I think the reps and sanctioning body should stress to the judges that "most" competitors take these events very serious and note that they invest a lot of time, effort and for the most part money into this.
They need to stress that their scores have a great effect on the outcome and DO NOT TAKE A SCORE LIGHTLY!
Let it go from there.
As for mandatory comment cards, I don't think that's a reality and it would probably end up being worse then it is now with too few.
Yes, I would like comment cards, but when all is said and done, I pretty much know when I have cooked a bad product.
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