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Re: 2019 CQ Game Thread
« Reply #240 on: October 25, 2019, 04:57 »
Update #41: fauniera holds on

The CQ update came in the middle of Guangxi, so the GC points are yet to come in, meaning we have one week of substantial results left as tobydawq mentioned upthread (I had assumed they'd wait an extra day and release the update on the Tuesday, which I thought they did in previous years for some reason). So it's not 'over' yet, but everyone had a good idea of where things were going when this update was out on Sunday, and we certainly do now several days later.

This Week's Top Scorers

Rank   Team   Points this week
1   Amis_Velo   223
2   Londonpat   185
3   zaka_fan   175
4   escartin   157
5   DJW   149

With only stages of Guangxi and the Japan Cup to really boost scores (sorry Chrono des Nations, but I don't respect you - there, I said it), we see a bit of a dropoff in top scores this week, as expected. Amis Velo takes the week as the only team to break 200 points - their team's haul comes largely from Brandle (66 points, 6 teams), Ganna (48, 11 teams), and McLay/Trentin/Gaviria who all had some stage points in China. Londonpat grabs a place of honour with points from Ganna, Neilson Powless, Gaviria and McLay, while zaka_fan has something to cheer about thanks to Sepp Kuss and some aforementioned names.

This Week's High Movers

Rank   Team   Up/down
1   LosBrolin   (+5)
2   Nicosix   (+4)
3   Manafana   (+3)
3   zaka_fan   (+3)
5   Nathanptz   (+2)
5   AlyKaptan   (+2)
5   Amis_Velo   (+2)
5   LukasCPH   (+2)
5   Carlo_Algatrensig   (+2)
5   escartin   (+2)
5   NorthAmericanScum   (+2)
5   Salvarani   (+2)
5   comodoro   (+2)
5   ansimi   (+2)
5   Sestriere   (+2)

lol. The end of the year is a funny one in this category, including the 11-way tie for 5th. LosBrolin was in a competitive enough place in the standings to move up 5 thanks to the Gav/Trentin combo, and a sprinkling of Mikkel Bjerg. Long-time game participant Nicosix gets some late-season time in the sun for making the podium, while manafana and zaka_fan tie for third, meaning zaka is the only double podium winner this week!

Green Jersey Competition

Rank   Team   Total
1   tobydawq   231
2   armchairclimber   225
3   ruvu75   218
4   TheArt   212
5   ansimi   210
6   Popchu   208
7   Leadbelly   203
8   karaev   201
9   skidmark   197
10   yoyokt   190
11   MADRAZO   189
12   Joelsim   187
13   fauniera   186

This is one that will, in fact, come down to the wire. tobydawq still leads, but 13 teams are still within a weekly win of the top spot. The only rider in this top ranking to score this week was ansimi, whose 16 points brought their team into the top 5. A reminder - the CQ game doesn't technically end until the end of the last .1 or higher race, which is looking like Fuzhou in late November. With the Tour of Hainan pushing back to next year, that leaves a gap of smaller races and probably very, very minimal results impacting this game. During those weeks, I pro-rate the Green Jersey scores if there are fewer than 15 game-participating teams who score anything on the week. So if you were the only team to score in the week, you'd get recognition on the update, but you'd only get the equivalent of 15th-place points (2 points) in this competition since you finished ahead of no one else with points. If 5 people got points, they'd get 11th-15th place equivalent points, etc. Just a reminder as this one is actually competitive up to the end this year!

Top 10 Overall

Rank   Up/down   Team   Points   Points this week
1   (-)   fauniera   14507   43
2   (-)   karaev   14300   77
3   (-)   Hakkie2   14132   105
4   (-)   Tigerion   14056   75
5   (-)   SafeBet   13779   11
6   (+1)   ruvu75   13732   113
7   (-1)   shalgo   13726   91
8   (-)   tobydawq   13570   51
8   (+1)   skidmark   13570   80
10   (-)   Hugo Koblet   13535   97

I added the 'points this week' column so you could see how the top contenders gained and lost to each other (come to think of it, with CN's new board formatting, that might be a good idea for every week in future editions - thoughts?). As you can see, the other podium spots did gain some on fauniera, but it's a very direct application of the phrase 'too little, too late'. A lead of 207 points with only minor adjustments for Guangxi leaves a very, very slim chance that fauniera will be overtaken this season. The stretch run has been fun and it's been great to have a lot of forum participants talking about their teams, and the minor placings are very close, including a tie in the top 10. But the leader looks firmly entrenched at this point.

spreadsheet at dropbox
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