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Rule 11
Posted by silvershoes
1/23/2011  5:37:00 PM
Can any tell me what "Rule 11" is and how it works in competition results? I recently was at a comp. and a result was determinded by Rule 11. What is that?
Re: Rule 11
Posted by quickstep7
1/23/2011  11:55:00 PM
I cannot say I am sure exactly how the rule works, but in terms of a competition I know it involves couples involved in a tie in scores from the judges e.g. for 2nd place.
Re: Rule 11
Posted by TangoFandango
1/24/2011  2:51:00 AM
If you are really interested, you should read up on the "Skating" system of marking.

You should try a search for "Skating system rules"

Those of faint heart should not bother!

As QS7 said, it is a countback scheme resolving couples who tie for a place.

it would be difficult to comment on individual cases without seeing the score sheets.

I was once asked to consider learning the system. I wonder if there is a demand for scrutineers?
Re: Rule 11
Posted by Ladydance
1/24/2011  1:08:00 PM
When two couples are tied (points), the first place winner is determined by how many firsts they were given by the judges. So whoever has the most firsts wins first, the other couple comes second. That is what Rule 11 states.

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