|Posted: October 5, 2014, 12:17 am - IP Logged|
I buy the Cambridge 80 sheet quad ruled pads which I use for all of the charts I make up for 3 and 4 digit. I use one sheet to keep a continuous chart of all the numbers drawn daily in straight form across the page for each week. It takes about 1 and 1/3 pages to cover all of the numbers for one year with 2 draws a day. I don't separate the day and night draws as Delaware uses a computer for both draws. I use 4 of the 1/4 blocks for each day, using 2 for the day number and 2 for the night number. I separate the days with a red line for each 4 blocks and "bracket" head each column with the day of the week. I don't separate the day and night number with a line, just the complete day. I place the starting date of the week in the left margin. I always start my week with Monday day draw.
I use another sheet of paper to list the numbers drawn by the week in "boxed" form. On this sheet I split the page down the middle with a red line and create 6 - 2 square headers for each column putting the numbers from "0" to "6" over the center line of each of the 2 squares. I don't rule these columns down the page. I place the week date in the left margin for the start of a new week. As each number is drawn through the week, I rewrite it from low to high (example: if 206 is the straight number drawn, then on my sheet I write under the "0" column "026". After all of the numbers are drawn for the week through Sunday night, I then draw a red line across the page to the center line, then start the next week under that. As I get to the bottom of the left hand side of the page, I then have numbered the right hand side of the page similarly with "0" through "6" and I continue the year down this page. For one year of numbers, it takes a little over 3 sheets to track the numbers this way. By doing it this way I am able to see patterns of the 120 "6-way" box numbers and "90 double" numbers and see which of the "missing links" may be due to hit. I can also quickly find a particular number I may be wondering if it has hit during the year without scanning down the straight number sheet. I can also see what digits may be hitting a lot or that have fallen behind in the last few weeks. Since there are not a lot of numbers starting with "6" as the lowest digit, or numbers starting with 7 or 8 as the lowest digit, I place all of these in the "6" column. If you try this, you will see that the chart is heavily weighted on the left "0" side with numbers because there are 36 "6way" boxed "0" numbers and 18 double numbers starting with "0", plus the triple 000s. In general the remaining columns with get shorter and shorter as you go across the page, but occasionally each of these could be the longest of the week if a run of numbers from the "2" column, "3" column, etc. hit that week. Using the quad ruled sheets makes for an organized listing of the numbers. On the "straight" number, I can also circle the numbers I hit and in the right hand margin, I can write the amount I won on numbers hit that week for a yearly total at the end of the year. Of course I would have to use some other note book to tally the money spent vs: money won for the year.