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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.

Dixie 21 2007
Date May 25-27, 2007 Place Chapel Hill
Number of players30 Number of rounds3 Number of boards11
Coeff 110.57 Coeff 2- Coeff 3-

RankFirstName LastNameLoc.Nat.Score
1Doug MOORE98.33
2Graham WOODRING95.00
3Mike FRENCH91.67
4Brian LEE88.33
5David MALETSKY85.00
6Jeff LADD81.67
6Jim O'KELLEY81.67
8Heath GARDNER75.00
9Chris MARTIN71.67
10Brian ECTON68.33
11Andy BARTALONE65.00
11Steve KOEHLER65.00
13Andrew NEUMANN58.33
14Harry FRAZER55.00
14Jeremiah PETERSON55.00
16Amanda TICKNER48.33
17Mike BARNO45.00
18Ike PORTER41.67
19Greg DUENOW38.33
20Corey MASON35.00
21Stephen MAURIS31.67
22Tyler MOLLENKOPF28.33
24Chris BARFIELD21.67
25Don HACKETT18.33
26Jimmy KOEHLER15.00

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