LEADER BOARD

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.

Player | Experience | ELO Rating | 2019 Points Race |

Ray Nilson | 712 | 1493.38 | 11 |

Jim Sisti | 1283 | 1545.65 | 7 |

Ed Corey | 925 | 1445.13 | 6 |

Sandy Sisti | 1140 | 1359.26 | 4.5 |

Al Cantito | 1378 | 1671.05 | 1 |

Jay Karns | 826 | 1545.26 | 1 |

Updated 1/11/19

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. Tournament 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.