Rule 3.0 - Overall Performance Judges

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Raw scores must fall in the range of 1 to 100 points.

Decimal point scores are allowed.

A Judge must give each dancing couple a different score.

A Judge giving duplicate scores will have his/her scores eliminated. (This rule is not essential to the functionality of the scoring system and some contests choose to accept tie scores.)

The first overall Performance Judge's scores eliminated will be replaced with the Referee Judge's scores.

Subsequent elimination of other Overall Performance Judge's scores will not be replaced by the Referee Judge's scores. This will result in a fewer number of judges used to determine the final outcome of the contest. See Rule 2.0 to determine the judging majority.

Rule 4.0 - Referee Judge

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Raw scores must fall in the range of 1 to 100 points.

Decimal point scores are allowed.

The Referee Judge must give each dancing couple a different score.

If the Referee Judge gives duplicate scores, his/her scores will not be used to replace an Overall Performance Judge's scores.

The Referee Judge's scores will be used to replace one Overall Performance Judge's scores if one is eliminated under the scrutiny of the Club Representatives in the Tally Room.

Subsequent elimination of other Overall Performance Judge's scores will not be replaced by the Referee Judge's scores. This will result in a fewer number of judges used to determine the final outcome of the contest. See Rule 2.0 to determine the judging majority.

Rule 5.0 - Tie Breaking Guidelines

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Rule 5.0 is used to break ties in the final placement that could not be resolved within the relative placement system.

The Referee Judge's scores are used to break any ties in the final results.

When a tie occurs, the couples involved in the tie must be awarded final placement before any of the remaining unplaced couples are awarded final placement.

The Referee Judge's scores will not be used to break any ties in the final results if his/her scores have been used to replace an Overall Performance Judge.

If the Referee Judge gave duplicate scores, his/her scores can not be used to break any ties in the final results.

If either Rule 5.4 or 5.5 applies, the tie will be broken by comparing the number of first place marks for the couples involved in the tie. The couple with the highest number of firsts will receive the position under review. The couple with the next highest amount will receive the next position. This tie breaking procedure continues for as many places (number of firsts, and seconds, and so on...) as are needed until all couples involved in the tie are placed.

Should a tie still exist after applying Rules 5.2 through 5.6, the final tie breaker will depend on the position of the tie in the final rankings. If the tie involves final places 1 through 6, a dance-off will be used to break the tie. If the tie does not involve places 1 through 6, both couples will receive the next placement. For example: two couples tied for 9th place will each receive a 10th place final placement (there will be no 9th place).

 

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