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[PREDICTION CONTESTS] Discussion Thread

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heywoodu    1,173
14 minutes ago, dcro said:

 

Why not? + or - 9, it was a relatively close game! Besides, you only get 2 points for that. :p The closer you are the more points you get, and it makes more sense that being off by 18 is better than being off by 30 and thus gets some consolation prize. :d

 

With 20+20 there should be enough importance in choosing the winning side, and yet rewarding your skill to predict how close the game will be.

Being off by 30 points is better than being off by 50 points, that doesn't mean you should get some consolation prize for 30 points off :p 

 

 

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dcro    1,017
54 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Being off by 30 points is better than being off by 50 points, that doesn't mean you should get some consolation prize for 30 points off :p 

 

 

 

Nah, 30 points is too much.. Line has to be somewhere, and 20 points covers +-10, what should qualify as a close game.

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LDOG    240

Points for guessing difference should be reduced in some sports (or conversely points for right winner should be increased), yes.

 

But giving the same 0 points to someone who gets the result wrong (but kind of "guesses" the match will be close) and to someone who also predicts a wrong winner (but by a large margin), will increase the randomness/luck factor. Especially in sports where matches are most often decided by a small margin of points/goals like handball, waterpolo or field hockey.

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bestmen    407

so you abandoned this game ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wanderer    214

Hi everyone! Since the breaking down of the old Totallympics forum we had difficulties with Prediction Contests management throughout last two years. But the new year is approaching and we'll have to learn from experience. 

- the remaining results of old prediction contests will be posted by the end of the year (either by tuniscof or I'll do it myself)

- we'll have Women's Handball World Championship Prediction Contest by the end of the year with results being posted regularly

- from now on I invite you all to share your opinion and comments on scoring system and formats for the next year

We should have all this set by the end of December. The Prediction Contests Calendar for 2018 will have fewer contests and will need more volunteering managers, especially for second half of the year.

 

Proposed contests for 2018:

 

1. Tennis - Australian Open

2. Men's Ice Hockey - Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games

3. Alpine Skiing - Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games

4. Biathlon - Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games

5. Nordic Skiing - Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games

6. Miscellaneous Events - Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games

7. Tennis - French Open

8. Men's Football - FIFA World Cup

9. Women's Field Hockey - World Championship

10. Sailing - World Championships

11. Women's Basketball - World Cup

12. Men's Volleyball - World Championship

13. Women's Volleyball - World Championship (possible merge with men's championship?)

14. Men's Field Hockey - World Cup

 

If there is enough interest, the following ones can be run:

- Men's Handball European Championship

- Track Cycling World Championships

- Men's Rugby Six Nations Cup

- FEI World Equestrian Games

- Men's Water Polo European Championship

 

I hope we can set up the scoring systems as early as possible so I can work on spreadsheets :) 

 

Feel free to discuss and comment!

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dcro    1,017

WEG is held only once in 4 years so it should be in. :teacher:

 

I can help with it if necessary. :d

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hckosice    838

No ice hockey world champs ? we had this contest every year and it was always one of the most thrilling and opened until the end contest of the year

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Wanderer    214
24 minutes ago, hckosice said:

No ice hockey world champs ? we had this contest every year and it was always one of the most thrilling and opened until the end contest of the year

 

When is the championship scheduled?

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LDOG    240
hace 2 minutos, Wanderer said:

 

When is the championship scheduled?

 

May 4-20

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LDOG    240

Aside from that, why it says only men's ice hockey for the Winter olympics?

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