Originally Posted by Vince RnQ
So Kelly, as a Contest Rep (and a damn good one), what do you think of the idea of sorting tables based upon a CBJ's historical scoring average instead of experience level?
That's hard to say Vince. I know the experience level sort helps a lot but it's not the perfect answer. You know how obsessive I am about my sort and I've modified it since I've seen you and it's even more granular. I did a poll of the cumulative number of contests judged for the judges at each table. The lowest table had a total of 101 contests and the highest table had 113 contests. This gave a 12% variance between the highest and lowest tables which is not a bad sort. I still had one tough table where the highest score was a 10th place chicken. I had one moderately warm table but nothing I would consider super hot. I've had contests where there were no hot or cold tables using this method.
Sorting based on historical average could be interesting. It would have to be tested as I don't believe a model can be built to test this because of the human factor but someone may prove me wrong. I don't know if I would rather see this or have some re-training for the judges that are consistently off target on their judging.
Since I don't have access to historical data I guess it doesn't matter anyway. lol