IE Elim Tie Breakers

Here is quick break down of individual event tie breakers:


Tie Breaker Brief Explanation
Rank In Elim Adds up all the ranks in elimination round
Judge Pref In Elim Compares two speakers and gives preference to competitor who has better ranks
Total Rank In Event Adds up ranks in all prelims and all elims
Total Rank in Event Drop High Prelim Rank Adds up ranks in all prelims and all elims. Then removes the highest prelim ranking.
Number Of Firsts in Event Counts the number of 1st place ranks in all prelims and all elims
Majority of Firsts in Elim Counts the number of 1st place ranks in the elimination round.
Decimal in Elim Calculates a decimal score for each competitor by dividing 1 by the rank
Points in Elim Adds up the points in the elimination round
Points in Prelim Adds up points (rates) in all
Random Random Number
   
 

Imagine Speaker 1 and Speaker  has the following scores in an event

Prelim Round 1 (Rank-Points) Prelim Round 2 Prelim Round 3 Finals (Judge 1, Judge 2, Judge 3)
Speaker 1 1-25 3-22 2-24 1-25, 2-23,5-22
Speaker 2 3-24 1-25 1-22 3-22, 4-25, 1-25

Rank in Elim: Speaker 1 would have 8 (1+2+5), Speaker 2 would have 8 (3+4+1).  Lower scores are better.

Judge Pref in Elim: Speaker 1 would have 2 judge pref points whereas Speaker 2 would have 1 judge pref points.  We compare the ranking each judge gave each student. The student with the better rank gets a judge pref point.  So judge 1 preferred speaker 1 (1 < 3), judge 2 preferred speaker 1 (2 <4), and judge 3 preferred speaker 2 (1 < 5). So speaker 1 would have a total of 2 judge pref points and speaker 2 would have a total of 1 judge pref points.  Speaker 1 would thus be ranked higher than speaker 2.  NOTE: judge pref only works in the case of two speakers who are tied.  If there is a three-way tie, judge pref will not work and will be skipped. Higher scores are better.

Total Rank in Event: Speaker 1 would have 14 (1+3+2+1+2+5), Speaker 2 would have 13 (3+1+1+3+4+1).  Lower scores are better.

Total Rank in Event Drop High Prelim Rank: Takes the Total Rank in Event total and subtracts the highest prelim rank.  So Speaker 1 would have 11 (14-3) and Speaker 2 would have 10 (13-3). Lower scores are better.

Number of Firsts in Event: Speaker 1 would have 2 (Rd 1 and Elim Judge 1), Speaker 2 would have 3 (Rd 2, Rd 3, Elim Judge 3). Higher scores are better.

Majority of Firsts in Elim: Speaker 1 would have 1 and Speaker 2 would have 1. Higher scores are better.

Decimal in Elim: This is calculated by adding up 1 divided by each rank in the elimination round. So Speaker 1 would have 1.7 (1/1 + 1/2 + 1/5) and Speaker 2 would have 1.58 (1/3 + 1/4 + 1/1).  Higher scores are better. 

Points in Elim: Adds up the points (rates) given by the judges in the elimination round.  So Speaker 1 would have 70 (25+23+22) and Speaker 2 would have 72 (22+25+25). Higher scores are better.

Points in Prelim: Adds up the points (rates) given by judges in the preliminary rounds.  So Speaker 1 would have 71 (25+22+24) and Speaker 2 would have 71 (24+25+22). Higher scores are better.

Random: Each entry is assigned a random number at the beginning of the tournament.  Higher scores are better. These can not be changed by the tournament directors/tab directors to ensure fairness. 

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