Originally Posted by G$
So.... If the best four turn ins happen to arrive at the same table, wouldn't we expect it to be, what you have termed a "money" table?
It is absolutely possible that the "money" table had the top entries in each category and that the "table of death" had terrible food across the board. At an 8 table contest, however, I would consider it unlikely. With only 5 or 6 entries hitting each table per category, any conclusion drawn can be dead wrong.
It is what it is. We are all aware that a good or bad table can exist when we turn in our food. That is BBQ, and as Boogiesnap pointed out, it will even out over the course of a contest and a season.