Last Updated: 11-Aug-2018, 4:00 PM ET
The entry form for the G1 contest closed on 12-Jul at midnight with 773 entrants, which is incredible! Thanks to all of you who took the time to enter. I am going to post periodic updates to this thread so that people can see the contest standings throughout the G1. I promise I will provide updates at least once per week. I can’t commit to providing them after absolutely every show as the end of July is year-end at my job but I plan to follow the G1 closely myself so you won’t go more than a week without knowing how your picks stack up. I’ve designed a PDF that will show G1 standings for the NJPW wrestlers, point standings for the contest, and some statistics showing how accurate people, as a group, predicted winners.
If you notice any mistakes in the results, please post them here and please don’t email or tweet John & Wai. They don’t have direct access to the contest data so I will be able to address any issues faster if concerns are posted in this thread. Thanks!
List of Responses
The Google form is no longer view-able so, in order that people can see their picks relatively easily, below is a link to a file that has every listener’s picks, sorted by the names you submitted (and only for those that answered “Yes” to the question about showing your name). Therein, if you search on your name, you will find a single page that has all of your predictions. I wish I could respond to each of your posts and PMs individually and provide individualized “picks” lists but it’s just not feasible.
Be advised that the “G1 Contest Entrants (2018) & Responses” file linked to below is over 750 pages! It may take a while to download.
We’re all having fun trying to get into Gedo’s mind and predict what the G1 will hold. This contest will show who comes closest but I thought I’d see how well completely random guessing does. I’ve created an entrant to the contest under the name “Randobot 2000” and for its picks I rolled a 12-sided die (how nerdy is that?) for each match and picked the first wrestler in the drop down if the number was odd and the second wrestler if the roll was even. See if you can do better than picking blind!
Randobot 2000’s final score: 45 points
FILES & REPORTS:
Tournament Results and Contest Scores
- Report #1 (14-Jul-2018)
- Report #2 (15-Jul-2018)
- Report #3 (16-Jul-2018)
- Report #4 (19-Jul-2018)
- Report #5 (20-Jul-2018)
- Report #6 (21-Jul-2018)
- Report #7 (22-Jul-2018)
- Report #8 (26-Jul-2018)
- Report #9 (27-Jul-2018)
- Report #10 (28-Jul-2018)
- Report #11 (30-Jul-2018)
- Report #12 (1-Aug-2018)
- Report #13 (2-Aug-2018)
- Report #14 (4-Aug-2018)
- Report #15 (5-Aug-2018)
- Report #16 (8-Aug-2018)
- Report #17 (10-Aug-2018)
- Report #18 (11-Aug-2018) NOTE: Page 1 of this file has the contest winners. If you want to hear it for the first time on the podcast don’t download this report first!
Here is a summary, by day and match, of what listeners, as a group, have predicted as the winners of each of the matches.
Tie-Breakers for Contest Winners
As a reminder, if it’s the case that contest participants eligible for prizes finish with the same number of points, there are some tie breakers established. Each of you had to predict a winner of each block and a winner of the overall G1 as part of your contest entry. This didn’t necessarily have to reflect your choices for individual block matches. Each correct prediction of a block winner and overall winner earns you one “tie-breaker point.” You can earn a maximum of three tie-breaker points for accurately predicting both block winners and the overall winner. These points don’t add to your total. They’re only used to break ties.
Suppose John, Wai, and Davey all scored 60 points from their block match predictions and are in a 3-way tie for first place in the conest. In addition to their match predictions, they predicted the following for tie-breaker purposes:
- A Block Winner: Tanahashi
- B Block WInner: Kota Ibushi
- G1 Finals Winner: Kota Ibushi
- A Block Winner: Tanahashi
- B Block Winner: Kota Ibushi
- G1 Finals Winner: Kenny Omega
- A Block WInner: Yoshi-Hashi
- B Block Winner: Bad Luck Fale
- Overall Winner: Kota Ibushi
Suppose further that the actual results were that Tanahashi won the A Block, Ibushi won the B Block, and Ibushi won the entire G1. John would score three tie-breaker points for correctly guessing all three, Wai would get two for guessing the correct block winners, and Davey would score one point for guessing the overall winner correctly. Based on these tie-breakers, John would be in first place, Wai in second place, and Davey in third place.
Secondary Tie-Breakers (Added 5-Aug-2018)
Because the top of the contest is so tight, we’re going to add a secondary tie-breaker just in case the first set of tie-breakers don’t yield a clear winner. If there is still a tie after the above tie-breakers, the secondary tie-breakers will be:
- Most days where 5 correct predictions were made.
- Most days where 4 correct predictions were made.
- Most days where 3 correct predictions were made.
- Most days where 2 correct predictions were made.
- Most days where 1 correct prediction was made.