THE PREMIER LEAGUE GAME 2014/15In just under two weeks the new Premier League season kicks off. Scenarios for Week 1 will be up at some point during this week so keep an eye out. In the meantime here's a run-down of the rules and if you have any ideas/improvements/feedback for the new season please let me know.
Every game week (38 in total) twenty six scenarios (A–Z) will be posted. Each scenario is allocated a number of points reflecting the probability of it happening. At the end of the game week, points are awarded if a chosen scenario becomes true.
HOW TO ENTER
– Pick SIX of the 26 scenarios each week
– Submit your selections by posting them in the relevant thread
SCENARIOS & SCORING
True/False – Most weeks there will be 25 true/false scenarios with points ranging from 4 to 16 (usually as four 4s, five 6s, five 8s, five 10s, five 12s and one 16). For each true scenario selected, the corresponding number of points will be awarded.
Match Prediction – Every week scenario ‘Z’ will ask you to predict the score of either a pre–selected game or a game of your choice. A correct prediction is worth 20 points, a correct outcome is worth 10 points and an incorrect prediction is worth 0 points.
Choice – Some weeks a scenario will require you to make choices. Points vary and these scenarios can deduct points. Example: Pick two defenders. Score 8 points for a clean sheet, 12 points for each goal scored and -2 points for each goal conceded.
Bonus – Some true/false scenarios will offer ‘bonus’ points if extra criteria is true. Example: 8pts – Swansea City win a third straight game for the first time this season. (+6pts if they keep a third straight clean sheet)
Additional Scoring – In Week 3, on top of your usual six selections, you will be asked to predict who will finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 18th, 19th and 20th. At the end of the season, a maximum of 90 points are available from these predictions.
– The official deadline for each week is when the first fixture kicks off.
Most weeks (when the deadline is 12:45), entries will be accepted up until the bulk of the fixtures kick off (15:00) providing scenarios affected by the early kick off are not chosen.– Zero points are scored in the event of missing a deadline.
– Missing three consecutive game weeks will result in removal from the competition. Drop–outs are welcome to re–join at any time but will start from zero points.
A knock–out tournament will be held in the second half of the season. Seeding is based on league positions mid–season (Week 19). People who aren't participating in the league at this stage, for whatever reason, are welcome to enter the cup as wildcards. More details will be posted in a separate cup thread nearer the time.
PAST WINNERS & RUNNERS–UP
2007–08: JAX (1366 points), MUNKIKI (1129), JOHN–BCFC (1124)
2008–09: JAX (1220), FOREVER GOLD (1181), MUNKIKI (1150)
2009–10: TONY CLIFTON (1245), PINEWOODY (1182), CHRISMCFC (1155)
2010–11: LIU (1236), BUSBY BOY (1183), LEEWILSON (1159)
2011–12: LIU (1119), THE ONE AND ONLY (1044), TONY CLIFTON (1003) [note: 35–week season]
2012–13: LIU (1261), THE ONE AND ONLY (1243), LEEWILSON (1217)
2013–14: CAPTAIN YOSSARIAN (1314), THE ONE AND ONLY (1293), CHRISMCFC (1284)
2012–13: CAPTAIN YOSSARIAN 24–8 CHRISMCFC
2013–14: THIS CHARMING MIKE 46–32 STEVENCC