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Project teams work hard but they also know how to have fun. Following sport and talking about the previous day’s results is one of the ways we have fun and release the stress of the project. Here at Castellan Systems it’s football, the round ball version. The boss was born in Spain, hence why football is our game; he grew up helping his father fill in the Quiniela every week.

“Quiniela” is the name of a Spanish game of chance based on La Liga. In the 1948 season, a 1X2 system was installed, whereby it is only forecast if the local team wins (1), the visitor wins (2) or the game is tied (X). Except for minor modifications such as the number of matches and what to do if the match is not held, the general rules of the Quiniela are still in that format today. This is the Quiniela that Michael remembers.

Quiniela is an application that helps run a tipping competition around major tournaments like the FIFA World Cup; it’s been release in time for the 2018 edition of this competition and comes, “out of the box”, ready for that competition with all the teams and matches already set up.

So what does Quiniela do?

Main Screen

Quiniela works around the World Cup format of an 8-group stage where each team plays each other and accumulates points, a second round involving 16 teams (1st and 2nd placing in each group), Quarter-finals, Semi-finals, Third place playoff and Final.

Quiniela, as mentioned already, comes, “out of the box”, ready for the FIFA World Cup 2018 ; but the logos can are customisable for other competitions.

It allows the recording of match results tips for multiple tipsters.

It records the match results and tracks the teams progress through the group stage, then can determine the match-up in the next round.

It records points scored by each tipster based on the results of the matches.

It records the results of the following rounds and can then determine the next match-ups.

It prints tipping sheets and other listings to help the tipster along the way.

It also has a simple sweep facility where teams are allocated randomly to each sweep player as a prediction of the final winner.

Quiniela maintains the teams that are taking part in the competition. You can record the group that they have drawn, their ranking by the governing body and load an emblem or flag to that represents the team.

It can record a match, including the date and time it will be played. Use your local date and time.

The teams can be selected from the pulldown menus or can be entered manually. This latter option can be used for recording later round matches that you know will be played but don’t actually know which teams will participate.

It can record which round this match is part of, i.e. Group Stage, Round of 16, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Third Place Playoff or Final.

Finally, it can record the score once the match has been played. Once that is done Quiniela will update the teams’ standing, if it’s a Group Stage match. It will also check which tipsters got the result correctly and update their stats.

Matches Screen

Tipsters Screen

Quiniela record the participating tipsters and their match tips. The picks are recording using the traditional Quiniela system of “1X2”, as previously mentioned. Home team wins (1), the away wins (2) or if the game is tied (X).

This information is used to allocate points to the participating tipsters once match results are recorded. The points allocated for a correct pick in each round are customisable.

Quiniela allows for the viewing and monitoring of the group round standings.

It can print a sheet with this information.

Group Tables Screen

Knockout Stage Screen

Quiniela allows for the viewing and monitoring of the knockout rounds standings.

It can print a sheet with this information.

Finally, Quiniela provides the facility for a simple sweep draw similar to those done in office for famous horse races.

The draw is performed by randomly drawing teams and allocating them to the participating tipsters; one check made is to make sure that they can be evenly divided among the tipsters.

Simple Sweep Screen