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Re: Judging and Misnaming

John I Jones wrote:
> Having never entered an iris in a show, let alone taken any judges
> training or read the book (ordered but not received), I would ask a (for
> me at least) simple question. What does a name have to do with whether
> an iris is Queen of the Show or not? If it is the best iris there, why
> wouldn't it win?

There is more to it than this, but for an iris to be eligible for QoS
it must win a blue ribbon. To win a blue it must be an excellent stalk
of the cultivar it represents. If it is representing the wrong cultivar
it can not even be judged.

Gerry--rookie judge

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