Ask Your Club director.
If your Club director is in the GammonPoints system, you'll get them automatically. Otherwise, request that the director and club be added by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your club director's name/email or have the director do this.
By playing - and placing - in a live tournament where the club uses this app.
GammonPoints are a function of two things:
1) Strength of Field
Strength of Field (SOF) is a measure of, well, the strength of the field. The stronger the players and the greater number of players, the higher the SOF. Place is where the player finishes: 1st, 2nd, tied for 2nd/3rd, etc.
All that matters is the SOF and that you placed: It doesn't matter the game you played, who you played or the type of event that you played in.
No, the app is free for all.
PII, which stands for Personally Identifiable Information, is the reason: GammonPoints abides by GDPR and other international privacy regulations.
A player may update his or her profile with made-up first and last names.
A club's rankings include that player's GammonPoints earned for that club only.
GammonPoints also publishes an overall player ranking for GammonPoints earned in all clubs.
1) Specify the players in the event
2) Specify the event winners (ties are OK)
That's it! GammonPoints will calculate and record the GammonPoints earned. Player names are immediately available for public display: players can immediately see their ranking within your club and overall.
Email email@example.com with the following: 1) Name of the sport (backgammon, Fortnite, etc.)
2) Your club name
3) Date and local time of the event
4) The attachment
DO NOT just send the winners: All players in the event must be identified.
Results are typically entered and player rankings updated within 24 hours.
Note: If you want to use the Email Club Members feature, include player emails.
Type in their first and last names
We'll set up an email as firstname.lastname@example.org. They won't get any emails that way but their email will serve as a unique id.
You may update the email address for any player when they play in an event.
Directors are eligible to earn GammonPoints but not at their own clubs or events.
Six players for singles; four teams (eight players) for doubles.. There is no upper limit.
8-12 players: 2 places
13-48 players: 4 places
49-192 players: 8 places
193+ players: 16 places
GammonPoints are the product of the SOF, the place fraction, and a scaling factor.
The place fraction is the % of total GammonPoints a player gets.
For example, in an event with 8-12 players, which pays to two places, 1st place is 66%, 2nd place is 34%. If the event has 6 or 7 players, one player wins and the place fraction is 75%.
Here are all the place fractions:
GammonPoints are scaled so that the winner of an 8-person tournament of beginners earns 1.00 GammonPoints.
The better the players, the higher the strength of the field (SOF).
The calc is a bit geeky but basically SOF is proportional to the geometric mean of the players' GammonPoints times the # of players. For the purposes of SOF calculation, the minimum # of GammonPoints per player is 10. This gives incentive to beginner players because they'll earn proportionally more points.
No. However, if a player commits fraud, including but not limited to cheating and recording results for online tournaments, that player's points will be forfeited. If a director commits fraud, all player points earned under that director will be forfeited.
In a field of 13 to 48 players, the top four finishers earn GammonPoints. In a field of 8 to 12 players, the top two finishers earn GammonPoints.
Players in the Consolation will not earn GammonPoints.
Re the remaining questions:
Yes. The club will specify the event as doubles and marks each player on the winning team as tying for 1st and 2nd, each player on the runner up team as tying for 3rd and 4th, etc.
By and large, all clubs and events are eligible for GammonPoints, whether the game/sport/hobby is Scrabble, PUBG, Tiddlywinks, debating or knitting.
Generally speaking, yes..
GammonPoints does not prescribe how tournament directors format their tournaments or assign places. That's all their call.
So players may earn GPs in main, masters, intermediate, beginners, jackpots, doubles, etc.
For the purposes of GammonPoints, the Open, Consolation, Last Chance, etc. are considered part of the same event stream and only one set of GammonPoints may be earned.
But a player may enter, say, the Open, Juniors, and Doubles, and win GPs in all three during the same tournament.
It depends on how easy it is to cheat in the online game..
For example, with backgammon, it's too easy to cheat, so no online backgammon events earn GammonPoints. GammonPoints are generally OK for online-only games such as Fortnite.
Results may be added and GammonPoints may be awarded retroactively to January 1, 2018.
After March 31 of each year, the retroactive date is the 1st of that year. For example, on March 15, 2019, the retroactive date is January 1, 2018. But on April 1, 2019, the retroactive date becomes January 1, 2019.
No. How the event is run is up to the director. Any format is OK: Swiss, single-, double- or triple-elimination, round robin, etc. The Club director specifies the winners. That said, if the bracket software has an API, GammonPoints will interface with it so directors may upload player and winner info. You may contact email@example.com with the name of the bracket software.
GammonPoints will review the violation and make a determination. Penalties may range from a warning all the way to suspending the director. Extreme violations such as fraud may result in player GammonPoints being voided for all GammonPoints earned under that director.