2018 CFL Pool Rules

Entry Fee: $30.00 (for the whole season)

Weekly Award:

  1. Each player will attempt to pick the winners of all games and the total number of points scored for all games for each week.

  2. Entries are to be submitted before midnight of the date indicated on the form (usually the day before the first game of that week).

  3. The winner of the weekly prize will be the entrant that has picked the greatest number of game winners for the week.  Total score will be used only to break ties.  If a tie continues after comparing total scores, the prize will be shared equally.

  4. If the winner has correctly picked all of the game winners for the week, they will be awarded 100% of the weekly prize.

  5. If the winner has not correctly picked all of the game winners for the week but has correctly picked 3 or more of the game winners for the week, they will be awarded 50% of the weekly prize.

  6. If no entrant has correctly picked at least 3 of the game winners, no prize will be awarded for the week.

  7. Tie games count as a loss for both teams.

  8. The weekly prize consists of $1.00 from each entrant plus any money not awarded from the previous week.

Aggregate Award:

  1. A running total of each entrant's correct picks will be kept and will be available from this web site.

  2. At the end of the regular season, the entrants with the highest number of individual game winners will be awarded the aggregate prize in the following proportions: (1) Highest - 60%; (2) Second Highest - 40%.

  3. Should two or more entrants be tied for first place, they will share the total prize equally.

  4. Should two or more entrants be tied for second place with only one entrant in first place, they will share the second prize equally.

  5. The aggregate prize consists of $6.00 from each entrant plus any money not awarded in the final weekly prize.

Playoffs:

  1. There will be a separate prize for the playoffs consisting of $3.00 from each entrant. The prize will be awarded in the following proportions: (1) Highest - 60%; (2) Second Highest - 40%. Ties will be handled the same way as for the regular season aggregate prize.

  2. For each playoff game, points will be awarded for selecting the winning team and for guessing the points spread. The prize will be awarded to the entrant with the most points accumulated at the end of the playoffs.

  3. Points are awarded as follows:
    • 2 points - Each correct winning team
    • 5 points - Points spread correct
    • 4 points - Points spread within 1
    • 3 points - Points spread within 3
    • 2 points - Points spread within 5
    • 1 point  - Points spread within 9

    Note that the points spread difference is calculated based on the selected team winning.  If the selected winning team is incorrect, the selected point spread is added to the actual point spread, rather than subtracted.  For example, if you pick Team A by 6 points, and Team B wins by 3, then your point spread difference is ABS(3 + 6) = 9.  For a more complete explanation, please refer to the Playoffs Help screen.
     
  4. A running total of each entrant's correct picks and cumulative score will be kept and will be available from this web site.

Notes:

  1. Each entrant is responsible for protecting the security of their account id and password.  All password information is maintained in an encrypted form on the web site.  In the even of a lost or forgotten password, the password can be reset by the pool administrator.

  2. Each entrant is responsible for entering their own selections on-line prior to midnight on the day of the entry deadline.  Late entries will not be accepted.  All times are shown in the prevailing time in Alberta, Canada (Mountain Standard Time / Mountain Daylight Time).

  3. Entries that are not received by the entry deadline are not valid, and the entrant will be awarded the aggregate points of the poorest entry for the week.  The entrant will not be eligible for the weekly prize.

  4. Entrants joining the pool (or failing to pay the entry fee) after one or more weekly selections are due, shall be considered as not having submitted entries for those weeks.

  5. Bob Swift and R.S. Digital Solutions shall not be held responsible for interruptions in internet service affecting access to the site.  In the event of service disruptions, please forward your selections via email to along with an explanation of the problem preventing you from entering the selections on the system.