I think ( As a certified Judge myself ) that if you give someone a 6 or less, that you owe them an explanation and SHOULD be expected to fill out a comment card. It is only fair to them. On the other hand, if you have lazy judges that grade up because they don't want to have to fill out a comment card, it is counter productive. Quite a conundrum.
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AMERICAN ROYAL (OPEN) 2012
PERFECT SCORE180 IN RIBS 2013
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AMERICAN ROYAL 2009
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