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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: Unlimited Judges, etc


Thread: Unlimited Judges, etc

Message: RE: Unlimited Judges, etc

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From: "Ronald Saglimbene" <6Sags at>

Date: Fri, 03 Jan 1997 13:14:15 UTC



In a perfect world, all National Judges should be equally competent. I think 
most of us will agree that this isn't the case. In the absence of any real 
or recertification system for Natnl Judges, giving the Unlimited Pilots a 
voice in 
the selection process is better than nothing (which is what we have now,) I 
that this system is flawed, but it is a step in the right direction. Sure, it 
opens up a new 
can of worms, but it gives the people who spend a good chunk of their lives 
thosands of dollars of their money some input into the evaluation process. 
politics has always played a part in the decision of who judges Unlimited at 
national contests. Sometimes, those chosen have limited judging experience, or 
juged an Unlimited contest for years. Sometimes the criteria was which judge 
the first to put their name down on the Volunteer Board! I agree with Patty 
this is a leadership problem. As difficult as it may be to do, a meaningful 
evaluation/recertification process for National Judges has to be established.  


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