were the values of the individual skaters calculated???
To value the skaters we use results of the last season, 2014/2015:
European Championships Allround
World Championships Allround
World Championships Sprint
Olympic Games Single Distances
that didn't skate in either of these their PR's and potential, subjectively
estimated by the referees, ware taken into consideration.
results were gathered, and the best (more than half) results are taken
an average possible WCup points score is calculated, (maximum 100),
In this system the value of a skater is equivalent to an expected WCup point score per race (if you divide the value by 100,000). We'd like to express that by no means this is the perfect system to estimate a skaters value. Every system one uses can always produce 'wrong' values. In between seasons the form of a skater can change drastically, and the art of the player is to foresee or gamble on that.
Any details about this can be asked to Kees, mail: heyakeessie'at'kpnmail.nl