### Help Me Workshop A New Scoring System, version 3

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**07 Aug 2019, 19:01**So awhile back I made a thread about a new scoring system I was developing, and I included a modification based on feedback I received. I have modified it again and was reminded of it seeing the scoring system thread revived. Once again I am looking for feedback. In particular, as with the previous thread, I'm most interested in hearing feedback from players who are used to draw-based scoring, which is why I'm posting it here (though I welcome all feedback).

My system is an attempt to make a hybrid of all three criteria that are usually used for tournament scoring--draw size, center count, and center lead. It's an attempt to provide multiple ways to obtain a good score. So, in my optimistic view of the system, if you like playing for a small draw, you can get a good score that way. If you like to push for a solo and you get stopped by a large coalition of powers on your way to 18, you can get a good score that way too. It's my attempt to create a system that rewards multiple styles as long as they are executed well.

Here is how it works:

-Each game is worth a total of 180 points.

-A solo is always worth 180 points, and a loss is always worth 0.

-If exactly 2 players share a draw, they each earn 90 points.

-If a draw is called when no one has more than 6 centers, the points are equally split among draw participants.

-In all other draw results, we then find the "top score" for the board, which is a function of the highest center count and the number of players who qualify for the top score. To qualify for the top score, you must have either the highest center count or exactly 1 fewer center.

-If the board's top score times the number of draw participants is less than 180, the top score is ignored and the points are equally split among draw participants. [Note: this only happens in extreme edge cases, as you can see below.]

-In all other cases, all players who qualify for the top score receive the top score, and all remaining points are then equally split among all remaining draw participants.

The only thing that remains is to find the top score. It works like this:

If 1 player qualifies:

7 centers: 54

8 centers: 57

9 centers: 57

10 centers: 60

11 centers: 60

12 centers: 60

13 centers: 66

14 centers: 72

15 centers: 78

16 centers: 84

17 centers: 90

If 2 players qualify:

7 centers: 48

8 centers: 49.5

9 centers: 49.5

10 centers: 54

11 centers: 60

12 centers: 60

13 centers: 61.5

14 centers: 63

15 centers: 64.5

16 centers: 66

17 centers: 67.5

If 3 players qualify:

7 centers: 45

8 centers: 45

9 centers: 45

10 centers: 54

11 centers: 54

12 centers: 60 [Note: this can only happen in a 12/11/11 3way, so this is an equal split]

If 4 players qualify:

7--9 centers: 39.375

If 5 players qualify:

7 centers: 31.5

(I should note that everything past 2 players, I would consider an extreme edge case...)

And that's it. No other provisions.

Examples:

-A 12/11/11 3way draw is 60 points each. So is a 12/12/10.

-A 14/10/10 3way draw breaks down as 72/54/54.

-A 15/14/5 3way draw breaks down as 64.5/64.5/51.

-A 9/9/8/8 4way draw is worth 45 points each (since 39.375 * 4 is smaller than 180). So is a 9/9/9/7 4way draw.

-A 15/8/7/4 4way draw breaks down as 78/34/34/34.

-An 11/10/7/6 4way draw breaks down as 60/60/30/30.

-A 10/8/6/6/6 5way draw breaks down as 60/30/30/30/30.

-A 10/10/9/5 4way draw breaks down as 54/54/54/18.

Like I said, any feedback welcome!

My system is an attempt to make a hybrid of all three criteria that are usually used for tournament scoring--draw size, center count, and center lead. It's an attempt to provide multiple ways to obtain a good score. So, in my optimistic view of the system, if you like playing for a small draw, you can get a good score that way. If you like to push for a solo and you get stopped by a large coalition of powers on your way to 18, you can get a good score that way too. It's my attempt to create a system that rewards multiple styles as long as they are executed well.

Here is how it works:

-Each game is worth a total of 180 points.

-A solo is always worth 180 points, and a loss is always worth 0.

-If exactly 2 players share a draw, they each earn 90 points.

-If a draw is called when no one has more than 6 centers, the points are equally split among draw participants.

-In all other draw results, we then find the "top score" for the board, which is a function of the highest center count and the number of players who qualify for the top score. To qualify for the top score, you must have either the highest center count or exactly 1 fewer center.

-If the board's top score times the number of draw participants is less than 180, the top score is ignored and the points are equally split among draw participants. [Note: this only happens in extreme edge cases, as you can see below.]

-In all other cases, all players who qualify for the top score receive the top score, and all remaining points are then equally split among all remaining draw participants.

The only thing that remains is to find the top score. It works like this:

If 1 player qualifies:

7 centers: 54

8 centers: 57

9 centers: 57

10 centers: 60

11 centers: 60

12 centers: 60

13 centers: 66

14 centers: 72

15 centers: 78

16 centers: 84

17 centers: 90

If 2 players qualify:

7 centers: 48

8 centers: 49.5

9 centers: 49.5

10 centers: 54

11 centers: 60

12 centers: 60

13 centers: 61.5

14 centers: 63

15 centers: 64.5

16 centers: 66

17 centers: 67.5

If 3 players qualify:

7 centers: 45

8 centers: 45

9 centers: 45

10 centers: 54

11 centers: 54

12 centers: 60 [Note: this can only happen in a 12/11/11 3way, so this is an equal split]

If 4 players qualify:

7--9 centers: 39.375

If 5 players qualify:

7 centers: 31.5

(I should note that everything past 2 players, I would consider an extreme edge case...)

And that's it. No other provisions.

Examples:

-A 12/11/11 3way draw is 60 points each. So is a 12/12/10.

-A 14/10/10 3way draw breaks down as 72/54/54.

-A 15/14/5 3way draw breaks down as 64.5/64.5/51.

-A 9/9/8/8 4way draw is worth 45 points each (since 39.375 * 4 is smaller than 180). So is a 9/9/9/7 4way draw.

-A 15/8/7/4 4way draw breaks down as 78/34/34/34.

-An 11/10/7/6 4way draw breaks down as 60/60/30/30.

-A 10/8/6/6/6 5way draw breaks down as 60/30/30/30/30.

-A 10/10/9/5 4way draw breaks down as 54/54/54/18.

Like I said, any feedback welcome!