Survivor: Cambodia - Second Chance boxscores
Survivor: Cambodia boxscores - Episode 12
"Tiny Little Shanks to the Heart"
By: Jeff Pitman | Published: December 3, 2015

Filmed: June 29 - July 1, 2015 ||  Aired: December 2, 2015
Kelley wins RC
Kelley, Keith win IC
Joe out, 6-1-1


  • Ep12 Reward challenge: "Jungle Love" - Kelley wins food for herself and four people (Kimmi, Joe, Abi, and Keith) and all their loved ones. Tough luck, Jeremy, Tasha, and Spencer.
  • Ep12 Immunity challenge: "Over Extended" - ? wins.
  • Ep12 voted out: Joe, 6-1-1 over Abi and Tasha(?!).


Episode 12 scoring notes

Notes: While it was a scary end to the challenge, Joe's second-place finish in the IC has to stand. (Sorry, pun not intended.) We're glad he at least didn't get pulled out of the game.


We did appreciate the cleanness of the scoring allowed by forcing the contestants to compete on their own in the RC, with their loved ones merely looking on, as opposed to the mixed contestant/loved one versions, or worse, the loved ones competing themselves (which we would not count). Although from there, the scoring became quite muddy: Kelley clearly won, Kimmi was clearly last (since she was still collecting bags), and everyone else tied for second.


Vote count:

- Joe received 6 votes, from Abi, Jeremy, Kelley, Kimmi, Spencer, and Tasha.

- Abi received 1 vote, from Joe.

- Tasha received 1 vote, from Keith (?!).

Episode 12 boxscore
Reward Challenge Immunity Challenge
Contestant ChW ChA Plc %Fin ChW ChA Plc %Fin M%F
Abi-Maria 0 1 t-2 0.56 0 1 3 0.50 0.51
Spencer 0 1 t-2 0.56 0 1 4 0.25 0.57
Kelley 1 1 1 1.00 1 1 1 1.00 0.53
Jeremy 0 1 t-2 0.56 0 1 3 0.50 0.40
Kimmi 0 1 8 0.11 0 1 4 0.25 0.30
Tasha 0 1 t-2 0.56 0 1 2 0.75 0.54
Joe 0 1 t-2 0.56 0 1 2 0.75 0.80
Keith 0 1 t-2 0.56 1 1 1 1.00 0.63
Episode 12 boxscore, part 2
Tribal council stats
Contestant VFB VAP TotV TCA SurvSc SurvAv
Abi-Maria 1 1 8 1 0.78 2.17
Spencer 1 - 8 1 0.75 3.15
Kelley 1 - 8 1 1.01 6.33
Jeremy 1 - 8 1 0.63 4.64
Kimmi 1 - 8 1 0.64 3.47
Tasha 1 1 8 1 0.58 2.93
Joe 0 6 8 1 0.48 5.56
Keith 0 - 8 1 0.53 4.50
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.