Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Millenium Cup Scrabble Stats

I had set myself several goals prior to this competition:
1) Win 50% of my games
Failed. I won 6 games out of 15 excluding the bye, equivalent to 40% of the games.

2) Come in top half of the competition
Failed. I came in 9th out of 11 players. Need to win at least 3 more games to be 5th.

3) Score more bingos than phoneys
Yeah! Met this goal!

Here are the statistics:

Bingos = 16
RETAINER(62) GLISTEN(67) OUTLEARN(68) RATIONED(68) REAGENT(68) TAURINE(69) MOSAICS(74) CANTERS(75) MORALES(76) TAINTED(76) GRACIEST* (86) MALTERS*(90) VAINEST(90) EQUATES(91) EQUATOR(91) DEFECATE(98)

Unchallenged Phoneys = 5
FELDS* GEEL* GRACIEST* MALTERS* YROW*

Challenged Phoneys = 9
COITER* KES* MAB* MIU* NAZAL* PINTIER* POE* QUITER* THOR*

Bingo to Phoney ratio = 16:14 = 1.14 > 1.0

8 comments:

Telepath said...

Chew Chuah reads this blog so I'll write it here for both of you.

The field in B is rather strong, with the top few realistically belonging to A, so don't worry about not meeting goals #1 and #2. Even though you have achieved your stated Goal #3, 14 phonies (even if 5 went unchallenged) is not exactly something to be proud of :P

Spend about 20min every night just looking at your 3s and 4s, does not have to be any order or list. This should give you a good enough foundation for the next tournament.

Your goal for 3L: NO phonies played and 100% challenged against opponents

Your goal for 4L: No more than 0.5 phonies played per game, and 75% phonies challenged against opponents.

Anonymous said...

Eek. How strict!

Oh dear. This reminds me I have to be more careful about the short phonies myself.

jkqxz said...

Thanks for the advice! I know my goal #3 is a bit laxed. :P

Thought that I should be quite familiar with the 3s by now, but still making silly mistakes. Totally not familiar with the 4s now, except for some common hooks. Will make it a point to study it when I have the time.

jkqxz said...

Realised that I didn't meet goal 3 after all. :( Found two more unchallenged phoneys on close examination: TOK*, NUM*.

My goal for my next tournament will be

a) > 1 bingo per game
b) < 0.5 phoney per game

Telepath said...

You should scrap goal a, it may cause you to overlook better plays simply to preserve a good leave.

I won't go into statistics, cos thats absolute bullshit, but at lower levels cooking bingos is generally not fruitful. You will do very well just knowing the high probabilities and scoring consistently.

aspiresg said...

Next tournament will be JGCC Mini. It is now a "rated" tourney. I believe more pple will take part.

Are you participating?

jkqxz said...

Not sure yet. See my mood by then.

aspiresg said...

Huh? OK!