FAQs

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How much does it cost to play?

Nothing! It’s a free prediction game for everyone to enjoy.

How do I create a private league?

The user who sets up a private league will be the chairperson of that league. As a chairperson you have to first register and then:

1) Click on “Create a private league”
2) Choose a name for your league and add a photograph if you wish
3) Use the “invite” facility to email friends & family to invite them to join your league by sending the league ID number

How many players can I have in my private league?

For the purpose of the smooth running of the website there is a limit of twenty players per private league. You can however have multiple leagues, so you can compare your predictions against those of all your various groups of friends and family with one set of nominations.

How do I join a private league?

If you want to join an existing private league you will need to know its league ID number, which the chairperson of that particular league can give you. Then click on ‘Join a league’ on your dashboard page and enter the league ID number when prompted.

How many private leagues can I join?

As many as you want! There is no limit. Pit your knowledge against all of your different groups of friends, colleagues & family.

What is the deadline for making choices?

Your weekly nominations must be made before the beginning of each episode. The countdown on the home page and your dashboard page will tell you how long you have left. You can change your choices any number of times up until this deadline.

What happens if I forget to update my weekly choices prior to the deadline?

You need to update your choices after every episode in order to have a chance of scoring points in the next episode, even if you want to nominate the same bakers as you did for the previous round. If you do not make an update in time you will have no nominations for that episode and will score no points that week.

I joined FBO after the second episode – can I still get points for choosing the three contestants that I think are mostly to win the competition?

Unfortunately not. In order to ensure that all the predictions for the final three are made with the same level of knowledge regarding the bakers in the programme, the deadline for this has been set to expire immediately prior to the second episode being broadcast.

What do the following terms mean?

Best Baker is the contestant thought by the judges in the programme to have been most successful in a particular week’s episode.
Technical Round is the second bake in an episode whereby contestants have to follow a recipe provided by one of the judges.

Why can I only see some of the other user records in overall and regional leagues?

For the smooth running of the site for all users you can see the records of the users in the five positions immediately above and below you in the overall and regional leagues, plus the top ten in each league. In a private league you will be able to see everyone’s records.

When can I view the weekly choices of the other users in the leagues?

As soon as the weekly deadline has expired you can see the latest choices of all the users in your private leagues and those of the five users immediately above and below you in the overall and private leagues.

Why are none of my friends receiving my league invitations?

Your email invitation might have been deemed as spam or junk mail. In which case just email the league ID & details directly to them.

Why is the site not displaying correctly for me?

There are a few different browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, Firefox and more) and many different versions of each browser. This website makes use of computer language JavaScript, and your browser must support that language, otherwise not be displayed correctly.

In order for this website to work correctly you must use Internet Explorer version 10.0 or later.

To find out which version of Internet Explorer you are running, press ‘Help’ in the browser menu and select ‘About Internet Explorer’.

If you want to get a new version such as Internet Explorer, you can download it free here: Download IE

What happens if a contestant leaves voluntarily during the competition?

Points are to be awarded or subtracted in respect of a contestant being eliminated from the competition following a decision of the judges in the programme. If a contestant leaves due to illness, injury or to any other personal circumstances FBO points will be unaffected by their departure from the tent, eg if “Mr X” falls ill either during an episode or between episodes and has to withdraw from the programme, a user who predicted Mr X to leave will not score for that, nor will a user who predicted Mr X as Best Baker lose points. In the unlikely case of a baker voluntarily deciding to quit the show during the filming of an episode, points will be affected if, in the opinion of fantasybakeoff.co.uk, their decision is related to their performance that episode and the judges regard that contestant as having left due to under achieving during that episode, even if they are not the only contestant to leave that week. The decision of fantasybakeoff.co.uk in such circumstances is final.

How many user accounts can I have?

In the interests of fair play this is a strictly one user account per individual. One user account can be used in any number of private leagues (subject to chairperson approval for each league), using a single set of nominations. If it comes to our attention that an individual user has more than one user account, all of his/her accounts other than the first one registered will be deleted.

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