Originally Posted by drbbq
I'm not blaming the organizers at all but I also don't think it's fair to blame the Royal.
IMO the bottom line is that the State Championship thing is antiquated and corrupted and needs a complete overhaul.
From conversations I've had recently I'm not sure that it's fair to put this wholly on KCBS either. Yes KCBS dropping the tracking was the catalyst but from what I've pieced together there was never anything written anywhere about how this whole procedure worked. It was all verbally passed down from one person to another based on that person's interpretation thus becoming diluted & corrupted over time. What the AR is doing right now does amount to a complete overhaul and I hope we'll see written concrete requirements at the end.
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