This year we’ll be using the same scoring system as last year for Masters and Non Rx, but we are trying something different for Rx Divisions.  Here are the details.

Non Rx & Masters

Athletes will receive point rankings for each event.  First place gets 1 point, second place gets 2 points, third place gets 3 points, etc.

For event #1, competitors will be ranked by max weight cleaned.  Competitors can then earn partial points for deadlifting a bar they are not able to clean, receiving  + 0.25lbs for each deadlift completed at the next bar. This event is worth 20% of the athlete’s final score.

Event #2 will be scored as 3 separate workouts, and the athlete will be ranked according to number of reps completed.  All athletes who scale will be ranked against eachother below all athletes who did not scale in that part of the workout.  To clarify, for each workout, the athlete chooses to scale or not to scale, there is no partial scaling.  For example if you do 1 pullup and cannot do a second pullup, you do not get any extra points for doing additional ring rows.  It is in your best interest to rest and then attempt another pullup, rather than do the ring rows, because as soon as you go to ring rows, you lose your ‘no scale’ status.  Each of the 3 parts of event 2 counts for 10% of the athlete’s final score for the competition.

Event #3 is comprised of 2 events that count for 3 separate scores.  For part A, the athlete will be ranked by number of reps (lowest of both arms).  This part of the event is worth 10% of the athlete’s final ranking.  For Part B there are two rankings.  The athletes will be ranked by row time, fastest first.  The row time is worth 5 % of the athletes final score.  The athlete will also be ranked separately on the number of reps of toes to bar completed.  The toes to bar are worth 10% of the athletes final score.

Event #4 This event will be scored as a single event, and is for the top 16 of each category.  All athletes competing in this event will be ranked by number of reps completed and this event will count as 20% of those athletes’s final score.

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.

Men’s & Women’s Rx

Instead of a point system based on rankings, athletes will be given a percentage score on each event based on their performance relative to the best and worst performance in each event.  For example, if the highest score on an event is 100 reps  and the lowest  score is 50 reps, then the athlete with 100 reps scores 100% for that event, and the athlete who scores 50 reps scores 0% for that event.  If an athlete completes 75 reps on the event, they will receive a score of 50% as they are in the middle of the scale.  It also means that if the second place finisher scores 99 reps, they get 98%.  However if the second place athlete completes 85 reps, they would only receive 70% on that event.    For timed events, speed of completion is used (reps per minute). Under a simple point ranking system, the first place athlete gets 1 point and the second place athlete gets 2 points regardless of how close they get to the first place finisher .  We feel that this scoring system recognizes and rewards actual performance rather than just ranking athletes in order for each event. Under this system an athlete is rewarded for each rep that he completes, as opposed to only the reps which allow him to reach or pass another competitor.  Each event is then weighed such that the final score at the end of the day will add up to 100%. The weights for each event are indicated below.

Event #1 is scored as a single event. Competitors will be scored on max weight cleaned in lbs.  Competitors can then earn partial points for deadlifting a bar they are not able to clean, receiving  + 0.25lbs for each deadlift completed at the next bar.  This event is worth 18% of the athlete’s final score.

Event #2 will actually count as 3 separate workouts, and the athlete will be scored according to number of reps completed on the scale described above.  Each of the 3 parts of event 2 counts for 8% of the athlete’s final score for the competition.

Event #3 is comprised of 2 events that count for 3 separate scores.  For part A, the athlete will be ranked by number of reps (lowest of both arms).  This part of the event is worth 8% of the athlete’s final ranking.  For Part B there are two scores.  The athletes will be scored by row time, fastest first.  The row time is worth 4 % of the athletes final score.  The athlete will also be scored separately on the number of reps of toes to bar completed.  The toes to bar are worth 8% of the athletes final score.

Event #4 will be scored as a single event, and is for the top 16 of each division.  All athletes competing in this event will be scored by number of reps completed.  This event will count as 18% of those athletes’s final score.

Event #5 will be scored as a single event, and is for the top 4 finalist in each Rx division.  This event will count as 18% of those athlete’s final score.