THE SERIE A PREDICTION GAME
Setup many moons ago on the Channel 4 Football Italia Forum, the Prediction Championship, as it was named then, changed it's name after forum member MPC passed away on the 26th September 2004, at the age of 35, while running in the Great North Run. MPC was the reigning champion and also leading the Prediction Championship at that time and so the name was then changed to Marcello Chicarella Championship. The name was slightly changed a couple of years ago to Marcello Pietro Chicarella Championship.
Previous winners / runners-up
2003 - Milan1899 (Milano) / MPC
2004 - MPC
2005 - Giovanni Lavafiume / Liam
2006 - Jay / Michael La Viola
2007 - Curva Fiesole / saviola
2008 - saviola / il ferret
2009 - diatribe / il ferret
2010 - Van Basten / Bobo32
2011 - VB (Van Basten) / Mezz
2012 - Mezz / VB (Van Basten)
2013 - VB (Van Basten) / Mezz
2014 - VB (Van Basten) / Curva Fiesole
2015 - Yockomo / Dels
2016 - Liam / Jay
2017 - Liam / Myles
2018 - Myles / Liam
2019 - Liam / Myles
2020 - Liam / Myles
2021 - Liam / Jay
2022 - Liam / Jay
- 1. You automatically join by posting your predictions in the MPC Championship Week 1 thread, or whatever week we are on by the time you join.
- 2. You do not have to ask if you can join, just play!
- 3. If you are not sure of the correct way to post your predictions, just copy what the other players are doing and you will understand it straight away, because it's easy to play!
- 4. You only need to concern yourself with the How to play the game section below.
How to play the game
1. How to Play
- 1 a. Post results in the weekly thread >> MPC Championship Week 1. (Week 2, 3, etc.)
- 1 b. Use the letters H (home), A (Away) and D (Draw)
2. How to Score Points
- 2 a. 1 point is scored for each result predicted correctly
- 2 b. 0 points is awarded for each result predicted incorrectly
- 2 c. Your score for each week is added to your accumulated total score of the previous weeks
- 3 a. The deadline for predicting results for each individual match is the kick-off time (BST) of that individual match.
- 3 b. Each player may only post one set of predictions per week.
Reference for game administrators...
4. Postponed/Suspended/Abandoned Matches and Voided Results
- 4 a. If a match result is changed or voided, your score will be altered to correspond with the official result
- 4 b. If a match is postponed or suspended before or during the match and the game is not replayed, then the result used for accumulating your score will be the result made official
- 4 c. If a match is postponed or suspended before or during the match and the whole game is replayed, then players can submit new predictions for the re-arranged game
- 4 d. If the match is abandoned on or before 30 minutes 00 seconds of play and the score is 0-0 at the time of its abandonment, new predictions can be submitted. Otherwise, the original predictions will be used for accumulating your score and no new predictions will be accepted
- 5 a. If you are going to be absent from the forum, post predictions in advance on the MPC Championship 2022/23 Table thread (that's this thread!).
- 5 b. Players who do not post predictions for 4 consecutive weeks may be withdrawn.
- 6 a. Any Player may take the initiative of posting all the weekly scores and/or the whole table before an administrator.
- 6 b. Players can not post only part of the scores/table as this undermines the role of other players whom are not included in a part-table.
The administrators understand that delays in posting the whole table are frustrating to the players. Sometimes an administrator may be unavailable to complete his role in the process within a desired timeframe due to personal commitments, which take priority (i.e. work or study).
In the event of a tie-break in the table after week 38, between two or more players. The winner will be the player who predicted the highest score for the most amount of weeks, and so on in descending order. Thereafter, if more than one player are still tied, more than one winner will be declared.
8. Incorrect Score
- 8 a. Incorrect scores should be posted on the MPC Championship 2022/23 Table thread (that's this thread!).
- 8 b. A player can not appeal late predictions, regardless of forum technicality, no Internet access, holidays, bereavement, apologies or otherwise.
Table compiler & marker: Liam
Final Table 2021/22 Season
Lupo Pazzesco 145