FOOTIE PUNDITS
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CHALLENGE

2016/17

THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CHALLENGE

In this competition, your challenge is to predict the scores of Champions League matches.

All predictions are based on 90 minutes (plus any injury time) of  each match and does not include extra time or penalties, which may occur in the matches for the First Knockout Round (Legs 1 & 2), Quarter Finals (Leg s1 & 2), Semi Finals (Legs 1 & 2) and Final.
 

Points will be awarded for correct predictions.


PREDICTION FORM

Before each stage of the challenge you will be required to fill in a prediction form, which will be available to download from this website.

You can enter all your own predictions, or you can produce random scores for all fixtures by using the LUCKY DIP facility.  You can edit the random scores produced if you're not happy with one or all of them.  The choice is entirely yours.


You will also need to choose which matches you wish to play your Jokers. In Matchday One to Six you are allowed 2 Jokers. In the First Round Knock Out (Legs 1 & 2), Quarter Finals (Legs 1 & 2) and Semi Finals (Legs 1 & 2) you will only be allowed 1 Joker to play. In the Final match you will automatically have a Joker assigned to your prediction, giving you the chance of gaining 8 points for the last match.

Each stage form will need to be returned by a set date.  You will be informed by email about when the prediction form is available to download from the Champions League Challenge Website and when to return the form.  The same information will also be included on the HOME page of this website.

If for any reason you miss the deadline for returning a prediction form, in any stage of the challenge, you will receive ‘ZERO POINTS’ for the stage. You can continue to submit prediction forms for any subsequent stages, after any you may have missed.

There will be 13 stages to complete predictions for : Matchdays One to Six, First Knock Out Round (1st Leg & 2nd Leg), Quarter Finals (1st Leg & 2nd Leg),
Semi Finals (1st Leg & 2nd Leg) and the Final.


THE POINTS SYSTEM

Points awarded are as follows :

Correctly Predicting Home Score : 1 point
Correctly Predicting Away Score : 1 point
Correctly Predicting The Match Result As A Home Win, Away Win or Draw : 1 point

100% CORRECT PREDICTION : 3 points + 1 Bonus point = Total Of 4 Points
100% CORRECT PREDICTION WITH JOKER = Total Of 8 Points
(The Joker only comes into play if a prediction is 100% correct)

If a match is not played in the allocated stage of the predictions fixture list, no points will be awarded for that match.

THE PUNDITS LEAGUE TABLES

After each stage of fixtures, you will be able to check your scores on this website.

Each pundits scores will be included in a Pundits League Table table for each stage, along with a table showing each pundits championship scores during and at the end of the Champions League season.

THE WINNER, RUNNER-UP & THIRD PLACE RULE

In the event of more than one pundit finishing the competition with the same number of winning points, the number of correct Jokers will be taken into consideration. If the number of correct Jokers is also the same for each pundit, the number of 4-Pointers will then be taken into consideration. If these are the same, then the number of Scoring Games will affect the outcome. If each pundit is the same on all counts, then the prize will have to be shared between each pundit.

This rule applies to the Winner, Runner-Up and Third Place championship scores.

THE ENTRY FEE

The entry fee for this competition is £6 per Pundit.  £5 goes towards the prize fund and £1 is an administration fee for this website.


This fee is to be paid in full by Monday 23rd September, 2016. Cheques are to be made payable to Darren Wright.

THE PRIZES

Cash prizes will be awarded to the Winner, Runner-Up and Third Place pundits at the end of the challenge.

The value of these cash prizes will depend on how many pundits are involved in the competition. The more pundits, the greater the cash prizes.

Details of the cash prizes will be included on this website once it is known how many pundits are involved in the challenge.

THE END OF THE RULES

So, that’s it. That’s what the Footie Pundits Champions League Challenge 2016/17 is all about.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email me - championsleague@footiepundits.com .

Good Luck and I hope you enjoy the challenge !!