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Tube Challenge Parkrun World Cup II (Scrabble)

Post by Soup Dragon » 15 Apr 2019, 22:12

The second World Cup will be totally random and not based on who is the fastest. The rules are as follows:

THE FIRST ROUND IS UNDERWAY AND RUNS FOR THE WHOLE OF APRIL!!!

1. Each round will last one calendar month (so you have 4 or 5 chances to get your highest possible score)
2. The scoring system will be based on the name of the course you run, in scrabble letter values. It is only the common name of the course that counts, e.g. Brockwell Parkrun, Herne Hill, would only be classed as Brockwell. Parkrun Zary would only be classed as Zary.
3. The letter value of the course will then be adjusted depending upon the final second of your time at that course.
4. Standard scrabble letter values will apply, this might have to be adapted for non UK based runs.

5. The standard letter values are as follows:
A=1 B=3 C=3 D=2 E=1 F=4 G=2 H=4 I=1 J=8 K=5 L=1 M=3
N=1 O=1 P=3 Q=10 R=1 S=1 T=1 U=1 V=4 W=4 X=8 Y=4 Z=10

6. The final second of your time will adjust the letter values as follows:
0 = Letter score only
1 = Double letter score (1st letter only)
2 = Triple letter score (1st letter only)
3 = Double letter score (1st & 3rd letter)
4 = Triple letter score (1st & 5th letter)
5 = Double word score
6 = Double letter (1st letter) and Double word
7 = Triple letter (1st letter) and Double word
8 = Triple word
9 = Double letter (1st letter) and Triple word

7. The number of players will be split in half at the end of each round, with the top half progressing to the next round.
In the event of players being tied at the split, your next highest score will be taken into account.

I will start calculating the scores based on runs already made this month.
So my run at Littlehampton Prom in 19:53 scores me 30 points
Going Underground ran the same course in 34:24 so scores 32 points
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Post by Soup Dragon » 15 Apr 2019, 22:54

Okay here is the current scores for April:
1. Rhys1995 - Brandon Country Park (8) = 96pts
2. The Raven - Bournemouth (9) = 63pts
3. Soup Dragon - Lancing Beach Green (6) = 58pts
4. Das - Brockenhurst (6) = 52pts
5. Iain - Westmill (7) = 42pts
6. A2 - Stevenage (9) = 42pts
7. xcooler123 - Camperdown (5) = 40pts
8. geofftech - Father Collins (5) = 38pts
9. Going Underground - Littlehampton Prom (4) = 32pts
10. Jamesthegill - Hove Promenade (2) = 32pts
11. Tractakid - Ellenbrook Fields (0) = 26pts
12. DrainBrain - Whiteley (4) = 26pts
13. Andi - Barclay (1) = 17pts
14. nozzacook - Penrose (4) = 17pts
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Re: Tube Challenge Parkrun World Cup II (Scrabble)

Post by michael_churchill » 16 Apr 2019, 08:52

Soup Dragon wrote:
15 Apr 2019, 22:12
Parkrun Zary would only be classed as Zary.
I'm sure I heard somewhere that Z is only worth 1 point in Polish Scrabble, so...

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Re: Tube Challenge Parkrun World Cup II (Scrabble)

Post by Soup Dragon » 16 Apr 2019, 09:45

michael_churchill wrote:
16 Apr 2019, 08:52
Soup Dragon wrote:
15 Apr 2019, 22:12
Parkrun Zary would only be classed as Zary.
I'm sure I heard somewhere that Z is only worth 1 point in Polish Scrabble, so...
Z in the case of Zary would still count as 10 points.
However, the Danish æ, as in Fælledparken, has no real English equivalent, so would get the Danish score for this letter of 4 points.
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Post by Soup Dragon » 21 Apr 2019, 12:20

Here are the latest qualifying position for round one, with one week remaining:

1. Rhys1995 - Brandon Country Park (8) = 96pts
2. The Raven - Bournemouth (9) = 63pts
3. Going Underground - Bedfont Lakes (8) = 66pts
4. Das - Brockenhurst (7) = 58pts
5. Soup Dragon - Lancing Beach Green (6) = 58pts
6. Tractakid - Linford Wood (8) = 54pts
7. Iain - Westmill (7) = 42pts
8. A2 - Stevenage (9) = 42pts
9. xcooler123 - Camperdown (5) = 40pts
10. geofftech - Father Collins (5) = 38pts
11. Jamesthegill - Hove Promenade (2) = 32pts
12. DrainBrain - Hogmoor Inclosure (3) = 30pts
13. nozzacook - Heartlands (2) = 22pts
14: Dudey - Whitstable (1) = 22pts
15. Andi - Pont y Bala (3) = 20pts
16-32 Vacant

At this stage we will all progress to round two unless there are two new runners on 27th April.
If there are no new runners next week the 16th spot will be filled by the next runner with the most recent run.
If two runners are tied on this then the one with the higher scrabble score will progress to the round of 16.
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Post by Soup Dragon » 29 Apr 2019, 08:45

The first round has finished 15 runners are automatically eliminated as they did not run during April, and of the 17 who did run we have to say farewell to Dudey, he managed to equal Nozza with 22pts, but Nozza goes through based on his next highest score of 22 vs 18.

1. Rhys1995 - Brandon Country Park (8) = 96pts
2. A2 - Walthamstow (9) = 78pts
3. DrainBrain - Walthamstow (9) = 78pts
4. Going Underground - Bedfont Lakes (8) = 66pts
5. The Raven - Bournemouth (9) = 63pts
6. Das - Brockenhurst (7) = 58pts
7. Soup Dragon - Lancing Beach Green (6) = 58pts
8. Scrxisi - Southwark (8) = 57pts
9. Tractakid - Linford Wood (8) = 54pts
10. xcooler123 - Walthamstow (6) = 52pts
11. Iain - Guildford (9) = 51pts
12. geofftech - Father Collins (5) = 38pts
13. Jamesthegill - Hove Promenade (2) = 32pts
14. Andi - Mountbatten School (3) = 30pts
15. Matthewcook18 - Walthamstow (3) = 26pts
16. nozzacook - Heartlands (2) = 22pts (22pts)
17. Dudey - Whitstable (1) = 22pts (18pts)

Round two runs throughout May, with 16 runners being whittled down to 8 at the end of the month.
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Re: Tube Challenge Parkrun World Cup II (Scrabble)

Post by Soup Dragon » 07 May 2019, 10:36

Round two scores after 4th May

1. Soup Dragon - Littlehampton Prom (8) = 84pts
2. Drain Brain - Mountbatten School (8) = 78pts
3. Iain - Hanworth (9) = 63pts
4. Nozzacook - Hearthlands (9) = 54pts
5. Andi - Hanworth (8) = 51pts
6. Das - Harrow Lodge (6) = 46pts
7. Going Underground - Hanworth (6) = 42pts
8. The Raven - Bournemouth (5) = 36pts

9. Geofftech - Victoria Dock (4) = 34pts
10. Tractakid - Hafan Pwllheli (1) = 31pts
11. xcooler123 - Henley Wood (2) = 28pts
12. scrxisi - Southwark (3) = 21pts
13. = Rhys1995, A2, Jamesthegill, Matthewcook18

Some big scores this week, the Top 8 will qualify for the next round, but there are still 3 chances left to score points this month.
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Post by Soup Dragon » 14 May 2019, 08:18

Round two scores after 11th May

1. Soup Dragon - Littlehampton Prom (8) = 84pts
2. Drain Brain - Mountbatten School (8) = 78pts
3. Iain - Hanworth (9) = 63pts
3. The Raven - Bournemouth (9) = 63pts
5. Nozzacook - Hearthlands (9) = 54pts
6. Andi - Hanworth (8) = 51pts
7. Das - Harrow Lodge (6) = 46pts
8. Going Underground - Hanworth (6) = 42pts

9. Matthewcook18 - Heartlands (6) = 36pts
10. Geofftech - Victoria Dock (4) = 34pts
11. Tractakid - Hafan Pwllheli (1) = 31pts
12. xcooler123 - Henley Wood (2) = 28pts
13. scrxisi - Southwark (3) = 21pts
14. = Rhys1995, A2, Jamesthegill

Only The Raven improved his score this week, and Matthewcook18 had his first run of the month.
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Post by dstock17 » 14 May 2019, 17:41

Soup Dragon wrote:
14 May 2019, 08:18
Round two scores after 11th May

1. Soup Dragon - Littlehampton Prom (8) = 84pts
2. Drain Brain - Mountbatten School (8) = 78pts
3. Iain - Hanworth (9) = 63pts
3. The Raven - Bournemouth (9) = 63pts
5. Nozzacook - Hearthlands (9) = 54pts
6. Andi - Hanworth (8) = 51pts
7. Das - Harrow Lodge (6) = 46pts
8. Going Underground - Hanworth (6) = 42pts

9. Matthewcook18 - Heartlands (6) = 36pts
10. Geofftech - Victoria Dock (4) = 34pts
11. Tractakid - Hafan Pwllheli (1) = 31pts
12. xcooler123 - Henley Wood (2) = 28pts
13. scrxisi - Southwark (3) = 21pts
14. = Rhys1995, A2, Jamesthegill

Only The Raven improved his score this week, and Matthewcook18 had his first run of the month.
Am I confused isn't this a re hash of last week
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Post by Iain » 14 May 2019, 19:14

Looks like it!
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Re: Tube Challenge Parkrun World Cup II (Scrabble)

Post by Soup Dragon » 15 May 2019, 07:39

dstock17 wrote:
14 May 2019, 17:41
Soup Dragon wrote:
14 May 2019, 08:18
Round two scores after 11th May

1. Soup Dragon - Littlehampton Prom (8) = 84pts
2. Drain Brain - Mountbatten School (8) = 78pts
3. Iain - Hanworth (9) = 63pts
3. The Raven - Bournemouth (9) = 63pts
5. Nozzacook - Hearthlands (9) = 54pts
6. Andi - Hanworth (8) = 51pts
7. Das - Harrow Lodge (6) = 46pts
8. Going Underground - Hanworth (6) = 42pts

9. Matthewcook18 - Heartlands (6) = 36pts
10. Geofftech - Victoria Dock (4) = 34pts
11. Tractakid - Hafan Pwllheli (1) = 31pts
12. xcooler123 - Henley Wood (2) = 28pts
13. scrxisi - Southwark (3) = 21pts
14. = Rhys1995, A2, Jamesthegill

Only The Raven improved his score this week, and Matthewcook18 had his first run of the month.
Am I confused isn't this a re hash of last week
Don't forget that each round lasts one month, so you have 4 or 5 chances to get your best score.
Only The Raven improved on his score from last week, and the only other change is that Matthewcook18 had his first run of the month.
As things stand those in position 1-8 will go through unless anyone in position 9-16 can score 42 points or more in the next two weeks.
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Post by dstock17 » 16 May 2019, 20:52

Yes but the results are the same I went to east Grinstead for example?
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Post by crypto » 16 May 2019, 22:05

...which is 14 points, x2 for a time ending in 5. 28 < 51. Hence, no improvement.

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Post by Soup Dragon » 17 May 2019, 08:59

crypto wrote:
16 May 2019, 22:05
...which is 14 points, x2 for a time ending in 5. 28 < 51. Hence, no improvement.
Exactly :D
So unless you beat 51 in the next two weeks, then that will be your best score of the round.
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Post by Soup Dragon » 20 May 2019, 15:16

Round two scores after 18th May

1. Soup Dragon - Littlehampton Prom (8) = 84pts
2. Drain Brain - Mountbatten School (8) = 78pts
3. Iain - Hanworth (9) = 63pts
3. The Raven - Bournemouth (9) = 63pts
5. Das - Yeovil Montacute (6) = 58pts
6. Nozzacook - Hearthlands (9) = 54pts
7. Andi - Hanworth (8) = 51pts
7. Geofftech - Westmill (9) = 51pts

9. Going Underground - Hanworth (6) = 42pts
10. Matthewcook18 - Heartlands (6) = 36pts
11. Jamesthegill - Lancing Beach Green (3) = 33pts
12. Tractakid - Hafan Pwllheli (1) = 31pts
13. xcooler123 - Henley Wood (2) = 28pts
14. scrxisi - Southwark (3) = 21pts
15. = Rhys1995, A2

Das improves his score and moves up to 5th place, Geofftech moves into the top 8 with Going Underground now slipping into the non-qualifying places.
Jamesthegill makes his first run of the month but it's only good enough for 11th spot.
Just one more week left in this round to secure a top 8 spot and move on to the next round!
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