So you think you can rig the results as a judge under IJS?
Let's see how you do.
At the end of this post are links to five ladies' short programs that were originally skated under 6.0 judging at different competitions. So there's no "right" answer. I chose these five because I think they're comparable enough in enough ways that I have no preconceptions as to how they woulda shoulda ranked if skated in the same competition, with some diversity of style and nationality.
I'll play technical specialist and call the programs according to 2011 rules. If more rule changes come in the next few days before I get around to posting, I'll use the new ones. We'll consider the spirals as transitions.
You play judge and assign GOEs and PCS for each of the skaters in real time. You don't have to judge all five if you just want to focus on a subset.
You may study the current rules and the scale of values before you start judging as much as you like.
See here (and here for ISU communication 1672) or here.
You might want to remember that the component scores in the ladies' short program are factored times 0.8.
But once you start watching the first program, don't consult any outside notes except the following two documents:
Then post your GOEs and component scores for each skater, and also tell us how you think you ranked them. If you like, you can give 6.0 style Required Elements and Presentation scores, with deductions as necessary.
Feel free to choose a favorite to inflate the marks of, and a least favorite to lowball on purpose. But don't make it so obvious you'll get all your marks dropped and/or get flagged for bias. The rest of us shouldn't be able to tell whether you're cheating or really just think one skater is that much better than the other.
After a few days I'll post the levels and the base values for each of the elements I call. Anyone else who wants to play technical controller or ATS is welcome to consult by PM.
Should I post rotation or edge calls in advance, since judges would see those before they turn in their scores?
Then you can add in your factored components and GOEs to see how you really ranked the skaters, if you were the only judge. Did it match the ranking you thought you were producing?
If we get enough participants scoring all five skaters, and if someone with a scoring program wants to crunch the numbers, we could also combine the scores into overall results for a full panel.
And now, the skaters: