MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! Your invitation

October 1, 2018

MLB Postseason 2018

Hello, Baseball Fan,

The Fall Classic is approaching!

The MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! challenges you to pick the series winners, and the number of games it will take them to win, from the four opening division series through the final out of the World Series.

The more accurate your predictions, the higher your score! The best player will win cash prizes!

Each round of the baseball playoffs is equally important to win this contest, adding to the drama…there are 100 points up for grabs in each of the three rounds. Predictions are submitted prior to each round.

Interested?  Cost is $10 CAD. All proceeds go into the prize pool. There is no limit to the number of players!

Entry is simple: in the first of the three rounds, predict the result of each of the four division series. Complete the Entry Form before the first Division Series pitch!

There’s no limit to the number of players or entries. Enter now!

Full rules | Prize Breakdown | Last Year’s Results

 

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2018/19 UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

September 13, 2018

UEFA Champions League

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

Starting with the Group Stage which runs from September to December, then followed by knockout games culminating in a Madrid 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 18, so please don’t forget to enter!


US Open Tennis Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

September 2, 2018

usopenHello, tennis fans!

The US Open Tennis Prediction Challenge is back for its third year!

As the tournament reaches its second week, our Prediction Challenge game begins… can you predict which of the last eight women and men will ultimately come out on top the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center?

If you’re new to Prediction Challenge games, please have a look around the site at some of the other games that have been played since Prediction Challenges began back in 2004. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Introduction

This game challenges you to pick the winners of matches in both the men’s and women’s singles tournaments (starting with the Quarterfinals round), 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 US Open schedule!

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


Wimbledon Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

July 8, 2018

Wimbledon.svgHello, tennis fans!

As Wimbledon reaches its second week, our Prediction Challenge game begins… can you predict which of the last eight women and men will ultimately triumph on the famous lawns of the All England Lawn Tennis Club?

Introduction

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

Each of the four rounds of the game (Quarter-finals, Semi-finals, Ladies’ Final, Gentlemen’s Final) is equally important to win this contest, adding to the drama…there are 100 points up for grabs in each round.

Predictions 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. Forms for submitting predictions are found on the Prediction Challenges! web site (look for the game in the menu), e-mail notifications are also sent.

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

Do you know someone else who would like to play? Pass this message on! More players make for more combinations, more fun, and more and larger prizes!


FIFA World Cup Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

June 8, 2018

281px-2018_FIFA_World_CupEntry Form

The tournament begins soon! Please complete your entry form before 23:00 Wednesday, June 13!

FIFA World Cup:  An Introduction

The FIFA World Cup is the final round of a competition held every four years. The competition is open to each FIFA national association, and nearly two years of playoffs brings the field down to 32 teams. The World Cup is the most-watched sporting event in the world.

Tournament Format, and how we play the Prediction game

There are eight groups of four teams each, with the top two teams qualifying for single-game knockout play. Each team plays each other once in the group stage, for a total of three games. Teams earn 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw.

Your assignment, in the group stage, is to pick the finishing order of each group. Your score will be based on how close you are to predicting the correct order and also whether you chose the correct two teams to qualify for the next round.

In subsequent rounds, your task will be to pick the winning team and the number of goals that will be scored by both teams in each matchup.

Full rules are available here.

Prediction deadlines

Entry and Group S tage: Thursday, June 13 23:00 Pacific Time
Round of 16: Friday, June 29 23:00 Pacific Time
Quarter-finals: Thursday, July 5 08:00 Pacific Time
Semi-finals: Monday, July 9 23:00 Pacific time
Third-place tiebreaker: Friday, July 12 23:00 Pacific Time
Final (Third-place tiebreaker): Sunday, July 13 10:00 Pacific Time

To avoid any disappointment, enter the game only if you know you will be able to meet the prediction deadlines!

Fees and Prizes

Cost is $10. Click here for Payment Options.

Prize structure depends on the number of entries and can be found here.

 

 


French Open Tennis Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

June 3, 2018

FrenchopenHello, tennis fans!

Prediction Challenges! finally completes its own Grand Slam, now offering all four tournaments on its schedule! The terre battue of Roland Garros finally joins our suite of games.

If you’re new to Prediction Challenge games, please have a look around the site at some of the other games that have been played since Prediction Challenges began back in 2004. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Introduction

This game challenges you to pick the winners of matches in both the men’s and women’s singles events, 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 (Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Women’s Final, Men’s Final).

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 and prediction forms are found on the Prediction Challenges! web site.

How to play

Interested? Cost is $10 to play, all money collected goes into the game’s prize pool.

Entry deadlines are shortly before the beginning of each tournament round. While playing, please pay attention to the French Open tournament schedule! Weather or other factors may result in predictions being required on relatively short notice.

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


2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

April 8, 2018

Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Stanley Cup Playoffs begin Wednesday! 

It’s back! You’re invited to play in the fourteenth edition of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge!

This game challenges you to pick the series winners, and the number of games it will take them to win. The more accurate your predictions, the higher your score!

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

It’s easy to get started: just pick the series score for each first round playoff matchup on the Entry Form. The playoff matchups will be established once the NHL regular season concludes Sunday.

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

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

Entry deadlines are shortly before the beginning of each playoff round. While playing, please pay attention to the Stanley Cup Playoff schedule!

New to the game? Check out the 2017 results to get an idea of how the game can play out! Full rules are here.

So, will this be your year? Enter, and find out!


Formula 1 2018 Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

March 22, 2018

Formula 1 2018For fans of Formula 1, this new Prediction Challenge! offers an exciting game for following the season!

The game will take place over 21 rounds, players submitting a prediction form before each Grand Prix: once the starting grid is established, players select one driver per grid row and will earn points for each selected driver’s:

  • overall finish (25 points for first, all the way down to 1 point for 10th)
  • places gained from grid to finish position (25 points for the most, all the way down to 1 point for 10th)
  • fastest lap (10 points if a selected driver sets the fast lap for the race)

Like all Prediction Challenge! games, cost is $10, fully redistributed to players as prizes, with predictions submitted before each of the Grands Prix . Throughout the Season, updates are posted on the Prediction Challenges! web site, and timely e-mails will make sure you don’t miss a lap.

Please join us!

Entry Form

To familiarize yourself with how scoring will work, some pro forma results from the 2017 season are posted. Some observations made during the development of the game and its rules:

  • In each row, the driver in the lower grid position has more to gain than the driver in the higher position. The question is, will they move up during the race?
  • Some drivers are not great qualifiers but consistently move up the field and finish races, earning them points in our game for that movement. Keep an eye on them (examples: Lance Stroll, Marcus Ericsson)! Conversely, high qualifying positions (and team orders) might keep some drivers limited to mostly earning points for their high placing (examples: Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Räikkönen).
  • While only five drivers won Grands Prix in 2017, twelve drivers made the biggest in-race moves, and eight drivers earned the most Prediction Challenge! points on the day.

Australian Grand Prix Prediction Form (available once qualifying is complete) | Full Rules

 


Olympic Ice Hockey Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

February 16, 2018

PyeongChang_2018_Winter_Olympics.svgAnyong!

For fans of hockey and the Olympic Games, Prediction Challenges! offers an exciting game for following both Ice Hockey competitions at PyeongChang 2018!

The game will take place over five rounds: the Women’s Semifinals and Gold Medal Game, as well as the Men’s Quarterfinal, Semifinal and Gold Medal rounds. (At Sochi 2014, the Prediction Challenge! game was played with only the Men’s tournament; see the results here.)

Like all Prediction Challenge! games, cost is $10, fully redistributed to players as prizes, with predictions are submitted before each of the five rounds. Throughout the tournament, updates are posted on the Prediction Challenges! web site and daily e-mail updates are circulated to players.

Please join us!

Entry Form | Full Rules

2018 Ice Hockey


Australian Open Tennis Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

January 21, 2018

Australian Open LogoHello, tennis fans!

If you’re new to Prediction Challenge games, please have a look around the site at some of the other games that have been played since Prediction Challenges began back in 2004. You’ll find results of last year’s Australian Open Tennis Prediction Challenge here. Please let me know if you have any questions!

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!


Other Prediction Challenge! games coming up very soon are:

  • Olympic Ice Hockey
    For 2018, this Prediction Challenge! will feature both the women’s (semifinal and final) and men’s (quarterfinals, semifinals and finals) in a fun five round-game game. Look for an entry form in shortly before the games begin February 19 in South Korea.
  • Formula 1 World Championship
    Making its debut in March, and pleasing the racing fans among us, is a Formula 1 game which will entertain us throughout the year.