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Author Topic: CEDA 2015 Affirmative Placement Procedures  (Read 1841 times)
paulmabrey
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« on: March 11, 2015, 10:45:09 AM »

1 Opt-in on tabroom.com. Judges wishing to be affirmatively placed in conjunction with the CEDA Constitution should select the diversity-placement option for their individual accounts in tabroom.com. If this button is not selected, a judge will not be eligible for affirmative placement. As a double-check, please communicate your willingness to opt-in directly to Gary as well. He will confirm your intentions. 

2. Gary Larson, who is running tab at CEDA, will include in his judge placement algorithm a procedure designed to assure affirmative placement over the 8 prelims of judges who have opted in via tabroom. Other variables, such as the tightness of the overall pool, impact placement percentages. In theory, a pool with zero excess rounds could never have affirmative placement, as the percentage of rounds placed would always be precisely equal to the overall pool. With a small number of lost rounds, however, a placement differential is possible. The overall effect of this policy in prelims should be similar to other tournaments this spring. The bigger difference will be in elims.

3. Elim procedures. Using normal placement parameters, the program will ensure that the percentage of opt-in judges assigned is at least proportionate to their percentage in the available pool for that elim debate.  The willingness of critics who opt-in to judge beyond elim commitment is another variable. Fortunately, there are often more judges who volunteer to judge past commitment at CEDA Nationals than at some invitationals.
 
We will use 5 judge panels as early as possible. We anticipate them in the octofinals and beyond, and will use them earlier if possible.

As was the case last year, we will not use strike cards for Octafinals through Semis. In order to maximize affirmative placement, we’ll keep the whole 5 judge panel assigned by the computer. Although elim day strikes before finals are not required by the Constitution, affirmative placement is. Enabling affirmatively selected judges to be stricken would eliminate the internal link between affirmative selection and affirmative placement.
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paulmabrey
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2015, 09:14:06 AM »

Just a reminder to those interested in opting-in to affirmative placement, please confirm with Gary Larson. Thanks!
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