The Problem

The old scoring method can be summarized as follows:

3 points awarded for a win in the finals, semies and quarters in the main draw (1 point in the consolation) and 2 points in the events before the quarters (1/2 point in the consolation). For doubles teams with partners from different team the points are split.

What constitutes a winning team? Most victories? Width vs. Depth? etc.

Anonymous Input

I am offering anonymous input here (send me email):
1. Fri, 23 Feb 1996 02:26:28 EST
2. Sat, 02 Mar 1996 07:49:18 -0600
3. Tue, 29 Feb 2000 22:59:54 -0500 (EST) (note in 2000 we used a slightly different scoring system)

The Solution

Is there a solution? Perhaps we should contrast various methods and discuss their respective merits. Let's look at the results from the last 3 Collegiate tournaments, and compare methods.

First, let's list some possible solutions and list some of their strong and waek points:

1. sum. (this was the current method)
2. average by the number of players in a team. Although this eliminates the bias towards large teams, it punishes teams with a few good players (who can dominate the finals) but a lot of less talented.
3. fixed percentage of points per event (this prevents a team can dominate through winning a large draw)
4. percentage...
Some other questions that need be addressed:
• should poiints be awarded in the consolations? Currently 1/3 - 1/4 of points are awarded w.r.t. the main draw. Or should they only be used in the event of a tie?
You can e-mail me to add to the discussion.
Last updated on 26-feb-96 by PJT.
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