2019 Senior Grand Prix Predictions Game (Rules)

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Today is 9 days until the first segment of Skate America, so now is probably a good time to kick things off.

You will be pleased to hear that the Rules for the Senior Grand Prix Predictions Game are exactly the same as last season.

So, like last year, I will use tulosai’s explanation as the basis.


Rules (pretty much 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..

  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 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.


Grand Prix Final

For the Final round of the Grand Prix Predictions Game (the Grand Prix Final), the rules are the same as usual EXCEPT we are predicting on ALL SIX entries, and will be scored on ALL SIX entries.


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

Senior Grand Prix Game

Round 1: Skate America (18[SUP]th[/SUP] – 20[SUP]th[/SUP] October 2019)
Round 2: Skate Canada (25[SUP]th[/SUP] – 27[SUP]th[/SUP] October 2019)
Round 3: Trophée de France (1[SUP]st[/SUP] – 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] November 2019)
Round 4: Cup Of China (8[SUP]th[/SUP] – 10[SUP]th[/SUP] November 2019)
Round 5: Cup Of Russia (15[SUP]th[/SUP] – 17[SUP]th[/SUP] November 2019)
Round 6: NHK Trophy (22[SUP]nd[/SUP] – 24[SUP]th[/SUP] November 2019)
Round 7: Senior Grand Prix Final (5[SUP]nd[/SUP] – 8[SUP]th[/SUP] December 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:

Skate America: Predictions Game Round 1
Skate Canada: Predictions Game Round 2
Trophée de France: Predictions Game Round 3
Cup Of China: Predictions Game Round 4
Cup Of Russia: Predictions Game Round 5
NHK Trophy: Predictions Game Round 6
Senior Grand Prix Final: Predictions Game Round 7


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

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1o1Qwwg2JmfrKKOeUXx3IWTfLq_1tFAPK5fd8WBZtypo/edit?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?82876


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

Good luck everybody!

CaroLiza_fan
 
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