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VA-DC Referee Advisor <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 5 Sep 2016 23:21:26 -0400
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  I think that there is a chance again this year of having FLL release a
scoring tool, but I don't know what the timeframe would be.  That's based
on the recent development of new tournament scoring software.

  When a team comes to me and thinks that their scoresheet was scored
incorrectly because a scoring app tells them something different, here's
what I do.
  I grab a pen or pencil, the scoresheet, and the mission descriptions, and
I go through the scoresheet questions, writing the mission scores down
along the way.  Then I add them up.

  Teams that validate their scoring apps by hand from time to time based on
the missions that they are doing, can feel confident that what they have is
good enough for development purposes.

Steve Scherr
Virginia-DC FLL Referee Advisor

P.S.  There's a bonus to scoring by hand occasionally--it gives teams a
chance to re-read the wording of the missions, just in case they forgot
exactly what the words said...  :-)

On Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 10:58 PM, Thomas Tweeks Weeks <
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> Anyone know if the FLL is going to make an official scoring application?
> It would really help when trying to decypher how things are being scored.
> It seems most every year there are interpretation misunderstandings. (not
> saying it's FLL's fault.. communication is a two sided process ;)
> Tweeks

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