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Darlene Pantaleo <[log in to unmask]>
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Darlene Pantaleo <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 5 Dec 2012 20:26:31 -0500
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I have no idea why they were calculating average scores, as only the highest score counts and is ranked. One round can make all the difference as to whether a team is in the top 40% or not. Averaged scores show consistency, but have nothing to do with the awards.

On Dec 5, 2012, at 7:42 PM, Ashit Kumar wrote:

> Darlene,
> 
> Thanks for the super fast response!. Any idea why they were
> calculating the average scores for the table games then? The
> explanation I received was the best score was for the table score
> award and the average was for the 40% eligibility. Based on last year,
> I am led to believe it was more for incidental amusement and
> statistical interest.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Ash
> 
> 
> On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 7:26 PM, Darlene Pantaleo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> It works like this:
>> 33% research project
>> 33% robot design
>> 33% core values (used to be called teamwork)
>> 
>> If a team is a contender for the Champion Award, it must be in the top 40% of rankings at the tables. The only award otherwise based on the table scores is performance.
>> 
>> Hope this clarifies things!
>> 
>> On Dec 5, 2012, at 7:20 PM, Ashit Kumar wrote:
>> 
>>> I am a little confused as to how the top 40% are counted for
>>> eligibility for overall awards in the tournament. I was under the
>>> impression that the teams top score in the table rounds is counted for
>>> eligibility. Thereafter, the scores in the judging session are used to
>>> determine the overall team scores.
>>> 
>>> During the regional tournament at Eagle Ridge MS, the scorekeepers
>>> kept running averages for each team and told me that the average score
>>> was used to determine eligibility (top 40%) and and contributed to the
>>> overall score. This is not what I understood to be the case last year.
>>> 
>>> A clarification would be welcome.
>>> 
>>> Thanks
>>> 
>>> 
>>> --
>>> Ash Kumar
>>> Intersections Inc
>>> 
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> 
> 
> 
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> Intersections Inc
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