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Upgrade in the series computation

The Funbridge Series existed for several years and have not been modified since their creation.

Originally planned as the French Bridge Federation series, the up growing number of players on Funbridge result in the fact that we got away of the model, mainly when it came to the players distribution in the series. In fact the number of players in the series 1 and 2 is too important today in regard of other series.

This is why we will proceed to an upgrade in the series computation that will be in effect on June 1st, 2011.

What will be the changes?

  • The number of players in the Elite series will remain the same: 50 players in the series.
  • The 1 Spade series will now be limited to 150 players.
  • The breakdown in the other series will be done with the following percentages:
1H1D1C2NT2S2H2D2C3NT3S3H3D3C4NT4S4H4D4C
11.21.41.622.42.93.54.55,567.591010.110.210.510.7
 

As a reminder, here is how the breakdown is done actually:

1S1H1D1C2NT2S2H2D2C3NT3S3H3D3C4NT4S4H4D4C
1,622,42,83,23,644,44,85,25,666,477,47,88,28,69
 

How will we proceed?

  • For the May 16 to 31 period, the displayed forecast will be calculated using new the method.
  • On June 1st we will apply the new breakdown.
  • For practical reason, there will not be game reports emails and awards for the May 16 to 31 period.

What are the consequences for the players?
Most players in series 1 and 2 are likely to move down by one, two or even three series. Only the Elites, the best players in 1 Spade and the players in the lower series will not be affected.

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willy48
willy48

But what have you done? What happens to the rankings? Even those who have more than 60% with 26 games is relegated to two categories. If this is so I cancel my subscription

William Spiller
William Spiller

It seems a big mistake. How many friends I have not contacted me to enroll more Fun Bridge

willy48
willy48

So what is the current tournament? It would be better to downgrade immediately all players.

Cynth

I understand the logic behind your proposals but as the league is top heavy, a better solution would have been to add an extra level (1NT) adjusting the numbers at the top where the problem lies. The numbers in the other groups could be adjusted slightly to give the distribution you require but the changes in the niddle and lower ranks would be less severe. Also the 20% up / 20% down rule will not work with different sized categories and iwll eventually lead to the current problem of too many at the top. Surely the numbers moving at each… Read more »

Cynth

I notice Team Funbridge responded to Will48’s comments but you have ot responded to mine. I would appreciate an acknowledgment.

Lizzy
Lizzy

I do not understand why so many people on 4 promotion atr being demoted. There wii be too high a percentage in the lowest three groups

vicchio
vicchio

non riesco a capire come sarà la classifica per esempio io che ora sono 1 fiori con 54,47% rimarrei nella mia serie o subirei un cambiamento? grazie

Flytaurus (carmine Bianco)
Flytaurus (carmine Bianco)

Why don’t make a little program where you put yout actual score and it appears new classment?

Ted Austin

I Hope you fix the NT bids

Cynth

I challenge your comment that the restructuring does not essentially change the rankings. Some players have been disadvantaged more than others and are not now in the same relative positions despite scoring reasonably well.

Cynth

Why do all the old 2 diamond players have to move down to either 3NT or 3Spades, while many of the old 2 club players survive in 2 clubs. It does not make sense.

Cynth

Sorry. I looked at the rankings in the early hours of the morning. In my friends list I had been moved but others were not moved down until I looked agoin this morning. Everyone now seems to be where I would expect them to be relatively. Please accept my apologies.

JACKI

Does it really matter? The rankings have to be changed for Funbridge to achieve the results it wants – the games will still be competitive and people will still move up and down through the rankings. OK some of us will start from a lower rank than we would like but surely that adds to the challenge of the site and to the competitive element. It might be hard work but it should still be fun to work towards getting back to the serie we were happy on.