Originally Posted by Grizmt
The procedure I've seen is this with a couple of minor variations:
1. Turn in hits the turn in table and is placed in the tray along with whatever number of clams that table will be judging which could be anywhere from 5 to as high as 8 (that I've seen) depending on how many judges are on site.
2.The numbers are changed from team number to KCBS number using whatever "factor" was generated for that contest.
3.Most times it is double checked for accuracy.
4.The tray is brought inside or set on a TC table right inside the tent depending on the configuration of the tent and how many TC's there are.
5.The TC's then check the box #'s for boxes that have hit their table before and swap out with other TC's if there are any repeats.
6. TC's then carry the tray to the table and start the judging process.
Close, but that's not the procedure we use in Georgia.
1) Numbers are changed first. Usually multiple people are involved to avoid delays and double check for errors.
2) Turn-in personnel sort the boxes into the trays, referring to the checkoff list the Table Captain brought back after the last category to avoid placing the any box number on a table twice. (If it's the first category, boxes are sorted randomly.)
3) TC retrieves their tray along with the checkoff list. They cross off each box in the tray from the list. If any repeats are encountered, they confer with the Rep to see if a swap is warranted. (sometimes due to low team counts, etc. a repeat is unavoidable)
4) TC presents the boxes to judges for scoring.
5) When all score cards are turned in to the Rep, TC returns the tray with the checkoff list to the turn-in table for the next category.