A while ago, I had an idea for a prediction competition, where the scorer with the highest amount of points, is the prediction champion of the month.
Not many people were involved, and it wasn't worth the work, so I stopped doing PCOM, but there are more active Eye on the ring judges now than then, so I thought reinventing the idea was worth a shot.
Here's how the points work.
- If I predict Joshua to stop Parker inside 4 rounds, and he does that, I get 5 points.
- If I predict Joshua to stop Parker in rounds 5-8, and he does it in 9-12, I get 4 points.
- If I predict Joshua to stop Parker in rounds 9-12, and he does it in 1-4, I get 3 points.
- If I say Joshua outpoints Parker, but he stops him, I get 2 points.
- If I say Joshua beats Parker by UD, and he does, I get 5 points.
- If I say Joshua beats Parker by MD or SD, and he does, I win 6 points.
- If I say Joshua beats Parker by UD, and he beats him by MD or SD, I get 4 points.
- If I predict Joshua vs Parker will be a draw, and it is, I get 7 points.
- If I say Joshua beats Parker anyhow, but Parker proves me wrong, I don't win any points.
I think to keep things simple, and stop it getting too complicated, predictions for stoppage wins should be either early (1-4), mid (5-8), and late (9-12), so that it fits into the points system.
To keep the competition competitive, I think it is best to have a vault full of upcoming fights.
I will not do this if there are not at least 5 competitiors.