2008 Prediction Competition - Rules.

What points system do you prefer?

Poll ended at 08 Mar 2008, 21:31

Guessing the top 3 will give you more points than the rest
3
30%
Guessing the last 4 will give you more points than the rest
1
10%
Each correct placing in the top 8 should give the same amount of points.
6
60%
 
Total votes: 10

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2008 Prediction Competition - Rules.

Post by maltafan » 02 Mar 2008, 21:28

Hi all,

following the other thread where we confirmed our intention to participate in the prediction competition, please find here the rules for this year.

Rules :
1. A thread will be opened a week before the GP and you should post your predictions there.

2. Predictions should be posted at least 1 hour before the start of the Qualifying, then thread will be locked.

3. If the pole setter gets a 10 place penalty, he still took pole for the purpose of this game

4. Points for question 1 will be given as follows :
    3 points for guessing the correct placing in the top 8
    1 point for guessing a top 8 driver in a different placing.

5. There will only be the individual competition, and not the teams' one

6. The winner of the previous round, gets to choose question No 10.



Please feel free to ask any questions about these rules.
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Re: 2008 Prediction Competition - Rules.

Post by iceman1 » 04 Mar 2008, 13:58

maltafan wrote:Hi all,

following the other thread where we confirmed our intention to participate in the prediction competition, please find here the rules for this year.

Rules :
[b]1. A thread will be opened a week before the GP and you should post your predictions there.

2. Predictions should be posted at least 1 hour before the start of the Qualifying, then thread will be locked.

so will you ask questions about the qualifying & Race?

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Re: 2008 Prediction Competition - Rules.

Post by maltafan » 04 Mar 2008, 20:37

yes, there will be 1 or 2 questions about the Qualifying.
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Re: 2008 Prediction Competition - Rules.

Post by Ali » 05 Mar 2008, 18:55

maltafan wrote:4. Points for question 1 will be given as follows :
    5 for guessing winner.
    4 points for 2nd place.
    3 points for 3rd place.
    2 points any other correct top 8 placing.
    1 point will be given when there is an incorrect placing still in the top 8.

Guessing "the loser" is much more tough than guessing "the winner". :)

You know, we have a few candidates when we consider a race victory so the possibility is very high; yet, we have lots of nominees, let's say, for top 8, which is really hard to foresee.

Therefore, those who will guess correct top 8 should get 4 instead of 2 point that should be given to those who will guess the winner.

I know it's not a question but it's an approach to the game in order to make it a little bit funny and hard.
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Re: 2008 Prediction Competition - Rules.

Post by formulaonemadman » 07 Mar 2008, 18:47

i don't get the 5 4 3 2 1 bit?
can't we just stick to what we did last year as that was fun like that? :pray: :cheezy: - i am saying this becasue i don't understand the 5 4 3 2 1 bit like i already mentioned :huh:
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Re: 2008 Prediction Competition - Rules.

Post by maltafan » 07 Mar 2008, 19:08

OK I give you an example of the 5 4 3 2 1 bit.

Say you predict this top 8

Raikkonen, Hamilton, Kovalainen, Massa, Alonso, Rosberg, Heidfeld Kubica

and the result is

Raikkonen, hamilton, Heidfeld, Alonso, Massa, Rosberg, Kovalainen and Couthard you get

5 for guessing that Kimi will win
4 for guessing that hamilton will be 2nd
1 for guessing heidfeld, alonso, massa and Kovalainen will be in top 8 without guessing the correct placing
2 for guessing Rosberg will be 6th
0 for coulthard's place

This is done so that those who predict the correct top 3 placings get more points than those who predict the correct 5th, 6th or other placings

Is it clearer now?
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Re: 2008 Prediction Competition - Rules.

Post by eleanor » 07 Mar 2008, 19:55

do you think it's fair that someone who is guessing the places 4 to 8 to take more points than those who predict the correct top 3...?
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Re: 2008 Prediction Competition - Rules.

Post by maltafan » 07 Mar 2008, 21:29

Ok, here's a poll.

Please submit your choice from the above statements

Poll will close on Sunday evening.
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Re: 2008 Prediction Competition - Rules.

Post by formulaonemadman » 08 Mar 2008, 18:35

yes it is clearer now thank you maltafan :cheezy:
but i still prefer 1 point each driver right so i bet you can guess what vote i went for!
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Re: 2008 Prediction Competition - Rules.

Post by iceman1 » 09 Mar 2008, 04:27

The top 8 finishing drivers: 4 points for a right driver in the right place
and 2 point for a driver on the wrong place, but not outside the first 8 places

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Re: 2008 Prediction Competition - Rules.

Post by maltafan » 09 Mar 2008, 21:27

Ok, following the poll, these are the new rules of the competition.

Rules :
1. A thread will be opened a week before the GP and you should post your predictions there.

2. Predictions should be posted at least 1 hour before the start of the Qualifying, then thread will be locked.

3. If the pole setter gets a 10 place penalty, he still took pole for the purpose of this game

4. Points for question 1 will be given as follows :
3 points for guessing the correct placing in the top 8
1 point for guessing a top 8 driver in a different placing.


5. There will only be the individual competition, and not the teams' one

6. The winner of the previous round, gets to choose question No 10.
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Re: 2008 Prediction Competition - Rules.

Post by Ali » 10 Mar 2008, 23:01

maltafan wrote:Rules :
1. A thread will be opened a week before the GP and you should post your predictions there.

Is editing of messages allowed?
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Re: 2008 Prediction Competition - Rules.

Post by Busi » 11 Mar 2008, 10:38

Of course, as long as you it do it before the deadline (1 hour before quali)
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Re: 2008 Prediction Competition - Rules.

Post by maltafan » 11 Mar 2008, 20:37

xyneid wrote:
maltafan wrote:Rules :
1. A thread will be opened a week before the GP and you should post your predictions there.

Is editing of messages allowed?
yes, as Busi said, you can edit your post until 1 hour before quali.
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Re: 2008 Prediction Competition - Rules.

Post by Busi » 24 Mar 2008, 21:39

Just a couple of things to you, maltafan:

First, after making some recounts of the Malaysia results I guess it was considered that there was NO accident. However I thought the Glock-Nakajima incident would have been considered an accident. My question is, which is the criteria that makes you decide if a race incident is considered an "accident" for this predictions game? For example, that one or more of the drivers has to retire, that at least a driver has to pit due to the crash, etc.

Then I'd want to ask you if you could post the race results in the same first post where you put the betting results, so that if we wanna check what we guessed and what we didn't, we don't have to go and look for who was (for example) the first to pit, how many teams got to Q3, etc. Thanks in advance :)
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