These General Games Rules are applicable to Golf Category, Rankings and Match Up games and our Football Score and Result Predictor games. Other games are subject to individual games rules which can be found here. These Games Rules form part of the Service Terms which are available here.
PickGuru provides users with a platform to play pool games across a range of real-life sporting events. These Game Rules explain how users may enter the game, how entrants may score points and what to do if you believe that there has been an error.
Pool games are those that allow for multiple entrants to enter and create a single pot which is then divided between those who perform the best based on the game they enter.
In order to join a league or create and join a mini-league you will need to register for an account.
A commission of 10% is deducted from each entry into leagues. The pot shown on each league and mini-league is the total prize pot distributable to the winners of that league.
There are three types of games for Golf.
In category picks games, entrants create an entry by selecting players listed in our predefined categories. An entrant must select one golfer from each category to form a valid entry. The number of categories can vary per game.
NB: You can change your entry anytime up until the closing time.
In Ranking Pick games, users create an entry by selecting players from the entire event roster. Each player has an official ranking based upon the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR). To form a valid entry a minimum number of players and a minimum combined rankings total must be achieved. The required number of players per entry and the combined ranking rules may vary per game.
NB: You can change your entry anytime up until the closing time.
NB: All unranked golfers will be assigned an unofficial ranking for entry creation purposes. e.g. if the lowest OWGR ranked golfer is 750th, all unranked golfers will be ranked 751st.
In Golf Matchups, users makes predictions on whether each matchup will be won by a Golfer or if the Match up will end up in a tie.
NB: You can change your entry anytime up until the tee off time of the first Match up
Golf entries may be edited at any time up to the closing time. Each individual player will become “locked” at this time. Once locked, entrants will not be able to change their selections at any time.
Any player withdrawn prior to the first tee off time can be edited at any time up to the closing time. In the event that an entrant has not edited their withdrawn player, they will automatically have their withdrawn player changed to the most selected player of that category.
Event cancellations will result in full refunds to all entrants.
A golf event may enter a suspended state due to weather, darkness, or for some other reason. PickGuru will wait until such time the tournament officials make a ruling on the outcome of the suspension before cancelling and refunding all pool game entries. If it becomes clear that the event will not be completed before the tour’s next scheduled tournament, PickGuru will cancel and refund all pool game entries.
Golf tournaments may result in a tie between two or more golfers. In this scenario, the golfers take part in a sudden-death playoff until one golfer wins.
The official scoring will still assign all tied players the same 1st position but for PickGuru scoring purposes, PickGuru will adjust all losing golfers to 2nd place. e.g. Patrick Cantlay and Collin Morikawa tied The Memorial Tournament in 2021. Patrick Cantlay then won the 1st hole of the sudden death to win the tournament. In this instance, PickGuru would adjust Collin Morikawa's position to 2nd leaving Patrick Cantlay in 1st.
If the PGA Tour, European Tour or other federation shortens a tournament for any reason, then the results from the relevant golfing bodies will be used to complete the league.
In score predictor games, users predict the final scores of a number of fixtures by entering the number of goals each team in the event will score. Each entrant in the league makes predictions on the same fixtures. A prediction must be made on every fixture. The number of fixtures in the pool can vary.
In result predictor games, users make predictions on various markets within the game.
Football players are grouped into categories and users must pick one player from each category. Players score points based on their performance in the football match.
Category Picks games can be either single fixture e.g. Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United or across multiple fixtures in a league or knockout competition or a combination of.
Football players are grouped by position and users must pick one player for each position in their team. Players score points based on their performance in the football match.
Fantasy Picks games can played across one or multiple fixtures in any league or knockout competition.
Fantasy 7-a-side games consist of one of more fixtures. Users must create a team of 7 players by selecting football players taking part in the fixtures listed.
7-a-side teams must consist of 1 Goalkeeper, 2 Defenders, 2 Midfielders and 2 Attackers.
Fantasy 11-a-side games consist of one of more fixtures. Users must create a team of 11 players by selecting football players taking part in the fixtures listed.
11-a-side teams must consist of 1 Goalkeeper, 4 Defenders, 4 Midfielders and 2 Attackers.
The Captain and Vice-Captain are bonus players selected by the user when creating their fantasy picks team. These players must already form a part of the users team in order to become Captain or Vice-Captain.
Any player can be made Captain or Vice-Captain but they may not be both at the same time.
All points earned by the Captain will be multiplied by 2.
All points earned by the Vice-Captain will be multiplied by 1.5.
The maximum number of football players that a user can select from the same team is dependant upon the number of fixtures in the game.
e.g. In a single fixture 7-a-side game the user may select up to 4 players from each team.
e.g. In a multi-fixture 11-a-side game with 3 fixtures, the user may select up to 3 players from each team.
e.g. In a multi-fixture 11-a-side game with more than 3 fixtures, the user may select up to 2 players from each team.
NB. Exact scoring is subject to change. Please see specific game information for detail.
For the avoidance of doubt points that are awarded in-game are subject to change after the final whistle. Once the points have all been updated, no further adjustments will be made. Data is supplied by one or more of our data partners.
Once the data points have been marked as final they will not be changed. All decisions are final.
In football league predictor games, users predict positions of football clubs in the relevant league e.g Premier League or in the case of football multi-league predictors users predict positions of football clubs across a range of leagues e.g. Top 5 of the Premier League; Top 5 of La Liga.
Football selections may be edited at any time up to the closing time.. Each individual selection will become “locked” at this time. Once locked, entrants will not be able to change their selections at any time.
A football tournament may enter a suspended state due to weather, darkness, or for some other reason. A football pool game will be cancelled if more than 30% of the fixtures in the game are cancelled.
e.g. If a game with 6 fixtures has 2 (33%) or more cancellations the game will be cancelled.
e.g. If a game with 8 fixtures has 3 (37.5%) or more cancellations the game will be cancelled
e.g. If a game with 10 fixtures has 2 cancellations (20%) the game will go ahead without the cancelled fixtures.
e.g. If a game with 10 fixtures has 3 cancellations (30%) the game will go ahead without the cancelled fixtures.
When fixtures are cancelled and the PickGuru game goes ahead, the cancelled fixtures and any predictions made in relation to those fixtures will be excluded from the game.
Football fixtures can go beyond normal time and into extra time and penalties.
All PickGuru football games will be resulted at the end of the match period, including extra time. Penalties will not be included.
e.g. If a Premier League fixture finishes 2-2 after normal time, the the final result would be recorded as a 2-2 as extra time is not played in league competitions.
e.g. If an FA Cup fixture finished 2-2 after normal time then extra time would be played.
If the home team went on to win 3-2 then the final result would be recorded as a 3-2 home win. All extra time goals and player stats would be recorded accordingly.
If neither team scored in extra time then the final result would be recorded as a 2-2 draw. All extra time player stats would be recorded accordingly.
In tennis result predictor games, users make predictions on various markets within a game.
Tennis result predictors may be edited at any time up to the closing time. Each individual market will become “locked” at this time. Once locked, entrants will not be able to change their selections at any time.
A tennis match may enter a suspended state due to weather, darkness, or for some other reason. A tennis result predictor game will be cancelled if more than 30% of the markets in the game are cancelled.
e.g. If a game with 6 markets has 2 (33%) or more cancellations the game will be cancelled.
e.g. If a game with 8 markets has 3 (37.5%) or more cancellations the game will be cancelled.
e.g. If a game with 10 markets has 2 cancellations (20%) the game will go ahead without the cancelled fixtures.
e.g. If a game with 10 markets has 3 cancellations (30%) the game will go ahead without the cancelled fixtures.
When markets are cancelled and the PickGuru game goes ahead, the cancelled markets and any predictions made in relation to those markets will be excluded from the game.
When a tennis match enters a suspended state due to weather conditions the tennis match may move to the next day. In this case the PickGuru game will stay open until the tennis match has been completed or cancelled.
There are occasions when a player may withdraw prior to the match or during a match, in the event that this happens this market will be voided from the game and our cancellation rules will apply.
The leaderboards in our games are dynamic and allow users to see the standings of the overall league. The leaderboards will continuously change as the event progresses and are based on the data provided by our data suppliers.
Every entry into a game is given a unique name starting with your username and an incrementing NUMBER as a suffix.
e.g.If your username is jbloggs, your first team will be named jblogg. Your second name will be named jbloggs 1.
The buy-in for the league will not change once the league is created.
Leagues must have a minimum of 2 users. Leagues will either have a capped number of entries or be uncapped and will not change once the league has been created.
For capped leagues, we will accept entries until the maximum has been reached or up until the first tee-off time (for Golf) or up to the first kick-off (for Football).
For uncapped leagues, we will accept entries up until the first tee-off time (for Golf) or up to the first kick-off (for Football).
PickGuru will create some leagues with a guaranteed prize pool. These leagues will take place regardless of the number of entries in the league.
Users who finish in the top positions will share the prize pot for that league. The pot distribution can vary depending on the number of entrants into the league. The pot available for distribution is dynamic and will change as users join the league and up until the close of each league. This is shown in ‘Payouts’ within each league. Once the league closes the final payout for each league will be available, clearly shown and will be locked.
Note: Payout tables are subject to change.
In the event where multiple users finish a league with an equal amount of points and finish in a place paid by the prize pool, any monies will be equally distributed amongst those users.
In the event where multiple users finish a league with an equal amount of points and finish in a place paid by the prize pool which is a greater number of places paid by the prize pool, then the prize pool will be combined and split equally amongst the users.
If multiple players finish in a positon they will also share the positions beneath them for example, if 3 players finish in first place, the players who finishes next would be in forth place and not second.
PickGuru’s in-play scoring and results are based on official scoring from official golfing and football governing bodies. We use data from a range of third-party providers including SportRadar and OPTA.
In the unlikely event that there is an appeal by any Golfer or team after the event finishes the initial result declared by the governing body will stand even if the result has been changed
If there are any delays or issues with the results used in the scoring of our games, we will publish and rectify these as soon as possible. PickGuru will not make any judgements on or changes to official scoring.
The scoring of these events is driven by third-party data feeds and the results are all readily available in the public domain.
All disputes must follow the following process.