Our statistician Charles Tetrault has finished the heat schedule as well as the scoresheets and score calculators.  He will be posting live results on the website on Saturday.  Here’s the scoring method.

Each athlete will receive 4 point rankings, one for each of the 4 workouts as described below.  First place gets 1 point, second place gets 2 points, third place gets 3 points, etc.

For event #1, competitors will be ranked for each of the 3 parts, which will then be combined into a single point ranking score for that event.

Event #2 will actually count as 2 separate workouts, each weighed equally with each other and with the 1st and 3rd event.

Event #3 will be ranked by time, then by reps completed (if not done within the time cap).

The top 4 men and top 4 women in the Advanced division will compete in a final event and receive a 5th score.

There are two additional items to note in the scoring method.

(1) With only 4 competitors in the final event, the ranking points will be allotted as follows and added to the points from the first 4 event rankings.

First Place – 1 point

Second Place – 8 points

Third Place – 15 points

Fourth Place – 20 points

These numbers were chosen after careful analysis to reflect the smaller and more competitive pool of athletes and to keep the last event exciting to watch.  We feel this will sufficiently reward the athlete coming into the final event in the lead while still giving the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place competitors a chance to improve their overall standing by doing well in the final event.  This method will be used to determine 1st place to 4th place, and the remaining athletes will be ranked based solely on the placement for the first 4 events.

(2) Ties will be handled as follows.

If 2 or more players tie in an event they will equally share the total points that they would have earned if they had not tied.   For example:

1st and 2nd tie – 1st would gotten 1 pnt and 2nd  would have gotten 2 pnts – Since they are tied they share this (2+1)/2 = 1.5 each.

16th 17th and 18th tie : they would have gotten (16+17+18) = 51. Since they tied they share the total points (51/3) = 17 each.

The reasoning behind this is that finishing 1st alone is clearly better than finishing tied for 1st with someone else (despite what do-gooders might say 🙂 )

For example, imagine a competition with 20 players where the possible results are 2,1,0, with 2 being the best score:

1 player gets  2
18 players  get 1
1 player gets 0

Under conventional systems this would be scored as such: 1 Player is ranked (1) 18 players ranked tied for 2nd (2) and 1 player ranked last (20)
The player who got 2 does not get much of a reward (in the overall points)  for being far better than everyone else.

Under our system : 1 Player who is far better than everyone else gets (1) 18 middle players get (10.5) and the last player gets (20)

 

We believe this system to be fairer and will be in effect during Frostfit 2012.