All members of Xtratime are welcome to participate in our Canadian Forum CONCACAF Gold Cup Prediction League. Here's how it works:
1. The Group Round of 12 games will be divided into 3 "BATCHES" of 4 games each.
I will start a thread for each BATCH, listing the four games, and inviting members to post their predictions for each of the four games in that thread.
2. Members will indicate their predictions for each game with a 1, 2, or X:
1 indicates a win for the first-named team (the "home" team)
2 indicates a win for the second-named team (the "visiting" team)
X indicates a draw
3. The deadline for posting your predictions for each BATCH of games will be the start time of the FIRST game of the BATCH. You may amend your predictions, if necessary, before the deadline by Editing your post. The time of the last edit as displayed in your post must be before the deadline. Note that some of the deadlines will be fairly short - often less than 48 hours, so pay close attention!
4. Each correct prediction earns one point. I will keep track of points and update standings after each BATCH of games has been played.
5. Along with the four games in BATCH 1, members will be invited to predict the ultimate winner of the Final game before the tournament begins. Three points will be awarded to each player who predicts the winner correctly in this manner. Members will have a second opportunity to predict the winner once the actual finalists are known, but as for all the other games in this tournament, this prediction will only count for one point.
6. After the Gold Cup Group Round, the playoff rounds will be divided into 3 BATCHES, and there will be no Draws in these matches. Your predictions will be for the ultimate winner of each game, after extra time and penalty shootout if necessary.
Please do not post any predictions in this thread. Post your predictions for games 9, 10, 11, and 12 in the thread entitled "Prediction League BATCH 3"
It is not necessary to pre-register for this competition. Just post your predictions in the appropriate thread.
For information on the Gold Cup competition, see our Gold Cup 2002 thread
, and check out the CONCACAF Forum
(where it seems to be cool to call it the "Copa de Oro"
Please post your comments or questions here.