Friday, July 22, 2016

Olympic Winners Contest

Because I am obsessed with the olympics and can't wait for them to start I thought it would be fun to do a contest where people pick the winners (there will be prizes involved).  In order to make things easier, I am limiting it to the team competitions.  But to make it more difficult (and other discipline friendly) you have to pick for dressage, eventing, and show jumping.  Let the games begin.

The official judge, but don't worry I will still do the math.

How it works
You pick what country you think will win the gold, silver, and bronze medal for each discipline.  As a potential tie breaker, you have to guess what the score will be for the eventing individual gold medalist.  Entries are due Friday August 5th by midnight pacific time (email them to eventing.saddlebred.style (at) gmail or comment on this post).

Example:
  • Dressage
    • Gold=Cuba
    • Silver=Mexico
    • Bronze=Peru
  • Eventing
    • Gold=South Africa
    • Silver=Swaziland
    • Bronze=Botswana
  • Show Jumping
    • Gold=Nepal
    • Silver=Thailand
    • Bronze=Cambodia
  • Tiebreaker=19.3 (remember lower is better in eventing)
Scoring
  • For every medal you get correct, you get 20 points.
  • If you get all three correct in the same category you get 30 bonus points.
  • If you get two correct (ex. gold and bronze are correct) in the same category you get 20 bonus points.
  • If you pick a team in the incorrect medal spot (ex. your gold team wins bronze) you get 5 points.
  • In the event that there is a tie, the score that is closest for the eventing gold medalist will win the tie.
Prizes (the fun part)
  • 1st place will get their choice of a gift card 
    • Dark Jewel Design
    • If the Bonnet Fits
    • Riding Warehouse
  • 2nd place will get their choice of a gift card after (1st place)
  • 3rd place will get the remaining card
In addition to the winning prizes, I am putting together some small ones (these will be humorous and not set in stone yet) for the non-winners.
  • Lowest total score (aka please enter my contest because even if you are terrible you can still win something)
  • If you share the contest on your blog, your name will be entered into a random drawing.
  • Most eliminations (aka if you have terrible luck and your riders are falling off left and right you can still win something).
Team Options

Dressage (Link to Teams)
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • USA
Eventing (Link to Teams)
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Russia
  • Sweden
  • USA
Show Jumping (Link to Teams)
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Qatar
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • USA

17 comments:

  1. Oooo this is fun! I'm gonna have to go with sentimental favorites:

    Dressage
    Gold - Great Britain
    Silver - USA
    Bronze - Germany

    Eventing
    Gold - Germany
    Gold - USA
    Gold - Great Britain

    Show Jumping
    Gold - Netherlands
    Gold - Germany
    Gold - USA

    Tiebreaker: 35

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    1. Wow I just came back to look at this and realized I got really overexcited with the Gold. I'm assuming you knew wtf I meant. I shouldn't do things early in the morning...

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    2. I hadn't noticed. I guess we both want golds for everyone! (Don't worry they went into the spread sheet correctly)

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  2. Oh fun! Going to think about this and come back :)

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  3. This is a really cool idea.

    Dressage
    Gold- Germany
    Silver- Great Britain
    Bronze- USA

    Eventing
    Gold- Great Britain
    Silver- New Zealand
    Bronze- Germany

    Show Jumping
    Gold- USA
    Silver- Great Britain
    Bronze- Germany

    Tiebreaker: 41

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  4. How fun!! Here's my entry:

    Dressage- 1) Netherlands 2) Great Britain 3) Germany
    Eventing 1)Germany 2) GB 3) USA (though I hope I'm wrong and we bring home GOLD)
    SJ- (I have no idea!) 1) USA 2) Argentina 3) Sweden (seriously picked randomly- are any of the teams good????)

    Tiebreaker- 39.5

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  5. How did I miss this post? Anyway...

    Dressage: 1- Great Britain, 2- Germany, 3- USA
    Eventing: 1- Germany, 2- Great Britain, 3- USA
    SJ: 1- Brazil, 2- USA, 3- Germany

    Tiebreaker: 34.7 (Michael Jung and Sam FTW! Sorry USA, but he's an alien)

    I feel highly unoriginal with my choices!

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  6. Oh man, this is so hard and I suck at this, but here goes:
    Dressage
    Gold- Great Britain
    Silver- USA
    Bronze- Germany

    Eventing
    Gold- Germany
    Silver- New Zealand
    Bronze- USA

    Show Jumping
    Gold- Great Britain
    Silver- USA
    Bronze- Saudi Arabia

    Tiebreaker: 34

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  7. Dressage
    Gold great Britain
    Silver Germany
    Bronze USA

    Eventing
    Gold new Zealand
    Silver Australia
    Bronze USA

    Show jumping
    Gold USA
    Silver France
    Bronze Argentina

    The breaker 40

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  8. Fun idea! Thanks for the reminder to enter :D

    Dressage -
    Gold Great Britain
    Silver Germany
    Bronze USA

    Show Jumping
    Gold Great Britain
    Silver Brazil
    Bronze USA

    Eventing
    Gold Germany
    Silver Great Britain
    Bronze New Zealand

    Tiebreaker 38.7

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  9. Dressage-
    G- GBR
    S- Germany
    B - Netherlands

    Eventing
    G-Germany
    S-GBR
    B-NZL

    Show Jumping
    G-France
    S- Netherlands
    B- USA

    Tiebreaker - 40.6

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  10. Just shared your contest on my blog. I'm legit the worst at picking things like this, but here goes!


    Dressage
    Gold- Germany
    Silver- Great Britain
    Bronze- USA

    Eventing
    Gold- Germany
    Silver- Great Britain
    Bronze- New Zealand

    Show Jumping
    Gold- USA
    Silver- Brazil
    Bronze- France

    Tiebreaker: 37

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  11. My choices: (not educated choices, more along the lines of wishful thinking {go Canada!} and trying to be different haha)

    Dressage
    Gold- Great Britain
    Silver- Denmark
    Bronze- Germany

    Eventing
    Gold- Canada
    Silver- Ireland
    Bronze- Brazil

    Show Jumping
    Gold- Canada
    Silver- The Netherlands
    Bronze- Australia

    Tiebreaker: 30

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  12. I shared the contest on my Facebook page.

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  13. Ooh, fun!

    Dressage
    Gold-GB
    Silver-USA
    Bronze-Netherlands

    Eventing
    Gold-Germany
    Silver-GB
    Bronze-NZ

    Show Jumping
    Gold-USA
    Silver-GB
    Bronze-Canada

    Tie Breaker: 34.5

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  14. Dressage:
    Gold: Germany
    S: Great Britain
    B: Netherlands

    Tiebreaker: 20.2
    Eventing:
    Germany
    New Zealand
    Great Britain

    Show Jumping:
    Great Britain
    USA
    Canada

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  15. Dressage:
    Great Britain
    Germany
    USA

    Eventing:
    Germany
    Great Britain
    New Zealand
    tie breaker 33.7

    Show Jumping:
    USA
    Switzerland
    Great Britain

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