drug descriptions and uses

Scrutineering

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British Dance Council Qualified Scrutineer.

Chairman of Adjudicators

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Scrutineering


What happens if there are many couples and preliminary rounds have to be run?


One of the duties of the Chairperson of the Adjudicators is to decide how many couples will be called back to the next round Generally, at least half of the couples must be recalled.


Once the Chairperson relates the number of couples to be recalled to the Master of Ceremonies, who announces the number to the adjudicators, the preliminary round judging takes place.


The adjudicators do not place couples in order of merit – this is saved for the final round. They simply write down the couples they would like back in the next round.


When judging a final round, the adjudicators may not tie any couples for any place for any dance. The adjudicators must place all the couples in order of merit during the final round.


If more than one couple is on the dance floor, judging is done using the method called impression judging. Couples are compared with other couples. Depending on the like and dislikes of the adjudicator, each makes a decision based upon a comparison of competing couples.


One other rule to remember is that you are always judged by an odd number of adjudicators. You only have to convince the majority of the adjudicators how good you are in order to win a dance competition.

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ONE DANCE COMPETITIONS


1. Firstly count the place marks for each couple until you find a majority.

2. If two or more couples receive a majority for a position the higher majority takes the position and the other couple automatically takes the next position.

3. If the majorities are equal then total up the marks constituting the majority and the smaller total takes the position and the other couple automatically takes the next position.

4. If these totals are the same, proceed through the remainder of the place columns until a difference of majorities occurs.

5. If all of the marks have been considered and the majorities and totals remain identical then the position is shared equally between the couples.

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Skating System Rules

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The Marking of Adjudicators’ Cards

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1. In all rounds each judge must vote for the number of couples demanded by the Chairman.

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2. In the final round each judge shall place all the competing couples in order of merit in each or the dances.

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3. In the final round the judge shall mark his first couple 1, his second couple 2, and his third couple 3, and so on in each of the dances.

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4. A judge must not tie couples for any place in a final of any dance.

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The Allocation of Positions in Each Dance

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5. The winner of each dance is the couple who is placed first by an absolute majority of the judges. Second the couple who is placed second or higher by an absolute majority, and the remaining positions are allocated in a similar way.

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If More than One Couple have a Majority for the Same Position

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6. The couple with the largest majority shall be allocated the position under review, and the couple with the next largest majority, the following position.

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If two or more couples have an Equal Majority for the Same Position

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7. (a) If the majorities are equal, then the lowest total of marks given by those judges who form the majority shall determine the allocation of the position under review.

(b) If the totals of marks are equal, then the next lower place (or places if necessary) in respect of the particular couples concerned, must be included and considered.

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If No Couple receives a Majority for the Position Under Review

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8. If no couple receives a majority of “firsts” then the winner is the couple who are placed “second and higher” by a majority of judges.

If no couple receives a majority of “first” and “second” places, then the “third” places (and if necessary, lower places) must be included (subject to Rules 6 and 7). The “second” and other positions should be calculated in a similar way.

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Compilation of the Final Summary

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9. (a) When all of the dances have been concluded, the order ascertained for each dance shall be carried to another sheet, showing the positions achieved by each couple in each dance. The first in each dance shall be given one mark, the second two, and so on. These place marks received by each couple shall be added up and the couple with the lowest aggregate shall be the winner.

(b) If two couples tie for “second” place, the “second” prize shall be awarded to the couple who has obtained “second and higher” in the greatest number of dances. If the couples have obtained the same number of “second and higher” place marks, then add the “second and higher” place marks together and the couple with the lower total shall be awarded second prize.

(c) If more than two couples tie for “second” place, the second prize shall be awarded to the couple who has obtained the most “second and higher” place marks.

© 2016 Ray Bulpitt

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