Interim Standings through Ladies’ Quarter-finals

July 11, 2017

Presented here are the interim standings through one half of the Quarter-finals round. There is still time to submit Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals Predictions as of the time of this post. (Revised since original publication.)

For download: Wimbledon-2017-Quarter-finals-Ladies/[pdf

Standings through Tuesday’s Ladies’ Quarter-finals
1 Michael Poplawski 42
2 Petr Havlik 28
3 Eva Kafkova 26
4 Serene Ford 6

 


Gentlemen’s Quarter-final Prediction Form now available

July 11, 2017

With all four quarter-final matchups now set for Thursday, please submit your predictions by the time shown on the form.

 


Quarter-finals Predictions

July 11, 2017

Welcome to the 2017 edition of the Wimbledon Prediction Challenge! We have four players competing for a $30 top prize and a $10 prize for being runner-up.

All eight Ladies’ players have support from one or more players in our game. Enjoy the matches!

Wimbledon-2017-Quarter-finals-predictions.pdf

Match Picks Average # of Sets
MUG 3 KUZ 1 2.75
RYB 2 VDW 2 2.75
WIL 3 OST 1 3.00
KON 1 HAL 3 2.50

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!


Penguins clinch second straight Stanley Cup, Final Results

June 12, 2017

From a star player cementing his place among the game’s all-time greats, to a coach and a GM making the best of their roster, the Pittsburgh Penguins were in perfect harmony from top to bottom in capturing their second consecutive Stanley Cup.

For download: Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2017 Final.pdf

Congratulations to Doug upon winning this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! Doug is a two-time champion in the Stanley Cup game, having won previously three years ago. Tom is our runner-up, Chris finished in third place in his first Prediction Challenge and Mel rounds out our prize winners’ circle.

Series ended Sunday:

PIT 4 NSH 2
Six players had series winner correct
Two players (Chris, Kyle) had series score correct

Overall
1 Doug Wansbrough 322 $85.00
2 Tom Courtney 291 $42.50
3 Chris Kirby 262 $25.50
4 Mel Tacoma 252 $17.00
5 Kyle Eggleston 242
6 Wes Zetaruk 235
7 John Eastaugh 210
8 Pete McCarthy 209
9 Rodney Dietrich 201
10 Bob Routhier 196
11 John Lo 187
12 Michael Poplawski 181
13 Amy Roach 174
14 Teri Winchester 165
15 Kelly Chaplin 128
16 John Woycheshin 124
17 Joel Palmer 117
Final
PIT 4-2 NSH
1 Chris Kirby 100 PIT 4-2
Kyle Eggleston 100 PIT 4-2
3 Wes Zetaruk 90 PIT 4-1
Doug Wansbrough 90 PIT 4-3
Tom Courtney 90 PIT 4-3
Mel Tacoma 90 PIT 4-3
7 John Eastaugh 20 NSH 4-3
Amy Roach 20 NSH 4-3
9 Pete McCarthy 10 NSH 4-2
Rodney Dietrich 10 NSH 4-2
Bob Routhier 10 NSH 4-2
John Lo 10 NSH 4-2
Michael Poplawski 10 NSH 4-2
Teri Winchester 10 NSH 4-2
15 John Woycheshin 0 NSH 4-1
Joel Palmer 0 NSH 4-0
Kelly Chaplin 0
Conference Finals
Eastern Western
PIT 4-3 OTT ANA 2-4 NSH
1 Doug Wansbrough 96
Pete McCarthy 96
Rodney Dietrich 96
Mel Tacoma 96
Bob Routhier 96
Michael Poplawski 96
7 Tom Courtney 82
John Eastaugh 82
John Lo 82
10 Amy Roach 62
11 Wes Zetaruk 58
12 Kelly Chaplin 44
Chris Kirby 44
Teri Winchester 44
Kyle Eggleston 44
16 John Woycheshin 40
17 Joel Palmer 32
Conference Semifinals
Eastern Western
NYR 2-4 OTT STL 2-4 NSH
WSH 3-4 PIT ANA 4-3 EDM
1 Doug Wansbrough 86
2 Chris Kirby 72
3 Rodney Dietrich 64
4 Bob Routhier 62
5 Tom Courtney 60
6 Kyle Eggleston 58
7 John Lo 48
8 Amy Roach 46
Teri Winchester 46
Kelly Chaplin 46
John Woycheshin 46
12 Pete McCarthy 44
John Eastaugh 44
14 Wes Zetaruk 40
15 Joel Palmer 38
16 Michael Poplawski 28
17 Mel Tacoma 18
Conference Quarterfinals
Eastern Western
MTL 2-4 NYR ANA 4-0 CGY
OTT 4-2 BOS EDM 4-2 SJS
WSH 4-2 TOR CHI 0-4 NSH
PIT 4-1 CBJ MIN 1-4 STL
1 Teri Winchester 65
2 John Eastaugh 64
3 Pete McCarthy 59
Tom Courtney 59
5 Doug Wansbrough 50
6 Mel Tacoma 48
7 Wes Zetaruk 47
Joel Palmer 47
Michael Poplawski 47
John Lo 47
11 Chris Kirby 46
Amy Roach 46
13 Kyle Eggleston 40
14 Kelly Chaplin 38
John Woycheshin 38
16 Rodney Dietrich 31
17 Bob Routhier 28

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Penguins win in rout, Predators must now answer

June 9, 2017

Pittsburgh is on the verge of back-to-back Stanley Cups with 6-0 win over Nashville.

For download: Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2017 Final Game 5.pdf

Overall
1 Doug Wansbrough 312 $85.00
2 Tom Courtney 281 $42.50
3 Chris Kirby 252 $25.50
4 Mel Tacoma 242 $17.00
5 Kyle Eggleston 232
6 Wes Zetaruk 225
7 John Eastaugh 220
8 Pete McCarthy 219
9 Rodney Dietrich 211
10 Bob Routhier 206
11 John Lo 197
12 Michael Poplawski 191
13 Amy Roach 184
14 Teri Winchester 175
15 John Woycheshin 134
16 Kelly Chaplin 128
17 Joel Palmer 117
Final
PIT 3-2 NSH
1 Chris Kirby 90 PIT 4-2
Kyle Eggleston 90 PIT 4-2
3 Wes Zetaruk 80 PIT 4-1
Doug Wansbrough 80 PIT 4-3
Tom Courtney 80 PIT 4-3
Mel Tacoma 80 PIT 4-3
7 John Eastaugh 30 NSH 4-3
Amy Roach 30 NSH 4-3
9 Pete McCarthy 20 NSH 4-2
Rodney Dietrich 20 NSH 4-2
Bob Routhier 20 NSH 4-2
John Lo 20 NSH 4-2
Michael Poplawski 20 NSH 4-2
Teri Winchester 20 NSH 4-2
15 John Woycheshin 10 NSH 4-1
16 Joel Palmer 0 NSH 4-0
Kelly Chaplin 0 NO

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Predators draw level, make Final a best-of-three

June 6, 2017

Pekka Rinne was spectacular, Frederick Gaudreau scored a tiebreaking goal early in the second period and the Nashville Predators handed Pittsburgh a 4-1 loss Monday night to even the Stanley Cup final at two games apiece.

For download: Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2017 Final Game 4.pdf

Overall
1 Doug Wansbrough 252 $85.00
2 Pete McCarthy 229 $42.50
3 Tom Courtney 221 $25.50
Rodney Dietrich 221 $17.00
5 Bob Routhier 216
6 John Eastaugh 210
7 John Lo 207
8 Michael Poplawski 201
9 Chris Kirby 192
10 Teri Winchester 185
11 Mel Tacoma 182
12 Amy Roach 174
13 Kyle Eggleston 172
14 Wes Zetaruk 165
15 John Woycheshin 144
16 Kelly Chaplin 128
17 Joel Palmer 127
Final
PIT 2-2 NSH
1 Chris Kirby 30 PIT 4-2
Kyle Eggleston 30 PIT 4-2
Pete McCarthy 30 NSH 4-2
Rodney Dietrich 30 NSH 4-2
Bob Routhier 30 NSH 4-2
John Lo 30 NSH 4-2
Michael Poplawski 30 NSH 4-2
Teri Winchester 30 NSH 4-2
9 Wes Zetaruk 20 PIT 4-1
Doug Wansbrough 20 PIT 4-3
Tom Courtney 20 PIT 4-3
Mel Tacoma 20 PIT 4-3
John Woycheshin 20 NSH 4-1
John Eastaugh 20 NSH 4-3
Amy Roach 20 NSH 4-3
16 Joel Palmer 10 NSH 4-0
17 Kelly Chaplin 0 NO

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Real Madrid become first ever Champions League repeat winners, Final Results

June 5, 2017

UEFA Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo showcased his enduring lethal scoring qualities to ensure Real Madrid became the first Champions League holder to defend its title, netting twice in beating Juventus 4-1 on Saturday.

MAD 4 JUV 1
Five players had match winner correct
No players had match score correct

Congratulations to Evan upon winning his first Prediction Challenge! Michael held his grip on second place while Steffen’s 3-1 prediction pushed him past Wes into third spot.

For download: uefa-champions-league-2016-17-final.pdf

Overall
1 Evan Howatson 301 $50.00
2 Michael Poplawski 290 $25.00
3 Steffen Warias 287 $15.00
4 Wes Zetaruk 282 $10.00
5 Pedro Oliveira 273
6 Kay Otani 218
7 Joel Palmer 217
8 Nell Ross 199
9 Casey Farrell 198
10 John Lo 176
Final
1 Steffen Warias 85
2 Pedro Oliveira 70
Wes Zetaruk 70
Evan Howatson 70
Michael Poplawski 70
6 Kay Otani 0
Nell Ross 0
Joel Palmer 0
Casey Farrell 0
John Lo 0
Semi-finals
       
1 Pedro Oliveira 92
2 Kay Otani 82
Wes Zetaruk 82
4 Steffen Warias 78
Evan Howatson 78
Michael Poplawski 78
Nell Ross 78
Joel Palmer 78
9 Casey Farrell 74
10 John Lo 44
Quarter-finals
1 Evan Howatson 78
2 John Lo 44
Michael Poplawski 44
Kay Otani 44
Joel Palmer 44
6 Pedro Oliveira 38
7 Nell Ross 32
8 Casey Farrell 30
Steffen Warias 30
10 Wes Zetaruk 28
Round of 16
1 John Lo 58
2 Pedro Oliveira 57
3 Michael Poplawski 56
Wes Zetaruk 56
5 Kay Otani 46
6 Nell Ross 45
7 Steffen Warias 44
8 Evan Howatson 41
9 Casey Farrell 38
10 Joel Palmer 37
Group Stage
1 Joel Palmer 58
2 Casey Farrell 56
3 Steffen Warias 50
4 Kay Otani 46
Wes Zetaruk 46
6 Nell Ross 44
7 Michael Poplawski 42
8 Evan Howatson 34
9 John Lo 30
10 Pedro Oliveira 16

Predators answer back

June 3, 2017

P.K. Subban and his Nashville Predators made good on the defenceman’s bold guarantee that the upstart Predators would bounce back to win Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final in the boisterous and friendly confines of Bridgestone Arena.

For download: Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2017 Final Game 3.pdf

Overall
1 Doug Wansbrough 292 $85.00
2 Tom Courtney 261 $42.50
3 Chris Kirby 232 $25.50
4 Wes Zetaruk 225 $17.00
5 Mel Tacoma 222
6 Pete McCarthy 219
7 Kyle Eggleston 212
8 Rodney Dietrich 211
9 Bob Routhier 206
10 John Eastaugh 200
11 John Lo 197
12 Michael Poplawski 191
13 Teri Winchester 175
14 Amy Roach 164
16 Kelly Chaplin 128
15 John Woycheshin 134
17 Joel Palmer 117
Final
PIT 2-1 NSH
1 Wes Zetaruk 80 PIT 4-1
2 Chris Kirby 70 PIT 4-2
Kyle Eggleston 70 PIT 4-2
4 Doug Wansbrough 60 PIT 4-3
Tom Courtney 60 PIT 4-3
Mel Tacoma 60 PIT 4-3
7 Pete McCarthy 20 NSH 4-2
Rodney Dietrich 20 NSH 4-2
Bob Routhier 20 NSH 4-2
John Lo 20 NSH 4-2
Michael Poplawski 20 NSH 4-2
Teri Winchester 20 NSH 4-2
13 John Woycheshin 10 NSH 4-1
John Eastaugh 10 NSH 4-3
Amy Roach 10 NSH 4-3
16 Kelly Chaplin 0 NONE
Joel Palmer 0 NSH 4-0

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Final Predictions

June 3, 2017

 

The last round of our game is upon us as Juventus meets Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Cardiff today.

Five players are picking Real Madrid to be the first club to win consecutive Champions League titles while four players are looking for the Bianconeri to come out on top. Our prize winners will likely come down to which team comes out on top!

Enjoy the game, and good luck!

For download: uefa-champions-league-2016-17-final-predictions.pdf

Overall
1 Evan Howatson 231 $50.00 MAD 2:1
2 Michael Poplawski 220 $25.00 MAD 2:1
3 Kay Otani 218 $15.00 JUV 2:1
4 Joel Palmer 217 $10.00 JUV 2:1
5 Wes Zetaruk 212 MAD 2:1
6 Pedro Oliveira 203 MAD 3:2
7 Steffen Warias 202 MAD 3:1
8 Nell Ross 199
9 Casey Farrell 198 JUV 2:1
10 John Lo 176 JUV 2:1