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Old 07-16-2013, 09:55 AM   #82
musicmanryann
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I'm with Vince. At our contest this weekend there was clearly and bad table and a great table (from a cooks perspective ;-)). Fortunately for ours most, if not all, hit every table once. I have been saying for a couple of years now that sorting judges based on how they actually score, rather than on the number of contests they have competed would be a much more reliable method for equalizing the scoring across tables. You have judges that score high, score low, and score middle of the road no matter their experience level. Experience does matter a great deal, but there are still bad judges with a lot of experience and good judges with little experience.

It seems this new scoring system would open the door for tracking and sorting judges based on their variance from the mean. The question is whether or not the new system is currently keeping track of judges' scoring across multiple contests.
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