How To Play

Select 2 teams to win in the Premier League each Round

  • [A] Commencing with the English Premier League fixtures on the 11th/12th December 2020 (Round 1) through to Round 10 on 30th January 2021, select 2 teams that you think will win a league game in that round of fixtures. The only condition is that you cannot select a team that you previously selected. In other words, you can only select a team once in the entire competition. During the course of the competition you will have to select all of the 20 teams in the Premier League, so plan ahead carefully!
  • [B] If the team that you have selected wins, you will be awarded 3 pts. If your selected team wins and it is an “away” win, you will be awarded 1 “bonus” point. If your selected team wins and score 3 or more goals you will be awarded 0.5 “bonus” point. If your selected team wins and keeps a clean sheet you will be awarded 0.5 “bonus” point. If your team draws or loses, you will be awarded 0 points. The maximum score you can achieve in each round is therefore 10 pts. (e.g. 3-0 away win x 2)
  • [C] Your selection for each round must be made on-line to by 12 midnight on the day preceding the first match in that round of fixtures. [For Round 1, entries will be accepted up to 19:00 hrs. on Friday 11th December]. Any change to this deadline will be advised in advance. Should you not record your selections on time – you will RANDOMLY be assigned (for that round) two teams that you have not selected (or been assigned) to date.
  • [D] The winner will be the player with the most points at the end of the competition.
  • [E] Should one or more players tie at the end of the competition the prize money will be shared.
  • [F] The entry fee for “Pick-A-Winner 2020-21” is only €20.50. This includes a 50c administration fee. The full fee is payable in advance on-line.
  • [G] The prize-fund as usual will be 50% of the entry fees. i.e. €10 x the number of players. The number of prizes will be determined by the number of entries in the competition. [In the last competition, the winner picked up €500]
  • [H] If it is known that a team’s game is postponed (maybe due to cup involvement), that fixture will be null and void and you should not select either team*. Otherwise, should any fixture not be played on the appointed date (due to weather etc.) the result will be considered automatically when the fixture takes place, but should it not take place before the end of January 2021, then the Pick-a-Winner ['Pools Panel'] will determine the ‘fictitious’ result if necessary for the purposes of completing the competition. The 'Pools Panel' comprises previous players who are NOT in this competition.
    [* if you had pre-selected one of those teams, you can of course change your selection at any time prior to that round of fixtures].
  • [I] The VEC Football Club Committee’s decisions are final in all matters.

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