Saw that headline on Facebook today - I wonder if other performing sports like gymnastics and diving use anonymous judging? Is there a downside to knowing what judge gave what score? Stigma? Stalking?
OT: I was at the US Open Professional competition last week and they use a ten-point scale, which was different and yes, very subjective. At one point, Doug Mattis, the emcee, announced the scores from each judge, stopping to say "The Russian Judge gives him a () score." Everyone laughed because, back in the day, the Russian judges usually gave the lowest scores. If s/he gave the skater a perfect score, it was cause for celebration!