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Mitchell Goldstein <[log in to unmask]>
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Mitchell Goldstein <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 9 Sep 2016 09:55:36 -0400
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FWIW, I have been a referee every year but one since 2000. I wholeheartedly
agree with Steve. Sometimes, doing things by hand works best. Online
scorers can help you, but they should not replace the old fashioned way,
especially because it forces you look at what you have done and how
(sometimes the mission requires a specific way of doing things).

Mitchell Goldstein
Richmond, Virginia


On Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 11:21 PM, VA-DC Referee Advisor <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

>   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 <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> 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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