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2018 FIFA World Cup fantasy prediction league

Postby bigfluffylemon » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:16 am

Anyone up for this? If there's enough interest, I'll run it.

I've scoured the archive and I can't find a scoring system for a football tournament before, so I propose the following. Feedback welcome.

Group matches:

3 points: Correct result
1 bonus point: Correct goal difference/margin of victory
2 bonus points (cumulative with above): Perfect scoreline

Round of 16/Quarter Finals:[Note 1]

6 points: Correct result [Note 2]
2 bonus points: Correct goal difference/margin of victory
4 bonus points (cumulative with above): Perfect scoreline
2 bonus points: Correctly predicting winner of a penalty shootout [Note 3]

Semi Final/3rd place playoff/Final:

12 points: Correct result
4 bonus points: Correct goal difference/margin of victory
8 bonus points (cumulative with above): Perfect scoreline
4 bonus points: Correctly predicting winner of a penalty shootout

Note 1: There are 48 group games in the tournament (16 per round), and then only 16 knockout games total. As a result, a leader after the group stages are over could be effectively uncatchable, and people not doing so well might lose interest. To combat that, I've proposed increasing the points available per match in later rounds, to reflect the lower number of matches in later rounds and hopefully keeping things interesting until the very end.

Note 2: For knockout matches, the result and scoreline will be assessed at the end of open play, including any extra time. Thus a prediction of a victory will be credited if that victory is achieved after 90 or 120 minutes, while a prediction of a draw will only be credited if the result is a draw after extra time and the game goes into penalties.

Note 3: As a corollary to the above, a prediction of a draw in a knockout game necessarily involves a prediction that the game will come down to a penalty shootout. These bonus points can be earned in one of two ways: Firstly, when predicting a draw, you can also indicate who you think will win the penalty shootout. Alternatively, if you predict a team to win a game and it wins only after penalties, you will earn these bonus points, even though you will not be credited with the points for a 'correct result' or scoreline.

As I said, feedback welcome. I realise this may seem a little convoluted.

In terms of mechanics/practicalities of the comp, group games will be run as three 'rounds' of matches, then each knockout stage will be a subsequent round (seven rounds total). Predictions for all the games for a round will be due at midnight UK time on the day the first match of the round is due to start.
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup fantasy prediction league

Postby mikesiva » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:55 am

Looks fine. I'm in!
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup fantasy prediction league

Postby ianp1970 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:57 pm

Me too :thumb
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup fantasy prediction league

Postby Durhamfootman » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:48 pm

I have no idea how it will work, but I'll give it a go. Always happy to try something new
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup fantasy prediction league

Postby GG - Amir Sohail » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:33 am

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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup fantasy prediction league

Postby DiligentDefence » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:01 pm

I'll give it a go.
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup fantasy prediction league

Postby Gingerfinch » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:55 pm

I'm in
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup fantasy prediction league

Postby bigfluffylemon » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:02 pm

I reckon that's enough interest, so consider this on.

Of course, the more the merrier - participation will be open until entries for round one close :D
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup fantasy prediction league

Postby mikesiva » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:44 am

Do you want to post fixtures for the first round?
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup fantasy prediction league

Postby bigfluffylemon » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:54 am

Round 1 (all times BST)

Thursday June 14 Russia v Saudi Arabia (A) 4pm
Friday June 15 Egypt v Uruguay (A) 1pm
Friday June 15 Morocco v Iran (B) 4pm
Friday June 15 Portugal v Spain (B) 7pm
Saturday June 16 France v Australia (C) 11am
Saturday June 16 Argentina v Iceland (D) 2pm
Saturday June 16 Peru v Denmark (C) 5pm
Saturday June 16 Croatia v Nigeria (D) 8pm
Sunday June 17 Costa Rica v Serbia (E) 1pm
Sunday June 17 Germany v Mexico (F) 4pm
Sunday June 17 Brazil v Switzerland (E) 7pm
Monday June 18 Sweden v South Korea (F) 1pm
Monday June 18 Belgium v Panama (G) 4pm
Monday June 18 Tunisia v England (G) 7pm
Tuesday June 19 Poland v Senegal (H) 1pm
Tuesday June 19 Colombia v Japan (H) 4pm

Can't work out how to format this neatly, sorry
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup fantasy prediction league

Postby sussexpob » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:40 pm

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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup fantasy prediction league

Postby mikesiva » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:37 pm

Thursday June 14 Russia v Saudi Arabia (A) 1-0
Friday June 15 Egypt v Uruguay (A) 1-1
Friday June 15 Morocco v Iran (B) 0-0
Friday June 15 Portugal v Spain (B) 3-2
Saturday June 16 France v Australia (C) 4-1
Saturday June 16 Argentina v Iceland (D) 3-0
Saturday June 16 Peru v Denmark (C) 3-3
Saturday June 16 Croatia v Nigeria (D) 0-2
Sunday June 17 Costa Rica v Serbia (E) 2-1
Sunday June 17 Germany v Mexico (F) 1-1
Sunday June 17 Brazil v Switzerland (E) 3-1
Monday June 18 Sweden v South Korea (F) 2-2
Monday June 18 Belgium v Panama (G) 2-0
Monday June 18 Tunisia v England (G) 0-1
Tuesday June 19 Poland v Senegal (H) 1-2
Tuesday June 19 Colombia v Japan (H) 1-0
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup fantasy prediction league

Postby Gingerfinch » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:17 pm

Thursday June 14 Russia v Saudi Arabia (A) 4pm
Friday June 15 Egypt v Uruguay (A) - 1-2
Friday June 15 Morocco v Iran (B) - 1-0
Friday June 15 Portugal v Spain (B) - 1-1
Saturday June 16 France v Australia (C) - 2-0
Saturday June 16 Argentina v Iceland (D) - 3-1
Saturday June 16 Peru v Denmark (C) - 1-1
Saturday June 16 Croatia v Nigeria (D) - 2-0
Sunday June 17 Costa Rica v Serbia (E) - 1-0
Sunday June 17 Germany v Mexico (F) - 2-1
Sunday June 17 Brazil v Switzerland (E) - 3-1
Monday June 18 Sweden v South Korea (F) - 1-0
Monday June 18 Belgium v Panama (G) - 3-0
Monday June 18 Tunisia v England (G) - 0-1
Tuesday June 19 Poland v Senegal (H) - 1-0
Tuesday June 19 Colombia v Japan (H) - 2-0
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup fantasy prediction league

Postby ianp1970 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:26 pm

For anyone playing Fantasy Football, I've created a CMS League:

http://www.cricket-match-special.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=21661
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Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup fantasy prediction league

Postby bigfluffylemon » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:40 am

Thanks folks. Keep 'em coming.

Ginger, you missed entering a score for the first game. Would you like to add one?
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