2020 Senior Grand Prix Predictions Game (Rules)


Record Breaker
Oct 25, 2012
Although I wasn’t expecting it to go ahead, Skate America is being held this week. So it is high time to get the first Predictions Game of the season going. (This would have been done a lot sooner, except that the ISU hasn’t provided us with a coloured Time Schedule, and I didn’t know where else to find out the starting time).

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.


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.

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

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

Senior Grand Prix Game

Round 1: Skate America (23rd – 25th October 2020)
Round 2: Skate Canada (30th October – 1st November 2020) CANCELLED
Round 3: Cup Of China (6th – 8th November 2020)
Round 4: Internationaux de France (13th – 15th November 2020) CANCELLED
Round 5: Cup Of Russia (20th – 22nd November 2020)
Round 6: NHK Trophy (27th – 29th November 2020)
Round 7: Senior Grand Prix Final (10th – 13th December 2020) POSTPONED

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 CANCELLED
Cup Of China: Predictions Game Round 3
Internationaux de France: Predictions Game Round 4 CANCELLED
Cup Of Russia: Predictions Game Round 5
NHK Trophy: Predictions Game Round 6
Senior Grand Prix Final: Predictions Game Round 7 POSTPONED

The scores for all the rounds will be recorded in the scoresheet, 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 Predictions Games for making them such a success. This new game would not have been possible without you!

Good luck everybody!

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