Design and Development: Round 2 - 06.28.07 7:45 PM EDT
Today's Component Design and Development second part of appeals turned out to be quite eventful, too. We'll try to give some play-by-play report on it. Here's what the scores were in the beginning of the appeals phase:
We can see that argolite's predictions were right, and two competitors failed to submit anything for the second component in the Design competition.
As the appeal phase started, the most notable thing on the scoreboard (apart from two absent submissions) was that kyky's design was scored very low by Luca. It turned out that he got several 2's on important items because Luca thought he didn't fulfill all the requirements. Sergey thinks that he did indeed fulfill all of them, although in a slightly complicated manner - he has improved the design by adding an additional layer to it. kyky has submitted 7 appeals on the subject, hoping to increase all that 2's to 4's and get a reasonable score here. None of those has yet been answered as of 1:46 PM PDT.
The development track also has one very active contestant - cnettel has already filed 15 appeals, although all that he can probably hope for is second place, as PE has been scored the highest by all three reviewers, including an amazing 98+ score from TheCois.
Meanwhile, kyky has already moved to the third place because zjq has accepted his appeal and raised his score to a resounding 97+. bendlund and argolite are also not going to sit out, as they have also had successful appeals.
Here are the score changes as of 1:54 PM PDT:
PE seems to have a hard time with his appeals, as he can only try to appeal his rare 3's :) Most of his competitors are typing the appeal texts all the time. cnettel's portfolio now incorporates 23 appeals.
bendlund has had several succesful appeals, bringing him first place with 91.08.
Here are the standings at the end of the appeals phase - argolite has regained first place:
Now bendlund strikes back and is currently first with 93.27!
The scoreboard screens were turned off with several appeals still pending, but it seems that kyky has a good shot on winning the second component in a row. Good job, and let's hope the final results will be published later today!