We will be running a World Cup 2014 Contest.
Yes we are starting a bit late but better late than never.
The rules are pretty basic . . . you can put in your prediction anytime between now and kickoff.
The person running the contest will take a screen shot of the thread just before kick-off to make sure there are no hijinks.
Then the awards will awarded.
Here are the categories and prizes for each game:
5 GB of upload for correctly guessing the final score
5 GB of upload for correctly guessing the player to score the first goal
10 GB of upload for correctly guessing the player to get the first yellow/red card
20 GB of upload for correctly guessing the minute in which the first goal is scored
20 GB of upload for correctly guessing the minute in which the first yellow/red card is issued
It is ok if you make the same guess as someone else. The award will go to everyone who makes the correct guess.
Each game will have an individual thread in the following temporary forum: World Cup 2014 Competition
Here is an example from an already completed game.
Each guess should look something like this:
England 2 - 1 Italy
First Goal by Rooney in the 35th minute
First Yellow card to Balotelli in the 50th minute
As of now GaryE will be running the contest but since he will be going out of town during the middle of the World Cup the contest will likely take a pause when he is gone. If you are interested in helping with the running of the contest please pm GaryE (you do not need to be a staffer to help out! You just will not be able to award the awards but tracking them and taking the screen shots of the threads is good enough and GaryE will award the winners when he is able and or he gets back).
Good luck everyone and have fun!