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Player Lists, Polls & Tables: 3 December 2009

Thu 3 December 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

While the scheduling of and reporting on individual games has been moved to the GIFFA Message Board on ProBoards, other collateral matters will remain on this blog, including:

Player Lists

The Participant List now comprises of:

Overseas Participants are those who haven’t played in the last 6 months or the preceding quarter primarily by reason of their being overseas but for whom I have details (as above for the Participant List).

The Guest Lists are as before.

The Participant and Guest Lists (without contact details) are no longer available for download off the website.  Instead, the Participant List (with telephone numbers) will be circulated by e-mail once a fortnight or once a month.

Player Polls

The player poll (not the result of the game as was the case before) is the crux of the reports on the GIFFA Message Board on ProBoards.

The polls on ProBoards  are better suited to prevent multiple voting, and voting can be ended (unlike the WordPress polls, which continue indefinitely).  For now, polls will be “locked” after a week.

There will no longer be a weekly summary listing the player of each session or game in the previous week.  The player of each game (after the poll is locked) can now be ascertained from the Reports Board.

I didn’t put up the results for the player of the month for October 2009.  I’ll do so now.  The full listing (minimum 3 games):

Name Votes Games Adjusted
Andre 10 4 2.00
Tommy 13 6 1.86
Dan B 10 5 1.67
Rajseran 9 8 1.00
Nick 4 4 0.80
Ganesh 4 6 0.57
Sushil 6 10 0.55
Yaseen 2 3 0.50
Imran 3 5 0.50
Gilbert L 3 5 0.50
Desmond O 2 3 0.50
Rajiv 2 5 0.33
Melvin C 1 3 0.25
Alex W 1 3 0.25
Poh Keng 2 8 0.22
Murray 1 4 0.20
Azmi 1 4 0.20
Jason D 1 5 0.17
Sagnik 1 6 0.14

The player of the month for November 2009 will be posted after the player poll for the game on 30 November 2009 closes next Monday (7 December 2009).

Player Tables

The player tables now comprise the following:

  • A listing of those who have played the most number of games over the past 26 weeks.  This will be updated at the end of each month.
  • A listing by points.  This will be updated fortnightly or monthly instead of weekly as was the case previously.

I have been keeping an eye on the first listing since September 2009.  It is now the first page of the player tables, reflecting a change of emphasis from points to participation.

The player table previously referred solely to the listing by points.  This is now the second page of the player tables.

Some modification to the points:

  • A win bonus of 2 to the winning side and only a participation point to the losing side are only awarded where everyone playing is a regular.  Otherwise, everyone gets a modified bonus of 1.5, equivalent to a draw bonus.
  • Now that the player polls are more reliable, I will move towards including votes for the same 26 week period as included in the participation records and results points (rather than just the last 8 weeks).  At present, it runs from 1 October 2009.  With modified bonuses being awarded for most games, the votes will play a bigger part in the points listing.
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  1. rajiv
    Sat 5 December 2009 at 7:06 pm

    The top five of each month’s player of the month is now listed on the Fun page.

  2. rajiv
    Tue 8 December 2009 at 5:11 pm

    The player tables will be updated after the 7th of each month to allow voting in the player polls up to the end of the month to close (after 1 week).

    For November 2009, I’ve updated the results up to 7 December 2009, but the votes up to 30 November 2009. From next month onwards, both will updated until the end of the preceding month only. As such, there will only be one round-up post each month.

    The votes now run from 1 September 2009, so that the period for which the results and votes are taken into account will be synchronised sooner rather than later.

    • rajiv
      Wed 6 January 2010 at 10:51 pm

      For greater consistency, the player tables will cover the preceding 6 months rather than 26 weeks. The votes for the preceding 3 months will be taken into account.

    • rajiv
      Thu 7 January 2010 at 10:05 am

      To further simplify the points, from this month onwards, everyone gets a draw bonus or modified bonus of 1.5 regardless of the result except the following will get a win bonus of 2:

      ● The winning team in a regular session where everyone playing has played at least 2 games in the current participation period (the preceding 6 months) and 5 games in total before that game.
      ● When the FIOFAFI team wins a representative game, the FIOFAFI team.
      ● The winning team in a mini-tournament.

  3. rajiv
    Wed 16 December 2009 at 5:04 pm

    I’ve picked up enough of CSS, SSI and PHP from scratch over the past couple of weeks to replace frames for the Player Tables page.

    Frames become invalid in HTML5.

    I’ll be doing the same for all my webpages in due course.

  1. Wed 6 January 2010 at 12:26 pm
  2. Wed 6 January 2010 at 11:43 pm
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