THE WEEKLY CONTEST

My favorite sport in the whole wide world is about to start up the season.

It’s football!

Can’t say the name of the actual teams because of trademark and copyright reasons, but you guys and gals know who we’re talking about.

The next weekly contest involves the pair of Monday night games between these two teams:

Houston v. New Orleans 

Denver v Oakland

At stake is our weekly prize of a pair of red and white chips from a real casino in Las Vegas. It will be possible to have more than one winner, with a cap of 5 winners. If there are more than 5 winners, we will go to an elimination stated below.

It’s free to enter.

MAKE YOUR ENTRY

Enter a score for each team. Your entry can be something like…

  • H 21, NO 14
  • D 18, O 24

You can also enter something like 21,14,18,28. If that’s your entry, the order of teams will be Houston, NOLA, Denver, and Oakland.

The score I used is only for demonstration purposes.

SCORING

If you correctly call the score for a team, you will receive 20 points.

For each team, for every point you are off for the associated team, you will lose 1 point from the 20 point perfect score. There is a 2x penalty for going over. So, for example, if you are 2 points under for Houston, then you will receive 18 points for Houston, but if you are 2 points over, then you will receive 16 points for Houston (-2 x 2 = -4).

A perfect score is 80 points.

The highest score will win.

Doppelgänger rule

In the event that you make similar entries to a prior entry, then the later entry, as determined by the time stamp, shall have 1 point added to each score until the entry is a unique entry. For example, if there are two entries that have 14,21, 28,24, then the later entry shall become 15,22,29 and 25 at the moment the contest closes, but prior to scoring. If the resulting entry is not unique because there was already an existing entry with the same scores, then the same entry shall become 16,23,30,26, etc, until it is unique.

So if you do not want your entry to be involuntarily changed, be sure to look at the other entries to make sure you are not copying anyone else’s entry, especially if you use a very obvious entry.

Tie Breaker

In the event that there are more than 5 winners, the following tie breaker will be used to eliminate the number of winners until there are 5. If there are more than 5 ties, there will not be fewer than 5 winners.

+1 point for correctly predicting the winner in the Houston v. NO game. At this point, determine if ties are broken.

If more than 5 tied, then +1 point for correctly predicting the winner in Denver v. Oakland. At this point, determine if ties are broken.

If more than 5 tied, then -1 additional point (from existing total) for going over on either team in the Houston v. NO game.  At this point, determine if ties are broken.

If more than 5 tied, then -1 additional point (from existing total) for going over on either team in the Denver v. Oakland game.  At this point, determine if ties are broken.

If more than 5 tied, then -1 additional point (from existing total) for going over Houston.  At this point, determine if ties are broken.

If more than 5 tied, then -1 additional point (from existing total) for going over New Orleans.  At this point, determine if ties are broken.

If more than 5 tied, then -1 additional point (from existing total) for going over on Denver.  At this point, determine if ties are broken.

If more than 5 tied, then -1 additional point (from existing total) for going over on Oakland.  At this point, determine if ties are broken.

If more than 5 winners, then random drawn.

RoadGambler reserves the right to make any final decision.

MAKE YOUR ENTRY BELOW

Entries close at kick-off of the earlier game.

Good luck!

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