Good Q is Good Q, whether your being judged by a CBJ or Joe Schmo. A CBJ knows what 'KCBS' is looking for, Joe Schmo knows what 'he' likes, along with some help with what he's looking for from the head judge at an IBCA or TGCBCA comp. I am still an opponent of the 1 score for each entry, the belief that Joe Schmo can't determine if the food looks good enough to eat (appearance), tastes good enough to eat (taste) and is tender enough by either personal preference or by the organizations standards (tenderness) to give each entry a score for each category is bull. No more 'final tables', just tabulate the scores, give me a scoresheet and hopefully some money and I'll be on my way. Other than that, I have no problem with the judging in Texas (or IBCA, TGCBCA, etc.) comps.
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