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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by Rodger » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:49 pm

The 2017 ranking is updated with the 14 Feb results: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... 1935085100
As usual, half points are awarded for the one day challenge: 50 for participation + a maximum of 50 for the result (51- boat number).
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by Rodger » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:24 pm

February update

All-time debuts: Teri ZM (in the Carole McNally's Memorial)
Jubilee: Jonathan Victory's 25th
Return of a prodigal son: Petr Oliva (first since Nov '13)

Updated list for 2017: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... 1935085100
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by plummy » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:25 pm

Petr Oliva - legend. He was there at my first BIRC at the NIA in Birmingham. He travelled by coach from the Czech Republic and avoided eating almost anything for about 24 hours as he was so worried about making weight. He raced an incredible time (6:40 something I think) and came about 4th but never appeared back at FS home base in the crowd after having looked very "ill"after his race. Our wonderment turned to concern when over the tannoy came the request "Does anyone in the audience speak Czechoslovakian?" ....
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by jolo » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:44 am

Welcome back Petr! I noticed we were crisscrossing on the meterboad for awhile then he took off :fsbgrin:
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by strider77 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:45 am

Plummy wrote:- Petr Oliva - legend. He was there at my first BIRC at the NIA in Birmingham. He travelled by coach from the Czech Republic and avoided eating almost anything for about 24 hours as he was so worried about making weight. He raced an incredible time (6:40 something I think) and came about 4th but never appeared back at FS home base in the crowd after having looked very "ill"after his race. Our wonderment turned to concern when over the tannoy came the request "Does anyone in the audience speak Czechoslovakian?" ....
Thanks Dave, really great to hear from our old friend Petr Oliva again :)

I seem to remember something similar happening to Mikkel Ellesøe Hansen at BIRC in 2008 :shock:

Whatever happened to Attila Karpati, Boris Bossi, Judit Nagy ?
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by Wolfmiester » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:04 pm

Hey, Petr! Welcome back.
I also remember that day, it was very worrying for a while. Total commitment that!
I remember the beers afterwards too :-)
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by Rodger » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:54 am

March update
All-time debuts: Juliet Hume, Kev Russell. Welcome! :fsgrin:
Jubilee: Steve Smith (125) =D>

Updated ranking list for 2017: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... 1935085100

Edit: updated for the April's Fools.
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by Rodger » Tue May 02, 2017 2:12 pm

April update
No debuts, no jubilees (multiples of 25).

Updated ranking list for 2017: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... 1935085100

I'm forced to quit rowing indefinitely, but will keep the leaderboard updated at least until the end of the year.
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by strider77 » Tue May 02, 2017 3:37 pm

Thank you for doing such an excellent job on this Rodger and I wish you all the very best sorting out your shoulder issues. :D
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by Liefcat » Wed May 03, 2017 1:09 am

strider77 wrote:Thank you for doing such an excellent job on this Rodger and I wish you all the very best sorting out your shoulder issues. :D
Hear, hear :!: Solid job :!: =D> =D> And nice solution to the April´s Fool complexities... :fswink:
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by Rodger » Wed May 03, 2017 8:26 am

Thanks Alan and Erik!

By the way, I noticed that last month's participation was the lowest in years (since August 2013). I'm not sure why that was.

As for the April's Fools: Dougie has deleted the challenge from the CTC database now. I feel that, even if it was only a bit of fun, it still was something the online rowing community did together, so it should stay up there. Unless people strongly object, I'm leaving it on the 2017 leaderboard as well as in the all-time database that I use to count our participation numbers over the years.
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by Paul Victory » Wed May 03, 2017 10:04 am

Thanks Rodger

I hope you get your shoulder sorted and are able to start erging again at some stage in the future. In the meantime, thanks for keeping this table updated.

I agree that the April Fool's challenge should be included - even though it means that I'm even further down the table than I would be if it wasn't included. :lol:

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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by Liefcat » Wed May 03, 2017 10:28 am

Yes, agree that the April´s Fool Fish Game should be included (in "our" Leaderboad), as for honouring those who did it, and at the same time that the points given should be very minimalistic, because of the surprise effect and a certain level of confusion, so not everyone had the chance to get a score... So once again, very nice solution, Rodger, IMO :!: :fssmile:
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by Wolfmiester » Tue May 09, 2017 5:04 pm

good luck with the shoulder Rodger
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by Rodger » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:06 pm

May update

All-time debuts: none.
Jubilees: Paul Victory (125) =D> and Amanda Behrendt (25). =D>
Returns of prodigal sons and daughters: Paul Gould (back since Dec. '13), Emma Pettitt (Aug. '14), Gregor Andrews (Sep. '14). :fsgrin:

Updated ranking list for 2017: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... 1935085100

There were more than 100 boats this month, which messes up the scoring system. Instead of changing the system half way through the year to accommodate this (as I did in 2015 when this also happened) I leave the scoring unchanged now. Except, now there is a minimum of 100 points. This means that rowers in FS boat VI (boat 107) get the same number of points as the three rowers in an non-floating boat: 100. I hope no one will violently oppose this. :)
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by Paul Victory » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:30 pm

Thanks Roger. Can I suggest a relatively simple adjustment?

In months where there are more than 100 boats floated, increase the points for each floating boat by the excess over 100. Using this approach would add 16 points to each of the floated boats last month and those in FSVI would therefore get 110 points, and so on.

Having said this, I've no particular axe to grind, so it's entirely up to you how you want to handle it.
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by Gregor Andrews » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:35 am

Rodger wrote:May update

All-time debuts: none.
Jubilees: Paul Victory (125) =D> and Amanda Behrendt (25). =D>
Returns of prodigal sons and daughters: Paul Gould (back since Dec. '13), Emma Pettitt (Aug. '14), Gregor Andrews (Sep. '14). :fsgrin:
Cheers for all the info Roger.

I just can't believe it's been so long since my last CTC attempt. :oops:
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by Rodger » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:43 am

Paul Victory wrote:
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Thanks Roger. Can I suggest a relatively simple adjustment?

In months where there are more than 100 boats floated, increase the points for each floating boat by the excess over 100. Using this approach would add 16 points to each of the floated boats last month and those in FSVI would therefore get 110 points, and so on.

Having said this, I've no particular axe to grind, so it's entirely up to you how you want to handle it.
I considered that option. What I don't like about it, is that it makes the scores across months no longer comparable. Some months' CTCs will then have higher worth than other months' CTCs. That was the reason I chose the current scoring system for this list in the first place, instead of counting down from the total number of boats.
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by Liefcat » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:56 am

Gregor Andrews wrote:
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:35 am
Rodger wrote:May update

All-time debuts: none.
Jubilees: Paul Victory (125) =D> and Amanda Behrendt (25). =D>
Returns of prodigal sons and daughters: Paul Gould (back since Dec. '13), Emma Pettitt (Aug. '14), Gregor Andrews (Sep. '14). :fsgrin:
Cheers for all the info Roger.

I just can't believe it's been so long since my last CTC attempt. :oops:
Of course, huge welcome back to all three of you :!: :fssmile: :fssmile: :fssmile:

Yeah, it´s funny how time seems to have flown (flown?? - this is a word I don´t use everyday) these past 3-4 years :!: :-k
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by Rodger » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:01 pm

June update

All-time FS debuts: FSR Ralf Achenbach, Anthony Vail, calalli and Richard Morrice. Welcome to all! :fsgrin:
Jubilees: Emma Pettitt (25) :)

Updated ranking list for 2017: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... 1935085100
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by strider77 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:02 am

Thanks for this Rodger, its really good of you to do it. I hope you are well.

I derive great pleasure from my inexorable slide down the table year after year :lol:
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by Rodger » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:21 pm

July update:

All-time debuts: none this month.
Round numbers: David Plumb (140 CTCs) ^O^ , Felton Humble (40), Gregor Andrews (30).
Return of a prodigal son: Damon Cripps, formerly also known as "Hammergod", first CTC since March 2014. :fsgrin:

The 2017 ranking has a new leader. :!: Find out who it is: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... 1935085100
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by Caratacus » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:09 am

Rodger, I think I've only done 39 unless you count the fish game which was just a little joke and has now been removed from the site. Anyway, thanks for keeping the records, very interesting as usual
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by Ian Bee » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:33 am

Thanks Rodger.
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Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Post by Rodger » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:21 am

Caratacus wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:09 am
Rodger, I think I've only done 39 unless you count the fish game which was just a little joke and has now been removed from the site. Anyway, thanks for keeping the records, very interesting as usual
Yes, I have counted the fish game. It was a one day challenge like we sometimes have.
Alright it was a joke, but participating is still contributing to the community. So i don't see why it shouldn't count (in terms of participation). And it's part of the CTC history now. For those reasons I would have kept it on the CTC site as well.
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