Okay guys, we are considering running a couple of MotoOnline.com.au Tipping Competitions for 2010.
Firstly, what series would we like it to be for? I'd like to focus on Australian stuff for now, whether it be in ASBK, MX Nationals or Super X – or all three if you guys like. Plus we could do one off races like the 6 Hour, MX of Nations or something for a bit of fun.
It'll be pretty small at first I'd say, but I'd like the tipping comps to go hand in hand with our new community as an added feature for the new year and then continue to grow as the site gets busier, potentially adding prizes etc.
Since there are quite a few tipping comps out there that have a few different theories on how they should work on forums, I personally like the following set-up that is similar to the comp run on Jamie Whincup's website, but I'm open to suggestions. It rewards tipsters who can choose multiple positions in the top 10, rather than just max points for those who can win – the more positions you get correct then the higher your score will be from each round.
You will have to name the fastest qualifier as well as the OVERALL round positions for 1-10 positions – with a point being awarded for every correct tip as followed:
10 correct names in the correct position as well as pole position for the round – 11 points
10 correct names in the correct position – 10 points
9 correct names in the correct position – 9 points
8 correct names in the correct position – 8 points
7 correct names in the correct position – 7 points
6 correct names in the correct position – 6 points
5 correct names in the correct position – 5 points
4 correct names in the correct position – 4 points
3 correct names in the correct position – 3 points
2 correct names in the correct position – 2 points
1 correct names in the correct position – 1 point
They also award points on the Whincup site if you guess the rider to finish in the top 10, but doesn't finish in the position you thought. In this case you will get half (0.5) points.
For your entry to be eligible to enter the comps you must name the result you think your riders will score, followed by their full names and bike number, with an example as follows in no particular order (this makes it easier and more consistent when tallying results):
ASBK Phillip Island Round 1, February 2010
1st – Josh Waters – #1
2nd – Glenn Allerton – #14
3rd – Wayne Maxwell – #47
4th – Shannon Johnson – #42
5th – Jamie Stauffer – #27
6th – Dan Stauffer – #26
7th – Craig Coxhell – #5
8th – Shawn Giles – #19
9th – Robbie Bugden – #6
10th – Grant Hay – #63
Another option is to just do the top five, but do both main classes (Superbike and Supersport at the ASBK events or Pro Open and Pro Lites at MX/SX events), which may work out better overall! What we would do in this case is tally up the two separate classes and then combine the overall scores to determine our overall round winners.
Let me know what you guys think.