Top Auction Forecasters of the Week

Can any of these players walk away with the prestigious ArtForecaster trophy this week? Ahead of us we have 35 lots in the Post-War & Contemporary auctions at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips. Below is the leaderboard after the first week…

Top 10 – Leaderboard – 3.March 2019
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Jazz123:   

Nationality: UK

Joined: May 2017

Highest Skill Score: 44.9 (Nov-2017)

Prediction Accuracy Trend: Positive

Number of Forecasts: 770

Seasonal Rank 2018/19: 19

Top Auction Quiz: 80% correct hammer predictions in Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale in February 2019,

CONSISTENCY: A consistent forecaster, who’s previous competition best was a 9th place in the GS Competition in October 2018. Could this be the first competition win?

 

Mayami

Nationality: France

Joined: June 2017

Highest Skill Score: 44.8 (June-2018)

Prediction Accuracy Trend: Neutral

Number of Forecasts: 735

Seasonal Rank 2018/19: 1

Top Auction Quiz: 80% correct hammer predictions in Phillips NextGen Auction – December 2018

HIGHEST RANK: Highest ranked overall ArtForecaster this season, with top 10 finishes in the last 10 competitions.

JayLaw

Nationality: UK

Joined: Feb 2014

Highest Skill Score: 42.1 (Sep-2015)

Prediction Accuracy Trend: Positive

Number of Forecasts: 4,300

Seasonal Rank 2018/19: 21

Top Auction Quiz: 80% correct hammer predictions in Christie’s Contemporary editions  – July 2018

EXPERIENCE: One of the most seasoned player in this competition, with 4,300 predictions under the belt. The top results have been missing this year, but with this amount of experience, could this finally be it?

Symon

Nationality: UK

Joined: Nov 2014

Highest Skill Score: 54.2 (Sep-2015)

Prediction Accuracy Trend: Neutral

Number of Forecasts: 3,130

Seasonal Rank 2018/19: 10

Top Auction Quiz: 80% correct hammer predictions in Phillips Evening editions  – Jan 2019

TOP SKILLS SCORE: Together with JayLaw, the most seasoned player in the Top 5. Also missed out on the top spots this season with a season best of 4th place in last month’s competition. However, with as a player with an all-time skill score level off 54.2 achieved in Sep-2015, this is definitely a player to watch out for.

cjol

Nationality: UK

Joined: Nov-2018

League: Rookie

Highest Skill Score: 25.2 (Feb-2019)

Prediction Accuracy Trend: Positive

Number of Forecasts: 150

Seasonal Rank 2018/19: 31

Top Auction Quiz: 80% correct hammer predictions in Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale – LDN, 26.Feb 2019

ROCKET: Since November 2018 cjol has experienced a dramatic increase in form climbing from a 7.2 skill score to a 25.2 skill score in the last 2 months. She joined in November and has rocketed to the top and is currently in 1st place in the March 2019 Grand Slam.

abacus

Nationality: UK

Joined: Jun-2016

League: Rookie

Highest Skill Score: 18.1 (Sep-2016)

Prediction Accuracy Trend: Positive

Number of Forecasts:195

Seasonal Rank 2018/19: 96

Top Auction Quiz: 60% correct hammer predictions in Christies FIRST OPEN PW & CONTEMPORARY – 28 September 2016.

COMEBACK: After a long break, abacus has recently had a strong comeback and out-performed many with a 14.3 average skill score. Abacus is currently in 2nd place in the March 2019 Grand slam.

LCSR

Nationality: France

Joined: May-2017

League: Rookie

Highest Skill Score: 27.3

Prediction Accuracy Trend: Neutral

Number of Forecasts:620

Seasonal Rank 2018/19:13

Top Auction Quiz: 75% correct hammer predictions in Phillips 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale, LDN, 8.March 2018.

VOLATILE:  LCSR was exceptional in November 2017 having an average 23 skill score, but the player’s form has been very up and down until now, when LCSR is currently 3rd in the March 2019 Grand Slam. He will be looking to go up from his 13th place and maybe get into the top 10 in the Seasonal rookie league.

MTAC

Nationality: Austria

Joined: Nov-2018

League: Rookie

Highest Skill Score: 15.2

Prediction Accuracy Trend: Positive

Number of Forecasts: 85

Seasonal Rank 2018/19: 50

Top Auction Quiz: 60% correct hammer predictions for Phillips Evening Editions Auction, LDN – 24.Jan 2019.

POTENTIAL: MTAC joined in November 2018, and has been improving quiz by quiz. MTAC has shown that he has potential to become one of the best and is currently 4th place at the March 2019 Grand Slam.