Originally Posted by W.Silva>C.Norris
does the "average" score apply to your own average score per event, or the average score for the event missed/replaced?
Your average score per event is what I'm calling it, but it's actually both (your average, and the event average). What I intend to do is:
Find your average score per event.
Find everyone else's average score per event.
Figure out where you fall in that distribution and acquire your standard deviation (SD).
Find the average score of the event a person missed.
Plot your SD from the first distribution into the new distribution
Determine your score for that event.
That's the fairest way to score missed events, because it's representative of your average and the average of that card; it minimizes the effectiveness of 'strategic' pick skipping. It's also taking a lot of raw scores into account; so it should be both reliable and valid as a measure.
For credit redemption at year end when you've missed no events; it'll simply be your 1, or 2 (depending on credits) lowest scores brought up to your average.
I think the system really confers no benefit, except to keep people makin' picks.