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In Reply to: Re: No Show Judges posted by Crash on February 19, 2011 at 03:50:48:
I can see the Reps and Organizers point of view as well having been at several large comps where we had a significant shortage of judges due to no-shows. Some were comps where I KNOW emails were sent days ahead and just prior (I got them btw) so communication wasn't the issue.
I think one thing that's not been mentioned is what no-shows do to the judges that did show up which is increase the judging load. While on the surface it may sound great in reality it can be really bad for the judges and the teams. You can only eat so much meat before your taste buds hold a revolt and shut down. If your load goes from 6 boxes to 10+ it can get ugly, and then throw in the ancillary judging and you're in pain and the foods don't get a fair shake.
As for the idea of a penalty, how about a $20 deposit when you get your judging number which is held by KCBS. If you pull a no-notify/no-show then the rep reports it and the $ are donated to charity and you will not be allowed to judge until you post another deposit. If this happens X amount of times your judging # is made inactive for a period of time and if it happens again after being re-activated the judging # gets shut off for good.
Just some thoughts....
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