Congratulations to the 32 who have successfully made it into the Novice Round, which will begin later tonight!!
The judges selected their top 16 entries in order from best to worst, and entries were scored on an inverted point system based on placement in a judge's list. A few judges entered 18, and so the base number of 18 was used for scoring. For example, an entry in the #1 spot of a list received 18 points, while #2 is 17 points, #3 is 16, and so on until #18 is 1 point. Points were accumulated from all judges and sorted to create the list above, which is ordered from most points received to least.
You will each be awarded $15 at the end of the contest for getting in! Best of luck in the Novice Round! Brackets and match ups will be announced at that time.