HOW TO PLAY SPOT THE BALL TO WIN A CAR
The BOTB Dream Car competition uses a skilled entry mechanic called 'Spot The Ball'. It's just like the game your Dad or Granddad played back in the 80's but now online for the digital age!
Everyone playing will be shown a football photograph that does not contain a ball. You must use your skill and judgement to decide where you think the centre of the ball should be. Your chosen points will be recorded as (x,y) coordinates, stored in our database and saved in your account.
The competition closes at midnight Sunday every week. The following morning, a panel of professional football judges – made up of referees and ex-professional players – come together to decide where, in their professional opinion, the centre of the ball should be in the image everyone played the previous week. The winner is the person who is closest to the judged position.
For more information on how to win your dream car, visit our How To Win page!
Spot The Ball FAQs
Below we have a couple of commonly asked questions about our Dream Car competition. Have a read!
Why don't you use the original ball position to judge the winner?
The basis of the game must be the skill of an entrant versus the skill of professionals - not versus the chance that the original spot on the football picture is picked. It is a subtle but important legal definition by which we are bound to operate.
How Does The Judging Take Place?
The judging takes place in the presence of an independent lawyer and we film and publish the whole process so it’s completely transparent. Players can watch how the judges reach their decision on the Results Pages of the BOTB website
What Else Do I Need To Know About Spot The Ball?
Obviously there can only be one winner every week, so we reward players who get close to the winning position with credit to play again for free – you can win up to 100% of your ticket price back.
What Prizes Can I Win?