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How does scoring work?
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Written by Michael
Updated over a week ago

The leaderboard can be configured in 3 different ways (you will find these options under Scoring Setup).

Scoring format can be applied event wide or you can have a different scoring setup by division, i.e. (Rx is scored in a Point based format, while Scaled is scored in a Point per Place format, etc.)

Relative Scoring

  1. Point per Place (Lowest Point Wins)

  2. Point Based (Highest Points Wins)

Absolute Scoring

  1. Cumulative Units (Raw Scoring)


Point per Place (Lowest Points Wins)

Placement points are based on your rank, 1st = 1 point, 2nd = 2 points, 3rd = 3 points, etc.

  • Placement Points

  • Placement Points with Weighting

See an example leaderboard here

Point Based (Highest Points Wins)

Point index are based on a sliding point system where each workout has a potential of 100 points. 1st = 100 points, 2nd = 95 points, 3rd = 90 points.

Point index is great for competitions that have 65 or less athletes per division. (See an example leaderboard here)

If the default 65 positions does not suit you, you can upload your own custom point system

Cumulative Units (Raw Scoring)

Cumulative scoring allows you to rank athletes based on their absolute performance results (raw score).

To turn this feature on, all workouts MUST SHARE the same unit, for example, all time based, all rep based, or all weight based, tiebreakers are not supported in cumulative scoring.

To avoid ties, it's recommended to request times to the milliseconds and weight to the fractional.

The leaderboard will take the total sum of all workouts and use that as the athletes rank. The rank order is based on:

  • For Time, fastest time wins (See example leaderboard here)

  • For Reps or For Weight, highest reps or weight wins (See example leaderboard here)

Tie Placements

If a tie occurs, athletes will share the same placement, and the next athlete will take the next placement, i.e. John and Jack are tied 2nd place, the next athlete will take 4th place

If a tiebreaker makes sense to program into a workout, this can add an additional layer of segregation between a placement.

  • You can learn more about creating tiebreakers within your workout here

  • You can learn more about handling an overall tiebreaker here

Withdraws (WD), Did Not Finish (DNF), Time Cap (CAP), Scaled (s)

  • WD is used when a competitor can no longer continue.  This will notate them as WD on the leaderboard and push them to the bottom of the leaderboard and out of contention to being ranked.

    Please note: this is not the same as a DQ (disqualification), you can learn more about DQ's here

  • DNF is used if a competitor does not finish a workout, for example not meeting minimum work requirement.  This will notate them as DNF and give them a score of 0.  They remain in contention to be ranked but this will drastically hurt their overall score. Please note this is completely different than a competitor being time capped. 

  • CAP is used when a competitor does not finish within the set time limit.  This will notate them as CAP on the leaderboard and rank them below anyone that finishes the workout, and rank them amongst anyone else that were time capped based on their completed reps.  This option is only available for timed workouts and must be turned on in the workout editor.

  • (s) is used when the competitor did not perform the workout as prescribed, They will be positioned below anyone that performed the workout as prescribed.

    Define the rules of your game and determine which path works best for your event.

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