GamesAid launches Euro 2012 tipping contest

GamesAid launches Euro 2012 tipping contest
James Batchelor

By James Batchelor

June 1st 2012 at 12:48PM

First 200 participants to receive free download code for Football Manager 2012

Think you know your football? Prove it and help raise money for charity in the process.

GamesAid has teamed up with Sega and Football Manager developer Sports Interactive or a champion tipster competition for Euro 2012.

All participants have to do is answer a series of questions on what they expect from the upcoming tournament. The winner with the most accurate predictions will win some special prizes from Sega.

And the first 200 people to enter will be given a code for a free download of Football Manager 2012 on PC, courtesy of Sports Interactive.

To enter, simply donate £10 to GamesAid via the competition's JustGiving page. Then email your predictions to david.walker@live.co.uk - the questions are below.

All entries must be in before England kicks off against France on Monday, June 11th.

 

PREDICTION QUESTIONS

Question 1.  Who will win Euro 2012?
SCORE:  10 points for the correct answer.

Question 2.  How will England fare?
Answer A.  Knocked out in the Group Stages
Answer B.  Knocked out in the Quarter Finals
Answer C.  Knocked out in the Semi Finals
Answer D.  Runners Up
Answer E.  Winners
SCORE:  10 points for the correct answer.  To honour your blind faith, a bonus of 1 point will be added to your score if you select option E, regardless of whether or not it is correct.

Question 3.  How will Ireland fare?
Answer A.  Knocked out in the Group Stages
Answer B.  Knocked out in the Quarter Finals
Answer C.  Knocked out in the Semi Finals
Answer D.  Runners Up
Answer E.  Winners
SCORE:  10 points for the correct answer.  If you can prove that you are Irish, or have a dim and distant Irish relative, or own a green parrot, or drink Guinness, a bonus of 1 point will be added to your score if you select option E, regardless of whether or not it is correct.  Proof of your Irishness claim will have to be provided with your entry.

Question 4.  In total, how many goals will be scored during Euro 2012?  (Goals scored in penalty shoot outs are not included)
HINT:  There will be 31 matches played at Euro 2012.  At the finals of Euro 2008, 77 goals were scored in 31 games.
Answer A.  Less than 50
Answer B.  51 - 60
Answer C.  61 - 70
Answer D.  71 - 80
Answer E.  81 – 90
Answer F.  More than 91
SCORE:  10 points for the correct answer.

Question 5.  How many goals in total will England score throughout the tournament (Goals scored in penalty shoot outs are not included)?
SCORE:  10 points for the correct answer.

Question 6.  How many goals in total will Ireland score throughout the tournament (Goals scored in penalty shoot outs are not included)?
SCORE:  10 points for the correct answer.

Question 7.  Which team will score the most goals in a single match (Goals scored in penalty shoot outs are not included)?
SCORE:  10 points for the correct answer.

Question 8.   Which player will win the Golden Boot award?  (The player that scores the most goals throughout the tournament)
SCORE:  10 points for the correct answer.

Question 9.  In total, how many red and yellow cards will be shown throughout the finals of Euro 2012?
HINT:  There will be 31 matches played at Euro 2012.  At the finals of Euro 2008, 125 cards were shown in 31 games.
Answer A.  Less than 100
Answer B.  101 - 110
Answer C.  111 - 120
Answer D.  121 - 130
Answer E.  131 - 140
Answer F.  141 - 150
Answer G. More than 150
SCORE:  10 points for the correct answer.

Question 10.  During the TV coverage of the Final, what colour shirt will the lead presenter on the BBC be wearing?
CLUE:  This is likely to be Gary Lineker.
RULE:  The predominant colour will be deemed to be correct.  If the shirt is a ridiculous multi coloured affair, then Answer E would be correct.  The judge’s decision on this answer will be final, no correspondence will be entered into.
Answer A.  White
Answer B.  Grey
Answer C.  Blue
Answer D.  Pink
Answer E.  None of the above
SCORE:  10 points for the correct answer

TIE BREAKER.  In the event of a tie, the closest answer to the following question will be deemed the winner.
Q.  If you were to add up the shirt numbers of the 22 players that start in the Final, what number would you get?