Point series feature:

Point Series is a concept where players are measured across several tournaments.

It is a measurement for individual players but as players often play in certain pair combinations the ranking will often be equal for both players in the pair.

The principle is also known from other sports. For instance, Sailing – where the sailors can throw away 1 or 2 results so only – say 5 out of 7 competitions count.

The point series feature consist of the following elements:

  • The basis for the point series – for example
    • All or some tournaments over a season
    • A team tournament
  • The selected tournaments measured by the selected point series
  • Presentation of the result measured by the point series.

Learn more about the elements below

The basis for the point series

When creating a “Point Series”, you are asked for some information, see screenshot at left where a number of Summer tournaments are measured.

“Vacant Score” means the percentage a player is assigned, in case he did not participate in a tournament attached to the Point Series.

“Counting Results” means the maximal number of counting tournament result to build your rank in the point series.

In case a player played more tournaments (than “counting results”) in the point series, the best results will be taken.

In case a player played less tournaments, he will be assigned the “Vacant Score” for the missing ones.

Presentation of the result measured by the point series.

In the following, I have made a test example from some Norwegian tournaments (names removed).

You will notice that in this club, we have many examples of shifting partnerships. Also, some pairs only play in the same constellation.

I have chosen 40% as the “Vacant Score” – and 4 “Counting Results”. Then I have added 6 tournaments to the Point Series.

You could say this is a “tournament within the season”. Who did best overall – when his/hers 4 best results counts?

The selected tournaments measured by the selected point series

Assigning a Tournament to a Point Series.

Under “Admin” select  “Tournaments” and click on the name of the tournament to open “Tournament details”

The assignment of a point series are done by Section

You can click Section in two ways – see the circles – and notice the button for Point Series.

Presentation of the result measured by the point series.

In the following, I have made a test example from some Norwegian tournaments (names removed).

You will notice that in this club, we have many examples of shifting partnerships. Also, some pairs only play together.
I have chosen 40% as the “Vacant Score” – and 4 “Counting Results”. Then I have added 6 tournaments to the Point Series.

You could say this is a “tournament within the season”. Who did best overall – when his/hers 4 best results counts?

When you go back to “Results”, and open the Point Series, you will get a panel like shown at right.

Select the relevant point series and you will see the overview shown below

The coloring of the results means:

Red  – The player did not play the required number of tournaments (“Counting Results”) – he/she is assigned the “Vacant Score” you have specified on the “Point Series” on some of the missing tournaments.

Yellow – The player played more than the required number of tournaments – he/she throws the worst ones away.

You will notice that it is never worse to come and play – but then score less than the “Vacant Score” – than to stay away. In that case your result will be thrown away, and one of the previous “Vacant Scores” will be used to form your result.

Questions received:

How many tournament can I add to a series ?

  • No practical limitations – the point series result presentation will be broader and broader as you add more tournaments.

Can I add a tournament to several point series ?

  • Yes – Just click the Icon as described above and select the series

Can I add a tournament being played over several days ?

  • Yes – each day is a session – just select the relevant session and then the relevant section. You can have some sections included and some not included. For example make a Point series for all players and one for advanced and one for beginners – the select the relevant section for each point series.