Monthly Archives: December 2014

Group Qualifiers and Single Elimination Tournaments: A Poor System for a Roller Derby World Cup

In our statistical wrap-up of the Blood & Thunder World Cup 2014, we lay the blame for some significant misrankings in the tournament (in particular, Germany’s failure to be placed in the top 16) on the use of Group Qualification … Continue reading

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Ranking the Blood & Thunder World Cup 2014: the Meat of the Matter

One of the big problems with single-elimination tournaments, like that in the World Cup, is that they are exceptionally poor at producing absolute rankings for teams that don’t get through to the final round or so. In their preliminary ranking, … Continue reading

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