Bezza Cup

The Bezza Cup is the most prestigious of our 4 cup competitions and the later rounds usually take place in line with English FA Cup matches, however, the first round this season will take place on selected league weeks (shown below) using your normal league predictions, as there isn’t enough FA Cup rounds to squeeze our cup competition in, along with Covid disruptions to league fixtures which set us back a few weeks. Everyone is entered into this cup but you don’t need to do anything out of the ordinary for Round 1.

As in other cup comps, if you have a tied match with your opponent then it will initially come down to who scored the most amount of correct scores, if this is the same then it will be decided on the dreaded goals predicted rule (the closest amount of goals predicted to the actually goals scored in the selected matches), our version of the penalty shootout. In the unlikely event that the goals predicted rule doesn’t separate the tie then a replay will be played on the next set of league matches.

Round 1 – Everyone who submits predictions in the league on Weeks 21, 22 & 23 will automatically be entered into the 1st round of the Bezza Cup. The 16 scorers over the 3 weeks will go through to round 2. (Normal league predictions required – Week 21, 22, 23)

Round 2 – 16 people, A draw will be made to see who you face head-to-head, your points from your predictions against your opponent. The person with the highest score moves on. (Bezza Cup predictions required – FA Cup round 4, 5th Feb 2022)

Quarter Final – 8 people, A draw will be made to see who you face head-to-head, your points from your predictions against your opponent. The person with the highest score moves on. (Bezza Cup predictions required – FA Cup round 5, 2nd March 2022)

Semi Final – 4 people, A draw will be made to see who you face head-to-head, your points from your predictions against your opponent. The person with the highest score moves on. (Bezza Cup predictions required – FA Cup Quarter Finals, 19th March 2022)

Final – 2 people, Your points from your predictions against your opponent. The person with the highest score wins the Bezza Cup. (Bezza Cup predictions required – FA Cup Semi Finals, 16th April 2022)

 

Predictions submitted for cup games is only for the 90 minutes. Extra time and penalties do not count.

In the event of a draw between 2 people having the same points, then the tie will be decided from who has predicted the most correct scores. In the event there is still no winner, then it will be decided on the dreaded goals predicted rule (the closest amount of goals predicted to the actually goals scored in the selected matches), our version of the penalty shootout. In the unlikely event that the goals predicted rule doesn’t separate the tie then a replay will be played on the next set of league matches.

As the first round uses normal league predictions, you are automatically entered into this competition, there is no extra fee and the winner does however win a prize and gets free entry into next season’s Bezza League.

To view your predictions along with your opponents for the 2nd round of the Bezza Cup, click here

To submit Bezza Cup predictions (From Round 2 onwards), click here