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World Cup Sweepstakes???

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1d, 6m agoPosted 1 decade, 6 months ago
I have seen other forums do this. Could we get a HUKD sweep going for the world cup. I'm not sure how exactly it would work but it could be quite fun. Maybe we could send our entry via paypal to admin and then the winner takes the lot??? I'm fishing for suggestions here and wether you think its a good idea or not. :oops:

Let me know ;)



Mod edit: Teams have now been randomly allocated as follows:

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1d, 6m agoPosted 1 decade, 6 months ago
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[mod]#1
You can include me. Sounds like a good idea.
#2
I'm up for this too. :)
#3
Moved it here for more reads hopefully :)
#4
Moyles has a sweepstake randomiser! Better than a hat!
worldcup

Need 32 for a full "hat"
I would volenteer to organise but Im not that regular on here, or comp literate!
Im in if it gets off the ground.
#5
That's useful Fixngrout :) Thanks!
#6
Fixngrout
Moyles has a sweepstake randomiser! Better than a hat!
worldcup

Need 32 for a full "hat"
I would volenteer to organise but Im not that regular on here, or comp literate!
Im in if it gets off the ground.

Thanks for the link :)

Here's an example of what it might look like...

EDIT: Image removed to avoid confusion with the actual draw. :)
#7
Why do I have to have Switzerland?? :(


:lol: Nice one.
#8
so is that our team ? im interested in playin, keep me us updated :D
#9
No, that's not your team... just an example. ;)
#10
Brazil! i'll take that!!!!
#11
Glad some of you seem up for it!!!

So how do we go about gettin this goin then? I am also happy to organise it but for everyone's piece of mind would it be better if a reliable admin could take the money and then hand over the winnings???
#12
I'm happy with Germany!!!
#13
Is our best bet to set up a paypal account that everyone can pay into and then the winnings can just be transferred to whoever wins?
#14
boxblu

So how do we go about gettin this goin then? I am also happy to organise it but for everyone's piece of mind would it be better if a reliable admin could take the money and then hand over the winnings???

Any volunteers from among the mods? I'd also be happy to arrange it, but I think people would be happier paying to admin or a mod than a mere member like me...
#15
I agree mate
#16
Hey guys,

I'll see what the other mods think :)
#17
Just sorting some details out with Admin - I might organise this, watch this space...
#18
Would you guys rather have a free-to-enter competition and a prize provided by Admin (like the bingo nights) or a pay-to-enter comp, where you all pay a quid or two into my paypal account and the winner gets the lot?

Note: My paypal account charges me to receive mony, so it would not be the full £32 for 32 players, or £64 quid if I charge £2 a head...there would be a small admin fee from them.


BTW - when does the world cup start?
#19
Yeah!!! Thanks for supportin my idea folks. Emma the world cup (and my 4 week hibernation) begins 2moro lol. I'm fine with the admin fee thing but as there are only 32 teams, we should charge at least £2 per head to make it worthwhile plus it would prob have to be first come first served so count me in ok!!!

The other thing is should we have a 1st, 2nd, 3rd to make it more exciting coz the poor bugger that pulls out TOGO (like i have in work) has no chance of goin all the way. Where as a team such as South Korea or Switzerland could possibly make a surprise 3rd place therefore it gives the people who draw the lesser teams some hope. Just a thought ;)
[mod]#20
I don't mind either way. I think £2 a head would be a good idea as if it was free then we'd be over subscribed.

And the World Cup starts tomorrow and i'm on holiday for the whole thing :)
#21
I hope this isn't a stupid question but you couldn't get in trouble for organisin sumthin like this that involved money without sum sort of liscence, could you? I wouldn't want to tarnish the good name of HUKD. lol

If it does become a problem then a prize would be great but it just seems unfair that admin have to cough up for a prize lol.
[mod]#22
No, it's just the same as doing a sweepstake at work. Just don't tell Mr Brown, he'll probably want a cut.
#23
lol true. Excellent lets hope we can get it goin then!!!
#24
Ok. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize sounds good to me.

If you want to play, please PM me with HUKD sweepstake in the title and remember to include your email address for paypal purposes, and hopefully I'll gather 32 names. Do I have to gather them before the 1st game tomorrow? What if we don't get 32 players?


Does anyone mind if the other mods play - after all, I can't fix the world cup outcome!!! But if anyone objects to that, just say so.

I'll sort out the paypal thing - I think I can invoice you for the £2 from my account, and then just pay it in. First prize should be around £35-£40 (with a full complement of players) but I'll confirm this once we get up and running.

Should be fun!!!
[mod]#25
PM'd. Looking forward to this. Karma to you emma for giving up your time and i'll karma you later boxblu for a blinding idea.
#26
Remember: It'll be the first 32 people to PM me and pay through Paypal as fast as possible. I think I'll post this in "odds are" as well.

I'll reserve a place for those people in this thread who have shown interest but have not yet PMed me.
#27
Thanks Syzable appreciate it mate & well done emma for sortin this out.
#28
If we get the full 32 players:

Prizes would be:

[size=6]http://bestsmileys.com/numbers/1.gif : £30

http://bestsmileys.com/numbers/2.gif : £15

http://bestsmileys.com/numbers/3.gif : £10[/size]



Sound ok to everyone?

That may need to be revised if we don't get 32...
#29
Happy days, sounds good!!! I would think we should get the full 32. If not i will certainly offer to buy another entry as you really need all 32 bought for it to work. ;)
#30
If there are less than 32 players, then perhaps someone can enter twice on a first come, first served basis by the timeline before the start of the games.

If you can keep posted how many are in so far with member ID's here that would be good. Emma you are a glutton for punishment sorting this out :) Thanks and to BoxBlu for suggesting it, also Fixngrout for the randomizer!
#31
If there are more than 31 who want in, I don't mind giving my place to someone on the forum.
#32
rayman
Emma you are a glutton for punishment sorting this out :) Thanks and to BoxBlu for suggesting it, also Fixngrout for the randomizer!

It won't be that hard LOL.

I'll just take payment and plug the names into that randomizer (thanks Fixngrout!).

Yes - if I don't get 32 people, I'll offer more purchases to keep things balanced.
#33
Members entered so far:

[list]
[*] 1. Syzable
[*] 2. boxblu
[*] 3. poppy10
[*] 4. millarcat
[*] 5. nrps1
[*] 6. Fixngrout
[*] 7. johnnypanic
[*] 8. rocky1man
[*] 9. uiaman
[*] 10. Admin
[*] 11. Rayman
[*] 12. big_anth
[*] 13. gary_rip
[*] 14. moshchops
[*] 15. pmcg
[*] 16. karl.pestell
[*] 17. KrisReynolds
[*] 18. dino01
[*] 19. dino01
[*] 20. melcarroll
[*] 21. herby247
[*] 22. knifewieldingmonkey
[*] 23. n0v
[*] 24. calibrax
[*] 25. derwent
[*] 26. brokenarrow
[*] 27. tekhieboy
[*] 28. jenbones
[*] 29. Gazbert
[*] 30. Muwolves
[*] 31. KPGills
[*] 32.
[/list]
I'll update this list as I go along.
#34
Hopefully more people will sign up soon. I don't suppose it's possible to have it promoted on the main page later to attract sum more punters?
#35
If there are less than 32, maybe you can opt in for another entry and of course double the chance? But there should be a time limit for last entries. Just a thought...
#36
yeah it would be good to have the teams drawn by say 4pm 2moro i would imagine. It doesn't necessarily have to be drawn prior to the touney starting as it is a random slection anyway but it would be nice to have everyone assigned a team(s) by kick off 2moro. Hopefully we will get a few takers tonight!!!
#37
boxblu
yeah it would be good to have the teams drawn by say 4pm 2moro i would imagine. It doesn't necessarily have to be drawn prior to the touney starting as it is a random slection anyway but it would be nice to have everyone assigned a team(s) by kick off 2moro. Hopefully we will get a few takers tonight!!!

Good plan - I hope so!
#38
If anyone wants to play after the deadline for entries, we could just run another thread for fun anyway I guess :D
#39
only 5 entries so far :(
#40
Hmm... Maybe tomorrow will bring a few more in :) If not then people can have another go perhaps?

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