The Stampboards AFL Footy Tipping Contest is starting for the 2011 season, and all members are welcome to join in the fun.
Note the one major rule change in Red below.
The 2009 winner, Lakatoi4 was a Rugby Union supporter, and the 2008 winner Clino, was from the USA and neither of these winners had ever seen an AFL match in his life, so anybody can win.
We had over 30 starters the first year, over 50 in the past two years, and had a really good time.
Let's try to break the 75 barrier this year - it might get me a 10th grain of sticky rice as my annual payment from Admin for Modding on the Board (even though I have never seen any of the rice I am owed) .
We will have 4 main prizes, as many of our members from previous years can attest. These are well worth the 5 minutes per week that it takes to tip.
There are prizes for the top 3 tipsters, plus a prize (subject to the rules) for last place.Confirmed Main Prizes:
First Prize: A $150.00 Credit Voucher from Glen Stephens, which can be used to purchase anything from http://www.glenstephens.com that you wish.
Second Prize: A $100 e-voucher for any of the 15,000 stamp items on fletches1 huge website - http://stampmall.com.au - good for members globally.
Third Prize: Kevin Morgan has confirmed he will again donate an annual "Stamp News" sub within Australia - value $89.50. Most generous, and thanks for assisting once again Kevin!
Prize for the WORST tipster as decided by Norm's final table - A $50 e-voucher for any of the 15,000 stamp items on fletches1 huge website - http://stampmall.com.au - good for members globally.
And random prizes offered along the entire round - if you wish to offer something for a round, or a special reason, please contact Norm.
Join up and have some fun - no skill needed, just five minutes required once a week to post who you think will win the eight matches. And you do not need to know anything about Australian Rules Football to play.
And anyone coming in late can join in for up to six
weeks after the season starts, although you will be at a disadvantage to those who came in from the beginning.
The Footy starts on Thursday, March 24
, so get in on time.
Don't wait - subscribe now. No skill is required to play, so overseas members are definitely welcome, as long as you pick Geelong every week.
And of course, it is completely free.
A list of all forthcoming AFL matches will be listed each Monday (or Tuesday if there is a Monday match) during the season.
All you need to do is predict who will win each of the matches to be played over the following weekend.
One point will be awarded per correct selection. No points will be awarded for any drawn matches (unless somebody actually predicts a draw). There is one major change here. If anybody predicts all 8 winners in a given Round, two Bonus Points
will be awarded to that person. In weeks that seven or less games are played, one Bonus Point
will be awarded for any persons who predicts all the winners.[/color]This is now standard practice for the major on-line competitions, and will be incorporated into this competition. Trust me folks, it's not easy to pick the lot.
The total number of correct selections will be aggregated over the entire season and the winner(s) shall be the person(s) who picks the most winners of the 176 games over the season.
All AFL results, the progressive AFL ladder and a progressive list of where you stand on the Stampboards tipping contest will be posted weekly, usually within a day of the round being completed (depending upon Heart Attacks occuring to yours truly).
All predictions must be posted and board time-coded by 7:00PM Australian Eastern Standard Time each Friday (if there is a Thursday match, the Thursday deadline will apply). Late entrants will receive the "away" team for any match where the deadline has passed, and their selections for late matches.
Posts may not be edited after 7:00PM on the night the round starts.
If a member does not post in a particular week, or misses the deadine above, he or she will be awarded the away (second named) teams as his/her selections.
Any member who does not post for three weeks running, or for six weeks in total once having joined will be considered to have withdrawn from the competition.
Any member within four points of winning the "last place champion" prize MUST make selections in the final round (Round 24) or will be automatically disqualified from winning this prize.
Members will have up until round Six to join the competition. Any member joining after Round one will get an averaged aggregate total of all existing competitors as a starting score.
If there is a tie for any of the prize positions at the end of the season the winner will be chosen by a countback. So if a tie occurs at the end of Round 23, the winner will be determined by who led the competition at the end of Round 22. If still a tie then the leader at Round 21 etc....
Any member who will be away during the season has the choice of being automatically given the "away" teams as their selections, or may select for all the weeks they will be away in advance. Go here: http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=26242
for the complete 2011 AFL fixture. This will give you all the matches to be played while you are away.
The winner will be announced the Sunday evening immediately following the completion of Round 24 on 2 September 2011.
If this is unclear in any way, please post your concerns and I will clarify anything you may have a problem with. I discovered a long time ago that I am not perfect - not even close.