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Re: Tournament Player Rankings
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2011, 04:13:36 PM »
FIBS TPR PRESEASON CUMULATIVE TOTALS
29-Nov to 02-Jan-2011

It's Final Four weekend, ironically in Houston this year. While I am not a basketball fan at all, the annual 64 team brackets (expanded to 68 this year) of the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament fascinate anyone and everyone regardless of their interest in basketball. The whole affair has become an annual rite of spring in the USA where bracketology becomes more than just an obscure word. In fact, a recent article in USA Today goes even further citing a DePaul University math professor, Jeffrey Bergen, who "calculates this already is the fourth-most-volatile tournament since the NCAA began assigning seeds in 1979."

For me, this is a signal that bracketology itself has matured to a new level. Bracketed tournaments are just plain fun to watch. As we know, they are even more fun to participate in.

So, in a tribute to NCAA basketball inspired bracketology, consider this set of totals a list of players that would be eligible for some end of season tourney at FIBS to determine a mythical FIBS Tournament Players World Championship. The list below would be their seed order. Maybe if we can make this TPR thing work, we can have ourselves such a tourney at the end of the 2011 tournament year.

TOP 64 -- POINTS BY PLAYER
[table=]
Rank, Player, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Total
1
,vegas_vic,
  21
,
 72
,
   39
,
  54
,
  40
,
  19
,
  245
2
,socksey,
  26
,
 63
,
   15
,
  25
,
  36
,
  40
,
  205
3
,aviator,
  16
,
 26
,
   22
,
  32
,
  64
,
  30
,
  190
4
,LuckyDice,
  42
,
 32
,
   21
,
  34
,
  16
,
  15
,
  160
5
,sixtie,
  33
,
 12
,
   32
,
  30
,
  22
,
  16
,
  145
6
,pollemanden,
  27
,
 21
,
   16
,
  10
,
  33
,
  25
,
  132
7
,yoyo,
  38
,
 15
,
   11
,
  27
,
  18
,
  17
,
  126
8
,DeaDice,
  0
,
 0
,
   0
,
  24
,
  14
,
  52
,
  90
9
,rif_raf,
  15
,
 14
,
   11
,
  24
,
  12
,
  12
,
  88
10
,silent_greek,
  18
,
 4
,
   4
,
  19
,
  9
,
  21
,
  75
11
,JonPrud,
  6
,
 10
,
   14
,
  15
,
  8
,
  20
,
  73
12
,sunray,
  10
,
 11
,
   29
,
  4
,
  4
,
  5
,
  63
13
,NeverEZ,
  4
,
 13
,
   17
,
  2
,
  21
,
  5
,
  62
14
,spielberg,
  1
,
 8
,
   2
,
  44
,
  6
,
  0
,
  61
14
,jackdaddy,
  27
,
 3
,
   11
,
  4
,
  7
,
  9
,
  61
16
,Tom,
  6
,
 4
,
   6
,
  18
,
  16
,
  8
,
  58
17
,zbilbo,
  8
,
 32
,
   2
,
  3
,
  5
,
  7
,
  57
17
,wordman,
  6
,
 8
,
   19
,
  0
,
  15
,
  9
,
  57
19
,WildThing,
  13
,
 1
,
   6
,
  10
,
  10
,
  16
,
  56
20
,Cigale,
  0
,
 5
,
   3
,
  20
,
  18
,
  9
,
  55
21
,Tanika,
  11
,
 6
,
   12
,
  12
,
  11
,
  2
,
  54
22
,juanz,
  4
,
 6
,
   26
,
  9
,
  4
,
  4
,
  53
23
,TriAtma_III,
  16
,
 11
,
   14
,
  4
,
  2
,
  2
,
  49
24
,RickrInSF,
  11
,
 7
,
   3
,
  19
,
  3
,
  5
,
  48
25
,adrian,
  5
,
 8
,
   10
,
  9
,
  6
,
  0
,
  38
26
,bolagno,
  4
,
 9
,
   5
,
  10
,
  0
,
  9
,
  37
27
,ginnytonic,
  4
,
 2
,
   11
,
  15
,
  3
,
  1
,
  36
27
,Miccimalou,
  9
,
 8
,
   5
,
  6
,
  2
,
  6
,
  36
29
,dorbel,
  15
,
 6
,
   14
,
  0
,
  0
,
  0
,
  35
30
,MarStem,
  0
,
 0
,
   0
,
  26
,
  4
,
  0
,
  30
30
,stog,
  0
,
 3
,
   6
,
  10
,
  9
,
  2
,
  30
30
,WiFi,
  12
,
 8
,
   3
,
  3
,
  0
,
  4
,
  30
33
,csg,
  3
,
 0
,
   2
,
  18
,
  4
,
  2
,
  29
34
,burton,
  2
,
 0
,
   13
,
  0
,
  2
,
  11
,
  28
35
,palladin,
  10
,
 4
,
   3
,
  6
,
  0
,
  4
,
  27
36
,KDP,
  0
,
 0
,
   24
,
  2
,
  0
,
  0
,
  26
36
,Naavanaxx,
  22
,
 2
,
   0
,
  0
,
  2
,
  0
,
  26
36
,yonay,
  1
,
 0
,
   0
,
  5
,
  15
,
  5
,
  26
36
,Leudwulf,
  1
,
 5
,
   0
,
  0
,
  13
,
  7
,
  26
40
,moonshadow,
  0
,
 0
,
   1
,
  0
,
  22
,
  2
,
  25
40
,MacMom,
  0
,
 0
,
   2
,
  5
,
  0
,
  18
,
  25
40
,garp,
  0
,
 0
,
   0
,
  5
,
  0
,
  20
,
  25
43
,pittpenguins,
  23
,
 0
,
   1
,
  0
,
  0
,
  0
,
  24
43
,DisraeliGears,
  16
,
 8
,
   0
,
  0
,
  0
,
  0
,
  24
43
,oldreddog,
  1
,
 1
,
   1
,
  3
,
  2
,
  16
,
  24
46
,supermane,
  0
,
 2
,
   3
,
  0
,
  13
,
  5
,
  23
47
,ThomasG,
  4
,
 0
,
   6
,
  12
,
  0
,
  0
,
  22
47
,austin,
  0
,
 0
,
   11
,
  2
,
  0
,
  9
,
  22
49
,lou,
  4
,
 17
,
   0
,
  0
,
  0
,
  0
,
  21
50
,rossa,
  12
,
 0
,
   3
,
  3
,
  1
,
  0
,
  19
51
,gaspar,
  0
,
 18
,
   0
,
  0
,
  0
,
  0
,
  18
51
,kawasaki,
  4
,
 1
,
   2
,
  9
,
  0
,
  2
,
  18
51
,gilesashton,
  0
,
 6
,
   5
,
  3
,
  0
,
  4
,
  18
51
,yocha,
  0
,
 0
,
   0
,
  0
,
  2
,
  16
,
  18
55
,Perfect_Celle,
  0
,
 0
,
   0
,
  17
,
  0
,
  0
,
  17
55
,Johnny_Boy,
  0
,
 7
,
   0
,
  10
,
  0
,
  0
,
  17
57
,javiator,
  9
,
 2
,
   5
,
  0
,
  0
,
  0
,
  16
58
,GabiBilu,
  2
,
 7
,
   2
,
  4
,
  0
,
  0
,
  15
58
,Slipshod,
  0
,
 4
,
   11
,
  0
,
  0
,
  0
,
  15
58
,vegasvic,
  0
,
 0
,
   15
,
  0
,
  0
,
  0
,
  15
58
,hotschtick,
  4
,
 7
,
   0
,
  4
,
  0
,
  0
,
  15
62
,NoGuile,
  0
,
 3
,
   11
,
  0
,
  0
,
  0
,
  14
62
,postocinco,
  0
,
 0
,
   6
,
  2
,
  6
,
  0
,
  14
62
,hotdice,
  12
,
 0
,
   0
,
  0
,
  0
,
  2
,
  14
62
,DavidF,
  2
,
 3
,
   0
,
  5
,
  2
,
  2
,
  14
[/table]

There are all sorts of reasons why "Points per player" alone are not the best measure of anything. Perhaps the list is meaningless and artificial, but just look carefully at the list of names. This is the core group of our most active FIBS tournament players. Tournament players are some of our more active and involved FIBSters. For that reason alone, this is a meaningful and very real list.

During the last six tournament weeks of 2010, 152 unique players participated in the regularly scheduled FIBS tournaments used to produce these totals. With 10-11 tournaments a week, some players particpated in 6-8 tourneys a week. Their totals are naturally among the highest. Some very good players and active FIBSters particpated in only one or two tournaments during the six week period; some not at all.

It is my theory that we all like to see our names in a list. It is my hope that by providing lists and rankings such as this and more FIBS tournament participation will increase. I also believe that in general tournament participation encourages good sportsmanship and good FIBS citizenship. Hopefully, as 2011 unfolds, we will see a marked improvement in both with metrics to support increased participation. I'll leave metrics on sportsmanship and citizenship to RepBotNG or whatever comes next.

Coming soon in another thread will be weekly results for the "Tournament Year" 2011 (52 full "Tournament Weeks") beginning on Monday, 3-Jan-2011. Additional cumulative totals and averages will also be forthcoming once we get current.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2011, 05:19:33 PM by sixty_something »
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