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Old 09-14-2005, 04:36 PM   #3
somebody shut me the fark up.
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Join Date: 08-13-03
Location: Clearwater, FL
Default RE: First Competition as a CBJ

Congrats! :D The first one is definately a learning experience.

I always get to the events around 8a.m. and wander around and visit - talkign to the teams is NOT forbidden - some a-holes think you can rig a contest like that but most understand.

In FBA they keep us away from the competitors after about 9 or 9:30 when we usually have the judge's meeting!

It is amazing to do post-mortems after each catagory - as you noted "spice" is a topic with a lot of judges.

My recommendation is judge as often as you can - get to know the teams. Visit early and, of course, after the turnins - that judge's badge and the fact that you cook que will open a lot of doors and beer bottles! :D
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