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    2018–2019 National Championships Predictions Game (Rules)

    Now that the Senior GP Game is over, it is time to start the Nationals Game.

    You will be pleased to know that the rules have been streamlined this season. There are only Scoring Rounds this season, so the clauses about Non-Scoring Rounds have been removed. Also, since closing the thread during the SP’s proved to be effective for the GP Game, we will now be doing the same for the Nationals Game. So, no need for all the clauses to do with late entries either.

    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. Although only the Top 5 will be scored, you are advised to include at least 6 skaters in your predictions lists for each discipline. The remaining skaters will be alternates in case any of the skaters you pick for your Top 5 withdraws or can't compete at the last minute.

      Competitions With Small Entries

      1. If there are 5 or more entries, then the Predictions Game will carry on as per the usual rules.
      2. If there are 3 or 4 entries in a competition, then we will make predictions on just the podium positions (if there is a 4th entry, that will be the alternate).
      3. If there are 1 or 2 entries in a competition, then that category will not count towards the Game.

    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.



    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.


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

    National Championships Game

    Round 1: Russian Championships (19th – 24 th December 2018)
    Round 2: Japanese Championships (20th – 24th December 2018)
    Round 3: Canadian Championships (13th – 20th January 2019)
    Round 4: American Championships (19th – 27th January 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:

    Russian Championships: Predictions Game Round 1
    Japanese Championships: Predictions Game Round 2
    Canadian Championships: Predictions Game Round 3
    American Championships: Predictions Game Round 4


    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?77895


    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

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    I have some good news.

    For the first time ever, there will be a prize for the overall winner come the end of the Predictions Game!!!



    gsk8 has very kindly donated four GS Supporters packages, which will be presented to the overall winner of each of the four Predictions Games that are being held this season:

    1. Senior Grand Prix Predictions Game
    2. National Championships Predictions Game
    3. Junior ISU Championships Predictions Game
    4. Senior ISU Championships Predictions Game


    Thank you to gsk8 for this kind gesture. It will certainly add an extra dimension to the Predictions Games.

    CaroLiza_fan

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    Can we change our predictions as long as it's done before the deadline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BravesSkateFan View Post
    Can we change our predictions as long as it's done before the deadline?
    Yes, you can change them as much as you want before the deadline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weathergal View Post
    Yes, you can change them as much as you want before the deadline.
    Thanks!

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