Repost:Ballot for 1996 (4th Annual) Internet Wood Coaster Poll (Long)

Repost:Ballot for 1996 (4th Annual) Internet Wood Coaster Poll (Long)

Post by Mitch Hawke » Wed, 06 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Ballot for 1996 (4th Annual) Internet Wooden Coaster Poll

NOTE- I am aware and apologize for the following errors, I will
change them for next year's ballot but have decided not to change
them for this year's poll as my tabulation program would need to
change:
        The new junior at Stricker's is Teddy Bear not Little Dipper.
        I was inconsistent on SBNO's (standing but not operating),
        for example: Ark Twister included, CLP Blue Streak excluded.

        For 1997 I plan to include all SBNO's.  I feel this will
help increase awareness of some of these great woodies that are
currently dormant.

   The following ballot contains all 124 wooden tracked rollercoasters
that operated worldwide in 1996.  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 1996.
   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 is OK.

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

Method A: Individual Ranking
  Replace the '0' in the last column with a numeral representing its'
 rank, '1'=best through '124'(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

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.

                 Thanks....Mitch Hawker

--replace this text with your email address------
COASTER NAME        PARK                LOC
Cannonball          Waterville USA       AL n n 0
Arkansas Twister    Magic Springs        AR n n 0  
Giant Dipper        Belmont Park         CA n n 0
The Grizzly         Great America        CA n n 0      
Giant Dipper        Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk  CA n n 0
Colossus            S.F. Magic Mountain  CA n n 0
Psyclone            S.F. Magic Mountain  CA n n 0      
Twister             Elitch Gardens       CO n n 0
Cyclone             Lakeside             CO n n 0
Wildcat             Lake Compounce       CT 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
Giant Coaster       Arnolds Park         IA n n 0
Tornado             Adventureland        IA n n 0
Outlaw              Adventureland        IA n n 0
Underground         Adventureland        IA n n 0
Grizzly             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
Thunderbolt         Riverside            MA n n 0
Riverside Cyclone   Riverside            MA n n 0
Comet Flyer         Whalom Park          MA n n 0
Wild One            Adventure World      MD 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
Predator            Darien Lake          NY n n 0
Comet               Great Escape         NY n n 0
Jack Rabbit         Seabreeze            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
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
Little Dipper       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      Article Unavailable

 
 
 

Repost:Ballot for 1996 (4th Annual) Internet Wood Coaster Poll (Long)

Post by David Hamburg » Thu, 07 Nov 1996 04:00:00


COASTER NAME        PARK                LOC
Riverside Cyclone   Riverside            MA y n 4
Comet Flyer         Whalom Park          MA y y 15
Yankee Cannonball   Canobie Lake Park    NH y y 3
Rolling Thunder     SFGAd                NJ y y 17
Great White         Wild Wheels Pier     NJ y y 2
Cyclone             Astroland            NY y y 1
Big Dipper          Geauga Lake          OH y y 9
Raging Wolf Bobs    Geauga Lake          OH y y 19
Racer               Kings Island         OH y y 12
Beastie             Kings Island         OH y y 20
The Beast           Kings Island         OH y y 6
Screechin' Eagle    Americana            OH y y 10
Blue Streak         Cedar Point          OH y y 13
Mean Streak         Cedar Point          OH y y 11
Thunderhawk         Dorney Park          PA y y 7
Hercules            Dorney Park          PA y y 18
Phoenix             Knoebel's            PA y y 5
Jack Rabbit         Kennywood            PA y y 16
Thunderbolt         Kennywood            PA y y 8
Racer               Kennywood            PA y y 14
------------------------------------------------0

David H.
Boston, MA
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Repost:Ballot for 1996 (4th Annual) Internet Wood Coaster Poll (Long)

Post by Mitch Hawke » Fri, 08 Nov 1996 04:00:00

David,

  I'm sure you meant to 'Reply to Sender' rather than to 'Post Followup',
in any case I got your ballot.

Mitch  

 
 
 

Repost:Ballot for 1996 (4th Annual) Internet Wood Coaster Poll (Long)

Post by David Hamburg » Sat, 09 Nov 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
>David,

>  I'm sure you meant to 'Reply to Sender' rather than to 'Post Followup',
>in any case I got your ballot.

>Mitch  

Yup.  I hit the wrong button on Agent.  I do that a lot, but I usually
catch it!  I sent it to you anyways!

Oh, well....

It's always fun embarressing yourslef publicly!  ;-)

David Hamburger
Boston, MA
-----------------------------------------------------
My top 10 coaster list:
     1)  Raptor                  6)  Great White
   tie)  Great Nor'Easter        7)  Mantis
     3)  Magnum XL-200           8)  Steel Phantom
     4)  Batman (SFGAdv)         9)  Kumba
     5)  Cyclone (Coney Island)  10) Yankee Cannonball
     RIP: Hercules