Join Starfire Sports as we celebrate with the world and watch the excitement unfold! Enter the Starfire Sports Women’s World Cup Bracket Challenge and you could win a variety of exciting prizes!
Test your skills and pick the teams you think will advance and win it all. The pitch is unforgiving, the play is unrelenting, and this is an exciting contest to harness your World Cup Fever!
To enter, join our RunYourPool.com group and complete your picks by the lock times found here.
To join click here and enter ‘sfmember’ in the Join Password box
1st Place: Signed merchandise prize pack, which includes a Brazuca ball signed by USMNT players DeAndre Yedlin and Clint Dempsey, and a Sounders Women scarf signed by the 2012 squad that included USWNT players Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Sydney Leroux
2nd Place: A 2014 World Cup poster pack, including official posters for Argentina, Italy, England and USA (USA poster signed by Clint Dempsey)
3rd Place: Starfire party package, which includes use of our party room for 1.5 hours, 1.5 hours on an indoor field, and a meal catered by Zaw Pizza (3 large pizzas, 3 pitchers of soda)
4th Place: An adidas merchandise prize pack, which includes a travel bag, hoodie, ball and hat
5th Place: A Sounders prize pack, which includes a t-shirt and hat
Disclaimer- Prize items have no cash value. Prize items are non-transferable and apply only to the person winning the prize. Prize winner has 15 days to claim prize. Unclaimed prizes will be voided after 15 days. Prize winners will be required to show identification during the prize claim process.
The Starfire Sports World Cup Competition will be implemented through RunYourPool.com, and all participants are subject to the rules and regulations set forth by RunYourPool.com, and those outlined below.
A valid RunYourPool.com member name and password will be used as an identifier to sign in to game play, and to keep track of your entry’s score and standing. If you are already a registered account holder, you do not need to go through this necessary process.
General Game Play
The objective of the Promotion is to accumulate the most points by correctly selecting which two (2) teams will advance out of each of the eight (8) groups and then selecting the “winning pick” for each of the fifteen (15) match-ups associated with the bracket of the single-elimination tournament. Note the 3rd Place match (i.e., the consolation game) is NOT included in the Scoring.
Selection of Teams
Initially, it’s important to note that the FIFA World Cup format is broken up into two stages: the Group Stage followed by the Knockout Stage.
- Group Stage—In the group stage, the 24 teams that qualified for the tournament are broken into groups containing four teams each. Each team competes in a round robin tournament with the other three teams in its group. The two top teams in each group advance to the Knockout Stage, along with the four top 3rd place teams.
- Knockout Stage—The remaining 16 teams participate in a single elimination bracket pool.
Your participation in the Starfire Bracket Challenge will have two separate Here are the rules for our World Cup Soccer pools:
- For the Group Stage—Pool members predict the finishing position of each team in all the groups and points are awarded for correct predictions. 1 point is awarded for each correct team ranking in each of the six groups. All Group Stage Pick Sheets must be submitted before the start of play on June 6th, 2015. No changes can be made after this time. You will not create your Knockout Stage bracket until the completion of the Group Stage on June 17th.
- For the Knockout Stage—For the Knockout stage, members pick all games in the bracket and are awarded points for correct picks. Participants will pick the ACTUAL teams qualifying for bracket play, NOT those they predicted to advance in the Group stage. This means participants will fill out their brackets AFTER the Group Stage is completed on June 17th. All Knockout Stage brackets must be submitted before the Knockout Stage begins on June 20th, 2015.
You will have the option to edit your entries at any time after they have been initially submitted, before the lock times stated above.
You can not delete an entry/bracket once it has been created.
All Group Stage picks will lock at the scheduled start time of the Tournament currently scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2015. Selections submitted after the deadline are considered invalid.
Knockout Stage brackets will be available at the conclusion of the Group Stage currently scheduled for Wednesday, June 17th, 2015. All Knockout Stage picks will lock at the scheduled start time of the Round of 16 currently scheduled for Saturday, June 20th, 2015. Selections submitted after the deadline are considered invalid.
From all eligible entries received, the winners will be determined based on their ability to use their skill and knowledge of World Cup soccer to accumulate the most points. A correct answer in a given round is shown below:
Group Stage – 1 point per correct ranking
Round of 16 – 1 point per correct pick
Quarterfinals – 2 points per correct pick
Semifinals – 4 points per correct pick
Finals – 8 points for correct pick
Maximum Points Breakdown
Group Stage: 24 points
Round of 16: 8 points
Quarterfinals: 8 points
Semifinals: 8 points
Finals: 8 points
Total Max Possible Points = 56 points
In the event a match does not occur as scheduled (e.g., due to cancellation, postponement, etc.) no points will be awarded. Ties will be broken in accordance with the tiebreaker procedure below.
Entrants will submit a predicted score for the tiebreaker game as indicated in the selection area. Ties will be broken in accordance with the tie-breaker procedure below:
Tiebreaker #1 – The predicted number of total goals scored in the final match is compared to the actual number of total goals scored in the final match. The entry with the smallest total difference is considered the winning entry.
Tiebreaker #2 – Number of points scored in the Finals.
Tiebreaker #3 – Number of points scored in the Semifinals.
Tiebreaker #4 – Number of points scored in the Quarterfinals.
Tiebreaker #5 – Number of points scored in the Group Stage.
Tiebreaker #6 – The entrant whose date of entry creation was recorded in the system the earliest.