Castle Design Solutions

The Official 'Better Than All The Rest'
FA Cup Prediction Game
The Group Stage Rules
Players will be divided into 8 groups (unseeded) and will compete against other players in their group. There is no limit to the number of people who can enter as this will just add to the numbers in each group. The competition will start with predictions for the 3rd round of the Cup (ties taking place from the 2nd to the 5th of January). There are currently more teams left in the FA Cup than there are likely players participating in the prediction game. Therefore, the first round will be a group stage tournament that will take place over the 3rd and 4th rounds of the competition - including replays. The top two from each group (sixteen in total) will progress to the unseeded 2nd round draw which will be the beginning of the knockout stages (predicting 5th round results).
Point Scoring
The point scoring system is exactly the same as it is for the league games. There is no difference. You are predicting the result at the end of 90 minutes. In the case of replays this is still the case. Extra time and penalties are disregarded.
Correctly guessing the score: 3 points
Correctly guessing the result: 1 point

Predictions will be for all Cup games played from the start of the game. If any 2nd round replays happen to take place on the 3rd round weekend then these games will count. If any 4th round replays are still to play after the cut off point for the end of the group stage (the end of Wednesday before the 5th round ties) then that replay will form part of the 5th round predictions. This will apply to each round of the game.
In the event of a tie then the player who is closest to predicting (with their original predictions) the total number of goals scored across every game will qualify.
In the event of it still being a tie then the person ahead at the previous points update will qualify. If this is still level then lots will be drawn.
Main Rules Menu
Knockout Stage Rules
The Final Rules
For the full breakdown of the rules, as they appear on the original game thread, click the not606 football forum graphic below to be taken to the game thread on not606.