On further review...
Posted on September 23, 2003 at 06:55:54 PM by Craig G
Ok, I see now that in Excel (my old version), the VLOOKUP function allows you to very easily make a table of the Skiena figs, and then look them up based on simple criteria, eg "w8".
So, if your question was "how can I enter w8, s6, x3, x1, p1, etc", this is a very simple answer.
Make one page of your workbook for a named table with 32 entries (64 if super is separate) that consist of 3 columns: label ( eg: p7), points won, and points lost.
Then when you type in w8 in column a, your formula in column b will be something like "=VLOOKUP(A1, skfigs,2, FALSE". Column c will be "=VLOOKUP(A1, skfigs,3, FALSE)".
I just tested it with some dummy figs, and it worked.