Where's the ball?

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“Where's the ball?”

Written on: 26/08/2014 by DavisSloan (1 review written)

Like a few earlier reviews on this site regarding The Best of the Best, I have recently tried the spot the ball competition. I sat in my office for ages with colleagues looking at the players faces, and using the spyglass magnifier tool tried to match where the eyes were looking rather than just where the players head was looking.

When the competition winner was announced, the ball was nowhere near where we had all agreed it should be. It was 2 inches lower in the photo??

I think we all accept that the chances of winning this competition are slim, but when the ball position simply doesn't add up, then it makes the entire process seem a complete waste of time. Why not just blindly put a mouse click on the page rather than try to work out the ball position with straight rulers and accuracy?? You would have more chance of being near where the judges say the ball should be. Its really stupid

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Mike048's Comment

Written on: 30/08/2014

Yes I agree with that entirely because the judges are always putting the ball somewhere it shouldn't be more like in favor or their chosen winner to promote the competition overseas or in their circles,look at the winners!! And to win a runners up prize £200 playing credit you got to be 1-2 pixels away.So think and think again before playing this gamble because its more like corrupted.

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Botb's Comment

Written on: 16/12/2015

Hi Mike,

We're sorry to hear you've got that impression, we try our hardest to promote the transparency of the competition. If you want to chat to our commercial director please call us (albeit over Christmas there are fewer people in the office than normal).

We have no interest in choosing winners or promoting certain types of winners, from a business perspective. If we operate in a shady fashion, we will reduce the trust in the competition and people will stop playing, so keep this in mind when you think about the judging process. Our ideal position is where the majority of people believe it is, but of course we can't influence this as it's down to the judges.

As we've commented above, opinions to differ and if you asked the winner of that competition or anyone near it, they would passionately argue their position was correct. So who's right? That's where the judges come in. Their professional experience in football coupled with the fact that there are three of them to prevent any one opinion taking too much control ensures that we get a fair judging result.

Hope you come back to play once again and have a little fun, if you have any more questions please do get in touch.

BOTB

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Botb's Comment

Written on: 16/12/2015

Hi Davis,

We have three judges on the panel of judges for the reason that you've highlighted here: opinions differ. I could find the winner of that competition you played in and the people that were near them and they would passionately argue that you were wrong and where they played their coordinates was right.

We have three judges to mitigate this: with three professional opinions, we come to a fair decision that won't be swayed by any one judge.

Thanks for playing and we hope you return in the future! If you've got any more questions please don't hesitate to email, call or even drop in!

BOTB

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Badger48's Comment

Written on: 13/02/2015

Totally agree. This competition is a trick with stooge winners. They even screwed up and awarded it to the same stooge 2 weeks running, then tried to cover it with some tosh about million to one chances.

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