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!

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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.

 


2018 NFL Playoffs Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

January 2, 2018

NFL PlayoffsThe NFL’s regular season is over which means one thing: 10 teams will be vying for NFL championship glory in Super Bowl LII.

The Prediction Challenge! is easy to play: just pick the game winners and the margins of victory each weekend (no more than four games to predict at once) during the playoffs. Each of the four rounds counts equally towards a player’s final score!

The Entry Form requires players to begin by selecting the teams that will win each game, and the margin of victory.

Like other Prediction Challenges, points will be awarded based on whether the winning team has been correctly predicted, and the predicted margin of victory will also be scored as well. (For the latter case, if one team is predicted to win by 3 points, the other team wins by six, that prediction is incorrect by nine points.)

Bonus points will be awarded based on how many winning teams are correct, as well as how many scores are predicted correctly to within three points.

There is no limit to the number of players who may enter.

It’s $10 to play, as usual!

Hope you’ll join us! Kickoff is Saturday afternoon!


MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! Your invitation

October 1, 2017

2017-mlb-postseason

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 Canadian Funds, 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

 


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!


US Open Tennis Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

September 3, 2017

Hello, tennis fans!

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

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, 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 10, 2017

Wimbledon.svgHello, tennis fans!

Building on the success of the U.S. Open Tennis Prediction Challenge last summer and the Australian Open Tennis Prediction Challenge! this past January, you’re invited to join the third Prediction Challenge featuring Grand Slam tennis! (Look for a French Open game to debut in 2018.)

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, 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 Wimbledon 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!


2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

April 7, 2017

Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Stanley Cup Playoffs begin Wednesday! 

It’s back! You’re invited to play in the thirteenth 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 (plus PayPal fees, where applicable), all money 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 2016 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!