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Football Competition

Raising funds for the Bluebell Railway's Maunsell Restaurant Car No.7864
Entry details for the new season are now available.
The deadline for receiving entries is Friday 10th August.

The final outcome from the previous season is below.


To help raise funds for the restoration of Southern Railway Restaurant Car No.7864, we are running not one but two football competitions.
Both are simple to enter and require no knowledge of either football or railways, so if you don't know the difference between a red card and a red signal, fear not!

Competition 1 is to predict the final positions of teams in the Premier League. At the end of the season you will receive 1 point for each place you are out by. For example if you predicted that your favourite team would finish 1st and they actually finished 20th you would incur 19 points. The person with the lowest number of points at the end of the season is the winner, and will receive 25% of the total entry fees. The person in 2nd place will receive 15% of the total entry fees, and the person in 3rd place will receive 10% of the total entry fees. The remaining 50% will go towards the restoration of No.7864. In the event of a tie, the prize pot will be shared between the winners.

The entry form allows up to three entries; complete one column for each entry. Multiple copies of this form will be accepted if you'd like to enter more than three times.

Competition 2 is simply to predict the winner of the FA Cup. The winner(s) will be the entrant(s) who predict the winner, and the runner(s)-up will be the entrant(s) who predict the losing finalists. 35% of the total entry fees will be shared amongst the winner(s), with 15% shared amongst the runner(s)-up, and the remaining 50% of entry fees will go towards the restoration of No.7864.

Updates will be available on this web page throughout the season, and final results will be published here shortly after the completion of the football season.

Entry for the Premiership and FA Cup competitions is now open, and all entries must be received by Friday 10th August 2018.
Entries can be made on the pdf form available to download here (right-clicking will download the form to your computer)
- in the event of problems, do contact Deborah Salmon to be e-mailed or posted a copy of the form.

Good luck, and thank you for your support!

Please note - entrants must be aged 16 or over.

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Final positions in the 2017-18 Premiership Competition

The lower the score, the closer the predictions of positions made in the entry are to the actual championship positions.
Particular congratulations to David Pegg who not only cleaned up in competition 1 but successfully predicted a Chelsea v Manchester United FA Cup final.

The biggest winner is 7864, as the competition added £247.50 to the restoration fund. Many thanks to everyone who entered. Winners' cheques and entry forms for 18/19 will be issued shortly.

Table of positions

Details of funds raised in previous years are here.

The Football Competitions are currently run by Deborah Salmon
on behalf of the Maunsell Restaurant Car fund (Maunsell 7864 Group),
c/o C&W Dept, Horsted Keynes Station, Nr. Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7BB.

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Updated 28 June 2018 by Richard Salmon with information from the competition coordinator, Deborah Salmon
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