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In Reply to: This Was My Question posted by The Judge on February 23, 2011 at 20:03:48:
First I will say I have a great deal of respect for judges who are commited to this sport and can sit down and fairly judge 6 entries on their own merit. I am very interested in improving the system we have. If you have a judge who is consitantly scoring 6 across the board and never moves, that is a problem. If you have a judge that is scoring consitantly 2 to 3 points lower than the rest of the table that is a problem. By the same token if you have a judge that scores nothing but 9 across the board that is a problem. This is where the KCBS can be proactive in the judging process. Track it keep the records, inform the judge, give the reps the ability to replace a judge that is way off base. Be proactive with instruction at a contest. Once it is scored talk about it as a table, let each of those judges know what the rest of the table scored it especially if one of them is way off. How is someone who has One of the ways you learn is by listening to others who have more experence. Continuing education does not happen with judges and it needs to. There is nothing standard about the way the judges classes are given and they need to be updated. I have seen and been involved with numerous ones over the years and everyone has been diffrent in the presentation of them. The class I took several years ago was over a half a day. Now some are down to 3 or 4 hours and a big rush to get it done. The system is not broke it just needs attention.
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