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High Points Scoring System - Tie Break Ideas

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Topic: High Points Scoring System - Tie Break Ideas
Posted By: sargesail
Subject: High Points Scoring System - Tie Break Ideas
Date Posted: 23 Jan 18 at 9:03pm
Anyone got any ideas for how to break ties in a High Points Scored system - that is where the winning boat scores number of entries, second scores number of entries minus one and so on?



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Posted By: Brass
Date Posted: 23 Jan 18 at 9:49pm
Rule A8.1 should work.  It's phrased to apply equally to high or low points systems.

That's what this says

http://www.ussailing.org/wp-content/uploads/DARoot/Race%20Admin/Racing%20Rules/Documents/Scoring%20a%20Long%20Series.pdf

Better to move to standard Appendix A Low Points.

If you must use High Points, make sure that your base figure N, is sufficiently bigger than the number of original entrants to accommodate additional entrants.


Posted By: MikeBz
Date Posted: 24 Jan 18 at 3:27pm
If 'winning boat scores number of entries' means 'number of entries in that race' (not number of series entries) then surely the comment about the base figure N is irrelevant.  In this case you could argue that on a tie-break 3 x 1st places in races with 2 entries are 'worth' less than 3 x 1st places in races with 20 entries - I'm guessing this is what Matt is getting at?  I would suggest when breaking the tie with the number of 1st/2nd/3rd places you tot up the points earned for 1st places and compare those - if they are still tied then tot up points gained for 2nd places etc.



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