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Ben Jennings

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a bit of tournament scoring formula help please...
« on: November 14, 2008, 02:40:16 PM »
hi all,

I'm hoping that someone can with a slight problem that I can't seem to solve on my own  ???

We run a small home league of no more than 9 players on a given night (i.e. one table only). The points scoring system is fairly basic with 1st getting 10 points, 2nd gets 6 and 3rd gets 4. In addition to this we also award a point per hit with the winner of the previous league having an extra point on their head.

I have worked out all of this and it works fine. We do however have a couple of other stipulations which are, if a player gets taken out 1st then that player gets a 2 point fine (I can work out the formula for ths as well). After being taken out 1st, if that player rebuy and is the next player to be taken out again then they receive a further 5 point penalty on top of the 2 they already received.

I've run through a dummy game and saved the action summary to try and illustrate this...

6:08:04 pm 13/11/2008: BJ bought-in
6:08:04 pm 13/11/2008: Stu bought-in
6:08:04 pm 13/11/2008: Doran bought-in
6:08:04 pm 13/11/2008: TJ bought-in
6:08:04 pm 13/11/2008: Fat Rob bought-in
6:08:04 pm 13/11/2008: Stig bought-in
6:08:04 pm 13/11/2008: Paul bought-in
6:08:04 pm 13/11/2008: Chris T bought-in
6:09:29 pm 13/11/2008: Tournament started
6:10:58 pm 13/11/2008: Chris T was busted out by BJ
6:11:01 pm 13/11/2008: Chris T rebought
6:11:07 pm 13/11/2008: Chris T was busted out by BJ
6:11:16 pm 13/11/2008: Paul was busted out by Doran
6:11:22 pm 13/11/2008: Stig was busted out by Stu
6:11:26 pm 13/11/2008: Fat Rob was busted out by TJ
6:11:29 pm 13/11/2008: TJ was busted out by Stu
6:11:34 pm 13/11/2008: Doran was busted out by BJ
6:11:39 pm 13/11/2008: Stu was busted out by BJ
6:11:40 pm 13/11/2008: Tournament ended
6:11:40 pm 13/11/2008: Total pot: 45.00
6:11:40 pm 13/11/2008: BJ ranked 1st, received 30.00 and 14.00 points
6:11:40 pm 13/11/2008: Stu ranked 2nd, received 10.00 and 8.00 points
6:11:40 pm 13/11/2008: Doran ranked 3rd, received 5.00 and 5.00 points
6:11:40 pm 13/11/2008: TJ ranked 4th, received 1.00 points

with this summary Chris T should receive -7 points.

any help with trying to work this out will be appreciated.

cheers

Ben

Corey Cooper

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Re: a bit of tournament scoring formula help please...
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2008, 03:12:22 PM »
There's no way to do this with a formula.  Because when a player rebuys, as far as rankings go, it is as if that player never busted out.  For example, if player A busts out first, rebuys, then goes on to win the tournament, he'll get ranked 1st place.  That first bust out doesn't mean anything to rankings.

So, while you could tell (in a formula) that a player has rebought and ultimately ranked 9th place, you can't tell that he was the first player to bust out nor that he was the first and second player to bust-out.

You'll have to "award" these penalties manually.  Edit the player(s) on the Players tab and adjust their points after the tournament is over.

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Re: a bit of tournament scoring formula help please...
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2008, 04:49:11 PM »
I thought that might be the case, bit of a pain but I suppose we can't have everything.

Thanks anyway Corey,

Kudos on a fine piece of software btw. ;D