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Re: NZI Season 29 Signups

Post by Pantherus on Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:49 am

56 Signups now - holy shit Smile That's 7 Tiers locked in
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Post by Brentton on Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:07 am

Only 67 registered users on the offsite Cool

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Re: NZI Season 29 Signups

Post by Pantherus on Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:19 am

My only worry is that we'll get some non-accepters...

Although taking away playoffs might minimise that...
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Re: NZI Season 29 Signups

Post by Bren on Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:48 am

Most of the new sign-ups responded pretty quickly to the email I sent out. So while they're quiet, they're at least active. So hopefully should be able to accept matches promptly.

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Post by Pantherus on Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:08 pm

Cool - just need to come up with the seeding algorithm now
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Post by Pantherus on Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:07 pm

NZI Council - we have 57 signups now. Do we hold out for 64 or go with 56?
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Post by Bren on Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:13 pm

My vote would be to stick with 56. I think it'll be a slow climb to 64.

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Post by ivelostmysparky on Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:57 pm

58 with Yenrac...hold out for 64 imo.
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Post by tryasta on Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:30 pm


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Post by Brentton on Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:42 am

Going for 72 now are we Razz

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Re: NZI Season 29 Signups

Post by Bren on Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:47 am

My thoughts on the naming scheme. Obviously we can just swap some players in and out here, just wanted to get the ball rolling.

Premiership
Championship
Vaikona Cup
Kember Cup
Cottier Cup
Molia Plate
Goodrich Plate
Hohia Plate
Burn Bowl
Marler Bowl
Tazewell Bowl
Porcher Shield
Gair Shield
Germain Shield
Emerging Clubs Competition

I'd say we use the Championship/Premiership as the top two tiers, the ECC as the bottom tier and then just use as many of the remaining tiers that we need in any given season. The above naming scheme would be good for sign-ups up to 120 (assuming we keep the same structure)

Thoughts?

Helpful link for anyone: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JC2dgZnik9V_DD0Ug6l-HQb2QL8twR6GfzOv5lv73Hk/edit?usp=sharing

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Post by Pantherus on Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:07 am

63 Signups atm - well and truly breaking previous records Very Happy
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Post by tryasta on Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:02 pm

I like Bren's idea.

Some other possibilities to consider:

Mountains

Mount Cook
Mount Tasman
Mount Dampier
Mount Vancouver
Silberthorn
Malte Brun
Mount Hicks
Lendenfeld Peak
Mount Graham
Torres Peak
Mount Sefton
Mount Teichelmann
Mount Haast

Lakes
Taupo
Te Anau
Wakatipu
Wanaka
Ellesmere
Te Whaga
Pukaki
Manapouri
Hawea
Tekapo
Rotorua
Wairapapa


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Post by Bren on Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:08 pm

Those are lakes rather than rivers.

I thought mountains would be cool but I figured that I didn't really want to tie a league to a geographical area.

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Post by ivelostmysparky on Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:12 pm

Heartland for 3rd tier!
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Post by tryasta on Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:21 pm

Bren, I meant lakes and typed rivers :S

These are rivers

Waikato
Clutha
Whanganui
Taieri
Rangitikei
Mataura
Waiau
Clarence
Waitaki
Oreti
Rangitaiki
Manawatu
Kawaiti

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Post by Pantherus on Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:03 pm

Many moons ago the 2nd tier of the competition was called the Buckley Trophy - named after Buccaz himself Smile

To that end I particular like the "BR Legends" names
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Post by Pantherus on Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:46 pm

We've now hit 64 Signups.

Talked to buccaz who's pretty well semi-active if that, much like I've been the last couple of years Smile

He's going to see about getting PhotoShop again to make more trophies - watch this space.

I've adjusted my sorted algorithm using Bren's data; using a combined weighted factor of Club's Ranking Points and the Average CSR of the Club's top XV players. This can be used to set up seeding. I need to do a bit more work on the actual seeding code to factor this in and then I can go ahead with setting it up - if we have more signups I've already coded in the ability to take a specified number of signups and those who were last to sign up, miss out.
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Post by donkeysaint on Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:58 pm

What a boost to our community! Golden Age ahead!! Smile

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Post by Pantherus on Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:19 pm

We have got 72 signups and I'm closing signups now.

Teams have been seeded and sorted into their competition tiers.

Have a look at it here.

I'll get cracking on creating fixtures in the next day or so.
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Re: NZI Season 29 Signups

Post by ivelostmysparky on Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:37 pm

I can't help but think that Goodrich is the odd one out.
Would opt for Gair or possibly Porcher instead.

Were managers supposed to be allowed to sign up multiple clubs? We have a few "problems" depending on how anal we want to be. Probably ignore this season, but be more strict in the future:

A French manager Buldo signed up with both his French club Sélection Langudocienne and NZ club Manawatu Eagle's but they are in different tiers.

Manager Kingdazza signed up with his Australian club Morrinsville Mastiffs (which has never been in NZ) rather than his NZ club All Kings.

Manager Mad Man Van signed up his Namibian club Hyenas (which has never been in NZ) rather than his NZ club Staffords.
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Post by Bren on Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:04 pm

I squeezed Goodrich in because I wanted another forward. That was the main reason, swap in Gair or Porcher and it's 4 backs to 1 forward. Goodrich had a pretty good career with the AB's spanning Season 4 to 21 (though with a big 5 season hiatus in there). 124 caps vs Porcher's 132 vs Gair's 99. Having said that, not particularly married to it, if people think Porcher or Gair will be a better choice to honour then speak up.

And yeah, I say be more strict with the sign-ups next season. Kingdazza has signed up to the WCC so I guess he figured he couldn't enter the All Kings (though he could have picked the anytime friendly option).

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Post by ivelostmysparky on Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:26 pm

Caps are not necessarily indicative of worth. Back in the old days there was only 1 game per week. Not sure when it was changed to 2. I suspect Goodrich benefited heavily from the change though.

I just think that Gair is too legendary to miss out. But if we really need another forward I think Marler, Scully, Vatuvai or Kemp would be better options.
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Post by Bren on Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:32 pm

We don't really need another forward. Just my confused notion of balance. I don't mind changing it to Gair.

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Post by ivelostmysparky on Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:40 pm

Go for Gair!
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