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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.

BADAss Whipping 2007
Date October 13-14, 2007 Place Oakland
Number of players27 Number of rounds3 Number of boards8
Coeff 19.71 Coeff 2- Coeff 3-

RankFirstName LastNameLoc.Nat.Score
1Don WILLIAMS98.15
2Condy CREEK94.44
3Chris BRAND90.74
4Daniel BYARS87.04
5Adam SIGAL83.33
6Edi BIRSAN79.63
7Siobhan NOLEN75.93
8Joshua SHANK72.22
9Steve ROSS68.52
10Buz EDDY64.81
11Brian JOHNSON61.11
12Michael CALHOON57.41
14Zack PHILLIPS50.00
15Andy HULL46.30
16Ben MASTER42.59
17Chris YOUNG38.89
18Greg TRIPP35.19
19Ethan SOLOMITA31.48
20Lionel LEVINE27.78
21Ean HOUTS24.07
22Matthew HOLCE20.37
23Sharam AHARI16.67
24Steve PIZZANI12.96
25Don DEL GRANDE9.26
26Zoz BROOKS5.56

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