2021/22 UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

September 10, 2021

UEFA Champions League

Champion League Ball 2021/22 - JustiFireThe UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge is back for its eighteenth season!

Starting with the Group Stage which runs from September to December, then followed by knockout games culminating in a Saint Petersburg final in May, the Champions League will offer players a chance to play along with the world’s most-watched sporting event over no fewer than five Prediction Challenge rounds!

All you need to play can be found here: the Entry Form, and the Rules.

If you’re new to the game and want to see what last season looked like, please visit:

Join today! Games begin early on Tuesday, September 14 (PDT), so please don’t forget to enter!


US Open Tennis Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

September 4, 2021

usopenHello, tennis fans and Prediction Challenges players!

The US Open Tennis Prediction Challenge is back for its sixth year!

As this different-looking tournament reaches its second week, our Prediction Challenge game begins… can you predict which of the last eight women and men will ultimately come out on top the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center?

If you’re new to Prediction Challenge games, please have a look around the site at some of the other games that have been played since Prediction Challenges began back in 2004. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Introduction

This game challenges you to pick the winners of matches in both the men’s and women’s singles tournaments (starting with the Quarterfinals round), round-by-round, and the number of sets it will take them to win. The more accurate your predictions, the higher your score!

Each round of the game is equally important to win this contest, adding to the drama…there are 100 points up for grabs in each of the four rounds.

Picks are submitted prior to each round. As tennis tournaments run on a tight schedule, please be mindful that you will need to provide your predictions before the matches begin. Entry forms are found on this web site.

Interested? Cost is $10, all money goes into the prize pool.

Entry deadlines are shortly before the beginning of each tournament round. While playing, please pay attention to the US Open schedule!

Know someone else who would like to play? Pass this message on! More players make for more combinations and a bigger pot!


Wimbledon Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

July 4, 2021

Wimbledon.svgHello, tennis fans!

As Wimbledon reaches its second week, our Prediction Challenge game begins… can you predict which of the last eight women and men will ultimately triumph on the famous lawns of the All England Lawn Tennis Club?

Introduction

This game challenges you to pick the winners of matches in both the men’s and women’s singles tournaments, starting with the quarter-finals, and the number of sets it will take them to win. The more accurate your predictions, the higher your score!

Each of the four rounds of the game (Quarter-finals, Semi-finals, Ladies’ Final, Gentlemen’s Final) is equally important to win this contest, adding to the drama…there are 100 points up for grabs in each round.

Predictions are submitted prior to each round. As tennis tournaments run on a tight schedule, please be mindful that you will need to provide your predictions before the matches begin. Forms for submitting predictions are found on the Prediction Challenges! web site (look for the game in the menu), e-mail notifications are also sent.

What does it take to do well? A love of the game, and a few good bounces.

Interested? Cost is $10, all money goes into the prize pool.

Do you know someone else who would like to play? Pass this message on! More players make for more combinations, more fun, and more and larger prizes!


Euro 2020 Prediction Challenge! Your invitation

June 6, 2021

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The Entry Form is now available!

June 11 marks the beginning of Euro 2020 where the top twenty-four European football nations will look to become Europe’s champion.

The tournament opens June 11 in Rome with the final to be played July 11 at Wembley Stadium in London.

Come play along! As usual, it’s $10 with all money going back to the players.

Predictions are due before each of the four stages of the tournament:

Group Stage: June 11
Round of 16: June 26
Quarter-finals: July 2
Semi-finals: July 6
Final: July 11

In Review: 2016 UEFA European Championship Final Results


French Open Tennis Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

June 5, 2021

Frenchopen

Hello, tennis fans and Prediction Challenge players!

Grand Slam Tennis is under way at Roland Garros in Paris and this is your chance to follow the action, root for your favourites, and perhaps even win a nice cash prize!

If you’re new to Prediction Challenge games, please have a look around the site at some of the other games that have been played since Prediction Challenges began back in 2004. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Introduction

Starting with the quarterfinals round, this game challenges you to pick the winners of matches in both the men’s and women’s singles events, round-by-round, and the number of sets it will take them to win. The more accurate your predictions, the higher your score!

Each round of the game is equally important to win this contest, adding to the drama…there are 100 points up for grabs in each of the four rounds (Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Women’s Final, Men’s Final).

Picks are submitted prior to each round. As tennis tournaments run on a tight schedule, please be mindful that you will need to provide your predictions before the matches begin. Entry and prediction forms are found on the Prediction Challenges! web site.

How to play

Interested? Cost is $10 to play, all money collected goes into the game’s prize pool.

Entry deadlines are shortly before the beginning of each tournament round. While playing, please pay attention to the French Open tournament schedule! Weather or other factors may result in predictions being required on relatively short notice.

Do you know someone else who would like to play? Pass this message on! More players make for more combinations and a bigger pot!


Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge to Return in 2022

May 15, 2021

Stanley Cup Playoffs

I wish all Prediction Challenges! players continued good health during the COVID-19 pandemic. ~ Michael

Dear Prediction Challenges players,

I regret that there will be no Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge this year. I expect that I will run the game again in 2022.

For fans of other sports, please look forward to the French Open and UEFA European Championship games in June.

Please enjoy the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and I look forward to seeing you again a year from now!

Michael


Formula 1 2021 Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

March 25, 2021

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Formula 1 is back! The first of twenty-three races takes place Sunday, March 28.

For fans of Formula 1, this Prediction Challenge! offers an exciting game for following the season!

The game will take place over the 2021 Formula 1 season, with players submitting a prediction form before each Grand Prix: once the starting grid is established, players select one driver per grid row and will earn points for each selected driver’s:

  • overall finish (25 points for first, all the way down to 1 point for 10th)
  • fastest lap (1 points if a selected driver sets the fast lap for the race) as per the FIA rule adopted 2019
  • places gained from grid to finish position (25 points for the most, all the way down to 1 point for 10th)

Like all Prediction Challenge! games, cost is $10, fully redistributed to players as prizes, with predictions submitted before each of the Grands Prix. Throughout the Season, updates are posted on the Prediction Challenges! web site, and timely e-mails will make sure you don’t miss a lap.

Entry Form

Please join us!


Bahrain Grand Prix Prediction Form (available once qualifying is complete March 27) | Full Rules


Australian Open Tennis Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

February 13, 2021

Australian Open LogoHello, tennis fans!

As the Australian Open enters its second week, our Prediction Challenge game begins… can you predict which of the last eight women and men will ultimately triumph on Down Under?

Introduction

This game challenges you to pick the winners of matches in both the men’s and women’s singles tournaments, round-by-round, and the number of sets it will take them to win. The more accurate your predictions, the higher your score!

Each round of the game is equally important to win this contest, adding to the drama…there are 100 points up for grabs in each of the four rounds.

Picks are submitted prior to each round. As tennis tournaments run on a tight schedule, please be mindful that you will need to provide your predictions before the matches begin. Entry forms are found on this web site.

Interested? Cost is $10, all money goes into the prize pool.

Entry deadlines are shortly before the beginning of each tournament round. While playing, please pay attention to the Australian Open schedule!

Do you know someone else who would like to play? Pass this message on! More players make for more combinations and a bigger pot!

You’ll find results of last year’s Australian Open Tennis Prediction Challenge here. Please let me know if you have any questions!


2021 NFL Playoffs Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

January 5, 2021

NFL PlayoffsThe NFL’s regular season is over which means one thing: 12 teams will be vying for NFL championship glory in Super Bowl LV.

The Prediction Challenge! is easy to play: just pick the game winners and the margins of victory each weekend (no more than six games to predict in any given weekend) during the playoffs. Each of the four rounds counts equally towards a player’s final score!

The Entry Form requires players to begin by selecting the teams that will win each game, and the margin of victory.

Like other Prediction Challenges, points will be awarded based on whether the winning team has been correctly predicted, and the predicted margin of victory will also be scored as well. (For the latter case, if one team is predicted to win by 3 points, the other team wins by six, that prediction is incorrect by nine points.)

Bonus points will be awarded based on how many winning teams are correct, as well as how many scores are predicted correctly to within three points.

There is no limit to the number of players who may enter.

It’s $10 to play, as usual!

Hope you’ll join us! Kickoff is Saturday morning, Victoria time!


2020/21 UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

October 17, 2020

UEFA Champions League

adidas-2017-18-champions-league-ball (2)The UEFA Champions League Prediction Challenge is back for its seventeenth season!

Starting with the Group Stage which runs from October to December, then followed by knockout games culminating in a Istanbul final in May, the Champions League will offer players a chance to play along with the world’s most-watched sporting event over no fewer than five Prediction Challenge rounds!

All you need to play can be found here: the Entry Form, and the Rules.

If you’re new to the game and want to see what last season looked like, please visit:

Join today! Games begin Tuesday, October 20, so please don’t forget to enter!