It is a good point, but in the same breath, what's the point of having a sponsoring a comp and more than 50-60% of entries come from your own club taking home the bulk of medals? Is it just to amass a lot of points to place in the AHA club comp? MCAB Comp? Homebrewer of the Year award? If that's the goal, then I plan on doing more research on the club sponsored competitions I decide to enter in the future.
I guess I just don't understand what the problem is.
Competitions are about who has the best beer, right? Does it matter where it comes from?
AHA Club of the year comes only from NHC anymore. MCAB is a circuit known well in advance anyone can enter. Homebrewer of the Year sounds like a solo award; who cares if a club has a bunch of medals. What goal are you talking about? Is there anything really other than bragging rights at stake here?
Also, while I'm happy if a fellow club member wins something, I can't say that it really means anything to me. It's not like they were all club group brews. There's a few of those, sure, but it doesn't really say anything about my brewing if a fellow club member wins.
Finally, with the insane amount of work that sponsoring clubs put into a competition, the awards/banquet can be a "we're finally done!" party. Why shouldn't they have a bunch of beers entered and cheer for their friends who win? They did all the work!