I don't understand this sentiment. What difference does it make how long it takes them to finish, as long as the beers are properly judged and they finish before the deadline? If they take three weekends to finish and finish on the last weekend, vs. judge all of them the last weekend, how does that impact entrants?
That's just the point...from everything we are reading, from various sources, they all seem to be in agreement that the NE region isn't being properly judged, i.e. mini-BOS entries being left open overnight, not having any method to recapping entries they couldn't get to, etc.
Of course I'm not there and all these rumors may be exaggerated.