calculated by Tournament Secretary Dr. G. S. Benner
Total Games Actually Completed 872
Above are the official final standings. There was some confusion at the beginning of NTC-1 about the scoring for NOST, since they were represented only on approximately two thirds of the boards. At first they were given byes on the boards where they weren't playing. That made for a lot of half points on the crosstables for 16 boards. Later this "messy" approach was discarded. Instead, only the games actually played were to be counted. The final positions would be determined by the final percentages.
Later, when the TCC organization folded, another problem occurred in the scoring. The official approach was to count every TCC game as a loss. Their opponents got a win, even if their player withdrew or forfeited. This led to an artificial inflation of the scores for all the other teams. Even the USCF team, which finished below 50% in their non-TCC games, has a very respectible looking percentage in the official standings.
Shown below are two other formats for the final standings.
The first is a table including TCC results, just as though their results did actually count. This is a little deceptive since a number of the TCC players quit early, after their organization was disqualified from winning the title. On the other hand, it also counts all the forfeits and withdrawals by teams in their games vs. TCC (in the official results teams were not penalized for withdrawals and forfeits in their TCC games). The TCC team was strong and, at the beginning of the tournament, TCC appeared to be a serious challenger for the title.
including all actual game results
The next table simply excludes all TCC games for a much more realistic picture of the performance of the teams in competition for the team title. This is the version normally presented to the readers of the APCT Team Newsletter. Note that the resulting team standings is identical to the official standings; only the meaningless forfiet wins have been removed.
A further table is provided to show the chronological progress of this major championship event. It must be admitted that these results probably include a higher percentage of APCT results since, as editor of the APCT Team Newsletter, I received APCT results more rapidly than other results. This tabulation may lack scientific precision, yet I believe it is still interesting and it shows the teams establishing their positions early and maintaining them throughout the event.
completely excluding all TCC games
at various dates during the competition