I'm running a tournament where I need to score games with anything from 3 to 8 players.
My initial plan was to always have 8 players, and award 10 for 1st, 8 for 2nd, then 6/5/4/3/2/1. However, I need to cope with other numbers of players in a fair way. Obvious thoughts include:
- Just have 10/8/6/etc as before, and ignore the lower scores (seems unfair that someone winning a 3 player game gets the same points as someone winning an 8 player game)
- Have the points scaled to player count. So first in a 3 player game would be 10*3/8 = 3.75 points. This seems to take things too far the other way.
Is there a recommended approach for this, or any bright ideas?