The league score is calculated from a combination of how each club sets up classes, tasks and the league scoring algorithm.
The individual class names are decided by the club, and for each, the points awarded for distance and speed.
In the demo, Masters are awarded 1 point for each, Pro Am 2 for each and Tyro 3. This keeps the total points for Tyro high against the Masters as the tasks are likely to be shorter. As the classes are kept separate this is purely for show.
The time or speed can be zero, as with the demo LS4 class. As the same glider is used around short one hour tasks, and they become speed only.
Whether the distance is handicapped can be set for each class. If this is selected the handicap distance is determined before the speed is calculated and points are awarded. The LS4 class is unhandicapped.
Each task is assigned to a class. Pilots can fly any task but they must nominate which class they have joined. Tasks flown outside their nominated class are still scored according to the task class rules and recorded against the pilot.
Pilots can fly the same task any number of times, only their best score counts to the league score.
If a pilot changes class, his league score is recalculated in the new class using tasks flown in that class.
Currently AAT tasks are not scored against a target time. It is planned to introduce this in the future.
League scoring algorithm.
Each task is assigned a status. If the task is created by the club – a ‘standard’ class – it has a status of 0.
Pilots can themselves create tasks. These are initially given a negative status set by the club, for example -3.
Each time a task is flown, 1 is added to the status until the status reaches 0 and it becomes a standard task.
The club decides how many standard tasks and how many non-standard tasks are included in the league score for each pilot.
A limit will be introduced shortly as to how many non-standard flights a pilot can have active, currently it is unlimited.
A pilot can opt out of having their league score calculated, and also opt out of their flights appearing in the All Flights list. A score is still calculated for each flight, so if a pilot opts back in, then their existing flights are used for the league.