links to current rankings and ratings from the new system
as at Sunday, 14 April 2019
links to previous rankings and ratings from the new system
as at Sunday, 17 March 2019
changes to the ratings system in 2017 and 2019
In 2015-16, I reviewed the 1999 ratings system, recommended changes, had these changes adopted, and implemented the new system for 2017. Here are: the two reports analysing the old system and recommending the new system; and a description of the calculations that are carried out in the new system.
In late 2018 / early 2019, a group of New Zealand Scrabble players, including myself, undertook the review of the 2017 changes that I recommended in my report above. Here is: our final report, which was adopted on 26/1/2019; and the code for the current implementation of both the 2017 and 2019 systems.
Words utility program
Anagrams, superstrings, substrings, supersets, subsets, ‘Judge’ feature, Regular Expression search, ‘Word Show’ study aid, Quiz study aid, Mastermind-style word game.
old tournament scoring program
There are two .dmg’s available for download - T-Score 1.4.4 compiled for i) PPC Macs or ii) Intel Macs. The PPC version hasn’t been tested as I no longer have easy access to a PPC-based machine (or even one running Rosetta). This is the last update to the old version of T-Score - the old IDE no longer supports current machines.
new tournament scoring program
I have just started working on a Rails implementation of a tournament scoring program. It’s on Github as nztscore, but not much to see as of yet. This will probably go on the back burner now that there is a more urgent need for an updated Mac version (and a Windows version). (I.e. I will probably start work on an all-new version of the tournament scoring program using the current version of Xojo rather than Rails.)