Thursday, May 04, 2006

World Cup Bracket Challenge

Hey yo,

I'm starting a World Cup bracket challenge today. It is similar to the March madness, NCAA Tournament, bracket pool, but using the 32 nations of the world cup tournament instead. Here's how it works:

  1. In the preliminary round, you pick the winner and second place for each of the 8 groups. For instance in group A we have Germany, Costa Rica, Poland, and Ecuador. I could pick Germany to win the group, and Poland to come in second.
  2. Knowing who advances from each group you can seed the knockout stage bracket. For instance, group A's winner plays group B's second place first.
  3. Continue to fill out the bracket, picking the winner of each game, until you crown your world cup champion!
I'd like to set the entrance fee at 5 simoleons. Since I expect people to be playing on multiple coasts of this country, I'll collect money from those on the east coast, and Brian will collect money for those on the west coast. I'll post a downloadable bracket for everyone to fill out shortly.