Written by AFL Online on 24th Feb 2008
Yes thats right, after a very successful competition last season we are again going to be running the same competition but a bigger and better one of that! The competition will once again be absolutely free to enter and cash prizes for the end of season winners. A special thanks to BuyAShed who have agreed to be the major sponsor this season. To make this years competition bigger and better we have teamed up with our friends at SportsMania who are putting up a $50 voucher to spend at their online store which will be given away every single week of the 2008 home & away season!
Weekly Prizes: Thanks to our friends at SportsMania this year we will be giving away a gift certificate to the value of $50 to spend at SportsMania. Each week we will randomly select a registered tipper to award the gift certificate to. To be eligible for the weekly prize you must remember to enter your tips weekly to maintain an 80% entry level. If you don’t enter your tips at least 80% of the time you will be ineligible.
Season Prizes: Prizes will be given to the participants who finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the overall competition. The three players who have the highest total number of correctly selected winning teams in all 22 Rounds of the AFL Season, as determined by Determination of Winner claus, will be eligible for the prizes. The prizes are as follows:
1st Prize – $250 Cash & 1 year AFL Online Forum Subscription
2nd Prize – $50 Cash & 1 year AFL Online Forum Subscription
3rd Prize – $10 & 1 year AFL Online Forum Subscription
Please note: The competition runs on AEST, if you are in a different timezone please make sure you enter your tips in advance to avoid missing out completely! This site can help you determine the difference in time zones
Tipping for each round closes on the hour of the first match of the round. For example if the game starts at 7:40pm on a Friday night you must enter your tips before 7pm or if the first game starts at 2:10pm you would need to enter your tips before 2pm. If tips are not placed before the close of round, you will be automatically given the away teams as your tips. Do not ask for tips to be entered after this time. If you did not enter your tips then too bad.
The allocation of points are as follows:
1 points is given for each correct tip.
0 points given for an incorrect tip.
0 points given if there is a draw.
DETERMINATION OF WINNERS
If at the end of the tipping competition two (2) or more players have the same amount of points a countback will occur. A countback will rank Players according to the frequency with which they selected the most winning teams in a Round over the 22 Rounds of the AFL Season and an elimination process based solely on that count back will occur. The count back will firstly identify the player(s) who most frequently tipped 8 winning teams from 8, then 7 winning teams from 8 , then 6 winning teams from 8 and so on (down to and including 1 winning team from 8 if required) until players are determined to be ranked higher than all of the others. All entries taken up in the calculation will be based on a total of 8 matches in a Round regardless of whether 8 teams were selected by the player.
If this fails to rank the players for the three prizes, each player will be entered into a draw. The order each player is drawn is where there will be ranked accordingly. This outcome of this will be final and no further correspondence will occur.
CLAIMING OF PRIZES
Cash prizes will be claimed via Paypal or Direct Deposit into a nominated bank account. Prizes must be claimed within 8 weeks of the competition close. All monetary prizes will be paid in Australia Dollars (AUD).
1.1 When you make an application for registration, you agree to the Terms, Conditions and Rules of this competition. These terms and conditions could change at any time without notice.
1.2 You are entirely responsible for all of the obligations arising out of or in relation to your Registration and your Account.
1.3 You must not disclose your account information to anyone and you will be responsible if the account is accessed by someone other than you.
1.4 Registration into the competition can only be made once per person. Any member found to have more than one registration will be removed from the competition.