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In Reply to: question for BOD candidates? posted by cscbbq team on January 02, 2011 at 17:07:44:
KCBS rule #2 states "each team shall consist of a chief cook and as many assistants as the chief cook deems necessary", additionally a team shall not cook under the same name on the same day. So, a team has, under the rules, always revolved around the chief cook. The question is can the chief cook change from week to week or even day to day? The KCBS rules do not say.
Here is the scenario that is completely legal under current rules but I think is unethical. Steve Ferrin (I Smell Smoke) and I decide to start the new year by forming a new team called "I Smell Quau". Steve cooks on the east coast where most of the contests are Sat./Sun. contests, I cook midwest and south where all the contests are Fri./Sat. contests. He is the chief cook on the east coast and I am the chief cook in the midwest. Yet we never attend the same contest. Between us we most likely will win a bunch of contests and at the end of the year we split any money we make for TOY and TOY in categories. We haven't broken any rules because out new team doesn't cook on the same day. With the introduction of year end money this is inevitable unless the rules forbid it.
One solution is require the chief cook to be at a contest at some point during the contest and sign a ledger with the reps. If there was a legitimate reason for the chief cook not to be present, such as a wedding, funeral, or illness just present the board with proof of the situation (similar to what most people have to do with their employers) and the board can make sure points are awarded even if the chief cook wasn't present. This is just one possibility. But, if nothing is done surely someone will form a "Super" team to cook different parts of the country on the same weekend. Plus we are starting to see more nd more Sat./Sun. contests which makes it even more of an issue.
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