🇷🇺 Russian Grand Prix Weekend

September 23, 2021

Formula 1 2018The Russian Grand Prix takes place this weekend (weather permitting!) with a start time of 5:00 Pacific Time Sunday.

The Prediction Form will be due by 22:00 Pacific Time Saturday, September 25. 

Watch for the Form to be made available during the day on Saturday at the Prediction Challenges! web site. An e-mail notification will be sent as a helpful reminder.


Matchday 1: City, Liverpool, Sheriff and Young Boys Lead the Way

September 16, 2021
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It was an explosive night in the Champions League on Wednesday, including wins for English clubs Liverpool and Man City

Our Game

For download: UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! 2021-22 Group Stage Matchday 1


Standings

Group Stage 
1 John Woycheshin 52
2 John Lo 42
3 Doug Wansbrough 40
4 Joel Palmer 36
5 Pedro Oliveira 30
Michael Poplawski 30
7 Wes Zetaruk 18

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Group Stage Predictions

September 14, 2021

UEFA Champions League

For Download (PDF)

UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! 2021-22 Group Stage Predictions


Welcome to the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge!

With 7 players this year, we will be playing for a top prize of $35.00, with a runner-up prize of $24.50 and a third-place prize of $10.50.

The ball is already rolling!

Enjoy the Prediction Challenge! and enjoy the games! Good luck!


Medvedev Earns First Major Win, Tops Calendar Grand Slam Hopeful Djokovic

September 12, 2021

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Daniil Medvedev of Russia celebrates after defeating world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the final of the U.S. Open on Sunday. (Danielle Parhizkaran/USA TODAY Sports)


Match completed Sunday

🇷🇺 Daniil Medvedev (2) def. 🇷🇸 Novak Djokovic (1) 3-0
3 players had match winner correct
0 players had match score correct


Our Game

Congratulations to John, as his correct Final prediction vaulted him into an overall win from fourth place. John wins the US Open Prediction Challenge for the third time in four years. Eva held on to second place after Sunday’s result, while Michael and Logan finished tied in third place (each player earned the same number of points in each of the four rounds).

I hope all players enjoyed this US Open Prediction Challenge! and the chance to match wits with other tennis fans! Thank you for playing! ~ Michael


For download (PDF) 

US Open Prediction Challenge! 2021


Standings

Overall
🥇 John Lo 267
🥈 Eva Kafková 217
🥉 Logan Zetaruk 192
🥉 Michael Poplawski 192
5 Petr Havlik 184
6 Wes Zetaruk 155
7 Serene Ford 134
Final
1 John Lo 85
Petr Havlik 85
Wes Zetaruk 85
4 Serene Ford 0
Logan Zetaruk 0
Eva Kafková 0
Michael Poplawski 0
Women’s Final
1 Logan Zetaruk 100
Michael Poplawski 100
Eva Kafková 100
4 John Lo 70
5 Serene Ford 0
Wes Zetaruk 0
Petr Havlik 0
Semifinals
1 Eva Kafková 77
2 Serene Ford 74
3 Petr Havlik 61
4 John Lo 58
5 Wes Zetaruk 38
6 Michael Poplawski 34
Logan Zetaruk 34
Quarterfinals
1 Serene Ford 60
2 Michael Poplawski 58
Logan Zetaruk 58
4 John Lo 54
5 Eva Kafková 40
6 Petr Havlik 38
7 Wes Zetaruk 32

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $5.25

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🏁 Ricciardo, McLaren Shine as Championship Leaders Crash Out at Monza

September 12, 2021

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A dramatic crash between title protagonists Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen that took both drivers out of the race cleared the way for Daniel Ricciardo (right) to claim a sensational victory in the Italian Grand Prix, giving McLaren their first race win since the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix – and a one-two to boot, as he led home team mate Lando Norris (left), with Valtteri Bottas taking third, in a thrilling race at Monza.

Top Point Drives of the Day

  1. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes): 40 points, capturing a podium place from the back of the grid
  2. Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren-Mercedes): 27 points, leading a McLaren 1-2 contingent after his own P8 start
  3. Sergio Pérez (Red Bull Racing-Honda): 23 points, finishing fifth from a 4th row starting position

Our Game

Danielle and Doug led the way, as their matching selections earned top marks in six of the seven rows that scored points for our players. No significant changes could be found at the top of our standings as John Lo continues to lead over Danielle and Wes.

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Italian Grand Prix Predictions and Results


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Men’s Final Predictions

September 12, 2021

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Our Game

We’re split on the Men’s Final, perhaps due as much to our relative standings as to what might happen on court.

Our top three players in our game have predicted Novak Djokovic to win today. 

Enjoy the tennis! Good luck, everyone!

Match Picks Average # of Sets
🇷🇸 DJO 4 🇷🇺 MED 3 4.14

For Download (PDF)

US Open Prediction Challenge! 2021 Men’s Final Predictions



Fairytale in New York: Qualifier Raducanu Captures US Open Title

September 11, 2021

Womens Final

Canada’s Leylah Fernandez, right, congratulates Emma Raducanu of Great Britain after suffering a 4-6, 3-6 defeat in the final of the U.S. Open on Saturday. (Al Bello/Getty Images)


Match completed Saturday

🇬🇧 Emma Raducanu def. 🇨🇦 Leylah Fernandez 1-0
4 players had match winner correct
3 players (Eva, Logan, Michael) had match score correct (Eva)


Our Game

Our three prize spots are now occupied by the three players to exactly predict the result of Saturday’s final, with Eva now ahead of the deadlocked Logan and Michael.


For download (PDF) 

US Open Prediction Challenge! 2021 Women’s Final


Standings

Overall
1 Eva Kafková 217
2 Logan Zetaruk 192
Michael Poplawski 192
4 John Lo 182
5 Serene Ford 134
6 Petr Havlik 99
7 Wes Zetaruk 70
Women’s Final
1 Logan Zetaruk 100
Michael Poplawski 100
Eva Kafková 100
4 John Lo 70
5 Serene Ford 0
Wes Zetaruk 0
Petr Havlik 0
Semifinals
1 Eva Kafková 77
2 Serene Ford 74
3 Petr Havlik 61
4 John Lo 58
5 Wes Zetaruk 38
6 Michael Poplawski 34
Logan Zetaruk 34
Quarterfinals
1 Serene Ford 60
2 Michael Poplawski 58
Logan Zetaruk 58
4 John Lo 54
5 Eva Kafková 40
6 Petr Havlik 38
7 Wes Zetaruk 32

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50

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Women’s Final Predictions

September 11, 2021

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Our Game

We’re split on this afternoon’s match, with Emma Raducanu as our slight favourite over Leylah Fernandez in this battle of unseeded teenagers vying for their first Major title.

Enjoy the tennis! Good luck, everyone!

Match Picks Average # of Sets
🇬🇧 RAD 4 🇨🇦 FER 3 2.43

For Download (PDF)

US Open Prediction Challenge! 2021 Women’s Final Predictions


 


🇮🇹 Italian Grand Prix Prediction Form Available

September 11, 2021
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Valtteri Bottas has triumphed in the second ever F1 Sprint at Monza – but it’s second-placed Max Verstappen who claimed pole position for the Italian Grand Prix, with Bottas set to start the race from the back of the grid on Sunday after a raft of power unit changes despite a faultless drive from P1 in the 18-lap, 100km Sprint from the Finn.

The Prediction Form is now available, based on the grid available at this time and is due by 22:00 Pacific Time Saturday.

Predictions will be tabulated and published before the Dutch Grand Prix begins.

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Italian Grand Prix Starting Grid from Formula1.com as at 11:13 PDT Saturday

 

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Djokovic to Take on Medvedev, History in Sunday’s Final

September 10, 2021

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World number one Novak Djokovic won a gruelling five-setter against Alexander Zverev to set up a US Open final against Daniil Medvedev and keep his bid for a calendar Grand Slam on track.


Matches completed Friday

🇷🇺 Daniil Medvedev (2) def. 🇨🇦 Felix Auger-Aliassime (12) 3-0
5 players had match winner correct
1 player had match score correct (Eva)

🇷🇸 Novak Djokovic (1) def. 🇩🇪 Alexander Zverev (4) 3-2
6 players had match winner correct
2 players had match score correct (Petr, Serene)


Our Game

While no players had all four semifinal winners correct, Eva led the group of players with three matches correct and having two scores correct. Serene extended her lead overall, with Eva and John following in the prize spots as we’ve reached the halfway point in our game.


For download (PDF) 

US Open Prediction Challenge! 2021 Semifinals


Standings

Overall
1 Serene Ford 134
2 Eva Kafková 117
3 John Lo 112
4 Petr Havlik 99
5 Logan Zetaruk 92
Michael Poplawski 92
7 Wes Zetaruk 70
Semifinals
Men Women
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FAA 0-3 MED FER 2-1 SAB
1 Eva Kafková 77
2 Serene Ford 74
3 Petr Havlik 61
4 John Lo 58
5 Wes Zetaruk 38
6 Michael Poplawski 34
Logan Zetaruk 34
Quarterfinals
1 Serene Ford 60
2 Michael Poplawski 58
Logan Zetaruk 58
4 John Lo 54
5 Eva Kafková 40
6 Petr Havlik 38
7 Wes Zetaruk 32

Prizes
🥇 $35.00 🥈 $24.50 🥉 $10.50

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