About Sports Pool

Sports Pool

Basic Rules
  • The 10x10 grid allows 100 fans to participate.
  • Fans select a cell, first come first serve.
  • Rows show the predicted score of the first team (i.e. visiting team.)
  • Columns show the score for the second team. (i.e. home team)
  • Only the first digit is used. Thus, 1, 11, 21, 31, etc would all be predicted scores for row and col one.
  • Each Twitter account can guess once.
  • Users can change their selection during a game.
  • Winners can be selected at quarter end, or any interval.
Team Sports
  • Football (American): Use scores by quarter.
  • Basketball: Use scores by half.
  • Baseball: Use scores at 3, 6, and 9 inning intervals. This allows fans to select ties and still have a chance to win.
  • Football (soccer): Use shots on goal by half.
  • Hockey: Use shots on goal by half.
  • Volleyball: ??
  • Rugby:
  • Cricket:
Individual Sports
  • Golf: Shots relative to par or total shots for two players. (e.g. Tiger -8 versus Padrig -2, thus cell 8,2 wins) Alternatively, use the top two players for each each day of play.
  • Tennis: Aces, double faults, or any metric between two competitors.
  • Swimming: Use the time in seconds for two competitors, or the top two finishers.
  • Racing: Same as swimming.
  • Auto racing: Same as swimming.
Other Uses
  • Votes: Percentage votes for the top 2 candidates. Better randomness when more than 2 candidates participate. (e.g. Obama 52% McCain 46%, thus cell 2,6 wins)
  • Debates: Any silliness, including the number of times that each candidate repeats their favorite term.
  • Reality shows:
Suggested Rules for Play
  • Venues have the option to collect and provide monetary awards - subject to the gambling laws of their state or country.
  • Fans can select cells from a remote location, but must be in-store to claim prizes.
  • Fans must claim prizes within 30 minutes of winning.
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