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08/26/2009 07:41:27 PM · #1
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I have been thinking about doing this for a while, but only recently worked out the scoring and the rules. What I would like to propose is a golf style tournament for DPC. Hopefully there will be enough people interested in this to give it go.

Here is how it will work:

Rules:
9 weeks of Open Challenges
Score will be based on your percentile finish, not on the average attained by your photo.
Handicap determined by the average percentile finish of your last ten challenges.
Every 5% improvement in your finish compared to your handicap scores as -1.0
Every 5% reduction in your finish compared to your handicap scores as +1.0

For example:
If in my last ten challenge entries, my average percentile finish is 70%, 70 is my handicap.
After the first hole, if my finish in the challenge is 25th out of 100, I am in the 75th percentile, a 5% improvement on my handicap. I score -1.0 for the hole.

After 9 holes, the lowest score wins.

Extra Rules:
Users with 4-10 challenges will have a handicap of the average of however many challenges they have entered so far.
Users with 0-3 challenges entered will start with a handicap of 50%, but the handicap will be revised after their first 4 challenges.
All users have two mulligans (you can scrap your worst two scores after the 9 holes are done, or you can miss up to two challenges without it hurting your score).
If you miss more than two challenges, the percentile score entered will be 0%.

Start Date:
The first hole will be for the challenges announced at midnight on September 8th, and submitted on September 15th, and will continue for each round of open challenges for 9 weeks until the tournament is done.

Here is a look at the DPC Open Leaderboard, to give you a peek at how the scoring could look after 9 weeks. Huge thanks to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jeger to hosting the leaderboard.

So, how about it, are you up for a round of PhotoGolf?

I almost forgot, here are the prizes:
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We are currently at 77 participants. Here are the golfers so far, and their handicaps:
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' VitaminB - 74.2
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jeger - 67.6
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' bergiekat - 40.6
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' tfarrell23 - 68.2
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' aprudhomme - 46.2
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Ecce Signum - 71.1
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' SoulMan1978 - 49.7
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' BeefnCheez - 44.0
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' vlado - 48.6
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' pamelasue - 59.9
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' aplomb76 - 57.5
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' pwarmuz - 56.2
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Carlo21 - 72.8
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' david_c - 73.4
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Budya - 82.4
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/811.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/811.gif', '/') + 1) . ' karmat - 40.9
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' davidw - 45.0
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' sempermarine - 78.3
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' dougi555 - 84.8
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' basssman7 - 66.1
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' bspurgeon - 76.7
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ericwoo - 60.0
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' paulbtlw - 55.9
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jdannels - 79.1
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' kingskingdom - 75.5
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' dswann - 83.3
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Lutchenko - 73.1
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Connor - 61.3
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' keriboi - 48.7
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' andrewt - 81.0
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' colorcarnival - 57.9
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' eyewave - 80.7
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' bubeltrubel - 71.6
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' LydiaToo - 65.5
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Trumpeteer4 - 61.4
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Jdroullard - 46.3
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' sfmorris - 46.8
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' karenk - 64.7
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' cryan - 51.4
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Hot_Pixel - 56.6
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Bear_Music - 48.9
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jotaga - 63.6
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' soon - 60.5
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' eva2k0 - 71.5
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' crik - 44.6
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jomerner - 43.2
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' hajeka - 43.5
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Nitrox - 70.0 (will be updated once you reach 4 challenges)
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' vawendy - 67.8
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Five_Seat - 62.2
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' danculwell - 35.2
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/1031.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/1031.gif', '/') + 1) . ' GeneralE - 11.3
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jcar - 21.9
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Ja-9 - 60.6
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' silverhawk - 53.0
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' sioux - 35.2
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' DCrest01 - 44.2
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' PapaBob - 47.8
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Browda1 - 24.7
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Melethia - 73.3
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' danielcheong1974 - 72.8
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' BJamy - 34.2
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Mystafet - 56.5
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ambaker - 24.7
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' The Eskimo - 38.8
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' citymars - 59.1
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' cynthiann - 42.9
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ceyval - 67.8
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' MAK - 84.7
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' tjbel05 - 40.8
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Lima_to_LA - 40.9
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' izadoodle - 75.0
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' EstimatedEyes - 66.9
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Marbo - 78.5
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' gg3rd - 38.3
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Thomaspeople - 62.3
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' krafty1 - 67.7

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Message edited by author 2009-09-23 16:32:22.
08/26/2009 07:48:44 PM · #2
Hey sounds like a great idea...sort of a better than average finish Challenge...lol...I'm in..
08/26/2009 07:52:25 PM · #3
at least if I fail, I'm only hurting myself! I'd like to play.
08/26/2009 08:06:58 PM · #4
Of course I am in.

Will my handicap change because of current entries that will finish before the tournament?
08/26/2009 08:07:44 PM · #5
Doesn't DPC list the percentile in the opposite order? My low-scoring photos are all listed as (for example) 15%, 10%, etc. If I add up and average the numbers on the results page, I get 11.3 -- probably not the number I deserve is we're going for low score.

But that's OK, I probably shouldn't be in this tournament anyway ... ;-)
08/26/2009 08:10:58 PM · #6
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Doesn't DPC list the percentile in the opposite order? My low-scoring photos are all listed as (for example) 15%, 10%, etc. If I add up and average the numbers on the results page, I get 11.3 -- probably not the number I deserve is we're going for low score.

But that's OK, I probably shouldn't be in this tournament anyway ... ;-)


It does... so if your handicap is 11.3 (the average of your last ten challenges % finish), and you score in the 71st percentile in the first challenge, thats an improvement of 60%, giving you -12.0 for the hole, which would be awesome for your overall score.

And yes, you should be in this tournament ;-)
08/26/2009 08:11:53 PM · #7
I love this idea, count me in!
08/26/2009 08:11:57 PM · #8
Originally posted by jeger:

Of course I am in.

Will my handicap change because of current entries that will finish before the tournament?


I will probably be too lazy to update them, so the handicap will be based on the most recent 10 challenges at the time I check them to determine the handicap.
08/26/2009 08:13:51 PM · #9
Originally posted by VitaminB:

And yes, you should be in this tournament ;-)

Well, I enter almost every Open Challenge anyway -- I guess it's fine if you want to track my scores under this system. :-)

Just make sure I'm figuring my starting score the right way.

Message edited by author 2009-08-26 20:14:36.
08/26/2009 08:14:33 PM · #10
Sounds like fun so count me in please Brad.
08/26/2009 08:15:52 PM · #11
Oh go on then - put me in.
08/26/2009 08:18:36 PM · #12
I'll bring my clubs, err lenses? Count me in!
08/26/2009 08:22:33 PM · #13
I'm always up for a competitive side challenge... put me down for some of this action.
08/26/2009 08:57:48 PM · #14
so when does this start? I've got vacation plans that will take me out of the country and away from a computer for 2 weeks (last week in Sept and first week in Oct) ...
08/26/2009 09:10:48 PM · #15
Originally posted by pamelasue:

so when does this start? I've got vacation plans that will take me out of the country and away from a computer for 2 weeks (last week in Sept and first week in Oct) ...


The first hole will be for the challenges announced at midnight on September 8th, and submitted on September 15th, and will continue for each round of open challenges for 9 weeks until the tournament is done.

You get two mulligans, so if you are not able to submit photos while you are away, you can always drop those two non entries at the end of the tournament.
08/26/2009 09:13:19 PM · #16
Originally posted by jeger:

Originally posted by pamelasue:

so when does this start? I've got vacation plans that will take me out of the country and away from a computer for 2 weeks (last week in Sept and first week in Oct) ...


The first hole will be for the challenges announced at midnight on September 8th, and submitted on September 15th, and will continue for each round of open challenges for 9 weeks until the tournament is done.

You get two mulligans, so if you are not able to submit photos while you are away, you can always drop those two non entries at the end of the tournament.


OK, sign me up! Because of the dates, I may still be able to participate the week that I leave ...
08/26/2009 09:29:17 PM · #17
I would like to participate.
Thanks.
08/26/2009 09:33:06 PM · #18
Sing me up!!!! This is way too much fun! Awesome!!!!
08/26/2009 09:37:07 PM · #19
GOLF on DPC...please count me in!!!
08/26/2009 09:38:08 PM · #20
Down like a clown, Charlie Brown.

edit: ..and no accusations of sandbagging after my Abstract takes the brown. :-P

Message edited by author 2009-08-26 21:39:20.
08/26/2009 09:38:31 PM · #21
Sounds like fun! I'd like to sign up as well. :)
08/26/2009 09:45:17 PM · #22
sign me up!
08/26/2009 09:51:19 PM · #23
Please sign me up too!
08/26/2009 09:55:39 PM · #24
Please add me.
08/26/2009 09:59:48 PM · #25
May I request that the handicaps be calculated closer to the starting date... by that time my only ribbon will no longer be in the last 10 and my handicap will better reflect my inability to appeal to the DPC voters. :)
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