Wumo 2,489 Posted April 27 #1 Share Posted April 27 (edited) Prediction Contests Are Just-For-Fun Games You don't need to be an expert to take part in a Prediction Contest. If a mistake penalizes you, always keep in mind that everyone is in good faith. Competition Details City Tampere & Riga Start Date May 12th, 2023 End Date May 28th, 2023 Participants 19 Gold Pablita Silver africaboy Bronze maestro Instructions In order to post your predictions, you have to do the following: Select with your mouse specified content of the Post named Prediction Contest Design Copy the selected content Go to Reply Box at the end of the Page, click on "Reply to this topic" Paste the copied content ( When information "You have pasted content with formatting" appears at the end of the Reply Box, ignore it, it will disappear eventually. DO NOT click on "Remove formatting" under any circumstances) Once you have specified content in new Post, start making your predictions according to the Rules To post your predictions, click on "Submit Reply" button Rules For this Prediction Contest you are predicting point difference for each match. To do that, you have to write in empty Cell a number - point difference for each match. If your prediction is that Nation 1 is going to win, you should type point difference in appropriate Cell of T1 Column. If your prediction is that Nation 2 is going to win, then type point difference in appropriate Cell of T2 Column. There cannot be 0 as point difference in any of the matches. Result after overtime/penalties will be counted as final result. Example Group A Date & Time (GMT +3) Nation 1 T1 T2 Nation 2 May 12th 2023, h. 16:20 Finland 3 United States Scoring System: Basic number of points is 7 If you predict right winner for a match or a draw, you will get 7 points regardless of the goal difference. If your prediction is perfect (correct winner + correct goal difference or a draw) you will earn 7+5=12 points. Depending on difference between your prediction and actual result, earned points will differ. Example Group A Date & Time (GMT +3) Nation 1 T1 T2 Nation 2 May 12th 2023, h. 16:20 Finland 3 United States If Finland wins by 3, you will earn 12 points [7 pts for correct winner + 5 pts for point difference] If Finland wins by 1, you will earn 10 points [7 pts for correct winner + 3 pts for point difference] If Finland wins by 8, you will earn 7 points [7 pts for correct winner + 0 pts for point difference] If United States wins by 1, you will earn 1 point [0 pts for correct winner + 1 pts for point difference] If United States by 2 or more, you will earn 0 points [0 pts for correct winner + 0 pts for point difference] Top 3 Prediction points will be awarded as follow: Correct Predicted 1st Place will be awarded 7 points Correct Predicted 2nd Place will be awarded 5 points Correct Predicted 3rd Place will be awarded 3 points Corrected Predicted Nation in Top 3, but wrong place will be awarded 2 points TB Rules If two or more contestants have the same number of points at the end, Tie-Break rule will be applied to break the tie. Number or perfect predictions throughout the contest will be compared for the involved contestants. If they are still tied, number of second best scores will be compared, then number of third best results and so on. Example Contestant 1: 3x12, 2x11, 2x10 Contestant 2: 3x12, 2x11, 1x10 Contestant 1 will be placed ahead of Contestant 2. Contestant with most points wins the competition. The Ranking is determined by the Sum of Points the Contestant scores in all predicted Matches and Top 3 Predictions. You can enter the Contest whenever you want. The moment you post your predictions is the moment when you are entering the Contest and your points will be calculated for all the matches you predicted AND which haven't started. In order to earn points from the start, you should post your predictions before the start of the first match of the Championship - May 12th, h. 16:20 (GMT +3). You can EDIT your predictions whenever you want until the start of the first match of the Prediction Design Post. Once competition starts, you are not allowed to edit your post and any further changes will be ignored. On contestant's request, edited predictions will be accepted, but contestant will earn 0 points for finished matches and the matches that have started. Moment at the latest editing will be considered as the entry moment, in other words. If you want to comment on this Prediction Contest, please use the Prediction Contests - Discussion Thread. If you have problem with the format, you can post your predictions in simplified format. Also, if the forum is down, or you cannot access the forum for any reason, you can send your predictions on e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure your predictions are understandable. For instance, 3 FIN-USA means Finland beats United States by 3. FIN 3 USA means nothing. And please, write your Totallympics username so the contest manager can know who actually sent predictions. Every contestant MUST HIDE own predictions. To do that, you have only to delete the space between the bracket "[" and the text "hide" in "[ hide]" at the beginning of prediction post. Do the same with "[ /hide]" at the end of prediction post too. The hidden content will appear to other users as follows: You cannot see this If you have any other questions concerning this prediction contest, problems with format, editing etc... please, contact the contest manager via Personal Message. Edited May 29 by Wumo Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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