Abe Carmeli wrote:Could you tell us what was the weight of each component here?
All the rules and score sheets are available on the SCAA's website (all
). Below are the ones that apply to scoring:
Additionally, I noticed a reshuffle of places between the first and final round. With the reshuffle, also we see much higher scores for the 1,2,3 places. The same people did not perform that well in the first round. How much of it is judge dependent? I assume the judges were different in the final round.
Some but not all of the judges in the first round were the same as the final round (of course they choose the most experienced judges, so I watched the finals from the stands).
The head judge is responsible for assuring there isn't excessive variation among judges; they check everyone's scores between performances and will challenge anything that looks out of line. As for the first versus final round scores, I attribute a lot more to simple variations in performances. During the competitor debriefing, head judge Jeff Taylor commented that competitors who specifically
call out subtle aspects to the judges of what they should taste are taking a big risk. If the shots are good and the detailed description is precisely "as advertised", they earn points on the taste portion (Part I) as well as the evaluation portion (Part IV). According to the final round judges I spoke with later, in Lem's case, he did just that in the final round.