Thread: Chimp Challenge? View Single Post
 02-20-13, 10:13 AM #23 Adak Senior Member    Join Date: Jan 2006 Simple, straight forward handicapping. This uses a simple ratio between competing teams, to handicap a race. It's ONLY based on folding points. First, a background RACING average is determined for let's say, three teams, for a 1 day race. The race day has 8 update periods - just like the Chimp Challenge. Code: ``` Team 1: Ants Team 2: Bats Team 3: Cats ======================================================================= Racing Averages: 5M 10M 12M (per day) Handicap Ratio: 12/5 12/10 1 (most productive team has no handicap) Points updates: (raw folding points) 1: 600,000 1,200,000 1,400,000 2: 650,000 1,225,000 1,430,000 3: 712,000 1,330,000 1,510,000 4: 710,000 1,389,000 1,518,000 5: 740,000 960,000 1,901,000 6: 725,000 975,000 1,890,000 7: 688,000 1,212,000 1,720,000 8: 777,000 1,301,000 1,677,000 ======================================= 5,602,000 9,592,000 13,046,000 Each point update is multiplied by the handicap, to avoid any "jumps" in the race points, at the end of a day. (race folding points) Team 1: Ants Team 2: Bats Team 3: Cats ========================================================================================== Points updates: Raw points x handicap = race points 1: 600k x 12/5 = 1,440,000 1.2M x 12/10 = 1,440,000 1,400,000 2: 650k x 12/5 = 1,560,000 1.225M x 12/10 = 1,470,000 1,430,000 3: 712k x 12/5 = 1,708,800 1.33M x 12/10 = 1,596,000 1,510,000 4: 710k x 12/5 = 1,704,000 1.389M x 12/10 = 1,668,000 1,518,000 5: 740k x 12/5 = 1,776,000 960k x 12/10 = 1,152,000 1,901,000 6: 725k x 12/5 = 1,740,000 975k x 12/10 = 1,170,000 1,890,000 7: 688k x 12/5 = 1,651,200 1.212M x 12/10 = 1,454,400 1,720,000 8: 777k x 12/5 = 1,864,800 1.301M x 12/10 = 1,561,200 1,677,000 Day #1 Race Point Totals: Team 1: 13,444,800 Team 2: 11,511,600 Team 3: 13,046,000``` In this example, Team #1 Ants placed first, Team 3 Cats placed second, and Team 2 Bats placed third. Which makes perfect sense because - Team #1's raw points were well above their previous racing average. Team #2 was below their average racing production, and Team #3 was just barely above their average racing production. There are two keys to good handicapping. First, the average used, must be *racing* production or times (whatever you're handicapping). It can't just be regular folding or the horse is just out running for a workout. Otherwise when the race starts, you'll get the shock of your life (as we saw two years ago), when the HWC and NCIX teams raced as one team! This is the handicapping I'm proposing for the CC this year. Last edited by Adak; 02-20-13 at 10:23 AM. QUOTE Thanks
 Thanks! dfonda (02-20-13)