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Fiso Forum Free Fools' Fantasy: 2020 Sports Predictor: Deadline = Wed 1 April

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Been twiddling thumbs and drumming fingers waiting for some sports activity?
Well, here's a game that may help ease fantasy addiction through the year.
It's free and comes with a small prize, a 2020 Fiso Mug.

How To Play
Forecast outcome of ten sporting contests by midday on All Fools' Day, Wed 1 April.
For each event, predict when it will take place as well as a result (or two).
See next two posts for scoring and entry template.

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1. Football, 2019-20 Premier League completion date

1 point - by end-May (treated as correct if season abandoned; same applies to events 2 to 5 below)
2 pts - June
3 pts - July
4 pts - Aug or later

And for another 5 pts each
- name fourth-placed club
- 17th-placed relegation-safe club

2. EFL Championship completion date, including play-offs

1 point - by end-May
2 pts - June
3 pts - July
4 pts - Aug or later

And for 5 pts, the play-off winner

3. FA Cup Final

1 point - by end-May
2 pts - June
3 pts - July
4 pts - Aug or later

And for 5 pts, Cup winner

4. Champions League Final

1 point - by end-May
2 pts - June
3 pts - July
4 pts - Aug or later

And for 5 pts, Champion club

5. Europa League Final

1 point - by end-May
2 pts - June
3 pts - July
4 pts - Aug or later

And for 5 pts, Europa winner

6. Formula 1, British Grand Prix

1 point - July or not in 2020
2 pts - Aug
3 pts - Sept
4 pts - Oct to Dec

And for 5 pts, Silverstone runner-up

7. Golf, Men's Masters

1 point - by end-July or not in 2020
2 pts - Oct
3 pts - Sept
4 pts - Aug or Nov-Dec

And for 5 pts, the champion

8. Golf, The Open

1 point - by end-July or not in 2020
2 pts - Aug
3 pts - Sept
4 pts - Oct to Dec

And for 5 pts, the champion

9. Tennis, French Open start date (replaces Wimbledon @ 26 March)

1 point - in Sept or not in 2020
2 pts - Aug
3 pts - by end-July
4 pts - Oct to Dec

And for 5 pts, the Men's Singles champion

10. Cricket, England v West Indies First Test, The Oval

1 point - by end-June or not in 2020
2 pts - July
3 pts - Aug
4 pts - Sept to Dec

And for 5 pts, the Series score (wins by each over three Tests)


TIEBREAKER to be invoked if two or more entrants' points are identical:

How many of eight other events will be fully completed within 2020?

Racing Epsom Derby; Cycling Tour de France; Snooker World Championship; Golf Ryder Cup;
Athletics London Marathon; Men's Cricket T20 World Cup; Formula 1 Season; Tennis Davis Cup Final.

If scores still level, earlier unedited entry takes precedence.
Maximum points available = 95.
Competition winner will receive a 2020 Fiso Mug.

Submit forecasts by noon, April Fools' Day.
If you change mind before deadline, please repost. Do NOT edit original.

Entry format example

PL June; 4th Leicester; 17th Aston Villa
Ch July; PO Brentford

etc through to

Eng-WI Aug; wins 2-0
TB 4


Use template in next post to submit entry.

Shout if you have a query: but from at least two metres away, please. Keep well.
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Please use this template to submit entry by noon, Wed 1 April.

PL m; 4th x; 17th y
Chmp m; PO x
FAC m; wnr x
CL m; wnr x
EL m; wnr x
F1 m; 2nd x
Mstr m; wnr x
Open m; wnr x
Fr Op m; wnr x
Eng-WI m; wins x-y

TB n
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Re: Fiso Forum Free Fools' Fantasy: 2020 Sports Predictor: Deadline = Wed 1 April

Post by Boddington »

Thanks for running another competition to keep us entertained during these challenging months.

PL July; 4th Chelsea; 17th West Ham
Chmp August; PO Fulham
FAC August +; wnr Man City
CL August + ; wnr Bayern Munich
EL August + ; wnr Man Utd
F1 September; 2nd Verstappen
Mstr July; wnr Rory
Open July; wnr Rahm
Wimb July; wnr Djokovic
Eng-WI June; wins 3v0

TB 6

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Re: Fiso Forum Free Fools' Fantasy: 2020 Sports Predictor: Deadline = Wed 1 April

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At least something fun is going on here! I'm going to submit my template very soon.

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Please note any event that's cancelled before Tues 31 March will be replaced,
eg US Open would be substitute for Wimbledon Tennis.

Entrants will be notified of such a change, of course.

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Re: Fiso Forum Free Fools' Fantasy: 2020 Sports Predictor: Deadline = Wed 1 April

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PL July; 4th Chelsea; 17th Brighton
Chmp July; PO Notts Forest
FAC July; wnr Man City
CL July; wnr Barcelona
EL August; wnr Man Utd
F1 August; 2nd Bottas
Mstr August; wnr Koepke
Open September; wnr McIlroy
Wimb cancelled for 2020; wnr won't be one, but will say Djokovic in case
Eng-WI August; wins 1-0 (only 1 test gets played)

TB 5

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Substitute

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It now seems inevitable that the 2020 Wimbledon Tennis tournament will be cancelled.

So, the French Open steps in as the replacement event in the Predictor, as follows:

9. Tennis, French Open start date

1 point - in Sept or not in 2020
2 pts - Aug
3 pts - by end-July
4 pts - Oct to Dec

And for 5 pts, the Men's Singles champion.

Those who've already posted forecasts are being contacted by PM.
Do say if there's any query.
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Reposting with French Open Tennis

PL July; 4th Chelsea; 17th West Ham
Chmp August; PO Fulham
FAC August +; wnr Man City
CL August + ; wnr Bayern Munich
EL August + ; wnr Man Utd
F1 September; 2nd Verstappen
Mstr July; wnr Rory
Open July; wnr Rahm
Fr Op Sept; wnr Nadal
Eng-WI June; wins 3v0

TB 6

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Reposting with the French Open replacing Wimbledon.

PL July; 4th Chelsea; 17th Brighton
Chmp July; PO Notts Forest
FAC July; wnr Man City
CL July; wnr Barcelona
EL August; wnr Man Utd
F1 August; 2nd Bottas
Mstr August; wnr Koepke
Open September; wnr McIlroy
WFr Open -September; wnr Djokovic
Eng-WI August; wins 1-0 (only 1 test gets played)

TB 5

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PL Aug +; 4th Chelsea; 17th West Ham
Chmp Aug +; PO Fulham
FAC Aug+; wnr Man City
CL Aug+; wnr Bayern Munich
EL August+; wnr Man Utd
F1 July or not 2020; 2nd Bottas
Mstr August or Nov-Dec; wnr McIlroy
Open August; wnr McIlroy
WFr Open -Oct-Dec; wnr Djokovic
Eng-WI not in 2020; 0-0 void

TB 4

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PL August; 4th Man Utd; 17th West Ham
Chmp August; PO Fulham
FAC July; wnr Man City
CL July; wnr Barcelona
EL August; wnr FC Basel
F1 Sept; 2nd Bottas
Mstr Nov; wnr Matsuyama
Open September; wnr Rahm
French; September: Thiem
Eng-WI Sept; wins 1-1

TB 4

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PL Aug or later; 4th Man United; 17th B-right-on
Chmp Aug or later; PO Fulham
FAC July; wnr Arsenal
CL July; wnr Bayern Munich
EL Aug or later; wnr Wolves
F1 Sept; 2nd Verstappen
Mstr Aug or Nov-Dec; wnr Cantlay
Open Sept; wnr Lowry
Fr Open Oct to Dec; wnr Nadal
Eng-WI Sept to Dec; 2-0

TB 6

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PL August; 4th Manchester United; 17th Brighton
Chmp August; PO Brentford
FAC September; wnr Arsenal
CL August; wnr Barcelona
EL August; wnr Inter Milan
F1 September; 2nd Bottas
Mstr July; wnr McIlroy
Open August; wnr McIlroy
Fr Op September; wnr Djokovic
Eng-WI September; wins 2-0

TB 3

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PL Aug or later; 4th Manchester United; 17th Brighton
Chmp Aug or later; PO Fulham
FAC July; wnr Manchester United
CL July; wnr Bayern Munich
EL July; wnr Manchester United
F1 July or not in 2020; 2nd Valtteri Bottas
Mstr October; wnr Adam Scott
Open by end-July or not in 2020; wnr Rickie Fowler
Fr Op in Sept or not in 2020; wnr Rafael Nadal
Eng-WI by end-June or not in 2020; series drawn

TB 1

GL everyone

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PL July; 4th Man Utd; 17th Brighton
Chmp July; PO Brentford
FAC July; wnr Man City
CL July; wnr Man City
EL July; wnr Man Utd
F1 July or not in 2020; 2nd Verstappen
Mstr October; wnr McIlroy
Open by end-July or not in 2020; wnr McIlroy
Fr Op in Sept or not in 2020; wnr Nadal
Eng-WI by end-June or not in 2020; 0-0

TB 4

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PL Aug +; 4th Man Utd; 17th Brighton
Chmp Aug +; PO Fulham
FAC Aug +; wnr Man City
CL Aug +; wnr Bayern
EL Aug +; wnr Sevilla
F1 July or not in 2020; 2nd Charles Leclerc
Mstr by end-July or not in 2020; wnr Jon Rahm
Open Sept; wnr Justin Thomas
Fr Op Sept; wnr Thiem
Eng-WI by end-June or not in 2020; wins 2-0

TB 4

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With noon deadline on Wed looming, entries total 10, including this one by email from kevchenko at 13:45 today:

"for ALL events I predict they will not happen at all and there will be no winners".

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PL July; 4th Chelsea; 17th Watford
Chmp July; PO Fulham
FAC July; wnr Man Utd
CL July; wnr Man City
EL July; wnr Man Utd

F1 Oct to Dec; 2nd Bottas
Mstr Aug or Nov-Dec; wnr McIlroy
Open Sept; wnr Rahm
Fr Op Sept or not in 2020; wnr Nadal
Eng-WI by end-June or not in 2020; wins 2-0

TB 7

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Re: Fiso Forum Free Fools' Fantasy: 2020 Sports Predictor: Deadline = Wed 1 April

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sportsmeister wrote:
30 Mar 2020, 20:17
PL Aug or later; 4th Manchester United; 17th Brighton
Chmp Aug or later; PO Fulham
FAC July; wnr Manchester United
CL July; wnr Bayern Munich
EL July; wnr Manchester United
F1 July or not in 2020; 2nd Valtteri Bottas
Mstr October; wnr Adam Scott
Open by end-July or not in 2020; wnr Rickie Fowler
Fr Op in Sept or not in 2020; wnr Rafael Nadal
Eng-WI by end-June or not in 2020; series drawn

TB 1

GL everyone
Just to clarify

Eng-WI by end-June or not in 2020; 0-0

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This article shows current dates for events

After coronavirus: Sport set for hectic year approaching 2021 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/52048267

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SamD wrote:
01 Apr 2020, 11:49
PL July; 4th Chelsea; 17th Watford
Chmp July; PO Fulham
FAC July; wnr Man Utd
CL July; wnr Man City
EL July; wnr Man Utd

F1 Oct to Dec; 2nd Bottas
Mstr Aug or Nov-Dec; wnr McIlroy
Open Sept; wnr Rahm
Fr Op Sept or not in 2020; wnr Nadal
Eng-WI by end-June or not in 2020; wins 2-0

TB 7
Thanks for running this, Sam. Looks like we're the only ones backing a July finish for football across the board. I admire your optimism with that tie-break prediction, but I hope you're right.

Anyway, back to the thumb-twiddling and finger-drumming. Good luck to all.

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