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crucibleGame Rules

Game Rules

Just start in the Prediction Center (https://www.kicktipp.co.uk/crucible/predict). The evaluation is automated and determined by following patterns:

Overview

  • round number = points for predicting the winner
  • correct result = doubled points
  • draw = triple points
  • bonus questions: five points per answer
  • bonus questions: position dependent points for rankings
  • champion is predicted before each round
  • walkovers (w/o) are ignored

Example: If the main draw of a tournament starts with round 'Last 128' then 'Last 16' is the 4th round. Forecasting the right winner equals four points and even eight, if the result is predicted correctly.

Nicknames

Instead of the players' real names their 'official' nicknames (if they exist) are used within all the tables. Like the fictional example:

"The Wizard of Wiedemannsdorf" vs. "The Salmaster"

The short version for overviews are the first letter of the real forename followed by the first four letters of the surname (e.g. MKrau):

Winners (🥇🥈🥉)

Medal symbols for places 1-3 of a turnament until next tournament. Sometimes there is a prize announced. The following table shows the tournament winners. Italic names can still claim their ticket for the Saturday Night in Heilbronn:

↓EVENT | SEASON→ 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25
Championship League (rank.) --- Yvonne_P (309) French (315) Winner (---)
World Games --- Marian (41) --- ---
European Masters Marian (103) Marian (154) Marian (170) ---
Shanghai Masters --- --- Marian (77) Winner (---)
Xi'an --- --- --- Winner (---)
British Open --- Yvonne_P (84) Marian (126) Winner (---)
Saudi Arabia Masters --- --- --- Winner (---)
Hong Kong Masters --- Marian (44) --- ---
Northern Ireland Open Marian (114) Knallrot (107) Yvonne_P (191) Winner (---)
English Open Marian (126) BigAC (133) Yvonne_P (151) Winner (---)
Wuhan Open --- --- Yvonne_P (125) Winner (---)
International Championship --- --- Yvonne_P (116) Winner (---)
Champion of Champions French (59) Mark81 (61) Yvonne_P (50) Winner (---)
UK Championship French (222) French (357) French (413) Winner (---)
Scottish Open French (144) Marian (105) Pedrillo (127) Winner (---)
Masters Marian (46) Yvonne_P (60) Jesse (72) Winner (---)
World Grand Prix Marian (79) Marian (64) Pedrillo (82) Winner (---)
Shoot Out Eno (284) Yvonne_P (247) French (245) Winner (---)
German Masters Marian (67) Marian (87) French (148) Winner (---)
Championship League (invit.) French (262) Marian (313) Marian (295) Winner (---)
Turkish Masters Marian (139) --- --- ---
Players Championship Marian (50) French (44) Marian (52) Winner (---)
Welsh Open French (104) Yvonne_P (131) French (100) Winner (---)
Gibraltar Open Yvonne_P (109) --- --- ---
6 Red World Championship --- Marian (111) --- ?
WST Classic --- Marian (237) --- ---
World Open --- --- Yvonne_P (134) Winner (---)
Mixed Double --- --- French (27) Winner (---)
Tour Championship Marian (51) Marian (41) Yvonne_P (24) Winner (---)
World Championship Yvonne_P (367) Yvonne_P (360) Marian (365) Winner (---)
Qualifications --- Marian (428) Yvonne_P (601) Winner (---)
World Seniors Championship Yvonne_P (63) BigAC (61) Yvonne_P (60) Winner (---)
Q Tour --- --- Marian (116) Winner (---)
Q Tour Play-Offs Marian (32) French (32) Yvonne_P (35) Winner (---)
Q School Marian (937) Yvonne_P (760) Winner (---) Winner (---)
Crucible Season Marian (3173) Yvonne_P (4086) Winner (---) Winner (---)

Thanks to all winners for their participation and good luck at the Saturday Night (italic = pending prize). Tickets are personal bound and cannot be cashed out.

Bonus questions

Bonus questions are worth 5 points per answer. Depending on their content they have to be answered before the first involved match is scheduled - sometimes the beginning of the tournament.

Points for ranked answers consider the position as well as the difference to wrong predictions. This mode suits for group phases (for details look at 'Point rules').

Example: What is the final ranking 1-4 in Group X?

Predict '1234' is worth

  • 10 points: positions 1 to 4 correct. (result: 1234)
  • 7 points: positions 1 and 2 correct. (result: 1243)
  • 6 points: positions 3 and 4 correct. (result: 2134)
  • 3 points: 1/2 and also 3/4 transposed. (result: 2143)
  • 1 point: 1 lost, but order 2 to 4 correct. (result: 2341)
  • 0 points: each position shifted by 2. (result: 3412)

Point rules

References

Schedules, ranking list, results and statistics mainly from https://www.snooker.org/

Others: https://wst.tv, https://wpbsa.com, https://snookerscores.net/

Visibility of predictions

The predictions are only visible when the prediction deadline has expired.

Prediction mode

Predicting the exact result.

The following result will be assessed:

  • Championship League (ranking) 2024/25: Match
  • Qualifications 2024/25: Match
  • Shanghai Masters 2024/25: Match

Tied on points

If nothing else has been agreed to, the rankings of several players who are tied in total points are decided by counting the number of wins on matchdays ("Wins").

Members vs Tweets

  • Maximum points for joining: 999 Points

Prediction Rule: 0 minutes in advance

The prediction period ends 0 minutes before the corresponding fixture.

Points rule: 1 - 2 points

TendencyGoal DifferenceResult
Win112
Draw1-2

Points rule: 1 - 3 points

TendencyGoal DifferenceResult
Win112
Draw3-3

Points rule: 2 - 6 points

TendencyGoal DifferenceResult
Win224
Draw2-6

Points rule: 5 points

Points for each correct answer: 5

You will earn points for each correct prediction. For this rule, the prediction order will not be considered.

Points rule: 3 - 9 points

TendencyGoal DifferenceResult
Win336
Draw3-9

Points rule: 5 points

Points
Right answer at position 15
Right answer at position 25
Right answer, wrong position5
Minimum points5

This rule considers the prediction order.

Points rule: 2 - 4 points

TendencyGoal DifferenceResult
Win224
Draw2-4

Points rule: 3 - 6 points

TendencyGoal DifferenceResult
Win336
Draw3-6

Points rule: 4 - 8 points

TendencyGoal DifferenceResult
Win448
Draw4-8

Points rule: 1 - 16 points

Points
Right answer at position 116
Right answer at position 215
Right answer at position 314
Right answer at position 413
Right answer at position 512
Right answer at position 611
Right answer at position 710
Right answer at position 89
Right answer at position 98
Right answer at position 107
Right answer at position 116
Right answer at position 125
Right answer at position 134
Right answer at position 143
Right answer at position 152
Right answer at position 161
Points reduction per wrong position1
Minimum points1

This rule considers the prediction order.

Points rule: 5 - 10 points

TendencyGoal DifferenceResult
Win5510
Draw5-10