Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Competitive Cribbage - Spring 2024

Competitive Cribbage - Spring 2024

The Winter 2024 season of competitive cribbage has finished, and once again it went far above my expectations! This is starting to sound repetitive, but yet again there were more players in the Winter 2024 competitive season than we have seen in a long time. In fact, there were more players than we have ever seen before, and more matches played than ever before! I know that the competition was intense at every level. We will be keeping the changes made last season in place at least until further improvements are made in other related areas that we are actively working towards. Spring 2024 will match the format of Winter 2024 - no changes.

Winter 2024 Wrap Up

The Winter 2024 season brought a fresh wave of participants, with numerous new faces adding to the mix. However, amidst the influx of newcomers, there were also many familiar names who returned to showcase their skills, as evidenced by the final Top 50 standings. I extend my heartfelt appreciation to each and every individual who contributed to the season's success. Your active involvement is the cornerstone of our cribbage community, shaping its vibrancy and diversity, whether you made it to the Top 50 or not. I appreciate each of you for being a part of this wonderful journey. Thank you for making the Winter 2024 season memorable and enjoyable for all!

In 1st place for Winter 2024, we have "lbolt58", who is up from just 3rd place last season. 2nd place is someone we have seen before too, "nob4one", who is up from 12th last season. 3rd place goes to "iPeg", who was 10th last season, but certainly someone we have seen in the top positions often. "Mrpadre" will get our honorable mention this season, coming in at 10th and up from 27th last season. They held on to that position for a while here at the end of the season, and I know it took some solid effort to do that, with so much strong competition this season.

Other interesting positions to note include "VGKnights", who has now finished 5th for the second season in a row. "hillchem" moved up 5 positions from 17th to 12th, and "scout3" went up from 33rd last season to finish 14th!

I hope that you all enjoyed the competition. Congratulations to you all for your putting your skills to the test!

As usual, we have the special commendation given to those who secured a place within the Top 50. In recognition of your accomplishments, you've earned an in-game "board peg" symbolizing your achievement. The highest-ranking player receives the prestigious "crown" board peg, while all others in the Top 50 receive a distinctive "star" board peg. These pegs are prominently displayed during online multiplayer matches and serve as a permanent badge of distinction. If you see an opponent with one of these pegs, know that they've earned it through their performance in competitive play, securing a spot among the top contenders.

Remember: Complete Your 10 matches per week! See the FAQ for details.

Here was the final Top 50 for Winter 2024:

1lbolt5826VT281
2nob4one27Legonaut
3iPeg28Neary74
4Dhrun29BahaShark
5VGKnights30dcpastore
6TC231cribfan44
7yank2932SMP0001
8enaud5833Gasman67
9cutajack34xxx300xxx
10Mrpadre35dixietix
11bigshane036cyrusg
12hillchem37TLC1966
13rompin38Cribbfest
14scout339mountains
15rattle1540Alaska47
16Jon3341441cribber91
17boyzzzer42yvanobc12
180ffpiste43fpster
19whersh44Ace314159
20cbx1000z45pegmstr77
21nvsru91146flashmatt
22Br1Guy47BrutusSt
234KA48jfunk44
24drg15149linurbug9
25Domerzag50seachica


If you have any questions, feedback on what you would like to see around prizes, structure or anything else, email us any time at support@FullerSystems.com.

21 comments:

  1. For Spring did you fix the issue with getting 4+ notifications saying your opponent exceeded the time limit and not getting kicked? Two seasons ago you said it would be addressed for last season and it wasn't fixed.

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    1. The timer system will need to be rewritten and some core elements changed to try and improve the timer shown on both devices during a game, while at that time we may also change how the timer is more fundamentally set up in the game mechanics itself. My apologies if it was stated or implied that it would be done by this season. It is still on the list, but I don't have a firm date as to when I will have that done. For now, know that the game servers are tracking each player closely and will enforce the turn time limits with consideration given to device and internet lag as well.

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  2. I just played two qualifying matches and my opponents quit right before losing. It's still showing I haven't completed any matches. Am I not getting credit for their forfeits?

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    1. Just as past seasons, the win from forfeit is still given. The only difference is that it doesn't count as a placement match, to avoid a potential way to try and cheat the system.

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    2. Your wins by disconnect will show up once you have completed your 5 qualifying matches.

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  3. So if I'm losing a placement match I can quit and deny my opponent a positive placement in their rating?

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    1. No, your CR is still adjusted just like any other match, and the person who quits is given a full loss and penalty, while having that loss count as a placement match. The ONLY thing it doesn't count towards is to increment the placement match counter.

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  4. The current leader is 15-1. Doesn't seem they could have hit the minimum games for any week since this tournament started. Is my math off?

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    1. They just recently started and if they don't continue playing matches, the penalty will cause them to fall in ranking relatively quick.

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  5. In the future, can you post detailed stats for the top 50 during a season (e.g. current w/l streak, past 10 matches, etc.)? I understand that this cannot appear in the app, but perhaps on this blog page? Maybe it can be updated each week? Thanks for continuing to improve this great app!

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    1. Possibly. I don't generally allocate a huge amount of time to the blog posts, as I would rather work on fixing bugs and adding things people are asking for, but I'll see if I can spice things up a bit more for next season.

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    2. As well / instead of a top 50 update it would be interesting to widen it further...eg the most improved in the week, people scoring 29..ie shine a light on those beyond the top 50...

      As always..keep up the good work, it's a great app...

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  6. In Competitive Matchmaking what's the SP number under our player avatar?

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    1. Hi, it sounds like you have the latest Beta version, and there is a glitch showing the "SP" there. That is intended for the new Scrimmage Points in the Daily Cribbage Scrimmage challenges, and so it has no meaning there in the competitive side of things. It will be removed from there in the next Beta update.

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    2. Thanks, it would be great to display our own CR in that space instead since there's room for it

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    3. Thanks for the suggestion! I'll see if I can make that happen for this release.

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  7. Just played back to back Competitive Matchmaking games, 800+ and 1000+ difference in in CR. That shouldn't happen, especially when in previous seasons it's been said this issue has been addressed.

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    1. The CR is only part of the picture, as that is an output from several underlying factors, and those examples are within the limits put in place.

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    2. So what are these limits when match-ups like that occur? It seems they only occur the longer you wait for a match to be found.

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    3. The limits are enforced primarily at the underlying ranking factors and not a hard limit on CR. That will tend to work out to a max CR difference "limit" of about 1100, but there are several factors that usually make it closer than that. Yes, the system does still try and find the best possible match first.

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  8. How a 4280 CR gets matched up with a 3200 makes no sense

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