LEADER BOARD

Player Experience ELO Rating Annual Points Race
Tom Meyer 538 1673.07 189.25
Al Cantito 548 1662.60 160.25
Jim Sisti 519 1486.10 99.25
Sandy Sisti 513 1430.96 79.25
Ed Corey 433 1432.22 68.75
Gerhard Roland 242 1515.11 62.5
Ray Nelson 301 1512.37 62.25
Jay Karns 284 1519.87 61.5
Jerry Shea 243 1475.97 43
Bill Porter 193 1572.04 42.5
Andy Fazekas 111 1514.51 20.75
Al Theriault 101 1520.20 17
Mark Denihan 17 1528.48 11
Dan Whitney 53 1492.59 10.5
Ross Gordon 15 1526.77 10
Adrian Costa 105 1456.24 9.75
Dave Mirto 116 1418.15 9
Jim Stutz 38 1501.28 8
Jessica Madeux 94 1396.53 7
Terri White 68 1469.55 4
Rob Roy 55 1478.12 3
Mike Pollack 53 1471.38 3
Scott Hahn 55 1438.15 3
Mike Agranoff 25 1510.28 2
Steve Nahas 19 1490.88 1
Dick Clukey 23 1489.22 1
Chris Masterson 12 1480.01 1
Rich Batt 31 1472.32 1
Frank V 37 1455.54 1

Updated 10/13/17

 

Annual Points Race Accrual Methodology

 

For each tournament event, Points are awarded to players as follows:

 

1.  A player receives 1 Point for each match they win and for every meetup they attend.

 

2.  Bonus Points are established based on the number of event participants and distributed thus:

 

A.  1st Place receives an amount equal to the total number of participants

 

B.  2nd Place receives an amount equal to one-half the total number of participants

 

C.  3rd Place (Optional) receives an amount equal to one-quarter the total number of participants

 

All tournament event points awarded to a player are added to their annual cumulative total.

 

FIBS Rating Formula*

 

These are the formulas used to determine the ratings of a player:

 

Let's say that two players P1 and P2 were playing a n-point match. The ratings of the players are r1 for P1 and r2 for P2 .

 

Let D = abs(r1-r2) (rating difference)

Let P_upset = 1/(10^(D*sqrt(n)/2000)+1) (probability that underdog wins).

Let P=1-P_upset if the underdog wins and P=P_upset if the favorite wins.

 

For the winner:

Let K = max ( 1 , -experience/400+2 )

The rating change is: 4*K*sqrt(n)*P

 

For the loser:

Let K = max ( 1 , -experience/400+2 )

The rating change is: -4*K*sqrt(n)*P

 

The 'experience' of a player is the sum of the lengths of all matches a player has finished. Every player starts with a rating of 1500 and an experience of 0.

 

*Thanks to FIBS (First Internet Backgammon Server) for providing the rating formula as part of their HELP menu.