Ballot Repost: 1999 Woodie Poll - Last Week to Vote

Ballot Repost: 1999 Woodie Poll - Last Week to Vote

Post by Mitch Hawke » Tue, 23 Nov 1999 04:00:00

Thank You to all 117 of you who have already voted.  We are 3
days ahead of last year's pace for ballots which ended with 141
received.  Hopefully, we can easily top that number.

  Remember, if you voted last year, you can easily update that
ballot (I will send you your last year's ballot upon request).

Ballot: 1999 (7th Annual) Internet Wooden Tracked Roller Coaster Poll

   The following ballot contains wooden tracked rollercoasters
that operated worldwide in 1999.  I have also included a few
coasters that are 'Standing But Not Operating' or in storage in the
hopes that the poll may help some of these great SBNO coasters
become better known and possibly help them find a new home.

    The coasters are listed alphabetically
by state, with non-U.S. coasters listed at the end.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Step 1: Put your email address on line 1 of the ballot

Step 2: Mark The Coasters That You Have Ridden

   Please change the first 'n' at the end of a line to a 'y' for each
of the coasters you have ridden.  Change the second 'n' to a 'y' for
each coaster you rode in 1999.  It is important that you mark ALL
coasters you have ridden.

  Please delete all lines from the ballot except those that contain
coasters you have ridden (don't delete the last line of ---'s).
(My tabulation program uses the ---'s as a delimiter between ballots,
t*** the ballots will save me time in downloading the ballots and
running the tabulation program).

   Please try to keep each line 'as is' except for the aforementioned
changes.  You may change the order of the lines.  A ">" in column 1
as often happens in a reply is OK.

Step 3: Rank The Coasters You Have Ridden Using Method A or B.

   Treat the line  "My Favorite Steel   Anypark Anywhere     ** n n 0"
as if it were your favorite steel coaster and rank it accordingly.  
DO NOT change the line except for the n's and the 0.  DO NOT,
Repeat: DO NOT change it to the real name of the steel coaster.  
If you can't place your favorite steel coaster in relation to
wooden coasters, don't sweat it and just delete that line.  
The idea is just to see where the average poll respondent would
rank their favorite steel coaster in relation to the woodies.

Method A: Individual Ranking
  Replace the '0' in the last column with a numeral representing its'
 rank, '1'=best through '155'(or however many you have ridden)=worst
e.g.
Cannonball          Waterville USA       AL y y 1
Arkansas Twister    Magic Springs        AR y n 4  
Giant Dipper        Belmont Park         CA y n 3
The Grizzly         Great America        CA y y 2      
Giant Dipper        Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk  CA y n 5

Method B: Group Ranking
  If you cannot decide between two coasters or a group of coasters,
give them the same rank.  You may choose to group as many or as few
as you want.
e.g.
Cannonball          Waterville USA       AL y y 1
Arkansas Twister    Magic Springs        AR y n 1  
Giant Dipper        Belmont Park         CA y n 2
The Grizzly         Great America        CA y y 1      
Giant Dipper        Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk  CA y n 2

You may combine the two methods.
e.g.
Cannonball          Waterville USA       AL y y 1
Arkansas Twister    Magic Springs        AR y n 2  
Giant Dipper        Belmont Park         CA y n 3
The Grizzly         Great America        CA y y 4      
Giant Dipper        Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk  CA y n 4

Method A is preferable if you can do it, as more of your individual
coaster vs. coaster preferences can be gleaned from it.

In any case, PLEASE RANK AS MANY AS YOU CAN.    

Step 4: E-Mail Your Ballot To Me

NOTE: when using reply you must remove "no_spam." from my address.

  As well as posting the results to r.r-c,  I will e-mail a copy of the
results (using bcc: for privacy) to all those who took the poll unless
they indicate on their ballot that they do not wish to receive the
results
via e-mail.

A LITTLE ABOUT HOW THE BALLOTS WILL BE TABULATED

   Coasters will be ranked by best head to head record against all
others. Ties will be broken by head to head preference between those
tied.
   This method avoids the arbitrary point assignments AND the bias
towards
more ridden coasters that is inherent in total point ranking schemes and
to a lesser extent, in average point ranking schemes.

DEADLINE:

I will accept ballots until the end of November...results will be posted
very soon thereafter.  I look forward to receiving your ballot.

   Results from previous years and much more about this annual
poll can be viewed at http://SportToday.org/

                 Thanks....Mitch Hawker

NOTES: (S) or (SBNO) indicates coasters that did not operate in 1999,
either standing but not operating or in storage.

If you are updating your ballot from a previous year please be aware of
the following changes in the ballot:  Vancouver Coaster's name,
SF America park name, country abbreviations for Austria (AT),
Australia (AU), Spain (ES), Germany (DE), Denmark (DK), Japan (JP),
and Holland/Netherlands (NL).

FYI:  A steel coaster poll is in the works for December.  

  Those of you with websites can help 'get out the vote' by posting a
link to the ballot http://SportToday.org/
your site.  The results become more meaningful with each additional
person's ballot that goes into them.

  I have been told that my hitchhikers domain does not accept e-mail
from 'throw-away' e-mail domains such as Yahoo, etc.  If you must submit

--replace this text with your email address------
COASTER NAME        PARK                LOC
My Favorite Steel   Anypark Anywhere     ** n n 0
Rampage             Visionland           AL n n 0
Cannonball          Waterville USA       AL n n 0
Arkansas Twister(S) Magic Springs        AR n n 0
Giant Dipper        Belmont Park         CA n n 0
The Grizzly         Great America        CA n n 0
Roar                Marine World         CA n n 0
Giant Dipper        Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk  CA n n 0
Devil's Coach (S)   J's Amu***ts       CA n n 0
GhostRider          Knott's Berry Farm   CA n n 0
Colossus            S.F. Magic Mountain  CA n n 0
Psyclone            S.F. Magic Mountain  CA n n 0
Twister II          Elitch Gardens       CO n n 0
Cyclone             Lakeside             CO n n 0
Wildcat             Lake Compounce       CT n n 0
Gwazi-Tiger         Busch Gardens-Tampa  FL n n 0
Gwazi-Lion          Busch Gardens-Tampa  FL n n 0
Starliner           Miracle Strip        FL n n 0
Grt Am Scrm Mach    SFoG                 GA n n 0
Georgia Cyclone     SFoG                 GA n n 0
Cannonball          Lake Winnepesaukah   GA n n 0
The Legend          Arnolds Park         IA n n 0
Tornado             Adventureland        IA n n 0
Outlaw              Adventureland        IA n n 0
Underground         Adventureland        IA n n 0
Timber Terror       Silverwood           ID n n 0
Tremors             Silverwood           ID n n 0
American Eagle      SFGAm                IL n n 0
Viper               SFGAm                IL n n 0
Little Dipper       Hillcrest            IL n n 0
Little Dipper       Kiddieland           IL n n 0
Raven               Holiday World        IN n n 0
Hoosier Hurricane   Indiana Beach        IN n n 0
Roller Coaster      Joyland              KS n n 0
Thunder Run         Kentucky Kingdom     KY n n 0
Twist Sist - Lola   Kentucky Kingdom     KY n n 0
Twist Sist - Stella Kentucky Kingdom     KY n n 0
Comet (SBNO)        Lincoln Park         MA n n 0
Thunderbolt         Riverside            MA n n 0
Riverside Cyclone   Riverside            MA n n 0
Flyer Comet         Whalom Park          MA n n 0
Roar                SF America           MD n n 0
Wild One            SF America           MD n n 0
Excalibur           Funtown USA          ME n n 0
Shivering Timbers   Michigan's Adventure MI n n 0
Wolverine Wildcat   Michigan's Adventure MI n n 0
Zach's Zoomer       Michigan's Adventure MI n n 0
High Roller         Valleyfair!          MN n n 0
Screamin' Eagle     SFMA                 MO n n 0
Timberwolf          Worlds of Fun        MO n n 0
Hurler              Carowinds            NC n n 0
Scooby Doo          Carowinds            NC n n 0
Thunder Road        Carowinds            NC n n 0
Yankee Cannonball   Canobie Lake Park    NH n n 0
Jack Rabbit         Clementon Lake       NJ n n 0
Rolling Thunder     SFGAd                NJ n n 0
Great White         Wild Wheels Pier     NJ n n 0
Cyclone             Astroland            NY n n 0
Thunderbolt (SBNO)  Coney Island         NY n n 0
Predator            Darien Lake          NY n n 0
Comet               Great Escape         NY n n 0
Jack Rabbit         Seabreeze            NY n n 0
Silver Comet        Martin's Fantasy Is. NY n n 0
Dragon Coaster      Playland             NY n n 0
Kiddie Coaster      Playland             NY n n 0
Big Dipper          Geauga Lake          OH n n 0
Raging Wolf Bobs    Geauga Lake          OH n n 0
Jack Rabbit (SBNO)  Idora Park           OH n n 0
Wildcat (SBNO)      Idora Park           OH n n 0
Racer               Kings Island         OH n n 0
Beastie             Kings Island         OH n n 0
The Beast           Kings Island         OH n n 0
Screechin' Eagle    Americana            OH n n 0
Sea Dragon          Wyandot Lake         OH n n 0
Teddy Bear          Stricker's Grove     OH n n 0
Tornado             Stricker's Grove     OH n n 0
Blue Streak         Cedar Point          OH n n 0
Mean Streak         Cedar Point          OH n n 0
Wildcat             Frontier City        OK n n 0
Zingo               Bell's               OK n n 0
Blue Streak         Conneaut Lake Park   PA n n 0
Thunderhawk         Dorney Park          PA n n 0
Hercules            Dorney Park          PA n n 0
Sky Princess        Dutch Wonderland     PA n n 0
Comet               Hersheypark          PA n n 0
Wildcat             Hersheypark          PA n n 0
Rollo Coaster       Idlewild             PA n n 0
Jack Rabbit         Kennywood            PA n n 0
Thunderbolt         Kennywood            PA n n 0
Racer               Kennywood            PA n n 0
Phoenix             Knoebel's            PA n n 0
Twister             Knoebel's            PA n n 0
Leap the Dips       Lakemont             PA n n 0
Skyliner            Lakemont             PA n n 0
Comet               Waldameer            PA n n 0
Cyclone             Williams Grove       PA n n 0
Red Streaker (S)    Willow Mill          PA n n 0
Swamp Fox           Family Kingdom       SC n n 0
Zippin' Pippin      Libertyland          TN n n 0
Judge Roy Scream    SFoT                 TX n n 0
Texas Giant         SFoT                 TX n n 0
Texas Cyclone       SF Astroworld        TX n n 0
Rattler             Fiesta Texas         TX n n 0
Roller Coaster      Lagoon               UT n n 0
Hurler              Kings Dominion       VA n n 0
Rebel Yell          Kings Dominion       VA n n 0
Scooby Doo          Kings Dominion       VA n n 0
The Grizzly         Kings Dominion       VA n n 0
Roller Coaster      Puyallup Fair        WA n n 0
Big Dipper          Camden Park          WV n n 0
Lil' Dipper         Camden Park          WV n n 0
Cyclops             Big Chief            WI n n 0
Pegasus             Big Chief            WI n n 0
Zeus                Big Chief            WI n n 0
Coaster             Playland             BC n n 0
Tree Topper         Upper Clements Park  NS n n 0
Wilde Beast         Canada's Wonderland  ON n n 0
Ghoster Coaster     Canada's Wonderland  ON n n 0
M.Can.Mine Buster   Canada's Wonderland  ON n n 0
Le Monstre          La Ronde             QU n n 0
Serpiente de Fuego  La Feria             MX n n 0
Hochschaubahn       Prater Park          AT n n 0
Beastie             Australia's Wonderl. AU n n 0
Bush Beast          Australia's Wonderl. AU n n 0
Scenic Railway      Luna Park-Melbourne  AU n n 0
King Kobra          Great Adventure      BR n n 0
Wild Wild West      Warner Bros. Movie W DE n n 0
Rutschebanen        Bakken               DK n n 0
Rutschebanen        Tivoli Gardens       DK n n 0
Stampida            Port Aventura        ES n n 0
Tomahawk            Port Aventura        ES n n 0
Vuoristorata        Linnamaki Park       FI n n 0
Tonnerre de Zeus    Parc Asterix         FR n n 0
Anaconda            Walibi-Schtroumpf    FR n n 0
Hullamvasut         Varosliget           HU n n 0
Little Dipper       Esselworld           IN n n 0
Sierra Thunder      Mirabilandia Park    IT n n 0
White Cyclone       Nagashima Spaland    JP n n 0
Aska                Nara Dreamland       JP n n 0
Jupiter             Nishi-Nihon Korakuen JP n n 0
White Canyon        Yomiuriland          JP n n 0
Pegasus             de Efeling           NL n n 0
Big Dipper          Blackpool            UK n n 0
Roller Coaster      Blackpool            UK n n 0
Grand National      Blackpool            UK n n 0
Wild Mouse          Blackpool            UK n n 0
Zipper Dipper       Blackpool            UK n n 0
Scenic Railway      Dreamland            UK n n 0
Texas Tornado       Frontierland         UK n n 0
Wild Mouse          Frontierland         UK n n 0
Roller Coaster      Great Yarmouth       UK n n 0
Antelope            Gulliver's World     UK n n 0
Megafobia           Oakwood              UK n n 0
Cyclone             Pleasureland         UK n n 0
Runaway Coaster     Rotunda              UK n n 0
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