Thanks George and Simon etc al.

Perhaps the 19 in the formula refers to starters-1? I thought the 20 in the

formula that I posted from Bemis's book referred to the number of starters

but I can't get anything sensible out of it.

CJ

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-----Original Message-----

From: George Gardner [mailto:gog4@tiac.net]

Sent: 31 March 2004 05:40

To: Colin Jenkins

Subject: Cox-Sprague

Hi,

The formula you quoted (when divided by 10 and rounded to the nearest

integer) yields the points in the Cox-Sprague table for 20 starters. I have

tried repeatedly to find a formula for the first place points as a function

of the number of starters with little success. I've been told that the table

has been adjusted over the years from the values originally derived by a

formula. This method is widely used, especially in Long Island Sound.

I have copies of the Bob Bavier and Stan Ogilvey books that contain

descriptions of the system, but neither gives any idea about the formula.

The only place I have seen any formula is in the Greg Bemis book. If any one

knows the formula, I hope they will share it with us. I think you may have

to use the table to calculate points.

Regards

George Gardner

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