A dear friend of mine who travels to LIVE competitions brought up this question after she read the protocols:
Patrick got 20 points more at SC than Abbott got at NHK. Similarly Adam got 10 points more than Abbott got at NHK. hmm, if true:
We can not believe in World Standings if points are used; we can not believe in Personal Bests.
But can we believe in the good trust of the judges with regard to scoring?