Quarterfinals Results

January 23, 2019
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Canada’s Milos Raonic lost his match against France’s Lucas Pouille. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

For download: australian open prediction challenge! 2019 quarterfinals.pdf

Eva is our leader after the first round of three in our game ahead of second-place Michael. Eva and Michael each predicted six of the eight advancing players, while Eva stood alone with five matches predicted exactly correctly.

Matches completed Wednesday (Australian time):

DJO 3 NIS 0
Four players had match winner correct
One player (Eva) had match score correct

POU 3 RAO 1
No players had match winner correct
No players had match score correct

PLI 2 WIL 1
Two players (Michael, Eva) had match winner correct
Two players (Michael, Eva) had match score correct

OSA 2 SVI 0
Three players had match winner correct
One player (Serene) had match score correct

Quarterfinals
1 Eva Kafkova 76
2 Michael Poplawski 56
3 Serene Ford 44
4 Petr Havlik 40

 

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Semifinals Prediction Form Now Available

January 22, 2019

Australian Open LogoThe Semfinals Entry Form is now available. The form will be updated as matchups are confirmed.

Your last entry will be the one processed if you submit more than once. Please submit your entry before the deadline shown on the form.

Good luck!


Tuesday Quarterfinals

January 22, 2019
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Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas makes a forehand return to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut during their quarter-final match at the Australian Open. (Mark Schiefelbein/The Associated Press)

For download: australian open prediction challenge! 2019 quarterfinals tuesday.pdf

Matches completed Tuesday (Australian time):

TSI 3 BAU 1
Three players had match winner correct
Two players (Eva, Serene) had match score correct

NAD 3 TIA 0
Four players had match winner correct
Three players had match score correct

KVI 2 BAR 0
Four players had match winner correct
Two players (Petr, Eva) had match score correct

COL2 PAV1
Two players (Petr, Eva) had match winner correct
Two players (Petr, Eva) had match score correct

Quarterfinals
1 Eva Kafkova 56
2 Serene Ford 26
Petr Havlik 26
4 Michael Poplawski 22

 


Quarterfinals Predictions

January 21, 2019

Australian Open LogoWelcome to the Australian Open Tennis Prediction Challenge! We have four players competing for a grand prize of $30, with a $10 prize for our runner-up.

Four matches are unanimous picks, with some disagreements on how many sets each player will win, while two of the women’s matches have split us right down the middle, making the women’s side the one to watch for our game for this round

Good luck to everyone, and I hope we see some great matches (even if it might cost us some sleep)!

For download: australian open prediction challenge! 2019 quarterfinals predictions.pdf

Match Picks Average # of Sets
DJO 4 NIS 0 3.75
RAO 4 POU 0 3.50
BAU 1 TSI 3 4.50
TIA 0 NAD 4 3.25
WIL 2 PLI 2 2.50
OSA 3 SVI 1 2.75
KVI 4 BAR 0 2.50
PAV 2 COL 2 2.25

Overtime Thrillers Send Rams, Patriots to Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII

January 20, 2019
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Greg Zuerlein’s game-winning field goal in overtime against the Saints propelled the Rams to the Super Bowl. (4) kicks the game-winning field goal against the New Orleans Saints during overtime in the NFC Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: – 12030997 (Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports via Reuters)

Kelly is our new leader (ahead on tie-breaker) as he led a group of players who correctly called for both road teams to win the Conference Championships on Sunday. Kelly and John earned top scores as two of the four players to have both winners correct and as two of the three players to have two victory margins within 3 points.

Games completed Sunday:
LAR 26 NO 23 (OT)
4 players had game winner correct
3 players (John W, Kelly, Shaun) had victory margin correct (within 3 points)

NE 37 KC 31 (OT)
5 players had game winner correct
4 players (John W, Kelly, Petr, Shaun had victory margin correct (within 3 points)

Overall
1 Kelly Chaplin 171
2 Shaun Johnson 171
3 Wes Zetaruk 159
4 John Woycheshin 150
5 John Eastaugh 119
6 Logan Zetaruk 105
7 Petr Havlik 104
8 Michael Poplawski 99
9 Tim Winkelmans 89
10 Edward Mick 87
11 Sheryl Johnson 84
12 John Lo 64
Conference Championships
1 Kelly Chaplin 92
John Woycheshin 92
3 Shaun Johnson 88
4 Logan Zetaruk 50
5 Petr Havlik 36
6 Wes Zetaruk 8
7 Sheryl Johnson 6
8 Edward Mick 0
Michael Poplawski 0
John Lo 0
John Eastaugh 0
Tim Winkelmans 0
Divisional Playoffs
1 Wes Zetaruk 80
2 Edward Mick 78
3 Michael Poplawski 76
4 Shaun Johnson 64
5 Petr Havlik 60
6 Kelly Chaplin 59
7 John Lo 57
8 John Eastaugh 48
9 Sheryl Johnson 46
10 Tim Winkelmans 40
11 Logan Zetaruk 32
12 John Woycheshin 22
Wild Card Games
1 Wes Zetaruk 71
John Eastaugh 71
3 Tim Winkelmans 49
4 John Woycheshin 36
5 Sheryl Johnson 32
6 Logan Zetaruk 23
Michael Poplawski 23
8 Kelly Chaplin 20
9 Shaun Johnson 19
10 Edward Mick 9
11 Petr Havlik 8
12 John Lo 7

For download: nfl playoffs prediction challenge! 2019 conference championships.pdf

NFL Playoffs


Australian Open Tennis Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

January 20, 2019

Australian Open LogoHello, tennis fans!

As the Australian Open enters its second week, our Prediction Challenge game begins… can you predict which of the last eight women and men will ultimately triumph on Down Under?

Introduction

This game challenges you to pick the winners of matches in both the men’s and women’s singles tournaments, round-by-round, and the number of sets it will take them to win. The more accurate your predictions, the higher your score!

Each round of the game is equally important to win this contest, adding to the drama…there are 100 points up for grabs in each of the four rounds.

Picks are submitted prior to each round. As tennis tournaments run on a tight schedule, please be mindful that you will need to provide your predictions before the matches begin. Entry forms are found on this web site.

Interested? Cost is $10, all money goes into the prize pool.

Entry deadlines are shortly before the beginning of each tournament round. While playing, please pay attention to the Australian Open schedule!

Do you know someone else who would like to play? Pass this message on! More players make for more combinations and a bigger pot!

You’ll find results of last year’s Australian Open Tennis Prediction Challenge here. Please let me know if you have any questions!

 

 


Conference Championship Predictions

January 20, 2019

The Saints and Chiefs are our picks to meet in Super Bowl LIII! Eleven of our twelve players have predicted either both home teams or both road teams to advance, with Petr predicting the Saints and Patriots to come out on top.

Good luck, and enjoy the games!

Game Picks
LAR-NO LAR 4 NO 8
NE-KC NE 5 KC 7

For download: nfl playoffs prediction challenge! 2019 conference championship predictions.pdf

NFL Playoffs


Conference Championships Prediction Form Now Available

January 18, 2019

NFL PlayoffsThe Conference Championships Prediction Form is now available; please submit your entry by the deadline time shown on the Form.

Good luck!


Wild Card Winners Dispatched

January 13, 2019
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Patriots running back Sony Michel, right, ran roughshod over the Chargers on Sunday, scoring three touchdowns in New England’s win. (Steven Senne/Associated Press)

Wes backed up his Wild Card success with top marks in the Divisional Playoffs, having all four winners correct and being one of seven players to earn bonus points for accurate victory margins.

Overall
1 Wes Zetaruk 151
2 John Eastaugh 119
3 Michael Poplawski 99
4 Tim Winkelmans 89
5 Edward Mick 87
6 Shaun Johnson 83
7 Kelly Chaplin 79
8 Sheryl Johnson 78
9 Petr Havlik 68
10 John Lo 64
11 John Woycheshin 58
12 Logan Zetaruk 55
Divisional Playoffs
1 Wes Zetaruk 80
2 Edward Mick 78
3 Michael Poplawski 76
4 Shaun Johnson 64
5 Petr Havlik 60
6 Kelly Chaplin 59
7 John Lo 57
8 John Eastaugh 48
9 Sheryl Johnson 46
10 Tim Winkelmans 40
11 Logan Zetaruk 32
12 John Woycheshin 22
Wild Card Games
1 Wes Zetaruk 71
John Eastaugh 71
3 Tim Winkelmans 49
4 John Woycheshin 36
5 Sheryl Johnson 32
6 Logan Zetaruk 23
Michael Poplawski 23
8 Kelly Chaplin 20
9 Shaun Johnson 19
10 Edward Mick 9
11 Petr Havlik 8
12 John Lo 7

 

For download: nfl playoffs prediction challenge! 2019 divisional playoffs.pdf

NFL Playoffs


Divisional Playoffs Predictions

January 12, 2019

NFL Playoffs

The Saints are a unanimous choice to knock off the defending champion Eagles, while the Chiefs are big favourites to end the Colts’ current successful run. The other matchups promise to be pivotal with significant support for the Cowboys, Rams, Chargers and Patriots.

Good luck, and enjoy the games!

Game Picks
IND-KC IND 2 KC 10
DAL-LAR DAL 4 LAR 8
LAC-NE LAC 5 NE 7
PHI-NO PHI 0 NO 12

For download: nfl playoffs prediction challenge! 2019 divisional playoffs predictions.pdf