Survivor: The Amazon boxscores
Survivor: The Amazon boxscores - Episode 11
"Sour Grapes"
By Jeff Pitman | Published: September 5, 2017

Filmed: December 4-6, 2002 |  Aired: May 1, 2003
Matt wins
IC: Jenna wins
Christy out, 4-2


  • Reward challenge: "Paddle" - Matt easily outpaddles the rest, gets a huge lead, wins on the puzzle. He gives up his family visit reward, allowing everyone else theirs. Then promptly gets a private dinner with his mom in return.
  • Immunity challenge: "Shoot 'n' Shuffle" - Jenna continues her run of luck- and alliance-based IC wins. Then gives the necklace away, too. To Heidi, of course.
  • Voted out: Christy, 4-2 over Jenna.


Episode 11 scoring notes

Notes: Ah, shuffleboard. It was the worst of times, it was... yeah, actually the worst of times, both scoring-wise and entertainment-wise. It's roughly 90% luck, primarily due to shooting order, with maybe 5% strategy and 5% skill. And how on earth do we figure out who's second, or third?


We don't. So Jenna is first, and everyone else is tied for second. We'll also point out that the number of pucks was determined by the first round slingshot contest, resulting in these totals: 5- Jenna, Butch; 4-Heidi; 3-Christy; 2-Rob; 1-Matt. With 5 pucks, Jenna had the last shot, and that shot changed the outcome (as is common in shuffleboard). But two of her pucks came from errant slingshot aiming by Butch and Matt, so really, Butch's penultimate shot, knocking Heidi into the middle, should have been the final play. It seems like a silly point, since that probably wouldn't have changed anything at Tribal. (At least Jenna had the decency to give the necklace to the more deserving IC winner.) But it is important, because Jenna ends up with four IC wins, which is one of the top performances of all time. She just... only really earned the very last one.


Oh well, that's Survivor.


Vote count:

- Christy received 4 votes, from Jenna, Matt, Rob, and Heidi (voted out, 4-2).

- Jenna received 2 votes, from Butch and Christy.

Episode 11 boxscore - challenges
Reward Challenge Immunity Challenge
Contestant ChW ChA Plc % Fin ChW ChA Plc % Fin MPF
Matthew 1 1 1 1.00 0 1 t-2 0.50 0.679
Christy 0 1 t-3 0.58 0 1 t-2 0.50 0.603
Rob 0 1 2 0.83 0 1 t-2 0.50 0.584
Jenna 0 1 t-3 0.58 1 1 1 1.00 0.536
Butch 0 1 t-5 0.25 0 1 t-2 0.50 0.495
Heidi 0 1 t-5 0.25 0 1 t-2 0.50 0.337
Episode 11 boxscore - Tribal Council
Tribal council stats
Contestant VFB VAP TotV TCA SurvSc SurvAv
Jenna 1 2 6 1 1.17 6.22
Matthew 1 - 6 1 1.16 5.09
Rob 1 - 6 1 1.18 8.64
Heidi 1 - 6 1 0.98 7.08
Christy 0 4 6 1 0.57 1.89
Butch 0 - 6 1 0.84 4.38
Alex - - - - 0.95 3.98
Deena - - - - 1.11 4.39
Dave - - - - 0.81 3.14
Roger - - - - 1.00 2.28
Shawna - - - - 0.69 1.65
Jeanne - - - - 0.72 1.59
JoAnna - - - - 0.40 0.55
Daniel - - - - -0.03 0.14
Janet - - - - 0.03 0.27
Ryan - - - - -0.50 0.00
Glossary of terms
  • Challenge stats
    • ChW: Challenge Wins. For tribal challenges, a contestant earns a fraction of 1 win, depending on if they participated (no points for sitting out). So in a five-person tribe's win, each participant gets (1/5) of a point, or 0.2 points. Duels (or individual RCs as in Ep1) at Redemption Island count as half a challenge (and half a win). Individual challenge wins count as a full point.
    • ChA: Challenge Appearances. Used to calculate ChW%. Fractional for tribal challenges (same as ChW), except sit-outs get charged for an appearance, because they could have participated.
    • ChW%: Challenge Win%. Simply, ChW% = ChW / ChA.
    • SO: The number of times a contestant sat out of a challenge.
    • Plc: Place finished in an individual challenge
    • %Fin: Percent finish - roughly, percent of a win achieved, with 1 being 100%.
    • MPF: Mean % finish - mean of all % finishes in individual challenges.
  • Tribal Council stats
    • VFB: Votes For Bootee. The number of times the contestant has voted for the person who was ultimately voted out. Applies only to initial votes (no points for revotes in case of a tie). Special case: In a final three TC, where only one vote is cast (by the F3 IC winner), only that vote counts.
    • VAP: Votes Against the Player. The total number of tribal council votes cast against the contestant. Again, only initial votes count (no penalty for revotes), and here a hidden immunity idol (if played) erases the votes. In the special case of a final three tribal council above, only the F3 bootee receives a vote against.
    • TotV: Total votes cast during the tribal councils the player has attended (again, only initial votes count). Used to adjust for different vote totals as tribes shrink.
    • TCA: Tribal council appearances. The number of times a contestant has attended tribal council (at which they voted).
    • TC%: Tribal Council percent. Attempts to reward voting for the bootee (which players controlling the vote almost always do), while punishing receiving votes yourself. The formula is: TC% = [VFB - (VAP/TotV)] / TCA.
    • wTCR: weighted Tribal Council Ratio. Very similar in intent to TC%, but calculated as a ratio of VFB to VAP, while also scaling to a uniform number of TC appearances. The formula is as follows: wTCR =2* [VFB / (4+VAP)] x (14/TCA). I originally tried (1+VAP) to avoid dividing by zero, but this overly rewarded getting zero votes against relative to just one vote against, which seemed silly. (4+VAP) scaled that effect back comfortably. 14 was used as the scaling factor for TC appearances because there are usually 14 episodes, then a final scaling factor of 2 to bring maximal scores up to roughly even with ChW and JV% high scores.
  • Jury stats
    • JVF: Number of jury votes for the contestant to win. Maximum nine (Earl Cole, Fiji), theoretically.
    • TotJ: Total number of jurors. Necessary to not punish unanimous 7-juror winners (JT Thomas, Tocantins).
    • JV%: The percent of total jury votes cast for the contestant, or Jur% = JVF/ TotJ. This number is used, raw, in SurvSc, and is scaled in SurvAv (multiplied by six) to make it similar in size to ChW and wTCR.
  • Overall scores
    • Survival Score (SurvSc). It's simply the sum of Challenge Win% (ChW%) + Tribal Council% (TC%) + Jury Vote%, for a maximum possible score of 2 (3 after the finale).
    • Survival Average (SurvAv). It's a simple sum of fractional Challenge Wins (ChW), weighted TC Ratio (wTCR), and (eventually) a weighted Jury%. The latter two max out at six points total, for a theoretical maximum score of around 18 or so.