After the first couple of events under the new code, GCG RG Technical Coordinator shared the following:
- For Elite Canada (and for competitions in Ontario) for scripted FREE routines, a decision has been made to have 4 difficulty judges. Each judge will judge with scripts and submit their score independently.
This capability is built into the scoring program already. Simply enter EVERY submitted score in the first D panel, J1, J2, J3 and J4 respectively, the program will eliminate high-low and average the middle 2 scores if there are 4 judges (and average out if there are only 3 judges). D2 panel in this case will not be used. You can hide the D2 J1 column for data entry if it gets into your way.
- For all events, do try to use different colored paper for different panels, it make it easier to sort and file.
Good luck to everyone!
In a recent competition in Ontario, they find that every now and then the first second of music (maybe the ding or whatever) may not play using a VLC player under Windows 10. The condition under which the problem can be reproduced are :
- The VLC player closed
- The VLC player has not been playing for 15 seconds or more.
Thanks to Serge for reporting and helping to identify the issue. This problem can be avoided by using windows media player as the default player. Under Windows 8, this problem did not show up using the same music and the same version of VLC player.
To all hosts, please change the default player on the music machine and test it. (Click for instructions)
To all coaches, we recommend the following actions:
- Insert a one second silence before the ding or actual music. This not only solves the current issue but also Bluetooth speaker connect delays as well.
- Make sure that you submit music in mp3 or file formats defined by host. VLC player accepts almost any music format but Windows media player have a much narrower list.
- If you have any important start or end note, do make sure that it is using both the left and right channels, we have discovered that some amplifiers have some non-standard way of handling mono single sound channel and the note may not be heard even though it has been played by the player.
The scoring program supports more than just the FIG/GCG stream. Other streams that do not calculate the scores like FIG includes Aesthetic Group Gymnastics, Special O, Alberta’s interclub and interclub. The table below summarizes all the differences. (The cell for FIG/GCG, the E-T panel says 5/ded. This means the system supports submission of 5 scores but all the scores that are entered must represent DEDUCTIONS. The system will apply the appropriate calculations to arrive at the total for the event)
||Potential # of scores submitted
||Calculation done by system
|| Artistic / E-A
|| Execution / E-T
Score display shows the scores AFTER applying the calculation rules at the panel level, i.e. Difficulties, Artistic and Execution. Component scores/deductions can only be seen via Apparatus Rank Report.
To facilitate the switching of views from one panel type to another, a view controller has been created and can be invoked via Ctrl-Shift-V. This can be docked alongside the top of the spreadsheet if you have to switch often.
The mail-merge ready judging chits are available via the Tools section on the right hand side.
Do be careful and apply ‘sanity check’ when you receive the first set of scores or when you switch from one stream to another.
Live scores will be updated in the very near future.
Good luck everyone!
NET versus DEDUCTIONS
The biggest change for 2017 for the scorer is that both the Difficulty and Execution panels are broken down into 2 sub-panels each – D1 (body) and D2 (apparatus) for Difficulties and E-A (artistic) and E-T (technical) for Execution.
- For Difficulty scores, the judges submit the final score from their specific perspective.
- For FIG/GCG streams, for judges within within the Execution sub-panels, judges only submit DEDUCTION score and NOT NET/FINAL score. The scorer will enter the submitted score as DEDUCTIONS (NOT the final score) as is. The final Execution score for FIG/GCG is automatically calculated as “10 minus (E-Artistic deductions + E-Technical deductions)”. To arrive at a score of zero initially for each athletes, the deductions are set to 10 to arrive at to zero (Max of 10 for panel minus 10 points of deductions to arrive at zero).
Please note that for Special Olympics, for the execution score, the judges will still submit the net/final score.
Special provisions in the next version will handle AGG creative routines such that the submitted deductions will be netted from 10 and then divided by 2.
A sample of the apparatus sheet as follows (click to expand). Note that each panel is of a different color (cannot be changed at this time) and columns where DEDUCTIONS are to be entered has the word “DED” and net score has the title as “NET”.
A sample of the report as follows (click to expand). Note that the breakdown of the panel shows the scores submitted by judges prior to the net and/or division.
The apparatus sheet is where all the scores are stored. In the past, not everyone knows how to easily switch between views easier for initial setup, data entry, check score summaries versus report needed by head judge. The View-Control can be brought up by hitting Ctrl-Shift-V and docked on top. It can help you quickly switch from one view to another based on stream (radio buttons) and intention (buttons). If for some reason there is a need that is not met, simply do hide/unhide of columns, the view-control simply makes things easier and will not be a show-stopper even if it is not working.
Yet to complete
As before, mail merge to pre-printed forms (e.g. judging chits) by rotation order is supported. I will be adding merge capability to the GCG set of standard chits in the very near future.
It is very early in the season and more fine-tuning will occur in the next few months. For example, the score display as well as the interface to Live Score are yet to be updated. Do report any bugs or problems you encounter.
Elite Canada is going to be at Richmond Oval February 11-14, 2016. We are still in need for volunteers. You can sign up here. Operating the music or timer, even though a bit stressful, will give you a front row seat. It is simply point and click according to the rotation schedule, sorting is already done upfront with the use of digital music.
Some statistics for the upcoming event:
- 493 music files (over 1GB. All competition music files have been received and will be checked over the next few days. If you are planning to perform at the gala, please submit your music digitally ASAP.)
- 25 RG clubs
- 6 provinces (BC,AB,SK.MB,ON,PQ)
- 8 groups
- 122 individuals of which there are 41 seniors, 62 juniors and 19 novices
Here are a few important links: