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Voting In The Player Polls

Since the week of 20 October 2008, each regular session report or summary has included a player of the session poll.

Initially, I added the poll result a few days after as a comment to the session report or summary.  Later, I left it for a week to allow more time for everyone who played to vote, before going back to adding it after a couple of days.  Since 14 December 2008, the poll results have been included in the review of the week each Sunday.

I’ve included the poll in the reports on our mini-tournaments as well.

For a poll to be valid, at least a quarter of those who played should have voted.

Although reports on unranked games generally do not include a player poll, I included a poll in the report on the last 11-a-side game, even though the 11-a-side games we’ve had to date have been unranked.  (Remember, games are unranked in that the line ups are not based on the rankings. The results of unranked games still go into the rankings – it’s just that they count for less.)

The points that go into the rankings formula are currently based entirely on the result of each session or game.

I have decided to add points for each vote received in the player poll, so that even if a player is on the losing side, he can still pick up points for a good performance.

This will start from the next quarter, and be backdated to the start of the year.

To start with, I will give 0.2 points for each vote received.  Therefore, in addition the 3 points at stake in each regular session, there is up to a further 2 points at stake in the player poll (assuming all 10 players vote).  Like I’ve said before, only those who played should be voting.

Of course, if not all the players vote, then the player poll will contribute less than 2 points.  The points arising from the poll could be earned by one player, or spread out over several players, depending on the voting.

There is an element of of “peer appraisal” in the voting, which I think is fair.  Although it is subjective, I trust each person will vote for the player they believe performed the best.  Performance is not just about individual skill, but overall contribution to the team effort.

To allow more time for everyone who plays to vote, from the next quarter onwards (starting next week), the rankings will only be updated on Saturday or Sunday (instead of Friday, as is presently the case), but I’m sure no one will be complaining about that.  🙂

Like I’ve said before, even if, having played in a session, you have no comments to add to the session report or summary, don’t forget to vote for your player of the session.

The player poll remains primarily for fun, but it matters more now.  Every vote counts.

  1. rajiv
    Thu 2 April 2009 at 8:14 am

    The maximum number of ranking points that can be obtained from each player poll is 0.2 x number of players in the session. This covers variations such as 4 v 4 at The Cage, 6 v 6 at any other venue, 7 or 8-a-side games at The Premier Pitch, and any other departure in terms of numbers from the regular 5 v 5.

  2. rajiv
    Wed 1 July 2009 at 12:59 pm

    From this month onwards, I will compute a player of the month at the end of each month. Each month, the player with the highest average number of votes per game (minimum 3 games) will be the player of the month.

    • rajseran
      Wed 1 July 2009 at 1:18 pm

      What does he get 🙂

      • rajiv
        Wed 1 July 2009 at 3:53 pm

        The honour.

    • rajiv
      Sun 12 July 2009 at 10:33 pm

      The denominator will be the number of games played + 1, which will give slightly more advantage to those who play more games.

    • rajiv
      Mon 20 July 2009 at 1:26 pm

      The votes for the player of the month is shown in rows EP to ER on Sheet 1 of the Excel document.

      Like I said, it’s just for fun.

  3. fergie
    Wed 1 July 2009 at 4:19 pm

    he will get rajs balls

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