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Judge continuing education idea and "mean" scoring

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Posted by Grizmt on August 07, 2011 at 07:51:58:

In Reply to: Re: Judge continuing education idea posted by Butcher Boy on August 06, 2011 at 08:44:46:

Please bear with me while I see if I can bring this thought together, if everyone is "generally" encouraged to use 6 as a baseline then as a TC you look for more than +/- 1-2 point swings right? Well it's my thought that if you have let's say 3 judges that are on the ball and give the sample an 8. Then you have the other 3 who're not so good and they give it 7's and 6's for wrong reasons. That scoring just killed the chances of that sample winning even though it might have well deserved to win. Well, it's within the "mean" so most likely wouldn't raise many eyebrows but would still be wrong. The deviation from the "mean" of the table works if it's a glaring difference of more than two and usually a deviation below 6 raises questions but a one or two point difference above 6 probably would slide by unnoticed in most tents I've been in and would still cost a otherwise fantastic sample to lose even though it's above the baseline.
I've of run into this a couple of times but only after sitting around after the judging was over and talking did this come up.

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