Since there was no 2018 Junior Grand Prix Predictions Game due to logistical problems, the ISU Junior Championships Predictions Game will be opening earlier than normal this season with the Junior Grand Prix Final.

You will be pleased to hear that the rules are essentially the same as they were last year. There has only been slight re-wording of a couple of the clauses to make them clearer.

The Rules are still largely the same as for the GP Predictions Game. So, like last year, I will use tulosai’s explanation as the basis.


Rules (slightly re-worded for clarity, but in effect the same as last year):

  1. Guess the Top 5 finishers in each discipline at each Grand Prix. Each event will have it's own dedicated thread in which to make predictions. For handiness, I will provide a list of the entries in the first post in each of these threads.

  2. Only the top 5 guesses of each person will be scored. The 6th person you guess will be an alternate in case one of the 5 skaters you pick withdraws or can't compete at the last minute.

  3. The deadline to get your predictions in is one hour before the first Short Programme of the event starts. If the pairs are first and they start at 7pm EST, you should aim to get your predictions in by 6pm EST.

  4. For your prediction to qualify for scoring, you must provide the full last name(s) in your predictions. The thread of each round will include the entries for each discipline, so all you need to do is copy and paste. Abbreviations, nicknames, first names will not be accepted.



Junior Grand Prix Final

The first round of the ISU Championships Predictions Game this year is the Junior Grand Prix Final. And there are only a small number of entries to it.

So, for the Junior Grand Prix Final, the following amendment to the rules will apply:

  1. Since there are only six entries in each category, the Top 6 predictions will be scored in ALL categories.


Scoring

Each correct guess is worth 15 points. If you guess Mao will be first and she is first, that is 15 points. If you guess Mirai is 5th and she is 5th, that is 15 points.

Each guess that is one placement off is worth 10 points. If you guess Ashley is 2nd and she is 1st, you get 10 points. If you guess Gracie is 5th and she is 6th, you get 10 points.

Each guess that is two placements off is worth 5 points. If you guess Akiko is 4th and she in 2nd, you get 5 points. If you guess Tukt is 3rd and she is 5th you get 5 points.


Junior World Championships

For the Final round of the ISU Junior Championships Predictions Game (the Junior World Championships), the rules are the same as usual EXCEPT for the points scored.

  1. As this Championship is the most prestigious in Junior Figure Skating, there will be DOUBLE POINTS on offer. So, it will be:

    30 points for guessing right;
    20 points for 1 place out;
    10 points for 2 places out.

  2. If you get the podium correct in any discipline, you will get a 30 point bonus.

  3. If you get all five predictions correct, you will get a 50 point bonus.


Consequently, you can earn up to 800 points for this round. (Thank you to Mrs. P for the idea of giving bonus points!)


These are the competitions that are rounds of the Predictions Game:

ISU Junior Championships Game

Round 1: Junior Grand Prix Final (6th – 9th December 2018)
Round 2: European Youth Olympic Festival (9th – 16th February 2019)
Round 3: Junior World Championships (4th – 10thMarch 2019)


This thread will be available for general discussion about the game, and for analysing how the game is progressing. But, please keep the predictions and subsequent discussion about each event in the specific thread for that event:

Junior Grand Prix Final: Predictions Game Round 1
EYOF: Predictions Game Round 2
Junior World Championships: Predictions Game Round 3


The scores for all the rounds will be recorded in the spreadsheet, which can be found at:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing

Plus, if you want a handy way to keep track who is on the podium in each round, we have the HALL OF FAME thread, which can be found at:

https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?77400


Thank you so much to the scorers of this year’s Senior GP Game for making it such a success. This new game would not have been possible without you!

Good luck everybody!

CaroLiza_fan