Re: [SCA-Archery] Grand Archery Tournament
- I'm a bit confused about the ranking order on the current list, according to it's system, I'm actually ranked higher than an Archos in my local area, and his scores are much higher than mine, by any comparison. Is this just because the system is getting ironed out, or am I missing something critical in the formula?- In Service,Lord Iurii Levchenich, Junior TAMDeputy to the Honorable Lady Johanna Trewpeny, Adiantum Archery MarshalArcuarius to Gawin of Kevelioc
From: James Koch <alchem@...>
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 7:40 PM
Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Grand Archery Tournament
To All Members Of The SCA Archery Community,
Over the past year Sir Jon, Jonathas, and I, with help from various consultants, have been developing and testing a new system for recording and comparing tournament and seasonal challenge scores. We have chosen to call this system the Grand Archery Tournament, or GAT for short. Once perfected, the GAT will allow archer's scores based on their standings relative to other competitors to be compared and ranked. An initial version of this system is now up and running. To get the ball rolling we have populated the scores pages with results from recent IKACs and seasonal archery challenges. The available rankings are incomplete. Do not be surprised if your scores are not yet represented. This is a work in progress. As more Grand Archery Tournaments are held, more shooters will be represented and the rankings will more accurately represent archery in the SCA. The GAT rules and scores pages may be viewed at
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please post them.
Jim Koch "Gladius The Alchemist"
- JonathasHey, be happy and brag about the accomplishment! YOU are ranked higher then the Archos!!! As I said to one of my local archers, "Right now you are the best handbow shooter in the entire SCA!!! Based on the current SSAC anyway." Which was a true statement, since she had submitted the only handbow score at that point. Enjoy it while it lasts!Iurii,To answer your question, yes the system is working properly you are currently ranked higher then the Archos, but then currently the system does not have the full picture.
Don't forget that right now the GAT is based on a *VERY* limited data set, that is only the SSACs and IKACs. If you shot all of these and the Archos in question only shot one of them, then yes in the GAT you would rank higher, as you have been more active in shooting. Now once you both have 5 shoots, if the Archos does better in those shoots then he will rank higher then you. Here in lies one of the BIG differences between the RR rankings that everyone is used to and the GAT. In the RR you do not have a rank (aka average) at all until you have 3 scores, with the GAT as soon as you have one score you have a rank although it is not all that it could be since it is truly based on 5 scores. This was choosen to encourage people to shoot more, yet not allow someone who enters absolutely everything yet does very poorly to come out on top. A decent active archer should enter at least 5 events a year, especially with the SSAC and IKAC filling in the gaps, and if they enter more events then only the best five are used.
On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 3:38 PM, Chris Ivins <yuriilev@...> wrote:I'm a bit confused about the ranking order on the current list, according to it's system, I'm actually ranked higher than an Archos in my local area, and his scores are much higher than mine, by any comparison. Is this just because the system is getting ironed out, or am I missing something critical in the formula?- In Service,Lord Iurii Levchenich, Junior TAMDeputy to the Honorable Lady Johanna Trewpeny, Adiantum Archery MarshalArcuarius to Gawin of Kevelioc