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STUDYFORM
20 May 14 10:32
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Welcome to the Forum WORLD CUP competition, with prizes for the top 3 places, courtesy of Betfair.
(£50, £30, and £20 in sportsbook bets, for the top 3 places).
Not that it’s just about the prizes, there’s also the kudos attached to beating all those other know-alls on the forum!

This is my first go at a football event, having done them in the past for Golf, Snooker, Darts and Tennis and I’m expecting loads of entries for this, hence the amount of time you have to enter.
I hope you enjoy it and it might add a little something to the tournament for you.


This is how it works:

There are 12 sections.
You have to pick 1 name or number (depending on which section) for each one.
Just put the letters A to L with your choice for each – preferably going downwards, followed by a tie-break answer.
The people with the highest scores at the end of the tournament will win as follows: 1st - £50, 2nd - £30, 3rd - £20. To be given as BF Sportsbook bets.
In the event of ties, the tiebreak will be operated, if there's still a tie, the prizes will be added and divided equally among those involved in the tie.

THE SECTIONS: and some details/clues

A. The correct score of the Match between Chile and Australia (Please put Chile’s score 1st)
3 points if spot on, 1 point for merely getting the result (Chile win, draw or Aus win) right.

B. Who will finish 2nd in Group A?
(Choose from Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon)
2 points if correct.

C. How many of the 48 Group stage matches will finish 0-0? (in 2006 there were 5, 2010 there were 6)
3 points if correct, 1 point if wrong by 1

D. What will be the total number of goals scored in the highest scoring GROUP STAGES match
In 2010 it was 7 (Portugal beat Sth Korea 7-0) and in 2006 it was 6 (Germany beat Costa Rica 4-2 and Arg beat Serb&Mont 6-0)
2 points if spot on.

E. How far will England go in the tournament (choose from: Group Stages, 2nd Rd, QF, 4th, 3rd, Runners Up, Winners).
2 points for a correct prediction

F. How many of the 16 knockout games will go to Penalty shoot-outs?  (In 2010 there were 2, in 2006 - 4)
3 points if right, 1 point if out by one

G. What will be the total number of goals scored in the tournament by Ronaldo, Messi and Suarez combined? (Excluding penalty shoot-outs)
4 points if exact, 2 points if 1 away, 1 point if 2 away

H. How many of these teams will progress past the group stages? – (There are 2 from each group).
Mexico, Cameroon, Chile, Australia, Ivory Coast, Japan, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Ecuador, Honduras, Iran, Bos & Herz, Ghana, USA, Algeria, Sth Korea.
Choose from any number between 0 (vaguely possible) and 16 (if you’re mad).
3 points for being correct, 1 point if out by 1

I. How many goals will be scored in total by Belgium? (doesn’t include penalty shoot-outs)
4 points if right, 2 points if wrong by 1, 1 point if wrong by 2

J. Which of these teams will progress furthest in the tournament?: Colombia, Switzerland, Netherlands, Portugal
3 points for correct (points split in the event of a tie)

K. How many red cards will be shown to players (ie, how many sendings-off) during the tournament?
(In 2010 there were 15, in 2006 there were 28)
5 points if correct, 3 points if out by 1, 2 points if out by 2. 1 point if out by 3

L. How many players will score 4 or more goals in the tournament?
In 2010 there were 7, in 2006 there was 1
3 points for correct, 1 point if wrong by 1

Tiebreaker
How many goals will be scored in total in the 2014 World Cup?
In 2010 there were 145, in 2006 - 147, 2002 - 161.


[b]OTHER STUFF

E&OE - Any ties in any sections, points shared; (eg, if the score is 2 points for 3rd, 1 point for 4th, and there's a tie for 3rd, both will score 1.5) – This only applies to one section.
The organiser's (that's me) decision is final. I'll try to update scores and standings at the end of each section’s completion, or whenever there is updating to do.
If I’ve made any mistakes or got something wrong (always slightly possible), please tell me and I’ll try to rectify them.
Entries accepted until 6.00pm Thursday 12th June. LATE ENTRIES CANNOT BE ACCEPTED. The thread will be closed after this time
Only ONE entry per person. Please post your entry on this thread.
Remember you MUST have an active, funded, Betfair account in order to win a prize.
Good Luck everybody and enjoy the Football.

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By:
desperatemunter
When: 20 May 14 12:54
A : 3-1
B : Mexico
C : 3
D : 7
E : QF
F : 3
G : 13
H : 1
I : 6
J : Netherlands
K : 15
L : 5
(tiebreaker : 151)
By:
The Bhoys
When: 20 May 14 13:24
A 2-0
B Mexico
C 3
D 6
E Group Stage
F 2
G 14
H 7
I 6
J Netherlands
k 22
L 7

Tiebreaker 173
By:
mesmerised
When: 20 May 14 13:28
A) Chile 2-0 Australia
B) Croatia
C) 4
D) 5
E) Winners ffs
F) 2
G) 17
H) 3
I) 9
J) Portugal
K) 10
L) 0

TB = 175


Ps, If I win, please donate the 50 quid to tottenham hotspurs football club, they can use it to help clear the s*** of the pitch before the start of the new seasonLaugh

If they refuse, please give it to TheBetfairBuddy AKA Torres9.
By:
mesmerised
When: 20 May 14 13:28
A) Chile 2-0 Australia
B) Croatia
C) 4
D) 5
E) Winners ffs
F) 2
G) 17
H) 3
I) 9
J) Portugal
K) 10
L) 0

TB = 175


Ps, If I win, please donate the 50 quid to tottenham hotspurs football club, they can use it to help clear the s*** of the pitch before the start of the new seasonLaugh

If they refuse, please give it to TheBetfairBuddy AKA Torres9.
By:
TheBetfairBuddy
When: 20 May 14 13:29
FFS
Ill give you the £50 MesMug
By:
TheBetfairBuddy
When: 20 May 14 13:30
Thanks for updating your pic.
Removing the cross dresser / boyfriend pic much appreciated
By:
mesmerised
When: 20 May 14 13:35
Laugh

We both know you need the  money a lot more than I do, help rebuild the 1.5 you spunked yesterday, it's a gift ffs
By:
STUDYFORM
When: 20 May 14 13:40
My own attempt - given that I've never been in the top 10 in one of these, it's probably worth opposing.

A. 3-1
B. Mexico
C. 5
D. 8
E. Group Stages
F. 9
H. 5
I. 12
J. Colombia
K. 29
L. 9
T/B. 172
By:
duffy
When: 20 May 14 13:46
A : 3-0
B : Mexico
C : 3
D : 7
E : QF
F : 5
G : 12
H : 2
I : 7
J : Netherlands
K:  19
L : 4
Tiebreaker : 183
By:
BRIGGSY08
When: 20 May 14 13:52
A. 1-0
B. MEXICO
C. 0
D. 8
E. qf
F. 2
G. 20
H. 4
I. 6
J. portugal
K. 30
L. 5
TB. 170
By:
CR7
When: 20 May 14 16:36
A. 3-0
B. Cameroon
C. 4
D. 6
E. 2nd rd
F. 0
G. 7
H. 3
I. 6
J. portugal
K. 12
L. 5
TB. 147
By:
TheChaser
When: 20 May 14 17:04
A 2-0
B Mexico
C 3
D 7
E group stage , out before round their 3rd game
F 2
G 15
H 5
I 5
J portugal
K 12
L 6
tb 160
By:
kincsem
When: 20 May 14 18:01
A. The correct score of the Match between Chile and Australia? … 1-1
B. Who will finish 2nd in Group A?  … Croatia
C. How many of the 48 Group stage matches will finish 0-0? … 3
D. Ttotal number of goals scored in the highest scoring GROUP STAGES match? … 8
E. How far will England go in the tournament: … Group Stages
F. How many of the 16 knockout games will go to Penalty shoot-outs? … 1
G. What will be the total number of goals scored in the tournament by Ronaldo, Messi and Suarez combined? … 2
H. How many of these teams will progress past the group stages? … 4
I. How many goals will be scored in total by Belgium? … 3
J. Which of these teams will progress furthest in the tournament? … Netherlands
K. How many red cards will be shown to players? … 8
L. How many players will score 4 or more goals in the tournament? … 2

Tiebreaker
How many goals will be scored in total in the 2014 World Cup? ... 156
By:
steview84
When: 20 May 14 18:22
A 1-0
B Croatia
C 4
D 6
E Winners
F 3
G 13
H 5
I 8
J Portugal
K 12
L 4

Tiebreaker - 145
By:
Darlo Bantam
When: 20 May 14 19:18
Sportsbook bets. Sorry. Principle of it, won't be entering.
By:
DAN1974
When: 20 May 14 19:20
A) 2-0
B) MEXICO
C) 7
D) 7
E) QF
F) 5
G) 12
H) 4
I) 9
J) COLUMBIA
K) 16
L) 5

TB) 153
By:
STUDYFORM
When: 20 May 14 19:46
I'm struggling to understand what 'Principle' it is you're referring to, darlo.

This competition is run by me, a fellow forum user, ostensibly for the fun of it. Betfair have offered a prize, which happens to be some sportsbook bets.
It costs nothing to enter.

Basically, you need to get some priorites in order.
By:
mesmerised
When: 20 May 14 20:46
He is implying their shyte odds in tantamount to theft
By:
STUDYFORM
When: 20 May 14 20:57
Making a stand by not entering a free competition is ridiculous and pointless.
By:
STUDYFORM
When: 20 May 14 20:57
My own attempt (New and with added G) - given that I've never been in the top 10 in one of these, it's probably worth opposing.

A. 3-1
B. Mexico
C. 5
D. 8
E. Group Stages
F. 5
G. 9
H. 5
I. 12
J. Colombia
K. 29
L. 9
T/B. 172
By:
Darlo Bantam
When: 20 May 14 21:05

May 20, 2014 -- 2:46PM, STUDYFORM wrote:


I'm struggling to understand what 'Principle' it is you're referring to, darlo.This competition is run by me, a fellow forum user, ostensibly for the fun of it. Betfair have offered a prize, which happens to be some sportsbook bets.It costs nothing to enter.Basically, you need to get some priorites in order.


It's absolutely nothing against you. Sometimes there's no such thing as a free lunch. And I don't agree with the sportsbook. No prize, and I would have entered.

By:
Achtung Baby!!!
When: 20 May 14 21:20
Sure may as well have a crack at it :)

A - 2-0
B - Croatia
C - 4
D - 8
E - Group Stages
F - 4
G - 11
H - 3
I - 7
J - Netherlands
K - 19
L - 4
TieBreaker - 155
By:
pumphol.
When: 20 May 14 23:02
Always amazes me how someone who does NOT want to take part in something has to go out of his way to  declare he doesn't want to take part,then tells you how he would have if it was inside him morale compass   you could not really make it up Crazy
By:
wisewords
When: 20 May 14 23:52
A. Chile 3-0

B. Mexico

C. 6

D. 6

E. QF

F. 3

G. 12

H. 4

I. 9

J. Portugal

K. 24

L. 6

Tiebreaker
140
By:
thewrongtrousers
When: 21 May 14 09:27
A. 3-1

B. Mexico

C. 8

D. 8

E. QF

F. 3

G. 10

H. 5

I. 10

J. Switzerland

K. 21

L. 5

TB: 138
By:
Bergkamp93
When: 21 May 14 11:09
A) - Chile 2-1 Australia
B) - Mexico
C) - 4
D) - 6
E) - QF
F) - 3
G) - 14
H) - 5
I) - 8
J) - Portugal
K) - 19
L) - 6

TB = 149
By:
metaphor
When: 21 May 14 12:20
where the hell has my entry gone?
By:
rommel
When: 21 May 14 12:34
youll have to do it again met,thems the rules
By:
metaphor
When: 21 May 14 12:40
wrong thread. i didn't realise there were duplicates of this comp. my entry is still up on the other one over in the wc forum.

apologies to the op Blush
By:
rommel
When: 21 May 14 12:41
ure barred met for making allegations
By:
rommel
When: 21 May 14 12:41
totall unfounded u noncepot
By:
metaphor
When: 21 May 14 12:43
rommel you're not in charge so stfu you nazi scum
By:
rommel
When: 21 May 14 12:49
ooo get her
By:
rommel
When: 21 May 14 12:50
i'm wiping your entry
By:
metaphor
When: 21 May 14 12:53
go wipe your  a r s instead
By:
rommel
When: 21 May 14 12:55
wipe my ars.e with your entry missus,no chance,you on fckn drugs
By:
metaphor
When: 21 May 14 13:04
rommel i heard you tried to do an entry but after the 3rd question became bored and started to play hungry hungry hippos with a manic grin on your face shouting at the top of your voice "those hippos are hungry hungry hungry" then became distracted when a car came by and set off chasing it barking like a dog.



at least that's what i heard....
By:
rommel
When: 21 May 14 13:06
hallucinogens,you lucky fewkkker
By:
rommel
When: 21 May 14 13:06
mushies?
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