Originally Posted by JD McGee
Obviously not...or I wouldn't have asked the question!
Sorry - I didn't mean to appear flippant.
I assumed you knew that the Reps are the only people who can "see through the blind" as it is their job to deal with the teams, judges and score cards. Participating or view the Rep's duties while competing at the same time would break the double blind system that is the cornerstone of KCBS.
Not to mention that it would be impossible to be in two places at one time: the Reps are working in the Judging tent at the same time the cooks are preparing their entries.
I agree that their is a shortage of *good* Reps at many times nationwide. On paper it appears that there are sufficient Reps, but there are only a subset that are in high demand. I think more Reps should be created, and the dead wood removed from the pool.