Hi!

I run a weekly tournament series (point based). We average about 25 players (max 32, min 16). Some of my members attend every tournament, some attend almost every tournament and some attend just a few. There ar 7 players on the final table, and I award them some extra points. Everyone gets points for playing. The top three get some extra points. Every tournament I randomly pick out two bounties. The two players that have the bounties when they reach the final table get an extra 1000 chips to play with. No extra points, but that's a feature I would like to incorporate. The season runs for 12 weeks.

Here's the points-for-playing formula I've been using so far:

if(rank =1, 2+6+n+1-r) +

if(rank =2, 2+4+n+1-r) +

if(rank =3, 2+2+n+1-r) +

if(rank =4, 2+n+1-r) +

if(rank =5, 2+n+1-r) +

if(rank =6, 2+n+1-r) +

if(rank =7, 2+n+1-r) +

if(rank > 7, n+1-r)

It's been OK, but it gives a HUGE advantage to the players attending ALL tournaments. Really good players that has missed a couple of tournaments tend to be punished quite hard for that.

So the questions are of a general nature:

- What point/score system do you think would be the most "fair" for tournament series like this?

- What would the formula look like?

- Is there a way to display stats for the whole series on-screen DURING a tournament?

(my players are mostly interested in the overall score - as there are no prizes for individual tournaments, just for the whole season)

I would appreciate lots of different opinions! (parden my rusty english...)