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Apr 28, 2018, 09:42 AM
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Very nice photos Dale.
May 18, 2018, 11:02 AM
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For SVSS CDs: GliderScore features clarifications


For the benefit of upcoming CDs this season below are clarifications/corrections to Rick Rohlfing's May 17 email comments regarding GliderScore's features:

1. There is no requirement that a round be "time-bound"--that is a feature that allows you to define a round time window--just like the way Fall Fest and Spring Fling were done. But that feature is optional. Our old scoring program cannot do this.

2. GliderScore does not force everyone to finish one round before another one can start. GliderScore can be set up to work this way, but that behavior also is optional.

3. GliderScore allows you to run a contest with flights in order or in any order.

4. Smartphone scoring is a neat feature of GliderScore and a very big time-saver for CDs but it too is optional. Without smartphone scoring GliderScore works just like the old scoring program but with the added benefit of much better reports including online score reports. In either case pilots always have scorecards that they fill out after each flight.

5. Using smartphone score entry you cannot enter subsequent round scores using your phone until you enter the previous round's score. But this is a very minor thing since everyone still has scorecards and writes down their results after every flight just like the old scoring system.

Any other questions let me know.
Chris
May 25, 2018, 08:54 PM
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May TD Contest Results


Official May scores posted below. See the SVSS May Newsletter for a write-up on this contest.
Last edited by SoaringDude; May 25, 2018 at 11:44 PM. Reason: Included Class field in Overall report
May 25, 2018, 09:25 PM
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GliderScore TD Scoring


This subject was discussed, analyzed, and communicated to the club back in March but it's restated here for clarity. GliderScore is configured for SVSS TD contests to normalize the duration (time) score and add the landing to it. Just like with our old system a perfect flight is worth 1100 points. There is one difference between the old and new system: with GliderScore the duration scores are normalized to 1000 for the pilot with the best duration score for each round. So, as is true in the vast majority of our contests, if even just 1 pilot gets their full time then the scores from the old and new systems are essentially identical.

With the old system the "points per second" was always fixed independent of how everyone flew in a round. e.g. a 5 minute task normalized to 1000 points was always worth 1000/300 = 3.33 points per second. With GliderScore, however, if nobody in a round gets their full time (tough conditions) then the score for the top pilot in the round gets 1000 with everyone normalized below them. e.g. say round #3 was a 5 minute round and the top pilot got 4:15 minutes-- this would result in 1000/255 = 3.9 points per second.

There is a "raw" scoring option in GliderScore that we elected to not use: namely, you can set it to always give 1 point per second + landings independent of the task duration. We opted for the current method instead because it is much closer to what we are used to.

Chris
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Jun 16, 2018, 08:16 PM
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June TD Contest Results


Official June scores posted below (a full double-check was performed on all cards since we kind of rushed the scoring at the field). See the SVSS June Newsletter for a write-up on this contest. TD season standings has also been updated on the TD contests website page.
Last edited by SoaringDude; Jun 16, 2018 at 09:28 PM. Reason: Corrected Jim Rolle's round 5 duration
Jun 17, 2018, 10:19 AM
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Good morning,
Thanks to all that flew the June TD contest yesterday. Conditions were windy with speeds near 15 mph at times. Congratulations to all pilots as I believe all planes made it home safely! Not an easy feat if you decided to go downwind. Thanks to Bob for his instruction on following the winds back. I watched and decided to stay into the wind and take whatever times I got.
After a late start for the NorCal competition, SVSS did well and have a 3000 pt lead as we head to Hollister this coming Sunday where SBSS will have the advantage of home field. Come and join us and support their club as well.
Ron
Jul 15, 2018, 11:12 PM
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July TD contest results


Official July scores posted below. See the SVSS July Newsletter for a write-up on this contest. TD season standings has also been updated on the TD contests website page.
Aug 11, 2018, 08:04 PM
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August TD contest results


Official August scores posted below. See the next SVSS Newsletter for a write-up on this contest. TD season standings has also been updated on the TD contests website page.
Aug 12, 2018, 12:32 PM
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August pics


Weather was nice--calm and not too hot in the AM--even though high smoke made visibility a little more challenging.

John Eaton came to the August contest and took some nice pics. Thank you John. A few are below; Dale Thompson will use others in his next newsletter.

Chris
Sep 09, 2018, 01:54 PM
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Sept TD contest results


September scores posted below. See the next SVSS Newsletter for a write-up on this contest. TD season standings have also been updated on the TD contests website page.
Sep 11, 2018, 10:58 AM
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Updates posted below correcting Rohlfing's R5 duration. Contest standings unchanged.
Oct 14, 2018, 01:16 PM
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October TD Contest Results


Here are the results of the October 13th SVSS TD Contest...
Nov 11, 2018, 12:50 PM
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2018 season final TD standings were just posted on the website. There are 2 printouts: overall and by class. Enjoy!


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