RedSpottedHanky, the online train booking website, has launched a ‘Fantasy Wimbledon’ game on its website. At first glance, it doesn’t seem terribly interesting – you create your own team, earn points based on their performance at Wimbledon, and the highest ranking players win an iPad, Kindle, Wii or iPod Shuffle.
However, when you look at the details, it becomes a lot more interesting! Every point you earn in the competition will be converted to 3p of RedSpottedHanky train travel vouchers, up to a maximum of £15. And a decent amount of vouchers should be relatively easy to hit, because you can have up to 10 ‘transfers’ during the tournament, which allows you to remove players who get knocked out.
This is how it works.
Step 1: Visit the home page for this game and click on ‘Register Now’
Step 2: Register your details – if you have a RSH account already, make sure you use the same email address
Step 3: Create a name for your team
Step 4 (optional): For fun, you can join a mini-league to compare your score against others. I have created a ‘Head for Points’ mini-league. If you want to join it, click ‘Join a Mini League’ and enter ‘Head for Points’ as league name and ‘headforpoints’ as password.
Step 5: Go to ‘My Team Page’ to create your team. Under Team Options, decide whether to pick your own team or take a lucky dip. For each of the 7 spots, click on ‘No Player’ and select someone from the list. Don’t forget to hit ‘Save’ at the end.
Step 6: You’re done!
Until 24th June, you can tweak your team for free. After that, you can only make changes – mainly to remove knocked-out players – during three transfer windows. I will remind people about the windows on Head for Points at the time.
The scoring system earns you between 8 and 20 points (24p-60p) each time one of your seven players wins a game, with a bonus of 4 points (12p) for a straight sets victory.
So, create your team (or, ahem, a number of teams if you have a number of RSH accounts) and get the strawberries and cream ordered!