Survivor 17: Gabon boxscores
Episode 13: "Say Goodbye to Gabon"
By Jeff Pitman | Published: January 2, 2021
Survivor: Gabon boxscores Episode 13

Filmed: July 29-31, 2008 |  Aired: Sunday, December 14, 2008
Bob wins F5 IC
Ken out, 4-1

 

  • Ep.13 Final 5 Immunity challenge: "A-Mazing Gabon" - Bob wins at another puzzle.
  • Ep.13 Final 5 voted out: Ken, 4-1 over Susie.

 

Susie wins final IC
Matty out via 2-2 tie, fire
Bob wins, 4-3-0

 

  • Ep.13 Final 4 Immunity challenge: "House of Cards" - Susie wisely stops at eight feet, Bob and Sugar collapse, Matty can't catch up. Susie wins!
  • Ep.13 Final 4 voted out: Sugar votes for Bob, forcing a 2-2 tie, but Matty remains unable to make fire.
  • Final jury vote: Everyone gets yelled at, but Bob wins (barely!), 4-3-0.

 

Episode 13 scoring notes

Notes:

- As far as scoring goes, the only slightly odd thing (from a 2020 perspective) is that there was a vote before F4 firemaking, with Bob and Sugar voting Matty, who was ultimately ousted. So Bob and Sugar get VFB credit, thanks to Matty's inability to make fire (which seems a bit sketchy, but oh well).

 

Final 5 vote count:

- Ken received 4 votes, from Bob, Matty, Sugar, and Susie (voted out, 4-1).

- Susie received 1 vote, from Ken.

 

Final 4 vote count:

- Matty received 2 votes, from Bob and Sugar (voted out, 2-2; eliminated via fire-making tiebreaker).

- Bob received 2 votes, from Matty and Susie.

 

Jury vote count:

- Bob received 4 votes, from Marcus, Charlie, Randy, and Corinne, to win, 4-3-0.

- Susie received 3 votes, from Crystal, Ken, and Matty.

- Sugar received 0 votes.

 

Episode 13 boxscore - Challenges

F5 Immunity challenge stats F4 Immunity challenge stats
Contestant ChW ChA Plc % Fin ChW ChA Plc % Fin MPF
Bob 1 1 1 1.00 0 1 t-3 0.38 78.3%
Ken 0 1 t-3 0.50 - - - - 62.6%
Matty 0 1 t-3 0.50 0 1 2 0.75 61.8%
Sugar 0 1 2 0.80 0 1 t-3 0.38 56.8%
Susie 0 1 5 0.20 1 1 1 1.00 44.4%
Episode 13 boxscore - Tribal Councils

F5 Tribal council stats F4 Tribal council stats
Contestant VFB VAP TotV TCA VFB VAP TotV TCA
Bob 1
-
5
1
1 2 4 1
Sugar 1
-
5
1
1 - 4 1
Susie 1
1
5
1
0 - 4 1
Matty 1
-
5
1
0 2 4 1
Ken 0
4
5
1
- - - -
Episode 13 boxscore - Jury vote

Tribal council stats

Contestant JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
Bob 4 7 0.57 1.71 12.66
Sugar 0 7 0.00 1.10 8.13
Susie 3 7 0.43 1.59 7.97
Matty - - - 0.89 3.35
Ken - - - 0.85 3.05
Crystal - - - 0.96 2.34
Corinne - - - 0.53 2.54
Randy - - - 0.72 2.97
Charlie - - - 0.98 3.63
Marcus - - - 1.10 3.64
Ace - - - 0.70 2.21
Dan - - - 1.10 3.60
Kelly - - - 0.68 1.51
GC - - - 0.99 2.41
Jacquie - - - 0.78 1.90
Paloma - - - -0.44 0.22
Gillian - - - 0.26 1.17
Michelle - - - -0.89 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 in an individual challenge. Winning is 100% (1.00), or (number of people competing)/(number of people competing). Last place is 1/(number of people competing). Everything else is somewhere in between. Sitting out of an individual challenge earns a flat zero.
    • MPF: Mean Percent Finish, calculated across all 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.

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