The Crystal Ball Challenge last year raised $30 that was absolutely critical. We were sitting on 6 openings and the $30 encouraged 3 people to join over 2 days and get us to manageable number. Given how difficult it is to recruit new owners these days, we would probably still be waiting.
Here is how the new game works:
For a $10 entry fee, you have $10 to spend on Raines HBD teams. Each team comes at a different cost based on their performance last season with a few adjustments based on my best guess of predicted performance this season.
For each team you pick, you get:
- 1 point for each regular season win that your teams accumulate
- 20 points for each division title your teams win
- 20 points for for each playoff series your teams win including World Series
- 40 additional points if one of your teams wins the World Series
Your point total is the cumulative total of each of teams you buy with your $10. You can spend less than $10 but not more than $10. You can pick your own team!
The winner earns 50% of the pot and the other 50% goes to the recruiting fund for next season.
Here is the cost of each team:
Sioux Falls $2.50
San Juan $1.00
Tampa Bay $2.75
New Orleans $1.75
Las Vegas $1.50
Kansas City $2.00
Washington DC $1.50
Mexico City $1.75
San Antonio $1.50
San Francisco $2.25
Oklahoma City $1.50
Iowa City $1.50
Please, please, please join! The more people that enter the more fun and more money we will have to ensure a quick turnover next season. Let me know if you have any questions.