World Cup of Pool, Pick 'em Challenge

DieselPete

Active member
Just for fun, let's see how well we can pick the Matchroom World Cup of Pool (like a traditional NCAA Basketball pool). I'll do the scoring.

Rules:

1) One entry per login name
2) Complete the entire bracket (see below) in one post and do not edit.
3) Points allocation: One point for correct Round One matches, then doubling per round. Thus, a correct pick in the finals is worth sixteen points.
4) Entries must use the name of the countries, not the players.
5) Entries must be in the format provided below the bracket, to make this easier for me.
6) Entries are due before the first match begins.

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Sample Entry:

Round One Winners:
Austria
Czech Republic
Russia
Japan
Canada
Greece
Finland
Netherlands
Spain
Albania
Germany
Poland
United States
Philippines
Estonia
Great Britain A

Round Two Winners
Austria
Russia
Greece
Netherlands
Spain
Germany
United States
Great Britain A

Round Three Winners
Russia
Netherlands
Spain
Great Britain A

Round Four Winners
Russia
Great Britain A

Round Five Winner
Great Britain A
 

BRussell

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Round One Winners:
Austria
Czech Republic
Russia
Japan
South Africa
Greece
Finland
Netherlands
Spain
Albania
Germany
Poland
United States
Philippines
Estonia
Great Britain A

Round Two Winners
Austria
Russia
Greece
Finland
Spain
Poland
Philippines
Great Britain A

Round Three Winners
Austria
Finland
Poland
Great Britain A

Round Four Winners
Austria
Poland

Round Five Winner
Poland
 

sjm

Sweating it at Derby City
Silver Member
OK, I'll take a shot.

Round One Winners:
Austria
Hungary
Russia
Japan
Canada
Greece
Finland
Netherlands
Spain
Albania
Germany
Poland
United States
Philippines
Belgium
Great Britain A

Round Two Winners
Austria
Russia
Greece
Finland
Spain
Germany
Philippines
Great Britain A

Round Three Winners
Russia
Finland
Spain
Great Britain A

Round Four Winners
Russia
Spain

Round Five Winner
Spain
 

BeiberLvr

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Round 1
Austria
Hungary
Russia
Japan
Canada
Greece
Iceland
Netherlands
Spain
Albania
Germany
Poland
USA
Phillippines
Estonia
Great Britain A

Round 2
Austria
Russia
Canada
Netherlands
Spain
Germany
USA
Great Britain A

Round 3
Austria
Canada
Germany
Great Britain A

Round 4
Austria
Great Britain A

Winner
Great Britain A
final score 11-8
 

DieselPete

Active member
Just for fun, let's see how well we can pick the Matchroom World Cup of Pool (like a traditional NCAA Basketball pool). I'll do the scoring.

Rules:

1) One entry per login name
2) Complete the entire bracket (see below) in one post and do not edit.
3) Points allocation: One point for correct Round One matches, then doubling per round. Thus, a correct pick in the finals is worth sixteen points.
4) Entries must use the name of the countries, not the players.
5) Entries must be in the format provided below the bracket, to make this easier for me.
6) Entries are due before the first match begins.

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Sample Entry:

Round One Winners:
Austria
Czech Republic
Russia
Japan
Canada
Greece
Finland
Netherlands
Spain
Albania
Germany
Poland
United States
Philippines
Estonia
Great Britain A

Round Two Winners
Austria
Russia
Greece
Netherlands
Spain
Germany
United States
Great Britain A

Round Three Winners
Russia
Netherlands
Spain
Great Britain A

Round Four Winners
Russia
Great Britain A

Round Five Winner
Great Britain A
One and only bump.
 

Geosnookery

Active member
Final
Great Britain ‘a’ against Canada: either way, the Queen wins.
Winner Great Britain.

I assume the Canadians are UK residents? Aren’t there quarantine issues?
 

DieselPete

Active member
Obviously the last minute changes in the lineups didn't help and if we had money on the line I would just return it. But since it is for fun we might as well score it the best that we can.

Eleven points: Me, BRussell
Ten points: justnum
Nine points: sjm, BeiberLvr

None of us saw Slovakia, Italy, Denmark or Kuwait getting through round one.

All of us had Russia, Japan, Greece, Netherlands, Germany, USA, Philippines, and Great Britain A.
 

sjm

Sweating it at Derby City
Silver Member
My champion is already out, but I'm enjoying all the upsets, and Slovakia is actually playing some really good pool. Based on what I've seen so far, Netherlands looks the team to beat, but anyone can catch a stroke at a moment's notice, so it's anybody's guess.
 

DieselPete

Active member
Obviously the last minute changes in the lineups didn't help and if we had money on the line I would just return it. But since it is for fun we might as well score it the best that we can.

Eleven points: Me, BRussell
Ten points: justnum
Nine points: sjm, BeiberLvr

None of us saw Slovakia, Italy, Denmark or Kuwait getting through round one.

All of us had Russia, Japan, Greece, Netherlands, Germany, USA, Philippines, and Great Britain A.

Incredible how fast our picks were decimated.

Nobody scored more than 4 points (two correct picks) in the second round. Germany was the obvious choice( 4/5 of us had them) and none of us had Slovakia, Japan, GBC, Denmark, or Estonia.

Fifteen points: Me
Fourteen: justnum
Thirteen: BRussell, sjm, BeiberLvr
 

DieselPete

Active member
And with the third round in the books:

Eighteen: justnum
Seventeen: BeiberLvr
Fifteen: Me
Thirteen: BRussell, sjm

Only BeiberLvr and justnum had Germany. Everything else was a blank.
 

DieselPete

Active member
And with the third round in the books:

Eighteen: justnum
Seventeen: BeiberLvr
Fifteen: Me
Thirteen: BRussell, sjm

Only BeiberLvr and justnum had Germany. Everything else was a blank.

That's that. With nobody picking Great Britain C (a last-minute addition) or Germany to make the final, we are concluded with our scoring.

Hopefully in a post-Covid world we will have greater clarity on which players will be on the teams and which teams will actually be able to play, and we can get more members to take a shot at picking. But in the short term I think that we learned this event is incredibly hard to pick.
 

CallShotCowboy

AZB Rose Gold
Gold Member
Silver Member
Hindsight being 20/20 does GB C really surprise anyone?

I would like ask Mike Page and Fargo how they would have predicted this tournament to unfold...?
 

rexus31

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Is it streaming for free anywhere? I don't really want to subscribe to DAZN just for this match.
 

skogstokig

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Hindsight being 20/20 does GB C really surprise anyone?

I would like ask Mike Page and Fargo how they would have predicted this tournament to unfold...?

i think i called them washed up has-beens and predicted that they wouldn't get past 2R. so yes, surprised me. but of course the real surprise is the poor performance of the top pros. it wasn't a good look for pool.
 
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