World Cup sweepstake

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Found 3rd Jun 2010
Looking to do a world cup sweepstake in the work they guy who usually done it has left so i'm going to take the challange, any ideas as to how i would go about this, formats ect so it's all fair.

thanks

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32 teams, £3 a go, prize split 60, 30, 10

Elaine - I saw a World Cup sweepstake kit available for download off the web earlier...it's here:

webuser.co.uk/spe…ake

I can't open it now - the network at work is blocking it - but it may contain instructions/ It will certainly contain things to cut up for the draw etc...

Hope that helps?!?

We are making ours a bit more interesting by only having 8 in the sweep. Each then gets a whole group which means that you should all get a team that gets to the quarter finals. The problem with 'normal' sweeps is that if you choose say New Zealand you have absolutely no interest straight from the off.

greg_68;8753626

We are making ours a bit more interesting by only having 8 in the sweep. … We are making ours a bit more interesting by only having 8 in the sweep. Each then gets a whole group which means that you should all get a team that gets to the quarter finals. The problem with 'normal' sweeps is that if you choose say New Zealand you have absolutely no interest straight from the off.



How much are you having for a group?

Winner takes all?

smithyp1;8753644

How much are you having for a group?Winner takes all?



£10 in, £50 to the winner, £20 runner up, £10 to the team who score most goals.

One person may still win it all but at least it doesn't matter who you pick you have a chance.

greg_68;8753652

£10 in £50 to the winner, £20 runner up, £10 to the team who score most go … £10 in £50 to the winner, £20 runner up, £10 to the team who score most goals



:thumbsup:

Great way of doing it. Cheers.

Original Poster

greg_68;8753652

£10 in, £50 to the winner, £20 runner up, £10 to the team who score most g … £10 in, £50 to the winner, £20 runner up, £10 to the team who score most goals.One person may still win it all but at least it doesn't matter who you pick you have a chance.



there is 32 of us in our dept so I guess we could do it 3x groups ect, thanks

elaine32;8753828

there is 32 of us in our dept so I guess we could do it 3x groups ect, … there is 32 of us in our dept so I guess we could do it 3x groups ect, thanks



Try and think of some thing different to the usual sweep then as at least half the teams don't have a prayer of winning it meaning that as soon as you pull out a team it is over.

Maybe set a fair chunk of the pot out for 'lowest goals team' 'lowest points team' 'first out of the competition' etc. At least if you pull out New Zealand you may still win something then.

Stop picking on poor New Zealand!!

crumpdale;8754055

Stop picking on poor New Zealand!!



Are New Zealand in it?? :whistling:

davidn84;8754086

Are New Zealand in it?? :whistling:



Yep.
Group F.

Banned

greg_68;8753878

Try and think of some thing different to the usual sweep then as at least … Try and think of some thing different to the usual sweep then as at least half the teams don't have a prayer of winning it meaning that as soon as you pull out a team it is over.Maybe set a fair chunk of the pot out for 'lowest goals team' 'lowest points team' 'first out of the competition' etc. At least if you pull out New Zealand you may still win something then.


and some extra special prizes for
most bookings per team
who gets sent off first
best dive

we usually have the winner and the worst team in the sweep, worst team is the team who loses the most games and lets in the most goals, adds a bit more fun to it

Why not split it into 16 entries? £10 each.

Each person gets a good team and 1 "bad" team. Cos it would be a scunner if you got North Korea and New Zealand.

jayjayuk1234;8754193

we usually have the winner and the worst team in the sweep, worst team is … we usually have the winner and the worst team in the sweep, worst team is the team who loses the most games and lets in the most goals, adds a bit more fun to it



The most games lost for any team would be 3.
So really, it's only the goals you are betting on.

Ok why not do a similar one to us and each person picks 4 teams (with one seeded and 3 others) and you work out a points system for getting so far, the one with the most combined points of the 4 teams wins.

You could even go by one of the bookies odds rankings and split the 32 into 4 groups of 8, each picks a team from each one of these groups and will therefore end up with 1 very good, 1 good, one average and 1 useless team.

These are William Hills latest ranked odds to win it, each person picks one team from each group of eight.

Spain
Brazil
Argentina
England
Holland
Germany
Italy
France
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Portugal
Ivory Coast
Serbia
Chile
USA
Cameroon
Paraguay
Mexico
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Uruguay
Ghana
Nigeria
South Africa
Australia
Denmark
Greece
Switzerland
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South Korea
Slovakia
Japan
Slovenia
Algeria
Honduras
New Zealand
North Korea

Maybe do 4 points for winning group down to 1 point for finishing last and then 2 points for every subsequent round the team played in. Highest total for all 4 teams wins.

Babbabooey;8754252

The most games lost for any team would be 3.So really, it's only the … The most games lost for any team would be 3.So really, it's only the goals you are betting on.



Well yes, you would go by losses as the most fail, then by goals let in, or visa versa...

Bet I get Scotland

ChrisUK;8753615

32 teams, £3 a go, prize split 60, 30, 10



So it's cost her £4.00 to do this. :w00t:

I picked out Greece and Latvia for the euro 2004 sweepstake. Result

Our work have just done theirs...bit boring, just the normal pick a team and if they come 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th you win some money. £2 a go and i got South Africa.

davidn84;8760709

Our work have just done theirs...bit boring, just the normal pick a team … Our work have just done theirs...bit boring, just the normal pick a team and if they come 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th you win some money. £2 a go and i got South Africa.



I have Paraguay. I cannot lose.

Paid £2 so if I win I will get £64, but if I lose I can be content with knowing that a few players will have been shot for failing to perform.

Well worth £2.

Banned

davidn84;8760709

Our work have just done theirs...bit boring, just the normal pick a team … Our work have just done theirs...bit boring, just the normal pick a team and if they come 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th you win some money. £2 a go and i got South Africa.



At least you'll have the refs on your side. If they let SA lose they'll be shot or burned alive in their bunks
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