Saturday, August 30, 2008

Prediction Results -- Week 1

So again the battle for best guessing the future in regards to USCL Matches begins with Week One being in the books. This year the contest will be amongst myself (picks posted here), Ron Young (last year's Champion), Bioniclime, and Ed Scimia. The same scoring system as last year will be used, with as usual you receiving two points for every correct result (correct team winning or correct draw) and the following bonuses for additionally predicting the correct score.

Each exact score of 2.5 – 1.5 receives 1 bonus point.
Each exact score of 2 – 2 or 3 – 1 receives 2 bonus points.
Each exact score of 3.5 – 0.5 or 4 – 0 receives 3 bonus points.

Unfortunately, my personal quest to regain this title which was so brutally taken away from me last season didn't exactly start off the way I was hoping with myself being in dead last after the first week. After such a promising first match (being the only one to exactly predict Arizona vs Chicago), I was quite optimistic, but when the Commissioner linked to my predictions with the aura of "predicts all draws in the East", I knew I was in for trouble and sure enough, not a single match in all of Week 1 being drawn sort of epitomized the result I was in for. Nevertheless, I do have plenty of time to catch up so I'm far from discouraged.

So without further ado, these are the actual standings (myself = AS, Ron Young = RY, Bioniclime = BL, and Ed Scimia = ES)

Totals after Week 1:

Ron Young: 13 points
Bioniclime: 11 Points
Ed Scimia: 9 Points
Arun Sharma: 8 Points

ARZ over CHC 2.5 – 1.5

AS: Correct +3
BL/ES/RY: ARZ 3 – 1 +2

BOS over NY 3 – 1

ES/AS: Tie +0
BL/RY: NY 2.5 – 1.5 +0

NJ over BAL 3 – 1

BL/RY: NJ 2.5 – 1.5 +2
ES/AS: Tie +0

QNS over PHI 2.5 – 1.5

ES: Correct +3
AS: Tie +0
BL/RY: PHI 2.5 – 1.5 +0

CAR over TEN 3 – 1

BL/RY: Correct +4
ES/AS: CAR 2.5 – 1.5 +2

SF over DAL 2.5 – 1.5

BL/AS/RY: Correct +3
ES: SF 3 – 1 +2

MIA over SEA 3.5 – 0.5

RY: MIA 2.5 – 1.5 +2
ES: Tie +0
BL/AS: SEA 2.5 – 1.5 +0


Bionic Lime said...

Promoting my own self-interest here... Where did Ron Young predict the Arizona-Chicago match? I couldn't find it anywhere...

Arun Sharma said...

Ron merely emails his Monday predictions (since he doesn't provide commentary for those like the Wednesday ones) to Greg, and I post it at the end of my Monday prediction, as you can see I did here:

Bionic Lime said...

Thank you -- I see it!