Tournament management issues
Sat Nov 28 09:37:47 CST 1998
On Fri, 27 Nov 1998, Jim Hanson wrote:
> 13% CC and 15% AB/CC seem rather high to me. what would happen if you did 25% a, 25% b, 20% c, 30% strike. this way, i'm thinking you basically wouldn't need to do any cc/ab matchings except in unusual circumstances.
> jim hanson
> whitman college
It would improve it somewhat BUT it should be noted how this compares to
current models. Perhaps I should call it A1, A2, B, rather than A, B, C.
CC matches are what everyone calls BB matches now - Wake's invite said
that they would use low % of required A's (40%) with the understanding
that people would get several BB's matches. Using the second model, only
8% of all rounds would receive such matches and always in rounds with
teams that have been eliminated. While AB "sounds" bad, they now occur
all the time - only we call them AA matches at present. I chose 20%
A(A1) and 20% B(A2) simply for the sake of argument. It divides the A
group into two halves and tries to increase mutuality within that pool.
In roughly 86% of the cases, it succeeds.
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