The day is finally here, at the end of this article is the name of our new prediction champion from season 4!
Let’s get this show on the road with the results from round 15 (the second last week!)
3: Linkinparkfan (Highest scorer this week: bonus point!)
2: Markyjuju, Footmad,
1: Marci-fcm, Manurules, Nev, Desmondnew, Keston, Lol18
A pretty horrible week I am sure you’ll agree, even after being exceptionally kind with the scoring I struggled to give more than one point out per person.
The big question: The answer I was hunting for was 9, nobody produced it so the bonus point goes to our closest guess which was 10 from Marci-fcm!
This all meant that going into the final week our table looked like this:
– 1) Keston 60
– 2) Markyjuju 54
↑ 3) Linkinparkfan 52
↓ 4) Marci-fcm 50
– 5) Lol 47
– = Manurules 47
↑ 7) Footmad 40
↓ 8 ) Desmondnew 39
– 9) Nev 32
– 10) Freaky_styley 22
– 11) Bock 20
– 12) Revengers 11
– 13) Coilz 9
– = S0meb0dy 9
– 15) Kez…..hayday 6
– 16) Pelota 3
– 17) Karunmalik 2
– = Crabianho 2
Linkinparkfan may have hit form at exactly the right time claiming 3rd place for his own, while Markyjuju closes the gap very slightly to 6 points behind Keston. For those outside the top 8, these are your final standings, congratulations! However, all our top 8 users predicted in the final week, so your final standings can be found a little bit lower down.
Before the final weeks results, let’s recap the season…
Round 1: Dannyta/Manurules charges into an early lead keeping the top spot for the first three rounds.
Round 4: Trinidad and Tobago take command with Keston3 and Lol18 in the top 2.
Round 6: The choice between 2 sets of predictions sees the welshman, Markyjuju, take first place from Keston and Lol18.
Round 9: Marci-fcm occupies first place after claiming 9 out of 10 points in one round.
Round 12: Keston and Markyjuju break away from the rest as a 5 point gap opens between 2nd and 3rd.
Round 13: As well as the gap between 2nd and 3rd, there is now a 9 point gap between 6th and 7th.
Round 15: Keston leads by 6 points, can he hold on and take the title?
Here we are then, wait no longer, for I can finally announce the results of the final week.
As you know, I gave you the choice of two sets of predictions along with double points for everyone!
And what a week they produced…
Monchengladbach 1-0 Mainz
Sevilla 2-6 Real Madrid
Man. City 1-0 Arsenal
Lazio 2-2 Udinese
Napoli 1-3 Roma
Everton 1-1 Norwich
FC Schalke 5-0 Werder Bremen
Valencia 2-0 Malaga
Did you pick the correct set? The colour of each name indicates which set they picked and as promised, all your scores for this final week are doubled!
(2×4=) 8: Marci-fcm, Markyjuju, Keston3 (A double bonus point for these 3 users!)
(2×3=) 6: Desmondnew2, Lol18
(2×2=) 4: Footmad3, Manurules, Linkinparkfan3
I think you know what that means, to me it looked like set 1 was slightly easier to predict. Here are the final standings for our top 8 players this season!
– 1) Keston3 70
– 2) Markyjuju 64
↑ 3) Marci-fcm 60
↓ 4) Linkinparkfan3 56
↑ 5) Lol18 53
↓ 6) Manurules 51
↑ 7) Desmondnew2 45
↓ 8 ) Footmad3 44
So, time for one of my favourite parts of the season, the annual awards ceremony, this time with a few extra awards than usual!
We begin then with the award for the best country (counting the top 2 players from each country)
In 3rd place with 96 points thanks to Markyjuju and Nev72 is Wales,
In 2nd place (just!) with 100 points exactly thanks to Linkinparkfan3 and footmad3 is England,
In 1st place though, with a massive 123 points thanks to Keston3 and Lol18 is Trinidad and Tobago!
The award for the most bonus points this season fittingly goes to our top 2, Keston and Markyjuju who earned 10 bonus points each throughout the season! Marci-fcm finished with 9, Manurules with 6 and Nev, Freaky_styley, Lol18 and Linkinparkfan3 all finish with 5 each.
Now, the award for the highest weekly scores this season! (excluding bonus points)
In 3rd place, we have Keston3 who secured the top spot with 6 points in round 14,
In 2nd place, we have Manurules, who got the show on the road hitting 6 in round 1 and again in round 11,
In 1st place for this award, the clear winner is Marci-fcm, the only player to score 7 points all season did so not only in round 6 but he scored 7 points for a second time in round 9!
Our next award goes to an unlikely winner who I am sure will agree with me that he deserves it, although I have no idea how he managed this. Karunmalik wins the award for the most sets of predictions from the wrong week sent to me. Thanks for playing anyway!
Next up, the award for the poorest defence of the title this season goes to Footmad3, there must be a curse on winning this competition, so far we’ve had nobody get anywhere near successfully defending their title.
The award for the most entertaining emails entries simply must go to Linkinparkfan3, you can see the subjects of them there on the right and trust me, that is only the start. Thanks to linkinparkfan and everyone who has written me an entertaining email over the last few months and apologies I rarely reply although be assured that I do read them!
So congratulations to Footmad3, just one of three users who can call themselves a former prediction champion and who finished in a very respectable 8th place this time with 44 points.
Battling all the way and finishing just a single point ahead of our former champion is Desmondnew2, congratulations!
I also congratulate Manurules, just scrambling over the 50 point mark on this final week and just a couple of points off our top 5.
On 53 points, I am very pleased to announce that Lol18 has finished in 5th place for the second season running, meaning he can keep this amazing trophy he won for 5th place last time!
Also with a place in the top 5 with 56 points is Linkinparkfan3 who finishes in 4th place as our top Englishman.
This also means that we’ve avoided a 3rd dead-heat in a row for 3rd place!
The hottest newcomer to the prediction competition this time is Marci-fcm, the only user to hit a score of 7, including taking 9 out of 10 points, a strong finish sees him hit a massive 60 points to land him in an excellent 3rd place.
Just 4 points ahead is Markyjuju! He’s the first ever user to finish in the top 3 two seasons in a row! Joint 3rd last time, 2nd place this time, will he go one better next time? Congratulations!
Now we have just one final award to give out and it is the biggest of them all. He finished with 6 points between him and the rest in the end, scoring consistently throughout the season to take the title home to T&T. Rarely slipping up at all throughout the season, 70 points confirms him as our new prediction champion from season #4, it is the one and only Keston3!
I’d like to thank everyone who has taken part in season #4, as well as Anionic for allowing me to hold the prediction competition here.
Finally, I have some news, that on the 30th of January 2012, we will be back for a 5th season of prediction competition!
It’ll run up until the end of the football season leagues, which is around the beginning of May.
Until then, I hope you all have a very merry christmas and a very happy new year, thanks for playing, see you in 2012!
You can congratulate Keston3 in the achievements forum, the thread can be found here: /index.php?p=forum&sub=topic&forum_id=87&topic_id=282806 and feel free to comment on the prediction competition thread in the PSE forum too.
Thanks for predicting all that,
ShaPhi7 ~ RFA Editor – Prediction Master
Season #1: Faizanmah
Season #2: Carlitos93
Season #4: Keston3