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Different Prediction Game

Post by summerblues on Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:28 pm

Hi guys, I put up this prediction game on v2, but may as well post it here also.  Please join in smiley

Here is the write-up:

I list 16 pairs of players.  The goal is to pick, from each pair, the player who will advance deeper into the tournament.  If you get it wrong, you will get no points.  If you get it right, you will get one point for every extra round your pick makes.  So, for example, if you pick Tsonga from the Tsonga-Berdych pairing, and if Tsonga advances to Rd4, while Berdych loses in Rd1, you will get 3 points.  No points are awarded to anyone for the pairings where both players progress equally far.  Whoever gets the highest point total wins the game.

1.  If two posters score the same number of points, ties are broken by looking at highest scores from individual pairings.  E.g. if poster A gets 8 points as 3+2+1+1+1+0s, and poster B gest 8 points as 3+1+1+1+1+1+0s, then poster A wins on account of his/her second best pick giving him/her 2 points.

2.  Deadline for submission of picks is 11am Melbourne time on Monday (which I believe is midnight in the UK).  Late submissions are accepted or rejected at the sole and arbitrary discretion of the game organizer.

1. Tsonga - Berdych
2. Anderson - Cilic
3. Seppi - Bellucci
4. Dimitrov - Paire
5. Tomic - Isner
6. Rosol - Vesely
7. Robredo - Granollers
8. Nadal - Wawrinka
9. Chung - A Zverev
10. Simon - Goffin
11. Nishikori - Raonic
12. Kyrgios - Thiem
13. Coric - Kudla
14. Fognini - Monfils
15. Chardy - F. Lopez
16. Sock - Garcia-Lopez

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Re: Different Prediction Game

Post by Tenez on Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:52 pm

Excellent game. except that knowing the draw is v important.

1. Berdych
2. Anderson
3. Bellucci
4. Dimitrov
5. Tomic
6. Vesely
7. Robredo
8. Wawrinka
9. Chung
10. Goffin
11. Nishikori
12. Kyrgios only because Thiem has a tougher draw.
13. Coric
14. Monfils
15. Chardy
16. Sock

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Re: Different Prediction Game

Post by summerblues on Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:19 pm

My picks:

1. Tsonga
2. Anderson
3. Seppi
4. Paire
5. Tomic
6. Vesely
7. Granollers
8. Wawrinka
9. A Zverev
10. Simon
11. Raonic
12. Kyrgios
13. Coric
14. Monfils
15. F. Lopez
16. Sock

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Re: Different Prediction Game

Post by noleisthebest on Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:55 pm

Thanks for the game(s) SB!

Sorry I am late, still don't quite understand the game, but gave it a try...it was a pain to look through the draw...headhurts


Tsonga
Cilic
Seppi
Dimitrov
Isner
Rosol (saw the score, so know Vesely is out)
Robredo
Wawrinka
Zverev (know Chung is out but Zverev will be out in the first round, too)
Goffin
Raonic
Kurgios
Kudla (I iniw Coric is out, maybe Kudla as well, didn't check)
Monfils
Chardy
Sock

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Re: Different Prediction Game

Post by summerblues on Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:57 pm

noleisthebest wrote:it was a pain to look through the draw...
Yeah I know, apologies for that. Thanks for joining in.

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Re: Different Prediction Game

Post by summerblues on Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:16 am

Standings after Rd 1:

1. nitb: 6 pts
2. Tenez: 3 pts
3. SB: 2 pts

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Re: Different Prediction Game

Post by summerblues on Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:46 am

After Rd2:

1. nitb: 12 pts
2. Tenez: 6pts
3. SB: 6 pts

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Re: Different Prediction Game

Post by summerblues on Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:10 pm

After Rd3:

1. nitb: 14 pts
2. Tenez: 8 pts
3. SB: 8 pts

I think I like Tenez's game better.  I wonder why...

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Re: Different Prediction Game

Post by noleisthebest on Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:32 pm

I agree.

The problem is organisation and setting firm rules...and sticking with them...not giving up because you are not going to win. erm

I originally enjoyed the game which is why put a lot of effort, but not everyine else did, so I just thought: why should I waste my time...
Plus I had Tenes winding me up!

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Re: Different Prediction Game

Post by Tenez on Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:56 pm

noleisthebest wrote:I agree.

The problem is organisation and setting firm rules...and sticking with them...not giving up because you are not going to win.  erm

I originally enjoyed the game which is why put a lot of effort, but not everyine else did, so I just thought: why should I waste my time...
Plus I had Tenes winding me up!

I have got to!

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Re: Different Prediction Game

Post by summerblues on Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:42 am

Here are the results after Rd4, I think I will not post again until after the final as not much is changing anymore:

1. nitb 15
2. Tenez 10
3. SB 9

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Re: Different Prediction Game

Post by summerblues on Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:18 pm

NITB wins - congrats!  Not many changes in the final rankings:

1. nitb 16
2. Tenez 10
3. SB 10

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Re: Different Prediction Game

Post by noleisthebest on Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:07 pm

Thanks SB.
I don't consider myself a winner as I was a day late.
How many points do I have without those scores I knew?

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Re: Different Prediction Game

Post by DECIMA on Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:56 pm

noleisthebest wrote:Thanks SB.
I don't consider myself a winner as I was a day late.
How many points do I have without those scores I knew?
That is very humble but not as humble as my winner's speech on 606v2.

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Re: Different Prediction Game

Post by noleisthebest on Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:13 pm

DONALD TRUMP wrote:
noleisthebest wrote:Thanks SB.
I don't consider myself a winner as I was a day late.
How many points do I have without those scores I knew?
That is very humble but not as humble as my winner's speech on 606v2.

Oh...you came all the way from v2 to tell us how you won this game there.
Well done! Applause

Btw, what have you been doing with your tennis self since Nadal lost in the first round?

Will you be able to start supporting someone else or are your fandom days finished?

You will be an interesting case to watch and find out how much this alleged popularity and interest in tennis Nadal created continues after he retires...

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Re: Different Prediction Game

Post by DECIMA on Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:28 pm

noleisthebest wrote:

Oh...you came all the way from v2 to tell us how you won this game there.
Well done! Applause

Btw, what have you been doing with your tennis self since Nadal lost in the first round?

Will you be able to start supporting someone else or are your fandom days finished?

You will be an interesting case to watch and find out how much this alleged popularity and interest in tennis Nadal created continues after he retires...

Not only that, but I wanted to emphasise how humble I was. Very.

What have I been doing with my tennis self since Nadal lost ?
Well it's been too cold to play tennis anyway so I've been playing squash in my tennis gear. You can chase everything down in squash, very nice.

Will I start supporting someone else ?
I guess you're asking after Nadal retires.
Well as you know I already support Berdych a bit as I like watching him play, and I love tennis, so I guess I will have some players I like.
I don't know if I'll be able to support anyone as much as I support Nadal, my criteria would probably include having a poor serve and having a great attitude. We'll see I guess.

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