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Four Year Moving Average of Rice Bestiness™

[UPDATED to include the 2015 competition results.]

The World's Best Rice™ Competition has been held annually since 2009 by The Rice Trader™, an American rice industry consulting firm.

The Competition holds a blind taste test of samples submitted by rice industry firms, and names the winning rice — or rices, if there is a tie — to be The World's Best Rice for that year.

Cambodian Jasmine Rice™ first competed in 2012, and won that and the next two years, for an unprecedented three years in a row. The published results of the competition, just after the 2015 competition, are shown in Table 1 (Winners) below: 

 Winners     2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Thai Jasmine Rice     Won Won Tied
Myanmar Paw Son Rice Won
California Calrose Tied Won
Cambodian Jasmine Rice     Won Tied Tied


If one awards 100 points for a win, and 50 points for sharing a win in a two-way tie, then one gets a table like Table 2 (Scores) below: 

 Scores     2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Thai Jasmine Rice     100 100 50
Myanmar Paw Son Rice 100
California Calrose 50 100
Cambodian Jasmine Rice     100 50 50


From Table 2 above, one can derive a simple (non-weighted) Four Year Moving Average of Rice Bestiness™, shown in Table 3 (Rice Bestiness™) below:

Rice Bestiness 2012 2013 2014 2015
Thai Jasmine Rice 50 25 12.5 12.5
Myanmar Paw Son Rice 25 25 25 0
California Calrose 0 12.5 12.5 37.5
Cambodian Jasmine Rice 25 37.5 50 50


As a chart:

Some definitions (as per the Humpty-Dumpty Principle in Semantics):

The three consecutive victories of Cambodian Jasmine Rice — in 2012, 2013, and 2014 — accumulated so much Rice Bestiness™ that it is still more besty, and is bestier, than any other rice.

In 2015, Cambodian Jasmine Rice is The Bestiest Rice Anywhere™.

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