Eurosport Expert Picks Competition - World Championship
It’s down to the final round in our fantasy snooker game for Eurosport’s expert commentators and they have made their picks for the World Championship.
Nikos Alexopoulos of Greece leads by three points from Italy’s Maurizio Cavalli. Nikos has gone for Mark Selby in the final event while Maurizio has picked Barry Hawkins. Denmark’s Søren Ravn Larsen is also in the mix, he’s five points off the lead and his man at the Crucible is Ding Junhui.
Eurosport commentators from countries including the UK, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Turkey, Norway, Hungary, Italy, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Romania, Holland & Flanders, Finland, The Netherlands, Russia and Greece are taking part in the competition by picking a player for each tournament. The winner at the end of the season will receive a £1,000 donation to a charity of their choice, provided by our World Championship sponsor Betfred.
Here’s how the Expert Picks competition works:
Each commentator must select one player before each event. But they cannot pick the same player more than twice during the season.
Players score points according to how far they go in the tournament as follows:
Winner = 10 points
Runner-up = 7 points
Semi-finals = 5 points
Quarter-finals = 4 points
Last 16 = 3 points
Last 32 = 2 points
Last 64 = 1 point
In events which don’t use a flat 128 man draw (Shanghai Masters, Masters, World Championship) players losing their opening match will score 0 points, otherwise the scoring system will be as above.
A running league table will be kept below throughout the season, with the commentator with the most points after the World Championship to receive the £1,000 charity prize from Betfred.