With only a few days to go before the big kick-off, offices across the land will be preparing Rugby World Cup 2023 sweepstakes. Here’s how to quickly organise an office sweepstake without having to pluck folded pieces of paper out of the hat, keeping even remote workers involved.
For this we’re going to use the Rugby World Cup 2023 kit at sweepstakegenerator.com. The free generator is very simple to use. You enter the names of everyone in the office who wants to take part and the generator automatically assigns the teams. You can even watch the “live draw” take place, with teams being drawn out one by one.
The generator has some great tools to keep everything fair. For example, if you’re in a small office, you can assign multiple picks so that each person gets more than one team. If you’re doing that, you can also tell the generator to split the picks evenly, so that some people don’t get more teams in the sweepstake than others (some teams will be omitted from the draw).
The draw organiser will be emailed a link to the final results, so that you can always go back and check if Steve from IT really did get New Zealand when he comes to claim his winnings.
Rugby World Cup wallchart
No Rugby World Cup is complete until your World Cup wall chart is filled in. Again, you don’t need to break out the Biros and risk scribbling across your paintwork. Instead, download this handy spreadsheet-based Rugby World Cup score tracker, which was created by a super-fan and shared on Reddit. Simply select “file” and “make a copy” in order to edit the chart on Google Sheets. You can then also download it as an Excel file.
This chart is a cut above most of its rivals. For example, it allows you to select the time zone that you’re watching in, so that the kick-off times are all accurate. (UTC is the default setting for the UK).
When you fill in the match results, the league tables and draws for the next round are automatically generated.
Add Rugby World Cup fixtures to your calendar
Finally, if you want to make sure none of the action is interrupted by trivial nonsense, such as work meetings, you might want to add all the fixtures to your calendar app.
The official Rugby World Cup site has an excellent calendar of Rugby World Cup fixtures that you can tailor, so that you see only the fixtures of an individual team or the whole lot. Once you’ve made your selection, just click the Add to Calendar button.