2018 Trials Analysis

2018 Trials Analysis

Below is analysis of each of the events of 2018 as compiled by Paul Master (thank you Paul!) Each event has its own link to a PDF consisting of four pages. The first three pages are charts, organized by classes in columns. The information from top to bottom, represents:

1) The number of cleans, and scores of 1, 2, 3, and 5 for the respective classes in a pie chart. The cleans start at 12 o’clock and go clockwise until back to the top.
There is a color code on the first and last pages to help identify. Please note, if there were a zero count for a given score, there will be no “pie slice”

2) The average score per section for the respective classes in a pie chart. Large slices indicate harder sections. Please note that the scores are relative to one
another, meaning you could have 8 or 10 identical slices, which means the difficulty was not too different between sections. But when you refer to the first pie chart, you can see the difficulty represented by scores.

3) This chart is the same data as in #2 above, but is represented as a line chart. You can use this type of chart to see if the difficulty level is somewhat in line with the
NATC recommendation to start off easy, and intersperse harder with medium and easier sections. I realize the NATC recommendation is a guideline or suggestion. Sometimes it will be impossible to achieve, based upon many factors, but it is good keep this in mind as you organize your 2019 event.

4) Shows the number of riders in the class. This number does not include any DNFs, as I thought this would throw off the analysis.

The fourth page shows all results, by class, for each rider and section. The colors to the right are Green=0, Blue=1, Yellow=2, Orange =3, Red=5
No color represents that a section was not ridden, resulting in either a 10 for missing the section, or the result of a DNF. DNFs are also indicated with boxes around each score. These results will not be represented in the first three pages of charts.

Please note that not all sections are ridden by all riders. Sometimes the lower classes do not ride particular section(s), either because the loop is too difficult, or the section is too difficult. Also, lower classes sometimes ride the best 2 or 3. But this page shows a quick overview of your entire trial, along with specific information
for every rider. Between the data on the left and the colored display on the right is the average score for the class, another overall indicator of how hard the line was for the class.

2018 Overview

Click here for a handy graphic showing¬†a compilation of the colored sections from #4 above for all events in 2018 except for the BAC Gate Trial (which doesn’t really lend itself to this sort of analysis). The goal is so you can compare at a glance your trial to all the other trials of 2018.

Here is the same compiled information (just page 4 of the individual analyses) for 2018, broken down by event (PDF).

Click here for the PITS 2018 Section Analysis, which is a compilation of ALL analyses (PDF).

This analysis is not perfect, as the results can vary widely by who the riders for your event were in each class. Although we would think that the more riders in a class, generally more reliable results. We hope this information proves useful as you reflect on last year’s trial and organize your 2019 trial.

Family Trials

Class A Trials

March 2018 British American Cup Class A Trial (PDF)
March 2018 Rocky Ridge Family Trial (PDF) Rocky Ridge Class A Trial (PDF)
April 2018  Memorial Family Trial (PDF) Memorial Class A Trial (PDF)
April 2018 Schaad Ranch Family Trial (PDF) Schaad Ranch Class A Trial (PDF)
May 2018 Cow Pile Family Trial (PDF) Cow Pile Class A Trial (PDF)
June 2018 Kraut Cup Family Trial (PDF) Kraut Cup Class A Trial (PDF)
August 2018 Crumble Family Trial (PDF) Crumble Class A Trial (PDF)
September 2018 Bear Valley Family Trial (PDF) Bear Valley Class A Trial (PDF)
October 2018 Granite Family Trial (PDF) Granite Class A Trial (PDF)
October 2018 Spooky Family Trial (PDF) Spooky Class A Trial (PDF)