Hey guys, I have a bit of an exclusive for the blog today as there’s a new Tennis game launching ahead of the Australian Open called the Tiger Mobiles Tennis Challenge.
It’s a prediction based game for all 4 Grand Slams and all 9 Master’s 1000 tournaments in 2015. I was contacted by Tiger Mobiles to test it out and they also offered me the chance to launch it exlcusively right here on my blog.
So what is the challenge? Players predict every match in the draw and then accumulate points for each correct prediction. The winner is the player with the highest total number of points at the end of the tournament. First place wins an iPhone 6 16GB smartphone in a colour of their choice. Runners up also receive a free t-shirt from Color13.
There’s also an end of season winner, and that is the player who has scored the most points across all 4 Slams and 9 Masters 1000 tournaments. That is announced once the Paris Masters 1000 tournament has ended and the winner will receive an 11-inch MacBook Air Notebook 256GB, a 1 year subscription to TennisTV for 2016 and 5 T-shirts of their choice from Color13.com. Some pretty cool prizes on offer!
How Do I Play?
Firstly the game is completely free to play and is available to players worldwide. To get started you need to sign up with a username and password and verify your email address.
There’s obviously no game to play currently as the Australian Open draw isn’t out yet. However as soon as the draw is announced, you will be notified by email that you can login in and make your predictions.
Once a draw is out, you can go to My Account and make your predictions. You have up until the first ball is struck in tournament play to make your predictions. Predictions can also be edited if you change your mind. Predictions can also be saved midway through making them and completed at a later stage.
How Does the Scoring System Work?
The scoring system is relatively simple and you will be awarded points for each correct prediction, broken down as follows:
- 1 (one) point for each correct prediction in the round of 128
- 1 (one) point for each correct prediction in the round of 64
- 2 (two) points for each correct prediction in the round of 32
- 4 (four) points for each correct prediction in the round of 16
- 8 (eight) points for each correct prediction in the quarterfinal
- 16 (sixteen) points for each correct prediction in the semi-final
- 32 (thirty-two) points for each correct prediction in the final
- 0 (zero) points for each incorrect pick or segment left blank.
I won’t go into full details about the tie break procedure and all the other details in this post, but if you are interested you can read the full set of rules here.
Join the peRFect Tennis League
The tennis challenge also allows players to create their own mini leagues. I’ve already setup the peRFect Tennis League and you can join it by doing the following:
- Register to play the Tiger Mobiles Tennis Challenge
- Verify your email address etc as explained during the registration process.
- Once signed up and logged in, go to the “Leagues Page” in my account. Click on Join League and use the following code to join the peRFect Tennis league: QOLNHMGBVY
Hopefully we get a good competition going on, similar to the comment leaderboard. I’ll be giving out separate prizes to the Top 3 of the peRFect Tennis League at the end of the year. I'm also of course running the first comment leaderboard too like last year so lots of competition this year.
Who are TigerMobiles.com?
Tiger Mobiles are a UK based mobile phone comparison site – they compare mobile phone deals on all the latest handsets across every major UK network operator. The site includes a full FAQ and Advice section which has helped 1000’s of customers save money on their mobile phone and make better buying decisions.
The team behind it have a big interest in Tennis, sponsor a local Tennis club and decided to create the Tennis Challenge due to a lack of existing prediction based games that are well maintained throughout the season.
Let me know in the comments if you’re going to sign up or have any questions. And you can sign up for free by using the button below; I would recommend signing up today, and once the Australian Open is out, you will be notified and you can then login and make your predictions.Sign Up for the Tiger Mobiles Tennis Challenge