We are thinking of instating a new ranking system for the Open Tournaments, the ELO ranking. Inspired from chess you may learn more about it on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ELO_ranking .
To make it simple, let just say that the ELO rating is based a lot on the players experience (number of deals played on Funbridge) and that an average player should have an Elo rating of 1500.00. The higher your ELO is, the better is your level of play.
The Elo calculation is done when two players compare themselves. How will this formula apply to Open Tournaments? Simply by computing the Elo formula to each possible duel in the tournament, then we will divide the result by the number of registered players minus 1.
For example, a 4 player tournament: A, B, C, and D.
Let say that you are player A; we will apply the Elo formula comparing you to all other tournament players. It gives the Elo calculation on the following duels:
A compared to B
A compared to C
A compared to D
The total of the ELO computed will be divided by 3 giving us the number of ELO points that are scored on the deal.
In case of a tie between two players, A and B: we will calculate for A the number of points Elo he would have scored for a win, the number of Elo points he would have scored for a lost, and calculate the difference between both. We consider that the player having a lower Elo, in case of a tie, should be scoring points.
Here is where we are in our thoughts on that matter. What do you think? Don’t be shy, let us know!