Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Singapore player stats

Until now for 2006 , sorted by rating

--W/L Win% Ave Game Spread Hi

Tony 35-15 70% 431.4 43 571

Hubert 34-24 58.6% 417.4 16 619


Cheah 35.5-22.5 61.2% 431.8 33 567

Marlon 24-18 57.1% 417.2 -1 548

Andy 31-26 54.4% 426.5 33 572

Gan CS 9-7 56.2% 402 14 484

JP 17.5-16.5 51.5% 410 -3 534

Li Wei 33-20 62.3% 423 33 551

Ricky 20-21 48.9% 408 -9 547

Yen Nee 20.5-27.5 42.7% 398.5 -20 509

Sunday, April 23, 2006

JGCC Mini

Not that bad this time. Would have had a better chance of winning the tourney if Li Wei hadn't started the last game with 2 bingos, 68 and 98 pts. Instead finished 5-3 +76. I also had several healthy non-bingo scores- PITIFUL(48), ZULUS(48), LEZ(53), REZ(67), VAQUERO(66)

J:1/8
Q:6/8
X:3/8
Z:5/8
S:11/32
Bingos:9-17

Ave. moves :14.25 (because of several long blocked games)
Ave. score:416.2
Score per turn: 29.3

J:23/58 (39.7%)
X:27/58 (46.6%)
Q:35/58 (60.3%)
Z:25/58 (43.1%)

S:101/232 (43.5%)
Blanks:59/116 (50.9%)

Record:34-24

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

TTR stuff

Not a real fan myself but TTR is a rather leisurely game with the right amount of flexibility. Apparently there are also T2R championships in the US, as well as numerous other games- http://www.boardgamers.org/yearbook/index.htm.

from external sources-" When playing top players I pass up big tickets all the time in favor of smaller ones close to each other that allow me more flexibility in my route. Against a medium level player, however, big tickets are often easy to make and win with although even then you have to be careful. Like any game, a lot of strategy depends on the level of your competition.

"There is some advantage to having all West coast tickets over East coast, and also to having tickets of at least a moderate value in close proximity to each other, Most of the time it only takes 2 tickets, the initial 2, and a great route to win the day."

"Although the gameplay is fairly simple, there is a lot more strategy than is evident at first.Taking more destination cards is also a tough decision. If you get a card that you already have half complete it is great, but get one that you might not complete and you could turn a possible win into a major loss.

"Generally the person that draws the longest destination cards is the winner in every game I’ve played. This doesn’t sound so bad until you consider that the destination cards you draw is pure luck.Other than that, I haven’t found anything compelling about the tactics or depth in this game, it all seems very processional (also what I think about the game)."