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Process Guidelines for Reviewing and Revising a Misidentified Call

Determination and Publication of Results

Process Guidelines for Reviewing and Revising a Misidentified Call

 

Introductory Notes

The following guidelines are to provide direction in the implementation of the revision to CPC Regulations – Section A – 105 Determination and Publication of Results:

  1. Publication of results

  a. The official placing in each segment of each competition or championship must be published as soon as possible after that segment has been completed by all skaters/couples/teams. The Referee and Technical Controller must authorize the release of the results and any subsequent revisions to the results. 

The intent of the revision is to support the principle of fair play for all athletes, as well as to align the Skate Canada procedures for the determination and publication of results with those of the ISU. The revision incorporates a mechanism into the determination and publication of the results process which allows for any obvious misidentification of an element or “call” to be corrected. This process is meant to correct an “obvious” human error. The revision will allow the skater to be awarded for what has been performed in the case of an obvious misidentification. Human error occurs at all levels of competition and having a process in place to correct an “obvious” human error is in the best interest of fair play and accurate results.   

Process Guidelines for Reviewing and Revising a Misidentified Call

The Review Panel will consist of the Referee, Technical Controller, Technical Specialist and Assistant Technical Specialist. Any member of the Review Panel may initiate a review of an element due to an “obvious” human error. This review may take place: 

  • During an event segment break or flood
  • At the conclusion of the event segment
  • Prior to the start of the final segment
  • Prior to the awards ceremony

In any case, this review can be initiated no later than two hours after the publication of results for the segment in question.

If an error is identified after the completion of the intermediate draw, which results in a change in groupings only, the segment will be redrawn by the Chief Data Specialist and Referee prior to the next segment’s practice sessions or next event segment (if practices are not offered). All efforts will be made to notify the athletes of the new draw. The new warm-up groups will be posted with “revised” notification to the athletes. It is the responsibility of the athletes and coaches to remain informed of all changes.

Only official competition data or video will be permitted to assist the Review Panel in their analysis of possible “obvious” human error. Official competition data includes technical panel, referee and/or judges’ notes and video replay. The Review Panel has the sole discretion to decide which official competition data they will consider and are not required to review official video if they do not feel it necessary.

As this process is meant to correct an “obvious” human error, all members of the Review Panel must agree on the correction of the element. The Referee and the Technical Controller must notify the Chief Data Specialist and authorize the release of the revised results.

Examples of “obvious” human errors which may be considered for revision by the Review Panel:

Scenario/Element Executed

Misidentified “Call”

Correction by Review Panel

3A

2A

3A

1Lz+1Lo+1S+C

1Lz+1S+S

1Lz+1Lo+1S+C

2 bonuses

1 bonus

2 bonuses

2 falls

3 falls

2 falls

1st skater of warm-up group took 1 minute to start

-1.0 for 1st skater of warm-up group being late to start at 31 seconds

No deduction as 1st skater of warm-up group has 1 minute to start

A skater executes a second 3Lz solo jump in FS

3Lz+S

3Lz+REP

4STh

3STh

4STh

CuLi4

SlLi4

CuLi4

TC3 (traveling circle)

C3 (rotating circle)

TC3 (traveling circle)

Co1 (combined element)

Cr1 (creative element)

Co1 (combined element)

The Field of Play calls such as the level of a spin, the call of under-rotated or downgraded jumps, judges' GOE are not included in this regulation and would not change.

 

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