- Nov 16, 2015
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
Daniel x 3
English x 2
English x 2
Like the bonus idea using % - go with it.I've been thinking about how to make the Five-Goalkicker bonus more attractive next year. Here's what I have in mind.
There would be two components to the bonus:
Have a fixed bonus value of say 25 points (compared to 20 points this year) OR
Calculate the bonus as a percentage (say 30%) of your total player score. So say you have five different goalkickers and your five players give you 94 points you would get a bonus of 28 points (30% rounded down) for a total of 122 points. The benefit of the percentage approach is that you get a commensurate reward for taking players with higher handicap values. For example, if you chose lower handicap players and they only gave you 71 points your bonus would only be 21 for a total score of 92.
In addition to whatever we do above we would operate a jackpot. It starts at 0 points. If nobody gets five goalkickers in any given week it goes up by 5 points and continues to do so each week until one or more people get five different goalkickers. They all get the full jackpot value - it's not a prize pool that is divided equally among them. So in the above example if there hadn't been a jackpot winner for three weeks you would get a further 15 points on top of your 122 points, for a total score of 137 points.
The jackpot component might make people re-evaluate their selection strategy at different points of the year, especially if the jackpot got up to say 30 points or more. This year the bonus points have only gone off in Rounds 2 and 11. So if we had been using the proposed system the jackpot would have been 5 points in Rd 2 (total bonus points 25+5=30) and after going back to zero it would have risen to 40 points by Round 11 for a total bonus score of 65 points. Next week (Rd 15) it would be back up to 10 points. Of course the higher the jackpot gets the more people are going to alter their selection strategy to try for it ... so perhaps it wouldn't normally last 9 rounds before going off.
A couple of weeks ago Wocka (currently lying 31st on the leaderboard, I should add ) claimed that "5x1 is for chumps". Maybe this would have him re-considering that thought?
Feedback on this idea welcome. I'm pretty keen on it at this stage.
Also can we have a short nifty name for picking five separate goalkickers? "Five separate goalkickers" is too much of a mouthful. Maybe just FSG? Or something like a "Full Monty" perhaps ... which would also be a nod to the mercurial Brett Montgomery.
Any better suggestions?
I like the idea of a "Bubba" but it got me thinking about other number 5s. Maybe a Slam Dunk would be more descriptive? (But only if he re-signs!)Like the bonus idea using % - go with it.
Not as sure about the jackpot pool, maybe you could do something in relation to the Player of the week? If you have him, you get a bonus or its a last man standing - start with a pool of say 50 pts, or go up by 5prs each week. if you don't have him you are eliminated and so it goes until 1 person is left and gets the jackpot. If it happens quickly, just reset and go again.
My nominations for a name for 5 X 1 are:
A Full House
A Bubba (Rohan Smith No. 5)
A Freddo (the above eating 5 Freddo's before each game)
Keep up the good work DW.
P.S - I chose Dale over Weightman this week to try and go for the bigger HCP. Dale kicked a point and Weightman got 5. Coulda, shoulda, woulda had the bonus
Just had a look at all our number 5sI like the idea of a "Bubba" but it got me thinking about other number 5s. Maybe a Slam Dunk would be more descriptive? (But only if he re-signs!)