The Bill of Rickies

Past predictions can be viewed at Rickies.co and Rickies.net

The Rickies

  1. There are two types of Rickies: Annual Rickies and Keynote Rickies.

  2. 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.

  3. The Keynote Rickies winner is named the Keynote Chairman, and retains the rights to the corresponding Twitter account until the next keynote is held.

  4. Annual winners roll over to preserve the order. For example the 2019 annual winner gets to go first for the next annual picks.

  5. Order for the Keynote Rickies is based on the previous Apple event.

  6. The Loser goes last.

  7. To earn any points, everything written down in the prediction document must come true.

  8. There are no half points awarded in any round.

  9. Picks cannot be reused.

  10. 1 point is awarded for any pick deemed correct in the first 2 rounds.

  11. 2 points will be awarded for correct picks in the risky pick round.

  12. If your risky pick is wrong you lose a point.

  13. The 2 other hosts must agree that your pick is “risky”.

  14. For Keynote Rickies the scoring window starts when the event begins and closes when the picks are scored.

  15. The winner of the regular and risky picks must be granted access to the Annual or Keynote Chairman Twitter account, which ever applies, and will retain access until another winner is named.

The Flexies

  1. The loser of the Flexies must compensate the winner of the Flexies by donating the charity of the winner’s choice.

  2. The amount of the donation is $25 per wrong Flexy made by the loser.

  3. Each host must make a minimum of 5 Flexy picks.

  4. Flexies may be reused as future Flexies or regular picks.

  5. The winner is determined by the ratio of correct-to-incorrect Flexies.

  6. The money must be donated on air.

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.