Is there such a thing as home field advantage in HEMA tournaments? Do international or local fencers tend to win more matches?
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.
Even if you don’t like singlestick, there is a lot to learn about how the afterblow affects both the attacker and the defender independently.
“Damn those stupid numbers, no HEMA Rating’s going to tell me what my odds of winning are!” While on an individual level there are a ton of other factors that the rating doesn’t capture, does it do a good job overall?
How has the CombatCon Longsword tournament changed year over year? We crunch the numbers and see.
How has the SoCal Longsword tournament changed year over year? We crunch the numbers and see.
Tournament organizers gave different point values for different targets, and you’ll never guess what happened next!
The afterblow is supposed to make fighters act with more concern for their safety. But whether it does or not is a different story. Lets have a look at the problem with the power of math.