Welcome to Betfair’s Australian Open Datathon.

We reached out to Australia’s data community who are competing for over $15,000 in prizes. Competitors are modelling both the men’s and women’s draws of the 2019 Australian Open tennis.

Sign up to Betfair to be notified of future data science competitions and follow the results below.


Leaderboard

See below the final results of the Betfair Datathon Leaderboard.

Betfair entries that are present in the leaderboard are ineligible for prizes. 

Winners will be contacted soon. Stay tuned and thanks to EVERYONE for participating.

rank entrant combined_logloss m_logloss w_logloss
1 Betfair_MarketOdds 0.4887 0.473 0.5043
2 161 0.4945 0.4721 0.5169
3 735 0.5029 0.5023 0.5035
4 656 0.5053 0.4935 0.5172
5 1030 0.5067 0.5192 0.4942
6 430 0.5076 0.4867 0.5285
7 713 0.5078 0.5064 0.5093
8 947 0.5093 0.5035 0.515
9 278 0.5105 0.4932 0.5278
10 872 0.5105 0.5028 0.5182
11 601 0.5127 0.5041 0.5212
12 541 0.513 0.5001 0.5258
13 Betfair_Elo 0.513 0.4965 0.5296
14 240 0.5146 0.4794 0.5497
15 1015 0.5161 0.4989 0.5333
16 310 0.5166 0.4925 0.5406
17 562 0.5168 0.5047 0.5288
18 396 0.5169 0.5081 0.5257
19 130 0.5175 0.5043 0.5307
20 369 0.5176 0.5042 0.5309
21 349 0.5207 0.5045 0.537
22 536 0.5208 0.5071 0.5345
23 755 0.5208 0.4921 0.5496
24 1014 0.522 0.5056 0.5384
25 1021 0.5222 0.5056 0.5388
26 834 0.5224 0.5157 0.5291
27 473 0.5237 0.4925 0.5549
28 304 0.5242 0.489 0.5594
29 431 0.5246 0.4965 0.5526
30 548 0.5254 0.5218 0.529
31 1032 0.5295 0.5147 0.5444
32 1022 0.5297 0.5307 0.5287
33 951 0.5299 0.5082 0.5516
34 181 0.5308 0.5172 0.5443
35 168 0.5317 0.5203 0.5431
36 880 0.5326 0.5307 0.5345
37 845 0.5336 0.5308 0.5363
38 704 0.5339 0.5258 0.5421
39 1020 0.5347 0.5365 0.533
40 394 0.5364 0.5152 0.5577
41 721 0.5367 0.5144 0.5591
42 443 0.5373 0.5017 0.5729
43 593 0.5387 0.5289 0.5484
44 Betfair_ML 0.5387 0.5204 0.5571
45 285 0.5404 0.5284 0.5524
46 444 0.5417 0.5312 0.5521
47 1028 0.542 0.5486 0.5354
48 228 0.5421 0.5179 0.5663
49 145 0.5432 0.5309 0.5554
50 1010 0.5432 0.5326 0.5538
51 643 0.5434 0.5403 0.5465
52 1029 0.5451 0.5128 0.5773
53 441 0.5465 0.548 0.5451
54 262 0.5506 0.5326 0.5685
55 773 0.5511 0.5453 0.557
56 806 0.552 0.5244 0.5796
57 126 0.5526 0.5413 0.5639
58 472 0.5541 0.526 0.5821
59 1025 0.5541 0.5538 0.5544
60 462 0.5562 0.5313 0.581
61 812 0.5571 0.5338 0.5805
62 495 0.5583 0.5451 0.5715
63 355 0.5583 0.5395 0.5771
64 190 0.5604 0.5688 0.5519
65 333 0.5621 0.5363 0.5878
66 385 0.5634 0.5281 0.5986
67 737 0.5643 0.5745 0.5541
68 Betfair_Rank_Model 0.5654 0.5599 0.571
69 239 0.5659 0.6052 0.5265
70 997 0.5659 0.5408 0.5911
71 932 0.5682 0.5302 0.6062
72 173 0.5746 0.5688 0.5805
73 167 0.5751 0.5568 0.5935
74 227 0.5754 0.5627 0.588
75 390 0.5765 0.6009 0.5521
76 342 0.5781 0.6062 0.5501
77 1031 0.5798 0.5697 0.59
78 379 0.5801 0.5395 0.6207
79 694 0.5828 0.5686 0.5971
80 Betfair_monteCarlo 0.587 0.6113 0.5627
81 1027 0.59 0.5828 0.5972
82 895 0.6002 0.5703 0.6301
83 779 0.6027 0.5995 0.6058
84 221 0.6087 0.6415 0.5758
85 497 0.6236 0.6243 0.6228
86 799 0.6371 0.6104 0.6637
87 615 0.6371 0.6225 0.6516
88 824 0.6387 0.6298 0.6476
89 766 0.6424 0.4862 0.7986
90 1033 0.6424 0.5218 0.763
91 800 0.6424 0.7032 0.5817
92 1026 0.6444 0.5143 0.7745
93 254 0.6453 0.635 0.6556
94 853 0.6462 0.5188 0.7735
95 246 0.6524 0.5162 0.7886
96 722 0.6552 0.6282 0.6822
97 465 0.6708 0.5885 0.7532
98 160 0.6791 0.7587 0.5995
99 756 0.7301 0.6376 0.8227
100 531 0.766 0.6641 0.8678
101 533 0.7707 0.764 0.7774
102 1023 0.7772 0.7694 0.7849
103 1024 0.788 0.7874 0.7886
104 678 0.8074 0.817 0.7978
105 415 0.8164 0.732 0.9008
106 149 0.9087 0.9433 0.8742
107 602 2.6762 3.3132 2.0392
108 210 7.4359 14.1844 0.6874

The Specifics

Please click the tabs below to find out what was provided for the competition and how the generous prizes will be awarded.

Historical data will be provided in two chunks

When you register you will receive:

  • Data for the past 7 yrs which includes box score stats for tennis matches. e.g. sets won, games won, first serve %, winners, unforced errors etc.
  • Historic price data
  • Dummy files with all possible match ups between the current top 128 players (file each for male and female)
  • This data is to allow you to build the basis for your model

When the draw is announced and the Australian Open qualifying matches are completed (Jan 12th 2019) you will receive additional data:

  • An updated set of form data to date
  • Updated historic price data
  • File containing all possible match ups for the official 128 players participating in the tournament (file each for male and female)

This data will allow you to train your model and finalise your submission.

  • The competition will be evaluated using the Log Loss method based on the 127 (each for male and female) matches that actually take place.
  • Winners will be announced via email and on the Betfair website after the tournament concludes on 28th January
  • Prizes will be awarded in coming days afterwards

Prizes will be awarded to the top 15 entries in the form of a loaded Mastercard/Visa gift card.. Betfair entries that are in the Datathon are not eligible for prizes.

RankCash Prize
1$5000
2$3000
3$2000
4$1000
5$750
6$500
7$500
8$500
9$500
10$500
11$200
12$200
13$200
14$200
15$200

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