|assigning and scoring points in a series||JS Haiku Shop|
Nov 20, 2003 12:15 PM
|so i'm reading the FAQ post below and followed it through to necyclocross.com. good stuff. they have a points schedule posted for all their classes. the points for elite men are as follows, from placings 1 (first) through 25 (last place to receive points), from the top down:
here's the question: what's the benefit of doing it this way over just adding places from race to race and taking the lowest number? for example:
J's Haiku 5
J's Haiku 1
adding those #s for series final scores gets:
RCarp 1+5 = 6
Cyclochip 2+2 = 4
Tater 3+4 = 7
TNSquared 4+3 = 7
J's Haiku 5+1 = 6
this comes out to:
Cyclochip 1st place with 4 points
RCarp and J 2nd place tie with 6 points
TN2 and Tater 3rd place with 7 points
sure, spread out over 2 more races, you'd probably shake out some of the ties. but that really opens this post up to a second question:
what do you do about ties?
we're holding a 4-race series, and i'm a little concerned about scoring...so i've made one of the rules that participants must race in at least 3 of 4 races, and the final date gets 'em double points. to add some flava, i've also scheduled double points for singlspeed riders on each of the last 3 dates if they do someting strange. ok, it's a little strange, but so are they.
so what's the skinny on points, and series placing ties?
|re: assigning and scoring points in a series||richpierce|
Nov 20, 2003 1:54 PM
|Umm, if somebody doesn't race using this system you proposed, they get a better score. Say someone races 3 races instead of 4- their score is lower and thus better. Too confusing. Especially with your double points rule- that's a double penalty!
Ties: Say you have 4 races and two racers each raced 4 races and won 2x and came in 2nd 2 times. Break it down by best finishes, next best finishes, then head to head, finally, head to head in most recent race.
Best placing: They both have 2, first place finishes, so this first tie-breaker does not work.
Next best placing: They both have 2, 2nd place finishes so this second tie-breaker does not work
Head to head: they both won 2x and came in second 2x so they each beat the other one 2x and this tie-breaker didn't work
Most recent race- this is the tie-breaker in this case.
|thanks. how is your points scale/schedule configured? nm||JS Haiku Shop|
Nov 21, 2003 8:34 AM
|LOL! I'll send my entry, no-show, and win with a zero!...||Spunout|
Nov 21, 2003 4:40 AM
|Okay, also consider dropping one or two worst results (best five of 7) gives everyone a DNF or sick day.
Our points start at 18, down by 2 to 10, then by ones to one. Everyone who enters gets one point. Even DNFs. Go figure.
|thanks. btw we only have 4 races in the series. nm||JS Haiku Shop|
Nov 21, 2003 8:35 AM