One of the PE criteria is precision of execution. If you fell, you were not precise. It should be reflected in PCS.
Additional 'punishment' for mistakes in PCS would encourage quality, I believe!
I'm really "angry" at Patrick. He had all the opportunity to shine in that LP. He had all the opportunity to make it his night. He could do justice to this wonderful program. He could prove that this LP is very artistic and that he is artistic. He wasted that opportunity. He allowed all his haters to tear him apart. Such a shame!!
Kudos to Max A. He really won me over .
Some math that might temper the Chan/Ten debate a bit. Focusing purely on jumps (since that seems to be the issue, and their spins/footwork were comparable in value/execution):
In the FS: Ten's jumps' base value = 58.13; Chan's jumps' base value = 61.28
So, already, Chan has a 3 point margin up on him (and this is considering axel downgrade and the like). 2 points of that is lost on Chan's two falls.
Chan is now up 59.28 to 58.13, on jump base value.
Now we'll consider GOE deductions. The jumps Chan messed up rightfully had GOE deductions, of -3's for the falls (a loss of -2.1 for the 3Z, and -3 for the 3A), and -2's (a loss of -1.3) for the 3F-3S sequence (which, btw was an error but scored similar to Ten's 3-jump sequence because of its higher difficulty). So now, going off the errors Chan gets -6.4 points. So now it's Ten with 58.13 and Chan with 52.88. A difference of 5.25 points.
So if we take deductions into account, Ten now has a jumps point advantage of 5.25 points.
Now we'll consider GOE bonus for successfully completed jumps. Ten (having more cleaner jumps) gets a bonus of 8.88 points. However, even with 4 problematic passes, Chan gets a bonus of 7.16 points, thanks mainly due to his quads.... a difference of 1.72. So based on jump bonuses, Ten has widened his advantage to 6.97 points.
Now here's the critical bit, note that Ten not only didn't do a 3F, he had also could have done a 3F-3T, so instead of 10.34 points he only did a 2F-2T combo worth 3.41 points -- and left 6.93 points on the table. (Yes, Chan also left 4 points on the table by not doing a 3T on the end of his 2Z, although that would have been a split second decision and he's always trained his combo with a 2T.. whereas Ten wouldn't have risked Zayaking if either one of his 2F-2T was made into a triple, and has quite likely trained that combo with a 3T to max his program. The point is that Ten could have added a 3T onto his flip, but downgrading both the 3F and 3T cost him much more than Patrick downgrading his 3Z to a double). So essentially, Ten gave up his entire jumping advantage by not doing the 3F-3T.
And with comparable spins/footwork, you're left with PCS to determine who had the better skate. Chan had 2.12 points better PCS (this is arguably a fair margin because Chan's program is way better than Ten's but was skated technically poorly while Ten had no glaring errors... in reality, had Chan skated well, he would have cleared 90 points of PCS and had around a 4 point PCS gap over Ten... (btw Chan's personal best PCS mark in the FS is 3.5 points higher than what he got in this FS).
This 2 point PCS gap closes Ten's advantage to 4.85 points -- this is about the score he beat Patrick in the FS by 5.5 points (Ten was slightly better in terms of spins/footwork GOE -- including +3s almost across the board for his ChSp footwork, while Chan got mainly +2's).
Now you look back to the SP, which was pretty close -- I would say due to a superior program (plus better spins, a harder lutz vs. flip, and the greater difficulty in tacking on the 3T to the quad), Patrick deserved about a 6 or 7 point victory over Ten. Neither of them deserved 91 and 98 points, but I think 88 and 95 would have been fine with people. So the margin of victory in the SP for Chan is enough to make up for Ten's technical superiority in the freeskate.
Thus, Patrick won due to regaining points for his falls with quality quads, due to several points left on the table from Ten's 3-3, due to a considerable lead in the SP (which was the right margin, IMO, just 2-3 points higher than either deserved), and due to his chief rivals faltering in the SP and not really bringing in the LP either.
On paper, however, it reads as: clean SP (quad toe, triple axel, triple flip-triple toe) + clean FS with 1 quad and 6 clean triples (2 axels, at that) losing out to clean SP (quad toe-triple toe, 1 triple axel, 1 triple lutz) and flawed FS with 2 quads and 2 clean triples. So I understand why people are fuming.
^ Well...what you did here is tally up all the points on the protocol sheets. No one is contesting the computer's ability to add.
I think the complaint is rather, points, schmoints. We just saw Ten clean Chan's clock. Yet the protocol sheets say otherwise. Something is wrong here. Adding and re-adding the same numbers will not get to the bottom of the problem. (JMO.)
Denis Ten arrived back home. What a little "crowd" met him there. He said he was always dreaming about competing at the highest world level and winning the medal. He is very happy that he won the small gold medal in FS at Worlds:
I look at it this way. The program components are supposed to reflect the whole program, not just the part of the program between elements.
Jumps are choreographic punctuation marks and highlights to the musical interpretation. If you flub the spotlight moments of your choreography, that should be reflected in the choreography score. You did not deliver the choreography that was planned.
Likewise, in performance/execution, you did not execute your program, and - because of falls and other awkward moments -- you did not draw the audience in to your performance. You did not weave a spell of music and movement. This ought to be reflected in P&E as well as in Choreography and interpretation.
In this particular performance Patrick skated a 10 for the first minute, then a 4 for the rest. In addition to the falls it was lackluster and without pizzazz or grace.
Don't get me wrong. When Patrick is on, he's fantastic. But this was a forgettable year for him, and a forgettable performance. Hope he does better next year.
Chan won because of the current system. If you mark each category and total both programs all together he won. You are going to have to change the system if you want a different result but remember in years past Lambiel and Buttle have been held up because of their pcs - held up in a good way like Chan they earne dtheir marks in other categories. But once again skating is still subjective the idea of cop was to reward what you do otherwise we can have safer programs maybe figure skating should be pulled a sa judged sport. Like parents with little kids fighting if you cannot get along and behave then maybe the toy, the game should be taken away. Would that make you all happy.