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Scorekeepers are volunteers, too, and aren't usually familiar with the
details of judging and the awards process.

Plus, they may not have understood the spreadsheet formulas...which
are not clear at all.  Sometimes trying to explain why a team is
ranked high in Round 2 while displaying a low score generates some
creative ideas...

Steve Scherr
VA/DC FLL Referee Advisor

On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 7:42 PM, Ashit Kumar <[log in to unmask]> 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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