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Guide

This guide provides detailed instructions for using the Spectator Local Football Tipping Competition.

User Registration:

You are required to Sign Up prior to using the website. A registration form is supplied and you are required to select a username for use with the system. A password is required to be entered and verified by retyping the selected password in the second password box provided. First name and last name are required, together with the users Gender and Birth Year. A valid phone number and email address are essential as these will be used to contact you in the event you are a valid winner. You may also select a favourite team from a menu of competing teams.

The register button must then be submitted and a verification email is then sent to your email address entered. You are required to verify this email address and your new account by clicking on the link in the email supplied.

Login:

In order to use the website, you are required to login with your chosen username and password. This can be done by completing the small form on the right hand side of the main pages. Login by clicking the 'Login' button.

You'll notice this area changes when you're logged into the system. This area displays your username, first name and last name, together with your favourite team (if available) and your current site rank (if applicable).

My Account:

Once you are logged into the system, you're provided a tab at the top of the page titled 'My Account'. From this tab, you're provided your details and you're able to alter certain settings of your profile. You may alter your current password simply by entering a new password in each password box provided. Other settings are also able to be altered. These settings are saved after clicking the 'Save' button beneath the form.

My Selections:

When you are logged into the system, you're provided a tab up the top of the page 'My Selection'. From this tab, you are provided with every round for the regular season of the competition.

You can either complete your tips on a round by round basis or alternatively, you may complete each rounds selections at any time. An important thing to remember is that you must save the selections for each round. If you do not save your selections and move onto another round, your previous selections will not be saved.

Failure to make selections prior to the deadline for tipping will result in all away teams being selected for you. From time to time you can change your selections right up to at least 2 hours before a given game time.

While you select your chosen winner, you're provided some statistical information that will ensure you make a well informed, educated selection. If a league ladder is provided to the right of the page, you'll be shown each teams position on the ladder (highlighted by the game you're tipping on).

To the right of each game you're also provided a clipboard, by hovering over this clipboard you'll be provided up to the last five game results for games involving both of the teams. For a historical overview of these and more statistics, simply click on the clipboard and you'll be shown a list of all the previous games involving both teams.

Selections for each game can be entered or edited at any time prior to the nominated game commencement or offset of such a time. The this Local Football Tipping Competition, selections must be entered at least 2 hours prior to the announced game time.

Under no circumstances will selections be accepted after a game has commenced. If tipsters do not enter tips for a game, round or join after the season has commenced they will be allocated the default score (see below).

Margin Games (where applicable):

Some games may require you to enter a winning team plus a margin for it (the number of points team A will beat team B by).

If you tip the winning team and their exact winning margin, your 'Margin Variance' will equal 0 points. If you pick the winning team, but not the winning margin, your 'Margin Variance' will equal the difference between the actual game margin and the margin you tipped. If you tip the losing Team, your 'Margin Variance' will equal the points difference of the actual game margin plus the margin you tipped.

The lower the 'Margin Variance' the more accurate. This is used when splitting two or more users with the equal amount of correct selections.

Scoring:

By default the Local Football Tipping Competition has 18 rounds, if you forgot or do not enter your tips in any round, you're automatically given all the away teams. You cannot select a draw. You are rewarded 1 point for a correct selection and 0 points for an incorrect selection. In the event of a draw, all tipsters are awarded 1 point.

Where multiple leagues are included and rounds do not match, a week by week system may be used, whereby weeks assume the role of rounds.

Standings (where applicable):

The system provides you with a current rank (where applicable) in your small user profile box. A tab titled 'Standings' is provided up the top of the page. By clicking this tab, you're presented with the current user standings. This list provides you with the rank of all users, the tipsters name, the total correct selections in the last round, the previous rank, a rise or fall and a total number of positions either gained or lost. The total correct selections are also displayed together with the margin variance.

Together with the user standings, some systems may include a round standings tab. Clicking on the round user standings will display a simplified rankings table for the last completed round.

Team standings are also available on some systems and this is an in depth ladder for the entire league. Taking into account current team rank, name, icon, number of games played, won, lost, drawn, points for and points against. A team percentage together with total premiership points is also displayed and each team is ranked on the standings table.

Tipsters will be firstly ranked by their weekly score, where the highest score is the highest rank. Weekly winners will be determined by the user's weekly score for the round, then by a tippers 'Margin Variance' and then by their 'Total Margin Variance'. End of season winners will be determined by total correct selections and then by their 'Total Margin Variance' (and if drawn the Margin Variance for that round).

Information:

All information can be found under the 'Information' tab at the top of each page. An array of pages are displayed under this tab with links covering items such as About the system, this Guide for help an assistance, a page for Contact of the administrator, the Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions and where applicable other links may be found here.

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