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Discussion: New England Challenge points, to date

in: NE Challenge race #4: CSU (Nov 6, 2016 - Medford, MA, US)

Nov 3, 2016 1:36 AM # 
This Sunday is the fourth and final race of the New England Challenge. This is a series of events in New England, hosted by each New England club: NEOC, WCOC, UNO, and CSU. The events this year were:
4/10/16: Cemetery Hill (NEOC)
5/15/16: Sessions Woods (WCOC)
6/19/16: Harris Center (UNO)
11/6/16: Middlesex Fells (CSU)

The scoring will be based on your best three out of four races.

I failed at communicating with the right people, so posted the wrong scoring initially. I have edited this post to reflect the *real* scoring:
Click here for points
This is points, based on the attackpoint score, after the first three New England Challenge races. The current rank is based on your average scores. Top three men:
1. Ethan Childs (79.1)
2. Isak Prellner (75.5)
3. Joe Brautigam (64.7)

Top three women:
1. Alex Jospe (70.7)
2. Pia Webb (64.7)
3. Becky Carlyle (59.2)

You can drop one out of the four races, so can a good race make a difference for you on Sunday?!? Come find out!
Nov 3, 2016 1:57 AM # 
The scoring system here you had before editing is different than the original announcement of the 2016 NE Challenge Series.

This That scoring system weights longer courses more heavily, which changes the strategy for course selection since the original system is course-independent and based on AP rankings. Not a big deal but it doesn't seem right to change the rules in the middle of the competition.

Note: 11/3--I edited my post to reflect Alex's changes. Leaving it in for the links.
Nov 3, 2016 2:00 AM # 
Oops. Take it up with Ian, the main scorer. We can redo it.
Nov 3, 2016 2:10 AM # 
Hmm. There should have been more communication between organizers, since now there are two different sets of results after three events. I had posted them on AP after the Harris Center event. Not that I have any investment in one method over the other, but the one I used was the one that was advertised initially. (I don't think they differ much, if at all.)
Nov 3, 2016 11:01 AM # 
Argh, I apologize. This was my fault for forgetting who had done the points, assuming it was Ian, bugging him incessantly to give me points to date, and not double checking things. Expect a new ranking to come out shortly!
Nov 3, 2016 11:59 AM # 
I updated the original post. Sorry guys.
Nov 3, 2016 2:54 PM # 
Thanks Alex for updating to the previously published scoring. But if we keep to the plan that you have to do at least three of the four then only those who have so far done at least two and can do a third will be eligible, wiping out all of the people you list. Taking the best two scores thus far gives: Clint Morse, J-J Cote, and Glen Tryson for the men; Alex Jospe, Janet Tryson, and Lynn Walker for the (woefully underrepresented) women. (But Alex won't be doing a third, so scratch her, leaving no third woman.)

There were also going to be age group winners, but many age groups don't have enough entrants for it to be meaningful. In sum: we didn't get the participation for this that we were hoping for because not enough people were willing to travel beyond their local area. Back to the drawing board.

What matters is just that we get to enjoy the fun event you are putting on Sunday!
Nov 7, 2016 3:26 AM # 
Here are the New England Challenge final results, original scoring system. According to the rules, you had to do at least three of the four New England events. Your best three scores count. With those rules, there are only eight orienteers who completed the challenge. Their names, their classes (according to the ten classes we originally specified), the number of events they did, and their scores, are as follows:

Clint Morse M50 4 167.9
Glen Tryson M60 4 159.8
Steve Tarry M60 3 155.1
Phil Bricker M60 3 149.2
Steve Richardson M50 3 146.4
Ken Walker M60 3 124.2
Jim Crawford M60 4 108
Janet Tryson F60 4 99.6

The spreadsheet on which these scores are based is here. (It is not complete with respect to non-AP orienteers who did not do three events.)

Congratulations to Clint and Janet as overall winners, and to Glen as an age group winner. And thanks to all who supported this series!
Nov 7, 2016 6:53 PM # 
Perseverance pays! ;-)

Thanks to all who put on these very enjoyable events and encouraged us to travel a little farther to take part.

Now we just need to convince more younger folks to make this sport (and this type of challenge) their own so it doesn't fade away along with us. I know this is partly what you were attempting to do.

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