A comparative study of scoring systems by simulations

Csató, László (2023) A comparative study of scoring systems by simulations. JOURNAL OF SPORTS ECONOMICS, 24 (4). pp. 526-545. ISSN 1527-0025 10.1177/15270025221134241

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We study the trade-off between two risks for scoring rules used in sports competitions containing multiple contests: (1) the threat of early clinch when the title is clinched before the last contest(s) of the competition take place; and (2) the danger of winning the competition without finishing first in any contest. Four historical points scoring systems of the Formula One World Championship are compared with the family of geometric scoring rules. The current scheme seems to be a reasonable compromise close to the Pareto frontier. Our results contribute to the issue of choosing an optimal set of point values.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics and Computer Science > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science / számítástechnika, számítógéptudomány
Divisions: Research Laboratory on Engineering & Management Intelligence > Research Group of Operations Research and Decision Systems
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Depositing User: MTMT Injector
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2024 09:18
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2024 09:18
URI: https://eprints.sztaki.hu/id/eprint/10643

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