Rankings – How it Works

If you understand the Sports Challenges Software’s Level-Up System, the series rankings is pretty simple.

For each tournament, the levels of all the players participating in that specific tournament are combined to determine a rating for the tournament. The stronger the field and bigger the turnout, the higher the rating.

The winner of the tournament is awarded that rating as ranking score, the runner-up gets 90% of the winner’s score, the third place gets 90% of second place, and so forth.

Because this is not a league, we do not expect any player to attend every single event. Instead we take each player’s best scores over a certain period to determine a “rolling ranking” that is always changing. For each series the number of events and period of measurement is different depending on what is reasonable and achievable for the average player, but as a general rule of thumb we try to take the best 50% or more of scores.

So with weekly events, over a two-month period with about nine events, we will probably look at the best 5 scores to determine a player’s ranking. This means that any player can miss four of those events and still post a competitive score to top the rankings. Everyone has a bad night – this allows for consistency over a longer period instead of once-off results.