The TD for this Prediction Contest is GCJDavid. I'm just posting this opening thread in the prediction forum
Welcome to the 2017 Hong Kong Masters Prediction Contest. The Hong Kong Masters is a premier invitational event with only the top 8 players taking part. Ding Junhui has withdrawn to give English star Ronnie O’Sullivan a place, the only player not in the elite top 8. This tournament will be best of 9 frames for the first round, and best of 11 frames for the semifinals and finals.
Quarterfinals: 5 points
Semifinals and finals: 7 points
Correct Scoreline Bonus
Quarterfinals: 4 points
Semifinals and finals: 6 points
Pick two players to win the tournament:
You will receive 8 points if they win the tournament and 4 points if they are runners-up.
Maximum Bonus (Optional)
Pick a player to make a maximum break (147 with 15 blacks and reds or 155 with 16 blacks and reds) and you will receive a 16 point bonus. Pick as many players as you like and you will receive 16 points for each one that makes a maximum. However you will lose 12 points for each pick that fails to make a maximum. If your pick makes more than one maximum break you receive 16 points for each maximum made. This section is optional; not everyone has to predict a maximum.
Tiebreaker: how many centuries will be made during the entire course of the tournament?
Tiebreaker 2: how many 50+ breaks will the three non-English players make?
- Once a prediction has been submitted you may not change them.
- An updated table will be provided at the end of each days play.
Each match will have its own separate deadline so you may predict individually or all at once, it's up to you.
Good luck to all entrants!
Template (deadlines in brackets)
Barry Hawkins 5-5 Marco Fu (July 20th at 2pm local time - 6am UK time)
Mark Selby 5-5 Neil Robertson (July 20th at 7pm local time - 11am UK time)
Judd Trump 5-5 Shaun Murphy (July 21st at 2pm local time - 6am UK time)
Ronnie O’Sullivan 5-5 John Higgins (July 21st at 7pm local time - 11am UK time)
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