correlation coefficient I knew I should have gone to University as this thread is now getting interesting. Good write up Will, seems to be more honest and accurate than most adjudicators. Not in a results factor, just in the lower sections many people must have come off stage thinking they made a right 'cock-up' of something and it doesn't get mentioned. I would prefer it if every minor slip, tuning problem etc. was noted, it wouldn't affect the results because it would be the same for everyone. i.e. mark the piece from a perfect score downwards, so if a Champ. section would get 190 on a 1st section test piece, then 1st section bands playing the same piece would be getting about 175 and down from there. At least you would know he's listening for everything and the result wouldn't just come down to nicest sound, although each band could have included, marks for interpretation and overall sound.