Welcome to the Predict Winners feature. It's quick and easy and here is how it works!
There are two ways you can predict:
- Predict an existing bracket
- Create a bracket to be predicted
Predict an existing bracket
- You must be a registered user to predict a bracket. If you are not currently logged in, you will be prompted for your email address and password. If you are not a registered user, you can register by clicking on the "Register Here" link. A password will be emailed to you immediately. (You can change your password to something more familiar once logged in.)
- Go to the bracket that you would like to predict.
- Click on "Predict Winners" in the right hand corner.
- Enter the information requested including your password emailed to you.
- The bracket will then be displayed. Games will be listed with buttons next to the team names. A scoring field will also be displayed. Highlight the button next to the team/individual you predict will win. Input your predicted score. Continue this through the first round.
- Click the "Enter" button at the bottom of the page.
- The next round will then be displayed. Continue the process until the bracket is complete.
You can return to check your prediction by going to the original bracket and clicking "Predict Winners" and then logging on.
Create and predict a bracket
If the bracket you would like to predict is not there, you can create it yourself. This is great for local tournaments or family tournaments.
- Again, you must be registered to enter a bracket.
- Login and click "New Tournament/Event".
- Follow the steps listed in the "Creating a Bracket" Instructions/Demo.
- Once bracket is created, go to the user's view of the bracket (this is the bracket everyone else will see) and click "Predict Winners"
- Follow steps 4-6 above.
The scoring method is usually, but not always (see below) the default formula where you get 1 point for each correctly predicted first round game,
then doubling for each additional round, e.g. 2 points for round two, 4 points for round three, and so on. Byes are not included in the scoring.
Tie breakers are usually based on date/time completed, awarded to the earliest prediction.
The publisher has the option to use an alternate scoring method, so check the rules on the publisher's website or other instructions provided by them if that is the case.
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