2010 Pre Classic Track Prediction Contest
July 2, 2010
2010 Prefontaine Classic Prediction Contest
Our world famous prediction contests take on the Golden League for the first time.
Hurry and get in your picks as the contest closes at 4pm eastern on Saturday.
How it Works
The process is quite simple. On the next few pages you will pick who you think will get 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in most of the main events at the 2010 Pre Classic. We have a feature that allows you to change your picks. So you don't have to fill all of your picks at once. You can partially fill the bracket out and then come back later.
We list the top athletes for you and give you their country, top mark form 2010 and a little description of them. At the very least hopefully it will help you watch the meet more educated.
The scoring is as follows:
- Each person that you correctly pick to finish in the top 3 = 1 point
(It doesn't matter if you actually get the pick exactly right. If you pick someone for 1st and they finish 3rd you still get the point. Vice versa is true as well. If you pick them to get third and they get third, it's still only one point.)
- Each event winner picked correctly = 3 more points (you pick someone for first and they get first)
- Each event picked perfectly - All three picks: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the right order = 2 more points (here the order is key)
Do you understand the rules fully? The following example should explain any questions you have. If you pick 1st, 2nd, and 3rd correctly in any event in the proper order, it is 3 points (1 point for each person in the top 3) + 3 points (for getting the winner correct) + 2 points (bonus for perfect pick of top 3 in order) = 8 points.
The more points the better.
Now for the Prizes:
We guarantee the winner will get bragging rights.
Perfect Ballot: $20,010 (Picking the top 3 in each event in the contest in the proper order (doing it for just one sex doesn't count) is a perfect ballot). 1 winner maximum. If more than 1 person has a perfect ballot, the winner of the $20,010 will be selected by random drawing. (We will pay out the $20,010 over 4 years).
Group Scoring: Remember, you can sign up to play in a group and play against your friends. So please let them know about this contest.
Oh yeah, only one entry per person. No computerized/mechanical entries. I'm sure we should have a bunch of legal stuff here. How about this: your picks and your login name are not private and may be displayed on our website. And we're not responsible if the free contest gets cancelled for any reason including if our database crashes. We'll do our best to keep everything running smoothly. The top 3 in any event are final when we determine them at the end of the meet and this may not be the ultimate final top 3 (mainly due to drug busts in the future). Additionally, this contest is obviously void where prohibited by law. Also you need to be of the proper minimum age. No purchase necessary. And yes we can win our own contest. If we beat you, you'll hear about it for sure.
This contest in no way is affiliated with the Diamond League, the Pre Classic or Nike. We hope you enjoy watching the meet more because of it.
*And we'll try and keep events open until 4 pm eastern Saturday but don't guarantee it.
(Please note: For tie-breaking purposes, we'll first look at the number of 1st places correctly chosen. If there's still a tie, we'll look at the number of 2nd places correctly chosen correctly, and then if need be, the number of 3rd places correctly chosen. If there still is a tie, we'll conduct a random drawing.)
Sound easy? Then get started.
You'll be able to login and check your scores during the contest. You need a letsrun.com login to play. If you have any questions email us at [email protected]