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FSU Judging Game -- 1998 Olympics Ladies Short Program

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by gkelly, Mar 22, 2012.

How should we call the spiral sequences in these short program?

  1. 2012 short program rules: count them as transitions

    7 vote(s)
  2. 2012 long program rules: count them as ChSp if and only if they hold positions for enough seconds

    2 vote(s)
  3. Everyone gets credit for ChSp regardless of how long they held positions and GOE will distinguish

    18 vote(s)
  4. Use 2010 rules for levels (or no credit)

    1 vote(s)
  1. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

    Let's give this a try and see how FSU would have called and judged this under 2012 rules.

    I can be the technical caller -- can we get at least one other volunteer to help verify the calls?

    Is there anyone out there who has a program set up to do the accounting?

    After we post the calls, then judges can send their scores by PM.

    Let's get a consensus on what to do about the spiral sequence. In 1998 a spiral sequence was required, but the only requirements, as far as I remember/can tell from examples, were that it had to include both forward and backward spirals and maybe both right and left foot. No restrictions on length of positions or guidelines on positions beyond free leg at least hip height.

    In 2012 there is no spiral sequence in the short program and rules for a "choreographic spiral sequence" in the free program: at least two spiral positions of 3 seconds or more, or one position held for at leat 6 seconds. Either meets those criteria and gets 2.0 basemark plus/minus GOE, or it gets no credit.

    We also know about the leveled spiral sequence from 2004-2010, but that doesn't seem appropriate here.

    Please indicate in the poll what you think is the best way to handle them here.

    I was too lazy to look up the skate order, so here are the links I could find in alphabetical order. If anyone knows where to find other SPs online, especially Liashenko, Sokolova, and Malinina, please post.







  2. caro-ira

    caro-ira New Member

    I'd love to take part in this as a judge! :)
  3. kwanatic

    kwanatic Well-Known Member

    I think setting a base value for the element will work the best b/c certain skaters have good spirals and others don't--the GOE will distinguish the two. Skaters with beautiful spirals deserve to be rewarded for them. It's a skill that not all skaters can pull off. I don't like it as part of the "Transition" score b/c it's an overall score; since CoP is all about breaking points down, I want to see exactly what the judges thought of it.

    I definitely want to see the spiral back in the SP as a requirement. Spirals are iconic. I don't like the gain-a-level requirements though. I do think there should be a minimum hold on the position (3 secs is enough) but not in terms of how many positions equals an extra level b/c then everything looks the same (ie. arabesque, COE to catch-foot, backwards catch-foot or heel stretch)

    Give me a nicely extended classic arabesque spiral and I'm good...
  4. query5

    query5 New Member

    i honestly dont know.
    i think good spiral sequenced should be counted separted because as we can tell not all does than right, correctly at all.they slouch, bend too far, etc.
  5. beepbeep

    beepbeep Brazilian Eurotrash

    Haven't we done this one already?
  6. falling_dance

    falling_dance Coaching Patrick

    Hmm...I remember the 1988 and 2002 Olympic ladies' SP judging games, but not one for 1998.
  7. Louis

    Louis Well-Known Member

    Wherever possible, I would suggest constructing rules that don't award 0 points to a skater for an element that's not quite up to today's prescriptions, but easily could've been with minor modifications.

    E.g., I wouldn't be surprised if there are spins that are worth nothing because they're not up to today's revolution requirements. And/or skaters whose free skate spins violate rules (e.g., no spin that's only in one position or a spin with a repeated code) and are technically worth nothing. Sequences could be a problem, too. I think, technically, Kwan would get called as having done a 3Lo followed by a separate 2T, thus making her second 3Lz an extra, non-counted jumping pass.
  8. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

    I will help out as a judge. :D

    gkelly, I have the program on my computer. If you want to send me the marks I could input them and tabulate the results.
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  9. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

    We're only doing the short program, for just those reasons. The only change in the minimum requirements for the short programs is the removal of the spiral sequence.

    Probably all the step sequences and most of the spins will probably be level 1. But the steps will go end to end or complete a circle, and the spins will be a layback (minimum 8 revs), a flying spin in one position (minimum 8), and a combo spin with one change of foot and all three basic positions (6 on each foot), same as it is today.
  10. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

    Great, thanks. :)

    I'll post the calls tonight if no one else volunteers to help call, and then we can have other judges send you the scores? or send to me and I'll collect and format them for you till we get enough?

    Deadline Monday?
  11. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

    Give people a bit more time. I would say next Friday.

    Jenna - glad you are happy to do the accounting.

    I might do some judging. Where can we send our marks?

    ETA - I would suggest getting ISU Communication 1611 to look at the positive bullet points too. The guidelines are really useful for helping to look for the positive things skaters are doing.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2012
  12. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

    The problem is that by then people will be focusing on 2012 Worlds and if we wait we might never get the rest of the scores and those who already scored will have lost interest.

    Jenna, do you want them to send marks to you or to me first?

    Agreed. :)
  13. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

    You are right - hadn't thought of that.

    I can do this this time because I am home sick from work.
  14. smarts1

    smarts1 Well-Known Member

    We did 1998 Olympics SP before for the ladies...
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2012
  15. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

    Yes, we did. But the results are no longer available.


    If people want to debate in the 1998 Olympics Ladies FS Under COP thread, do they want to get specific (again) by breaking down the elements and margin of victory for the short program?

    In answer to who would have won the long program (or who would have come in third in the very tight race for bronze), there's no way to tell because the rules were so different.

    Or we could take Louis's suggestion and judge the long programs according to our own modified rules that give credit for every element that was legal by 1998 rules.