The adjudicators on the panel in Cambrils were happy after the first outing of Judging System 2.0 and commended the people who had developed hardware that is easy to operate, even for the “non-techies” among them, giving them the chance to really concentrate on the couples before they enter their score through the touch- screen interface.
Let’s look at this hardware! In a group dance, with six couples on the floor, the adjudicators have the respective column for the couples all lined up on their screen. After watching each couple’s performance for 15 – 18 seconds, it’s the jugde’s tip of the finger that marks the score. And afterwards it’s on to the next couple.
Group Dance: 6 couples (identified by bib #) to be scored for “Movement to Music” – MM – on the scale from 1 to 10 (with .5 fractions in a second column on the right).
For the solo dances, it is even easier. More time is now spent watching the couple and only a single score is entered after approximately 60 seconds. The adjudicators are always aware of the time that they have available too, a countdown clock alerts them when the decision time is approaching.