|Jun 28, 2009, 10:55 AM|
Joined Jul 2007
The ranking points are awarded as follows:
If the number of competitors in the selection contest is less than Nmax then R=k*N/P^X else R=k*Nmax/P^X
Where R is the number of ranking points for the competitor
k is a coefficient depending on the type of competition (1 for national, 1.2 for international)
N is the number of competitors with valid (non zero) results
Nmax is the limit (15 for F6A and F6B, 30 for F6D)
P is the placing of a competitor
X is a power factor (0.5)
The formula could be adjusted to suit any need. For example, changing the value of "X" enables to define how much advantage one wants to provide to the top places (with X=1 the ranking is linearly proportional to the placing). "k" may be used to ajust the ranking points according to the contest "value", so a contest such as the Nats with pilots from the whole US could have the highest "k", major contests such as IHLGF, Polecat or ECHLGF could have a slightly lower "k" value, and still a tad lower for local contests.
Anyway, you see the principle. It does work and can be adjusted as needed.
|Aug 03, 2009, 09:50 AM|
You might not get an answer on this question for a week or so. The starter of this thread and one of the big movers/shakers in the USA FAI scene is currently in Europe competing at the F3B world championships.
|Aug 05, 2009, 12:40 AM|
Please email the contest results to firstname.lastname@example.org. i have to do a major update. In the subject line put "contest results"
Tom Kiesling is at the worlds. When he returns well complete the update to the calendar and the publish the results of the contests YTD and list the pilots who would be qualified in this preliminary year.
Well also take a look at a YTD USA F3K ranking system now that the NATs is complete.
|Aug 05, 2009, 07:50 AM|
|Aug 05, 2009, 10:17 PM|
Ok so a little confused about all of this, so to be considered for team selection do the qualifying events/results need to be completed by a certain date? If so what is the date?
|Sep 02, 2009, 03:25 PM|
|Oct 16, 2009, 11:13 AM|
Please don't flame me...
First, disclaimers: I have no authorization by anyone to do this. I might have made a mistake. I tried my best to get the scores from various websites and copied them in many cases from a .jpg to a database. YMMV, please take everything with a grain of salt, this is meant for fun, etc. AKA please donít flame me.
I was curious to see who would have qualified for a team selection from this seasonís 13 contests listed on http://www.f3k.us/ . If there are any contests that should have been on here but are not, somebody could let me know and then I will add that to the analysis. I used the rules available here http://www.f3k.us/page2.html to try to score this.
I made a few assumptions as some of the data was a little bit unusual. I did not have round by round data for most of these events so I just assumed that each contest met the # of rounds requirements. Also there was some issues with the data for example the BASS contest was a 2 day but only Saturday results were listed on the ESL website. I just assumed those were close to the overall. I used the flyoff results wherever possible to do the standings. I also took the sportsman classification out of the equation. What this meant was if a contest like Polecat had 6 experts and 6 sportsman in the flyoffs, the sportsman only counted in the final results if they would have made the flyoffs had they been an expert. So this means that Scott Z. as a sportsman at Polecat was included in the final results. But Frank Dumas got credit for 8th place at Polecat even though he was not in the flyoffs.
Based on my analysis 34 pilots would be invited to the team selection event from this seasonís 13 contests. Here is the list:
Aradhana Singh Khalsa
Hope you all find this list interesting. Please nobody flame me.
|Oct 16, 2009, 12:43 PM|
That is an unranked list. It is alphabetic.
The qualification criteria:
Number of pilots Who gets invited
11-15 1st and 2nd
16-20 1st ,2nd ,3rd
Basically, if you fly a 6 person 2 day contest and come in first you get invited. If you fly 2 one day 6 person contests and come in first in both you get invited. All but 3 of the contests on the list were 2 day contests. One of those 3 was a single day contest (Portland) and BASS and the Long Island contest were 2 single day contests. My logic shows there were 2 guys that only had half of the requirements to be invited (aka they won a single day contest and then did not fly any other contests or did not place high enough in other contests).
Oh, and thanks for not flaming me. I will be posting "Ryan's Ranking System" a bit later.
|Oct 17, 2009, 02:03 PM|
Joined Aug 2004
Thanks for this Ryan,
This implies that the ranking system has a chance of working.
I believe the BASS contest was rained out on Sunday.
We need to get more contests involved with the qualification process . . .
We also need to update the F3K.us site
|Oct 17, 2009, 04:10 PM|