How to Play & Prizes 2012 Season
All games are subject to our Rules
Major Prizes, Big Prizes and Consolation Prizes & a US$25,000 Jackpot Pool Prize
There's up to US$25,000 to be won in our jackpot pool game prize. To be a winner in this pool you simply have to get all nine results and margins correct in any round of nine games. Each of the 20 rounds with 9 scheduled games has a pool of US$500 to be shared by all players acheiving this feat in the round. And there are also US$1,000; US$2,000, US$3,000, US$4,000 and US$5,000 pools to be shared by all players acheiving this feat 3,4,5,6 and 7 times or more, respectively in the season.
On top of that there are three "Major Prizes" of a pair of tickets to a footy game of your choice after the end of the regular season or A$700 cash alternative if we can't get the tickets you want, and two A$250 cash "Big Prizes" to be won from playing our two basic games. We also have five "Consolation" A$100 cash prizes to be won by five lucky weekly round winners:
Game 1 - All match predictions/tipping how to play and score points
- You tip a home win, draw or away win result for each match in each round. Get the "home win/away win" right and score 3 points for each correct home win or away win tip. Correctly tip a draw result and receive 23 points. No spread or handicap, just pure raw score.
- You also predict the match points margin. Only four choices are available. The choices are: 0 - 10; 11 - 30; 31 - 50; or 51+.
Get it right and score ANOTHER SINGLE POINT. Note if you tip a draw you are automatically locked into the 0 - 10 margin.
- Get the result and the margin right and you score an extra single bonus point for a max total of 5 points per non-drawn game (3+1+1) or 25 points (23+1+1) for a drawn game.
- Get the match result wrong, but the margin right as regards the actual scoring spread outcome and you get a single "consolation" point regardless of your match tip.
- Every week select one ONLY of your tipped results (W, L or D) as a "Banker". Get it right and you score an extra bonus of 5 points. The margin/spread does not count for this game. It's simple outcome only.
- You also start the season with 25 bonus life points which reduce by 5 points, down to 0, every time you use a life. So long as you enter your own tips every round you'll keep all 25 points and they will count in your season total.
- You will also start the season with 5 Banker bonus points which you will also keep so long as you tip every round REGARDLESS of whether your banker is correct each round. They too wil count towards your season total.
Game 2 - Banker knockout (AKA "Last Man Standing") How to play and win
Your banker, in Game 1 point 5 above, is entered into a Bankers' Last Man Standing knockout competition. So long as you keep getting your banker correct you stay alive; get it wrong and you are eliminated. You start with one life represented on the league tables by a "$" sign for the remaining unused life.
Players who are still standing in this competition and have a life remaining are designated by a blue $ sign after their name.
NB: After round five Score Five reserves the right to declare certain games as ineligible for selection as a banker in which case any banker must be selected from the remaining eligible games of that round.
Game 1 generates 3 "Major Prize" winners, 1 "Big Prize" winner and 5 "Consolation Prize" winners:
Major Prize 1 - The season winner and our Global Champion, this is the player with the most points gained over all 23 rounds of the pre-finals season. The 23 pre-finals rounds are the only matches that count for this competition game.
Major Prize 2 - The champion individual round competition winner, the best of the individual 23 round winners in all, this is the person with the highest points gained to win any of the 23 rounds. So any player could win based on a single week of brilliance!!
Major Prize 3 - The person who gets the second highest score to win any of our individual 23 rounds.
Big Prize 1 - A$250 cash to the person who gets the lowest score to win any one of our individual 23 rounds.
Consolation Prizes 1 to 5 - A$100 cash to five other weekly regular season round winners selected by lot from those not winning a Major or Big Prize
Game 2 generates our 2nd "Big Prize" winner:
The winner of A$250 cash is the last man standing!
NB If you use one of your Five Lives you automatically lose a banker's life even if Magic Mike gets his banker correct. The Banker Last Man Standing game is designed to find our true banker tipster expert i.e., it should be all your own work!!
NB: FOR ALL THE ABOVE COMPS (a) Please see the Five Lives page for details of how our Five Lives safety net helps you enjoy the game even more; (b) See below for our tiebreaker process; and (c) You can only win one Major or Big prize.
Tie Breaker Rules
Yes they're a little bit long, but that's the way these things are. Basically they work on eliminations and a count back process designed to reward skill, frequent and timely participation.
Major prize 1 - Season long Global Champ
For the season long Global Champ Game prize, in the event that two or more players are tied for the total number of points at the end of that Game competition (the end of Round 23), the player scoring the most bonus points for correctly tipping the correct match results and margin throughout the duration of that game competition, shall be the winner. If two or more players remain tied after this tie breaker test, the winner will be the player of the remaining tied players scoring the most bonus points in round 23. If players still remain tied after this second tie breaker test, there will be a count back to the previous round (and previous rounds as may be necessary, round by round) of the remaining tied players who will be eliminated one-by-one on the basis of failing to score the most bonus points in a round, and the player with the single most bonus points at the end of the previous relevant round will be the winner. If the tie breaker test fails to produce a winner, the winner will be determined on the basis of the timing of the receipt of their final scoring tips for round 23, according to the Score Five system, with the remaining players being eliminated on a count back i.e., the winner will be the player whose scoring tips were received first
Major prizes 2 -Individual round-by-round winners "highest points" won in a single winning round
There are 23 round competitions in this game. One for each round thereby producing 24 individual round winners and 23 winning scores. The individual round-by-round "highest points" competition winner is the player from these 23 round winners who at the end of the season scored the most points to win any of these 23 single round competitions.
Individual round by round winners' tiebreaker: To determine each of the 23 individual round winners from rounds 1 - 23, the winner will be the person who scores the most points overall in that round.
Tiebreaker: Where we have more than one person tied on points for any given round, the winner will be the person, if anyone, who tipped the most draws correctly in that round. Otherwise if either the "draws" test fails to produce a winner, or two or more players remain tied on the Draws test, the winner will be the player who tipped the most correct "home wins" and "away wins" that round. If there is still a tie any remaining players will be eliminated one-by-one on the basis of the timing of the receipt of their final scoring tips for that round, according to the Score Five system, with players being eliminated on a count back i.e., the winner will be the player whose scoring tips were received first.
Overall prize winner tiebreaker: If at the end of the season we have from our 23 individual round winners more than one person tied on the most points won to win any of the individual round winners titles, the winner will be the person who won the most individual rounds in the entire season. If the "rounds won" winner test fails to produce a winner, or two or more players remain tied on the number of rounds won, the winner will be the player from those remaining whose individual winning round had the most draws correctly predicted. If the "draws" winner test fails to produce a winner, the remaining player actively playing the most rounds will win. If players are still tied the player finishing higher in the final season standings will win. If there is still a tie any remaining players will be eliminated one-by-one on the basis of the timing of the receipt of their final scoring tips for their winning round[s], according to the Score Five system, with players being eliminated on a count back i.e., the winner will be the player whose scoring tips were received furthest away from the prediction deadline of their winning round.
Runner up and lowest winning score prize winners tie breaker: The tie breaker will follow the same methodology as the overall prize winner immediately above.
Big Prize - Bankers "Last Man Standing"
The winner of the Bankers' Pool knockout game is the "last man standing". If we get to a stage where after 23 rounds we have more than one person left standing the winner will be the person the winner will be the player from these who, overall, tipped the most correct "home wins" "away wins" and "draws" during the entire season. If two or more players remain tied after the H,A,D test, then from these the player with the most points from all aspects of the tipping game for the entire system will win. If there is still a tie the remaining players will be eliminated one-by-one on the basis of the timing of the receipt of their final Round 23 scoring tips, according to the Score Five system, with players being eliminated on a count back i.e., the winner will be the player whose scoring tips were received first.
If the last survivors all get eliminated at the same time during the pre-finals season the winner will be determined using the same foregoing end of round 23 methodology.