The Rules[edit | edit source]
The Main Rickies[edit | edit source]
There are two types of "Rickies": "Annual" Rickies and "Keynote" Rickies. 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. The "Keynote Rickies" winner is named the "Keynote Chairman" and retains the rights to the corresponding twitter account until the next Keynote is held.
The Picking Order[edit | edit source]
Annual Winners roll over to preserve the order. For example, the 2019 annual winner gets to go first for the next annual picks. The order of the Keynote Rickies is based on the previous Apple event. The loser goes last.
Awarding Points[edit | edit source]
To earn any points, everything written down in the prediction document must come true. No half points may be awarded in any round and picks cannot be reused. One point is awarded for any pick deemed correct in the first two rounds. Two points will be awarded for the correct picks in the risky pick round. If your risky pick is wrong you will lose a point, and the other two hosts must agree that your pick is "risky".
The Scoring Window[edit | edit source]
For Keynote Rickies, the scoring window starts when the event begins and closes when the picks are scored.
The Winner[edit | edit source]
The Flexies[edit | edit source]
Loser of the Flexies must compensate the winner of the Flexies by donating to the charity of the winners choice. The amount of the donation is $25 per wrong Flexie made by the loser. In the case of a tie, the ratio of correct to incorrect Flexies will be taken into account. Each host must make a minimum of 5 Flexie picks. Flexies may be reused as future Flexies or regular picks. And the money, of course, must be donated on air.