Monday, April 6, 2015

Discussion: Move Selection

After every competition we have reviewed what happened and strived to incorporate any possible improvements into future events. Previously, this was done informally, but I think the process can be improved by opening the discussion to everyone. This discussion will have three parts:
  • First is move selection (i.e., what moves will be in the competition) and finger selection (i.e., should we add monos.)
  • Second is the proxy system (i.e., what moves give credit for other moves.)
  • Third is scoring (i.e., how many points for each move.)
We will tackle these in order, moving on after each stage is finalized. Please hold proxy and scoring related comments until they are addressed in future posts.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Results: Lord of the Rungs 2015

Lapen. That would have to be the defining term for this year's competition. Steve "Wolverine" Lapen blew away previous first place scores in his first competition appearance. His wife Deanna (aka "Dee") finished second, almost beating now three time champion Andree Areno. Dee managed all the 2-finger combinations to 5 (1:2-5, 1:3-5, 1:4-5) forcing Andree to pursue her. But as an experienced Santa Barbara campuser, Andree managed 1:2-5 and 1:3-5 2-fingered as well as the 4-finger stack 1:2-5-6-9 for the narrow victory.