Tipping Instructions

Competition Rules and Scoring

You tip all games for the ITM Cup every week of the competition.

You select a winner and margin - the possible margin is 1-8, 9-16, 17+. This gives you 6 options for every game.

There will be no selection of a draw available. You would have to be crazy to tip it so I am removing the temptation. If there is a draw, nobody scores any points.

The scoring is as follows :

  1. Tip result and margin correctly -> 10 points.
  2. Tip result correctly and adjacent to margin -> 7 points. (adjacent means tip 17+ or 1-8 and result is 9-16 - NOTE that for a tip of 9-16 to be considered adjacent to a 17+ scoreline, the game must finish within the margin 17-24, if margin is greater than 24 only 5 points are scored)
  3. Tip result correctly and not adjacent to margin -> 5 points. (means tip 17+ and result is 1-8)
  4. Tip result incorrectly and adjacent to margin -> 2 points. (tip 1-8 one way and it finishes 1-8 the other way)
  5. Anything else scores zero.

Each week there will be a maximum of 80 points to score.

If you have a problem tipping then a PM to me before the games start will count. Late tips count for the games that are still to be played that weekend. If you don’t have a tip in for a game, you get Away Team 17+

A team consists of 6 players. A team score is the average of the top 5 scores for the team rounded to the nearest whole number.

Matches are determined as per ITM Cup rules, most points wins the team 4 points. Bonus point for scoring 40 points or more or for finishing less than 7 behind. Given that most people will be tipping similar results, there will be a good chance for some close results – and maybe draws – 2 points for a draw.

All scores will be posted to this website, there will be in-play scores on those weekends where I get the chance to do an update.

If you don't like any of the rules - go play in another competition!

Forum thread
Discussion relating to the competition, including round by round updates

Google Drive folder
Archive of the tipping forms, response spreadsheets etc