Just like the real NCC / Voyageurs Cup final, the pool had to be decided my a tie-breaker. It feels wrong somehow.
These were the tie-breaking criteria that I listed a while back:
Pool winner will be determined by:
1. Smallest total goal difference between predicted and actual results.We had a tie after #1 between M@, squizz, and Lucky Strike.
If there is a tie based on #1, the following criteria will be applied in order.
2. Total number of correctly predicted results.
3. Entry correctly predicts champion based on predicted match results.
4. Earliest entry.
That's when the remaining metrics had to be applied.
Unfortunately, I was a bit ambiguous about tie-breaker #2. "Correctly predicted results" could just as easily mean "correctly predicted exact score" as "correctly predicted winning team of each match". Fortunately, this error turned out not to be fatal.
Here's how it all worked out:
|Entry||Number of exact scorelines||Number of correct results||Winner as determined by predicted scores|
In other words, under either interpretation of tie-breaker #2, we still had a 3-way tie. After #3 was applied, M@ was eliminated, and we were left with two entries.
Tie-breaker #4, our version of the coin flip, means that our winner is squizz, of some canadian guys . . .
The prize as initially announced was a Canada scarf from the CSA shop, or any other item from that store of equal or lesser value. So, squizz, drop me an email, or heck, make a post on your blog with your choice of prize.