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Discussion: Points System

in: GRennie; GRennie > 2017-12-11

Dec 13, 2017 8:01 AM # 
dbakker:
I think it would be easiest to simply use the rankings of each camp/tournament, and then assign points strictly based on placing at the tournament, rather than doing some sort of weird time behind thing since event types across the series differ.

Something along the lines of giving out this many points per overall placing in a tournament/camp:
Placing Points
1 1000
2 950
3 900
4 850
5 800
6 775
7 750
8 725
9 700
10 675
11 650
12 625
13 600
14 580
15 560
16 540
17 520
18 500
19 480
20 460
21 440
22 420
23 400
24 390
25 380
26 370
27 360
28 350
29 340
30 330
31 320
32 310
33 300
34 290
35 280
36 270
37 260
38 250
39 240
40 230
41 220
42 210
43 200
44 195
45 190
46 185
47 180
48 175
49 170
50 165
51 160
52 155
53 150
54 145
55 140
56 135
57 130
58 125
59 120
60 115
61 110
62 105
63 100
64 99
65 98
66 97
67 96
68 95
69 94
70 93
71 92
72 91
73 90
74 89
75 88
etc. etc.

But then this gives a massive advantage to whoever goes to more tournaments, so I think you add something that lessens the benefit of each addition tournament. Something that encourages participation at all the tournaments, but doesn't make it impossible if you don't go to all of them. Here is what I would do:
- Best tournament ranking - counted at 1.0X the points listed above
- Second best tournament ranking - counted at 0.75X the points listed above
- 3rd best - counted at 0.50X the points listed above
- 4th best - counted at 0.25X the points listed above
- 5th best result (I hear there is this interesting new tournament in Kelowna, might be added to this :D ) counted at 0.12X the points listed above

Oh, and as an organizer's bonus: If you organize one of the events such that you can't race in it, your 2nd best tournament ranking is counted as if you have 2 "best rankings", e.g. they are both counted at 1.0X.

If the tournament has multiple different categories of racing, e.g. Elite/Expert at Vancouver Sprint Camp, the expert category is given 0.75X the points of the elite.

Whoever has the most points at the end of the year wins.

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Example: Someone has the following results:
Vancouver (Elite Category) - 3rd
Boston - 1st
Seattle - Did not attend
San Fran - 4th

They would get the following points:

Vancouver - 900*0.75 = 675
Boston - 1000*1.0 = 1000
Seattle - 0
San Fran - 850*0.50 = 425
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I think it would be possible to make an excel spreadsheet pretty quickly to compute the values.

Thoughts? Happy to play around with the numbers/weighting, just throwing out numbers off the top of my head.

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Oh yes, I should be studying too.
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Dec 13, 2017 8:26 AM # 
GRennie:
Yeah It's not a bad thought of course, but it gets a bit more complicated.

For starters the SART bracket doesn't discriminate based on gender so it doesn't work to take that placing if you want the ability to compare the women and mens' points. Also it could be fun to give more weight to the last event as it's forked - Like 6th and 11th and 16th are more impressive than 5th, 10th, and 15th in some ways. Or do it by time? It gets complicated.

Also Boston and San Francisco don't necessarily have a 'winner of the weekend'. The placings I put in my post were only for the Sunday of San Fran - The most important part, so says the organizers and I agree, but doesn't include any Friday or Saturday events - which should go in the points somehow.

Vancouver does have a good system already for male and female winners. But that tournament is a bit more standard (and old school in a good way)

Unfortunately I haven't yet been to Boston so it's hard to visualize the pros and cons there.

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