Re: pinewood control program
Timothy K. Morris (tmorris@BIX.COM)
Mon, 19 Feb 1996 00:21:50 -0500
If the Stern's method is the one I found over on the rec.scouting group a
few months ago, I agree 100%. In case I have the name wrong, a brief
description. The method we used, for the first time, assigns each racer a
number. The racer gets a tag with the number on it to hold or wear. Hanging
tags with the numbers are randomly on a "heat" board in groups of however
many lanes you have, with the last two or three heats adjusted so no fewer
than three racers compete in any given heat (assuming a four lane track).
The heats are run and the 2d, 3d, and 4th place finishers are moved (again,
the tags are hung randomly) to the 2d place column on the heat board. First
column is regrouped, randomly, into heats. Then the heats from the second
column are run and 2d, 3d, and 4th place finishers are moved to the third
column, and so on and so on until done. The only disadvantage we found was
you wind up knowing the single 1st, 2d, and 3d place finisher in that
order. We did den races (using the single elimination method) as warm up,
and then ran 64 Cubs to completion in two hours.
If this is not the "Sterns" system, someone let me know and I'll see about
getting permission to post the message that describes it here.
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