« on: June 24, 2015, 09:47:21 AM »
Yeah, every time we've had multiple winners there's been grumbling starting at year 2.
Face it, repeats are a common occurrence with most of the years of this award - the award was created in 1985 - 1986-1995 it went to the Sonoma Beerocrats, 2001-2006 QUAFF, 2007-2009 St. Paul, 2011-2015 TBN. So out of 30 years of the award 24 times it's gone to a repeating club that's on a long streak.
It seems most people don't know this or choose to ignore it. If the rules are changed to exclude the BN QUAFF will dominate. The same problem will exist with the same people complaining about something else. There will also be a new problem caused by alienating those in the BN.
We should not be advocating to "exclude the BN" as it is not their problem that they are currently winning, we should be advocating to change the rules to make it possible for any club to win. Whether that is accomplished via only counting finals round points or by breaking up the awards into GABF style small/medium/large clubs is up to the AHA GC.