World Diplomacy Database

The World Diplomacy Database


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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.

World Boardgaming Championships 2008
Date August 8-10, 2008 Place Lancaster
Number of players21 Number of rounds3 Number of boards5
Coeff 18.00 Coeff 2- Coeff 3-

RankFirstName LastNameLoc.Nat.Score
1Thomas HAVER97.62
2Eric GRINNELL92.86
3Nick PALMER88.10
4Brian SHELDEN83.33
5Daniel BROH-KAHN78.57
6Paul KONRA73.81
7Paul CAMINA69.05
8Thomas PASKO64.29
9Amelia ENGELMANN59.52
9Sylvain LAROSE59.52
11Ric MANNS50.00
12Dylan ROUTH45.24
13Joe HARRISON40.48
14Wesly CHAPMAN35.71
15Greg EDELSTON30.95
17Romain JACQUES21.43
17Tom JOHNSTON21.43
17Ken SAMUEL21.43
17David SIDELINGER21.43
17Nathan WRIGHT21.43

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