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Determine Final GOE Value
What is a GOE?
Grade of Execution (GOE) is not the same thing as Level. Judges award GOE marks. The Technical Panel determines the element level. Both of these values are entered separately by accountants into the computer for each element. The computer programing automatically factors and determines the "clipped mean" marks of all of the judges on the panel so there is one mark for each element on the summary sheet. The summary sheet also lists the individual judge's GOE and Program Component marks.
A higher Level for an element does not always result in a higher total score after GOEs are added to the base core value adjusted for levels.
Elements that are poorly performed receive a minus (-) GOE from judges. Elements that are above the minimum standard for a "Zero" GOE, receive a plus (+) GOE.
The ISU Communication 1611 defines GOE deductions in Section IV. Updated Guidelines in establishing GOE for errors in Short Program and Free Skating.
In both Singles and Pairs "Starting from the wrong edge" and "Unclear edge at take-off" in Flip or
Lutz jumps will be identified by the Technical Panel to the Judges and in the Protocols with the sign
"e". Each Judge will then decide himself/herself on the severity of the error (major or minor error)
and the corresponding GOE reduction.
Consequently the units “half-loop + Salchow/Flip” and “any jump landed backwards outside + halfloop
+ Salchow/Flip” will become jump combinations of 2 or 3 jumps correspondingly.
The Singles and Pairs Technical Committee would like to remind Judges that the Singles Short Program jump should be immediately proceeded by connecting steps and/or by other comparable Free Skating movements. If there are no steps and movements or there is break between steps/movements and the jump, the GOE MUST be reduced according to the Guidelines.
|Calculating Jump Values
the following example, the Level 1 jump (1A1) with a +1 GOE
has a higher score than Level 1 (2A1) with a -3
1A1: 1.1 + 0.2 = 1.3
2A<: 2.3 - 1.5 = 0.8
In the following example, the Level 1 jump (2F1) with a "0" GOE has a higher score than Level 1 (2LZ1<) with a -3 GOE or a (2Lz1E) with a -2 GOE.
2Lz1<: 2.1 - 0.9 = 1.2
2Lz1E: 2.1 - 0.7 = 1.4
2F1: 1.8 + 0 = 1.8
|Comparing Jump GOE Total Values
|GOE Jump Elements Error Guidelines|
in which final GOE must be a minus
for which final GOE is not restricted
One or more revolutions less than required
speed, height, distance, air position
||-1 to -2|
Combo consisting of one jump only
rotation (no sign)
(sign << )
(sign < )
||-1 to -2|
No required steps or movements
Break between required steps/move- ments & jump/only one
step/movement preceding jump
||-1 to -2|
|Fall||-3||Poor positions||-1 to -3|
on two feet in a jump
of flow/rhythm between jumps (combo/sequence)
||-1 to -2|
out of landing in a jump
||-2 to -3||Weak
landing (bad position, wrong edge, scratching etc.)
down with both hands in a jump
three turns in between (jump combo)
down with one hand or free foot
from wrong edge in Flip or Lutz, (sign “e”)
edge at take-off in Flip or Lutz, (sign “e”)
Finding the Final Value of a Specific Element
Example: 1A1 (Single Axel Level 1) with a –2 GoE
1. Use the Scale of Values (SOV) - ISU Communication 1611 to determine the base score for a single axel jump (1A1). The chart contains the base value for levels one through four.
2. Assume that 1A1 has a GOE of -2. The -2 GOE column contains the amount -0.6.
3. Subtract that -0.6 from the base value
2.6 (base value) - .6 (value of –2 GOE deduction) = 2.0 (final score for that element)
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