Differences in tournament format can have a surprising effect on the overall match results, even for the exact same fighting. Does that sound confusing? Read on!
Longpoint showed us that once again we want to be going deep and targeting the head, if we care about the afterblow at all that is.
This year I had the privilege of helping out the Longpoint team with software support, and on the way go to offer my two cents about some of the things.
A thought experiment: what if we assigned points by how often targets were mentioned?
Counting down, rather than up. Would you be surprised to hear that I actually think that’s better?
Is there such a thing as home field advantage in HEMA tournaments? Do international or local fencers tend to win more matches?
While FNY was based on single hit matches, this was not the interesting part of the rules at all!
Can the Bilateral Hits measurement tell us about Afterblows and Doubles? Or are they essentially independent quantities?
I like to post about tournament stats, but we all need to keep in mind the inherent limitations of what the numbers can and can’t tell us.
Some people have taken issue with the matches on the Swordfish finals due to a perceived high number of double hits. Let’s crunch some numbers and see if this is actually true.