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!


French Open Tennis Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

October 3, 2020

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

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!


MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge begins October 5! Your invitation

September 28, 2020

Hello, Prediction Challenges Players and Baseball Fans, the Fall Classic is approaching.

The Prediction Challenge! game is back, beginning with the Division Series that are scheduled to start on Monday, October 5. (The Division Series participants will be determined by the best-of-three Wild Card Series that start September 29.)

The MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! challenges you to pick the series winners, and the number of games it will take them to win, from the four Division Series through the final out of the World Series.

The more accurate your predictions, the higher your score! The best player will win cash prizes!

Each round of the baseball playoffs is equally important to win this contest, adding to the drama…there are 100 points up for grabs in each of the three rounds. Predictions are submitted prior to each round.

Interested?  Cost is $10 CAD. All proceeds go into the prize pool. There is no limit to the number of players!

Entry is simple: in the first of the three rounds, predict the result of each of the four Division Series. Complete the Entry Form before the first Division Series pitch! (As this announcement is coming out about a week before games start, feel free to let me know you’d like to play and I’ll send you a reminder.)

There’s no limit to the number of players or entries. Enter now!

Full rules | Prize Breakdown | 2019 Results


US Open Tennis Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

September 6, 2020

usopenHello, tennis fans and Prediction Challenges players!

The US Open Tennis Prediction Challenge is back for its fifth 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!


2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

August 9, 2020

Stanley Cup Playoffs

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

We’re back on Tuesday! 

For hockey fans waiting to see the Stanley Cup raised in Canada… this looks to be your year!

All hockey fans are invited to play in the 16th edition of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Prediction Challenge!

This game challenges you to pick the series winners, and the number of games it will take them to win. The more accurate your predictions, the higher your score!

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

It’s easy to get started: just pick the series score for each first round playoff matchup on the Entry Form. The playoff matchups will be confirmed once the NHL Qualifying Round concludes Sunday evening.

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

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

Entry deadlines are shortly before the beginning of each playoff round. While playing, please pay attention to the Stanley Cup Playoff schedule!

New to the game? Check out the 2019 results to get an idea of how the game can play out! Full rules are here.


Formula 1 2020 Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

July 2, 2020

Formula 1 2018

I sincerely hope that all Prediction Challenge! players have stayed safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and are keeping others safe until our world gets back to (a new) normal. ~ Michael


Prediction Challenges, and Formula 1, are back this weekend!

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

The game will take place over the 2020 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.

Please join us!

Entry Form

Austrian Grand Prix Prediction Form (available once qualifying is complete) | Full Rules

 


Formula 1 2020 Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

March 11, 2020

Formula 1 2018For fans of Formula 1, this Prediction Challenge! offers an exciting game for following the season!

The game will take place over the 2020 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 new FIA rule, if adopted (our 2018 rule will apply, otherwise)
  • 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.

Please join us!

Entry Form

Australian Grand Prix Prediction Form (available once qualifying is complete) | Full Rules

 


Australian Open Tennis Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

January 25, 2020

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 no later than the deadlines posted on the forms.

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 Tournament schedule!

Do you know someone else who would like to play? Pass this message on! More players make for more action 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!

 

 


2020 NFL Playoffs Prediction Challenge! Your Invitation

January 1, 2020

NFL PlayoffsThe NFL’s regular season is over which means one thing: 10 teams will be vying for NFL championship glory in Super Bowl LIV.

The Prediction Challenge! is easy to play: just pick the game winners and the margins of victory each weekend (no more than four games to predict at once) 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 afternoon!


MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! Your invitation

September 30, 2019

mlb postseason 2019Hello, Baseball Fan,

The Fall Classic is approaching!

The MLB Postseason Prediction Challenge! challenges you to pick the series winners, and the number of games it will take them to win, from the four opening Division Series through the final out of the World Series.

The more accurate your predictions, the higher your score! The best player will win cash prizes!

Each round of the baseball playoffs is equally important to win this contest, adding to the drama…there are 100 points up for grabs in each of the three rounds. Predictions are submitted prior to each round.

Interested?  Cost is $10 CAD. All proceeds go into the prize pool. There is no limit to the number of players!

Entry is simple: in the first of the three rounds, predict the result of each of the four division series. Complete the Entry Form before the first Division Series pitch!

There’s no limit to the number of players or entries. Enter now!

Full rules | Prize Breakdown | Last Year’s Results