The final standings are computed. (Revised standings posted 12/5/10; Subsequent revision posted 12/10/10)
The Pointsp Series is managed by Dan Westerberg, under the following rules.
The NEOC Club Championship Points Series will take the place of a specific 2010 Club Championship meet with goals to (A) encourage as many NEOC orienteers as possible to attend and participate in as many NEOC O-meets as possible, (B) get NEOC members to improve their orienteering, and (C) draw attention to the performances of as many club members as possible by giving them the opportunity to be rewarded for their efforts.
This Points Series is based on your best 10 or so performances in NEOC-sponsored/run orienteering events.
Participants must be NEOC members. Race results that will count for Points Series scoring would be from any e-punched courses offered at NEOC-sponsored events. This includes recreational meets and A-meets run by NEOC, The Blue Hills Traverse, Canoe-O courses, and any other orienteering races as long as they are NEOC events. This is a lot of potential courses to choose from. The last time NEOC ran a points series, the season included 20 meets reported on the website. These included, a canoe-O meet and the Blue Hills Traverse. Out of these meets there were there were 94 W, Y, O, Br, G, R, or B scoreable races reported for the Points Challenge. If one runs multiple courses at a meet, the higher score will be counted towards the series.
The scoring is based on a participant’s (A) performance against the race field, (B) how many people were in the race field, and (C) a handicap based on the runner’s OUSAO A-level course category. There will be a race limit set at 50% of the number of eligible meets. We anticipate that this number will be about 10. If 10, your top 10 individual performances total to your final series score. All the courses that you run (the good and the bad), up to the limit of 10 will be totaled to calculate your final score. Because only your top 10 performances count in the scoring, if you run more than 10 courses in a season your less than stellar performances will be dropped and your best 10 will be totaled to calculate your final Points Series score. The total number of races counted in the scoring was chosen to make it difficult but not impossible for participants to achieve. It is important to give a broad range of participants the chance to do well in this contest.
Here are the details on how the three different scoring components add up to make the score for each event. Total points for each race= Placing points + Field size points+ Category handicap based on your OUSA A-level age category
The formula used for calculating the placing points is: Placing points=(100/The number of people in the race)*(The number of people in the race -(your numeric finishing place-1)). If you finished 1st you get 100 points. If you finished 4th out of 14 you would get 78 points. The purpose of a scoring system like this is that everyone that runs in the race can pick up some points, not just the class winners.
Field size points
You will get 1 point for each 10 people running in your category OUSA A-level course category handicap If you run in your OUSA A-level age and gender based category, your full placing and field size points will be counted. If you run “down” in an easier age category you will be penalized 10 % of your score. If you run “up” in a harder age category your score will be enhanced by 10%. If you run down 2 age categories your score will be penalized by 25%. If you run three or more groups away from your normal group the penalties or enhancements will be 45%. There is no age group handicapping in races like ski-o or canoe-o. When you run a sprint, if and only if your age group course is also offered at the meet, your sprint result will likely be subject to a running down score penalty at the discretion of the series administrator.
Example 1) A M18 runs a green course and finishes in 6th place out of a field of 14. They pick up 64.3 placement points and 1.4 field points for a score of 65.7 points. This runner ran their A-level course and does not qualify for either a Age Group Handicap penalty or enhancement. Their total score is 65.7 points.
Example 2) An M21+ runs a green course and finishes in 4th place out of a field of 14. They pick up 78 placement points and 1.4 field points for a score of 72.8 points. This runners incurs a 25% Age Group Handicap penalty for running 2 categories below their normal A-level blue course. Their total score is 54.6 points.
Example 3) An F50+ runner finishes a 6.3 km red course in 16th place out of a field of 23. This runner will garner 34.8 placement points and 2.3 field points for a score of 37.1 points plus a 10% Age Group Handicap for a total score of 40.8 points.
The following table shows the course classes and the handicaps for racing outside your A-level course.
|Age||Gender||Score Penalties||OUSA A-Level||Score Enhancements|
|10, 12||M, F||White||Yellow||Orange||Brown|
The Points Series will be scored by an administrator whose job is to keep track of the scores as reported on the website and tabulate the points for those performances. How can you participate in the 2010 Points Series? You need to do two things to participate in the 2010 Points Series:
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