2019–2020 National Championships Predictions Game (Rules)


Record Breaker
Oct 25, 2012
Since the entries for next week’s Japanese Championships are now up, it is probably a good time to kick things off.

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
    • If there are 5 or more entries, then the Predictions Game will carry on as per the usual rules.
    • If there are 3 or 4 entries in a competition, then we will make predictions on just the podium positions (if there is a 4[SUP]th[/SUP] entry, that will be the alternate).
    • 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.


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 5[SUP]th[/SUP] and she is 5[SUP]th[/SUP], that is 15 points.

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

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

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

National Championships Game

Round 1: Japanese Championships (18[SUP]th[/SUP] – 22[SUP]nd[/SUP] December 2019)
Round 2: Russian Championships (24[SUP]th[/SUP] – 29[SUP]th[/SUP] December 2019)
Round 3: Canadian Championships (13[SUP]th[/SUP] – 19[SUP]th[/SUP] January 2020)
Round 4: U.S. Championships (22[SUP]th[/SUP] – 27[SUP]th[/SUP] January 2020)

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:

Japanese Championships: Predictions Game Round 1
Russian 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:


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:


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

Good luck everybody!

Last edited by a moderator: