Sunday, 29 May 2011

Round Three Winners

Round Three of the HBIC Playoff Pool has come to a close, and all the point totals have been updated. For everyone that is still in the pool, head on over to the Official Scoring Page to get the Stanley Cup Final spreadsheet! The spreadsheet is due no later than Wednesday at 11:59pm, so get your entries in ASAP for your chance to win some prizes! Let's take a look at who did very well in Round Three to improve their positioning on the HBIC Playoff Pool leaderboard. And there were a few very good rounds turned in by entrants!

There were three people who scored ten points in the Vancouver-San Jose series, and those three people were Sammy B., Ryan J., and Dan F. All three men grabbed ten points through some good predicting, and it seems as though entrants can make a big jump up the leaderboard simply by selecting the right team winning in the right number of games. Well done, gentlemen, and hopefully your Stanley Cup Final predictions go as well as the Conference Finals predictions did!

Only one player grabbed the best total from the Boston-Tampa Bay series, and that entrant was Matthew S. Matthew recorded twelve points in the series on the strength of calling the right team winning in Games Two, Four, Five, Six, and Seven. He also correctly predicted that Simon Gagne would score the game-winning goal in Game Four for an additional two points. And because he called the series in seven games with Boston winning, he tacked on an additional five points. All in all, Matthew had the best prediction for the Eastern Conference Final. Well done, Matthew!

Matthew will also get some recognition for having the best Conference Finals point total as he added 16 points to his total. While he didn't score as well as some did in the Vancouver-San Jose series, his excellent predictions in the Eastern Conference Final gave him the largest increase in points in this round. Well done again, Matthew!

Again, head over to the scoring page to get your Stanley Cup Final picks in! I know I said that I'd have the prize list up a while back, but I'm still waiting on a few prizes to trickle in from suppliers. Once I have them all, you'll get to see what's available and how many prizes are eligible to be won. As it stands, I believe there will be at least five smaller prizes and one grand prize, but that number could change as suppliers contact me. I'll have the list up this week, though.

Good luck to everyone in the Stanley Cup Final, and I'm calling a six-game series in favour of the Vancouver Canucks for Canada's first Stanley Cup since 1993!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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