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Special Board Meeting - June 28, 2017

June 26, 2017

Kansas City Barbeque Society

Board of Directors’ Special Meeting Agenda

June 28, 2017


Call to Order:  Mike Hays, President

Roll Call: 

Mike Peters,  Dennis Polson,  Mike Hays, Mike Richter, Sandy Fulton, Wayne Lohman, Joe Otto, Arlie Bragg, Randall Bowman,  Michael McDearman, Phillip Brazier

KCBS Office:  Carolyn Wells, Kim Collier, Karrin Murphy

Open session: Motion to approve change in Rep Advisory: Dennis Polson

Advisory 5.01

The original Advisory 5.01

5.01 Organizer View Score Cards

Question:  Should an Organizer be allowed to see the scorecards after judging is completed?

Opinion:  No.  February 17, 2006

Motion for discussion

I move Advisory 5.01 be revised to state

“Should an Organizer and/or Promoter of a contest be allowed to see the scorecards after judging is completed? The Organizer and/or Promoter, Judge Coordinator, and Rep of a contest may not ask for the Judges score average for past contests in any manner, for any reason, including, to utilize in selecting of judges for a contest.”

Opinion:  No.  June 28, 2017

Dennis Polson

My reasons for making this motion to revise Advisory 5.01

  1. When we implement the judges score program, we told the judges this will be confidential information for their information for improvement.
  2. A judge could lie about their average score and give a higher average just to get seated.
  3. If the judge’s scores were available, they could be chosen from a pool of only high scores.  This could start judges to score higher just to get a higher average and a seat.  This could start an 8-9 scoring trend whether the teams deserve it or not. 
  4. New judges will not get the experience to become seasoned judges if they are not seated.
  5. The judge’s scores will not be kept secret regardless of who may think so.
  6. Organizers own a contest – yes – but some information should not be available.  Some Organizers will be honest, but pressure from cooks will affect some Organizers and change a system that works.
  7. There are too many factors that influence a judge’s average score.   DQ’s, bad samples that deserve a low score, inedible -- low scores, dropped boxes – table average, other judges scoring too high or low at that table, personal moods (got a speeding ticket, why are you not staying home today, dreadful day at the office, they wanted to TC but had to judge or did double duty), illness, etc.  I have seen judge’s personal attitude affect their judging.


Closed Session:   Discussion and Motion to approve new Marketing Contract. 


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