On April 6th, the following motion was proposed by Shunta Jordan and seconded by Chris Theis. It passed unanimously 8-0.
"For the 2017 NDCA tournament the PF award for season long excellence should be determined using the following formula:
The number of teams attending the tournament (up to 120 teams) X Diversity of Tournament Multiplier (below) X Elimination Success Multiplier (below) X your preliminary round win percentage = TOTAL POINTS EARNED FROM THE TOURNAMENT.
Diversity of Tournament Multiplier (DTM):
1-2 states: 1.0
3-5 states: 1.2
6-8 states: 1.4
9-12 states: 1.6
13-15 states: 1.8
16 or more states: 2.0
Elimination Success Multiplier (ESM):
Didn’t clear: 1
Clearing but not winning an elimination round: 1.1
Octas: 1.2 (winning at least one elimination round)
Quarters: 1.4 (winning at least one elimination round)
Semis: 1.6 (winning at least one elimination round)
Finals: 1.8 (winning at least one elimination round)
Winning Finals: 2.3
Teams count their best five tournaments.
The NDCA tournament will count toward winning the award but it will NOT be calculated as a maximum points earning tournament. It will count as any regular season tournament would."