Re: BB: Batik
If the registrar let it be registered as a BB and it consistently grows
out of its class by almost everyone, then the fact that it outgrows its
class seems to me to be to be a non-issue on the show bench. That is
different than what happened to me. The show bench is not a place to
judge whether something is growing in or out of its class.
How do you judge the BB BATIK when it is consistently overgrows
the class and is among the largest and tallest stalks (stocks, spikes)
present in the show?
Here and in some parts of Region 7, B has been in with the talls and
nobody says anything about it. The judges just go ahead and put a
blue ribbon on it. If it were in contention for the QOS, then I would
raise my ugly head and say "No, not by the hair on my chinny, chin,
chin!" I honestly don't think very many judges in these parts know
that BATIK is a BB and not a TB.
That someone put it in with the TBs is a different issue. The judging
panel should point that out to the show chair and have it moved. If the
show chair doesn't want to move it, it should be ignored, passed, given
no consideration. It cannot be judged in the wrong classification. Any
judge that let that pass should be sent back for "reorientation."
John | "There be dragons here"
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