Re: Judging Well Put Posted by Clary 11/2/2009 8:10:00 PM
Cyd, I'm not sure that comparing tennis championships to dance championships in terms of the availability of "non-biased" judges. What is the purse for the winner at Wimbledon? What is the purse for the winner at Blackpool? There is a LOT more money involved in tennis that allows for umpires who do nothing but umpire, and coaches who do nothing but coach. In the ballroom world? Don't think so. (Oh - and maybe someone like John McEnroe would have some comments on whether "unbiased" "unbought" umpires/judges called his lines fairly all the time.) But at a small dance competition - disqualifying all the judges doesn't seem to be a great answer.