Home Search Calendar Help Login Register
Did you miss your activation email?
Andy Murray vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Monday, LIVE - Discuss the match
MurraysWorld Discussions  >  General Community  >  Read-the-Round  >  How to play: Read-the-Round 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 7 Go Down Reply
Author

How to play: Read-the-Round

 (Read 14044 times)
MurraysWorld
Futures Level
*
Posts: 507

Location: SW19


How to play: Read-the-Round « on: August 15, 2006, 12:58 PM »
Reply



How to play
The objective of this game is to predict the winner and the number of sets for the selected matches for the relevant matchday.

People with the highest scores will be published on a weekly and yearly leaderboard and the person with most number of points at the end of the year wins.

Entry
To enter, all you are required to do is give your predictions by replying to the relevant matchday topics in this section of the forum.

Example:
Murray beats Federer in 3

Scoring - the details
Points are given for correctly predicting the following:

1 point - winner's name.
3 points - winner's name and the number of sets.

Banker - each day, players will assign their banker to one of their predictions. Ideally, this is the prediction that they are the most sure of. The banker will allow for double points on that prediction.

These points will be counted weekly (at the end of the tournament) and the people with the highest amount of points will awarded these points for their overall position that week.

1st - 10 points
2nd - 8 points
3rd - 6 points
4th - 5 points
5th - 4 points
6th - 3 points
7th - 2 points
8th - 1 point

Example: If you end the week 1st on 30 points you will receive 10 points for that week. If you end that same week 2nd out of everyone on 29 points you will receive 8 points etc.


The Rules
1) Deadlines for predictions are always set by the organiser. This deadline will be at some point before the chosen matches begin and are based on UK time unless otherwise stated.

2) Matchday threads only count when they are posted at least 8 hours before the deadline. This rule does not apply in exceptional circumstances, for example if the OOP is released late or by night, and in such a case the decision as to whether the match thread counts is left at the discretion of the staff.

3) You are not allowed to change your prediction once the deadline has passed.

4) All posts made after the deadline, or posts edited after the deadline for any reason will not count

5) In case a match is postponed till the next day due to rain or some other unforeseen reason, the prediction that was made the day before will still be valid but changes will not not be allowed.

6) In case either of the two players retire due to injury then points will be awarded following the scoring system. i.e. if the winner is correct then 1 point is awarded, if it is a bankers choice then 2 points will be awarded.

7) You cannot ask someone to post your predictions for you. If you know you will be unavailable for a matchday then you need to give your predictions in the previous matchday thread. You cannot make a single post predicting results for several future matchday threads, only one post with predictions for the next future matchday thread.

In all cases, the final decision rests with MW staff.
[ Last edit by Hazybear May 13, 2013, 12:57 PM ] IP Logged
Riverman
Veteran
******
Posts: 8,992

Gender: Male


Hello

Read-the-Round Rule Queries « Reply #1 on: November 01, 2007, 05:01 AM »
Reply

Rules:
1) A deadline for predictions is set typically 1 hour before the start of play on the first day (unless otherwise stated by an organiser). This prediction deadline will remain constant for each matchday during the whole tournament.

And if you should happen to miss the deadline by 30 seconds, and the forum clock is 4 minutes fast, then you're screwed. Wink
[ Last edit by rafa February 04, 2008, 07:21 PM ] IP Logged
Yamor
Top Seed
*****
Posts: 5,663

Gender: Male

Re: How to play: Read-the-Round « Reply #2 on: November 04, 2007, 05:16 PM »
Reply

What happens if two or more players are level on points at the end of a tournament, how do you decide who gets 10pts, 8pts etc.?
IP Logged
deedee
John McEnroe
*********
Posts: 17,742


Re: How to play: Read-the-Round « Reply #3 on: November 04, 2007, 05:19 PM »
Reply

That's based on the performance of the week before. Whoever had the most points then, gets the advantage in the next tournament.
IP Logged
Yamor
Top Seed
*****
Posts: 5,663

Gender: Male

Re: How to play: Read-the-Round « Reply #4 on: January 13, 2008, 01:54 AM »
Reply

According to rule 1, the time we have to post by will stay constant throughout the tournament, but that is never kept. Just pointing it out...
Also, the example given for the points for GS is not technically an example, its what happens at every GS...
IP Logged
Neil
John McEnroe
*********
Posts: 16,735

Gender: Male


Re: How to play: Read-the-Round « Reply #5 on: January 13, 2008, 10:18 PM »
Reply


According to rule 1, the time we have to post by will stay constant throughout the tournament, but that is never kept. Just pointing it out...
Also, the example given for the points for GS is not technically an example, its what happens at every GS...


It stays constant in relation to the number of hours before the start of play Smile
IP Logged
Yamor
Top Seed
*****
Posts: 5,663

Gender: Male

Re: How to play: Read-the-Round « Reply #6 on: January 13, 2008, 10:51 PM »
Reply

Is that really what that rule means?
IP Logged
Neil
John McEnroe
*********
Posts: 16,735

Gender: Male


Re: How to play: Read-the-Round « Reply #7 on: January 13, 2008, 10:56 PM »
Reply


Is that really what that rule means?


Yes, they can change how many hours before the deadline is, but it will remain constant from their.
IP Logged
Mark
Murraymaniac
*
Posts: 53,034

Gender: Male
Location: London


New Rule: Posting Scores « Reply #8 on: January 18, 2008, 09:18 PM »
Reply

As of today, members who have Trusted Status are allowed to unofficially post up scores after a matchday is complete.

The organisers of the Read-the-Round have voted in favour of this proposal which was originally discussed here.

It's important to stress that this rule does not act as a benchmark that takes us closer to giving over control to the community for a game that we feel needs an authority for it to run smoothly. Control still remains completely with the organisers of the tournament.

The following policies apply to this new rule:

  • Scores by non-staff are always unofficial.
  • Non-staff can never post end of tournament results.
  • Non-staff can never post up a matchday thread under any circumstances.
  • Staff still have the final word.
  • Staff still control the infrastructure, that being: choosing the matches and tournaments, and posting end of tournament results.
[ Last edit by Mark January 18, 2008, 11:36 PM ] IP Logged
Neil
John McEnroe
*********
Posts: 16,735

Gender: Male


Re: New Rule: Posting Scores « Reply #9 on: January 18, 2008, 11:00 PM »
Reply

WOOHOO!  cmon yeah
IP Logged
rafa
Grand Slam Champion
********
Posts: 14,208

Gender: Female


We have unlimited juice?This party is off the hook

Re: New Rule: Posting Scores « Reply #10 on: January 18, 2008, 11:02 PM »
Reply

Clearly the admin does not side with the majority vote of members no
IP Logged
Mark
Murraymaniac
*
Posts: 53,034

Gender: Male
Location: London


Re: New Rule: Posting Scores « Reply #11 on: January 18, 2008, 11:04 PM »
Reply

Clearly the admin does not side with the majority vote of members no
This is a rule that doesn't change how the game is played. I wanted the RTR organisers to decide because it would probably affect them more than anyone.

We did a public vote before because 1) It was a major rule, 2) the RTR staff found it hard to decide.
[ Last edit by Mark January 18, 2008, 11:37 PM ] IP Logged
Neil
John McEnroe
*********
Posts: 16,735

Gender: Male


Re: New Rule: Posting Scores « Reply #12 on: January 18, 2008, 11:05 PM »
Reply


Clearly the admin does not side with the majority vote of members no


But the poll was unofficial and indicative of general opinion not a be all and end all, AND furthermore Yamor hadn't voted AND furthermore, of those who voted no, very very few gave reason to do so AND of those who voted No, no doubt some of them voted so because it was my idea. All thing to be taken into account :P
IP Logged
Mark
Murraymaniac
*
Posts: 53,034

Gender: Male
Location: London


Re: New Rule: Posting Scores « Reply #13 on: January 18, 2008, 11:09 PM »
Reply


no doubt some of them voted so because it was my idea. All thing to be taken into account :P

I absolutely agree lol
IP Logged
rafa
Grand Slam Champion
********
Posts: 14,208

Gender: Female


We have unlimited juice?This party is off the hook

Re: New Rule: Posting Scores « Reply #14 on: January 18, 2008, 11:37 PM »
Reply



 of those who voted No, no doubt some of them voted so because it was my idea. All thing to be taken into account :P



I wouldn't rejoice in the knowledge of that!! lol
IP Logged
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 7 Go Up Reply 
« previous next »