Men’s Final Prediction Form Available

June 9, 2018

FrenchopenThe Men’s Final Prediction Form is now available. Predictions are due late Saturday evening in advance of the Sunday morning match (Pacific Time).

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Canadian Grand Prix Prediction Form Available

June 9, 2018

Formula 1 2018The Canadian Grand Prix Prediction Form is now available.

The Form is due no later than 10:00 Pacific Time Sunday.

It is possible that the grid may change before the race begins, but the Form will not be revised. Players may submit the Form more than once with the last Form submitted being accepted.

Predictions will be tabulated and published as soon as possible after the Form deadline passes.

Starting Grid (as at 20:05 PT Saturday)

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Starting Grid (as at 20:05 PT Saturday)


Halep Atones for Last Year’s Final, Wins First Major

June 9, 2018

Simona Halep, above, defeated Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, in the women’s final. (Alessandra Tarantino/Associated Press)

For download: French Open Prediction Challenge! 2018 Semifinals.pdf

The third round of four in our game is now complete! Michael remains our leader, maintaining the same lead ahead of Eva and Wes, as the three players all the Women’s final result exactly correct.

Match completed Saturday:
HAL 2 STE 1
5 players had match winner correct
3 players had match score correct

Overall
1 Michael Poplawski 245
2 Eva Kafková 235
3 Wes Zetaruk 229
4 Serene Ford 174
5 Petr Havlik 137
Women’s Final
1 Michael Poplawski 100
Eva Kafková 100
Wes Zetaruk 100
4 Serene Ford 70
Petr Havlik 70
Semifinals
1 Michael Poplawski 77
Eva Kafková 77
Wes Zetaruk 77
4 Serene Ford 64
5 Petr Havlik 31
Quarterfinals
1 Michael Poplawski 68
2 Eva Kafková 58
3 Wes Zetaruk 52
4 Serene Ford 40
5 Petr Havlik 36


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Women’s Final Predictions

June 8, 2018

Frenchopen

Simona Halep is our unanimous choice to win her first French Open title in her third final match opportunity.

For download: French Open Prediction Challenge! 2018 Women’s Final Predictions.pdf

Enjoy the match!

Match Picks Average # of Sets
HAL 5 STE 0 2.60

Thiem and Nadal Dominate; Semifinals Results

June 8, 2018

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Rafael Nadal celebrates his straight sets win over Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina on Friday. Only Austrian Dominic Thiem stands in the way of his 11th French Open title. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


For download: French Open Prediction Challenge! 2018 Semifinals.pdf

The second round of four in our game is now complete! Michael remains our leader, ahead of Eva and Wes, as the three players all had three semifinals matches correct (along with Serene), while having two match scores exactly right.

Men’s Matches completed Friday:

NAD 3 DPO 0
5 players had match winner correct
1 player (Michael) had match score correct

THI 3 CEC 0
5 players had match winner correct
2 players (Eva, Wes) had match score correct

Overall
1 Michael Poplawski 145
2 Eva Kafková 135
3 Wes Zetaruk 129
4 Serene Ford 104
5 Petr Havlik 67
Semifinals
1 Michael Poplawski 77
Eva Kafková 77
Wes Zetaruk 77
4 Serene Ford 64
5 Petr Havlik 31
Quarterfinals
1 Michael Poplawski 68
2 Eva Kafková 58
3 Wes Zetaruk 52
4 Serene Ford 40
5 Petr Havlik 36

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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.

Entry deadlines

Group stage: 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: Tuesday, July 10 10:00 Pacific time
Final (with third-place tiebreaker): Friday, July 13 23:00 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.

 

 


Women’s Final Prediction Form Available

June 8, 2018

FrenchopenThe Women’s Final Prediction Form is now available. Predictions are due late Friday evening in advance of the Saturday morning match (Pacific Time).


Capitals Win First Stanley Cup

June 7, 2018

Alex Ovechkin hoists the Stanley Cup after his Washington Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5 of the Final on Thursday. (John Locher/Associated Press)

Congratulations to Tim on his first Prediction Challenge win! Amy finished only two points behind to earn her first prize since 2012. John Woycheshin finished a strong third while Logan earned a prize in his first Prediction Challenge.

Series ended Thursday:
WSH 4 VEG 1
7 players had series winner correct
1 player (Wes) had series score correct

For download: Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! 2018.pdf

Overall
1 Tim Winkelmans 308  $   70.00
2 Amy Roach 306  $   35.00
3 John Woycheshin 260  $   21.00
4 Logan Zetaruk 235  $   14.00
5 Wes Zetaruk 226
6 John Lo 194
7 Mel Tacoma 181
8 John Eastaugh 169
9 Rodney Dietrich 167
Pete McCarthy 167
11 Doug Wansbrough 156
12 Kelly Chaplin 133
13 Tom Courtney 129
14 Michael Poplawski 104
Final
VEG 1-4 WSH
1 Wes Zetaruk 100
2 Tim Winkelmans 90
Amy Roach 90
John Woycheshin 90
Logan Zetaruk 90
6 John Lo 80
Pete McCarthy 80
8 Mel Tacoma 10
John Eastaugh 10
Tom Courtney 10
11 Rodney Dietrich 0
Doug Wansbrough 0
Kelly Chaplin 0
Michael Poplawski 0
Conference Finals
Eastern Western
TBL 3-4 WSH VEG 4-1 WPG
1 Amy Roach 92
Tim Winkelmans 92
3 Doug Wansbrough 58
4 Rodney Dietrich 50
John Woycheshin 50
John Eastaugh 50
7 Logan Zetaruk 22
Kelly Chaplin 22
John Lo 22
10 Mel Tacoma 18
Wes Zetaruk 18
Tom Courtney 18
Pete McCarthy 18
Michael Poplawski 18
Conference Semifinals
Eastern Western
TBL 4-1 BOS NSH 3-4 WPG
WSH 4-2 PIT VEG 4-2 SJS
1 Mel Tacoma 96
2 Amy Roach 68
3 Rodney Dietrich 60
4 Logan Zetaruk 58
5 Kelly Chaplin 54
6 Michael Poplawski 46
7 Wes Zetaruk 44
John Woycheshin 44
Doug Wansbrough 44
John Eastaugh 44
Tom Courtney 44
John Lo 44
Tim Winkelmans 44
14 Pete McCarthy 22
Conference Quarterfinals
Eastern Western
TBL 4-1 NJD VEG 4-0 LAK
BOS 4-3 TOR ANA 0-4 SJS
WSH 4-2 CBJ NSH 4-2 COL
PIT 4-2 PHI WPG 4-1 MIN
1 Tim Winkelmans 82
2 John Woycheshin 76
3 Logan Zetaruk 65
John Eastaugh 65
5 Wes Zetaruk 64
6 Rodney Dietrich 57
Kelly Chaplin 57
Tom Courtney 57
Mel Tacoma 57
10 Amy Roach 56
11 Doug Wansbrough 54
12 John Lo 48
13 Pete McCarthy 47
14 Michael Poplawski 40

 

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Men’s Semifinals Predictions

June 7, 2018

Frenchopen

The Men’s Semifinals take place Friday.

We are unanimous on the winners (Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem) of both matches, only differing on how many games their challengers (Juan Martin Del Potro and Marco Cecchinato) will win.

For download: French Open Prediction Challenge! 2018 Men’s Semifinals Predictions.pdf

Enjoy the matches!

Match picks Average # of Sets
NAD 5 DPO 0 3.80
CEC 0 THI 5 3.80

Women’s Semifinals: Halep and Stephens Win in Straight Sets

June 7, 2018

Sloane Stephens beat fellow American and good friend Madison Keys in the 2017 US Open final

For download: French Open Prediction Challenge! 2018 Semifinals Women.pdf

Women’s Matches completed Thursday:

HAL 2 MUG 0
0 players had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct

STE 2 KEY 0
4 players had match winner correct
4 players had match score correct

Overall
1 Michael Poplawski 108
2 Eva Kafková 98
3 Wes Zetaruk 92
4 Serene Ford 80
5 Petr Havlik 36
Semifinals
Men Women
NAD – DPO HAL 2-0 MUG
CEC – THI KEY 0-2 STE
1 Michael Poplawski 40
Eva Kafková 40
Wes Zetaruk 40
Serene Ford 40
5 Petr Havlik 0

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