Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

Re: [Icehouse] End of Tournament Games

  • From"Elliott C. Evans" <eeyore@xxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 6 Jul 2006 13:55:34 -0700 (PDT)
Marc H. wrote:
> I was thinking of Pace's suggestion that if we all agreed to play only
> defenders from the beginning of the game, we'd all contribute 30 points
> and 1/4 win to our scores.  This score for a game actually puts you
> ahead of the curve, so it's a good idea.  The system also rewards play
> which leads to higher-scoring games overall, which I'm not convinced is
> a good thing.

Let's check the numbers on that.

If Pace cold have convinced her opponents in all four games to
follow this, she would have come out of the Ice-Offs with a score
sum of 120 and one full win, for a rating of 240.

Checking the tournament results, I admit it puts her ahead of the
highest scoresum by 17 points, but it took two or three full wins
and a rating of at least 270 to get into the finals this year.

Also, keep in mind that due to the  distribution provided by the
schedule she would have had to convince almost everybody else in
the tournament to go along with this at least once.

Sure; OK; if everybody in the tournament agrees that none of them
wants to actually win the tournament, this would work. I don't see
it as highly likely, though.

Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans