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These Apple event predictions had only non-graded picks.
There are 3 rounds.
Each host will make their predictions, round robin style.
2 rounds of regular picks, 1 round of Risky Picks.
There are two types of Rickies: Annual Rickies and Keynote Rickies.
The winner of the Annual Rickies is named the Annual Chairman, and retains the rights to the corresponding Twitter account for the full year. This position is awarded every January.
The Keynote Rickies winner is named the Keynote Chairman, and retains the rights to the corresponding Twitter account until the next keynote is held.
The winner, who shall be called Keynote Chairman Ricky, from the previous Rickies gets to pick first. The 2nd place winner gets to pick second.
Order for Annual Rickies is based on the winner of the previous year.
Annual winners roll over to preserve the order. For example the 2019 annual winner gets to go first for the next annual picks.
Order for the KeynoteApple event Rickies is based on the previous Apple event.
The winner of this gets to go first at the next event (WWDC).
The order is set by the number of points awarded in the previous year.
The Loser goes last.
Picks cannot be too simple.
Simple things, like “Apple will release an iPhone”, are not allowed. Specificity is king.
To earn any points, everything written down in the prediction document must come true.
No predictions can be reused.
Cannot reuse any picks from the annual picks.
There are nNo half points awarded in any round , all full points.
Picks cannot be reused by any contestant within 365 days of first being made.
Picks cannot be reused.
One point is awarded for any pick deemed correct in the first two rounds.
Two points will be awarded for correct picks in the Risky Pick Round.
If your Risky Pick is wrong, you lose a point.
The two other hosts must agree that your pick is “risky”.
There will be a predictions champion by the end of the year.
For Keynote Rickies tThe scoring window starts when the event begins, and closes when the picks are scored. Information must be publicly verifiable to be used in scoring.
Predictions do not need to be in the keynote, they just need to be true at the time of recording. – Unofficial
You’ll be Mega Chairman if you get both titles. – Unofficial
After scoring is complete, each host must update their official Rickies Trophy (Late 2021) to reflect the new winner. The large location marker is for the Annual Chairman, while the smaller location marker is for the Keynote Chairman. Trophies should remain in sync at all times, with photographic evidence provided on demand.
No points are awarded for the extra picksFlexies.
Whoever loses the non-graded picks has to buy a round of drinks for the other hosts. – Never enacted
The loser of the non-graded Flexies must compensate the winner of the Flexies by donating the charity of the winner’s choice.
The amount of the donation is $25 per wrong Flexy made by the loser.
The loser must compensate the winner $25 per wrong Flexy made by the loser.*
The loser much purchase a surprise for the winner matching that cost.*
The cost then must be matched by the loser in the form of a donation to a charity of the winner’s choice.*
In the case of a tie, the ratio of correct-to-incorrect Flexies will be taken into account.
Each host must make a minimum of 5 Flexy picks.
Flexies may be reused as future Flexies or regular picks.
The winner is determined by the ratio of correct-to-incorrect Flexies.
The money must be donated on air.
A tie in either the regular picks or the Flexies is to be broken by coin toss. As Jason Snell has a lifetime ban on flipping the coin, Dice by PCalc in Relay FM mode is the official way to flip a coinbreak a tie.
A tie in either the regular picks or the Flexies is to be broken by coin toss. Jason Snell has a lifetime ban on flipping the coin, but Digital Voice Assistants may be used, even by Jason.
* Flexies rules numbers 1, 2, and 3 were defined for the next Rickies, but replaced before ever being enacted.