After polling the top teams for their favored dates, Monday, December 5 was the clear winner for the Season 5 Championship game.
Other teams are free to play along but scoring will prioritize the top 8 teams.
NEW - "Risk-free doubles"
Last season championship we tried "mulligans", which were basically a free pass. Similar but different this time is an allocation of "risk-free" doubling.
Each team will be allocated a certain number of free doubles based on their ranking going into the championship game. This means that if you "double down" on an answer and are wrong, you will not lose the 2 pts that you normally would have. These will be automatically applied until your team's allotment is depleted.
The number is determined based each team's season score. The score of the 8th place team is subtracted from each team's score. Then a scale factor is determined such that the top team gets 6 bonus (i.e. 1/2 of a perfect season score of 12). The other teams' scores (8th subtracted) are multiplied by that same scale factor and rounded to the nearest whole number - because fractional amounts wouldn't make any sense! This results in a distribution between 6 and 0, with allocation per relative ranking of teams.
Mondays @ 8:30pm
The Surly Goat in West Hollywood
(It gets busy! Get there early!)