I will ask this of any KCBS BoD members who read this forum. Has any thought been given to a different type of recording for contests you have judged, other than the get your judging sheet signed? It seems a little archaic & antiquated in the age of the computer. Is there any plans to have a computer recorded database of competitions judged?
I know my request is somewhat biased because I judged a couple of contest several years ago and did not get the reps to sign my sheet, so they will not be counted. I would think it would not be too much extra effort to have your CBJ & KCBS number entered on the judging slip and then entered after a contest. It would keep a running total of the contest judged...Contest & date completed.
Is this an unrealistic objective? I realize you have to have checks and balances. It wold be nice if a computer with internet access was provide at each contest, much like a computer used to enter your score after each round of golf, the USGA then has a record of your handicap. You enter your CBJ number and you are credited for the contest.
I would appreciate any comments from the BoD.
04-14-2009 12:24 AM
I would agree, Bentley. I ahve judged many KCBS competitions, but forget to bring my sheet or, I have it but forget to have someone sign it. I guess making Master Judge ain't that important to me, on the other hand it could pay off in the long run some how.
Kinda like frequent flier miles. If I forget to give my FFN at the beginning of the fglight, I have to go back and fax in a copy of my boarding pass etc. etc. etc. Not worth the trouble.
04-14-2009 09:43 AM
As a matter of fact the new scoring program has the capibility of doing this, as does the current program. At this time this feature has not been used. There are plans to use it in the future, however, I do not think it will end the signing of the sheets, but it will confirm contests you judged at. The use of tracking sheets is for the CBJ committee and should be taken up with Ed Roith at eroith at kcbs dot com. Hope this helps.
04-14-2009 11:15 AM
Thanks for the input.
04-24-2009 12:41 AM
Excellent question Bentley. Thanks for posting!
04-26-2009 11:43 AM
the version that is about to come out is to track judges to show if they are way off from the rest of the table, another database would need to be built for the office to track actual judged events creating more work for office peersonel, I think that the judges who are asked to take the responsibility to bring their judging log book is not going to change honestly.