Middle-earth CCG official ranking system, by Chraig 'Ichabod' O'Brien, for I.C.E.

The System

Winning / losing

The pool

At the start of the tournament each player donates 10 ranking points to the pool.
At the end of the tournament the points in the pool are distributed according to the table at the next sheet, based on each players final standing.
All final standings are important, so try to break all ties using the tie braking rules.
Dropouts do not get ranking points from the pool (as they do not achieve a final standing); this may cause some RP's to be lost (not redistributed).

First ranking

The first time a player is ranked he / she starts with 500 points, plus 20% of his / her points over 500 (if any) in the final ranking of the previous season.
Only points over 500 are taken into account, a player never starts a season at less than 500 points.
After the first ranking the changes in RP's are added to the players previous RP total.

Examples

Alex played in a 15 player tournament and ended up 2nd with 3 wins and one loss. His previous ranking is 521. His new ranking is: 521 + 3 - 1 - 10 + 24 = 537 (previous ranking + wins - losses -10 RP's for the pool + 24 RP's for 2nd place in a 15 player tournament (from the table) = 537)

Eve played in a 23 player tournament, she won twice and lost twice and ended up in 14th place. She has not been ranked yet this season. Last season her final ranking was 486. Her new ranking is: 500 + 2 - 2 - 10 + 10 = 500

Phil played in a 10 player tournament. He won the first round but lost the second and dropped out after that. His previous ranking is 495. His new ranking: 495 + 1 - 1 - 10 + 0 = 485

Note that Phil does not get a final standing and therefore no RP's from the pool, even though he might have more tournament points then the players ending in 8th and 9th place. Phil may have dropped out, but the tournament is still ranked as a ten player tournament

Olivia played in a 26 player tournament, she won three times, lost twice and ended up in 5th place. She has not yet been ranked this season. Her final ranking last season was 526. Her new ranking: 500 + 5 + 3 - 2 - 10 + 16 = 512

Ranking Table
#players in the tournament # points in the pool
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
11th 12th 13th 14th 15th
16th 17th 18th 19th 20th
21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th
26th 27th 28th 29th 30th
2 20
10 10

































3 30
13 11 6
































4 40
16 13 7 4































5 50
20 14 10 6 0





































































6 60
21 15 10 10 4
0




























7 70
22 17 13 10 6
2 0



























8 80
23 17 13 10 10
5 2 0


























9 90
24 19 15 12 10
6 3 1 0

























10 100
25 20 16 13 10
10 5 1 0 0































































11 110
26 20 16 13 11
10 8 5 1 0
0






















12 120
27 22 17 13 11
10 10 6 3 1
0 0





















13 130
29 23 18 14 12
11 10 7 3 2
1 0 0




















14 140
30 24 19 15 12
11 10 10 4 3
1 1 0 0



















15 150
30 24 19 15 12
11 10 10 10 5
3 1 0 0 0

























































16 160
31 24 19 15 12
11 10 10 10 10
5 2 1 0 0
0
















17 170
31 25 20 16 13
11 11 10 10 10
6 4 2 1 0
0 0















18 180
32 26 21 17 14
11 11 10 10 10
10 4 2 1 1
0 0 0














19 190
32 26 21 17 14
12 11 11 10 10
10 6 4 3 2
1 0 0 0













20 200
33 26 21 17 14
12 11 11 10 10
10 10 7 4 3
1 0 0 0 0



















































21 210
33 27 22 18 15
13 12 11 10 10
10 10 10 4 3
1 1 0 0 0
0










22 220
33 27 22 18 15
13 12 11 11 10
10 10 10 6 5
4 2 1 0 0
0 0









23 230
34 27 22 18 15
13 12 11 11 10
10 10 10 10 6
5 3 2 1 0
0 0 0








24 240
34 28 23 19 16
14 13 12 11 11
10 10 10 10 7
5 3 2 1 1
0 0 0 0







25 250
34 28 23 19 16
14 13 12 11 11
10 10 10 10 10
8 5 3 2 1
0 0 0 0 0













































26 260
35 28 23 19 16
14 13 12 11 11
10 10 10 10 10
10 8 4 3 2
1 0 0 0 0
0




27 270
35 29 24 20 17
15 14 13 12 11
11 10 10 10 10
10 8 4 3 2
1 1 0 0 0
0 0



28 280
35 29 24 20 17
15 14 13 12 11
11 10 10 10 10
10 10 8 4 3
2 1 1 0 0
0 0 0


29 290
36 29 24 20 17
15 14 13 12 11
11 11 10 10 10
10 10 9 6 5
3 2 1 1 0
0 0 0 0

30 300
36 30 25 21 18
16 15 14 13 12
11 11 10 10 10
10 10 10 6 5
3 2 1 1 0
0 0 0 0 0

The Ichabodformula (used in 1999)

Every player starts with 150 Rankingpoints (RP). The winners Tournamentpoints (TP) (7,6,5,4,3,5) will be added with the winners RP and subtracted from the losers RP. Then they will be modified like this:

* for every 10 RP the winner has more than the loser, 1 point will be subtracted from the winners TP (at the end minimum of 1 TP).

* for every 10 RP the loser has less than the winner, 1 point will be added to the losers TP (maximum of 10).

This way, the winner will gain 1 through 10 Rankingpoints and the loser will lose 1 through 10 Rankingpoints. The RP will stay the same during the tournament!

 

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