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Michael Cook
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This year I am running a 4 race series for Formula D at U-Con in Ypsi/Ann Arbor(Michigan) this coming weekend October 26-28. I will give out points based on finish for each race. Then, the person with the most points at the end of the last race will be the winner. My problem is that I am not sure of what to use as a tiebreaker in case we end up with a tie in points between two or three people.

I'd really appreciate some help. Any ideas anyone?

Thanks in advance,

Mike Cook

P.S. If you are in the area then come to U-Con and join in the Series. There will be prizes.
 
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Tor Sverre Lund
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Most 1st place finishes. If still tied, most 2nd place finishes, etc.
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I would go with who had the best finish. (a first and fourth would beat a second and third) If they have identical finishes then I would use worst starting position. If they had identical starting positions I would have them roll the d20.
 
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Gawain wrote:
Most 1st place finishes. If still tied, most 2nd place finishes, etc.

I think this is a good idea. It is also the current official rule of the FIA Formula One World Championship.
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Berthold wrote:
Gawain wrote:
Most 1st place finishes. If still tied, most 2nd place finishes, etc.

I think this is a good idea. It is also the current official rule of the FIA Formula One World Championship.


This is indeed the best way to break ties, and should someone have identical placings in all 4 races you just have to declare a tie and have several winners.

If you can only have 1 winner and the placings don't break it, break it by placings in the last race. Best finisher in the last race, of the tied players, wins the trophy.
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ad79 wrote:
Berthold wrote:
Gawain wrote:
Most 1st place finishes. If still tied, most 2nd place finishes, etc.

I think this is a good idea. It is also the current official rule of the FIA Formula One World Championship.


This is indeed the best way to break ties, and should someone have identical placings in all 4 races you just have to declare a tie and have several winners.

If you can only have 1 winner and the placings don't break it, break it by placings in the last race. Best finisher in the last race, of the tied players, wins the trophy.


I would have the tiebreaker go to the player who won a race first. That way each game has more drama as it could have tiebreaker implications.
 
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Which tracks are you using? Are you using optional rules? I've thought of doing something similar at local cons. Please let us know how it turned out.
 
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Michael Cook
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I am doing a four race series: Singapore on Friday afternoon, Sebring on Saturday morning, Hockenheimring on Saturday evening, and finishing up on Sunday with Valencia.

As far as what I have decided about the tie breakers, I've decided to use the following:

Tie breakers:
-the most 1st places
-the most 2nd places
...
-the most 9th places
-if it is still tied then it will be resolved by the placing in the last race.

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I'd be glad to fill folks in on how my event went. I'll post a recap of the entire series.

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Ryan Freels
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A good tie breaker after the number of finishes may be the number of positions gained, i.e. sum(starting position - final position). If you go from 10th to 1st then you get 9 points, while if you go from 2nd to 1st you only get 1 point. That way you take into account all of the races, and not just the final.
 
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That sounds like a great idea.

So I could figure out how many positions they gained in each race and use that total from all races as the next tie breaker. Then, if they were still tied then, we could use the last race placing.
 
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What point system are you using? 10,8,6,5,4,3,2,1,0,0 like the rulebook suggests? We use this in our league and find it works well. Only cars that finish are awarded points - gives them an incentive to drive slow and finish rather than push it and crash.
 
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That is correct. I am using the suggestion from the rulebook.
 
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Re: Need Tiebreaker Ideas
How did the convention go?
 
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Michael Cook
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My reply is long overdue, but my Formula D tournament went pretty good for the first year in 2012. We had a total of 16 people involved. Only two players made all four races. Only two made two races, and 12 people that were one race folks.

Things I learned:
-I need to promote it more
-Two hours for each event was not enough. So this year I upped it up to three hours
-Found that my points system needs to be amend to only count your top two races. So the few that did all races don't have too much of an advantage.
-Formula D is still a load of Fun to play!!


I just submitted my events for the 2013 U-Con Game Convention in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Any ideas for helping promote it better??

I plan to write some promo articles on the U-Con site, but not sure what else. Any ideas??

Mike Cook

 
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