With Cup football all the rage and, quick on the heels of Wild Rover’s FFS Paddy Power Cup triumph, our second free cup tournament of the season, is now open for our members. With Fuzzy Dunlop and Kippax Kikkers already in the hall of fame for their victories in this tournament, we’re looking for our third winner, with the Quarter-Finalists of this cup also taking their place in the first ever FFS Shield where they will face the likes of FFS Cup finalists Wild Rover and MileHigh over the final four Gameweeks of the season.
Read on for details on the Members Paddy Power cup but, if you’re a member and a veteran of such tournaments, you can go straight here to make your entry. Members will need to log in first.
What is the Paddy Power Members Cup?
The Paddy Power Members Cup is our version of the Fantasy Premier League’s Fantasy Cup game available to our members. Entrants who qualify for the first round will be randomly drawn against each other and the winner of the tie is whoever has the highest score from that Gameweek, minus points spent on transfers (like in the original game and in head-to-head scores). In the event of a tie, the Manager highest in the overall FPL standings will progress.
Do I have to be a Member to take part?
Yes. This annual tournament is provided as part of our offering to members. Obviously it’s not too late to register as a member or upgrade your account. Details on how this is done is available right here.
What do I do if I run into a problem with my entry?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will look into any issues with your entry. Please note, we can only do this prior to the Qualifying Round. If you make an error when submitting your team id on the entry form, you may be withdrawn from the tournament so please take care when completing the form.
When does it start?
The qualifying round takes place in Gameweek 25 but you can enter after the Gameweek is played out. All entries received before 9am on Monday February 4 will be entered into the qualifying round. In this first cup competition we will have 512 qualifiers for the first round: the 512 with the top scores in Gameweek 25 will progress to the first round proper to be played in Gameweek 26. Again, FPL rank will decide who progresses in the event of tied positions.
When will I find out if I’ve qualified?
Results from the qualifying round will be published on Wednesday February 6.
What is the Gameweek Schedule
Each round of the Members Paddy Power Cup will be played out over the following schedule:
- Qualifying – Gameweek 25
- Round 1 – 512 teams – Gameweek 26
- Round 2 – 256 teams – Gameweek 27
- Round 3 – 128 teams – Gameweek 28
- Round 4 – 64 teams – Gameweek 29
- Round 5 – 32 teams – Gameweek 30
- Round 6 – 16 teams – Gameweek 31
- Quarter-Finals – 8 teams – Gameweek 32
- Semi-Finals – 4 teams – Gameweek 33
- The Final – 2 teams – Gameweek 34
When are the fixtures released?
The fixture list for each round will be published a day or two before each Gameweek deadline – the draw for the First Round will be expected on Thursday February 7.
Are there prizes?
Sponsors Paddy Power are supplying the competition with some great prizes and we’re supplementing these with Amazon Vouchers. The prizes break down as follows:
- Winner – £100 worth of free bets. £100 Amazon Voucher
- Runner-up – £50 worth of free bets. £50 Amazon Voucher
- 3rd Place – £50 worth of free bets. £25 Amazon Voucher
In addition, the Quarter-Finalists from this tournament will gain entry to the Fantasy Football Scout Shield where they will play the eight Quarter-Finalists from this season’s earlier Paddy Power Cup. The shield tournament will start in Gameweek 35.
Cup Entrants will need a Paddy Power account and be aged 18 and over to be eligible for some of the above prizes. Prizes are also subject to Paddy Power’s terms and conditions. You can, of course, enter without being over 18 and without a Paddy Power account but will not be eligible for the free bet prizes.
If you’ve yet to register a Paddy Power account, then you can sign up via this site and get a free £20 when you register and bet £10.