[BLML] Victory Point Scales (was RE: Nike [SEC=UNOFFICIAL])

Gordon Rainsford gordonrainsford at btinternet.com
Fri Nov 22 09:49:01 CET 2013


The new scale came about because the old one was so bad, which means 
that a return to that scale would not be a good idea. Better would be to 
have a fourth option - use the new discrete scale just introduced.

Gordon Rainsford

On 21/11/2013 16:54, Jim Fox wrote:
>
> Option 3 seems inconceivable considering how much it could change 
> basic tactics and strategies.
>
> Choice of Options 1 and 2 -- Who really cares much?
>
> Mmbridge
>
> *From:*blml-bounces at rtflb.org [mailto:blml-bounces at rtflb.org] *On 
> Behalf Of *Richard HILLS
> *Sent:* 11/20/2013 8:00 PM
> *To:* Laws Bridge
> *Subject:* [BLML] Nike [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]
>
> UNOFFICIAL
>
> /Nonnus, Dionysiaca 2. 205 ff (trans. Rouse) (Greek epic C5th A.D.) :/
>
> "[When the monster Typhoeus laid siege to Olympos, all the gods except
>
> for Zeus fled:] Zeus was alone, when Nike (Victory) came to comfort him,
>
> scoring the high paths of the air with her shoe."
>
> Because of a mixed reception to the new WBF decimalised Victory Point
>
> scale, the WBF is conducting a survey of international players (I am not
>
> even close to international standard, but an internationalist friend 
> kindly
>
> emailed me the link).
>
> The three possible Victory Point scales surveyed by the WBF are:
>
> (1) revert to the old 25-0 Victory Point scale, or
>
> (2) maintain the current decimalised Victory Point scale, or
>
> (3) adopt a +50 / -50 Victory Point scale, where 1 imp = 1 VP up to a
>
> ceiling of plus or minus 50 imps. For psychological / euphemistic reasons
>
> negative VPs will be avoided, thus a 100-0 Victory Point scale, so a match
>
> ending in an exact tie will give each team 50 VPs.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Richard
>
> UNOFFICIAL
>
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