Since the 1998 season we have been recording results into a league system spreadsheet which is based on that used by John Horton in his result sheets but with a few enhancements as follows :-
One point will be awarded for each team that competes at a competition.
The following table shows the basic point allocation due to placement at a competition :-
Entries 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1st Place 1 1 2 3 3 4 5 6 2nd Place 1 2 2 3 4 5 3rd Place 1 1 2 3 4 4th Place 1 2 3 5th Place 1 2 6th Place 1
In addition, if a final is flown, then each team that takes part in the final (actualy leaves the ground) will be allocated one point and a further point will be allocated to each team that completes the 200 laps. This is to encourage the completion of a competition correctly via a 200 lap final in preference to events being decided on the basis of the best heat time.
A point will be given to any team that records a "personal best" on this day with one extra point being given to the team that records the "greatest improvement of heat time" during the day. I know that this is going to give me a head-ache but will help ensure that we keep accurate records of all times. I understand that the calculation of improvement must be scaled against the actual time improved from and thus propose to use the following formula :-
(previous best - new best) / (previous best - 3:00)
There must be an improvement for this point to be allocated - ie :- we will not give a point for the person with the least worse case where no-one improves on their best ever time. I will build up a table of "best times" and display this below. (note :- 2 ups count in this formula as it is self balancing)
For any new pairing a previous best of 4:00 will be assumed (this is the maximum allowed for previous best time) thus making sub 4 mins being required for obtaining improvement points.
For international events any British Teams will be considered as competing against each other and the same rules will apply - Therefore there must be 3 or more British entrants for placement points to be awarded.
There will be a trophy presented for the winner of this league each year and It is hoped to get this approved as an official BMFA event with associated trophy and dinner ticket.
The 1998 League Results
The 1999 League Results
The 2000 League Results
The 2001 League Results
The 2002 League Results
The 2003 League Results