PinewoodPerformance wrote:what is a simple CPN chart? I would be willing to look at it, but I want everyone to see the clear winner by who wins and not a bunch of numbers, if that makes sense, in a double elimination if you win, and you continue to win, then you win, how is this not fair?
"CPN" (Complementary Perfect N) is one type of Young&Pope chart. In addition to full lane and opponent equality, CPN charts have all lane matchups repeated with cars reversed ... Rather like a double round robin match.
The biggest benefit is that CPN helps negate the effect of lane differences while maintaining head-to-head racing.
Are you concerned with "Fair" or with "Accurate"? Properly conducted, double elimination can be very "fair". As lane differences increase, the results from double elimination more closely approach the "accuracy" of random chance, i.e. flip of a fair coin for lane assignment. Even the complicated "best 2 out of 3 heats" at each step in a DE reduce to chance if the lane differences exceed the car differences. So, yes, DE is (can be) fair, but it can hide its lack of accuracy in the random lane assignments.
My preference is first to be absolutely fair to every competitor, i.e. results determined by the Cub (his skill in staging the car), the car (its ability to run quickly down the track), and chance (randomness). and not by any arbitrary decisions by track officials. Better yet, the method choice should be fair and accurate
, i.e. results determined by the Cub and the car, and not by chance or any arbitrary decisions by track officials.
Oops! Soapbox mode off!