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Analysis of Pairing Systems : Definition of Terms.

June 30, 2016, 4:44 a.m. KOTH , Scrabble , Pairing

This the continuation of a series of articles that analyses the King of The Hill pairing system. Before we get to the analysis proper, we need to get some definitions out of the way. KOTH The King Of The Hill Pairing system, which is a strict 1 plays 2, 3 plays 4 .. (2n-1) plays 2n pairing system. S ...

King Of The Hill Pairing System - An Analysis.

June 28, 2016, 5:41 a.m. scrabble , pairing , KOTH

The King Of The Hill pairing system is one where the “Top ranked plays second, third plays fourth, etc. Usually used for the last round(s) of the tournament” (NSA 2008, p53) “KOTH pairings are often used in the final round(s) of a tournament to ensure that contenders face each othe ...

A dilapidated Scrabble Power House

June 26, 2016, 1:40 p.m. scrabble

What does the 2003 UK Scrabble Champion and the 2005 Australian Scrabble Champion have in common? They are both of Sri Lankan origin.  For good measure Naveen Fernando won the Australian title again in 2010.  Before that he had won the Gulf Championship. Ancient history ...

Sending Google Cloud Notifications with python and XMPP

May 2, 2016, 1:31 p.m. python , android , xmpp , xmpppy , gcm , ccs

Trouble with running Google's sample script for python CCS? You need to update to you xmppp libraries as follows ...