be playing for a top prize of $55.00, with subsidiary prizes of $27.50, $16.50 and $11.00.

There is only unanimous choice to win their group: Real Madrid in Group H, as none of us expects Borussia Dortmund to finish ahead of them again as they did in 2016/17.

Group G features four teams that we believe can top the group, including newcomers RB Leipzig.

The ball is already rolling! Enjoy the Prediction Challenge!, and enjoy the games!


Nadal routs Anderson to win second major of 2017, Final Results

September 11, 2017

Spain’s Rafael Nadal captured his 16th Grand Slam title with a straight-sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-4, victory over Kevin Anderson of South Africa at the U.S. Open on Sunday. (Justin Lane/EPA-EFE)

Match completed Sunday:

Rafael Nadal (ESP) (1) def. Kevin Anderson (RSA) (28) 3-0
Four players had match winner correct

Serene is the repeat winner with her third Prediction Challenge! win overall. Congratulations also to John and Eva for reaching a prize spot.

For download: US Open Tennis 2017 Prediction Challenge! Final.pdf

Overall
1 Serene Ford 286 $30.00
2 John Lo 251 $21.00
3 Eva Kafkova 161 $9.00
4 Petr Havlik 148
5 Michael Poplawski 138
6 Wes Zetaruk 122
Final
1 Michael Poplawski 100
Serene Ford 100
Eva Kafkova 100
4 John Lo 85
5 Wes Zetaruk 0
Petr Havlik 0
Women’s Final
1 Petr Havlik 100
2 John Lo 70
Serene Ford 70
4 Wes Zetaruk 0
Eva Kafkova 0
Michael Poplawski 0
Semifinals
1 John Lo 80
2 Wes Zetaruk 64
3 Serene Ford 58
4 Petr Havlik 20
5 Eva Kafkova 17
6 Michael Poplawski 0
Quarterfinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 58
Serene Ford 58
3 Eva Kafkova 44
4 Michael Poplawski 38
5 Petr Havlik 28
6 John Lo 16



US Open Tennis Prediction Challenge! Men’s Final Predictions

September 10, 2017

Rafael Nadal is our favourite to win today’s Men’s Final, with Kevin Anderson getting support from Petr and Wes.

Please find our predictions attached.

For download: US Open Tennis 2017 Prediction Challenge! Men’s Final Predictions.pdf

Enjoy the match!

 


Women’s Final: Stephens dominates, wins first Major

September 9, 2017

Sloane Stephens, of the United States, reacts after scoring a point against Madison Keys, of the United States, during the women’s singles final. (Adam Hunger/The Associated Press)

Match completed Saturday:

Sloane Stephens (USA) def. Madison Keys (USA) (15) 2-0
Three players had match winner correct

Petr was the only player to have the match winner and score exactly correct and has moved back into the third prize spot ahead of the Men’s Final.

For download: US Open Tennis 2017 Prediction Challenge! Women’s Final.pdf

Overall
1 Serene Ford 186 $30.00
2 John Lo 166 $21.00
3 Petr Havlik 148 $9.00
4 Wes Zetaruk 122
5 Eva Kafkova 61
6 Michael Poplawski 38
Women’s Final
1 Petr Havlik 100
2 John Lo 70
Serene Ford 70
4 Wes Zetaruk 0
Eva Kafkova 0
Michael Poplawski 0
Semifinals
1 John Lo 80
2 Wes Zetaruk 64
3 Serene Ford 58
4 Petr Havlik 20
5 Eva Kafkova 17
6 Michael Poplawski 0
Quarterfinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 58
Serene Ford 58
3 Eva Kafkova 44
4 Michael Poplawski 38
5 Petr Havlik 28
6 John Lo 16



Women’s Final Predictions

September 9, 2017

We are split right down the middle on our predictions for the final, with three players each picking Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens to win a major title in their first appearance in a final.

Enjoy the match!

Match Picks Average # of Sets
KEY 3 STE 3 2.67

Women’s Final, Men’s Final Prediction Forms Available

September 8, 2017

Saturday and Sunday will see the women’s and men’s finals take place.

The Entry Forms are available now up until the deadlines . Please ensure your predictions are submitted by the deadlines shown on the forms.

Good luck!

Overall
1 Wes Zetaruk 122
2 Serene Ford 116
3 John Lo 96
4 Eva Kafkova 61
5 Petr Havlik 48
6 Michael Poplawski 38

Anderson fulfills dream, Nadal dominates Del Potro; Semifinals results

September 8, 2017

Rafael Nadal, above, came from behind to defeat Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 and advance to the U.S. Open final. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Matches completed Friday:

Kevin Anderson (RSA) (28) def. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) (12) 3-1
Three players had match winner correct
Two players (John, Wes) had match score correct

Rafael Nadal (ESP) (1) def. Juan Martin del Potro (ARG) (24) 3-1
Five players had match winner correct
Three players had match score correct

John was the biggest mover this round with three match winners correct, always with the correct score. Wes has moved into the lead with Serene close behind.

For download: US Open Tennis 2017 Prediction Challenge! Semifinals.pdf

Overall
1 Wes Zetaruk 122
2 Serene Ford 116
3 John Lo 96
4 Eva Kafkova 61
5 Petr Havlik 48
6 Michael Poplawski 38
Semifinals
1 John Lo 80
2 Wes Zetaruk 64
3 Serene Ford 58
4 Petr Havlik 20
5 Eva Kafkova 17
6 Michael Poplawski 0
Quarterfinals
1 Wes Zetaruk 58
Serene Ford 58
3 Eva Kafkova 44
4 Michael Poplawski 38
5 Petr Havlik 28
6 John Lo 16

 



Stephens to meet Keys in Women’s Final Saturday

September 7, 2017

Sloane Stephens has reached her first Grand Slam final, edging Venus Williams 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 in the first of two all-American semifinals

Matches completed Thursday:

Sloane Stephens (USA) def. Venus Williams (USA) (9) 2-1
One player (John) had match winner correct
One player (John) had match score correct

Madison Keys (USA) (15) def. CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) (20) 2-0
Two players (Serene, Wes) had match winner correct
No players had match score correct

 

For download: US Open Tennis 2017 Prediction Challenge! Semifinals Thursday.pdf

Overall
1 Serene Ford 82
Wes Zetaruk 82
3 John Lo 56
4 Eva Kafkova 44
5 Michael Poplawski 38
6 Petr Havlik 28
Semifinals
1 John Lo 40
2 Serene Ford 24
Wes Zetaruk 24
4 Eva Kafkova 0
Michael Poplawski 0
Petr Havlik 0

 


2017/18 UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

September 7, 2017

UEFA Champions League

adidas-2017-18-champions-league-ball (2)The UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge is back for its fourteenth year!

Starting with the Group Stage which runs from September to December, then followed by knockout games culminating in a Kiev final in June, the Champions League will offer players a chance to play along with the world’s most-watched sporting event over no fewer than five Prediction Challenge rounds!

All you need to play can be found here: the Entry Form, and the Rules.

Join today! Games begin Tuesday, September 12, so please don’t delay!