> I honestly believe that in dance, the judges still place teams by their
> ranking, which changes only very slowly (if at all) through the season. This
> is a system they used openly many years ago - it's just gone underground.
> There is no other plausible explanation as to why there is no change in
> placements from one event to another, time after time.
Final this season and then go to the OOOOOs and finish behind two of
the same teams they had beaten at the GPF? Did Lobacheva & Averbukh
not beat Fusar-Poli & Margaglio at the OOOOOs in spite of finishing
behind them at Europeans? How about Drobiazko & Vanagas beating FP&M
at the GPF but not at the OOOOOs? And why is there such controversy
over Chait and Sakhnovsky's bronze at Worlds -- many people seem to
think that the fact that they *didn't* finish behind D&V as they had
at Europeans and the OOOOOs was evidence that the judging was "fixed".
It can't work both ways....
-Sandra the cynic