The changes are that we are going to use 6 judges rather than 8. These 6 judges will score the on the subjective criteria as always. We will NOT have the 2 Technical Difficutly judges scoring the difficulty of the figure. That score will be represented in the overall appearance score.
CRITERIAMAXIMUM SCOREPERCENTAGE OF TOTAL SCOREJUDGE TYPE
SYNCHRO 5 33.33% SUBJECTIVE JUDGE
SKI TECHNIQUE 5 33.33% SUBJECTIVE JUDGE
OVERALL APPEARANCE 5 33.33% SUBJECTIVE JUDGE
TOTAL 15 100%
The score will be out of 90 rather than 80 as in the past. Each of the 6 judges will score on the 3 categories out of 5 in increments of 0.5 (eg, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, etc..) The high and low scores will NOT be discarded. Mandatory deductions will be multiplied by 4 having the effect of being taken from 4 of the 6 judge's scores.
Then the scores will be awarded according to rank.
1st 100 2nd 95 3rd 90 4th 85 5th 80
There is also a proposal from the German team for a mandatory deduction. the suggestion is that we paint a finish line near the bottom and there should be a mandatory deduction for the team that doesn't have at least the leader pass that line on the stop. Please let us know your opinion of this additional rule.