At every point during the Golden Boot Game season a Hot Spot competition will run alongside the main competition. Most of these games will a prize for the winner, so, no matter what position your team is in the overall table, they will still have opportunities to win prizes.
The rules for Hot Spot competitions will never contradict the rules for the overall game. So, we could never award a prize for the most one point goals scored because players would need to decide whether to put the most likely scorer in the first or last position.
We can, however, base a Spot Prize on the most 8 points goals scored because players would already be putting their most likely scorer in the first position.
Timings - Each Hot Spot game will run for between five and seven game weeks. The period from the start to the end of a Hot Spot game is known as the term of that Hot Spot game. The terms of Hot Spot games can not overlap each other.
Tie Breaks - If at the end of the term of a Hot Spot game two or more teams are tied on the same score the tie break process will be used to determine which of the tied teams wins the game and any associated prize. For each tied team the scores for each game week during the term of the Hot Spot game are ranked in order, best to worst. The best gameweek for each team can be the same as the best game week for another team in the tie break, or not as the case may be.
The best game week for each of the tied teams is compared and any team that does not have the leading score drops out. If there is more than one team still remaining the second best game weeks are compared for the remaining tied teams and then the third best etc. until one team is the winner of the Hot Spot game. Should there still be a tie after all the weeks in the term have been compared, the team scoring the most goals during the term of the Hot Spot game will win. If this is also equal the number of 8-point goals will be compared, then, if necessary, the number of 7-point goals etc. until only one team remains as the winner of the Hot Spot game.
For the six game weeks of this Hot Spot game, each week will be treated as a separate race with points scored in the same way as the Golden Boot Game.
Each week, the winner of the race will receive ten points, the second team will receive six points and the third will receive four points. The teams placed fourth, fifth and sixth will score three, two and one points respectively.
The team that scores the most overall points in the term of the competition will win the game. There is no actual prize for this Hot Spot game.
In the first game week of this Hot Spot game goals from your 8-point striker will score two points each and goals from your 7-point striker will count one point each. In the second game week 8-point goals will score three points each, 7-point goals will score two points each and goals from your 6-point striker will score a point each. In the third week of the Spot Prize 8-point goals will score four points each, 7-point goals will score three points each, 6-point goals will score two points each and goals from your 5-point striker will score a point each. In each subsequent game week the next striker will be added to those that count and the score for each counting striker will be increased by one until, in the sixth and final game week of this Spot Prize the remaining two strikers are added to those who count and normal Golden Boot game scoring will be used. The team with the highest total points at the end of this Hot Spot game will be the winner.
Over the six game weeks of this Hot Spot game every goal scored by one of your 8-point strikers wins the team a gold medal, every goal scored by one of the 7-point strikers wins a silver medal and every goal scored by one of the 6-point strikers wins a bronze medal. The medal table is oredered by most gold medals, teams with equal golds are then ordered by most silver medals and teams with equal golds and equal silvers are ordered by most bronze medals. The team at the top of the Medals Table at the end of the Hot Spot game will be the winners.
For each of the six game weeks of this competition the total number of goals scored by your team will count towards your score.
Each game week will have a multiplier which will be used to determine your points for that game week. For Week 1 the multiplier is 1, for Week 2 it is 2 etc. until Week 6 when the multiplier is 6. So, each week your total goals times the multiplier will give your points for that week. The winner is the team with most points at the end of the term for this Hot Spot game.
The team that scores the most total goals in the six game weeks of the competion will win this Hot Spot game.
For the five weeks of this competition, the final five weeks of the season, the rules of the Golden Boot game will apply in the Hot Spot game.
All teams will start the competition on zero points and the team that scores the most points over the five weeeks of the competition will win this Hot Spot game.
In the event of two or more teams gaining the same number of points the team with the highest total number of goals will be the winner.