The elements you would need are
a database with fields like:
For the predictions:
Manager Name, Team Name, Email Address and 10 predictions
For the league:
Division, Position, Manager Name, Team Name, Country, Played, CR's,
Pts, Average, Weekly points, Moves, World Cup group, World Cup team.
Managers would log on and be given a set of fixtures to set predictions
against, they could also view league table, etc
Each week the PL is run (parsing a web page would allow automation) the
actual results then compared to each managers predictions (points are
awarded for correct score, correct winner, ..), and the next set of
fixtures (which again could be parsed) set ready for people to log in.
As for GUI? I was thinking of a script that just creates a form with
the labels & textfields, but a nice GUI like RC would be pukka.
There is no reason why a PL couldn't run alongside RC for the american
eggchasing sport :)
There are quite a few PL's around. http://www.predictionleague.co.uk
gives a fairly complex one, as they also look at individual players
> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 06:53:24 -0700
> From: jjmcc1@...
> To: robocommish-users@...
> Subject: Re: [Robocommish-users] Using RoboCommish for a prediction
> Reply-To: robocommish-users@...
> Hey Nic --
> I don't know of anyone who has tried this. Certainly I tried to code
> to be sport-inspecific, but I never anticipated anything but a
> format. I must also confess to not knowing how a Prediction League
> works -- is this a case where players predict winners or scores
> week-week, with the overall prediction champ measured at end of
> I think I see how the ROBOCDB package might get modified to support
> -- the changes to ROBOCRPT might be more extreme. Naturally, the
> would be gutted.
> Would it need the GUI?
> N CHILTON wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am wanting to start up a Prediction League using Perl. There does
> > seem to be any suitable scripts around, that is until I found
> > I would like to ask whether anyone has tried to look at using RC
> for a
> > prediction league, before I start on looking at seeing the
> > for modifying RC (or if anyone thinks some other script would be
> > suited).
> > A PL should require less than a FF (no picking players, etc..) but
> > seems to be many elements of RC that could be used.
> > I'm doing this for a PBeM soccer league I play in, but if
> > should be able to be used by anyone for any league (in fact
> automating it
> > to use results produced by the sports sites would come in useful
> > those uses)
> > cheers
> > Nic
> > --
> > Lecturer and general-computer-tinkerer , Uiniversity of Bradford