Sunday, August 22, 2010
Strength of Schedule (SoS) as a scoring rubric for competitive events
A local poster was kind enough to explain to me how to use SoS as a scoring rubric for competitive gaming. It's really quite simple. Basically you give each player bonus points based upon their competitors' wins. So for example suppose player A played against players B, D and F. Here are the W/L for his opponents:
B: 2W - 1L
D: 3W - 0L
F: 1W - 2L
Player A would score a total of 6 bonus points. You could use these bonus points as a tie breaker. Assume that the tournament is setup such that you can only win or lose each round (ala NOVA system component).