You dont need to be a gold member to compete in the Strikeforce CPL Tyson. You can take part in it if you want to. Its just the UFC CPL that you have to be a gold member in order to take part in.
Everyone who wants to partake in an event signs up in a thread which will be created by Dudeabides, and then a week before the said event the match ups will be made, pitting you against another forum member. You then have a week to enter your picks, and you can only enter them once, there is no changing, unless an injury forces a fighter off the card.
What you have to do is pick who you think is going to win each fight, and also pick a method and round for each fight. You then need to put them in order of confidence, with your most confindent pick at the top, and your least coonfident pick at the bottom.
For the scoring you get 10 points for each winner you pick, an extra 5 points if guess the correct method of win and an extra 3 points if you guess the correct round.
If say there are ten fights on the card, you can get an extra 10 points if your most confident pick wins, and you will get an extra 1 point if your least confident pick wins.
Your opponent will obviously make his picks aswell, and then it all comes down to who gets the most picks etc right!
If you have a look through some of the threads in the Strikeforce CPL sub forum ou will see some from previous events.