the POST Wrestling Forum 2020 Prediction Contest: TakeOver Portland

To answer this question, as I am doing the scoring, I am going to count Charlotte Flair as appearing. The wording was not very clear, but one can assume if she was shown invading, she was also watching. Same with Gonzales which halfway through scoring nobody picked.

Going forward I’ll better word this.

Well, the results are in and this was exciting!!
There was a TIE for 1st place with Points Earned: @POSTmaster @drvannostren @Rated_R_Poster @statikpunk and @CorSec99 all earned 14 points;
**However, our Event Winner with a perfect pick sheet going 6/6 is @CorSec99 who was the only individual in the top 5 to get every match correct!!!

Also a congrats to @Alex_Patel who also had a perfect pick sheet going 6/6, finishing with 11 total points! And a welcome to new participants @drvannostren and @statikpunk who both finished in the tie with 14 Tot Points - (beginners luck?..perhaps we will find out in the next chapter: SuperShowdown Feb 2020)

Some interesting stats based on our 18 participants making predictions:

  • All of us picked Rhea Ripley and Keith Lee to retain their titles, respectively; as such, we all had Under 2.5 titles to change hands.
  • 72% of us (13/18) picked Cole to retain the title - this was the only match besides Ripley and Lee (100%) with a higher than 70% pick rate
  • 11/18 picked Balor correctly, 10/18 picked BroserWeights and Kai correctly
  • 78% of us expected the Street Fight to be the shortest match (which as noted above, John Pollock clocked this in at 5 seconds shorter than the Women’s Title Match)
  • Just over 55% of us expected the Tag match to open the show; it went on 2nd to last which may have surprised some given Traditional TakeOver match placements

A Note on the Super Bonus

  • As noted above, I did count Charlotte Flair for the Bonus Questions (and welcome criticism for not being more clear as I tried a new bonus question out) - 14 of us said Flair would appear
  • Perhaps more interesting to me was the strategy of those who did not pick Flair; the 3 people who opted not to include Flair went with the strategy of 2 Debuts which would have been more points - an interesting way to play the Super Bonus as we move into the Season and people look to make up ground.
  • Most common picks besides Flair was Killer Kross (13), Thatcher (4), and Simone Johnson (3)

Full Results for the TakeOver Portland Contest as follows:

Results Pts # of Correct Picks % of Picks
CorSec99 14 6 100%
POSTmaster 14 5 83%
drvannostren 14 5 83%
Rated_R_Poster 14 5 83%
statikpunk 14 5 83%
TheBenjamin 13 5 83%
scab666h8su 13 5 83%
Roger_D_Almon 13 4 67%
Ventak 12 5 83%
Danny7 12 5 83%
Breng77 12 4 67%
Alex_Patel 11 6 100%
RedRaider07 11 4 67%
countess_platen 11 3 50%
EL84 10 4 67%
MJfromNJ 10 3 50%
Josh_Gallie 9 4 67%
A-Rob 9 2 33%

Full Season Standing are also update:
there was a revision to the Royal Rumble Bonus Questoin calculation as one question was not assigning points in my calculation(s); no change to standings, but some people did receive an extra point. It is captured in the updated standings below:

Season Total Tot Pts Tot Correct Picks % of Picks Total Pts/Matches Avail
Josh_Gallie 72 26 74% 96 / 35
RedRaider07 70 25 71% 96 / 35
Rated_R_Poster 66 24 69% 96 / 35
Roger_D_Almon 66 21 60% 96 / 35
Ventak 65 23 66% 96 / 35
EL84 63 26 74% 96 / 35
Alex_Patel 62 25 71% 96 / 35
TheBenjamin 60 18 51% 96 / 35
CorSec99 57 21 81% 81 / 26
POSTmaster 57 23 66% 96 / 35
A-Rob 52 16 62% 81 / 26
MJfromNJ 52 18 51% 96 / 35
Breng77 52 18 51% 96 / 35
countess_platen 41 12 67% 66 / 18
Danny7 39 10 83% 51 / 12
Dhays17 33 10 83% 48 / 12
scab666h8su 32 15 58% 81 / 26
jtom416 30 16 55% 78 / 29
Paul_Scaltro 27 5 83% 33 / 6
Legacy_of_Power_A_Po 27 8 67% 48 / 12
edgehead 26 5 83% 33 / 6
Fenfool 23 5 83% 33 / 6
Elliott316 23 4 67% 33 / 6
PodFatherSOH 22 4 67% 33 / 6
Dan 20 10 43% 63 / 23
anthony_rodriguez 19 11 48% 63 / 23
patrickgalo22 19 10 43% 63 / 23
drvannostren 14 5 83% 18 / 6
statikpunk 14 5 83% 18 / 6
picjapan 10 7 30% 63 / 23

Total Points Leader: @Josh_Gallie
% of Picks Correct - 29+ Matches Division: @Josh_Gallie & @EL84 with 74%
% of Picks Correct - 7-29 Matches Division: @Dhays17 & @Danny7 with 83%
Not Qualified: 6 picks or fewer (moving to 12 picks or fewer next Chapter)

Event Winners # of Events Won Event(s)
RedRaider07 1 WK14
POSTmaster 1 Worlds Collide
Josh_Gallie 1 Royal Rumble
CorSec99 1 TakeOver Portland

Tot Points reflects additional points for guessing championship matches, and bonus questions
Tot Correct is based on only matches and no additional bonus questions (for example: there were 6 matches to be picked but a total of 30 points available for Royal Rumble);
I am open to suggestions as to how to use these different metrics to better make the contest competitive as we get further into the “season” and not every entrant has the same totals avail; Total % correct is based on correct picks in contests you have entered)

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