Roll up roll up. The World Cup is just around the corner, and from our point of view it would be silly if we didn't do something to add a bit of competitive edge to a tournament that happens only every 4 years.
You all played our Premier League picks game that was staged over the last few weeks of the domestic season, and it appeared to work well. So with that in mind, the decision has been made to roughly follow the same rules we set out for them.
In short, it will work on a points based table, with 1 point being awarded for a correct result, ie a win/draw or loss, with a further 2 points being awarded if you manage to guess the correct score.
As the fixture list is not as condensed as the normal domestic league, both myself and Vic Taylor have decided that we will be putting a weeks worth of World Cup fixtures up at once, which will probably be a maximum of around 20 games each week. This will give everyone an opportunity to get their results in for the full week in advance and will mean that you guys don't necessarily have to check back here every day, at least not until we reach the knockout stages.
For clarity, a week will be classed as running from the Saturday through to the following Friday, with both days being inclusive. The next week will then start on the next Saturday through until the Friday after, and so on. For the first week only, the opening Friday will be counted, whilst on the last week of the tournament, the closing Sunday will also be counted. That means that the dates of each round will be:
Round 1 - Friday 11th June - Friday 18th June
Round 2 - Saturday 19th June - Friday 25th June
Those two rounds will incorporate ALL group games. From then on we will progress round by round after we know who will be contesting who.
Round 3 - Round of 16 games
Round 4 - Quarter-finals
Round 5 - Semi-finals
Round 6 - 3/4 placed play-off, plus the final itself.
Settle down, it's not a real prize. After some discussion about what to do in way of a prize, the decision was made to award the eventual winner with a small winners badge that will be placed on there profile, in full view of all posters in this forum.
PLEASE NOTE - Whilst the table is being updated and the next round of fixtures are being sorted, this thread will be locked and any old comments relating to the resluts from the previous round will be deleted.
I hope this clarifies things, and I will endeavour to get the fixtures up as soon as possible, certainly by the weekend at the very very latest.
Last edited by baker.simon on Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:11 pm; edited 1 time in total