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So for those that don't know here is how it works (including tweaks from season 1 to season 2).
1. There are 6 tournaments in a season. Each week has a tournament on Tues/Wed and on Fri/Sat/Sun. So, obviously, a season is 3 weeks long.
2. You win points based on your standings in each tournament. Think of it like mario kart, where the winner gets 10 points, 2nd gets 8, 3rd gets 6, etc. We will be working with different point values than that, but that's the basic idea (actual scoring table below). In season one it was only the top 7 that got points in a tournament, in season two we are expanding that. This season it will be the top 15.
3. There are two "MAJOR MAJOR" tournaments in a season... tournament #3 and tournament #6. They are worth double points.
All are welcomed here. Doesn't matter if you don't know anyone, if you never listened to the podcast, you're a member's cousin's friend's girlfriend, you hate me but love golf... whatever. All are welcome. To join follow the steps in the FAQ directly below this.
And P1P hosts (or people recruiting friends) make sure when you tell people that "you just have to be on famousmortimer's friend's list to be entered" that you add the information "but make sure to send him a note on PSN/forums/wherever telling him who you are because if he gets a friend request from someone with zero explanation he assumes it's an idiot from Near and deletes it."Tournament FAQ!I'm new here/haven't posted here in a while/just got a vita/etc AND I WANT TO JOIN! WHAT DO I DO?
It's easy, really. All you have to do is get on my friends list. My PSN is famousmortimer. My list keeps filling and but I try to keep purging so people can atleast get friends requests through.
Of utmost importance is that you tell me that you are from P1P!!! I'm getting a ton of friend requests, maybe from near, maybe from neogaf, maybe from having a bigtime internet podcast. Ok probably not for the last reason. So if I get a friend request with no other info I decline it if I don't recognize the name. Obviously, if Phil gets a vita and sends me a request I'll know who he is... but if CAPTNRXTHERMOMETER sends me a friend request with no other info I will probably reject it. Also, take note, you can't type a message when sending a friend request on the vita! So if you add me via your vita you will need to send another message (via group messaging) saying who you are.
Get it? Good.
Once you are on my list all you have to do is play. You will then be on my friends results page and I will automatically post your scores in the casual tournament. At the end of the season (and each season is only 3 weeks) you will be moved into the appropriate group (amateur or pro)I missed the first day of the tournament, can I still enter?
No. Sorry. I was thinking of giving people an opportunity to come in late by giving them +1 or +2 over the highest score, but really these tournaments happen so often that I don't see a good reason to add more work for myself.I would like to help!
Awesome! Currently Kurichan, powerglove, momerath and I have it under control, but if we start to struggle we will reach out for more people.
Season three scoring rules.
The top 15 will be getting points this season in the amateur division. The top 10 (which is the entire field) get points in pro.
Points will be doled out as follows for amateur:
Left = place, right = points given
1 - 13
2 - 11
3 - 10
4 - 9
5 - 8
6 - 7
7 - 6
8 - 5
9 - 4
The points will be doled out as follows for pro:
So as you see 1-10 get a solid number, 11-15 start getting smaller integers. But the good news is that going by attendance/scores of season one that this should mean that just about everyone that enters a tournament should come out of it with points.
The majors are remaining double points. In season 1 the majors were fun and got people nice boosts in the standings without ruining the competitive balance of the whole thing. We decided to keep it double for season 2 (despite hinting otherwise).
If at the end of a tournament or the season there are two or more people tied for 1st place there will be a 1 day playoff (and continue to have 1 day playoffs until we have a winner, if it continues into the following tournament the second 9h will be used as the tiebreaker round).
If at the end of the season there are two or more Playerone Podcast hosts tied in the standings there will be a 1 day playoff (and continue to have 1 day playoffs until we have a winner) as bragging rights on the podcast are of utmost importance If you want to know why we did what we did, read on. If you don't care, this can be the end of the pos
If you are wondering why we are doing it like this (with fractions) the answer is that we were concerned about the leaders getting too far ahead. In season 1 if after two tournaments you came in 1st in both you had 20 points. If you came in 15th in both you had 0 points. So there was a 20 point margin there. We worked on some models where 1st got 20, 2nd got 18, 3rd 16, etc down to 15 getting 1. Under this model after two rounds it would be 40-2, which even though the person has two points it's just far to big of a margin. So working in fractions we were able to get more people on the board without making the margin between first and last too huge. With our season two scoring it will be 24 to 1.... which is bigger than season 1, but not by a lot, and it gets way more people points.
The reason that majors are staying double points is so we don't get crazy fractions. Kurichan and I are both worried that double points can throw off the competitive balance of the league if someone was to sweep it, but at the same time, that's why golf has majors - they are bigger, more intense, more important. But really the major thing was that we didn't want people coming out of them with like 14.25 points or weird shit like that. We are trying to keep it at half points at worst.
Any questions or comments on scoring are welcomed.Addional rules on tiebreakers and whatnot:
And just some weird rules type stuff I want to get out now just in case we run into problems later...
The schedule I did double check but if the tournament number does not jive with what everyone else is seeing please default to playing the FIRST NINE HOLE daily on the day posted (either tues/wed or fri/sat/sun).
HSG score (the points, not your golf score) don't matter in a tournament. If there is a tie for first place the points don't matter. Whoever is tied for first will play the following day (which is always an off day) and if they are still tied in golf score (not hsg point score) they will play the 2nd 9h the next day. And on and on and on until there is a winner.
At the end of the season if there is a tie in points for first place there will be a tie break just like the scenario listed above. This also applies to if there is a tie in points between any P1P hosts as bragging rights on the show (and them talking about this tournament on the show in general) is a good thing
Edited by famousmortimer, 20 May 2012 - 12:59 PM.