Glad to hear that you were already a CBJ. There were a number of ways to handle the situation better. Why anyone would want non CBJ's in the first place is a puzzle. Why they would have seating preference over a CBJ baffles me.
I guess if it happened to me, I would chalk it up as a bad experience, remember who that organizer was, and avoid his contest in the future.
Also , the Reps are blameless here, IMO.
Glad you brought this to the forum.
And, hey Fat Freddy- it was good to meet you at Mason City.
Carlyle, KCBS, CBJ, Organizer ( Judge Chair)