WPPR formula change to v5.6 for 2020!
Since the release of WPPR v5.5 for the 2019 season, the IFPA has continued investigating ways to make the World Pinball Player Rankings more accurate for how we rank players across the globe.
These latest changes will be incorporated into WPPR v5.6 which will be implemented starting January 1, 2020.
Please note that for all 2019 IFPA related activities (qualifying for 2019-20 NACS, 2019-20 ECS, IFPA17, etc), version 5.5 will be used for that qualification process.
Below is an overview of changes for the updated 2020 formula:
- Rules regarding formats that rely on players submitting their own results without the verification of a TD or authorized scorekeeper on site (Selfie Leagues, TOPS Tournaments, etc) has been updated. Previously any qualifying format that includes “unverified” results where a TD, league official, or authorized scorekeeper is not present to record their score, has not had the qualifying portion included in the TGP calculation. This new rule extends that to players as well. Only players that participate in the Final of these events will be eligible to be included in the results submitted to the IFPA.
Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check back when we announce that WPPR v5.6 has been implemented for 2020 as the details may always change prior to launch.
This rule change I can fully support. People that just put in selphie scores and have no desire to show up for a finals even if qualified shouldn’t be included in the TGP results.
Good change. I also fully support.
Also, I wanted to congratulate IFPA on now having over 75,000 active people. Grown by over 10X in less than 10 years. A great accomplishment. Thank you for all that you do.