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    The FIFA World Cup is less than 2 months away and I am inviting SCS members to join in the fun of my privately run tipping competition which I have run successfully over the 2 previous world cups. Please note that I have sought and received permission to promote this comp on the site however it is not an official SCS scores competition.

    The general concept is to pick a final score for each game (ie number of goals for each team) and points are awarded based on picking the right result (win, lose or draw) with bonus points awarded based on the accuracy of goal selections. Note that tips and results are submitted by email and there is a small fee (probably $10). However it is not intended to provide the winner with a huge windfall cash gain but rather as a bit of fun for those who aren't avid soccer followers (like me) but do take an interest at World Cup time. For those used to tipping in AFL football games the interesting difference when tipping soccer games is the possible of 3 relatively equally likely outcomes rather than 2.

    To register your interest please PM me an email address and I will send out full details and updates.

    For those avid soccer followers (you are most welcome to join) but please don't hold it against me that I have used the term soccer. I thought it was clearer in a predominantly AFL forum.
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    I’m in! Will PM email addy later tonight

    Out of curiosity how many did you have join last World Cup?
    Last edited by IDIG; 01-05-2018 at 6:32pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IDIG View Post
    I’m in! Will PM email addy later tonight

    Out of curiosity how many did you have join last World Cup?
    I had 62 in 2010 and 94 in 2014.
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    I'm in as well.

    Great concept and should be a bit of fun...not to mention many deprived sleeps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beg2Differ View Post
    I had 62 in 2010 and 94 in 2014.
    Wow big numbers! I assume it’s not winner takes all in that case. Either way, look forward to it. Once I get your email I’ll send it to some mates that might be interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IDIG View Post
    Wow big numbers! I assume it’s not winner takes all in that case. Either way, look forward to it. Once I get your email I’ll send it to some mates that might be interested.
    Yes and hopeful of getting more this time. Already up to about 40 confirmed starters in a few days.

    No it’s not winner takes all. Last time the prizes were awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. I also like to give people that fall off the pace something to play for so there was also a prize for the highest scorer in round 1 (16 games), round 2 (16 games), round 3 (16 games) and knockouts (16 games).

    Final prizes will depend on numbers but I would expect something similar this time.
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    i'm in thank you. big soccer fan here, love the WC!
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    I'm in!

    Sounds great, thanks very much for sharing!

    Will PM you shortly.
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    A bit of an update (and bump) for those who may be considering this.

    Up to 63 entries now.

    A few more details.

    • Small entry fee ($10)
    • Tip a final score for each of the 64 matches
    • Points awarded for picking correct result (win/loss/draw)
    • Bonus points awarded based on accuracy of score selections (note bonuses increase as event proceeds)
    • 2 separate categories (using same set of tips); first is simple highest scorer for the event and the second see tipsters drawn into groups and then advance to subsequent stages or be eliminated in the same way that occurs in the actual World Cup.
    • Tips submitted in batches throughout the event (group stage round 1, group stage round 2, etc)
    • Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each category.
    • World Cup starts on 15th June (which actually coincides with the bye rounds in SuperCoach)
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    Just over a week now until the Soccer World Cup starts in Russia (first game is next Friday at 1:00am) so I thought I would give people a friendly reminder if they are considering this comp or haven't noticed this thread before.

    Entries numbers are now up to 121 which includes 8 from SCS.

    For those who may be curious but are reluctant to commit I can provide a simulation of the comp results from the previous World Cup using the scoring that I will be using in this one. This will give you a good feel for how the comp works and what people tip and maybe even devise some strategies. If anybody expresses interest in this way and then decides its not for them that is fine; I won't be offended.

    To join or receive this additional information just PM be an email address and I will send it through.
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    Beg2Differ (Mark) has done this before, and has done so incredibly well.

    From his regular email updates, the competition is well thought out, easy to play, rules are simple and should be lots of fun to be a part of.

    Mark has obviously put a lot of work into setting up this competition and time to facilitate it, and I have no doubt it will again be another success. The token $10 entry is worth buying a preview into how such a competition should be run.

    So if soccer is your game and the World Cup is your plan, then join up for a chance at your own fame!
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    Go on, I'm in for a bit of fun... How far in advance can I tip?

    I'm in Europe for the next 3 weeks, so will be close to the event but not necessarily online a lot...
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    I’ve already put my tips in

    You can resubmit them if you like as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaca View Post
    Go on, I'm in for a bit of fun... How far in advance can I tip?

    I'm in Europe for the next 3 weeks, so will be close to the event but not necessarily online a lot...
    You can actually tip the first 48 games in advance. The knockout rounds don’t commence until 30 June so if you are back by then it will be no issue at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by THCLT View Post
    Beg2Differ (Mark) has done this before, and has done so incredibly well.

    From his regular email updates, the competition is well thought out, easy to play, rules are simple and should be lots of fun to be a part of.

    Mark has obviously put a lot of work into setting up this competition and time to facilitate it, and I have no doubt it will again be another success. The token $10 entry is worth buying a preview into how such a competition should be run.

    So if soccer is your game and the World Cup is your plan, then join up for a chance at your own fame!
    Thanks for the endorsement Thanh.
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    I promise to get this out of your face in the next few days but just want to get it back on the front page as the site traffic increases later in the week.
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    Think I probably will have some time to do some reading this weekend, since my SC team is on a 'bye' week!

    Likely to get my wife and daughters to pick their favourite numbers for the scores as that seems to work best on most occasion.
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    Hey B2D,
    is there anyone from here that hasn't entered their tips, or paid their money yet, that might need a little "reminder"?
    We're goin' to need a bigger boat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowsus View Post
    Hey B2D,
    is there anyone from here that hasn't entered their tips, or paid their money yet, that might need a little "reminder"?
    that would be me! paid just now, will enter tips asap!
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    Add me to that list as well...sorry Mark.

    Away for the long weekend so will see if I can muster something tonight or tomorrow at the very latest.
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