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Rules and Regulation

HD 6 DUTIES OF THE SECRETARIAT

HD 6.1 The records of the competitions shall be kept by two independent secretaries.

HD 6.2 In order to facilitate the scoring, a computer, a rapid calculator, or a chart may be used.

HD 6.3 The judges’ awards shall be announced in their seating order and the first secretary shall record all awards as announced on the diver’s statement of dives. When a computer and a scoreboard are used, the announcement of the judges’ awards is not necessary and the secretary may record the awards directly from the monitor.

HD 6.4 The second secretary shall enter on the diver’s statement of dives the judges’ awards. When a computer is used to determine the scores, the second secretary may record the awards directly from the monitor.

HD 6.5 When seven (7) judges are used the secretaries shall cancel the two (2) highest and the two (2) lowest judges’ awards. When more than two (2) awards are equal only two of the equal awards shall be cancelled. If only five (5) judges are used, the secretaries shall cancel the highest and the lowest award.

HD 6.6 The secretaries shall independently add the remaining awards and multiply this total by the degree of difficulty for the dive to determine the score of the dive according to the following examples:

Five (5) judges: 8.0, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.0 = 22.5 x 3.8 = 85.5

Seven (7) judges: 8.0, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.5, 7.0 = 22.5 x 3.8 = 85.5

HD 6.7 When a judge by reason of illness or any other unforeseen circumstances, has made no award for a particular dive, the average of the awards of the other judges shall be adopted as the missing award. The award shall be rounded up or down to the nearest half point or whole point. Averages ending in .01 to .24 shall be lost. Averages ending in .25 to .74 shall be rounded to .50. Averages ending in .75 or higher shall be rounded up to the next whole point.

HD 6.8 At the end of the competition the two secretaries shall compare the score sheets.

HD 6.9 The result of the competition shall be obtained from the score sheets.

HD 6.10 The final result shall be announced in one of the official languages of FINA (English or French).