Re: show chair duties
> According to AIS rules for judges, is it "legal" for a region to require
> more of their judges than is called for in the handbook/regulations
> where ever they are printed??
Yes, it is legal for a region to add on to the A.I.S. requirements. The
quote from the judges handbook is as follows: "In regions where
approved requirements for the judges' training program are more
demanding than those of the AIS, the AIS will recognize the additional
requirements and will support them." I have listed below the
requirements to become a judge in Region 17.
TO BECOME AN APPRENTICE JUDGE
1. A candidate must have been a member of AIS for 3 continuous years.
2. 6 hours of judges training classes from at least 2 sessions - all
tests must be taken and passed
3. 4 hours of practice judging of tall bearded, divided into garden
judging 2 hrs (may be 2 one hour sessions) and exhibition judging 2
hrs (may be 2 one hour sessions)
4. 4 one hour sessions of judging other than TB's - garden or
5. 5 letters of recommendation from AIS judges that have tutored you.
6. Attendance of 2 Region 17 meetings
After this is completed then a candidate can move on to become an
TO BECOME AN AIS ACCREDITED JUDGE
1. Observation at two AIS accredited iris shows
2. 4 hours in 2 two hour sessions of judging seedlings and new
in the garden
3. Attendance at 2 hrs per year of judges training schools - all tests
must be taken and passed
4. Judges training on AIS show rules and AIS awards and balloting -
total of 3 hours
5. Prepare a show schedule or serve as show Chairperson for AIS
There is a time limit for completing both halves of this training but I
have forgotten what that is. I would love to hear what other regions
require of their judges.
Dana Brown, Lubbock, Texas Zone 7
Where we are 3,241 ft above sea level, with an average rainfall of
of rain a year. Our average wind speed is 12.5 mph and we have an
of 164 days of clear weather, 96 of which dip below freezing.