Ladder -- Frequently asked Questions
Position changes are computed
The loser stays where they are.
Bonus jumps are computed thus:
If the loser is at 10 and the winner is at 23, the winner moves to (10+23)/2
== 33/2 == 16.5, which rounds down to 16.
Zappers between 16 and 22 all move down one position and the winner
moves up to 16.
If your Win Margin * 5 > Rank
Margin you move up one.
For Beginner-Expert Ladder Matches
-- if the beginner wins, they move up a number of rungs computed thus:
Example you are at 25 on the ladder and you beat someone at position
45 by a margin of 7-2:
Win Margin * 5 = 25 --
(i.e. 5 * (7 - 2))
Rank Margin = 20 --
(i.e. 25 - 20)
25 is greater than 20 so you move up on rung.
Now for registered player only!
(Beginners_Position - Experts_Position) / 10
Your change in level will be posted the next
time I run the ladder program (many times a day).
Local and Global Ladders: We have separate ladders for Canada and Australia.
If there is sufficient interest we can add additional ones. Note that
position changes are computed on the Global Ladder so your position change
on any local ladder may not follow the rules above.
How Long do you Stay on?:
Showing your ICQ number and where you are from: You may have noticed
that some people on the ladder have their state/country or ICQ number shown.
If you would like to have this information shown next to your entry, you
need to add yourself to our data base by filling
in our survey form. Filling in this form also puts you on our
mailing list and lets us notify you of upcoming tournaments and other significant
- If you are a fully registered WordZap player. You stay on the
ladder for 30 days after which time you are "hidden" -- that is you
don't show but when you play next you will start back only a little
below where you were when your 30 days ended. To register your
copy of WordZap ($25) please click here.