TomGWI wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:58 pm
So if I run a tournament or League under the IFPA would I also be able to run that same tournament under the WI state ranking system?
Who will be in charge of collecting data for the ranking system and posting it?
Will it be 100% the same as the IFPA points and ranks? Will it be calculated the exact same way as the iFPA does?
Will it have written guidelines which are set in stone and do Not change during the year?
I think these are things that need to be decided up front by those that want to do a WPA system. I can share my general opinion below.
1. Yes, if you want to report to both then report to both. I see no reason for WPA to be restrictive. If someone wants to run an event that is both IFPA sanctioned and WPA sanction then that is fine.
2. If WPA happens then I think it should be a community run system. Ideally anyone can go easily register an event at least 30 days prior to holding that event and it automatically pops up on a calendar. They can submit the format of the event and expected TGP value of the event. After the event is held then they can submit the results, TGP, and player positions for the event by logging into the system and submitting results just like they do now for IFPA.
3. 100% may be difficult; mainly because their algorithm of providing added points based on strength of player is very dynamic and the rate of decay of the equation is also a bit more complicated it seems. 95% seems feasible from what I have seen. I like the current IFPA system for determining an event value based on number of players and number of games required to path of victory. In short I dont think a WPA system would be statistically different from an IFPA system and we should strive to solidify a system that already uses the good things from the IFPA.
One thing I see open for debate is the "must have played in 5 events to be worth .5 points to the base value of an event thing" I see flaws in this and I think others have experienced the flaws of this since it was implemented last year. Either way , this is a marginally small difference, but treating all people equal if just a good thing in life in general and I see no reason to not treat a new player as equal value as an experienced player. I think the IFPA made this rule up mainly due to 1 person in NYC that was abusing it in their system and reporting randoms with no proof of them existing. That is a problem I dont see existing in a smaller scale of WI events. I also think this makes any system more difficult to create since you cant just treat all players as the same.
4. Yes, i would propose it has written guidelines that are published and held solid. I think for any tracking system things need to be complete transparent and also not change continuously or surprise the player base.