Re: Judging Well Put Posted by Cyd 11/2/2009 1:37:00 PM
Terence. What you say is true but that doesn`t make it less corrupt does it. The system is all wrong. In Ice Skating are any of the judges teachers of the people they are judging. Tennis Umpires. Are any of the umpires coaches of the players on the court. Could you imagine that in the final of the USA titles the Umpire has a pupil on the court. I know. There are lines people on the court. But the final say belongs to the Umpire. When you wrote you were thinking of a top competition. I say again at any level it should be stated clearly that no judge be allowed to judge their own pupils. Have you ever struck the situation where where not one from a certain school entered because the principal wasn`t invited to be one of the judges. He Black Balled the competition. I wonder if we will ever get to the stage and come right out into the open, where a comp is advertised as judges can judge their own pupils. Terence It is usless to try to defend. Its rotten to the core. You could probably quote a few instances were in the Adjudicators Room it came to, or near to, fisticuffs. Shall i go on. A professional told me that this certain lady had a reputation for marking her own pupils. It has gone on for years and will continue. She will never judge a major competition. In my opinion she shouldn`t be judging at all at any level. Its going to be a bit awkward answering this. You are forgiven if you dont. Its not possible to defend the undefendable. So why try. By the bye. In a second hand shop I came across a Joe Loss LP. On the cover in a Ballroom pose is Ted Donaldson and Eve Barnett and Dennis Udell and Joyce Brampton. Both couples became British Champions.