Official FSU Prediction Contest- Rostelecom Cup

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Hello everyone! Sorry for the slightly delayed start to the season, but here we are! You have just a few days to make your predictions this time, so please predict quickly.

@oleada is now going to be one of the organizers for this contest, so thanks so much to her for helping out!

Please read before posting your predictions!

So since this is the first prediction contest of the GP season, I will post the detailed rules. If you've used the prediction contest in the last few years, nothing has changed. First of all, we will continue using the prediction contest website this year. If you are new to the prediction game, please register with your FSU user name. This makes it so everyone can tell which poster made which predictions when we post the standings. After you have registered, sign in and select "2017 Rostelecom Cup" from the first drop down menu and click "add/change your predictions". Then scroll down and click the "make your predictions" button" under one of the disciplines. Scroll through the competitors in the left box, and select the one you think will finish first and press the Add button. Your predictions will be entered in exactly the order you see in the right box. You can use the up, down, and reverse buttons to change the order of your predictions.

Here are the rules:
For each discipline, you list the skaters you think will finish in the top 5 or 6. Only the podium finishers will be scored, but if anyone withdraws (which, as we know, happens a lot) we will move everyone up a spot in your prediction.

The scores are as follows:

Each predicted podium finisher picked to the corresponding place: 10 points
Each predicted podium finisher who finishes on the podium but not in the right place: 6 points
Each predicted podium finisher who finishes in the top 6: 3 points

And everything else gets zero.

So, here's an example. Say you predict for some random event:

1. Skater A
2. Skater B
3. Skater C

And the order of finish is:

1. Skater D
2. Skater B
3. Skater A
...
7. Skater C

For that discipline, you would get 16 points (skater B finishing in the right place being 10 points, A finishing on the podium in the wrong place 6 points, and C finishing out of the top 6 netting zero points).

Thus, per discipline you can get a max of 30 points. And for the whole event, the most you can get is 120 points.

If someone withdraws, everyone in your prediction will be moved up one. So we encourage you to predict the top 6 for each discipline in case someone withdraws mid-competition. This means that if you predicted:
1. Skater A
2. Skater B
3. Skater C
4. Skater D
and skater A withdraws, your new predictions will be

1. Skater B
2. Skater C
3. Skater D

The score of your lowest Grand Prix will be thrown out at the end.

You may enter predictions until the Men's SP starts Friday, October 20th, at 2:00pm local time in Moscow, Russia, (7:00am US EST, which is the server time for the website). If you are in the system entering predictions before that time and that time passes, you will not be able to enter your predictions. You can also change your predictions at any time before the deadline.

Predictions posted in this thread will not be scored unless the server for the prediction website goes down and you will not have time to make/change your predictions before the start of the competition. In that case, please note the situation in your post. We'd love for you to post your predictions in this thread after making them on the website for the purpose of discussion or to talk about predictions in this thread. But only predictions made on the website will be scored.

You can see the results at any time during the competition (they will be updated after the SPs even though only the final results will count) by choosing "2017 ISU Grand Prix" from the Standings drop down menu. We will also post the results in the thread so that everyone can discus and congratulate each other.

If you notice any errors in the contest, the best way to get things fixed is to PM me (and @oleada starting next time) with the issue, although we will also try to keep up with this thread to see if any issues are posted here. If you have any trouble with the prediction contest website, or if you lose your password, please PM @Choupette (the creator of the website) for help.

There will be results for each GP event and a cumulative result posted. Your lowest GP event score will be tossed, and you will notice this reflected in the overall scores after your first event.

Good luck everyone and have fun! :cheer: :cheer2: :cheer:
 

Enchanted

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Is it possible to see some statistics on how people have made their predictions? It would be interesting to compare your own predictions to other predictions.
 

meggonzo

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Is it possible to see some statistics on how people have made their predictions? It would be interesting to compare your own predictions to other predictions.
You can see everyone's predictions on the website, but i think not until after the competition is over and the predictions are scored.
 

quartz

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I’m shite at this cuz I’m superficial and HATE HER DRESS - last place! Or LOVE THE MUSIC - On the podium! Or WHOOHOO A CANADIAN - First place for sure! Or TIGHTS OVER THE BOOTS - Just withdraw!
But I’m playing anyways.....:D
 

Bunny Hop

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I’m shite at this cuz I’m superficial and HATE HER DRESS - last place! Or LOVE THE MUSIC - On the podium! Or WHOOHOO A CANADIAN - First place for sure! Or TIGHTS OVER THE BOOTS - Just withdraw!
But I’m playing anyways.....:D
It's probably as good a system as any other. I've tried both trying to be logical, and just going with who I want to win, but the skaters always seem to have other ideas.
 

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I’m shite at this cuz I’m superficial and HATE HER DRESS - last place! Or LOVE THE MUSIC - On the podium! Or WHOOHOO A CANADIAN - First place for sure! Or TIGHTS OVER THE BOOTS - Just withdraw!
But I’m playing anyways.....:D
It's the PERFECT way to play and exactly the spirit in which it was intended, in my view :)
 

quartz

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It's the PERFECT way to play and exactly the spirit in which it was intended, in my view :)
I have only watched a handful of pre-Grand Prix skates, and so went into these predictions pretty much blind. I had the two American Ladies in the top 6, and the two Japanese ladies out of the top six. o_O Not even close! :ROFLMAO:
 

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Jeez, I agreed to this gig thinking it would help my predicitons. HA! Our first winners of the year are @skateboy with 113 points! Silver for @Coco (you go, Glenn Coco) and bronze for @dedee . Congrats, guys! :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

2017 Rostelecom Cup

113 points
1. skateboy

105 points
2. coco

104 points
3. dedee

102 points
4. genevieve
4. tugboatcaptain

99 points
6. ktskate
6. kwanfor2006

98 points
8. Coriana
8. hanca
8. maximillian
8. meggonzo
8. mg_williams
8. miffy
8. million$momma
8. petro
8. SkateSand

96 points
17. DimaToe
17. hoptoad
17. nlyoung
17. Weve3

95 points
21. dobrinfan
21. JoannaLouise

94 points
23. pp55
23. sayana_mnk

93 points
25. I Luv Bulldogs
25. itachi27

91 points
27. ChelleC
27. Jennifer N
27. levineismine
27. Pretty Vegas

90 points
31. Ananas Astra
31. Frau Muller
31. Kasey
31. pvkirby

89 points
35. AceOn6
35. babayaga
35. Wyliefan

88 points
38. Bunny Hop
38. clarie
38. DaveRocks
38. skipaway

87 points
42. allegria
42. Citlali
42. daniskates93
42. DaveoftheNorth
42. jeschke
42. kirkbiggestfan
42. luckiest1
42. luvtessascott
42. mysticchic
42. Sauron

86 points
52. Gil-Galad
52. Jem X
52. skatak
52. TygerLily

84 points
56. AliasJohnDoe
56. alj5
56. Doggygirl
56. dramagrrl
56. Eotys
56. JeffClair1979
56. leigh466
56. lmarie08
56. Sally1214
56. Tony Wheeler
56. VIETgrlTerifa
56. waxel1

83 points
68. allezfred
68. Debrah
68. KatieCC
68. kylet3
68. legjumper
68. maatTheViking
68. march_hare
68. melissahlz
68. nanigirl
68. nerdycool
68. nuge
68. peibeck
68. sarah009

82 points
81. Lacey
81. rfisher

81 points
83. brholly
83. danafan
83. enchanted
83. jamesy
83. janetb
83. kates8
83. Lchan
83. NinjaTurtles
83. Rubies
83. tonkatwofeather
83. Vash01

80 points
94. jarrett
94. pairskatingfan
94. PrincessBeany
94. spiralgraph
94. toddlj

79 points
99. Amy L
99. arcuel
99. braulio
99. casken
99. chameleonster
99. drfj
99. kwanfan1818
99. Lil Sarah
99. love skating
99. npavel
99. oleada

78 points
110. frbskate63
110. MR-FAN

77 points
112. LilJen
112. personwhoishere

76 points
114. Habs
114. mocha-ice
114. skategal

75 points
117. aerobicidal
117. Fridge_Break
117. Impromptu
117. modern_muslimah
117. Theatregirl1122

74 points
122. cant skate
122. Marge_Simpson
122. onepiece
122. Simone411

73 points
126. citronnier

72 points
127. domshabfan
127. sammyff

70 points
129. acadia
129. operagirl
129. Rukia

67 points
132. jlmart
132. LynnW

65 points
134. bbkenn92
134. quartz

61 points
136. HapECoyote

16 points
137. mackiecat

0 points
138. bk_skates
138. GarrAarghHrumph
138. haribobo
 
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Jeez, I agreed to this gig thinking it would help my predicitons. HA! Our first winners of the year are @kwanfor2006 and @skateboy who are tied for gold with 99 points! Bronze is also a tie between @Maximillian and @meggonzo. Congrats, guys! :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

2017 Rostelecom Cup

99 points
1. kwanfor2006
1. skateboy

98 points
3. maximillian
3. meggonzo

97 points
5. I Luv Bulldogs
5. itachi27
5. legjumper

95 points
8. dobrinfan
8. genevieve
8. tugboatcaptain

94 points
11. jeschke

92 points
12. ktskate

91 points
13. coco
13. Coriana
13. hanca
13. mg_williams
13. miffy
13. million$momma
13. petro
13. SkateSand

90 points
21. dedee
21. Kasey
21. pvkirby
21. sarah009

89 points
25. DimaToe
25. hoptoad
25. rfisher
25. Weve3

88 points
29. JoannaLouise
29. Vash01

87 points
31. daniskates93
31. luvtessascott
31. Sally1214

86 points
34. TygerLily

84 points
35. AliasJohnDoe
35. ChelleC
35. Doggygirl
35. JeffClair1979
35. Jennifer N
35. leigh466
35. levineismine
35. personwhoishere
35. Pretty Vegas
35. VIETgrlTerifa

83 points
45. Gil-Galad

82 points
46. aerobicidal
46. babayaga
46. nlyoung
46. Theatregirl1122
46. Wyliefan

81 points
51. brholly
51. Bunny Hop
51. clarie
51. DaveRocks
51. janetb
51. NinjaTurtles
51. onepiece
51. Simone411
51. skipaway

80 points
60. allegria
60. Citlali
60. DaveoftheNorth
60. kirkbiggestfan
60. luckiest1
60. mysticchic
60. pp55
60. PrincessBeany
60. Sauron
60. sayana_mnk

79 points
70. AceOn6
70. domshabfan
70. Frau Muller
70. Jem X
70. skatak

78 points
75. Lacey
75. Marge_Simpson

77 points
77. acadia
77. alj5
77. dramagrrl
77. Eotys
77. lmarie08
77. spiralgraph
77. Tony Wheeler
77. waxel1

76 points
85. allezfred
85. Ananas Astra
85. KatieCC
85. kylet3
85. maatTheViking
85. melissahlz
85. mocha-ice
85. nanigirl
85. nuge
85. sammyff

74 points
95. cant skate
95. danafan
95. enchanted
95. jamesy
95. kates8
95. Lchan
95. Rubies
95. tonkatwofeather

73 points
103. Debrah
103. jarrett
103. march_hare
103. npavel
103. pairskatingfan
103. toddlj

72 points
109. Amy L
109. arcuel
109. braulio
109. casken
109. chameleonster
109. drfj
109. kwanfan1818
109. Lil Sarah
109. love skating
109. oleada
109. peibeck

71 points
120. frbskate63
120. MR-FAN

70 points
122. LilJen
122. operagirl
122. Rukia

69 points
125. Habs
125. skategal

68 points
127. bbkenn92
127. Fridge_Break
127. Impromptu

67 points
130. jlmart
130. LynnW

66 points
132. citronnier
132. nerdycool

65 points
134. modern_muslimah
134. quartz

58 points
136. HapECoyote

12 points
137. mackiecat

0 points
138. bk_skates
138. haribobo
Sooo... I was looking at everyone's predictions on the website, and it looks like the short program results were used to score men and pairs. My score won't change since my points will just flip/flop for those two, but I'm sure other people's results will change.
 

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