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Postby catcher-03 » Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:30 pm

My friend and I are having a disagreement on how to score our pool this year. He thinks it should go 1,2,3,5,7,10. In my opinion that is way too few amount of points from the 3rd round on. The standard is usually like 1,2,4,8,16,32, which even I think is a very rapid increasing rate. I think that 1,3,7,12,18,24 is a steady rate, but doesn't over compensate when you guess correctly on the championship team. Any comments would be helpful...
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Postby dream_017 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:19 am

Who wants to have the winner of the tournament bracket contest lose their champion in the second round. I have run a tournament for the past 8 years and my scoring is the 1,2,4,8,16,32. It is not to have the most picks correct, it is to have your teams stay in the tournament the longest.
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Postby bigh0rt » Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:26 am

Every pool I've ever done/run has gone 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and it's weird because I've never even considererd running it differently, or how I would do so. :*) Maybe someone will come up with something cool here and give me an idea. ;-D
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Postby RugbyD » Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:39 am

i stopped doing these a few years ago cuz i don't know crap about basketball, but it seems to me that picking the winner out of 64 teams (ok, like 10 teams have a real shot at winning ita ll, but still) contains too much randomness for the championship game to be worth so much. I think you should be rewarded the most for picking final four teams correctly and make the championship games worth somewhere between final four and elite 8.
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Postby jzfran » Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:50 pm

I like adding 1 point each round.

Round of 64: 1 pt
"" 32: 2 pts
""16: 3 pts
etc.
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Postby teddy ballgame » Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:42 pm

Make an account on ESPN and create a private group. ;-D
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Postby Art Vandelay » Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:27 pm

I also like to have extra points for correctly picking an upset. The way I have done it when I was running a pool in the past is that you get the difference between the seeds as bonus points for correctly picking an upset game. So if you pick a 12 to beat a 5 in the first round and they do, then you get seven extra points for that. It's harder to pick upsets correctly, and I like to reward people who are more willing to take that risk.
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Postby Red Stripe » Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:52 pm

jzfran wrote:I like adding 1 point each round.

Round of 64: 1 pt
"" 32: 2 pts
""16: 3 pts
etc.


Agreed, this has always been the best scoring method IMO.
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