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5-Apr-2016

Welcome !

Welcome to the online results site of World Billiards

This site stores all results from all World Billiards events. It also has the most recent Ranking List and Order of Merit.

If you want to see the details of any tournament in this or last season, then use the dropdown on the right of the green banner above. Once you have selected a tournament then you can drill down by using the View menu. For the full list of tournaments (all years) click Tournaments.

Please note that the Order of Merit page now shows all tournaments in the season. To see the latest you may need to scroll right using the (horizontal) scrollbar at the bottom of the page. The page is however untidily formatted – please bear with me until I get this fixed.

5-Apr-2016

Live Scoring

Live Scoring is now available in most tournaments. To access it, just go to View -> LIVE!, and you will see a list of matches in the selected tournament. Click on any Active status and you’ll get a page which updates automatically every 2 secs (approx). You’ll only see this ‘Active‘ status while a match is in progress.

Live Scoring (Jim lives the dream !)

Live Scoring (Jim lives the dream !)

There are limitations however. Normally it’s only our referees who are prepared to tackle the new system, therefore players who are tasked with refereeing a match will probably opt for the manual scoreboard.
In addition, we only have two systems at the moment due to the shortage of hardware (and budget). If anyone has an old TV or monitor which has a DVI input (almost all these days do), then we could use it.

Some of you may have seen trials of it in Leeds in Oct-15 and Mar-16. Some teething problems but this is as expected – improvements/fixes applied as a result. The refs who used it were very helpful in their feedback and some suggestions were implemented.

It will handle ‘Advanced Scoring’ in that it will record all shot types (pot red, cannon, losing hazard, etc.). This means that detailed statistical analysis of a player’s performance is available. However this makes scoring more difficult for the referee therefore we’ll stick with the simpler ‘2 pts’ and ‘3 pts’ shot recording for the moment.

Phase B is to incorporate live streaming in the same system but this’ll take a few months yet as there are several non trivial technical challenges. The ultimate aim is to stream live play with an embedded scoreline, updating automatically.

5-Dec-2013

Group Tables

We have clarified and updated the Group Tables.  The columns and calculations have been modified to makes things clearer. For examples, use the two World Championship Group Tables because these cover both formats. See here for the long format and here for the short format.

There are two areas (group and draw positions) and two formats (timed and frame-based) which all conspire to complicate the situation. Therefore I’ll cover them in detail below.

Group Positions

The criteria for calculating your position within the group are :-

TIME-based tournament (or long-up)

  1. Match Wins
  2. Head-to-head
  3. Average points difference
  4. Seed at start of tournament
  5. Coin toss

FRAME-based tournament (eg. 150-up)

  1. Match Wins
  2. Head-to-head
  3. Average frames (not points) difference
  4. Percentage of frames won on total played
  5. Seed at start of tournament
  6. Coin toss

Draw Positions

The criteria for calculating your position in the last-32 (or last-16) after the group stage has completed are :-

TIME-based

  1. Group Position (eg. 1, 2,..)
  2. Percentage of MATCHES won
  3. Average points difference
  4. Seed at start of tournament
  5. Coin toss

FRAME-based

  1. Group Position (eg. 1, 2,..)
  2. Percentage of MATCHES won
  3. Percentage of FRAMES won on total played
  4. Average POINTS difference (across all frames played)
  5. Seed at start of tournament
  6. Coin toss

When a head-to-head ordering has been applied, the Wins value will show with a ‘+’ or a ‘-‘. For example, see Group J here.

From a scan of past data using the above criteria, the coin toss and seed at start of tournament criteria have never been necessary. Nevertheless we do need these specified so that there is no ambiguity.