Chattahoochee Cougar Classic

2015 — GA/US
Subject: Chattahoochee Cougar Classic Varsity Policy Prefs Open
Sender Bill Batterman
Recipients Schools registered for Chattahoochee Cougar Classic with entries in: Varsity Policy
Date Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 9:52 AM

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Hi all,

The pref sheet for the Cougar Classic is now open on Tabroom. It is due on Friday at 2PM Eastern. Hopefully we will not need to make any changes, but I will email if any additional judges need to be rated. If you notice any issues, please let me know.

The pref sheet is a 9-tier system with relatively small category sizes (10% of the pool must be 1, 10% must be 2, etc.). Quotas are by round, not by judge (so judges in for 6 rounds are worth 6 units while judges in for 1 round are worth only 1 unit). The categories "trickle down" so that if you assign more than the required units to category 1, you need less units for category 2. Please enter conflicts separately and assign leftover judges 8. You can strike 10% of the pool (category 9). 

The reason for the larger number of categories is that it creates better mutuality. Instead of requiring 30% of the pool to be 1, this system requires 10% to be 1, 10% to be 2, and 10% to be 3 (etc.). A 1-1, 2-2, or 3-3 matchup is much more meaningful in this system than a 1-1 matchup would be in the "normal" system. If you'd prefer to make it easier, you can still assign 30% of the pool 1, 30% of the pool 4, etc. But this system provides a little more flexibility to maximize mutuality.

Let me know if you have any questions.

See you on Friday,

Bill Batterman

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Schools registered for Chattahoochee Cougar Classic with entries in: Varsity Policy