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Shipley Scrabble Club Handicap Knockout Tournament 2012

Players are given a handicap (in brackets after their name) based on their perfomance in club games during the year from January to September. (See below for the exact formula used.) A player gets the number of points equal to their handicap added to the score they get during the game.

There is also a printable version of the results, which shows the knockout format more clearly.

Round 1

Isobel (117)
Bye
Bye
Fiona (59)
Alan (20) 447
Ruth (77) 429
Gordon (35) 388
Jacqueline (111) 365
Harry W (35)
Bye
Andy (56) 413
Martin (89) 375
Mark (0) 481
Joyce B (77) 373
David (59)
Bye
Sandra (53) 362
Robert (30) 479
Olwen (127) 400
Hazel (88) 397
Paul W (69) 422
Jane (48) 382
Brett (54)
Bye
Kath A (46) 319
Douglas (43) 438
Muriel (103) 347
Sylvia (57) 548
Billy (123) 388
Cyndy (57) 414
Marie G (70)
Bye

Round 2

Isobel (117) 349
Fiona (59) 394
Alan (20) 485
Gordon (35) 480
Harry W (35) 445
Andy (56) 413
Mark (0) 497
David (59) 398
Robert (30) 608
Olwen (127) 363
Paul W (69) 419
Brett (54) 371
Douglas (43) 468
Sylvia (57) 422
Cyndy (57) 475
Marie G (70) 394

Round 3

Fiona (59) 350
Alan (20) 486
Rematch after a draw
Harry W (35) 348
Mark (0) 440
Robert (30) 427
Paul W (69) 397
Douglas (43) 433
Cyndy (57) 456

Semi-finals

Alan (20) 553
Mark (0) 475
Robert (30) 462
Cyndy (57) 351

Final

Alan (20) 378
Robert (30) 443

Handicap formula

The handicap formula used for this tournament was based on the results between January and September 2012. The values used were the players average spread, their average score over their most recent 26 games and their rating at the start of October. (Unrated players were given an estimated rating.)

The rating component (R) was calculated by subtracting the player's rating from the maximum rating of any player.

The average score component (V) was obtained by subtracting the player's average score from the maximum average score obtained by any player.

The spread component for a player (S) was calculated by taking the highest average spread scored by any player and subtracting the player's average spread.

The raw handicap score (RH) was then obtained from the following formula:

RH = 0.6R + 0.3V + 0.1S

The raw handicap score was then rounded to the nearest whole number. Finally the lowest raw handicap score was subtracted from all the raw handicap scores to give the final handicaps. This procedure means that the strongest player has a handicap of 0.