Each player purchases a subscription to a series (league) of whatever sport you like. In this example we have used cricket. A proportion of each subscription goes to the fund raising cause. You can have a simple pick the winner of a game or have the option of players to earn additional points for picking the score (within a range for big scoring games such as cricket), picking the difference, or any additional question.
A player can improve their chances by buying for than one subscription. They will just need different email addresses for each subscription. You can get free email addresses with redirects to your main email from Gmail.
Players who do not pay their subscription within a certain time will be excluded from the game.
You could also offer bonus subscriptions for a chance to earn additional points by predicting a certain event such as name of first player scoring.
Subscription for the pool is easy. All you have to do is think of a login name and a valid email address. If you lost your password, you can generate a new one. Or ask the webmaster.
Predicting the matches
Predict the end score of all the matches in the tournament/competition. You have until 15 minutes before the start of a match to add or change your prediction. You can also just put 1 and 0 if you just want to pick the winner.
The server time is used. No discussion about that, so be on time if you want to fill in your scores.
As you may have noticed the matches in the next stages are not yet filled at the beginning of the tournament. Once the teams are through to the next round, I will add them. These games can also be changed until 15 minutes before the game starts. Or, if you’re feeling lucky, you can predict them now.
The bonus questions
You can earn extra points during the tournament with the bonus questions. These questions must be answered before a given date and time. Each questions shows the points you can earn.
In the group phase the scores at the end of the game are used for the calculation of the scores. For final rounds the score at the end of the game including extra time is used. Goals in a penalty shoot-out are not taken into consideration.
You get points for predicting the correct winner of the match or prediction of a draw. We call this the toto score. In case you also predict the exact amount of goals scored (eg. football or basket ball) or a range in the case of a game like cricket, you get extra points. We call this the full score. If you got the goals correct you get the extra goal bonus, even if you didn’t get the match result correct (e.g. match ends in 1-1 and you predicted 0-1 you will still get 0 points). The last scoring options is the goal difference bonus: if you predict the correct winner, not the exact score, but you predicted the correct difference in goals, you get the goal difference bonus (e.g. you predicted 3-1 or 4-2 and result is 2-0).
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If you want to view the ranking, then go to the ranking page and pick the correct league. If you’re logged in, then the league for which you subscribed, is automatically picked.
The golden ball
Each player has one golden ball. If you place this ball next to a match the score for that match is multiplied by 2. You may place the golden ball next to every match and you can change your mind and move the golden ball, as long this match is still changeable. The golden ball is activated after the prediction for the match is locked. Once activated the golden ball cannot be moved anymore.
When multiple players have the exact same amount of points, then the following sorting rules are applied on the ranking (most important one at the top):
- amount of full scores;
- amount of toto scores;
- amount of correct bonus questions.