NASAMW
Standard Scoring System
For DBA Tournaments


The following is the standard scoring system approved for use in NASAMW-sanctioned DBA tournaments:

Victory Conditions Met

Winner: 20 points plus (+) enemy destroyed minus (-) own destroyed.

Loser: Enemy destroyed.

Scoring Example

Player A defeats Player B having destroyed 4 elements including Player B's general. Player B destroyed 1 element and occupied Player A's Camp. Victory Conditions were met. Result can be recorded as 4G-1C.

The Winner (Player A) receives 20 points plus 4 for enemy elements destroyed plus 2 points for killing the enemy general. This subtotals 26 points. Player A's losses must still be subtracted.  Player A is minus 1 point for one element lost and 2 points for losing a camp.  3 points are subtracted for a final score of 23 points.

Player B destroyed 1 element for 1 point plus 2 points for taking and occupying Player A's camp. Player B's total score is 3 points.

Final Score for the battle is Player A 23 points - Player B 3 points.

Victory Conditions NOT Met

Each player:

1 point per element destroyed (general or not - this does not include denizens or camp followers)

2 points if enemy general is destroyed

2 points if enemy Camp or BUA is taken and occupied

Scoring Example

Player A and Player B play to the time limit without result.  A has destroyed 3 elements of B.  B has destroyed 1 element of A, which happens to be A's general.  Result can be recorded as 3-1G.  Points are calculated as follows:

Player A receives 3 points (1 point per element killed and 2 points for B's camp). 

Player B receives 3 points (1 point per element killed and two points for killing A's general).

Final Score for the battle is Player A 3 points - Player B 3 points. 

Tie Break

In the event of a tie, use the following tie-breakers in the order indicated:

  1. Head to Head Result
  2. Countback
  3. Umpire's Discretion

Countback

Countback is determined at the end of the event, the umpire adds up the point totals for each of a players opponents. So, in a 4 round event player A plays B, C, D, and E. B scores 94 points. C scores 12 points. D scores 28 points. E scores 51 points. 94 + 12 + 28 + 51 = 185. So, player A's countback score would be 185. A higher countback score beats a lower countback score.

Notes

This point system was designed to work for many different formats and styles of DBA events. It should provide consistent and clear results, while still functioning in a simple manner. Game scores can still be reported to the Umpire according to the standard 4-2, 3G-1, format. The Umpire can then calculate the points scores and countback results, etc.


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Last Updated:  2 February 2004

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