I think you will find that bands which did not compete get last place points plus one.Salli said:You add three years results together. Bands that did not compete are awarded last place points, bands that have been relegated/promoted get average points.
Average points are slightly more confusing than this, as I found out in the week. It's actually the Mean average as opposed to dividing the number of bands by 2.Janet Watkins said:I think you will find that bands which did not compete get last place points plus one.Salli said:You add three years results together. Bands that did not compete are awarded last place points, bands that have been relegated/promoted get average points.
Average points are the number of bands which competed in a particular year divided by two.
Janet
You are quite right! I was thinking on my feet when I posted, and didn't check the facts!bassinthebathroom said:Average points are slightly more confusing than this, as I found out in the week. It's actually the Mean average as opposed to dividing the number of bands by 2.
e.g. Ten bands compete: 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10 = 55
55 divided by 10 bands = 5.5
(wheras 10 divided by 2 is 5)
In effect it is a 'middle' placing (if there were 11 bands, say, then halfway would be 6th place). Funny I know...
Tut tut, and I thought you had a degree in Maths!! :shock:Janet Watkins said:You are quite right! I was thinking on my feet when I posted, and didn't check the facts!
Yes, but not in the idiosyncracies of the Brass Band grading system!stephen2001 said:Tut tut, and I thought you had a degree in Maths!! :shock:
So do Yorkshire and the North of England.Roger Thorne said:I was surprised to see that the North West Area Committee actually print the league tables in the programme. Let's hope the other areas will follow next year.
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You're not the only one...!mabel said:Thanks for all the useful help I suppose I am just impatient and cant wait for the association to send them.
It was the second section Midlands that I was interested in
Come in John the water is fine.lucylastic said:testing testing