Originally Posted by Pizzel
I have been playing with the data Jordan provided earlier in this thread. It looks to me like we may want to consider a progressive system in weighting ratings. By progressive I mean increasing the weight of a players existing rating each time they play a round:
((PDGA Rating X 4) + Round 1 Rating) / 5 = New Rating
((New Rating X 5) + Round 2 Rating) / 6 = Newer Rating
((Newer Rating X 6) + Round 3 Rating) / 7 = Newest Rating
This will take a little extra work in tracking, but I would be willing to help out.
Yo Jordan.....I will get you a copy of my Excel sheet later today.
That is an interesting idea, but wouldn't the change in the ratings be minimal after half way through the season?
And while you may be looking at it as coming from a current PDGA member with a rating that's been determined by many PDGA rounds, your rating may be very accurate and weighting should be used. But many players in TDG don't fall into that category, and I'd rather come up with the best system to adjust ratings for players with no PDGA rating than worry about what happens to the PDGA members who will have their base rating changed with the next ratings update.
If we are going to up the complexity of the ratings, then I'd rather implement a system where you get less benefit from a round played below your rating than penalty for a round played above your rating...