Lobby Instructions


Start on the Lobby page (Home tab)  where you compete for best prediction accuracy scores against all other players. This is Gold Derby’s main page. Access it in the future by tapping the home tab in the bottom left corner of this app (then choose the “Predictions” view option on top of that screen, not “Explore”). There’s a separate tab to participate in small Gold Club Leagues.

1.) On the Lobby page, choose a prediction event: click blue “Predict” button.

2.) Click on an award category or TV show question.

3.) Line by line make your picks ranked according to likelihood of being correct. Never make choices based upon your personal likes. You’ll be scored according to your prediction accuracy.

4.) Tap top line in the category. A screen pops up with your options. Make pick, then click “Close and Save.

5.) Tap next line and make your second-ranked choice.

6.) And so on. Continue until you fill out all lines. Then review your ranking. Move your picks by tapping up/ down arrows. To remove a choice, tap the minus sign inside a gold circle, then make new pick. All of your predictions are automatically saved on this page.

7.) You are normally given 100 points to wager in each category against current odds. Decide if you want this to be one of your two Super Bets worth 500 points. Read Contest Rules for more details. If you don’t care about this points/ odds system, that’s fine, don’t bother with it. Our main leaderboards rank players by percentage of accuracy (then points in case of ties). Accuracy is most important and, frankly, that’s all most Derbyites care about. However, we do feature separate points leaderboards, if you wish to view them.

8.) Always finish all categories in every prediction event. Change your picks as often as you wish by returning to the Lobby and clicking an event’s “Edit” button. Keep your rankings current. They impact Gold Derby’s latest racetrack odds, which are monitored constantly by Hollywood execs and stars.

After an event is over, you’ll receive an email and notification about your score. Make sure your contact info is updated in your Profile. On your Profile page you can view all of your past scores, which are also accessible in the “My Scores” area of your user menu that appears when you tap the top-right corner of this app.

Access our general menu by tapping the tab in the bottom right. There you can find our leaderboards, Contest Rules and “Find a User” so you access their profile pages to see their latest predictions and past scores. You can also choose to follow Derbyites to receive notifications when they make updates.