Because in any fair handicap system, HWC should win - they were the "Secretariat" of the race (in handicap mode). They had HUGE participation, and a bunch of new SR-2's, as well. I'm only referring to the 2011 race, not any other data.
Recruiting for the CC was half the fun of the contest and getting people to change over to the chimp name is part of that!
Is there a way to use 50% of zodac,s formula and 50% of Adak's formula ?
Shorten the contest to 5 days, 10 days is too long especially if your losing!
You've had 6 years (going on 7), of "fun". Don't you think it's time to give the other people a turn?
Yes, you use factors in the handicapping.
Five days is fine, but it might be very tough for a team to respond to anything that happens during the race, within that short a time frame. I'm fine with 5 days, if that's what the teams want to try. It's short and snappy!!
If we don't try some new things, we won't find better ways of doing it. Each try will not be a success, but should be a building block to a better CC. That's how I see last year's CC -- a great step forward, but we can do better now, having had that experience.Edited by Adak - 4/14/12 at 2:54pm