Originally Posted by JONBOYLEMON
Hey Mike how are we gonna score our season????
I think we ought to figure that we can drop a certain amount of rounds, vs events, as that will encourage us to attend as many as possible.
It also seems that we are all pretty close in flying skills and that we are not different enough to need classes. Well unless you want to be in the Pro class.
I don't know. We're just making this all up as we go along. I'm open to suggestions.
Here's mine... For simplicity's sake we just keep one running F3KScore data file. No class divisions. Every time we have a contest we just add those new rounds to the file, and also add in any new pilot names that join us as we go along. Yesterday we flew rounds 1, 2, and 3. Next month we will fly rounds 4, 5, and 6...; and so on. By the end of the year we will have one big score sheet, the equivallent of a single contest with something like 30 rounds or more. The program will automatically follow the built-in F3K guidelines for dropping the lowest scoring rounds for each pilot (approximately 1 drop every 5 rounds). We will just let it do its thing with those. If you miss a contest (and most guys probably will at least once or twice), then those effectively become your dropped rounds for the year. But if you miss too many then you will end up having to keep a few zeros. This encorages max participation, still allows for some misses, and isn't overly complicated. The program will also keep the running totals sorted in descending order, so you can see at a glance how you are doing in the standings thus far. We could at least start with this format, even if we decide to do something different later. At least we will have all the raw data, and can then tally it any way we wish. This whole scoring thing is just a good way to track our progress, plus generate a little friendly and healthy competition at the same time, which is the fastest way to making us all better F3K pilots. Also great training for other regional contests we may attend. And it's FUN!