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Some Thoughts On Judge Alignment

I recently had a very interesting discussion with a European friend – a Grand Prix dressage rider, judge and someone who has worked closely with the FEI in Lausanne.  Our conversation covered lots of interesting things but we also discussed a couple of things which touch on this blog:  (i) whether judges should have any concerns about their judging being analysed and (ii) how much emphasis should be placed on whether judges are aligned or not in the scores they have awarded.

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NSW Youth Championships: 2017

This blog presents a statistical analysis of the judging of classes at the NSW Youth Championships event held at SIEC, NSW, in June 2017.  Only the statistics are posted and no commentary is provided.  As usual, judges are simply referred to by their position and their judging level.  The statistics presented should by now be self-explanatory.  If not,  you may care to look at the comments included with some fully worked examples which were set out in an earlier blog.  A full description of the methodologies used can be found here.

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Equifest: March 2017

This blog presents a statistical analysis of the judging of 18 classes at the Equifest event held at Hawkesbury Showground, NSW, in March 2017.  Only the statistics are posted and no commentary is provided.  Judges are not named but simply referred to by their position and their judging level (shown in brackets).  The statistics presented should by now be self-explanatory.  If not,  you may care to look at the comments included with some fully worked examples which were set out in an earlier blog.  A full description of the methodologies used can be found here.

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Clarendon: March 2017

This blog presents a statistical analysis of the judging of 20 classes at the Clarendon, NSW event held in March 2017.  Even though it might be a little arbitrary, this blog normally only provides analysis for those classes with 7 or more actual rides (usually not including ponies), which explains why not all classes offered at that event are covered.  Only the statistics are posted and no commentary is provided.  Judges are not named but simply referred to by their position and their judging level (shown in brackets).  The statistics presented should be fairly self-explanatory.  However,  you may care to look at the comments included with some fully worked examples which were set out in an earlier blog.  A full description of the methodologies used can be found here.

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Clarendon: February 2017

This blog presents a statistical analysis of the judging of a number of classes at the Clarendon, NSW event held in February 2017.  Only the statistics for each class will be posted and no commentary will be provided.  Note that no  judges are named. They are simply referred to by their position and their judging level (shown in brackets).  By now, the statistics presented should be fairly self-explanatory.  However,  you may care to look at the comments included with some fully worked examples which were set out in an earlier blog.  A full description of the methodologies used can be found here.

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