The competition squares are a perch in size, this is an area 6.25 yards square, as near as dammit to 25sq.m. It is a peculiar, quintessentially Thomas Hardy, sort of measure until you reflect that it is 160th of an acre. If an ace scyther can knock their perch in 2 minutes, that suggests that an acre could be done 2hr40mins. Four acres on a long Summer's day? With time for copious draughts of rough cider?
score=speed *10/qualityIf you achieve perfick quality then your speed would be the result whereas if your quality is 5, your resulting time is 2x your actual time. There is a smaller penalty if your quality is damned good. If you want an existential discussion on Quality try Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. On that basis, here are the results:
The scythers on the ground in Muchelney preferred to deal with the speed vs quality issue with a clapometer, and "The judges awarded places (as above) on speed but also taking quality into account". My ordering is slightly different - Rickard pips Coleman for example - but everyone knows how my results were calculated. If anyone wants to come down and help mow our Home Field in early July, there will be cider!