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    Posted: 03/10/2018 at 4:57am
Why not just have a simple system like

each win scores 1 point

whoever has more points after 10 minutes wins
or whoever has more points after a total of 100 points are played, wins
or whoever has 20 points more than the opponents wins
or maybe a combination of the above

Why have several games, and then count the winning games?
This could create the result that one player win more individual points but loses the overall match.

E.g. best of 3
player A - Player B
11 - 9
0 - 11
11 - 9
0 - 11
11 - 9

5 rounds are played and player A won 3 games vs player B 2 games
However, player A scores a total of 33 points while play B scores 49
Why is it fair for player A with fewer points to win the match?

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By breaking the game up into snaller chunks certain individual points at the business end of the sets become more important. This makes the match more exciting for spectators and also tests how good a player is at dealing with pressure.

The old system of playing sets to 21 was probably 'fairer' but sets could get boring quickly once a player has adecent lead. Matches made up of a single set would be extremely boring even if far fewer upsets would happen.

Edited by Simon_plays - 03/10/2018 at 6:07am
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The OP's question is essentially the same as the Popular Vote vs Electoral Vote.
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As far as violating a common standard of fairness they are basically the same, that's true.

The electoral college was designed for the sole purpose of protecting the legal right of some people to own and dispose of other people as their property, and table tennis sets were designed to make a parlor game more exciting. So not exactly on a par from that angle.
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Originally posted by chopandloop chopandloop wrote:

Why not just have a simple system like

each win scores 1 point

whoever has more points after 10 minutes wins
or whoever has more points after a total of 100 points are played, wins
or whoever has 20 points more than the opponents wins
or maybe a combination of the above

Why have several games, and then count the winning games?
This could create the result that one player win more individual points but loses the overall match.

E.g. best of 3
player A - Player B
11 - 9
0 - 11
11 - 9
0 - 11
11 - 9

5 rounds are played and player A won 3 games vs player B 2 games
However, player A scores a total of 33 points while play B scores 49
Why is it fair for player A with fewer points to win the match?



It is fair because the rules allow for it. Yhe scores can represent different strategies to be applied to win and make the game more exciting or may also sbow the bias of the table by playing half.
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Creating mini games to make it more exciting makes sense.

So why don't all ball games use this scoring system to make them more exciting too?
E.g. Basketball

Oh, is that why basketball games have cheer leaders but table tennis don't?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Egghead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/10/2018 at 6:59pm
The OP shall check out the TTX
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