The protocol is available after
each segment of the competition and will tell you how each judge scored each
element and aspect of the program. Each element will appear in the left column
with the level the technical panel has assigned to it. The Base Value that has
been decided upon in the Handbook forTechnical Panels appears under “Base” followed by the GOE awarded by each
judge. For the pattern dance element, the key points are indicated with “Y”
(for a key point achieved) and “N” (for a key point missed) and “T” (for a key
point achieved but with one or more steps/edges not being held for the required
number of beats).
So what do all those strange combinations of letters mean?
So what do all those strange combinations of letters mean?
NtMiSt=Not
Touching Midline Step Sequence
NtDiSt=Not
Touching Diagonal Step Sequence
NtCiSt=Not
Touching Circular Step Sequence
MiSt=Midline
Step Sequence
DiSt=
Diagonal Step Sequence
CiSt=Circular
Step Sequence
SeSt=
Serpentine Step Sequence
StaLi=Stationary
Lift
SlLi=Straight
Line Lift
CuLi=Curve
Lift
SeLi=Serpentine
Lift
RoLi=Rotational
Lift
RRoLi=Reverse
Rotational Lift
Combination
Lifts will include both lifts with a ‘+’ in between
ChLi=Choreographic
Lift Note: This lift is always
assessed at level 1
Sp=Spin
CoSp=Combination
Spin
STw=Synchronized
Twizzles
1FS=Finnstep
Section 1
2FS=
Finnstep Section 2
How to Calculate TES
Here is an example from Skate Canada International 2013. In
the first segment of the Finnstep, this team received credit for the first and
third key points. A completed pattern with two key points translates to a level
3 for this element. All three key points were achieved on the second segment of
the pattern, translating to a level 4 for this element.
So how do we get from a Base Value of 29.00 points to a total of 35.34 points? First, remove the highest and lowest score for each
element (we have highlighted the highest in green and the lowest in yellow).
Element

Base

J1

J2

J3

J4

J5

J6

J7

J8

GOE

TOTAL

NtMiSt4

8.00

3

3

3

3

3

3

2

3

3.00

11.00

1FS3+YNY

6.00

2

2

2

2

3

2

2

2

1.00

7.00

2FS4+YYY

7.00

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

3

1.00

8.00

STw2

4.00

0

1

1

1

1

0

2

1

.17

4.17

RoLi4

4.00

2

2

2

3

2

2

3

3

1.17

5.17

TOTAL

29.00

6.34

35.34

Next take each judge’s GOE score and match it up to the
corresponding value from the Scale of Values. Average these numbers and round
to 2 decimals. Then add this average GOE to the Base Value, and you have the
total value for that element.
Example #1: Let's look at the synchronized twizzles (STw) which was assessed a level 2. The Base Value is therefore 4.0 and the GOEs range from 1 to +2. The corresponding values from the SoV are listed in the right column.

Example #2: Let's look at the rotational lift (RoLi4) which was assessed a level 4. The Base Value is therefore 4.0 and the GOEs range from +2 to +3. The corresponding values from the SoV are listed in the right column.

Adding this average GOE to the Base Value Adding this average GOE to the Base Value
we get: 4.00+0.17=4.17 we get: 4.00+1.17=5.17
Thus, the element is worth 4.17 points. Thus, the element is worth 5.17 points.
How to Calculate PCS
First remove the highest and lowest score for each category (we have highlighted the low in green and the high in yellow) and then average the scores for each category. This column of numbers is what you will always see on the protocol sheet but they are not the actual numbers that are used in calculating the PCS. For this, you need the factored scores.
To get those, you would next multiply the average for each category by its factor to get the factored score. The total PCS is the sum of all factored scores.
Category

Factor

J1

J2

J3

J4

J5

J6

J7

J8

Average
of Scores

Factored
Scores

SS

0.8

9.50

9.50

9.50

9.25

9.50

9.00

9.25

8.75

9.33

7.46

TR

0.7

9.25

9.50

9.50

9.50

9.50

9.25

9.50

9.50

9.46

6.62

PE

0.7

9.50

9.25

9.50

9.75

9.25

9.00

9.25

9.75

9.42

6.59

CH

0.8

9.50

9.50

9.75

9.50

9.75

9.25

9.50

9.25

9.50

7.60

IN

1.0

9.50

9.50

9.75

9.75

9.50

9.00

9.50

9.50

9.54

9.54

TOTAL

4.0

47.25

37.82

For example, for the scores for SS you would toss out the scores from J3 and J8. Then average the rest of the scores, which will give you 9.33 (which IS displayed on the protocol sheet). Multiply that by a factor of 0.80 for a score 7.46 which is used in calculating the final PCS but is NOT displayed on the protocol.
Any additional deductions will be
indicated below these sections on the protocol.
So this is how GOE is calculated. I couldn't understand why someone would get straight 3s and end up with a GOE in the 2s. Guess you could call me a newbie when it comes to how things are calculated. Also great to have links to where all this comes from but some of those documents are somewhat overwhelming. Thanks for taking the time to explain things in a simpler way.
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