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Dip Pouch Tournament Rating
AuthorMatt Shields Last Update2019-10-09
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Each player begins with an initial rating of 40 before their first tournament. After each event, a player's final placement (e.g. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.) is converted to a percentile score.

The formula used is: (([Number of Players in the event]+0.5-[Placement])/[Number of Players in the event])*100

If the event was the World Championship, the tournament value is 20.
Otherwise, if the tournament has only one round, the tournament value is equal to the number of players in the event divided by 7, plus 2. If the event has more than one round, the tournament value is equal to the number of players in the event divided by 3.5, plus two. ( (#players/3.5)+2 ). However, the maximum tournament value for any non-world championship event is 15.

Events before 2001, with the exception of World Championships, have a tournament value of zero, meaning they have no effect on ratings. The theory is that results be based only on the last ten years of competitive play.

As an example of calculating new ratings, suppose a player enters an event with a rating of 55. Suppose also that they finish in 8th place out of 65 players. The player's percentile score is (65 + 0.5 - 8)/65 * 100 = 88.46. A 65 player event would have a tournament value of (65/3.5) +2 = 20.57. However, since the maximum tournament value is 15, that will be the value for this event. Therefore, this player's rating will move 15% of the distance from 55 to 88.46. The difference between 88.46 and 55 is 33.46. 15% of 33.46 is 5.019. Therefore, we add 5.019 points to this player's rating as a results of this event, meaning their rating increases from 55 to 60.019.

International ranking (National ranking)58 (33) Score63.38

DateCountryName of the tournamentRankCoeff1Score
2016-11-06Carnage on the Mountain 20162/3812.8696.05
2016-06-26World DipCon XXVI 201619/9320.0080.11
2015-11-08Carnage on the mountain 201511/3311.4368.18
2015-10-11Tempest in a Teapot XVII 201526/3913.1434.62
2014-01-26DipCon 47 201437/6515.0043.85
2013-08-03World Boardgaming Championships 20133/279.7190.74
2013-06-15Origins 20132/187.1491.67
2011-11-06DipCon 44 20118/3612.2979.17
2011-10-15Buckeye Game Fest XII 20112/279.7194.44
2011-10-02Tempest in a teapot XIII 201110/259.1462.00
2011-09-11Weasel Moot V 201116/3913.1460.26
2011-08-22HuskyCon 201118/3913.1455.13
2011-08-07GenCon Indianapolis 201110/5115.0081.37
2011-06-25Origins 201112/4113.7171.95
2010-10-02Buckeye Game Fest XI 20105/3010.5785.00
2010-07-11HuskyCon 201045/4815.007.29
2009-10-04Buckeye Game Fest X 20091/94.5794.44
2008-10-05Buckeye Game Fest IX 20088/207.7162.50

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