16. Define the values of GoE pointsFor the past six months a group of international coaches have been developing a set of proposals for the improvement of the International Judging System (IJS). These proposals were recently submitted to the ISU Singles and Pairs Technical Committee.
Even when used correctly, the GoE points as they are conceived now, do not produce a fair and acceptable result. As the base value of an element goes up, the value of the GoE does not keep pace. A cheated triple or quadruple jump now may get more points than a well executed triple or double, which is unfair and wrong. For example: for a triple toe loop, -3 takes away 75% of the base points and +3 adds 75 % of the base points. For quad toe loop, however, -3 takes away only 33% of the base points and +3 adds only 33% of the base points.
The proposal is to revise the Scale of Values tables to use the following instead (rounded to the nearest 0.1 point):
* - 3 is 25% of base value
* - 2 is 50% of base value
* - 1 is 75% of base value
* 0 is 100% of base value
* + 1 is 125% of base value
* + 2 is 150% of base value
* + 3 is 175% of base value
This proportional approach solves other mathematical problems in the system. For example, the relative value of every element currently varies with each element and GoE. Under this proposal the relative value of all elements stays the same for each GoE.