All clients who have PAMI version 4 please note that version 5 is available.
The 3 changes we have made are:
- The formula F/A has been changed back to percentage.
- You can enter a different number of rounds to be played each day and only those rounds will show in the printouts and result charts in the One and Two Day Event programs.
- You do not have to specify a number of ends to be played if you don’t want to use the number of ends won in the rankings.
The F/A formula is invalid when a team wins having 0 points scored against it. In the event of a team winning 12 -0 and another winning 13 – 1 (both +12) the team with 12 – 0 would be incorrectly ranked lower as 12/0 is an error. In reality this is only likely to be a problem in round rankings. By changing to the percentage formula the problem is eliminated and I can assure you that this change will rank the teams the same as using F/A in all other circumstances.
For clubs playing carnival playing 3 games Day 1 and 2 games on Day 2 this is an obvious improvement.
Many users don’t like seeing the error sign when not using ends won in the rankings. Even though this had no bearing on the calculations, it just tidies things up if you don’t have to enter ends won when you don’t want to. However, except for championships, I would enter the ends won as it is messy to enter them at the end of a tournament when you have two teams tied on Win points, Ends won and Percentage.